APG (AUSTRALIAN PACING GOLD) 2017 WA YEARLING SALE SUMMARY
The first APG Sale in WA is over, with some great results for the fillies (average up about $2,000) and the colts marginally up on 2016.
The WASBA Parade in the morning was an excellent turnout in the new shady area and saw some beautifully presented yearlings.
The 5 best fillies presented were Lot 428 by Betterthancheddar, 466 by Sportswriter (the equal top price in the Sale) and 485 by Western Terror (all KTC Bloodstock), 478 by Mr Feelgood (for Bill Hayes) and 484 by Alta Christiano (Graham and Wendy Gilbert).
The top 5 colts presented were Lot 412 by Mach Three (who was also the top priced colt), 481 by Four Starzzz Shark and 509 by Auckland Reactor (all KTC Bloodstock for Kevin and Annette Charles), 439 by Betterthancheddar (Barry and Julie Warwick), and 504 by Sportswriter (Colleen Lindsay).
A Mach Three yearling was the top priced colt, at $46,000, going to Sytka Pty Ltd.
The top price in the Sale was $57,500, with two fillies having the honour. Annie Belton purchased a Bettors Delight half sister to her 2014 purchase Dior Mia More (sold by Patrician Park), and Dennis Roche was purchased the Sportswriter-Royal Tour filly (sold by KTC Bloodstock.
Pacing WA was again active, purchasing a number of yearlings, with the exciting news that Pacing WA has partnered with Trotsynd, with some yearlings purchased for the Trotsynd syndicate. The Trotsynd yearlings will have a prospectus available in late April 2017, while the Pacing WA yearlings will be listed on their website www.pacingwa.com .
For purchasers, there are some outstanding earning opportunities for 2yos, with the 48 fillies and 64 colts catalogued for the Perth Sale all eligible to be sustained for:
- WA Sales Classics - $10,000 Heats and $100,000 Finals (separate divisions for colts and fillies) restricted to Perth Sales' Yearlings
- APG Series & Gold Bonuses $10,000 Heats, Heat winners qualify for $350,000 Final and are eligible for $10k Travel Subsidy
- APG will conduct a $30,000 WA mixed sex consolation (for horse that do not compete in $350,000 Final) . Sustained 2yo winners receive APG Gold Bonus
Other Major WA 2yo Races include:
- $100,000 Pearl Classic (colts)
- $100,000 Diamond Classic (fillies)
- $100,000 Westbred Finals (separate colts & fillies)
- $50,000 Champagne Classic
- $35,000 Gold Bracelet (fillies)
- $125,000 Golden Slipper (combined sexes)
There is an equivalent number of major 3yo races
On top of these opportunities, all yearlings in the 2017 APG WA Sale were "Westbred" or "Double Westbred" (noted at the bottom of the catalogue page). Unlimited Westbred bonuses of $3,750 per race (for races up to $14,999), or $6,250 (for races between $15,000 and $19,999) are available on nearly all 2yo & 3yo races and are distributed to the first four placegetters, not just the winner. There is also a $2,000 First Win Bonus for Westbreds and Double Westbreds.The Westbred Bonus on an eligible race up to $14,999 is paid $2550, $675, $338 and $187 for first to 4th and for races of $15,000 to $19,000 the bonus is $4,250, $1125, $565 and $310 for first to fourth.
So the Westbred winner of a $7,000 2yo race can go home with up to $7,100, or even $9,100 if a first time winner. Double Westbreds receive double the Westbred Win Bonus when they win their 2 or 3yo race (other than Breeders Crown). A Double Westbred winner of a $7,000 race would go home with $9,650 (or $11,650 for a first time winner!).
There were 29 lots by WA based sires, making these yearlings eligible for the double Westbred win bonus. Yearlings by Advance Attack, Allamerican Ingot, Cams Fool, Mr Aviator, P Forty Seven, Parsons Den, Renaissance Man and Rich And Spoilt were in this category.
The catalogue also included an impressive lineup of race winning mares and first foals, as well as full or half sisters to some top class horses and group 1 winners.
WASBA 2016 Stallion Tender!!
Thanks and good luck to all our successful Tenderers. Funds raised from the Stallion Tender go into Stakes, broodmare credits and rehoming.
