Breed them tough

15 January 2020 | Dean Baring
We are extremely proud of this draft

We are extremely proud of this draft

There is no doubt they really do breed them tough in Queensland. Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio says the drought is the worst he has ever seen. However harness racing enthusiasts that make the effort to come and support the wonderful APG consignors on January 26th sale at Albion Park, Brisbane, will be pleasantly surprised.

John Coffey that viewed the yearlings in the north back in November, was blown away by the way the QLD breeders have been able to professionally care for their yearlings at such a challenging time.

Burwood Stud which is situated at Pittsworth on the Darling Downs (& 48 kilometres from Toowoomba or a 90 minute drive from Brisbane), has also been smashed by the harshest conditions a drought can throw at a breeder.  So the team at Burwood have sourced road train after road train of the best folder available from South Australia to make certain their yearlings have been given the very best nutrition available.  Burwood Stud yearlings are raised right to race right, and the Stud proudly stands by their numerous achievements on the racetrack.  Christine advised, “It has always been our belief to let our horses do the talking for us, and we are extremely proud of this draft after the season we have had”.

Local and interstate investors who are looking at adding to their racing stocks certainly have plenty of reasons to support the champions of our sport like the Denning family.

Albion Park’s $100,000 Gr.1 Brisbane Sales Race is exclusively restricted to just 38 pacing yearlings that we have catalogued for this year’s sale.

Non Sale entries are ineligible to contest the Brisbane Sales Race; as are horses purchased at any of APG’s Melbourne, Sydney or Perth Sales, regardless of whether those purchases are made by Queensland owners and/or trained in Queensland.

That means that one of the 38 horses passing through the Brisbane Sales ring on 26 January is guaranteed to take home the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize purse when the Brisbane Sales Race is conducted in August 2021.

While Christine was reluctant to single out highlights from their yearlings (given they have come through as a very even group), once pushed, she did mention the following:

Lot 2 a Racing Hill Colt out of the 10 time winning Jereme’s Jet mare, Hereiam. This is the first foal of the U308 mare that went 1:56.1 that’s also the half–sister of the Gr.2 winner, Clintal Do. With career earnings of $219,021 to date, this young colt should attract some serious interest.

Lot 7 is a stunning Somebeachsomewhere Colt out of the 2009 Bettors Delight mare Manhattan Montanna. This is the same branch of the U303 family of

Outrageous El 2010 (G U303) by Elsu - 1:51.0 $324,353

Comical Star 2001 (G U303) by Stature - 1:53.0US $256,357

Village Hero 2000 (G U303) by Village Jasper - 1:50.3US $277,883

Overlap 2007 (G U303) by Christian Cullen - 1:53.8 $237,135

Hes My Hero 2005 (G U303) by Mach Three - 1:54.3 $222,293

Outrageous Delight 2009 (F U303) by Bettors Delight - 1:53.2US $217,164

Charleys Dream 2003 (G U303 ) by Dream Away - 1:56.4 $189,134

Fat Prophet 2008 (G U303) by American Ideal - 1:52.8 $172,302

Lot 24 is a striking Colt by Western Terror out of the 1:55.9 winning mare, Say It Isn’t So.  This colt will represent the crop that’s most likely going to be the last ever of Western Terror’s sold at yearling sales in the Southern Hemisphere.  He has been a wonderful sire with Terror To Love the winner of $2,377,125 being his standout.

Lot 29 is a stylish filly by He’s Watching & is out of an N30 mare Tout Le Monde, where this family has produced stars like;

Bettor Cover Lover 2007 (F N30) by Bettors Delight - 1:53.8 $1,026,427

Under Cover Lover 1994 (F N30) by In The Pocket - 1:51.4US $864,923 

Vampiro 2013 (G N30) by Rocknroll Hanover - 1:52.9 $363,424

CCs Lover 2003 (F N30) by Christian Cullen - 1:51.1US $331,115

Match In Heaven 2012 (M N30) by Somebeachsomewhere - 1:50.9 $300,479

Lot 33 has the potential to set the sales ring alight. This Captaintreacherous filly is out of the Rock n Roll Heaven mare Wishitwasheaven , the full sister of Gr.1 winner Park Life.

The evidence is clear that this family can produce elite fillies and with Captaintreacherous leading the way in NA, so don’t be surprised if this filly heads to a southern buyer after the hammer falls.

Lot 41 is a strong looking colt out of the N8 mare Dontdrinkthendrive. She already produced a $200,000 plus winner in the way of Shezza Gnp. Other outstanding members of this family are;

Another Party 1994 (G N8 ) by Holmes Hanover - 1:56.3 $888,678

American Boy 2011 (G N8) by American Ideal - 1:50.2US $454,676

Waylade 2010 (G N8) by Washington VC - 1:53.5 $442,337

Democracy 2008 (G N8) by Christian Cullen - 1:50.0US $418,204

Please note, we will have online and telephone bidding options available if you are unable to attend.
John Coffey has  personally inspected pretty much all of the Brisbane yearlings and will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have on the individuals featuring in the sale.  John can be contacted on 0418 500 211.

Louise Toulmin is available on (03) 5275 1999 or e-mail her at and she’ll be pleased to assist you with your pre-sale bidding approvals or to answer any other questions that you may have.