Thursday night’s meetings at Penrith and Bendigo produced wins for three horses with half or full brothers in the 2022 Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale.
The Penrith meeting provided two of the winners with the first of them Rock Of Delight taking out the fourth race on the programme for trainer Michael Doltoff and driver Brian Portelli.
It was Rock Of Delight’s eighth win and took his earnings to more than $44,000.
His Somebeachsomewhere half-brother will be offered by breeder Tim Neven as Lot 235A in the Nutrien Sydney Sale.
Rock Of Delight’s full-brother Mea Culpa also earned an update last night with a third placing at Bendigo a little under three hours later which took his earnings to $45,890.
Earlier on Thursday in the USA, Intheskyrocket put some more cash into the skyrocket of his now American owners when he won his 14th race and lifted his earnings past the $108,000 mark – he appears under the third dam of Lot 35A.
Lot 35A is out of the Bettors Delight mare Annas Innocent p,3,1:57.2 who is a daughter of former Australian 3yo Filly Pacer of the Year Innocent Eyes p,1:57.6 $421,875.
Somebeachsomewhere is the sire of 475 winners in the Southern Hemisphere and three of the top seven earners are out of Bettors Delight mares including the millionaire Our Waikiki Beach p,1:50.4 $1,052,896.
Lot 35A is being prepared for the Sydney sale by Benstud and Craig Judd can be contacted on 0458 658 273 to arrange a pre-sale inspection.
The second Penrith winner last night was the Bettors Delight gelding Gentle Giant which took out race seven on the programme for trainer/driver Tiarn Sutton.
It was Tiarn’s 56th winner as a trainer and just her fifth win as a driver.
It was Gentle Giant’s tenth win and his earnings are now $90,470.
Lot 63 in Nutrien’s Sydney Yearling Sale is a full-brother to Gentle Giant being by Bettors Delight from the Christian Cullen mare Gentle Anvil and being consigned by Llowalong Farms as agent.
This colt is bred on the “Golden Cross” of Australasian standardbred breeding and Bettors Delight over a Christian Cullen mare has produced a remarkable 325 winners including seven millionaires and 96 individual $100,000 earners.
Those 325 winners are headed by the remarkable Lazarus p,1:48.6 $4,423,391 and the West Aussie champion Chicago Bull which should add to his $2,331,683 stakes when he starts at Gloucester Park on New Year’s Eve.
Dr Kath McIntosh of Llowalong Farms can be contacted on 0427 497 429 to arranged inspection of Lot 63 prior to the Sydney Sale.
Last night at Bendigo the Vicbred Super Series Silver consolation events were held as a precursor to the Group One Finals of the series at Melton on New Year’s Eve.
Somebeachsomewhere 2yo filly Beach Memories mis-behaved in her Vicbred Super Series semi-final on December 22nd and missed qualifying for the final.
She was on her best behaviour last night and brought up her sixth win for the season and took her earnings to $48,804 for trainer Kasey Kent and driver Rodney Lakey when she beat Sassiness and Heavenly Sign.
A Bettors Delight half-brother to Beach Memories is being offered by Denis and Jo Howe as Lot 57 in the Nutrien Standardbred Sydney sale on February 22nd.
This colt is also a half-brother to Sibelia Stakes winner Hows The Memory p,1:50.1 $154,424 and a full brother to Delightful Angel p,1:53.5 and Something Bettor p,3,1:53.5.
Distant Memory, the dam of Lot 57 won the a pair of Group One races as a 2yo in the Bathurst Gold Tiara and Vicbred Super Series on her way to earnings of $173,155 and each of her four foals of racing age is a winner with her fifth foal due to race as a 2yo in 2022.
Denis Howe can be contacted on 0418 692 273 to arrange for inspection of Lot 57 prior to the sale in February.
Wishing you all a very happy new year and we look forward to presenting these sales in 2022!
Nutrien Equine Standardbred Team