By Peter Wharton
When Aldebaran Zeus won the Breeders Crown 3YO Colts and Geldings’ Final at Melton in November he became the second winner of the prestigious Group 1 race bred and reared at Aldebaran Park stud, Nagambie.
He joined Kyvalley Kyrie who took out the Breeders Crown 2YO Fillies’ Final five years earlier.
Aldebaran Zeus and Kyvalley Kyrie both won Vancleve Awards for Trotter of the Year in their respective age groups.
The dual Vicbred champion Aldebaran Eve, Aldebaran Ursula (NSW Trotters Oaks), Aldebaran Crescent (Lyn McPherson Memorial), Aldebaran Misty (Vicbred Homegrown Classic), Aldebaran Walkabout (USA Bluegrass Stakes), Aldebaran Poppy and Hotjane Bling are other Group winners bred, raised and/or sold by Aldebaran Park.
Other smart trotters to first see the light of day at the Goulburn Valley nursery include Fear Not, Aldebaran Tess, On Fast Forward, Breezin Around, Aldebaran Midnite, Bee A Lassie, Aldebaran Kiri and many others.
Since being established in 2004 by Duncan McPherson, Aldebaran Park has been one of market leaders in the field of breeding straightout trotters in both the sales ring and on the racetrack.
On Sunday, Aldebaran Park has entered a dozen superbly bred youngsters by 10 different sires at the Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction.
Highlights of the draft are:
Lot 111: Aldebaran Matilda (Love You Fra – Wannabeamaori) – half-sister to The Holmfield winner Four Walls
Lot 115: Aldebaran Adam (Father Patrick USA – Zhenya NZ) – second foal of $108,000 winner
Lot 137: Aldebaran Ashton (Centurion ATM USA – Breezin Around) – first foal of Group 1 placegetter
Lot 161: Aldebaran Boston (Tactical Landing USA – Excellent Boko Swe) – dam a 1:58.1 winner
Lot 169: Filly (Father Patrick USA – Hiding My Heart Fin) – from top USA family
Lot 172: Aldebaran Hazel (Sebastian K Swe – Hush Your Majesty) – first foal of sister to two $100,000 winners
Lot 188: Aldebaran Miami (Southwind Frank USA – Aldebaran Malibu USA) – filly from top American family
Lot 189: Aldebaran Denzel (Trixton USA – Aldebaran Maori) – half-sister to Breeders Crown champion Kyvalley Kyrie and Fear Not ($196,555)
Lot 192: Aldebaran Marshall (Andover Hall USA – Mason Magic) – half-brother to Group 1 winner Aldebaran Misty
Lot 205: Aldebaran Marcus (Southwind Frank USA – Naked Majesty) – dam Breeders Crown heat winner
Lot 226: Aldebaran Ruby (Volstead USA – Aldebaran Rosa NZ) – dam a sister to Listed winner Aldebaran Tess
If you would like more information on the Melbourne Sale please click here.
For further information phone Mark Barton on 0419 488 256.
The yearling parade will be held on Saturday at 1pm and will be livestreamed via www.nutrienequine.com.au