2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Broodmare just gets better

Broodmare just gets better

As if her record of seven winners from nine starters wasn’t good enough the Presidential Ball mare Miss Hazel p,1:57.0 $310,063 notched her eighth winner when Little Arty Miss won her first race at Friday’s meeting at Wagga.

Little Arty Miss rated 1:56.6 over the 1740 metres with the final half in 57.3 as she cruised home seven metres clear of runner-up Wot Dya Reckon.

Her final sectional would have been considerably faster than the official race time as Little Arty Miss came from last at the 800 metre mark to score an impressive win for trainer Paul Tonkin and driver Ellen Tormey.

Lot 37 in next week’s Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale is a Captaintreacherous half-brother to Little Arty Miss and seven other winners including the Group One placed Hazelnuts p,1:52.7 $137,553 and Victorian Country Clubs Championship winner Christian Sloy p,1:53.8 $95,027.

Miss Hazel won both a New South Wales Oaks and final of the Australian Pacing Gold as a 3yo and such is the strength of this pedigree the second dam of Lot 37 had to be pruned back to fit the first two dams on the page.

Miss Hazel is a half-sister to three other $100,000 earners in 2yo and 3yo NSW Breeders Challenge winner Louvre p,3,1:54.5 $402,665, 2yo NSW Sires Stakes winner Renaissance Man p,1:53.1 $297,904 and NSW Treuer Memorial winner My General Lee p,1:52.2 $261,897.

Miss Hazel is also a half-sister to the dams of Benicio p,1:50.2 $303,817, Promiseland p,3,1:53.9 $134,487 and Barrett p,3,1:52.7 $120,107.

Scott Robertson is preparing Lot 37 for the vendors Sloys Company Pty Ltd and Scott can be contacted on 0400 331 386 to arrange a pre-sale inspection but you will need to be quick as the sale is next weekend.

For full details and catalogued yearlings in the three remaining Nutrien Standardbred 2024 Yearling Sales, click here.

By Alan Parker