2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Dream siring debut

Dream siring debut

Former Australian 2yo Pacing Colt of the Year The Storm Inside made the perfect start to his siring career when he sired the quinella in the 2yo race at Bendigo this afternoon.

Three of the seven runners in the opening 2yo race of the season in Victoria were sired by The Storm Inside with the filly Viva Storm beating the colt Stormy Woods.

Ace reinsman Chris Alford made his move with Viva Storm turning into the back straight with 800 metres to run and the filly quickly raced up to the favourite Alighieri before hitting the front turning for home.

Runner-up Stormy Woods finished strongly but just failed to catch Viva Storm which shifted up the track under pressure.

Viva Storm is out of the Falcon Seelster mare Viva La Nina and was bred by Jane Hearn and John Nalder.

It was a timely win for vendors Chris Garrad OAM and Burwood Stud who each have a yearling by The Storm Inside listed for sale in the 2024 Nutrien Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale set down for the weekend of February 10th and 11th.

Mr Garrard’s yearling is a colt and the first foal from the Group One 2yo Redcliffe Sales Classic winner Heart Of Change p,3,1:58.9 $90,331. He is Lot 43 in the catalogue.

Burwood Stud’s The Storm Inside yearling is Lot 25 and is also a colt and is out of the well-performed Grinfromeartoear mare Annika Magic p,1:51.4 $197,191.

Nutrien’s Bathurst Yearling Sale on March 24th this sale has a The Storm Inside colt set to go through the ring.

Being offered by Kasey Orr, Lot 64 is the first foal from the Shoobees Place mare Pocket Of Bees which is an unraced half-sister to three winners including Bathurst Gold Tiara heat winner Shootforthestarzzz p,1:56.0 $73,607.

All three pedigrees will have the sires reference updated next Monday for the online catalogues.