Bar Room Banta notched up his second successive Group 1 NSW Breeders Challenge win when taking out the $150,000 3YO Colts and Geldings Final in impressive fashion at Menangle on Saturday night.
Franco Indie underscored his favouritism for the Group 1 Sires Stakes Final on NZ Cup Day with a dominant performance in the Sires Stakes Heat at Ashburton on Monday afternoon – setting a new national age group record for 1700m in the process.
The progeny of Always B Miki shone in the Breeders Crown eliminations at The Meadowlands over the weekend, with the second season North American stallion siring three of the freshman and sophomore elimination winners and two runners-up.
The Greg Wright Jr. trained Jujubee put on an exhibition show in the 129th edition of the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile yesterday, routing the best 3-year-old trotters in North America by the biggest winning margin in the last 20 years.
Daughters of Always B Miki cleaned up in the International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies at The Red Mile on October 8, taking out both divisions.
It was a stunning night of results for Always B Miki’s second crop progeny at Woodbine Mohawk Park yesterday, with his stock sweeping the two richest Canadian races for 2-year-old pacers, the Metro Pace and the Shes A Great Lady Finals.
Creatine colt Jujubee cemented himself as one of North America’s best 3-year-old trotters this season with another superlative performance over the weekend – this time in winning the inaugural $100,000 Phil Langley Memorial at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Indiana.
Sons of Father Patrick were to the fore in the northern hemisphere in the past week, with his progeny taking out the Old Oaken Bucket on Little Brown Jug day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio, USA, and in Europe, Sweden’s premier race for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, the Trotting Criterium.
Creatine was the leading trotting sire at the recent Ohio Jug Select Yearling Sale, with his progeny averaging $32,222 – more than eight times his service fee.