Yearling Sales

2019 National Yearling Sale Christchurch Draft

(Muscle Mass - Jacanti Franco colt)      SOLD $22,000            

By one of North America's leading sires of trotters, Muscle Mass (sire of 2018 US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year, Six Pack - the fastest 3YO trotter of all time, and fellow world champion and millionaire 3YO, Plunge Blue Chip), this colt is out of the former top juvenile JACANTI FRANCO, winner of the Gr.2 NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Trotters Championship and third in the Harness Jewels Ruby of her year.

This colt is a half brother to the unbeaten Gr.3 winner Franco Jaeger, as well as recent NZ winner Franco Josiah.

The dam is also a half-sister to multiple Gr.1 place-getter JAG'S INVASION 1:56.5 ($121,973 10 wins) and the 2008 NZ 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year, JUMANJI FRANCO 1:59.3 ($73,958) - the winner of 5 races including the Gr.3 NZ 2YO Trotting Championship.

The pedigree page also includes the $100,000+ earning trotters JACK THE CAPRICORN and KEEPYAGUARDUP.

For a full pedigree page click here.



LOT 197 FRANCO ENZO - (Art Major - Edinburgh Franco colt)      SOLD $80,000

By outstanding sire of juveniles, Art Major, this colt has one of the best pedigrees around, with five Group 1 winners, plus a further Group 1 runner-up on the page.

The dam's first foal is the brilliant Western Australian 2YO of last season, FRANCO EDWARD 1:54.2 ($165,444) - the winner of six races to date, including the Gr.1 WA Golden Slipper and the Gr.1 WA Pearl Classic.

The dam herself is a three-quarter sister to the Gr.1 Harness Jewels and Messenger Stakes winner FRANCO EMIRATE 1:53.8 ($334,449 14 wins), as well as the Gr.2 winning and 2018 WA Gr.1 Mares Classic runner-up EDEN FRANCO 1:54.1 ($186,965 14 wins.).

The immediate family also features fellow Gr.1 winners FRANCO ENFORCE (Australian 3YO Pacer of the Year), ARTEMIS BELLE and EAGLE ROX.

For the full pedigree page click here.



LOT 236 FRANCO MACHO (Art Major - MacFire colt)      SOLD $40,000

Another by top juvenile sire Art Major, this colt is the first foal of a 4-time winning, Group Race placed Mach Three half-sister to 2017 Gr.3 Northern Southland Cup winner EARS BURNING 1:56.4 ($83,045 7 wins) and a full sister to $200,000 earner BURNING 1:53.2 (26 wins) and 1:53.7 mare FIRE ONE (8 wins).

The colt's second dam, SPARKS UNDER FIRE has fashioned a terrific record at stud with 6 to race for 6 winners (from just 8 foals) and is a half-sister to the outstanding, multiple Gr.1 winning, 2001 NZ 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year, SPARKS A FLYIN 1:52, who won 21 races and over $625,000 throughout NZ, Australia and North America.

It is the family of the brilliant WA Free-For-All performer BETTOR'S FIRE 1:52.6 ($815,037 40 wins, Gr.1 placed), the sub 1:50 NSW based MY ALPHA ROCK 1:49.5 ($170,814 16 wins) former Gr.1 NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Final runner-up, ART UNION 1:55.6 ($210,120 17 wins), Gr.2 Southland Oaks winner and Gr.1 NZ Oaks runner-up SAFEDRA 1:56.3 ($135,577 10 wins) and the Listed NZ Yearling Sales Series Open Final second place-getter EMPYREAN 1:56.2 ($121,302 10 wins.)

For a full pedigree page click here.



LOT 250 FRANCO NOBLE (Bettor's Delight - Nearea Franco colt)      SOLD $76,000

By seven-time champion NZ and Australian sire Bettor's Delight, out of two-time NZ Aged Pacing Mare of the Year and Gr.1 winner NEAREA FRANCO 1:54.4 ($441,405 11 wins), this colt has all the right credentials.

A half or full sibling to four winners, including the triple Australian Group 1 winner and multiple US Grand Circuit winner NIKE FRANCO 1:48 ($830,971 32 wins).

The second dam is a half sister to the $2.5 million earning Hall of Fame inductee and US Harness Horse of the Year  BEACH TOWEL 1:50 ($2,570,357 29 wins). She has left 8 winners from 9 to race down-under, including Runaway Three 1:59.1 ($61,818 10 wins).

It is the maternal family also of the $500,000+ earning Bettor's Delight gelding NORTHVIEW PUNTER 1:51, a Gr.3 winner and multiple WA Gr.1 place-getter, including placings in the WA Pacing Cup and the Fremantle Cup.

For a full pedigree page click here.



LOT 262 FERNLEIGH CASH (Bettor's Delight - New Revenue colt)      SOLD $29,000

The first colt, and just the second foal, of quality race mare NEW REVENUE 1:56.4 ($50,158 6 wins) - a half sister to the dam of triple Gr. 1 winner FRANCO NELSON 1:50.6 ($871,373 23 wins).

