Inter Dominion quinella!

Our champion sire SKYVALLEY Nz wrote his name into the history books when he became the first Australian-based trotting stallion to sire the quinella in an Inter Dominion Trotting Grand Final.

Tornado Valley Nz and Sky Petite, both members of SKYVALLEY’s first racing crop, ran 1-2 in the Group 1 $150,000 feature at Tabcorp Park Melton.

The New Zealand-bred Tornado Valley Nz, who made a clean sweep of the Interdominion series and was the leading points scorer, increased his stake tally to $412,887 from 24 wins and 23 placings in 78 starts, making him SKYVALLEY’s richest ever progeny. Sky Petite ($237,785) is her sire’s highest stakes-winning female.

Tornado Valley Nz has been shortlisted for the prestigious Elitloppet to be run at Solvalla racetrack, Stockholm, Sweden in May.

Congratulations to Tornado Valley’s breeders Petina Gaugler and Terry McMillan, owner Norm Jenkin, trainer Andy Gath and driver Kate Gath.

SKYVALLEY Nz, who is currently second on this year’s Sires premiership, left eight individual winners in two States and both islands of NZ during December.

Besides Tornado Valley Nz, SKYVALLEY Nz was represented by the Melton winner Gap Year, the Aldebaran Park bred Fear Not (Ballarat), No Republic (Bendigo), Skyflyer (Globe Derby Park) and the NZ winners Mr Good And Evil Nz (Auckland), War Admiral Nz (Dunedin) and Spotlight The Valley Nz (Invercargill).

Aldebaran Eureka USA, a highly promising three-year-old colt bred and raised at Aldebaran Park Inc. in New Jersey, USA, won in 1:59.8 at Harrah’s Philadelphia on December 13. The colt’s American-bred dam, Aldebaran Malibu USA Tr 3, 1:57.4 ($40,235), is now domiciled at our Nagambie property and her Credit Winner USA two-year-old colt Aldebaran Express - conceived in America and born in Australia, is back in work at Alford Racing Stables.

Aldebaran Park has thrown its weight behind the launch of the new Tasmanian Trotting Club in Hobart and the growth of Trotting in Tasmania. Aldebaran Park’s sponsorship for the next 3 years is the biggest individual sponsor of the club since the Inter Dominion in 2006.

Aldebaran Park will be the naming right sponsor of the following:

$10,000 Hobart Trotting Cup on February 3, 2019

$14,000 Tasmanian Trotting Championship on March 16

All trotting races held by the Tasmanian Trotting Club

Aldebaran Park mile rate at Tasmanian Trotting Club meetings

Mobile barrier in Hobart

Aldebaran Park bred foals in New Zealand in 2018 season:

Filly: Solar Powered NZ - Trixton USA (dam a ½ sister to 2 Derby winners)

Colt: Big OE NZ - Trixton USA (dam a ½ sister to dual NZS Broodmare of the Year Sheezadoosie)

Filly: Another Love NZ - Kadabra Ca (dam a daughter of NZ Trotting Broodmare of the Year Another Starlet)

Filly: U Dream NZ - Muscle Hill USA (dam a ½ sister to dam of ID champion Galleon’s Sunset)

Filly: Petite’s Legacy NZ - Creatine USA (dam a granddaughter of dual ID champion Pride Of Petite)

Aldebaran Park foals born at Nagambie- Victoria in December:

Colt: Charming Yankee NZ - Aldebaran Eagle USA (dam a grand-daughter of champion racemare Landora’s Pride)

Filly: Sundonna - Aldebaran Eagle USA (1/2 sister to Maori Time and Maori Law)

Filly: Aldebaran Maori - Aldebaran Eagle USA (1/2 sister to Breeders Crown winner Kyvalley Kyrie)

Colt: Aldebaran Revenue - Aldebaran Eagle USA ​​​(dam a ½ sister to Aldebaran Maori)

Filly: Ushaka Bromac NZ - Skyvalley NZ (dam a Listed winner)