One of my favorite characters from Western Australia would have to be Mal Hancock. He’s just so passionate about the sport we all love, Harness Racing.

Mal and Tanya Hancock and their son Hayden have been passionate participants in the harness racing industry as breeders and owners for more than 30 years.

After purchasing a magnificent 37-acre property divided by the meandering Henty Brook in the heart of the rich loam soils of Burekup, just 20 minutes from the regional city of Bunbury, they decided to pursue their dream of increasing their involvement in harness racing.

“Harness racing is one of the most enjoyable pursuits in life for the converted but unfortunately not enough people experience it,” Mal said. “We hope our fella can bring some X-Factor speed into our racing through his progeny and help stimulate new interest in the industry and maybe even encourage other breeders to try out colonial stallions who deserve an opportunity”.

“We will give him the chance and the rest will be up to him”.

Mal is of course taking about ADVANCE ATTACK NZ who was one of the most outstanding two and three-year-olds of his era in NZ.

He won at his first seven racetrack appearances as a two-year-old highlighted by successes in the $50,000 Welcome Stakes, $30,000 Cardigan Bay Stakes and NZ Sapling Stakes.

ADVANCE ATTACK NZ also captured two $50,000 Sales Graduate Classics and a heat of the NZ Sires Stakes in which he took a two-year-old mark of 1:57.3.

As a two-year-old, he won $142,135 racing against top colts such as Tribute, Badlands Bute and Richard Henry.

As a three-year-old, ADVANCE ATTACK NZ won eight of his 16 starts including the Group 2 NZ Rising Stars Championship, the Group 2 Avon Championship, the Newcastle Guineas, a heat and semi-final of the Breeders Crown and a heat of the NZ Sires Stakes.

To the end of his three-year-old campaign, ADVANCE ATTACK NZ had earned an imposing $263,815 in stakes money.

ADVANCE ATTACK NZ later competed with  distinction in open class company in three Australian States, winning the Hamilton Cup twice, Horsham Cup, Wangaratta Cup, and Tasmanian Governor’s Cup.

In all, ADVANCE ATTACK NZ recorded 28 wins and 12 placings from 89 starts for $406,094 in stakes.

No one takes the selling of broodmares, racehorses, yearlings, weanlings and stallions more seriously than the team at APG.  It’s this service that clearly sets Australian Pacing Gold apart from its rivals. A not-for-profit company, Australian Pacing Gold is the only standardbred sales company that puts serious money back into the industry in so many ways. Mal  has entrusted the team at APG to handle a reduction in his numbers, now entered in the 2021 APG NATIONAL MIXED SALE . The sale starts this Friday 16th of July and will finish Sunday the 18th of July. We really appreciate the support of  Mal and all those other owners that have supported this very exciting event.

Below is a table of Mal’s exciting prospects we look forward to finding  a new home for on Sunday, With siblings to horses like Alta Blues we think Mal is in for a massive weekend:

Unnamed Weanling Carysmatic Girl Advance Attack NZ Filly WA 6227 N16 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Alkira Jetstream Advance Attack NZ Filly WA 6227 U304 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Funzova Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 N2 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Kathleen Betty Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 N13 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Lynnes Cullen NZ Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 N29 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Moment In Time Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 A2 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Maple Valley NZ Advance Attack NZ Filly WA 6227 N9 Weanling
Unnamed Weanling Nowuseemegirl Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 U12 Weanling
Unnamed Yearling One Perfect Moment Advance Attack NZ Filly WA 6227 A2 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Miss Tanaka NZ Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 U301 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Lovers Prayer Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 A22 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Kelcie Sophia Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 N13 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Child from the Sea CA Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 U118 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Dancing With Fire NZ Advance Attack NZ Filly WA 6227 N10 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Kamwood Gal NZ Advance Attack NZ Filly WA 6227 U300 Yearling
Unnamed Yearling Giuliana Rancic NZ Advance Attack NZ Colt WA 6227 N8 Yearling


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