Talking breeding: Buck Fever-Reverberate litter top of class

THIS week’s review of litters from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending January is starts with a litter of seven pups, registered by Illabo breeder, Peter Sims, by the outstanding stud prospect, Buck Fever (December 2009 Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl) whose dam is by History Lesson x Naughty Thoughts (Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rain).

The two dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Reverberate (December 2010 Premier Fantasy* x Surpassing) whose dam is by Collision x Frosty Fruits (Just The Best x Reckless Abandon).

She is from a very good litter which included, Anathema, Dozen Points, Incumbent, Inside Edge, Jagger Swagger, King Slayer, Nifty Ellie, Passed Fantasy and Screaming Bikini.

Their dam also produced winners from her other two litters on file, whelped in October 2012 by Where’s Pedro and November 2013 by Brett Lee.

Reverberate proved herself a top class stayer on WA tracks, with her overall race record reading, 83 starts for 24 wins, 23 seconds and 17 thirds.

She won 11 races over 715m at Cannington (41.97), where she also won six times over 642m (37.30) and three times over 530m (30.64), with two wins over 647m at Mandurah (36.69) and wins over 400m (23.29) and 460m (26.66) at Warragul in Victoria before she went west.

Buck Fever is from a litter which included Bush Song, Dream Lee, Gundabooka, Hillbilly Deluxe, Moonhine Sally, Moonshine Shadow, Ultimate Chance, Western Heart and Western Pearl.

On the track he raced 18 times for six wins and five placings, winning twice over 450m at Bathurst (26.20) , where he also won over 520m (29.47) with additional wins over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.15) 450m at Maitland (25.14) and 515m at Bulli (28.94).

He is a half brother to Shakey Jakey and according to my breeding records, he has had offspring race from four litters to date, whelped in October 2013 from Midnight Movie, December 13 from Illegal Lengths, January 2014 from Fancy Jaffa and January 2014 by Bailey’s Express and his name has burst into the spotlight in the last couple of months through the efforts of the very smart sprinter Buck Forty, and the brilliant but still learning, sprinter/stayer Burn One Down, both from the Fancy Jaffa litter.

Certainly plenty to like about the potential of this litter, Peter, which I imagine will generate plenty of interest as more of the offspring of this promising sire hit the tracks.

Collision litter on Exhibition

NSW whelping reportNEXT we have a litter of ten pups, registered by Darryl Chapman, from Whiteman’s Creek, by Collision (August 2001 Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) which should create plenty of interest amongst potential buyers with future breeding in mind.

The two dogs and eight bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Exhibitionist (December 2011 Superman x Naughty Nicki), whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Outrageous Angel (Proper Tears x Pumpkin).

She is from a handy litter which included, Abbreviate, Anthony’s Boy, Lacey Lois, Super Princess, Super’s Son, Total Blonde and Unbound, with their dam’s only other listed litter, whelped in March 2014 producing Conductress, Samba King and Samba Law.

On the track she raced 53 times for 17 wins and 12 placings, winning six times over 520m at Albion Park (29.91), three times over 520m at Ipswich (30.33) where she also won over 431m (25.29), twice over 407m at Grafton (23.04), twice over 520m at Dapto (29.71) and also over 520m at Wentworth Park (29.70), 510m at Rockhampton (29.43) and 520m at Lismore (30.31).

She was a finalist in the 2013 Group 1 Brisbane Cup and the 2013 Group 2 Dapto Auction final with placings in the 2014 Townsville Cup and the 2014 Rockhampton Cup.

Tia has hope

OURA breeder, Tia Robertson has our next litter for review, which has eight pups by National Sprint Championship winner, Fabregas (October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch).

The three dogs and five bitches in the litter are from the 2010 Bulli N Barley Cup winner, Sunlit Hope (February 2008 Phoenix Ice* x Sunlit Waters) whose dam is by Head Honcho x Moonlit Waters (Billy Binjang x Harrietville).

She is from a litter which included Alfresco Frenchy, French Cake, She’s A Sunlit, Sunlit Joe, Sinlit Leo and Sunlit Road, with their dam also producing winners from her other litters, by Legs Ahoy, Placard and Stately Bird.

