The stock of the American-bred, European-trained Group 1 star Volstead Tr 1:51.5 ($773,903), the only chilled son of Cantab Hall available to Australasian breeders, received a terrific boost with the results of Breeders Crown racing last weekend.
Cantab Hall sired the winners of both $600,000 2-year-old trotting finals in On A Streak (colt) and Lady Chaos (filly), while his son Father Patrick produced the winner of the $500,000 final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in Amigo Volo.
Volstead, whose southern hemisphere base is Haras Des Trotteurs in Ballarat (Victoria), is proving one of the most popular stallions among trotting broodmare owners in both Australia and New Zealand. Last year he served 74 mares including a number of ‘black type’ winner and winner-producing mares.
“His first crop of foals are delighting the breeders with him stamping his foals with his athletic type and with numerous breeders re-booking this season after their foals are hitting the ground,” said Louise Toulmin, General Manager of Haras Des Trotteurs.
“Yabby Dam Farms are supporting him again with bookings for mares the caliber of Amore De Frere, Another Player, Glenferrie Unixa, Im Ready Set, Sassy Pinevale, Egee Money, Arboe and Beautiful River.”
(Peter Wharton, Nov. 5, 2020)