Patched sets Pinjarra track record - February 2024

The track record-breaking performance of Patched T 1.58.7 at Pinjarra was the highlight of a busy month for resident Aldebaran Park stallion SKYVALLEY NZ.

Coming off a 50-metre handicap, Patched lowered his own track record for the 2116 metre standing start set in 2022 by 0.5, rating a slick 1:59. The gelding has now won 19 races and $181,144 in stakes.

SKYVALLEY NZ led in seven individual winners for the month and is in equal fourth position on this season sires’ premiership.

Other SKYVALLEY NZ winners were Highpoint (Melton), Flash Kyvalley – 19 wins - $161,458 (1:56.6 – Menangle), Kyvalleyhoneybunny T 1.59.3 – 13 wins - $114,115, Kyvalley Anthony, Kyvalley Boomerang T 1.57.4 - 22 wins - $243,970 and Kimkar Dash T 1.57.2 – 8 wins - $122,821 NZD (Auckland, NZ).

Aldebaran Park bred three winners for February including Aldebaran Dino (Andover Hall USA - Aldebaran Maori), a winner at Bendigo in 1:59, a ‘new’ winner in That Other Thing (Aldebaran Eagle USA - Aldebaran Deegan NZ) and former NZ Oaks winner Aldebaran Floss (Muscle Mass USA - Another Love Nz) who won in New Zealand.

Our Swedish-based broodmare Aldebaran Bardot (Charly Du Noyer Fra – Aldebaran Teal Swe) has a 14 day positive test to the 2021 Sweden Horse of the Year Calgary Games and Maori Time, who dropped a colt foal by Fourth Dimension recently, has also been served by Calgary Games.

It is with deep sadness that we record the passing of one of the all-time great broodmares in Sundonna, who died peacefully at Aldebaran Park on February 26.  A dual Victorian Broodmare of the Year, Sundonna was the dam of Australasia’s fastest ever trotter and 2018 Sweden Elitloppet runner Maori Time – T 1.51.5 – 24 wins - $421,700 and the Inter Dominion Trotting champion Maori Law – T 1.58.4 – 21 wins - $361,654.

In further news, Aldebaran Park has announced that is continuing its sponsorship of the Port Pirie and Victor Harbour Trotters Cups in South Australia. The winning connections will receive a breeding voucher to SKYVALLEY NZ.

Aldebaran Zeus T – 1.52.6 has commenced back training and by the look of him he’s very happy to be home. He has thrived during his break, and we look forward to his racing again in mid-2024.


The Aldebaran Park Yearlings have begun their Sales Preparation and are all in great order – the Nutrien Sale is 14th April 2024 at the William Inglis Sales Complex at Oaklands Junction. We are Videoing ALL yearlings on 26th March and Photographing ALL yearlings on 28th March 2024. We will have all these uploaded to the Nutrien Sales website and also the Aldebaran Park website end March / early April.

Lot 168 - 2022 FILLY – Brillantissime FRA - Aldebaran Aliza – Muscle Hill Usa - Aldebaran Ada.

Lot 188 - 2022 COLT - Classic Connection FRA - Aldebaran Ay M NZ - Sundon Usa – Aldebaran Atlas.

Lot 271 - 2022 COLT – Aldebaran Eagle USA - Mason Magic - Kadabra USA – Aldebaran Miguel.

Lot 318 - 2022 COLT – Skyvalley Nz - Regal Pepperell – Majestic Son Ca - Aldebaran Birdie.

Lot 341 - 2022 COLT – Helpisontheway USA - Aldebaran Takara – Trixton Usa – Aldebaran Tucker.


We are also preparing 3 Yearlings to Sold by David Scott – Lot Nos.164,174 and 204 and 2 to be sold by Ashley Haynes – Lot Nos. 222 and 299.

ALL Yearlings can be inspected by Appointment Only by contacting our Farm / Stud Managers Danny Thackeray - 0407 223 819 – or Melinda Thackeray 0458 223 819.


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