Award winner gives Redcliffe sale a real boost

The crowning of brilliant colt For Real Life as the 2022 Queensland 2YO of the Year at the annual Awards Dinner on Sunday night has provided a fillip for this year’s Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale.

The For A Reason colt, who won the $103,000 QBRED Triad Final and ran second in the $103,000 Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sales Series Final, is a graduate of the 2021 Garrard’s Redcliffe sale.

The 2023 Redcliffe Yearling Sale will be conducted by Darren Ebert & Co at Redcliffe Paceway on Sunday, April 2 at 12 noon.

The auction has attracted 57 entries including stock by leading sires such as Bettor’s Delight, American Ideal, Somebeachsomewhere, Sweet Lou, Rock N Roll Heaven, Always B Miki, Sportswriter, Betting Line, A Rocknroll Dance, He’s Watching, Changeover, For A Reason and Cammibest and exciting, new stallions in Captain Crunch, McWicked, Ultimate Machete, Lather Up, The Storm Inside, Ohoka Punter, Soho Tribeca and Franco Nelson.

A sustaining payment of only $250 will make yearlings sold at the sale eligible for the guaranteed $100,000 Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale 2YO Classic in 2024 and the $50,000 3YO Classic in 2025.

Hard copies of the catalogue are available from the Albion Park and Redcliffe tracks, all Garrard’s Horse & Hound stores, or phone Darren on 0410 688 176, Rebecca 0404 050 483 or email or visit the website

By Peter Wharton