Talking Breeding: regally bred litter look to be a bit magical

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending July 5, starts with a nice litter of eight pups by the 2013 Melbourne Cup winner, Black Magic Opal (May 2011 Magic Sprite x Awesome Opal).

Registered by Sooty Park Syndicate Manager, Kate Gieschen, the five dogs and three bitches in the litter are from the lightly raced, well bred bitch, So Like Sal (February 2013 Bekim Bale x Hello Sienna), whose dam is by Bond x Hello Gal (Galilee* x Hello Kate).

She is from a litter of five named, which included Bold Desert, Hello Bekim, Tell Her and Tycoran Devil, with their dam also producing winners from her four other litters on file, whelped in, February 2010 by Pure Octane, October 2010 by Bombastic Shiraz, August 2011 by Premier Fantasy* and May 2014 by Barcia Bale.

On the track, So Like Sal raced eight times, for three wins, all over 440 metres at Sale, with her other five starts, unplaced, over 350 metres at Healesville 400 metres at Warragul and two over the 440 metres at Sale.

Bookkeeper litter

Vic litter registrationsTEN pups in our next litter for review, by the 2014 Maidment Memorial winner, three time group finalist and track record holder at The Meadows, Bookkeeper (February 2011 Bombastic Shiraz x Smashing Amy).

Longwood breeder, Scott Stefanos, registered the litter of four dogs and six bitches, who are from the beautifully bred bitch, Scarlett Liz (February 2009 Premier Fantasy* x Scarlett Spy), whose dam is by Token Prince x Many Tricks (Head Honcho x Miss Cruise) and worth recalling, Miss Cruise is by Ginger x Spanish Dance (Nation Parade x Hopeful Light).

Scarlett Liz is from one of her prolific producing dam’s six litters, which includes Scarlett Bell, Scarlett Bron, Scarlett Cath, Scarlett Flash, Scarlett Ida, Scarlett Lucy and Scarlett Mal, with their dam’s five other litters being by Bekim Bale, Collison, Goodesy, Hallucinate and Whisky Assassin and resulting in a total of 37 named offspring.

Scarlett Liz raced 41 times for the handy record of 12 wins and 16 placings, winning three times over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.92), three times over 520 metres at Bathurst (30.08), where she also won over 450 metres (26.13), twice over 506 metres at Lithgow (29.55), with single wins over 400 metres at Dubbo (23.28) and 327 metres at Coonabarabran (19.28), where she also won over 524 metres (30.47).

She has done very well for herself as a brood bitch, with her first litter, whelped in December 2012, by Spring Gun, producing Bonjour Bonsoir, I’m A Gun, Lucks A Fortune, Scarlett Billy, Scarlett Dawn and Star Watch, then her second litter, whelped in October 2013 by Mantra Lad, produced Little Lizzie, Nanna’s Tribute, Scarlett Lad, Scarlett Millie, Shania Michelle, and Tyler’s Boy, and she has since whelped a litter of four dogs and two bitches by Zulu Zeus, in November 2014.

Bookkeeper was a very consistent sprinter/middle distance performer who raced 48 times for 19 wins and 10 placings, winning five times over 600 metres at The Meadows (34.05rec), where he also won three times over 525 metres (29.96), four times over 595 metres at Sandown (34.04), where he also won over 515 metres (29.57), twice over 500 metres at Bendigo (28.12), where he also won over 425 metres (24.08) and also won over 530 metres at Canberra (30.18), 545 metres at Ballarat (30.50) and 520 metres at Cranbourne (30.22).

He only has five named offspring on file at this stage, Uncle Grub (x Brain In Neutral), My Name’s Emma, Stylish Al and Stylish Chief (x Isabrooke) and Rapid Drive (x Silent Rapid) who have all won, which is a great start to career at stud.

He is well bred, being by former top sire Bombastic Shiraz, and the thing that appeals to me the most is his strong winning form over 600 metres on Melbourne’s two city tracks where he won nine times.

Eleven for Cup winner

WARNEET breeder Sindy Colpoys has a nice litter of 11 pups on the list this week by the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner, Dyna Villa (October 2012 Collision x Roxy Belle).

The six dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred, proven producer, Mizzy Maldini (April 2009 Droopys Maldini* x Latin Sal), whose dam is by Just The Best x Street Latin (Head Honcho x Wee Sal).

She is from a litter of three named, which included Bowman Blue and Remo Cache, with their dam having 13 other named offspring on file from three litters, by Collide, Remo Baron and Where’s Pedro.

On the track she raced 40 times for four wins and 10 placings, winning over 513 metres at Traralgon (30.61), 390 metres at Warrnambool (22.42), 450 metres at Ballarat (26.01) and 460 metres at Warragul (26.49).

