Filly tops Tasmanian sale

Monday 7 March 2022

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.

Sale results

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4 Bay C Cams Fool USA Atomic Cat Withdrawn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6 Bay/Brown F Change Over Ideal Distraction Withdrawn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18 Bay F A Rocknroll Dance USA Electric Cat Withdrawn