NZB Standardbred Trifecta First Group Victory
Thursday, February 27, 2020
After his third start, 2019 NZB Standardbred Sales graduate Krug (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) scored a front-running victory in the Group Three Sapling Stakes (1609m) race for two-year-old pacers last Friday at Ashburton.
Trained by Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon, Krug marks the first ever New Zealand Bloodstock stakes-winning graduate, after undertaking the selling of standardbreds last year.
Secured from the Smolenski Stables draft at the 2019 Christchurch Yearling Sale, Krug was purchased by Kentuckiana Lodge for $155,000.
NZB Standardbred produced the trifecta in the race when Krug held out fellow graduates First Class (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight), who was runner-up, and third place-getter Boyzhavtime (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) in a dash up the Ashburton straight.
First Class was purchased from the Rosedale Farm draft for $50,000 by the Kennard’s, while Boyzhavtime was secured by Havtime Breeding for $17,500.
After a whirlwind week at NZB Standardbred’s second-ever Yearling Sale, attention turns to the All Age Sale, featuring a selection of the very best weanlings, yearlings, two-year-olds, unraced stock, racehorses and broodmares on offer.
|Breeding||Bettor’s Delight x Champagne Princess|
|Sale||Lot 381, 2019 Christchurch Yearling Sale, $155,000|
|Bred by||Est J W Smolenski|