18 May 2020
Alabar has 57 weanlings in their annual NZB All Age Sale consignment up for sale this year – and one noticeable feature is the increasingly strong representation of trotters.
The consignment, this year selling online via gavelhouse.com due to Covid-19, features five weanlings by Majestic Son, four by Peak and one (on behalf of a client) by Pegasus Spur.
Majestic Son stands at Alabar NZ and is the reigning champion trotting sire in both New Zealand and Australia.
Peak stands alongside him at Alabar NZ and the European bred, dual Group One winner is making his way as an up and coming sire.
The highlight amongst the Alabar trotting consignment would have to be the big, strong Majestic Son colt out of the Muscles Yankee daughter, Cyclone Dani.
Cyclone Dani is already the dam of Cyclone Chief which ran second in the Australasian Breeders Crown Final as a two-year-old.
She is a full or half-sister to six black type trotters incl the Great Southern Star (Gr1) winner, Glenferrie Typhoon.
Of significance, three of these black type trotters (incl Glenferrie Typhoon) are by Majestic Son so are three-quarter blood relatives to the weanling colt in the sale.
Glenferrie Typhoon ($548,994) is the richest trotter sired by Majestic Son in the Southern Hemisphere.
Also of particular note is that the richest worldwide offspring of Majestic Son, Charmed Life is out of a mare by Muscles Yankee. As is his third richest, Harper Blue Chip ($943,392, third Hambletonian Final).
The weanling colt from Cyclone Dani certainly ticks a lot of boxes.
The other trotters Alabar have in the sale are from sisters to some of the greatest trotters to have graced our tracks in recent years – Glenbogle, Prime Power, Sheemon, Sovereignty, Speeding Spur, Take A Moment and Whatsundermykilt.
The lovely moving filly by Majestic Son out of Corker Moment is another to stand out. Corker Moment is not only a half-sister to the great Take A Moment but also to the dam of the current star, Oscar Bonavena (by Majestic Son).
The Peak fillies from Lady J (a Majestic Son grand-daughter of Inda Bank, second Rowe Cup) and Megaspeed (an Angus Hall half-sister to Prime Power) are two other trotting lots with plenty of appeal.
“We’re fortunate to be standing Majestic Son and he’s enabled us to breed some very nice trotters.
“Both the winners of last year’s Victorian Trotter’s Derby (Majestuoso) and Australasian 3yo Breeders Crown (Kratos) we bred and raised here.
“On type and pedigree we definitely look like we have some very strong trotting prospects to sell again this year.” Graeme Henley, Alabar NZ.
The full Alabar consignment is now online on gavelhouse.com. Bidding starts on 20 May and closes 27 May.
For further information contact Cam Bray at NZB Standardbred (firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 737 199) or Graeme Henley at Alabar NZ (email@example.com, 0274 870 901).