Talking breeding: Athos x Zoenah’s Entity litter sure-fire winner

THIS week’s review of litters from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending May 2, begins with a nice litter of seven pups by the beautifully bred, young stud prospect, Athos (December 2011 Windy Millar* x Alanis Lane) whose dam is by Primo Uno x Daishi Bale (Head Honcho x Miami Bale).

The five dogs and two bitches in the litter, registered by Pyalong breeder, Richard Gray, are from the beautifully bred, already proven brood bitch, Zoenah’s Entity (December 2010 Mogambo x Girl Aloud) whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Crystal Entity (Just The Best x Graceful Affair).

Zoenah’s Entity is from a very good litter, which included, Evie’s Entity, Gambo Girl, Hez Aloud, Heza Hustler, Lango, Loud One, Marley Girl and Scooter’s Girl.

Their dam, Girl Aloud, also has good winners on file from each of her three other litters with named offspring, whelped in May 2012 by Vee Man Vane, March 2013 by El Galo and August 2014 by Fabregas.

On the track Zoenah’s Entity raced 48 times for 13 wins and 14 placings, winning five times over 525m at The Meadows (30.12), where she also won over 600m (34.54), twice over 515m at Sandown (29.73), where she also won over 595m (34.27), with single wins over 500m at Bendigo (28.38), 460m at Warragul (25.98) and 390m at Shepparton (22.27), where she also won over 450m (25.66).

She is already a proven producer, from her first litter, whelped in August 2014 by Banjo Boy, which produced Banjo King, Banjo Zip, Kiewa Drive, Lady Banjo, Lonnies Banjo and Power Burn, then she has a litter of three dogs and six bitches on file, whelped in May 2015 by Barcia Bale, so she certainly has some very well bred youngsters on the ground.

Her dam, Girl Aloud has winners on file from each of her four litters with named offspring, whelped in December 2010 by Mogambo, May 2012 by Vee Man Vane, March 2013 by El Galo and August 2014 by Fabregas.

Zoenah's Entity litter
Two of the pups from Athos x Zoenah’s Entity do battle over a pillow.

Athos is from a litter which included Coup De Vent, Milady De Winter and Windy Spur, with their dam, also producing winners from her only other litter, whelped in December 2010 by Black Enforcer, which produced Kayla’s Penny, King Enforcer, Monaleen Flyer and Monaleen Moons.

Alanis Lane is from a very good litter, which included, Brownlow Bale, Carlson Bale, Peppie Bale, Tullian Bale, and outstanding sprinter, now successful sire, Turanza Bale, who is standing at stud in China.

Athos is probably the closest bloodline to Turanza Bale available at stud in Australia today and I am a little surprised he has not received more attention from breeders, with his impeccable bloodlines and the versatility he showed during his track career.

He raced 86 times for 15 wins and 23 placings, winning five times over 500m at Bendigo (28.13), where he also won over 660m (37.99), three times over 525m at The Meadows (30.28), where he also won over 600m (34.89) and also won over 450m at Warrnambool (25.63), 450m at Ballarat (25.35) and 480m at Horsham (27.61).

One of the things that really impresses me about the breeding of this litter is the strong middle distance form of both the sire and dam, with Athos winning over 600m at The Meadows and 660m at Bendigo and Zoenah’s Entity winning over 600m at The Meadows and 595m at Sandown.

Combine that with the winning bloodlines of Zoenah’s Entity and her dam Girl Aloud and the outstanding pedigree of Athos and these well bred youngsters should create enormous interest amongst potential buyers with future breeding in mind.

Well done Richard, and thanks for the photos of the pups, I for one will be watching their progress with great anticipation, and I will also be interested to see if Athos gets a few more bitches in the coming months as breeders become more aware of his impeccable pedigree.

Two litters for Michael

Victorian Litter RegistrationsASTUTE Heathcote breeder, Michael Chilcott has two nice litters on the list this week, from two litter sisters, with seven pups in the first litter, by the beautifully bred, extremely successful sire Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale).
The four dogs and three bitches are from the very well bred bitch Tam’s Wish (October 2011 Where’s Pedro x Miss Merlot) whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Chili Berger (Elle’s Commando x Alice Dooley).

Tam’s Wish is from a litter which included Go Jetta Go, Hillview Bart, Oneza, Pedro’s Vineyard, Stutter and Thanks Louise, with their dam also having winners on file from her only other litter, whelped in February 2010 by Paddy’s Flame.