Sunlit Hope raced 70 times for 17 wins and 26 placings, winning seven times over 400m at Wagga (23.10) where she also won over 516m (30.47), won twice over 457m at Temora (26.34) where she also won over 311m (18.49) and won over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.83).

She has winners on file from her first two litters, whelped in April 2012 by Knocka Norris and July 2013 by Magic Sprite so it will be interesting to keep an eye on this litter.

Eight Panthers

OUR final litter from this week’s NSW list is one of eight pups, registered by Swan Bay breeder, Alexander Verhagen, by the well rated international sire, Milldean Panther (December 2009 College Causeway* x Auld Nag).

The five dogs and three pups in the litter are from the beautifully bred bitch, Rybenbrook Britt (April 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Flick The Switch) whose dam is by Hallucinate x Thai Again (Token Prince x Thai Magic).

She is from a handy litter which included Caught The Eye, Rybenbrook, Rybenbrook Belle, Rybenbrook Flash, Rybenbrook Flick and Rybenbrook Josh.

Their dam, Flick The Switch only has one other litter on file with named offspring, whelped in September 2010 by Premier Fantasy* which produced, Adelina Pines, Cheergirl, Colossal Fantasy and Turbo Switch.

On the track she raced 85 times for eight wins and 33 placings, winning six times over 520m at Albion Park (30.45) and twice over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.21).

Tune that Banjo

Victorian Litter RegistrationsTURNING our attention to the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending April 27, our first litter for review, registered by Kilmore breeder, Kevin Lingard, has six pups by highly rated stud prospect Banjo Boy (April 2011 Vee Man Vane x Off Springer).

The three dogs and three bitches in the litter are from the well bred bitch, Altolite (January 2011 Mantra Lad x Elite Siyan) whose dam is by Elite State x Show Stopper (Black Shiraz x Top Show Belle).

She is from a litter which included Alpha Centauri, Bella Choice, Magic Mantra, Polkadot Flyer and Silver Fresco, with their dam having only other named offspring on file, Milburn Gold, who was whelped in March 2013 by El Grand Senor.

On the track she raced 34 times for six wins and 10 placings, winning twice over 500m at Bendigo (28.26), twice over 520m at Cranbourne (30.50) and also over 450m at Shepparton (25.55) and 450m at Ballarat (25.82).

Plenty of Magic

TWO litters on the Victorian list this week by outstanding stud success Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous) with seven pups in the first litter, registered by Manifold Heights breeder, Mark Pearson, from the well bred bitch, Crystal Cash (November 2009 Knocka Norris x Surf Queen) whose dam is by Surf Lorian x Queen Size (Deep North x Ultra Queen).

She is from her dam’s first litter by Knocka Norris, which included Alleviate, Don’t Knocka Him, Knocka Down, Little Miss Hap, Powers Back, Scissor Queen and Surf Sticka.

The repeat mating to Knocka Norris resulted in a May 2012 whelping which produced Court Jester, Deceptive Size, Good Size, Jules Norris, Lucy Norris, Silvi Norris, Surf Jester, Tear Away Size and Universal Size.

Surf Queen also has litters on file whelped in December 2008 by Pure Octane, June 2011 by Fear Zafonic*, January 2013 by Brett Lee and October 2013 by Head Bound.

Crystal Cash has two named offspring on file, Emilia Cash and Little Written, who were whelped in February 2014 by Cosmic Chief, but this really is a beautifully bred litter, bred along successful lines, so keep an eye out for her offspring in the future.

Purnim breeder, Danny Kelly has the second Magic Sprite litter, which has three dogs and one bitch, from the well bred bitch, Skye Creek (July 2010 High Earner x Bogie Style) whose dam is by Surf Lorian x Bogie Blitz (Placard x Young Title).

She is from a litter which included Bogie Dawn, Bogie High, Herman, Sunset Sky, Velocity High and Without Wizard, with their dam, Bogie Skye, also producing some very good winners from her four other litters, whelped in March 2009 and June 2011 by Collision, June 2012 by College Causeway* and April 2014 by Bekim Bale.

Skye Creek raced 50 times for six wins and 19 placings, winning twice over 400m at Geelong (23.09), where she also won over 460m (26.28), twice over 450m at Warrnambool (25.87) and also over 480m at Horsham (27.45).

She has one named offspring on file, Stellar Creek, from her first litter, whelped in May 2014 by Golden Easter Egg winner Cosmic Rumble.

