Quality lots from the likes of Fernando Bale, Barcia Bale and new kid on the breeding block Thirty Talks headline the 32nd edition of the Ipswich Puppy Auction at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club this Sunday.
Club manager Merv Page said he expected a full grandstand when the sale begins at 10am, with all 218 lots scheduled to go through the sale eligible for the 2020 Ipswich Puppy Auction Series.
“It’s one of the longest-running auctions in Australia and there is some very well-bred dogs in this year’s catalogue,” he said.
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“One of the standouts will by four pups by Dyna Double One and 2012 Melbourne Cup-winning bitch Got A Moment.
“There will also be 18 lots by 2016 Brisbane Cup winner Thirty Talks, and a litter out of eleven-time winner Vegas Bound.”
Page said one of the new additions to the sale this year was that commissions (12%) for pups that fetch $8000 or more would be capped at $960.
“The reason for that is if somebody doesn’t intend to sell their dog but the bidding gets up towards $20,000 it gives them the opportunity to change their mind, rather than having to pay a hefty commission on the sale,” Page said.
Racing Queensland Chief Operating Officer Adam Wallish said there was never a better time to get into greyhound ownership.
“Earlier this year Racing Queensland announced it had extended its sustainability payments and reimbursements for Queensland-bred greyhounds,” he said.
“These payments total up to $1500 with payments of $500 payable for a Queensland-bred greyhound having its first race start, a further $500 for a greyhound that wins a maiden and another $500 for a greyhound that wins a novice event.
“These payments are to be split 50/50 between the owner and breeder.”
Full rebates to the cost of female breeding registration, DNA analysis for named female greyhounds and the cost of litter registration within four months of whelping are also available to Queensland-licensed breeders.