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Shartin, a New Zealand bred harness racing daughter of Tintin In America, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, became the highest stake earner in America this year when she captured the $179,550 Golden Girls at The Meadowlands on Saturday (July 13). The win advanced her stake tally in 2019 to $605,765, the result of 10 wins from 11 starts. She has now won nine races on end and has 36 wins from 48 lifetime starts. One week earlier Shartin won the $30,000 Great Northeast Series in 1:49 under a hold at Harrah's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tintin In America was also represented by a 'new' winner, Only In America, who won at his second start at Ashburton, New Zealand. Chasing The Wind, a two-year-old gelding bred and raised at Yirribee Pacing Stud, made a triumphant debut at Menangle on Saturday (July 13), winning the Group 2 $50,000 NSW Breeders Challenge True Blue Final. After enjoying a sweet trip, the gelding finished full of running to win in 1:53.5. Another 'new' winner bred by Yirribee was the four-year-old King Fisher who won for the first time at Cobram in 1:59.1. Million Dollar Cam landed at winning double at Dubbo on Sunday (July 14) with the three-year-olds Romero (1:59.6) and Getaloadathisgirl, and a 'new' winner at Pinjarra in Our Mista Kalle, a 1:55.9 winner at his second outing. Tintin In America and Million Dollar Cam will be standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud this season alongside Lazarus, Lennytheshark, Fear The Dragon, Caribbean Blaster and Lombo Pocket Watch.   Peter Wharton

Former champion pacer Lennytheshark is to do stud duty at one of New South Wales’ leading studs – the Yirribee Pacing Stud - where Lazarus, Warrawee Needy and Fear The Dragon head a select sire list.   Lennytheshark, who took a mile record of 1:49.2, earned stakes in excess of $3-million, of which he won $2.45-million in his last three seasons. He won a remarkable 23 Group races including seven at Group 1 level.   Lennytheshark was a champion juvenile pacer in his own right. At 2 he won a heat of the Vicbred Super Series (3 rd in Final) and a semi-final of the Breeders Crown, while at 3 his major successes were the $200,000 NSW Derby, a heat of the Victoria Derby and semi-final of the Vicbred Super Series.   As a four-year-old ‘Lenny’ was undefeated in six starts including a clean sweep of the Vicbred Series and the Victorian 4YO and 5YO Championship.   However, Lennytheshark really stamped himself as the leading pacer in the country as an aged horse.   His list of major race victories included the 2016 $1.3-million Inter Dominion Grand Final, the 2016 and 2017 Victoria Cups, the 2017 Kilmore Cup and the 2017 Miracle Mile in which he took his lifetime mark of 1:49.2, defeating Lazarus, Smolda and Our Waikiki Beach.   A versatile performer, ‘Lenny’ won from the front end, sitting parked or coming from behind and won on all-sized tracks from 1600 to 3200 metres.   In all, ‘Lenny’, a true champion of champions, recorded 39 wins and 33 placings from 82 starts for $3,007,585 – an average of $36,600 per start!   On the score of blood Lennytheshark lacks nothing. His sire Four Starzzz Shark (1:47.8) was a champion with stake earnings of $2,758,648 and has been one of Australia’s top sires for some time.   He figures as the sire of two of Australia’s greatest pacers in Lennytheshark and Frith ($1.1-million).   Botswana, the dam of Lennytheshark, was the winner of the Broodmare of the Year award in 2016. She is the dam of five individual winners, four of whom took records of better than 1:58, including Led Suitcase ($261,395), a Breeders Crown champion, and Blissfull Boy ($241,970).   Botswana (2:00.7) was by Albert Albert from the noted producer Lourenco Marques, by Thor Hanover from Mozambique (dam of 6 winners) and tracing to Miss Tommy, who founded one of the greatest sources of speed of any Australian Stud Book family.   Classic Garry, a Garry Rowan horse who became a leading sire and broodmare sire, is a member of this family.   A commanding individual standing 15.3 hands with outstanding conformation and an excellent temperament, Lennytheshark is certain to add interest to the NSW breeding scene.   His service fee is $2,750 including GST with discounts for multiple mares.     Peter Wharton

