A Rocknroll Dance sired the first two runners home in the novel $50,000 Group 2 Mercury80 Final, with the former kiwi pacer Yorkshire downing another New Zealand expat, Rollova, in the second running of the high octane 1200m sprint at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday.
The unbeaten Always B Miki colt, Perfect Sting was crowned the 2020 US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year at a virtual Dan Patch Awards Show held on Facebook Live on January 16.
Amigo Volo, by Father Patrick was named the 2020 US 3YO Trotting Male of the Year by the US Harness Writers Association at the Dan Patch Awards Show on January 16.
The first Southern Hemisphere bred 2-year-olds by Always B Miki have begun to step out at the work outs and trials over the past week in New Zealand and Australia, with a number of impressive winners to date.
The smart A Rocknroll Dance 3-year-old Keayang Jackie notched up her first stakes race victory with an easy win in the Group 3 Cinderella Stakes for Fillies and Mares at Tabcorp Park, Melton on Saturday evening.
It was a big night for the progeny of A Rocknroll Dance at Albion Park on Saturday, with the Group 1 winners No Win No Feed and Big Wheels both taking out feature races on the card.
Successful young North American trotting sire Father Patrick notched up his first Southern Hemisphere Group 1 winner in the Breeders Crown Final for 2YO Trotting Fillies at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday evening, with the Maree Caldow trained Sangreal charging home late to edge out fellow Father Patrick filly Evas Image in an exciting finish.