Yirribee Stud which was established in 1985 by Rod Woodhouse and the late Ian Walsh. It was officially opened in 1986. Yirribee now celebrates over 30 years in the breeding industry. Headed up by Rod Woodhouse and his partner, Dianne Sutherland, Yirribee Stud has entrusted the team at APG to handle a very large consignment of well-bred yearlings entered for this Sunday’s neds – APG Sydney Sale.


Yearlings from a plethora of top flight racemares will anchor the 21-strong Yirribee Pacing Stud draft to go under  at Warwick Farm on Sunday, March 6.

Heading the list is the New Zealand Cup and Oaks winner and Horse of the Year Mainland Banner ($684,580), who is represented by a colt by the world champion Warrawee Needy as Lot 542.

Miss Trickin Lombo, the winner of $230,312 and a multiple Group 1 placegetter, has a colt by the North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon as Lot 566, while former 2YO of the Year and five-time Group 1 winning juvenile Lombo La Fe Fe is represented by a Warrawee Needy colt as Lot 530.

Ocean Diva (1:51.1), the dual Breeders Challenge runner-up and the winner of $253,380, has her first foal as Lot 574, a Fear The Dragon colt, and the former top Canadian mare Warrawee Flare 1:50.6 ($609,019) is represented by a colt from the first crop of superstar pacer Lazarus.

Other good racemares from the Yirribee Pacing Stud consignment include Gypsy Babe (a Rock N Roll Heaven colt) as Lot 513; Lettucedance (Art Major colt) Lot 521; La Saint (Warrawee Needy filly) Lot 525; Miss Zo Zo (Lennyshark colt) Lot 558; Artista Lombo (Warrawee Needy colt) Lot 631 and Boldandbeautiful (Warrawee Needy filly) Lot 642.

The draft also features:

  • Courage Under Fire colt from the Mach Three mare Ivy’s Faith (Lot 507)
  • Tintin In America half-sister to the Hondo Grattan winner Seeuninnashville (Lot 511)
  • Warrawee Needy half-brother to Group 3 winner Million Dollar Gem (Lot 516)
  • Fear The Dragon colt from a daughter of Tailamade Lombo (Lot 583)
  • Fear The Dragon colt closely related to Lazarus (Lot 607)
  • Tintin In America half-brother to Floyd Mayweather (Lot 652)

The Yirribee yearlings are all eligible for the NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown and the True Blue Series.

Thanks to Neds-APG GAME CHANGING PARTNERSHIP that sees over $3.25M on offer this year, along with more than $2.25M in local NSW & VIC prizemoney, there is a massive opportunity now for younger people to get involved in our sport all across NSW.

Harness Breeders NSW (the only Breeding Body in NSW officially sanctioned by the Governing body for harness Racing in NSW ) and the team from International Animal Health will be on hand to select and to award the must sort after garland and product prizes for the best presented filly and colt from 7pm this Friday.

International Animal Health are committed to growing your animals better by understanding your problems and providing solutions. In particular they have a massive interest in the equine industry given it’s potential to grow rapidly over the next few years.  I just love the words below from their website:

Please contact Linda Graham on 0428 955 998 or via email and she’ll be pleased to assist you with your online registrations, pre-bidding sale approvals or to answer any other questions that you may have on your travel and accommodation needs.