Talking Breeding: American sires continue to impact in Australia

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending September 7 begins with three litters by the highly rated US sire, Bella Infrared* (July 2009 Kiowa Mon Manny x Bella Ionic).

Registered by highly respected Mepunga East breeder Barry Smith, the one dog and six bitches are from the beautifully bred, 2014 Group 1 Maturity Classic winner, Mepunga Hayley (June 2012 Bekim Bale x Mepunga Harmony), whose dam is by Pure Octane x Mepunga Shiraz (Black Shiraz x Benji’s Babe).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Mepunga Sambo, Mepunga Sammy and Pure Harmony, with their dam also producing winners from each of her three other litters, whelped in October 2011 by Premier Fantasy*, March 2013 by Fear Zafonic* and December 2013 by Barcia Bale.

Mepunga Hayley raced 43 times for 13 wins and 10 placings, winning five times over 525 metres at The Meadows (29.79), where she also won over 600 metres (34.36) and 725 metres (42.96), four times over 515 metres at Sandown (29.29), where she also won over 595 metres (34.35) and also won over 520 metres at Geelong (29.78).

In addition to her Group 1 Maturity win, she also won the 2014 Damsels Dash and was a finalist in the Group 1 Topgun, Group 2 WA Oaks and Group 3 SA Oaks.

Unfortunately she only has one other offspring on file, a dog pup, whelped in October 2015, by Premier Fantasy*.

Dual Sire litter

BALLARAT breeder, Mim Gilders has two interesting litters on the list this week, from the same bitch, Mishellma Belle (February 2011 College Causeway* x Obama Beauty) by two different Sires.

The dual sire mating, resulted in four dogs and one bitch, by Buck Fever (December 2009 Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl) and one dog and one bitch by Makeshift* (April 2008 Razldazl Billy x Razldazl Pearl).

Mishellma Belle, whose dam Obama Beauty is by Exceptional x Not Dad’s Choice (Hotshot x Moonambel Girl) is from a handy litter which included College Beauty, College Treat, Election Promise, Perfect Causeway, Rich Jama and Wave Obama.

Their dam, Obama Beauty, only has one other litter on file, whelped in February 2014, by Elite State, which produced Black Label, Elite Obama, Jack Of Meade, Kansas City, Kev’s Choice and Obama Flyer.

On the track, Mishellma Belle raced 28 times for three wins and 10 placings, winning over 545 metres at Ballarat (31.92), where she also won over 660 metres (38.54) and won over 699 metres at Cranbourne (42.34).

Two litters for Sharon

Victorian littersNAGAMBIE breeder, Sharon Wells, has two nice litters on this week’s list, both by well bred, highly rated international sires, with a total of 12 pups from the two litters.

Four dogs and two bitches in the first litter, by Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style) from the beautifully bred bitch, To Seven Eleven (November 2011 El Grand Senor x Paua To Terrify), whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Paua To Burn (Awesome Assassin x Alice Dooley).

To Seven Eleven is from a handy litter, which included Critical Path, Disappear, Kingburi, Paua To Charge, Paua To Excite, Paua To Thrill and Senor Pete, with their dam also producing winners from her four other litters, by Barcia Bale, Fabregas, Fear Zafonic* and Knocka Norris, then she has just the one named to date from her March 2015 litter by Kinloch Brae*.

On the track, To Seven Eleven raced 53 times for six wins and 24 placings, winning three times over 450 metres at Shepparton (25.44), with additional wins over 457 metres at Temora (26.82), 425 metres at Bendigo (24.09) and 460 metres at Warragul (26.10).

Sharon’s second litter has five dogs and one bitch, by Lonesome Cry* (June 2001 Gable Dodge x Jabberin Jackie), from another beautifully bred bitch, Go Go Zarbo (November 2011 Mogambo x Zoe Zoe), whose dam is by Flying Penske* x Skullring (Phantom Fire x Clan Lass).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Donni Danger, Inara and Little Ralphy, with their dam having eight other named offspring on file, from three litters, by El Galo, Spring Gun and Surf Lorian.

Go Go Zarbo raced 54 times for two wins and 21 placings, winning over 450 metres at Shepparton (25.77), where she was also placed 13 times, and placed three times over 390 metres, and 425 metres at Bendigo (24.55) with two placings, and two placings over 500 metres, and with a little more luck in running her record could have been a lot better.

