Talking breeding: Shelbourne Aston litter an owner’s delight

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending April 4, begins with a beautifully bred litter of 10 pups by 2008 Irish Derby and Champion Stakes winner, Shelbourne Aston* (August 2005 Just The Best x Queen Survivor) whose dam is by Staplers Jo x Cool Survivor (Lodge Prince x Gunboat Ann).

Hazlewood North breeder, Gary Summers, registered the litter of five dogs and five bitches, who are from the well bred bitch Make Do (January 2011 Knocka Norris x Canoodles) whose dam is by Go Wild Teddy x Shari To Go (Solve The Puzzle x Brave Gem).

She is from a handy litter which included Avalicious, De Ja Moo, Just Bliss, Modest Ruler and Solitary Bloke, with their dam also producing winners from each of her three other litters, whelped in November 2011 by High Earner, March 2013 by Aston Galilee and November 2013 by Cosmic Chief.

Make Do raced 47 times for 10 wins and seven placings, winning three times over 400m at Warragul (22.77) where she also won over 460m (26.42) and also won over 400m at Geelong (22.79), 450m at Shepparton (25.64), 513m at Traralgon (30.24), 460m at Warragul (26.46), 500m at Bendigo (28.24) and 515m at Sandown (29.95).

Shelbourne Aston is by the Australian bred sire Just The Best (Credibility x Flying Amy) whose dam is by Amerigo Man x Tenthill Flyer (Chariot Supreme x National Queen) and it is interesting how many breeders these days are looking at internationally based sires, who are by Australian bred sires.

He was from a very good litter which included Diver, Greenacre Ben, Musical Moment, Shelbourne Capri, Shelbourne Merc, Shelbourne Tiger, Shelbourne Bonus and Shelbourne Park who according to available results records, won more than 100 races between them.

Their dam, the beautifully bred, Queen Survivor was a prolific producer with 54 named offspring from eight litters, producing winners from each of her other litters, by Boherduff Light, Brett Lee, Come On Ranger, Head Honcho, Roanokee Shanless Park and Spiral Nikita with almost 20 individual winners of more than 10 races, including 10 who won more than 20 races.

Make Do’s sire, Knocka Norris (February 2006 Elite State x Oriental Angel) has Just The Best on the second line of his pedigree so this litter has a double cross of the outstanding Credibility x Flying Amy bloodlines, and I would suggest that any prospective buyers looking for a foundation bitch for their own line, should have a very close look at the five bitches in this litter, that is if any are going to be available.

Two Barcia Bale litters

Victorian Litter RegistrationsNEXT we have two litters by current leading Victorian Metropolitan sire Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale) with nine pups in the first litter.

Registered by popular Gippsland identity Gerrie Sneyders, the seven dogs and two bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch Amlin Girl (November 2011 Mogambo x Token Prince) whose dam is by Token Prince x Opporchancity (Fortified Speed* x Miss Read Head).

Amlin Girl is from her dam’s only litter of 10 named, which included, Cost Cutter, Heidi Seek, Inner Flame, Kenju, Lock Stock, Roxy’s Pride, Sambura Sunset, Star Ripper and Tabouli.

On the track, she raced 22 times for seven wins and two placings, winning three times over 520m at Cranbourne (30.11), twice over 600m at The Meadows (34.71) and also over 460m at Warragul (26.04) and 660m at Bendigo (38.06).

Junortoun breeder, Desmond Dowling, has the other Barcia Bale litter, which unfortunately has just two bitches, from the very well bred, 2011 Cranbourne Cup winner, Gold Heritage (May 2009 Texas Gold x Hot Heritage) whose dam is by Placard x Wildfire Shelly (Wild Season x Web Of Fire).

Gold Heritage is from a handy litter of four named, which included, Classy Heritage, Supreme Heritage and Texas Heritage with their dam also having winners on file from each of her three other litters, by Collision, Cosmic Rumble and Fabregas, but she hasn’t been a prolific producer, with just 11 named offspring from four litters to date.

