Aldebaran Crescent and Paris Faith, a pair of trotting mares bred and raised at Aldebaran Park, won important races on the all-trotters night at Tabcorp Park Melton on February 26.
Aldebaran Crescent (T 1.56.3, Majestic Son Ca-Maori Road) came from near last to capture the Group 1 $50,000 Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Gold Series Final in a sparkling 1:56.5 mile rate. She clocked the last half in 57.4 seconds.
Aldebaran Crescent has now won 13 races including three at Group level and $184,540 in stakes.
Earlier in the night Paris Faith (Majestic Son Ca-Aldebaran Etta) finished at the rate of knots to win the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Bronze Series Final and set a new lifetime mark of 2:00.7.
Kyvalley Finn, a son of Aldebaran Park’s resident sire Skyvalley NZ, completed a treble for Aldebaran Park on the night when he scored in a career-best 1:57.7 over 1720 metres.
It was his 13th success and lifted his stake tally to more than $225,000.
Kyvalley Finn was one of six winners sired by Skyvalley NZ in February.
Cuchulainn (NZ T 2.00.3, $79,990) took out the Group 2 $30,000 Terang Trotters Cup, Golden Sunset (T 1.59.4 - $36,800) won her fourth race in a heat of the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Silver Series at Shepparton, the three-year-old filly Mumpaysthebills notched her first success at Melton, Scenic Sky (T 1.58.2 - $156,942) won his 16th race at Menangle and Floating Mountain scored at Horsham.
Aldebaran Belle NZ and Aldebaran Alissa NZ, both owned by Aldebaran Park, won at Maryborough and Globe Derby Park respectively.
Aldebaran Park will offer 12 superbly bred yearlings at the Nutrien Equine Sale at Oaklands Junction on Sunday, April 3.
Lot 111: Aldebaran Matilda (Love You Fra - Wannabeamaori) – half-sister to The Holmfield winner Four Walls.
Lot 115: Aldebaran Adam (Father Patrick USA - Zhenya NZ) – second foal of $108,000 winner.
Lot 137: Aldebaran Ashton (Centurion ATM USA - Breezin Around) – first foal of Group 1 placegetter.
Lot 161: Aldebaran Boston (Tcatical Landing USA - Excellent Boko Swe) – dam a 1:58.1 winner.
Lot 169: Filly (Father Patrick USA - Hiding My Heart Fin) – from top USA family.
Lot 172: Aldebaran Hazel (Sebastian K Swe - Hush Your Majesty) – first foal of sister to two $100,000 winners.
Lot 188: Aldebaran Miami (Southwind Frank USA - Aldebaran Malibu USA) – filly from top American family.
Lot 189: Aldebaran Denzel (Trixton USA - Aldebaran Maori) – half-sister to Breeders Crown champion Kyvalley Kyrie and Fear Not ($196,555).
Lot 192: Aldebaran Marshall (Andover Hall USA - Mason Magic) – half-brother to Group 1 winner Aldebaran Misty.
Lot 205: Aldebaran Marcus (Southwind Frank USA - Naked Majesty) – dam Breeders Crown heat winner.
Lot 226: Aldebaran Ruby (Volstead USA - Aldebaran Rosa NZ) – dam a sister to Listed winner Aldebaran Tess.
Lot 235: Filly (Aldebaran Eagle USA - Secret Sundaze NZ) – dam a half-sister to NZ Trotter of the Year Mountbatten.
On the Breeding Scene
Recently imported Swedish mare Aldebaran Teal Se (Tr 1.58.0, Jeune Fille Se–Going Kronos It) produced a filly foal on Valentines Day (February 14) by the European trotting megastar Who’s Who (Tr 1.54.2, 15 wins, $1,088,875) to dam Reality Pride Se (by Swedish champion sire and racehorse Maharajah, Tr 1.53.1, 31 wins, $3,679,387).
Aldebaran Teal Se is owned jointly by Aldebaran Park Australia and Swedish breeding giant Menhammar Stuteri AB.
Aldebaran Teal’s first foal, 2YO filly Aldebaran Bardot by the French sire Charly De Noyer Fr (a son of champion sire Ready Cash Fr) is in training in Sweden under the guidance of Pasi Aoki and the Menhammar Stuteri AB training team, while the second foal, a colt by Readly Express Se named For Sure Aldebaran Se, sold for $46,000 at the Menhammar Stuteri AB online auction late in 2021.
By the Swedish Horse of the Year Going Kronos It, Aldebaran Teal Se, trained and driven during her race career by Swedish Hall of Fame member Torbjorn Jansson, was a talented mare in her own right, winning the Swedish Trotting Sports Young Horse Series as a three-year-old.
She ranks as a half sister to the Swedish V75 winner Stud Muffin (Tr 1.56.2, 20 wins, $129,171) and Virgin Muffin (Tr 1.55.2, 10 wins, $84,736) and is a member of the same family as the multiple USA Stakes winner Common Sense (1:53.6).
There is no doubt the fillies progress will be keenly watched from both Sweden and here in Australia.
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