Yearling Sales

2022 National Standardbred Yearling Sale Christchurch Draft

LOT 210 FRANCO LEVI (Bettor’s Delight – The Legend colt)

By harness racing's greatest modern-day sire, BETTOR’S DELIGHT, this colt is a three-quarter brother to the two-time Australasian Breeders Crown winner and multiple US Grand Circuit victor BIT OF A LEGEND 1:49.8 ($2,594,651 53 wins).

His dam is also a half to the well-performed, multiple Gr.1 placed open class pacer, LONDON LEGEND ($456,124 25 wins incl. Gr.2 Rising Stars 3YO Championship) and the Group Race placed LOOKOFALEGEND 1:55.1 ($100,725 20 wins).

The second dam has a terrific strike rate as a broodmare, having left 9 winners from 9 to the races, including five $50,000+ earners.

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LOT 234 FRANCO ATILLA (Ultimate Machete – After Party colt)  SOLD $13,000

From the debut crop of the NZ 3YO & 4YO Male Pacer of the Year ULTIMATE MACHETE, this colt is the third foal of a full sister to the Gr. 1 winner DEMOCRAT PARTY 1:54.9 ($254,688 6 wins, incl. Gr.1 NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Final).

The second dam, CHAMPAGNE PARTY 1:56.3 ($159,226 14 wins) was a multiple Gr. 2 winner and Gr. 1 placed, and has left 5 winners, including two stakes race winners (DEMOCRAT PARTY (Gr.1 – as above) and IM ELSA 1:56.2 (Gr.3 $112,754), from 6 to race, whilst the 3rd dam BEE GEE’S DREAM was the 2003 NZ Broodmare Excellence Award winner, leaving 7 winners from 8 to race including the Group 1 winners ANOTHER PARTY 1:56.3 ($888,678 31 wins, incl. Gr.1 Hunter Cup) and PARTY PARTY 1:53.2 ($251,236 13 wins, incl. Gr.1 DB Fillies Final).

The immediate maternal family also features the Gr. 1 winners HOSS CARTWRIGHT ($352,878 30 wins, incl. Gr.1 NZ 2YO Championship) and COWGIRLS N INDIANS ($375,723 7 wins, incl. Gr.1 Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond).

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LOT 259 FRANCO CREMANT (Vincent – Champagne Franco colt) SOLD $32,000

By last year’s record breaking first season sales sire, VINCENT, Franco Cremant is the first colt out of a race winning Falcon Seelster mare, and is a half-brother to the juvenile stakes winner PLATINUM REVOLUTION 1:53.4 ($83,125 13 wins incl. Gr. 3 Pink Bonnet).

The third dam is the Gr.1 Great Northern Oaks winner CHERUBIC ($63,850 6 wins) who has an outstanding record as a broodmare, leaving 9 winners from 12 foals, including the iron horse FRANCO CATAPULT 1:49.4 ($676,206 59 wins), the Gr. 3 Queensland 4YO Championship winner FRANCO CONQUEST ($265,935 29 wins) and the Gr.1 placed FRANCO CONCORD ($45,136 15 wins).

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LOT 283 FRANCO ELVIS (Bettor’s Delight – Eden Franco colt) WITHDRAWN

The first foal out of the Gr.2 winning and Gr.1 placed Christian Cullen mare EDEN FRANCO 1:54.1 ($192,757 14 wins).

The dam is also a full sister to the Gr. 1 Harness Jewels and Messenger Championship winner FRANCO EMIRATE 1:53.8 ($334,449 14 wins), as well as a half to the dam of the multiple Gr.1 winning 2-year-old FRANCO EDWARD 1:54.2 ($221,468 11 wins) and the 2020 Gr.1 WA Derby place-getter FRANCO ECUADOR 1:54.

The maternal family also includes the three-time Gr.1 winning, Australian 3YO Pacer of the Year FRANCO ENFORCE ($593,738 28 wins).

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LOT 294 FRANCO ENCORE (Captaintreacherous – Edinburgh Franco colt) SOLD $57,500

By boom young stallion CAPTAINTREACHEROUS out of a Group 1 producing dam, this colt is a half-brother to the multiple Gr.1 winning juvenile FRANCO EDWARD 1:54.2 ($221,468 11 wins) and last season’s Gr. 1 WA Derby place-getter FRANCO ECUADOR 1:54.

The dam is a half to six race winners including the two-time Gr. 1 winner FRANCO EMIRATE 1:53.8 ($334,449 14 wins) and the Gr.2 winner EDEN FRANCO 1:54.1 ($192,757 14 wins).

Edinburgh Franco’s first three foals (aged 3 years and older) are all race winners to date.

