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Prompted by recent rumors concerning NZ Bloodstock's likely purchase of PGG Wrightson's harness racing auction business, and in light of our diminishing equine population (breeding down another 250 mares this year, rapidly approaching only 2,000 mares bred annually) and general lack of enticing prize money at offer, it is time for our Industry to take over ownership of its yearling and related auctions! Even in this depressed environment, yearling/weanling/broodmare Auction Sales exceed $11 million dollars annually, generating in excess of $1.1 million of gross income to PGG Wrightson. Think of how wonderful it would be if that money were made available to lift both overnight and stake purses! Why utilize an outside Auction house to do - and make money from - what we can do just as well ourselves? With a little creative use of existing facilities both Alexandra Park and Addington could hold the sales at their racetracks! Obviously, temporary stalls would need to be rented, some overheads incurred, vendor payouts and cataloging to be managed, and auctioneers to be rented for the sales - but it is hard to imagine that the financial windfall to harness racing would be far from $1 million annually! Additionally, if the sales were well handled, food and drink income for the sales days would be substantial! It would also tie in well with special race nights created to take advantage of the crowds that would already be on track for the sales! While PGG and NZ Bloodstock would have us believe that their expertise is vital, there is really very little to that bravado! The sales are self drawing, our industry can handle the operation, personnel overheads need not be high (there is certainly no need to inspect yearlings as foal numbers no longer require culling for the sales), and - while Karaka is a lovely venue - it is an unnecessary extravagance considering how nicely the $1million dollars at hand would benefit our racing product! Given Alexandra Park's bright economic future, they, alone, if necessary, could put on these sales. And combined with support from major Breeders/stud farms/consigned like Woodlands, Breckon, and Alabar, they could create an innovative new series and stakes benefiting 2 and 3 year olds! In this time of general doom and gloom in harness racing, this proactive approach would provide a breath of fresh air, utilize common sense, and give the Industry we love some forward momentum!!! Come on Alexandra Park and Addington, come on NZ Breeders, and let's MAKE this happen. Let's take our own horse by the reins! Harnesslink Media

Auckland Reactor is currently third on the harness racing three-year-old sires list in New Zealand with $341,698 in progeny earnings to date with 24 starters, nine winners and 48 qualifiers from 141 registered foals.  This Thursday, Auckland Reactor star three-year-old boom pacer Chase Auckland returns to the track in preparation for the upcoming Great Northern Derby in Auckland in three weeks time. With a unbeaten record of seven starts for seven wins ($255,179) and with a 1:52.2 mile rate over 1950 metres registered against his name, much is anticipated of this son of Auckland Reactor on his return to the track. It has been six weeks since he last raced. Chase Auckland is the first Group 1 winner produced by Auckland Reactor in New Zealand. Two other colts by Auckland Reactor, both nominated for the New Zealand Derby, to impress are recent first start winner Jazzy Star (1:55.8 mile rate) and Ardtoo winning his last two starts. In Australia Auckland Reactor was the leading first season sire for 2016/2017 season. He had 115 foals for 10 winners including a Group 1 winner Gold Reactor from his first crop. Gold Reactor won a $100,000 Queensland Final. Another filly to impress recently winning by large margins and winning her last three starts is Soho Burning Love 1:52.6. ​Auckland Reactor has already left a two-year-old filly winner in Australia from his second crop (Cap In Hand, 1:59.7 - one start) from four starters to date.  In summary Auckland Reactor (Mach Three) has bred two Group 1 winners from his first crop current three-year-olds, has progeny earnings of $624,936, has bred 24 individual winners to date and 83 qualifiers or starters to date and remember that the three-year-old season is just getting underway.  Chase Auckland Jazzy Star Ardtoo Gold Reactor Soho Burning Love Cap In Hand There are only 12 yearlings by Auckland Reactor at the New Zealand Sales this week, four colts and a filly in the main sales and two colts and five fillies in the supplementary sale and they should be much sort after by the discerning buyer. At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland this Monday February the 12th, Auckland Reactor only has the one colt for sale, Lot 99 and what a stunner he is. Out of the very good race mare Impish this colt is called Crackator and he is a half-brother to seven winners including the very good mare The Fascinator 10 wins ($155,162). This colt is closely related to the promising three-year-old King Of Swing ($236,244). Lot 99 - Crackator (Bay colt Auckland Reactor - Impish - Falcon Seelster) Lot 99 - Crackator (Bay colt Auckland Reactor - Impish - Falcon Seelster) At the New Zealand Premier Sale in Christchurch on Tuesday and Wednesday( the 13th and 14th of February), Auckland Reactor is represented by three colts and one filly. The first colt is Lot 238, One Of Them, and he is an outstanding individual (you be the judge) and a chestnut colt to boot from the Studholme Park draft and just look at him he just oozes with class. He is a half-brother to nine individual winners and is closely related to recent Inter Dominion starter Code Black 1:50.8 ($213,535). Lot 238 - One Of Them (Chestnut colt)  Auckland Reactor - Rafiki - New York Motoring The second colt is Lot 244, Roscoe Bromac from the Bromac Lodge draft and he is from the Falcon Seelster mare Romancing Bromac. Roscoe Bromac is her third foal and is a half-brother to the promising Victorian pacer Romeo Bromac (4 wins to date). This colt is closely related to Code Black ($1,026,623), Naughty But Nice ($1,062,107) and a host of other top winners in North America. Lot 244 - Roscoe Bromac (Bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Romancing Bromac - Falcon Seelster This next yearling a filly by Auckland Reactor is probably one of the best bred Auckland Reactors at the sales this year and the only filly by Auckland Reactor at the sales this year in New Zealand. It is Lot 250 Red Envy and she is a half-sister to six winners all good horses. Red Envy is from a half-sister to super mare Sparks A Flyin, 2000/2001 3yr old 'Pacing Filly Of The Year' who in turn has left several winners including the very good Bettor's Fire ($557,430) . Lot 250 - Red Envy (Chestnut filly)  Auckland Reactor - Sparks Under Fire - Fake Left Another super looking colt, this is the last colt for sale by Auckland Reactor, at this years New Zealand Premier Sale and it is Lot 323, Willie Go West and he is from the Studholme Park draft. Willie Go West is the first colt from the Bettor's Delight mare Bettor Go. This modern pedigree gives this colt more than a serious chance to make it as a top young race horse. Lot 323 - Willie Go West (Bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Bettor Go - Bettor's Delight In the Supplementary Sale there are two colts and five fillies for sale.  Lot 437 - Falcon Reactor (brown filly)  Auckland Reactor - Ask Me Falcon - Falcon Seelster This filly is the second foal of its dam a Falcon Seelster mare who is from a sister to the 1982/1983 4yr old 'Pacer Of The Year' Our Mana 20 wins with $331,900 in the bank. (No photos or videos available for this filly). Lot 439 - Chemeia (bay filly)  Auckland Reactor - Alcheringa - Dream Away This filly is a three-quarter sister to the very good Mach Three mare (Famous) Alchemist ($322,869). Lot 439 - Chemeia (bay filly)  Auckland Reactor - Alcheringa - Dream Away Lot 447 - Crystal Belle (bay filly)  Auckland Reactor - Belle Elect - Life Sign This Auckland Reactor filly is a half-sister to two winners and is from Belle Elect a daughter of the brilliant 2000/2001 two-year-old 'Pacing Filly Of The Year' and 'Pacer and Harness Horse Of The Year' Elect To Live. Belle Elect is a half-sister to the top young horses Gotta Go Harmony (two-year-old 'Pacing Filly Of The Year') and Gotta Go Cullect now a decent stallion at stud. Lot 447 - Crystal Belle (bay filly)  Auckland Reactor - Belle Elect - Life Sign Lot 460 - Milly Mercedes (brown filly)  Auckland Reactor - Ella Sue - Elsu This filly is from a mare by champion race horse Elsu ($2,083,352) called Ella Sue who won over $100,000 and was Group placed. Lot 460 - Milly Mercedes (brown filly)  Auckland Reactor - Ella Sue - Elsu Lot 461 - Crusada (bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Curve - Courage Under Fire Crusada is the second foal and first colt from the race winning Courage Under Fire mare Curve and this colt looks like he will go early. From the family of multiple Group 1 winners including Sly Flyin ($817,956), Smiling Shard ($757,492), Pemberton Shard ($225,212) and last year's good two-year-old Mach Shard. Lot 461 - Crusada (bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Curve - Courage Under Fire Lot 463 - Mighty Reactor (bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Elite Lass - Live Or Die Mighty Reactor is the last colt for sale at these New Zealand yearling sales. He is from a race winning Live Or Die mare Elite Lass who in turn is a half-sister to 7 winners. Lot 463 - Mighty Reactor (bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Elite Lass - Live Or Die Lot 463 - Mighty Reactor (bay colt)  Auckland Reactor - Elite Lass - Live Or Die Lot 470 - Mandisa (bay filly)  Auckland Reactor - Jacaranda - Falcon Seelster And here is your last chance to buy an Auckland Reactor filly at these New Zealand Sales. Her name is Mandisa and she is from the famed Norice Family stacked full of great horses. This filly is an outstanding looker and should command the attention of serious buyers. Lot 470 - Mandisa (bay filly)  Auckland Reactor - Jacaranda - Falcon Seelster If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. 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Harness racing buyers beware, do not be late, it is a 10.30am start for Lot 1 in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale on Monday (12th of February) called Can’t Believe Myeyes, a Mach Three colt from the good race winning Falcon Seelster mare Racketeers Girl ($86,545).   Mach Three has left close on $19 million in progeny earnings in New Zealand. In Australia he has about the same amount $19 million earned to date and in North America Mach Thre is the sire of over $120,000,000 in progeny earnings. Total earnings world-wide is just on $160 million, a huge amount.    Mach Three is the sire of champion race horses Somebeachsomewhere ($3,328,755) and Auckland Reactor ($1,837,043) both horses now at stud.   Can’t Believe Myeyes is bred on the Mach Three x Falcon Seelster cross that has left horses like Fly Like An Eagle ($756,178), Venus Serena ($796,397) and Mach Beauty ($460,670).   Can’t Believe Myeyes is a very good looking bay colt, not big but strong and compact. He has very long fetlocks which is an indicator of speed.    The dam of Can’t Believe Myeyes, Racketeers Girl, raced in Australia for Kim Prentice who said that even though Racketeers Girl was a small horse she didn't feel like it while driving her. She was good gaited from the time he broke her in and had a big stride for her size. She was always well mannered and easy to handle. She had good speed for a little horse. Her strength was how genuine she was in races, she use to try her heart out. Racketeers Girl won 8 races.   Mach Three winning the Meadowlands Pace     Auckland Reactor by Mach Three winning The New Zealand Free For All     Somebeachsomewhere by Mach Three winning The North American Cup     Harnesslink Media

