Impressive draft of yearlings at APTS Sale

Watch out for the Aldebaran Park consignment at the Australasian Premier Trotting Sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, March 10!

We are offering 18 yearlings – 10 colts and eight fillies – by 10 different sires including exciting first-crop sire Father Patrick, Majestic Son, Muscle Hill, Love You, Muscle Mass, Andover Hall, world champion Sebastian K, leading USA first-crop sire Trixton and our resident stallions SKYVALLEY and YIELD BOKO.

The Aldebaran Park draft features:

  • Half-brother to Aust. 2YO Filly Trotter of the Year Kyvalley Kyrie
  • Colt out of the Victoria Trotters Derby winner Jingling Silver
  • Filly from the Group 3 winner Ushaka Bromac NZ
  • Filly out of a full sister to Allegro Agitato and SKYVALLEY
  • Half-sister to Cold Sister
  • Half-brother to Aldebaran Pete (Abrahams 2YO Classic)
  • Colt from a full sister to YIELD BOKO
  • First foal of Aldebaran Daisy (8 wins)
  • Filly out of a half-sister to Cold Sister

SKYVALLEY left seven individual winners for the month and has now sired 22 winners and $592,089 progeny earnings for the 2018/19 season. He is in second position on the Australian All-aged Sire list.

SKYVALLEY led in a winning double at Melton on February 23 with champion Tornado Valley NZ, who led most of the way in the Group 1 $50,000 The Knight Pistol with a last 800 in 57.6, and the highly promising Aldebaran Park-bred On Fast Forward (ex Aldebaranfavourite), who led throughout to notch his sixth lifetime success.

It was the fourth win at Group 1 level for Tornado Valley NZ and stretched his unbeaten winning sequence this season to nine. He has banked $469,887.

Another Aldebaran Park-bred, Aldebaran Kiri (ex Maori Road), overcame a 30 metre handicap to post her seventh win at Terang.

Kash Valley, a six-year-old mare and one of SKYVALLEY’s second New Zealand crop, won consecutive races at Oamaru and Dunedin and looks to have a very bright future.

Other SKYVALLEY winners in February were Skyflyer, who captured the time-honoured Gawler Hambletonian Trotters Cup, Flash Kyvalley (Melton) and Miss Invasion, who won a heat of Jim McNeil Memorial at Albion Park.

The Swedish horse YIELD BOKO was credited with his fifth winner from six starters when the four-year-old gelding Godofthunder saluted for the first time at Horsham.

To cap a great month, Sun Swinger, a five-year-old mare part-owned by Aldebaran Park, broke maiden ranks at only her third start at Oamaru (NZ) in late February. The dam of Sun Swinger is a half-sister to the mother of the 2019 NZ 2YO Trotting Colt/Gelding of the Year Enhance Your Calm, whose successes included the Jewels, NZ Sires Stakes Final and NZ Trotting Stakes, all Group races.