In April this year talented sprinter Are Ate captured the 2014 Ipswich Puppy Auction final and pocketed a huge $40,000 for his connections. On Sunday another crop of hopefuls will go under the hammer at the Ipswich Auctions.
There is 149 lots in the catalogue and the sale starts from 10am at the Ipswich Track (showgrounds). With the 2016 puppy final worth $40,000 again and a massive $10,000 breeders bonus attached to the winning finalist, interest is sure to be high. Bidding will begin at $800 per pup and there is sure to be plenty of value for astute breeders and buyers.
Some of the key litters represented at the auction are as follows:
Where’s Pedro x Tarlie’s Angel (Group One National Distance finalist)
Head Bound x Tina’s Show (dam of Maid For Ron, Peter’s Pick etc)
Magic Sprite x Maybe Elite (Group One National Sprint finalist & fast city-winning bitch)
Surf Lorian x Kaycee Diva (repeat mating to a litter that includes Ipswich GOTY Black Book Bob and track record holder Jetta’s Girl)
Fear Zafonic x Ultra Cool (2-state City winner, out of Albion Park Broodbitch of the Year, Ultra Swift)
Swift Fancy x Eye the Tiger (dam of Bendigo Track record breaker Shot to Bits)
Turanza Bale x Simmerly (Ipswich Auction finalist who won 15 from 38)
Radley Bale x Suite Tahlia (Tweed Galaxy finalist)
Magic Sprite x Befitting (dam won over $62,000 including Young Guns & Vince Curry Consolation winner)
Fabregas x Wheely Happy (dam a litter sister to the brilliant Leelicious, 29.35 Sandown; Oh So Smooth, Dapto Track Record 29.51; Fluidity 29.51 Sandown)
Pure Octane x Bare Essentials (City bitch who is out of Group placed Tears Of Jupiter)
Vee Man Vane x Amus (multiple city winner from 520-710m)
Magic Sprite is the most listed sire, with the star represented in seven different litters.
Plenty of other star sires will also be represented, with El Grand Senor, Bekim Bale and Lochinvar Marlow just some of the names listed. Also amongst the list are local champions Glen Gallon and the recently deceased and hugely popular Dashing Corsair.
With the enormous increases in prizemoney announced this week, there is no better time to get involved in Queensland greyhound racing. Get along to the Ipswich club on Sunday and see if you can find a bargain amongst the huge list of lots. With so many different sires in the catalogue, there is sure to be a pup that appeals.
Good luck to breeders, buyers and the Ipswich club on Sunday.