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Dont Care Hits the Mark

When trainer Kate Hargreaves scrolled through the 2019 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale catalogue lot 14 caught the eye.

A colt from the third crop of French-bred stallion Used To Me and out of strong producing New Zealand-bred mare My Dreamweaver, which had left four winners.

The breeding of the Yabby Dam Farms offering ticked all the boxes for Hargreaves.

"Its all about crosses. He had some impressive crosses through his pedigree."

And then when she looked at videos of the youngster Hargreaves was sold.

"I liked the way he walked and moved.

"He looked the part."

Then it was just a matter of ensuring Hargreaves and Alex Ashwood made the winning bid.

While they could not be at the sale in person, their stable representative completed the deal - securing the colt for $11,000.

Hargreaves and Ashwood were not the only "winners" on the day.

The proceeds of the sale were given to Terang Harness Raing Club by Yabby Dam Farms owner Pat Driscoll as part of a fundraising effort for the development of a new on-course stable complex.

Almost two years down the track and Hargreaves could hardly be happier with the Used To Me youngster.

DontCare has earned more than twice his purchase price and signalled a bright future with two wins and a fast-finishing second in the group 1 BREEDERS CROWN SERIES 2YO TROTTING COLTS and GELDINGS FINAL a meeting - a run which naturally delighted connections.

Hargreaves could not be more excited about the gelding's future.

"He has so much upside. He's going to be a better three-year-old."

Hargreaves said DontCare had done everything right from the day he arrived at her stable.

"He hasn't put a foot wrong.

"He's a natural trotter."

She said as his name suggested he was "very layback".

"He's very intelligent and has beautiful manners."

Hargreaves described DontCare as a "dead-ringer" for his sire Used To Me.

She said she had watched racing videos of Used To Me and he had the same action.

With the Breeders Crown behind him, DontCare will now contest the Vicbred Super Series before going to the paddock for a break.

DontCare was the only lot offered by Yabby Dam Farms at the 2019 APTS.

It will be a much story at the inaugural Nutrien Equine yarling sale at Oaklands Junction on April 10 and 11 next year.

Yabby Dam Farms is offering 31 lots, including five by Used To Me.

The other lots by an array of stallions, including the French-bred, Love You, Orlando Vici, Quaker Jet and En Solitaire from the Haras Des Trotteurs stallion roster, and out of some outstanding broodmares.

Here's a glimpse at them.

Lot 4 - Orlando Vici Fra-Heavenly Sister filly

Lot 11 - Orlando Vici Fra-Im Lady Angus filly

Lot 12 - Wishing Stone US-Im Ready Set filly

Lot 32 - Dream Vacation US-Justines Amore NZ colt

Lot 33 - Orlando Vici Fra-KD Muscles NZ filly

Lot 40 - Used To Me Fra-La Biscuit colt

Lot 41 - Muscle Mass Us-La Coocaracha colt

Lot 77 - Love You Fra-Miss Manitoba filly

Lot 87 - Used To Me Fra-Muscles N Blues US colt

Lot 91 - Used To Me Fra-My Serene Queens NZ colt

Lot 97 - Orlando Vici Fra-Nieta filly

Lot 127 - Muscle Mass Us-Reina Danzante filly

Lot 140 - Orlando Vici Fra-Schleck NZ filly

Lot 145 - What The Hill Ca-Shezoneoftheboyz NZ colt

Lot 148 - What The Hill Ca-Showmethemaori filly

Lot 167 - What The Hill Ca-The Kahmotion NZ filly

Lot 177 - Father Patrick US-Une Belle Allure colt

Lot 178 - Triston US-Glenferrie Unixa Fra filly

Lot 179 - Quaker Jet Fra-Val Gardena filly

Lot 195 - Used To Me Fra-Abitofmagic colt

Lot 196 - Quaker Jet Fra-Access To Success colt

Lot 207 - Used To Me Fra-Amarula NZ filly

Lot 221 - What The Hill Ca-Ballyronan NZ filly

Lot 224 - Uniclove Fra-Beautiful River filly

Lot 233 - Orlando Vici Fra-Blues Lover NZ filly

Lot 234 - En Solitaire Fra-Bohemian Queen filly

Lot 238 - Quaker Jet Fra-Glenferrie Burn colt

Lot 248 - Orlando Vici Fra-Class Of Her Own colt

Lot 264 - Father Patrick US-Donegal Flat NZ filly

Lot 270 - Love You Fra-Aldebaran Eve, filly

Lot 274 - Muscle Mass Us-Fiesta Du Fer Fra filly

By David Brehaut

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HDT Weekly Wrap | 8 Jul 2024

Some great results across the board for our French Connection in Love You Fra, Orlando Vici Fra and Used To Me Fra over the past week. Their progeny has been prominent in Australia and New Zealand. LO


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