Talking breeding: Banjo Boy sires three well-bred litters

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the two weeks ending August 22 starts with three litters by well bred stud prospect, Banjo Boy (April 2011 Vee Man Vane x Off Springer).

Wallan breeder, Brent Sullivan, has two of the three litters, with two dogs and six bitches in the first litter, from the well bred bitch, Boo Icy You (June 2011 Westmead Hawk* x Shelby Shiraz), whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Proper Shelby (Royal Assassin x Proper Angel).

She is from a very good litter, of nine named, which included Billy’s Shelby, Danger Is Sweet, Hailstorm Billy, Hidden Hawk, Planet Waves, Set Sail South, Supersonic Hawk and Vintage Euphoria, with their dam only having one other named offspring on file, Cyclone Shelby, who was whelped in March 2010 by Collision.

Boo Icy You raced 43 times for seven wins and 13 placings, winning over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.18), 480 metres at Horsham (27.14), 500 metres at Bendigo (28.42), 450 metres at Ballarat (25.82), 515 metres at Launceston (30.26) and 461 metres at Hobart (29.62), where she also won over 599 metres (34.63).

She has five named offspring on file, Clear Sense, Deadly Origin, Emerald Drive, Kilty Drive and Open Mind, who were whelped in April 2014, by Kilty Lad, and she also has a litter of six dogs and five bitches on file, whelped in February 2015, by Don Chendo.

Brent’s second Banjo Boy litter, is four dogs and six bitches, from the beautifully bred bitch, Gimme Range (May 2010 Collision x Tifi), whose good producing dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Chili Berger (Elle’s Commando x Alice Dooley).

Gimme Range is from her dam. Tifi’s first litter by Collision, which included, Black Ale, Chasing Diana, Our Money Box, Rail Blazer, Suit Up Ted and Tifia.

Victorian litter registrationsTifi’s second Collision litter, whelped in December 2012, produced Aisle Tifi, Cool Tifi, Go Hunter, Red Bastien, Shady Ace, She’s All Aussie, Sheza Chance, Tiffster and Twist Me Over, and she also has winners on file from litters by Mogambo and Where’s Pedro.

Gimme Range raced 30 times for nine wins and two placings, winning three times over 390 metres at Ballarat (22.09) and twice over 410 metres at Coonabarabran (23.64), with single wins over 520 metres at Dapto (30.57), 400 metres at The Gardens (23.36), 390 metres at Shepparton (22.36) and 298 metres at Traralgon (17.19).

She is already a proven producer, with winners from her first litter, whelped in February 2014, by Crash, and she also has a litter of three dogs and six bitches on file, whelped in February 2014, by Don Chendo.

Lara breeder, Craig Treherne has the other Banjo Boy litter, which has four dogs and three bitches, from another beautifully bred bitch, Leprechaun Betty (January 2010 Token Prince x Betty’s Angel), whose Melbourne Cup winning dam is by Brett Lee x Leprechaun Yap (Hotshot x Leprechaun Miss).

She is from a litter which included, Angel Millie, Munta, Prince Holyfield, Ritza Angel and Token Spinner, with their dam also producing some very good winners from her March 2009 litter by Spiral Nakita*, and has two other litters on file, by Bombastic Shiraz and Lonesome Cry*.

Leprechaun Betty raced 28 times for three wins and seven placings, winning over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.49), where she also won twice over 600 metres (34.76) and worth noting she was also placed over 515 metres at Sandown.

Cosmic litter

PAYDHOFF Syndicate Manager, Wendy Saathoff, has a nice litter of 10 pups on the list this week by under-rated sire, Cosmic Chief (January 2008 Brett Lee x Cosmic Goddess).

The three dogs and seven bitches, are from the beautifully bred bitch, Roy’s A Rebel (October 2012 Elite State x Premier Princess), whose dam is by Premier Fantasy* x Illusion (Token Prince x Elusive Rebel).

She is from a litter of three named, which included Elite Runner and Rebel Commander, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in January 2010 by El Galo, having two named, With Love and Gizmo Gadget.

Roxy’s A Rebel raced 23 times for five wins and eight placings, winning twice over 390 metres at Ballarat (22.53), with single wins over 400 metres at Geelong (23.09), 545 metres at Bendigo (24.32) and 390 metres at Warrnambool (22.46).

Eleven for Double One

HEATHCOTE breeder, Peter Hazlewood, has a beautifully bred litter of 11 pups on the list this week by recently crowned AGRA Greyhound of the Year, Dyna Double One (March 2013 Barcia Bale x Crystin Bale).

The six dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Flaming Athena (March 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Flaming Nikita), whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Flaming Awesome (Awesome McLaren x Flaming Fool).

