Harness racing, like any other sport, has its fair share of dedicated and passionate individuals who contribute to the industry in various capacities. From trainers and drivers to breeders, owners, and fans, the world of harness racing is filled with people who love the sport and work hard to ensure its success.
One unforgettable passionate harness racing personality has had a massive impact on the sport in north. His name is Steven Alexandra Clements of Brisbane Pastoral Company.
Steve is currently building a very exciting multimillion dollar business and with time and other restrictions has made the challenging and difficult decision to offer up all his yearlings for sale this Sunday at Magic Millions.
Steve has been an outstanding breeder over a very, very long time and the team at APG are honoured that Steve has again entrusted us to handle his much-loved horses in this Sunday’s sale.
Steve has more entertaining stories than almost anyone in the sport and most shouldn’t be repeated on this platform. That said, here is a small sample of this man’s journey in the sport.
Steve had owned, bred or been a partner in over 130 individual horses that have gone on to win more than $100,000 on the track.
He owned Advanced Debra (the dam of Courage Under Fire) for a short period of time.
He purchased the U2 Star Pacific Fella that died of a massive heart attack during his first semen collection after arriving in New Zealand. This was a massive setback for Steve’s harness racing stallion operation in its first month in business on NZ soil.
However, sadly his greatest loss of all was when the great “Rob Roy Mattgregor“ passed away at Burwood. Steve still has a massive, framed photo of the much-loved U7 stallion in his bedroom and it’s a loss that still hurts to this day.
Below is a list of Steve’s horses in the sale this Sunday and we are sure to see lots of winners from these families going forward.
American Ideal – Chika Mattgregor – Rob Roy Mattgregor
Magnificent type from the famous N16 family, should have solid interest.
Capt Midnight – Halycon Franco – McArdle
Strong looking colt from the great U8 family.
3rd Dam is Hazel Hanover, we all know her offspring.
Michael Hanover just to name a few.
A Rocknroll Dance – Kamwood Blue Chip- Christian Cullen
Half sister to the star NZ filly Mantra Blue
This is a must see lot.
The Storm Inside – Romancing Ashley – Life Sign
From the world famous U7 family.
For full details and catalogued yearlings in the 2024 Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sales please visit our Online Sales Catalogue or Register as a Buyer now.