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Supplementary List for 2022 Melbourne Yearling Sale

📣🌟Supplementary List for the 2022 Melbourne Yearling Sale. Head over to our website where you can sign up to buy and view our online catalogue. 🔗

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Durham Park ventures to a Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale as a vendor for the first time at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, April 3.

The Central Victorian nursery, established by Bruce and Vicki Edward in 2006 and located south of Ballarat, is putting five lots through the sale ring – headlined by a half-brother to Victoria Derby winner and Australian 3yo colt of the year Act Now.

Jaimie-Lee King, who oversees the preparation of the yearlings, said the later sale date had worked well with each of the youngsters being offered later than usual foals

She said had probably saved the best until last with the extra time to prepare them.

LOT 177


This is Illustrator’s 10th foal, which 10 are winners.

Yankee Strutter (Amercian Ideal US) has been the most prolific winner of her offspring, with 17 successes.

LOT 200


He is the fourth foal of the unraced all Durham Park-bred Mollys Ideal, which is out of US-bred Bettors Delight mare Mollys Lucky Star.

Mollys Ideal is a full sister to group 1 winner Askeilltellya and half-sister to three winners including Ward Dan Star (6 wins), Pin Stripes (5 wins) and Our Jaguar Star (4 wins).

She is the dam of two-time group 1 winner Act Now (Somebeachsomewhere US), a 13-time winner, with $473,000 in stakes to his name.

LOT 216


King describes this filly as a stand-out.

“You’d go a long way to get one with that breeding.

“It’s not every day you get an opportunity to buy one like this.”

This is the first foal of Perfect Sense, which won nine races and was group 1 placed.

She is out of US-bred O Narutac Bella, the dam of five winners, including three-time NZ group 1 winner Turn It Up (Courage Under Fire NZ) – the winner of the Auckland Cup,  East Cup and Emerald 4yo.

Turn It Up’s record stands at 20 wins for $580,000.

O Narutac Bella’s other foals include multiple group 2 winner Treasure (Art Major US) 1:54.9, 12 wins, 161,000; and Narutac Prince (Art Major)  1:52.6, seven wins, $104,000.

LOT 248


He was gelded late last after being born as a rig.

Ultimate CC won five times and she has had three foals to the races.

They include group 3 placed Cee Cee In America (American Ideal US) 1:53, 11 wins, $111,000.

LOT 251


Unique Desire was unraced and has had one foal to the races, Soho Gigolo (Americal Ideal US) five wins.

She is out of Armbro Aussie US mare Forest Glory, the dam of eight winners, including: listed winner Bullion Bill (Albert Albert US) 1:51, 30 wins,  $321,000; group 3 winner Nolarama (Panorama US) 1:56.8, 21 wins, $221,000, and now dam of six winners; and listed winner Johnarama (Panorama) 1:53.9, 20 wins, $170,000.

Yearlings have started to arrive at the Inglis Oaklands Junction complex, and we invite buyers to come and inspect yearlings tomorrow and Saturday until midday. Then join us for our sale parade on Saturday from 1pm, proudly sponsored by Woodlands Stud.

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Pat Driscoll has been vigorous in the pursuit of improving trotting bloodlines in Australasia over the past decade.

Through Haras des Trotteurs, Driscoll has made a selection of Europe’s best-bred stallions and most successful bloodlines to Australian and New Zealand breeders.

The Haras de Trotteurs’  “French Revolution” has been headed by the likes Love You, Quaker Jet and Orlando Vici.

Then over the past few years he has added Classic Connection, as well as introducing a highly credentialed US bloodline through Volstead.

That is only part of the story for Driscoll though.

His Yabby Dam Farms breeding arm has also been influential in providing new trotting bloodlines to Australia with the importation of race mares and broodmares from New Zealand, Europe and North America.

This will be there for all to see at the Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, April 3.

Some 16 of the 23 lots being offered by Yabby Dam Farms have NZ (nine), French (four), United States (two) and Canadian (one) dams.

And of Yabby Dam Farms’ Australian-bred broodmares with foals at the sale, four are out of NZ mares and one has a US dam.

