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Blue Gum Farm's Steady Rise!


After the 2013 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Blue Gum’s Philip Campbell sat down with a small number of trusted advisors and put in place some strategies to get the farm back where he wanted it to be. Blue Gum Farm had topped sales and sold many high quality racehorses through its Premier drafts in years passed but a couple of rather ‘quiet’ years had the team realising that different strategies needed to be implemented.

Since that meeting back in March 2013, the strategies that were put in place, and continue to be honed, have seen Blue Gum Farm back on top of farms selling at Melbourne Premier. “We had to make some adjustments to our thinking,” noted Campbell recently. “We have done that with our own stock, become involved with other breeders who have the same philosophies and we work with a team of people who are dedicated to our program and implement it exceptionally well,” he continued. The growth is there for all to see.

 

Offered

Sold

Gross

Average

Top Price

2016

28

27

$4,710,000

$174,444

$700,000

2015

27

24

$2,962,500

$123,438

$420,000

2014

18

18

$1,717,000

$95,389

$300,000

2013

13

10

$506,000

$50,600

$68,000

2012

11

9

$454,500

$50,500

$135,000

 
The above table shows an increase in numbers sold but also, quite clearly, a real acceptance of the articles making up the draft. “We sold the second highest priced yearling ever sold in Victoria this year ($700,000) but we could take him out of our figures and still have a gross $1,000,000 higher than the previous record gross for the P1 session,” remarked Campbell. “That is a stat that I’m extremely proud of and it proves that we are putting together the sort of draft that we want to put together for this sale. We believe in the Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and feel that its ongoing success is of great importance to the State. We are already planning and looking forward to the 2017 draft,” he continued. 

Following is a summary of Blue Gum Farm’s record breaking 2016 Melbourne Premier draft.

http://www.bluegumfarm.com.au/sales-details/2016-melbourne-premier-yearling-sale

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