2018 YEARLING SALES FAST APPROACHING

The Sales Ring at Karaka

Another round of the annual Standardbred Yearling Sales is just around the corner, with the “Sale of the Stars” as they are dubbed, set to start on Monday.

The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is to be staged at Karaka, in Auckland, on the 12th February, with the Parade Day the day before on Sunday the 11th February. This sale is followed immediately by the NZ Premier Yearling Sale at Christchurch, on the 13th and 14th February.

Many internet based and hardcopy advertising programmes have long been put in place and Breckon Farms pride themselves on their proactive approach to yearling promotion for their entire draft of farm owned and client yearlings.

Our promotion began back in December with exposure through banners on the Harnesslink, HRNZ, Australian Harness Racing and Harnessnews websites, linking to Breckon Farms Website Yearling Sales section, where all the latest information, photos and videos have been available. Added to this were regular in-depth articles on Harnesslink of all Breckon Farms lots, race sponsorship, racebook advertising, oncourse big screen advertising, industry magazine advertisements and on-farm parades, flowing through January and February.

With the Australasian Classic Yearling Sales now so close, it is pertinent to reinforce some of our historical achievements as the major yearling sales preparer at the North Island Sales.

In the 24 sales from 1993 through to 2016 (current 3YO’s) we have produced 400 winners from 680 yearlings offered for sale, which is over 58% winners to yearlings offered.

We have produced the winners of 42 Group 1 Races, including wins in such races as an Interdominion Grand Final, NZ Cups (3), Hunter Cup, Harness Jewels, Breeders Crown Finals, Caduceus Club Fillies Classic, NZ Sires Stakes 2 & 3YO Fillies Finals.

Karaka Sales Complex

Through the PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Series races we have produced the winners of 7 Open Finals, 10 Fillies Finals, 1 Northern Hemisphere Time Final and 3 Aged Handicap Paces.

There have been 4 Millionaire Pacers that have come from our drafts, plus who could forget the Superstar of Harness Racing in the trotting ranks, I Can Doosit, who would have been the 5th millionaire if he hadn’t had to be withdrawn from the sales.

Since this year’s catalogue was published there have been an incredible number of updates to pedigrees of yearlings in our draft and these are listed below, so as you are fully aware of the latest successes in relation to Breckon Farms Draft yearlings.

In lot order, they are:-

Lot 5 – Dragon Tattoo (bay filly Art Major / Rozelski)
• Starski a 2YO full-sister was an impressive 2nd by a nose in her public debut at the workouts on 3rd February

Lot 9 – Sossutor (bay colt Bettor’s Delight / Sossusvlei)
• THE PACKMAN now has 16 wins & 26 placings for $115,001

Lot 13 – Ab Fab (bay filly Bettor’s Delight / Speights Girl)
• Bubbled Up a 2YO half-sister won and qualified 7th February and is being aimed at the Young Guns Series
• Affairs Of State is now the dam of Smart Fortune, 1 start 1 win, 2YO winner of the first Young Guns Heat
• MATCH IN HEAVEN now has 14 wins & 12 placings for $195,179

Lot 17 – Lenize (bay filly Bettor’s Delight / Suidelike Meisie)
• Lerato now has 1 win & 6 placings for $23,588

Lot 22 – Joshua Richard (brown colt American Ideal / Taylor Kate)
• CRYSTAL SPARKLES now has 8 wins & 9 placings for $44,063 including 7 wins from 11 starts in Australia plus 3 2nd placings
• THE PACKMAN now has 16 wins & 26 placings for $115,001

Lot 30 – Em I Six (black filly He’s Watching / Thebestamancanget)
• VASARI now has 6 wins & 10 placings for $85,349

Lot 34 – Mr Cornelius (bay colt American Ideal / Toast To Cullen)
• KENRICK now has 8 wins & 15 places for $87,694

Lot 38 – Artmosphere (bay colt Art Major / Veste)
• PUREST SILK now has 1 win & 2 placings for $37,288 including a 2YO Young Guns Heat placing
• CONVERSION now has 6 wins & 12 placings for $33,404

Lot 47 – Freddiesam (brown colt Bettor’s Delight / Zingara)
• THE PACKMAN now has 16 wins & 26 placings for $115,001

Lot 51 – Endless Possibility (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere / Affairs Are Bettor)
• Affairs Of State is now the dam of Smart Fortune, 1 start 1 win, 2YO winner of the first Young Guns Heat
• MATCH IN HEAVEN now has 14 wins & 12 placings for $195,179

Lot 55 – Giddy Heights (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere / Affairs Of State)
• Affairs Of State is now the dam of Smart Fortune, 1 start 1 win, 2YO winner of the first Young Guns Heat
• MATCH IN HEAVEN now has 14 wins & 12 placings for $195,179

Lot 76 – Jack Irish (brown colt Bettor’s Delight / Black Maire)
• CRYSTAL SPARKLES now has 8 wins & 9 placings for $44,063 including 7 wins from 11 starts in Australia plus 3 2nd placings
• THE PACKMAN now has 16 wins & 26 placings for $115,001

Lot 81 – Braebeach (bay colt Somebeachsomewhere / Braeside Lady)
• BEACHBABEBEAUTY now has 3 wins from 5 starts for $22,069
• NEIGHLOR now has 8 wins & 7 placings for $46,245

