Last Friday night at Gloucester Park the unbeaten 2yo colt Waverider quite literally washed his nine rivals away with a brilliant 25 metre win in the $100,000 WA Sales Classic downing another unbeaten 2yo in Blaze Away.
Driven by rising star young reinsman Kyle Symington for trainer Ryan Bell, Waverider rated 1:55.4 for the 1730 metres and the win lifted his stakes to $66,204.
He is one of 18 winners sired in Australia and New Zealand by Downbytheseaside whose oldest foals are 2023 3yos.
He is also the sire of last season’s star 2yo New Zealand filly Aardiebytheseaside p,2,1:56.4 $64,890 which was twice placed at Group One level in her debut season.
Waverider is Downbytheseaside’s first Classic winner.
On Wednesday night at Bathurst a filly by Downbytheseaside in Cant Hear You qualified for the $150,000 final of the Bathurst Gold Tiara when she deadheated for the win in a heat for trainer Michael Hawke and driver Melissa Hawke.
As if that wasn’t enough good news in one week, on Tuesday Victoria’s Alabar Farms, in conjunction with New Zealand’s Nevele R Stud, secured the downunder breeding rights to Downbytheseaside’s leading North American son Pebble Beach p,3,1:48.2 $1,720,875.
Pebble Beach was the 2022 USTA 3yo C&G Pacer of the Year and also the 2022 Canadian 3yo C7G Pacer of the Year on the back of wins in the US Breeders Crown, North America Cup and Tattersalls Pace.
Buyers at this weekend’s Bathurst Yearling Sale have the opportunity to buy a Downbytheseaside colt with Lot 14
being offered for sale.