Tall Dark Stranger is the only horse in history to win the Metro Pace and Breeders Crown as a two-year-old and return to racing as a three-year-old and win both the Meadowlands Pace and North American Cup.
Not only that, but he also won the International Stallion Stakes at 2 in route to being voted 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year in both the United States and Canada. At three, in addition to the Meadowlands Pace and North American Cup, he also captured The Cane Pace and The Kentucky Sire Stakes Final.
He was voted 2020 Dan Patch Horse of the Year.
Seemingly destined for greatness from his birth, Tall Dark Stranger was a $330,000 purchase from the 2018 Lexington Selected Sale. He was considered by many to be the premier pacing colt offered at that venue that year.
A stunning individual by the legendary stallion Bettors Delight, this stallion hails from one of harness racing’s most prolific U7 family. He is out of World Champion and Dan Patch and O’Brien Award Winning 2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year, Precocious Beauty p,2,1:50.1 ($838,004), who is a sister to successful pacing stallion Sportswriter and out of a sister to Swinging Beauty P,1:49.4 ($893,268) and the grandam of 2021 leading first crop stallion Downbytheseaside P,2,1:49, 3.1:48.3f ($2,179,558)
When you read the above and consider the possibilities of a sire with these credentials being crossed with the fastest Christian Cullen mare to race in the southern hemisphere, it sounds intoxicating.
Reaza Grunter the fastest southern hemisphere (1:50.8) Cullen mare and clearly the best out of his own N1 family, was the perfect choice for the breeder to book Tall Dark Stranger back in 2021. The now yearling colt is the first live foal of the mare and will be set for sale at the Gold Coast, on January the 28th at Magic Millions.
The preparer of this yearling (Lot 72), Dean Baring, had this to say, “To say we are a touch excited about this colt’s prospects is an understatement. The first live foal from a super-fast Cullen mare, the new owners coming on the 28th are going have the best shot possible to come and dominate the track in the years to come. This colt is a rich dark bay just like his father and we have extremely high expectations about his racing future. Put simply, he is a Star Lot and will be changing hands on the day as all our horses do”.
For full details on this consignment please contact Dean Baring (0459 215 333) and for all other catalogued yearlings in the 2024 Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sales visit the Online Sales Catalogue or Register as a Buyer now.