Talking breeding: Could this litter be a gold earner?

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending December 17, 2015 starts with two litters registered by Churchable breeder, Casey Dargusch, with a total of 16 pups.

The first of the two litters is three dogs and six bitches, by (pictured) Fabregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch), from the very well bred bitch, Gold Earner (April 2012 Collision x Restless Style) whose dam is by Surf Lorian x Double Guess (Wild Season x Roxy Reason).

Gold Earner is from a litter of five named, which included, Hostile, She’s Got Issues, Stylin’up and Twist Of Blue, with their dam, Restless Style also having winners on file from her June 2013 litter by Barcia Bale and one named offspring from her June 1010 by Where’s Pedro, which was Gangster’s Guess who raced 36 times for two wins and 10 placings.

Gold Earner raced 33 times for five wins and 15 placings, winning three times over 380m at Townsville, where she also won twice over 498m.

Casey’s second litter has four dogs and three bitches who are by Gold Earner’s litter brother, Hostile (April 2012 Collision x Restless Style), from the well bred, lightly raced bitch, Gothic Texada (June 2010 Trewly Special x Shining Class) whose dam is by Deep North x Shining Raider (Gallant Ruler x Gary’s Raider).

Gothic Texada raced 10 times for two wins and one placing, winning over 520m at Albion Park (30.33) and 460m at Bundaberg (27.11).

Hostile won the listed 2014 Cup night Sprint at Sandown, ran third in the 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup and was a finalist in the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup, with his 36 starts resulting in 13 wins and 13 placings.

He won four times over 515m at Sandown (29.28), twice over 525m at The Meadows (29.94) where he also won over 600m (34.19), twice over 520m at Cranbourne (29.78) and also won over 520m at Wentworth Park (29.45), 450m at Shepparton (25.44), 480m at Horsham (26.85) and 520m at Geelong (29.59).

Two Velocity Lodge litters

NSW whelping reportNEXT we have two litters, registered by the Velocity Lodge Syndicate, from Eli Waters, with eight pups in the first litter, by the highly rated Australian/US bred import, the 2013 All American and three time major winner, Kiowa Producer* (April 2011 Dragon Fire x Kay V Sweet Kay*) whose US dam is by Flying Penske x Flying Sweet Ann.

The four dogs and four bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Velocity Zoe (November 2011 Mogambo x Velocity Thunder) whose dam is by Flying Penske x Subjective Lee (Brett Lee x Pretty Wagtail), giving the litter a double cross to Brett Lee (Sire of Dragon Fire and Subjective Lee) and Flying Penske* (sire of Kay V Sweet Kay and Velocity Thunder).

Velocity Zoe is from a handy litter, which included, Chant, Refund, Specifiy, Time Thief, Velocity Daff, Velocity Lyrem and Wild Soul, who won almost 50 races between them.

On the track, Velocity Zoe raced 26 times for seven wins and seven placings, winning three times over 520m at Albion Park (29.97), twice over 420m at Lismore (23.98), where she also won over 520m (30.48) and also won over 520m at Ipswich (30.82).

According to my breeding records she has one previous litter of four dogs and one bitch, whelped in March 2015 by the extremely successful sire Barcia Bale.

There are 12 pups in the second Velocity Lodge litter, seven dogs and five bitches, from the very well bred, unraced bitch, Velocity Melzon (April 2012 Lonesome Cry* x Seize The Moment) whose dam is by Awesome McLaren x Flashy Fool (Just The Best x Vesuvius).

Velocity Melzon is from a litter of three named, which included, Cry Harry and Lonesome Jeff, with their dam, Seize The Moment, also producing winners from both of her other litters, whelped in March 2011 by Bombastic Shiraz and March 2014 by Brett Lee.

Turanza Bale litter

OUR final litter for review from this week’s NSW Whelping Report is one of nine pups, registered by the Hallinan Syndicate, from Clergate, by Turanza Bale (July 2006 Primo Uno x Daishi Bale).

