The first cab of the rank in the 2024 Yearling Sale merry go round is the Nutrien Tasmanian Yearling Sale to be held on Australia Day, Friday January 26.
It is Nutrien first venture into Tasmania in conjunction with TasRacing and is being held at Carrick Paceway in that’s states North.
The Tasmanian sale has been built up over recent years and it is timely that Nutrien move into the market on the Apple Isle.
The sale has 23 yearlings catalogued for the sale with yearlings by some exciting sires including Captain Crunch, Lather Up, Stay Hungry, Poster Boy, Capt Midnight and Ride High.
Of the 23 lots catalogued consisting of 10 colts or geldings and 13 fillies will go under the hammer.
One of those fillies is by Always Be Miki out of the 2014 3YO Sales Classic winner Lady Elaine offered by Pyengana hobby breeders Micheal and Carol LeFevre.
This filly is a half-sister to A Minutes Silence who placed in the 2021 Tasmanian Sweepstakes Final.
The LeFevre’s filly is closely related to 12-time winner Purple Haze who claimed a heat of Queensland Oaks and the listed Hobart Pacing Cup as an older mare, also in the family is Swishinova who claimed the Tasmanian Guineas as part of his 35 wins.
Another filly of interest is by Breeders Crown champion Ride Hide out of Call Her Julie offered by Chantel Pearce of Oatlands in the Tasmanian Midlands.
Call Her Julie won the SA Golden Nursery as a two-year-old and went on to win the Tasmanian George Johnson as aged mare.
This filly is a half-sister to the recent dual winner Call Me Betty (pictured above)
The second dam of this filly Lady Juliett Lombo is the dam of Call Me Hector (23 wins)
For further information contact either Mark Barton 0419 488 256 or Gemma Smallmon 0447 356 549
Lilydale (Tasmania) breeder Shane Hawes has been a staunch supporter of Tasmanian yearling Sale since its resurrection, Hawes bred Sundays Danbury Park winner Mickey Oh, who he sold at the 2020 sale for $16,000 has now notched up over $150,000 in prize money.
One of Tasmania’s leading consignors and preparers Melissa Maine also has three yearlings in the sale lot 23 a filly by Captain Crunch out of Huffier.
Huffier is a half sister to champion Beautide who’s yearling by Lather Up toped last year’s sale, this filly is sure to attract plenty of interest when she enters the ring.
Maine has another filly by Poster Boy a half sister to Big Boy Mal the winner of five races and a gelding by Always B Miki out of a half sister to Bandbox winner Lourdes.
Bridport breeder Richard Hall has a colt by Lather Up out of Weona Badgirl that is half brother to prolific winner Weona Sizzler from the family of former Australian Horse of the Year Weona Warrior.