Category Archives: 2024 Yearling Sales

The leading First Season 2yo Sires in North America in 2023 were Captain Crunch (103 foals, 62 starters which earned $1,336,853) and Bettors Wish (39 foals, 25 starters which earned $1,211,481).

Captain Crunch’s first Australasian foals commenced racing in February and he is already the sire of eight Australian 2yo starters and the New Zealand 2yo winner Ukraine which won on February 11th in a time of 1:59.1 for the mile with a last half in 57.6 seconds and final quarter in 26.0 seconds.

There are 12 yearlings by Captain Crunch in the Nutrien Sydney Sale.

Bettors Wish’s first crop are the current batch of yearlings and his first North American crop raced in 2023 and he produced four $100,000 earners including the stakes winning colt Better Is Nice which took a 2yo mark of 1:50.6 and banked $510,120 while his leading filly was another stakes winner in Pulp Fiction p,2,1:52.4 which ended 2023 with earnings of $189,400.

Bettors Wish has six yearlings in the Sydney Sale.

Stay Hungry is another of the sons of Somebeachsomewhere making an impact as sires and he has seven yearlings in the Sydney sale.

His first Australian crop commenced racing in January and he already has star colt Louie Vee p,2,1:55.6 making waves at Gloucester Park.

Louie Vee will start favourite in the $125,000 WA Sales Classic at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Tall Dark Stranger was USTA and Canadian 2yo Colt Pacer of the Year Tall Dark Stranger and there are nine yearlings by this son of Bettors Delight in the Sydney sale.

Tall Dark Stranger’s first North American foals went under the hammer in the 2023 North American yearling sales were highly sough after.

In the 2023 Lexington Sales there were 60 lots by Tall Dark Stranger on offer and they brought a total of $5,549,000 with three of his lots selling for $300,000 or more.

He had more than 30 lots sell for $50,000 or more and 23 sell for $100,000 plus.

McWicked retired as the world’s richest pacing stallion with career earnings of $5,103,271 and his first Southern Hemisphere foals began racing this month.

He sired his first winner when Wicked Susan, shes not really, won at Newcastle last Friday and there are two yearlings by McWicked in the Sydney sale.

Another stallion represented in the Sydney sale and with his first crop racing as 2yos in 2024 is former star pacer Poster Boy which is now the sire of the 2yo winning filly Delulu which made a winning debut at Pinjarra on 12th February and couldn’t have been any more impressive.

Poster Boy has one yearling in the Sydney sale so purchasers need to stay alert you will only get one chance.

Sons of Somebeachsomewhere are dominating Leading Sires lists all over the place and the largely unheralded Papi Rob Hanover has two yearlings from his first Australian crop in the Sydney Sale.

Papi Rob Hanover set a World Record of 1:47.2 on a five furlong track as a 3yo on his way to earnings of $927,979.

With a record of 1:46.0 Lather Up was a bonafide speed machine on the track and he had his first Australian starter Bjorn Bee Vance which finished fifth at Menangle on February 27th.

Lather Up’s first American crop of 2yos raced in 2023 and from 55 starters there were 29 winners with three $100,000 earners headed by the Ohio Breeders Championship winning filly Rose Run Zoey p,2,1:51.4 $199,430.

There are three yearlings by Lather Up in the 2024 Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale.

The online catalogue for that sale is available at Nutrien Live – Online Catalogue (nutrienequine.com.au) and it can be sorted in any number of ways including by sire to make it super easy to check out the pedigrees of any or all of the sires mentioned above.

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

By Alan Parker

Spoiled for choice

The Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale on March 10th provides potential purchasers with a choice of yearlings by 35 different sires and those sires represent the cream of stallions.

For example there are eight yearlings by the super dual-hemisphere sire Bettors Delight and in 2023 he was Leading Sire in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

His son Akuta was last week named New Zealand’s 4yo Horse and Gelding Pacer of the Year and his daughter Lady Of The Light was named New Zealand’s 4yo Mare Pacer of the Year.

His son Leap To Fame looks set to take out a swag of 2023 Australian Awards when they are eventually announced.

There are eight yearlings by eight time Australian leading sire of 2yos in Art Major.

In 2023 Art Major headed the 2yo Sires List in Australia with 38 individual winners of 83 races and $1,527,936 in stakes with average earnings per starter of $18,863.

He was second only to Bettors Delight on the 2023 All-Age Sires List with 342 winners of 861 races and $9,792,600 and average earnings per starter of $18,653.

