Bell Backs APG-Qbred For Life

14 January 2020 | Dean Baring
The southerners are starting to understand

The southerners are starting to understand Photo by Belinda Richardson Alabar Farms


The QBRED FOR LIFE bonus system aligned to APG eligible horses has sparked considerable amount of interest both at home in QLD and down south in the southern states. It’s an extremely positive sign for the sport going forward and it has plenty of backers.

When we spoke today to Peter Bell who runs Egmont Park (alongside his wife Leann), he said, “the enquiries for this far out, for the 13 yearlings we are preparing for our clients for Brisbane’s big sale’s day, has been very pleasing as it looks like the southerners are starting to understand just how good the opportunities are for these APG/QBRED FOR LIFE yearlings. To think just 38 pacing yearlings can compete for the $100,000 Gr.1 Brisbane Sales Race is very exciting”.

Queensland’s revolutionary “QBRED For Life” Scheme offers incredible earning opportunities, and can be particularly advantageous for Interstate buyers.  Under the QBRED For Life scheme, owners of eligible horses will receive a $10,000 cash bonus for their horses’ first win in Queensland, and will then receive a further $7,500 cash bonus for their horse’s first Queensland win in a subsequent racing season.

The Bells are preparing Lot 1, a Captaintreacherous Colt out of the champion Gr.1 winning mare  Forever Gold who finished with a career of 92-42-12-15 and stakes of $700,593.

Captaintrecherous has set the harness racing world on fire in NA winning both titles of Leading Money Winning Sires in 2019 for 2-year-old and 3-year-Old Pacers.

This well grown colt that has the looks that should catch the eye of many and has the potential  to set the tone for the day.

Lot 8, will be the first Betting Line yearling to go under the hammer in this country and reports are he is stunning. From the mare Making Gold, this colt is a half-brother of Forever Gold (above) and from the same N4 branch as:

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1995 (M) N4 by Fake Left - 1:54.2US $345,836

Surfing Safari 1992 (M) N4  by Windshield Wiper - 1:57.6 $327,955

The Red October 1993 (F) N4 by Vanston Hanover - 1:57.8 $175,639

October Original 2000 (F) N4  by Perfect Art - 1:56.3 $153,968

Another Colt, Lot 36 by American Ideal should also  gain an enormous amount of interest, a well grown yearling that covers the ground  like a potential star. He is the half-brother of  the QLD Gr.1 star, Colt Thirty One winner of more than $825,000 to date. This branch of the N31 family has got some truly outstanding performers in it, a few examples are below.  

Leos Best 2012 (G) N31 by Cammibest - 1:50.7 $380,701

Good Lookin Girl 2001 (F N31 ) by Perfect Art - 1:53.7 $361,445 

Charming Allie 2010 (F) N31 by Mr Feelgood - 1:53.9 $266,329

Makati Galahad 1996 (G) N31 ) by Tylers Best - 1:55.2US $226,759

Cherry Cheer 1997 (F) N31  by Fake Left - 1:56.7 $278,372

Rani Major 2009 (F) N31 by Art Major - 1:55.7 $246,434

Get in the Groove 2012 (F) N31 by Mach Three - 1:54.5 $242,536

Frankie Rocks 2012 (G) N31 by Rock N Roll Heaven - 1:52.2 $234,787

Cavetto 1995 (M) N31 by Fake Left - 1:51.1 US $221,821

Raring To Go 2010 (G) N31 by Art Major - 1:56.1 $217,811

Guitarzan 2004 (G) N31 by Christian Cullen - 1:56.9 $216,956

Peter and Leann are both  thrilled with the way the fillies are coming along. The U30 filly by leading first season 2Yo sire, Hurrikane kingcole, is  out of the  $155,566 winning mare Catwalk Beauty. This October 8 foal that’s Qbred and Breeders Crown eligible,  keeps catching their attention. This is the same  family branch as;

Joys A Babe 2010 (F U30) by Art Major - 1:51.7 $400,818

Jaccamo 1996 (M U30) by Vanston Hanover - 1:53.3US $281,741

A Good Chance 2011 (M U30) by Mr Feelgood - 1:51.9 $257,187

Attack Life 1995 (M U30 ) by Fake Left - 1:57.7 $132,832

Son Of Fortune 1990 (G U30 ) by Vanston Hanover - 1:58.3 $118,537

Saldivar 2000 (G U30) by Fake Left - 1:57.6 $101,070

An additional Filly, Lot 17 will almost be guaranteed to have a strong level of support. She is bred on the same successful cross of American Ideal over an Art Major mare, the same cross that’s produced the likes of Soho Tribeca winner of  $1,103,854. This polished filly is from the N77 family and close family members include;

For A Reason 2006 (M) N77 by Art Major - 1:49.4 $1,111,470

Double Dream 2001 (F) N77 by Dream Away - 1:49.2US $669,881

Allblack Stride 2010 (M) N77 by Christian Cullen - 1:49.8 $390,056

Beach Fighter 2004 (M )N77 by Jennas Beach Boy - 1:51.4US $363,099

This Time Dylan 2005 (G) N77 by Dream Away - 1:56.3 $299,335

Steam Washed 2008 (F) N77 by Washington VC - 1:53.3 $283,274

Waldenburg 2008 (M) N77 by Bettors Delight - 1:53.5 $207,788

Inthepocket Thistime 2001 (G) N77 by In The Pocket - 1:54.2US $202,045

Lettucereason 2008 (F) N77  by Art Major - 1:55.9 $180,073

Montana Moonlite 1999 (F) N77 by Fake Left - 1:53.2US $180,863

Hot Shot Woman 2012 (F) N77 by Rocknroll Hanover - 1:52.1 $170,263

Maximus Red 2014 (G ) N77 by American Ideal - 1:55.0 $150,685

Deputy Dan 1994 (G ) N77 by Fake Left - 1:54.2US $125,666

Please note, we will have online and telephone bidding options available if you are unable to attend.
John Coffey has  personally inspected pretty much all of the Brisbane yearlings and will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have on the individuals featuring in the sale.  John can be contacted on 0418 500 211.

Louise Toulmin is available on (03) 5275 1999 or e-mail her at and she’ll be pleased to assist you with your pre-sale bidding approvals or to answer any other questions that you may have.