Many of New South Wales leading breeders and studmasters have thrown their support behind the Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale to be held on Sunday, March 23 at the Bathurst Showground.
Janet and Doug Moore’s Brooklyn Lodge has the biggest draft with 22 lots by 13 different sires. Their consignment includes a Grinfromeartoear sister to The Lombo winner Radical Calza, a Four Starzzz Shark filly out of the WA Oaks winner Onassis Legacy and a Kenneth J half-brother to Copper Coast (Qld. Paleface Adios Classic).
Golden Gait Stud, Canowindra and Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, two of NSW’s leading breeding establishments, both have 21 nominations. Golden Gait’s draft includes 19 yearlings by exciting first crop sire Passmaster Hanover highlighted by a filly out of the Edgar Tatlow winner Lady Titian Lombo and a half-brother to Bathurst Sales Classic victor Lagoon Stride.
While, the Yirribee consignment is headed up by Million Dollar Cam half-brothers to the NSW juvenile classic winners Mighty River and Muddy River and to the 1:55 $130,000 earner Itsokaytobefake.
Ken and Sue Smith’s Mimosa Banks Stud has 10 entries including progeny of highly regarded stallions Rocknroll Hanover, Rock N Roll Heaven, Sportswriter and Shadow Play.
Other prominent NSW breeders with strong representation are Scott Robertson and Darren and Tom Reay with eight lots each, Wayne Honan (7), Denis and Jo Howe (5), Ray and Anne Grubb (5), Jeff and Nea Costello (5), Aqua Meadows (4) and Rachael and David Micallef (4).
A strong benchmark of breeders from Victoria and Queensland are also represented at the sale. They include Goulburn Valley breeders Helen Head (5 lots), Graeme Gourley (5), Kevin Newbound (3), Brian and Marilyn Gourley (2), Neville Cranston (2), John Nalder and Jane Hearn (1) and Ross Simpson (1), while leading Cranbourne trainer Jayne Davies has a single entry.
The Gold Coast based Cold Mountain Stud has entered six yearlings, four of whom are out of North American-bred mares.
The online catalogue for the Bathurst sale can be viewed at www.graemeboard.com Hard-copy catalogues can be requested from Davidson Cameron & Co Dubbo Pty Ltd on (02) 6884 8355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Bathurst Harness Racing Club on (02) 6333 5000.
by Peter Wharton for Bathurst Yearling Sale