Big breeders back Redcliffe yearling sale

Many of Queensland’s leading breeders have thrown their support behind the Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale to be held on Sunday, March 27 at Redcliffe Paceway.

The sale will see the progeny of 27 different stallions, including a broad range of Australasia’s best sires and sire prospects, showcased by 36 individual vendors.

Burwood Stud, who have bred a record seven winners of the Garrard’s Redcliffe Sale Race Classic, has the largest draft with 17 including three from the second last crop of Cammibest.

Kevin and Kay Seymour’s Solid Earth will be offering three lots including a pair of fillies by the first crop sire, former Grand Circuit star Ohoka Punter.

Chris Garrard, whose company is sponsoring the sale, has a three-prong draft including a colt and a filly by leading Queensland sire Changeover.

George Michael, the man behind the ‘Melton’ prefix, and Tumby Park Pty Ltd both have three entries.

Vendors with dual representation are Ross Patrick, Edd Bailey, Karen Turpin, Ryan Veivers, Leonard Cain and Foggyhollow Stud.

Other well known breeders with single entries include Greg Mitchell, Alf La Spina, Vic Frost, Gayle Garrard, Monarch Farm and Eric Waltisbuhl, whose skewbald colt by Rorschach is expected to attract plenty of attention.

All horses sold at the sale are eligible to compete in the $100,000 Garrard’s Redcliffe Sale Race Classic in June 2023 and the 3YO Classic in 2024.

Most horses are eligible for the QBRED scheme carrying $3.5 million in stakemoney and bonuses. They are also eligible for the NSW Breeders Challenge, Vicbred, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown and NZ Sires Stakes.

Hard copies of the catalogue are available from the Albion Park and Redcliffe tracks, all Garrard’s Horse & Hound stores or phone Darren Ebert on 0410 688 176.

Click here to view the 2022 Yearling Sale online catalogue. 

By Peter Wharton