Goodtime Sammy, one of the top two-year-olds of his year and whose career was interrupted by injury, will stand at the Elliminyt (near Colac) property of Ian and Judi Slater, who bred and raced him.

The brilliant, young stallion – he was foaled in 2012 – will stand for an introductory fee of $1,200 including GST. As a special incentive to broodmare owners, the price for the first 30 mares booked to the new Goodtime Lodge horse will be only $800.

Goodtime Sammy was undefeated in four starts as a two-year-old and had he remained sound there is no telling what he may have accomplished.

He won the Youthful Stakes and a heat of the Australian Pacing Gold at Melton and took his record of 1:54 winning the semi-final of the APG at Menangle, despite being hampered by injury.

Goodtime Sammy is a quality individual bred on a classic cross of blood – that of Somebeachsomewhere his sire and Beach Towel his maternal sire.

Somebeachsomewhere, sire of Goodtime Sammy, is one of America’s leading sires of two and three-year-olds. A champion pacer himself, with a record of 1:46.8, ‘Beach’ was the world’s champion three-year-old on half-mile and mile tracks and he ran up a record tally of $3.3-million to the end of his two and three-year-old racing.

On his dam’s side Goodtime Sammy comes from a family which has made a real impact on the ‘Down Under’ breeding scene. His dam Grace’s Beach, was by the world champion and Little Brown Jug winner Beach Towel (1:50), who also figures as the damsire of Somebeachsomewhere.

Grace’s Beach is a half-sister to three winners including the Listed winner Goodtime Marjie (1:54.4), being out of Next Strike, by What’s Next from the Muckalee Strike mare Arma Strike, the dam of the Australian Pacing Gold champion Exotic Strike.
  • Race 3: Tabcorp Park, Friday 20-3-2015
 Geoff & Lorraine Barnes Youthful Stakes (2YO Colts & Geldings)
 Winner: Goodtime Sammy (6)
 Trainer: Emma Stewart; Driver: Greg Sugars
 Race Distance: 1,720 metres  Mile Rate: 1.56.7
 photography: Stuart McCormick

Pedigree

Goodtime Sammy Pedigree