SA TROTS - The Wyndown Stud tradition to continue at Gawler Sale

By Peter Wharton

By Peter Wharton

With respected breeder Geoff Easom leading the team, Wyndown Stud will head into the Southern Stars Yearling Sales at the Gawler Barossa Jockey Club on Sunday, February 11 with a quality draft of yearlings prepared with the same prowess that have seen the stud among the leading vendors for the past 40 years.

The draft comprises three fillies by leading American stallions from the most successful maternal families in Australia and New Zealand.

With the added incentives for the first filly to finish in the $25,000 and $50,000 sales races in 2025, the demand for the fillies is expected to be at a premium.

The Wyndown Stud draft will be spearheaded by Lot 7, a big, strong bay filly by the USA 2YO Colt of the Year and emerging sire Stay Hungry, whose first two crops have already earned more than $9million.

She’s the first foal out of the successful Western Terror mare Nevada Esmerelda (1:57.7), a sister to Nevada Blackjack (26 wins) and a half-sister to the Golden Nursery placegetter Nevada Roulette.

“I really like her. She’s a real chance I think,” preparer Mandy Pascoe, who conducts Ningana Park with daughter Sam, said.

Lot 3, a brown filly by the world champion Always B Miki, appeals as a great dual purpose prospect. She’s out of the Art Major mare Oohlala Lady (1:58), a daughter of the broodmare gem Murgatroyd, dam of seven in the 2:00 list including Marty Major 1:50.7 ($139,594) and the Southern Cross Final placegetters Major Reason (1:53.5) and Android.

“She’s very bright and athletic and is likely to go early,” Mandy said.

The third filly is Lot 9, a bay/brown by the Bettor’s Delight siring success Betting Line from Modern Madam (1:57.8), a daughter of the Southern Cross heat winner and star broodmare Hope Eternal.

Modern Madam, who won six races, is a half-sister to the multiple classics placegetter Artichoke (1:57.9) and Abstract Art (1:54.5), a winner of 14 races.

“The Betting Line’s are quite stylish and good types of horses and she is following that type.  She’s quite an attractive filly,” Mandy said.

The three Wyndown Stud fillies are eligible for the Southern Cross and Vicbred.