By Peter Wharton
A filly from the second crop of the USA 3YO Colt of the Year Downbytheseaside brought the top price of $32,000 at the Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale at Carrick Park on Saturday afternoon.
Offered by Melissa Maine, of Faithful Park stud, Latrobe, the lovely, athletic filly out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Itz Gemmas Delight, was purchased by Craig Young.
The leading price paid for a male yearling was $26,000 was the Betting Line-Belliciouslips gelding, offered by Jamie Cockshutt and Barry Cooper and secured by Troy Madden.
Tasmania’s premier trainer Ben Yole bought two colts at the sale, one a Mel Mara-Karalta Crown colt for $23,000 and the other by Always B Miki from Angel Or Demon at $18,000.
An Always B Miki filly out of Vishapala, a close relative of Pachacuti, fetched $20,000.
Of the 15 lots presented 11 were sold at a gross of $183,000, an average price of $16,636.
|1||Bay||C||Always B Miki||Angel or Demon||$18,000||Ben Yole|
|2||Bay||G||Vincent||Ima Blissful Bell||–||Passed in – $29,000|
|3||Bay/Brown||F||Sweet Lou||Lady Elaine||–||Passed in $8,000|
|4||Bay||C||Cams Fool USA||Atomic Cat||–||Withdrawn|
|5||Bay/Brown||F||Always B Miki||Vishpala||$20,000||Josh Berrell|
|6||Bay/Brown||F||Change Over||Ideal Distraction||–||Withdrawn|
|7||Bay||C||Stonebridge Regal USA||Iden Princess||$8,000||Braden Howlett|
|8||Black||G||Betting line||Belliciouslips||$26,000||Troy Madden|
|9||Brown||F||Downbytheseaside||Itz Gemmas Delight||$32,000||Craig Young|
|10||Brown||C||Sportswriter USA||Ima Merry Jasper||$15,000||Ash Warton|
|11||Bay||C||Mel Mara||Stormborn||–||Passed in $17,000|
|12||Bay||F||Downbytheseaside||Shelbyville NZ||$15,000||Kristy Butler|
|13||Bay||F||Warrawee Needy CA||Rollon Sweetheart||$8,000||Helen Dornauf|
|14||Bay||F||Stonebridge Regal USA||Step Up And Play||$12,000||Leigh Barker|
|15||Bay||C||Mel Mara||Karalta Crown||$23,000||Ben Yole|
|16||Bay||G||Stonebridge Regal USA||Just Like Elle||$6,000||Braden Howlett|
|17||Black||F||Betting line||Vouvray Beach||–||Passed in $16,000|
|18||Bay||F||A Rocknroll Dance USA||Electric Cat||–||Withdrawn|