2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Cracker of a field in Knight Pistol

Cracker of a field in Knight Pistol

The Group Two Knight Pistol at Ballarat on Saturday night has attracted a ripper field of the best trotters in Australia.

Pat Driscoll’s Haras Des Trotteurs multiple Group One winning millionaire French stallion Callmethebreeze makes his Australian debut in a field which includes Driscoll’s Yabby Dam Farms bred duo of mare Im Ready Jet and the globe-trotting dual Inter Dominion winning gelding Just Believe.

The field also includes the pinup girl of Australasian trotters in Queen Elida and last start Group One Maori Mile winner Arcee Phoenix.

A Group One winning 2yo and 3yo and multiple Group One winning aged mare, Im Ready Jet has won 23 of her 60 starts and has earnings of $572,540 and has drawn the inside of the second row in the 2200 metre event.

A winner last Saturday in the Derby Royale Free-For-All at Shepparton, Im Ready Jet will take her earnings over the $600,000 mark should she win.

Yabby Dam Farms has a half-brother to Im Ready Jet listed in the catalogue as Lot 248 in the Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale in April.

This colt is slightly more than a half brother as he is by the first season sire Classic Connection which is an imported French bred son of the highly successful dual hemisphere stallion Love You.

Im Ready Jet is by another French bred son of Love You in Quaker Jet.

Classic Connection won the 3yo Group One German Breeders Crown on his way to a career record of 11 wins and $614,631 and his dam is the USTA and Canadian 2yo Filly Trotter of the Year Crys Dream tr,3,1:54.0 $997,378.

Im Ready Jet is a half-sister to Victorian Trotters Oaks runner-up Imsettogo tr,1:59.5 $119,135 and also to Need For Speed Princess placegetter La Perriere tr,1:59.5.

The grand-dam of Lot 248 is a half-sister to multiple Group One placegetter Diedres Pride tr,2:03.7 $230,243.

Diedres Pride is the dam of NZ 2yo Trotting Colt of the Year Diedre Don and she is also the grand-dam of the Love You’s richest Southern Hemisphere winner Monbet tr,1:55.2 $771,862 which was voted NZ 2yo Trotting Colt of the Year and twice voted NZ Trotter of the Year.

Lot 248 is being prepared for the sale by Yabby Dam Farms and pre-sale inspection can be arranged by contacting Yabby Dam Farms on 0428 792 834.

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

by Nutrien Equine Standardbred Alan Parker

Photo Credit – Stu McCormick