Day At The Track

Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale on Sunday

03:10 AM 19 Mar 2012 NZDT
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World champion Somebeachsomewhere
World champion Somebeachsomewhere - Horse of the Year
Nigel Soult Photo

The 2012 Bathurst Gold Crown Harness Racing Yearling Sale will be conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co at the Bathurst Showground next Sunday (March 25), starting at 11am. The sale comprises 163 lots by 55 different sires including the world's fastest ever racehorse Somebeachsomewhere 1:46.8.

Others: Art Major, the current leading sire of two and three-year-olds, Bettor’s Delight, last season’s leading three-year-old sire, and premiership-winning stallions in Christian Cullen, Village Jasper, Armbro Operative and Live Or Die.

Other well known stallions include Courage Under Fire, Grinfromeartoear, Dream Away, American Ideal, Badlands Hanover, Four Starzzz Shark, Modern Art, Presidential Ball, Life Sign, Jeremes Jet, Blissfull Hall and Trump Casino.

Adding interest to the sale is the large number of first-season sires represented for the first time including the USA 2YO Colt of the Year Major In Art, Artistic Fella, Santanna Blue Chip, Stonebridge Regal, Kenneth J, Mr Feelgood and the colonial bred stars Flightpath, Robin Hood and Safari.

The sale includes strong drafts from many of New South Wales’ most successful breeders and studmasters, as well as leading vendors from Victoria and Queensland.

All yearlings sold on the day will be eligible for $13,000 Sales Graduate Paces for two-year-old colts and geldings and two-year-old fillies to be held at Bathurst and The Lombo, carrying $25,000 (minimum) finals for two-year-olds of both sexes at Shepparton in 2013.

Yearlings are also eligible for the Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, NSW Breeders Challenge, QBred and The Lombo.

Furthermore, 38 yearlings have been paid up for the rich Vicbred Super Sires series.

For a catalogue or further information contact sale co-ordinator Peter Dow on 0412 195 986, Graeme Board (02) 6884 8355 or email gboard@dcco.com.au

Pedigrees are available on the website www.graemeboard.com

Peter WHARTON

Somebeachsomewhere - Bluegrass - 1:46.4 World Record:

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