Cranbrook is a small town located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The area around Cranbrook has a long history of human habitation, with evidence of Aboriginal occupation dating back at least 6,000 years.

The town itself was founded in the late 19th century, and was named after the Earl of Cranbrook, who was then the Secretary of State for the Colonies. The town quickly grew as a hub for agriculture, with wheat, wool, and timber being the main industries.

One of the notable historic sites in Cranbrook is the St. John’s Anglican Church, which was built in 1906 and is now listed on the Western Australian Heritage Register. The town also has a number of other historic buildings, including the Cranbrook Hotel, which was built in 1899 and is still in operation today.

The Cranbrook Hotel  is a gathering spot for harness racing fans to watch the races and enjoy some the best hospitality in the west.

Publican and total harness nut Stephen Woodcock is one of those inspirational fella’s that just loves talking about the trots.

What l love about Steve is that he “Walks The Talk” (It means in short, putting your words into action) and has a very keen eye for elite families and stallion prospects bred in this country. He is exceedingly excited about his future and having a much bigger role in the sport we all love “Harness Racing” in 2023 and beyond.

Steve is the owner of Renaissance Man. While he his kicking some serious  goals on the sires list at present, with average earnings per starter now over $31,500 Steve is currently looking adding survival more stallions for the 23/24 season.

Renaissance Man is a close N40 family member to the hottest horse in the world right now in Captain Ravishing.

This four year old stallion prospect is one the fastest and most talked about horse in the southern hemisphere. Other outstanding  family members of this highly successful N40 family are:

Auckland Reactor 2004 M N40 –  Flora by Berlin $1,756,814
Devil Dodger 2006 M N40 –  Flora by Berlin $718,181
Russley Rascal 2006 M N40 –  Flora by Berlin $641,799

Steve has also been tremendously kind finding us (APG) 2 additional lots for this coming weekend at Magic Millions.

Please check these lots out they will not disappoint, Sarah Suvaljko has done a magnificent job with them both and is tremendously excited by their prospects.

Lot 161A, this Sportswritter filly is the first foal  out of $120,982 mare Tajies Girl and is from the same N2 family as:

Terror To Love N2 –  Bessie B $2,377,125
Lombo Pocket Watch N2  –  Bessie B $1,522,638
Lochinvar Art N2 –  Bessie B $1,405,516
Beaudiene Boaz N2 –  Bessie B $1,255,177
Alta Orlando N2 –  Bessie B $1,081,030
Preux Chevalier N2 –  Bessie B $791,331
Handsandwheels N2 –  Bessie B $666,739
Lombo La Fe Fe N2  –  Bessie B $654,493
Suave Stuey Lombo N2 –  Bessie B $587,032
Ameretto N2 –  Bessie B $565,419
Scandalman N2 –  Bessie B $501,035

Lot 185A is the half sister to the powerful race filly Dynamite Dolly winner of $37,245 to date.

This is the same N7 family as:

Soho Tribeca N7 –  Topsy $1,103,854
Messini N7 –  Topsy $711,711
Restrepo N7 –  Topsy $527,118
Villagem N7 –  Topsy $626,585
Pembrook Benny N7 –  Topsy $898,103

The team at APG feel blessed to be representing Steve and his horses this weekend, come and check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Please join us at the  Magic Millions Sales Complex, 2/56 Dale Road, Middle Swan, WA on March 5. Remember this is Perth’s greatest ever offering.

Finals for both 2yo sexes of $125,000 & again both sex finals for the 3yo’s of $100,000.

For all your Bloodstock enquiries including the full draft of 130 Lots , please contact Dean Baring on 0459 215 333