She is from a handy litter, which included Big Bad Baz, Flaming Frosty, Flaming Shiraz, Foghorn, Frosties Shiraz, Keegan’s On Fire, Minnie’s Fool, Napalm Red, Oscar Shiraz and Stylish Brittany.

Their dam, Flaming Nikita, also produced good winners from two litters by Big Daddy Cool, whelped in December 2007 and December 2010, a September 2011 litter by Where’s Pedro, and a January 2013 litter by College Causeway*.

Flaming Athena has two named offspring on file from her first litter, Cailah Rose and Cailah Shakey, who were whelped in March 2015, by Shakey Jakey, and who are not far off hitting the track.

Flaming Athena certainly has the pedigree to make a name for herself as a brood bitch, with her dam producing so many very well bred winners.

On a Burst

OUR final litter for review from the Victorian list this week, has ten pups by the under-rated sire Nitro Burst (October 2006 Bombastic Shiraz x Hotshot), who is currently in 12th place on the Victorian Metropolitan Sires list, also included in this week’s Talking Breeding, with 36 wins for the eight months to the end of August, from 20 individual winners.

Uglietta Syndicate Manager, Joe Uglietta, from Yan Yean has the litter of five dogs and five bitches, who are from the well bred bitch, Our Miss Ruby (Shanlyn Prince x Modern Rosetta), whose dam is by Modern Assassin x Rosetta’s Girl (Big Ginger Boy x La Rosetta).

She is from her dam’s only litter, which included Commander Dino, Miss Telebela, Rosetta Caprici, Rosetta’s Junior and Shannon Capricio.

Our Miss Ruby raced 50 times, for one win and 11 placings, winning over 450 metres at Shepparton (25.94) where she was also placed over 390 metres, with placings over 425 metres at Bendigo and 400 metres at Geelong.

NSW litters

NSW Whelping reportTURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report, for the week ending May 8, our first litter for review, has seven pups, by the beautifully bred, leading Victorian metropolitan sire, Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale).

The Newman-Berthally Syndicate from Padstow, registered the litter of two dogs and five bitches, who are from the beautifully bred bitch, Bit Sassy (May 2010 Bit Chili x Meredith Grey), whose dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Thai Again (Token Prince x Thai Magic), and worth recalling, Thai Magic is by Grove Whisper* x Lauren’s Desire.

Bit Sassy is from a handy litter, which included Dinkum, Itsa Lifestyle, Little Grey, Montanus, Switch Up and Tian Hao Jewel, with their dam also producing winners from litters by El Grand Senor and Fabregas and also having two litters with one named from each, by Magic Sprite and Paddy’s Flame.

On the track, Bit Sassy raced 63 times for 13 wins and 15 placings, winning five times over 520 metres at Dapto (30.03), three times over 520 metres at Nowra (29.91), twice over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (30.35), twice over 535 metres at Richmond (30.76) and also over 530 metres at Potts Park (29.90).

She is already a proven producer, with winners from the six named offspring from her first litter, whelped in April 2014 by Where’s Pedro, which produced, Bit Wicked, Tiarama, Wicked Jenmar, Wicked Pedro, Wicked Sassy and Wicked Warrior.

Fabregas litter

CUDAL breeder, Benjamin Miller, has a nice litter of eight pups on the list this week, by 2012 National Sprint Championship winner, Fabregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch) who is now an Australia wide stud success and he only turns six years of age next month.

The litter of four dogs and four bitches, are from the very well bred bitch, Midnight Maid (September 2011 Where’s Pedro 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 Midnight Maneuva, Midnight Nan, Midnight Rumour, Midnight Scandal, Three Rivers and Tribal Beat, with their dam also producing winners from each of her five other litters, by Barcia Bale, Bombastic Shiraz, Brett Lee, Buck Fever and Collision.

Midnight Maid was lightly raced, having just 12 starts, which resulted in three wins and five placings, with wins over 407 metres at Grafton (23.20), 480 metres at Horsham (27.45) and 450 metres at Ballarat (25.62).

Ten for Fernando

WALLERANG breeder, Peter Stanford, has a litter of five dogs and five bitches on the list this week by 2015-16 Victorian Greyhound of the Year, Fernando Bale (March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen).

The five dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred, lightly raced bitch, Bush Slang (December 2009 Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl), whose dam is by History Lesson x Naughty Thoughts (Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rain).

She is from a very good litter of 10 named, which included outstanding stud prospect, Buck Fever, Dream Lee, Gundabooka, Hillbilly Deluxe, Moonshine Sally, Moonshine Shadow, Ultimate Choice, Western Heart and Western Pearl.

Kiacatoo Pearl also produced winners from her two other litters, whelped in September 2011 by El Grand Senor and May 2012 by Collision, which included the outstanding sprinter Shakey Jakey, now standing at stud.

