Talking breeding: Rare Bombastic Shiraz litter attracts attention

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending February 14 starts with a rare litter by the outstanding, former multiple premier sire, Bombastic Shiraz (March 2001 Black Shiraz x Bombastic Blonde), whose dam is by Malawi’s Prince x Blonde Bombshell (Shining Chariot x Semester).

His sire, Black Shiraz (March 1993 Ginger x Dark Horizon) is from one of the most successful sire lines of all time, going back through three Australian Cup winners, Ginger, Eaglehawk Star and Tangaloa, to the great Temlee.

Bombastic Shiraz was from a litter of nine named, which included Better With Age, Bombastic Flash, Bossy Shiraz, Delicious Drop, Flashy Bombshell, Hecuba, Loganberry Wine and Two Tone Shiraz.

Better With Age did not race, but the other eight all won races, with Bombastic Shiraz the most successful, becoming the only greyhound to ever win the Triple Crown; the Melbourne Cup, Sandown Shootout and the Topgun, with his 35 starts resulting in 18 wins and 11 placings, which earned connections $360,000 in stakes, and he was judged Victorian Greyhound Of The Year.

The list of his top 20 rated offspring, by www.greyhound-data.com is amazing, and the list appears to go on forever as you look through the list of his almost 4,000 named offspring to date.

The top 20 are: Miata (x Winsome Bluebird), Cindeen Shelby (x Proper Shelby), Flashing Floods (x Floodfawn), Velocette (x Texan Lady), Mill Bling Bling* (x Respect For Lee), Bobby Boucheau (x Dallas Gypsy), Snozz (x Special Osti), Sky Hazzard (x Blue Sky Hazard), Ritza Hattie (x Midnight Flare), Romeo Recruit* (x Fabulous March), Spud Regis (x Phiona), Lochinvar Marlow (x Sensation Lee), Kiss Me Katut (x Spiral Siyan), Regal Thyme (x Thyme Travel), Did I Entertain (x Chili Berger), Prankster (x Classy Alice), Miss Slick (x Little Lamplight), Bling Bling Buzz* (x Respect For Lee), Bobby Boucheau (x Chilling Subject) and Bit Chili (x Chili Berger).

His litter of five dogs and six bitches on this week’s list, registered by Jodie Lord for the Asa Syndicate, from Gunning, is from the beautifully bred bitch, Cawbourne Whip (January 2012 Dyna Lachlan x American Spot) whose dam is by Molotov* x Elite Monelli (Elite State x Elusive Rebel).

Cawbourne Whip is from a handy litter, which included Caeser To Excel, Cawbourne Saleen, Cawbourne Cobra, Cawbourne Jag, Cawbourne Lexus, Cawbourne Porshe, Cawbourne Rev, and Cawbourne Thunda, with their dam, American Spot producing winners from both of her other litters, whelped in February 2011 by Brett Lee and November 2013 by Kinloch Brae*.

On the track, Cawbourne Whip raced 45 times for 18 wins and ten placings, winning seven times over 520m at Wentworth Park (29.38, 29.50, 29.78, 29.98), four times over 530m at Canberra (30.09), where she also won twice over 440m (24.88) and twice over 600m (34.76), with two wins over 297m at Dapto (17.32), where she also won twice over 520m (30.05). She also won over 515m at The Gardens (29.46) and 472m at Bulli (26.48).

She won the 2014 Canberra Capital Distance Championship (34.78), and the 2013 Group 3 Dapto Maiden, finished second in the 2014 Group 3 Canberra Cup and was a finalist in the same race in 2015 and also the 2014 National Futurity.

She has one previous litter of six dogs and five bitches on file, whelped in March 2015 by Brett Lee, so she has been a prolific producer to date and has some beautifully bred youngsters on the ground.

Two Fabregas litters

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 2.14.14 PMTWO litters on the list this week by the 2012 National Sprint Championship winner, Febregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch).

Mullion Creek breeder, Kateriena Miller, has the first litter, which is five dogs and one bitch, from the beautifully bred bitch, Midnight Zarr (August 2010 Big Daddy Cool x Midnight Dreamer), whose dam is by Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rise (Token Prince x Ready To Rain).

She is from a litter of four named which included Big Daddy Zarr, Drama Zarr, and Pumped Up Zarr, with their dam also producing winners from her other litters, by Bond, Hallucinate, Just The Best, Spiral Nikita*, Where’s Pedro and Whisky Assassin, with a total of 29 named offspring from her seven litters.

