Hazelwood Con Oak was the top seller at the 2024 Nutrien Classic for $180,000. * Photo from Nutrien Equine

Call Me Daddy sells for $80,000 Down Under

Sales are still being finalized at the 2024 Nutrien Classic in Tamworth, NSW, Australia, but the preliminary results show an overall average of $25,067 from 554 horses offered and a sales rate of 87.73 percent. Call Me Daddy, one of the first Call Me Mitch offspring in Australia, dropped the gavel at an impressive $80,000 and was the top selling stallion.

American performance horse lines have been popular at the Nutrien Classic in the past and this year was no exception. Multiple lots were by EquiStat Elite $7 Million Sire Stevie Rey Von, EquiStat Elite $65 Million Sire Metallic Cat, EquiStat Elite $4 Million Sire Peptos Stylish Oak and EquiStat Elite $1 Million Sire NRR Cat King Cole.

The 22 stallions sold averaged $35,318, topped by Lot 285, Call Me Daddy – a two year-old bay colt sold by Holly Clayden. Call Me Daddy is by Call Me Mitch and out of open winning mare Moore Park One Moore Rose. He sold to WEC Industries Pty Ltd for $80,000 and was presented by trainer Ben O’Reilly. 

Lot 496 Hazelwood Con Oak (Hazelwood Conman x Oaks Prospect) was the star of the show as top price mare and lot of the sale, selling for $180,000 to Ben & Rae Hill of Thallon, Queensland. She was presented by Will Durkin on behalf of Terry & Christine Hall, who have been returning vendors at the Nutrien Classic Sale since its inception in 2008.

Results below are preliminary and may not be finalized.

Other High Sellers

Lot #/ Horse/ YearSex (Sire x Dam x Dam’s Sire) Price/ Buyer/ Seller

Lot 292/ Durkins Tempest – HSH/ 21M (Hazelwood Conman x Toomba Tempo x Stanton Stud Black Breeze) $160,000/ Trustee for Moy Family/ Will Durkin 

Lot 140/ This Ones Rebellious/ 16M (Metallic Rebel x This Ones Timeless x One Time Royalty) $130,000/ Koobah Performance Horses/ Claire Murphy

Lot 333/ Ella Rey Von/ 20M (Stevie Rey Von x Moranjee Crystal x Acres Destiny) $100,000/ M & H Hughes/ Cody Hansen and Kellie Pickersgill 

Lot 553/ Shes A Lil Stylish/ 19M (One Stylish Pepto x Winderadeen lilbluebadge x Smart Little Scotty) $100,000/ M & H Hughes/ Ross Grazing Company