Former Grand Circuit winner Caribbean Blaster increased his tally of harness racing winners from his initial crop to 14 with the three-year-olds Caruba (1:59, Pinjarra) and Tropical Storm (Leeton). Caribbean Blaster has left 18 individual winners to date. Companion sire Million Dollar Cam was represented by the fastest winner of the day at Parkes on Sunday in Tulhurst Cash, who hoisted a fresh lifetime mark of 1:56.4. Caribbean Blaster and Million Dollar Cam will be joined by the mighty Lazarus, Tintin In America and frozen sire Fear The Dragon at Yirribee Pacing Stud in the upcoming season. Yirribee Stud bred four winners for the week including the three-year-old Hes An Artist, a 1:57.9 winner at Cranbourne, The Summercat (Horsham), Hooded Angel (1:55.7, Newcastle) and Conrod Kenze (1:59.9, Leeton).   By Peter Wharton  

Mel Mara 1:47 ($1,028,397), a world champion racehorse and conqueror of the world’s two fastest harness racing pacers Always B Miki (1:46) and McWicked (1:46.2) and the outstanding Sweet Lou (1:47), will be standing his introductory season at Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic, Kyabram, near Shepparton, of Dr Kath McIntosh. His will stand for a fee of $2,500 including GST in Australia and $2,500 plus GST in New Zealand. Mel Mara’s record speaks for itself and entitles him to the claim of being one of the best performed stallions ever offered for service in Australia. A real speed merchant, Mel Mara paced a winning mile in 1:47 on a mile track and 1:47.2 on a five-eighths track and was race-timed between 1:47 and 1:47.4 on five occasions. He paced six winning miles in sub 1:49 and 15 in 1:50 or better and is one of only two horses ever to record six final quarters in better than 26 seconds. In all, Mel Mara won 26 races and was placed on 27 occasions for $1,028,397 in stakes. He took his record of 1:47, winning in Free-for-all company at The Meadowlands, in which he comfortably defeated the two fastest horses in history, Always B Miki and McWicked, leading from the outset and carving out the last half in a sensational 52.4 with a last quarter in 25.4. The time equalled the world record for an older pacing stallion on a mile track and was only a tick outside the all-time world mark. Mel Mara defeating the two fastest horses in history, Always B Miki 1:46 and McWicked 1:46.3 Mel Mara in a  world record 1 47, last quarter in 25 4 A winner in 1:52 as a two-year-old, Mel Mara competed against one of the greatest ever crops of three-year-olds, winning four races with four placings for $339,080 in stakes. The highlight of his sophomore season was his brilliant come-from-behind win in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Final in 1:51.8, beating the Little Brown Jug winner Michael’s Power 1:48.1 ($1.9m) and Warrawee Needy 1:46.4 ($1.2m). He also won a division of the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile, sitting parked throughout in 1:49.4 with the last quarter in 26.1, and finished runner-up in an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final, John Simpson Memorial and a Breeders Crown elimination. Mel Mara later competed with real distinction against the leading open class pacers in North America. He won two eliminations of the Ben Franklin at Pocono Downs and finished a neck second in the $500,000 Final and third in the $116,000 Allerage Farm Pace in 1:48.2 at The Red Mile. The list of champion pacers that Mel Mara met and defeated reads like a classics date book. They include Always B Miki 1:46 ($2.8m), Sweet Lou 1:47 ($3.4m), McWicked 1:46.2 ($4.1m), Foiled Again 1:48 ($7.6m), Clear Vision 1:48.2 ($2.7m), Michael’s Power 1:48.1 ($1.9m), Warrawee Needy 1:46.4 ($1.2m), Bolt The Duer 1:47.4 ($1.8m) and Rockin Ron 1:47.2 ($1.6m), to name only a few. A commanding individual, 16 hands, foaled in 2009, Mel Mara is the fastest and richest son of former champion pacer Lis Mara 1:47.3 ($2.1m) and as a representative of the famed Cam Fella sire line his influence promises to be widely exerted. M L Revrac, the dam of Mel Mara, is a member of one of America’s greatest families – that tracing to Jessie Pepper – a tribe noted for producing top racehorses and leading sires. M L Revrac, dam of four winners (three in 1:55), is by the great Matt’s Scooter, sire of Mach Three among others, from Just Peachy, dam of six winners with two in 1:55, by Nihilator from the Stakes-winning mare Peach Bottom 1:55.3 ($348,609), from the outstanding matron Gidget Lobell, the dam of seven winners including the great No Nukes. Others from this branch of the Jessie Pepper family have been Rock N Roll Heaven 1:47.3 ($2.7m), the Canadian champion Silent Swing 1:48.4 ($2m), Clear Vision 1:48.2 ($2.7m), the Adios Stake winner Armbro Animate 1:50.1 ($1.2m) and Survivor Gold 1:51 ($897,929). For bookings, a test mating or further information contact Dr Kath McIntosh at Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic on phone 0427 497 429 or (03) 5852 2845 or visit the website www.nrequine.com.au Peter Wharton

