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Clean, Green, Yearlings On Show In Tassie

Friday, February 12, 2016

With its well deserved reputation as one of the cleanest and greenest environments on earth, it doesn't surprise that Tasmania's self-described Apple Isle is developing a similar reputation for the bloodstock it produces. Gary Knowles reports.
But while the thoroughbred sector harbours understandable respect for the environment in which Tasmania breeds and raises its yearlings, the ultimate test remains their performance on the track, not just locally, but in the cut-throat arenas of the mainland. Headline-hogging Gr1 performer Mongolian Khan has proved an exceptional example of the equine athletes the State can produce, as has cult hero and Tasmanian Sale graduate The Cleaner, who produced formidable Group race performances when he crossed Bass Straight.
Others to have helped elevate the profile of graduates of the Magic Millions Tasmanian Sale include the likes of Banca Mo, Palentino, Kenjorwood, Like A Carousel and Valiant Warrior.
Next Thursday, February 18, a fresh crop of 126 yearlings has been catalogued to greet the auctioneer in Launceston (pictured above), among them some very well-bred commodities. To read further, click here.