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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

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 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

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

Muscle Hill was purchased by Greg Peck for $55,000 at the Harrisburg Yearling Sales in 2007. He showed great promise as a harness racing 2-year-old winning the Peter Haughton Memorial and 2008 Breeders Crown 2 Year Old Colt Trot. He went on to win $817,301 and eight of nine races and was named the United States 2-Year-Old-Colt Trotter of the Year. In 2009 he went on to win all of his races as a 3-year-old, including the Hambletonian, the Canadian Trotting Classic, the American-National, the World Trotting Derby, the Kentucky Futurity and the Breeders Crown. In The Hambletonian he won in 1:50.1 which was a stakes record and tied the fastest time for a trotter of any age at The Meadowlands. He won by six lengths, the largest winning margin in The Hambletonian since Mack Lobell in 1987. At the end of 2009 he retired to stud with career prize money of $3,273,342, and having won the last 20 of the 21 races in which he competed. The $2,456,041 that he won in 2009 was a record for a single season for either a trotter or a pacer. He was voted United States Harness Horse Of The Year for 2009, the first time a trotter had won the award for an undefeated season.  He never came close to defeat in his twenty wins which were all by a margin of at least one length. If you had forgotten how good this horse was well we will refresh your mind with an example of what Muscle Hill did in The Hambletonian. 2009 Hambletonian Final - Muscle Hill Now, not only was he a great race horse but Muscle Hill has leaped ahead of all his competition in the stallion ranks with an incredible once in a generation siring performance that will be hard to match for many years to come. Just look at these facts; His first crop of foals that hit the racetrack were 6-year-olds in 2017. They total 77 eligible to race (61 have raced) and they have earned to date a staggering $8,703,335. 18 of them have won over $100,000. Average earnings per eligible live foal is $113,030 as at the end of 2017. They include the sensational Resolve 1:50.4 ($2,749,545) who is now retired to stud at a Fee of $7,500, the Hambletonian winner Trixton T3,1:50.3 ($988,696) now retired to stud at a Fee of $12,000 and EL Titan 1:51.2 ($726,344) now retired to stud standing at a Fee of $6,000. His second crop of foals that hit the racetrack were 5-year-olds in 2017. They also total 77 eligible to race (54 have raced) and they have earned to date a massive $7,913,986 to the end of 2017. 20 of this crop have won over $100,000. Average earnings per eligible live foal is $102,799 as at the end of 2017. This crop includes the triple world record holding mare Mission Brief T3, 1:50.2 ($1,657,399), Muscle Diamond 1:52.3 ($721,609) and Pasithea Face S 1:50.4f ($$591,473). His third crop of foals that raced in 2017 were 4-year-olds. They total 80 eligible to race (65 have raced). Traditionally the third crop of any stallion is his least performing crop but with Muscle Hill he has defied the odds and it is his best performing crop to date. It has already produced four millionaires to date, Marion Marauder 1:51.2 ($2,678,708), Southwind Frank T3,1:52.1 ($2,115,999), Bar Hopping T3,1;51.4 ($1,385,293) and All The Time T3,1:52.1 ($1,026,356). This crop has an incredible average earnings per eligible live foal of $141,357. His fourth crop of foals were 3-year-olds in 2017. They total 100 eligible to race (76 have raced). It is hard to believe that this crop produced the champion filly Ariana G T3, 1:51.3 ($1,982,422) and the champion colt What The Hill T3,1:51.4s ($1,345,999). There were 18 individual $100,000 plus winners in this crop, just 3-year-olds. As at the end of 2017 this crop had amassed $9,251,661 in earnings. They have a per eligible live foal earnings of $92,517. His fifth crop of foals were 2-year-olds in 2017 and they total 104. Wait for it.......68 raced and 34 won including the unbeaten champion 2-year-old Filly of the Year, Manchego T2,1:52.4s ($910,348) 12 starts 12 wins. Here are some North American statistics for Muscle Hill in 2017. Leading Money Winning Sires - 3 Year Old Trot (2017) Starters Sire in 2017 Money ==== ======== ===== MUSCLE HILL 62 $6,218,732 CHAPTER SEVEN 61 $2,879,952 CREDIT WINNER 52 $2,814,367 CANTAB HALL 74 $2,653,968 KADABRA 51 $2,380,633 ANDOVER HALL 35 $2,198,920 MUSCLE MASSIVE 45 $2,111,906 DONATO HANOVER 61 $1,805,030 MUSCLE MASS 40 $1,798,634 ARCHANGEL 22 $1,600,980 Leading Money Winning Sires - All ages Trot (2017) Starters Sire in 