Harness racing enthusiasts were treated to an great performance on the night of November 4th, when Paradise Valley, a talented filly by Sweet Lou, emerged as the undeniable winner of the $40,000 Tasmanian Oaks at Hobart.
From the APG Sale to Stardom
Bred by Bruce and Vicki Edward (Durham Park Standardbreds), Paradise Valley caught the eye of many at the Melbourne Sale. With a winning bid of $33,000, she found her new home with the Aaron Bain Racing and Summit Bloodstock group. Little did they know that this young filly would go on to achieve great success on the racetrack.
Paradise Valley has not disappointed since her acquisition. With a total of three wins and seven placings in 22 starts, she has already banked $69,430 in earnings. Her latest victory in the Tasmanian Oaks showcased her sheer dominance on the track.
The Tasmanian Oaks Triumph
During the Tasmanian Oaks, Paradise Valley displayed her racing prowess as she took the lead right from the pole position. Her competitors could hardly catch a glimpse of her, as she maintained her lead throughout the race. She completed her last 800 meters in a remarkable 56.4 seconds, achieving a career-best mile rate of 1:58.1 for 2090 meters. This performance left no doubt that Paradise Valley is a rising star in the harness racing world.
Paradise Valley has proven herself as a contender for top honors, having been named a finalist in the APG Gold Bullion and Vicbred Super Series. Her journey doesn’t end here; her sights are now set on the prestigious Breeders Crown, taking place later this month.
The success of Paradise Valley, is a testament to the quality and potential that the APG yearling sales offer to the harness racing industry. Her achievements on the track serve as a reminder of the promising talent that Australian harness racing continues to produce. We look forward to witnessing Paradise Valley’s journey as she continues in the world of harness racing.