By Peter Wharton
More than 75 percent of the dams represented in this year’s Tasmanian Harness Sale to be held on Saturday, February 15 at Carrick Park are race-winning mares or winner-producing mares.
Among the race-winning dams are the Group winners Ark Breeze (Granny Smith Stakes), Cloudy Delight (Evicus Stakes and Tas. Sweepstakes), the feature race winner Lady Elaine (Tas. Sale Classic), the Group placegetter Itz Gemmas Delight ($56,652) and the talented race mares Miss Ruthless 1:58 ($84,053), Danamite Lass 1:55.9 ($60,348), Boutique Art ($47,208) and Sheez Classical ($40,354).
The dams listed in the catalogue have left the Group and feature races winners Modern Ruler (NSW Garrard’s Pace) and Angel Or Demon (Tas. Matron and Mother Of Pearl) and the Group/Listed placegetters Tambros Milly and Class Tells.
The grand-dams of the yearlings have left a host of smart performers such as the multiple Group winner Pachacuti 1:51.7 ($394,731), Sheez Exclusive (Evicus and Bandbox), Strezlecki Lady (Shepparton Gold Cup), Glenwood Jasper (Crystal Stakes), Fortino (Burnie and New Norfolk Cups), Drifting West (Tas. Sires Produce) and Bremusa (Mother Of Pearl).
Yearlings are eligible for Tasbred, Vicbred and the NSW Breeders Challenge.
The on-line catalogue, with photos of the yearlings, can be viewed here.