2017 Money ==== ======== ===== MUSCLE HILL 174 $12,660,237 CANTAB HALL 283 $9,949,419 KADABRA 203 $8,374,352 MUSCLE MASS 197 $6,680,817 DONATO HANOVER 210 $6,407,925 CREDIT WINNER 187 $6,014,403 SWAN FOR ALL 134 $5,683,126 ANDOVER HALL 162 $5,199,436 CHAPTER SEVEN 100 $4,887,541 CRAZED 132 $4,594,372 Top ten money earners from Muscle Hill's North American two-year-olds in 2017 MANCHEGO (f) SECRET MAGIC 1:52.4s MOH S $910,398 YOU KNOW YOU DO (c) YOU WANT ME 1:54.2m M M $401,704 LILY STRIDE (f) STERLING VOLO 1:55.2m LEX M $256,867 MAXUS (c) GERRIS JOY 1:54m LEX M $173,485 NIGHT RHYTHM (c) TAIL OF NIGHT 1:55m LEX M $90,620 FRONT CIRCLE (f) SHEENA HALL Q,1:56.1m LEX M $80,152 VIVACIOUS ALLIE (f) KD GIRL 1:55f MEA F $73,228 MSNAUGHTYASHILL (f) MSNAUGHTYBUTNICE 1:56s HOP S $70,519 QUALITY KEMP (c) IMPRESSIVE KEMP 1:54.3m LEX M $67,962 GARNET (c) A PERFECT GEM 1:58.1f PCD F $59,271 Do you need any more convincing that Muscle Hill is the greatest trotting stallion on the planet right now? Down Under, Muscle Hill has only a handful of mares bred to date with crops of around twenty each year coming on stream from this year onwards as 2-year-olds. These foals are starting to appear in the New Zealand and Australian yearling sales. At this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka on the 12th of February there are six yearlings by Muscle Hill entered, four colts and two fillies. Breckon Farms have three Muscle Hill yearlings entered; Lot 123 – Cheeky Babe (bay filly Muscle Hill / Factor The Odds) Cheeky Babe is the first foal from its dam who is a half-sister to the New Zealand record holder Prince Fearless 1:55 ($185,517). Lot 127 – Triple Treat (bay colt Muscle Hill / Fear Factor) Triple Treat is a half-brother to the New Zealand record holder Prince Fearless 1:55 ($185,517) and is from a Sundon mare that was 2005-06 2-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year. This pedigree is choked up with blinding speed. Sundon has always produced blind speed in his progeny and coupled with the world's hottest stallion Muscle Hill argurs well for the racing career of this yearling. Lot 160 - Heezadoosie (brown colt Muscle Hill / Love Ya Doosie) This yearling represents two of the greatest stallions in the world today, a Muscle Hill colt from a race wining Love You mare that is a half-sister to two top trotters including the champion million dollar plus earner and 9-time Group 1 winner I Can Doosit 1:55.5, 30 wins. Heezadoosie is his dams second live foal, the first one is a current 2-year-old. 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 Art Major hits $170,000,000 in earnings  

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. Today's statistics show that he has produced world-wide progeny earnings of just over $170,000,000. 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. There are only four yearling fillies in this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale by Art Major that are out of mares by the freakish champion sire Bettor's Delight. The best performed mare in this group is the Group 1 placed and Group 3 winning mare Rozelski 1:57.3 ($179,798). Rozelski was unfortunate to have been born the same year as champion mare Adore Me 1:47.7 ($1,677,032) who dominated her class. Rozelski is the dam of Lot 5, Dragon Tattoo the second filly of it's dam, both by Art Major. The first foal, has been retained to race by a Breckon Farms Syndicate and is showing promise and likely to race as a 2-year-old. Dragon Tattoo's second dam is Highview Hazel (1.57.5, 2 wins, $15,705) who is the dam of two winners and a full-sister to Highview Fella (1.51.8, 34 wins, $365,701) and a half-sister to Highview Mystery (1.59.7, 2 wins, $12,525). This is the family of Trikala (1.52.5, 23 wins, $166,115), Michael Thomas (1.59.9, 12 wins, $102,184, incl Vic Maryborough Trotters Cup), Four Jesters (1.58, 3 wins, $23,620), Highview Ana (1.56.7, 17 wins, $153,062), Highview Sign (1.57.9, $47,764), etc. Rozelski winning a Heat of the Sire Stakes Rozelski running second to champion mare Adore Me in a Heat of the Sire Stakes Breckon Farms have a second yearling by Art Major out of a Bettor's Delight mare but this one is a colt and is one of only two colts in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale by Art Major out of a Bettor's Delight mare. This yearling is Lot 115, Harvey Specter by Art Major out of Delightful Dale. This colt is a full brother to the very smart Shandale ($286,505) who made the Final of the recent $1.1 million Inter Dominion at Gloucester Park. Harvey Specter's third dam is the brilliant 1995-96 2yo Pacing Filly of the Year and Group 1 winner Megaera. 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 Harnesslink Media.  

