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Blueblood colt heading to Perth

NZ HARNESS NEWS

Exciting Canterbury three-year-old Beachbabebeauty is about to join the all-conquering Gary Hall stable in Perth.

The son of Somebeachsomewhere is a winner of three of his five career starts for trainers Ken and Tony Barron.

He recently resumed from a spell with an easy win at Oamaru January 10 and was originally in the fields for Addington’s meeting this week, but has been scratched.

But clients of Hall’s stable came knocking last week and his owners, Dunedin accountant Steve Thompson and longtime Barron stable client Grant Dickey, accepted a sizeable offer.

Beachbabebeauty is the first foal of four-time Group 1-winning mare O Baby and he was the third highest priced lot at the 2016 Christchurch yearling sale at $136,000.

Hall is best known as the trainer of former champion Im Themightyquinn as well as current stars Chicago Bull and My Hard Copy.

Fellow West Melton three-year-old When I See You is also scratched from his Addington engagement this evening, with a sale to American interests in the works.

Joy of victory short-lived for junior

Pukekohe junior driver Nate Delany was stung in the pocket by the Judicial Control Authority (JCA) at Cambridge last evening.

Delany was fined $500 for excessive use of the whip behind his drive, Willedu, on their way to victory.

According to the sliding scale used to calculate excessive use of the whip fines, the JCA found that Delany struck Willedu at least 17 times.

Delany was previously fined $300 in May of last year for the same offence, albeit under a different interpretation of the rules.

Willedu has now won three races this season for Pukekohe trainer Eddy Clarke after coming north last winter from the Canterbury stable of Paul Kerr.

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