Skyvalley (NZ)

Muscle Yankee US - Chiolas Lass NZ

Skyvalley NZ will stand at Aldebaran Park in Australia in the coming 2018/2019 season

His Service Fee for the current 2018/2019 season remains as per last season whereby it was reduced to offer breeders greater access to this exciting producer of juvenile winners on both sides of the Tasman in the 2018/2019 season.

His service fee for the 2018/2019 season in Australia is $2,000 AUD incl. of GST. with Multiple Mare discounts available.

His juvenile progeny and their race track results, which continue to impress all concerned, have placed him at the forefront of juvenile producers for the current 2016 - 2017 season. With his eldest crop of racing age being 5YOlds there is little doubt that the "Skies the Limit" with Skyvalley NZ.

Further Details of his successful progeny can be seen in the News Section of the Aldebaran Park website and in the detailed brochures within the Stallion Section of this website.

Skyvalley NZ has been well patronised at stud to date on both sides of the Tasman and there is little doubt that his successes as a stallion to date should result in astute breeders seeking their mares to be served by him this 2018 / 2019 season.

His yearlings continue to sell well at the Yearling Sales and those sold through the Australasian Premier Trotting Sale have achieved success on the track - notably mulitple Group 1 winner Aldebaran Eve.

Skyvalley NZ is unquestionably one of the best bred and best performed trotters ever to stand at stud in this country.
From 47 starts he won 24 and was 13 times placed for $322,675 in stakes. He won six races at Group level and was placed a further three times and established three national records.

A dual winner as a two-year-old, Skyvalley announced himself as the next big thing in Australian trotting when he trounced his rivals by 15 metres in the final of the $102,000 Breeders Crown for three-year-olds at Bendigo, rating a brilliant 1:59 for the 2150 metres - an all age Australian record.

Skyvalley NZ really came into his own as a four-year-old winning 14 races, the most by any standardbred in Australia that season. His wins included the 4YO Breeders Crown (by 32 metres), demolishing his opposition with Dan Mielicki describing it as the best win by any horse that season, drawing comparisons to the great Maori's Idol by many who witnessed his thrashing of his rivals that day. He won the Melton Trotters Cup on Tabcorp Park opening day beating the best open age free-for-all horses over the 2760 metre journey, running his last mile in 2:01. He also won the Cobram Trotters Cup and several metropolitan free-for-alls.
One of his memorable wins as a five-year-old was the Bill Collins Sprint over 1720 metres at Grand Cicuit level in a track record 1:56.4, beating Sundons Gift NZ, and wearing no shoes, such was his impeccable gait and manners. At the same age he won the Scotch Notch Memorial at Tabcorp Park and the Freestone Trotters Cup at Moonee Valley. He also finished third in the Inter Dominion Grand Final after an injury interrupted campaign.

Skyvalley NZ is a rare individual who took your breath away with some of his feats on the racetrack.
Champion horseman Chris Lang, who trained him throughout his career, said: "Having the privilege of training some of the best trotters of our generation, there is no doubt he was the one who could leave you breathless. To sit behind him was like sitting in a sled, such was the fluency of his gait. His stride was like no other horse I have ever seen. He never needed shoes and only ever wore aluminiums when he did."

"He was ahead of his time and I believe represents the future of breeding in this part of the world," Lang stated.
Skyvalley is a son of the world No.1 sire in Muscles Yankee 1:52.4, leading living sire of juvenile and all aged trotters in North America. Muscles Yankee has sired the winners of over $70million in stakes and at this stage is credited with in excess of 80 on the 1:55 list. in the Southern Hemisphere Muscles Yankee USA is best represented by 2011 and 2012 Inter Dominion Champion I Can Doosit NZ.

Not only is Skyvalley NZ a youthful son of Muscles Yankee - he was foaled in 2004 - but on his distaff side he can claim equal distinctions. He is a half-brother to a champion trotting mare in Allegro Agitato NZ Tr 1:57.8 ($529,854), a multiple winner at Group 1 level in New Zealand and Australia and herself being sired by Sundon USA, proving that crossing with Sundon USA mares will undoubtedly work.

Their dam, Chiola's Lass NZ Tr 2:04 ($157,779), was one of the leading daughters of a champion trotting sire in Chiola Hanover USA. She won 10 of her 17 starts including the Victoria Oaks, NZ Great Northern Derby and The Holmfield and was voted the NZ Trotter of the Year at 2 and 3.

We look forward to Skyvalley NZ remaining at the forefront of Sires in coming seasons and we wish all Breeders every success with their Mares and current racing stock.