Prominent breeders from most states have thrown their weight behind the 2019 Shepparton Mixed Stock Sale to be held at the Shepparton Harness Racing Club’s Kialla complex on Sunday, July 14 at 12 noon.   The sale comprises 67 well bred lots – 47 pacers and 20 trotters - including weanlings, broodmares, two and three-year-olds and tried and untried stock with strong consignments from two of the country’s most successful breeders, Robert Watson and Duncan McPherson.   Of the 16 weanlings going up for auction three are by the great American Ideal, two by A Rocknroll Dance and Sunshine Beach with single entries by high profile sires including Sweet Lou, Betting Line, Heston Blue Chip, Auckland Reactor and Majestic Son.   The weanling section includes A Rocknroll Dance half-sister to the outstanding pacer Shadow Sax, a Heston Blue Chip half-brother to the dual Listed winner Sophies Ideal, a Sweet Lou colt out the $120,000 winner So Shesachristian, a Betting Line half-sister to the good Gloucester Park winner Soho Changeling and A Rocknroll Dance filly closely related to Mother Courage.   Among the mixed stock listed in the catalogue are Jamm Kiss NZ (1:57.1), a Somebeachsomewhere two-year-old half-sister to The Graduate winner Stars Align (1:50.4), an unraced three-year-old half-brother to the dual Group winner Lombo Kotakinabalu, a three-year-old half-sister to the NSW Breeders Challenge winner Shezallapples and an American Ideal two-year-old half-brother to Soho Changeling.   There’s 30 broodmares in the sale highlighted by the millionairess Miss Galvinator, Our Awesome Lover, a sister to Under Cover Lover; Frances Lombo, dam of Lombo Kotakinabalu; Lethal Mee NZ, dam of NZ 2YO Filly of the Year Susie Maguire; the $130,000 winning trotter Countessa Hest NZ, Mossdale Gabby (Tas. Mother of Pearl), Aspenglow USA, the mother of cups winner Cold Sister; Ushaka Bromac NZ (winner of $144,000) and Sundons Babe NZ, a daughter of NZ Trotter of the Year Merinai.   Broodmares are in foal to well credentialled sires such as Sportswriter, Four Starzzz Shark, Pet Rock, Sunshine Beach, Hes Watching, Tintin In America, Auckland Reactor, Yankee Rockstar and Aldebaran Eagle.   Catalogues are available from Melton and most Victorian country clubs.   To request a catalogue email shepparton@hrv.org.au or phone Shepparton club manager Ian McDonald on 0428 231 403.   by Peter Wharton

The American horse Warrawee Needy, a former world harness racing champion and Canadian 2YO of the Year and now standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW), promises to burst into prominence when the first of his stock races as two-year-olds in North America this year. In Canada, where his first crop is located, they are showing marked ability. Noch Ten, a two-year-old gelding, hoisted the fastest time for a juvenile in Canada in 2019 when he went in 1:55 in a qualifier at Woodbine Mohawk Park recently. Need Ur Opinion, a Warrawee Needy filly, won a qualifier in 1:58.8, while the colt Farros Reign was placed in 1:57.8. Warrawee Needy's Yirribee studmate Tintin In America, the sire of the champion mare Shartin, ranked No. 1 in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll this year, left winners in two different States this week. The three-year-old filly Tiseh Selina notched her second win at Globe Derby Park, while Cavalry Call (1:58.5) won for the 10th time at Pinjarra (WA). Million Dollar Cam's son Cams A Million won in a career-best 1:56.9 at Newcastle last Friday night to complete a double for Yirribee Pacing Stud sires. Earlier in the night, Robbiewillmakeit (by Robin Hood) won in 1:56.7 and pushed his stake earnings over the $100,000 mark. Caribbean Blaster, who has left 12 individual three-year-old winners this season, was represented by the three-year-old Onahi Delight, who posted win No. 3 at Tamworth. Hooded Angel (by Robin Hood) and Kiss Cam (by Million Dollar Cam), a couple of Yirribee Stud bred geldings, saluted at Penrith and Redcliffe respectively last weekend. Warrawee Needy, Tintin In America, Caribbean Blaster, Million Dollar Cam will be joined by former champion En Zedder Lazarus at Yirribee Pacing Stud in the 2019/20 season.   By Peter Wharton

