Here are the results from Day 1 of the harness racing New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch today (Wednesday February 20). It was a very pleasing day selling with the clearance rate being 82%. This resulted in a very good average of $31,622.
Six of the 10 winners that won on Breeders Crown Day at Melton's Tabcorp Park yesterday (Sunday August 19) were PGG Wrightson harness racing purchases at the annual yearling sales.
Pyne Gould Guiness Wrightson's standardbred administrator, Rachel Deegan, said her company had experienced another top day following last Saturday's (Saturday June 2) Harness Jewels Finals at Cambridge Raceway.
On this side of the Tasman, Texican headed a Yearling Sales 'First Five' in the $200,000 Group 1, New Zealand Sires Stakes Final on Cup Day. In the far west of Australia, Gold Ace led home a Kiwi Yearling Sales 'First Four' in the Western Australia 4yo Championship.
Pyne Gould Guiness Wrightson has given us a run down of the 15 entrants in this year's $200,000 New Zealand Yearling Sales 2-year-old Fillies Final which will be run at Alexandra Park on Friday night (April 29). The race starts at 8.30pm.
Three hundred entries by the top four sires Bettor's Delight, Mach Three, Christian Cullen and Art Major dominate the harness racing entries for the February 2011 Yearling Sales in Auckland and Christchurch.