Ladbrokes Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale Fast Approaching

The Ladbrokes Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale will take place on Sunday, February 11.

Inaugurating last year and held at the Magic Millions complex on the Gold Coast, the 2024 sale will take place at Albion Park, on the fringe of the Brisbane CBD and close to Brisbane airport for interstate buyers.

The sale is scheduled to start at noon (Qld time).

And officials are thrilled with the catalogue.

Seventy (70) lots will go under the hammer, and it caters for all buyers.

Queensland is the home of the famed QBRED incentive scheme – Australia’s best harness owners and breeders bonus scheme.

A first-win bonus is set at $14,000 at any age (regardless of how many interstate wins they may have had), as well as a further $7,500 second-win bonus for their first Queensland win in a subsequent season and the new $3,000 state-bred bonus for a third win in subsequent seasons other than the first two while $1000 cash bonuses also remain on all races under $4500.

And buyers will have more incentive in 2024 following the introduction of a new QBRED cashback offer.

The offer will see $2,000 (plus GST) paid to the purchaser of any QBRED horse purchased for $7,500 or more.

Also, the exclusive rich QBRED race series and Triad Finals for 2yo & 3yo’s carry prizemoney of $150,000.

Importantly, 60 of the 70 lots are QBRED eligible.

The catalogue boasts 34 colts and 36 fillies.

Of the 70 lots on offer, 20 are trotters.

And 46 of the 70 lots come from race winning mares while 18 of those mares being $50,000 or more earners.

11 lots on offer are related to either Gr.1 or Gr.2 winners/placegetters.

The 2025 Sales Race Series prizemoney will be generated from the purchasers of all yearlings sold at the Nutrien Equine 2024 Yearling Sales (Brisbane, Sydney, Bathurst, Melbourne, and Tasmania) have the option to sustain making them eligible to race in the 2025 and 2026 Nutrien Sale Race Series.

Race prizemoney is to be funded from all yearling sustaining payments plus 3% of sales turnover from our 2024 Sydney and Melbourne yearling sales, with the final prize pool to be confirmed by July 2024.

All sustaining payments are due on the day of sale (Pacers – $3000 plus GST & Trotters – $2000 plus GST).

Graduates of the 2023 Sunshine Stars Yearling Sales are racing for the following at Albion Park;

2 x 2yo – $125,000

2 x 3yo – $100,000

2 x 4yo – $50,000

2yo Trotters – $50,000

Please don’t hesitate to contact Mark Barton (0419 488 256) or the Albion Park Harness Racing Club for any further information.

Click here to view the catalogue.