2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Arcee Phoenix takes out first Group One trot for 2024

Arcee Phoenix takes out first Group One trot for 2024

The $75,000 Group One Aldebaran Park Maori Mile at Bendigo on Saturday night was taken out by the Trixton 5yo Arcee Phoenix.

The gelding was driven by his trainer Chris Svanosio and he sizzled over the mile trip in a slick 1:53.8 winning by an impressive nine metres from Mufasa Metro and star mare Queen Elida.

The win was Arcee Phoenix’s tenth in his 27 start career and lifted his earnings to $230,375.

The 2024 Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale with see Robert Haynes and Christopher Shaw offer a half-brother to Arcee Phoenix as Lot 255.

This colt is by Australia’s leading sire of trotters for the past eight seasons in Majestic Son.

In 2023 Majestic Son produced 100 individual winners of 240 races and his progeny earned stakes of $2,686,232.

Lot 255 is out of the 3yo Princess Of Speed winner Justa Phoenix tr,3,2:00.2 and he is one of four winners produced by Justa Phoenix from her five foals 3yo or older.

Messrs Haynes and Shaw are offering a total of five yearlings at the Nutrien Melbourne Sale and all five are from the immediate maternal family of Arcee Phoenix.

In addition to Lot 255 prospective purchasers should check out Lots 222, 227, 299 and 304.

All five yearlings are being prepared by Benstud’s Victorian operation and they can be contacted on 0429 950 055 to arrange a pre-sale inspection in the coming weeks.