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2024 National Standardbred Yearling Sale Christchurch Draft

LOT 143 FRANCO ELATION (Always B Miki – Edinburgh Franco colt)
WITHDRAWN

By the highly successful dual hemisphere stallion ALWAYS B MIKI, this colt is a half-brother to the two-time Group 1 winner FRANCO EDWARD 1:54.2 ($221,468 11 wins, 5 placings from 18 starts) and the Group 1 Derby placed FRANCO ECUADOR 1:54 ($53,489 5 wins, 2 placings from 9 starts).

The dam has left four winners from four starters to date and is herself a half to the multiple Group 1 winner and NZ 4YO Pacer of the Year FRANCO EMIRATE 1:53.8 ($334,449 14 wins), as well as to the Australian Group 2 winning mare EDEN FRANCO 1:54.1 ($207,305 14 wins).

It is also the maternal family of the current champion New Zealand pacer AKUTA 1:51.8 ($1,131,765 16 wins to date, 7 Group 1 wins) and the former Australian 3YO Pacer of the Year FRANCO ENFORCE 1:50.6 ($593,738 28 wins).

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LOT 174 FRANCO HARLEM (Captain Crunch – Haiti Franco colt)

By 2023ʻs leading North American first season sire CAPTAIN CRUNCH, this colt is the first foal out of a two-time winning, 1:58.2 ART MAJOR mare.

The dam is a half to five winners including four $100,000 earners, three of them stakes placed – REGULUS 1:51.8h ($272,056 27 wins), FRANCO HENDRIX ($114,588 10 wins, Group 1 placed) and FRANCO HEMMINGWAY 1:56.9 ($126,284 7 wins, Group 1 placed).

The second dam won three races and excelled as a broodmare, producing six winners from seven foals – five of which won over $90,000 in stakes.

The third dam HUNTRESS HANOVER is a half-sister to the four-time champion NZ Stallion of the Year HOLMES HANOVER 1:54.2 ($430,783 12 wins).

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LOT 184 FRANCO HEFNER (Father Patrick – Hot Pants colt)

Out of a four-win, NZ record setting and Trotting Oaks placed mare, this colt is by one of New Zealandʻs leading sires of juvenile trotters in recent years, FATHER PATRICK.

He is a full brother to the multiple winning trotters KYVALLEY PAINT (4 wins) and DESBOIS (3 wins).

The second dam won four races and has left six winners from six starters to date, including the Group 1 placed YAGUNNAKISSMEORNOT t, 1:57.6 ($195,387 17 wins), sub 2:00 trotter NORTIE NORTIE t, 1:59.9 ($54,392 6 wins) and the eight win SHADY SADIE ($76,214).

A strong maternal family, the third dam is the Rowe Cup runner-up MISS WHIPLASH ($151,765 13 wins), while the likes of the Group race winners WANNA PLAY t2, 1:58.9 ($91,190 5 wins, 2013-14 NZ 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year), WANNA PLAY WITH ME t, 157.7 ($89,770 6 wins) and EMMA HAMILTON ($77,388 6 wins) also feature.

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LOT 192 FRANCO IBROX (Always B Miki – Idancedwithcullen colt)

A son of the proven stallion ALWAYS B MIKI, this colt is a full brother to the 2021 Group 1 2YO Sires Stakes Final winner FRANCO INDIE p2, 1:51.9 ($206,884 8 wins).

The second dam IDANCEDALLNIGHT 1:59.3 ($103,655 6 wins) was also a stakes winning juvenile and left four winners from four starters, including the Group 2 placed WALTZING WITH CULLEN 1:51.7 ($235,031 21 wins) and the $100,000+ performer NUREYEV 1:55.3 ($109,173 13 wins).

Other top performers from the family include the 2021 Group 3 Caduceus Club Of Southland 2YO Fillies Classic winner NUTCRACKER 1:57.4 ($60,500 6 wins), CICCIO STAR 1:58.4 ($102,499 5 wins), the stakes placed MAJOR STAR 1:52.3 ($212,228 16 wins), the Group 1 3YO NZ Sires Stakes placed NKETIA 1:52.4 ($394,035 41 wins) and VASARI 1:52 ($277,422 31 wins).