The nominations for the 2017 North Island Always B Miki harness racing awards have been released. The ‘Silver Jubilee’ (25th) Awards, which will be held at Alexandra Park on Saturday September 2, will see Better B Amazed, Dream About Me, Hug The Wind, Maxim, and The Orange Agent competing for honours in the Auckland Trotting Club’s Aged Pacer of the Year category. Gentleman Sir, King Of The Roses, Princess Mackendon, and Temporale will vie for the other prestigious 'on track' award - the Harness Racing New Zealand North Island Aged Trotter of the Year. The function is again being organised by the quartet affectionately known as ‘The Fab Four’ - aka Raelene Balle, Janene Cole, Karen Blanchard, and Suzanne Herlihy. "We are so looking forward to the 25th anniversary awards. We are very grateful to our sponsors who remain so loyal sponsoring us year on year, and big thanks also goes to Always B Miki, who has come on board," Pukekohe-based Balle said. "This year some of the nominees have been very close in the running, which is great to see as this means the wins and stakes are getting spread around.  “There are a lot of new owners names amongst the nominees, and also a broader range of trainers names training these horses. I would like to think that this is very healthy for our industry in the North," she added. Balle reminded people that the Awards are merit-based and did not operate the same way as the National Awards ceremony. "The Racing Achievement and Outstanding Contribution Awards are always a highlight as there are no nominees and the recipients have no idea they will be receiving the accolade. “Of course we are celebrating 25 years of awards in the north, which is just wonderful and we girls ('the Fab 4') have had the pleasure of organising them for 11 years now," Balle said. ALWAYS B MIKI 2017 NORTH ISLAND HARNESS RACING AWARDS NOMINEES – (in alphabetical order): KAHUKURI BLOODSTOCK HOLLIS & ROBERTSON - NORTH ISLAND GROOM OF THE YEAR: Taitlyn Henara, Yvette Hughes, Christopher Morrison, Sheridan Rapley, Danielle Rowden. MAGNESS VIDEO LTD / VID-COM LTD - NORTH ISLAND LICENCE TO TRAIN / OWNER – TRAINEROF THE YEAR: Ray Darby, Dave Iremonger, Rod MacKenzie, Fred Mitchell, Tim Vince. MITAVITE - NORTH ISLAND JUNIOR DRIVER OF THE YEAR: Robert Argue, Ben Butcher, Tony Cameron, Dylan Ferguson, Jack MacKinnon. DEXION – NORTH ISLAND AMATEUR DRIVER OF THE YEAR: To be announced. PGG WRIGHTSON - NORTH ISLAND 2-YEAR-OLD COLT OR GELDING OF THE YEAR: Alta Maestro, Culpeka, Mach Shard, South Beach Arden. PGG WRIGHTSON - NORTH ISLAND 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY OF THE YEAR: Caitlyn Clarke, Dontstopbelievin, New York Rain, Purest Silk, Spandau Ballet. BRECKON FARMS - NORTH ISLAND 2-YEAR-OLD TROTTER OF THE YEAR: More Shades Of Gold, Paramount King, Star Of Olesya, Stress Factor. BRECKON FARMS - NORTH ISLAND 3-YEAR-OLD TROTTER OF THE YEAR: C K Spur, Heavyweight Hero, Kissmeimloaded, Sertorius. DUNSTAN - NORTH ISLAND 3-YEAR-OLD COLT OR GELDING OF THE YEAR: Alta Intrigue, Jack’s Legend, More The Better, Star Galleria. DUNSTAN - NORTH ISLAND 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY OF THE YEAR: American Empress, Gotta Go Dali Queen, Juice Brogden, Step Up. MERV & MEG BUTTERWORTH - NORTH ISLAND FEMALE RACING ACCOMPLISHMENT AWARD: Nicola Chilcott, Arna Donnelly, Gayleen MacKinnon, Michelle Wallis. GARRARDS HORSE AND HOUND - NORTH ISLAND OWNERS OF THE YEAR: Breckon Bloodstock, Bernie Lim, Stonewall Stud, Tim Vince. CADUCEUS CLUB - NORTH ISLAND FILLY / MARE OF THE YEAR: Better B Amazed, Dream About Me, Rocknroll Princess, The Orange Agent, Yagunnakissmeornot. NORTH ISLAND STANDARDBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION INC – NORTH ISLAND BREEDER OF THE YEAR: Breckon Farms, Charles Roberts, Kahukuri Bloodstock, Stonewall Stud, Woodlands Stud. IRT – NORTH ISLAND DRIVER OF THE YEAR: Salish Abernethy, David Butcher, Zac Butcher, Josh Dickie, Andre Poutama. VETERINARY ASSOCIATES EQUINE AND FARM – NORTH ISLAND TRAINER OF THE YEAR: John & Josh Dickie, Arna Donnelly, Tony Herlihy, Barry Purdon, Steve Telfer & Chris Garlick. VETERINARY ASSOCIATES EQUINE AND FARM – NORTH ISLAND BROODMARE OF THE YEAR: Alta Camilla, Galleons Supreme, Lady Fingers, Splendid Dreams. WOODLANDS STUD – NORTH ISLAND STALLION OF THE YEAR: American Ideal, Art Major, Bettor’s Delight, Majestic Son, Pegasus Spur. HARNESS RACING NEW ZEALAND – NORTH ISLAND AGED TROTTER OF THE YEAR: Gentleman Sir, King Of The Roses, Princess Mackendon, Temporale. AUCKLAND TROTTING CLUB – NORTH ISLAND AGED PACER OF THE YEAR: Better B Amazed, Dream About Me, Hug The Wind, Maxim, The Orange Agent.  