Art Major is now the sire of 1937 Australasian winners with 399 (20%) of that figure having $100,000 in earnings to date with six millionaires headed by Miracle Mile winner My Field Marshall with $1,493,182.

There are seven yearlings by last season’s Leading Sire of 3yos in Australia in Sweet Lou.

Sweet Lou was second on the 2023 USTA 2yo Sires List with his 93 foals producing 77 starters that earned $3,433,717. His son Confederate was this week announced as both the USTA 3yo Colt & Gelding Pacer of the Year and the USTA Pacer of the Year.

There are nine yearlings by 2022 and 2021 Australian leading sire of 2yos in Captaintreacherous. He was also the North American Leading Sire of 2yos in 2023 with his 85 starters amassing earnings of $4,184,671.

His unbeaten 3yo daughter Millwood Nike dominated the 2023 New Zealand awards announced last week taking out the 3yo Pacing Filly of the Year, Pacer of the Year and capped it with the Harness Horse of the Year Award which is rare for a 3yo filly. His son Chase A Dream was named New Zealand’ 2023 2yo Pacing Colt & Gelding of the Year.

There are 12 yearlings by Downbytheseaside – the sire of the 2023 New Zealand 2yo Pacing Filly of the Year Coastal Babe. He already has three millionaire pacers in North America headed by the 2023 USTA Aged Pacer of the Year Bythemissal.

There are 14 yearlings by Always B Miki which is now the sire of 263 USA-bred winners with five millionaires headed by the stallion Perfect String p,3,1:48.2 $1,808,147.

Always B Miki is the sire of 173 Australasian bred winners with his 18 $100,000 earners headed by Tricky Miki which in December 2023 joined an elite group of four Western Australian horses to win the Group One Golden Slipper Stakes as a 2yo, the Group One WA Derby as a 3yo and the Group One Golden Nugget as a 4yo.

Always B Miki is also the sire of the WA Oaks winning filly Taking The Miki p,2,1:54.2 $365,318 and in 2023 he sired 103 winners of 262 races and stakes of $2,822,887.

There are 11 yearlings by American Ideal who unfortunately died on January 29th and his passing will leave a void that will be difficult to fill.

American Ideal has rightly earned a reputation as the leading sire of quality Cup winners

In November 2023 the win of Magnificent Storm in the WA Pacing Cup gave American Ideal his fifth WA Pacing Cup win in the past ten years – no other sire has produced more than four WA Pacing Cup wins.

That is not to say that American Ideal is only a sire of Cup horses as he finished third on the Australian 2yo Sires List in 2023 with 35 individual 2yo winners of 65 races and $1,103,742 in stakes.

 Rock N Roll Heaven has been a consistent sire of winners since his first crop began racing in 2015 and he has seven yearlings in the Sydney sale.

Rock N Roll Heaven now has 578 winners in Australasia including 130 $100,000 earners headed by the multiple Group One winner Let It Ride p,1:48.2 $1,029,475.

He continues to sire quality horses as evidenced by the 2023 New Zealand Cup winner Swayzee p,1:52.0 $899,314.

In 2023 Rock N Roll Heaven finished in sixth place on the list of Australia’s Leading Sires with 212 winners of 544 races and $5,896,410 in stakes.

The 76 yearlings representing those eight proven sires listed above account for 47% of the catalogue and then we get on to the new kids on the block.

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

By Alan Parker

Three of the best

Bruce and Vicki Edward established Durham Park in 2006 and in this year’s Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale they have a draft of 11 – five fillies, five colts and one gelding.

Three of the fillies are described by Bruce Edward as stunners and among the best yearlings he has ever presented for sale.

Coming from the Durham Park principal the remark carries more weight than usual as Durham Park has bred some of the best young horses seen in Australia in recent years.

Horses of the quality of Australian 2yo and 3yo Filly Pacer of the Year Petacular, Australian 3yo Colt Pacer of the Year Act Now, Auckland Cup winner Turn It Up, NSW Derby winner Ideal For Real, 4yo Vicbred Super Series winner Tam Major and Group One Bathurst Gold Chalice winner Idyllic to name but a handful.

Durham Park has been set up to ensure they have the best available bloodlines in Australia, the USA and New Zealand and the benefits of their business plan are plain to see.

The three fillies that Bruce Edward is particularly taken with this year are Lots 192, 246 and 305 and all three descend from mares that Durham Park imported from the USA.

