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$90,000 Muscle Hill colt tops trotting sale

06:09 AM 12 Mar 2018 NZDT
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Records tumbled at today's Pryde's EasiFeed Australasian Premier Trotting Sale with numbers up across the board. The harness racing trotting sale average this year increased a whopping 41.6 per cent on last year, the 2018 average of $21,490 substantially up on last year's $15,167.

Sixty yearlings went through the ring, eight more than last year, and the top lot fetched $90,000 compared to last year's top lot, $55,000.

All up, $1,074,500 in total sales was recorded today at Tabcorp Park Melton (more than $400,000 more than last year) with a clearance rate of 83 per cent (up 8% on last year).

Importantly 12 of 41 sold made $20,000-plus last year, but this year 21 out of 50 sold made $20,000-plus.

Ninety-one people registered to bid.

"Today's results are extremely encouraging and showcase the confidence in the trotting gait in Victoria," Harness Racing Victoria's Emma Prosser said.

"The quality of the catalogue certainly played an enormous role and I must congratulate the vendors and the preparers for the way the yearlings were presented."

For the second year straight, Terang's Matthew Craven purchased the top lot Alderbaran Knox, Lot 35. Craven paid $90,000 for a striking Muscle Hill colt, out of Kyvalley Aldebaran - a full-brother to the 2017 sales topper he purchased 12 months ago.

The colt was prepared by Danny and Melinda Thackeray on behalf of Aldebaran Lodge, which had 12 yearlings in today's sale.

Craven paid $90,000 for this striking Muscle Hill colt, out of Kyvalley Aldebaran

Aldebaran also produced "Aldebaran Stephan" (a colt by Pegasus Spur out of Sundonna) - a full-brother to the fastest Australasian-bred trotting mare Maori Time - which went for $60,000, "Aldebaran Dominic" (a colt by Andover Hall out of Aldebaran Dream), purchased by Jim Connelly for $50,000, and "Aldebaran Zander" (a colt by Muscle Hill out of Yield Boko) for $46,000.

Chris Lang and Haley Toulmin also had a successful day, selling an Angus Hall-Miss Warbucks colt for $42,000 to Molander Racing after a spirited bidding contest, and an Angus Hall-Shes An Image colt to Rob Thompson for $41,000.

The live stream of the APTS this year was well-viewed, with the number of people 'currently viewing' the stream hovering at about 150 for the bulk of the day.

By Cody Winnell (thetrots.com.au)