SIR LINCOLN AT LINCOLN FARMS – NORTH ISLAND RACING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: To be announced. ALWAYS B MIKI - ALABAR / NEVELE R STUD – NORTH ISLAND AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO HARNESS RACING: To be announced.   Duane Ranger

Last Saturday night’s ultra-impressive New South Wales Oaks winner, Partyon, is jumping out of her skin, and looks poised to win this Friday’s Group One $125,000 Pascoes The Jewellers Northern Oaks for the 3YO pacing fillies at Alexandra Park. The brilliant unbeaten daughter of Bettor’s Delight will be looking to make it 10 straight in the 2700m mobile, and according to her co-owner Ken Breckon of the ‘Breckon Farms and Top 10 Syndicate’, you wouldn’t know she’s been in a race just a couple of nights ago. “She’s eaten up every grain and not long after that Oaks win in Sydney she was so fired up it looked like she wanted to go out and do it all again. “In fact she was so excited she tried to kick my mate Phil Kennard as he was cheering Have Faith In Me home in a later race. I would have loved to have had a camera. The expression on his face was priceless,” Breckon said. He said Partyon would beat him home to New Zealand. “She left at 4.30am this morning (Tuesday) and I’m leaving at lunchtime. We are so proud of her. She will make a very valuable broodmare one day. Her breeding will look good on the pedigree page. That means a lot to us as well,” Breckon said. The former vice-president of the Auckland Trotting Club was still in awe of Partyon’s 1.1 metre victory over the talented 3-year-old Australian filly, Petacular. “She had to be good to beat her because that filly is one of Australasia’s best. Sure we got the nice sit in behind the pace but the gap closed up along the markers and Mark (Purdon) had to re-balance her and come again on the outside. “She displayed enormous sprint and tenacity to get up and collar Petacular. We are very proud of her. We would love to win the Northern Oaks this Friday. We know we have got the horse-power to do it,” Breckon said. The Breckon – Purdon combination have nailed the Northern Oaks previously when Twist And Twirl won in 3:21 even in 2012. “That was a special night. I don’t think Friday’s draw of seven will bother her too much. I think Mark will press on from out there and then try and lead all the way. “It’s not a given though because her stablemate Spanish Armada is a very good filly and she will take some beating. Our only consolation is that she has drawn one on the second line (9),” said Breckon. Partyon has won three from three in New Zealand including the Group One $150,000 Harness Jewels Diamond 2YO Fillies Final at Cambridge on June 4 last year. Her two other Group One wins came in Australia. In fact she has a six from six winning record over there, including Saturday’s $200,000 NSW Oaks, and the Group One $280,000 Alabar Breeders Crown 2yo Final at Melton’s Tabcorp Park on August 28 last year. The gifted bay, who was born on September 12, 2013, also recorded her fastest mile in Australia. That was in the Group Three $18,000 J. L. Raith Memorial at Tabcorp Park Menangle on January 14 when she stopped the clock in 1:51.3 She’s no stranger to Alexandra Park either. In fact the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen trained filly won on debut in a $12,000 fillies and mares 2yo and older pace on May 13 last year. That was a 2200m mobile. Friday’s Group One will be her first start over the 2700m. Breckon said Partyon would now follow a similar schedule to what stablemate, Dream About Me, undertook last season with her main goal being the Group One $140,000 New Zealand Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Final and the Group One $150,000 New Zealand Oaks – both at Addington Raceway on May 12 and May 19 respectively. Duane Ranger

