Aldebaran Zeus, who is New Zealand bound in April and May to tackle its best trotters in upcoming lucrative Group races including the Cambridge Flying Mile and the Rowe Cup, hoisted a fresh Australasian mile record for a trotting stallion of 1:52.6 when he won the $100,000 Hammerhead Trotters Mile at Menangle Park in New South Wales.

The brilliant five-year-old by Muscle Hill out of Zoia Boko led from the outset and never looked in danger of defeat. He carved out fractions of 27.3, 29.6, 27.8 and 27.9 in his historic mile.

Bred and part-owned by Aldebaran Park, Aldebaran Zeus has won 17 races – five at Group 1 level – with 15 placings from 42 starts for $383,930 in stakes.

Another Aldebaran Park-bred, Hammer Son (TR 2:00.6, Majestic Son-Jingling Silver), overcame an early mistake to beat a smart field in the $27,000 Jim McNeil Trotting Championship at Albion Park to take his stake earnings over $50,000. It was his fifth success.

Promising home bred three-year-old Aldebaran Jensen (Aldebaran Eagle-Endsino) notched his first win in a heat of the NSW Foundation Trot Series in 1:58.4 at Menangle. The colt subsequently finished runner-up in the Bathurst Gold Coronet and a heat of the Foundation.

Resident Aldebaran Park stallion Skyvalley left six individual winners for the month. They included Aldebaran Sundown (ex Aldebaran Sunset), who won at Gloucester Park and Pinjarra, Patched (Gloucester Park), Watch And Act (Maryborough), Kyvalley Boomerang, who posted win No. 21 at Bankstown, and the ‘new’ winners Highpoint (Geelong) and Lucky Way (Addington).

The talented mare Aldebaran Stevie (Yield Boko Swe-Im Sonialeelee) posted victories at Ballarat and Bendigo and has won four of her eight starts this season and seven races lifetime for in excess of $44,000 in stakes.

The Aldebaran Park bred and owned six-year-old mare Aldebaran Tess (1:54.9, Muscle Hill-Solar Powered) sent her stakemoney over the $100,000 plateau when she was placed at Menangle recently.

Meanwhile, Aldebaran Eagle's younger brother Sermon took out the $30,000 New Holland Trotting Series in 1:53.4 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Canada. He has earned almost $US280,000.

AT THE FARM: April will see the 2023 Nutrien Sale of the yearlings as featured on our website in the yearling and trotting sales section and in our previous newsletter. Exciting times ahead for new owners and we wish all purchasers every success both on and off the track and thank you all for your support of Aldebaran Park.

We will also commence weaning of this year’s foals – always an exciting time to move forward and observe the development of the foals as they move forward in life.

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