Let’s take a look at the dams of the Yabby Dam Farms lots:

LOT 117


Access To Success has had two foals to the races for two winners – group 1 placed Norquay (Majestic Son Ca) and Itsallandover (Andover Hall US).

Access To Success, which is bred to a Super Bowl US cross, had four starts in the US and arrived Australia as a broodmare.

LOT 122


This is the first foal of unraced American Jewel – a member of a prolific-winning NZ family.

American Jewel is a half-sister to the dam of group 2 NZ Trotting Oaks winner Vacation Hill NZ (Muscle Hill US-Vacanza NZ) and Solar Storm (Majestic Son Ca) 3 wins.

Her granddam Sunny Action NZ (Sundon US) won 13 times, including the group 1 NZ Trotting Free-For-All and group 2 NZ Trotting Stakes.

She is also from the same family as group 1 Australasian Trotting Champion winner All Action Son (Sundon US) NZ and group 3 South Australian Trotters Cup winner Solar Active (Sundon US).

LOT 125


Another Player is the dam of Australasian record holder Majestic Player (Majestic Son CA) – the fastest ever Australasian-bred trotter with 1:51.2 in the United States.

Another Player had nine wins, including in free-for-all class in New Zealand.

She was one of eight winners out of Fair Play NZ (Vance Hanover US), including group 1 Inter Dominion winner Play On NZ (Bellam NZ) 14 wins and $290,000.

LOT 129


This is the fourth foal of unraced mare Aspiring Eva – a daughter of Sundon US mare Aspiring Gal NZ.

Aspiring Gal has had 11 foals for 5 winners, including group 1 NZ Ruby 2yo Trot champion Royal Aspirations (Monarchy US) 1:56.5, 18 wins, $313,775 and group 1 Breeders Crown 3yo champion Triumphant Monarch (Monarchy US) 1:59.7, 10 wins, $161,112.

LOT 135


Bouttemont is out Showmethemaori (Lindy Lane US), which is the dam of 5 winners, including group 1 winner Vincennes (Ganymede Fra) 19 wins, $266,811.

Showmeathemaori is out of group 1 winner and former Australian Trotter of the Year Maoris Glory (Red Coach Glory US), which has Maori Miss as her granddam.

This is Bouttemont’s first foal and from Volstead’s first Australian crop.

LOT 146


This is first foal out of free-for-all mare Courchevel (1:56.5, 11 wins, $105,878), a daughter of French champion sire Love You.

She did not race until she was a 3yo and finished third in the group 1 Victoria Trotters’ Oaks and group 3 Breeder For Speed Sliver Trot.

Courchevel is out of Kathy Galleon NZ (Sundon US), which has produced 4 winners as well as Top Of The Anvils (NZ), which has gone to leave 3 winners including Parisian Amore NZ (Love You Fra) 6 wins and Iron Love (Love You Fra).

LOT 148


Cupid Seelster raced twice in Australia, winning on debut as a 4yo at Melton in 2016.

This is her second foal.

Cupid Seelster’s dam Charming To A Tee had 15 wins, trotting 1:56 as a 3yo.

She has left 3 winners from 5 foals to race, with Cadence Seelster US (Justice Hall US) having already produced a winner.

LOT 149 


Cyclone Jeter began her racing career in New Zealand with a win and then won 9 of 13 starts in Australia including the group 3 Lightfoot Laurels and group 3 Chris Howe Free-For-All.

Cyclone Jeter is out of Safely Kept US mare Cyclone Vance, which was a five-time winner and has gone on to have eight-winning foals from 10 to race.

Cyclone Jeter is a full-sister to group 1 Great Southern Star winner Glenferrie Typhoon NZ (1:53.5, 36 wins, $560,000) and group 3 winner Cyclone Lucky Seven NZ (1:56.3, 10 wins).

Her other siblings include group 1 NZ 3yo Ruby winner Cyclone U Bolt NZ.

LOT 152


The combination of Love Fra and Donegal Flat NZ has already proved to be a winner.

This filly is a full sister to three winners – group 3 winner Kinsalough NZ (10 wins, $133,286), Backguards Corner NZ (8 wins) and Bearberry Stride NZ (2 win).

Donegal Flat is also the dam of Celtic Cash (Ready Cash) 1:56.9, 8 wins and group 2 winner La Serena (Quaker Jet Fra) 8 wins.

