In years to come we’ll look back on this and say, “I remember when…”
What an achievement for Madison & what an achievement for Daleys Playrio & his son Bushranger. This is his 2nd win of the Stockplace Top End Purse:
2014 – 4th | 2015 – 3rd | 2016 – 1st | 2017 – 5th | 2018 – 1st
Congratulations to all connections.
This is the article which appeared on Richmond Campdraft Facebook page.
“If you were lucky enough to be at the Richmond Campdraft on the weekend of the 31st, 1st and 2nd of September 2018 you would have been witness to history in the making and one of the most extraordinary and breathtaking sights in campdrafting!
The Richmond Campdraft was blown away by Miss Madison Hall who quietly and confidently won the Stockplace Top End Purse 2018. At only 12 years of age this is such an exceptional achievement! Not only has Madison won the Stockplace Top End Purse title at such a young age, she has also won $1,000 cash and a Saddle from Dolan Saddlery!
The Stockplace Top End Purse is sponsored by Stockplace, Causeway Townsville and Donlan Saddlery. It has been running for 24 years, with one year off in 2007 due to the Equine Flu then again in 2013 due to the drought. The Stockplace Top End Purse is an aggregate draft which is run in conjunction with the Novice drafts held at Winton, Julia Creek, Saxby, Cloncurry, Hughenden and Richmond, with the finals also being held at Richmond. The top 15 competitors with the highest aggregate from the six novice drafts go into the finals with the score from the finals adding onto the already accumulated points from the previous drafts.
Madison Hall proudly follows in the footsteps of her mother and father; Jaye and Ben Hall, as well as her grandmother Dallas Daley; all who have not only placed several times in the Stockplace Top End Purse but have also won the Purse!
Madison’s horse Bushranger is no stranger to lining up in the Stockplace Top End Purse Finals either. Bushranger placed 4th in 2014, 3rd in 2015, 1st in 2016, 5th in 2017 and now first place again in 2018!
It was so wonderful to see Madison, still as humble and as modest as ever after winning the Stockplace Top End Purse; she went and put her horse away, kicked off her boots, ran over to the jumping castle with her friends and just enjoyed being a kid!
Congratulations Madison Hall and Bushranger!”