On the track, Tam’s Wish raced 53 times for 15 wins and 14 placings, winning four times over 450m at Shepparton (25.21), where she also won over 390m (22.24), three times over 515m at Sandown (29.49), twice over 425m at Bendigo (24.13), where she also won over 500m (27.88), with single wins over 525m at The Meadows (30.02), 460m at Warragul (25.97) and 410m at Horsham (23.06).

According to my breeding records she has one previous litter on file, two dogs and five bitches, whelped in May 2015 by 2010 Australian Cup winner Dyna Lachlan.

Michael’s second litter, has one dog and seven bitches, by US sire Kelsos Fuslieer* (July 2003 Gable Dodge x Lassinagh Silky), sire of champion Group 1 winner Fernando Bale, who is from an outstanding litter which included, Elfen Bale, Gazer Bale, Hakata Bale, Ikaku Bale, Josie Bale, Kenju Bale and Linco Bale.

The dam of the litter is Pedro’s Vineyard (October 2011 Where’s Pedro x Miss Merlot) litter sister to Tam’s Wish, dam of the first litter in this review.

Pedro’s Vineyard did most of her racing in Tasmania, and raced 96 times for eight wins and 41 placings, winning twice over 599m at Hobart (34.68) where she also won over 461m (26.69), twice over 515m at Launceston (30.12), where she also won over 600m (35.39) and 720m (43.59) and she also won over 600m at The Meadows (35.25).

Bella* litter

NEXT we have a nice litter of seven pups, registered by Wattle Flat breeder, Geoff Collins, by the highly rated US sire Bella Infrared* (July 2009 Kiowa Mon Manny x Bella Ionic) who is currently having success here with four individual winners from his March 2014 litter from Fyna Bale, which produced Demon Bale, Eren Bale, Felton Bale and Helma Bale, all metropolitan winners who have won 14 races between them so far this year.

The three dogs and four bitches in the litter are from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Chasin’ Logies (December 2012 Bartrim Bale x Chasin The Dream*), whose imported dam is by Lonesome Cry x Dream Blossom, whose dam is by Maryville Rumble (Smooth Rumble x Budwiser Mary) from Valoris (Molotov x Greys Free Style).

Geoff also has two litters on the list this week by Golden Easter Egg winner Radley Bale (February 2008 Big Daddy Cool x Minkara Bale) with three dogs and five bitches in the first litter, x Enjoy (March 2012 Bekim Bale x Zarbo) then three dogs and five bitches, x Giacometti (February 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Joop Muse) who is a proven producer, from her first litter, whelped in April 2014 by Djays Octane*.

Bianca can Tango

EIGHT pups in our final litter for review from the Victorian list this week, by another Golden Easter Egg winner, Don’t Knocka Him (November 2009 Knocka Norris x Surf Queen).

The seven dogs and one bitch, registered by Longford breeder, Bianca Whitford, are from the beautifully bred bitch, Totally Tango (August 2010 Premier Fantasy* x Can Tango), whose dam is by Solve The Puzzle x Top Show Belle (Head Honcho x Hot Show Deb).

She is from a litter which included Arcadia Fantasy, Arcadia Hawk, Fantasizing, Premier Magpie and Premier Pizazz, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in November 2006 by Schwartzanager and January 2009 by Paddy’s Flame.

On the track she raced 46 times for 12 wins and ten placings, winning five times over 515m at Angle Park (29.80) where she also won twice over 600m (35.23) and won four times over 520m at Cranbourne (30.53, with a single win over 460m at Warragul (26.18).
According to my breeding records she has one previous litter on file, four dogs and six bitches, whelped in September 2014 by National Sprint Championship winner, Fabregas.

Cracking* litter

NSW whelping reportTURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending January 15, 2016, our first litter for review has seven pups by the well bred Irish sire, Cracking Man* (September 2009 Skywalker Ace x Centenarys Jo) whose sire is by Droopys Kewell x Move Lace, and dam by Staplers Jo x Centenarys Light (Frightful Flash x Centenarys Dream) and worth remembering that Frightful Flash was Australian born, by Eaglehawk Star x Leggy Waitress).

The two dogs and five bitches in this litter, bred by Curlewis breeder, Faye Sills, are from the very well bred bitch, Typhoon Reba (February 2011 Soprano Drive* x Judging Amy), whose dam is by Bond x Amy’s Encore (Credibility x Flying Amy).

Typhoon Reba is from a litter of four named, which included Rain Chief, Typhoon Hank and Typhoon Walter, with their dam only having one other litter on file, with six named, whelped in January 2014 by Kniloch Brae*.

On the track she raced 49 times for 14 wins and 14 placings, winning four times over 440m at Gunnedah (24.74), where she also won over 512m (30.67), three times over 410m at Coonabarabran (23.22), where she also won over 545m (31.66), 457m at Tamworth (26.25) and also won over 440m at Armidale (25.67) and 560m at Muswellbrook (32.89).

