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It takes a special horse to claim the Victoria Cup, Inter Dominion and Hunter Cup. But it takes a great horse to do it in the same season. Brilliant pacer Tiger Tara joins Preux Chevalier in this exclusive club following his rampaging victory in the Gr.1 $500,000 Del Re National A G Hunter Cup at TABCORP Park, Melton tonight (Saturday). And again, it was brutal power running at its finest. It was a carbon copy performance of both his Victoria Cup and Inter Dominion triumphs this season. Starting from gate three, driver Todd McCarthy fired Tiger Tara to the lead and just kept improving his position thereafter to claim the 2760m feature defeating Our Uncle Sam and San Carlo. The lead time was covered in 81.2 seconds. With Tiger Tara controlling the speed, rivals were making their moves early with Buster Brady moving around San Carlo quickly who was sitting without cover before the All Stars duo of Cruz Bromac and Thefixer made moves and attempted to assert their authority on the event. The first half of the final mile was covered in identical splits of 28.9 seconds. And McCarthy was only starting to up the pressure as he headed into the back straight; Tiger Tara was hiking along while rivals were starting to feel the pain. It only intensified as Tiger Tara charged off the back in a sectional of 27.2 seconds. Tiger Tara widened his advantage with Our Uncle Sam doing his best to hold his place after trailing the hard-running leader throughout while San Carlo emerged late as a place possibility. Both Thefixer and Cruz Bromac gave ground quickly. In the straight, Tiger Tara ($1.90 fav) charged clear and scored easily by 14.5 metres over Our Uncle Sam ($6.80) with another 12.7 metres back to San Carlo ($39.40) in third. The final split was covered in 28 seconds. The winning mile rate was 1:53.2 – easily eclipsing his own track record set when successful in the Inter Dominion back in December at 1:53.9. “He’s an amazing animal and he deserves everything this horse.” Trainer Kevin Pizzuto beamed immediately after the event. The Bettors Delight entire has now won 35 races while his earnings are now in excess of $2.27 million. The victory has also clinched the 2018/19 Australian Pacing Gold Grand Circuit title following his mauling’s in the Garden State features this term. Tiger Tara has amassed 360 points – Victoria Cup, Inter Dominion & Hunter Cup victories plus a nose second behind Thefixer in the New Zealand Cup at Addington back on November 13. Only two legs of the APG Grand Circuit remain – the Miracle Mile at TABCORP Park, Menangle on March 2 followed by the Blacks A Fake Queensland Championship at Albion Park on July 20. And both events are well within the reach of Tiger Tara. While Tiger Tara and Preux Chevalier stand alone with victories in the Victoria Cup, Inter Dominion and Hunter Cup in the same season, they’re joined by the likes of Koala King, Blacks A Fake, Mr Feelgood and Lazarus as winners of the Big 3 events but across different seasons. Chris Barsby for Harness Racing Australia

TIGER Tara’s stunning Hunter Cup win wasn’t Kevin Pizzuto’s only major win last night, Pizzuto’s four-year-old Picard made it two wins from as many starts this campaign and booked a spot in the Chariots Of Fire. Picard blasted to the front from gate nine, steadied through a 29sec second quarter then rocketed home in 53.3 (26.4 an d 26.9) to win the Group Hondo Grattan. “I told you he’s good,” Pizzuto said. “He’s the reason I missed races like Perth and the Ballarat Cup with Tiger … to get this guy ready for the Chariots.” The All Stars’ Ashley Locaz was the hardluck story, emerging too late from a three pegs pocket and storming home to run second, just 1.2m from the winner. The first four home qualified for the Chariots Of Fire, including Hail Christian (third) and The Black Prince (fourth). Poster Boy qualified through the 4YO Bonanza win at Melton last week, so five spots remain going into next Saturday’s Paleface Adios. That field include the likes of Spankem, Chase Auckland, Ignatius, Maraetai, Rackemup Tigerpie, All You Need Is Faith and Colt Thirty One. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ THERE is just no stopping Kima Frenning. The former Swede added to her golden past 12 months with another Group 1 win aboard emerging trotter Big Jack Hammer at Melton last night. Frenning used gate one to sit behind the leader and favourite Save Our Pennys and finished strongly along the sprint lane to win the $50,000 Group 1 Dullard Cup. It was her second Group 1 win, the other coming aboard Wrappers Delight in last season’s Vicbred 4YO final. “I’m lost for words. He’s such a lovely trotter, so fast and off a run like that I knew he’d be hard to beat,” Frenning said. “Aik (trainer David Aiken) has really liked this horse since came to the stable and that’s why we had a go at the Inter Dominion.” Big Jack Hammer posted a slick 1min57.5sec mile rate for 2240m. “To win this for Aik is great, but also for Dom (Martello, owner), who has been such a big supporter of mine,” Frenning said. Martello also owns Wrappers Delight. Save Our Pennys had its chance after leading, while Kiwi raider Temporale ran yet another minor placing (third) in Australia. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ A TOUGH Inter Dominion campaign certainly hasn’t jaded veteran Maximan. The 10-year-old has returned to Menangle in great style and ran down star speedster Majordan to win in a 1min50.4sec mile last night. Admittedly Majordan did have to burn a 25.9sec opening quarter to lead from the outside, but he still ran home in 26.4sec and was unable to hold-off Maximan. Maximan and Majordan are now expected to clash again in Friday night’s $100,000 Group 1 Newcastle Mile. Trainer Kevin Pizzuto said Majordan’s stablemate, Tiger Tara, also remains a chance of backing-up at Newcastle. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ CHASE Auckland did what was needed at Menangle last night. After missing a place when first-up from his long spell last week, Chase Auckland enjoyed the stretch from a mile to 2300m and finding the lead last night. Driver Luke McCarthy nursed him to the line to beat a gallant Franco Landry, who chased hard, by 2.7m in a 1min54.9sec mile. They ran home in 54.3 and 27.1sec. Chase Auckland get his one chance to qualify for the Chariots Of Fire, a race he was a long-time favourite for, in star-studded Paleface Adios at Menangle next Saturday night. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ NEXT stop Sydney for classy Kiwi mare Utmost Delight. The five-year-old gave Steven Reid his second win of the Summer of Glory when she lifted after looking beaten to win the Group 3 Pure Steel against the boys at Melton last night. And she’s into $5 for the Group 1 Ladyship Mile at Menangle. Utmost Delight settled midfield before stand-in driver Greg Sugars made the move to sit parked when leader Shadow Reign slowed the tempo. Utmost Delight looked beaten on the home bend, but just kept lifting and snatched victory by a whisker on the line in a slick 1min54.4sec mile rate for 2240m. “Greg Sugars gave her a good wrap and said he thought she was always going to win it,” Reid said. “I just want to get to Sydney on the big track and where they go hard in the races.” Reid said he would decide during the week who drives Utmost Delight in Sydney. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ SIDELINED superstar Chicago Bull got the all clear to resume training this week. The six-year-old has been sadly missed in the big league since a freakish stable mishap sidelined him during his time in Auckland back in October. One horse enjoying Chicago Bull’s absence has been popular WA pacer Vultan Tin, who made it back-to-back Gloucester Park wins last Friday night. The WA-bred gelding made the most of gate two to lead throughout and score easily over Team Bond’s El Jacko in a 1min57.7sec mile rate for the long 2536m trip in the $50,000 Group 2 City Of Perth Cup. Another winner of note at the Gloucester Park meeting was WA Derby hopeful Shockwave. Trained by Ryan Bell and driven by Gary Hall Jr, the son of Mach Three made it four wins from seven starts this season and seven from 17 lifetime.   Adam Hamilton