Part proceeds from the Shadow Play, provided by Alabar Bloodstock will be directed towards rehoming. WASBA strongly supports responsible ownership, responsible breeding and the rehoming initiatives and this will be the second year that WASBA, in conjunction with Alabar, has donated funds for this purpose. In 2016 WASBA also donated funds to emergency bushfire support through our sponsor Budget Stockfeeds.
WASBA would like to sincerely thank all the studs Alabar Bloodstock, Allwood Stud Farm, Empire Stallions, Nevele R Stud, Smithdale Farm and Woodlands Stud for their generous support for breeders.
1 SEPTEMBER START DATE TO THE BREEDING SEASON IS NOW IN FORCE IN AUSTRALIA
The start of the breeding season in Australia has now officially been set at 1 September from 2016.
Rule 92. (1) … , provided that the service date of the foal is on or after 1st September the age of a horse shall be reckoned as beginning on 1st September in the next racing year.
To comply, please ensure you DO NOT allow your mare to be served before 1 September. This also applies to paddock services.
Our considerable thanks to our harness rep on the RWWA Board, Matt Benson, for working this through the protocols at HRA level to get this favourable outcome.
ALABAR BLOODSTOCK DISCOUNTS FOR WASBA MEMBERS IN 2016
Alabar is again offering 20% early bird discounts if you pay by 30 September, and multiple mare discounts, If you only have one mare to go to an Alabar stallion, then Alabar is offerering WASBA members some discounts up to $700 for the 2016 season. So if you are a WASBA member, with just the one mare to go to one of these stallions, the service fee will be (including GST) :
| A ROCKNROLL DANCE (in NZ)
(ROLL WITH JOE is filly booked)
| ALTA CHRISTIANO (stands in Australia)
| ART MAJOR (stands in Australia)
| AUCKLAND REACTOR (in NZ)
|BETTERTHANCHEDDAR (stands in Australia)
|ELSU (in NZ)
|GRINFROMEARTOEAR (stands in Australia)
|HE'S WATCHING (in NZ)
|ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN (stands in Australia)
|SHADOW PLAY (in Australia)
|SPORTSWRITER (in NZ)
|SUNSHINE BEACH (in NZ)
You must note on your booking form that you are a WASBA member and Alabar will confirm with us. Remember if you are booking multiple mares in, then different discounts apply of between 10 and 20%. Or contact the Alabar office on 03 5859 2201 or visit the Alabar website to see what they can do for you.
NEVELE R DISCOUNTS FOR WASBA MEMBERS IN 2016
Nevele R is offering WASBA members a 20% discounts for their on farm stallions' full fee if paid 30 days after the 42 day positive test (prices include GST):
• CHANGEOVER $2,640 (down from $3,300)
• GOLD ACE $2,000 (down from $2,500)
• LIVE OR DIE $1,760 (down from $2,200)
• TINTIN IN AMERICA $1,760 (down from $2,200)
Again, you must note on your booking form that you are a WASBA member and Nevele will confirm with us.
WOODLANDS STUD 20% DISCOUNTS FOR WASBA MEMBERS IN 2016
Woodlands Stud has also generously offered WASBA members a 20% discount on the advertised fee for their stallions, except Bettors Delight who is fully booked. So 20% off the advertised full fee for:
• AMERICAN IDEAL
• SWEET LOU
• HIGHVIEW TOMMY
Again, you must note on your booking form that you are a WASBA member and Woodlands will confirm with us.
NEW AND RELOCATED STALLIONS in 2016
New or relocated stallions this year to/from Western Australia are :
ALLAMERICAN INGOT USA (Western Hanover out of Incredible Margie by Abercrombie) will stand his first season in Victoria at Goodtime Lodge. This is a great chance for him to get some recognition in the East. You can still access Allamerican Ingot through Goodtime.
NEW STALLIONS OUTSIDE WA FOR 2016 New to, or relocated to other states of Australia and New Zealand this year are:
• ARTSPEAK USA (Western Ideal out of The Art Museum by Artsplace) 1:47.4 $1,625,869 is standing at Empire Stallions in Victoria.
• CAPTAINTREACHEROUS USA (Somebeachsomewhere out of Worldly Treasure by Artsplace) 1:47.1 $3,148,657 is available by frozen semen from Empire Stallions Victoria.
• WARRAWEE NEEDY USA (E Dees Cam out of Great Memories by Apaches Fame) 1:46.4 $1,255,384 is standing at Yirribee in NSW.