Six Hawks*

BURBANK breeder, Sheila Donlon has our final litter for review from this week’s Victorian list, which has six pups by International stud success Westmead Hawk* (May 2003 Sonic Flight x Mega Delight).

The three dogs and three bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Maysoon Kahn (August 2011 Brett Lee x Another Request) whose dam is by Collision x Double Guess (Wild Season x Roxy Reason).

Race A Chaser syndications

She is from a litter which included Acoustic Kahn, Avatar Honey, Billy’s Girl, Genghis Kahn, Media Kahn and Zulu Kahn, with their dam also producing winners from each of her two other litters, whelped in March 2012 by Premier Fantasy* and October 2013 by Magic Sprite.

On the track she raced 80 times for the handy record of 15 wins and 25 placings, winning five times over 395m at Albion Park (22.53) where she also won three times over 520m (30.39) and once over 331m (19.00), won twice over 515m at Angle Park in SA (30.28) where she also won over 388m (22.53), twice over 400m at Gawler (22.52) and also won over 390m at Ballarat (22.27) and 425m at Bendigo (24.42).

She certainly did plenty of travelling during her time on the track but showed her versatility with a 50% overall strike rate, combined with her impressive pedigree and that of Westmead Hawk*, this litter should do pretty well Sheila, good luck with it.

NSW Stud Services

STUD Service figures released by GRNSW for the month of January showed a total of 47 services were registered for the month, by 30 different sires, with those with multiple services being Dyna Double One with 5, Fernando Bale 4, Bekim Bale, Dyna Villa and Fabregas 3 each, Barcia Bale, Cosmic Rumble, Don’t Knocka Him and Swift Fancy with two each.

Looking through the full list of sires with services registered in January in NSW, in alphabetical order, we have, Awesome Project 1, Banjo Boy 1, Barcia Bale 2, Bekim Bale 3, Buck Fever 1, Cawbourne Frank 1, Collision 1, Cosmic Rumble 2, Dalalla 1, Don’t Knocka Him 2, Dyna Double One 5, Dyna Villa 3, El Grand Senor 1, Fabregas 3, Fernando Bale 4, Hades Rocket 1, Jagger Swagger 1, Jarvis Bale 1, Johnny Fire 1, KC And All* 1, Kiowa Producer 1, Magic Sprite 1, Milldean Panther* 1, Oaks Road 1, Paddy’s Flame 1, Paradise Madison* 1, Ruff It 1, Swift Fancy 2, Turanza Bale 1 and Yahoo Omar* 1.

Coursing off to a great start

COURSING in Victoria is still alive and very well in fact with strong 12 event programs being conducted every fortnight from May through until the end of August on coursing tracks at Benalla, Lang Lang, and Longwood, with three clubs still participating, Melton, Weribee and the Victoria Coursing Clubs still participating without having their own current facilities operating.

Australian Racing Greyhound will be featuring regular coursing results throughout the season in Talking Breeding with the co-operation of new NCA Secretary Sue Delaney.

The National Coursing Association, who run coursing in Victoria is headed by President- Peter Craig (Lang Lang), Vice President- Geoff Villenger (GOTBA), Treasurer- Heather Villenger (VCC) Secretary- Mrs Sue Delaney (Melton) who can be contacted on (03) 9740 0444, Mobile 0425 737 418 or by email at [email protected], along with Club representatives, John Van Echteld and Lionel Kraemer (Lang Lang), John Barnsby (Werribee), John Maple (VCC), John McFarlane (Melton), Gary Robinson (Longwood) and Carolyn Mills (Benalla).

This year’s coursing started with two additional picnic meetings (Catch on to Coursing), at Longwood and Lang Lang, mainly for newcomers wanting to see what happens, with these meetings only running two courses in each event, with no prizemoney, but trophies provided by generous club sponsors.

The season proper got underway on April 24 with a 12 event all maiden meeting at Benalla, followed by a further 12 all maiden meeting at Lang Lang on May 1, featuring the traditional 8 dog events run off in three courses over the day.

The first of the season’s feature events was run at Lang Lang on May 15, with the club hosting the traditional Werribee Cup meeting for the Werribee Club, who currently do not have their own facility.