The APG Sale at Melbourne on Sunday resulted in a great result for the vendors and buyers, as well as the Victorian Harness Racing Industry overall. With two horses making $100,000 plus and 28 lots bringing $50,000 or more, the average price of around $32,700 was up 16% overall on last year's sale. Seven of the top ten priced horses ($70,000 plus) were by Somebeachsomewhere or his son Captaintreacherous. The other three horses sold in that group were by Art Major, American Ideal or Bettor's Delight. The top vendor of the day was Durham Park who sold 14 of 16 lots for a total of $626,000 including the top two lots. Interesting was the fact that both top price yearlings were from USA bred mares. Top price of the day was $130,000 for Lot 229, a Somebeachsomewhere colt from the race winning USA mare Ideal Priority (Western Ideal) making this colt a full brother to the super race mare Petacular ($454,083). Durham Park was the vendor and Tom Hogan was the buyer. This colt is to be trained by Emma Stewart. Lot 229 a Somebeachsomewhere colt from Ideal Priority The second top price paid $120,000 was for Lot 221 an Art Major filly from another USA mare, Hawiian Hottie (American Ideal) making this filly a full sister to Australian Breeders Crown Champion, Kualoa ($159,090). Hawiian Hottie is a half-sister to many winners including super race horse in North America, Maltese Artist 1:48.3f ($2,322,671). Durham Park was the vendor and Chaulaus Investments was the buyer. Lot 221 an Art Major filly from Hawiian Hottie American buyers Marc Hanover and Gordon Banks secured two horses, lot 135 for $78,000 a Captaintreacherous colt from the good race winning mare The Baggy Green and Lot 130 for $41,000 an American Ideal filly from USA mare Tamara Hall making this filly a full sister to Ideal For Real ($324,600) who won the NSW Derby. To watch some great interviews that were captured of buyers during the sale click on this link. For more on the APG Sales click here. APG Melbourne Sale Wrap - David Boydell Melbourne by Lot Number Lot Sire Dam Sex Vendor Status Price Buyer 51 Western Terror USA Lady Musgrave Filly H B Bourke Bloodstock PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     52 Somebeachsomewhere USA Lady Of My Life NZ Colt Rhiannon Park SOLD $30,000 G ZAPPULLA 53 Bettors Delight USA Leilani Lombo Colt KTC BLOODSTOCK as agentK and A Charles PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     54 Hes Watching USA Lethal Mee NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $13,000 M Dux 55 Betterthancheddar USA Libbiemack NZ Filly Dunroamin Standardbreds SOLD $10,000 D Parish 56 Art Major USA Lierre Noir Colt BN & MJ Gourley & VL McFarlane SOLD $25,000 T Cahill 57 A Rocknroll Dance USA Little Miss Voodoo Filly Kevin Clark SOLD $10,000 D Searston 58 Captaintreacherous (US) Light In Every Day Colt Equine Reproduction Services & Clients WITHDRAWN     59 Art Major USA Localize Colt Elite Bloodstock Pty Ltd & Weona Standardbreds Pty SOLD $25,000 D Farrar 60 American Ideal USA Magic Z Tam USA Filly Durham Park SOLD $40,000 D Zavitsanos 61 Bettors Delight USA Lughnasadh NZ Filly Pinaroo Park SOLD $30,000 A Dunn 62 Somebeachsomewhere USA Lombo Cloud Nine Colt Laurence Lyons SOLD $55,000 P Lowry 63 Bettors Delight USA Maid For You Lombo Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $30,000 K Riseley 64 Western Terror USA Lucilla Franco NZ Colt Equine Reproduction Services & Clients SOLD $30,000 N Turvey 65 American Ideal USA Mayhappen Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $30,000 Tumby Park Pty Ltd 66 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Massimo Miss Colt Durham Park SOLD $18,000 A Ashwood 67 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Manellira Filly DJ & SB Poole & F & P Barker SOLD $42,000 Go Racing Syndicate 68 Betterthancheddar USA Mi Coconut Filly Stephen McPhee PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     69 Art Major USA Mint Julep Filly Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $42,000 Alabar Bloodstock 70 Captaintreacherous (US) Mitzi M Hanover USA Filly Helen Head SOLD $55,000 J Baker 71 Somebeachsomewhere USA Mollys Lucky Star USA Colt Durham Park SOLD $20,000 J Pace 72 Sportswriter USA Neishars Jet Colt Neishars Jet Group PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     73 Hes Watching USA Modern Velocity Filly N J Pangrazio PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     74 Artspeak USA More Than Alright Filly Galthorn Farm SOLD $14,000 S O'Brien 75 Mach Three CA Nightshade Franco NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $40,000 N Donnelley 76 Captaintreacherous (US) Nola Mayhem Filly Equine Reproduction Services & Clients SOLD $45,000 J Rattray 77 American Ideal USA Nikkis Delight Colt Jim TsimiklisJim Tsimiklis SOLD $20,000 A DeCampo 78 Rock N Roll Heaven USA My Double Dream NZ Filly Durham Park SOLD $35,000 M Driscoll 79 Somebeachsomewhere USA Obahma Joy Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsEureka Standardbreds Unit Trust No 6 SOLD $30,000 M Stanley 80 A Rocknroll Dance USA On Fifth NZ Colt Edenvale Horse Farm SOLD $20,000 G ZAPPULLA 81 Bettors Delight USA Our Awesome Lover NZ Filly Aldebaran Lodge SOLD $20,000 M Brennan 82 A Rocknroll Dance USA Our Celebrity Colt B J Cameron C W Cameron SOLD $20,000 D Searston 83 Somebeachsomewhere USA One Night Colt Kevin Clark SOLD $27,500 J Finnis 84 Captaintreacherous (US) Nosotros Colt Durham Park SOLD $22,500 A Lombardi 85 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Our Femme Fatale Colt Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $18,000 C Frisby 86 Somebeachsomewhere USA Our Santa Catalina NZ Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $40,000 B Fitzpatrick 87 Mach Three CA Our Jingle Belle Rock NZ Filly Atworthy Park & Associates WITHDRAWN     88 Somebeachsomewhere USA Our Little Artist Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $30,000 Jayne Davies 89 Somebeachsomewhere USA Our Narissa Franco NZ Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $18,000 N Cahir 90 Art Major USA O Narutac Bella USA Colt Durham Park PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     91 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Our Queen Of Aces NZ Filly Goodtime Racing & Clients SOLD $20,000 R Essex 92 Artspeak USA Quick Comment Colt I.L.Carmichael PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     93 Hes Watching USA Pastels Colt Lyndon Turner SOLD $40,000 AD Investments Pty Ltd 94 Bettors Delight USA Pembrook Caesar NZ Colt Domenic Martello SOLD $30,000 Redfield Pacing 95 Pet Rock USA Ourbellabro Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $12,000 M Fulton 96 Bettors Delight USA Pole Dancer Colt Pinaroo Park WITHDRAWN     97 A Rocknroll Dance USA Proud Trick Filly Michael Taylor WITHDRAWN     98 Roll With Joe USA Quick Jet Colt I.L.Carmichael SOLD $57,500 Ian Barker 99 Somebeachsomewhere USA Perfect Life Filly P S Gleeson B J Cameron C W Cameron SOLD $80,000 J Baker 100 Shadow Play USA Piece Of My Heart NZ Colt Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $15,000 J Frost 101 Somebeachsomewhere USA Radical Calza Filly Carl Reinehr WITHDRAWN     102 Art Major USA Reeds May GBR Colt I & I Lee & B Dixon PASSED IN (reserve $80,000)  Make an Offer     103 Somebeachsomewhere USA Repelem Filly Mark Carey SOLD $50,000 D Zavitsanos 104 Bettors Delight USA Rocknroll Rama Colt SC Bloodstock SOLD $45,000 T Butt 105 A Rocknroll Dance USA Real Bonus Colt I.L.Carmichael SOLD $45,000 APG as Agent 106 Captaintreacherous (US) Rockin Diva Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $14,000 R Alchin 107 Art Major USA Rhodium Castle Colt Castle Family Pty Ltd SOLD $40,000 T McLean 108 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Rogers Passion Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsBazley Racing Syndicate & PTF Breeding and Racing SOLD $11,000 D Searston 109 Art Major USA Rocknrollsal Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $35,000 R Barba 110 Art Major USA Rotkara Stella Colt Jessica Francis PASSED IN (reserve $18,000)  Make an Offer     111 Captaintreacherous (US) Runaround Rhonda NZ Filly Denis & Jo Howe PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     112 Captaintreacherous (US) Saabette Colt BN & MJ Gourley & VL McFarlane PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     113 Art Major USA Saved A Corka Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $32,000 Quartermile Developments Pty Ltd 114 Bettors Delight USA Rye Hanover USA Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $65,000 Alabar Bloodstock 115 Captaintreacherous (US) Scottish Glamour NZ Colt LauristonBloodstock SOLD $36,000 J McCarthy 116 Captaintreacherous (US) Slip Slop Slap Colt Rhiannon Park SOLD $70,000 S Higgs 117 Hes Watching USA Serene Angel Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $10,000 D Searston 118 Sportswriter USA Shadow Flag Colt Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $22,000 L Matthews 119 Bettors Delight USA Sexy Lady Colt Cahillio Pty Ltd SOLD $36,000 D Farrar 120 A Rocknroll Dance USA Shake It Up Baby NZ Colt Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $11,000 S O'Brien 121 American Ideal USA Smouldering Desire Colt P , F & M Blackshaw SOLD $75,000 J Baker 122 Hes Watching USA Shelbyville NZ Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $17,500 D Padberg 123 Somebeachsomewhere USA Sign Logic Colt Mark Carey PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     124 Art Major USA Signorina Macray Colt Macray Lodge SOLD $23,000 Dorro Nominees Pty Ltd 125 Mach Three CA Snug Harbor NZ Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $55,000 Redfield Pacing 126 Captaintreacherous (US) Sophies Ideal Filly Stephen Walker SOLD $27,000 B Fitzpatrick 127 Captaintreacherous (US) Spirited Storm USA Colt Helen Head PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     128 A Rocknroll Dance USA Someone To Love Colt LauristonBloodstock SOLD $44,000 J Laker 129 Somebeachsomewhere USA Stormy Lecture Colt Carl Reinehr SOLD $12,000 T O'Brien 130 American Ideal USA Tamara Hall USA Filly Durham Park SOLD $41,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks 131 Pet Rock USA Sur La Plage Filly A. J. Bermingham WITHDRAWN     132 Art Major USA Tactful Lady NZ Colt Lance Cobban PASSED IN (reserve $35,000)  Make an Offer     133 American Ideal USA Sukovia Colt Barry Robinson & Partners SOLD $13,000 C Frisby 134 Art Major USA Tanya Sheffield Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $22,000 T Farrugia 135 Captaintreacherous (US) The Baggy Green Colt Durham Park SOLD $78,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks 136 Pet Rock USA Tee Time USA Filly A. J. Bermingham PASSED IN (reserve $21,000)  Make an Offer     137 Bettors Delight USA The Waratah Colt Cavalli Superiori SOLD $36,000 T Hogan 138 Artspeak USA Three Secrets Filly Garry & Melva Graham SOLD $15,000 R Essex 139 Shadow Play USA Tia Franco NZ Filly Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $4,000 S O'Brien 140 Mach Three CA Tigress Franco NZ Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $53,000 M Brennan 141 Somebeachsomewhere USA Tori Maguire NZ Filly Damian Wilson PASSED IN (reserve $22,000)  Make an Offer     142 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Trend Setter Filly Durham Park SOLD $27,000 R Cluse 143 Heston Blue Chip USA Transparency Rules Filly Michael Taylor WITHDRAWN     144 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Timely Loch NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $50,000 D Moran 145 Somebeachsomewhere USA Trojan Fire Filly Helen Head SOLD $35,000 J Quinlan 146 Somebeachsomewhere USA Vickymurphy Colt Yorkshire Park Standardbreds SOLD $22,000 Stanley Stables 147 Bettors Delight USA Vernett Colt Melissa Maine PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     148 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Tuscan Breeze NZ Filly Durham Park PASSED IN (reserve $65,000)  Make an Offer     149 Art Major USA Tipsy Gambler NZ Filly Regal Farm & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     150 Captaintreacherous (US) Wandjina Girl Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $26,000 T Flynn 151 Somebeachsomewhere USA Whats Nero Got Filly Carl Reinehr WITHDRAWN     152 Western Terror USA Virtuosy Filly Jim TsimiklisJim Tsimiklis PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     153 Artspeak USA Zora Paree Colt Graeme Gourley SOLD $10,000 T Farrugia 154 Art Major USA Ultimate Cc NZ Colt Durham Park SOLD $30,000 C Frisby 155 Art Major USA Aimee Sheffield Colt Denis pangrazio SOLD $9,000 Shelly Barnes Harness Racing Stables 156 Art Major USA Almihata Filly John McKenzie & Cary Anticevic SOLD $25,000 M Purdon 157 Bettors Delight USA Alta Calypso NZ Colt Colin Moore SOLD $70,000 S Higgs 158 Art Major USA All Mystique Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $25,000 Montana Park 159 Somebeachsomewhere USA Without Guile Colt Carl Reinehr SOLD $20,000 A Dunn 160 American Ideal USA Unique Desire Colt Durham Park SOLD $26,000 R Watson 161 Bettors Delight USA Arivee Colt Glenn & Chris Taylor & Russell & Judith Eden SOLD $45,000 M Purdon 162 Captaintreacherous (US) Always A Target Colt Frank McGrath Bloodstock SOLD $70,000 D Moran 163 Art Major USA Arctic Fire NZ Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $21,000 K Parry 164 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Art Shadow Filly Bob Tuddenham PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     165 Somebeachsomewhere USA Arterial Way Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $20,000 Cullendale Equine Servies 166 A Rocknroll Dance USA Articulate Castle Filly Castle Family Pty Ltd CANCELLED     167 Bettors Delight USA Artistic Dash NZ Filly Tim Neven, Melissa Beal PASSED IN (reserve $45,000)  Make an Offer     168 Captaintreacherous (US) Artistic Gal Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $60,000 R Cluse 169 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Artistic Pleasure Filly Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsEureka Standardbreds Unit Trust No 6 PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     170 Bettors Delight USA Ashlees Babe Colt Daniel Cordina SOLD $51,000 Matthew Craven Racing 171 Pet Rock USA Atlarak Filly Susan Maine SOLD $8,000 C Attard 172 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Arty Chick NZ Filly Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $22,500 J McCarthy 173 Mach Three CA As It Is In Heaven Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $12,500 A DeCampo 174 Somebeachsomewhere USA Baracks Angel Colt Ken & Brent Taylor PASSED IN (reserve $17,000)  Make an Offer     175 Mach Three CA Barely Legal Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $10,000 D Parish 176 Captaintreacherous (US) Behappysam NZ Colt Jessica Francis SOLD $82,500 T Bunning 177 A Rocknroll Dance USA Beauty Secret Filly B J Cameron C W Cameron SOLD $20,000 R Moore 178 Somebeachsomewhere USA Belief Is Bettor Colt Oakbank Estate SOLD $15,000 A Iaria 179 Mach Three CA Bella Joy Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsBazley Racing Syndicate & PTF Breeding and Racing SOLD $26,000 Goodtime Breeding 180 Bettors Delight USA Bollinger Baby NZ Filly Pinaroo Park PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     181 Art Major USA Bettor Give It NZ Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $25,000 Go Racing Syndicate 182 Somebeachsomewhere USA Beilharz Filly Harshell Investments P/L WITHDRAWN     183 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Big Girl Grin Filly H and N Superfund SOLD $15,000 G Baker 184 Art Major USA Birds Can Sing USA Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $40,000 Anthony Carey 185 Western Terror USA Blue Seelster Colt BN & MJ Gourley & VL McFarlane SOLD $16,000 B Thompson 186 Bettors Delight USA Bella Aurora Colt Foxwell, Sievers, Kelsall & Kelly SOLD $52,500 A Stewart 187 Art Major USA Bondi Miss Filly Daniel Cordina SOLD $30,000 R Moore 188 A Rocknroll Dance USA Bonton Lady Filly Garry & Melva Graham PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     189 Bettors Delight USA Breeze On Bronski Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $60,000 C Dalgety 190 Mach Three CA Bridge Player Colt John Eichhorn PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     191 Bettors Delight USA Bronte Jones Filly Ross Conway SOLD $28,000 Matthew Craven Racing 192 Art Major USA Bennies Daughter Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $60,000 APG as agent 193 Bettors Delight USA Chalondra Filly R & D Micallef & M & D Grace SOLD $30,000 R Bell 194 Artspeak USA Chloe Sheffield Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $20,000 J Laker 195 Art Major USA Chrissy Styx NZ Colt H and N Superfund SOLD $15,000 C Frisby 196 Bettors Delight USA Clancy Rose Filly Dannie & Tanya McKinnon PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     197 Somebeachsomewhere USA Champagne Dreams NZ Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $70,000 Matthew Craven Racing 198 Art Major USA Classic Malibu Colt Sandra & Peter Bryant SOLD $56,000 Montana Park 199 Western Terror USA Classy Dream NZ Filly A Mcdonough PASSED IN (reserve $8,000)  Make an Offer     200 A Rocknroll Dance USA Confetti Filly Colin & Loretta Duncan SOLD $8,000 A Lombardi 201 Well Said USA Cool Machrista Colt Garry & Kay Coghill SOLD $25,000 M Driscoll 202 Somebeachsomewhere USA Charissa Tee Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $30,000 D Moran 203 American Ideal USA Cyclone Dora Filly Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $22,000 Spunky Syndicate 204 Somebeachsomewhere USA Delight In Decree NZ Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $35,000 J Baker 205 Bettors Delight USA Distant Memory Colt Denis & Jo Howe SOLD $67,500 J Pace 206 Somebeachsomewhere USA Dreams Of Heaven Colt S Wegmann SOLD $95,000 APG as Agent 207 Bettors Delight USA Coppagoodone NZ Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $60,000 APG as agent 208 A Rocknroll Dance USA Duel Castle Filly Northwood bloodstock WITHDRAWN     209 Somebeachsomewhere USA Eye Like Candy Colt Glenn & Chris Taylor & Russell & Judith Eden SOLD $35,000 M Lang 210 Western Terror USA Faithful Gabby Colt Melissa Maine PASSED IN (reserve $18,000)  Make an Offer     211 Shadow Play USA Flamingo Rose NZ Colt Ian Douglas SOLD $8,000 K Von Duve 212 American Ideal USA Easton All Action NZ Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     213 Four Starzzz Shark CA Forest Charm Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $12,000 D Mullan 214 Captaintreacherous (US) Forever After Filly Damian Wilson PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     215 Artspeak USA Frances Lombo Colt Dunroamin Standardbreds SOLD $17,000 G Lucas 216 Bettors Delight USA Giveusachance NZ Filly Jessica Francis PASSED IN (reserve $19,000)  Make an Offer     217 Art Major USA Flair For Life Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $31,000 M Muscat 218 Captaintreacherous (US) Glenferrie Alexis NZ Colt Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $30,000 T Butt 219 Bettors Delight USA Glenferrie Diva NZ Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $70,000 C Dalgety 220 Roll With Joe USA Gorgeous Guest NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     221 Art Major USA Hawiian Hottie USA Filly Durham Park SOLD $120,000 Chaulaus Investments 222 Bettors Delight USA Flying Mcpocket NZ Colt Adam Wilkinson WITHDRAWN     223 Falcon Seelster USA Hayley Franco NZ Colt Ken & Diane Trew SOLD $8,000 S Pellegrino 224 Art Major USA Here Comes Zoe Colt Kevin Clark PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     225 Art Major USA Heavenly Bread Colt Elite Bloodstock Pty Ltd & Weona Standardbreds Pty SOLD $15,000 K Prentice 226 Pet Rock USA Holdthatdream Filly Edenvale Horse Farm PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     227 Bettors Delight USA Fon Design Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $20,000 J McCarthy 228 Art Major USA Hotinthecitytonite NZ Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $40,000 Montana Park 229 Somebeachsomewhere USA Ideal Priority USA Colt Durham Park SOLD $130,000 T Hogan 230 Art Major USA Illawong Kath Filly Martin & Kaye Hartnett PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     231 Well Said USA Im Smouldering Colt Homestead Farm PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     232 Mach Three CA Formidable Miss Filly Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $30,000 R Morris 233 American Ideal USA Im Elsa NZ Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $25,000 T Hannon 234 Four Starzzz Shark CA Illustrator Filly Durham Park SOLD $22,500 Goodtime Breeding 235 Somebeachsomewhere USA Illawong Sister Styx NZ Filly Martin & Kaye Hartnett PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     236 Captaintreacherous (US) Its Girl Power Filly Jessica Francis SOLD $24,000 C Clohesy 237 Bettors Delight USA Jasmine Sheffield Filly Staffordshire Park PASSED IN (reserve $18,000)  Make an Offer     238 Hes Watching USA Indigenous Filly Homestead Farm PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     239 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Jazzam Colt Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $24,000 K Hawkins 240 Heston Blue Chip USA J K Luckbealady USA Colt Rhiannon Park SOLD $32,000 D Padberg 241 Art Major USA Jennas Highview NZ Colt Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $16,000 Brendan Nicholls 242 Somebeachsomewhere USA Jo Louleonie Colt Ray Sellwood SOLD $15,000 G Punch 243 Hes Watching USA Jodi Lindenny NZ Filly Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     244 Art Major USA Kapalua Beach Filly Carl Reinehr PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     245 Well Said USA Kateeshar Colt Kevin Clark SOLD $20,000 Tumby Park Pty Ltd 246 Artspeak USA Keep Watching Me Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $10,000 D Moran 247 Four Starzzz Shark CA Keepers Daughter Colt Durham Park SOLD $16,000 J Justice 248 American Ideal USA Kirrilee Joy Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsBazley Racing Syndicate & PTF Breeding and Racing SOLD $12,000 Murray River Cattle Co 249 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Kool Clementine Filly Garry & Kay Coghill WITHDRAWN     250 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Koori Art Colt Homestead Farm WITHDRAWN     251 Western Terror USA Lady Justice Filly H B Bourke Bloodstock SOLD $4,000 P McQuade 252 Grinfromeartoear USA Midnight Sapphire Filly Jeremy Bush SOLD $4,000 M Munro 253 Betterthancheddar USA Mach Miss Montoya NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     254 Major In Art USA Macray Rivoli Filly Macray Lodge SOLD $7,000 C Frisby 255 Pet Rock USA The Peace Rose NZ Colt   SOLD $16,000 C Howlett 256 Roll With Joe USA My Beema Filly Garry & Kay Coghill PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     257 Grinfromeartoear USA Artistic Wings Colt Barry Robinson & Partners PASSED IN (reserve $4,000)  Make an Offer     258 Grinfromeartoear USA Macray Rosewood Colt Macray Lodge PASSED IN (reserve $4,000)  Make an Offer     259 Western Terror USA Nimbosa Filly H B Bourke Bloodstock PASSED IN (reserve $4,000)  Make an Offer     260 Shadow Play USA Presidential Drive Filly Rhiannon Park D J & S B Poole SOLD $6,000 B Dunn 261 Heston Blue Chip USA Valdivieso NZ Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $10,000 B Ingram 262 Artistic Fella USA Sibling Rivalry Filly J M Pangrazio SOLD $5,000 L Formosa 263 Modern Art USA Sileni NZ Filly Ian Douglas PASSED IN (reserve $8,500)  Make an Offer     264 Hurrikane Kingcole USA Tennison Drive Filly Kevin Eastman PASSED IN (reserve $7,000)  Make an Offer     265 Hes Watching USA Charm Thee NZ Colt Barry Robinson & Partners SOLD $10,500 B Dooley 266 Major In Art USA Macray Tempest Colt Macray Lodge SOLD $4,000 J Turnbull 267 Heston Blue Chip USA The White Opal Colt D, R,K,K Goodwin PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     268 Roll With Joe USA Vixen Hanover