On the track, she raced 36 times for 13 wins and nine placings and in addition to her Group 2 Cranbourne Cup win, she also finished second in the Group 1 Perth Cup and has a litter of one dog and two bitches on file, whelped in January 2014, by Oaks Road.

Bookkeeper litter

NEXT we have a litter of nine pups by the beautifully bred, but largely under-rated stud prospect Bookkeeper (February 2011 Bombastic Shiraz x Smashing Amy) whose dam is by Collide x Amy Grace (Bobniak x Flying Amy).

Dhugga Family Syndicate, manager, Harpeet Singh registered the litter of four dogs and five bitches, who are from the well bred, unraced bitch, Kaliyon (January 2012 Hallucinate x Amelia Bale) whose dam is by Sonic Flight* x Evonne Bale (Light Of Fire x Frosty Bale).

She is from a very good litter of eight named, which included, Pandora’s Sin, Query Bale, Rinoa Bale, Serash Bale, Ultor Bale, Valeria Bale and Yakamov Bale, who all won races.

The Syndicate also has a litter of four dogs and two bitches on the list this week, by Windy Millar* (August 2006 Honcho Classic x Any Time Soon) from the well bred, proven producer, Flaming Diva (December 2010 Big Daddy Cool x Flaming Nikita) whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Flaming Awesome (Awesome McLaren x Flaming Fool).

She is from her dam’s second Big Daddy Cool litter, which included Flaming Princess, Flaming Rocky, Flaming White, Oscar Cool, Polkinghome, Sobbing Fool and Stoker’s Boy, with their dam also producing winners from the first Big Daddy Cool litter, and subsequent litters, by Bombastic Shiraz, College Causeway* and Where’s Pedro.

She raced 35 times for 11 wins and 10 placings, won in the city, over 525m at The Meadows (30.17) and her first litter, whelped in October 2013, by El Galo, produced Ella’s Diva, Ellie Mae, Lettuce Hold On and Lightfoot Lily.

Ready to Rumble

WEST MELTON breeder, Brian Treloar, has our next litter for review, nine pups, registered for the Treloar Family syndicate, by Cosmic Rumble (April 2007 Spiral Nikita x Spiritual Rumble), which should create plenty of interest from prospective buyers with future breeding in mind.

The two dogs and seven bitches are from the well bred bitch, Sooky Suzie (December 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Phiona) whose dam is by Hot Chill x Iona Phantom (Phantom Fire x Clan Lass).

Race A Chaser syndications

Sooky Suzie is from a very successful litter, which included Big Black Mac, Iceman Lang, Kimberly Shiraz, King Of Spin, Night Fighter, Old Fella, Pippa Shiraz, Rodillo Bronze and Australian Cup winner Spud Regis.

Their dam, Phiona, also has a successful February 2008 litter on file, by Pure Octane, which produced Banger Harvey, Clear Octane, Cooney’s Medal, Mambo Light, Phiona’s Girl and Pure Intensity.

On the track, Sooky Suzie raced 35 times for eight wins and nine placings, winning twice over 515m at Sandown (29.69), twice over 525m at The Meadows (30.29), twice over 390m at Warrnambool (21.99) where she also won over 450m (25.38) and also won over 390m at Ballarat (22.21).

She has two named offspring on file, Cindy Lass and Kim Kadash, from a litter of two dogs and five bitches, whelped in July 2014 by Bekim Bale.

Dejan’s Fear* litter

NEXT we have a nice litter of nine pups by the successful Irish imported sire, Fear Zafonic* (October 2006 Premier Fantasy x Farloe Oyster) who has thrown some good winners here, from limited opportunities.

Cranbourne West breeder, Dejan Stojanovic registered the litter, of two dogs and seven bitches who are from the well bred, proven producer, Mystique Miss (February 2010 El Galo x Deloris) whose dam is by Token Prince x Hypoblast (Ultimate Wish x Small Amount).

She is from an all winning litter of three named, which included Here After and Relampago, with their dam also having winners from each of her other litters on file, by Bond, Hallucinate (twice) and Surf Lorian.

