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Only Western Ideal yearling to be sold this year

10:41 AM 23 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Western Ideal
Western Ideal

The only yearling by champion USA based stallion Western Ideal to be offered at an Australian Yearling Sale this year will go under the hammer in Perth this afternoon.

KTC Bloodstock will offer Lot 12 which is a filly by Western Ideal from the Stoneridge Scooter mare Pash On. This filly is a half-sister to four winners including the $100,000 earner Village Ruler.

Western Ideal is the sire of 235 $100,000 earners in North America including the outstanding racehorse and sire Rocknroll Hanover 1:48.6 $2,754,038 and the millionaire mares Cabrini Hanover and Krispy Apple.

Like all fillies being offered in Perth, Lot 12 will be eligible for the Epona Mares Bonus for her wins, while Western Ideal is already making his mark as a broodmare sire with 43 $100,000 earners headed by the Bettors Delight mare See You At Peelers which has won in excess of $1.5 million.

Sons of Western Ideal in Rocknroll Hanover and Always A Virgin are also represented in today’s sale.

Rocknroll Hanover seven lots in the catalogue made up of three colts and four fillies.

As to be expected with a sire whose American stud record includes 129 $100,000 earners and eight millionaires, the Rocknroll Hanover’s being offered in Perth are out of quality mares with six of the mares being either Black Type or Black Type producers.

Rocknroll Hanover’s best son is Rocknroll Heaven with a record of 1:47.6 and stakes in excess of $2.7 million. Rocknroll Heaven’s first crop are current yearlings and there are three of them in today’s sale – two colts and on filly.

The 2014 Gloucester Standardbreds WA Yearling Sale gets under way at the Belmont Park Sales Complex at 1:00pm with a parade of yearlings commencing at 10:00am.

The office at the complex will open at 8:00am for those wishing to make an early start on finding their champion.

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