Day At The Track

Value for money the key at Bathurst Sale

11:59 AM 19 Mar 2016 NZDT
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Courage Under Fire - Still producing the superstars
Courage Under Fire - Still producing the superstars

Tomorrows Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale at the Bathurst Showgrounds is quite different to most of the other sales held throughout Australia each season.

Most of the other sales have a heavy emphasis on the top end of the market where $50,000 yearlings become quite common.

The best of the best breeding wise change hands but there is no guarantee they will be the best on the racetrack.

The average trainer - driver and owner are shut out in the main at these sales and it is left to companies like Graeme Board to fill the gap in the market by running sales such as the Bathurst Gold Crown.

This weekends catalogue is a great example of having yearlings to fit everyone's budget with all the elite sires represented along with stallions just getting established or having their first crop being sold this year.

Courage Under Fire is enjoying a great run on both sides of the Tasman at the moment and he has six entries in tomorrows sale.

The pick of them for us is Lot 82 which is being offered on behalf of Tony Dumesny.

He is a colt from the former top racemare Edna Anne 1:55.4 ($105,811) and is her first foal.

The second dam takes most of the pedigree page so he is very hard to fault on paper.

Four Starzzz Shark is always great value for money at the yearling sales and tomorrow at Bathurst should be no exception.

He has seven representatives in the sale and we think all seven have something to offer the buyers bench.

All of them have plenty of well performed relatives close up on the pedigree page and anyone who has seen Lennytheshark or Frith dominate this season on the track is aware of the quality that Four Starzzz Shark can produce.

Modern Art is another stallion who under sells at a lot of sales in Australia and it is a mystery to us why that is.

He is closing in on 400 winners in Australia alone and stake earnings in excess of $14,440,000, yet he doesn't quite get the sale results his record would suggest he deserves.

He has four yearlings in tomorrows sale and all have a touch of quality about them.

Lot 51 appeals to us a lot as the colt for sale is the first foal from a full sister to the very smart Bo Jasper 1:57.9 ($168,436) 

Aces N Sevens continues to churn out the winners to the point he now has over 305 on his card with stakes closing in on $13,500,000.

He has twelve yearlings in tomorrows sale and they cover a wide cross section of mares but there should be something for everyone pockets amongst the twelve on offer.

People tend to forget that Aces N Sevens has produced such stars as Excel Stride 1:50.3 ($769,464), Drumfire 1:49 ($628,739), Ananz 1:53.8 ($527,844) and Lettucerocku 1:52.6 ($489,004) to name just a few and there are bound to be some smart horses amongst a draft of twelve yearlings from such a proven sire

With Rock N Roll Heaven having a handful of entries alongside Art Major (3), Roll With Joe (4) and Sportswriter(4), the elite sires are well represented but just maybe the value may come from the sires we have highlighted in this article.

Harnesslink Media

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