Midnight Zarr was lightly raced with 12 starts from which she managed two wins and one placing, winning over 520m at Cranbourne (30.69) and 605m at Dubbo (35.36), with a placing over 600m at Canberra.

She has two named offspring, De Mel Zarr and Ef Ay Zarr, from her first litter of two dogs and four bitches, whelped in September 2014, by Barcia Bale.

The Anzac Seven Syndicate, from Elanora, have the second Fabregas litter, which is four dogs and five bitches, from the well bred, prolific short course winning bitch, Nevaeh Beach (December 2011 El Grand Senor x Runya Beach), whose dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Little Receiver (Awesome Assassin x Wide Receiver).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Blue Beach, No No Notorious and Senor Beach, with their dam also producing winners from her three other litters, whelped in September 2009 by Bombastic Shiraz, April 2011 by El Galo and June 2013 by Magic Sprite, with every one of her 22 named offspring winning races, which is an amazing achievement.

Nevaeh Beach raced 83 times for 32 wins and 23 placings, winning eight times over 395m at Albion Park (22.56), where she also won over 331m (19.13), six times over 420m at Lismore (24.05), four times over 484m at Casino (27.36), where she also won three times over 411m (22.86), twice over 420m at Tweed Heads (23.53), 410m at Horsham (23.42) and twice over 390m at Shepparton (22.21), with single wins over 400m at Warragul (22.94), 440m at Sale (25.15), and 305m at Grafton (17.43), where she also won over 407m (23.12).

Ten for Manny*

WEDDERBURN breeder, Timothy Caines, has a nice litter of 10 pups on the list this week by the highly rated U.S sire Kiowa Mon Manny* (September 2002 Flying Penske x Flying Monica K).

The four dogs and six bitches in the litter, which should attract plenty of attention from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind, are from the very well bred bitch, Run For It (March 2009 Where’s Pedro x Miss Beeslee), whose dam is by Collision x She Sprant (Token Prince x Kellbrett Jeanie).

She is from her dam’s first Where’s Pedro litter, which included Miss Sabre, Noble Pedro, Pretty Good, Trix, Where’s Tobin and Yankee Lady, with her second Where’s Pedro litter, whelped in February 2012 also producing winners, as did her two other litters, whelped in November 2010 by Magic Sprite and October 2012 by Tuiaki, which was an outstanding litter of seven named who were all winners, including five who won more than 10 races each.

Run For It raced 44 times in Australia and New Zealand, for eight wins and 11 placings, winning four times over 295m at Christchurch (17.30) with single wins over 365m at Nowra (20.90), 520m at Dapto (30.09) and 320m at Wagga (18.49), where she also won over 400m (23.40).

Fancy that

OUR final litter from the NSW list this week is one of nine pups by outstanding stud success, Where’s Pedro (April 2002 Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel).

Registered by Catherine Field breeder, Neville Brown, the two dogs and seven bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Bella’s Fancy (March 2012 Larkhill Jo* x Sweet Fancy), whose dam is by Collision x Miss Fancy (Barneys Alarm* x Gay’s Fancy).

She is from a handy litter, which included All Too Fancy, Fancy Chance, Fancy Mumma, Fancy Ruby, Lusair, Smokin Fast, Villainous and Wise Warrior, with their very good producing dam, Sweet Fancy, also producing good winners from each of her other litters, whelped in January 2009 by Where’s Pedro, October 2010 and January 2013 by Brett Lee, then December 2013 by Cosmic Chief.

Bella’s Fancy only raced four times for one win and one placing, winning over 535m at Richmond (31.30) and finishing second over 520m at Wentworth Park.

Victorian litters

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 2.14.00 PMTURNING our attention to the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending June 1, our first litter selected for review is one of six bitch pups, by Sure As (October 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Winsome Bluebird) from the very well bred bitch, Belron Bonnie (August 2010 Where’s Pedro x Belron Blue), whose dam is by Lansley Bale x Lorobel (Head Honcho x Katunga Park).

Belron Bonnie is from her dam’s second Where’s Pedro litter, with five named, which included Belron Bingle, Blue Ava, outstanding sprinter, now at stud, Peter Rocket and Yes We Did.

In addition to her first Where’s Pedro litter, whelped in December 2005, Belron Blue also produced winners from her two other litters, whelped in April 2008 by Global Warming and May 2009 by Hallucinate.

