Aldebaran Zeus tops $250,000 - November 2022

The Aldebaran Park bred and owned 4yo Entire Aldebaran Zeus – T 1.58.0 (Muscle Hill USA-Zoia Boko Swe), who is raced on lease by Aldebaran Park with tracey Cullen and Melinda and Danny Thackeray, sent his stake earnings beyond the $250,000 plateau when he scored a convincing win in the Group 3 Aldebaran Park R. C. Freestone Trotters Free-for-all at Tabcorp Park, Melton.

The bold striding four-year-old led from the outset and was never in danger of defeat, carving out the last 800 in 56.6 seconds and the final quarter in 27.6.

The mile rate for the 2240 metres was 1:59.7.

Aldebaran Zeus has now earned $252,680, the result of 14 wins and 13 placings from 33 starts. He will now be set for the lucrative Group 1 VicBred Series in December with the Group 1 Aldebaran Park Maori Mile at Bendigo in early January 2023 also a targeted race.

The Group 1 Victorian Oaks winning filly Aldebaran Keepa NZ T3 - 1.56.6 (Kadabra USA-Another Love NZ) captured a heat of the Breeders Crown at Maryborough and finished a close third in the $80,000 Group 1 Final. She has now earned more than $100,000.

Aldebaran Keepa was one of five Breeders Crown Finalists bred and raised at Aldebaran Park, the others being Aldebaran Vera, Aldebaran Demi, Aldebaran Miley and Aldebaran Jensen.

Rockinwithattitude, a two-year-old filly by ALDEBARAN EAGLE USA and one of the second crop of the Muscle Hill horse, won a heat of the Aldebaran Park Breeders Crown at Maryborough and finished a brave, fighting second in the Group 1 $100,000 Final. Dichotomy (by ALDEBARAN EAGLE USA) ran third.

Other Aldebaran Park bred winners in November were Aldebaran Misty (SKYVALLEY NZ-Mason Magic), who won the Group 3 Breeders Crown Silver 3YO Trot at Bendigo, Aldebaran Tess NZ (Muscle Hill USA-Solar Powered NZ), who dead-heated in a new lifetime mark of  1:54.9 at Menangle, and Aldebaran Rocky (EILEAN DONON USA-Aldebaran Crumpet).

In New Zealand – 2021 NZ 4yo Trotting Mare of the Year has succumbed to a race ending injury and will be sent to stud – with Timoko FR chosen as her suitor this season – we look forward with anticipation to her progeny.

In North America, the three-year-old filly Aldebaran Acrux (Chapter Seven USA - Model Behaviour USA) carried the flag for Aldebaran Park with a 1:57 triumph at Pocono Downs, Pennsylvania.


Dancinginthedark M (2, 1:52.2; 3, 1:49.3), the fastest two-year-old trotter to come to Australia and the fourth fastest trotting stallion of all-time, arrived at Aldebaran Park in October and has commenced stud duties. He has a number of mares with 14 day positive results to date – and with solid bookings going forward his initial season looks promising.

Skyvalley NZ continues his stud duties and has also received solid patronage this season.

Full details re Dancinginthedark M and Skyvalley Nz, Brochures and Booking forms can be found on the Aldebaran Park website – see the Stallion section. 


In the Breeding Barn – and after dealing with the floods – we are delighted that our foals are arriving safe and well.


Mares and foals to date include:


  • Endsino – Muscle Hill USA – Filly.
  • Mason Magic – Aldebaran Eagle USA – Colt.
  • Aldebaran Rosa Nz – Father Patrick USA – Colt.
  • Aldebaran Aliza – Brillantisime FR – Fily.
  • Aldebaran Takara – Helpisonitsway – Colt.
  • Aldebaran AyM Nz– Classic Connection FR – Filly.
  • Excellent Boko Swe – Muscle Hill USA – Filly.




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