Our big news this weekend was the naming of SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE and CAPTAINTREACHEROUS as the Victorian 2YO & 3YO Pacing Sires of the Year in the HBV Victorian Breeder Awards program. Thank you to the sponsors of the awards, Alabar, and to all those who sent mares to our boys in the year those juveniles were bred.
Both confirmed why they were winners with results over the weekend – seven winners (including a GR1) for CAPTAIN and a massive 11 winners for BEACH.
Catch A Wave (HBV 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year) headlined for CAPTAIN with his win in the GROUP 1 APG Vic Gold Bullion 3YO C&G Final at Tabcorp Park Melton, one of a double on that card with Alby Two Chains taking a 1:54 win. Closely on the heels of that result is Encipher (also awarded HBV 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year) who took the SA Oaks at Globe Derby Park in an incredible track record time of 1:52.4!
La Captain made it four wins from his last five starts, saluting at Cranbourne while his 3YO representatives were Norm’s Lady in 1:55.4 at Maryborough, Treacherous Kiss by 12m at Parkes and Master Stride by 17m at Newcastle.
HESTON BLUE CHIP recorded a treble with Ashleys Blue Chip (Launceston), Cheyella in 1:55.9 to take the Bezzina Memorial at Tabcorp Park Melton and Angus Indiana by 12m at Parkes.
Of our past sires, WESTERN TERROR recorded six winners (Left In The Wind, Western Style, Terror Flying, Western Belle, Tiddly Winx & Jessejames Shannon) and WELL SAID took a treble (Baxter Red, Glenledi Chief & You Said It). HUNTSVILLE recorded another GR1 winner in Mister Hunter, and ROCKNROLL HANOVER secured a double with Gottashopearly and Dapper both victorious.
SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE‘s big list runs as follows – Sand Wave, My Secret Beach, Orama, Tupelo Beach, Our Bondi Beach, Hillview Bondi, Skyfall Seventeen, Similan Beach, Sumomentsomewhere, Crunch Time & Navua Commanche.
Photo: Harness Breeders Victoria
Race of the Week
GR1 APG Vic Gold Bullion 3YO C&G Final – Tabcorp Park Melton
CATCH A WAVE
CAPTAINTREACHEROUS – Coppagoodone – Christian Cullen