2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

But wait there is more

But wait there is more

Sunday’s Harness Grand Prix meeting at Addington Raceway in Christchurch saw the running of eight Group One races including the $110,000 Ace Of Clubs for 2yo Colts & Geldings.

It was won by the Mark and Nathan Purdon trained and Mark Purdon driven Bettors Delight colt We Walk By Faith which his stablemate downed Major Hot and Dreams Are Free.

We Walk By Faith is out of the winning Art Major mare Wicked Nights p,3,2:00.1.

We Walk By Faith was bought by Purdon Racing for $70,000 at the 2022 Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale and Sunday’s win was his third victory in six starts this season and lifted his earnings to $113,852.

But wait there is more – We Walk By Faith’s full-sister will be offered at the 2024 Nutrien Sydney Sale by Benstud Standandbreds as Lot 113 in the catalogue.

Not only is Lot 113 a full-sister to a Group One winning 2yo she is also a three-quarter sister to Flaming Flutter p,1:49.2 $899,341, Two Times Bettor p,1:52.0 $222,555 and Fiamma p,1:53.8 $101,090 which are all half-relations to Wicked Nights.

Another half-sister to Wicked Nights, in When You’re Hot, is the dam of three good winners by Bettors Delight in recent USA winner Cyclone Banner p,1:50.8 $335,225, Typhoon Banner 1:53.6 $241,548 and Zahven Banner p,1:50.3 $159,512.

Cyclone Banner won at Northfield Park, Ohio on November 20th and 27th and is drawn in barrier one at the same track in a race to be run in a couple of hours time.

The number of quality winners by Bettors Delight under the first two dams of Lot 113 is remarkable and this filly is sure to attract plenty of attention when the 2024 Sydney Sale gets under way on March 9th.