Weekend of Winners

The two senior men on the Alabar’s Sires Roster, Art Major and Majestic Son, stole the limelight at Metropolitan tracks last weekend.

The daughter of Majestic Son in Galway Girl recorded her eighth lifetime win when taking out the Group 3 Heather Williams Memorial at Addington on Friday night.

Remarkably this gave her Dam, Una Bromac, her fifth Trotting Group winner from just seven foals of racing age.  The others have been Escapee (Sundon), Needle (Muscle Mass) and the full brothers to Galway Girl in Winterfell and Caligula.

Galway Girl was bred by Steve Bell and Donna Williamson in the South Island and now has career earnings of $112,025.

She has shown some indication in the past in some of her races to swing over to the pace and maybe this is not a surprise when eyeing her breeding.

Una Bromac is by Live Or Die from a Holmes Hanover mare from a Bo Scots Blue Chip mare  – so no trace of trotting blood in sight. In fact Una Bromac carries a 4 X 5 cross to the champion Pacing sire Most Happy Fella.

On the same programme the 6 year old Majestic Son mare Buffy Northstains (bred by Alabar NZ) saluted the judge as well. For the Bruce Negus trained mare, this was her ninth career win and took her earnings to over $108,000.

Buffy is the second foal of the two times winning Earl mare My Mums Astar.

Meanwhile on the same evening but some 6,000 to 7,000 kilometres to the West, Majestic Son sired the winner of the lone Trot race at Gloucester Park in Our Maestoso.  This five year old gelding was also bred by Alabar NZ and is building a nice resume for part owner and trainer Barry Howlett – 16 starts , 13 wins and $111,700 in prizemoney.

The remarkable Art Major, who is only days away from celebrating his 25th Birthday, also chimed in over the weekend with six Metropolitan winners spread across three States of Australia and at the Addington track in Christchurch.

On Friday might at Addington, the Robert and Jenna Dunn trained four year old gelding Charlie Brown (Art Major) finished powerfully from a patient John Dunn drive to claim the big prize in the Listed Country Championship Final. This win was the eighth for Charlie Brown and raised his earnings to over $200,000.

In an all Alabar Stallion trifecta, Dalton Shard (Always B Miki) finished only a nose out of the winners circle, whilst Alta Meteor (Art Major) wasn’t far away in third position.

Charlie Brown is the fourth foal from a full sister to former outstanding juvenile Gold Ace.

Earlier in the evening the eight year old Art Major gelding Heisenberg delivered a smart win for the same trainer, driver and owner connections in 1.55.6 with a 56.2 last half. The win took his earnings to $327,366.

Always B Miki didn’t miss his chance either for an Addington winner when Neverseentherain bought up his second win for the season in just 5 starts.  This 3 year old gelding is from an Art Major mare Craft Beer so another successful Miki winner with that 3 X 3 cross of Artsplace blood.

Then across to Albion Park on Saturday night Cheer Leader, an Always B Miki four year old mare advanced her career earnings past $150,000 when a comfortable winner for trainer, driver Grant Dixon.

Art Major continued on his merry way as one of the great Southern Hemisphere stallions with a further 4 winners on Australian metropolitan tracks.

  1. Radius (from a Stoneridge Scooter mare) – win number 14 and earnings to now $187,600.
  2. Ludacrous (from a Christian Cullen mare) – win number 6 from just 27 starts and earnings of $123,129.
  3. Zenxena (from a Bettors Delight mare) – her twelfth win and earnings now of $124,774.
  4. Shes Fullofspirit (from a Mach Three mare) – a three year old filly with now 3 wins and $30,900.


Rock N Roll Heaven joined in the weekend of winners as well with Brickies Dream (from a Bettors Delight mare) and Last Tango In Heaven (from an In The Pocket mare) saluting at Gloucester Park and Menangle respectively.