Talking breeding: Could Keybow litter be pride of Maitland?

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending November 22, 2015 starts with a nice litter of nine pups by the multiple group 1 winner Keybow (December 2011 Take The Kitty x Key Exit) whose dam is by Over Flo x Atlanta Belle (Black Shiraz x Georgia Belle).

The two dogs and seven bitches, registered my Maitland breeder, Kelvin Lean, should attract plenty of interest from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind, as they are from the beautifully bred bitch, Black Riband (November 2012 Head Bound* x Ultra Swift) whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Valley Cowgirl (Zealous Guy x Molly Burst).

Black Riband is from a litter of four, which included Secret Stash, Summerhouse and Swift Pirate, with their dam, Ultra Swift, also producing good winners from her other litters, by Big Daddy Cool, Give Me Five and Surf Lorian.

On the track, Black Riband raced 30 times for the good record of 13 wins and six placings, winning eight times over 431m at Ipswich (25.01) where she also won over 520m (30.95) won twice over 400m at The Gardens (22.46) and also won over 395m at Albion Park (23.18) and 400m at Gosford (23.16).

Keybow won the 2014 Group 1 Perth Cup, 2014 Group 1 Brisbane Cup and the 2014 Group 3 Silver Bullet at The Meadows, with placings in the 2014 Group 1 Australian Cup, 2014 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup, 2014 Melbourne Cup, 2015 Group 1 Winter Cup and was a finalist in the 2014 Group 1 Topgun.

Plenty of Magic

NSW Whelping reportNEXT we have a beautifully bred litter of six pups by Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous), registered by Yorklea breeder, Terry Lockhart.

The two dogs and four bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Barb Monelli (November 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Frosty Fruits) whose dam is by Just The Best x Reckless Abandon (Token Prince x Banker’s Dream).

Their dam, Frosty Fruits also has another very good litter on file, whelped in November 2007 by Collision, which produced Dollstan Dream, Dynamic Frost, Frosty Jewel, Fruit Bingle, outstanding sprinter, Goodsey, Little Sparkle, another prolific winner, Pulp, Spliced, Surpassing and Twigley, then she also has winners on file from a September 2010 litter by El Galo, which included, Frosty Monelli, Fruits Monelli, Poker Boys, Provoked and Runna Riley.

Barb Monelli raced 51 times for four wins and 21 placings, winning twice over 490m at Mandurah (27.83) in WA, 520m at Cranbourne (30.79) and 520m at Dapto (30.10).

According to my breeding records she whelped one bitch in September 2013, by Cosmic Chief, and had a mating to Cosmic Rumble which has no pups recorded, but she certainly had no problem this time with a nice litter of six pups by Magic Sprite

Future breeders take note

PIPERS FLAT breeder Nicholas Arena has our next litter for review and with one dog and seven bitches in the litter it should attract plenty of interest from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind.

These beautifully bred youngsters are by Mogambo (January 2006 Where’s Pedro x Zarbo) from the beautifully bred bitch, Destini Shadow (June 2011 Velocette x Greys Destiny*) whose U.S bred dam is by Kiowa Sweet Trey* x Greys Nose Dive (Norva x Greys Ladymagnum).

Destini Shadow is from a handy litter which included, Colonel Destini, Destini Ducati, Destini Gold, Destini Shadow, Frankie Pizza, Officer Destini, Rapido Gris, Rock Me Now and Rock Ruler.

Their dam, Greys Destiny* had an outstanding first litter, whelped in March 2010, by Where’s Pedro, which produced, Andiamo, Black Attitude, Destini Bambini, Destini Fireball, Destini Warrior, Destiny Shaker, Destiny’s Jet, Five Paws, General Destini, Kansas Tornado, Miss Abilene and Mr. Kanzas.

She also has two Brett Lee litters on file, with the first, whelped in August 2012 having four named, Aeroplane Sally, Destini Diamond, Destini Lobo and Presto Destini, then December 2013, also with four named, Destini Inferno, Destini Scorcher, Destini Spark and Destini Wildfire. Giving her a perfect record with winners from her four litters.

Destini Shadow raced 62 times for five wins and 11 placings, winning over 515m (29.63) and 715m (43.06) at Sandown, 600m at The Meadows (34.85), 660m at Bendigo (38.41) and 530m at Cannington (31.09).

