High qual­ity on of­fer sees Dalby Stock Horse Sale top at $42,000

South Burnett Times - - RURAL WEEKLY - . CAS­SAN­DRA GLOVER Cas­san­[email protected]­ral­weekly.com.au

BID­DERS from as far afield as New York com­peted for 228 lots at the 44th An­nual Dalby Stock Horse Sale with sales un­der the ham­mer to­talling more than $1.8 mil­lion.

The top sale was a $42,000 pur­chase of Nar­rego Miss Spin­duc­tor (Lot 187) to Rob and Co­ralie Daly of Roma, Queens­land.

B.G. Eykamp of Quirindi, New South Wales, was the ven­dor of the seven-year-old mare, sired by Con­duc­tor and out of Sun­land Opal.

The pres­i­dent of the Dar­ling Downs branch of the Aus­tralian Stock Horse So­ci­ety, Jim Ryan, was at the event for all three days.

“It went re­ally well and it was a re­ally good sale,” Mr Ryan said.

“Con­sid­er­ing the dry, tough time, the qual­ity of the horses was re­ally great.

“There were some there that wanted $11,000-$12,000 and got $20,000.”

There were 130 mares of­fered and 102 were sold with an av­er­age price of $11,156.

There was an of­fer­ing of 93 geld­ings with 70 sold and an av­er­age price of $7150.

Out of four stal­lions of­fered, three were sold with the price av­er­ag­ing at $6500.

Ray White Dalby prin­ci­pal Roger Lyne said the qual­ity of horses on of­fer this year was im­pres­sive given the chal­lenge of ex­tended dry con­di­tions af­fect­ing many ven­dors.

“We had 77 per cent of horses sell at auc­tion, and as well as the top $42,000 sale, five mares were sold for $30,000 each, three $28,000 sales were achieved and sev­eral oth­ers achieved over $20,000,” Mr Lyne said.

“It was a ter­rific oc­ca­sion and won­der­ful to see reg­is­tered bid­ders from be­yond our shores. It was a fair sale com­pared to the sea­son.”

Ray White Ru­ral CEO Stephen Nell said the net­work sup­port came from far and wide to en­sure the suc­cess of the event.

“Our auc­tion­eers worked skil­fully and tire­lessly through­out the sale, and they were sup­ported by a big team be­hind the scenes,” Mr Nell said.

“Bid spot­ters took thou­sands of bids over the two days, with the of­fice con­stantly bustling with ven­dors, bid­ders, com­peti­tors and agents.

“I must say a spe­cial and heart­felt thanks to the whole Ray White team. Ev­ery sin­gle per­son played a piv­otal role in what is a stand­out event on the Dalby cal­en­dar.”


HAND­SOME HORSE: Adam Wallen with Co­ralie and Rob Daly who bought the top-priced horse.


Adam Wallen rid­ing Nar­rego Miss Spin­duc­tor (Lot 187), who was the top-priced horse at the Dalby Stockhorse Sale, sell­ing for $42,000.

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