Talented four-year-old Summit Special, who was bred, raised and sold by Yirribee Pacing Stud, hoisted the fastest time of the night - 1:50.7 - when he overwhelmed his harness racing rivals in a $25,000 semi-final of the NSW Breeders Challenge at Menangle on Saturday night (June 22). Starting from the No. 5 gate, the gelding was third last at the end of the opening 800 in 54.3. Following a 28.3 third stanza Summit Special was tipped three deep and closed with a 28.1 final fraction to down the highly fancied Ignatius by 3.7 metres. The win sent his stake earnings over the $50,000 mark. Summit Special will contest the Group 1 $100,000 NSW Breeders Challenge Final at Menangle on Sunday afternoon (June 30). Summit Special is the fifth foal and third winner of Classic Counsel NZ (by In The Pocket), who is also the dam of the prolific Menangle and Albion Park victor Floyd Mayweather 1:53 ($326,492). Since producing Summit Special in 2014, Classic Counsel has left the three-year-old Im Rock Solid (6 placings) and a weanling filly by Warrawee Needy and is carrying a positive test to him. Meanwhile, another Yirribee sired and bred, Untythehood (Robin Hood-Aunty Jean), saluted for the eighth time overall and fifth time this season at Wagga on Friday (June 21). The five-year-old gelding rated a career-best 1:58.9 over 2270 metres. Yirribee Pacing Stud will this season offer an imposing roster of stallions in the Kiwi superstar Lazarus, former world record holder Warrawee Needy, Tintin In America, sire of the America's No. ranked racemare Shartin NZ, and the North America Cup and Adios winner Fear The Dragon.   Peter Wharton

Tactical Landing (3, 1:50.4), the fastest harness racing son of former champion trotter and now premier sire Muscle Hill (1:50.2), will be available to ‘Down Under’ breeders this season via frozen semen from Stallions Australasia. Not only was Tactical Landing a Breeders Crown champion – he won the three-year-old title last year – he was sired by a dual Breeders Crown champion, Muscle Hill, his dam, Southwind Serena 1:55.4 ($385,088) was a Breeders Crown champion at 3 and he ranks as a full brother to the Breeders Crown winner Mission Brief 1:50.4. Tactical Landing was a top racehorse in his own right, winning $812,300 from 16 starts – an excellent total in a brief career. As a three-year-old he won nine races and was four times placed from 14 starts for $810,800 and was one of the highest stakes-winning trotters in North America in 2018. Undoubtedly the highlight of his stellar three-year-old campaign was his front-end win in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Final at Pocono Downs, in which he defeated Met’s Hall and Crystal Fashion by open lengths in 1:52.2 on a sloppy track. Tactical Landing took his record of 1:50.4, winning a leg of the time-honoured Kentucky Futurity at Lexington and finished second in the $434,000 Final in a world record 1:50. He also captured a division of the $240,000 Bluegrass Stake in 1:51.2 at Lexington and an elimination of the $1.2 Hambletonian in 1:52.4 and was a strong third in the final. Tactical Landing closed out his campaign with a hard-hitting win in the $350,000 TVG Championship at The Meadowlands, sitting parked for the last half-mile and defeating 3YO Trotter of the Year Six Pack by 2-½ lengths in 1:51.8. An $800,000 yearling, Tactical Landing, a commanding individual, 16 hands, looks every inch the blood he represents. He is a son of the great Muscle Hill, the world’s leading living trotting sire and sire of sires, while his dam, Southwind Serena, is a daughter of arguably the greatest trotter of all-time, Italy’s Varenne. Southwind Serena has stamped herself as one of the finest broodmares of all-time. Besides Tactical Landing, she is also the dam of a dual world champion in Mission Brief, winner of 19 races and $1.5million and voted 2YO and 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year, Exemplar (1:53.2) and Earn Your Wings (1:54.8). The second dam, Spice On Ice (1:57.8) left five winners and is the grand-dam of the Kentucky Futurity winner Ice Attraction (1:50.2) and Canadian 2YO Filly Trotter of the Year The Ice Dutchess, while the third dam Spicy Bones produced six winners. Tactical Landing stood his first season at the prestige Southwind Farms in New Jersey this year. His service fee will be $16,500 including GST in Australia and $15,000 plus GST in New Zealand.   by Peter Wharton

