Making a Massive Splash

20 January 2022 | APGold


With $3,223,770 in 2-year-old progeny earnings, Downbytheseaside is a sire making a massive splash in the harness racing scene already. Australasian trainers are impressed, and his debut crop in North America have performed so well that he only had Captaintreacherous $3,58,498 above him on the  Leading  Money 2-year-old Winning Sires in 2021.

Australasian breakers and trainers have big raps on his progeny here and we are excited to see his first crop hit the race track this year in 2022.

In a breath-taking career Downbytheseaside was the equal fastest 2-year-old in history pacing 1:49.1.  In his freshman year he also paced a ‘World Record’ 1:50 on a half-mile track. As a 2-year-old he banked over $577,000 in purses and recorded eight wins.

As a 3-year-old Downbytheseaside won a staggering $1.6 million in stakes. In a crop of great horses (among them Huntsville and Fear The Dragon), he was named the 2017 Dan Patch 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year.

From a Woodlands Stud perspective Downbytheseaside ticks all the boxes for them . They expect him to be very popular with breeders going forward, with his exceptional looks, staggering juvenile speed, terrific gait, talent and pedigree.

Diamond Creek have announced his 2022 book is full and closed. This is at the new stud fee of $12,000.

Thankfully the Neds -APG Gold Coast Sale happening at 28 Ascot Ct, Bundall QLD, this Sunday the 23rd of January 2022, has 7 exciting prospects by the hottest new sire in the sport.

Lot 2 – Downbytheseaside – Arks Crystal – Village Jasper – Peter Bell – 0418 885 033

Lot 18 – Downbytheseaside – Digby Diva – Shadow Play – Peter Bell – 0418 885 033

Lot 19 – Downbytheseaside – Don’t Fall For Me – Speed King – Chantal McMullen – 0431 211 027

Lot 22 – Downbytheseaside – Evelyn Dee – Art Major – Peter Bell – 0418 885 033

Lot 23 – Downbytheseaside  - Find Fake Cash – Fake Left – Burwood Stud – 0428 718 533

Lot 36 – Downbytheseaside – Lislady - Christian Cullen – Alistair Barnes – 0403 847 795

Lot 64 – Downbytheseaside – Sandringham - Art Major – Burwood Stud – 0428 718 533

Seasides best in NA so far are listed below:

Sea Silk



p,(2) 1.50.3m

584,092 USD   

Silk Purse

Bettor's Delight

Gulf Shores



p,(2) 1.51.3f

493,967 USD

Western Drag

Dragon Again

Pebble Beach



p,(2) 1.48.4m

361,250 USD

Santa Rosa

Western Ideal

Cape Cod Hanover   



p,(2) 1.51.4f

270,467 USD

Clouding Over


Sling Shock



p,(2) 1.52.0h

239,916 USD

Shocking Beauty   

Art Major




p,(2) 1.52.2h

141,133 USD

Crescent City

Rocknroll Hanover




p,(2) 1.50.3m   

138,850 USD



Secret Side Piece



p,(2) 1.53.1s

107,949 USD


Rock N Roll Heaven   


John Coffey will be inspecting all of the Gold Coast yearlings over this sales weekend, and will be pleased to answer any questions that you may have on the individuals featuring in the sale, or to bid on your behalf.  John can be contacted on 0418 500 211.

Allan Dryden (National Sales Manager) for International Animal Health  will be on hand to select and to award the most sort after garland and product prizes for the best presented filly and colt. This is going to be a hotly contested event and should not be missed.

Please contact Linda Graham on 0428 955 998 or via email and she’ll be pleased to assist you with your online registrations, pre- bidding sale approvals or to answer any other questions that you may have on your travel and accommodation needs.



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