The A Rocknroll Dance filly No Win No Feed was announced as the winner of the 2018/19 Australian 3YO Pacing Filly of the Year Award by Harness Racing Australia earlier this week.
Andover Hall filly Jaxnme has been crowned the 2018/19 Australian 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year on the back of an outstanding freshman season.
Exciting young trotting stallion Father Patrick sired two of the three winners of the Champlain Stakes divisions for 2YO trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park over the weekend, with the well-bred Panem taking out one of the $98,299 fillies splits and Synergy the sole $182,876 division for colts and geldings.
The Craig Cross trained No Win No Feed caused a minor upset in the $200,000 Group 1 Woodlands Stud Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Final at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday evening, upstaging her more fancied rivals with a typically tough performance.
It was a Father Patrick sweep in the “Delmonica Hanover” Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows on August 29, with the unbeaten Sister Sledge extending her winning streak to six and setting a new stakes record of 1:54.2 in the first of the $90,251 splits, and Shishito powering home to take the second in a tight finish.
The regally bred Andover Hall gelding Rave On Hall was an impressive winner of the Group 3 Breeders Crown 3YO Silver Trot at Geelong on August 27, after racing without cover for the majority of the 2,100m trip.
Brilliant 3-year-old trotter Greenshoe bounced back from his runner-up finish in the Hambletonian Final with a devastating performance in the $330,000 Dr Harry M Zweig Memorial at Vernon Downs on August 17 (US time), routing a classy field of sophomore trotters with ease.
The Nifty Norman trained Amigo Volo is the latest standout juvenile by Father Patrick to emerge in North America this year, with the youngster setting a new world record for a 2-year-old trotting gelding on a five eighths of a mile track when winning a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division in 1:54.8 at Harrah’s Philadelphia.