My first and only call for help was to the friendly team at Benstud, who are leading the way in so many areas in our sport.

A Few weeks ago

A few weeks ago l had a request / feedback from a loyal and passionate harnessbed and Harness Racing fan asking if we could find some additional resources and time to highlight more stories about the owners and breeders in this country.

 

I must admit I was a little shocked at first, as from day one Harnessbred was designed to be the one place that was “Driving The Future Of Harness Racing” with a particular strong bias for the breeders and owners.

So after a couple of sleepless nights l went back and reviewed the 100’s of stories we have done, and the bottom line is our harnessbred friend was right – we can do more for the mare owners and for the people that race horses of all ages in AUS/NZ.

 

Like so many people who are involved in  harness racing , finding additional time at the moment is not as easy as it sounds.  So for this to happen we really needed the support of a leading stud that’s not connected to a Stallion to come on board and help us with the task of getting back ground information and to help us connect with owners that not only breed for the yearling sales but have a passion for racing as well.

 

 

 

My first and only call for help was to the friendly team at Benstud, who are leading the way in so many areas in our sport.  They have a massive interest in the breeding and racing in this country and they have that desire to keep adding value to the industry which not only hits the right note with me but for some many others. To help those that don’t understand the size of their operation let’s take a quick look at the horses in Melton tonight that have come of their property at Katunga, Victoria.

 

Race 1.

Roll With It is a colt that’s won $67,063 so far, raced by Stokie Racing Group, A Hoare, M Short, G Benham, A Francis, B J SchraaBy Rock N Roll Heaven out of the $172,444 winning Troublemaker Mare

 

Race 1.

Professor Tom winner of $83,391 was bred and now raced by Peter Rathjen.  This Art Major Colt is out of Pete’s Dream a Walton Hanover mare from the U314 Family that won $210,284 herself on the track for Peter.

Race 2.

Magical Delight winner of  $69,460 who is raced by J Quinlan, J J Quinlan, K E Rollinson, E M Rayner, P W White, N Tyrrell, I C Braszell  This Bettors Delight mare is out of Modern Girl herself a winner of $122,135

Race 2.

Magical Delight winner of  $69,460 who is raced by J Quinlan, J J Quinlan, K E Rollinson, E M Rayner, P W White, N Tyrrell, I C Braszell  This Bettors Delight mare is out of Modern Girl herself a winner of $122,135

 

Race 3.

Passions Delight $38,040 is a Bettors Delight filly brred and raced for M J Hanover and G L Banks. This filly is out of the Modern Art mare Passions Promise winner of more than $272,000

 

Race 3.

Im Very Willing $9,080 is an Art Major Filly raced by JJ & C Yeomans out of the Safely Kept mare Arivee herself a winner of $83,953.

Race 6.

 

All In Your Hands who has collected $33,708 for Chahillio Pty Ltd is trained by my old mate Wayne Potter and will be driven by Nathan Jack. This Mach Three mare is out of Serenity Franco who was by the very good sire, Badlands Hanover, she has a colt by Art Major that’s won $123,680 already.

 

Rockabella Starz $31,265 is a mare by Rocknroll Hanover and she is owned by  R Auber, G Foxwell, C Foxwell, P Kelly, C J Kelsall, M Kelly, A M Kelsall, I Sievers. A daughter of Bella a winner of just $5,470  however this mighty mare is the dam of Bellas Delight who won north of $442,000

 

 

Race 7

Somebeachshadow a colt by Somebeach that’s won $24,888 out the of Arbro Operative mare Spitfire Shadow, she has already left Christian Shadow $119,676 and Art Shadow $114,488

 

Race 7

Stars Align the winner of $79,390 is a son of Art Major and is raced by G J Kennard, P I Kennard, P J Creighton, M C Creighton, G R Douglas, K J Riseley a This Colt is out of the Albert Albert mare Nosotros.

 

Race 8

 

Torque To the Starz  $4,120 is a gelding by Four Starzzz Shark who was bred and now is raced for Ian Corazzol, the son of Torque For Life a Life Sign mare with strong ties to Qld.

Race 8

 

Jimmy Locke the $13,300 son of Rock N Roll Heaven is raced for Aiken Racing Pty Ltd, M Walden, D J Talbot, L A Talbot, G Wood, M J Locke, T N Canobie, H Shea, Stokie Racing Group. This colt is out of the Art Major mare, Indigenous Art

Race 9.

 

Christian Major $26,890 is a bay gelding by Art Major out of the great mare by Christian Cullen mare Christian Melody $212,580. Raced by the  fantastic harness racing devotees Tom & Lerlean Payne we hope to see Christian Major do well tonight

Race 10

Benalong Valley $11,630 is a Shadow Play colt raced by P D Munday, M R Salotti, T B Roberts, A M Mobilio . Out of a the Island Fantasy mare Cedar Valley, who is the half-sister of some very good horses by Fake Left and Badlands Hanover that won $272,760 and $179,178 respectfully.

Race 11

Valbarann $12,75 is a Sportswriter filly that is raced for  B L Morgan, V I Morgan, B K Harrington, M K Harrington, J A Evans, B A Evans, G Biffin, M Biffin .Out of Cunning Kate an Armbro Operative mare who is the sister of Mister Grizzly winner of $207,346.

Race 11

 

Gilty Hanover and bay filly by Rocknroll Hanover that’s won $19,310. Raced by Carolyn Ward this filly is out of the Courage Under Fire mare Gilt Bromac. This amazing mare won close to $200,000 on the track

 

Race 12

 

Seaya Laterbella is a filly by Somebeach that’s won $6,280 and is raced by R Auber, I Sievers, G Foxwell, C J Kelsall, P Kelly, P Princi, R G Barbaro, M Kelly, C Foxwell, A M Kelsall, out of the Northern Lights mare Bella Aurora as we mentioned earlier.

 

As you can see its going to be a massive night for the connections from Benstud and we wish every owner the very best of luck on the track.

 

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