2018 Landmark Classic & Campdraft

DAY 9 - Final sale day highlights

Results from Day 4 of the 2018 Landmark Classic Select Sale

The dust is settling at AELEC as we wrap up Classic week for another year. What a week it was!

It might be the last of the run, but Day 4 of the Landmark Classic Select Sale stood the test and saw some stellar results with some exceptional lots on offer.

- Lot 555, 2yo gelding "Moore Play" on account of Tom Williamson sold for $49,000 to Hughes Pastoral.

- Lot 562, 2yo colt "Western Duck" on account of Stephen & Cheryl Miller sold for $42,000 to T&T Mills.

- Lot 587, 3yo mare "Mitchells Little Missing Acre" on account of John Mitchell sold for $40,000 to P&J Donnelly.

- Lot 588, 2yo mare "Moes Benediction" on account of Nathan Wilson sold for $38,000 to Koobah Performance Horses.

Thank you to all our 2018 Classic sponsors, competitors, vendors, buyers, spectators, traders, contractors and staff for their hard work and support of this year's event.

We are tallying the final results and averages and despite dry conditions around much of the country, we have seen some excellent sales this week - evidence that the performance horse industry in Australia continues to strengthen!

Some exceptional genetics coming through which will no doubt prove for exciting times ahead.

We wish everyone safe travels for the journey home, especially to those who have days of driving ahead of them. Can't wait to do it all again next year!!

DAY 8 - Sale Day 3 Highlights

Results from Day 3 of the 2018 Landmark Classic Select Sale

Some awesome Saturday action on the third day of sales today, congratulations to our vendors for yet again providing a quality line up of horses for great results; and our buyers, who will be taking horses like these home to enjoy!

Some more excellent lots to come tomorrow - Sunday will be worth sticking around for!!

Lot 362 “Yaven Spinaboon” one account of J&J Corbett sold for $38,000 to L&C Stewart.

Lot 367 “Branchvale Plain Jane” on account of Emdee Enterprises Pty Ltd sold for $40,000 to Hughes Pastoral.

Lot 379 “Breks Shoulda Ducked” one account of John Brekelmans sold for $80,000 to Diamond S Pty Ltd.

Lot 459 “Smooth Like Cactus” on account of Rob Leach Equine sold for $50,000 to Red Training Support PTY Ltd.

Lot 484 “The Braes Dolly” on account of Brett & Joy Pechey didn’t need a bridle to fetch $46,000! She sold to Patrick Hardwick.

Lot 487 “Peelvale Shes Telen Again” on account of Jannine Miles sold for $46,000 to Massab Metals Pty Ltd.

Lot 500 “Miss Jackson” on account of Tom Williamson sold for $39,000 to P Black & L Comiskey.

Lot 501 “Webers Baby Con” on account of M&K Weber sold for $44,000 to Stockdale Livestock

 

Day 3 top priced horse

Lot 499, a sharp 4 year old mare “Bulla Farrah” was offered today by Bulla-Lyn ASH Stud and there were a number of keen bidders battling it out for the winning bid.

The first daughter out of Bulla Flurry (by Dual Rey) was top priced horse of the day, fetching $89,000. She will be going home to QLD with Evan & Kim Acton. Congratulations!

DAY 7 - Sale Day 2 Highlights

Results from Day 2 of the Landmark Classic Select Sale

Some top quality lots kicked off our Classic aged catalogued lots today.

Lot 283 “Yaven Spinacat”, a flashy Metallic Cat colt out of One Moore Romance was offered today on account of John & Jenn Corbett and presented by Rob Leach.
He sold for $130,000 to Hughes Pastoral and was top priced horse for Day 2.
Congratulations to all involved!

Some of the highlights from Day 2 of the Landmark Classic Select Sale included:

Lot 165 - “Shes Purring” on account of Lisa Shannon sold for $60,000 to P & S Knudsen.

Lot 243 - “Smith Family Just Jack” on account of the Smith Family sold for $58,000 to Koobah Performance Horses.

Lot 286 - “GI M Hard” on account of JND Ventures Pty Ltd sold for $45,000 to D L Smith.

Lot 289 - “Lil Rare Cat” on account of Brett & Joy Pechey sold for $53,000 to Hughes Pastoral.

Some lovely horses went through the ring today and a number of successful bidders will no doubt be excited to bring back some future Classic incentive contenders.

DAY 6 - Sale Day 1 Highlights

Results from the first day of the 2018 Landmark Classic Select Sale

The first day of the Landmark Classic Sale saw 163 open aged horses come through the ring.

Two very well presented mares topped Day 1 and fetched $70,000 each.

The first of which was Lot 110, "She Rocs Hard" on account of Cameron & Hayley Turner, a stylish 6 year old Hard Hat Henry x Sweet Little Lena mare.

Rob and Wendy Durkin also got $70,000 for their lovely 5 year old mare "Durkins Pendant" (Hazelwood Epic x Durkins Pearl) who was Lot 141.

A new national performance horse gelding sale record was also set today!