The main event on the program, for the best 8 all aged greyhounds nominated was won by Keith Hellmuth’s Flash Riot (Barcia Bale x Raya Riot) who defeated the David Dawson trained, Baines Park in the final.

The main support event was the JN Smith all Aged stake, which was won by the Andrew Paraskevis trained Better Than This (Knocka Norris x Father Of Mine) who defeated the David Dawson trained Go Go Danni.

The Werribee Club named the Noel Ryan 1 win limit stake in honour of former Coursing stalwart Noel Ryan, who passed away just a few weeks ago, and this was won by David Chiu’s Sun Choice (Magic Sprite x Lovely Time) who was too good for Murray Hehir’s Rambo’s Party in the final.

Winners of the remaining events on the program, the Dog, Bitch and mixed Puppy events and maidens, were won by: Johnnie Red (Spring Gun x Allez Bijou) Tr. R. McRae, Elram Girl (Enry Walt x Arnie’s Star) Tr. S. Jack, He’s Worthy (Cosmic Rumble x Pure Peaches ) Tr. H. Borschmann, Adam Handler (Cosmic Rumble x Dolly’s Hand) Tr. D. Dean, Why Not George (Enry Want x Why Not Lizzie) Tr. W> Gray, Pure Zest (Surf Lorian x Meticulous Ruby) Tr. J. Spizziri, Galmist (Barcia Bale x Motorette) Tr. P. Knott, Queen Labertha (Barcia Bale x Holy Thunder) Tr. T. Curtain, and Hello Jazzy (Barcia Bale x Hello Sienna) Tr. J. Risk.

During the season Talking Breeding will be providing our own, exclusive, regular Coursing Sires and Brood Bitch Lists, detailing the Sires and Dams of all Winners, with respective sires and brood bitches going on to the list with minimum of one winner, with the two figures for each sire or dam, representing wins and runners ups.

2016 Coursing Sires List – 3 meetings to May 15.

Barcia Bale 5-3, Cosmic Rumble 5-2, Spring Gun 3-3, Magic Sprite 3-1, Enry Walt 3-0, Knocka Norris 2-0, Surf Lorian 2-0, Dyna Tron 1-3, El Grand Senor 1-2, Cape Hawke 1-1, Glen Gallon 1-1, Kinloch Brae* 1-1, Vee Man Vane 1-1, Bekim Bale 1-0, Cosmic Chief 1-0, Fabregas 1-0, Goodesy 1-0, Nolen 1-0, Swift Fancy 1-0 and Wild Season 1-0.

2016 Coursing Brood Bitch List – 3 meetings to May 15

Michael Webb coursingAllez Bijou 2-3, Holy Thunder 2-1, Arnie’s Star 2-0, Lovely Time2-0, Magic Castle 2-0, Wildcard Lass 2-0, After Party 1-1, Sick Money 1-1, Alotta Mojo 1-0, Amy Be Good 1-1, Crystal Hand 1-0, Dolly’s Hand 1-0, Elite Madam 1-0, Elusive Fantasy 1-0, Father Of Mine, Gobbledock 1-0, Hello Sienna 1-0, Hybrid Theory 1-0, Guru Doll 1-0, La Voca 1-0, Lagoon Holly, Meticulous Ruby 1-0, Motorette 1-0, Pure Peaches 1-0, Raya Riot 1-0, Sistermatic 1-0, Tian Mi Mi 1-0, and Time And Money 1-0.

Coursing this coming Sunday, May 29 is at Lang Lang where the club will be playing host to the Victoria Coursing Club, where the main event will be the time honoured Victoria Coursing Club Cup for the best 8 all aged greyhounds nominated, with an all aged overflow and ten other supporting events.

The field for the Victoria Coursing Club Cup ($825 win, $235 Runner up, $55 defeat semi finalists)

Flash Riot v Forheza
Better Than This v Sun Choice
Dewana Result v Full On Bling
Baines Park v Puzzle And Me

If you you’ve never had a look at Coursing, set your Sat Nav for McDonalds Track, Lang Lang, or use your good old fashioned Melway and take the trip to Lang Lang, first course 10.00am, catering is great and the bar is operating.
Thanks to Sue Delaney for the great photo of 18 year old NCA slipper, Michael Webb safely dispatching a pair at the recent, season opening, Benalla All Maiden meeting.

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