2022 Yearling Sales, News And Events, Standardbred

Howe to produce Nutrien’s first winner

Howe to produce Nutrien’s first winner

The Howe family from Wagga Wagga catalogued four yearlings at the inaugural Nutrien Yearling Sale.

All four were sold at an average price of $28,375 and Lot 73 which is now gelded and named Shantilly became the first product of a Nutrien Standardbred yearling sale to win when he won on debut at Menangle last Tuesday. *pictured

Denis Howe who has been breeding Standardbreds for the best part of 20 years has a further four yearlings in the 2022 Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale on February 20th.

The quartet are all by highly commercial proven stallions in Sweet Lou, Bettors Delight and two by Art Major.

Shantilly was a lovely yearling and just so easy to get along with which is half the battle,” Denis said earlier this week.

“Of this year’s group Lots 57 and 71 are similar in temperament and have come along nicely since we brought them in to begin their sale prep.”

Lot 57 is a colt by Bettors Delight from the Bathurst Gold Tiara winner Distant Memory p,3,1:55.1 $173,155 who is a half-sister to the grand-dam of last Friday night’s impressive Gloucester Park winner Sahara Storm.

Distant Memory has already produced four winners including Hows The Memory p,1:50.1 $154,424 and last season’s smart 2yo Beach Memories p,2,1:53.4 $48,804 which won six times in her debut season.

“He is a typical Bettors Delight and very cool and laid-back,” Denis said.

Lot 71 is by Art Major from the Mach Three mare In Her Memory p,3,1:59.0 and he is from the family of Lennytheshark p,1:49.2 $3,007,585.

Lennytheshark’s first crop include Lot 22 in the Sydney Nutrien Sale.

The Howe family’s second Art Major colt is Lot 60 which is out of Equus Franco who is already the dam of four winners including Flem N Em p,1:49.6 $981,885 and Glenferrie Bronte p,1:51.4 $451,852.

Their one filly is Lot 63 which is by Sweet Lou from the McArdle mare Custom Franco which is the dam of four winners including The Pima Indian which unfortunately died as a 4yo when he looked to be a rising star in the stables of Gary Hall Snr.

“She is a big athletic filly who missed out on the white markings of the majority of the Sweet Lou’s.”

The grand-dam of Lot 63 is the Great Northern Oaks winner Cherubic which is the dam of nine winners including Franco Catapult p,1:49.4 $629,403.

Denis Howe would be more than happy to show you his four yearlings and inspection can be arranged by a call to 0418 692 273.