Donegal Flat’s dam Kahu Del NZ has produced 8 winners, including multiple group 3 and Inter Dominion heat winner Hartnett Creek (Sokys Atom US).

Her maternal family also features international superstar Lyell Creek (Roydon Glen NZ) 1:52.4, 56 wins, $1.296m.

LOT 153

VOLSTEAD US-DREAM ISLAND Fra (Sam Bourbon Fra) Filly

Dream Island Fra had a brief, but eye-catching racing career in Australia, winning her first two starts and then contesting the NSW Trotters Oaks.

This is her first foal.

Dream Island is out of group 1 winner Island Dream Fra (11 wins, $797,233), which is by Coktail Jet Fra – the sire of Love You Fra.

Island Dream is the dam of 8 winners from 8 foals to race.

LOT 154


This is the second foal of Duchess Ella, which won 14 races for $124,934.

She is out of Sundon US mare Pinevale Ellason NZ (8 wins), a dam of 5 winners, including All Star Angus (Angus Hall US) 10 wins and Kyvalley Frank (Majestic Son Ca) 4 wins.

Her family features Galleons Assassin NZ (Earl Ca) 1:55.4, 33 wins, $495,411 and Temporale NZ (Monarchy US) 24 wins, $681,758, as well as Amour de Frere NZ (Love You Fra) 9 wins, $105,940.

LOT 159 


This is unraced Elusive Jet’s second foal.

Her dam Likely Jet Fra (Defi d’Aunau Fra) had 3 wins for $162,789 and is the dam of 10 foals for 7 winners from 7 to race.

Elusive Jet is a full sister to million dollar earning Dro de Jet Fra, which won the group 1 European Derby and several group 2 and 3 features, and two other winners.

LOT 160


This is Aldebaran Eve’s second foal.

Aldebaran Eve won nine times for $158,508.

Her victories included the group 1 Vicbred Super Series 3yo Trot, group 1 Vicbred Super Series 4yo Trot and group 1 Used To Me@Haras Trotteurs Trot for 4yo/5yo mares

Aldebaran Eve is one of two winners out of Dream Vacation US mare Aldebaran Dream NZ, with her progeny also including Savvy Kyvalley (2 wins).

Legendary trotting sire Speedy Crown US is her fourth sire on both paternal and maternal sides.

LOT 162


Falaise Madrik has just two race starts in Australia and this is her first foal.

Out of Lady Madrik Fra, she is a full sister to French group 1 winner The Best Madrik (13 wins, $1.367m) and now successful sire. He was also a multiple group 2 and 3 winner.

Lady Madrik is the dam of 5 winners. Royal Dream is a son of Love Fra.

LOT 165


This is the fifth foal of the dam of former champion filly Une Belle Allure (Angus Hall US).

Glenferrie Unixa has also left group 3 winner Beau Garcon (Orlando Vici Fra) 10 wins.

LOT 178


This is the second foal of Im Lady Angus NZ, a winner of 5 races.

Her dam Anreca Hes NZ (Pine Chip US) has left 8 winners from 8 foals to race.

They include 2009 NZ 2yo trotting colt of the year The Fiery Ginga (CR Commando US) 28 wins, $414,996.

LOT 203


This is the first foal of My Chimera – a 10-time.

She is out Lind Lane US mare My Dreamweaver NZ, which is the dam of 2020 Australian 2yo trotter of the year Dont Care and five other winners from six foals to race.

My Chimera has a Speedy Crown US cross through My Dreamweaver.

LOT 212

QUAKER JET Fra-PAR ICI (Ready Cash Fra) Colt

This is Par Ici’s first foal.

She was sparingly raced, winning 1 of 12 starts and also being twice group 1 placed.

Par Ici is out of NZ-bred mare This Way NZ to provide a Sundon US cross.

This Way’s only three foals to race are all winners, also including Honey Bourbon (Sam Bourbon Fra) and This Quaker (Quaker Jet Fra).

This Way is also a full sister to Idid It Myway NZ (1:56.6, 16 wins, $217,307) and Any Old Way NZ (15 wins, $153,834).

LOT 217


This is Pizza Queen’s first foal.