Wayne & Janine Carney offered Lot 39, their 8 year old novice gelding "Destinys Mirage" (Acres Destiny x Mariah Oak), presented beautifully by Hugh Miles to sell for $60,000 to the Trewilga Partnership.

 

Other highlights included:

Lot 47 - Molly Van Hemert's 7 year old gelding "Mollys TC" (Osland Pastures Casanova x Daintimo Roy N Tinkysgirl) sold for $26,000 to Fred Paterson.

Lot 62 - Codie & Natalie Law of Yarrawa Park Stock Horses sold their 8 year old mare "Yarrawa Miranda" (Kneipps Conray x Yarrawa Encore) for $38,000 to Stevsusa Pty Ltd.

Lot 115 - Stevsusa Pty Ltd also purchased MR & LJ Batterham's 6 year old mare "Belldiva Gold Destiny" (Acres Destiny x Belldiva Goldie) for $40,000 - presented by Ben McNaughton.

Lot 145 - Authentic Quarter Horses sold their 10 year old One Hellofa Spin daughter "Hells A Comin" (by Bobs Hickory Rio), presented by Michael Wilson, for $47,500 to Willinga Park.

2018 Landmark Classic Campdraft final results

2018 Classic champions are Ben Hall & Secret Time (owned by Ken Frost)

One of the most coveted accolades in the sport - the Landmark Classic Campdraft - has become a true highlight in the performance horse calendar and a drawcard for thousands of people to come to Tamworth every February.

Horses aged 5 or under and purchased from a previous Classic sale compete each year for a share in a cash and prize pool worth over $120,000 - including the $40,000 winners cheque, which stands as the largest campdraft winners purse in the country.

Tonight’s final was an absolute nail biter, with only 4 points separating the top 10 and some tough competitors battling it out for a piece of the pie. An enormous crowd on the hill were on the edge of their seats...

Ben Hall and Ken Frosts “Secret Time” led from start to finish and put another pearler of a run on the board tonight.

They added an 89 to not one, but two scores of 91 in the first rounds to edge ahead of Darrin Jones on “Players Garter” and Troy Clarke on the Sadlers & Clarke’s “Eagle Hustler” by just 1 point in the total aggregate scores.

A fantastic exhibition of the kind of
quality young genetics that the Australian performance horse industry is producing at the moment, and a glimpse of the sort of horse flesh you can find offered by vendors in coming days.

Congratulations Ben and Ken - an exciting win to top off a fantastic night of quality campdrafting!

Finals night done and dusted for another year - now for some sale action!

2018 Martins Stock Haulage Open Campdraft final results

2018 Open champions are Hugh Miles and Corey & Trudy Holden's stallion "Reys Ya Garter"

The Martins Haulage Open Campdraft final tonight was a blinder - and didn’t the huge hill crowd know it!

Some of the top horse and rider combinations from around the country competed for the title, but it was Hugh Miles on Corey & Trudy Holden’s Stallion “Reys Ya Garter” who punched out another 90 (adding to their aggregate score of 179) who came out victorious.

It was a testosterone-filled top 3 with Peter Boulton on Jock & Kate Gordon’s stallion “Tamarang Destinys Serenity” running a big 91 for a close 2nd place, and David Thorn on Scott & Kim Campbell’s stallion “A Little Turbulence” not far behind in 3rd place after a final round score of 89.

Thank you to Martins Stock Haulage for their continued support of the Classic and this event, which is a thriller for spectators each and every year!

2018 Charlie Maher Memorial Young Guns final results

2018 Young Guns champions are Bradley Buttsworth and One Moore Syndicates "One Stylish Pepto"

The Charlie Maher Memorial Young Guns Campdraft is always a crowd favourite and saw 23 of some of our most exciting young riders vie for the 2018 champion title.

Some huge scores were put on the board in the first round, and Bradley Buttsworth came to the party again on One Moore Syndicates talented stallion “One Stylish Pepto” for a scorching run and a score of 91 - adding to his score of 92!

A great display of horsemanship and a superb line of Ellerston cattle tonight gave the huge crowd something to get loud about!

What exciting times lie ahead for the Australian performance horse industry with such talented and passionate young horsemen and women coming through the ranks.

2018 Mavericks Western Wear Masters Campdraft final results

2018 Masters champions are Noel Chiconi and "QXH Dual N Rooster"

The Mavericks Western Wear Campdraft final tonight was a great display of the kind of top quality open aged horses that are offered at the Classic sale each year.

Noel Chiconi led the way into the final aboard his stallion “QXH Dual N Rooster” on an 89 and added an 88 to take out the title!

Troy Clarke also ran an 88 on Evan Acton’s “Bluejay Justine” for 2nd, followed closely by 3rd placed Campbell Martin on his “Wangilla Sequil”, who ran an 87.

An excellent field of horses certainly put on a show!

DAY 4 Campdraft & Challenge highlights

Results from Day 4 of the Landmark Classic

Lots 1-320 preworked yesterday in the AELEC indoor before we got some evening action out in the campdrafting arena.