The six dogs and three bitches, are from the beautifully bred, outstanding city winning bitch, Zipping Willow (June 2011 Goodesy x Sirocco Lass) whose dam is by Bond x Many Tricks (Head Honcho x Miss Cruise) and worth recalling that Miss Cruise is by Ginger x Spanish Dance (Nation Parade x Hopeful Light).

Zipping Willow is from a litter which included Zipping April, Zipping Mani, Zipping Rocky, Zipping Rose, Zipping Summah, Zipping Turbo and Zipping Zoro, with their dam, Sirocco Lass also producing winners from her four other litters, whelped in September 2010 by Bit Chili, February 2012 by Mantra Lad, October 2012 by Mandagery Man and December 2013 by Dyna Tron.

On the track she raced 53 times for the outstanding record of 53 wins and 10 placings, winning 20 races at Wentworth Park (29.35), where she broke the 30 second barrier 18 times, won four times over 515m at The Gardens (29.33) where she also won over 400m (22.49), twice over 520m at Dapto (29.48) and twice over 530m at Canberra (30.12), with single wins over 515m at Gosford (29.48), 400m at Maitland (22.42) 525m at The Meadows (30.11) and 400m at Richmond (22.63) where she also won over 535m (30.42).

She won the Group 3 Canberra Cup and Group 3 Ladies Bracelet, finished second in the Richmond Oaks and was a finalist in the Group 1 Topgun and Group 2 Black Top in what was an outstanding career on the track.

Victorian Litter Registrations

Victorian Litter Registrations 22/4TURNING our attention to the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending March 21, we start our reviews with a litter of 10 pups by current leading Victorian metropolitan sire, Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale).

Registered by Hoppers Crossing breeder, Vincent Borg, the three dogs and seven pups are from the very well bred bitch, Rockin’ Josie (October 2011 Talk’s Cheap x Olga Doll) whose dam is by Where’s Pedro x Hotburst (Just The Best x Outburst).

Rockin’ Josie is from a litter of four named which included, Black Haden, Speedie Rioli and Tan Tiki, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in January 2011 by Andy Palmer, having three named, Lexia, Machida and Makeeda.

On the track she raced 86 times for 11 wins and 22 placings, winning six times over 595m at Sandown (34.24) where she also won over 515m in a very smart 29.47, along with wins over 570m at Horsham (32.88), 699m at Cranbourne (41.93) and 600m at The Meadows (34.88) where she also won over 725m (43.58).

Certainly plenty to like about the pedigree of these well bred youngsters, and with their dam’s strong middle distance form on both city tracks, and a 725m win at The Meadows, combined with the fact there are seven bitches in the litter, there should be plenty of interest from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind.

Gun litter

NEXT we have a nice litter of eight pups by the under-rated sire Spring Gun (June 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain) who only had 10 matings registered in Victoria in 2015, as you will see in the full year stud service statistics elsewhere in this week’s Talking Breeding.

Registered by The Golden Paw Syndicate’s manager, Ian Wood, the six dogs and two bitches are from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Golden Paw Missy (July 2011 Collision x Tocsin) whose dam is by Pure Octane x Sound Lee (Brett Lee x Sound The Alarm) and worth recalling, Sound The Alarm is by the successful Irish import, Barneys Alarm*(Satham Beo x Barneys Girl) from Skyline Miss (Hua x Fitzroy Lass).

Golden Paw Missy is from a litter which included Luminous, Mr. Tee, Outlandish, freakish sprinter, Phenominal, Princess Gunn, Pulverize and Ultrasonic, with their dam also producing winners from her February 2014 litter by Go Wild Teddy, which included, Kalimna, Profound, Unapologetic, Uncensored and Utopia.

Baker’s dozen

TOOLERN VALE breeder, Peter Gabriel has his hands full with our next litter for review, with 13 pups, by Shakey Jakey (May 2012 Collision x Kiacatoo Pearl).

