2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Kabochon a jewel

Kabochon a jewel

Arts Treasure, the dam of Lot 124 in next weekend’s Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale, has produced a jewel in the Captaintreacherous 3yo Kabochon.

Racing first-up, the 3yo gelding Kabochon started a $1.22 favourite for trainer/driver Jocelyn Young and, after doing some work early from his outside draw, he showed his class to draw away in the concluding stages for a comfortable nine metre win rating 1:58.8 for the 2185 metres.

Kabochon was bought by Peter Gianni from the 2022 Nutrien Sydney Sale for $85,000.

Being offered by I D & K Sutherland, Lot 124 this weekend is a three-quarter sister to Kabochon being by Captaintreacherous’s son Captain Crunch from Arts Treasure.

Captain Crunch has his first downunder crop racing as 2yos in 2024 and yesterday, also at Pinjarra, produced his first Australian bred winner when Captain Paprika spiced up his rivals for a ten metre win at just his second start in a race for trainer/driver Dylan Egerton-Green.

Arts Treasure won the 2yo Queensland Triad on her way to a record of p,1:50.9 and stakes of $152,542 and Kabochon is her first foal.

Her second foal, a current 2yo filly by Captain Crunch, called Golden Shooz, qualified in January for trainer Jess Tubbs.

Arts Treasure is a half-sister to Chariots of Fire winner Expensive Ego p,1:48.6 $987,407 which just failed to qualify for this week’s Miracle Mile when he finished fourth to Hi Manameisjeff in the Allied Express Sprint at Menangle last Saturday night.

Expensive Ego will start in the $100,000 Group Two Australian Light Horse FFA at Menangle this week on the eve of the Yearling Sale.

Lot 124 is being prepared by Benstud Standardbreds NSW and can be found in Barn C64 on the weekend.

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

By Alan Parker