The Tasmanian-based nursery Tourello Standardbreds heads to the 2024 Australian Pacing Gold sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, February 4 with the biggest draft at the sale, comprising 12 well related yearlings from in-from families whom owner Kerrie Hymers holds high hopes for.
The draft features stock by home-based stallions including Lincoln Royal (2 lots), Tell All (4), Dawn Ofa New Day and Metropolitan as well as ‘outside’ sires in A Rocknroll Dance, Captain Crunch and Vincent.
Eight of the yearlings under the Tourello Standardbreds’ banner are out of winner-producing mares, five are from New Zealand-bred mares and two are mares with an all-American background.
Spearheading the draft will Lot 142, an all-American bred colt by the exciting, young Captaintreacherous horse Captain Crunch out of the Western Hanover mare Grand Times, a member of the same family as the champion sire Holmes Hanover.
“He’s a powerful colt. He’s quite a standout, a bay colt with white socks,” Kerrie said.
Another attractive colt is Lot 155, a bay A Rocknroll Dance colt from the successful Artsplace mare Jilliby Pleasure.
“He’s an athletic type, good natured and really enjoys his work,” she said.
Of the seven fillies, Kerrie believes the strongly built Vincent sister to last year’s NSW Sapling Stakes placegetter Hammer Dan (1:56.3), listed as Lot 179, and the tall, athletic Lincoln Royal filly out of the Artsplace mare Honky Tonk Bromac NZ (Lot 149) could be the pick of the bunch.
Tourello Standardbreds, who has gained quite a reputation for breeding coloured horses, is offering two this year. A skewbald colt is by Tell All (Lot 131) and a grey half-sister by Dawn Ofa New Day to the 2023 Dandy Patch placegetter Feelinkindalucky as Lot 134.
Other attractive youngsters from the Tourello consignment are the racy Tell All filly from the good producer Hayley Franco NZ (Lot 145), a Lincoln Royal half-sister to Tall Poppy 1:51.8 ($250,000) and the Victoria Youthful Stakes placegetter Nosweetsforyou (Lot 187), a Tell All filly from a daughter of the champion racemare Tupelo Rose (Lot 182) and A Rocknroll Dance colt from an Artsplace half-sister to the Group 1 winners Our Sixpence and Threepence.
The Tourello Standardbreds’ yearlings are eligible for the Breeders Crown, Vicbred and Tasbred. Intending purchasers at this year’s sale are in for a further windfall. The catalogue is offering only 53 fillies and 52 colts eligible for the APG Race Series for two-year-olds with separate $150,000 Finals to be held at Melton in 2025.
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