Father Patrick's first crop of yearlings made a big impression at the Australasian Premier Trotting Sale on Sunday, with the former US 2YO and 3YO Trotting Colt of the Year siring both the highest priced filly and the highest priced colt of the sale.
It was a Muscle Mass sired quinella in the Group 3 Greenlane Trotting Cup (2,700m) at Alexandra Park on Friday evening, with the Michelle Wallis and Bernie Hackett trained National Trot winner Massive Metro downing a game Heavyweight Hero.
Classy Muscle Mass mare Bonnie Highlander was far too good for her rivals in the Group 3 Sims Pacific Metals Northern Breeders Stakes (2,700m) at Alexandra Park on Friday evening.
The inaugural New Zealand Bloodstock Sale of Trotters was a highly successful one for Nevele R's trotting stallions with five of the top ten lots by the Stud's sires and some very pleasing averages for both the first season sire Father Patrick and leading North America stallion Muscle Mass.
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.