Pizza Queen offers a Star’s Pride cross through Super Bowl US, had a distinguished racing career on Australian soil – winning 10 of 46 starts for $128,000.

She raced against the best open class trotters, taking out the group 3 RC Freestone Free-For-All and group 3 Join VHRC Free-For-All.

Pizza Queen was also group 2 and 3 placed seven times.

Her dam Armbro Domino US (Self Possessed US) is the dam of 5 other US-bred winners.

LOT 218 


Pretty Peggy Sue has the distinction of being the dam of two group 1 winners – Kinvara Sue (Yankee Spider US) and Pretty Majestic (Majestic Son Ca). Another foal Rave On Hall is group1 placed.

Kinvara Sue won 13 times for $163,890 and Pretty Majestic had 10 wins for $170,000, including the group 1 Victoria Trotters’ Oaks.

She also raced in New Zealand, winning the group 3 NZ Northern Trotting Stakes and being named the 2020 NZ Aged Trotting Mare of the Year.

Pretty Peggy Sue is a member of one of Australia’s most prolific-winning trotting families with her fourth dam being the legendary Maori Miss – dam of the great Maori’s idol.

Pretty Peggy Sue is out of Maorimoon, the dam of four winners, including Master Maori (Extrovert US) 26 wins, $203,875.

LOT 221

QUAKER JET Fra-READY TO SHINE (Ready Cash Fra) Filly

Ready To Shine is out of Adellas Dash NZ (Sundon US), which won 16 races, including the group 1 Victoria Trotters Oaks.

The family also features champion NZ trotter Speeding Spur, which also raced with distinction in the United States in a career boasting 28 wins with a best 1:52.8 and $1.3m in stakes.

Adellas Dash is the dam of 4 winners, including Glenferrie Dreamer (Dream Vacation US) 1:52.8, $332.841 and Glenferrie Burn (Muscle Hill US) 1:55.5, 18 wins, $234,430.

This is Ready To Shine’s first foal.

LOT 227


This filly has a pacing maternal line, with dam Rox Maguire NZ winning as a pacer.

Roxy Maguire is out of Zenola Starbuck NZ (Christian Cullen NZ), which produced 5 winners.

They include Zach Maguire NZ (1:52.2, 23 wins, $332,460) and Lord Zin Zan NZ (1:49.6, 18 wins, $246,261).

She was also the dam of Jack Farthing NZ (McArdle US) 1:50.3, 18 wins, $195,867.

This is Roxy Maguire’s first foal.

LOT 252


Val Gardena won 12 races, including the group 2 Breeders Crown 4yo Mares Championship.

She is out of US-bred mare Let’s Be Happy, which was a two-time winner in Australia and has gone on to produce five winners, also including Endsin A Party (Pegasus Spur Ca) 7 wins, Verbier (Dream Vacation US) 4, Menewa (Muscle Hill US) 4 and Chateaubriant (Used To Me Fra) 11.

Check out the live yearling parade at Yabby Dam Farms below.

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A superlative record of Group 1 success

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

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American Ideal filly takes out Gold Bracelet

The $100,000 Group One Bathurst Gold Bracelet on Friday night was taken out by Robert Watson’s homebred American Ideal filly Soho Rhapsody in the first leg of a Group One double on the night for trainer/driver Rickie Alchin.

That Watson should breed to American Ideal is hardly surprising after the success he enjoyed with the American Ideal stallion Soho Tribeca which won 21 races and stakes of $1,103,854.

Lauriston Bloodstock will offer an American Ideal filly as Lot 225A at next Sunday’s Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale.

This filly is a half-sister to the 2021 2yo Australian Gold Bullion winner Irish Black Label p,2,1:55.4 $121,480 and her dam is the Art Major mare Rosie O’Reilly p,2,1:56.5.

Lot 225A is therefore bred on the identical cross to Soho Tribeca being by American Ideal from a mare by Art Major.

This cross is no one-hit-wonder either with 26 winners bred on the cross including four individual winners of $100,000.

Rosie O’Reilly is a half-sister to None Bettor p,1:48.6 $776,095 and a full-sister to Abouttime p,1:52.9 $111,500.

