WITH the release of Harness Racing Australia’s stallion premierships, it would appear one Lot at Australian Pacing Gold’s Brisbane Sale will be in high demand.
Scheduled to be conducted at Albion Park on January 31, the Sale includes 53 qualities yearlings which are destined to attract plenty of attention.
Only one, however, is by Bettors Delight which has been crowned Leading Sire by Stakemoney and Leading Juvenile by Stakemoney.
Bettors Delight was also Leading Sire by Winners.
It is the ninth time Bettors Delight has captured the Globe Derby Award as leading sire.
As for the stallion’s sole representative in the APG Sale, it is Lot 25 – a filly from Wandary Splash.
A winner of 22 races, including a 1:52.7 victory at Albion Park, Wandary Splash was also among the placings on 47 occasions.
This is her first foal.
Reigning APG colts’ and geldings’ champion Jilliby Nitro is a son of Bettors Delight.
Another multiple premiership winner, Art Major has six ‘kids’ in the sale.
Leading Sire by Winners for two and three-year-olds, Art Major is also Leading Broodmare Sire by Winners and Stakemoney, with 297 wins for earnings of $2,541,843.
Art Major’s stock consists of four fillies and two colts.
The ‘super six’ will enter the ring as Lots 2, 5, 29, 33, 35 and 46.
On the subject of Art Major, his outstanding son Vincent will see his first progeny enter the sales ring.
An exceptional pacer, Vincent registered 19 wins and 10 seconds from 37 starts for a bankroll of $542,343.
Vincent’s yearling is a filly from lightly-raced mare Versace Woman, which won three of her 18 starts.
Vincent has a strong APG connection, with his dam, Kept For Pleasure, securing the 2007 APG Final at Albion Park.
Winner of five Group Ones, Kept For Pleasure has continued her success in the breeding barn, with six winners from seven starters, including two Group One progeny.