On the track, she was lightly raced with just 17 starts, which produced two wins and two placings, with wins over 600m at The Meadows (35.64) and 595m at Sandown (34.81) and placings over 431m at Ipswich and 596m at Geelong.

She has winners on file from her first litter, Golden Fang, Ima Big Unit, Ima Lonely Girl, Ma Ma Marty and Mystique Molly, then she has a litter of four dogs and five bitches on file, whelped in June 2014 by Lochinvar Marlow, and has now been retired to the couch, living a life of luxury with new owner, Joan Grounds.

Luann litter

LARA breeder Wallace Heras has a nice litter of nine pups on the list this week by recently retired, Group 1 champion sprinter, Fernando Bale (March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen).

The five dogs and four bitches are from the well bred, proven producer Come On Luann (February 2009 Return The King x Star Diva) whose dam is by Collision x Flaming Subject (Token Prince x Signing).

Come On Luann is from a handy litter, which included, Black Tequila, Dynamic Diva, Expression Eyes, Into The Mist, Larabella, Leigh, Liege, Pucka Diva and Radiant, with their dam producing winners from both of her other litters on file, whelped in February 2011 by Dyna Lachlan and March 2012 by Where’s Pedro.

Come On Luann raced 45 times for 13 wins and eight placings, winning six times over 515m at Sandown, with an outstanding 29.43, P.B and breaking the 30 second mark in all six wins, won twice over 525m at The Meadows (29.88) where she also won over 600m (34.56), twice over 480m at Horsham (27.16) and also won over 450m at Ballarat (25.85) and 500m at Bendigo (28.07).

Success in the breeding barn was immediate, with her first litter, whelped in November 2012 by Premier Fantasy* producing, Ballerino, Come On Fantasy, Kuranda Lass, Premier Hawk and Trip To Cairns, then a January 2014 litter by Westmead Hawk* produced Burnt Ember, Cocoa, Come On Juliet, Hawk Ember and Pink Shoelaces.

She has since whelped a litter of three dogs and five bitches, born May 2015, by Cosmic Rumble, and I would suggest that taking into account her impressive record on the track and early success as a brood bitch, her daughters should be well sought after as breeding propositions.

On a Burst

OUR final litter for review this week from the Victorian list is one of eight pups by the 2008 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic, and Group 1 Temlee winner, Nitro Burst (October 2006 Bombastic Shiraz x Hotburst) whose multiple group 1 producing dam is by Hotshot x Outburst (Denver x Nicole Cruise) and worth recalling, Nicole Cruise is by Grove Whisper* x Gee Whiz.

Registered by Whittington-Sprod syndicate manager, Tyrone Whittington, the litter of three dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Oh So Sweet (October 2010 Brett Lee x Sweet Fancy) whose dam is by Collision x Miss Fancy (Barneys Alarm* x Gay’s Fancy).

Oh So Sweet is from an outstanding litter, her dam’s first by Brett Lee, which included, Fancy Amigo, Fancy Dasher, Fancy Jill, Fancy Liza, Magic Fancy, Mucho Caliente. Pretty Fancy and Sweet Cherry Pie.

Their dam, Sweet Fancy’s first litter was whelped back in January 2009, by Where’s Pedro and included the outstanding sprinter, Fancy Dean, and after her first Brett Lee litter, she produced some good winners from a March 2012 litter by Larkhill Ko*, before returning to Brett Lee for another very good litter, whelped in January 2013, then her final litter, whelped in December 2013 by Cosmic Chief with the three named all winning.

On the track, Oh So Sweet raced 35 times for nine wins and 13 placings, winning twice over 525m at The Meadows (30.28), twice over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.27), and also over 515m at Sandown (29.76), 520m at Cranbourne (30.68), 535m at Richmond (30.75), 460m at Geelong (26.00) and 460m at Warragul (26.08).

Her first litter, whelped in January 2014, by Kinloch Brae* produced two dog pups, one of which is the promising sprinter, Shiny New, who at the time of writing had raced 29 times for eight wins and nine placings, then she whelped a January 2015 litter of two dogs and five bitches, by Jagger Swagger.