Filly Galthorn Farm WITHDRAWN     269 Shadow Play USA Western Art Filly Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     270 Modern Art USA Fitnfancy Colt Helen Head SOLD $10,500 J Laker 271 A Rocknroll Dance USA Abercrombie Jess Filly Lyndon Turner WITHDRAWN     272 A Rocknroll Dance USA Chenille Filly Colin & Loretta Duncan PASSED IN (reserve $7,000)  Make an Offer     273 Hes Watching USA Eden Bromac NZ Filly Lyndon Turner PASSED IN (reserve $5,000)  Make an Offer     274 Artspeak USA Golden Illusion Filly Ken & Diane Trew PASSED IN (reserve $8,000)  Make an Offer     275 Grinfromeartoear USA Jubilee Waltz Filly Barry Robinson & Partners PASSED IN (reserve $4,000)  Make an Offer       Melbourne by Top Price Lot Sire Dam Sex Vendor Status Price Buyer 229 Somebeachsomewhere USA Ideal Priority USA Colt Durham Park SOLD $130,000 T Hogan 221 Art Major USA Hawiian Hottie USA Filly Durham Park SOLD $120,000 Chaulaus Investments 206 Somebeachsomewhere USA Dreams Of Heaven Colt S Wegmann SOLD $95,000 APG as Agent 176 Captaintreacherous (US) Behappysam NZ Colt Jessica Francis SOLD $82,500 T Bunning 99 Somebeachsomewhere USA Perfect Life Filly P S Gleeson B J Cameron C W Cameron SOLD $80,000 J Baker 135 Captaintreacherous (US) The Baggy Green Colt Durham Park SOLD $78,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks 121 American Ideal USA Smouldering Desire Colt P , F & M Blackshaw SOLD $75,000 J Baker 116 Captaintreacherous (US) Slip Slop Slap Colt Rhiannon Park SOLD $70,000 S Higgs 157 Bettors Delight USA Alta Calypso NZ Colt Colin Moore SOLD $70,000 S Higgs 162 Captaintreacherous (US) Always A Target Colt Frank McGrath Bloodstock SOLD $70,000 D Moran 197 Somebeachsomewhere USA Champagne Dreams NZ Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $70,000 Matthew Craven Racing 219 Bettors Delight USA Glenferrie Diva NZ Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $70,000 C Dalgety 205 Bettors Delight USA Distant Memory Colt Denis & Jo Howe SOLD $67,500 J Pace 114 Bettors Delight USA Rye Hanover USA Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $65,000 Alabar Bloodstock 168 Captaintreacherous (US) Artistic Gal Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $60,000 R Cluse 189 Bettors Delight USA Breeze On Bronski Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $60,000 C Dalgety 192 Art Major USA Bennies Daughter Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $60,000 APG as agent 207 Bettors Delight USA Coppagoodone NZ Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $60,000 APG as agent 98 Roll With Joe USA Quick Jet Colt I.L.Carmichael SOLD $57,500 Ian Barker 198 Art Major USA Classic Malibu Colt Sandra & Peter Bryant SOLD $56,000 Montana Park 62 Somebeachsomewhere USA Lombo Cloud Nine Colt Laurence Lyons SOLD $55,000 P Lowry 70 Captaintreacherous (US) Mitzi M Hanover USA Filly Helen Head SOLD $55,000 J Baker 125 Mach Three CA Snug Harbor NZ Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $55,000 Redfield Pacing 140 Mach Three CA Tigress Franco NZ Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $53,000 M Brennan 186 Bettors Delight USA Bella Aurora Colt Foxwell, Sievers, Kelsall & Kelly SOLD $52,500 A Stewart 170 Bettors Delight USA Ashlees Babe Colt Daniel Cordina SOLD $51,000 Matthew Craven Racing 103 Somebeachsomewhere USA Repelem Filly Mark Carey SOLD $50,000 D Zavitsanos 144 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Timely Loch NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $50,000 D Moran 76 Captaintreacherous (US) Nola Mayhem Filly Equine Reproduction Services & Clients SOLD $45,000 J Rattray 104 Bettors Delight USA Rocknroll Rama Colt SC Bloodstock SOLD $45,000 T Butt 105 A Rocknroll Dance USA Real Bonus Colt I.L.Carmichael SOLD $45,000 APG as Agent 161 Bettors Delight USA Arivee Colt Glenn & Chris Taylor & Russell & Judith Eden SOLD $45,000 M Purdon 128 A Rocknroll Dance USA Someone To Love Colt LauristonBloodstock SOLD $44,000 J Laker 67 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Manellira Filly DJ & SB Poole & F & P Barker SOLD $42,000 Go Racing Syndicate 69 Art Major USA Mint Julep Filly Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $42,000 Alabar Bloodstock 130 American Ideal USA Tamara Hall USA Filly Durham Park SOLD $41,000 Marc Hanover & Gordon Banks 60 American Ideal USA Magic Z Tam USA Filly Durham Park SOLD $40,000 D Zavitsanos 75 Mach Three CA Nightshade Franco NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $40,000 N Donnelley 86 Somebeachsomewhere USA Our Santa Catalina NZ Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $40,000 B Fitzpatrick 93 Hes Watching USA Pastels Colt Lyndon Turner SOLD $40,000 AD Investments Pty Ltd 107 Art Major USA Rhodium Castle Colt Castle Family Pty Ltd SOLD $40,000 T McLean 184 Art Major USA Birds Can Sing USA Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $40,000 Anthony Carey 228 Art Major USA Hotinthecitytonite NZ Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $40,000 Montana Park 115 Captaintreacherous (US) Scottish Glamour NZ Colt LauristonBloodstock SOLD $36,000 J McCarthy 119 Bettors Delight USA Sexy Lady Colt Cahillio Pty Ltd SOLD $36,000 D Farrar 137 Bettors Delight USA The Waratah Colt Cavalli Superiori SOLD $36,000 T Hogan 78 Rock N Roll Heaven USA My Double Dream NZ Filly Durham Park SOLD $35,000 M Driscoll 109 Art Major USA Rocknrollsal Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $35,000 R Barba 145 Somebeachsomewhere USA Trojan Fire Filly Helen Head SOLD $35,000 J Quinlan 204 Somebeachsomewhere USA Delight In Decree NZ Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $35,000 J Baker 209 Somebeachsomewhere USA Eye Like Candy Colt Glenn & Chris Taylor & Russell & Judith Eden SOLD $35,000 M Lang 113 Art Major USA Saved A Corka Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $32,000 Quartermile Developments Pty Ltd 240 Heston Blue Chip USA J K Luckbealady USA Colt Rhiannon Park SOLD $32,000 D Padberg 217 Art Major USA Flair For Life Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $31,000 M Muscat 52 Somebeachsomewhere USA Lady Of My Life NZ Colt Rhiannon Park SOLD $30,000 G ZAPPULLA 61 Bettors Delight USA Lughnasadh NZ Filly Pinaroo Park SOLD $30,000 A Dunn 63 Bettors Delight USA Maid For You Lombo Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $30,000 K Riseley 64 Western Terror USA Lucilla Franco NZ Colt Equine Reproduction Services & Clients SOLD $30,000 N Turvey 65 American Ideal USA Mayhappen Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $30,000 Tumby Park Pty Ltd 79 Somebeachsomewhere USA Obahma Joy Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsEureka Standardbreds Unit Trust No 6 SOLD $30,000 M Stanley 88 Somebeachsomewhere USA Our Little Artist Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $30,000 Jayne Davies 94 Bettors Delight USA Pembrook Caesar NZ Colt Domenic Martello SOLD $30,000 Redfield Pacing 154 Art Major USA Ultimate Cc NZ Colt Durham Park SOLD $30,000 C Frisby 187 Art Major USA Bondi Miss Filly Daniel Cordina SOLD $30,000 R Moore 193 Bettors Delight USA Chalondra Filly R & D Micallef & M & D Grace SOLD $30,000 R Bell 202 Somebeachsomewhere USA Charissa Tee Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $30,000 D Moran 218 Captaintreacherous (US) Glenferrie Alexis NZ Colt Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $30,000 T Butt 232 Mach Three CA Formidable Miss Filly Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $30,000 R Morris 191 Bettors Delight USA Bronte Jones Filly Ross Conway SOLD $28,000 Matthew Craven Racing 83 Somebeachsomewhere USA One Night Colt Kevin Clark SOLD $27,500 J Finnis 126 Captaintreacherous (US) Sophies Ideal Filly Stephen Walker SOLD $27,000 B Fitzpatrick 142 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Trend Setter Filly Durham Park SOLD $27,000 R Cluse 150 Captaintreacherous (US) Wandjina Girl Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $26,000 T Flynn 160 American Ideal USA Unique Desire Colt Durham Park SOLD $26,000 R Watson 179 Mach Three CA Bella Joy Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsBazley Racing Syndicate & PTF Breeding and Racing SOLD $26,000 Goodtime Breeding 56 Art Major USA Lierre Noir Colt BN & MJ Gourley & VL McFarlane SOLD $25,000 T Cahill 59 Art Major USA Localize Colt Elite Bloodstock Pty Ltd & Weona Standardbreds Pty SOLD $25,000 D Farrar 156 Art Major USA Almihata Filly John McKenzie & Cary Anticevic SOLD $25,000 M Purdon 158 Art Major USA All Mystique Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $25,000 Montana Park 181 Art Major USA Bettor Give It NZ Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $25,000 Go Racing Syndicate 201 Well Said USA Cool Machrista Colt Garry & Kay Coghill SOLD $25,000 M Driscoll 233 American Ideal USA Im Elsa NZ Colt Pinaroo Park SOLD $25,000 T Hannon 236 Captaintreacherous (US) Its Girl Power Filly Jessica Francis SOLD $24,000 C Clohesy 239 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Jazzam Colt Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $24,000 K Hawkins 124 Art Major USA Signorina Macray Colt Macray Lodge SOLD $23,000 Dorro Nominees Pty Ltd 84 Captaintreacherous (US) Nosotros Colt Durham Park SOLD $22,500 A Lombardi 172 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Arty Chick NZ Filly Benstud Standardbreds & Clients SOLD $22,500 J McCarthy 234 Four Starzzz Shark CA Illustrator Filly Durham Park SOLD $22,500 Goodtime Breeding 118 Sportswriter USA Shadow Flag Colt Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $22,000 L Matthews 134 Art Major USA Tanya Sheffield Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $22,000 T Farrugia 146 Somebeachsomewhere USA Vickymurphy Colt Yorkshire Park Standardbreds SOLD $22,000 Stanley Stables 203 American Ideal USA Cyclone Dora Filly Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $22,000 Spunky Syndicate 163 Art Major USA Arctic Fire NZ Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $21,000 K Parry 71 Somebeachsomewhere USA Mollys Lucky Star USA Colt Durham Park SOLD $20,000 J Pace 77 American Ideal USA Nikkis Delight Colt Jim TsimiklisJim Tsimiklis SOLD $20,000 A DeCampo 80 A Rocknroll Dance USA On Fifth NZ Colt Edenvale Horse Farm SOLD $20,000 G ZAPPULLA 81 Bettors Delight USA Our Awesome Lover NZ Filly Aldebaran Lodge SOLD $20,000 M Brennan 82 A Rocknroll Dance USA Our Celebrity Colt B J Cameron C W Cameron SOLD $20,000 D Searston 91 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Our Queen Of Aces NZ Filly Goodtime Racing & Clients SOLD $20,000 R Essex 159 Somebeachsomewhere USA Without Guile Colt Carl Reinehr SOLD $20,000 A Dunn 165 Somebeachsomewhere USA Arterial Way Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $20,000 Cullendale Equine Servies 177 A Rocknroll Dance USA Beauty Secret Filly B J Cameron C W Cameron SOLD $20,000 R Moore 194 Artspeak USA Chloe Sheffield Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $20,000 J Laker 227 Bettors Delight USA Fon Design Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $20,000 J McCarthy 245 Well Said USA Kateeshar Colt Kevin Clark SOLD $20,000 Tumby Park Pty Ltd 66 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Massimo Miss Colt Durham Park SOLD $18,000 A Ashwood 85 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Our Femme Fatale Colt Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $18,000 C Frisby 89 Somebeachsomewhere USA Our Narissa Franco NZ Colt Harshell Investments P/L SOLD $18,000 N Cahir 122 Hes Watching USA Shelbyville NZ Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $17,500 D Padberg 215 Artspeak USA Frances Lombo Colt Dunroamin Standardbreds SOLD $17,000 G Lucas 185 Western Terror USA Blue Seelster Colt BN & MJ Gourley & VL McFarlane SOLD $16,000 B Thompson 241 Art Major USA Jennas Highview NZ Colt Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $16,000 Brendan Nicholls 247 Four Starzzz Shark CA Keepers Daughter Colt Durham Park SOLD $16,000 J Justice 255 Pet Rock USA The Peace Rose NZ Colt   SOLD $16,000 C Howlett 100 Shadow Play USA Piece Of My Heart NZ Colt Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $15,000 J Frost 138 Artspeak USA Three Secrets Filly Garry & Melva Graham SOLD $15,000 R Essex 178 Somebeachsomewhere USA Belief Is Bettor Colt Oakbank Estate SOLD $15,000 A Iaria 183 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Big Girl Grin Filly H and N Superfund SOLD $15,000 G Baker 195 Art Major USA Chrissy Styx NZ Colt H and N Superfund SOLD $15,000 C Frisby 225 Art Major USA Heavenly Bread Colt Elite Bloodstock Pty Ltd & Weona Standardbreds Pty SOLD $15,000 K Prentice 242 Somebeachsomewhere USA Jo Louleonie Colt Ray Sellwood SOLD $15,000 G Punch 74 Artspeak USA More Than Alright Filly Galthorn Farm SOLD $14,000 S O'Brien 106 Captaintreacherous (US) Rockin Diva Filly Atworthy Park & Associates SOLD $14,000 R Alchin 54 Hes Watching USA Lethal Mee NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $13,000 M Dux 133 American Ideal USA Sukovia Colt Barry Robinson & Partners SOLD $13,000 C Frisby 173 Mach Three CA As It Is In Heaven Filly Alabar Bloodstock SOLD $12,500 A DeCampo 95 Pet Rock USA Ourbellabro Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $12,000 M Fulton 129 Somebeachsomewhere USA Stormy Lecture Colt Carl Reinehr SOLD $12,000 T O'Brien 213 Four Starzzz Shark CA Forest Charm Colt Staffordshire Park SOLD $12,000 D Mullan 248 American Ideal USA Kirrilee Joy Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsBazley Racing Syndicate & PTF Breeding and Racing SOLD $12,000 Murray River Cattle Co 108 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Rogers Passion Colt Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsBazley Racing Syndicate & PTF Breeding and Racing SOLD $11,000 D Searston 120 A Rocknroll Dance USA Shake It Up Baby NZ Colt Fusinato Bloodstock SOLD $11,000 S O'Brien 265 Hes Watching USA Charm Thee NZ Colt Barry Robinson & Partners SOLD $10,500 B Dooley 270 Modern Art USA Fitnfancy Colt Helen Head SOLD $10,500 J Laker 55 Betterthancheddar USA Libbiemack NZ Filly Dunroamin Standardbreds SOLD $10,000 D Parish 57 A Rocknroll Dance USA Little Miss Voodoo Filly Kevin Clark SOLD $10,000 D Searston 117 Hes Watching USA Serene Angel Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $10,000 D Searston 153 Artspeak USA Zora Paree Colt Graeme Gourley SOLD $10,000 T Farrugia 175 Mach Three CA Barely Legal Filly Nixon Bloodstock SOLD $10,000 D Parish 246 Artspeak USA Keep Watching Me Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $10,000 D Moran 261 Heston Blue Chip USA Valdivieso NZ Colt Galthorn Farm SOLD $10,000 B Ingram 155 Art Major USA Aimee Sheffield Colt Denis pangrazio SOLD $9,000 Shelly Barnes Harness Racing Stables 171 Pet Rock USA Atlarak Filly Susan Maine SOLD $8,000 C Attard 200 A Rocknroll Dance USA Confetti Filly Colin & Loretta Duncan SOLD $8,000 A Lombardi 211 Shadow Play USA Flamingo Rose NZ Colt Ian Douglas SOLD $8,000 K Von Duve 223 Falcon Seelster USA Hayley Franco NZ Colt Ken & Diane Trew SOLD $8,000 S Pellegrino 254 Major In Art USA Macray Rivoli Filly Macray Lodge SOLD $7,000 C Frisby 260 Shadow Play USA Presidential Drive Filly Rhiannon Park D J & S B Poole SOLD $6,000 B Dunn 262 Artistic Fella USA Sibling Rivalry Filly J M Pangrazio SOLD $5,000 L Formosa 139 Shadow Play USA Tia Franco NZ Filly Regal Farm & Clients SOLD $4,000 S O'Brien 251 Western Terror USA Lady Justice Filly H B Bourke Bloodstock SOLD $4,000 P McQuade 252 Grinfromeartoear USA Midnight Sapphire Filly Jeremy Bush SOLD $4,000 M Munro 266 Major In Art USA Macray Tempest Colt Macray Lodge SOLD $4,000 J Turnbull 51 Western Terror USA Lady Musgrave Filly H B Bourke Bloodstock PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     53 Bettors Delight USA Leilani Lombo Colt KTC BLOODSTOCK as agentK and A Charles PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     58 Captaintreacherous (US) Light In Every Day Colt Equine Reproduction Services & Clients WITHDRAWN     68 Betterthancheddar USA Mi Coconut Filly Stephen McPhee PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     72 Sportswriter USA Neishars Jet Colt Neishars Jet Group PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     73 Hes Watching USA Modern Velocity Filly N J Pangrazio PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     87 Mach Three CA Our Jingle Belle Rock NZ Filly Atworthy Park & Associates WITHDRAWN     90 Art Major USA O Narutac Bella USA Colt Durham Park PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     92 Artspeak USA Quick Comment Colt I.L.Carmichael PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     96 Bettors Delight USA Pole Dancer Colt Pinaroo Park WITHDRAWN     97 A Rocknroll Dance USA Proud Trick Filly Michael Taylor WITHDRAWN     101 Somebeachsomewhere USA Radical Calza Filly Carl Reinehr WITHDRAWN     102 Art Major USA Reeds May GBR Colt I & I Lee & B Dixon PASSED IN (reserve $80,000)  Make an Offer     110 Art Major USA Rotkara Stella Colt Jessica Francis PASSED IN (reserve $18,000)  Make an Offer     111 Captaintreacherous (US) Runaround Rhonda NZ Filly Denis & Jo Howe PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     112 Captaintreacherous (US) Saabette Colt BN & MJ Gourley & VL McFarlane PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     123 Somebeachsomewhere USA Sign Logic Colt Mark Carey PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     127 Captaintreacherous (US) Spirited Storm USA Colt Helen Head PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     131 Pet Rock USA Sur La Plage Filly A. J. Bermingham WITHDRAWN     132 Art Major USA Tactful Lady NZ Colt Lance Cobban PASSED IN (reserve $35,000)  Make an Offer     136 Pet Rock USA Tee Time USA Filly A. J. Bermingham PASSED IN (reserve $21,000)  Make an Offer     141 Somebeachsomewhere USA Tori Maguire NZ Filly Damian Wilson PASSED IN (reserve $22,000)  Make an Offer     143 Heston Blue Chip USA Transparency Rules Filly Michael Taylor WITHDRAWN     147 Bettors Delight USA Vernett Colt Melissa Maine PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     148 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Tuscan Breeze NZ Filly Durham Park PASSED IN (reserve $65,000)  Make an Offer     149 Art Major USA Tipsy Gambler NZ Filly Regal Farm & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     151 Somebeachsomewhere USA Whats Nero Got Filly Carl Reinehr WITHDRAWN     152 Western Terror USA Virtuosy Filly Jim TsimiklisJim Tsimiklis PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     164 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Art Shadow Filly Bob Tuddenham PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     166 A Rocknroll Dance USA Articulate Castle Filly Castle Family Pty Ltd CANCELLED     167 Bettors Delight USA Artistic Dash NZ Filly Tim Neven, Melissa Beal PASSED IN (reserve $45,000)  Make an Offer     169 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Artistic Pleasure Filly Pepper Tree Farm and ClientsEureka Standardbreds Unit Trust No 6 PASSED IN (reserve $50,000)  Make an Offer     174 Somebeachsomewhere USA Baracks Angel Colt Ken & Brent Taylor PASSED IN (reserve $17,000)  Make an Offer     180 Bettors Delight USA Bollinger Baby NZ Filly Pinaroo Park PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     182 Somebeachsomewhere USA Beilharz Filly Harshell Investments P/L WITHDRAWN     188 A Rocknroll Dance USA Bonton Lady Filly Garry & Melva Graham PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     190 Mach Three CA Bridge Player Colt John Eichhorn PASSED IN (reserve $40,000)  Make an Offer     196 Bettors Delight USA Clancy Rose Filly Dannie & Tanya McKinnon PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     199 Western Terror USA Classy Dream NZ Filly A Mcdonough PASSED IN (reserve $8,000)  Make an Offer     208 A Rocknroll Dance USA Duel Castle Filly Northwood bloodstock WITHDRAWN     210 Western Terror USA Faithful Gabby Colt Melissa Maine PASSED IN (reserve $18,000)  Make an Offer     212 American Ideal USA Easton All Action NZ Colt Benstud Standardbreds & Clients PASSED IN (reserve $30,000)  Make an Offer     214 Captaintreacherous (US) Forever After Filly Damian Wilson PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     216 Bettors Delight USA Giveusachance NZ Filly Jessica Francis PASSED IN (reserve $19,000)  Make an Offer     220 Roll With Joe USA Gorgeous Guest NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     222 Bettors Delight USA Flying Mcpocket NZ Colt Adam Wilkinson WITHDRAWN     224 Art Major USA Here Comes Zoe Colt Kevin Clark PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     226 Pet Rock USA Holdthatdream Filly Edenvale Horse Farm PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     230 Art Major USA Illawong Kath Filly Martin & Kaye Hartnett PASSED IN (reserve $15,000)  Make an Offer     231 Well Said USA Im Smouldering Colt Homestead Farm PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     235 Somebeachsomewhere USA Illawong Sister Styx NZ Filly Martin & Kaye Hartnett PASSED IN (reserve $20,000)  Make an Offer     237 Bettors Delight USA Jasmine Sheffield Filly Staffordshire Park PASSED IN (reserve $18,000)  Make an Offer     238 Hes Watching USA Indigenous Filly Homestead Farm PASSED IN (reserve $25,000)  Make an Offer     243 Hes Watching USA Jodi Lindenny NZ Filly Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     244 Art Major USA Kapalua Beach Filly Carl Reinehr PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     249 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Kool Clementine Filly Garry & Kay Coghill WITHDRAWN     250 Rock N Roll Heaven USA Koori Art Colt Homestead Farm WITHDRAWN     253 Betterthancheddar USA Mach Miss Montoya NZ Colt Regal Farm & Clients WITHDRAWN     256 Roll With Joe USA My Beema Filly Garry & Kay Coghill PASSED IN (reserve $10,000)  Make an Offer     257 Grinfromeartoear USA Artistic Wings Colt Barry Robinson & Partners PASSED IN 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Vultan Tin has continued his outstanding run of form, taking out the Group 2 City Of Perth Cup (2536m) at Gloucester Park last night. The seven-year-old always looked the one to beat when he drew barrier two earlier in the week, together with his impressive win at Free-For-All level last week. Reinsman Chris Voak was able to find the front with ease in the early stages and control the race from there. Vultan Tin ran home in 56.0 and scored by 5.7m to the in-form El Jacko, while Handsandwheels was third. Voak said Vultan Tin would likely continue his campaign to the Pinjarra Cup on March 4 and hoped he would be able to win his share of Free-For-All races in the absence of Chicago Bull. Meanwhile, Shockwave has stamped himself as one of the horses to beat for the WA Derby in April, as he made it back-to-back wins for trainer Ryan Bell and reinsman Gary Hall Jnr. As he did last week, Shockwave had too much speed at the start for favourite Gee Jay Kay and was able to record a comfortable victory. Hall Jnr said he was looking forward to Shockwave taking on some of the superior three-year-olds ahead of the Derby. "He's going through the motions at the moment, he's doing it very easily," he told RWWA Harness. "It’s going to be very draw dependent. "This horse, from what he shows me in front, I doubt whether there's one in it that could bully him the whole race and beat him. "If he copped pressure in front, I think he could still hold them off. "The horse is getting fitness and confidence under his belt." Trainer-reinsman combination Andrew and Aiden De Campo also enjoyed a winning double on the program, with Michael Joseph taking out the Dorro's Dash Pace (2130m), before Mary Catherine won the Past President's Cup (2130m). Mary Catherine was able to hold the lead from barrier one and never looked in any danger of being beaten, despite the best efforts of WA Pacing Cup placegetter Maczaffair in second. Gary Hall Snr also enjoyed a winning a double on the night, with Campora making the most of barrier one in the Crystalpack Stakes (1730m), while Chok Chai made a winning return in the Crystal Printing Pacing Pace (1730m). RWWA

