By Peter Wharton
The results of recent racing in Tasmania has provided a fillip for the Tasmanian Harness Sale, to be held at Carrick Park on Saturday.
There’s been a swag of winners with close relatives in the sale including Frankie Falzonie, a winner at Devonport and Elwick, and his half-brother Ark Fury (Launceston). The pair are half-brothers to the Granny Smith winner Ark Breeze, the dam of Lot 1, a Racing Hill colt.
Kohanah, one of the State’s most outstanding three-year-olds and a double winner at Elwick recently, and Fowsands, a winner at Kilmore, are both closely related to Lot 13, a Well Said gelding out of Itz Gemmas Delight. Kohanah has won six of his nine starts to date including the Tasmanian Sweepstakes and Golden Slipper.
The smart mare Bremusa, who won at Launceston and Elwick recently, features in the second remove of the pedigree of Lot 19, a Rock N Roll Heaven filly out of Vishpala.
Rock N Roll Heaven, who is in fifth position on the sires’ list, is the sire of the Ballarat Cup winner A G’s White Socks and the Blacks A Fake victor Let It Ride (1:49.4). He is represented by three lots in the sale.
Sweet Lou, the sire of Group 1 winning fillies Double Expresso (WA) and Sweet On Me (NZ), has a single entry in Lot 14, while Modern Art, the sire of the Victorian 4YO Bonanza winner Lochinvar Art (1:48.6), is represented by Lot 15.
The ill-fated Hurrikane Kingcole, the sire of the VHRC 3YO Classic winner and Victoria Derby fourth placegetter Youaremy Sunshine, has Lot 16 in the catalogue.
Sunshine Beach, one of this season’s leading three-year-old sires, has two fillies in the sale – Lots 8 and 21.
The on-line catalogue, with photos of the yearlings, can be viewed here.