In the last couple of years in Australasia, the influence of Angus Hall on the trotting half of the harness racing industry has really come to the fore.
This son of Garland Lobell has had a brilliant stud career in the Northern Hemisphere with stakes won to date totalling $77,583,707.
First up down under we had his biggest stakes winning son in Majestic Son taking all before him in both Australia and New Zealand.
In the current season in New Zealand, Majestic Son will win both the two and three year old sires premiership for trotters while in Australia he leads the two year old section and is a close second in the three year old section.
This season Angus Hall himself has small crops of two year olds via frozen semen in both Australia and New Zealand and with the season drawing to a close, he has already established himself as sire to be reckoned with.
In New Zealand Angus Hall has had 18 two year olds to represent him this season.
Arya would be the pick of them winning three races and $36,788 and only missing the money once in seven starts when she was controversially disqualified from second in the Harness Jewels when placed in under 1:57.
Arya is headed for the Breeders Crown and on her record to date, would have to be a serious player.
Springbank Eden ($5,642) also won this season while the ultra-impressive trialist Petite One 2:01.9 makes her race debut on Friday night at Addington and will be very tough to hold out.
The stablemate of Petite One in Alannah Hall 2:02.1 has also trialled up stylishly while Sansa Stark has also qualified.
Angus Hall presently sits third on the New Zealand sires list for two year old trotters.
In Australia he has a first crop of just 15 two year olds and four have started to date for two winners including the smart Endsino ($9,645) who finished a close up third in the Group Two Tatlow Stakes and the recent winner Elegant Angus ($4,932).
Angus Hall presently sits fifth on the Australian sires list for two year old trotters.
With Angus Hall doing so well and his son Majestic Son excelling at the same time, the influence of Angus Hall on the trotting breed down under looks set to grow even larger in the years to come.