They ran and they ran and they ran, and Tiger Tara was simply better than them. Tonight’s A.G. Hunter Cup in a nutshell, as the Kevin Pizzuto-trained wonder horse from New South Wales added Victoria’s most prestigious Grand Circuit trophy to his cabinet at Tabcorp Park Melton. The eight-year-old stallion already boasts the silverware from last year’s Victoria Cup and December’s Inter Dominion Grand Final. And he didn’t just win those races either, he blitzed his opposition. All up, his accumulated winning margin for the three classics is 41.1m. “He’s an amazing animal and he deserves everything this horse,” Pizzuto said. “They said the horse wasn’t at his best tonight … but I told them he was. And he was.” Tiger Tara started $1.90 favourite and won by a whopping 14.5 metres in a new track record mile rate of 1:53.2, smashing his own previous mark by 0.7sec “He’s an absolute pleasure to be a part of,” winning reinsman 25-year-old Todd McCarthy said. “All credit to the horse and Kevin, who does such a great job with this horse.” Photos: Ashlea Brennan Photography Our Uncle Sam finished second, making it the same quinella as the ID18 final, while San Carlo ran on hard for third ahead of warhorse veteran Flaming Flutter and the fast-finishing Buster Brady. Watch the video here.   Cody Winnell for Trots Media   7 9:32pm DEL-RE NATIONAL A G HUNTER CUP (GROUP 1) 2760M $500,000 M0 Or Better. RBD. Mobile Results Pl  Horse Prize- money   Row & Br TAB # Trainer Driver (C = Concession) Mgn (m) Starting odds Stewards' Comments  1 TIGER TARA NZ      Fr3 3 Kevin Pizzuto Todd McCarthy   $ 1.90 fav  PRS GS L 1 NTR SWAB ST HT   BAY HORSE 8 by BETTORS DELIGHT USA out of TARA GOLD (NZ) (DREAM AWAY USA)  Owner(s): M Hawli, C L Pizzuto, K J Pizzuto, T N Pizzuto  Breeder(s): R P (Raymond) Anicich 2 OUR UNCLE SAM      Fr1 1 Chris Frisby Anthony Frisby 14.5m $ 6.80   PRS GS 3 SWAB ST HT 3 SAN CARLO      Fr6 6 Stephen O'Donoghue Rebecca Bartley 27.2m $ 39.40   PRS 3WE 8 3WLT SWAB ST HT 4 FLAMING FLUTTER NZ      Fr2 2 Geoff Webster Greg Sugars 28.0m $ 109.00   PRS 7 HI CTS RR VXAR 5 BUSTER BRADY NZ      Fr4 4 Kima Frenning Kima Frenning 28.1m $ 40.20   PRS GS 3WE D/CSG 6 QUER 6 WRAPPERS DELIGHT      Sr1 8 David Aiken Gavin Lang 30.3m $ 34.60   PRS 5 7 THEFIXER NZ      Sr4 11 M Purdon, N C Rasmussen Natalie Rasmussen 33.3m $ 3.90   PRS 3WET 3WM 2 SCT QUER VXAR SCOPE 8 CRUZ BROMAC NZ      Sr2 9 M Purdon, N C Rasmussen Mark Purdon 62.0m $ 10.50   PRS 3WET INC 4 TIRE VXAR SCOPE QPP 9 STAR GALLERIA NZ      Sr3 10 Steven Reid Tony Herlihy 72.4m $ 16.60   PRS W1 3WLT TIRE QPP VXAR SCOPE 10 RAUKAPUKA RULER NZ      Fr5 5 Tim Butt Anthony Butt 82.2m $ 121.00   PRS 10 Scratchings   CANT REFUSE NZ (LATE) 7 Track Rating: Gross Time: 3:14:2 Mile Rate: 1:53:2 Lead Time: 81.2 First Quarter: 28.9 Second Quarter: 28.9 Third Quarter: 27.2 Fourth Quarter: 28 Margins: 14.5m x 12.7m  

