SA TROTS Select draft from Hampton Farms at SA Yearling Sale

Former leading South Australian trotting official and hobby breeder Mark Carey has a proud record at the annual yearling sales.


Ninety percent of the stock he’s offered over the years have made it to the racetrack including the handy performers Sir Richard Lee, the winner of $86,831, Our Holla Star and Teddy Sandel.


Carey, who bred the Southern Cross champion Repelem and the Bathurst Gold Tiara winner Joanna, will be dually represented at the Southern Stars SA Yearling Sale at the Gawler Barossa Jockey Club Complex, Evanston on Sunday, March 26.


The first of the Hampton Farms’ draft is Lot 19, a bay colt from the first crop of the Victorian superstar Poster Boy out of the Australian Pacing Gold placegetter Von Rita, a daughter of the WA Empress Stakes winner Jarita. He’s a half-brother to the Vicbred Homegrown Classic heat winner Licinia and a member of the same family as classic-winning juveniles in Von Trap and Kirlian and the Fremantle Cup winner Sandy Bay.


“He’s a very strong, athletic colt and a super quick learner,” preparer Mandy Pascoe, of Ningana Park, said.


Lot 21, the other half of Hampton Farms’ offering, is a stunning filly by the proven sire Sportswriter out of the Western Ideal mare Ideal Jewel, whose dam, Lombo Mondoluce, won 16 races including the Victoria Gold Chalice and $145,675.


The filly’s third dam, Slaps, won 22 races including the SA Oaks and Mermaid Stakes and $142,344 and became the dam of five winners and the second dam of Jilliby Kung Fu, Alby Two Chains, The Jet Player, etc.


Both youngsters are nominated for Vicbred.


All yearlings offered through the sale are eligible for the $50,000 Southern Stars Yearling Sale Race to be conducted at Globe Derby Park no later than June 30, 2024.

A $20,000 bonus will be paid to the owner of the first filly past the post, a $2,000 bonus to the winning breeder and a $2,000 bonus to the breeder of the first filly past the post.

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Peter Wharton