It's sale time in the trots with Australian Pacing Gold counting down to the Gold Coast on January 23 and Melbourne on February 6 when pacers and trotters will go under the hammer.
The build up was raked over in a terrific two days of coverage on SEN Track, when host Toby McKinnon was joined by key players and sales hopefuls.
McKinnon was also joined by guest co-host Peter Watkinson, a HRV and APG board member, on Wednesday, in a week that revealed how much was on the line for owners, breeders and the industry.
Enjoy the interviews below.
Dean Baring, APG Marketing and Operations Manager, who discussed the structure of the sales and the race series.
With incredible stock presented previously, and having bred Cruz Bromac and Be Happy Mach, Jake Stockton talks to the placement of his six yearlings, four at Melbourne and two at Sydney, along with the last Mach Three progeny worldwide.
Lindsay Vagg has nine lots at the Gold Coast sales and recalls when the first horse he bred and took to the APG sales didn't meet its reserve at $5000. He raced the horse I Am Sam to 30 wins and $531,702 in stakes.
Gerard Moloney consigned Lot 82 in the Gold Coast sale, a yearling bred from a mare who was donated by Yabby Dam Farms to help increase the breeding of trotters in queensland.
How cool is it to be breeding from your family's family? Kirsten Graham and her family started with the foundation mare in 1981 Classic Kate, who three of the four Graham family lots presented have descended from.
Twenty-year-old Stacie Carbone discusses Lot 186, her first foray into the sales with her family's mare Bella Enobrac.
Neil Day recounts the 2000 APG final, when Burling Game won the re-running of the race after a week that involved the courts.
Sarah White talks about her role at Junee with the Junee Cup next year and her families lot 624 at Sydney.
Moni Burnett takes us through the eight weeks of preparing a yearling for the sales day.
David Miles discusses what he looks for in a yearling, a must for all breeders and preparers. From crossing stallions to mares, to videos and what he looks for on the day.