She has done well from her first litter, whelped in January 2013, by Fear Zafonic* producing Fear Me Roar, Jazzy New Year, Killara Gem, One Mid, Sindy’s Girl and Sloan Ranger.

Two Stagger litters

TWO litters on the Victorian list this week by the well bred, under-rated sire, Stagger (August 2009 Primo Uno x Instructed First), whose dam is by Puzzle Prize x Decliro Park (Head Honcho x Katunga Park).

Appropriately named Australia’s “Iron” dog, Stagger won the 2012 Group 2 Warragul Cup and the Ballarat Derby, and was a multiple Group race finalist, winning an Australian record 64 races, with a 41% strike rate.

He is from a very good litter, his dam’s second by Primo Uno, which included Flossy, Mario Chief, Stagger Uno and Stomp Stomp, after the first litter, whelped in February 2007, with only two named, but both raced at Group level, and she also produced winners from her four other litters, by Elgrando, Melbourne Cup winner, Surgeon, Train A Journey and Australian Cup winner Velocette.

Hampton Park breeder Tony Cortese has the first of his litters this week, three dogs and two bitches, from the well bred bitch, Bella Mikado (April 2011 Hot Mikado x Bella Ebony), whose dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Ashton’s Girl (Galilee* x Elusive Bearing).

She is from her dam’s first litter, which included Big Mac Mikado, Call Me Scary, Cool Mikado, Darsmaster and Jay Jay Mikado, with her second litter, whelped in August 2012 by Bekim Bale, producing Chasin Mikado, Dasha Mikado, Jet Mikado, Ko Ko Mikado, Lanza Mikado, Lazza Mikado, My Baby Porscha, Pappa Gallo and Rite Stuff.

Bella Mikado raced 30 times for five wins and six placings, winning twice over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.44), twice over 460 metres at Warragul (26.39), where she also won over 400 metres (23.14), with placings also noted over 513 metres at Traralgon and 350 metres at Healesville.

Eaglehawk breeder, Graham Austin, has the other Stagger litter, which has three dogs and seven bitches, from another very well bred bitch, Maywyn’s Belle (August 2009 Collision x Night Storm), whose dam is by Bitability Bale x Zane’s Girl (Head Honcho x Malawi Blue).

She is from the first of her dam Night Storm’s two litters by Collision, of three named which included Fear The Storm and Storm Surge, with the second litter, whelped in June 2011 producing Black Tristram, Fast Turtle, Ice Storm, Loud Max and Maywyn’s Force.

Night Storm has four other named offspring on file, It’s Raining, whelped in March 2010 by Where’s Pedro, then Make The Switch, Night Tremors and Outside In, who were whelped in November 2012, by Fear Zafonic*.

Maywyn’s Belle has one previous litter on file, five dogs and one bitch, whelped in April 2014 by Dyna Lachlan.

I think Stagger has surprised a few people at stud, and he is currently just outside the top 20 on the Victorian Metropolitan Sires list at the end of July with 13 city wins this year from eight individual city winners.

Dalgetty (x Rockin’ Along) and Liam (x Little Mumma Hot) have won three time each, Black Mumbo (x My Path Princess) and Two Tone (x Rockin’ Along) have won twice each, with single winners Lion Rebel (x My Path Princess), Rose Riccarton (x Ivana Win), Tiger Butch and Zall Good (x Noaki Pace).

NSW Whelping Report

TURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending March 20, our first selected for review is one of seven pups by outstanding stud success, Collision (August 2001 Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit).

Registered by Thirlmere breeder, Edwin Kingwell, the two dogs and five bitches, are from the beautifully bred, lightly raced bitch, Physical (July 2007 Surf Lorian x By Request), whose dam is by Lindale Blue x Roshanna Reason (Malawi’s Prince x Playground) and worth recalling, Playground is by Curryhill Brute* x Senojian Fox (Brother Fox x Lucky Senoj).

Physical is from a good litter, which included Mozoltov, Next Top Model, Perfect Model, Ritza Surf, Ritza’s Request and Sizzler, with their dam, By Request, also producing winners from both of her other litters on file, Whelped in July 2008 by Run’s House and December 2009 by Collision.

Physical raced five times for two placings, two seconds over 520 metres at Dapto, with winners on file from each of her first three litters, whelped in March 2011 by Where’s Pedro, December 2012 by Oaks Road and July 2014 by Knocka Norris.

A dozen roses

NSW Litter registrationsOUR next litter for review is one of 12 pups, registered by the Hallinan-Hallinan syndicate, from Clergate, by eleven times Group winner. Fernando Bale (March 20 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen).