Tomac Bale

NEXT we have a nice litter of eight pups by the under-rated sire Tomac Bale (April 2011 Dyna Lachlan x Princess Bale) whose dam is by Hallucinate x Gold Rush Bale (Lansley Bale x Jindara Bale) and worth recalling, Jindara Bale is by Grove Whisper* x Star Lee.

Kanwal breeder, Scott Wells, registered this litter of three dogs and five bitches, who are from the beautifully bred bitch, Terrorize (March 2011 Collision x Glamorize) whose dam is by Brett Lee x Glamorous (Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap).

Terrorize is from a litter which included, Concealed, Cortex, Little Miss Chop, Petticoat Polly and Transcendence, with their dam having five other named offspring from two other litters, whelped in November 2012 by Surf Lorian, then November 2013 by Spring Gun.

On the track, Terrorize raced six times without placing, at Taree, Gosford, Nowra and Canberra, but I would suggest it would be better to forget she ever raced, look at her pedigree and her potential as a brood bitch.

According to my breeding records, she whelped a litter with one dog pup registered, in August 2014 by Barcia Bale, bred by Wodonga breeder, David Carter.

Tomac Bale won the Group 2 Launching Pad in 2013, the Victorian state final of the National Sprint Championship, where he finished second in the final, behind Xylia Allen (29.63), second in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup final and was a finalist in the Group 1 Winter Cup at Albion Park.

He raced 33 times for 15 wins and five placings, with stake earnings of $180,455, winning seven times over 525m at The Meadows (29.67), five times over 515m at Sandown (29.21), twice over 520m at Albion Park (29.63) and also over 515m at Angle Park (29.63).

Given his outstanding record on the track, especially at Sandown, 29.53, 29.38, 29.31, 29.23, 29.21, and The Meadows, 29.83, 29.67, 29.98, his second in the Adelaide Cup behind Spud Regis and the fact he didn’t do all that much racing by today’s standards, due to injury, I am surprised he has not had more bitches and at the time of writing only has three named offspring on file.

The Witches of Woonona

OUR final litter for review from the NSW list this week is one of 11 pups by promising sire, Zulu Zeus (April 2011 Where’s Pedro x Fancy Jaffa) whose very good producing dam is by Collision x Flash Fancy (Brett Lee x Miss Fancy) and it is worth recalling, Miss Fancy is by the successful Irish import Barneys Alarm* x Gay’s Fancy.

Gay’s Fancy was an exceptional race bitch who was a finalist in the NSW St. Leger (now known as the Paws of Thunder), Vic Peters Classic and the Young Star Classic, who has also been a very good producer and granddam of 2010 National Sprint Championship winner Smooth Fancy (Collision x Flash Fancy).

Woonona breeder, Sean O’Donnell registered the litter of four dogs and seven bitches, by Zulu Zeus, from the beautifully bred bitch, Witch On Wheels (August 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Sionara Baby) whose dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Dash Of Burgundy (Royal Assassin x Minnesota Babe).

Also worth recalling, Minnesota Babe is by another successful import, Balligari (Daleys Gold x Westmead Move) from Gravel Rash (Brother Fox x Gumahah.

Witch On Wheels is from a very good litter, which included, Double Jepoardy, Eagle Returns, Full Noise Turbo, Innocent Baby, Karanji, Kasundi, Maxim Reality, Midnight Poison, Riley Mak and Wild Pixie.

Their dam, Sionara Baby only has one other litter on file, whelped in March 2011 by Premier Fantasy* which produced, Iron Man, Kaytown Lad, Premier Assassin, Premier Event, Premier Series, Reanimation, Sam’s Sionara, Sionara Milly and Vintage Burgundy, with all but Sionara Milly, winning races, and she only had six starts for three placings.

On the track, Witch On Wheels raced 48 times for 10 wins and 21 placings, winning four times over 720m at Wentworth Park (42.39) where she also won over 520m (30.22), won twice over 618m at Richmond (35.78) and 710m at Albion Park (42.21) and also won over 520m at Nowra (30.65).

She has one previous litter on file, two dogs and two bitches whelped in January 2014 and with seven bitches in this litter I am sure there will be plenty of interest from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind.

Ready to Rumble

Victorian Litter RegosTURNING our attention to the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending February 29, our first litter is one of eight pups by the 2010 Golden Easter Egg winner Cosmic Rumble (April 2007 Spiral Nikita x Spiritual Rumble).