Racing from two to four years, Art Major started 49 times for a fantastic record of 32 wins and 9 placings for a massive $3,273,217 in stakes with a 1:48.4m record. Art Major is the richest son of the inmortal Artsplace. Art Major won his last three starts on the racetrack and those wins were in the $824,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, the $729,730 Breeders Crown and the $350,000 US Pacing Championship. Art Major is from the prolific producing Nihilator p3, 1:49.3 ($3,225,653) mare in Perfect Profile p2, Q1:59.1 who produced 13 foals for 10 winners of over $5 million in stakes. As well as Art Major she has produced the full brother Perfect Art whose 716 foals have won $13,653,246 in Australia and Western Edition (by Western Hanover) who stood in Queensland and has 192 foals, 64 starters, 34 winners that have won $1,097,614 to date in Australia. Art Major is a full brother in blood to Worldly Beauty 1:49.3 ($2,146,076) and a full brother in blood to the dam of Captaintreacherous 1:47.1 (3,153,541). Real Artist ($80,000,000 + in earnings) is a half brother to the dam of Art Major as well. In summation, the best son of the great Artsplace from the hottest maternal families in the world in the last twenty years. Art Major's fastest son Art Official beating the great Somebeachsomewhere. Race Of The Decade, #1 - 2008 Meadowlands Pace.  Art Major has had an outstanding siring record right from the start and continues to produce the elite level age group horses with each crop. In North America he has produced some of the world's best horses including world champion Art Official p3,1:47 ($2,082,885), JF Endofanera  ($2,049,580), Hypnotic Blue Chip 1:47.2 ($1,787,311) , Santanna Blue Chip ($1,666,701) etc. Down Under he is the sire of For A Reason now standing at stud and bred over 100 mares this season, Follow The Stars now at stud and bred 140 mares this season and Sushi Sushi to mention just three. He has consistently produced great colts and fillies and the longevity of their racing careers is a feature. It is not only the stars that he continues to leave that is impressive, it is the consistency in performance that he brings to the table every single year. Hard to find fault with his career as it stands today. Art Major has made a big impact in Australia and New Zealand right from the start. In Australia he is the sire of over $38 million in progeny earnings and in New Zealand he is the sire of just under $10 million in progeny earnings. In North America Art Major is the sire of over $100 million in progeny earnings. That is $148,000,000 in progeny earnings throughout the world. His winners to foals percentages hovering around the 50 to 60% mark is up with the very best achieved in Australasia. Shows no signs of slowing down and continues to serve huge books of mares. He has served over 250 mares each of the last three years in Australia and in New Zealand he has served over 170 for each of the last three years and they are his largest numbers, biggest crops ever in New Zealand. Breckon Farms have two fillies and four colts by Art Major in the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka next Monday the 20th of February. Lot 4 – Jack Jones (bay colt, Art Major / Jacinta Jones) Jack Jones is a full brother to two two-year-old winners Jaxine Jones 1:57.7 and Its Major Bubbles 1:57 and is from the family of millionaire pacer Chokin ($1,240,098) and 5-time Group 1 winner Fly Like An Eagle ($699,419). Lot 22 – Drum Beat (bay colt, Art Major / Milagro) Drum Beat is a half-brother to six winners and is from the family of Reba Lord ($752,265), Group 1 winner Megaera ($250,646), Group 1 & 2 winner Sovereign Hill ($432,555), Breeders Crown winner Katy Perry ($483,983),  Shandale ($158,047) and New Zealand Cup winner Arden Rooney ($1,070,230). Lot 46 – Toomuchlip (bay filly, Art Major / Racketeers Girl) Toomuchlip is the second foal from Group 3 winning Falcon Seelster mare Racketeers Girl ($86,545) who is a half-sister to five