MAINTAINING her perfect start to the season, Kualoa completed a timely win at Tabcorp Park Melton tonight. Having her second outing for the term, Kualoa captured the Three-Year-Old Classic for premier trainer Emma Stewart. A Group One winner last season, the filly extended her record to eight wins and three seconds from 12 starts for earnings of $176,760. What made the Kualoa’s victory so well-timed is her sister is set to enter the ring during tomorrow’s Ladbrokes Australian Pacing Gold Sale in Melbourne. The pair are by Art Major from Hawiian Hottie, with the younger sibling known at this stage as Lot 221. An American import, Hawiian Hottie boasts a perfect record from three starters. As for Kualoa – which won her APG heat last season before producing her only unplaced performance in the APG Final – her latest triumph came with Chris Alford in the cart. Caught three-wide early from barrier five, Kualoa worked to the lead before coasting to an effortless six-metre win from Arabella Star, with Tangoingwithsierra four metres away third in 1:57.5 over 2240 metres. “She has come back really well and should continue to get better,” Stewart said. “She had improved in her track work since her first-up run and should be sharper again next time out.” That “next time” is likely to be in a New South Wales Oaks heat at Tabcorp Park Menangle on February 23. Kualoa will be seeking redemption during the series as he APG Final run was at Menangle. “She is working towards the New South Wales Oaks,” Stewart said. “I will have to have a look at the program and see whether there is a suitable race for her between now and the heats. “If not she might just head to the trials.” APG Media