Based in the heart of Waikato at Ohaupo, near Te Awamutu, Breckon Farms is the home to the finest in Australasian harness racing including broodmares, weanlings, yearlings and race horses. Breckon Farms offer state-of-the-art facilities and the property is magnificently contoured to provide the perfect nursery for young horses to gain the best possible start to their lives on grass and feed of the highest calibre all year round. With the Australasian Classic Yearling Sales now so close, it is pertinent to reinforce some of Breckon Farms historical achievements as a major yearling sales preparer at the North Island Sales. In the 24 sales from 1993 through to 2016 (current 3YO’s) they have produced 400 winners from 680 yearlings offered for sale, which is over 58% winners to yearlings offered. They have produced the winners of 42 Group 1 races, including wins in such races as an Interdominion Grand Final, New Zealand Cups (3), Hunter Cup, Harness Jewels, Breeders Crown Finals, Caduceus Club Fillies Classic, New Zealand Sires Stakes 2 & 3yo Fillies Finals. Through the PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Series races Breckon Farms have produced the winners of 7 Open Finals, 10 Fillies Finals, 1 Northern Hemisphere Time Final and 3 Aged Handicap Paces. There have been 4 millionaire pacers that have come from their drafts, plus who could forget the Superstar of Harness Racing in the trotting ranks, I Can Doosit, who would have been the 5th millionaire if he hadn’t had to be withdrawn from the sales. Over the last two months Harnesslink has continued to promote the Breckon Farms draft for the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on Monday February the 12th.  We have five remaining yearlings to cover and they are all colts by stallion extrordinaire Bettor's Delight. What more can we say about Bettor's Delight? A champion sire in every respect. He led the All-Aged Sires list in North America in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He led the Australian All-Aged Sires list from 2011/2012 to the present day, that is the last six years and he has led the New Zealand All-Aged Sires list since 2011. Yes, he has bred a staggering 7,500 mares world-wide as every owner wants one because they are tough, fast, durable, money makers and all trainers love them regatdless of size, looks, temperament etc. Bettor's Delight has it all. If you saw Bettor's Delight in the flesh you would know that he is a nothing burger to look at! A plain little horse, yes small,  so when you are at these yearling sales and you want a pretty looker take into consideration looks are not everything in harness racing. Heart counts for more and Bettor's Delight progeny has that in abundance. This Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is your chance to buy a top racing prospect and a future stallion possibility with the purchase of a Bettor's Delight colt. You have a better than average chance of buying a future millionaire as the odds are in your favour with a Bettor's Delight colt from the Breckon Farms draft..  The first of these colts to look at is Lot 9 Sossutor a first foal from a lightly raced Art Major mare. Sossutor is from the famed Black Watch family choked full of top end racehorses. This colt is from a half-sister to the dam of super race mare Lauraella ($649,946) 2008/2009 3yr old 'Pacing Filly Of The Year'.  Lot 9 – Sossutor (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Sossusvlei - Art Major) Lot 9 – Sossutor (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Sossusvlei - Art Major) This next colt by Bettor's Delight is Lot 76 called Jack Irish and he is one of this writer's best bred colt at the Sales. Not only is he a half-brother to super race mare Lauraella ($649,946) but he is also half-brother to the ill-fated The Muskeg Express ($111,331), The Pacman ($115,001) and Estillo ($71,077). Jack Irish is bred on the Bettor's Delight x Falcon Seelster cross. That cross has left a number of good winners including rising star Jack's Legend 1:51.8 (316,231), Lancewood Lizzie 1:52.7 ($258,447), Joanne's A Delight ($145,043) and The Fascinator ($155,162). Lot 76 – Jack Irish (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Black Maire - Falcon Seelster) Lot 76 – Jack Irish (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Black Maire - Falcon Seelster) Lot 85, One Change is bred on that same Bettor's Delight x Falcon Seelster cross as the previous lot above. He is the first colt that Changedown has produced to date and he is a half-brother to the very good filly Renske B ($58,778) as well as the Well Said half-sister La Vitesse who was an impressive winner in her public debut at the workouts on the 3rd February. This colt One Change is from a sister or half-sister to 11 winners including the champion Changeover, 29 wins with $2,426,765 in the bank and now a decent proven stallion at stud. Changeover winning the 2008 New Zealand Cup Chaangerr is the mother and she was 1994 / 1995 4yr old 'Pacing Mare Of The Year' and what a great mother she has turned out to be as she has produced 12 to race for 11 winners of 115 races for $3,131,909 in progeny earnings. A tremendous family, a tremendous pedigree, this colt is destined for a big future. Lot 85 – One Change (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Changedown - Falcon Seelster) Lot 85 – One Change (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Changedown - Falcon Seelster) It will be a Better Way Of Life if you decide to buy this next colt as he is the best bred colt for sale in this Australasian Classic Yearling Sale in this writer's opinion. He is Lot 140 and he is out of the well known Artsplace mare Gentle Audrey. She was a US$300,000 import from North America. Gentle Audrey is out of one of North America's greatest young race mares. Her name is Caressable ($1,006,380) by the great Niatross and Caressable has left a great legacy on the harness racing world. 1985 Breeders Crown 2yo Filly Pace Caressable Lot 140 – Better Way Of Life (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Gentle Audrey - Artsplace) Lot 140 – Better Way Of Life (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Gentle Audrey - Artsplace) The last Bettor's Delight colt in this sale is Lot 174 called Dina Bolt and he is out of the super race mare Pullover Brown ($332,265) including the New Zealand Oaks, Group 1, Victorian Oaks, Group 1, the Australian Oaks, Group 1, the Australasian Breeders Crown Final, Group 1 and she was the  2002 / 2003 3yo 'Pacing Filly of the Year', setting a New Zealand record in the process. This colt is a half-brother to three winners including the promising (In) Runaway Bay $136,357. Pullover Brown winning The New Zealand Oaks Lot 174 – Dina Bolt (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Pullover Brown - Armbro Operative) Lot 174 – Dina Bolt (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Pullover Brown - Armbro Operative) If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster 1,846 winners for Art Major Golden cross, Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen Art Major fillies stand out at Karaka sale Harnesslink Media        