Seven for the Road

TOOLLEEN breeder, Clint Colaiacavo, has a nice litter of seven pups on the list this week, by the beautifully bred, under-rated sire, Oaks Road (November 2008 Spiral Nikita* x Leprechaun Pace).

The three dogs and four bitches, are from the well bred bitch, Well Uno (January 2010 Primo Uno x Proper Shelby), whose dam is by Royal Assassin x Proper Angel (Proper Tears x Alyssa Belle).

She is from a litter of six named, which included My Girl Uno, Mrs Griff, Shelly Shelby, Sparty and Uno Emi, with their dam also producing winners from two litters by Bombastic Shiraz and other litters by Hallucinate, Surf Lorian and Westmead Osprey*.

On the track she raced 78 times for eight wins and 26 placings, winning three times over 395 metres at Albion Park (23.08), where she also won three times over 520 metres (30.74) and also won over 400 metres at The Gardens (23.64) and 520 metres at Ipswich (31.29).

Hail a Taxi

OUR final litter for review from this week’s Victorian list has 11 pups, by the well bred, successful, but under-rated sir, Vapour Whirl (May 2003 Ashigga x Broad Band).

Registered by Lymer-Scoble Syndicate Manager, Michael Lymer, the three dogs and eight bitches are from the well bred, handy city winner, Taxi Sono Qui (May 2010 Premier Fantasy* x Who Told Helen), whose dam is by the beautifully bred, Pacific Sky (Black Shiraz x Enduro Princess) from Spacies Girl (No Intent x Apricot Chiffon).

She is from a litter which included Baja Fantasy, Helen Told You, Helen’s Fantasy, Hellbent Lad and Who Told Lachie, with their dam also producing some very good winners from her two other litters, whelped in March 2011 by El Galo and October 2013 by Cosmic Rumble.

On the track, Taxi Sono Qui raced 35 times for nine wins and 10 placings, winning twice over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.38), twice over 520 metres at Geelong (30.27), with single wins over 515 metres at Sandown (29.93), 450 metres at Warrnambool (25.76), 450 metres at Shepparton (25.58) and 425 metres at Bendigo (24.32), where she also won over 500 metres (28.33).

NSW Whelping Report

TURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending May 22, our first litter for review is a beautifully bred litter of 12 pups, by highly rated stud prospect, Awesome Project (March 2011 Collision x Honour Phase), which should create plenty of interest from prospective buyers, especially those with future breeding in mind.

The five dogs and seven bitches, registered by Aberglasslyn breeder, Bradley Canty, are from the well bred, proven producer, Isadoll (July 2008 Surf Lorian x Isadora), whose dam is by Solve The Puzzle x Tepid Miss (Token Prince x Reheat).

She is from a very good litter, which included Electroglide, Goodwin Dell, Goodwin Robyn, Jezzadora, Lady Isadora and No Doubt, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in September 2010 by Where’s Pedro, producing Goodwin Future, Isa Factor, Paint It Black and Where’s Dora.

Isadoll raced 21 times for the very good record of 10 wins and four placings, winning four times over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.93) and three times over 515 metres at The Gardens (29.68), with single wins over 515 metres at Sandown (29.42) and 400 metres at Maitland (22.44), where she also won over 450 metres (25.29).

Her career as a brood bitch got off to a good start, when her first litter, whelped in July 2012, by Brett Lee, produced Ay Goodes, Big Black Doll, King Doll and Queen Doll, all winners, followed by successful litters whelped in July 2013 by Go Wild Teddy and July 2014 by Collision, then she whelped a litter of five dogs and two bitches in May 2015, by Fabregas.

David’s got a Fever

NSW Whelping reportCLERGATE breeder, David Pringle has a nice litter of seven pups on the list this week, by the under-rated sire, Buck Fever (December 2009 Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl) who seems to be coming under increasing notice from breeders in recent months.

David’s litter of two dogs and five bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Midnight News (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Midnight Movie), whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Midnight Drama (Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rise).

She is from a handy litter, which included Barney’s Magic, Berry Milkshake, Freddy’s Smile, Midnight Cuppa, Midnight Dollars, Motown Girl, Silent Battle and Young And Main, with their prolific producing dam also throwing winners from her five other litters, by Barcia Bale, Brett Lee, Buck Fever, Collision and Where’s Pedro, with a total of 42 named offspring from her six litters.

The bloodline of this litter is already proven, with Midnight Movie’s own litter by Buck Fever, whelped in October 2013 producing Bourbski Fever, Buckette, Midnight Moments and Movie Fever, all winners.

Midnight News raced 23 times for the handy record of eight wins and nine placings, winning three times over 530 metres at Coonamble (30.09), twice over 618 metres at Bathurst (35.86) and also over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.45), 516 metres at Dubbo (29.70) and 600 metres at Canberra (34.46).

She is already a successful producer with a very good first litter, whelped in March 2014, by Collision, which included Lady Houdini, Light Of Athens, Midnight Carmen, Midnight Elsie, Midnight Kate, Old Timer, One Thing, Rocky Fever and Sheza Slingshot.

Grand litter

NEXT we have a nice litter of eight pups, registered by Wallerawang breeder, Peter Stanford, by El Grand Senor (April 2008 Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Gold).

The three dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Topaz Siyan (February 2010 Premier Fantasy* x Leprechaun Gem), whose dam is by Brett Lee x Leprechaun Yap (Hotshot x Leprechaun Miss).

She is from a handy litter of 12 named, which included Alpinador, Brutus, Creative Mojo, Diamond Siyan, Eddie Eddie Ed, Fantasia Dream, Ikkina, Moonstone Siyan, Premier Innings, Premier Keeper and Whatta Innings, with their dam also producing winners from both of her other litters, whelped in August 2007 by Token Prince and April 2013 by Cosmic Rumble.

Topaz Siyan is already a proven producer, with some very handy winners from her first two litters, whelped in July 2012 by Collision and February 2014 by Swift Fancy.

On the Road again

BELIMBRA PARK breeder, Ronald Alcock, has a litter of 10 pups on the list this week by Oaks Road (November 2008 Spiral Nikita* x Leprechaun Pace) which should create plenty of interest from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind.

The four dogs and six bitches are from the well bred bitch, Where’s Sooty (December 2009 Where’s Pedro x Wind It Up), whose dam is by Collision x Albazar (Head Honcho x Salmazar).

She was the only pup named from her litter and her dam has some other good winners on file from her 14 other named offspring from two litters, whelped in May 2011 by Magic Sprite and September 2012 by Cosmic Rumble.

Where’s Sooty raced 23 times for four wins and nine placings, winning twice over 274 metres at Appin and twice over 400 metres at Richmond (23.09).

She already has winners on file from her first litter, whelped in December 2013, also by Oaks Road, which has six named, all winning, Holmes, Khumba, Soaky Oaks, Sookie Oak, Spotty Oak and Switch Colours.

Ready to explode

OUR final litter for review this week, is six pups, registered by Ashbury breeder, John Staines, by stud newcomer, Sulzanti (September 2013 Magic Sprite x Scissor Queen), whose dam is by Knocka Norris x Surf Queen (Surf Lorian x Queen Size).

Sulzanti is from a litter which included Cleanser, Denali Prince, Pink Scissors, Professor and Sheza Sensation, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in September 2014 by Fabregas including, Assess, Cogburn, La Reina, Reviewer and Xavi.

Sulzanti raced 12 times for seven wins and two placings, winning four times over 515 metres at Sandown (29.09), twice over 525 metres at The Meadows (29.94) and also over 450 metres at Ballarat (25.22), before falling in in the Group 2 Sandown Shootout won by Kayda Shae and not racing again.

John’s litter is one dog and five bitches, from the well bred bitch, Made To Explode (April 2010 Made To Size x Walkabout Roxy), whose dam is by Solve The Puzzle x Rema’s World (World Title x Princess Rema).

Made To Explode is from her dam’s only litter, of five named, which included Made To Command, Made To Power, Medium To Large and Slim Fit.

On the track she raced 59 times for eight wins and 17 placings, winning three times over 400 metres at The Gardens (23.02), twice over 457 metres at Temora (26.10), where she also won over 311 metres (18.21) and also over 525 metres at Wagga (31.15) and 400 metres at Gosford (23.12).

NSW Stud Services

STUD Service figures released by GRNSW for the month of May showed a total of 31 services registered, from 17 different sires, with multiple services registered by Dyna Double One with five, Barcia Bale with four, Fernando Bale and Magic Sprite with three each, then Fabregas, Kinloch Brae* and Lochinvar Marlow with two each.

