It’s amazing to think we have just 17 more days until the start of one of the most exciting harness racing events ever seen in Queensland.

Why is the Gold Coast sale attracting so much interest?

With more than $400,000 in local APG prizemoney, and the additional excitement of the QLD Gold Bullion Filly & Colt winners progressing straight through to the massive 2 x $750,000 Menangle Final (should they elect to nominate), must be part of the answer.

In addition, astute buyers are clearly understanding the unmatched combination of ownership bonus’s and incentives that APG / QBRED yearlings have.

The QBRED Incentive Scheme continues to reward participants who own QBRED eligible horses in Queensland. This is achieved through the distribution of over $3.5 million in QBRED bonuses and feature race stakes, with prospective breeders and owners able to share in these benefits. The QBRED Incentive scheme sees the first-win bonus set at $14,000 at any age (regardless of how many interstate wins they may have had), as well as a further $7,500 cash bonus for their first QLD win in a subsequent season.

Having just 41 pacing colts and 36 pacing fillies on offer to compete for the massive $400,00,00 in local prize money, you can see why APG QLD has the reputation of the sale with the “Biggest Bang For Your Buck” .

When we spoke to Christine from Burwood today she said : “Noel’s phone has been ringing off the hook – the excitement for this Gold Coast event is staggering, we just can’t wait until January 23”.

Lot 73 – Betterthancheddar – Teamenup – Grinfromeartoear is a lot Burwood will have on display at the Gold Coast. This brown colt is from the famous N1 family (New Zealand’s best) and if it can match the success of family members shown below, it’s going to give its new owners (come January 23) an awesome experience.

Christian Cullen N1 $1,249,150
Stig N1 $841,529
Our Jimmy Johnstone N1 $799,989
Kates First N1 $624,023
More the Better N1 $616,599
Menin Gate N1 $574,758
Tussle N1 $562,175
About To Rock N1 $553,395
Earl Of Mot N1 $535,756
I Am Sam N1 $531,702
True Roman N1 $530,732

Lot 15 – Betting Line – Cullens Jewel – American Ideal. Phil Mitchell of Peak Crossing is really pleased to have this brown/black filly under his care and why wouldn’t he? This filly is out of the extremely successful N5 family, where the blood of Bettors Delight (Betting Line’s sire) has been so strong, and winners included:

Ultimate Sniper N5 $842,792
Ideal Scott N5 $842,262
Ultimate Machete N5 $823,896
Five Card Draw N5 $546,728

Lot 39 – Betting Line – Mardys Victree – Modern Art. Can’t wait to see this colt and he is the half brother of Rock With Sam winner of $239,415. This colt is also a very close relation to the G1 Winner in My Ultimate Levi who is also by Betting Line. The stars may just align for this colt, so mark him down as a must see on January 23 with Lindsay and Mary.

Lot 46 – Betting Line – Nakano – Rock N Roll Heaven.

Betting Line is the Fastest 3YO Colt & All-Age Stallion ever sired by Bettor’s Delight

  • Holder of two World Records
  • 2016 Canadian All-age Horse of the Year (at 3YO)
  • 2016 North American 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year
  • At 3YO, winner of the $1,000,000 North America Cup
  • Winner of 14 straight as a 3YO

Again G1 success has already come for progeny by Betting Line from this family by winning the APG Brisbane Sales race in 2021. Talk to Mary and Linday about this filly from the N32 family.

Lot 60 – Betting Line – Pacific Cullen – Christian Cullen. It’s almost unimaginable to think that 21 of the top 25 Christian Cullen broodmare credits are by Bettors Delight. Clearly the Vagg’s believe Betting Line has the potential to do a job, just like his dad.

BLING IT ON raced and has always been in the top echelon of Australian harness racing throughout his illustrious career.

He won Group 1’s at the ages of 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9.

As a 7yo he bounced back off the canvas after suffering near career ending injuries from a race fall. He returned to the track with three consecutive victories, including two wins in what was his equal best race time.

While injured in the 2017/18 breeding season, the son of American Ideal stood at stud for an introductory year and served 92 mares. His fertility stood the test with 63 live foals (68%).  After being cantankerous in his paddock and after a thorough assessment of his leg injury a decision was made to put him back into work for the 2019/20 racing season. He would only race if he was able to compete in the top echelon.

At his first start back in 15 months he scorched around Menangle in a new personal best of 1:50.2.

He then ventured to Melton to take on the opening Grand Circuit event of the season where he was triumphant in the Victoria Cup, smashing the track record and running a world record 1:51.5 mile rate over the distance of 2000m-2999m.

The team at Neds-APG are really excited to be presenting 3 lots by this young sire on the rise:  Lots 11, 77 and 79

Lot 11 Bling It On – Cotton Cold Candy – Camelot Hall.

This athletic colt is out of the all American U25 Family.

Mister Big U25 $4,008,257
Total Truth U25 $2,022,433
Versado U25 $1,302,193
Zooka U25 $1,207,613
Totally Ruthless U25 $1,150,964
Twilight Bonfire U25 $1,049,959
Stonebridge Kisses U25 $1,014,937

Jason Carkeet will be presenting this colt for sale and his best contact is 0437 703 776.

Lot 77 – Bling It On – Walking On Air – Art Major. This early filly (15th of September foal) comes from an outstanding dam inline. The first dam is by Art Major and he is certainly doing a mighty job as a Broodmare sire. His top 3 are

Tall Dark Stranger 2,365,549 USD Precocious Beauty Bettor’s Delight
Soho Tribeca 1,103,374 AUD Pixel Perfect American Ideal
Fire Start Hanover 1,032,772 USD Fit To Frame Somebeachsomewhere

The 3rd dam Shoutaloud has been a truly outstanding mare and I’m convinced Noel, Christine and the team from Burwood will be showing this filly a lot over the Gold Coast weekend.

Buyers looking to take full advantage of this remarkable opportunity will have the greatest pot of gold in APG’s 33 year history – with a staggering $3.25M is on offer.

Now is the time to get your flights and accommodation organised. If you require any assistance please don’t hesitate to call Linda and the team on 0428 955 998.