In a barnstorming finish, Swayzee, another graduate of the APG Yearling Sales, emerged victorious in the prestigious $790,000 New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington.
The five-year-old son of Rock N Roll Heaven, acquired for $30,000 by Tim Butt at the 2019 Sydney sale. With Butt’s training, this talented pacer went on to win nine races, including notable triumphs at Albion Park and Menangle. May marked a pivotal moment as Swayzee transitioned to the care of Sydney horseman Jason Grimson, beginning an extraordinary winning streak.
Dominating the Track
Under Grimson’s tutelage, Swayzee has demonstrated his prowess, securing victories in his first nine starts, including five Group races. The gelding’s total stake earnings have soared to an impressive $825,314. With sights set on the upcoming Inter Dominion Championship at Albion Park, Swayzee is poised to continue his winning ways on the grand stage.
APG Family Success
Swayzee’s success extends beyond the racetrack, as his younger half-brother Leap To Fame and his dam Lettucereason are also proud graduates of the APG sales. Leap To Fame, boasting winnings of $1.4 million, was acquired for $47,500 at the 2020 APG Sydney sale. While Lettucereason, purchased for $50,000 at the APG Melbourne sale in 2010, is a frontrunner for the national Broodmare of the Year award in 2023.
Swayzee’s triumph in the New Zealand Trotting Cup stands as a testament to the quality of yearlings sold through APG sales. From the sale ring to the winner’s circle, Swayzee’s journey is one to watch. As anticipation builds for his performance in the upcoming Inter Dominion Championship, Swayzee’s legacy as an APG graduate and a formidable competitor is firmly established.