The influence of French sire LOVE YOU in Australia this season has been awesome.
He has had more two-year-old winners this season than any other trotting stallion in Australia after dominating in New Zealand for multiple years.
The Haras de Trotteurs stallion is also the number one sire of three-year-olds.
Love You’s prominence will be on show at Redwood Day at Maryborough on Sunday, October 31 - one of the biggest days for trotters on the Australasian harness racing calendar.
He has four of his progeny engaged in each of the Group 1 feature races - the $50,000 REDWOOD CLASSIC for two-year-olds and 3yo blue ribbon event $75,000 CLASSIC CONNECTION @ HARAS DES TROTTEURS VICTORIA TROTTERS DERBY FINAL.
Les Chapman, secretary of the Maryborough Harness Racing Club said, "this Sunday’s Redwood race meeting will physically have the most horses engaged on course than ever before".
"It is astonishing that we have 52 two-year-old trotters, an amazing show of confidence the breeders and trainers of trotters have.
"There are too many superlatives to describe this meeting, we are gobsmacked, its mouth watering and an incredible effort bring on Sunday."
TOUGH LOVE, HIGH ON LOVE NZ, KYVALLEY PICASSO NZ and KEAYANG CHUCKEY are in the hand-picked Redwood, while LOCKSLEY LOVER, CENTRAL OTAGO, PARISIAN ARTISTE and SWEET ON YOU each qualified for the Vic Derby via the heats.
In addition, another Derby runner Kyvalley Hotspur NZ is out of Love You mare LOVE YA DOOSIE NZ and Redwood starters Stingofawasp is by Finnish-bred sire KVINTET AVENGER – a son of Love You – and EDS DREAM is by DREAMCATCHER Swe, another son of Love You.
As well as Love You, the Haras des Trotteurs stallion roster is represented by QUAKER JET, USED TO ME, DREAMCATCHER, ORLANDO VICI and BRILLANTISSIME at Sunday’s meeting.
HARAS DES TROTTEURS STALLION ROSTER RUNNERS FOR SUNDAY:
LOVE YOU Fra
LOVE YOU GIRL – 2yo filly (trained by David Aiken)
TAIMATE SASS NZ – 2yo filly (Brent Lilley)
LOVEFORMONEY - 3yo filly (Sonya Smith)
+TOUGH LOVE – 2yo filly (Rickie Alchin)
+HIGH ON LOVE NZ - 2yo filly (Josh Dickie NZ)
+KYVALLEY PICASSO NZ – 2yo colt (Brent Lilley)
+KEAYANG CHUCKEY – 2yo colt (Paddy Lee)
*LOCKSLEY LOVER – 3yo gelding (John Nissen)
*CENTRAL OTAGO – 3yo colt (Andy Gath)
*PARISIAN ARTISTE – 3yo gelding (Alex Ashwood)
*SWEET ON YOU - 3yo gelding (Patrick Ryan)
AMOUR MATERNAL – 3yo filly (Michael Barby)
QUEEN ELIDA – 3yo filly (Brent Lilley)
KYVALLEY SURFRIDER NZ – 4yo gelding (Brent Lilley)
YOU REALLY GOT ME NZ – 5yo gelding (Kelvin Barker)
QUAKER JET Fra
HILLSIDE – 2yo gelding (Matthew Gath)
ELEGANT JET – 4yo mare (Paddy Lee)
+REVELSTOKE - 2yo filly (Anton Golino)
IM READY JET – 4yo mare (Anton Golino)
THIS QUAKER - 4yo gelding (BW and AA Ainsworth)
LA SERENA – 4yo mare (Alex Ashwood)
USED TO ME Fra
DA PREZ – 2yo Gelding (Kelly Stuart-Mitchell)
ROSIES PRIDE – 3yo filly (Warren Greene)
ABITOFADREAMER – 4yo gelding (Kim Proctor)
+EDS DREAM – 2yo colt (Sebastian F Steenhuis)
HOPEFUL BEAUTY Fra – 4yo mare (Anton Golino)
ORLANDO VICI Fra
+CRAVACHE DOR – 2yo gelding (Anton Golino)
*OLLIVICI NZ – 3yo gelding (Chris Lang)
VISIONARY – 3yo filly (Michael Hughes)
+ Redwood Classic
* Victoria Trotters Derby