Alabar Farm’s Majestic Son was fittingly awarded the gavelhouse.com Trotting Stallion Of The Year for the second year running at Saturday night’s Harness Racing New Zealand Awards.
Represented by two lots in the inaugural gavelhouse.com Standardbred online auction in July, the Majestic Son two-year-olds were the two highest priced horses to sell with his filly Maggie May topping the sale at $16,000.
gavelhouse.com Standardbred rep Cam Bray and Alabar Farms South Island rep Ivan Behrnes.
Majestic Son’s progeny have had a wonderful season to see him finish as the Leading Money Earning Sire of Trotters on both sides of the Tasman with his Australian progeny earning almost A$2million, an incredible million dollars ahead of his nearest rival. In Australia they were headlined by a rich crop of three-year-olds including Majestuoso, Royal Charlotte and the Kiwi, Kratos.
While 2018-19 was incredible, Majestic Son’s progeny have hit the ground running this season with standouts already showing up as the early favourites for the first big dance, the Dominion Handicap on Show Day at Addington. Sundees Sun for the Dunns and Oscar Bonavena for the Allstars are all the rage in early season contentions. While last season’s Anzac and Rowe Cup’s placed Majestic Man is yet to step out this season.
At the same event, Sundees Sun capped 2018-19 for his Alabar Stud sire by unanimously taking out the overall New Zealand Trotter Of The Year Award.
To view the full results from the New Zealand Bloodstock Harness Racing NZ Awards, click here.
Entries for the next gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction are due online by 23 October with the auction set to go online at 5pm 24 October and bidding closing from 7pm on Wednesday 30 October.