On the track, Belron Bonnie raced six times without placing and she has three named offspring on file from her first litter; Belron Bliss, Belron Gaz and Belron Gus, who were whelped in March 2014, by Stagger.

Ten for Fabregas

NEXT we have a litter of 10 pups by 2012 National Sprint Championship winner Fabregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch), registered by Cranbourne breeder Brett Margerison.

The three dogs and seven bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Tulare Dust (August 2012 Bekim Bale x Casey’s Angel), whose prolific producing dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Leprechaun Yap (Hotshot x Leprechaun Miss).
She is from a litter which included the prolific winner, All Strung Out, Angel’s Chorus, Anything Less and Yesterday’s Wine, with their dam producing winners from her six other litters, by Brett Lee, Collide, Collision, Go Wild Teddy, Smooth Fancy and Where’s Pedro.

On the track, Tulare Dust raced 10 times for two wins and six placings, winning twice over 520m at Cranbourne (30.18), where she was also placed four times, with additional placings over 515m at Sandown and 525m at The Meadows.

Brett also has a litter of three dogs and five bitches on this week’s list, by Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style) from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Natural Nine (December 2011 Where’s Pedro x Twigley), whose dam is by Collision x Frosty Fruits (Just The Best x Reckless Abandon).

She is from her dam’s only litter, which included Donde Es Pedro, El Deseo, Evade, Kona Leeroy, Submachine Gunn and Wot Ya Got, with my breeding records showing she has a previous litter on file, of three dogs and two bitches, whelped in June 2015, by Barcia Bale.

Well done Dotti

RESPECTED Wattle Flat breeder, Geoff Collins, has a nice litter of nine pups on the list this week by the highly rated US sire, KC And All* (October 2006 Gable Dodge x KC Did It Best).

The five dogs and four bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Dotti Bloom (April 2012 Bekim Bale x Flowering Lily) whose dam is by Pure Octane x Ikari Lee (Brett Lee x Grigorieva).

She is from a litter which included Agent Jack, Dominic Toretto, Holy Mackerel, Jimmy Crab, Llewy’s Lad, Redneck Ruby, Ruff Cut Diamond and Staker’s Chin, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in May 2014 by Collision, having three named, Golden Ollie, Kuta’s Lad and Nachos Pav.

Lightly raced on the track, Dotti Bloom has 12 starts for one win and seven placings, winning over 545m at Ballarat (31.25) with placings over 500 and 660m at Bendigo, 520m and 699m at Cranbourne, 600m at The Meadows and 460m at Warragul.

Ten for US Import

OUR final litter for review from this week’s Victorian list has 10 pups, by the highly rated US import, Kiowa Producer* (April 2011 Dragon Fire x Kay V Sweet K) whose sire is by Brett Lee x Hoops Slamdunk, and dam by Flying Penske* x Flying Sweet Ann.

Registered by Neerim South breeder, Stephen Perry, the five dogs and five bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Barkardi Girl (June 2010 Mogambo x Bayview Ability), whose dam is by Excite Ability x Just Jessica (Big Ginger Boy x Deriree’s Memory).

She is from a handy litter, which included Bingo Bob, Dellbriezie, Oddball, Potomac, Really Rockin’ Rockin’ Along, Silly Zara and Zarbility, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in January 2007 by Where’s Hoover and November 2007 by Bond.

On the track, Barkardi Girl raced 65 times for 15 wins and 18 placings, winning four times over 513m at Traralgon (29.44), three times over 520m at Cranbourne (30.32), twice over 515m at Sandown (29.35), 460m at Warragul (25.83) and 440m at Sale (25.07) and she also won over 525m at The Meadows (30.25).

She has one previous litter on file, with unfortunately just the one dog pup, whelped in November 2014 by Kinloch Brae* and I would suggest he will certainly be one to look out for.

NSW Stud Services

STUD Service figures released by GRNSW for the month of February showed a total of 47 services registered from 23 different sires, with those having multiple services being; Dyna Double One with 8, Kinloch Brae* and Swift Fancy with 4 each, Barcia Bale, Fabregas, Fernando Bale and Magic Sprite with 3 each and Don’t Knocka Him, El Grand Senor, Kiowa Mon Manny* and Where’s Pedro, with two each.

