Last Reply / God Has Spoken Yearling. Gelding Done. Teeth Done. Float Training Done. no excuses now off to the breakers tomorrow ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
We are coming to see him😀
Lorraine McCann Natasha Plunkett Mary Macaulay Donal O Connor
Can’t wait to meet him. Phil and Mary Macaulay he’ll be having a sleepover this weekend at ours and off to Kane’s Monday. 😁👍
Another God Has Spoken yearling waiting to have his teeth done before heading off to the breakers on Friday. You'll like this one Natasha Plunkett. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Natasha Plunkett 🤗🦄
do you scratch Dianes back like that Steve ha ha
Can I have a scratch too
Cutie! How’s Ducimus settled in and being received?
Playing with the 3D setting with Hvasstan ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Such a lovely boy Steve.
Such a gorgeous photo!
That's just adorable.
FOR SALE God Has Spoken / Java Girl. Yearling filly dob 22/09/2017. Java Girl is a half sister to Multiple Stakes winner MABLE GRACE. This is her first foal . $2,000.00.
ph Steve 0409987970 or message. Thanks for so many inquiries but this filly is SOLD ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Richard Comben 🤔
Aaron Paul Rogers
Oh no! Not Java girl! 😳
She's gotten big
What a cracker type Steve Hoare very under priced a real bargin for someone you’re not even selling at cost price 😱
Weanlings are coming along, Madam Kenworthy / I Am All The Talk ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Mollie Clark 😁
She is adorable.
God Has Spoken / Longhi weanling colt learning about turning ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
he will head your way Sharon Miller when he is a little older
God Has Spoken / Sentoki Filly more interested in the feed bin that wondering where mum has gone. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
That’s how you want them, what a good girl
Food always gets the better of them.
God Has Spoken / Last Reply yearling colt having some barn time ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Very happy to have a share in this good looking boy 👍🤞
Looking really good Steave, Kieran Mc Donagh Lee Newman 🤣🤣🤣
Very nice type, something to work with.
Nice powerful ass on this pony
Hasnie Money get some of this fella👌👌👌will be a champion 🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇
Looks like his Dad 💖💖
A further post mortem of the 2019 Perth Yearling Sales ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Didn’t go well this year hey?
This is a good read about the 2019 Perth Yearling Sales....
Dear Industry Participant,
I have combined the results of Book 1 and Book 2 to give an accurate assessment of the 2019 Perth Yearling Sale.
A total of 310 (302 in 2018) yearlings were catalogued of which 30 (9.6%) withdrawn leaving 280 offered for 213 (76.07%) sold with 67 passed in under the vendors reserve.
The gross for the sale was $9,397,500, a reduction of $2,262,500 on the 2018 sale (19%) when 256 lots were sold and the sale average dropped by only $1,606 (3.5%) however the clearance rate dropped 15.3% which is of concern.
Eastern Sates buyers purchased 26 lots (16%) of which only 5 were by WA based sires for an outlay of $1,581,000 (16.5% of total turnover) which suggests some of the cost of bringing them here maybe better spent on local promotions.
Singapore accounted for 3 lots by one buyer and one lot was sold to a UK buyer.
69 yearlings were sold by ES based sires for a gross of $4,426,500 for an average of $64,152 leaving 144 yearlings sold by WA based sires grossing $4,971,000 for an average of $34,521.
It is interesting to note the disparity narrowed 21% from 2018 when 48 yearlings by ES based sires averaged $81,448 compared to WA based sires which averaged $37,442 down 7.78% this year.
It is difficult to pinpoint the reason for the decline this year when sales in the ES have roughly maintained their 2018 figures. Our stakes remain sound and even more attractive for Westspeed winners.
I found I had many buyers wanting to pay $20-$30,000 for a yearling, not understanding the cost of production can be anything from $20,000 to $30,000 depending on service fee paid.
There was certainly not enough yearlings from well performed young mares from black type families. Only the breeders can turn this around.
I have seen little evidence of significant upgrading of mares on the back of a sale that was the strongest for many years in 2018.
Book 2 fell away dramatically and I found many vendors seemed to panic and reduce realistic reserves to well under what the yearling was worth and I feel would have effected a sale has they passed in as there were many occasions of only one genuine bidder who would have negotiated.
WESTSPEED: I did make mention in last years sales report of the urgent necessity to re-vamp the Westspeed Scheme to support WA based sires and WA bred yearlings however nothing has changed.
The powers that be agree change is necessary however it appears industry stakeholders are unable to come to an agreement of what changes should be made.
Any such changes must be made prior to mare owners making stallion bookings for the 2019 season when they do commence confirming to ES sires, usually from 1st April.
Whilst not discouraging the use of ES sires there has to be an adjustment in the bonus pay outs for ES sired winners as opposed to WA sire winners to support the local industry and the scheme extended to 4 year olds.
What does surprise me is the fact that at the Inglis Classic Sale WA trainers saw fit to purchase 23 yearlings for a spend of $1.088M at an average of $47,304 all ineligible for Westspeed just one week before our sale when I would have thought Westspeed qualified yearlings in that price range would have been far more attractive and if they were unable to fill orders locally still had Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney Easter and Gold Coast June to top up.
13 of the 23 were purchased for less than our overall sale average and 16 at or less under Book 1 average, 8 were purchased for $25K or less.
This would further suggest Westspeed in its current form is simply not working.
SALES COMPLEX: A massive thank you must go to Gerry Harvey for his willingness to provide the state with a first class selling venue on what must be a questionable investment however an affirmation of his dedication of the thoroughbred industry in this country.
Beautiful boxes, just a shame more emphasis was not placed on adequate parade areas – only needed another three or four metres between the rows of boxes and the boundary to allow multiple parades to take place safely where horses could be walked past each other – an opportunity lost.
Hopefully a lesson will have been learned from the overcrowding of the temporary selling auditorium which I understand was erected on the pad for the proposed new building and extend by 25% - not too late – simply a matter of increasing the size of the pad prior to construction. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago