Brilliant two-year-old colt Aldebaranwalkabout, a product of Aldebaran Park’s Nagambie nursery, shone on the world stage winning a $20,000 division of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series in 1:55.4 at Pocono Downs on August 20. The colt won by nine lengths without driver David Miller even having to pull the earplugs!

Aldebaranwalkabout is the first foal of the American-bred Aldebaran Turnpike USA, a 1:59.6 Melton winning daughter of Cantab Hall who was imported to Victoria by Aldebaran Park.

Our leading sire SKYVALLEY NZ was again the premier colonial sire for the third consecutive season. He was also the leading colonial sire of three-year-old trotters in respect of stakemoney, winners and races won.

During the 2017/18 season SKYVALLEY NZ sired 33 individual winners in Australia for progeny earnings of a record $862,894, an average of $18,359 per starter. He boasts lifetime progeny winnings of $2.2million with $30,000 per starter.

SKYVALLEY NZ left seven winners in August headed up by Melton winner Kyvalley Topcat and the very promising On Fast Forward, a brilliant winner on Redwood Day at Maryborough. On Fast Forward, who completed a hattrick, was bred by Aldebaran Park out of Aldebaranfavourite, the dam also of recent Globe Derby Park victor Aldebaran Ten.

Other SKYVALLEY NZ winners have been Breezin Around (ex Aldebaran Breeze), Sun Valley Road, Myrtle Vale, Fremarksrooster and the ‘new’ Cambridge, New Zealand winner Kimkar Dash.

Kyvalley Finn, a gelding by SKYVALLEY NZ, completed a terrific campaign finishing a nose second in the $75,000 Victoria Trotters Derby and a five metre third in the $70,000 Breeders Crown Final, while the Aldebaran Park bred Aldebaran Eve (by SKYVALLEY NZ) finished runner-up in 1:58 in the Matchmaker Mile on Redwood Day.

The YIELD BOKO three-year-old Aldebaran Alex (ex Maori Lindy) and Imahe Man (ex Kyvalley Aldebaran NZ), a pair of Aldebaran Park bred geldings, emerged successful at Maryborough and Kilmore respectively in August.