Alabar announced during the week that first season sire Pebble Beach is fully booked in Australia, but he still has vacancies in New Zealand. The son of Downbytheseaside’s fertility looks strong with early scans confirming those mares tested being positive.

Pebble Beach joins his barn mate Captain Crunch as having the full book sign on their stable door.

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With the renown Lexington Sale in full swing in Kentucky it was interesting to see Shartin’s filly by Captaintreacherous go for $140,000 US ($219,744 Australian) The filly was knocked down to New Jersey Bloodstock Agent Tony Alanga.

Australian syndicators Summit Bloodstock & Aaron Bain Racing paid $50,000 US for a filly by Captaintreacherous out of a Rock N Roll Heaven mare called Angel Divine on day two and an Always Be Miki filly for $47,000 US on day three. The sale completes with a night session on Friday US Time.

Art Major stallion Major Secret sired the quinella in The South Australian Sapling Stakes last weekend. The dual group 1 winner stands at Stephen and Tess Norman’s Allenby Lodge Stud at Kapunda.

His sons Star Man took the time honoured classic while Bay Jim Major was runner up.

Both Star Man ($5500 purchase) and Bay Jim Major ($8500) were graduates of the 2022 Silver Salver SA yearling sale. 

Both will be set for the upcoming Southern Cross Series commencing late November.

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Dr Kath McIntosh’s Llowalong Farm has announced a special discount to Raging Bull for anyone who went to the son of Christian Cullen last season, a 25% discount on his advertised service fee of $3300 including GST.

Raging Bull in his first season, last season since crossing the ditch served 51 mares with a strong fertility rate.