2024 Yearling Sales, Standardbred

Window of opportunity closing

Window of opportunity closing

Once in a generation horses such as Somebeachsomewhere are very rare and Somebeachsomewhere wasn’t just a once in a generation race-horse, 20 wins from 21 starts and 3,221,299 in stakes, he was also a once in a generation sire.

This coming Thursday is the six year anniversary of the passing of Somebeachsomewhere due to cancer. He was euthanized at the relatively young age of thirteen.

Small supplies of frozen semen have been almost exhausted on return services and the numbers of foals by Somebeachsomewhere have dropped to just ten foals in 2022.

There were just four fillies among those ten foals and there is only one filly by Somebeachsomewhere being offered at a yearling sale in Australia in 2024.

In fact there is only one filly by Somebeachsomewhere being offered at a Southern Hemisphere yearling sale in 2024.

That filly is Lot 35 in the Nutrien Sydney Yearling sale and is being offered by J E & W E Loader and is out of the Christian Cullen mare Millwood Charlie – a sub 2:00 winner of three races.

Lot 35 is a half-sister to Craftmans Charlie which has won six races and was runner-up in the 2023 3yo NSW Breeders Challenge Regional Final.

Millwood Charlie is a three-quarter sister to the multiple Group One placegetter Top Tempo p,1:56.5 $225,513 which is now the dam of 3yo Vicbred Super Series and Australasian Breeders Crown winner Speak No Evil p,1:50.9 $354,300 and the 2yo Group One Australian Pacing Gold winner Musical Delight p,3,1:53.1 $248,910.

Musical Delight’s first four foals have each won in excess of $100,000 and two of them are by Somebeachsomewhere and a third by a son of Somebeachsomewhere in Captaintreacherous.

In the Southern Hemisphere Somebeachsomewhere is the sire of 549 winnners 3yo or older from 830 foals born in either Australia or New Zealand.

That is a winner/foals percentage of 66.14% – none of that thoroughbred winners/starters bulldust here.

When looking a yearling fillies there is always the residual value as a potential broodmare and Somebeachsomewhere is already showing his worth as a broodmare sire in the Southern Hemisphere with 79 winners from his daughters with six individual $100,000 earners including the 2023 2yo NSW Breeders Challenge winner Nathan Street p,2,1:50.5 $138,759.

Lot 35 is being prepared for the Nutrien Sydney Sale by Jackie Gibson from Success Stud and Jackie would love to show this unique filly to prospective buyers prior to sale day.

Jackie can be contacted on 0409 844 230.

For full details and catalogued yearlings in the five Nutrien Standardbred 2024 Yearling Sales, click here. by Nutrien Equine Standardbred – Alan Parker