Lot 192 is a filly by siring legend Bettors Delight from the Somebeachsomewhere mare Beach Garden p,1:52.9 $135,844. It is Beach Garden’s second foal and her first is a current 2yo.

Beach Garden was bred by Durham Park and transferred to a syndicate of owners created by the Ballarat Trotting Club and before she returned to her breeders at the conclusion of her racetrack career.

Her dam is the imported Garden Gate Tina whose five winners include the sub 1:50 winner Major Major p,1:49.8 $122,845 whose six starts since the beginning of December, all at Menangle, include three wins and three minor placings including a second last Saturday night.

Lot 246 is a filly by Downbytheseaside from the imported Western Ideal mare Ideal Priority which means that she is bred on an identical cross to USTA 3yo Colt Pacer of the Year Pebble Beach p,3,1:48.2 $1,720,875.

It also means that she is a three-quarter sister to the Australian 2yo and 3yo Filly Pacer of the Year Petacular p,3,1:55.6 $454,083 and Group One Bathurst Gold Chalice winner Idyllic p,3,1:52.9 $216,440.

That pair are by Downbytheseaside’s sire Somebeachsomewhere.

Lot 305 the third foal from the Group One placed 2yo Perfect Sense p,1:55.5 $143,530 and being by Bettors Delight, she is a full-sister to 2023 2yo winner Hy On A Hill p,2,1:58.8.

Perfect Sense is a daughter of the imported Western Ideal mare O Narutac Bella p,1:51.2 $154,536 which means she is a half-sister to the Auckland Cup and New Zealand Easter Cup winner Turn It Up p,1:51.8 $846,071 and to the dam of the 2023 Victoria Oaks winner Sweet Bella p,3,1:56.6 $220,200.

In addition to being first class racing prospect all three would make valuable broodmares when their race-track careers are finished.

Jaimie-Lee King is preparing the Durham Park yearlings and she would be happy to arrange pre-sale inspections of the three fillies mentioned above or any of the others in the Durham Park draft.

Jaimie-Lee can be contacted on 0498 123 791.

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

By Alan Parker

Start checking 2yo trials

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

Timely trip for Sydney Sale

Star New Zealand gelding We Walk By Faith is heading back to his country of birth and is expected to start in a heat of the NSW Derby on March 2nd for trainers Mark and Nathan Purdon.

The $200,000 Group One final of the NSW Derby is set down for Miracle Mile night on March 9th.

The $150,000 Nutrien Equine Classic scheduled for decision at Melton on 20th April is also marked in on We Walk By Faith’s programme.

Bred by the Judd family and sold by Benstud to Mark Purdon for $70,000, We Walk By Faith commenced his 3yo career at Auckland on Friday night after a short spell.

With Mark Purdon at the reins, We Walk By Faith overcame a wide draw to lead before handing up to his stablemate Treacherous Baby and then using the sprint lane to draw away in the concluding stages for an impressive win.

The win took his record to four wins and two seconds in seven starts which have garnered $127,502 in stakes. His major win came in the Group One Ace Of Spades at Addington in December when he sprinted home in 26.9 seconds to take the $65,313 first prize ahead of stablemate Major Hot and Dreams Are Free.

Benstud will offer a Bettors Delight full-sister to We Walk By Faith as Lot 113 in Nutrien’s Sydney Yearling Sale on Sunday March 10th.

This pedigree, which has already been updated on the Nutrien website following Friday’s win, shows that the filly which is being sold, and We Walk By Faith, are in fact three-quarter relations to South Australian Derby winner and dual Inter Dominion placegetter Flaming Flutter p,1:49.2 $899,341.

Flaming Flutter and his full-sisters Two Times Bettor p,1:52.0 $222,555 and Fiamma p,1:53.8 $101,090 are by Bettors Delight from Twice As Hot which is the dam of We Walk By Faith’s dam Wicked Nights.

Lot 113 is being prepared for the Sydney Sale by Benstud NSW and they can be contacted on 0458 658 273 to arranged a pre-sale inspection.

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

By Alan Parker

Buy a brother to dam of New Zealand sales topper

The Karaka session of the 2024 New Zealand National Standardbred Yearling Sale was headlined when the first foal from the former Australian and New Zealand 2yo Pacer of the Year Our Princess Tiffany went under the hammer on Sunday.

The filly, by Captaintreacherous, was sold to Canterbury trainer Mark Jones for $270,000 after a spirited bidding duel with fellow South Island trainer Mark Purdon.