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LOT 206 (Captaintreacherous – Kensington Kate colt)

By champion stallion CAPTAINTREACHEROUS, this colt is a half-brother to the 2023 Group 1 2YO Ace Of Diamonds winner DUCHESS MEGXIT 1:56.3 ($69,029 2 wins).

He is the third foal, and second colt, from a three-win full sister to the five-time Group 1 winner and 2016-17 Australian Aged Pacing Mare of the Year PICCADILLY PRINCESS 1:53 ($759,253 17 wins).

The second dam HYDE PARK ROYAL was a grand producer, leaving 10m winners from 11 foals to race, including the afore mentioned PICADILLY PRINCESS and the $100,000 earners SPONDULICKS 1:51.6 ($158,464 15 wins), ROYAL MACH 1:56.3 ($115,796 14 wins, Group 2 placed) and THE ROYAL GARDEN ($113,602 19 wins).

It is also the maternal family of the Group 1 Messenger winner OK ROYAL 1:53.6 ($293,558 32 wins).

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LOT 221 FRANCO LENNON (Captain Crunch – Loretta Franco colt)

By the exciting young stallion CAPTAIN CRUNCH, a 2YO Breeders Crown winner who has already sired a 2YO Breeders Crown winner from his debut crop in North America in 2023, this colt is the first foal of a 1:55.4 six-win mare.

The dam is a half-brother to the $100,000 earner FRANCO LANDRY 1:50.5, the winner of 12 races to date, whilst the second dam was the successful race mare LETITIA FRANCO 1:51.4 ($212,601 13 wins)

The maternal family also features the currently racing Australian based speedster and Group 2 winner HI MANAMEISJEFF 1:48.9 ($178,320 15 wins).

The family has produced numerous top pacers over the years, including the Group 1 Derby winners LATE BID 1:57.1 ($508,413 30 wins) and LOTSNLOTS 1:57.9 ($208,035 15 wins), as well as the Group 3 winner and Victoria Derby runner-up FRANCO LOTSMORE 1:56.8 ($271,403 32 wins).

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LOT 238 FRANCO MAGNUS (Always B Miki – Motu Time To Shine colt)

Out of a young, three-time winning BETTORʻS DELIGHT full sister to the stakes winner and multiple Group 1 placed juvenile MOTU PREMIER 1:53 ($424,615 20 wins), this colt is by the proven stallion, and one of New Zealandʻs leading sires of 2YO pacers in 2023, ALWAYS B MIKI.

The dam is also a half-sister to the multiple stakes placed juvenile filly CAITLYN CLARKE 1:53.7 ($108,222 8 wins).

In a pedigree page stacked with stakes performers, the Group winners and Group 1 place-getters MOTU CRUSADER 1:52.9 ($361,343 27 wins) and MOTU METEOR 1:55.4 ($252,295 14 wins) also feature, as does the Group 3 winner MOTU TREASURE 1:55.9 ($191,566 19 wins).

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LOT 274 FRANCO RONALDO (Creatine – Royal Relations colt) WITHDRAWN

By the exciting young, Group 1 winner producing stallion CREATINE, this colt is the first colt out of a half-sister to THREE GROUP 1 WINNERS, who from one foal to race to date has left the nine-time Australian winner ABUNDANCE t,1:59.4 ($65,070).

With a pedigree page packed full of Group 1 winning trotters, the regally bred dam is a half-sister to not only the three-time Group 1 winner WILMAʻS MATE t, 1:55.5 ($343,528 14 wins, 2016-17 NZ 4YO Trotting Mare of the Year ), but also the Australian Group 1 winners AMOUR DE FRERE t, 1:56.5 ($105,940 9 wins) and AMANDINE t, 1:57.4 ($65,210 5 wins).

