Purchasers at next month’s Tasmania Premier Yearling Sale in Launceston will be eligible for a range of rich incentives should their purchase win as a two, three or four-year-old. All horses in the sale are eligible for a $2,000 Tasbred win bonus for each of their first two race wins as both as a two and three-year-old. If a horse does not win at two and three a $2,000 bonus will be paid for their first win as a four-year-old or older. Tasbred win bonuses apply only to races conducted in Tasmania. A total of $280,000 is paid out to breeders and owners in the Tasbred Bonus scheme each year. Furthermore, yearlings presented at the sale will be eligible for a one off $2,000 First Win Bonus for their first race win anywhere in Australia before reaching four years of age. As an added incentive, all horses presented for sale will be eligible to compete in $10,000 Yearling Sale Classics for two and three-year-olds of both sexes. The 2014 Tasmania Premier Yearling Sale will be conducted on Friday, February 14 at the Inveresk Showground, Launceston. The sale has attracted 39 entries – all eligible for the Tasbred scheme – including youngsters by Art Major, Rocknroll Hanover, Shadow Play, Courage Under Fire, Mister Big, Elsu and Four Starzzz Shark. An additional entry is a filly by the Artsplace horse Art Colony out of the New York Motoring mare Motoring Rivers, a half-sister to the Hobart Cup winner Purple Haze and a close relative of Miracle Mile hero Beautide. For a catalogue or further information contact Kevin Neilson on (03) 6212 9316 or email K. Neilson@tasracing.com.au or the auctioneers Davidson Cameron and Co Dubbo on (02) 6884 8355. The online catalogue for the Tasmanian sale can be viewed at www.graemeboard.com By Peter Wharton
CAMPBELLVILLE, August 9 - It was a milestone night on Friday evening at Mohawk. After driver Jody Jamieson celebrated $100-million in career earnings as a driver in race two, trainer Casie Coleman notched her 2,000th win later on the card in race ten. Coleman’s Beat The Drum got under the wire first in a condition event for driver Scott Zeron in 1:53 to reach the 2,000 win plateau. Coleman, a resident of Cambridge, has been named Canada’s Trainer of the Year five times and has career earnings approaching $45 million as a trainer. “When I first came to Ontario, I never dreamed I’d win 1,000 races lifetime let alone 2,000 at my age,” Coleman said. “It’s pretty surreal to think that my team and I have accomplished this. It’s just a great feeling.” The 33-year-old’s top horses in recent years include North America Cup winner Sportswriter, Breeders Crown winner Betterthancheddar, Little Brown Jug winner Michaels Power, American Ideal, Art Colony, Idyllic and Moving Pictures, just to name a few. by Greg Gangle
Winbak Farm's foaling season begins with the start of the new year. From January to June, Winbak Farm is expected to welcome close to 400 foals. The first to come is always highly anticipated by all of the employees and harness racing associates of the farm.
The Artsplace horse Stonebridge Regal (1:48.2), who has shuttled between Canada and New South Wales and New Zealand for the last three years, is to stand his first harness racing season in Victoria at the Loddon Valley stud, Lockwood, near Bendigo, of one of Australia's leading studmasters John Campbell.
Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Art Colony, p, 2, 1:51s ($762,840), owned by Tom Hill of Great Britain. With his first crop on the ground, the six-year-old harness racing stallion was in the middle of his second breeding season.
Winbak Farm of Ontario is proud to announce that its harness racing stallions on their 2012 roster have all arrived. Winbak Farm will be standing 11 stallions in 2012, including 5 millionaires. We are proud to welcome two new stallions to its lineup this year, along with welcoming back three pacing stallions returning from the southern hemisphere.