Rock N Roll World (1:48.6), who is to stand his first season at Allwood Stud, Serpentine, of one of Australia’s leading breeders Bob Fowler, is one of the best bred sires to be imported to Australia in recent years. His service fee will be $4,000 including GST. He ranks as a brother to a top pacer and 1:50 sire in World Of Rocknroll (1:50.6) and a half to Captain Deo (1:50.4), being by Rocknroll Hanover from the US 2YO and 3YO Filly of the Year Worldly Beauty 1:49.6 ($1.9million), a sister to Worldly Treasure (1:53.2), the dam of last year’s leading American two-year-old sire Captaintreacherous 1:47.2 ($3.1million). Their dam, World Order (1:53), was a half-sister to the dam of one of Australia’s greatest sires in Art Major and to a leading sire in Perfect Art. Rocknroll Hanover, a champion sire in America, where he has sired the winners of almost $115million and has 77 in the 1:50 list, has also made an impact through his sons as sires in Australia. Closer to home, Rocknroll Hanover figures as the sire of this year’s WA Pacing Cup winner Rocknroll Lincoln, King Of Swing, winner of the 2018 WA Derby, and former top WA racemare Sheer Rocknroll. Not only is Rock N Roll World a youthful son of Rocknroll Hanover – he was foaled in 2012 – but on his distaff side he can claim equal distinctions. He is also a half-brother to World Of Her Own, the dam of four in 1:54 including Sir Richard Z Tam (1:50.2), and Worldly Deo, dam of Odds On Lauderdale (1:49.2). In the back removes of Rock N Roll World’s pedigree are sires of the calibre of Romeo Hanover, Nevele Romeo, Real Artist and so on. There is not a weak strain in any remove of Rock N Roll World’s family tree; his maternal line is one of the oldest and strongest in American breeding history. Rock N Roll World was a top racehorse himself, winning $712,737 from 18 wins and 27 placings in a career spanning four years. As a two-year-old, he won in 1:54.4 in a division of the Geers Stake, while at 3 he went in 1:50.6 winning the Adios Stake Consolation at The Meadows and was placed in the Tattersalls Pace, Art Rooney Pace, Reynolds Memorial, John Simpson Memorial and North America Cup Consolation. Rock N Roll World won twice in Invitational company at Hoosier Park as a five-year-old in a career-best 1:48.6 and 1:49.6, the latter defeating Breeders Crown champion Freaky Feet Pete ($1.5million). Rock N Roll World promises to make a real contribution to the breeding industry – as to be expected of one of his royal pedigree.   Peter Wharton  

The 2019 Redcliffe Yearling Sale, to be conducted by Darren Ebert & Company, will be held at the Redcliffe Paceway on Sunday, March 31, starting at noon. The sale comprises 76 lots by 31 different stallions including champion stallions Bettor’s Delight, Somebeachsomewhere, Rock N Roll Heaven, Sweet Lou, Roll With Joe, Grinfromeartoear and Sportswriter. Other well-known stallions include Well Said, Mr Feelgood, Cammibest, A Rocknroll Dance, Sunshine Beach, Pet Rock, Hurrikane Kingcole, Heston Blue Chip, Auckland Reactor, Changeover, Betterthancheddar, For A Reason, Lanercost and the exciting first-crop sire Warrawee Needy. There’s close relatives to a string of top performers winners such as the Inter Dominion heat winner Im Pats Delight,  Constantlysideways 1:49.2 (USA), Heavens Trend, Pub Blitz, Broadways Best (Vic. Oaks), Major Kiss (Bathurst Gold Tiara), Garnet River (Tas. Derby), Little Peanut (Vic. Sapling Stakes), Bangkok Dancer (Paleface Adios Classic), the QBred Triad winners Smart As Camm Be, Viking Reign, Maximillion, Making Magic, Jack Malone, Misscilla, Catwalk Beauty, Wicked Style, Bronski On Fire and Bonnie Jujon, the Redcliffe Sales Classic victors Cha Ching Chaching, Mathilda Diventa, Couldntresist, Celtic Cruza, Dapper Bessie and Designer Style, and many more. Yearlings are eligible for the Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series carrying minimum prizemoney of $100,000 for two-year-olds in 2020 and the rich Redcliffe 3YO Sales Classic in 2021. They are also eligible for the Breeders Crown, the QBred Bonus Scheme, Bathurst Gold Crown, Vicbred and the NSW Breeders Challenge. Catalogues are available from the auctioneer Darren Ebert on phone 0410 688 176 or email ebertancoauctioneer@bigpond.com, Garrard’s Horse & Hound stores in every State and the Redcliffe and Albion Park tracks. The electronic catalogue can be found here: http://www.darrenebertauctioneer.com.au/yearlingsale2019.php    Peter Wharton

