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Author: Frank Marrion
There is a distinct air of optimism heading into New Zealand Bloodstock’s inaugural National Yearling Sales starting this weekend in Auckland.
All the pointers are heading in the right direction with new standardbred sales manager Peter Lagan saying the biggest change has been around the financing side of things.
A little bit of luck can go a long way at the yearling sales and Dean Lawrence has had some right from the start.
The Clinton farmer and novice breeder will sell his first yearling at the sale in Christchurch on Wednesday with Brannigan, a colt by American Ideal which is the first foal from Paula’s On Fire, by Courage Under Fire.
Forget The Price Tag’s return to top form in Auckland last week was very timely for Ken Breckon ahead of what is shaping as easily his most successful yearling sale at Karaka on Monday.
The classy four-year-old son of Majestic Son is the first foal from Yankeedoosie, the lightly-raced four-win sister to $1.4m winner I Can Doosit and also Sno’s Boy Boy (15 wins, $215,000).
Lot 255 at the National Sale in Christchurch next Wednesday will pass through the ring like most others and without raising a lot of eyebrows.
The Art Major colt will sell well as a half-brother to Venus Serena, Rona Lorraine and the dam of Sheriff, but perhaps more significantly, he will mark the end of an era.
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