SYDNEY SALE 20TH FEB INGLIS RIVERSIDE STABLES
Yesterday’s announcement of the Harness Racing Australia Awards for 2021 is a time for back-slapping all round as we celebrate the very best in Australian Harness Racing.
Nutrien Equine Standardbred congratulates all winners and in particular our vendors who continue to breed at the elite level.
As a result of yesterday’s announcement, we have had a number of Lots in the 2022 Nutrien Yearling Sale that required updating.
Lot 12 CONSIGNED BY JOHN MCGEECHAN PREPARED BY BENSTUD STANDARDBREDS
Champion filly Ladies In Red p,2,1:51.9 $569,500 was named Australian 3yo Filly Pacer of the Year as a follow-on to her 2yo Filly Pacer of the Year Title in 2020.
Her three-quarter sister Someone To Love is the dam of Lot 12 which is an American Ideal half-sister to 2021 2yo winner Amami p,2,1:57.2 and 2021 3yo winner Curly James p,3,1:58.2.
Lot 12 is the third foal from the mare and Benstud NSW is preparing this filly for vendor John McGeechan.
To arrange inspection contact Craig Judd on 0458 658 273
Lot 24 CONSIGNED BY GSM RACING PREPARED BY RICKIE ALCHIN HARNESS RACING
The dam of Lot 24 is Ultimate Daiquiri tr,1:59.7 who is a half-sister to Australian Aged Trotter of the Year Majestic Man tr,1:53.5 $636,930.
Majestic Man is a son of Majestic Son who was again both Australia’s and New Zealand’s Leading Trotting Sire in 2021 for both winners and stakemoney won.
Lot 24 is by Majestic Son and is being sold by GSM Racing Pty Ltd and this yearling is being prepared by Rickie Alchin who can be contacted on 0400122281 to arrange inspection.
Lot 168 CONSIGNED BY RHIANNON PARK
Just A Bit Touchy tr,2,1:59.3 $77,380 took out the award for Australian 2yo Trotting Filly of the Year and Lot 168 is a full-sister being by Father Patrick from Gypsy Flair.
Gypsy Flair also produced the 2020 Australian 2yo Trotting Filly of the Year in Banglez tr,1:57.8 $121,380.
Her third foal is chasing a hat-trick of awards in 2022 and her fourth foal will be entering the sale ring in a couple of months’ time.
Congratulations to our vendors – Dean and Blanche Poole from Rhiannon Park who will be happy to arrange an inspection of Lot 168 if you call them on 0400 648 710.
Lot 200 CONSIGNED BY DURHAM PARK STANDARDBREDS
The Australian 3yo Colt Pacer of the Year title went to Act Now p,2,1:53.2 $469,535 who took out the title on the back of wins in the heat and final of the Victoria Derby and a heat, semi-final, and final of the Australasian Breeders Crown.
Congratulations to our vendor Durham Park who will offer an Art Major half-brother to Act Now as Lot 200 in the Melbourne Nutrien Yearling Sale.
This colt with an almost exclusively American pedigree can be inspected by contacting preparer Jaimee Lee King on 0498 123 791.
Lot 210 CONSIGNED BY TYSON LINKE
Encipher p,2,1:54.9 $278,358 capped a remarkable debut season when she took out the Australian 2yo Filly Pacer of the Year Award when her five wins included a pair of Group One victories in the Australasian Breeders Crown and The Allwood in Adelaide.
Lot 210 in the Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale is a half-sister to Encipher being by Betting Line from the Falcon Seelster mare Our Cavort and this filly is just the mares second foal.
Congratulations to our vendor Tyson Linke and prospective purchasers can arrange pre-sale inspection by contacting Rita and Monique Burnett on 0499 084 095.
In addition we should acknowledge King Of Swing p,1:48.0 $2,490,246 which was yesterday named Australian Harness Horse of the Year and Australian Pacer of the Year.
It was the second time this remarkable son of Rocknroll Hanover has won both awards.
King Of Swing appears under the third dam of Lot 100 as does his half-sister Bettor Twist p,3,1:52.1 $577,734 which won the Group One Queen Of Hearts at Auckland last month.
The remarkable trotting mare Pink Galahs tr,1:54.2 $330,174 was yesterday named Australian Aged Trotting Mare of the Year to go with her 3yo Trotting Filly of the Year Award for the previous season.
Pink Galahs appears under the third dam of Lot 124, Lot 135 and Lot 189.