A perfectly timed swoop delivered Team Teal its first Victorian Group 1 when Kima Frenning guided Big Jack Hammer to the Hygain V L Dullard Cup. A plan paid off perfectly for trainer David Aiken, Frenning and owner Domenic Martello with the popular victory reward for an outstanding campaign by the six-year-old gelding.  “It’s crazy,” Frenning said. “He’s been racing so well during the Inter Dominion campaign, I think his best runs have definitely been off the speed and he proved that tonight. He’s a super quick horse and really consistent.” Frenning was able to implement plan A, ceding the lead to Gavin Lang and Save Our Pennys and then biding her time while others boxed on. Outside the leader Temporale and then Red Hot Tooth punched the breeze, but come the final straight none could muster the speed of Big Jack Hammer, who emerged down the sprint lane to score by 1.8m. “Now that he’s up in class a bit he’s probably best driven off the speed,” Frenning said. “He’s a super consistent horse, Aiks has done a really good job with him, Domenic’s given me so many opportunities. This is crazy.”   Michael Howard for Trots Media

Written off and forgotten, will tonight’s greatest race on the Victorian calendar be the night the local resistance returns? The Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup has long been Victoria’s most coveted trophy but the local hopes have been cast into the background behind a marauding Tiger and New Zealand’s brilliant pacers. It’s an all-too familiar tale, with Kerryn Manning and Arden Rooney’s win in 2015 the only Victorian triumph in the past 11 stagings of the $500,000 long distance classic. Five Victorian-trained contestants will step out tonight, of which only Flaming Flutter has won an open-age Group 1, that being the SA Cup back in January 2016. The trainer perhaps most likely to break that sequence is Swedish born Kima Frenning, the reinswoman whose first training experience with Buster Brady has secured country cups and a Hunter Cup start from gate four. “It’s ridiculous,” Frenning said of their rapid rise. “He’s been really, really good. He’s just such a cool horse to be around and I’m really appreciative to have him as my first horse. “I think he’s right up to this task here. It’s just going to depend on how this race is run.” Frenning said the winner of four of his seven Victorian starts was “super quick” and would likely roll forward from the draw, “find a spot and then see what happens from there”. It may well be a similar game plan for San Carlo and, like Frenning, Shepparton trainer Stephen O’Donoghue was optimistic about how his contender was situated for tonight’s pacing grand final. “He’s better than what he was this time last year, there’s no doubt about that,” O’Donoghue said. “He’s a bigger horse, a more mature horse, this is the race I probably set him for. All the way through, this is the one. It means so much to me. The longer distance, he’s a stayer, that’s not going to worry him.” Gate six certainly “makes it a little bit harder” but “you never know, whether we go forward, whether we go back, it’s hard to gauge”. The scenario will likely be simpler for fellow Victorian Wrappers Delight, who’s normally in Frenning’s hands but tonight will be driven by Gavin Lang for trainer David Aiken. Drawn gate eight, Wrappers Delight looks set for a soft pegs run behind Our Uncle Sam and likely leader Tiger Tara and then it’s a matter of taking your opportunities when they present. Similarly, long shot Victorians Flaming Flutter and Cant Refuse, the last of the locals, will likely look for every short cut before attempting to launch for the money late in the race. Michael Howard For Trots Media

