While King Charles has been in the spotlight this week due to his health, this weekend the focus at coming weekend turns to a Monarch of a different kind.
Margaret Donohoe and her team at Monarch Farm are offering three yearlings at the 2024 Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale.
The first of the Monarch Farm draft into the ring on Sunday is Lot 17 which is a filly by Tintin In America from the Presidential Ball mare The Dreamliner p,2:00.0.
The Dreamliner is already the dam of four winners including The Hummer p,1:56.2 $67,550.
The grand-dam of Lot 17 is a 100% Producing half-sister to Drop Dead Gorgeous p,1:54.4 $345,836 and Australian Oaks winner The Red October p,3,1:57.8 $175,639.
The second of Monarch Farm’s offering is an Always B Miki colt out of the Art Major mare Artonarock p,1:58.8. This colt is a half-brother to the Queensland Goldstrike Series winner Gleneagle Warrior p,1:52.0 $137,141 and Boulder City p,3,1:54.0 $52,429.
The Always B Miki x Art Major cross has produced 21 Australasian winners topped by the Queensland Be Good Johnny Sprint winner Future Assured p,1:50.9 $216,119.
Also bred on a successful cross and being offered by Monarch Farm is Lot 69 which is the first foal from the lightly raced Bettors Delight mare Promise Me Please.
Promise Me Please is a full-sister to Amillion Promises p,3,1:54.5 $100,662 and a three-quarter sister to 2023’s star 3yo trotter Not As Promised tr,3,1:59.6 $131,310.
Pacing bred by a son of Bettors Delight in Betting Line, Not As Promised made those south of the Queensland border sit up and take notice with a pair of Group One wins in the 2023 Victoria Trotters Derby and 2023 Australasian Breeders Crown at Melton.
Lot 69 is by Downbytheseaside whose star 2yo in 2023 was Coastal Babe p,2,1:56.6 $152,325 which took out the New Zealand Caduceus Club Classic at Group One level.
Like Lot 69, Coastal Babe is out of a mare by Bettors Delight.
Margaret Donohoe can be contacted at Monarch Farm on 0428 627 432 to arrange for inspection of any of the above yearlings before Sunday’s sale.
For full details and catalogued yearlings in the four Nutrien Standardbred 2024 Yearling Sales, click here.