Australian Standardbred Breeder's Association Inc.

CALLS FOR A SEPARATE SALE FOR TROTTERS

Once again, there are calls for a separate sale for Trotters after rumbling from buyers that having them scattered throughout the catalogue means you have to inspect yearling early and then hang around for eight hours waiting for your selection.

Also, some trotters sold for just 5 or 6 thousand dollars, and four or five trotters had unrealistic reserves.

VOLSTEAD FAST BECOMING A BRED SHAPER.

Kath McIntosh of Llowalong Farm must be over the moon after Saturday night’s Nutrien Race series. Volstead, who will stand the upcoming breeding series at McIntosh’s stud farm,  sired three of the four finals available for the square trotters.

Volstead sired the winner of the two-year-old fillies division in Prohibited Grace, as well as both divisions of the three-year-olds: the colts & geldings went to Derek The Jet, while the fillies final was taken out by Maoris Mac.

SA TROTTERS ASSOCIATION STALLION TENDER.

The South Australian Square Trotters Association will once again conduct its Trotting Stallion Tender in July. The committee is working on putting together a stallion list for all budgets.

TASMANIAN BREEDER INDUCTED TO HALL OF FAME.

David Rawlings, a true legend of the sport, was rightfully inducted into the prestigious Tasmanian Harness Racings Hall of Fame at the Tasmanian Harness Awards ceremony held in Hobart on April 12.

Rawlings’ journey in the sport has been nothing short of remarkable. From being an owner, breeder, trainer, driver, to an administrator, his passion and dedication have been unwavering since the early 1970s.

He then purchased a mare named Liza Storm, who won her first three starts for Rawlings before injury forced her to retire to stud.

Her first foal a colt by King Kellanie raced as Thorate who won 70 races, including the 1990 Inter-dominion, under the care of leading New South Wales trainer Brian Hancock

PACING FOR PINK 

Interview with coordinator Marg Watson.