Aldebaran a Perfect ‘Ten’!

Aldebaran Ten, who was bred and reared at Aldebaran Park, was the unanimous choice of Trotter of the Month in May.

Out of the stud owned Aldebaranfavourite, the black gelding won three consecutive races at Globe Derby Park including The Legends to lift his lifetime tally to 10 wins.

SKYVALLEY, again the leading colonial bred trotting sire this season, left seven individual winners in Australia and New Zealand during May.

They included the homebred Aldebaran Midnite (ex Aldebaran Sunset), who chalked her win No 7 at Swan Hill, Kyvalley Topcat¸ a winner at Cranbourne and a heat of the Sweetheart Trot at Maryborough, and the Ballarat winners Sky Majesty ($60,000+) and My Skypocket.

Gap Year, one of SKYVALLEY’S first crop, became his sire’s 22nd individual winner in Australia this season, when he rated a flying 1:59 over 1684 metres at Pinjarra; his first win from only his fifth start.

In New Zealand, the SKYVALLEY mares Princess Mackendon (1:59.9 over 2700m) and Spotlight The Valley won their sixth races at Auckland and Invercargill respectively.

SKYVALLEY has sired 34 Australian bred winners to date and they have amassed $1.32-million in stakes, an average of over $20,000 per starter.

Imahe Man, who is out the stud owned Kyvalley Aldebaran, notched consecutive wins at Kilmore and Echuca.

In other stud news Excellent Boko, a Swedish bred mare, arrived in Australia in early May to join the broodmare band at Aldebaran Park. The young mare, who won three races at Solvalla, Stockholm, is carrying a positive test to Readly Express, a son of the champion French racehorse and sire Ready Cash.

Another leg of the Aldebaran Park Monte Championship was decided at Melton on May 27 and victory fell to Conon Bridge NZ, trained by Brent Lilley and ridden by Jackie Barker