winners, including multiple Group 1 placed Bettor Dreams ($186,952). Toomuchlip is once again from the famed Regina family. Lot 54- Ball of Art (bay colt, Art Major / Star Of The Ball) Ball Of Art is a brother or half-brother to six winners including the Group 1 placed Macha ($124,835) and the Group 2 placed Swamp Major ($43,296). Ball Of Art is closely related to Fleet Magic ($276,945) and the Group 1 winning mare Pembrooks Delight ($137,480). Lot 66 – All Yours (bay colt, Art Major / Temepara Cullen) All Yours is the third foal from the black type Christian Cullen mare Temepara Cullen ($40,143), who is the dam of Strawberry Stride ($41,884) and a full-sister to million dollar earning multiple Group 1 winner Stunin Cullen and a half-sister to Group 1 winner Coburg, who in turn has left the Group 1 winner Veste and recent winner Smiley Sophie ($53,986). Family of ten times Group 1 winning millionaire pacer Il Vicola ($1,580,948) and five time Group 1 winning millionaire pacer and 2yo Pacer of the Year Gotta Go Cullen ($1,173,343). Lot 71 – Fantasize (bay filly Art Major / Thebestamancanget) Fantasize is the fourth foal from an unraced Mach Three mare Thebestamancanget who is a half-sister to nine winners and is the dam of Vasari ($58,144).  The second dam is the Soky’s Atom mare Ciccio Star ($102,499) who has produced nine to race that have all won including Group 1 placed Major Star ($169,068), Zenthura ($117,705), Group 2 winner Idancedallnight ($103,655) and Conquistare ($73,796). This is the family of Waltzing With Cullen ($212,951), Nureyev ($94,414), Fake Spirit ($184,370), Group 1 winner Chilli Palmer ($289,583) and Jinni’s Fantasy ($443,273). Harnesslink Media

The former North Island Breeders Stakes winner, Hot Shoe Shuffle, has made her mark as a grand mother in Australia this month. Now expect her to shine as a Mum in Auckland next week. Her fourth foal, the 2009 Art Major mare, Glenferrie Shuffle, produced the top filly at the APG Melbourne Yearling Sale in Victoria earlier this month. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight fetched $85,000 for both Lauriston Bloodstock and the Spunky Syndicate. The buyer was Allied Express. And then if that wasn't enough Hot Shoe Shuffle's second foal, the 2007 Christian Cullen mare, Hotinthecitytonite fetched the second highest price for a filly at the Sale. The daughter of Bettor's Delight sold for $75,000. The seller was Nixon Bloodstock and she was bought by Peter and Yvonne Males. Hot Shoe Shuffle's breeder is the Hot Shoe Shuffle Syndicate. Manager Sandy Yarndley was delighted with the prices. "I'm just so happy for the owners. I really enjoy seeing my progeny do well no matter who buys the foals. It's good to see the old mare is making a name for herself on both sides of the Tasman," the Te Awamutu-based breeder said. Hot Shoe Shuffle won 14 races and almost $300,000 between February 2001 and January 2005. She was trained by Mike Berger at Cambridge. "We sold Glenferrie Shuffle as a yearling for $65,000 and she went on to win 13 races and just on $280,000 in Australia. She went a 1:57 mile and won a Group One (the $300,000 Breeders 2yo Crown). "Hotinthecitytonite won two races here and then we sold her to Australia as a 5-year-old. She was sold as a broodmare and never raced in Australia. We are very proud of them both," Yarndley said. She might be a grand-dam but Hot Shoe Shuffle’s breeding days are far from over. Glenferrie Shuffle and Hotinthecitytonite’s little half-sister – Hot Rhythm will be up for grabs at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka next Monday (February 20), and Yarndley is hopeful that she too will fetch a nice price. “Yearlings of Hot Shoe Shuffle have sold well at the Sales over the years. She was a very good racehorse race-horse and equally lovely broodmare. “Her first foal, a Christian Cullen colt named Joshua Mac was the Sales topper in 2008. We got $200,000 for him and then in 2010 her Christian Cullen colt (Jivin Cullen) fetched $60,000. “We are hopeful that Hot Rhythm will also do well,” Yarndley said. Hot Rhythm (Lot 147) is one of six foals that Yarndley has a share in which is being