2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Making the trip north

Making the trip north

Benstud Standardbreds have Standardbred breeding properties in both Victoria and New South Wales and a pair of their NSW Benstud prepared yearlings will go under the auctioneers hammer at the Sunshine Stars Sale this weekend.

The first of the Benstud offering is Lot 37 which is a colt by the well-performed first-season sire Bettors Wish p,1:47.6 $2,601,233.

A son of super sire Bettors Delight, Bettors Wish was USTA 3yo Colt and Gelding Pacer of the Year and his first American crop raced as 2yos in 2023.

Despite having less than half the number of 2yo foals Bettors Wish finished second on the USTA’s First Season’s Sires List to Captain Crunch with 11 2yo winners of $1,211,481 headed by Bluegrass Stake winner Better Is Nice p,2,1:50.6 $510,120.

Lot 37 is out of the lightly raced Christian Cullen mare Ohana and is a three-quarter brother to the 2023 3yo winner Keayang Ladybug.

Ohana is a full-sister to New Zealand 2yo Colt of the Year Gotta Go Cullen p,2,1:58.3 $1,173,343 while her grand-dam My Sparkling Burgundy is a half-sister to another New Zealand 2yo Colt of the Year in Il Vicolo p,1:56.7 $1,580,948.

The second of the Benstud prepared yearlings is Lot 45 which is a filly by the recently deceased American Ideal from the Mach Three mare Emerging Force p,3,1:58.7.

A total of 33 Australasian winners are bred on this cross including the star New Zealand mare Allamericanlover p,1:53.0 $238,175 which won the Group One Queen Of Hearts at Addington on Australia Day.

Lot 45 is the third foal from Emerging Force and her first two foals have been 2yo winners in Keayang Santiago p,2,1:57.9 and the 2023 Nutrien Sales Classic heat winner Force Full p,2,1:57.1.

To arrange inspection of the Benstud yearlings contact Benstud NSW on 0458 658 273.

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

by Nutrien Equine Standardbred