The 46th annual Dalby Australian Stock Horse sale got underway at the Dalby Showgrounds on Saturday where the heat factor was two-fold.
Yes it was hot, with temperatures rising slightly above the 42 degree heat expected, and so were some of the prices received.
Overall the sale saw 35 horses sell under the hammer for an average price of $15,314.
Topping the sale at $50,000 was the last lot offered in the twilight portion of the sale catalogue with the balance to sell on Sunday at what is regarded as the nation's biggest Australian Stock Horse sale.
The top selling horse was a seven-year-old bay mare Cedargrove Con D Lisa by Hazelwood Conman from the heritage listed mare Valli View Corina and was offered by Broomfield Grazing, Cedargrove ASH Stud, Darlington.
She was presented in the sale ring by master horseman Adam Wallen and sold to the Rob Southern and family, Tippendale South, Dirranbanidi.
Next best price was $42,000 for Peelvale Chics Callgirl offered by Maree Duncombe of Maleny and sold to Cindy Barnes, Yass, NSW.
Other higher prices received included $36,000 and several from $20,000.
Speaking on behalf of the selling agents, Ray White Rural livestock manager Bruce Birch said they had received huge buyer interest in terms of buyers registering for bid cards.
"We found these buyers were discerning in selections and were prepared to pay a premium for well trained and presented horses which were ready to compete on," Mr Birch said.
Queensland Country Life will have a full report online and in next week's edition.