Art Major is quite simply one of the greatest harness racing sires in the world today. He continually sires both high class fillies and colts. He is the sire of the fastest ever two-year-old in both Australia and New Zealand. Without any doubt Art Major is one of the world’s most commercial sires today. He has been Australian leading juvenile sire six times. In North America, Art Major is the sire of 835 race winners, 8 millionaires, 19 with $750,000 plus, 41 with $500,000 plus, 111 with $250,000 plus and 314 with $100,000 plus in earnings to date. Art Major has 49 horses that have paced in 1:50 or faster and 512 in 1:55 or faster. His average earnings per eligible foal born is $86,737 and his average earnings per starter is $111,893. In Australia, Art Major is the sire of 757 race winners, 2 millionaires, 10 with $500,000 plus, 28 with $250,000 plus and 101 with $100,000 plus. His average earnings per starter is $44,197.  In New Zealand, Art Major has progeny earnings of $11,826,240 from 508 foals three-year-olds and older. At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th (Monday), there are four outstanding Art Major fillies for sale as detailled below in the Breckon Farms draft. Here is your chance to buy a top racing prospect and a future broodmare with a sensational pedigree. Lot 98 Summertime is a super bred filly that is a first foal from a Bettor's Delight half-sister to the champion race mare and 6 time Group 1 winning mare De Lovely ($656,113) now a successful broodmare having already left the Sapling Stakes winner Cole Porter. Summertime is closely related to the champion race horse Elsu ($2,083,352). How can we not mention the dam of De Lovely and Czanyi (dam of Summertime) that was top race mare Copper Beach ($185,991) who won the  New Zealand Oaks and the Victorian Oaks. Copper Beach was the 2003-2004 3yo 'Pacing Filly of the Year'. Both Copper Beach and her daughter De Lovely won the Group 1 New Zealands Oaks. De Lovely winning The New Zealand Oaks Copper Beach winning The New Zealand Oaks Lot 98 – Summertime (bay filly Art Major - Czanyi - Bettor's Delight) Lot 98 – Summertime (bay filly Art Major - Czanyi - Bettor's Delight) This next filly in this sale at Karaka is Lot 119 called Atarah. She is a full-sister to Isaiah 13 wins ($537,545) and a half-sister to four other winners. Atarah is bred on the Art Major x In The Pocket cross. Besides Isaiah, in New Zealand only, this cross has produced Sky Major ($502,201), All U Need Is Faith ($107,594), Alta Maestro ($126,147), Max Phactor ($119,607), Mighty Flying Major ($139,425), Pacing Major ($178,113) and Say My Name ($118,388). Isaiah winning the Flying Stakes Lot 119 – Atarah (bay filly Art Major - E J Becks - In The Pocket) Lot 119 – Atarah (bay filly Art Major - E J Becks - In The Pocket) Billion Dollar Baby is the next filly by Art Major to face the buyers. She is Lot 149 and is from a race winning Mach Three mare called High Society Gal. Billion Dollar Baby is her second foal. The first foal Bita Banta (2-year-old by Well Said) won by 4 1/2 lengths at the Rangiora Workouts this week in his first time off the property, running home in 57.6 and looks to be sold to race in the Bathurst Series next month. Trainer Mark Jones says, "He's a pretty nice colt and goes good." This filly is a direct descedent of the international champion racemare Under Cover Lover who is now the dam and grand-dam of many many winners. Under Cover Lover and her story Lot 149 – Billion Dollar Baby (bay filly Art Major - High Society Gal - Mach Three) Lot 149 – Billion Dollar Baby (bay filly Art Major - High Society Gal - Mach Three) The last of the four fillies by Art Major in the Breckon Farms draft is Lot 169 Miss Shuga. She is a half-sister to the promising Never Say Never that this writer sold to North American interests last year. Never Say Never won today at Dover Downs and took his record to 26 starts for 9 wins and $141,280 with a fastest time of 1:51.4f. Miss Shuga is from a good race winning Christian Cullen mare Maid In Splendour and is closely related to the outstanding Open Class race horse Desperate Comment 28 wins with over a million in the bank. Lot 169 – Miss Shuga (bay filly Art Major - Maid In Splendour - Christian Cullen) Lot 169 – Miss Shuga (bay filly Art Major - Maid In Splendour - Christian Cullen) If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster 1,846 winners for Art Major Golden cross, Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen Harnesslink Media

As harness racing sales week approaches the men behind New Zealand's biggest club are starting to believe the once impossible dream. And they say it could be reality inside three years. The sales kick off at Karaka on Monday with the stronger Australasian Classic Sale before a new format in Christchurch which sees a parade and trotters-only sale on Tuesday and 250 lots on Wednesday. But Karaka has become the hotbed of the three days, with more Australian interest and, because of a smaller catalogue, less lulls. While the sale will be strong, especially in demand for Bettors Delight and Art Major colts, Auckland Trotting Club bosses are hoping the dawning reality of what lies ahead at Alexandra Park will be enough to attract new buyers. The club has the very rare advantage of having businesspeople who are also long-time breeders and horse people on their board, giving them a handle on how one side of the industry feeds the other. And that menu is about to get a lot bigger. With Alexandra Park's first real estate developments expected to be finished by the end of this year the club is rumoured to be considering a stake structure with $15,000 maidens, $20,000 next grade races and $25,000 mid to higher level races at every Friday meeting. And that is expected to rise every year after, with an average stake of $25,000 per race at all meetings now realistic in four years. "While we can't outline the exact figures we are committed to an extra $40,000 in stakes every meeting next year and to keep increasing that," says ATC president Bruce Carter. Carter did not dismiss the figures mentioned above. Those sort of numbers would give the Alexandra Park and Karaka relationship a ratio unheard of for a major sale anywhere else in the world. The average yearling price at Karaka last season was around $38,000 but that is enormously propped up by Australian buyers looking for New Zealand's best. The actual average price paid by domestic buyers would be way lower, around the $25,000 mark. Which means the average price of buying a standardbred yearling in Auckland will by the time most of them are racing be the same as the average stake for a harness race in the city, which when you have a very strong sale is remarkable. "We are aware that is the sort of thing we have to aim at, to make racing horses viable," says Carter. "Our board know the sums of racing so we are determined to see money go into stakes. "That helps the sales but also goes into the pocket of all owners and trainers and for us it is not a case of if it will happen, but when." The remarkable ratio could make buying standardbreds a viable racing option for most chasing anything but the top lots, which on Monday are likely to be those sons, and occasional daughters, of Bettors Delight. The sales parade starts at 2.30pm tomorrow with first lot through the ring at 10.30am on Monday. Michael Guerin If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster 1,846 winners for Art Major Golden cross, Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen

In New Zealand champion harness racing stallion Bettor's Delight has left 125 individual winners from just Christian Cullen mares to date. Three of those horses are harness racing millionaires all destined to stand at stud including the champion superstar Lazarus who is Bettor's Delight's richest horse produced world-wide.  Lazarus ($3,663,438) from Bethany by Christian Cullen Highview Tommy ($1,021,904) from Baptism Fie by Christian Cullen Ohoka Punter ($1,031,960) from Milwood Minisota by Christian Cullen In North America the progeny of Bettor's Delight have won over $186,189,150 to date. He has produced 1102 race winners with 21 of his progeny winning over a million dollars, 77 winning over $500,000 and 493 winning over $100,000. His average earnings per foal born are already $116,441 and growing every day. In New Zealand Bettor's Delight has 1,711 foals 3-years-old and older and they have won $40,880,643 to date. In Australia Bettor's Delight has produced Australian bred progeny earnings of almost $30 million to date. Lazarus winning The Hunter Cup Highview Tommy winning The Ballarat Cup 2012 Ohoka Punter winning The Pure Steel 2016 At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th (next Monday), there are four outstanding Bettor's Delight colts that are out of Christian Cullen mares and one additional colt out of an In The Pocket mare (In The Pocket is the sire of Christian Cullen) in the Breckon Farms draft. Here is your chance to buy a top racing prospect and a future stallion possibility that has a better than average chance of becoming a millionaire as the odds are in your favour with the  incredible results shown above.  The first of these colts is Lot 26 Tasman Tempest an outstanding prospect with a sensational pedigree choked full of winners who is out of the good race mare Temepara Cullen, a full sister to the 2008/2009 3yr old 'Pacer Of The Year' and Hunter Cup winner Stunin Cullen ($1,493,716) who is now a successful stallion at stud. Lot 26 – Tasman Tempest (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Temepara Cullen - Christian Cullen) Lot 26 – Tasman Tempest (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Temepara Cullen - Christian Cullen) The second colt in this sale Lot 47 bred on this amazing cross, Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen, is Freddiesam another colt with a faultless pedigree. Freddiesam's third dam, yes third dam, is the famous broodmare Black Watch who needs no introduction to any breeding buffs. Freddiesam is a full-brother to the good winner Laredo Torpedo ($54,397) and is closely related to multiple Group 1 winner and 3yr old 'Pacing Filly of the Year' Lauraella ($649,946). Lot 47 – Freddiesam (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Zingara - Christian Cullen) Lot 47 – Freddiesam (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Zingara - Christian Cullen) The third colt Lot 60, bred on this incredible cross is Ray Donovan. He is a full-brother to recent impressive winner My Generation ($47,927) who beat one of New Zealand's best three-year-olds The Devils Own in the process. My Generation Lot 60 – Ray Donovan (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - A New Sensation - Christian Cullen) Lot 60 – Ray Donovan (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - A New Sensation - Christian Cullen) The fourth and last colt bred on this amazing cross is Lot 152, Prince Of Pleasure. This colt is the second foal bred from the mare and is from the family of Sovereign Hill ($432,555), Dartmoor ($427,361), Keyang Cullen ($406,810) and the 2013/2014 Australian 2yr old Pacing Filly of the Year Katy Perry ($517,733) who won the 2yr old Final of the Australasian Breeders Crown. Lot 152 – Prince Of Pleasure (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Holly Madison - Christian Cullen) Lot 152 – Prince Of Pleasure (brown colt Bettor’s Delight - Holly Madison - Christian Cullen) Okay, those four colts above are all bred on the Bettor's Delight x Christian Cullen cross but the following colt Lot 102, Shoot Through, is bred on the Bettor's Delight x In The Pocket cross. As Christian Cullen is by In The Pocket this cross is not far removed in terms of pedigree. This cross has produced the outstanding horse and now stallion at stud Gold Ace ($1,247,053) the winner of 16 Group races. Gold Ace winning The New Zealand Derby Shoot Through is a full-brother to Delightful Dale the dam of recent Inter Dominion finalist Shandale ($296,505). He is also closely related to Katy Perry ($517,773), Cash N Flow and Reba Lord. Once again this is the family of that great broodmare Black Watch. Lot 102 – Shoot Through (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Dale Elinor - In The Pocket) Lot 102 – Shoot Through (bay colt Bettor’s Delight - Dale Elinor - In The Pocket) If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster 1,846 winners for Art Major Harnesslink Media