Two Cawbourne litters

CANDOR breeder, Stuart Dickinson, has two litters on the list this week, with six pups in the first litter, by Melbourne Cup winner El Grand Senor (April 2008 Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Gold).

The three dogs and three bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Cawbourne Catch (May 2009 Head Bound* x Cawbourne Mim), whose dam is by Ashigga x Thai Charm (Rapid Journey x Thai Magic) and worth remembering, Thai Magic is by the extremely successful imported sire, Grove Whisper* x Lauren’s Desire (Brother Fox x Genuine Replica).

She is from a litter of three named, which included Billionaire and Blitz To Excel, with their dam also producing winners from her five other litters, by Big Daddy Cool, Brett Lee, Cawbourne Frank, Elite State and In For Life.

On the track she did all of her racing in New Zealand, where she raced 30 times for three wins and four placings, winning twice over 295m at Christchurch (17.36) and also over 390m at Southland (22.72) and according to my breeding records she has one previous litter on file, three dogs and five bitches, whelped in March 2015, by Disintergrate.

Stuart’s second litter has three dogs and five bitches, by the beautifully bred, under-rated sire Oaks Road (November 2008 Spiral Nikita* x Leprechaun Pace) from the very well bred bitch Cawbourne Pilfer (February 2012 Dyna Lachlan x Premier Dream) whose dam is by Premier Fantasy* x Awesome Chick (Awesome Assassin x Kovu).

She is from a handy litter, of four named, which included Cawbourne Combat, Endless Dream and Sugar Hit Daisy, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in May 2011 by Knocka Norris, having three named, Long Flat Black, Premier Black and Premier Blue.

Cawbourne Pilfer also did all of her racing in New Zealand, where she had 22 starts for six wins and six placings, all over 295m at Christchurch (17.38) and she has one previous litter on file, four dogs and three bitches whelped in March 2015, by Spring Gun.

Chasing Shadows

COOKS GAP breeder, Benjamin Howe, has a nice litter of nine pups on the list this week by National Sprint Championship winner, Fabregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch).

The four dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Moonshine Shadow (December 2009 Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl) whose dam is by History Lesson x Naughty Thoughts (Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rain).

Race A Chaser syndications

She is from a good litter which included, promising sire Buck Fever, Bush Slang, Dream Lee, Gundabooka, Hillbilly Deluxe, Moonshine Sally, Ultimate Chance, Western Heart and Western Pearl, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, September 2011 by El Grand Senor and May 2012 by Collision, which included the outstanding sprinter now stud prospect, Shakey Jakey.

Moonshine Shadow raced six times for three wins and two placings, winning over 535m at Richmond (30.68), 618m at Bathurst (37.24) and 605m at Dubbo (35.39).

She is a proven producer with two successful litters on file, whelped in December 2012 by Collision, then February 2014 by Barca Bale so the well bred youngsters in this litter should attract plenty of interest.

Shannon’s ready to Rumble

OUR final litter for review this week is one of eight pups, registered by Warragai Creek breeder, Shannon Scott, by the outstanding US bred, Irish standing sire, Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style).

The three dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Velvet Rumble (June 2013 Hallucinate x Mystic Rumble) whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Spiritual Rumble (Brett Lee x Rumble Spirit).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Amanda Rumble, Tobias Rumble and Tweed Aura, with their dam also producing many good winners from her other litters, by Bombastic Shiraz, Collision, Kiowa Mon Manny*, Premier Fantasy* and Where’s Pedro.

Velvet Rumble was lightly raced with just seven starts for three wins, two over 366m at Capalaba (20.06) and the other over 420m at Lismore (24.03).

Velvet Rumble’s dam, Mystic Rumble is a litter sister to Golden Easter Egg winner, now outstanding sire, Cosmic Rumble which makes the pedigree of these beautifully bred youngsters even more interesting, good luck with this litter Stuart.

NSW Metro Sires list

NSW sires listTHE NSW Metropolitan Sires list for the five months to the end of May sees Magic Sprite’s wins more than double his nearest rival, after his offspring won another 12 races at Wentworth Park in May.

He now sits at the top of the list with 62 wins, from 44 individual winners, followed by Spring Gun with 30 wins, Collision with 27 wins, Where’s Pedro with 24 wins and Fabregas with 20 wins completing the top five.

Just outside the top 20 at the end of May, with six wins each are, Nitro Burst,, Turanza Bale and Glen Gallon, followed with five wins each by Dyna Lachlan, Big Daddy Cool, Mogambo and Miagi.

