“They’re a lovely bunch of yearlings. I think people will be really pleased when they inspect them.”

The speaker is young Menangle Park horsewoman Alan Toulmin, who is preparing one of the largest drafts for the Australian Pacing Gold sale at the Riverside Stables Complex, Warwick Farm on Sunday.

“They’re all different types and there’s a horse for every price bracket,” the former Harness Racing NSW employee said.

One of the most attractive youngsters from the Toulmin entry is Lot 341, a Sweet Lou filly from the Real Desire mare Joyces Desire.

“My partner Alex Alchin and his grandfather Russell Harpley bought Joyces Desire at a Ready To Run sale a few years ago,” Toulmin, who now works for Garrard’s Horse & Hound Menangle, said.

“Her career was unfortunately cut short by injury and they decided to breed from her.

“Her first two foals are by Bling It On. We really liked them so we decided to put her in foal to a commercial sire with the aim of selling the progeny at the sale.

“She’s a beautiful, strong, athletic filly.”

Lot 378, a brown colt by the Inter Dominion hero and percentage sire Tiger Tara, is being offered by the Victorian-based Back Bolac Standardbreds Group, of Trevor and Kirsty Peacock.

“They bought the colt’s dam Rockin Lu Lu in foal to Tiger Tara at the Yirribee Pacing Stud dispersal sale,” Alana stated.

A half-brother to Rockindownunder (11 wins) and Boomer Rock (1:52.5), he’s a “high energy fella who loves to work,” according to Alana.

Lot 347, a Tintin In America filly owned by Wagga breeder Jared Kahlefeldt, is out of the Grinfromeartoear mare Lettucegrin, the dam of a Group winning pacer in Chicago Gangster and the Group winning trotter Lettuce Trot.

“I’ve had three of the last four foals of the dam and she’s a strong type whereas the other two were more athletic,” Toulmin said. “She’s a lovely filly who relishes her work.”

Alana is preparing a superbly bred, strongly built What The Hill colt from Our Dainty Lady NZ, a Group winning daughter of the dual Inter Dominion Trotting champion Pride Of Petite for her parents Gary and Louise Toulmin, of Oakbank Estate, near Ballarat (Vic.).

“I believe he’s the only trotter in the sale. There’s nothing to fault about him,” she said.

“I had his full brother last year and he made the top price for a trotter of $75,000. This colt is a similar type but a little bit stronger in the body.”

Completing the Toulmin consignment is Lot 326, a colt by the USA 2YO and 3YO Colt of the Year and Hall of Famer Tall Dark Stranger and one of only two colts by the Bettor’s Delight double millionaire at the Sydney sale.

Bred by Rob Corfield, the colt ranks as a half-brother to the Group 2 Hondo Grattan Stakes winner and Group 1 NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO Final runner-up Titian Raider (1:50), a winner of 14 races and $170,219.

“He’s a similar type to his father. A beautifully natured colt and a pleasure to work with,” Alana said.

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