Timely Derby Victory for Star Performer Aladdin (NZ)

19 April 2021

Aladdin wins the Group Three South Australian Pacing Derby (2230m).

Buyers will get plenty of opportunities to secure relatives to NZB Standardbred’s latest stakes race winner at the upcoming National Weanling Sale held at Karaka on Monday 3 May. 


Several catalogued lots are close relations to Saturday night’s A$30,000 Group Three SA BOTRA South Australian Pacing Derby (2230m) winner Aladdin (NZ) (Sweet Lou).


The three-year-old added to his glittering record, remaining unbeaten in Australia after powering away from his rivals to win by more by than six metres for trainer Greg Norman and driver Kerryn Manning.


Prolific owner Jean Feiss purchased Aladdin for $140,000 at NZB Standardbred’s 2019 National Yearling Sale in Auckland from Woodlands Stud’s draft.


Feiss and her husband Bill raced the pacer until they sold him to fellow Australian owners Adam, Terry and Ben Cormack late last year.


The hottest of favourites at $1.10 win odds, Aladdin never looked in doubt when leading throughout at Globe Derby Park.


Aladdin’s Group Three South Australian Pacing Derby win furthered his outstanding     three-year-old season.


The star pacer won the $200,000 Listed NZB Standardbred Harness Million 3YO Colts & Geldings Final (2200m) at Alexandra Park in December.


Several close relations to Aladdin will be offered by Woodlands Stud at the National Standardbred Weanling Sale in Auckland.


Lot 88 is a colt by Aladdin’s sire Sweet Lou out of Heart Of Jessie (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight). Heart Of Jessie is a half-sister to Aladdin’s second dam, Pacing Grace (NZ) (In The Pocket) and has left two winners in In My Heart (NZ) (American Ideal), as well as this Lot’s full brother and eight-time winner Classic Choice (Sweet Lou) (NZ).


Lot 96 is a Sweet Lou filly out of Jessie’s Cullen (NZ) (Christian Cullen). A winner of nine races, Jessie’s Cullen is a half-sister to Aladdin’s second dam, Pacing Grace. She is also the dam of two winners in Rosies Delight (Bettor’s Delight) (NZ) and Princess Jessie (Bettor’s Delight) (NZ).


Lot 123 is a colt by Sweet Lou out of Monet Grace (Art Major) (NZ) and Lot 45 is a Bettor’s Delight filly out of American Grace (NZ) (American Ideal). Monet Grace and American Grace are both out of Rosemary Grace (NZ) (In The Pocket), a full sister to Aladdin’s granddam Pacing Grace. American Grace is the dam of two winners in Lord Rosco (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight) and Countess Grace (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight).


Lot 16 is a filly by Sweet Lou out of Romancing The Stone (American Ideal) (NZ). This Lot’s dam is out of Bettor Romance (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight), a half-sister to Aladdin’s granddam Pacing Grace.


Woodlands Stud offered a full brother (Lot 8) to Aladdin at this year’s National Standardbred Yearling Sale in Auckland. The Sweet Lou colt out of Pacing Delight (NZ) was purchased by Cran and Chrissie Dalgety’s Kentuckiana Lodge for $50,000.  


Another New Zealand-bred son of Sweet Lou, APieceOfLou (NZ) (ex WantaAPieceOfMe), claimed the third placing in Saturday night’s Group Three South Australian Pacing Derby for trainer Greg Norman.


There are 29 lots catalogued by Sweet Lou in the 2021 National Weanling Sale catalogue.



Woodlands Stud


Jean Feiss


Sweet Lou x Pacing Delight


2019 National Yearling Sale, Auckland, $140,000

Bred by

Woodlands Stud