2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Mare’s Australian Record – The Arch Nemesis

Mare’s Australian Record – The Arch Nemesis

When Captaintreacherous 5yo Captain Crusader won in 1:49.6 at The Meadowlands on November 4th he gave his dam The Arch Nemesis a third sub 1:50 performer which is a new record for an Australian broodmare.

The Arch Nemesis is also the dam of this season’s superstar Captaintreacherous 2yo filly Lux Aeterna p,2,1:49.9 $317,823 and Crunch Time p,3,1:49.6 $289,975.

Lot 91 in the 2024 Nutrien Sydney Yearling Sale is a full-brother to both Captain Crusader and Lux Aeterna and a three-quarter brother to Crunch Time which is by Somebeachsomewhere.

No other Australian mare has produced three in 1:50 and Lot 91, being offered by Brooklyn Lodge & clients, will no doubt be the focus of attention for a number of prospective buyers.

The legendary New Zealand mare Scuse Me is also the dam of three in 1:50 per medium of Have Faith In Me p,1:47.5, Adore Me p,1:47.7 and Megabuck p,1:49.6.

The Arch Nemesis is the dam of just six foals of racing age which makes her record even more remarkable as Scuse Me produced 15 foals during her remarkable stud career.

While on the subject of Scuse Me, the mare who established a remarkable family for Charles Roberts in New Zealand, her descendant Magnificent Storm won a controversial $450,000 WA Pacing Cup at Gloucester Park last Friday night.

Scuse Me is the fourth dam of Magnificent Storm.

Magnificent Storm’s win, his 34th in just 56 career starts, took his earnings to $1,060,973 and he has become the fifth Southern Hemisphere millionaire sired by American Ideal.

Lot 68 in Nutrien’s Sydney Yearling Sale is a filly by Captaintreacherous from an unraced Bettors Delight full-sister to the dam of Magnificent Storm and is being offered by S & K Robertson.

The Robertsons will also be offering another filly from this family in Sydney with Lot 75 being by Sweet Lou from the Bettors Delight mare Revere Me.

Revere Me, a daughter of the afore-mentioned Scuse Me, is unraced but is a full-sister to both Have Faith In Me p,1:47.5 $1,969,141 and Adore Me p,1:47.7 $1,677,032.

(Captain Crusader – pictured as a 3yo)