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LOT 301 FRANCO GOODISON (Bettor’s Delight – Garden Rose colt) SOLD $20,000

By the peerless BETTOR’S DELIGHT, this exceptionally well related colt is out of an Artsplace half-sister to the Group 1 winners BETTOR’S STRIKE 1:55.7 ($890,201 16 wins) and ARDEN’S CHOICE 1:55.1 ($282,296 7 wins), as well as the $150,000+ performers ROCKNROLL ARDEN 1:54.8 ($172,154 6 wins  - twice Gr.1 placed) and the Listed Race winner SOUTHWIND ARDEN ($150,126 9 wins).

The second dam WINTER ROSE was the 2014-15 NZ Broodmare Excellence Award winner and has left 10 winners from 12 to race to date.

The pedigree page is stacked with numerous other black type performers, including the standout pacer SOUTH COAST ARDEN 1:51.3 ($369,022 11 wins) – the winner of the 2021 Gr.1 Harness Jewels 4YO Emerald and the Gr.1 NZ Free For All; the Gr.1 Victoria Derby winner BELLA’S BOY ($473,171 16 wins) and the Australian based multiple Gr. 1 performer PLATINUM STRIDE 1:54.4 ($79,221 6 wins).

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LOT 322 FRANCO JEWEL (Always B Miki – Jean Genie colt) SOLD $50,000

By one of harness racing’s most exciting young stallions ALWAYS B MIKI (the sire of three out of four of the 2 & 3yo age group US Breeders Crown winners in 2021), this colt is the first foal of a full sister to the $100,000+ earner SMOKIN BY 1:53.5 ($125,038 9 wins).

He is from an outstanding maternal family that includes the 7-time Gr. 1 winning NZ 2YO & 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year VENUS SERENA 1:52.1 ($796,397 16 wins), the 2018 NZ Derby winner SHERIFF 1:54.7 ($204,586 7 wins), the juvenile Gr.1 winner RONA LORRAINE ($133,268 3 wins), the stakes wining sub 1:49 pacer WRANGLER ($256,567 18 wins) and the Gr. 1 performers LAVER 1:51.9 ($103,308 6 wins) and BETTOR THINK QUICK 1:56.6 ($95,199 9 wins).

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LOT 347 FRANCO MIKI (Always B Miki – Mahendra colt)  WITHDRAWN

By 2021’s Leading NZ & Australian First Season Sire and 2020’s Leading North American First Season Sire, ALWAYS B MIKI, this colt is a half-brother to the Gr.3 winning Aussie flyer and 2021 Inter Dominion Finalist, BALRAJ 1:49.1 ($149,130 13 wins).

The dam is a half to the talented race mare INDRAH ($90,993 7 wins), a Gr.1 Harness Jewels 4YO Diamond runner-up.

His sire ALWAYS B MIKI has already left six juvenile Group Race winners from his first Southern Hemisphere crop including the Gr.1 winners FRANCO INDIE 1:51.9, TRICKY MIKI 1:56.9 and THE MIKI TAKER 1:55.7.

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LOT 357 FRANCO NECTAR (Vincent – Nearea Franco colt) SOLD $40,000

This colt is by the 2021 record setting first season sales sire VINCENT out of the two time NZ Aged Pacing Mare of the Year NEAREA FRANCO 1:54.4 ($441,405 11 wins, including the Gr.1 Queen Of Hearts and Gr.2 Kaikoura Cup).

He is a half or full sibling to five winners, including the three-time Australian Group 1 winner and multiple US Grand Circuit winner NIKE FRANCO 1:48 ($913,870 32 wins) and the multiple Group Race placed 3-year-old SHAN NOBLE 1:56 ($140,438 6 wins).

The second dam NO PABA is a half-sister to the US Harness Horse of the Year and Hall Of Fame pacer BEACH TOWEL 1:50 ($2,570,357 29 wins).

The maternal family also includes the $500,000+ earner NORTHVIEW PUNTER 1:51, a Gr.3 winner and multiple WA Gr.1 feature race place-getter.

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LOT 366 FRANCO NOVA (Captaintreacherous – Nicaea Franco colt) SOLD $25,000

By one of the world’s hottest new generation sires, this colt is the third foal of a wining half sister to the multiple Group 1 winner NIKE FRANCO 1:48 ($913,870 32 wins) and the 2020 Harness Million runner-up SHAN NOBLE 1:56 ($140,438 6 wins).

The dam’s first foal, FRANCO NANDOR (a 2021 3yo), is already a 4-time winner.

The second dam is the 2008 and 2009 NZ Aged Pacing Mare of the Year NEAREA FRANCO1:54.4 ($441,405 11 wins, incl. Gr.1 Queen Of Hearts, Gr.2 Kaikoura Cup, Gr.3 Junior Free For All and Harness Jewels 4YO Diamond).

