The first Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings by the champion North American trotter Father Patrick are set to go under the hammer at next week's inaugural New Zealand Bloodstock National Standardbred Yearling Sale in Christchurch.
The Michelle Wallis and Bernie Hackett trained Massive Metro announced his arrival on the Open Class scene with an impressive, record breaking win in the Group 1 Sims Pacific Metals National Trot (2,700m) at Alexandra Park on New Year's Eve.
The world champion Muscle Mass colt Six Pack was a well deserved winner of the 2018 Dan Patch US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year title when the Awards were announced earlier today.
Brilliant North American trotter Six Pack cemented his claim to the US 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year title with another dominant performance in the $210,000 Matron Stakes at Dover Downs on November 15 (US time), taking his 2018 winnings past $1,000,000 in the process.
The just completed yearling sale session of the Standardbred Horse Sale was a hugely successful one for the first season trotting sire Father Patrick, with his yearlings averaging an incredible $119,000 over the three days of selling.
Reign Of Honor was an impressive winner of the $221,540 Kindergarten Classic Final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings at The Meadowlands on November 3, with the Nifty Norman trained gelding streeting his rivals by a number of lengths.
The Brian Brown trained Proof was an eye-catching winner of his Breeders Crown Elimination for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on October 19, producing another powerful finish to win going away from a smart field of juveniles.
World champion Muscle Mass 3-year-olds' Plunge Blue Chip and Six Pack made light work of their respective Breeders Crown eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on October 20 with both scoring easy victories.
Leading North American sophomore Six Pack is now the fastest 3YO trotter in history, with the son of Muscle Mass winning the $434,000 Kentucky Futurity Final in a sensational 1:49.2 at The Red Mile today.