Aldebaran Park Quinella! December 2019

By Peter Wharton

Aldebaran Park produced the quinella pair, Keayang Ignite and Aldebaran Knox, in a heat of the Aldebaran Park Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic for three-year-old colts and geldings at Melton.

A fortnight later Keayang Ignite led throughout in the Group 1 $50,000 Final, winning by 17 metres in a 1:59.6 rate for 1720 metres with the last 800 in 57.5 and the final 400 in a stunning 27.9.

A $15,000 buy at the 2018 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale for the Levarg Racing Group, the colt has banked $37,980 from four wins in as many starts.

Aldebaran Park is offering a half-brother to Keayang Ignite in Aldebaran Boyd, a colt by exciting first crop sire ALDEBARAN EAGLE out of Aldebaran Revenue as Lot 268 at the APTS sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, February 2.


17th Group success

Tornado Valley NZ, SKYVALLEY’s most outstanding son and the reigning Trotter of the Year, grabbed his 17th Group success when he won the Group 3 Aldebaran Park Bruce Skeggs Memorial Trotters Cup at Cranbourne for the second time. The gelding has now won 31 races.

My Skypocket and Black Valley, both members of SKYVALLEY’s first crop, became his sire’s ninth and 10th $100,000 earners when they won at Melton and Albion Park respectively.

SKYVALLEY’s bonny daughter Fear Not, who was bred by Aldebaran Park, notched win No.7 at Ballarat, coming off a 30 metre handicap to send her stake tally over the $140,000 mark.

With six crops racing, SKYVALLEY has left 55 individual winners from 85 starters in Australia – a 65 percent strike rate – and they have amassed over $3 million in stakes, an average of $35,000 per starter.

Ten have earned in excess of $100,000 and 24 have banked over $50,000.


Cup triumph

Godofthunder, a gelding by frozen sire YIELD BOKO, won for the sixth time in the Trotters Cup at Launceston, while Aldebaran Bonny, a five-year-old gelding part-owned by Aldebaran Park scored his second win at Cambridge Raceway, New Zealand.



New sponsorship

Aldebaran Park were the sponsors of the 2019 Victor Harbor Trotters Cup, run on December 30.

Congratulations to the winner Its Elvis NZ, owner-trainer Julie Mifsud and driver Aussie Mifsud.


New arrivals

New foalings at Aldebaran Park:

Colt: Endsino – Aldebaran Eagle

Colt: Sundonna – Aldebaran Eagle