New Zealand’s first public offering of progeny by exciting freshman sire Fear The Dragon (USA) is now live and open for bidding on gavelhouse.com Standardbred, as a part of a 27 lot mixed catalogue.
Established Southland breeders Macca Lodge have entered 15 weanlings in the latest fortnightly auction hosted on New Zealand Bloodstock’s leading online subsidiary gavelhouse.com, including 12 youngsters by Fear The Dragon.
“Fear The Dragon has left some cracking foals in the spring and they have developed into some really good looking weanlings,” Macca Lodge proprietor Brent McIntyre said.
“He leaves correct foals that have a good attitude and want to work with you.
“They are very athletic and the perfect size, we couldn’t be happier with them.”
Fear The Dragon has made outstanding progress in his stud career outside of New Zealand, where his stock are about to embark on their race careers.
The freshman sire’s oldest crop in North America are two-year-olds and interest is building ahead of their career debuts later this season, following strong reports from several leading trainers.
Fear The Dragon’s first North American crop sold strongly in the Northern Hemisphere last year, topping both American yearling sales.
The sire’s oldest crop in Australia are yearlings and they have already made their mark in the auction ring.
Macca Lodge’s weanling draft offered on gavelhouse.com Standardbred is highlighted by Fear The Dragon weanlings:
Lot 1, a colt out of five-time winning mare Bonnie’s Khaleesi (NZ) (Live Or Die). Bonnie’s Khaleesi is a half-sister to four winners and this Lot’s granddam is 10-time winning mare in Bonnie Lass (NZ) (Camtastic).
Lot 2 is a colt out of Hot Toddy (NZ) (Falcon Seelster). This Lot is a half-brother to star pacer B Mac C (NZ) (Mach Three) and is from the highly successful ‘Toddy’ family. Hot Toddy is out of Group One winner Lady Toddy (NZ) (Live Or Die), dam of eight individual winners.
Lot 3 is a filly out offormer New Zealand record holder and stakes placed mare in Jamie (NZ) (Albert Albert). Jamie is out of Tuapeka Lodge’s super-producer Tuapeka Tango (NZ) (Smooth Fella), who is the dam of 10 individual winners.
Another colt (Lot 8) is the second foal from race-winning mare Motu Lightning Lass (NZ) (McArdle), a half-sister to seven winners. Among them is Motu Moonbeam (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight), a winner of 26 races in America, with prizemoney earnings of nearly US$500,000.
Lot 9, a black filly out of My Blue Heaven (NZ) (Rock N Roll Heaven) is from the renowned ‘Banner’ family. Her pedigree page is stacked with black-type, with her being a close relation to multiple Group One winner Mainland Banner (NZ) (Christian Cullen), her Group One-winning daughter Rocker Band (Rocknroll Hanover) and multiple Group winner Titan Banner (NZ) (Art Major).
The first lot in the gavelhouse.com Standardbred fortnightly auction closes at 7:00PM (NZT) on Wednesday 26 May.
Buyers can view the full gavelhouse.com Standardbred catalogue online here.