THE 2019 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale, to be conducted by Graeme Board & Company, will be held at the Gold Crown Paceway on Sunday, March 24, starting at 11am. The sale comprises 120 lots by 43 different stallions including champion stallions Bettor’s Delight, Art Major, Somebeachsomewhere, Captaintreacherous, Mach Three, Rock N Roll Heaven and American Ideal. Other well-known stallions include Roll With Joe, Sportswriter, Courage Under Fire, Four Starzzz Shark, A Rocknroll Dance, Warrawee Needy, Artspeak, Heston Blue Chip, Sunshine Beach, Mr Feelgood, Western Terror, Auckland Reactor, Betterthancheddar, Pet Rock, Shoobee’s Place, For A Reason and Changeover. There’s close relatives to a string of top performers such as Jilliby Kung Fu, Vincent, Dont Hold Back, Elect To Live, For A Reason, Chariot King, Makes Every Scents, Rosa Mach, Vertigal, Sir Galvinator, All Eyes On Me, Shoobee Doo and many more. The sale includes entries from leading breeders in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Yearlings are eligible for the NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, NSW Breeders Blue, Vicbred and Vicbred Platinum. Catalogues are available from the Bathurst Harness Racing Club. The online catalogue can be viewed at www.graemeboard.com. Click on 2019 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale   PETER WHARTON

The results of recent racing around Australia has provided a fillip for the Redcliffe Yearling Sale, to be conducted by Darren Ebert & Co at Redcliffe Paceway on Sunday, March 31. There’s been a host of winners with siblings in the sale including a half-brother to last year’s QBred 2YO Triad and QBred Breeders classic winner Smart As Camm Be and NSW provincial victor Too Good For You. The catalogue has also listed half-brothers or sisters to the Albion Park three-year-old winners Goddess Jujon (1:57.6), Dattitude (1:59) and Hipstar, the Albion Park winner Werelivingthedream (1:54.3), the Redcliffe winners Bonnie Jujon, Signorina Dujon, Celtic Cruza, Our Doug, Datsgood, Willsintown and Always A Jewel and the WA country victor Baron Jujon. It also features close relatives of top pacers such as Im Pats Delight (Shepparton Gold Cup and Interdom heat), Heavens Trend, the Miracle Mile winner Franco Tiger, Blossom Lady, Centenario, Foreclosure (1:48.8), I Am Sam, Dont Hold Back, Broadway’s Best, Lombo Skyrider and many more. Yearlings are eligible for the Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series with a minimum stake of $100,000 for two-year-olds in 2020 and the rich 3YO Sale Classic in 2021. They are also eligible for the Breeders Crown, the QBred Bonus Scheme, Bathurst Gold Crown, Vicbred and the NSW Breeders Challenge. Catalogues are available from the auctioneer Darren Ebert on phone 0410 688 176 or email ebertancoauctioneer@bigpond.com, Garrard’s Horse & Hound stores in every State and the Redcliffe and Albion Park tracks. The electronic catalogue can be found here: http://www.darrenebertauctioneer.com.au/yearlingsale2019.php  Peter Wharton