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Betting Line filly wins Gold Tiara consolation

The $50,000 Group Two consolation of the 2022 Bathurst Gold Tiara was won impressively by the Betting Line filly Windy Hill Tara which broke her maiden status with the win and she rated 1:58.0 for the 1730 metres.

She beat Studleigh Starlite and another Betting Line filly in Aurora Joy.

There are two Betting Line yearlings in the 2022 Nutrien Yearling Sale set down to be held in Melbourne next weekend.

First through the ring will be Lot 207A on behalf of Kevin J Hayes and it is a colt by Betting Line from the In The Pocket mare Onedins Pocketgirl p,1:56.0 who is already the dam of six winners including Inter Dominion Consolation winner Pocket Of Terror p,1:50.5 $285,555 and Bathurst Gold Crown placegetter Sams The Master p,1:52.4 $233,918.

Importantly Lot 207A (*pictured) is a full-brother to this season’s multiple 3yo winner Pocket Line p,3,1:59.9.

Betting Line took a record of 1:47.4 as a 3yo and retired to stud with stakes of $2,238,518 to his name and with his oldest Australasian progeny current 3yos he is already the sire of 40 individual winners.

The second Betting Line in next week’s sale is Lot 210 which is a filly out of Our Cavort and is therefore a half-sister to Australian 2yo Filly of the Year Encipher p,2,1:54.9 $278,358.

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When Rochester horseman Neville Pangrazio says he loves the “Maori” family, he means it with a passion.

“It’s a great family, a fantastic breed.

“I love it and everyone knows it,” he says.

A glance at the lots he and his family have going to the Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, April 3, reinforces this.

They have had enormous success breeding with descendants of great mare, Maori Mara – paternally through Tennotrump (A Go Go Lauxmont US) and maternally with a variety of mares, and Pangrazio is confident their offerings at the Melbourne will maintain the high standards they have built up over three decades.

Pangrazio said his “love affair” with the Maori breed went back to the 1990s.

“I was watching the races at Moonee Valley with my Dad (Michael) and Noopy Kiosk was racing.

“I said we just have to get one of this breed.”

Noopy Kiosk was a champion trotter through the mid and late 1990s, winning 34 races and earning $320,000.

He won the Victoria Trotters Derby and Vicbred Super Sires finals as a two, three and four-year-old.

The key for the Pangrazios was that Noopy Kiosk was out of Maori Trump, a daughter of Maori Miss – the dam of the great Maori’s Idol.

Pangrazio said it was not long after that Maori Annette – out of Maori Mia, another daughter of Maori Miss – was advertised for sale in the Trotting Weekly.

“Dad’s words were “we’ll buy her even if she has only three legs”.

And so the association which continues with Neville and his wife Louise; his parents Michael and Faye of Staffordshire Park fame; and his parent in-laws Malcolm and Joan Shaw began.

“She (Maori Annette) was a beautiful black mare by French Chef.”

Her first two foals for the Pangrazio did not get to the races, but each filly did produce a winner.

The next one – a colt by Malhana Gindin – would be something special. Broke As Usual won 32 races for $428,000 in stakes.

Maori Annette left two more winners and the “Maori” journey was well and truly on its way for the Pangrazios.

Their next big opportunity came not too much later when broodmare Maori Trump became available through a clearance.

Pangrazio said while she was 18 years of age, it was too good a chance to pass up.

“She cost $30,000 – a record price for a broodmare at the time.”

While it was a throw of the dice given her age, it would prove to be a bonanza with Maori Trump producing Tennotrump, which would win 17 races, earn $179,000 and go onto to successfully stand at stud at Staffordshire Park.

Here’s how Pangrazio sums up the next generation of their breeding venture going under the hammer on Sunday.

He describes the lots as providing something for everyone.

LOT 124

MAJESTIC SON Ca-ANNIES LAST (Armbro Invasion US) Filly (vendor Neville Pangrazio)

Annies Last was the last foal out of Maori Annette and managed to get one win in a limited race career.

This is her third foal, with her first having been placed twice.

In addition to whatever she shows on the track, this filly has great potential as a broodmare with Maori Mia (dam of winners) her granddam and Maori Miss (dam of Maori’s Idol) her third dam.

