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!