Buck Fever has come to breeder’s attention in recent months with some outstanding performances by Buck Forty and Burn One Down, from his January 2014 litter out of Fancy Jaffa (November 2007 Collision x Flash Fancy).

Bush Slang is a proven producer, with winners from both of her first two litters, whelped in October 2012 by Collision and December 2014 by Fabregas.

Spring is here

Two winners on the list this week by well bred, successful sire, Spring Gun (June 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain) who is currently second on the NSW metropolitan sires list (see last week’s Talking Breeding) and 13th on the Victorian metropolitan sires list, which we will get to shortly.

Orange breeder, Greg Board, has the first of his two litters, five dogs and one bitch, from the well bred bitch Compa Allen (March 2012 Collide x Jamison Bale), whose dam is by Bond x Tannice Bale (Head Honcho x Jindara Bale) and worth recalling, Jindara Bale is another successful brood bitch by Grove Whisper*, from Star Lee.

Compa Allen is from her dam’s only litter, which included Allen Forestorm, Allen Gravion, Deli Allen, Erza Allen, Hetalia Bale, Kiki Allen and Lyrical Allen.

On the track she raced 76 times for 14 wins and 14 placings, winning three times over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.44), where she also won over 600 metres (34.70), twice over 500 metres at Bendigo (28.23), where she also won over 425 metres (24.04), 400 metres at Geelong (22.83), where she also won over 460 metres (26.46), 515 metres at Sandown (29.86), 410 metres at Horsham (23.67), 545 metres at Ballarat (31.18), 520 metres at Sale (29.63) and 520 metres at Cranbourne (30.44).

Woy Woy breeder, Mark Staines, has the other Spring Gun litter, which has four dogs and three bitches, from the well bred bitch, Pioneer Cheers (April 2011 Magic Sprite x Katie Mac), whose dam is by Benny’s Toll x Madi (Mean Bean x Nitro Jill).

She is from a litter of seven named, which included Boxy Elleannon, Chasin’ Fluff, Mac Caviar, Magic Mates, McSprite and Thrilling Edge, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in December 2012 by Superman, producing 12 named, Curious George, Good Lad, Ish Won, Kakoda Kingdom, Kryptonite Kate, Last One Left, Ruby Diamond, Ruby Kayla, Super Income, Super Tears, Supermac and Timmy Mac.

Pioneer Cheers raced 58 times for seven wins and 17 placings, winning four times over 520 metres at Nowra (30.18), with wins over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (30.47), 535 metres at Richmond (30.93) and 450 metres at Bathurst (26.28).

Greg Board also has a litter of one dog and five bitches on the list this week, by Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) from the beautifully bred, outstanding race bitch, Spring Leaf (July 2012 Spring Gun x Scarlett Cath), whose dam is by Premier Fantasy* x Scarlett Spy (Token Prince x Many Tricks).

Spring Leaf is from a litter which included Spring Jade, Spring Tyrant, Trigger It, Spring Ellie and Spring Emporer, with their dam, Scarlett Cath’s only other litter on file, whelped in April 2013, by Collision, producing Spring Ales, Spring Bluestone, Spring Puzzle and Spring Twig.

Spring Leaf raced 62 times for 17 wins and 22 placings, winning seven times over 525 metres at The Meadows (29.92), where she also won over 600 metres (34.84), four times over 515 metres at Sandown (29.34), where she also won over 595 metres (34.38), three times over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.34) and also over 520 metres at Cranbourne (30.34).

There are three other nice litters on the list this week by Magic Sprite, six bitches x Erin Norris (Knocka Norris x Proper Jessica), five dogs and three bitches x Lochinvar Vogue (Bombastic Shiraz x Sensation Lee) and four dogs and four bitches x Smashing Sally (Where’s Pedro x White On Rice).

Victorian Metropolitan Sires List

Vic Sires ListBARCIA BALE (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale) increased his lead on the Victorian Metropolitan Sires List during August, when his offspring won 15 races on Melbourne’s two city tracks.

He now has 133 wins from 62 individual winners, and now had a 24 win lead over Cosmic Rumble, who has 109 wins, followed by Magic Sprite with 101 wins, Kinloch Brae* with 83 wins and the big improver, Dyna Tron with 78 wins, 13 of which came in August.

The result becomes more interesting, when you look at the top five after deducting midweek and Sunday provincial stake meetings, which shows the top five, Barcia Bale with 68 wins, Magic Sprite 66 wins, Cosmic Rumble 58 wins, Kinloch Brae* 49 wins and Dyna Tron 41 wins.