Looking at the figures for the five months to the end of May, Dyna Double One has clearly been the most popular sire with breeders, with 33 services, followed by Barcia Bale with 22, Fabregas 19, Fernando Bale 14, Magic Sprite 13, Don’t Knocka Him nine, El Grand Senor eight, Kinloch Brae* and Swift Fancy with seven each, Dyna Villa six, Bekim Bale and Cosmic Rumble with five each, Banjo Boy, Collision, Kiowa Mon Manny*, My Bro Fabio and Spring Gun with four each, Buck Fever, Hay Fergus, Keybow, Kiowa Producer* Lochinvar Marlow, Sulzanti and Where’s Pedro with three each, and Awesome Project, Black Magic Opal, Brett Lee, Jarvis Bale, KC And All, Oaks Road, Shakey Jakey, Shoulders and Taylors Sky* with two each.

Let us now look at the full list of all sires with registered services in NSW for the five months to the end of May, in alphabetical order, with the two figures for each sire representing their services in May, and the five months January to May.

Able Seaman 0-1, Awesome Project 1-2, Banjo Boy 1-4, Barcia Bale 4-22, Bekim Bale 0-5, Bella Infrared* 0-1, Black Magic Opal 1-2, Blitiz To Excel 0-1, Brett Lee 0-2, Buck Fever 0-3, Cape Hawke 0-1, Cawbourne Frank 0-1, Collision 0-4, Cosmic Rumble 1-5, Dalalla 0-1, Don’t Knocka Him 0-9, Dyna Double One 5-33, Dyna Villa 0-6, El Grand Senor 0-8, Elite State 0-1, Fabregas 2-19, Fancy Dean 0-1, Fernando Bale 3-14, Flying Stanley* 0-1, Hades Rocket 0-1, Hay Fergus 0-3, Head Bound* 1-1, Hoover Boy 0-1, Jagger Swagger 0-1, Jarvis Bale 0-2, Johnny Fire 0-1, Kayda Shae 0-1, KC And All 0-2, Keybow 0-3, Kinloch Brae* 2-7, Kiowa Producer* 0-3, Kiowa Mon Manny* 0-4, Knocka Norris 0-1, Late Late Show* 0-1, Lochinvar Marlow 2-3, Magic Sprite 3-13, Milldean Panther* 0-1, My Bro Fabio 0-4, Oaks Road 0-2, Paddy’s Flame 0-1, Paradise Madison 0-1, Paw Licking 0-1, Phantom’s Icon 0-1, Premier Fantasy* 0-1, Razldazl George* 0-1, Rocky Bale 0-1, Ruff It 0-1, Shakey Jakey 1-2, Shifty Sticka 1-1, Shoulders 0-2, Smooth Fancy 0-1, Spring Gun 1-4, Sulzanti 0-3, Superman 0-1, Swift Fancy 0-7, Taylors Sky* 1-2, Tuiaki 0-1, Turanza Bale 0-1, Vee Man Vane 0-1, Where’s Pedro 0-3, Yahoo Omar 0-1 and Zulu Zeus 1-1.

US Sires List

US Sires listFOLLOWING on from last week’s English-Irish Sires List, this week we have a look at the US Sires List for the eight months to the end of August.

Australian bred sires certainly don’t have the presence in the US that they do in England and Ireland, and the influence US sires are now having on the Australian breeding industry is clear with the number of sires on the list with pups on the ground here.

Only one Australian born sire, the beautifully bred, Defrim Bale (October 2009 Bartrim Bale x Amelia Bale), whose dam is by Sonic Flight* x Evonne Bale (Light Of Fire x Frosty Bale) has a place in the top 25 on the list, with Dragon Fire (Brett Lee x Hoops Slamdunk) and Barcelona Boss (Surf Lorian x Kendra) the only other sires in the top 25 by an Australian bred sire.

Defrim Bale is from the outstanding Bartrim Bale x Amelia Bale litter, which included Adelle Bale, Arben Bale, Bekim Bale, Ervin Bale, Fyna Bale, Glynis Bale, Heston Bale and Irma Bale.

Next Week

UNFORTUNATELY next week there will be no Talking Breeding, with this week’s column being the last.

Talking Breeding has fallen victim of cutbacks caused by the industry downturn in NSW since the disastrous decision by the State Government to ban Greyhound Racing in NSW from July next year.

There is still a lot of water to go under the bridge before that happens, but it is what it is at the moment.

Who knows where it will end, certainly not me, but I would like to thank Australian Racing Greyhound for their support of Talking Breeding over the past eight months, since the closure of National Greyhound Form.

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