LOT 187

TENNOTRUMP-LU LU LOLA (Crazed US) Filly (Staffordshire Park and Jamie Fry)

This is the first foal of unraced mare Lu Lu Lola.

She is out of Jalubro (Tarass Boulba Fra), a daughter of Majestic Maori (Thor Hanover US) and granddaughter of Maori Mara (Bravado Hanover US-Maori Miss).

With Tennotrump as her sire, this filly offers strong “Maori” cross.

Majestic Maori is the dam of Maori Sunshine (Sundon US), which in turn is the dam of four winners including two-time group 1 winner Moonshine Linda (Majestic Son Ca).

“She’s a lovely filly, exceptionally bred and well put together.

“She could be a bargain as a future broodmare.”

LOT 239

MAJESTIC SON Ca-SHESASUNDON (Sundon US) Filly (Joan and Malcolm Shaw, and Louise Pangrazio)

This is the second foal of Shesasundon, which is out of five-time winner Yankee Sister (Muscles Yankee US).

Yankee Sister is out of Maori Princess, making this filly closely related to Lot 198.

“She’s a beautiful filly, well put together.”

LOT 166

MAJESTIC SON Ca- GLORIADON (Sundon US) Colt (Staffordshire Park)

Glory Lass was secured by the Pangrazios as broodmare after leaving three foals by Tennotrump – all winners including Tendaho (13 wins, 108,000), My Dads A Ten (3 wins) and No Trumps No Glory (10 wins, $57,000) – and then produced Gloriadon.

“Gloriadon showed potential, but was a handful and didn’t manager to get a win.”

This colt is Gloriadon’s third foal.

“He looks a really nice type and I believe will be affordable.”

LOT 170

MAJESTIC SON Ca-Hilary Hill (Muscle Hill US) Filly (Staffordshire Park)

This is the unraced Hilary Hill’s first foal.

She is out of Box Brownie (SJs Photo US), which produced five winners, with two-time group 1 winner Brunelleschi (Tennotrump) the best with 16 wins for $225,000.

LOT 195

ROYALTY FOR LIFE US-MIRANDA MAID (Muscles Yankee US) Colt (Staffordshire Park)

Miranda Maid is another daughter out of Box Brownie (see Lot 170) and this is her first foal.

This colt’s third dam is Midnight Till Dawn (RCs Dee Jay US), the dam of Stoned At Midnight (Keystone Salute US) 12 wins, $67,000; and Action After Dark (Keystone Salute US) 17 wins, $161,000.

Unfortuanatley Neville & Louise had to withdraw MAJESTIC SON Ca-MODERN MAORI (Sundon US) Colt (Joan and Malcolm Shaw, and Louise Pangrazio), but he is something special and would be happy to take enquiries on him.

This colt is a half-brother to two group 1 winners – Needabacardi (Bacardi Lindy) and Kyvalley Clichy (Angus Hall).

“This (colt) could be something special.”

Modern Maori is a daughter of Maori Princess (Entrepreneur US), which was the dam of seven winners, including all-time great Sumthingaboutmaori (Pine Chip US) 31 wins, $460,000.

Maori Princess is out of Maori Trump, making her a half-sister to Noopy Kiosk (Paulsboro US) and Tennotrump.

NEVILLE and LOUISE PANGRAZIO have also prepared LOT 190 for Roy Spencer.


This is the third foal out of Maori Aplomb, which an unraced daughter of Maori Moon (Entrepreneur US).

Unfortunately her previous foals have died before getting the racetrack.

“She has a good attitude and being from a fantastic family there’s no reason why she

Maori Moon produced four winners, including Master Maori (Extrovert US) 26 wins, $203,000; and Tricky Interest (SJs Photo) 14 wins, $83,000.

The filly’s second dam is 14-time winner Maori’s Glory, which left successful sire Wind Cries Maori NZ and third dam is Maori Mia (Kentucky US), a daughter of Maori Miss.

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Bettors Delight continues to deliver

This weekend’s Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale is the last opportunity in 2022 for buyers to purchase a Bettors Delight yearling in the Southern hemisphere.

On Friday night in Auckland he showed Bettors Delight had lost none of his dominance as a stallion when he produced the quadrella in the Group One Northern Oaks and the quinella in the Group One Northern Derby.

