2022 Yearling Sales, Standardbred, Uncategorized

Dream start in 2021 hope to back up for Miles in 2022

Dream start in 2021 hope to back up for Miles in 2022


Leigh and Alison Miles had a dream start as yearling sale vendors last year.

They secured $115,000 for a Captaintreacherous-You Ask Ally filly at the inaugural Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction in Melbourne.

Leigh Miles described attracting such a significant sum for the first yearling they had ever put through the sale ring as “unbelievable”. *pictured

“Everything just fell into place.”

The Miles are going back to this year’s Nutrien Equine yearling sale in Melbourne on Sunday, April 3, with a Sweet Lou-You Ask Ally filly (LOT 114).

While they would naturally like the bidding to reach the same heights as 2021, Leigh Miles is doing his best to keep a lid on any hype.

He said he was trying not to think about it too much.

“Maybe it was a once in a lifetime experience (last year). Hopefully not.

“You never know.

“Hopefully she’ll create a fair of interest.”

Miles said the Sweet Lou filly was bigger in stature, with a longer barrel, than the Captaintreacherous filly.

It is not difficult to see why any progeny of You Ask Ally is potentially hot property, both as a racing and breeding proposition.

You Ask Ally is a Tasmanian-bred daughter of Sportswriter and Fake Left mare Amarillen – one of Australia’s best producing broodmares over the past two decades.

You Ask Ally is a half sister to eight winners to date, including Chariots Of Fire winner Villagem (Village Jasper) 1:52.1, 25 wins, $626,000; Victoria Oaks winner Miss Graceland (Rocknroll Hanover) 1:54, 16 wins, $244,000; and group 1 winner Nostra Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) 1:53.5, 11 wins, $266,000.

In addition, an unraced daughter of Amarillen in Pixel Perfect (Art Major) is the dam of seven winners including group 1 WA Pacing Cup winner Soho Tribeca (American ideal) 1:53.8, 21 wins, $1.1m; group 1 NSW Ladyship Cup winner Carlas Pixel (Courage Under Fire) 1:49.5, 19 wins, $480,000; group 3 placed Perfect Mach (Mach Three) 1:58.5, 22 wins, $210,000; group 2 placed Birdy Mach (Mach Three) 1:51.4, 30 wins, $270,000; group 1 winner Soho Nolita (Mach Three) 1:53, 10 wins, $238,000; group 2 winner Soho Hamilton (American Ideal) 1:54.6, 7 wins, $100,000; and group 1 placed Soho Broadway (Bettors Delight) 1:54.5 5 wins, $81,000.

Miles said they acquired You Ask Ally as a weanling after an association with her breeder, the late Rick Hinds.

He said he had prepared Miss Graceland and Nostra Beach for Hinds for the sales.

Mile said unfortunately You Ask Ally had not stood up to a racing preparation and had gone to stud without racing.

This is her third foal. She has a weanling colt by American Ideal and is again in foal to Captaintreacherous.

The Miles have a broad experience in the equine industry and operation Romsey Equine Services, which provides veterinary and breeding services across all breeds, as well as preparing foals for sales. Leigh is also a former trainer.

  • The Captaintreacherous-You Ask Ally filly – Lochinvar Xena – made her race debut in a Bathurst Tiara 2yo heat on Wednesday, March 16, finishing second.

We wish them all the best in the final tonight, with photo and video of Lot 114 going up on our website tomorrow.

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2022 Melbourne Yearling Sale Catalogue Here

Contact Mark Barton on 0419 488 256