Outstanding Alabar Weanling Draft

Outstanding Alabar Weanling Draft

On 1 June – the day before the Jewels at Cambridge – Alabar will consign 58 weanlings for sale at the PGG Wrightson All Age Sale at Karaka.

The draft oozes quality – something that has been well and truly underlined by recent feature racing.

The Group 1 NZ Messenger Championship run at Alexandra Park last Friday was an outstanding contest.

Two tremendous four-year-olds fighting to the line with Eamon Maguire getting the decision over Star Galleria. Both are sons of champion sire Art Major and both are rising stars of New Zealand harness racing.

Alabar’s consignment not only features three weanlings by the champion sire Art Major but one of them is a standout full-brother to Star Galleria (1:54.1, 10 wins, $195,525).

What’s more, an athletic half-brother to the NZ Messenger winner Eamon Maguire (1:55.8, 10 wins, $166,265) headlines the nine weanlings Alabar are presenting by Auckland Reactor – the sire of the sensational three-year-old Chase Auckland.

Alabar’s trotting sire, Majestic Son is having a breakout season highlighted by him siring the winning quinella in the NZ Sires Stakes Final for the three-year-old trotters and the winning trifecta in the Group 1 Northern Trotting Derby in recent weeks.

These results have seen Majestic Son surge to the lead in the NZ Trotting Sires Premiership.

Alabar are consigning eight Majestic Son weanlings from some of the best trotting families in New Zealand to the sale.

The late, great Mach Three is also having another wonderful season – especially with his two-year-olds in Australia. Not only is he leading the Two-Year-Old Sires Premiership there but in College Chapel and Soho Nolita he quite possibly has both the best colt and filly in the freshman class in Australia.

The Alabar consignment includes eleven Mach Three weanlings from the last crop sired by Mach Three before he tragically passed away. This is an opportunity never to be repeated.

Other highlights in the consignment include a Rock N Roll Heaven half-sister to the tremendous West Australian filly Maczaffair (WA Oaks $347,898), four weanlings by the proven sire Sportswriter and strong representations by the exciting young sires He’s Watching (nine weanlings) and Sunshine Beach (five weanlings).

The full consignment will be available for viewing on farm at Alabar at their inspection day between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday 20 May and also onsite at the Karaka Sales Centre from 1pm Thursday 31 May.

Full details of the draft are available from Alabar (alabar.co.nz or Graeme Henley, 09 232 1800) and PGG Wrightson (standardbred.co.nz or Rachel Deegan, 03 372 0967).