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Love You is leading 2YO sire in NZ

11:42 AM 26 Feb 2021 NZDT
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World champion trotting sire Love You has made a clean sweep of the two-year-old trotting races held in New Zealand so far this season.

The winners of the only three ‘baby trotting events in Mr Love, Highgrove and the filly High On Love are all progeny of the French stallion. 

Love You’s domination of the young trotting ranks in NZ extends to his three-year-old stock who have earned $171,253, more than double his nearest rival.

Outamyway and Wanna Play With Me, the two leading stakes-winning three-year-old trotters in NZ this season, were both sired by the great son of Coktail Jet.

Outamyway captured the inaugural $75,000 (Listed) NZ Harness Million at Addington, and finished runner-up to Wanna Play With Me in the Group 2 $50,600 Haras Des Trotteurs Sires’ Stakes Championship also at Addington.

Wanna Play With added the recent NZ Sires’ Stakes Classique, run at Addington, to her list of successes, lowering her record to 1:57.5 over 1980 metres in the process. She has won five of her nine starts for $58,421 in stakes.

In Australia, the Love You three-year-old fillies Queen Elida NZ and Morsure Damour were impressive winners recently.

Queen Elida captured a heat of the Need For Speed Princess at Ballarat, rating a career-best 1:58 for 1710 metres with the closing 800 in a stunning 56.7, and has now won three of her six attempts on Australian soil.

While Morsure Damour led from end to end at his second start at the Ararat Cup meeting.

Leading percentage sire Orlando Vici was represented by the talented Orlando Jolt NZ, who came off a 20 metre handicap to win a heat of the time-honoured Jim McNeil Trotters Championship at Albion Park.

Love You and Orlando Vici are both members of the star-studded Haras Des Trotteurs sire roster at Cardigan, near Ballarat, Victoria.


by Peter Wharton

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