Standing their second season in WA are ARTESIAN USA (Artiscape o/o Hula Dancer by Falcon Seelster) sire of WA millionaire David Hercules 1:52.7 $1,252,269 at Ranford Range, Katanning; FRANCO JAMAR (Courage Under Fire out of Jamal Franco by Falcon Seelster) 1:51.2 $378,302 at Lisa Adams’ Lancefield Park in Boyanup, WA; FOLLOW THE STARS (Art Major out of Smyrna Duruisseau USA by Cam’s Card Shark)1:53.8 $707,237, 2014, standing at Allwood Stud in Bullsbrook; WESTERN EDITION USA (Western Hanover out of Perfect Profile by Nihilator) is at BBB Stud at Herron WA.
Standing their second season in Australasia are FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (Mach Three out of Three Eagles by Falcon Seelster) 1:53.9 $756,178 at Yirribee in NSW, HES WATCHING USA (American Ideal out of Baberhood by Real Desire) 1:46.4 and $1,116,450 at Alabar Bloodstock in New Zealand; HESTON BLUE CHIP USA (American Ideal out of Shottogo Blue Chip by Cams Card Shark) p3 1:48 $1,781,881 at Empire Stallions Victoria; HURRIKANE KINGCOLE USA (Cams Card Shark out of Blazing Yankee by Western Ideal) 1:47.3 $582,807 at Egmont Park in Queensland; SUNSHINE BEACH USA (Somebeachsomewhere out of Light Up by Artsplace) 1:47.8 $977,438 at Alabar in New Zealand; SWEET LOU USA (Yankee Cruiser out of Sweet Future by Falcons Future) 1:47.8 $3,478,894 at Woodlands Stud in New Zealand. Trotting stallion PEAK EU (Ganymede out of Elegant Lady by Sugarcane Hanover) 1:56.7 NZ$325,742 is standing at Alabar New Zealand
PLEASE CHECK THE STATE BREEDING SCHEME TO CHECK ON ELIGIBILITY FOR THE VARIOUS SCHEMES.
Dont forget the stallions still in WA from previous years, some of whom are ADVANCE ATTACK, CAMS FOOL USA, LOMBO MANDINGO, P FORTY SEVEN USA, PARSONS DEN USA, RENAISSANCE MAN, RICH AND SPOILT, TINTED CLOUD USA, YANKEE SENSATION USA
THE WESTBRED BONUS SCHEME - go racing!
During 2014 a review of the Westbred Bonus Scheme was undertaken. WASBA put forward some options and these were well supported by RWWA. The new conditions of the Westbred Bonus Scheme applying after 1 September 2014 for horses born after 31 August 2008 are as follows:
- payment of a Westbred Bonus on ALL 2 and 3yo races under $20,000. Yes, that includes 2 and 3yo R and C class races which are under $20,000 in stakes;
- You also receive DOUBLE THE WESTBRED BONUS on the 2 and 3yo races under $20,000 if your Westbred WINS the race and is sired by a Western Australian based sire (at the time of service of the mare);
- A first win bonus of $2,000 is paid to the registered breeders and a further $2,000 to the owners (as recorded in the racebook);
- The country Westbred Bonus has increased by $500 to $3,750 and is being paid down to 4th, as for the Metro Westbred Bonus
- AND the Country Council Derbies are now eligible for payment of the Westbred Bonus where they are under $20,000 in stakes
- Breeders continue to receive 12 1/2 % of any Westbred Bonus paid;
- Trainers and drivers continue to receive their percentage of the Westbred Bonus.
What does this all mean?? Here is a real example of what it did mean......The only race run at Gloucester Park on 4 February 2015 (due to storms and lightning causing the remaining races to be abandoned) was won by Western Australian bred 2yo colt Rich Yankee (by WA based sire Yankee Sensation). In winning, his owner/breeder connections received a total of $14,287 in stakemoney and Westbred Bonus payments for winning a $7,000 2yo race.
The first place prizemoney of $4,550 was boosted by a double Westbred Bonus of $5,100, as Rich Yankee is a son of a WA Based stallion. An Owners 1st Win Bonus of $2,000, a Breeders 1st Win Bonus of $2,000 and the 12.5% Breeders Bonus of $637.50 were also paid. The connections of Rich Yankee will continue to receive the Double Westbred Bonus for every win as a 2yo and a 3yo in races with a stake less than $20,000 - unlike some other harness breeding incentive schemes which reward only the first win. This is why racing a Westbred is particularly worthwhile.