Art Major has now left 1,846 individual winners world-wide and that places him in the elite catagory of harness racing stallions throughout the world. He has now left the winners of over $170,000,000 world-wide and growing every day. For every winner he has left they average just over $92,000 per winning foal produced. Art Major has enjoyed tremendous success in North America, Australia and New Zealand with both sexes but particuarly with colts having left two double millionaires and nine millionaires all-up. Here is that list; Seven in North America JK Endofanera 1:48.2 ($2,140,101) from a Presidential Ball mare Art Official 1:47 ($2,085,185) from a Falcon Seelster mare Hypnotic Blue Chip 1:47.2 ($1,794,793)  from a Magical Mike mare Santanna Blue Chip 1:51s ($1,684,738) from a Matts Scooter mare Doctor Butch 1:48.1 ($1,302,492) from a Jennas Beach Boy mare Feel Like A Fool 1:49.3f ($1,227,975) from a Jennas Beach Boy mare Fool Me Once 1:48.1s ($1,048,148) from a Jennas Beach Boy mare Two in Australia For A Reason 1:49.4 ($1,111,470) from a Fake Left mare Sushi Sushi 1:54.1 ($1,103,327) from a No Nukes mare In North America, Art Major is the sire of 835 race winners, 8 millionaires, 19 with $750,000 plus, 41 with $500,000 plus, 111 with $250,000 plus and 314 with $100,000 plus in earnings to date. Art Major has 49 horses that have paced in 1:50 or faster and 512 in 1:55 or faster. His average earnings per eligible foal born is $86,737 and his average earnings per starter is $111,893. In Australia, Art Major is the sire of 757 race winners, 2 millionaires, 10 with $500,000 plus, 28 with $250,000 plus and 101 with $100,000 plus. His average earnings per starter is $44,197. Besides the two millionaires mentioned above he has left top end horses like Avonnova ($958,024), Lettucerockthem ($774,143), Follow The Stars ($707,237), Messini (680,461), Major Crocker ($674,363) and rising super star Vincent 19 starts 16 wins ($598,803) etc etc. In New Zealand, Art Major has progeny earnings of $11,826,240 from 508 foals three-year-olds and older. He has produced horses and geldings like; Isaiah ($537,543) from a In The Pocket mare Major Mark ($523,150) from a Live Or Die mare Sky Major ($502,201) from a In The Pocket mare Titan Benner ($340,853) from a Sokys Atom mare Field Marshall ($279,161) from a Washington VC mare Art Major seen here winning the 2002 Breeders Crown Final Watch Art Major’s sire Artsplace in a world record performance in 1992 For A Reason wins the Victoria Cup Sushi Sushi winning The Kaikoura Cup in 2012 In this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th, there are three outstanding Art Major colts in the Breckon Farms draft. They are; Lot 38 – Artmosphere (bay colt Art Major - Veste - Christian Cullen) This colt is from the Group 1 winning Christian Cullen mare Veste who in turn is out of the Group 1 winning Falcon Seelster mare Coburg. Coburg is a half-sister to Stunin Cullen ($1,493,716). This colt is closely related to three millionaires, Stunin Cullen ($1,493,716), Il Vicola ($1,580,948) and Gotta Go Cullen ($1,173,343). You cannot buy a better credentialed colt. Lot 38 – Artmosphere (bay colt Art Major - Veste - Christian Cullen) Lot 72 – Louis Litt (bay colt Art Major - Big Lucy - Badlands Hanover) This colt is the first foal of the good race winning mare Big Lucy who's grand-dam is a half-sister to one of New Zealands great stallions, Holmes Hanover, who sired over $25 million in progeny earnings in New Zealand alone. Lot 72 – Louis Litt (bay colt Art Major - Big Lucy - Badlands Hanover) Lot 89 – Scottish Poacher (bay colt Art Major - Classic Nymph - In The Pocket) Scottish Poacher is a full-brother to My Kiwi Lady (3 wins to date) and a half-brother to the multiple Group 1 placed and Group 2 & 3 winning My Kiwi Mate ($286,017). This colt is bred on the same cross as Isaiah ($537,543) and Sky Major ($502,201) that is by Art Major from a In The Pocket mare. Lot 89 – Scottish Poacher (bay colt Art Major - Classic Nymph - In The Pocket) If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the Breckon Farms draft at the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! This stallion has 14 colts in 1:48.4 or faster Harnesslink Media.

The harness racing catalogue for the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale has been in the hands of most buyers since before Christmas and what a catalogue it is with 175 outstanding yearlings representing the best stallions and best mares available in New Zealand. This year's North Island Sale, the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale on February the 12th, is without a doubt the best catalogue that PGG Wrightson has ever presented in terms of the stallions that they are by and the pedigree of the mares.  With just 12 days to go before the Sale gets underway the buyers have been lavished with an outstanding array of yearlings to choose from. There are 44 yearlings by the champion sire Bettor's Delight, 26 colts and 18 fillies. There are 25 yearlings by Art Major, 17 by Mach Three, 18 by Somebeachsomewhere, 15 by American Ideal, 16 by the sensational first season sire Sweet Lou and four by the freakish two-year-old and world's fastest three-year-old He's Watching. Sportswriter has 3 while Sunshine Beach has 2. Alta Christiano, Betterthancheddar, Christian Cullen, Auckland Reactor, Shadow Play, Sir Lincoln, Terror To Love and Tintin In America all have just the 1 yearling represented. On the trotting side the greatest stallion in the world Muscle Hill is represented by 5 yearlings. Pegasus Spur has 4 yearlings, Angus Hall has 3 and Andover Hall, Majestic Son and Quaker Jet have 2 each. Super sire Love You, Bacardi Lindy and Dream Vacation have 1 each for sale. On the dam side there are first foals from the very good race mares River Polka ( 11 wins and $128,521),  Regal Petite (11 wins including the Northern Trotting Breeders Stakes), Albuquerque (8 wins), (Famous) Alchemist (13 wins, $322,870), Crackapaca (5 wins), Can't Teach That (Group placed, $67,950), Cyberspace (Group placed), Gold Elite (6 wins, $70,000), Desire Mhe (6 wins) and Princess Arts (Group placed, 7 wins, $53,000). Two South Island vendors have taken advantage of this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale by moving there drafts up to the North Island sale at Karaka. They are Sara Smith (Dancingonmoonlight Ltd) who has entered 13 yearlings and Katie Carville who has entered 8. This writer believes that this 2018 sale, the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale, will provide buyers from all over Australasia with by far the best credentialed yearlings ever presented at one sale in this part of the world. The reason is simple and clear, the results speak for themselves. If one just looks at the current crop of three-year-olds racing you will see the staggering results that the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale can produce. Take the 2016 sale alone and you will find at last count that it has already produced 34 individual winners and 24 additional starters from 154 sold that year, that is a third of the entire catalogue. To date they include the brilliant Chase Auckland (7 starts 7 wins, $255,179) King Of Swing (13 starts 7 wins, $236,244), The Devils Own (3 wins, $202,345 and Alta Maestro (16 starts 6 wins, $126,147). Chase Auckland - Sires Stakes Series No.34 Final Chase Auckland - Alabar 3yo Classic Chase Auckland - PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3yo Final Remember that the three-year-old season is still in the early stages of the season so the results of this sale are simply hard to beat. The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the number one sale for producing winners. A number of Australian trainers have already indicated that they will be making the trip to Auckland this year as they believe the catalogue is the strongest yet produced. Here is a list of the winners at last count and their Lot numbers when they were sold at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale in 2016; Lot 2 Rubens,  Lot 7 Chase Auckland,  Lot 16 Gentle Giant,  Lot 17 Diamonds N Cash Lot 19 Ultimate Offer  Lot 20 More Shades Of Gold Lot 25 Stress Factor Lot 30 Sea Of Gold Lot 38 Gottabearose Lot 43 Alta Shelby Lot 45 The Thug Lot 51 Best Shot Lot 53 Funatthebeach Lot 54 Deer Hunter Lot 57 Beacbabebeauty Lot 59 The Dorchester Lot 64 A Jewel In The Crown Lot 72 How About Me (Now called Artic Stride) Lot 78 Alta Shangri La Lot 83 Girls On Film Lot 89 Alex Pollizzi Lot 102 Rain Man Lot 111 Alta Maestro Lot 113 King Of Swing Lot 119 Triroyale Brigade Lot 120 Duplicated Lot 122 Purest Silk Lot 125 Linc's Tiger Lot 127 Hail Christian Lot 128 Charlie Hebdo (Renamed Charlie Mach) Lot 142 Waytogo Bruno Lot 143 Park Avenue Lot 148 The Devils Own We may have missed a few as nearly everyday now there are new three-year-olds stepping out. Results from the 2015  Australasian Classic Yearling Sale are just as good. There were 141 yearlings entered in that sale, they are now four-year-olds and here is a list of winners at last count; Lot 1 Voltaire (Renamed Shanacon) Lot 5 Smiley Sophie Lot 6 Delightful Zen Lot 7 Melman (Renamed Whittaker) Lot 8 Praise Be (Renamed You Gotta Have Faith) Lot 10 El Gran Senor Lot 11 My Generation Lot 13 Laredo Torpedo Lot 14 Miss Kitty Lot 17 Ring The Till Lot 19 Neighlor Lot 20 Sacred Angel Lot 22 The Tax Cullector (Renamed Mustang Bart) Lot 24 Saxon Rose Lot 25 Smiling Stunner Lot 30 Italian Delight Lot 32 Alta Teresa Lot 33 Ima Classic Delight (Renamed Hot Of The Press) Lot 35 American Dynasty Lot 36 Glenferrie Depot (Renamed The Pima Indian) Lot 37 Sertorius Lot 39 The C E O Lot 40 Acceptance Lot 41 Heart Of Art (Renamed My Kiwi Lady) Lot 43 Runrunjimmydunn Lot 47 Unchanged (Renamed Renske B) Lot 49 Rock Diamonds Lot 51 Spaish Armada Lot 53 Bobs Your Uncle (renamed So Bobs Your Uncle) Lot 54 Dreamy Nights Lot 55 Ready To Fire Lot 56 Forgotten Highway Lot 57 Oxygen (Renamed Shezza GNP) Lot 60 Alltherightmoves (Renamed Its alltherightmoves) Lot 61 Megamind Lot 63 Kissmeimloaded Lot 64 Flash Boy Lot 65 Major Hippie Lot 66 Some Change Lot 68 I'm Just Awesome Lot 71 Di'z Luck Lot 74 Pick My Pocket Lot 76 Kamwood Kid Lot 77 Snoozeyouloos (Renamed Positano) Lot 78 Always The Brave Lot 79 Speculator Lot 81 Strawberry Moose Lot 85 Never Say Never Lot 87 Kiss Me Hardy (Renamed Billy At Salsa) Lot 88 Warloch Lot 89 Nova's Delight Lot 90 Casino Belle (Renamed My Casino Belle) Lot 91 Billy Twelvetrees (Renamed Thomas De Louis) Lot 92 Glenferrie Devotee Lot 95 Pacing Major Lot 100 Pleasurable Lot 103 Anna Barclay Lot 108 Carley Maguire Lot 109 Bettor Under Fire Lot 111 Ace High Lot 114 Cleaver Green Lot 115 Alta Intrigue Lot 116 Accumulator Lot 117 Head Honcho (Renamed Heza Head Honcho) Lot 118 Malik Lot 119 Sky Diamond Lot 120 Ideal Conquest Lot 123 English Rose Lot 125 Vettel Lot 126 Lambros Lot 128 Alta Leonie Lot 129 Crystal Sparkles Lot 131 Thefixer Lot 133 Kharizma (Renamed Strawberry Stride) Lot 134 Trilight Brigade Lot 137 Vasari Lot 141 Show Business At last count there are already 76 winners from the 2015 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale from 141 entered including the top mare Spanish Armada (14 wins $787,470), Pacing Major ($340,626), Rock Diamonds (13 wins, $200,259), Never Say Never ($128,858), Casino Belle ($104,608), Alta Intrigue ($98,631) and the very promising Thefixer ($94,611). Over 80% of the 141 yearlings entered for sale in that catalogue have either won a race or have started in a race to date. With just 12 days to go trainers looking for there next star had better get organised and start putting their buyers and syndicates together now. That is all that is left to do to make the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale one of the most successful sales ever. If you want to buy a winner then the odds are in your favour, big time, when you buy a yearling from the 2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! Harnesslink Media.

