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    Yes, I mentioned the 95% in the Breeding forum, do you think it was because there was only 100 lots
    Why was there only 100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messenger View Post
    Yes, I mentioned the 95% in the Breeding forum, do you think it was because there was only 100 lots
    Why was there only 100?
    The Nutrien Sale. April 10 and 11. Many of the big breeders have switched over to the Nutrien sale.

    https://www.nutrienequine.com.au/nut...ing-sale-2021/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adaptor View Post
    The Nutrien Sale. April 10 and 11. Many of the big breeders have switched over to the Nutrien sale.

    https://www.nutrienequine.com.au/nut...ing-sale-2021/
    Oh yes, 285 lots even after withdrawals
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    Day 1 of NZ Yearling Sale

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    From today's Breeders Bulletin

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pl...rHNbgcwdLhGSrg

    A 20% increase in price for the trotters and 85% clearance rate was a great way to start the day. The pacers achieved a similar average to last year with the sale achieving an amazing clearance rate of 95%.
    And good news from Day 1 of the NZ Yearling Sale:

    Day One of trading at the 2021 National Yearling Sale kicked off with a strong benchmark after the Sale broke NZB Standardbred records selling 107 lots for a total turnover of $5,370,500, increasing more than 20% on last year’s aggregate.

    The average rose to $50,192, with the median increasing to $40,000, while the clearance rate settled at a standout 82%.

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    I just got an email from Racenet about a new login so I visited their site for the first time for yonks
    And noticed that they now do the Dogs too
    No sign of Harness

    https://www.racenet.com.au/
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    This is supposed to be a good news story

    http://www.harnesslink.com/Australia...-into-blessing

    But when I hear how many of them are contributing to the operation for $28k prizemoney in about 3 months - I can't help feel like it is chicken feed
    I know in our industry that 30 starters for $28k IS considered good
    Normally you would assume they are getting better training fees than this from the owners - owners literally 'support' trainers, but Adam owns the horses he races so I am thinking the prizemoney is pretty much it
    Despite these good results the stable cannot be affording a luxurious lifestyle after you take out all the expenses
    There can of course be additional returns from 'the punt' for some but that is called gambling
    Oh the love of the game
    Training horses reminds me of the old stories of men fulfilling their dream to buy a pub but then struggling to make ends meet

    Of course I am reading a lot into this story and do not really know their circumstances

    I know money is not everything and the joy of doing what you love (while surviving) is reward in itself but I would like success to be better than that
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    Another $5k in the skyrocket for Adam tonight

    http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fie...21#BAC25032109
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    I'm ignoring the good on this thread just too hard to find the bad and ugly on the other hand. Gloucester Park harness racing what a pathetic joke it has become the same old horses lining up week after week boring racing doesn't infuse any excitement what so ever. Far too many racing programs in the country and city where declaring the quality of horse mediocre would be overly magnanimous. The trotting races are an absolute joke field dominated by the same one or two trainers making up most of the field.
    There are probably 8-10 horses racing in WA where you would be bothered to cross the road to watch a race.
    I just can't imagine one Millenial even knowing what harness racing was about let alone being an active participant. No chance of getting a younger generation interested in harness racing WA. Greyhound racing now takes precedence over Harness racing Australia wide especially on racing channels like sky racing one.
    Serious change is needed otherwise harness racing eventually will exist no more.

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