2023 Yearling Sales, Standardbred, Uncategorized

2023 Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale Wrap Up

2023 Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale Wrap Up

A stormy day on the Gold Coast for the 2023 Sunshine Stars with some outstanding highlights for the top price horses of the sale and a number of yearlings that we are sure will be sold after the sale and increase the clearance rate.

Top Price of the day came with the first horse to be sold, Lot 246 consigned and prepared by Brittany Graham from Biddaddaba, QLD. First season sire CAPTAIN CRUNCH USA continued his run at the top of the yearling sale results. Lot 246 was a 2021 CAPTAIN CRUNCH colt out of the BETTORS DELIGHT MARE, LETS GO ONE BETTOR NZ.

Purchased by Ladbrokes Racing Co, we will be sure to follow ‘Carlo’s’ journey through the racing series of the Sunshines Stars and Nutrien Classic Pacing Series.

Also selling for $80,000 was Lot 279 – a bay colt by last season’s Leading 2yo Sire SWEET LOU USA from the ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN USA mare ROCK ON NZ – which was purchased by Michael Boots.

Prepared by Burwood Stud and Consigned by Advanced Standardbreds and Bloodstock NZ, Stuart Valentine was extremely pleased with the result. “I’m wrapped, not only for me and my wife but I’m thrilled with Noel and Christine (Burwood Stud), and all their great workers, they  have done a great job with him, so yes very proud.”

Honours for the top priced fily went to Menangle consignor Rickie Alchin Harness Racing which sold Lot 267 for $75,000 to Queenslander Jack Butler and the Qbred eligible daughter of Stay Hungry USA and the Rocknroll Hanover USA mare will remain in Queensland for the start of her racing career.

Stay Hungry USA, a son of Somebeachsomewhere USA, was another of the first season sires and the support for him this season is hardly surprising as he was the USA’s Leading First Season Sire in 2022.

We have our team ready to talk with anyone interested in the passed in lots with many being not far away from their reserves. Please give our team a call if you are interested.

Not only will yearling purchased through this sale be eligible for the Sunshine Stars, but also for the Nutrien Equine Classic Pacing and Trotting series worth $925,000.


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