The ill-fated Somebeachsomewhere has already produced 14 colts or horses that have won in 1:48.4 or faster, six of them in 1:47.4 or faster. The oldest are only seven-years-old to date. This is a rarity for any harness racing stallion at this stage of his siring career. Those six colts in 1:47.4 and faster are; Dr J Hanover (Western Ideal)1:46.4s  - $512,736 (the equal second fastest horse of all time) Shamballa (Life Sign) 1:47.1 - $943,546 Captaintreacherous (Artsplace) 1:47.1 - $3,153,541 (Pacer Of The Year as a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old) Melmerby Beach (Art Major) 1:47.3 - $635,125 Huntsville (Western Hanover) 1:47.4 - $1,802,162 Sunshine Beach (Art Major) 1:47.4f - $977,436 The other 8 colts or horses that have run in 1:48.4 or faster are; Check Six (Artsplace) 1:48.1s - $1,618,572 Lyonssomewhere (Western Hanover) 1:48.2 - $601,137 Downbytheseaside (Allamerican Native) 1:483f - $2,283,068 Beach Memories (Western Ideal) 1:48.3f - $811,584 Ultimate Beachboy (Bettor's Delight) 1:48.3f - $495,432 Filibuster Hanover (Western Hanover) 1:48.4 - $860,318 Somewhere In LA (Western Hanover) 1:48.4f - $1,335,135 Normandy Invasion (Life Sign) 1:48.4f - $171,993 Some Horse! The Story of Somebeachsomewhere Part 1 Some Horse! The Story of Somebeachsomewhere Part 2 Some Horse! The Story of Somebeachsomewhere Part 3 In this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th there are three outstanding Somebeachsomewhere colts in the Breckon Farms draft. They are; Lot 81 – Braebeach (bay colt Somebeachsomewhere - Braeside Lady - Artsplace) Braebeach is bred on the Somebeacsomewhere / Artsplace cross already famous for producing Captaintreacherous 1:47.1 ($3,153,541) and Sunshine Beach 1:47.4f ($977,438) two stallions now at stud, and also Check Six 1:48.1s ($1,618,572). Braebeach is a half brother to the super good multible Group 1 winning and 3-year-old Pacing Filly Of The Year, O'Baby ($391,273). Lot 81 – Braebeach (bay colt Somebeachsomewhere - Braeside Lady - Artsplace) Lot 106 – Diamondsonthebeach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Dancing Diamonds - Bettor's Delight) Diamondsonthebeach is bred on the Somebeacsomewhere / Bettor's Delight cross and both stallions are leading sires in the world today. This is the most modern cross on the Planet and is producing great horses such as Waikiki Beach 1:50.6mr ($970,676) and Ultimate Beachboy 1:48.3f ($495,342). Diamondsonthebeach is a half-brother to the Group 2 winning Rock Diamonds ($200,259) and is from the Group 3 winning mare Dancing Diamonds ($343,276). Lot 106 – Diamondsonthebeach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Dancing Diamonds - Bettor's Delight) Lot 136 – Bethells Beach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Gentle Anvil - Christian Cullen) Bethells Beach is the third and final Somebeachsomewhere colt that Breckon Farms have in this sale. Not only is he a half-brother to three winners he is from Christian Cullen daughter of an Artsplace mare brought into New Zealand for US$300,000. Yes, that is right US$300,000! Gentle Audrey is her name and she has produced eight to race for eight winners to date. The value in this mare Gentle Audrey is her incredible pedigree as she is from the great Niatross race mare Caressable ($1,006,380) and dam of eleven winners. Lot 136 – Bethells Beach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Gentle Anvil - Christian Cullen) There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! Harnesslink Media