The third dam NO PABA left 8 winners from 10 to race to date, including the above mentioned Nearea Franco and the Listed race winner RUNAWAY THREE 1:56 ($157,718 17 wins).

This is the maternal family of US Horse of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee BEACH TOWEL 1:50 ($2,570,357 29 wins).

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LOT 370 FRANCO NASHVILLE (Art Major – Nyree Franco colt)  WITHDRAWN

By champion juvenile sire ART MAJOR, Franco Nashville is the first colt, and second foal, out of a winning full sister to the 2021 stakes performed 3-year-old, SHAN NOBLE 1:56.1 ($140,438 6 wins).

The dam is also a half-sister to the brilliant NIKE FRANCO 1:48 ($913,870 32 wins) – a three time Australian Group 1 victor and a multiple US Grand Circuit winner.

The second dam NEAREA FRANCO 1:54.4 ($441,405 11 wins) is a Gr.1 winner and two-time NZ Aged Pacing Mare of the Year award recipient.

It is the maternal family of the US Horse of the Year and Hall Of Famer, BEACH TOWEL 1:50 ($2,570,357 29 wins).

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LOT 395 FRANCO SANTANA (Captaintreacherous – San Rafaella colt) SOLD $75,000

By a champion young sire from an outstanding North American maternal family.

The dam SAN RAFAELLA 1:52.3 won 10 races and $86,288 in stakes and has left four winners from five foals of racing age to date, including the Group Race place-getters FRANCO SANTINO 1:52 ($90,969 9 wins) and PUNTARNO STRIDE 1:56.7 ($68,620 6 wins), as well as the talented 4yo mare SWEDISH FRANCO, a winner of five of her seven starts to date.

SAN RAFELLA is a half to eight winners herself, including the NZYS South Island Graduate winner and Gr. 2 placed RAGING BULL 1:56.6 ($115,581 5 wins) and the Australian Group Race performed juveniles HILLTOP SOPHIA (Gr.3 winner $82,755 15 wins) and THISBEACHRIGHTHERE 1:50.8 (Gr.2 placed $109,068 12 wins).

The second dam is a winning full sister to the two-time Dan Patch Award winning mare GALLERIA 1:49.2 ($1,814,453 22 wins) – making this colt from the maternal family of the 2020 US Breeders Crown winner, SANDBETWEENMYTOES 1:48.6 ($566,001 10 wins).

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LOT 401 FRANCO SAILOR (Bettor’s Delight – Selena Franco colt) SOLD $110,000

By the all-conquering BETTOR’S DELIGHT, this colt is the second foal of a four-win half-sister to the stakes performers FRANCO SANTINO 1:52 ($90,969 9 wins) and PUNTARNO STRIDE 1:56.7 ($68,620 6 wins).

The second dam is the quality race mare SAN RAFAELLA 1:52.3 ($86,288 10 wins), whilst the third dam SAN SOPHIA 1:52.6TT ($86,164 5 wins), a full sister to champion North American mare GALLERIA 1:49.2 ($1,814,453 23 wins), has left 9 winners from 11 foals, including the Australasian Group Race performers RAGING BULL 1:56.6 ($115,581 5 wins, G.2 placed), HILLTOP SOPHIA ($82,755 15 wins incl. Gr.2 SA Golden Nursery) and THISBEACHRIGHTHERE 1:50.8 ($109,068 12 wins, Gr.2 placed).

It is the family of the 2020 US 3YO Colts and Geldings Breeders Crown winner SANDBETWEENMYTOES 1:48.6 $566,001 10 wins), as well as the Grand Circuit winning North American filly GALLIE BYTHE BEACH 1:49 ($755,745 18 wins).

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LOT 414 FRANCO SEB (Vincent – Suzys Delight colt) SOLD $25,000

From the second crop of the four-time Gr. 1 winner, VINCENT, this colt is a half-brother to the Gr.1 NZ Derby and Easter Cup winner LOCHARBURN 1:55.4 ($418,584 14 wins), as well as the Gr. 2 winner and Gr. 1 NZ 3YO Sires Stakes Final place-getter CULLENBURN 1:50.8 ($177,427 13 wins).

The 4-win dam SUZYS DELIGHT has left 4 winners from 5 to race to date and is herself a half or full sister to three winners including the Group placed RULING VC 1:52, the winner of 42 races and over $300,000 in stakes earnings.

Vincent’s first crop have impressed to date, both in the sales ring – where he smashed the Southern Hemisphere record for the highest priced yearling by a first season sire; and on the track - with the Auckland Cup winner siring a number of impressive NZ yearling pacing workout winners as at mid-December 2021.

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