The multiple Group 1 winners and NZ Age Group Male Trotters of the Year GALLEONS ASSASSIN t, 1:55.4 ($495,411 33 wins) and THEDONSSON t, 1:54.8 ($212,192 23 wins) also feature on the pedigree page, as do the stakes placed trotters KING OF STRATHFIELD t, 1:56.8 ($267,479 21 wins) and SONOFTHEDON ($67,030 7 wins 2002-03 NZ 4YO Male Trotter of the Year).

The third dam ROB THE NEST (6 wins) was the 2005-06 New Zealand Broodmare of the Year, whilst the 2016-17 NZ 4YO Male Trotter of the Year TEMPORALE t, 1:54.6 ($832,777 27 wins) also hails from this maternal family.

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LOT 302 DARK AND STORMY (Always B Miki – Storm colt)

By the sire of four individual age group US Pacers of the Year and multiple Australasian Group 1 winners, ALWAYS B MIKI, this colt is the first foal of a four win ART MAJOR mare from a highly successful maternal family.

The coltʻs maternal family features the Group 1 winners RONA LORRAINE ($133,270 3 wins), VENUS SERENA 1:52.1 ($796,398 16 wins) - a two-time NZ Pacing Filly of the Year and seven-time Group 1 winner, and the NZ Derby winner SHERIFF 1:51 ($444,634 25 wins).

Other notable performers in the pedigree include the Group 3 winner WRANGLER 1:48.8 ($316,214 25 wins), the Group 1 place-getter BETTOR THINK QUICK 1:56.6 ($93,260 9 wins) and the stakes placed ARDENS ACE 1:51.8 ($217,589 10 wins) and GAIL DEVERS 1:55.9 ($77,854 10 wins), as well as the Listed performer and 2022 NZ Derby fourth place-getter CYRUS 1:53.4 ($138,869 8 wins).

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LOT 313 FRANCO SPARTAN (Always B Miki – Swedish Franco colt)

By the leading young sire ALWAYS B MIKI, this colt is the first foal from the talented five-win BETTORS DELIGHT mare SWEDISH FRANCO.

The dam is a full sister to the Group 1 placed PUNTARNO STRIDE 1:56.4 ($185,599 13 wins), as well as a half to a further three winners including the multiple stakes placed FRANCO SANTINO 1:52 ($90,969 9 wins) and the promising 2023 3YO FRANCO SINATRA 1:57 ($66,268 6 wins).

The second dam was a smart racehorse, winning 10 and taking a mark of 1:52.3, and is a half to nine winners including the stakes performers RAGING BULL 1:56.6 ($115,581 5 wins), THISBEACHRIGHTHERE 1:50.8 $(125,679 14 wins) and HILLTOP SOPHIA 1:59.3 ($82,755 15 wins).

The third dam is a winning full sister to the champion North American mare and two-time Dan Patch Award winner GALLERIA 1:49.2 ($1,814,453 14 wins), making this colt from the same maternal family as recent top flight US pacers SANDBETWEENMYTOES 1:48.6 ($732,950 23 wins, including the 2020 Breeders Crown 3YO Colts and Geldings Final), GALLIE BYTHE BEACH 1:49 ($755,745 18 wins) and GALLERIA HANOVER 1:49.4 ($270,978 6 wins).

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LOT 316 FRANCO LOMU (Bettorʻs Delight – The Legend colt)

By one of the greatest standardbred stallions of all time BETTORʻS DELIGHT, this colt is a three-quarter brother to the two-time Australian Breeders Crown champion and multiple US Grand Circuit winner BIT OF A LEGEND 1:49.8 ($2,656,233 53 wins).

This colt is the damʻs fourth foal, with her first two both already the winners of multiple races.

The dam in addition to being a half to the multi-millionaire BIT OF A LEGEND, is also a half to a further eight winners, including the Group 2 winner and four-time Group 1 place-getter LONDON LEGEND 1:57.2 ($456,124 25 wins) and the stakes placed LOOKOFALEGEND 1:55.1 ($100,725 20 wins).