What do these eleven harness racing fillies or mares have in common? Darlins Delight - Town Pro - Big Towner, 1:49.1 ($3,024,304) Southwind Tempo - Tsunami Hanover - Artsplace, 1:48.2 ($2,445,541) LA Delight - West Of LA - Western Hanover, 1:49.1f ($1,631,133) See You At Peelers - West Side Story - Western Ideal, 1:49.2f ($1,566,900) Venus Delight - Venus Killean - Run The Table, 1:49.4s, ($1,196,450) Hulas Z Tam - Tsunami Hanover - Artsplace, 1:52.2h ($1,076,610) Symphony In Motion - Malocchio - Albert Albert, 1:49 ($1,065,949) Up Front Kellie Jo - Lifes Highway - Life Sign, 1:50f ($1,016,944) Adore Me - Scuse Me - BG's Bunny, 1:47.7 ($1,677,032) Bettor Cover Lover - Front Cover Lover - Whats Next, 1:53.8 ($1,061,534) Dream About Me - Splendid Dreams - Dream Away, 1:53.3 (1,043,170) They are all millionairess' and they are all by Bettor's Delight and all have different dam-sires. Eleven millionaire mares produced by any sire is a rare record to have but with Bettor's Delight we come to expect the impossible. Adore Me 1:47.7 at Tabcorp Park Menangle In North America the progeny of Bettor's Delight have won over $186,189,150 to date. He has produced 1102 race winners with 21 of his progeny winning over a million dollars, 77 winning over $500,000 and 493 winning over $100,000. His average earnings per foal born is already $116,441 and growing every day. In New Zealand Bettor's Delight has 1,711 foals 3-years-old and older and they have won $40,880,643 to date. The fillies and mares include the millionaires Adore Me and Bettor Cover Lover and Dream About Me as mentioned above. Also Carabella $693,615 (Artsplace), Piccadilly Princess $681,269 (Holmes Hanover), Partyon $603,045 (Beach Towel), Dancing Diamonds $343,276 (In The Pocket), Elle Mac $265,564 (Christian Cullen), Delightful Memphis $274,531 (Badlands Hanover), Lancewood Lizzie $258,477 (Falcon Seelster), Arden's Darlin $245,829 (In The Pocket), Donegal Delight $228,988 (Save Fuel) and Better B Amazed $204,790 (Christian Cullen) are big earning fillies and mares by Bett's Delight, by a multitude of dam sires.. In Australia Bettor's Delight has Australian bred progeny earnings of almost $30 million to date. He has 391 winners including the fillies or mares Aussie Made Lombo $578,456 (Troublemaker), Dodolicious $477,899 (Troublemaker), Bellas Delight $442,523 (Northern Lights), Bettorthanspecial $340,246 (Christian Cullen), La Machane $335,268 (Die Laughing), Im Smouldering $327,967 (Holmes Hanover), My Willow $304,416 (In The Pocket), Musical Delight $248,910 (In The Pocket), Bettor Promise $243,288 (Fake Left), Delightful Jade $241,577 (Booth Hanover) and Snow Cone $206,234 (Badlands Hanover). Bettor's Delight - Can you remember this race? At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th there are four outstanding Bettor's Delight fillies in the Breckon Farms draft. Here is your chance to buy a future filly that has a better than average chance of becoming a millionairess as the odds are in your favour with incredible results shown to date with all the listed progeny above that are all fillies or mares by this great sire. The filly first up for Breckon Farms is Lot 13 called Ab Fab who is the second foal from the six win Mach Three mare Speights Girl. This mare is virtually a three-quarter-sister to the outstanding Match In Heaven who is by Somebeachsomewhere (Mach Three). Match In Heaven has won 14 races and $194,899 to date racing mostly at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Both Speights Girl and Match In Heaven are out of the Artsplace Group 1 placed good race mare (My) Exotic Lover ($110,336). She in turn is out of the great mare Under Cover Lover who needs no introduction. Lot 13 – Ab Fab (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Speights Girl - Mach Three) Lot 13 – Ab Fab (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Speights Girl - Mach Three) The second filly up for Breckon Farms is Lot 17 Lenize. This filly is the third foal and first Bettor's Delight out of the good race winning Christian Cullen mare Suidelike Meisie ($79,484). This is the family of Dream Out Loud ($734,254) Defoe ($423,272) two-time Group 1 winning mare Secret Potion ($285,313), Silver Lined Pocket ($360,365) and Start Dreaming ($166,024). Lot 17 – Lenize (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Suidelike Meisie - Christian Cullen Lot 17 – Lenize (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Suidelike Meisie - Christian Cullen) The third filly up at this sale is Lot 68 Dreams Are Bettor. This filly is from the Group 1 placed Dream Away mare Angela's Dream ($118,224).Therefore this filly is bred on the same cross as millionairess Dream About Me (1,043,170). Dreams Are Bettor is a full sister to the lightly raced winner Moving Money. Lot 68 – Dreams Are Bettor (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Angela’s Dream - Dream Away) Lot 68 – Dreams Are Bettor (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Angela’s Dream - Dream Away) The fourth and last filly by Bettor's Delight to enter the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale for Breckon Farms is Lot 164 Cant Change Me and why would you? She is out of the race winning Christian Cullen mare Maheer Princess the dam of two good winners to date Good Times Ahead ($64,364) and Full Speed Ahead ($73,182). This filly is from a daughter of Group 3 winning and 2yo Pacing Filly of the Year Fern Glen (1.58.2 PL, 10 wins, $125,235, incl Caduceus Club Classic, Gr.3, 3rd NI Standardbred Breeders Stakes, Gr.3, 3rd NZ Premier Mares Championship, Gr.3, 1988-89 2yo Pacing Filly of the Year). Cant Change Me has the right name, pedigree and potential so why would anyone try to change her? Lot 164 – Cant Change Me (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Maheer Princess - Christian Cullen) Lot 164 – Cant Change Me (bay filly Bettor’s Delight - Maheer Princess - Christian Cullen) There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly Harnesslink Media

With the recent deaths of Somebeachsomewhere and his sire Mach Three there has never been a more important time for a breeder to acquire a filly by these two proven champion stallions. In the years to come a breeder will need to have mares by these harness racing champions to survive long term in the breeding business. In North America Somebeachsomewhere has produced 13 millionaires of which six are fillies or mares. They include the sensational Pure Country Q1:48 ($2,411,276). Over the past three years, no female pacer can match the accomplishments of Pure Country (Western Hanover). In fact, few in the history of harness racing can produce better resumes when it comes to accumulating awards. Pure Country became the first female pacer to receive a Dan Patch Award at ages 2, 3, and 4 when she was named the sport's best older pacing mare in December 2017. Pure Country was a perfect 10-for-10 at age 2 and joined JK She'salady (2014), See You At Peelers (2010) and My Little Dragon (2005) as the only 2-year-old female pacers to win a Dan Patch Award with an undefeated season.  They also incude Somwherovrarainbow (Artiscape) 1:48f ($1,344,856), Idyllic Beach (American Ideal) p2, 1:50.3s ($1,252,272), Call Me Queen Be (Western Terror) 1:49.1f ($1,229,916), Darlinonthebeach (Bettor's Delight) 1:48.1 ($1,077,256) and Sandbetweenurtoes (Artsplace) 1:49.1 ($1,023,582). One of the great things about Somebeachsomewhere is that he has proven that he can cross with just about any other sire line. Somebeachsomewhere himself is by Mach Three (Matt's Scooter) out of a Beach Towel mare. It is this blood that has injected a new hybrid breed throughout the world especially in North America as Somebeachsomewhere is the first Direct Scooter line stallion that Hanover Shoe Farms has stood. The results speak for themselves. Pure Country 2017 Breeders Crown Mare Pace – Pure Country In North America Somebeachsomewhere has total progeny earnings now of an incredible $87,261,677. He will become very soon the quickest stallion ever to produce over $100,000,000 in progeny earnings in North America. His per foal born average earnings is already a staggering $111,445 with his oldest foals just seven years old. That's right every foal born in North America already has average earnings of $111,445 to date. Somebeachsomewhere has progeny earnings of over $8 million in Australia from 174 winners to date including the ill-fated Breeders Crown winning filly Petacular (Western Ideal), 26 starts 19 wins and $454,000 in earnings. In New Zealand he has about 100 foals old enough to race and has already progeny earnings of over $1 million to date including the real promising fillies and mares Bonnie Joan (Live Or Die) 1:52.8 $160,694, Opoutama (Artiscape) $61,210, Shenandoah (Christian Cullen) $50,539 and Somejoy (Bettor's Delight) $45,180. Breckon Farms have four fillies by Somebeachsomewhere in their draft at this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, Auckland on February the 12th. Lot 51 – Endless Possibility is a filly out of the Bettor's Delight mare Affairs Are Bettor who has two foals to race for two winners to date. Endless Possibility is bred on the same cross as North American mare Darlinonthebeach 1:48.1 ($1,077,256) and the New Zealand mare Somejoy $45,180. This is the family of the top International New Zealand race mare Under Cover Lover 1:51.8 now an exceptional and influential broodmare Down Under. Lot 51 – Endless Possibility (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Are Bettor- Bettor's Delight) Lot 51 – Endless Possibility (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Are Bettor - Bettor's Delight) Lot 55 – Giddy Heights is a filly closely related to Lot 51 Endless Possibility above, as she is from the Group 1 place mother of the dam of Endless Possibility. Giddy Heights is a half-sister to four winners including the Group placed (My) Chachingchaching (1.51.6, 15 wins, $175,474) and Smart Fortune 1 start, 1 win, 2yo winner of the first Young Guns Heat. Once again this is the family of the top International New Zealand race mare Under Cover Lover 1:51.8 now an exceptional and influential broodmare Down Under. Lot 55 – Giddy Heights (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Of State - Presidential Ball) Lot 55 – Giddy Heights (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Of State - Presidential Ball) Lot 110 – Summer Change is from the super Group 1 winning mare Dancingonmoonlight (1.53.2, 19 wins, $402,832, including the NSW Oaks, Gr.1, Victorian Ladyship Cup, Gr.2, Australasian Breeders Crown 3yo Final, Bathurst Gold Tiara Silver Cons, 2nd Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, 2nd Victorian Queen of the Pacific Mares Championship, Gr.1, 2nd Australian Oaks, Gr.1, 2nd Hydroflow Fillies Final, Gr.1, 2nd Great Northern Oaks, Gr.1, 3rd New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, 3rd Noel J Taylor Mile, Gr.2, 3rd Spring Cup). Summer Change is half-sister to six good winners including the Group 1 winning mare Miss Moonlite (13 wins, $213,165, including the Australasian Breeders Crown 4yo Final) and the Group 3 and Listed race winner and Group 1 placed Moonrock (1.54.6, 12 wins, $181,222). Lot 110 – Summer Change (brown filly Somebeachsomewhere - Dancingonmoonlight - Holmes Hanover) Lot 110 – Summer Change (brown filly Somebeachsomewhere - Dancingonmoonlight - Holmes Hanover) Lot 145 – Power Of Soul is from the unraced Art Major mare Good On Top who is a half-sister to Double Shot ($42,493), Group 3 winner Mark Dennis (40 wins, $283,900)), Group 1 winner Waitfornoone ($201,804), the Group 1, 2 & 3 placed mare Fight Fire With Fire ($151,656), St Barts (15 wins, $162,506), Twice As Hot ($54,735) and Trelise ($19,231). This filly Power Of Soul is closely related to the 2-year-old pacing filly of the year Elle Mac ($265,564), Pacific Warrior ($313,443) and Flaming Flutter ($736,895). Lot 145 – Power Of Soul (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Good On Top - Art Major) Lot 145 – Power Of Soul (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Good On Top - Art Major) To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale Harnesslink Media

