The Cam’s Card Shark horse Million Dollar Cam, a Little Brown Jug winner and now at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, has been represented by some promising two-year-olds from his first Australian crop.
Million Dollar Cam, who took a record of 1:50.2 at 3 years and won almost $970,000 in stakes, has a foal crop of only 60 and already 14 have started and three have won and a further six have been placed.
They include the impressive Tasmanian Debutante winner Karalta Impulse, the brilliant first-up Bathurst winner Ameretto and last Saturday’s runaway Albury victor Riley James.
With 14 starters from 60 foals, Million Dollar Cam is off to a sensational start, being the leading NSW first-season percentage sire in that category, while he ranks second on a winners-to-foals percentage basis, according to the Harness Racing Australia computer on March 17.
Eight of Million Dollar Cam’s second crop will go up for auction at the Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale next Sunday afternoon at the Bathurst Showground as part of the 21-strong Yirribee Stud consignment.
The draft includes a half-brother to the Linden Huntley Little winner Mighty River ($420,590), a half-brother to the NSW Sires Stakes 2YO champion Muddy River ($207,313), a half-brother to the $130,000 winner Itsokaytobefake (1:55.3) and a filly from the Albion Park winner Miss McBee.
There’s also a colt from a Northern Lights daughter of the Victoria Oaks winner Shelly Lee and a colt out of a half-sister to the multiple Cups winner Royal Surprise ($229,879).
In North America, Million Dollar Cam’s stock has earned more than $20-million to date and he has sired seven in the 1:50 list.
By Peter Wharton (Courtesy of Harness Racing Australia)