NSW Whelping Report

NSW whelping reportTURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending December 31, 2015, our first litter for review is one of eight pups by outstanding sprinter, and stud newcomer, Awesome Project (March 2011 Collision x Honour Phase) whose beautifully bred dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Hunter Tylo (Hotshot x Malagro Sal).

Wellington breeder, Craig Ryan, registered the litter of four dogs and four bitches, who are from the very well bred bitch, Kaliska (December 2011 Hurricane Luke x Cin Cin Shiraz) whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Floklore (Awesome Assassin x Montana Millie).

Kaliska is from a very good litter, which included, Booster Valve, Can Can Hurrican, Folk Tails, Hurricane Shiraz, Jamoos Rayne, Locksmith, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in June 2014, by Magic Sprite, producing Bushman’s Faith, Larrikan’s Hat, Magic Skyline and No Apologies.

On the track, Kaliska raced 22 times for five wins and three placings, winning over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.26), 400m at Coonamble (23.68), 450m at Bathurst (26.12) and 400m at Dubbo (22.91) where she also won over 516m (30.26).

According to my breeding records she has one previous litter on file, three dogs and one bitch, whelped in January 2015, by Zulu Zeus.

Six for Amy

TOWRANG breeder, Stuart Hazlett, has a litter of six pups on the list this week by Melbourne Cup winner, now successful sire, El Grand Senor (April 2008 Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Gold).

The two dogs and four bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Amy Parker (December 2012 Heston Bale x Thermal Image) whose dam is by Late Late Show* x Shireen’s Habit (Trendy Leigh x Crazy Habit).

Amy Parker is from a handy litter which included Alumy Bill, Hot Pic, Hot Replica, Joyous Dee, Raylan Givens, Tauvasa Shek and Wayward One, with their dam, Thermal Image, also producing winners from her only other litter on file, whelped in September 2013 by Magic Sprite.

On the track she raced 53 times for eight wins and 13 placings, winning four times over 600m at Gosford (35.01), three times over 720m at Wentworth Park (42.56) and also over 600m at Dapto (34.51).

Certainly plenty to like about the pedigree of these well bred youngsters, Stuart, and I do like the strong staying form of the dam, Amy Parker, so good luck with the litter.

Sister act

GUNNING breeder, Jodie Lord, has two litters on the NSW list this week, from litter sisters, with eight pups in the first, by highly rated US sire Kiowa Mon Manny* (September 2001 Flying Penske x Flying Monica K).

The litter has four dogs and four bitches, which are from the beautifully bred bitch (Cawbourne Lexus (January 2012 Dyna Lachlan x American Spot) whose dam is by the US sire Molotov* x Elite Monelli (Elite State x Elusive Rebel), giving the litter a double cross of US bloodlines.

Cawbourne Lexus is from a litter which included Cawbourne Saleen, Caesar To Excel, Cawbourne Cobra, Cawbourn Jag, Cawbourne Porshe, Cawbourne Rev, (dam of the next litter), Cawbourne Thunda and Cawbourne Whip), with their dam also producing winners from her other litters, by Brett Lee, whelped in February 2011, and Kinloch Brae*, whelped in November 2013.

On the track, Cawbourne Lexus raced 18 times for four wins and four placings, winning twice over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.16), with single wins over 515m at The Gardens (30.07) and 530m at Canberra (30.40).

She has three named offspring from her first litter, whelped in July 2014 by Blazin Wildfire*, who have all won races.

Jodie’s second litter has five dogs and one bitch, by Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) from the handy city winner, Cawbourne Rev (January 2012 Dyna Lachlan x American Spot), litter sister to Cawbourne Lexus.

Cawbourne Rev raced 36 times for eight wins and 11 placings, winning five times over 520m at Wentworth Park (29.94), twice over 520m at Dapto (29.69) and also over 515m at The Gardens (29.66).