Taylors Lakes breeder Vince Tullio registered the litter, of four dogs and four bitches, who are from the very well bred, 2014 Mt. Gambier Cup winner, Veetee Express (March 2011 Black Enforcer x Keep Cool) whose dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Mels Easy (Ashigga x Broad Band).

Veetee Express is from a 100% winning litter, which included, Greysynd Chill. Greysynd Cool, Greysynd Jet, Keep One, Stay Warm and Total Confusion, with their dam also producing winners from her three other litters, whelped in February 2010 by El Galo, December 2011 by El Grand Senor and April 2013 by Bit Chili.

On the track she raced 52 times for the very good record of 21 wins and 11 placings, winning three times over 400m at Warragul (22.52) where she also won over 460m (26.10), twice over 515m at Sandown (29.85, 29.87), twice over 298m at Traralgon (16.87) where she also won twice over 513m (29.52), twice over 512m at Mt Gambier (29.80), and twice over 500m at Bendigo (28.20) where she also won over 425m (24.09), with single wins over 390m at Shepparton (22.71), 400m at Geelong (22.78), 311m at Cranbourne (18.08), 410m at Horsham (23.30), 440m at Sale (25.07) and 525m at The Meadows (30.15).

According to my breeding records she has two previous litters on file, two bitches, whelped in August 2014, by Fabregas, then five dogs and two bitches, whelped in March 2015, by Barcia Bale.

Jennifer has it all

WOODSIDE breeder, Jennifer Gill has our next litter for review which has 10 pups, by the highly rated US sire KC And All (October 2006 Gable Dodge x KC Did It Best).

Six dogs and four bitches in the litter, who are from the very well bred bitch, Surfonic (June 2011 Fear Zafonic* x Surf Queen) whose dam is by Surf Lorian x Queen Size (Deep North x Ultra Queen).

She is from a very good litter, which included, Dozen Oysters, Fear Blue Size, Shakeby, Walk With Faith and the prolific winner Whatta Good Size, with their dam, Surf Queen, also producing good winners from her other litters, by Brett Lee, Head Bound*, two litters by Knocka Norris, (one of which produced 2012 Golden Easter Egg winner, Don’t Knocka Him) and Pure Octane.

Surfonic raced 54 times for the handy record of 16 wins and 20 placings, winning five times over 513m at Traralgon (29.31), three times over 350m at Healesville (19.25) where she also won over 300m (16.77), three times over 440m at Sale (25.00), twice over 400m at Warragul (22.59) where she also won over 460m (26.07), with single wins over 425m at Bendigo (23.86) and 515m at Sandown (29.61).

She certainly has some well bred youngsters on the ground, with two previous litters, three dogs and four bitches, whelped in June 2014, by Barcia Bale, then four dogs and three bitches, whelped in March 2015, by Cosmic Rumble.

George has found Paradise*

NEXT we have a well bred litter of 10 pups by Irish sire, Paradise Madison* (December 2010 Head Bound* x Paradise Alanna) whose dam is by Larkhill Jo x Dalcash Ciara (Pacific Mile x Dalcash Viva).

Little known here, Paradise Madison won the 2013 Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes (29.46) and twice broke the 480m track record at Shelbourne Park in his 36 starts which produced 21 wins and nine placings, and he is very well bred, with his Australian bred sire, Head Bound* by Head Honcho x Sobbing Sal (New Tears x Wee Sal).

His dam, Paradise Alanna has produced winners from each of her seven litters, by Ballymac Maeve, Crash, two by Head Bound, two by Hondo Black, and Royal Impact, with more than 30 individual winners winning more than 200 races.

Registered by Essendon breeder, George Farrugia, the six dogs and four bitches are from the beautifully bred, lightly raced bitch, Blinder (September 2012 Premier Fantasy* x Mary Virginia) whose dam is by Brett Lee x Thai Again (Token Prince x Thai Magic).

Blinder is from a litter which included Grifter, Premier Prince, Shyster, Tautology, Group 1 winner Tommy Brislane, Tupo, Wayfarer, Prmier Diamond and Winfeild Diamond, with their dam, Mary Virginia also producing winners from her two other litters, by Collision and Surf Lorian.