Lot 85 – One Change (bay colt Bettor’s Delight / Changedown)
• Half-sister La Vitesse was an impressive winner in her public debut at the workouts 3rd February
• CHANGE GEAR now has 18 wins & 25 placings for $173,554
• CHAANGERR now has 12 to race for 11 winners of 115 races for $3,131,909, including Super Change 1 win & 3 placings for $8,820

Lot 89 – Scottish Poacher (bay colt Art Major / Classic Nymph)
• SONIC CLASSIC now has 24 wins & 48 placings for $214,956
• Major Classic now has 8 wins & 13 placings for $51,122

Lot 93 – Cyber Attack (bay colt Andover Hall / Cyberspace)
• THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSON now has 8 wins & 27 placings for $143,851

Lot 106 – Diamondsonthebeach (bay colt Somebeachsomewhere / Dancing Diamonds)
• ROCK DIAMONDS now has 13 wins & 7 placings for $200,259, including Gr.2 Westral 4YO Championship 1st December

Lot 110 – Summer Change (brown filly Somebeachsomewhere / Dancingonmoonlight)
• MOONROCK now has 1.54.6 12 wins & 10 placings for $188,722, including Gr.3 Popular Alm FFA
• MASTER MOONLITE now has 1.56.0 4 wins & 6 placings for $39,914

Lot 115 – Harvey Specter (bay colt Art Major / Delightful Dale)
• (SO) BOBS YOUR UNCLE now has 1.59.0 3 wins & 7 placings for $13,153
• FAT KENNYS DROP now has 1.55.9 7 wins & 15 placings for $40,856

Lot 123 – Cheeky Babe (bay filly Muscle Hill / Factor The Odds)
• Stress Factor now has 3 wins & 2 placings for $27,366, including two recent back-to-back wins at Alexandra Park

Lot 127 – Triple Threat (bay colt Muscle Hill / Fear Factor)
• Stress Factor now has 3 wins & 2 placings for $27,366, including two recent back-to-back wins at Alexandra Park

Lot 131 – Saul Good (bay colt Mach Three / Fight Fire With Fire)
• READY TO FIRE now has 6 wins & 11 placings for $57,489
• MISS STREISAND (A Rocknroll Dance / Goodlookinggirl) 1.59.8 1 win from 1 start, for $12,500, winner of the first Young Guns Fillies Heat
• ELLE MAC now has 6 wins & 1 placing for $265,564, 3-time Gr.1 winner, including Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Championship 31st December
• MARK DENNIS now has 40 wins & 63 placings for $285,049

Lot 136 – Bethells Beach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere / Gentle Anvil)
• FEEL THE MONEY (Bettor’s Delight / Gentle Audrey) winner at her first start and now has 1.58.4 1 win & 1 placing from 3 starts for $7,340

Lot 140 – Better Way Of Life (bay colt Bettor’s Delight / Gentle Audrey)
• FEEL THE MONEY a full-sister was a winner at her first start and now has 1.58.4 1 win & 1 placing from 3 starts for $7,340

Lot 145 – Power Of Soul (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere / Good On Top)
• MARK DENNIS now has 40 wins & 63 placings for $285,049
• ELLE MAC now has 6 wins & 1 placing for $265,564, 3-time Gr.1 winner, including Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Championship 31st December
• MISS STREISAND (A Rocknroll Dance / Goodlookinggirl) 1.59.8 1 win from 1 start, for $12,500, winner of the first Young Guns Fillies Heat

Lot 149 – Billion Dollar Baby (bay filly Art Major / High Society Gal)
• Bita Banta a Well Said 2YO half-brother, sold at last year’s sale, won by 4½ lengths in his first time off the property at the Rangiora Workouts 7th February, running home in 57.6 and looks to be sold to race in the Bathurst Series in March, with trainer Mark Jones saying, “He’s a pretty nice colt and goes good.”
• Affairs Of State is now the dam of Smart Fortune, 1 start 1 win, 2YO winner of the first Young Guns Heat
• MATCH IN HEAVEN now has 14 wins & 12 placings for $195,179

Lot 156 – Hotfoot It (bay colt American Ideal / Hothooves)
• VETTEL now has 5 wins & 4 placings for $25,905

Lot 169 – Miss Shuga (bay filly Art Major / Maid In Splendour)
• NEVER SAY NEVER now 1.51.4 9 wins for $138,268
• The Thug now has 2.00.9 2 wins & 3 placings for $19,013
• Diamonds N Cash (Rocknroll Hanover / Diamonds N Gold) now has 3 wins & 3 seconds for $22,989

You can view full details of all Breckon Farms lots under the “Sales” menu on this website, then under “2018 Yearling Draft Details”, where you will also be able to view photos and videos of each yearling to be presented for sale

All our yearlings will also be available for viewing at Karaka from the morning of the 11th February.

We also look forward to seeing you at the Parade Day on the 11th February at 2:30pm and then ready to go on Sale Day, the 12th February commencing at 10:30am, at Karaka.

We wish all vendors and purchasers the very best of luck at this years Sales and may the huge success on the racetracks of Australasia continue.

Rob Carr

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