Day At The Track

Family that just keeps producing quality

04:46 PM 27 Jan 2015 NZDT
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Franconia - A half sister to Veste 1:57.1($106,023) from Coburg 1:56.7 ($205,176) Franconia - A half sister to Veste 1:57.1($106,023) from Coburg 1:56.7 ($205,176)
Franconia - A half sister to Veste 1:57.1 ($106,023) from Coburg 1:56.7 ($205,176)
Franconia - A half sister to Veste 1:57.1 ($106,023) from Coburg 1:56.7 ($205,176)
Franconia

The harness racing sales in New Zealand continue to go from strength to strength on the quality front and this years Australasian Classic Sale is no exception being chock full of quality individuals.

One family that has been to the fore over the last 25 years is the one that traces to Black Watch which was carefully nurtured over a long time by the doyen of northern breeders, Sandy Yarndley.

There are a lot of her descendants in this years sales but one filly from the family that took our eye was lot 45, Franconia.

By boom sire Art Major who is having such a strong run world wide at the moment, Franconia is a daughter of the former outstanding racemare Coburg 1:56.7 ($205,176) who was the four year old mare of the year in New Zealand in 2004.

At stud Coburg has already produced Veste 1:57.1 ($106,023) who won the Caduceus Club Classic at two for legendary trainer Mark Purdon.

Mark must have liked Veste because last year he went back and brought another one out of Coburg in Conversion who qualified in 2:00.4 at the recent Ashburton trials and looks a very promising two year old.

Coburg is a half sister to the champion pacer Stunin Cullen 1:54.1 ($1,493,716) and Coburg's dam Vicario is a half sister to IL Vicolo 1:55.6 ($1,253,807) and to the dam of Gotta Go Cullen 1:58.2 ($1,173,343).

Regardless of what Franconia does on the racetrack, her residual value when retired to the broodmare barn will be significant.

Harnesslink Media 

 

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