The Eight dogs and five bitches are from the well bred, lightly raced bitch, All Inclusive (May 2008 Bond x Emma’s Osti) whose dam is by Stately Bird x Osti’s Belle (Wiljarra x Diamond Osti).

Race A Chaser syndications

She is from a litter of five named, which included, Certainly Is, Doo Ron, Jay Brown and Scaramanga, with their dam’s only three other named offspring, coming from two litters, whelped in November 2009 by Watch The Web and December 2010 by True Kihael.

All Inclusive raced just nine times for one win, over 450m at Ballarat (25.71B), and a 10-length third over 520m at Cranbourne, behind Scarlet Runner, who recorded 30.50, in November 2010.

Her career as a brood bitch has got off to a good start with winners from both of her two litters to date, whelped in March 2014 by Bekim Bale and January 2014 by Taylors Sky*.

Another Dozen

ANOTHER large litter to complete our reviews this week, with 12 pups, registered by Laen breeder, Graeme Euvrard, by the beautifully bred, but little used sire, Hot Price (January 2007 Bond x Hall’s Turbo) whose dam is by Light Of Fire x Flaming Awesome (Awesome McLaren x Flaming Fool).

The litter of 10 dogs and two bitches are from Hot Price’s half sister, Cheese Souffle (November 2008 Pure Octane x Hall’s Turbo) whose litter included, Bega Cheese, Cheese Stick, Crafty Cheese, Melted Cheese, Smokey Cheese, Swiss Cheese, Tasty Cheese and Toasted Cheese.

Their dam, Hall’s Turbo also has winners from each of her two other litters, whelped in January 2007, by Bond, which included Hot Price, then January 2008, by Bombastic Shiraz, which included the Group winner Shredded Cheese.

Cheese Souffle raced 35 times for seven wins and nine placings, winning twice over 450m at Shepparton (25.43), with single wins over 480m at Horsham (27.59) where she also won over 570m (33.11), then 390m (22.81), 450m (25.96) and 550m (31.38) at Ballarat.

She has one previous litter on file, two dogs and four bitches, whelped in August 2014 by Barcia Bale.

Hostile’s track career was profiled in our first reviews this week, with his litter of four dogs and three bitches, from Gothic Texada, registered by Casey Dargusch.

Victorian Stud Service Statistics

STUD Services registered with GRV for the month of December 2015 showed that Cosmic Rumble and Fernando Bale were the most popular with breeders during the last month of the year with five services each, followed by Barcia Bale with four, Kinloch Brae* and My Bro Fabio with three each, then Banjo Boy, Bomber Jack, Dyna Double One, Group Skater*, Jagger Swagger, Kiowa Producer* and Stagger, with two each completing the list of all sires with multiple services.

Looking at the cumulative totals for the full year 2015, Barcia Bale topped the list in Victoria with 42 services, followed by Cosmic Rumble with 36, Fabregas 24, Banjo Boy and Nolen with 20 each, Bekim Bale 15, Fernando Bale 14, My Bro Fabio 13, Kinloch Brae* and Magic Sprite with 12 each, Stagger 11, then Premier Boloney and Spring Gun with 10 each completing the list of all sires in double figures.

Let us now look at the full list of all sires with registered services in Victoria in 2015, in alphabetical order, with the two figures for each sire, representing their services in December, then the full year 2015.