Nutrien’s Melbourne Yearling Sale on the weekend of the 12th through 14th April will offer a full-brother to Our Princess Tiffany as Lot 212.

This Art Major colt is being offered by Jake Stockton’s Wingate Farm and in addition to Our Princess Tiffany he is a half-brother to the Group Two WA 4yo Championship winner Rock Diamonds p,1:50.0 $796,364.

Dancing Diamonds, the dam of Lot 212, is by Bettors Delight and won at Group Three level and was twice placed at Group One level as a 2yo on her way to a career record of p,3,1:57.8 and earnings of $343,276.

Dancing Diamonds is a full-sister to the Group One 2yo WA Golden Slipper Stakes winner Ohokas Bondy p,1:53.6 $388,148.

Like Rock Diamonds, Ohokas Bondy was trained by leading WA trainers Greg and Skye Bond.

Jake Stockton would be delighted to arrange for a pre-sale inspection of Lot 212 and he can be contacted on 0428 527 998.

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

By Alan Parker

Banking some money

On Wednesday night at Bathurst trainer/driver Bernie Hewitt produced the unraced 3yo Novanta Rising and the Betting Line gelding coasted home a comfortable winner rating 1:57.5 for the 1730 metres.

Novanta Rising started very short in betting markets at $1.22 on the back of five straight wins in trials at Bathurst since the start of 2024.

Lot 44 in the Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale on the weekend of March 9th and 10th is a half-brother to Novanta Rising and is being offered by Brooklyn Lodge and clients.

This colt is by A Rocknroll Dance from the Somebeachsomewhere mare My Bankers Pride which now has a 100% producing record as her first foal, Barbados, won six 3yo races in 2023.

The cross of A Rocknroll Dance over a Somebeachsomewhere mare is the same cross responsible for Curly James p,1:51.3 $211,559. Curly James won the $75,000 Group Two Shepparton Gold Cup on January 13th.

My Bankers Pride was unraced but she is a half-sister to five winners including Ideal Warrior p,1:50.9 $183,368, Bathurst Gold Crown runner-up Bebrave p,3,1:54.3 $182,620 and Perfect Penny p,2,1:58.8.

Perfect Penny is the dam of NSW Oaks winner Anntonia p,3,1:49.8 $411,835 and the 2yo NSW Breeders Challenge winner Miss Halfpenny p,3,1:55.0 $235,403.

Brooklyn Lodge can be contacted on 0438 683 280 to arrange an early inspection of Lot 44.

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

by Nutrien Equine Standardbred

Coming home

Cobbitty Equine Farm may be situated in New South Wales but they have strong ties to Queensland and this weekend they will offer three yearlings at the Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale.

Luke McCarthy, a son of Queensland legend John McCarthy, and his wife Belinda established Cobbitty in 2011 and in 2021 they stood seven stallions at their stud.

Three of those stallions are represented in this weekend’s sale.

The unraced Rock N Roll Heaven mare Selfie is the dam of Lot 12 which is a colt by the McCarthys former champion Bling It On which was voted both Australian 2yo Colt of the Year and Australian 3yo Colt of the Year.

Selfie is a daughter of Australian 2yo Filly of the Year Self Denial p,2,1:57.6 $446,069 and Lot 12 is her second colt foal.

Selfie’s first colt, a full-brother to Lot 12, Mondos Bling qualified to race as a 2yo this season when third in a trial at Newcastle on 17th January.

Also hitting the race-track in 2024 are the first Australian crop of the world’s richest pacing stallion McWicked.

McWicked had his first starter Gelsomino is a 2yo race at Narrogin last night and the filly finished fourth in a 2:00.5 rate over the 1823 metres.

Cobbitty Equine Farm have a McWicked colt on offer this weekend as Lot 36 and he is a half-brother to three-time winner Dream To Dance p,1:57.0.

Lot 36 is out of the unraced Art Major mare Dreamy Art which is a half-sister to Group Two Nights of Thunder winner Soho Lennon p,1:51.0 $913,310.

The third of the Cobbitty offering is Lot 41 which is the first foal from the Rock N Roll Heaven mare Forever Rocking p,2,1:55.9.

Forever Rocking is a daughter of the Queensland Oaks winner Forever Gold p,1:51.7 $700,593 and is therefore a half-sister to 2023 Group One 2yo Qbred Triad runner-up Ever Art p,2,1:56.4 $46,620.