2018 Sale Results

LOT NAME SIRE DAM SEX PURCHASE PRICE BUYER
1   ANGUS HALL BLACK CURLEW GELDING $17,000 Timothy McLean
2   MAJESTIC SON BLARING COLT Passed In  
3   MAJESTIC SON BONNIE SUNDON NZ COLT $15,000 Gavan Holt
4 ALDEBARAN APRIL TRIXTON (US) ALDEBARAN BREEZE FILLY $17,000 Yabby Dam Farms
5   ANGUS HALL BRITE N LUCKY FILLY $14,000 William Kucks
6 ALDEBARAN JETHRO ANDOVER HALL BROMAC ALDEBARAN COLT Passed In  
7   GREAT SUCCESS BRYLIN CRESCENT FILLY $15,000 Susan Hayes
8   ORLANDO VICI CARIBOU CALDER FILLY Passed In  
9   CRAZED (US) CATCHYA MAYA COLT $9,000 Dominic Schembri
10   IMPERIAL COUNT CATCHYA MUSCLE COLT $5,500 Gavan Holt
12   ANGUS HALL CLOUD CHASER COLT $36,000 Lisa & Maddie Ray
13   MAJESTIC SON CONSHE FILLY Passed In  
14   TRIXTON (US) COUNTESS ANGELA COLT Passed In  
15   MUSCLE HILL CRUZENTHEPACIFIC COLT $22,000 Gavan Holt
16 ALDEBARAN DEKOTA YIELD BOKO ALDEBARAN DEEGAN FILLY $16,000 Matt Craven
17   WISHING STONE DIEDRE DEVILLE COLT $15,500 Emanuel Portelli
18 ALDEBARAN DOMINIC ANDOVER HALL ALDEBARAN DREAM COLT $50,000 KPC Racing
19   BACARDI LINDY USA EAGLES IMAGE FILLY $9,000 James Warnock
21   ANDOVER HALL ELUSIVE CHARM COLT $20,500 Wells Family Group
22   MAJESTIC SON FORTUNATE PHOENIX FILLY $21,000 Simone Walker
23   MAJESTIC SON GLADYS EMANUEL FILLY $17,000 Norm Visca
24   ANDOVER HALL GLUTEUS MAXIMUS COLT $30,000 KPC Racing
27 ALDEBARAN HERBIE ANDOVER HALL ALDEBARAN HONEY COLT $20,000 Peter Males
28   MAJESTIC SON ILLAWONG BLUSH FILLY $29,000 Carmel Aquilina
29   MAJESTIC SON ILLAWONG MOONSHINE COLT $30,000 Justin Baker
30 ALDEBARAN STEVIE YIELD BOKO IM SONIALEELEE FILLY $8,000 Peter Gabriel
32   ARMBRO VARIABLE CA JANOVER HANOVER NZ COLT Passed In  
33   TENNOTRUMP JEWEL OF THE NIGHT FILLY $10,000 Michael Gadsden
34   CRAZED (US) KANO CLASSIC FILLY Passed In  
35 ALDEBARAN KNOX MUSCLE HILL KYVALLEY ALDEBARAN COLT $90,000 Matt Craven
36   ANGUS HALL LA TONNERALLA FILLY $22,000 Brent Lilley
37   BACARDI LINDY USA LOVER OR LOSER NZ COLT Passed In  
38   BACARDI LINDY USA MIRIAMA COLT $4,000 Terry Franklin
39   GREAT SUCCESS MISS CEEJAY FILLY Passed In  
40   ANGUS HALL MISS WARBUCKS COLT $42,000 Molander Harness Racing
41   CRAZED (US) MY MISSINDEPENDENT COLT $8,500 Kate Hargreaves
42   MUSCLES YANKEE NANDY NOOT NZ FILLY $20,000 Frank Evans
43   YANKEE SPIDER PACKED UP EARLY FILLY $7,000 James Warnock
44 ALDEBARAN PHOEBE YIELD BOKO ALDEBARAN PEGGY FILLY $16,000 Haydon Gray
45   DANNY BOUCHEA PEPPERELL DARGENT FILLY $6,000 Lisa Fitzpatrick
46   BACARDI LINDY USA POET LAUREATE COLT $8,000 Michael Cole
47   SKYVALLEY POIGNANT COLT $15,000 Giuseppe Zappulla
48   BACARDI LINDY USA REDNECK COLT $17,000 David Scott
49 ALDEBARAN BRYCE ANGUS HALL ALDEBARAN REVENUE COLT $15,000 Paddy Lee
50   ANGUS HALL SHES AN IMAGE COLT $41,000 Rob Thompson
51   MAJESTIC SON SIXTY PLUS FILLY $25,000 Danny Zavitsanos
52   BACARDI LINDY USA SPRINGHASPRUNG FILLY $6,500 Alfred Spiteri
53   PEGASUS SPUR STAR OF JORDAINE COLT $15,000 Renee Comben
54   DEJARMBRO (US) STARLET LAVEC FILLY $16,000 Sharyn O'Brien
55 ALDEBARAN STEPHAN PEGASUS SPUR SUNDONNA COLT $60,000 APTS as Agent
56 ALDEBARAN SUNRISE SKYVALLEY ALDEBARAN SUNSET FILLY $8,000 Peter Gabriel
57   TRIXTON (US) SWEET PRETENSE COLT Passed In  
58   MAJESTIC SON ZESTA COLT $26,000 B&T Cormack Racing
59 ALDEBARAN ZANDER MUSCLE HILL ZOIA BOKO COLT $46,000 APTS as Agent
60   MUSCLE HILL ABANDONED ANNIE COLT $20,000 Anthony Crossland
61   GREAT SUCCESS ALABAMA SHOWDOWN FILLY $5,000 Anthony O'Connor
62   MUSCLE HILL ALEPPO MIDAS COLT $65,000 RED Harness Racing
63   PEGASUS SPUR ALL FINESSE COLT $32,000 Meagan Lang
64   TENNOTRUMP AMAORI SPUR COLT $6,000 Kerrie Lee
65   MAJESTIC SON AVID FILLY $6,000 Alfred Spiteri

 


 

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