Aldebaran Park News Update March 2017
Skyvalley stock have earned $1.4-million
Aldebaran Park flagship SKYVALLEY has produced the winners of more than $1.4-million to date from his first three crops.
In the 2016/17 season SKYVALLEY has left 17 individual winners and $185,000 progeny earnings to rank as the second leading Australian-bred trotting stallion.
Princess Mackendon and the Aldebaran Park bred Aldebaran Eve (ex Aldebaran Dream) were the headline acts for SKYVALLEY in March. Princess Mackendon captured the Group 3 Northern Trotting Breeders Stakes at Auckland to send her earnings over the $50,000 mark, while Aldebaran Eve swept the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Bronze Series, rating a career-best 1:59.4 in the final at Melton.
Sky Petite, SKYVALLEY’s richest ($111,595) and winningest (14 wins) performer, also earned a new lifetime mark of 1:58.3 over 2240 metres at Melton.
Other SKYVALLEY winners were the Aldebaran Park bred Aldebaran Midnite (her 6th win), My Skypocket, who won by 20 metres at Maryborough, and the dual Globe Derby Park victor Ima Skybabe.
The talented Aldebaran Ay M (ex Big O E), who was bred and is owned by Aldebaran Park, followed a close second in the Breed For Speed Bronze Series Final at Melton with a commanding win at Charlton, his fourth win.
Another homebred, Aldebaran Eastwood (EILEAN DONON-Dirty Harriet)¸ overcame a 30 metre handicap to post win No 8 at Pinjarra. He has now earned $63,476.
Two legs of the Aldebaran Park Monte Championship were conducted in March. Save Our Pennys, trained by Graeme Lang and ridden by Haley Toulmin, emerged successful at Melton, while Conon Bridge (Brent Lilley & Jackie Barker) scored at Ballarat.