Outa Credit litter

OUR final litter for review from the NSW list this week is one with six pups, by the Classic winner and under-rated stud prsspect, Outa Credit (November 2007 Surf Lorian x Una’s Pride), who won the 2009 Lismore Classic, finished second in the 2010 Group 1 National Derby and Group 1 Sale Cup and was a finalist in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

Outa Credit is from his dam’s second Surf Lorian litter, which included Daughter’s Pride, Em And Gee, Goaconda, Hassled, Lorian’s Pride, Meah Lorian, Prince Of Pines, Surf The Channel and Surfin’ High, after she produced winners from the first litter, whelped in November 2007, and four other litters, by Fear Zafonic*, Fortified Rush*, High Earner and Soprano Drive*.

Dunbible breeder, Denise Robinson, registered the litter of three dogs and three bitches, who are from the well bred bitch, Victorious Gem (November 2010 Collision x Tarawi Gem (Brett Lee x Tarawi Tess (Head Honcho x Tarawi Lass).

Victorious Gem is from a litter of four named which included Ace Power, Biffon Racer and Tarawi Belle, with their dam also producing winners from six other named offspring from litters by Bit Chili, Bombastic Shiraz and Nitro Burst.

On the track she raced 34 times for 14 wins and six placings, winning four times over 520m at Albion Park (30.12) where she also won twice over 395m (22.81) and also won five times over 420m at Tweed Heads (23.28), and won twice over 520m at Wellington (29.77) during a three month stint racing in New Zealand.

The two other litters on this week’s small NSW list of seven litters are, two dogs and one bitch by My Bro Fabio (March 2012 Turanza Bale x Flamenco) from But It’s Great (May 2009 Elite State x Jump To Glory) registered by Leppington breeder, Garry Gibson, and a litter of three dogs, registered by Clarence Town breeder, Gina Kiem, by Paw Licking (March 2011 Elite State x Kingsbrae Di) from Salamone (December 2005 Brett Lee x Hidden Affair).

NSW Metropolitan Sires list

NSW metro sires listMAGIC SPRITE (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) increased his lead on the NSW Metropolitan sires list in April after his offspring won 17 races at Wentworth Park for the month, followed by Collision with 10 wins and Where’s Pedro with six wins.

Magic Sprite is now at the top of the list with 50 wins from 36 individual winners and has a huge lead over second placed Spring Gun who has 25 wins, followed by Collision with 23 wins, Where’s Pedro with 18 wins and Fabregas with 17 wins, completing the top five.

Just outside the top 20 at the end of April, all with five wins each, from fewer individual winners, are Big Daddy Cool (2-5), Mogambo (2-5) and Miagi (1-5), followed on four wins each by Turanza Bale, Head Bound*, Bombastic Shiraz, Cape Hawke, Collide, Fear Zafonic*, Go Wild Teddy, Velocette, Dyna Lachlan and Kippy Kiya.

Winners for the top three April metropolitan sires at Wentworth Park were as follows:

Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) 17 wins

2 wins Aston Ebert (x Aston Carmelita), Miss Foxy Lee (x Cristalle) and Mystic Quality (x All Quality).
1 win Aston Maveric (x Aston Elle), Defaulter (x Florinda Belle), Dokmai (x Hidden Assets), Emission Control (x Dynamic Frost), Husvinu (x All Quality), Princess Fox (x Take Over Fox), Rubelly Magic (x Lagoon Smiley), Slick Simzy (x Run Rampant), Tap Out Axe (x Indigo Gem), Tap Out Secret (x Indigo Gem) and Tullabung Rock (x Hidden Assets).

Collision (August 2001 Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) 10 wins

3 wins Old Timer (x Midnight News).
2 wins Star Torana (x Redskin) and Too Many Daddys (x Moonshine Sally).
1 win Here’s Skeeta (x Here’s Sooty), Pippa Pepper (Scavenger Hunt) and You Got Rivered (x Poker Boys).

Where’s Pedro (April 2002 Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel)

2 wins Scarmble (x Surpassing).
1 win Bulkender (x Tifia), Cardiology (x Amnesia), Rambling Rascal (x Rascal) and Replacing Diana (x Chasing Diana).

NEXT WEEK we will have the Victorian Metropolitan Sires list for the four months to the end of April, along with our usual litter reviews, a mailbag email from South Australia, and some more Bred To Win dogs to follow.