TEN lucky buyers will get a big boost in their endeavours to ‘strike gold’ at the February 4 Australian Pacing Gold sales, with 10 $4000 vouchers to be won.
The promotion, Strike Gold with 4K, will arm owners with vouchers that can be put towards purchasing Vicbred horses at the Oaklands Junction sales.
The Australian Pacing Gold initiative is partnered by Harness Racing Victoria, and HRV CEO Matt Isaacs said the vouchers were a terrific way to support an important day for the industry.
“This is a great opportunity to encourage owners to come along and get involved, with 119 promising young pacers and trotters to go under the hammer, ready to advance to the next steps of their racing careers,” Isaacs said.
“Breeding is at the heart of our sport, it’s why we have Australia’s best futurity scheme, Vicbred, and it’s why we are eager to support this fantastic concept that will encourage owners to buy their next champions and help newcomers get involved in this great industry.”
This is how it will work:
- 10 vouchers will be drawn
- Each voucher is worth $4000 to put towards the purchase of a horse
- Two draws will take place – one lot of five before the first sale and another lot of five before lot 160
- To win you must be registered and approved by APG and on-site at the time of the draw
- The vouchers can go towards the purchase of any Vicbred horse during the sale
APG Chairman Robert Marshall said the vouchers meant that “opportunity knocked” for owners.
“This exciting APG and HRV initiative will not only encourage ownership in Victorian-bred harness horses, it also supports the breeding industry in Victoria through the strong relationship with HRV’s Vicbred and Vicbred Pure initiatives,” Marshall said.
Harness Breeders Victoria president Nick Hooper said “breeders and owners will be thrilled with this announcement”.
“This is a great way for HRV to support Vicbred yearlings,” Hooper said. “Vicbred is the number one futurity in the country with wonderful bonuses and race series that owners can take advantage of.
“HBV is thrilled that APG is back in the Victorian yearling market, providing choice for our members. We wish APG, breeders and owners all the best for the sale.”
Click here to view the catalogue for the APG Melbourne sale. For further details, including terms and conditions, on the Strike Gold with 4K initiative go to apgold.com.au.
- HRV Media