The 2021 Nutrien Yearling Sale produced its sixth individual 2yo winner for the 2022 season when Naturally Gifted won at Penrith on Thursday night for owner Jake Stockton, trainer Wayne Dimech and driver Jack Trainor.
Like the other five Nutrien Sale 2yo winners this season Naturally Gifted went sub 2:00 with a rate of 1:59.4 for the 1720 metres and winning by almost eight metres from Aureus and Promiseland.
Bred by P W Judd, C A Judd, T N Commadeur and M Commadeur, Naturally Gifted was sold as Lot 118 for $30,000.
Naturally Gifted is the first foal from his dam Perfectlyimperfect which is by Bettors Delight and took a record of p,1:58.0. His grand-dam Mach And Me p,2,1:58.4 $159,885 won a 2yo Australian Gold Final.
He is a son of Sweet Lou who has 14 yearlings on offer this coming Sunday at Nutrien’s second sale.
Five of them in Lots 56, 66, 70, 80 and 100 are like Naturally Gifted in that they are out of mares by Bettors Delight.
This is a cross that has produced 44 winners in the Southern Hemisphere to date including the New Zealand 2yo Filly of the Year Sweet On Me p,2,1:55.2 $246,960. Seven of the 44 winners have each earned in excess of $100,000.
Another graduate from the 2021 Nutrien Sale in the Roll With Joe gelding Rolling Fire made his first public appearance in an educational trial at Pinjarra on Wednesday evening.
Trained by Justin Prentice, he was faultless cruising home by 30 metres and covering the final 400 metres of the 1684 metre trial in 29.2 seconds.
He was sold as Lot 18 for $31,000 to a group of well-know Gloucester Park identities including President John Burt, CEO Michael Radley and major sponsor Glen Mortimer (Retravision).
READY FOR SYDNEY SALE
The big weekend kicks off with the Woodlands Stud Yearling Parade at 6pm on Friday under the Two Figs Parade Ring. Whilst this will be available for viewing via livestream by visiting www.nutrienequine.com.au for those who can enjoy the experience on site, you will enjoy nibbles and drinks with the yearlings paraded in the flesh, thanks to Woodlands Stud.
Our valued vendors have provided you with a wonderful catalogue of quality yearlings to be presented for inspection on site, throughout the day on Saturday February 19.
The sale will take place from 1pm on Sunday, February 20 and for those who cannot attend the action at the venue, we have arranged online bidding through Auctions Plus.
You can preregister both online and physical bid cards by clicking here.
All videos and photos of the lots have been loaded onto the online catalogue as well as daily updates to the pedigrees and you can access these here.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sydney Standardbred Yearling Sale Weekend Celebrations.