Just outside the top 20 at the end of August, also with 19 wins each but less placings, is Dyna Lachlan (12) 19-15-28-62-13, followed on 18 wins by David Bale, 16 wins – Stagger and Nolen, 14 wins – College Causeway*, Oaks Road, Lochinvar Marlow, Dyna Steal, KC And All* and Buck Fever, 12 wins – El Grand Senor, High Earner and Razldazl George*, 11 wins – Bobby Boucheau, Kilty Lad and Razldazl Jayfkay*, and 10 wins – Milldean Panther*.

Winners for the top August sires were as follows:

Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale) 15 wins 2 wins Alpha Lucky (x Queen Of Cyprus) and Mister Brown (x Disturbia). 1 win Adelaide Bale (x Really Gunnarock), Crazy Kicker (x Sober), Direct Deal (x Street Level), Dublin Bull (x Chasin The Dream*), Dyna Maddie (x Erica Allen), Dyna Peanut (x Erica Allen), General Romulus (x Rybenbrook Belle), Jaimandy Hattie (x Jaimandy Emily), Mustang Sammy (x Jaimandy Emily), My Boy Ollie (x Disturbia) and Paua To Avoid (x Paua To Terrify).

Dyna Tron (February 2009 Collision x Gold Rush Bale) 13 wins 2 wins Shimatron (x Shimaguni), Tronnie Oldfield (x Mambo Bale) and Vancouver Star (x Lankan Flash). 1 win Benny Mac (x Evie Jane), Don’s Disaster (x Don’s Fantasy), Nessa Shim (x Shimaguni), Must Have (x Ursula), Raven On (x Bonegilla Flash), Shima Song (x Shimaguni) and Usain I’m Nutty (x Dyna Gillian).

Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style) 9 wins 2 wins Ring The Bell (x Others Quoted). 1 win Avatar Hunter (x Arjay’s Angel), Gassy’s Pride (x Mepunga Diva), Iyliss Bale (x Darya Bale), Mepunga Rosie (x Mepunga Diva), Polijuice Potion (x Finlandia), Sacramento Sal (x Purely Tonic) and Strzelecki (x Gaslight).

Fabregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch) 9 wins 1 win Blipple (x Chevy Princess), Dundee Osprey (x Dundee Rose), Gassed Up Devil (x Ebony Devil), Greysynd Chief (x Greysynd Elite), Greysynd Emma (x Greysynd Elite), Lektra Fire (x Lektra Angie), My Mate Fab (x Cosmic Aphrodite), Tedesco (x Miss Chicki) and Toigh As Nails (x Great Gunns).

Swift Fancy (November 2007 Collision x Flash Fancy) 9 wins 2 wins Blue Revolver (x Inflated Ego), Iona Carlson (x Iona Habit) and Sister Slazburg (x Talon Miss). 1 win Reckoning (x Ronray Disco), Sleek Master (x Lagoon Holly) and Undaunted (x Gundall Goddess).

Bred to Win

BELLA VITALI (Brindle bitch, May 2013 Collision x Domino Vitali) Lightly raced bitch, trained at Pearcedale by Geoff Howell, who has only had 22 starts for two wins and six placings. Good second over 520 metres at Cranbourne on August 26, before fifth there the following week, then seventh from box 8 over 515 metres SAP September 11 when she could not get across before the bend, beaten 10.5 lengths in the race won by Dewana Express (30.01) with the placegetters coming from boxes one, two and three. Has plenty of ability but maybe better suited back at the provincials.

HOOF IT (Black dog, January 2014 Lochinvar Marlow x Isseymiyake) Trained by Christopher Watson at Drouin West. 18 starts for three wins and five placings. Fourth Sandown 515 metres August 16 before winning over 525 metres at Traralgon on September 5, then last start fifth, box one, SAP September 11, beaten 7.7 lengths in the race won by Tuffy Bale (29.78). Always thereabouts and not far off another win based on that Sandown run.

LUCKY SEED (Black bitch, March 2014 Barcia Bale x Paua To Terrify). Trained at Buln Buln by Kerrie White and has raced seven times for two wins and four placings. Third Ballarat 450 metres August 4, then third Warragul 460 metres September 6, before last start second from box five, Sandown SAP, September 11, beaten 4.2 lengths in the race won by Landon (29.62). Bit stiff to strike one that quick over 515 metres after stepping up the extra 55 metres. Next time.

Next Week

NEXT week we hope to have the UK-Ireland Sires list for the eight months to the end of August, stud service figures from Victoria for the five months to the end of May, and our usual review of litters, from Victoria and New South Wales, along with any news that comes in through the Mailbag.

Mailbag

Got a question on any of our sires and brood bitch lists, or want to send us news on a litter you’ve just bred, or any greyhound racing related question, simply email me at [email protected]

We are particularly interested in hearing from Queensland breeders about their litters, after we have still not received any response from the authority there in regards to our request for information.