We’ve checked who’s been naughty or nice and are confident Santa has plenty of post-Christmas specials for purchasers at the NEDS-APG yearling sales to be held around Australia in January, February and March 2022.


Vendors have been taking advantage of the once-in-a-decade La Niña conditions across South Eastern Australia to finish their yearling preparations.  La Niña brings her challenges – but rain and milder weather have done much for grazing and the development of some very fine yearlings for sale in 2022.


Inspections by NEDS-APG point to a wealth of outstanding individuals to be presented for what will be the richest standardbred yearling sale in the Southern Hemisphere.


Feedback suggests the introduction of Australasia’s super-horse Lazarus’ first yearlings will be a highlight. Reports indicate that Lazarus’ progeny are beautifully-conformed and impressive types. NEDS-APG looks forward to presenting yearlings by the Southern Hemisphere’s champion.


Captaintreacherous continues to dominate juvenile racing and again he will be represented by some quality yearlings out of top-shelf mares.


NEDS-APG has also received splendid reports about the stock of Downbytheseaside. What a year he has just had in North America!


The sales season will also see some magnificent yearlings presented by stallions such as the incomparable Bettors Delight, Art Major and Sweet Lou to name a few.


And after last year’s results, NEDS-APG also looks forward with anticipation to presenting the progeny of Fear The Dragon.


NEDS-APG has fielded increased interest from New Zealand participants, given the quality of the offering and the pot of gold available for APG sales graduates. There may yet be a Leprechaun waiting for you at the end of the NEDS-APG rainbow.


Yes, Christmas is upon us and sales season follows Santa’s visit. To all our vendors, prospective purchasers and the harness racing and breeding industry generally, a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year from NEDS-APG.


Keep safe and healthy.