Aldebaran Park bred wins Bluegrass

The barnstorming win of two-year-old Aldebaranwalkabout in a $86,000 division of the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile, Lexington USA was the highlight of a huge September for Aldebaran Park bred and owned trotters.

Aldebaranwalkabout, who was bred at our Nagambie farm out of the American bred Aldebaran Turnpike (1:59.6), and is her first foal, came from fifth on the home turn to win in 1:57.2.

The colt clocked quarters in 29, 28.4, 29.8 and 30. He has won two of his five starts so far for $US53,300 in stakes.

Aldebaran Crescent, a 4YO mare bred by Aldebaran Park from Maori Road and sold at the 2016 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale, won twice including a heat of the Vicbred Platinum Trotting Mares Sprint Championship at Kilmore, defeating another Aldebaran Park bred, Fear Not (ex Aldebaran Maori).  She has won two out of four to date.

Another two homebred trotters, Aldebaran Prince (ex Charming Yankee NZ) and Aldebaran Ten (ex Aldebaranfavourite), scored at Cranbourne and Globe Derby Park respectively, the latter coming off a 25 metre handicap.

Aldebaran Park also experienced success as owners at Globe Derby with Aldebaran Broozer NZ, who posted his fourth win from his last five attempts, and Light The Flame.

Champion sire SKYVALLEY was represented by the Echuca winner Rift Valley, who overcame a 40 metre handicap to notch her eleventh lifetime success, while EILEAN DONON sired the impressive Shepparton winners Imamenace and Nica Macdonon, the latter taking her stake earnings to beyond $110,000.

We welcome aboard young Swedish lass Wilma Engelin, who joined the Aldebaran Team in September. Wilma graduated from Wången University and will assist Danny and Melinda Thackeray with our breeding season and yearling preparation.

I'm sure she will enjoy her time ‘Down Under’.  

A big thank you to Jan Halberg in Sweden for recommending Wilma to come and work at Aldebaran Park.

Her appointment further enhances Aldebaran Park’s motto of Internationalization and Globalisation of the sport.