There are seventeen Mach Three yearlings in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, Auckland on February the 12th. Six fillies and eleven colts go under the hammer at this harness racing Auction. Six of those yearlings are out of Group, stake winning or placed mares. Those mares are Racketeers Girl (Lot 1), Angela Jane (Lot 64), Fight Fire With Fire (Lot 131), Ohoka Moon (Lot 155), Samantha Q (Lot 10) and Western Starr (Lot 88). Mach Three needs no introduction, a great race horse and a super sire. He unfortunately died January 20th 2017 at Alabar Farms following a paddock accident. He had just turned 18. The stallion was officially inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2017. As a 2-year-old Mach Three won the $1.1 million Metro Pace at Woodbine in 1:51.4. The following year, Mach Three won the $1 million Meadowlands Pace in a career best 1:49. Mach Three has a career record of 18 wins 4 seconds and 2 thirds in 27 starts and earnings of $2,376,700.  Mach Three winning The Meadowlands Pace Mach Three, a son of Matts Scooter out of the Abercrombie mare All Included, has produced 1,297 offspring in North America to date, with total progeny earnings  of $119 million. Mach Three’s progeny’s average earnings per starter is $119,640. Mach Three has produced 6 millionaires in North America to date. He has produced 354 horses that have earned $100,000 or more and 125 that made $250,000 plus. He has produced 502 horses that have gone 1:55 mile or better, 312 in 1:53 or faster and 37 in 1:50 or faster. Mach Three is the sire of the legendary Hall of Fame racehorse and stallion Somebeachsomewhere ($3.2 million, 1:46.4 world record) and now sensational sire throughout the world. Somebeachsomewhere led all divisions in North America in 2017 on the sire money winnings list, 2,3 and all-age divisions. Down Under, Mach Three has sired the winners of $19 million to date in New Zealand including the champion Auckland Reactor, and in Australia he is the sire of $19 million in progeny earnings as well.  The Group, stake winning or placed mares mentioned above Angela Jane and Fight Fire With Fire are the richest of the six mares that have Mach Three yearlings in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. Both yearlings are from the Breckon Farms draft. Angela Jane has a filly by Mach Three and Fight Fire With Fire has a colt. Angela Jane ($144,835) by Falcon Seelster won the Group 2 Caduceus Club Ladyship Stakes among her wins and has produced four winners to date including the very good Steve McQueen ($221,602). Angela Jane winning the Group 2 Caduceus Club Ladyship Stakes Lot 64 – Rock Me Baby (bay filly Mach Three / Angela Jane) Lot 64 – Rock Me Baby (bay filly Mach Three / Angela Jane) Fight Fire With Fire has a Mach Three colt in the Sale (Lot 131). She was a very good racemare winning $151,656. She was placed in several Group races including a second in the $138,000 Group 1 New Zealand Sire Stakes Final. Fight Fire With Fire is a half-sister to the dam of 2-year-old pacing filly of the year Elle Mac ($265,564) and is also a half-sister to the dam of Pacific Warrior ($313,443). She is also a half-sister to the dam of Flaming Flutter ($736,895). Fight Fire With Fire in the New Zealand Sire Stakes Final Lot 131 – Saul Good (bay colt Mach Three / Fight Fire With Fire) Lot 131 – Saul Good (bay colt Mach Three / Fight Fire With Fire) Mach Three stood his entire career at Tara Hills Stud in the northern hemisphere and Alabar in the southern hemisphere. His first foals hit the ground in 2004. He shuttled for 13 years straight. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 Harnesslink Media

When we talking about generational speed we are referring to the stallions that break world records and produce progeny that break world records. For example American Ideal was the first three-year-old in the world to break 1:48 going 1:47.4 and he sired He's Watching 1:46.4 the equal fastest three-year-old in history. American Ideal is the sire of 9 millionaires in North America (2 in Australia) to date including the mares; American Jewel 1:48.2s ($1,834,823) Idylic 1:50f ($1,301,865) Romantic Moment 1:50.1f ($1,077,352) Bedroomconfessions 1:48.4s ($1,068,778) And boys; Heston Blue Chip 1:48f ($1,779,373) Sunfire Blue Chip 1:48.3f ($1,301,865) Great Vintage 1:49.1f ($1,173,033) He's Watching 1:46.4 ($1,129,215) In The Arsenal 1:49.1 ($1,056,803) He is the sire of 581 winners, 204 with earnings of over $100,000, 36 in 1:50 or bettor with total earnings to date of just on $73,000,000. In New Zealand his progeny have earnings of over $6,000,000 including the brilliant mare The Orange Agent ($746,423), Ideal Scott ($875,711), Besotted ($255,744), Democrat Party ($254,688), Ideal Belle ($204,316) and Luisanabelle Midfrew ($225,107). In Australia he has produced progeny earnings of a little under $8,000,000 to date including the two outstanding millionaires Bling It On ($1,591,077) and Hard Copy ($1,011,550) and Soho Tribeca ($588,609). My Hard Copy won last night's Fremantle Cup beating Champion Lazarus at the post. American Ideal is ranked as New York’s number one money-winning pacing sire again in 2017. He was also second in North America, behind only Somebeachsomewhere, in both two and three-year-old earnings and in total number of stakes winners. His 2017 sale yearlings were led by a $170,000 colt in Lexington. American Ideal’s World Champion 2017 two-year-old daughter Youaremycandygirl p,2,1:50 ($943,115) tacked an exclamation point onto a remarkable season as she drew off to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2YO Filly Pace Final at Hoosier Park. (Watch Race). The Bill Donovan-owned filly, purchased last fall at Harrisburg for $150,000 from the Concord Stud Farm, agent consignment, has now posted nine wins in eleven career starts. She is both the fastest and richest of her division, giving her a clear path to year-end divisional honours. In addition to her wins in the Breeders Crown elimination and final, she paced to a 1:50 world record victory in the Red Mile’s International Stallion Stakes and a 1:50.4 score in the $500,000 She’s A Great Lady at Mohawk. American Ideal is by Western Ideal from a good race winning Matts Scooter daughter of the super race mare and world champion Three Diamonds. Western Ideal is a sire of sires including Rocknroll Hanover, Always A Virgin, Vintage Master, Artspeak and Big Jim. American Ideal is one of his best proven sons. American Ideal RACE RECORD - Won four of seven at two but was no star earning just $29,800 and going 1:55.2f. At three he really shone through, winning ten of twenty-two with stakes of $855,928 and taking his lifetime mark and a world record at that time of 1:47:4m at The Red Mile, Lexington  He was noted for his great gait and for having blinding speed. American Ideal in world record 1:47.4 (2005) A son of American Ideal, He's Watching in a world record 1:46.4 Breckon Farms have three outstanding yearling colts by American Ideal in this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, on the 12th of February.  They are; Lot 22 – Joshua Richard (brown colt American Ideal / Taylor Kate) The 4th foal and 2nd colt from a qualified Artsplace mare who is already the dam of a black type winner in Crystal Sparkles and who is a half-sister to 5 winners including 3yo Pacing Filly of the Year Lauraella. Lot 22 – Joshua Richard (brown colt American Ideal / Taylor Kate)   Lot 34 – Mr Cornelius (bay colt American Ideal / Toast To Cullen) This colt is from the Christian Cullen mare Toast To Cullen who is a half-sister to 6 winners and the dam of 4 foals to race for 4 winners. Lot 34 – Mr Cornelius (bay colt American Ideal / Toast To Cullen) Lot 156 – Hotfoot It (bay colt American Ideal / Hothooves) From the Bettor’s Delight mare Hothooves who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Cincinnati Kid (26 wins, $499,495) and is closely related to 6-time Group 1 winner and 3yo Pacing Filly of the Year, 4yo Pacing Mare of the Year, Older Pacing Mare of the Year 'The Orange Agent'. Lot 156 – Hotfoot It (bay colt American Ideal / Hothooves) To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Harnesslink Media

