2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Coming home

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