AS PREDICTED Australian Pacing Gold stock dominated the New South Wales Breeders’ Challenge Finals.
Four deciders were conducted at Club Menangle during the weekend, with APG graduates making a clean sweep of the Group Ones.
To top it off, APG purchases were the first five across the finish in the $150,000 Final for two-year-old colts and geldings.
Queensland raider Tims A Trooper upstaged the locals, including the previously unbeaten My Ultimate Byron, in 1:51.9.
In the fillies’ division, Madrid stretched her impeccable record to five wins and a third from six starts for a bankroll of $130,050.
Exciting Victorian youngster Bar Room Banta successfully defended his title with a stylish performance in the Final for three-year-old colts and geldings.
Trained by Michael Stanley, Bar Room Banta boasts nine wins and four placings from 17 starts for earnings of $257,490.
Australia’s leading three-year-old this season, Anntonia collected her third Group One of the year when she covered the mile in a brilliant 1:49.8.
In doing so Anntonia slashed half a second from the southern hemisphere record for her age and sex.
Anntonia’s record sits on 12 wins and seven placings from 19 outings for stakes of $379,926.
- PAUL COURTS