By Peter Wharton
The huge demand for the first crop of world champion three-year-old Papi Rob Hanover at the opening session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale was grist for the mill for prominent Newcastle studmaster-breeder Darren Reay.
Reay’s Medowie Lodge is offering a filly by the 1:47.2, $927,000-winning son of the great Somebeachsomewhere out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Glory Daze (1:55.7) at the Nutrien Equine Sydney yearling sale next March.
She’s one of only three Australasian bred foals by the Hanover Shoe Farms-based Papi Rob Hanover.
“She’s a very strongly built filly and very correct,” Reay said. “She’s super intelligent. You show her once and she gets it!”
“She thinks she is the best in the paddock.”
Papi Rob Hanover was one of the success stories of the Lexington sale’s opening day. Eight of his yearlings sold for a gross of $1,205,000, an average of a whopping $150,625 – the third highest average for a pacing sire behind Bettor’s Delight and Captaintreacherous.
Seven of the eight yearlings by Papi Rob Hanover fetched $100,000 or more including a filly, Supermax Contract, which realised $350,000, and a colt, Robber Baron, who sold for $200,000.
Papi Rob Hanover was one of the best two-year-olds of his year, winning six of his 12 starts and $754,774 and taking a mile record of 1:50. Among his successes were the Governor’s Cup, Matron Stake and Pennsylvania Sires Stake Final, while he was placed in the Breeders Crown Final and the Metro Pace.
He set his world record of 1:47.2 winning an elimination of the Adios at The Meadows’ five-eighths track by 10 lengths.
Glory Daze, the dam of the Nutrien sale entry, produced other winners in the smart Tasmanian pacer Sharmey ($96,185) and the multiple Albion Park winner Khulan Kid.
Glory Daze’s dam, Dazed And Confused, was a Group 1 winner of $172,444 and, at the stud, has so far left six sub 1:57 winners from eight foals including the Group 2 winner Roll With It.
Watch Pabi Rob hanover winning his elimination of the 2020 Adios Stake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I4BF5bMDeg