Top genetics at Willinga Park

Top genetics at Willinga Park


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Terry Snow with filly Willingapark Angels Destiny, by Acres Destiny from Glen Lee Rivoli Silhouette.

Terry Snow with filly Willingapark Angels Destiny, by Acres Destiny from Glen Lee Rivoli Silhouette.

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Progeny from some of the most successful performance horses in Australia will be offered at the inaugural Willinga Park horse sale on November 5.

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PROGENY from some of the most successful performance horses in Australia will be offered at the inaugural Willinga Park horse sale on November 5.

The 63-horse catalogue includes 18 fillies, 20 mares, six colts and 19 geldings.

Owner Terry Snow said the sale featured top Australian Stock Horses genetics, as well as leading Quarter Horse bloodlines.

Two-year-old filly Willingapark Chloe, by Mabo from Derowie Mega Acres, an Acres Destiny mare.

Two-year-old filly Willingapark Chloe, by Mabo from Derowie Mega Acres, an Acres Destiny mare.

“We’ve got a horse by Hazelwood Conman that we’ve never had the time to campaign, a fabulous One Moore Playboy gelding, and an Acres Destiny mare that hasn’t competed,” Mr Snow said.

“These horses should be starting their careers. We’ve got young horses that will demand our attention and we won’t have time for all of them.”

Master campdrafter Troy Palmer has started to campaign some Willinga Park horses. 

“Troy has put a lot of work into the sale horses, so they all have a good foundation,” Mr Snow said.

“Some of the horses have been shown and done very well, and the younger horses are a clean slate ready for someone to start competition.”

The Willinga Park ASH stud has been in operation for the past five years, since Mr Snow purchased the 41-hectare property at Bawley Point. 

“I came to the horse pursuits late in my life and these are the horses that attracted me,” he said.

The stud’s foundation sire is Mabo, a son of the legendary cutter Docs Freckles Oak, who has 18 horses in the sale.

Imported Quarter Horse Acres Destiny, who stands at Richard Bull’s stud Tamarang at Tamworth, has 10 progeny on offer.

Other well-known sires include One Moore Playboy, Hazelwood Conman, Warrenbri Romeo, Binnia Impressive Destiny and Soda Justice.

Glencoe Craftsman, a gelding by the champion Glencoe Abstract out of Romeo mare Vet School Melody.

Glencoe Craftsman, a gelding by the champion Glencoe Abstract out of Romeo mare Vet School Melody.

“These horses are so versatile. Acres Destiny horses can win at a royal show then win a campdraft the next weekend,” Mr Snow said.

The sale day will also be the first time the equine centre, which includes a sale ring, covered dressage arena, a polocrosse field and a campdrafting arena, has been opened to the public.

The sale day parade begins at 9am, with the sale to begin at midday. Buyers are welcome to view the horses being worked the day before and the stud is offering on-site camping. The stud is also offering a $200 discount off the cost of any horse for buyers who pre-register online at www.gtsm.net.au

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