Lot 41 is by the well-performed US import Capt Midnight p,3,1:48.6 $662,286 whose first Australian crop are being sold at yearling sales across the country this year.

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

by Nutrien Equine Standardbred

Making the trip north

Benstud Standardbreds have Standardbred breeding properties in both Victoria and New South Wales and a pair of their NSW Benstud prepared yearlings will go under the auctioneers hammer at the Sunshine Stars Sale this weekend.

The first of the Benstud offering is Lot 37 which is a colt by the well-performed first-season sire Bettors Wish p,1:47.6 $2,601,233.

A son of super sire Bettors Delight, Bettors Wish was USTA 3yo Colt and Gelding Pacer of the Year and his first American crop raced as 2yos in 2023.

Despite having less than half the number of 2yo foals Bettors Wish finished second on the USTA’s First Season’s Sires List to Captain Crunch with 11 2yo winners of $1,211,481 headed by Bluegrass Stake winner Better Is Nice p,2,1:50.6 $510,120.

Lot 37 is out of the lightly raced Christian Cullen mare Ohana and is a three-quarter brother to the 2023 3yo winner Keayang Ladybug.

Ohana is a full-sister to New Zealand 2yo Colt of the Year Gotta Go Cullen p,2,1:58.3 $1,173,343 while her grand-dam My Sparkling Burgundy is a half-sister to another New Zealand 2yo Colt of the Year in Il Vicolo p,1:56.7 $1,580,948.

The second of the Benstud prepared yearlings is Lot 45 which is a filly by the recently deceased American Ideal from the Mach Three mare Emerging Force p,3,1:58.7.

A total of 33 Australasian winners are bred on this cross including the star New Zealand mare Allamericanlover p,1:53.0 $238,175 which won the Group One Queen Of Hearts at Addington on Australia Day.

Lot 45 is the third foal from Emerging Force and her first two foals have been 2yo winners in Keayang Santiago p,2,1:57.9 and the 2023 Nutrien Sales Classic heat winner Force Full p,2,1:57.1.

To arrange inspection of the Benstud yearlings contact Benstud NSW on 0458 658 273.

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

by Nutrien Equine Standardbred

Monarch in the spotlight

While King Charles has been in the spotlight this week due to his health, this weekend the focus at coming weekend turns to a Monarch of a different kind.

Margaret Donohoe and her team at Monarch Farm are offering three yearlings at the 2024 Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale.

The first of the Monarch Farm draft into the ring on Sunday is Lot 17 which is a filly by Tintin In America from the Presidential Ball mare The Dreamliner p,2:00.0.

The Dreamliner is already the dam of four winners including The Hummer p,1:56.2 $67,550.

The grand-dam of Lot 17 is a 100% Producing half-sister to Drop Dead Gorgeous p,1:54.4 $345,836 and Australian Oaks winner The Red October p,3,1:57.8 $175,639.

The second of Monarch Farm’s offering is an Always B Miki colt out of the Art Major mare Artonarock p,1:58.8. This colt is a half-brother to the Queensland Goldstrike Series winner Gleneagle Warrior p,1:52.0 $137,141 and Boulder City p,3,1:54.0 $52,429.

The Always B Miki x Art Major cross has produced 21 Australasian winners topped by the Queensland Be Good Johnny Sprint winner Future Assured p,1:50.9 $216,119.

Also bred on a successful cross and being offered by Monarch Farm is Lot 69 which is the first foal from the lightly raced Bettors Delight mare Promise Me Please.

Promise Me Please is a full-sister to Amillion Promises p,3,1:54.5 $100,662 and a three-quarter sister to 2023’s star 3yo trotter Not As Promised tr,3,1:59.6 $131,310.

Pacing bred by a son of Bettors Delight in Betting Line, Not As Promised made those south of the Queensland border sit up and take notice with a pair of Group One wins in the 2023 Victoria Trotters Derby and 2023 Australasian Breeders Crown at Melton.

Lot 69 is by Downbytheseaside whose star 2yo in 2023 was Coastal Babe p,2,1:56.6 $152,325 which took out the New Zealand Caduceus Club Classic at Group One level.

Like Lot 69, Coastal Babe is out of a mare by Bettors Delight.

Margaret Donohoe can be contacted at Monarch Farm on 0428 627 432 to arrange for inspection of any of the above yearlings before Sunday’s sale.

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

by Nutrien Equine Standardbred