The Northern Oaks saw the Mark Purdon and Hayden Cullen trained True Fantasy beat Lady Of The Light, Cover Girl and First Rose.

The win was True Fantasy’s ninth in 15 career starts and took her earnings to $445,467 for owner Jean Feiss.

There are five Bettors Delight yearlings in the Nutrien Sale – three colts and two fillies and significantly Lot 236 is the first foal from the Mach Three mare Sharing The Love.

Lot 236 is consigned by Woodlands Stud which is the downunder home for Bettors Delight.

True Fantasy is bred identically to Lot 236 being by Bettors Delight out of a Mach Three mare but the pedigree is even more closely aligned than that.

True Fantasy’s grand-dam is by Walton Hanover while Lot 236 has a grand-dam which is a daughter of Group One 2yo Vicbred Super Series winner Jadah Rose which is by a son of Walton Hanover in Totally Ruthless.

The second Bettors Delight filly to be offered next week is the first foal out of the Art Major mare Perfect Sense p,1:55.5 $143,530 which is being offered by Durham Park.

Cover Girl p,2,1:57.4 $168,643, the third placegetter in Friday’s Northern Oaks, is out of the Art Major mare Sossusvlei and she won the Group Two Caduceus Club Stakes on March 4th with True Fantasy back in fourth place that night.

If you prefer a Bettors Delight colt then there are three worthy of inspection.

The Northern Derby, incidentally sponsored by Woodlands Stud, saw the Bettors Delight quinella in Akuta and Bollinger both out of mares by Christian Cullen – the golden cross of Australasian Standardbred breeding in the past decade with 329 winners including seven millionaires and 97 $100,000 earners.

Durham Park will offer a colt by Bettors Delight from the Christian Cullen mare Ultimate CC who has already produced three winners including Cee Cee In America p,1:53.0 $111,705. Lot 248 is the result of her first mating with Bettors Delight.

Lot 211, on account of Benstud Standardbreds is a full brother to Beckham which had his second start on Friday night in Auckland when he finished second to the unbeaten Merlin in the $67,000 Group Two Cardigan Bay Stakes.

Merlin, by Art Major, is unbeaten in four starts while Beckham is out of an Art Major mare in Our Golden Goddess p,1:53.1 $442,410.

If you are a fan of the Bettors Delight over an Art Major mare cross which has produced 70 winners then Lot 126 is certainly worth a look in that he is by Bettors Delight out of the Perfect Art mare Art Start.

This cross has produced 19 winners and it is certainly worth bearing in mind that Perfect Art is a full-brother to Art Major.

Lot 126 is a half-brother to four winners including Expensive Ego p,1:48.6 $816,317 which won the 2021 Chariots Of Fire and was runner-up in both the Miracle Mile and Inter Dominion Final in 2021.

If you would like more information on our Melbourne Sale please click here.

2022 Melbourne Yearling Sale Catalogue Here

Contact Mark Barton on 0419 488 256

Dream start in 2021 hope to back up for Miles in 2022


Leigh and Alison Miles had a dream start as yearling sale vendors last year.

They secured $115,000 for a Captaintreacherous-You Ask Ally filly at the inaugural Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction in Melbourne.

Leigh Miles described attracting such a significant sum for the first yearling they had ever put through the sale ring as “unbelievable”. *pictured

“Everything just fell into place.”

The Miles are going back to this year’s Nutrien Equine yearling sale in Melbourne on Sunday, April 3, with a Sweet Lou-You Ask Ally filly (LOT 114).

While they would naturally like the bidding to reach the same heights as 2021, Leigh Miles is doing his best to keep a lid on any hype.

He said he was trying not to think about it too much.

“Maybe it was a once in a lifetime experience (last year). Hopefully not.

“You never know.

“Hopefully she’ll create a fair of interest.”

Miles said the Sweet Lou filly was bigger in stature, with a longer barrel, than the Captaintreacherous filly.

It is not difficult to see why any progeny of You Ask Ally is potentially hot property, both as a racing and breeding proposition.

You Ask Ally is a Tasmanian-bred daughter of Sportswriter and Fake Left mare Amarillen – one of Australia’s best producing broodmares over the past two decades.