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LOT 338 FRANCO ANKARA (Captain Crunch – After Party colt)

By the well-credentialled young sire CAPTAIN CRUNCH, this colt is a half-brother to the 2023 Group 2 Alabar 3YO Classic winner, and multiple Group 1 place-getter, SHERLOCK 1:53.7 ($150,082 8 wins).

The dam is a full sister to the Group 1 winner DEMOCRAT PARTY 1:54.9 ($254,688 6 wins) and a half sister to the Group 3 winner (IM) ELSA 1:56.2 ($112,754 9 wins).

The second dam, CHAMPAGNE PARTY 1:56.3 ($159,226 14 wins) was a multiple Group 2 winner who left 5 winners from 6 to race, whilst the third dam BEE GEE’S DREAM was the 2003 NZ Broodmare Excellence Award winner.

The immediate maternal family also includes current top open class pacer and 2023 Group 2 Canterbury Classic winner REPUBLICAN PARTY 1:53.5 ($309,361 14 wins), the 2023 Group 1 Nevele R Fillies Series Final place-getter ADVANCE PARTY 1:53.9 ($70,018 3 wins), and the Group 1 winners ANOTHER PARTY 1:56.3 ($888,678 31 wins), PARTY PARTY 1:53.2 ($251,236 13 wins), HOSS CARTWRIGHT 1:51.6 ($352,878 30 wins) and COWGIRLS N INDIANS 1:56 ($375,723 7 wins).

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LOT 343 NASCIMENTO (Always B Miki – Agree With Me colt)

From New Zealandʻs most prolific millionaire producing family, this ALWAYS B MIKI colt is the third foal, and second colt, from a full sister to the multiple stakes placed pacer YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH 1:55.9 ($123,446 11 wins).

He boasts a superb maternal family with his second dam a winning half-sister to the millionaire pacers ADORE ME 1:47.7 ($1,677,032 26 wins, 3-time NZ Pacing Filly/Mare of the Year) and HAVE FAITH IN ME 1:47.5 ($1,929,128 42 wins 2015-16 NZ Pacer of the Year), as well as a half to SPLENDID DREAMS, the dam of a further two millionaires - CHRISTEN ME 1:49.1 ($2,745,747 51 wins 2014-15 NZ Horse of the Year) and DREAM ABOUT ME 1:50.1 ($1,416,135 25 wins 3-time NZ Age Group Award winner).

The third dam SCUSE ME 1:53.5 ($126,841 8 wins) won the Group 1 Great Northern Oaks and was voted the NZ Broodmare of the Year in both 2012-13 and 2014-15, as well as receiving the Broodmare Excellence Award in 2012-13.

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LOT 392 (Captain Crunch – Cullens Bet colt)

The first colt out of a winning CHRISTIAN CULLEN half-sister to the 2023 Group 1 New Zealand and Northern Derby winner MERLIN 1:53.3 ($562,764), by North Americaʻs leading first season sire in 2023.

The coltʻs third dam is the stakes winning, multiple Group 1 placed IMAGINE ME 1:56.9 ($247,175 9 wins), making him from one of New Zealandʻs most successful pacing maternal families, with the pedigree page featuring the champion mare ADORE ME 1:51.6 ($1,677,032 26 wins, 10 Group 1 wins including the NZ Cup), NZ Pacer of the Year HAVE FAITH IN ME 1:47.5 ($1,486,470 16 wins, 7 Group 1 wins including the Miracle Mile), SPLENDID DREAMS – the dam of NZ Horse of the Year CHRISTEN ME 1:49.1 ($2,745,747 51 wins, 10 Group 1 wins, including the Miracle Mile) and multiple NZ Age Group Award winner DREAM ABOUT ME 1:50.1 ($1,416,135 25 wins, 12 Group 1 wins, including the Auckland Cup).

The fourth dam is the Group 1 winner and two-time NZ Broodmare of the Year Award winner SCUSE ME who left an incredible 13 winners from 13 to race.

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