IT’S funny, the thought of reading a thick book of nothing but text was a pure brain drain during school years – especially as a teenager.
Yet at this time of the season we all love getting our hands on a page-turner, which is filled with roughly 600 pages of text!
To be a little more precise, the book is the Australian Pacing Gold catalogue.
Having put some spare coin aside, the annual read-a-thon is a must as we search for the next superstar.
APG’s 2018 round of sales kicks off in Brisbane on January 28, with 45 well-bred yearlings scheduled to enter the sales ring.
Breaking down to 27 colts, 17 fillies and a gelding, the crew stem from a host of highly-successful families, with Group One winners littered throughout the line-up.
If that’s not enough to entice some spirited bidding, they are also by leading stallions such as Art Major, Auckland Reactor, Betterthancheddar, Mr Feelgood, Rock N Roll Heaven and Roll With Joe to name a few.
Selecting one example at random – Lucky Number Seven – happens to be the sole gelding in the Sale, which is by Art Major from Tatachilla.
Art Major requires no introduction, while Tatachilla boasts a perfect record from four starters.
Another example, Lot 36 – picked deliberately as a childhood house number – is a filly by Betterthancheddar from Gina Gina.
This is the matron’s first foal, which comes from a clan littered with top mares such as Sassy Sarah, Sassy Gina and Born Again Sassy.
- PAUL COURTS