All systems go for Sunday’s Shep Sale

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    VISTA BELLA

    THE Shepparton Mixed Stock Sale will be conducted by the Shepparton Harness Racing Club at 1pm next Sunday at their Kialla complex.

    Seventy-three quality lots will go under the hammer including yearlings by champion sires, going two-year-olds, three-year-olds, older racing stock and well-bred broodmares in-foal to the world’s leading stallions.

    There’s colts out of the former Three-Year-Old Filly of the Year Yeronga Songbird, Melbourne winners Room With A View (1:56) and Our Favourite Girl, Got The Gold (6 wins) and Closetomyheart (Tr 2:04.2) and fillies from the USA Stakes winner Out Of Sight 1:52.4 ($200,142), the NSW Oaks placegetter Lahaini (1:57.5) and the Melton winner Kiss And Fly (1:58.4).

    The sale also highlights half-sisters to the Youthful Stakes winner Vista Bella 1:57.9 ($110,021), the smart racemare Twirling ($105,707) and Golden Grinder 1:55.6 ($90,340) and half-brothers to the Moonee Valley winner Stormwarning, Boston Yankee (1:56.6) and The Lombo heat winner Rosemay.

    Several two-year-olds included in the catalogue will be trialled on the track from 10am.

    Yearlings sold on the day can be made eligible to the Australian Pacing Gold subject to APG conditions.

    An auction of services to former NZ Horse of the Year Auckland Reactor and the well credentialled trotting sires Peak and Great Success will be held during the sale.

    A complimentary breakfast will be served from 8.30 to 9.30am with full catering on the day. A Happy Hour will be conducted between 12 noon and 1pm.

    Live streaming of the sale can be viewed from 1pm via the Shepparton HRC website www.sheppartonhrc.com.au or on the Harness Racing Victoria website   www.harness.org.au/vic

    Phone bidding is available subject to buyer registration prior to sale day.

    For a catalogue or further information contact Ian McDonald on phone 0428 231 403 or email shepparton@hrv.org.au or Ian Chambers on phone 0409 171 154.

    Pedigrees can be downloaded from the Club’s website. Click on the News link. Pedigrees are also available on the Shepparton HRC Facebook page.

    • PETER WHARTON

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