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Leading Queensland breeder reduces stock

By Peter Wharton

A reduction of the stock owned by prominent Queensland breeder and studmaster George Michael of Melton Stud in Toogoolawah will underpin the Mixed Standardbred Online Auction, to be conducted by Darren Ebert & Co from July 17 to 19.

The offering includes recent Redcliffe winners Melton Max Gentle and Melton Lucky, four two-year-old colts and a yearling colt by the Blissfull Hall horse Boom Boom Hall, a three-year-old colt and filly by the Camluck import Quality Cam (1:51.4) and a two-year-old colt by Melton Gunna.

All are eligible for the rich QBRED bonuses for two, three and four-year-olds.

Another feature of the sale is brilliant youngster Uncle Shank*, a runaway winner at a 1:54.8 rate at Albion Park last Saturday and now the winner of two of his three starts.

Other entries include the 2019 QBred Breeders Classic 2YO Final winner Amaya Becomes, the Albion Park winners Feel The Reign and Captain Thunderbolt NZ, Doolittle Di, a younger sister to Queensland’s champion three-year-old Governor Jujon, and two weanling colts by the world champion trotter Sebastian K and a weanling filly by the brilliantly fast Centurion ATM.

Bidding will open on Friday, July 17 at 10am and close on Sunday, July 19 at 4pm.

Bids can be registered by logging onto the website and following the link to Elite Auctions.

For more information, contact Darren Ebert on 0410 688 176 or via email.

See the full list available at the Mixed Standardbred Online Auction here.

*A previous edition of this news article indicated Uncle Shank (Warrawee Needy – Presidential Night) was QBRED eligible. An administrative error led to the horse being made eligible for the scheme and this error has now been rectified, with any online bids available to be rescinded by the auctioneers.