The second dam is the prolific broodmare, NEW REVIEW 1:59.8, a sister to NZ 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year  NEVERMORE, and the dam of 9 winners from 11 foals to race, including the Gr.2 Southern Supremacy winner FRANCO NEW DEAL 1:53 ($234,058 28 wins) and the multiple Gr.1 Derby place-getter FRANCO NEWSMAN 1:56.7 ($89,429 11 wins).

It is also the family of the terrific mare NATURAL WOMAN 1:52 - the winner of 64 races and over $570,000 in stakes, as well as the $100,000+ earners CHRISTIAN RULER 1:52.6 and NATURAL LAD 1:52.2, along with the talented FRANCO NORIEGA 1:52.6 ($88,926 11 wins).

For the full pedigree page click here.



LOT 277 FRANCO NANDOR (Mach Three - Nicaea Franco colt)      SOLD $140,000

From the last crop of leading sire Mach Three, this colt is the first foal out of a race-winning, three-quarter sister to the triple Australian Group 1 winner and multiple North American Grand Circuit winner NIKE FRANCO 1:48 ($830,971 32 wins).

The second dam is 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, Gr.2 Kaikoura Cup and Listed 4YO Harness Jewels Diamond).  

This is also the maternal family of the great US Hall of Fame pacer BEACH TOWEL 1:50 - the US Harness Horse of the Year as a 3YO (after a season that included victories in the Little Brown Jug, Meadowlands Pace and Breeders Crown) and winner of over $2,500,000 in stakes and 29 races.

For the full pedigree page click here.


LOT 306 BONDI SHAKE (Somebeachsomewhere - Seven Point One colt)      SOLD $28,000  

By the ill-fated champion sire Somebeachsomewhere, this youngster is the first colt out of the talented race filly SEVEN POINT ONE 1:56.1 ($50,207 6 wins) - the winner of a NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Heat as a juvenile.

Her first foal, the 3YO filly Mini Mine Yet, is already a race winner.

The second and third dams both have terrific records at stud with the second dam, Cassie's Medley, leaving 5 winners from 6 to race to date, and the third dam, PORT MEDLEY a Broodmare Excellence Award recipient, having left 12 winners from 15 foals (with all foals racing), including the Gr.3 winner LIVELY MEDLEY 1:54.6 ($131,055 20 wins) and FALCON'S MEDLEY 1:55.2 ($186,312 16 wins).

The Gr.1 winners BOLD CRUISER 1:56.8 ($574,801 27 wins) and BADLANDS JEWEL 1:56.7 ($154,577 8 wins) also feature on the pedigree page as does CHRISTY BREANNA TT1:51.7, a handy racehorse herself ($48,335 6 wins) and the dam of the promising current season 3YO GLOBAL DOMINATION 1:57.6.

For the full pedigree page click here.



LOT 329 FRANCO STEFAN (Bettor's Delight - Suzys Delight colt)      SOLD $32,500

This colt is a Bettor's Delight half brother to the multiple Group 1 winner LOCHARBURN 1:55.4 ($418,584 14 wins, including the Gr.1 NZ Derby and the Gr.1 Easter Cup), as well as to the 2017 Gr.1 NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final place-getter CULLENBURN 1:56.5 ($56,772 5 wins).

The dam Suzys Delight won four races and just under $50,000 in stakes and is a full sister to the $300,000+ earner RULING VC 1:52 ($312,919 42 wins).

The pedigree page also includes the former Gr.1 NZ Welcome Stakes and Gr.1 NZ Oaks winner RULING LOBELL.

For a full pedigree page click here.



LOT 382 FRANCO CORNEL (Bettor's Delight - Cherish A Franco colt)      SOLD $75,000

By the all-conquering Bettor's Delight, this colt is a full brother to the Gr.2 place-getter and nine-time winner FRANCO CRISTIANO 1:55.4 ($70,616), as well as a half to three other winners including the Gr.1 Ladyship Mile runner-up CRUISER FRANCO 1:53.4 ($117,723 12 wins).

The lightly raced dam, CHERISH A FRANCO 1:58.2, won two races from just four starts, placing in the other two as well, and has left four winners from five foals to race.

The colt's second dam is the Gr. 1 Great Northern Oaks winner CHERUBIC, who from 12 foals left nine winners from 11 to race, including FRANCO CATAPULT 1:49.8 ($676,206 59 wins), Gr. 3 winner FRANCO CONQUEST 1:53.4 ($265,935 29 wins), Gr.1 SA Derby place-getter FRANCO CONCORD 1:57.9 and $100,000+ performer FRANCO CROUPIER 1:54.8.

The maternal family also features the 2018 Gr.3 NSW Pink Bonnet winner PLATINUM REVOLUTION 1:54.7 ($32,570, 3 wins to date). 

For a full pedigree page click here.