Lot 41 in the inaugural Nutrien Yearling Sale held in 2021 was a colt by Muscle Mass from the champion race-mare and 2020 Australian Broodmare of the Year La Coocaracha tr,1:58.5 $428,911.
Now named The Locomotive this colt was consigned by Yabby Dam Farms and fittingly brought $60,000 when knocked down to Wayne Potter.
Wayne trained his second Group One winner on Saturday night at Melton when The Locomotive steam-rolled his rivals in the Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic Final for 2yo trotters to break his maiden status in style downing Hide And Seek and a gallant Basilica which raced outside the leader throughout.
The Locomotive rated an impressive 1:59.9 for the 1720 metres.
Third placed Basilica was also bred by Yabby Dam Farms and he brought $170,000 when he went through the ring as Lot 177 at the Nutrien Sale last year.
The 2021 Nutrien Yearling Sale has already produced 18 individual 2yo winners in 2022.
SALES AND EVENT
- NUTRIEN EQUINE