Marcoola (T)

NZ $2,500 + GST

(AU N/A)

t, 1:53.8 $521,321 16hh

Sundon - Arabess by Grant Our Wishes

  • The richest and fastest entire son of New Zealand’s greatest ever trotting sire Sundon
  • The New Zealand trotting all-comers record holder with a scorching 1:53.8 win in the Ashburton Trotters Flying Mile, by the biggest margin ever recorded in the race’s 30 year history
  • The fastest ever trotting stallion on Australasian soil
  • A three-time Group One winner – including one of the most memorable wins in recent times in New Zealand’s richest trotting race, the Dominion Handicap
  • New Zealand Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year
  • By a 16-time NZ Trotting Sire of the Year from a maternal family that includes three Dominion Handicap winners in the first three generations, New Zealand’s greatest ever trotter Lyell Creek and one of the country’s best ever 3-year-old trotting fillies in the Trotter of the Year Kahdon
Sungait Song
Arnie Almahurst
Roydon Gal
Speedy Scot
Ambitious Blaze
Super Bowl
B. F. Coaltown
Princess Diller
Sis Rodney
Diller Hanover
Ami Song
Grant Our Wishes
Laurel Creek
Speedy Somolli
Noble Grant
Speedy Crown
Noble Victory
Dotty Diller
Whistling Wings
Kahu Del
Maternal Family

Sire Line

SUNDON t, 2:01.1 $264,085 27 wins by Arndon from Sungait Song by B F Coaltown

A champion racehorse and Australasia's greatest ever trotting stallion, Sundon was New Zealand’s leading trotting sire for an unprecedented sixteen years straight from 2001.

His best progeny include:
SUNDONS GIFT (g) t, 1:54.3 - $1,275,264. 41 wins, incl. AUS Trotting Grand Prix (Gr.1) – four times, Inter Dominion Grand Final (Gr.1), NSW Trotters Mile (Gr.1) – twice, Bill Collins Mile (Gr.1).  (Chiola Hanover)
ONE OVER KENNY (m) t, 1:57 - $1,098,007. 32 wins incl. Rowe Cup (Gr.1) - twice, NZ Trotting Championship (Gr.1), National Trot (Gr.1) - twice, Australasian Trotting Championship (Gr.1), Great Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1) (Pointer Hanover)
LETS GET SERIOUS (g) t, 1:52.4US - $803,799. 40 wins, incl. 4YO Trotters Championship (Stortford Lodge)
SPRINGBANK RICHARD (g) t, 1;57.7 - $664,338. 20 wins incl Dominion Handicap (Gr.1), VIC Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Ashburton Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.3), 4YO Trotters Championship (Gr.3), 4YO Harness Jewels Ruby (L), 3YO Harness Jewels Ruby (L), Ordeal Trotting Cup(L). (Gee Whiz II)
MASTER LAVROS (g) t, 1:58.6 - $608,007. 20 wins incl. Dominion Handicap (Gr.1) - twice, Rowe Cup (Gr.1), NZ Trotting Championship (Gr.1). (Super Bowl)
WHATSUNDERMYKILT (g) t, 1:57.6 - $548,603. 17 wins incl. Dominion Handicap (Gr.1). (Kiltie Boy)
ALLEGRO AGITATO (m) t, 1:57.8 - $529,854. 22 wins incl. National Trot (Gr.1), NZ Trotting Championship (Gr.1) - twice, NZ Trotting FFA (Gr.1), Australian Trotting Grand Prix (Gr.1). (Chiola Hanover)
MARCOOLA (h) t, 1:53.8 - $521,321. 16 wins incl. Dominion Handicap (Gr.1), NZ Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1). (Grant Our Wishes)

Dam Line

ARABESS t, 2:01.2 $23,541 by Grant Our Wishes from Laurel Creek by Wingspread

Dam of 2 winners from 3 foals of racing age:

MARCOOLA t, 1:53.8 - $521,321. 16 wins. At 3, won NZ Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Sires Stakes Trotters Championship (Gr.2). NZ 3YO Trotting Colt/Gelding of the Year. At 4, won Cambridge Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.2); 2nd NZ Trotting FFA (Gr.1); 3rd Ashburton Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.3). Aged, won Dominion Handicap (Gr.1), Lyell Creek Stakes (Gr.2), Ashburton Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.3) twice; 2nd National Trot (Gr.1), 2x Inter Dominion Heats (Gr.3). (Sundon)
Gaytana t, 2:06.9 $4,440. 1 win to date. (Trixton)

2nd dam

Laurel Creek by Wingspread from Kahlum by Noodlum

Unraced, Laurel Creek is the dam of 5 winners from 9 foals, including:

AMARETTO SUN t, 2:01.2 - $284,251. 11 wins to date. Aged, won Dominion Handicap (Gr.1); 3rd Lyell Creek Stakes (Gr.2), Canterbury Park Trotting Cup (Gr.3) (Sundon)
Arabess t, 2:01.2 - $23,541. 3 wins. (Grant Our Wishes)
Sixty Plus t, 2:07.7 - $16,064. 3 wins. (Sundon)
Filligree Sheree t, 2:11.3 - $15,696. 1 win. (Thanksgiving)

3rd dam

Kahlum by Noodlum from Kahu Del by Armbro Del

Kahlum is the dam of 6 winners including New Zealand’s greatest ever trotter Lyell Creek

LYELL CREEK t, 1:52.4 $2,961,137. 56 wins including Rowe Cup (Gr.1) - three times, Dominion Handicap (Gr.1) – three times, National Trot (Gr.1), NZ Trotting FFA (Gr.1), Inter Dominion Grand Final (Gr.1), Dullard Cup (Gr.1) – twice, Australasian Trotters Championship (Gr.1) - twice, Bill Collins Mile (Gr.1), VIC Millennium Mile (Gr.1).  (Roydon Glen)
Jacquimo t,2:02.9 $53,441. 6 wins. (Courage Under Fire)
Little Mo t,2:04.9 $49,169. 4 wins. (Courage Under Fire)
Lukes Creek t,2:06 $20,723. 3 wins. (Lindy Lane)
Millie Rose (Frugal Gourmet) Unraced, Dam of:
   Bettors Creek p,1:56.1 $81,922. 10 wins. At 3, 3rd Harness Jewels (Gr.1). (Bettor’s Delight)        
   Donegal Carrickfin p,1:57.2 $57,926. 6 wins. (Bettor’s Delight)
   Donegal Kahlum p,1:56.7 $51,479. 7 wins. (Bettor’s Delight)

4th Dam:

Kahu Del t, 2:05.7 $17,395 by Armbro Del from Tee Kahu by Tuft

The 2015-16 Broodmare Excellence Award winner, Kahu Del is the dam of 8 winners from 13 to race:

HARNETTS CREEK t,1.57.7 $296,103. 13 wins incl Kaikoura Cup (Gr.2), Ashburton Flying Stakes (Gr.2) Invercargill Cup (L), New Brighton Cup (L). (Soky’s Atom)
CULLENS CREEK p,1:56.9 $141,761. 14 wins incl Central Otago Cup (Gr.3), Hannon Memorial (Gr.3). (Christian Cullen)
Kahu’s Legacy (Live Or Die) 2.04.6, $9,447. 1 win. Dam of:
   Elms Creek p,1.56.5f $53,895. 12 Aus wins. (Bettor’s Delight)
   Resonate t,2.05.3 $69,037. 1 win. 2nd Northern Trotting Derby Gr.1). (Angus Hall)
Kahola (Chiola Hanover) Dam of:
   KAHDON t,1:59.3 $141,984. 3YO Trotting Filly Of The Year, Trotter of the Year. 5 wins, incl     
   Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Sires Stakes 3YO Trotters Championship (Gr.2); 2nd Harness Jewels Ruby 
   (Gr.1), NZ Trotting Derby (Gr.1), NZ Trotting Oaks (Gr.3). (Sundon)
   Matua Tana t,1:59.7 $44,375. 6 wins. (Love You)
Lough Neagh (Sundon) t2,2:06.8 $10,415. 2 wins. 2YO Trotting Filly of the Year. Dam of:
   LE REVEUR t,1:56.2 $191,136. 12 NZ/US wins incl Sires Stakes Aged Trotters Classic; 2nd Harness Jewels
   4YO Ruby (Gr.1), South Bay Trotters Cup (Gr.3). (Love You)
   ARBOE t,1:55.5 $72,818. 7 wins incl Barcardi Lindy Mares Trot (Gr.2);2nd Dullard Cup (Gr.1).(Love You)
   IMA BOURBON GIRL t,1:57.8 $66,160. 8 wins incl Breed For Speed Silver Final (Gr.3).(SamBourbon)
   Lough Beg t,2:06.2 $51,080. 5 wins. NZ 3YO Trotting Filly of the Year. (CR Commando)


Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Money Won Record Time
2 4 1 - - $6,322 2:02.9
3 9 7 - - $155,062 1:59.8
4 10 3 1 1 $60,704 1:56.3
5 4 - - - $4,688  
6 11 4 2 - $240,884 1:54.5
7 11 1 3 1 $53,660 1:53.8
TOTAL 49 16 6 2 $521,321 1:53.8 NZR

At 3: Won NZ Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Northern Trotting Derby (Gr.1), Sires Stakes Trotters Championship (Gr.2). New Zealand Three Year Old Trotting Colt/Gelding of the Year

At 4: Won Cambridge Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.2); 2nd NZ Trotting Free For All (Gr.1); 3rd Ashburton Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.3).

Aged: Won Dominion Handicap (Gr.1), Lyell Creek Stakes (Gr.2), Ashburton Trotters Flying Mile (Gr.3) – twice; 2nd National Trot (Gr.1),  2nd 2 x Inter Dominion Trotting Heats (Gr.3), Canterbury Park Trotting Cup (Gr.3), Canterbury Print Trotting Cup (Gr.3); 3rd, Summer Trotting FFA (Gr.3).


Marcoola stands his first season at stud in 2020/21.


Mating Hints

Marcoola’s sire Sundon crossed tremendously well with the majority of Southern Hemsiphere trotting sire lines so a wide variety of broodmares can be considered for Marcoola.

In recent years Love You has been a great foil for Sundon, with this cross producing some of New Zealand’s best trotters, Monbet, Enghien, Habibti Inta, Habibti, as well as last season’s outstanding juvenile Ultimate Stride, and as such daughters of Love You are a terrific option for Marcoola.

The outcross of Garland Lobell and his sire sons and grandsons has proven particularly potent with Sundon to date too with recent examples of this including the 2019 NZ Trotter of the Year Sundees Son, One Over Da Moon, Arya, the multiple Group 1 placed Andover Son etc… Garland Lobell sire line mares include daughters of Majestic Son, Angus Hall, Andover Hall, The Pres and Monkey Bones.

Balanced Image line mares (mares by the likes of Monarchy and Earl) should also be a great cross for Marcoola with trotters bred along these lines including the National Trot winner Sovereignty and the millionaire square-gaiter Vulcan.

S J’s Photo line mares (mares by the likes of Pegasus Spur and Bacardi Lindy) are another good option for Marcoola, with Sundon over S J’s Photo line mares offspring including the likes of Paramount Gee Gee, Flying Isa and Wilma’s Mate.

The Sundon – Valley Victory cross is another that has been consistently good over the years, giving us horses the ilk of Tornado Valley, Wobelee and Miami H. Valley Victory line mares include those by Muscles Yankee, Muscle Hill, Muscle Mass, Skyvalley, Down Under MusclesGreat Success and Dr Ronerail.

Mares by Dream Vacation should also suit with this cross offering a double up of Arndon in the resulting foal’s pedigree.