On the track, Blinder raced just 20 starts, before fracturing a hock, for six wins and ten placings, winning three times over 515m at Sandown (29.70, 29.79, 29.84), twice over 525m at The Meadows (30.27, 30.40) and also over 425m at Bendigo (24.08).

What a Cracker litter

NEXT we have litter of 10 pups by the extremely successful, now sadly deceased, Irish sire, Premier Fantasy* (April 2002 Premier County x Nifty Niamh).

Lethbridge breeder Jordan Cooper registered the litter of five dogs and five bitches who are from the talented sprinter, Cracker Jack Lil (January 2011 Go Wild Teddy x Lil’s Memory) whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x We Owe Heaps (Prince Of Tigers x Autumn Sparkle), who finished third in the 2013 Golden Easter Egg final, behind Grigorieva Bale.

She is from a 100% winning litter, which included, Dakka Jack, Ditzy Lea, Five Percent, Hoover Jack, Jack’s Teddy, Lil’s Dad’s Girl and Mr Fidget, with their dam also producing good winners from both of her other litters, whelped in December 2011 by Mogambo and July 2013 by Magic Sprite.

Cracker Jack Lil raced 65 times for 26 wins and 20 placings which earned connections $115,695 in stakes, winning four times over 525m at The Meadows (30.07), three times over 520m at Wentworth Park (29.72), three times over 515m at Sandown (29.73), three times over 450m at Warrnambool (25.39) where she also won over 390m (22.21), three times over 410m at Horsham (23.49) where she also won twice over 480m (27.23) and twice over 460m at Geelong (25.86) where she also won over 400m (22.62), with single wins over 520m at Geelong (29.94), 450m at Shepparton (25.45), 440m at Sale (25.25), 298m at Traralgon (17.01) and 311m at Cranbourne (18.16).

She has one previous litter on file, three dogs and four bitches, whelped in February 2015, by Cosmic Rumble who will be worth keeping a lookout for in the second half of this year.

Razldazl* litter

OUR final litter for review this week is one of nine pups by the highly rated US sire, Razldazl Jayfkay (November 2008 Kinloch Brae* x Razldazl Pearl) whose sire Kinloch Brae* has been an outstanding success here over the past 12 months, highlighted by the win of Moreira (September 2013 x Donna Ricca) in last Saturday night’s Golden Easter Egg final at Wentworth Park.

Registered by Stephen Sweeney, for the Petra Taylor, Bianca Go Racing Syndicate, the litter of four dogs and five bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Sweet Diva (November 2011 Magic Sprite x Uno Diva) whose dam is by Primo Uno x Another Diva (Hotshot x Arresting).

Sweet Diva is from her dam’s only litter, which included Solo Diva, Sunshine Diva and Uno Sprite, who all won races and her contribution to the litter’s success was 12 wins and 11 placings from 55 starts, with four wins over 390m at Warrnambool (22.13), two wins over 525m at Wentworth Park (30.38) and single wins over 390m at Ballarat (22.36) where she also won over 450m (25.70), 460m at Geelong (25.97), 400m at Warragul (22.61) and 410m at Horsham (23.52) where she also won over 480m (27.68).

Bred to win

THIS week I have introduced a new segment, aimed at trying to find you a winner, looking for well bred young greyhounds who are likely to win races on Melbourne city tracks.

The first is Pee Cripps (July 2014 Banjo Boy x Elusive Lomar), trained by Jason Sharp for Leigh Mitchell, who has his foot on the till after two placings from his first four starts.

He followed his first up fourth fourth over 390m at Warrnambool with a fall over 450m at Ballarat, before finishing third over 410m at Horsham on March 22, then stepping up to 515m at Sandown on March 27 from box eight where he finished second, beaten 1.13 lengths by Shanlyn George who recorded 30.11 and he is now ready to win.

Our other pup to watch, is Goldenpaw Glory (May 2014 Barcia Bale x Golden Lemon) who is trained by Jeff Britton for the Golden Paw Syndicate.

He too has had four starts and been placed twice, finishing third at his first start over 460m at Geelong, followed by a fourth there the following week, before stepping up to 515m at Sandown on March 20 where he again finished fourth, then on March 27 he finished third, beaten by 11 lengths in the race won by the Robert Britton, Helen Ivers owned, True Value who recorded 29.53 winning by nine lengths.

Forget the margin when you assess his form next start as he is improving with each start and once he gains a bit more confidence I am sure he will be on the winner’s list.