Art Major filly certain to attract interest in Tassie

Wednesday 8 March 2023

By Peter Wharton

A filly with one of the fastest-speed inheritances in the country will go up for auction at the Tasmanian Harness Yearling Sale at Carrick on Sunday, March 12.

Lot 21 in the catalogue, the bay filly is a product of decorated sire Art Major (1:48.8) out of Fake Left’s richest and second fastest daughter Miss Galvinator (1:50.6), the winner of 60 races in Australia and North America and $1.1million in stakes.

She is one of a powerful six-horse consignment being offered by Sheffield studmaster Kerrie Hymers, of Tourello Standardbreds.

Another attractive youngster from the Tourello team is Lot 10, a filly with an all-American breeding background, being by the Little Brown Jug winner Tell All from a Falcon Seelster daughter of the imported US mare Romancing Ashley.

This is the family which produced the standout pacers Western Ideal, Leah Almahurst, Naughty But Nice, American Ideal, Life Sign and many others.

Lot 17, a skewbald filly by Dawn Ofa New Day out of a Modern Art mare from the celebrated Purple Patch tribe, looks like a real show stopper.

“She’s the best-bred coloured filly I’ve ever bred,” Hymers said.

Lot 29, the cream Metropolitan filly from the same family as the great Pure Steel, is one of only two palomino fillies being offered at any sale in the country this year.

Tourello is also offering an A Rocknroll Dance filly from the maternal family of The Pantheist (Lot 25) and a chestnut Meropolitan colt closely related to the top Victorian pacers Dillon Titian and Jolie Hanover as Lot 2.

View the catalogue here.