March was a month of achievement for Aldebaran Park – on and off the track!

Heading the list was the homebred six-year-old Kyvalley Heist (Muscle Mass-U Dream), who made a clean sweep of the time-honoured Central Victorian Trotting Championship, capturing the heat at Boort and final at Charlton.

Over in the west, another homebred in Aldebaran Sundown (Skyvalley-Aldebaran Sunset) hoisted a fresh track record of 2:00 for 2536 metres winning at Gloucester Park and, in the process, lifting his stake tally beyond the $100,000 mark.

The Skyvalley sired Patched was named the 2023 WA Trotter of the Year following a superb season that netted six wins and six placings from 16 starts and $80,831 in stakes.

A pair of Aldebaran Park-breds, Aldebaran Dino (Andover Hall-Aldebaran Maori) and Aldebaran Boyd (Aldebaran Eagle-Aldebaran Revenue), emerged successful on consecutive Saturday nights at Melton.

Aldebaran Dino came from near last to win in a slick 1:57.5 on March 23, while Aldebaran Boyd (pictured) outsprinted his rivals in the Colin Redwood Memorial VSTA Trotters Handicap Final.

On the same night Arcee Phoenix, the Aldebaran Park slot in the $575,000 The TAB Trot at New Zealand’s Cambridge Raceway, tuned up for the assignment with a convincing race record win in the Uncle Petrika Free For All, rating 1:53.5 for 1720 metres.

Resident sire Skyvalley left the winner of the first two-year-old race of the season in Shes Sky High at Maryborough. Other Skyvalley winners in March were Minimez and Kimkar Dash (Cambridge, NZ). Skyvalley also figured as the damsire of the winners Keayang Gypsy and Fouroutoffive.

Aldebaran Eagle sired two winners in New Zealand in Aldebaran Pippi (ex Petites Legacy), who notched her second win at Alexandra Park, Auckland, and Transtasman Bubble, a new winner at Rangiora.

Savvy Kyvalley (Andover Hall-Aldebaran Dream) became the sixth individual winner for the month bred by Aldebaran Park when he posted consecutive victories at Globe Derby Park and Gawler.

In further news Aldebaran Zeus has completed two weeks of training and is on track to make his return to racing around June. Meanwhile, the two-year-old Aldebaran Abel (Father Patrick USA-Aldebaran Aliza) has qualified and will make his debut in a heat of the Nutrien Equine Classic on April 12.

The Aldebaran Park yearlings are undergoing their final sales preparation and are all in great order for the Nutrien Equine Melbourne sale on April 14 at the William Inglis Sales Complex, Oaklands Junction.

Videos of all yearlings have been uploaded to the Nutrien Equine and Aldebaran Park websites.

The yearlings are:

Lot 168: 2022 filly Brillantissime Fr- Aldebaran Aliza/Muscle Hill US-Aldebaran Ada

Lot 188: 2022 colt Classic Connection Fr-Aldebaran Ay/Sundon US–Aldebaran Atlas

Lot 271: 2022 colt Aldebaran Eagle US-Mason Magic/Kadabra US–Aldebaran Miguel

Lot 318: 2022 colt Skyvalley-Regal Pepperell/Majestic Son-Aldebaran Birdie

Lot 341: 2022 colt Helpisontheway USA-Aldebaran Takara/Trixton USA–Aldebaran Tucker

We are also preparing three yearlings to be sold by David Scott (lots number 164, 174 and 204) and two to be sold by Ashley Haynes (lots number 222 and 299).

All yearlings can be inspected by appointment by contacting our farm/stud managers Danny Thackeray (0407 223 819) or Melinda Thackeray (0458 223 819).

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