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APG's Western Australian Sale a success

05:38 AM 12 Mar 2018 NZDT
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Australian Pacing Gold’s Ladbrokes Western Australia Sale
Australian Pacing Gold’s Ladbrokes Western Australia Sale

Australian Pacing Gold’s Ladbrokes Western Australia Sale has been declared a success. Not only did the average sale price rise by 11 per cent on last year, gross turnover increased by just under six per cent. In what is regarded as the benchmark of a good sale, the clearance rate was slightly more than 80 per cent.

What is interesting to note is locally-sired yearlings averaged $9900 compared to their east coast and New Zealand counterparts, which attracted an average bid of $17,781.

There was also a notable difference in the clearance rate, with locals going out at 72 per cent compared to 83 per cent from ‘outsiders’.

“As usual, I was really impressed with the level of preparation and presentation by our Perth vendors,” APG’s General Manager David Boydell said.  “Not only did they present their horses in outstanding condition, but the effort that vendors like Mike Hackett, Kevin & Kody Charles and others put into beautifying their stabling area with flowers and the like really sets the standard for the industry.

“Like all of APG’s vendors, our Western Australian vendors are really passionate supporters of the industry, so it was really pleasing buyers rewarded their efforts, with good prices available for the top lots. 

“However, equally importantly, the sale benefited from gains at all levels, with the average prices of the bottom 25 per cent of horses up by around 10 per cent, whilst the median price was also up by 10 per cent on the prior year. “

As has been the case in recent years, Ross Waddell’s Pacing WA was a major player, purchasing numerous quality lots, which will be made available in shares of 10 per cent or more. 

The Pacing WA syndicates have enjoyed enormous success in recent seasons, winning a host of Group races, including multiple editions of the Group One Perth Sales Classics. 

As such, they represent an ideal choice for anyone looking to experience the thrill of harness racing without breaking the budget. 

For those seeking further information relating to Pacing WA Syndicate it can be obtained by e-mailing

APG Media

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