presented by Breckon Farms at the annual yearling sale. Breckon Farms will have 34 up for grabs on Monday. Yarndley sold Yarndley Farms to Breckon Bloodstock on August 1, 2009. He stayed on part-time and also breeds from some of his own mares. “My son Scott is farm manager and I still keep my hand in but I retired to spend more time with my family, especially my grandchildren. Ken and Karen (Breckon) are doing a great job. They are friends and now several years later I have no regrets about stepping aside,” he said. As well as Lot 147 (Hot Rhythm) Yarndley will also have Lots 22, 62, 66, 71, and 83 up for sale at Karaka. Seventy one-year-old Yarndley, a pioneer in New Zealand standardbred breeding, has been breeding and selling yearlings at the sales since the 1970s. He has been a key player in developing and advancing the New Zealand standardbred breed and vividly remembers the days when just $8,000 fetched the sales topper. Duane Ranger

Pukekohe school teacher, Andrew Jamieson, has been appointed the manager of the ever-popular Auckland Trotting Club Syndicates. Jamieson, a school teacher for 40 years, takes over from Rob Carr, who relocated to Cambridge this week. Carr had been at the helm of the ATC Syndicates since their inception 17 years ago. Carr is now the marketing and promotions manager for BreckonFarms in Te Awamutu. “My priority is to keep Syndicate members informed and having been a school teacher for most of my life I think I can string a sentence or two together.  “The last thing trainers need is for 50-or-so owners hounding them wanting to know all about their horses. I’ve trained on and off for 20 plus years and I know all the horsemen well. I’m excited and really looking forward to the job,” Jamieson said. Jamieson, who has been teaching at Pukekohe Intermediate for the last 17 years, said the job was perfect for him. “I’m 63 this year and harness racing has been my escape from school for most of my life. I still have a couple of horses in work and my broodmares are in foal to Sir Lincoln. “I’m so passionate about the sport and with retirement looming I see this as an ideal transition into doing something I love. I was going to take last year off, but I did a lot of relieving for one teacher, who was unwell,” Jamieson said. He said he likened the big syndicates to teaching 30-plus Year 7 (Form One). “They are an enthusiastic bunch of people from varying lifestyles. I know how to relate to people and I’m sure they will be a bit easier at times than trying to get the message through to a classroom of 10 and 11-year-olds,” he said. Jamieson will be eased into the job this year and the ATC Syndicate won’t be buying horses at next month’s Australasian Yearling Sales at Karaka. He will oversee the 2014, 2016 and 2017 ATC Syndicates. “Ideal Belle is the only one still racing from the 2012 Syndicate and I believe she will be sent to the broodmares paddock soon,” Jamieson said. He said he was currently overseeing: 2014 ATC Syndicate: The Faithful (eight wins, Barry Purdon) and Bettors Pocket (five wins, Tony Herlihy (MNZM). 2016 ATC Syndicate: Miss Kitty (un-raced 3yo filly – Barry Purdon); Extra Blast (un-raced 3yo colt - Tony Herlihy); and Some Change (un-raced 3yo colt – Geoff Small). 2017 ATC Syndicate; Bet I Can (un-raced 2yo filly – Steven Reid); Cha Cha B (Un-raced 2yo colt – Bunty Hughes); Park Avenue (un-raced 2yo colt – John and Josh Dickie). “My heart is really in this job and I’m fortunate that I know most of the people in harness racing by their first name. I see myself as the middle man between the trainers and the owners. “I’m also keen to get as many new and past owners involved as I possibly can. I’m a social kind of person and am looking forward to new purchases at next year’s Sales,” Jamieson said. Jamieson is usually up at 5.30am every morning to work his horses and then back again after school to tend to them. Among the horses he has trained have been the five win Hitchcock gelding Teepee Town and the now Australian-based (retired Hilltop Hustler, who won two races here and then 10 more across the Tasman. Duane Ranger

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