Sportswriter colt tops Tasmanian yearling sale

Monday 15 February 2021

By Peter Wharton

A brother to last year’s top Tasmanian juvenile Written In Silk brought the top price of $36,000 at the Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale at Carrick Park on Saturday (February 13).

The colt, by Sportswriter from the Belmont winner Mon Soie, was consigned by Westbury couple Leigh and Leanne Dornauf and knocked down to Brighton horseman Adrian Duggan and his wife, Amanda.

The highest priced filly was the Sweet Lou-Huiffier filly offered by Melissa Maine, of Faithful Park stud, Latrobe, which sold for $25,000. She was one of four yearlings purchased by Pipers River trainer Marc Butler.

A Hes Watching gelding out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Itz Gemmas Delight, also consigned by Melissa Maine, realised $24,000.

A Betting Line half-sister to the Breeders Crown heat winner Tisu Spirit, offered by Melissa’s mother, Susan Maine, was knocked to premier trainer Ben Yole for $20,000.

The sale grossed $162,000 for eight head sold at an average price of $20,250.

3 Bay G Downbytheseaside USA Caroline Claire $18,000 Ben Yole
4 Brown/Black C Betting Line Gracie Barron $0 Passed In – $9,000
5 Bay F Sweet Lou USA Huiffier $25,000 Marc Butler
6 Bay C Lincoln Royal NZ Iden  Princess $10,000 Marc Butler
8 Bay G Hes Watching USA Itz Gemmas Delight $24,000 Marc Butler
9 Bay F Lincoln Royal NZ Just like Elle $15,000 Marc Butler
10 Brown/Black C Betting Line Mieshana Gold $0 Passed In – $17,000
11 Bay C Sportswriter Mon Soie $36,000 Adrian & Amanda Duggan
12 Bay F Sweet Lou  USA Motoring Rivers $14,000 Ben Yole
13 Bay F Betting line USA Tisu holly $20,000 Ben Yole