First foals by Andover Hall in New Zealand to sell as yearlings in 2018 go under the hammer at the harness racing Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, on the 12th of February.  Andover Hall had his first crop (via frozen semen) of 24 live foals born in 2015 and are now current 2-year-olds. His second crop total 31 live foals and are current yearlings. There are just the two yearlings by Andover Hall entered in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale. They are both colts, both entered on account of Breckon Farms and interestingly both colts are bred on the outstanding cross by Andover Hall from Muscles Yankee dams and they are two of the most influential trotting sires in the world over past decade. Before we delve into the two colts pedigrees we need to give you some details of these two great stallions as they are both sensational and prolific stallions that have changed the trotting breed world-wide. Andover Hall A $482,000 yearling, Andover Hall was the US Trotting Colt of the Year at two years of age (winning eight of his nine starts that year) and a world champion at three. Despite his illustrious racing career it is as a stallion that he has excelled, becoming one the current generation's most influential sires. Andover Hall is the sire of 534 North American winners of over $77,500,000 including 11 millionaires world-wide. He has 184 progeny as $100,000 plus earners to date with 130 trotting in better than 1:55. Andover Hall progeny include Nuncio ($4,409,198), Donato Hanover ($3,058,058), Creatine ($2,182,138), Pampered Princess ($1,740,605), Brad De Veluwe ($10,739,393 SEK), Spider Blue Chip ($1,229,717), Cedar Dove ($1,200,462), Beatgoeson Hanover ($1,151,959) and Adrian Chip ($1,136,910). Muscles Yankee The great son of Valley Victory, Muscles Yankee is still standing at stud in North America. He has progeny earnings of over $100,000,000 to date with 13 millionaires produced just in North America alone. They include Mr Muscleman ($4,032,206), Muscle Hill ($3,318,682) and Deweycheatumnhowe ($3,177,112). He has 51 live foals bred in Australia and they have progeny earnings of over $1.5m to date. In New Zealand Muscles Yankee has 100 live foals, bred over 14 years, small crops and all by frozen semen that have progeny earnings of just under $3m to date. They include the full-brothers I Can Doosit 1:55.5 ($1,139,695), Sno's Big Boy 1:58.4 ($215,309) and a full-sister Yankeedoosie ($43,999). Yankeedoosie has a colt entered in the sale called American Pride selling as Lot 43, more on him shortly. These two great stallions Andover Hall and Muscles Yankee have combined progeny earnings world-wide of over $180,000,000.  Two sons of Andover Hall that have stood in New Zealand that have been successful to date, are the ill-fated Monkey Bones and The Pres who have shown that they can produce top trotters. Monkey Bones has progeny earnings of over a million dollars to date and the young stallion The Pres has progeny earnings of $827,000 to date. Now on to the outstanding cross, horses by Andover Hall from Muscle Yankee dams. Look at what this cross has produced to date (the top 14 only); Creatine T4, 1:51.2 ($2,182,138) Now standing at stud in New Zealand. Spider Blue Chip T3, 1:51.3 ($1,264,522) I Can Doosit 1:55.5 ($1,139,695) Upfront Billy T4, 1:52 ($810,422) Sea Raven T4, 1:53.2f ($525,803) Upfrontluckycarol T4, 1:53.3 ($311,934) Kasha's Kid T6, ($299,478) Vibe Blue Chip T3, 1:53.3f ($294,144) AJ's Baby T4, 1:55.2f ($279,345) Cue Hall T4, 1:53.3f ($267,186) Lady Andi T3, 1:55.3f ($241,204) Grana Padanno T4, 1:53.1s ($225,210) Martino T4, 1:54.3f ($223,021) Andy M T3, 1:54.1f ($221,202) If you are a buyer at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sales this year then you have an opportunity of buying two of the best bred trotting colts at this years sale both bred on this outstanding cross, by Andover Hall from a Muscle Yankee dam. They are; Lot 43 – American Pride (brown colt Andover Hall / Yankeedoosie) American Pride is the third foal of the Muscles Yankee mare Yankeedoosie who won four races and $43,999 in stakes.Yankeedoosie is a full sister to the Group One winning millionaire I Can Doosit and Group 3 winner Sno's Big Boy who won 15 races and $215,309. Lot 93 – Cyber Attack (bay colt Andover Hall / Cyberspace) Cyber Attack is the first foal from the Muscles Yankee, Group placed, race winning mare Cyberspace.Cyberspace is from a Pine Chip daughter of the 3-year-old trotter of the year Inda Bank (10 wins and $126,410) who in turn is out of the champion trotter Indette (21 wins 29 places - 1983-1984 Trotter Of The Year) This colt is blessed with that much speed in his pedigree and with the great cross (Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee) an added attraction this colt is for the most discerning buyer. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Harnesslink Media

Ontario harness racing trainer Dave Menary has a lot of horses to be thankful for, but not many come close to He’s Watching, the pacing speedster-turned-stallion that Menary surprisingly plucked out of the 2012 Standardbred Horse Sales Company yearling sale in Harrisburg, PA for just $3,000. He’s Watching went on to earn 366 times that amount, a cool $1.1 million.   “He really helped put me on the map. I had a lot of fun with the horse,” Menary said. “Between racing him and selling pieces of him, it put me in a lot better position in business and in life. It was just a fun ride. I really look forward to seeing his offspring.”   He’s Watching, a son of American Ideal out of the Real Desire mare Baberhood had 13 wins in 21 starts and equaled the 1:46.4 three-year-old world record while winning the $776,000 Meadowlands Pace in 2014.   “He has raw speed,” Menary said. “When I bought the colt, I thought he was above my budget for what I wanted to pay for him. I kind of pegged him as like a $30,000 June, New York-bred. I was lucky enough to open my book and when he was in the ring I thought they were on the wrong horse. He was way below the budget I would have set for him. Two bids and I owned him. I sold a quarter the next day at par.”   He’s Watching was initially owned by Ontarians Menary, Brad Gray and Mike Guerriero. When Menary finally got around to working with the colt as a baby, He’s Watching opened the trainer’s eyes immediately.   “He was the last one to come in that year to break. We had quite a few to do and because he was the cheapest and I owned the majority, he came in really late,” Menary said. “We had some expensive Somebeachsomewheres and Camlucks that year, including the highest-priced colt in Canada. There was a handful of expensive ones and when we brought He’s Watching in, the second day in the cart, we kind of giggled that the colt could go as much the ones that had been in for two months. He was just good all winter training down. He never made a mistake. He was always buried up in the top set and once we started to go fast, once we broke 2:14 he started to really shine. The two-year-old year was super impressive and I had a lot of fun in his three-year-old year. He gave me some of the highest highs you could have in the business.”   Muscara Racing Trust of Ivyland, PA bought in before the start of He’s Watching’s three-year-old season which included the colt and Menary’s career highlight — the world record Meadowlands Pace victory orchestrated by driver Tim Tetrick. 2014 Meadowlands Pace Final - He's Watching - July 12, 2014 “To go that kind of mile and come home the way he did with a lot more in the tank that day, on the big stage, that was super exciting. But I go back as pick-me-ups a lot of times and watch previous replays. Some of my favourite replays of him are some of his two-year-old replays, like Saratoga when he ran twice and spotted them over 30 lengths and won. I get as much enjoyment watching that replay as I do the Meadowlands Pace,” Menary said. He's Watching, NYSS Saratoga 28th June 2013 He’s Watching now stands at Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, ON and in New Zealand at Alabar Stud and his impact is still being felt by Menary and his fellow owners.   “It really helped out all the partners — me, Mike Guerriero and Brad Gray. We were able to go out and spend extra after that. Some have gone well and some have gone badly, but now that He’s Watching is a stallion we’re still enjoying the ride and I’m looking forward to the next chapter of his life,” Menary said. The above article was written by Dave Briggs for Ontario Racing in March 2017. The first yearlings to be sold anywhere in the world by He's Watching will feature at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in New Zealand on the 12th of February 2018. There are only four entered, two fillies and two colts. Breckon Farms have entered one outstanding filly with a pedigree full of speed, speed and more speed. The best a man can get........yes, that is the name given to the dam of the first yearling filly ever to be sold by He's Watching in the world and that is in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka on the 12th of February. It is Lot 30, a filly called Em I Six, by He's Watching from Thebestamancanget by Mach Three from the good Sokys Atom race mare Ciccio Star ($102,499). Ciccio Star is the dam of 9 to the races for 9 winners. Thebestamancanget is a full-sister to Dana Duke ($73,000 to date) and a half-sister to 8 other winners including Major Star ($212,228) and Idancedallnight ($103,655).. Lot 30, Em I Six is a half-sister to Vasari ($80,000) and to Nolessthanperfect a filly that has only had the three starts in Australia to date including a fourth in the $100,000 Group 1 2-year-old Diamond Classic. The sire of Em I Six, He's Watching and the dam-sire Mach Three both won the Meadowlands Pace in record time. When He's Watching won the Meadowlands Pace in a world record 1:46.4 he was only four weeks into his 3-year-old season and this race is still the equal-fastest mile ever run at The Meadowlands but the fastest for a 3-year-old. When Mach Three won the Meadowlands Pace in 1:49 in 2002, that was the 3-year-old record at that time.  And please do not forget that Mach Three is the sire of both Somebeachsomewhere 1:46.4 and the emerging sire Auckland Reactor. He's Watching broke the track record for a 3-year-old and equaled the all-aged world record of 1:46.6 at The Meadowlands in 2014 while Somebeachsomewhere broke the world record for a 3-year-old and all-aged record of 1:46.4 at The Red Mile in 2008. The Red Mile is regarded as the fastest track in the world, where records are traditionally broken. Lot 30 – Em I Six (black filly He’s Watching / Thebestamancanget) To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Harnesslink Media

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