He won eight Group 1 finals, the Golden Easter Egg, Maturity, National Derby, National Sprint Championship, Adelaide Cup, Topgun, Harrison-Dawson and Peter Mosman, two Group 2 finals, the Bendigo and Traralgon Cups and the Group 3 Bill Collins Memorial.

The six dogs and six bitches in the Hallinan’s litter this week, are from the very well bred bitch, Tricky Rose (August 2011 Malfoy x Navigator Miss), whose dam is by Whisky Assassin x Al Fresco (Royal Pilgrim x Prize Dancer).

She is from a litter which included Tricky Ace, Tricky Ape, Tricky Dee, Tricky Levi, Tricky Mindy, Tricky Pluto, Tricky Rio and Tricky Summah, with their prolific producing dam having winners on file from each of her six other litters, by Bit Chili, Goodesy, Mogambo, Pure Octane, Slater and Smooth Fancy.

On the track, Tricky Rose raced 35 times for 14 wins and 11 placings, winning three times over 400 metres at Maitland (22.42), three times over 400 metres at Richmond (22.64), where she also won twice over 535 metres (30.71), twice over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.30), twice over 400 metres at The Gardens (22.72) and also over 425 metres at Bendigo (23.94) and 390 metres at Shepparton (22.34).

Producer* litter

ATKINSONS DAM breeder, Sandra Hunt, has a nice litter of seven pups on the list this week by the highly rated US import, Kiowa Producer* (April 2011 Dragon Fire x Kay V Sweet Kay), whose sire is by Brett Lee x Hoops Slamdunk*.

The five dogs and two bitches in the litter are from the well bred bitch, Slippy’s Dame (January 2011 Collision x Vergin’ Blue), whose dam is by Flying Penske* x Indigo Creek (Hotshot x Blue Blue Day), giving the litter a double cross of US bloodlines, combined with the best of our local lines.

Slippy’s Dame is from a litter which included Blue To Bits, Blue Too Me, Flying Zesta, Panpan, Rossi Oh, Snippy’s Silky and Shippy’s Shogun.

Their dam has one other handy litter on file, whelped in December 2012 by another imported sire, Fear Zafonic*, which included Fear Indigo, Fear Rodney, Gerry’s Commando, Rusty’s Cape, Sleek Penny and William Mac.

On the track, Snippy’s Dame raced 32 times for six wins and four placings, winning six times over 520 metres at Albion Park (30.22) in Queensland where she did all of her racing.

Paddy’s Flame litter

DON’T often see a litter on the list by the well bred, under-rated sire Paddy’s Flame (January 2006 Larkhill Jo x Miss Holly) but Dungog breeder, Daryl Coxhedge, has a nice litter of eight pups by him on this week’s list.

The six dogs and two bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Dungog Star (December 2011 Cosmic Rumble x Tuncurry Tiger), whose dam is by Elite State x Bazwill (Token Prince x Smokey Melody) and worth recalling, Smokey Melody is by Farloe Melody* x Frisky Red (West Cape x Lady Anarchy).

She is from a litter of eight named, which included Check Ya Later, Cosmic Tigress, Cyclone Dave, Foxman Bro, Iron Will, Let It Rip and Which Secret, with their dam having winners on file from her four other litters, two by Big Daddy Cool, and two by Bit Chili.

On the track she raced 50 times for three wins and nine placings, winning over 400 metres at Maitland (23.15), 392 metres at Taree and 429 metres at Muswellbrook (25.87).

Bahamas anyone?

OUR final litter for review this week, registered by Londonderry breeder, Margaret Rudd, has nine pups by Swift Fancy (November 2007 Collision x Flash Fancy).

The two dogs and seven bitches, which should appeal to prospective buyers with future breeding in mind, are from the beautifully bred bitch, Miss Bahamas (April 2008 Droopys Kewell* x Norway Girl), whose dam is by Head Honcho x Counterfeit Girl (Light Of Fire x Tranquil Flame).

She is from a litter if three named, which includes Rudd’s All In and Sudden Lift, with their dam having 11 other named offspring from three litters, by Addis Boy, Bombastic Shiraz and WW Apple Jax*.

Miss Bahamas raced 22 times for the handy record of eight wins and four placings, winning twice over 520 metres at Bathurst (30.10), where she also won over 450 metres (26.39), twice over 453 metres at Cowra (26.21) and also over 301 metres at Coonamble (17.50), 328 metres at Muswellbrook (19.04), and 520 metres at Dapto (30.28).

Her breeding career has got off to a good start, with winners from her first two litters, whelped in May 2011 by Cosmic Chief and May 2012 by Milldean Panther*, with winners in both, then she whelped a litter of three dogs and three bitches, by Fabregas in September 2014.