THE 2018/19 racing season is now in full swing and yearlings catalogued for the upcoming Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale were huge beneficiaries through the deeds of their winning siblings and exceptional sires. Siblings to several recent winners are set to be offered at Bathurst, including a half-sister to the 1:59.5 Newcastle three-year-old winner and Group placegetter Brooklyns Best. Other recent winners with half-brothers or sisters in the sale include Futurist, Beach Boy Adios, La Player (1:57.9), the three-year-old Lord Denzel (1:56.7) and Milliondollardream. Yearlings to be auctioned at Bathurst are by sires that have produced Group winning two-year-old progeny in Australia and New Zealand this year. Art Major, who has three lots in the sale, ranks as the sire of the WA Sales Classic winner Major Martini and the Allied Express 2YO Classic victor Summertime, Bettor’s Delight (2 lots) figures as the sire of the NZ Young Guns winner Smooth Deal, Sportswriter (3 lots) is the sire of the MIA Breeders Plate winner The Tiger Army, Mach Three (1 lot) has left the NSW Sapling Stakes winner Mach Dan, Heston Blue Chip (5 lots) is represented by the NSW Pink Bonnet victor Eye Can Run and Sunshine Beach (3 lots) has sired Ozzie Battler, winner of the Victoria Sapling Stakes and Premiere Stakes. The sale has been further boosted by three entries from Doug and Janet Moore’s Brooklyn Lodge, Aberdeen. They include a He’s Watching colt out of a 1:53 half-sister to the outstanding WA juvenile Jack Mac, a Mach Three filly from the Bathurst Sales Graduate winner Allnight Kiss (1:56.4) and an Art Major filly from Toolijooa Dawn (1:55.1). The Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale will be held at the Gold Crown Paceway on Sunday, March 24, starting at 11am. Pedigrees can be viewed online at www.graemeboard.com. Click on 2019 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale Catalogues can be requested from auctioneers Graeme Board & Company on phone 0408 636 273 or email gboard@bobberry.com.au or the Bathurst Harness Racing Club   Peter Wharton

More than 70 percent of the dams represented in this year’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale, to be conducted by Darren Ebert & Co on Sunday, March 31, are race winners. Of the 76 lots catalogues, 54 are out of race-winning dams with 41 taking a record of 2:00 or better. Yearlings are out of the Group/Listed winning racemares such as the Seymour Nursery and QBred 2YO Triad winner Catwalk Beauty ($156,566), Too Smart For You ($149,684, QLD 4YO Breeders Classic), the Paleface Adios Classic winner Bangkok Dancer, Cullen’s Jewel (QLD 3YO Breeders Classic and Redcliffe 3YO Sales Classic), Designer Style (Redcliffe 2YO Sales Classic) and the Redcliffe Oaks winner Montana Tess. Other well performed mares include the dual Queensland Rising Stars Championship winner Ideal Tact ($98,454), Young Desiree ($89,451), Blissfull Kisses ($72,358), Perfection On Ice (1:55.9), Dance Like A Dream (1:55.9), Suki Suki (1:55.3), Riverboat Royce, the Seymour Nursery heat winners Emma Montana and Three Jewels and the Queensland Oaks placegetter Kiana Frances. Almost 50 percent of the dams represented in the catalogue are winner-producing mares. They have left siblings to the QBred 2YO Triad and Queensland 2YO Breeders Classic winner Smart As Camm Be, Pub Blitz (winner of $362,963), Cha Ching Chaching, winner of the Queensland 2YO Breeders Classic and Redcliffe Yearling Sale Classic, the QBred 2YO Triad victor Jack Malone, Wicked Style (QBred 3YO Triad), Bonnie Jujon (QLD 2YO Breeders Classic and QBred 3YO Triad), Capitalize (QLD 2YO Breeders Classic) and the Redcliffe Sales Classic winners Celtic Cruza, Mathilda Diventa, Designer Style, Couldntresist and Dapper Bessie. Yearlings are eligible for the Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series with a minimum stake of $100,000 for two-year-olds in 2020 and the rich 3YO Sale Classic in 2021. They are also eligible for the Breeders Crown, the QBred Bonus Scheme, Bathurst Gold Crown, Vicbred and the NSW Breeders Challenge. Catalogues are available from the auctioneer Darren Ebert on phone 0410 688 176 or email ebertancoauctioneer@bigpond.com, Garrard’s Horse & Hound stores in every State and the Redcliffe and Albion Park tracks. The electronic catalogue can be found here: http://www.darrenebertauctioneer.com.au/yearlingsale2019.php    Peter Wharton

