Muscle Mass colt The Locomotive capped a remarkable debut season on the race-track when he was named Australian 2yo Trotting Colt/Gelding of the Year by Harness Racing Australia.
Bought at the inaugural Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale in 2021 for $60,000 by Wayne Potter from vendors Yabby Dam Farms Pty Ltd, The Locomotive won nine of his 12 starts in 2022 and had earnings of $198,298.
Wayne Potter trains the star colt while Nathan Jack is his regular driver and was at the reins for his wins in the four Group One races – the Australasian Breeders Crown, Vicbred Super Series, Nutrien Sales Classic and Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic.
Yabby Dam Farms is offering a close relation to The Locomotive at the 2023 Nutrien Melbourne Yearling Sale as Lot 398.
The Locomotive is a son of Australian Trotter of the Year and Australian Trotting Broodmare of the Year La Coocaracha tr,1:58.5 $428,911.
Lot 398 is a colt by Volstead from the multiple Group One winner Reina Danzante tr,1:57.1 $97,488 which won the Australasian Breeders Crown and Vicbred Super Series as a 3yo.
Reina Danzante is a daughter of La Coocaracha and one of the champion mare’s ten winners.
There are three other lots in the Nutrien catalogue which have The Locomotive on the page – Lots 86 (Sydney), 540 (Melbourne) and 612 (Melbourne).
To inspect Lot 398 prospective purchasers should contact Yabby Dam Farms on 0428 792 834