Denis and Jo Howe from Mataranka Park Standardbreds take particular pride in producing quality stock for yearling sales and will offer seven lots at the 2024 Nutrien Sydney Sale on March 10th.
There is an important point about the Mataranka draft in that a number of the mares with yearlings in the sale have 2yos starting to trial so while potential purchasers are looking at the pedigrees they need to keep an eye on the trial results.
The pedigrees will be updated with trial information in the coming week so it will be available on the Nutrien website from next Monday and on Sale Day.
Lot 77 is a stunning American Ideal colt out of the New Zealand bred Artsplace mare Runaround Rhonda which is already the dam of three winners.
This is a cross that produced Great Vintage p,1:49.2 $1,510,226 in America but more importantly there are 15 Southern Hemisphere winners bred on the cross including three $100,000 earners headed by Lynbar Rose p,1:51.8 $250,563 and Its Mr Clooney p,1:52.3 $159,735.
Lot 84 is a Sweet Lou filly out of the Rocknroll Hanover mare Soho Montelena p,3,1:56.7. Soho Montelena is already the dam of the 2023 3yo winner Soho Matisse p,3,1:58.9.
Sweet Lou’s richest offspring in North America is Confederate which, as a 3yo in 2023, took a record of p,1:46.2 and has banked $2,077,554. Confederate is out of a mare by a son of Rocknroll Hanover in A Rocknroll Dance.
Lot 92 is a filly by Always B Miki from The Blue Lotus NZ p,3,1:56.6 and this filly is a half-sister to three winners including Amazon Lily p,1:57.6 $97,727 which had a yearling by Downbytheseaside sell at last week’s Christchurch sale for $31,000.
The Blue Lotus is a half-sister to former New Zealand Horse of the Year Tintin In America p,3,1:53.2 $934,305 and she is also a full-sister to Destination Moon p,1:52.0 $229,075.
Lot 100 is also by Always B Miki and is a colt from the Forbury 4yo Championship winner The Crystal Star which is the now the dam of five winners including My Ultimate Star which won his 22nd race at Yonkers last week and now has earnings of $235,318.
The lightly raced Sportswriter mare Bang Bang Molly is the dam of Lot 125 which is a colt by Sweet Lou.
This makes this colt a full-brother to both 2yo Group Three APG Gold Sovereign winner Smaltese p,1:51.9 $115,256 and 2023 3yo winner Kerbang p,3,1:54.7 $46,209.
Lot 137 is an American Ideal filly out of the Life Sign mare Consummation which produced her fifth individual winner when the 3yo American Ideal gelding Axe And Deez won at Melton on 24th January.
Axe And Deez became the 29th winner bred on the cross in Australia. It is a list which includes the three-time Group One winning filly Pelosi p,1:52.2 $466,602.
A half-sister to Consummation in the Bathurst Gold Tiara winner Distant Memory is the dam of Lot 145 which will be the last of the Mataranka draft to enter the ring.
Distant Memory also won the 2yo Vicbred Super Series final as a 2yo on her way to a record of p,3,1:55.1 and $173,155 in stakes.
She is the dam of four $100,000 earners which include Delightful Angel p,1:49.9 $173,578 and her full-brother Something Bettor p,1:50.6 $170,893.
Lot 145 is by Fear The Dragon which is now the sire of 14 Australian winners.
For full details and catalogued yearlings in the three remaining Nutrien Standardbred 2024 Yearling Sales, click here.
By Alan Parker