You Ask Ally is a half sister to eight winners to date, including Chariots Of Fire winner Villagem (Village Jasper) 1:52.1, 25 wins, $626,000; Victoria Oaks winner Miss Graceland (Rocknroll Hanover) 1:54, 16 wins, $244,000; and group 1 winner Nostra Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) 1:53.5, 11 wins, $266,000.

In addition, an unraced daughter of Amarillen in Pixel Perfect (Art Major) is the dam of seven winners including group 1 WA Pacing Cup winner Soho Tribeca (American ideal) 1:53.8, 21 wins, $1.1m; group 1 NSW Ladyship Cup winner Carlas Pixel (Courage Under Fire) 1:49.5, 19 wins, $480,000; group 3 placed Perfect Mach (Mach Three) 1:58.5, 22 wins, $210,000; group 2 placed Birdy Mach (Mach Three) 1:51.4, 30 wins, $270,000; group 1 winner Soho Nolita (Mach Three) 1:53, 10 wins, $238,000; group 2 winner Soho Hamilton (American Ideal) 1:54.6, 7 wins, $100,000; and group 1 placed Soho Broadway (Bettors Delight) 1:54.5 5 wins, $81,000.

Miles said they acquired You Ask Ally as a weanling after an association with her breeder, the late Rick Hinds.

He said he had prepared Miss Graceland and Nostra Beach for Hinds for the sales.

Mile said unfortunately You Ask Ally had not stood up to a racing preparation and had gone to stud without racing.

This is her third foal. She has a weanling colt by American Ideal and is again in foal to Captaintreacherous.

The Miles have a broad experience in the equine industry and operation Romsey Equine Services, which provides veterinary and breeding services across all breeds, as well as preparing foals for sales. Leigh is also a former trainer.

  • The Captaintreacherous-You Ask Ally filly – Lochinvar Xena – made her race debut in a Bathurst Tiara 2yo heat on Wednesday, March 16, finishing second.

We wish them all the best in the final tonight, with photo and video of Lot 114 going up on our website tomorrow.

If you would like more information on our Melbourne Sale please click here.

2022 Melbourne Yearling Sale Catalogue Here

Contact Mark Barton on 0419 488 256

Downbytheseaside sires third winner from first crop

When 2yo colt Firefly took out the Bathurst Gold Crown Silver Consolation of Wednesday night he became the third winner for first season sire Downbytheseaside.

He also became the 11th 2yo winner, all in sub 2:00 times, in the first three months of racing for graduates of the inaugural Nutrien Yearling Sale.

Firefly cost just $10,000 when he went under the hammer as Lot 26 last year and after Wednesday night’s win his earnings stand at $9,656.

The 2022 Nutrien Yearling Sale in Melbourne on April 3rd includes three lots by Downbytheseaside – two colts and one filly.

Lot 130 is a colt from Aunty Daph which is a half-sister to six winners including Detroit Dan p,1:56.8 $118,639 and the dam of Safari p,1:55.7 $535,445.

Lot 132, a colt from Bettor Abs p,1:59.8, and Lot 229, a filly from Rubeelee p,2,1:58.0, are out of mares by Bettors Delight. *pictured

The cross of Downbytheseaside from a Bettors Delight mare produced the standout 2yo filly Sea Silk p,2,1:50.6 $584,092 in North America last year.

Both stallions stand at Woodlands Stud in New Zealand and the stud has taken the bold step of selling a yearling in Australia for the first time at Nutrien’s Melbourne Sale.

A first foal, Lot 236 is a filly by the stud’s flagship stallion Bettors Delight from the Mach Three mare Sharing The Love p,3,1:58.4.

Sharing The Love is a full-sister to the 3yo Vicbred Super Series winner Pacifico Dream p,3,1:51.0 $317,750 and a half-sister to Queensland Oaks winner Momentslikethese p,3,1:55.7 $155,805.

Her dam Mint Julep is an unraced half-sister to Chariots Of Fire winner Guaranteed p,1:50.4 $856,316 which won at Group One level as a 2yo,3yo, 4yo and 5yo.

If you would like more information on our Melbourne Sale please click here.

2022 Melbourne Yearling Sale Catalogue Here

Contact Mark Barton on 0419 488 256