Brilliant mare Keayang Livana, a graduate of the 2017 Australasian Premier Trotting Sale, added the $24,000 Alamora Tarneit Now Selling Lightfoot Laurels, a Group 3 for trotting mares run at Melton last Saturday (August 7), to her list of feature race successes.
Starting from a 20-metre handicap, the five-year-old Imperial Count mare rolled to the front in the middle stages and bravely held her rivals at bay, carving out her last 800 metres in a slick 57.4 seconds.
Bought for $8500, Keayang Livana has earned $166,390 from 12 wins and six placings in 26 starts. Among her earlier successes were the Group 1 $100,000 Vicbred 4YO Final, the Group 2 Matriarch, the Group 2 4YO Breeders Crown and the Group 3 La Coocaracha Free-for-all.
Bred by Kevin Newbound and owned by the Levarg Racing Group, Keayang Livana is out of the unraced Sundon mare Poignant, dam also of Angustine and the dual Vicbred Homegrown finalist Jade Nien.
Other recent APTS sale graduate winners have been Keayang Chucky (Love You-The Sun Goddess), a $52,500 buy at the 2020 sale, and Whose Me Mum (Angus Hall-Susuwe).