Slice of Heaven has 100,000 reasons to maintain his solid form-line at Albion Park on Saturday night. Trainer Donny Smith, said he was now on top of the five-year-old gelding’s feet problems, and if he continued to race the way he has been, then a trip to Sydney was on the cards. “I’ve had him for just on a year now and he’s never felt this good. There’s a $100,000 race on Miracle Mile night at Menangle I’d like to take him south for that,” Smith said. “But for him to get there he’s going to have to keep doing what he’s been doing – and I think he can." The $1m Ainsworth Miracle Mile will be held on Saturday March 2. On Saturday Slice Of Heaven will make his open class debut in the richest race - the $14,580 Congrats C. J. Gerrard Oam C/7+ Pace. The son of Rocknroll Hanover has copped the widest second row draw (12). "(Glenferrie Hood) and Lilac Flash are the horses to beat, but my fella can win if things go his way," Smith said. "Drawing 12 isn't so bad because we might be able to get on 'Glenferrie's' back and get into the race that way. I'm looking forward to his open class debut because there's some nice horses in the race and I know he can measure up." Slice Of Heaven has won three of his last four starts including a close-up victory over last season’s Horse-of-the-Year, Colt Thirty One, at the same venue seven days ago. "He's had a few niggles over the years and when he came to us (from J J Alchin – NSW) I knew within a month he was better than average. He’s come ahead leaps and bounds," Smith said. “I told the staff he’s the best we’ve got. That was last April and he’s gone on to prove us right. He did have soft feet and it's taken a while for them to harden up, but I seem to be on top of that, which really pleases me." Smith said he didn’t train Slice Of Heaven like a champion. "He's got quite a bit of untapped potential. I just train him like I do any of the other horses. He’s yet to be tapped into," he said. “Yes he can win on Saturday. We need him to warrant a trip to New South Wales." Slice of Heaven, the winner of 14 of his 34 starts (and $77,653), was bred in New Zealand by Harvey Kaplan of the Jordash Breeding Trust. He was the fifth foal of 10 out of the unraced 2003 Kiwi mare, Pacific Rocket - She's Mighty. Smith said he was sold to Alchin and his clients for $52,000 at a Ready To Run Sale before he was two. Alchin trained him to win five of his 22 starts before Smith took over the training duties in March last year By Duane Ranger For Racing Queensland

Champion Victorian harness racing driver Chris Alford admits he had his fingers crossed when he travelled to Maryborough on Thursday to drive exciting first-starter Kyvalley Chief. The three-year-old colt (Muscle Hill-Love Ya Doosie (Love You), raced by KPC Racing, had shown some Jekyll and Hyde tendencies at the trials – a touch unpredictable, but brilliant on his best behaviour. “There’s no doubting his ability – when he decides to put his best foot forward, he does it effortlessly,” Alford said. Punters sent Kyvalley Chief out as a $3 chance with the Gavin Lang-trained and driven Classy Spirit assuming favouritism at $2.10. With several of the youngsters not bringing their best manners and breaking at the start to cause interference, HRV starter Doug Gretgrix, officiating at his final meeting after 21 years, had no option but to call the first attempt of the race a false start. “I was a bit lucky because Kyvalley Chief was in a cranky mood. He galloped in the score-up, wouldn’t trot properly and was trying to go sideways, so I did have my hands full,” Alford said. “Without doubt, had they gone I’d have been 200 metres behind them. “But fortunately, in the second attempt he went up like a complete gentleman and we trotted to the lead.  He went fantastic.” Kyvalley Chief won by 19 metres from Classy Spirit, with a massive 51 metres back to Zarem in third spot with quarters of 30.8, 31.4, 29.5 and 31.3 for a rate of 2.03. “It was annoying that he played up the first time, but thankfully he made amends time and went similar to his Bendigo trial four days earlier.  He was on his best behaviour there and won in a jog and in a pretty handy time.” Alford said Kyvalley Chief, despite having a handful of trials and heaps of education, was probably still “a big immature boy”. “He’s certainly a work in progress, but he’s got heaps of raw ability so hopefully it will all come together for him soon.” To watch a video replay click here. Kyvalley Chief was bred by Breckon Farms, who have a full brother to Kyvalley Chief at this year's inaugural National Standardbred Yearling Sale at Karaka, Auckland, on the 18th of February. He is Lot 53, Doosie Do by Muscle Hill from Love Ya Doosie. For the catalogue pedigree click here. Doosie Do From the race winning Love You mare Love Ya Doosie (T, 2.7.5, 2 wins, $12,375) who is a half-sister to champion trotter, 9-time Group 1 winner and 4YO Trotter of the Year, Trotter of the Year (twice), Harness Horse of the Year and Australian Trotter of the Year I Can Doosit (T, 1.55.5; 36 wins, $1,445,774,), Group 3 winner and Group 2 placed Sno's Big Boy (T, 1.58.4, 15 wins, $215,309), Heezadoo Early (T, 2.06.9, 5 wins, $46,866) and Yankeedoosie (T.3, 2.05.2, 4 wins, $43,999). Second dam is the broodmare gem and dual Broodmare of the Year sheezadoosie (T, 2.04.2, 7 wins, $48,632) who is the dam of 6 foals to race, 6 winners and the granddam of the promising Forget The Price Tag (T, 2.04.9, 2700m, 2 wins & 2 placings from just 6 starts, $21,703). From the family of Golden Blend (T, 1.55, 33 wins, $294,630), Group 2 winner Aldebaran Ay M (T, 1.58.8, 9 wins, $72,419), Group 1 placed Aldebaran Southland (T, 2.00.1, 12 wins $67,332), Breena Almahurst, Brighton Lobell, Noble Hustle, American Hustle, Hardesty, Noble Traveller etc Kyvalley Chief was the first leg of a winning treble for master reinsman Alford at the Maryborough meeting. He followed with victories in the 4yo and older trot with Flash Kyvalley (Skyvalley-Cashel Dagha (Pine Chip) and a heat of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Platinum Country Series with Bettor Be Sorry (Bettors Delight-Whos Sorry Now (Western Ideal). Terry Gange NewsAlert PR Mildura

In racing, your enemy can very quickly become your friend. Which is just as well for Steven Reid and Star Galleria heading into tonight’s $500,000 Del-Re National A G Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton, because if they have any chance of winning they might need some help from those enemies. Star Galleria is the speed freak New Zealand pacer who looked like he could be anything back in spring until a moderate campaign saw him diagnosed with an entrapped epiglottis. Since that was operated on Star Galleria has rediscovered his turbo booster, even giving Wrappers Delight a fair start and a beating at Melton last Saturday. That suggested he could win tonight’s great race until the barrier draw suggested he couldn’t. Star Galleria has drawn three on the second line, not a killer blow in itself but the real problem is Inter Dominion champion Tiger Tara drew barrier three, from where he should lead and play catch me if you can. They usually can’t. Sitting on Tiger Tara’s back Star Galleria might have the speed to slingshot a vulnerable version. From the second line he will need help. Enter, the enemy. Actually, two of them. They are Thefixer and Cruz Bromac from the Purdon-Rasmussen stable and, quite incredibly, the last eight times Star Galleria has been beaten the race has been won by a Purdon-Rasmussen horse. But, tonight, they might be his only hope, because all three are likely to settle back and move in the middle stages. “I think that is our best chance, rather than trying to punch through at the start on the back of Tiger Tara,” Reid said. “In those big staying races being out of the early rush can often be a good thing, but if Tiger Tara runs straight to the front we could all be in trouble. “So I hope there is some pressure early and then the Kiwis all move together. Maybe then, if we get the right sit, we have a chance, because I couldn’t be happier with my horse.” Thefixer beat Tiger Tara in the New Zealand Cup, but that was when he hugged the marker pegs and the Tiger had to come wide. Tonight the horseshoe is very much on the other hoof. Unless Group 1 fever strikes a couple of the drivers or Tiger Tara performs below his best, the result might be different too.   Michael Guerin