MORE than 75 percent of the dams represented in this year’s Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale on Sunday, March 24 are race-winning mares or winner-producing mares.  Of the 117 lots catalogued, 64 are out of race winners – including 36 sub 2:00 winners - while 61 of the dams are winner-producers and they have left 153 individual winners between them.             Among the race-winning dams are the Group and Listed winners Scent (NSW Oaks), Lourdes (Tas. Bandbox and George Johnson) and Modern Day (QSBA 2YO Breeders Classic), the feature race winners Hidden Gem (Qld Racing Minister’s Cup), Tanamay (Tas. Blue Bonnet), Light In Every Day (SA Ladyship) and the $100,000 winners Listen To The Rhythm, Rosalind, Motu Miss Lilli and Benazir Bhutto. The dams listed in the catalogue have left Group winners such as Dont Hold Back (Vicbred 3YO and Breeders Crown 4YO), Makes Every Scents (Bathurst Gold Tiara), Vertigal (NSW Breeders Challenge 2YO and 3YO), Rosa Mach (APG 2YO), My Willow (NZ Sires Stakes 3YO), Courageousnquick (NSW Pink Bonnet and Vic. Sapling), Get In The Groove (QBred 2YO Breeders Classic and QBred Triad 3YO) and Shoobee Doo (NSW Rod Fitzpatrick Memorial and Bathurst Sales Classic). Other ‘black type’ performers include Governor Art (NSW Edgar Tatlow), Nola Mayhem (Tas. Bandbox and Granny Smith), Nickle Miss (Tas. Oaks), Taylors Mill (NSW Breeders Challenge Regional 2YO), Meg’s Ferrari (NSW Inter City Pace), Run Wick (Tas. Golden Slipper), Lombo Leonardo (Tas. Youthful), Sams Express (Bathurst Sales Classic) and the $100,000 earners Sally Fletcher, Imthevillagestar (1:51.9), Lord Lombo, Padabing Stride, Beach Boy Adios and Must Be Nice. Yearlings are eligible for the NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, NSW Breeders Blue, Vicbred and Vicbred Platinum. Pedigrees can be viewed online at www.graemeboard.com. Click on 2019 Bathurst Gold Crown Yearling Sale Catalogues can be requested from auctioneers Graeme Board & Company on phone 0408 636 273 or email gboard@bobberry.com.au or the Bathurst Harness Racing Club.   Peter Wharton

Burwood Stud, one of Queensland’s leading standardbred breeding nurseries, will have the largest representation at the Redcliffe Yearling Sale on Sunday, March 31 with a draft of 36. Their consignment includes large drafts by resident stallions Changeover, Cammibest and Lanercost as well as youngsters by the successful sires Somebeachsomewhere, Sweet Lou, Roll With Joe, Sportswriter, Well Said, Pet Rock, Heston Blue Chip, A Rocknroll Dance, Hurrikane Kingcole, Warrawee Needy and Mr Feelgood. A feature of the Burwood draft is the last yearling from the noted producer Whisperette NZ, the dam of five winners including the Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale 2YO Classic and QBred Breeders Classic winner Cha Ching Chaching. The cracking Cammibest filly is a full sister to Cha Ching Chaching. There’s half-brothers to the Redcliffe Sales Classic winners Pub Blitz, Smart As Camm Be and Designer Style, the QBred Triad winner Wicked Style, Rocknroll Classic (QBred Triad 2YO Cons.), Rocky Marciano ($191,289) and North Royal ($108,791) and half-sisters to the Redcliffe Sales Classic winners Mathilda Diventa, Celtic Cruza, Couldntresist and Dapper Bessie.  Yearlings are out of well performed racemares including Too Smart For You ($149,684), the Redcliffe Sales Classic winner Designer Style, Perfection On Ice (1:55.9), Riverboat Royce, Chastize (QBred Triad heat), Fifth And Broadway, Montana Tess (Redcliffe Oaks), Lara June Lombo, Bailey’s Fernco NZ (1:55.1), Kiana Frances NZ and Rowan Franco NZ. The Burwood Stud yearlings are eligible for the Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series with a minimum stake of $100,000 for two-year-olds in 2020 and the rich 3YO Sale Classic in 2021. Catalogues are available from the auctioneer Darren Ebert on phone 0410 688 176 or email ebertancoauctioneer@bigpond.com, Garrard’s Horse & Hound stores in every State and the Redcliffe and Albion Park tracks.   Peter Wharton

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