First season sire Captain Crunch has wasted no time getting on the board, siring the first two year old winner of the season in New Zealand.
Ukraine franked his terrific trial form with a dazzling display of speed to win.
Coming home his final 400 metres in sub 26, Ukraine drew away to win by three quarters of a length for trainer/driver Bob Butt.
Bred and raced by Don Bates, Ukraine is the sixth winner of the Presidential Ball mare Back In The USSR.
Captain Crunch, who sired a Breeders Crown winner from his debut crop in America, has sired a big number of trial winners across New Zealand and Australia. So we are sure that Ukraine will be the first of many winners in 2024 for Captain Crunch.