This has been a win win win win - trainers, drivers, breeders and owners all get a benefit from racing Westbreds. If you Westbred doesnt win at 2 or 3, he or she is still eligible for the first win bonuses regardless of the age at which they win their first race.
BREEDING SERVICES IN WA
EPONA CREDITS. Please contact the studs if your service certificate is not yet available. Please contact RWWA if you have any queries about claiming your EPONA credits for your mare. To see the conditions and list of mares with credits, please click here
Please check out our Links page for information on stallions and other relevant breeding information. For stallion information, the full list is available on the HRA website (also listed on our Links page) and is updated as information comes to hand. Please note our sponsors on the right (click on the ad to go to the website) who are all providing support for the breeding industry in WA.
PAYMENT OF STUD FEES
Studs are offering various fee structures for Breeders, including pay on positive test, pay on live foal and other time related fees and incentives. Please check with the studs to see what best suits your situation.
VETERINARY FEES AND DRUGS ON PREMISES
Breeders are being charged a variety of veterinary fees - some veterinarians operate on contracts for the entire season, some operate on a fee for each cycle. PLEASE CHECK WHAT VETERINARY FEES WILL APPLY BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR MARE IN. If you are not satisfied please discuss this with the stud or provider. to determine what best suits you, the breeder. There WILL be alternatives.
Not sure what drugs you can keep on your premises if you are a breeder or you have mares foaling and you train as well? While some drugs simply cannot be kept, there are other drugs which can be kept on your premises under certain specific conditions. Contact Judith Med at RWWA to confirm the requirements.
HARNESS RACING LEGENDS FOR HALL OF FAME
The West Australian Racing Industry Hall of Fame honours the champions of WA's rich racing history from across the three racing codes: thoroughbred, harness and greyhound. Inductees are nominated from the elite of our racing history. The induction of nominees takes place every two years.
The following are nominees for 2017:
- Horses - Frosty Nelson, Im Themightyquinn, Jack Morris, Norms Daughter, Royal Force, The Falcon Strike.
- Trainers - Jim Hand, Lyle Lindau, Bob Pollock, Harold Richter, Andy Sheahan.
- Associates - Rob Bovell, Sir Frank Ledger, Alan Parker.
The 2014 inductees were Kola Girl and San Simeon (other nominees were Frosty Nelson, Jack Morris, Norms Daughter, Royal Force), Gary Hall Senior, Max Johnson and Alan Woodworth (other nominees Jim Hand, Lyle Lindau, Andy Sheahan), and Ray Holloway and Ken Casellas (other nominee Rob Bovell).
The 2012 inductees were champion pacers from the past in Interdominion winners Binshaw and Preux Chevalier (Binshaw was the first WA bred winner), trainer/ drivers Fred Kersley Senior and Trevor Warwick, and administrator J P Stratton. For the full story and some history about these fantastic champions of the sport go to the Hall of Fame website www.waracinghalloffame.com.au .
HARNESS HISTORY .... Click here to read some interesting facts!
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A "BREEDER"?
For mares served after 1 September 2011 the breeder of the resulting foal according to the Australian Harness Racing Stud Book regulations is the registered owner or lessee of the dam at the time of the last date of service ( In the case of a foal which is the result of an embryo transfer, the breeder is the registered owner or lessee of the donor mare at the time the embryo is flushed from such donor mare and impregnated into a recipient mare).
There is NO “transfer” of a breeder. A mare owner who does not have their paperwork in order will not be retrospectively recorded as the breeder.
BREEDERS SEMINAR SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2015 AT BYFORD TROTTING CLUB. Thanks to everyone who attended and enjoyed the free sausage sizzle to start then some top guest speakers to provide the information you wanted to know about breeding and looking after your mare and foal.
Thank you to our expert breeders panel Ed Dewar, Steve Johnson and Mike Howie who volunteered their time to help other breeders with answers to their questions about breeding.
Dr Jerome Hugenot from Larkhill Vets was a great start to the guest speaker list, followed by Michelle Meylan of Milne Feeds. You can click on the logos on the right to go the the websites for contact details. Another great effort from John Coffey to provide handouts and interesting information for our breeders. Thanks to Alan Parker also for assisting with information on the Westbred and Breeders Schemes operating in WA.