Looking at the combined figures for January and February, Dyna Double One tops the list with 13, followed by Fernando Bale with 7, Fabregas and Swift Fancy with 6 each, Barcia Bale with 5, Don’t Knocka Him, Kinloch Brae* and Magic Sprite with 4 each, Bekim Bale, Dyna Villa and El Grand Senor with 3 each, then Banjo Boy, Cosmic Rumble, Kiowa Mon Manny* and Where’s Pedro with 2 each completing the list of all sires with multiple services.

Let us now look at the full list of all sires with registered services in NSW for the first two months of the year, in alphabetical order, with the two figures for each sire representing their services in February, then January-February combined.

Able Seaman 1-1, Awesome Project 0-1, Banjo Boy 1-2, Barcia Bale 3-5, Bekim Bale 0-3, Buck Fever 0-1, Cape Hawke 1-1, Cawbourne Frank 0-1, Collision 0-1, Cosmic Rumble 0-2, Dalalla 0-1, Don’t Knocka Him 2-4, Dyna Double One 8-13, Dyna Villa 0-3, El Grand Senor 2-3, Fabregas 3-6, Fancy Dean 1-1, Fernando Bale 3-7, Flying Stanley* 1-1, Hades Rocket 0-1, Hoover Boy 1-1, Jagger Swagger 0-1, Jarvis Bale 0-1, Johnny Fire 0-1, KC And All* 0-1, Kinloch Brae* 4-4, Kiowa Producer* 0-1, Kiowa Mon Manny* 2-2, Magic Sprite 3-4, My Bro Fabio 1-1, Oaks Road 0-1, Paddy’s Flame 0-1, Paradise Madison* 0-1, Paw Licking 1-1, Razldazl George* 1-1, Riff It 0-1, Shakey Jakey 1-1, Superman 1-1, Swift Fancy 4-6, Tuiaki 1-1, Turanza Bale 0-1, Where’s Pedro 2-2 and Yahoo Omar* 0-1.

Coursing

COURSING at Lang Lang last Sunday saw the final of the first of this season’s classics, the Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championship which saw Russell McCrae’s Johnnie Red (May 2014 Spring Gun x Allez Bijou) defeat the Tricia Curtain trained, Nicky Dal (April 2014 Barcia Bale x Holy Thunder) in the final, after two days of excellent coursing put in by the well tunes youngsters.

The final of the time-honored Ray Boundy Memorial, honoring one of most colorful bookmakers of days gone by, was won by the Andrew Paraskevis trained. Better Than This (October 2013 Knocka Norris x Father Of Mine) who defeated Happy Hour (September 2013 Nitro Burst x Hotel Baci), trained by Les Weeks at Tyabb, with both looking likely contenders for the Waterloo Cup at the end of the season.

The other support event was the Gippsland Cup, which saw the final fought out by litter brothers, Why Not Barrel and Why Not Mick (June 2013 Nitro Burst x Why Not Bev) trained at Clyde by Wayne Mannix, with Mick proving too strong for Barrell on the line, and I would imagine we will see both of them in the Waterloo Cup as well.

Winners of the remaining support events were: Dundee Cobra, Star’s Big Boy, Vintage Bling, Angelic Hand, Lord Somersby, Levenseat Bevan, He’s An Omen, Angel Ice and Dundee Calypso.

Congratulations to all the winners, the NCA, and Lang Lang Club for two days of competitive coursing with twelve events on both days, and a reminder the next Coursing meeting, will be at Longwood on Sunday July 7, featuring the Longwood Cup.

Bred to win

NADAL (Black dog, July 2014 Barcia Bale x Golden Duck) Trained by Dean Swain and started favourite when he got into all sorts of bother at his first race start, over 520m at Wentworth Park, on June 22 when third in a maiden heat, won by the very smart greyhound, Reviewer (September 2014 Fabregas x Scissor Queen) who missed the trouble and got right away to win by 11.5 lengths in 29.97. Showed plenty of track sense in running on into the placings and will be all the better for that run. Next time!

MR. ZIP ZIP (Black Dog, July 2014 Barcia Bale x Dozen Oysters) Trained by Michael Ivers this pup finished third from box three, when having his first start, over 520m at Wentworth Park, June 22, beaten 4.25 lengths in the race won by Mega Fletch (30.69). Will improve with experience and look for him at his next start.

COGBURN (Fawn Dog September 2014 Fabregas x Scissor Queen) Litter brother to the very smart, Reviewer, who finished third at his first start, from box two over 520m at Wentworth Park on June 22, beaten 7.75 lengths in the race won by Black Hole Sun (30.20). Will benefit from the experience of that run and keep an eye on him next time out.

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