Friday, January 25, 2013

Australia and New Zealand Update

The database has been updated for ANZ data and production.

You can download the database here

Stallion listings have not yet been added but are available on the Australian and New Zealand websites. Most of the stallions are shuttled from North America and Somebeachsomewhere is there for the first time and no doubt getting a very large book. The most popular shuttle stallions recently have been Bettors Delight and Mach Three while ANZ breds Christian Cullen and Courage Under Fire are also in demand.

Some surprises on the trotting side where Pegasus Spur, who has done little in Canada, is one of the top sires downunder with several Grade 1 winners. Old standby Sundon is still standing and with 40 yearlings registered this year is now over 1800 foals in his twenty year career (he is now 26 years old)

The expanded availability of frozen semen is resulting in French stallions , like the popular Love You, getting some interest. Love You is probably the most patronized standardbred stallion in the world with over 1900 foals in six crops to date in twelve different countries and over 400 yearlings in 2011 alone. His profile is interesting in that he has a particular liking for mares that have daughters of both Speedy Crown and Super Bowl in their pedigree making him open to a wide range of mares.

In Australia anything can happen in trotters with many pacer/trotter breds including the best three year old this year, by pacing sire Metropolitan from a Balanced Image mare. The top three year old pacer is by Real Desire.


  1. Hi Norman

    Which 3yo pacer by Real Desire do you refer to? I dont think that is correct.


    Harvey Kaplan

  2. Cowgirls N Indians $323,735 1.56 7 wins in 12 starts. New Zealand bred from a mare by In The Pocket. That is correct - where do you get your information ?

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  4. Hi Norman.

    Cowgirls n Indians was an outstanding 2yo filly but was injured in her last 2yo start and has never raced again. She is now 4.

    Additionally, Smolda(by Courage Under Fire) won just over $400,000 in his 3yo season.

    Feel free to email me on



  5. Our problem seems to be the date of birth. Cowgirls n Indians is, in NA terms, a four year old this year 2013, was a three year old last year and although unraced she had more money made lifetime than any other foal of 2009. Smolda is a foal of 2008 so was a four year old last year earning 138625 AUD to add to his three year old earnings of 298625 AUD. This is in Australian dollars and is taken from the Aus website. When converted to US dollars it is about the same although would be higher if you were quoting in NZ dollars.