The South Australian representation at the Australian Pacing Gold sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday may be small in numbers but it is big on quality on the score of pedigree, conformation and type.
There’s five yearlings in all being offered by three different vendors from the Croweater state.
Former SA harness racing supremo Mark Carey is offering two superbly bred fillies under the banner of Hampton Farms.
Lot 156 is a brown filly by last year’s leading American first crop sire Captain Crunch out of the Art Major mare Juliette Bromac (1:54.5), a daughter of the dual Oaks placegetter Jillbo ($351,214). Juliette Bromac, a Group 3 winner herself, ranks as a half-sister to the Queensland Christmas Cup winner Jackaroo Bromac ($242,555).
“She’s a good type whose got a bit of attitude,” preparer Monique Burnett, of Grand Lodge, said.
The other filly is Lot 106, by the siring sensation Sweet Lou from a family that has distinguished itself for the number of top fillies it has produced. Ymbro Toto ($92,685), the dam of the filly, ran third in the Australian Oaks, while her half-sister Ymbro Nif won The Lombo and her grand-dam Miss Ardmore took out the Group 1 NZ Great Northern Oaks.
“This is a beautiful, well put together, athletic type of filly with great manners. She’s one of our favourite fillies in the barn,” Monique stated.
“I can’t fault either of Mark’s pair.”
Yorke Peninsula hobby breeder Jason Bussenschutt is also dually represented at the sale by two colts.
Lot 193, a bay colt by the world champion Always B Miki from the Art Major mare Raven Rosie, a daughter of the Southern Cross winner and Vicbred Final placegetter Getya Wings Out ($137,459), is a beautiful animal on type, according to Burnett.
“He’s my favourite,” she said.
The second colt, listed at Lot 188, is by the fast Captaintreacherous import Captain Crunch and out of the Mach Three mare Parfait Amour, a half-sister to the NSW Breeders Challenge 3YO Final winner Eye Keep Smiling (1:49.9) and the Breeders Crown Graduate Cup victor Private Eye (1:50.3).
“He’s a very well put together, very athletic and very willing colt,” Monique stated.
Adelaide breeders Rob Caruso and Tim Fawcett have a single entry, Lot 124, a colt by the all-conquering Sweet Lou from a family that has plenty of depth.
He’s the first foal of the successful Mach Three mare Bronski Macarena, an Albion Park three-year-old winner.
Furthermore, the colt’s second, third and fourth dams have left 33 foals between them, of which 27 have emerged successful with 19 in 2:00 and nine $100,000 earners – an amazing strike rate.
“He’s a brown colt and a good type with a great work ethic. He’s a very nice horse all round,” Monique said.
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