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) will conduct a series of consultation sessions across Victoria in relation to the proposed national ratings handicapping system. All stakeholders are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions: Tuesday February 12 at Shepparton (7pm) Wednesday February 13 at Ballarat (7pm) Thursday February 14 at Cranbourne (7pm) Monday February 18 at Mildura (7pm) Light refreshments will be provided. View notice online   CODY WINNELL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER HARNESS RACING VICTORIA 

Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer Darren Weir and two other men have been arrested in police raids at Weir's Victorian properties. Victoria Police said the raids were part of a Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit investigation into alleged corruption in racing. In a statement, police said the men were arrested for questioning as part of an investigation into suspected offences including obtaining financial advantage by deception, engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome, use of corrupt conduct information for betting purposes, attempting to obtain financial advantage by deception. A 26-year-old man and a 38-year-old man were also arrested. Weir, 48, is widely regarded as Australia's leading horse trainer and trained the 2015 Melbourne Cup-winning horse Prince of Penzance, which jockey Michelle Payne rode to victory. At the end of last year, harness racing in New Zealand was rocked by allegations of race-fixing. It's believed that a number of high profile figures in harness racing were the target of raids around the country. Most of those accused have been granted name suppression and are due to appear in court this year. In a statement, Racing Victoria's general manager of integrity, Jamie Stier, said the police raids were linked to an investigation by the racing body. "Racing Victoria's Integrity Services team has been conducting an investigation into the activities of licensed persons in the Warrnambool and Ballarat areas," he said. "During the course of our investigation we sought the support of Victoria Police's Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit." Mr Stier said members of Racing Victoria's integrity team joined police on the raids at the properties. "Racing Victoria is committed to maintaining the highest integrity standards in our sport and, where appropriate, we will continue to work with Victoria Police on those investigations." Police said a firearm and "what is believed to be a conducted energy device" were also seized. Weir has a high-tech training facility at Miners Rest and a beach stable in Warrnambool. Police searched a truck at the trainer's Miners Rest property this morning, going through its cab and the vehicle's exterior. Victoria's Racing Minister, Martin Pakula, said he was aware of the police investigation and did not want to say anything to prejudice its outcome. "I would simply say as a racing fan and as the Racing Minister, integrity in our sport is incredibly important and any allegation of a breach of the rules of racing is extremely disappointing," he said. "It is important to note that this is another demonstration that our racing integrity unit within Racing Victoria will pursue any matter without fear or favour, and that is clearly what they have done." Reprinted with permission of Radio New Zealand

Birdwood horsewoman Mandy Pascoe is a dab hand at preparing yearlings for the annual sales. A member of one of South Australia’s best known trotting families, Mandy has won awards for Best Presented Colt and Filly at the Tasmanian yearling sales and has won plaudits from keen judges for her preparation of yearlings in Melbourne and Adelaide. “I’ve always been very passionate about the breeding side of the Industry,” Mandy said. “I love watching the youngsters transition from a gangly foal into a mature racehorse.  I get a lot of satisfaction from the yearlings, too.” Mandy and her husband, Scott, conduct Ningana Park, an 80 acre training and breeding property at Birdwood in the Adelaide hills which formerly played host to the successful stallions Bad Bert, Tibet, Kawartha Robust, Vanston Hanover, Slug Of Jin and Aberdeen. Nowadays Scott, who has trained and driven more than 500 winners including the SA Horse of the Year and Victoria Ladyship Cup winner Carvil’s Choice, Aberdeen, Awesome Garry and China Blue, is training only a small team as well as breeding from three broodmares. The couple’s oldest daughter, Samantha, 21, is a successful junior driver with three winners and 26 placings from only 70 drives, while her sister, Jessica, 17, is a devotee of Western riding. Mandy has been involved with horses for most of her life, having started driving trackwork and helping out at the stables of Marshall Steer and Barry Forrest at the weekends and during school holidays. While Mandy still helps Scott with their racing team, she has been heavily involved with preparing five well-bred yearlings – four colts and a filly - for the Allwood Stud Farm SA Yearling Sale over the last two months. “I’m very happy with all of them. It’s quite a nice draft; there’s something there for everybody,” Mandy said. Mandy is preparing two colts for former Harness Racing SA boss Mark Carey. “The colt out of Holla has a huge amount of presence. He’s a very classy individual,” Mandy said. “The one of Majeur Le Crest is really well developed with heaps of topside. He’s the complete package.” The Holla colt, by the former NZ and Australian 2YO of the Year Follow The Stars, is Lot 7, while the Majeur Le Crest colt, by the USA 3YO Colt of the Year Heston Blue Chip, is Lot 11. She has two colts from prominent Gosford (NSW) breeder-owner Michael Taylor in her yearling barn. “The colt out of Tiabamba is a big, rangy fellow, while the colt from Spirit Of Fun is really long striding with a great action and a good attitude,” Mandy said. The Tiabamba colt (Lot 2) is by last season’s leading first crop sire A Rocknroll Dance, and the Spirit Of Fun colt (Lot 33) is a product of champion sire Rock N Roll Heaven. Mandy is also preparing a filly by Million Dollar Cam from the successful Safely Kept mare Kiss Me Monty for Adelaide enthusiast Jack Panagiotou. “She’s a very strong, well developed and mature filly,” Mandy stated. The five yearlings are all eligible for The Allwood, Southern Cross and Vicbred. The 2019 Allwood Stud Farm SA Yearling Sale will be held -on Sunday, February 10, starting at 12 noon at the Magic Millions complex, Morphettville. Catalogues are available from Globe Derby Park, Port Pirie, all other SA country tracks, Tabcorp Park Melton and Tabcorp Park Menangle. The on-line version is available at   http://www.saharnessracing.com/site/2019-allwood-stud-farm-sa-yearling-sale/ , and www.saharness.com Peter Wharton

Former Tasmanian reinsman Alex Ashwood has taken the next big step in his young harness racing career by establishing himself in Bendigo. Ashwood, the son of astute Apple Isle trainer and driver Rodney Ashwood, has recently settled in Bendigo with girlfriend and trainer Kate Hargreaves, with the couple basing themselves at the Shelbourne property previously owned by former trainer Larry Eastman. It’s been a long road to Bendigo for the talented 24-year-old, who left his home state as a 17-year-old to work with the Long Forest husband and wife team of Andy and Kate Gath. An initial three-year stretch with the multiple Group 1-winning stable was followed by a stint with Dean Braun, before a return to the Gaths. Ashwood said he would be ‘forever grateful’ for the support and opportunities afforded him by the Gaths, but the time was ripe for him to branch out on his own with Hargreaves. “It’s exciting times ahead, we have a great group of owners behind us supporting us and backing us,” he said. “We just need to get the results on the board now. “(Bendigo) is a great harness racing community, it’s very central to most of the main tracks in Victoria. “We have a variety of options to place the weaker horses.” Their first three weeks at Shelbourne have produced a few placegetters, but as yet no winners. But with a few of the team’s better horses returning to action in the next few weeks, Ashwood believes a breakthrough success is close. “The year ahead, we have a couple of nice two-year-olds coming through,” he said. “We have two we are hoping qualify for the VicBred series later in the year and we can chase that Group 1 glory.” An exciting and busy settling-in period for the couple just got even busier, with Hargreaves this week returning to her full-time job as a teacher at Kennington Primary School. A typical day for the young trainer begins at Shelbourne at 5am, before a trip back into Bendigo at 7.30pm in time for a day in the classroom. Ashwood, whose busy driving schedule has taken him from Junee last Sunday, Stawell (Monday) and Bendigo (Wednesday), to Cranbourne (Thursday night) and Mildura (Friday), did not hesitate in choosing his father and Andy Gath as the biggest influences on his career in the sulky. Alex Ashwood@albieashwood Want to say a big thankyou to @apgath68 and Kate for the past 6 years. You guys have gone above and beyond for me and if it wasn't for you both I wouldn't be where I am today. You took me in as a 17 year old and made me part of the family which I'm forever grateful for. See Alex Ashwood's other Tweets   “Dad has been alongside me the whole way giving me guidance; in saying that Andy Gath has been great too,” he said. “They (the Gaths) train about 50 horses – divided between trotters and pacers – and do a wonderful job. “They are very organised and the care they give to their horses is second to none. “They pay a lot of attention to detail and they get the results.” Set on 60 acres, the couple’s training complex includes a 1280m track, two dams and 16 yards. Future plans include the addition of a water-walker, though Ashwood admits the couple are in no hurry having finally realised the dream of a place of their own. “Two years ago we only started off with one horse; I bought a horse at the yearling sales called Aldebaran Pete and then I owned a horse with Terry Stone called Mojo Major,” he said. “Then we had a horse called Drayton (who won a Gammalite Cup at Terang), who did a good job. “From there, a couple of dad’s clients from Tassie sent over a few horses over and it’s snowballed from there. “We’re getting more and more horses and more owners behind us – we’re looking forward to what the future will bring.” By Kieran Iles Reprinted with permission of the Bendigo Advertiser

Tomorrow is the day lady drivers all around Australia and New Zealand will hang up their traditional white driving pants and replace them with Teal pants for a very worthy cause. For the next six weeks (between February 1 and March 10) these ladies will form “Team Teal”, an awareness and fundraising campaign that connects the harness racing industry with Women’s Cancer Foundation. Each time a female driver wins a race they secure funds for ovarian and gynaecological cancer research conducted by the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). While the campaign initiated in Victoria in 2014, it has since grown to an international status with hundreds of reinswomen wearing teal driving pants last year, securing a total of 315 winners and close to $200,000 in donations. This year they strive for more with the fundraising goal set at $250,000. As in tradition the campaign ends with the Australian Female Drivers Championship, this year being staged at Albion Park on March 9. Narissa McMullen and Kylie Rasmussen will represent Queensland in the multi-race series and therefore have been selected as Queensland’s Teal Ambassadors who will also wear Teal driving silks throughout the campaign. McMullen has been the most successful Queensland female driver while driving in her teal pants for the past two campaigns, in which she has accumulated a total of 19 winners. “It’s great that we are back driving in the teal pants again this year, getting a winner is always great but to raise money for such a worthy cause while doing so is even better,” McMullen said. The harsh reality is that this year, more than 1400 women in Australia alone will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Over 900 of these same women will die from the disease. The Women’s Cancer Foundation strives to change these statistics, however we need your help to raise much needed funding to support their research projects and raise awareness. Donation buckets and Teal merchandise will be available at Albion Park as well as many other harness clubs. You can also donate directly at https://donate.everydayhero.com/d/XS0leTYXVguOJ1_hqCb5_w/amount   Albion Park

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