Major sales over again (for now)

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Well as you know the QTIS sales have been and gone! It is a funny type of sale in the fact prices vary so much and it really is tough to try to work out a price for a potential buy.  I did talk to a couple of the big vendors and they actually only gave it a pass mark thinking some of their top lots should have made a bit more and that there wasn’t much depth in the market.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no sales guru, far from it. I do know a few guys in the breeding game and did have the pleasure to meet a few more on the Sunday of the sales. If you are ever looking to buy most people use a bloodstock agent to liaise with, and I was able to spend most of the day with Neil Jenkinson who is one of the best in the business and is also a top bloke.  (It was nice to have someone who is hurting as much as I am about the Titans form!) Spending a day with these guys is never enough and I don’t think you would ever stop learning!

As usual Lyndhurst, Raheen and the all-conquering Glenlogan were the leaders of the sales with really nice crops for buyers as expected. I had a soft spot for a few including Lot 421 which was a full relation to the promising Parsnips in Brisbane, and she sold well at $75,000 on the account of Glenlogan. I was slightly surprised that the Murtajill colt made $135,000, but he was a big strong colt and Patt Duff is a far better judge than me so it may be worth every cent and more! That’s why I get those blokes advice.

A few of the best buyers were Patt Duff, Bruce Hill and I know Matt Dunn picked up a few nice horses too, but Tony Gollan dominated the buying and I think added around 14 horses to his stable. I have been saying for a while on the website that Tony will rise rapidly on the trainer’s premiership in the first 12 months after he takes up his post in Brisbane. He has bought terrifically well this season from all the major sales and is building a stable that will be a real force in 12-24 months’ time.

As usual it was a great time had by all out at Bundall and I’m sure before we know it the January sales will be upon us again!

*Our syndicate was there for the sales and I will keep you posted on what we come up with over the next couple of weeks.