The Sales Catalogue
Catalogues for major yearling sales are available from the selling agent approximately six weeks before the sale. Catalogues provide extensive details about the relatives of each yearling offered (ie. how many foals / winners the dam has produced, the race and progeny record of a sire).
Catalogues also contain the conditions of sale - the legal terms upon which all purchases are based.
Anyone can attend any sale and seating is unrestricted. It is a public auction and you are free to bid on any lot, as long as you have the finance available. Payment will be required before the horse is removed from the sales complex. You are quite free to ask an attendant to bring a yearling out of its stable for inspection by you, your adviser or your veterinary surgeon.
Once the auction commences, about 25 yearlings will be sold per hour.
The Sale Catalogue Legend
Horse which has led the Australian Sire’s Premiership.Year of birth of dam.A synopsis of the sire’s racing record and progeny.Mother of catalogued horse.Winner.A synopsis of the racing record of the first dam’s offspring.Colour and sex of horse.Stakes winner.Mare’s producing record.Denotes horse has sired winners.Name of race horse has won.Grand dam of catalogued horse.Prizemoney earned.Third dam of catalogued horse.A synopsis of first dam’s racing record and progeny.Stakes placed horse.Four generation tabulation.Brands and foaling date of horse.The name of the stud, or individual, selling the horse.The location of the horse during the sale.