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$100,000 Queen Of Hearts - Who wins?

06:02 AM 14 Dec 2018 NZDT
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Tonight's Group 1 Rosslands Queen Of Hearts going for $100,000 should be a battle between the aged harness racing star Dream About Me and the pretender to the crown Elle Mac.

Dream About Me, now a seasoned six-year-old, has been a brilliant race mare and a star for breeder Charlie Roberts winning 22 races from 37 starts for earnings of just over a million dollars. Her recent New Zealand Cup placing stamped her as a very special race mare. She was an easy winner of The Breeder's Stakes last week and she won this race two years ago. She is also unbeaten in seven starts at Alexandra Park. She deserves to be the favourite.

On the other hand she has a serious contender this week in the form of the young pretender Elle Mac. Elle Mac was sold through the 2016 sales as Lot 33 to high-profile Australian buyer Jean Feiss for $51,000 and is the winner of 10 races, five of these at Group 1 level and four of those at Alexandra Park, for stake earnings of $492,127 and has set three NZ Records.

Elle Mac now a four-year-old is having her fifth run back in The Queen Of Hearts. She has faced Dream About Me twice in this campaign, once breaking at the start and taking no part. Thefixer won this race with Dream About Me finishing second and then Elle Mac raced against Dream About Me last week finishing second but making ground right to the wire. Elle Mac's run was exceptional after working hard for the front over the first 800 meters

Here is that race;

I believe Elle Mac is about to turn the tables on her illustrious stable mate in $100,000 The Rosslands Queen Of Hearts tonight. We will see!

Click here for tonight's race program.

Elle Mac is bred on the golden-cross, she is a Bettor's Delight from a Christian Cullen mare, the same as champion Lazarus and many others that are racing.

Your chance of securing a close relation to Elle Mac has improved dramatically with three outstanding entries from the Breckon Farms draft at the Inaugural 2019 National Yearling Sale held in Karaka, Auckland, on the 17th and 18th of February. Lot 6 an American Ideal filly from a race winning full-sister to Elle Mac, Lot 12 an American Ideal filly from a race winning Mach Three sister to Elle Mac and Lot 18 an Art Major colt brother to Elle Mac who is appropriately called Billion Dollar Boy.

Lot 6 - Needamargarita is a filly by American Ideal from Fellamongstabeauty by Bettor's Delight from the Christian Cullen mare Goodlookinggirl.

Lot 12 - Allamericanlover is a filly by American Ideal from Goodlookinbabe by Mach Three from from the Christian Cullen mare Goodlookinggirl.

American Ideal has produced ten millionaires in North America in total. Four have been fillies including his richest progeny American Jewel 1:48.2s ($1,834,823) and also the champion current North American three-year-old filly of the year Yourmycandygirl 1:48.2 ($1,497,000). American Ideal has produced the winners of over $87 million to date in North America. In New Zealand he is the sire of progeny that has earned $7.5 million to date and in Australia he has progeny earnings of over $10 million to date. 

Therefore, American Ideal now belongs to the $100 million club an outstanding achievement.

He best performing mare in New Zealand is The Orange Agent ($516,974) and in Australia American Ideal has produced two millionaires to date. They are Bling It On 1:50.8 ($1,656,656) and Soho Tribeca 1:53.8 ($1,103,374) 

Lot 18 - Billion Dollar Boy is a colt by Art Major from Goodlookinggirl by Christian Cullen from the Butler BG mare Twice As Good.

The stallion Art Major needs no introduction. He has sired the winners of over $122 million in North America alone. In New Zealand he has sired the winners of over $13 million and in Australia he has sired the winners of over $51 million. 

Billion Dollar Boy is the first colt from Goodlookinggirl.  

For full catalogue pedigrees and for more information on The National Yearling Sale click on this link.

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Elle Mac beating the boys on the 16th of November 2018

Elle Mac - $134,000 Group 1 Nevele R Series Final

Elle Mac _ $120,000 Great Northern Oaks

Elle Mac - $138,000 Sire Stakes Final

Elle Mac - $138,000 Two-Year-Old Sire Stakes Final

Elle Mac - $113,406 Caduceus Club Classic for Two-Year-Olds

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