2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Passing of American Ideal

Passing of American Ideal

The news that super sire American Ideal died on January 28th has rocked the breeding sector in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

The shuttle stallion was in quarantine awaiting his return to North America when he developed severe colic and during emergency surgery numerous cancerous masses were revealed which resulted in his humane euthanasia.

Next week’s Nutrien’s Ladbrokes Sunshine Stars Yearling Sale includes four lots by American Ideal as breeders in the northern state have always been good supporters of the stallion.

The first of the American Ideal yearlings to go through the ring in Brisbane will be Lot 16 which is a filly from the winning Mach Three mare Tout Le Monde and this filly is a half-sister to six winners headed by 3yo Qbred For Life winner Chamonix p,1:53.8 $178,520.

This filly also happens to be bred on the same American Ideal x Mach Three cross as last Friday’s Group Two New Zealand Premier Mares Championship winner Allamericanlover p,1:53.0 $238,175.

The next American Ideal to enter the ring will be Lot 18 which is a colt from the Fake Left mare Timeless Appeal p,1:52.9 $81,240.

This is the first foal from the multiple 2yo Group One placegetter which is a half-sister to last Saturday night’s Albion Park winner Bombadier Jujon p,1:53.8 $177,484, Group One 3yo Queensland Triad winner Talent To Spare p,1:51.9 $136,517 and three-time 2023 2yo winner Missed Consequences p,2,1:56.4 $24,585.

The third of the Queensland American Ideal yearlings is Lot 45 is a filly out of the 100% Producer Emerging Force p,3,1:58.7.

Emerging Force has already produced last season’s Nutrien Sales Classic heat winner Force Full p,2,1:57.1 and another 2yo winner in Keayang Santiago p,2 1:57.9.

Like the previously mentioned Lot 16, this filly is bred on the same American Ideal x Mach Three cross as last Friday’s Group Two New Zealand Premier Mares Championionship winner Allamericanlover p,1:53.0 $238,175.

The last of the quartet of American Ideal yearlings in Nutrien’s Brisbane Sale on February 11th is Lot 64 which is also out of a 100% Producer.

Lot 64 is a colt from the 2yo New Zealand Sires Stakes heat winner Millwood Manhattan p,3,1:59.5.

Her seven foals of racing age have all been winners including sub 1:50.0 performer Kingslayer whose 11 wins in North America include two divisions of the Borgata Pacing Series.

Millwood Manhattan is also the dam of 2023 2yo winner Millwood Brooklyn p,2,1:56.0 which won at Riverina Paceway in December.

The updated pedigrees can be found at Nutrien Live – Online Catalogue (nutrienequine.com.au) and pre-sale inspection of the American Ideal yearlings and any of the other yearlings in the catalogue by calling the preparers whose numbers appear at the bottom of each yearling pedigree.