Above All 1-2, Addis Boy 0-1, Allen Deed 0-1, Al Moran 0-3, Alpe D’Huez 0-1, Apache Leap 0-2, Athos 0-1, Awesome Project 0-1, Banjo Boy 2-20, Barcia Bale 4-42, Bekim Bale 0-15, Bella Infrared* 0-9, Bitability Bale 0-1, Bit Chili 0-3, Blackalls Boss 0-1, Black Magic Opal 0-6, Blazin Wildfire* 0-2, Blue Lorian 1-1, Bobby Boucheau 0-2, Bombastic Shiraz 1-1, Booma Teddy 0-2, Bookkeeper 2-2, Brett Lee 0-4, Buck Fever 1-2, Bye Bye Bones 1-3, Cape Hawke 0-3, Cawbourne Frank 0-1, College Causeway* 0-1, Collision 1-4, Cosmic Chief 0-4, Cosmic Rumble 5-36, Crash 0-1, Dashing Corsair 0-1, David Bale 0-2, Dee Winter 0-2, Destini Fireball 0-1, Didda Joe 0-1, Djays Octane* 0-8, Don Chendo 0-2, Don’t Knocka Him 0-1, Droopys Maldini* 0-1, Dyna Double One 2-3, Dyna Lachlan 0-4, Dyna Nalin 0-3, Dyna Steal 1-3, Dyna Tron 0-3, Early Return 1-1, El Grand Senor 0-4, Elite State 0-5, Enry Walt 0-2, Fabregas 0-24, Farley Blitz* 0-1, Farmor Las Vegas 0-1, Fear Zafonic* 0-1, Fernando Bale 5-14, General Destini 0-2, General Magoo 0-1, Give Me Five 0-1, Glen Gallon 1-7, Group Skater* 2-3, Hallucinate 0-1, Heston Bale 1-2, Hookesy 0-2, Hostile 0-3, Hot Grille 0-2, Hot Price 0-1, Hotshot 0-1, Ice Trucker 0-1, Innocent Til 0-1, Jagger Swagger 2-6, Jarvis Bale 0-6, Jim Joes Up* 0-1, Johnny Fire 0-1, KC And All* 1-6, Kelsos Fusileer* 1-3, Keybow 1-2, Keyser Soze 1-2, Kian Prince 0-1, Kilty Lad 0-1, Kinloch Brae* 3-12, Kiowa Mon Manny* 1-6, Kiowa Producer* 2-4, Kiowa Sweet Trey* 0-1, Kiss Me Katut 1-1, Lochinvar Marlow 1-5, Luca Neveelk 1-2, Magic Sprite 1-12, Major Mission 0-1, Monster Jack 0-1, My Bro Fabio 3-13, Neb 1-2, Nitro Burst 0-11, Nolen 0-20, November Fury 0-1, Oaks Road 0-5, Osbourne Bale 0-2, Our Barney 0-1, Our Toyman 0-1, Outa Credit 1-2, Paddy Whacker* 0-6, Paradise Madison* 0-1, Pat’s Dunroaming 0-1, Paua Of Darkness 0-1, Paw Licking 0-8, Peter Rocket 0-9, Premier Boloney 0-10, Premier Fantasy* 1-6, Radley Bale 0-3, Razldazl George* 0-1, Remo Rubik 0-1, Return The King 0-2, SH Avatar* 0-1, Shakey Jakey 0-4, Shelbourne Aston 0-1, Smoke Home 0-2, Smooth Fancy 0-1, Spring Gun 0-10, Spud Regis 0-5, Stagger 2-11, Still Just Under 0-2, Superman 1-2, Sure As 0-4, Surf Mail 0-3, Swift Fancy 0-2, Take The Kitty 0-1, Talk’s Cheap 0-2, Taylors Sky* 0-3, Tomac Bale 0-1, Tommy Brislane 0-2, Tonk 0-4, Trewly Special 0-3, Tuiaki 0-1, Turanza Bale 0-4, Vapour Whirl 0-2, Vee Man Vane 1-2, Velocette 0-2, Weetbix Kid 0-1, Westmead Hawk* 0-1, Westmead Osprey* 0-1, Windy Millar* 0-1, World Title 0-1, Yowyeh 0-1 and Zulu Zeus 0-4.

Next week we will have the December figures and the full year figures for all sires registered in NSW during 2015.

AGRA Breeding Rankings

AGRA breeding rankings, based on a points system applied to group races on a sliding scale of points from first to eighth, are released at the end of each month, on a calendar year basis.

