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 Changeintheweather - She is a Lady Colt

Changeintheweather - Hazy Heights colt

Merlo Downs Stud will offer 10 quality yearlings in the 14 April, 2013 Capricorn Yearling Sale: the local sale that offers sale graduates exclusive races with fantastic bonus prizemoney.

The first Australians Yearlings by Group 1 winning 2 Year Old, CHANGEINTHEWEATHER will feature the draft.

The April 14 draft includes his first Australian yearlings; 4 colts and 4 fillies.  Lot 69, an outstanding chestnut colt, half-brother to 4 winners, including multiple Metropolitan winner, Rebounded (12 Wins, $394,400), and Final Demand (13 wins – 2 at 2 years, $191,745). (Pictured below) 

Lot 89, an alert, keen and stylish filly from LAST TYCOON mare, Amicable, is a half-sister  to 5 winners, including SAINT MINERVA, (QTC Grand Prix Stakes (Gr.3)and Tristo (3 Wins, $86,250)

Lot 102, a half-brother to 5 Metro winners, out of Causette (BLUEBIRD – Creoliner) is an athletic individual with a ready to run attitude needed for an early 2 year old.

Lot 90 is a half-sisters  Arrested for Speed (4 Wins), by Garrison Savannah, out of  the Speeding Fine metropolitan winning mare, Apprehended (11 wins),

Lot 11 is half sister to the gutsy little Pygmy Hunter (5 Wins) by Dance Hunter, ill-fated son of Lion Hunter.  Merlo Downs Stud sold Pygmy Hunter after she was passed in at the 2011 Capricornia Sale.

Changeintheweather - She is a Lady Colt


 Merlo Downs Yearlings for the  2011 CAPRICORN YEARLING SALE
includes five quality yearlings by the ill fated first season sire, DANCE HUNTER, son of CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD SIRE LION HUNTER (deceased), who was leading Queensland Sire 5 consecutive years. 
DANCE HUNTER (pictured) served only one book of mares before his tragically premature death. He possessed the dynamic speed gene of his Sire, breaking records in his last 2 race wins, before retiring to stud duties in 2008, in which he served 52 mares.

From his FIRST and ONLY season, his yearlings on offer by Merlo Downs (photos coming soon) include:-

Lot 13. Grey Filly. Second foal from winning GENERAL NEDIYM mare, Generally Charming.

Lot 20. A striking Colt out of Hazy Heights, from the BLACK TYPE Champion NZ “Heights” family of WEEKEND HUSSLER.

Lot 31. Filly out of Lea Lisa (GEIGER COUNTER) five times RJC winner.

Lot 52. Colt out of Ratified , a 2 year old VRC Winner, twice at 2, and Gr3 performed; she is a proven metropolitan producer.

Lot 72. Colt  from The Tart, a half brother to  Hirschberg(L) ,winner of 8 races, 2 at 2

Also on offer are:

Lot 14. A precocious colt by exciting young sire, COURT COMMAND, out of the very fast GILDED TIME mare, winner of 5 races, Gilded Tiara. She has had one to race, a winner in 2010-11, Sydney Businessman.

Lot 25. Colt by BRADBURY’S LUCK out of AJC winner of 5 races, Kamala Beach (CITIDANCER),also now a proven producer.

Lot 98. Colt by AFLEETAFFAIR (the sire of SW MY FIRST AFFAIR, and multiple metropolitan winners)out of a BELOTTO mare, half sister to two BLACK TYPE performers.