Always B Miki sired metropolitan winners all across Australia and New Zealand with the highlight undoubtedly being Cold Chisel’s win in the $200,000 NZB Harness Million for two year old colts and geldings.
It was the second major win for the son of Always B Miki, after he took out the Group 2 Young Guns Sapling Stakes earlier in the year.
Purchased for $100,000 by Dean Shannon’s Montana Park, Cold Chisel has now three of his five starts for earnings of $146,990.
Cold Chisel comes from the third crop of Always B Miki and was bred by Mark O’Connor, Pauline O’Connor and Owen Shaw from their Presidential Ball mare Shezaball.
The win takes Always B Miki to the top of the New Zealand Two Year Old Siring Premiership ahead of Art Major.
Aardies Express also won on the Addington premier meeting program.
Always B Miki’s star daughter proved far too good for a field of classy mares when winning by almost two lengths.
Now an eleven time winner, Aardies Express will be hard to beat in any mares race she contests.
At Menangle My Sweet Sabrina justified her short odds with a 1:52.7 win in her Breeders Challenge Semi Final.
The four year old mare brought impeccable form into the race having won five of her previous six starts and she will now be very hard to beat in the final in two weeks time.
Future Assured made it three wins in succession with another power packed victory at Albion park.
The four year old son of Always B Miki has just been in sensational form this year.
Over the mile at Albion Park this season he has been deadly – 4 starts, 4 wins, with mile rates of 1:51.3, 1:51.8, 1:50.9 and 1:51.6.
While at Gloucester Park, Always B Miki sired a double with pacers who will feature prominently in Group 1 races over the coming months.
Tricky Miki returned to his brilliant best with a dominant four length win. On the home bend he exploded away and won as he liked.
He will aim towards all the big four year old races, culminating in the Group 1 Golden Nugget in December.
Later in the meeting Always B Miki sired the quinella in the three year old race with two horses who will race in the WA Derby.
The race was over the Derby distance of 2536 metres and their time of 1:56.6 was quicker than all bar three editions of the WA Derby.
With all these tremendous results, it is worth remembering that Always B Miki only has three crops old enough to race in Australia and New Zealand.
He is siring horses of the highest calibre and is available to breeders for $9,350 (incl GST) in Australia and $9,500 (plus GST) in New Zealand.