The top 20 AGRA ranked sires at the end of March were: Kinloch Brae* 369 points, Barcia Bale 289, Magic Sprite 271, Fabregas 261, Collision 199, Cosmic Rumble 169, Brett Lee 131, Smooth Fancy 123, Spring Gun 115, Lochinvar Marlow 113, Where’s Pedro 106, Bekim Bale 105, Don’t Knocka Him 103, High Earner 90, Big Daddy Cool 90, Taylors Sky 85, Turanza Bale 84, Stagger 80, Nitro Burst 70 and Knocka Norris 65 points.

The top 20 AGRA rated brood bitches at the end of March were: Crystin Bale 13 points, Teddy’s Jackpot and Donna Ricca 12 each, Chevy Princess and Jaydo’s Neglect 11 each, Kara Janx 10, Jacki’s Capri, Fascinate Marina and Flash Fancy 9 each, Light Fantastic, Mrs. Trickett, Paua Of Love, Cawbourne Shine and Zambola Bale 8 each, Break Even, Rockin’ Along, Proper Lucy, West On Bluebird and Dyna Gala 7 each, then Tania Two Shoes, Wildcard Lass, No recall and Oh Cee Ya all with 6 points each.

Bred to win

JUST how good is he? Was the question on everyone’s lips after Burn One Down (January 2014 Buck Fever x Fancy Jaffa) burned up the track to break his maiden status at Sandown last Sunday, winning by more than 18 lengths and stopping the clock at a blistering 29.16, the fastest time ever recorded by a maiden winner at the track.

Owned by David Pringle and trained by Jason Thompson, Burn One Down was having his fourth race start, following a first up fifth over 301m at Coonamble on October 3, beaten 12.75 lengths, fifth over 535m at Richmond on November 11, beaten 13.75 lengths and sixth at Sandown on April 10, beaten 17.6 lengths in the race won by our first Bred to win greyhound, Pee Cripps.

He is beautifully bred, with his sire Buck Fever by Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl (History Lesson x Naughty Thoughts) and his dam Fancy Jaffa, by Collision x Flash Fancy (Brett Lee x Miss Fancy) and it is worth recalling that Fancy Jaffa’s August 2011 litter included three Group winners including the highly rated stud prospect Zulu Zeus.

Burn One Down began fairly and got to the front early to race away and win by 18 lengths, and whilst the knockers might say, it was only a maiden? Well let me tell you no maiden has ever run that time at Sandown and I expect this beautifully bred youngster to go on to much bigger and better things.

OUR second Bred to win greyhound this week is Canal Court (March 2014 Jarvis Bale x Scusami Hotel), owned by Des Fegan and trained for him at Ringwood by astute mentor Peter Wishart.

Canal Court finished last from box three over 600m at a midweek meeting at The Meadows on March 2, beaten 19 lengths by Dr. Sherlock, running 36.01 before returning after a short break over 515m at Sandown last Sunday, from Box five, running second behind Coolan Man (30.14), beaten by 7.2 lengths.

That was a much better effort and I expect him to improve even further in a similar event in the coming weeks, although keep an eye out for him in case he pops up in a country maiden somewhere, which would be a lot easier than he’s taken on so far.

Our first Bred to Win greyhound, Pee Cripps (Banjo Boy x Elusive Lomar) made it two in a row and two wins, with three placings from seven starts, with an impressive 2.6 lengths win over Hoof It (29.79) at the same meeting.

Mailbag

RECEIVED an email from Central Coast breeder Loren Harborne this week, with some great photos, of her recently arrived litter of nine pups by El Grand Senor from the well bred bitch Winsome Courtney.

We will have a full review of the litter for you next week in Talking Breeding with a couple of great photos, and remind all readers to send emails with news of litter arrivals, or questions, to [email protected]

Please note, for newer readers, my long standing rule on not offering advice on which sires to use for particular brood bitches, which has been the rule for 30 years now, as I believe in giving all sires an equal opportunity to have their litters reviewed, and generally select litters for review that have a number of bitches that are likely to be for sale, and that prospective buyers may be interested in breeding with.

We regret to advise we have made no progress at all in negotiations with Greyhound Racing Queensland regarding litter notifications and are particularly keen to get news on litters whelped in Queensland.