The Australian thoroughbred sales scene is a vibrant one. With major public auctions in each state of the nation, vendors and buyers are provided with great opportunities to trade horses. Additionally, many horses are sold through private sales or online auctions.
Australian thoroughbreds can be sold at different times of their lifespan including as weanlings (less than 1 year old), yearlings (1 year old), breeze-ups (unraced two-year-olds), tried racehorses, broodmares and
There are two major public auction companies in Australia, Magic Millions and William Inglis. They both have an annual schedule of public auctions occurring in each state of Australia.
Below is the calendar for Australia’s major public auctions for 2022:
Updated as of 20 January 2022.
|Sale||Company||Complex||Sale Start Date||Sale End Date|
|Gold Coast Yearling Sale||MM||Gold Coast||11-Jan-22||17-Jan-22|
|Classic Yearling Sale||Inglis||Riverside||6-Feb-22||8-Feb-22|
|Perth Yearling Sale||MM||Swan Valley||14-Feb-22||15-Feb-22|
|Tasmanian Yearling Sale||MM||Launceston||21-Feb-22||21-Feb-22|
|Premier Yearling Sale||Inglis||Oaklands||27-Feb-22||1-Mar-22|
|Adelaide Yearling Sale||MM||Morphettville||15-Mar-22||16-Mar-22|
|Gold Coast March Yearling Sale||MM||Gold Coast||21-Mar-22||22-Mar-22|
|Australian Easter Yearling Sale||Inglis||Riverside||5-Apr-22||6-Apr-22|
|Gold Yearling Sale||Inglis||Oaklands||21-Apr-22||22-Apr-22|
|HTBA May Yearling Sale||Inglis||Riverside||1-May-22||2-May-22|
|Australian Weanling Sale||Inglis||Riverside||5-May-22||5-May-22|
|Australian Broodmare Sale||Inglis||Riverside||8-May-22||8-May-22|
|National Weanling Sale||MM||Gold Coast||19-May-22||20-May-22|
|National Broodmare Sale||MM||Gold Coast||24-May-22||26-May-22|
|National Yearling Sale||MM||Gold Coast||31-May-22||2-Jun-22|
|Great Southern Sale||Inglis||Oaklands||9-Jun-22||10-Jun-22|
|Ready 2 Race Sale||Inglis||Riverside||11-Oct-22||11-Oct-22|
NB. Sale details are subject to change by the sales companies. Please check Magic Millions and William Inglis websites for up-to-date details.