As the yearling sales season approaches with Magic Millions & Inglis sales, here is an insight from Mark Farmer of Grandview Stud about what goes into preparing a horse for sale.
Mark talks about the importance of sales preparation, typically how long it goes for, teaching a yearling to walk correctly & the experience of his team. Mark and team are currently busy preparing the Grandview Stud drafts for the upcoming Magic Millions January Sale & Inglis Classic Sale.
Grandview Stud stallion Whittington is proving one of the better value QTIS stallions as he continues to notch up early wins in the second season sire standings.
Standing for $6,600 (including GST), Whittington registered winner number 9 and win number 10 on Saturday with 3 year old colt Adamdeeant (ex Sahifa) streeting his opposition by nearly 9L in a $27,000 QTIS race at Roma.
With service fees at an all-time high, there is definitely value at the lower end of the stallion market.
One of those such stallions is our very own resident stallion Whittington who from only 19 individual runners has soared into the Top 5 1st Season Sires List by winners.
Under The Louvre entered stud as a Group 1 winning stallion and he is now producing off the track in the breeding barn. His first crop will be heading to the yearling sales in 2020 and they are sure to turn some heads.
We achieved great results last week when our weanlings went through the Magic Millions Sales ring. Our first weanling to go through the ring was Lot 316 by the hot young stallion Dundeel who fetched $85,000.
It was the next filly to take the ring that took the eye of many. The filly by Pride Of Dubai was impeccably prepared and looked outstanding. In the end the hammer dropped at $135,000 which was a great result for the farm.
The opportunity now available to send horses out of Toowoomba opens South East Queensland as a gateway to transport horses around the world.