NSW Metropolitan Sires List

July NSW Sires MAGIC SPRITE dominated racing at Wentworth Park during July with another 16 wins which increased his lead on the NSW Metropolitan Sires list by 10 wins.

He now sits on top of the list with 89 wins from 57 individual winners which puts him a massive 56 wins clear of his nearest rival, Spring Gun, who has 43 wins, followed by Collision with 38 wins, Where’s Pedro 33 wins and Barcia Bale 27 wins completing the top five.

Just outside the top 20 both with eight wins each are, Glen Gallon (3-8) and Surf Lorian (3-8), followed by Nitro Burst and Dyna Lachlan with six wins each, then Fear Zafonic*, Big Daddy Cool, Mogambo, Sure As and Miagi, with five wins each.

Winners for the top three July sires, and their dams were as follows:

Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) 16 wins

2 wins Miss Foxy Lee (x Cristalle), Mister Cowora (x Slick Exit) and Shady Sprite (x Dhady’s Lesson). 1 win Arena Magic (x Kellmarg), Black Arjay (x Mingle), Black Lee Bonus (x Dark And Stormy), Good Odds Bricky (x Punk Angel) Illusionary (x Kellmarg), Knight Sprite (x Jaydo’s Neglect), Lika Storm (x High Maintenance), Magic Lake (x Midnight Lace), Springcreek Bill (x Kianinny) and Uncomplicated (x Magic Maggie).

Cosmic Rumble (April 2007 Spiral Nikita x Spiritual Rumble) 7 wins

2 wins Rapid Dominance (x Cyprus Hill) and Runway Idole (x Runway Ready). 1 win Cosmic Burn (x Star Fancy), Cosmic Shower (x Steffi Siyan) and Toxic Runner (x Runner Runner).

Collision (August 2001 Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) 6 wins

2 wins Aisle Tifi (x Tifi) 1 win Benteke (x Pearl Napoleon), Let It Develop (x Neat Irish), Old Timer (x Midnight News) and Osti Influence (x Sizzling Osti)

Coursing

COURSING this weekend returns to Lang Lang where the feature event on the program will be the GOTBA Cup.

The field for the Cup ($1500 win $450 R/Up $110 DSF, is:

I’ve Got Wings v Collect
Ali’s Title v Sun Choice
Dundee Cobra v Better Than This
Ribacola v Halina
The Main support event is the All Aged Stake $12000 win $370 R/Up, $90 DSF).
Pure Zest v Dundee Raptor
Kilty Conscience v Lord Somersby
Sultan v Lady Cyclops
Happy Hour v He’s Worthy

Other events on the ten race program are One Limit Stake, Mixed Puppy, Dog puppy, Bitch Puppy Mixed Maiden, Dog Maiden and Bitch Maiden.

This will be the last hit out for some of the main contenders in the time-honoured Waterloo Cup, the final meeting for the season, to be held at Lang Lang on Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21, with the first course at all meetings at 10.00am.

Bred to Win

BLIPPLE ( Black bitch June 2013 Fabregas x Chevy Princess), Trained at Pearcedale by Angela Jackson. Won over 720 metres at Wentworth Park, November 2015 before two unplaced runs, 545 metres at Coonabarabran, March 16 and 525 metres at The Meadows, June 11, beaten 7.5 lengths, before sixth from box 7 Sandown (SAP) July 31, beaten 6.7 lengths in the race won by Giroud (30.07). Could be looking for more ground as she gets fitter and stronger with each run. Only raced 11 times for four wins so has ability.

REPELO MUGGLETUM (Black bitch, July 2014 Barcia Bale x Finlandia), Trained at Buckley, by Ian Cockerell, raced 12 times for three wins and three placings before second from box 1, Sandown (SAP) July 31, beaten 1.7 lengths in the race won by Halo Express (29.99). Has plenty of ability and should win again soon.

CHARMAN ( Black dog, April 2014 Nolen x Set To Talk), Trained at Arcadia South by Ray Mathews and has now had 10 starts for five placings. Last start second from box eight, Sandown (SAP 515 metres, July 31, behind Elusive Jewel (29.73) beaten 4.33 lengths. Not always easy to get across from the eight there and might be better closer to the fence, but not far off a win.

Next Week

NEXT week we will have the Victorian Metropolitan Sires list for the seven months to the end of July, AGRA breeding rankings for the same period and our usual review of litters from both Victoria and New South Wales, and of course any news that comes in through the Mailbag.

Mailbag

Got a question on any of our sires and brood bitch lists, maybe on Coursing, 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 Racing Queensland in regards to our request for information.