The first round of the Boehringer Ingelheim Stallion Shootout saw 45 performed stallions with progeny in the 2018 Classic Sale strut their stuff and compete for a shot at the $10,000 cash pool, commissioned portrait donated by Fine Art and Ceramics by Sophie Sorella, Eddie Fisher trophy buckle, Easy-On trophy rug and this year the AQHA will award $1,000 cash to the highest placed Australian Quarter Horse stallion.

We saw some top notch runs from some of the most well performed horse & rider combinations in the country. Two competitors fired up 91's - Terry Hall on Ben Hill's "Hazelwood Mantic" and Tony Mortimer on his imported "Timed And Tuned".

They are closely followed into the second round by a couple of hot 90's from previous Stallion Shootout champions - Nigel Kable & Chevin Ivory and Troy Palmer & ID...

Don't miss this quality line of stallions who'll come back for Round 2 tonight and Round 3 cut-out inside on Friday night!

 

It really was the battle of the boys last night, with the top 10 geldings after 2 rounds of the Classic Campdraft then returning for the $5,000 AELEC Bar Dash for Cash gelding incentive. A lovely field of geldings put on a great show for the big crowd on the hill.

3 combinations ran 88's and there was an exciting run off for the $2,000 winners cheque between current Classic leader Ben Hall on Ken Frost's "Secret Time", Laine Bennett on Peter & Joyce Todkill's "KP Hydrive Finn" and Will Durkin on his Bonlac Gigolo gelding "Lealukas Call Me", who put one round for another 88 and the AELEC Bar Dash for Cash champion title. Will also finalled this gelding in the Classic final tonight - awesome stuff.

An event which provides a great excuse to purchase a Classic gelding this year...thank you to the AELEC Bar (Andrew Pieper) and Tom & Jane Williamson of Moore Park for their generous sponsorship of this awesome incentive.

We are live streaming pre-work lots 321-635 today, tune in or rewatch sale lots you might have missed! You can also rewatch the webcast of events held earlier in the week. We've got you covered!

 

DAY 3 Campdraft & Challenge highlights

Results from Day 3 of the Landmark Classic

Round 2 of the Martins Stock Haulage Open Campdraft was completed this morning, and the Wednesday night final is shaping up to be a hot contest!

Dave Thorn was on fire today with a 92 aboard Scott & Kim Campbells stallion "A Little Turbulence" and a 90 on his and Kandee's "Royalle Commidenne".

James Keyte came to the party with a 90 on his "Two Step" and Campbell Martin also put up a hot 9-0 on Cameron Martin's "Pendergast Ramblers Boy".

Some unreal drafting this morning by some of the top horse and rider combinations from around the country. Hugh Miles leads the way into the final with Corey & Trudy Holden's "Reys Ya Garter" on 179. 

 

Round 2 of the 2018 Landmark Classic Campdraft has also finished and the top 35 head into a hotly contested final on Wednesday night!

5 combinations cracked big scores today - a phenomenal effort!

- Ben Hall & Ken Frost's "Secret Time" ran their second 91
- Tony Mortimer on Gemma Tapp's "Token Sometimes Blonde" added a 91 to their R1 score of 89
- Bill Carey on his and Gill's "Romeo's Kitty" had a blinding run for another 91
- Les Stewart had the ultimate double whammy on his and Carmen's "Hazelwood Flight Command" and "Hazelwood County Fair" for 2 x 91's!

Ben Hall leads into the final but the rest of the field are not far behind him...

 

But the best came last, and the Challenge final was a true nail biter. Spectators were treated to some excellent horsemanship from some of the industry's best hands.

2016 Challenge Champion Jon Templeton on Gennie-Anne Woodall's "Petas Destiny"  had a lovely run to score 176.75 and a position in 3rd place. 

2017 Challenge Champion Nathan Wilson rode Darrin Jone's "Players Garter" for a great run and they were rewarded with a score of 179.75 for 2nd place.

Local competitor Lindee McNaughton rode her and husband Scott's lovely Do Rey Me mare "Candy Woman" beautifully and were rewarded with a score of 184 to take out the 2018 Prydes EasiFeed Australian Performance Horse Challenge title. Lindee and Scott purchased the mare as a 3 year old at the 2016 Classic Sale for $7,000 from Northern Territory vendor Tom Curtain.

A rewarding win for a local family - congratulations! Lindee took home $8,000 cash, a custom made Navaho trailer, a pair of Boulet boots from Mavericks Western Wear, an Eddie Fisher buckle, service fee to Boonara Mentor (courtesy of Huon & Colleen Smith of Boonara Performance Horses), Easy-on Rug and her truck will be loaded up with some quality Prydes EasiFeed for the trip home! 

Thank you to all our sponsors, particularly our major sponsors Prydes EasiFeed and Navaho Trailers - without whom the running of this event would not be possible.

 

An exciting evening and only the first of many - you won't want to miss the Wednesday night campdraft finals! If you can't make it to Tamworth for what will be another exciting night, be sure to tune into our webcast for all the LIVE ACTION!

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