Winners for the top five May sires at Wentworth Park, and their dams, were as follows:

Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) 12 wins
2 wins Blue Pirate (x Collision Blue)
1 win Blackey Streek (x Tadmore Collette), Curly Magic (x Heaven Knows), Emission Control (x Dynamic Frost), Knight Sprite (x Jaydo’s Neglect), Lochinvar Amour (x Mitcham Girl), Magic Bullet (x Grandma Cook), Magic Lobo (x Kalimba), Miss Foxy Lee (x Cristalle), Status Seeker (x Dynamic Frost) and Tap Out Secret (x Indigo Gem).

Where’s Pedro (April 2002 Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel) 6 wins
2 wins Vintage Rox (x Vintage Blend)
1 win Cardiology (x Amnesia), Rambling Rascal (x Rascal), Scramble (x Surpassing) and Vintage Charm (x Vintage Blend).

Spring Gun (June 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain)
3 wins Magic Spring (x Fascinate Marina).
1 win One Samuel (x Fascinate Marina) and Slamming Thunder (x Little Bit Fancy).
Brett Lee (January 1999 Gun Law Osti x Sobbing Sal) 5 wins

2 wins Black Bear Lee (x Paua Of Love)
1 win Dawn Mini (x Songar Mini Mag), Little Bit Sweet (x Surpassing) and Ricky Boy (x Songar Mini Mag).

Dyna Tron (February 2009 Collision x Gold Rush Bale) 5 wins
2 wins Dandy Jack (x Break Even) and Just Like Rosie (x Red Halo).
1 win Taro Tron (x Miss Taro).

Coursing

COURSING in Victoria was at Lang Lang last Sunday where the club played host to the Victoria Coursing Club, and their Cup was the main event on the 12 event program.

The Andrew Paraskevas trained, Better Than This (October 2013 Knocka Norris x Father Of Mine) defeated the improving Sun Choice in the first round then went on to defeat pre race favourite Flash Riot in the semi final, before accounting for Brendan Dewan’s, Dewana Result (July 2012 Cosmic Rumble x Wildcard Lass) in the final.

The Little River Hotel 1 limit stake was won by the Paul Ellul trained, Robacola (September 2013 Symmetry x She Can Sal) who was too strong from Needs Wings (December 2013 Nolen x Alotta Mojo) in the final.

The other main support event was the Winning Post 1 Limit Stake, and here we saw the Graham Whitford trained, Rylee’s Ring In (September 2012 Knocka Norris x Sistermatic) too good for Dewana Crownie (May 2014 Cosmic Rumble x Wildcard Lass) in the final.
Other winners on the 12 event program were, Johnnie Red (May 2014 Spring Gun x Allez Bijou), Elram Girl (January 2014 Enry Walt x Arnie’s Star), Zipping Alex (December 2013 Dyna Tron x Sirocco Lass), Cut Loose Max (March 2013 El Galo x Girl Aloud), Happy Hour (September 2013 Nitro Burst x Hotel Baci), Dewana Hitman (July 2012 Cosmic Rumble x Wildcard Lass), Spring Velox (December 2012 Spring Gun x Vivie Gogolac), Betty Baker (March 2013 Barcia Bale x Raya Riot) and Banjo Bewdy (April 2013 Magic Sprite x Mary Lou Cargo.

Coursing this week goes to Longwood where the club will play host to the Melton Coursing Club who will conduct the Western Saws Cup, with two one limit stakes in support on a 12 event program.

The field for the Western Saws Cup ($1000 win $300 R/Up, $55 def S/F)

Sun Choice v Baines Park
Arby v Swan To Steele
Robacola v Puzzle And Me
Jumbo Jack v Go Go Danni

Bred to win

KINBRAE MILLY (Blac bitch, May 2013 Kinloch Brae* x Lady Arko) Raced 16 times for one win and seven placings before last start win over 720m at Wentworth Park on May 25, from box 1 beating Crystal Fire and Detroit Lyon. Came off consecutive seconds over 618m at Richmond, fifth over 535m there, sixth over 600m at The Gardens and a win over 450m at Maitland. Her dam, Lady Arko (April 2008 Where’s Pedro x Zarbo) was an outstanding, at times luckless stayer who raced 36 times for 16 wins and nine placings. Stayers usually take a while to reach their peak but this one has all the potential.

COSMIC ACT (Fawn dog, September 2014 Cosmic Rumble x Dewana Savanna) Well bred pup who came from box five on debut over 515m at Sandown on May 29 when beaten four lengths into second place by Chief Bale (29.69) Bit stiff to come up against one that runs that time in a Maiden when you’re having your first start. Better for the run and could go one better next time.

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