Talking breeding: College Causeway a road to success

THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending May 25, begins with a nice litter of 12 pups by the international stud success, College Causeway* (August 2006 Go Wild Teddy x College Tina).

Registered by Pearcedale breeder, Shona Crawford, the four dogs and eight bitches are from the well bred bitch, Go Go Pedro (October 2009 Where’s Pedro x Shall See), whose dam is by November Fury x Trios Pearl (Fortified Speed x Shy Flight).

She is from a litter of only two named, which included Where’s He Shall, with their dam’s only other litter, whelped in March 2012, by Talk’s Cheap, producing Lone Survivor, Cruiser’s Sol, Dream Collector, Exquisitus, Miss Society, My Girl Honey, Peregon Flyer and Shal She Rock.

Go Go Pedro raced 38 times for seven wins and 14 placings, winning five times over 520m at Cranbourne (30.59) and twice over 515m at Sandown (29.72).

She has two previous litters on file, the first, whelped in December 2013, by Dyna Lachlan, produced Pacific Cruiser, Pacific Dreamer, Pacific Gem, Pacific Impulse, Pacific Magic, Pacific Reed and Pacific Secret, who have all won races, then she whelped a litter of five dogs and seven bitches, in September 2014, by Talk’s Cheap.

Given their strong pedigree, and the success of the dam’s first litter, prospective buyers with future breeding in mind are sure to give plenty of attention to these well bred youngsters.

Ritza keeps on producing

Victorian litter registrationsNEXT we have a nice litter of five dogs and four bitches, registered by Grovedale breeder, John Finn, by Collision (August 2001 Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) from the proven producer, Ritza Night (November 2009 Where’s Pedro x Midnight Flare), whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Midnight Drama (Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rise).

Ritza Night is from a litter which included Midnight Snapper, Ritza Flare, Ritza Franky, Ritza Mitza, Ritza Ryder and Wild Midnight, with their dam also producing winners from her four other litters, whelped in August 2010 by Brett Lee, November 2011 by Bombastic Shiraz, February 2013 by Nitro Burst and June 2014 by Bella Infrared*.

On the track she raced 33 times, in Australia and New Zealand, for 11 wins and eight placings, winning four times over 545m at Otago (31.99), three times over 520m at Christchurch (30.31) and also over 520m at Wellington (29.82) in New Zealand, with two wins over 520m at Dapto (30.14) and a win over 535m at Richmond (30.84) in Australia.

She has winners on file from her first two litters, whelped in November 2012 by Fabregas and January 2014 by Turanza Bale, then has a litter of two dogs and five bitches whelped in October 2014, by Bombastic Shiraz and a litter of one dog and four bitches, whelped in June 2015 by Kiowa Mon Manny*.

Kiowa* litter

TOOLONG breeder, John Lenehan has a nice litter of nine pups on the list this week by the well bred, imported sire, Kiowa Producer (April 2011 Dragon Fire x Kay V Sweet Kay), whose US bred sire is by Brett Lee x Hoops Slamdunk*).

The two dogs and seven bitches are from the very well bred bitch, Gold Chalice (December 2010 Surf Lorian x Golden Gwen) whose dam is by Brett Lee x Natural Class (Lansley Bale x Hoppy’s Star).

She is from a good litter which included, Gold Kate, Gold Lass, Gold Max, Gold Town*, John And Jayjay and Pop’s Max, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in July 2009 by Bombastic Shiraz and February 2013 by Fear Zafonic*.

On the track she raced 51 times for 10 wins and nine placings, winning four times over 600m at The Meadows (34.75), where she also won over 525m (30.79), and won twice over 460m at Geelong (25.96) with single wins over 440m at Sale (25.09) and 513m at Traralgon (29.96) where she also won over 658m (38.81).

She is a proven producer, with winners from her first litter, whelped in November 2013 by Fear Zafonic* which included Blue Boy, Gold Bro, Gold Cup, Gold Magic, Golden Swan and Gwen’s Pick, then she has a March 2015 litter of three dogs and two bitches on file, by Cosmic Rumble.

Plenty of Magic

MYRNIONG breeder, Terry Kingcott has a litter of 10 pups on the list this week by outstanding stud success, Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous).

The six dogs and four bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Gotta Be Fancy (June 2010 Premier Fantasy* x Flash Fancy), whose dam is by Brett Lee x Miss Fancy (Barneys Alarm* x Gay’s Fancy).

She is from a very good litter of seven named, Fancy Choice, Fancy Tip, Fine And Fancy, Gold Trump, Just As Fancy and Tentens, who all won races, with their dam also producing winners from each of her six other litters, by Black Enforcer, Bombastic Shiraz, Collision (two litters) Kinloch Brae* and Spring Gun, which have resulting in a number of her offspring, both male and female, producing winners at stud.

Gotta Be Fancy raced 40 times for 12 wins and 13 placings, winning four times over 520m at Wentworth Park (29.95) and three times over 516m at Dubbo (30.04), with single wins over 515m at Gosford (29.78), 515m at Sandown (29.79), 535m at Richmond (31.00), 525m at The Meadows (30.26) and 450m at Bathurst (26.03), where she also won over 520m (30.13).

She has one previous litter of her own on file, whelped in October 2013, by Collision, with six named, Gotta Be Black, Myrniong Angel, Myrniong Fancy, Myrniong Girl, Myrniong Plow and Myrniong Star, who have all won races.

In a Whirl

OUR final litter for review from the Victorian list this week is a litter of 10 pups, registered by Kolora breeder, Kevin Dillon, by Vapour Whirl (May 2003 Ashigga x Broad Band).

The four dogs and six bitches are from the well bred bitch, Uno Sprite (November 2011 Magic Sprite x Uno Diva), whose dam is by Primo Uno x Another Diva (Hotshot x Arresting).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Solo Diva, Sunshine Diva and Sweet Diva, with their dam’s only other litter on file, also four named, whelped in August 2014 by Cosmic Chief, producing Jesterday, Seven Two, Son Of Irod and Who’s Irod.

Uno Sprite raced 69 times for six wins and 18 placings, winning twice over 460m at Geelong (25.98), where she also won over 400m (22.83) and won over 500m at Bendigo (28.34), 450m at Ballarat (25.80) and 350m up the straight at Healesville.

Worth noting in her form line, she was also placed nine times over 525m at The Meadows, and with a little bit more luck in running her form could have looked a lot better than it does.

NSW litters

NSW whelping reportTURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending February 7, we start this week’s review with two litters by Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale).

Greta breeder, Bradley Sabotic, registered the first of the two litters, which is six dogs and four bitches, from the well bred bitch, Kiera’s Charm (December 2009 Surgeon x Tranquil Heidi), whose dam is by Token Prince x Tranquil Touch (Just The Best x Tranquil Time).

Keira’s Charm is from a litter by the 2008 Melbourne Cup winner, Surgeon, which included Bully Bouncer, She’s A Delicate, She’s Slick, Special Surgeon, Sweet Beth, Swift Amy and Tsunami Joe, with their dam having winners on file from her two other litters, whelped in October 2008 by Collision and September 2010 by Two Up Larry.

On the track, Keira’s Charm raced 56 times for eight wins and 18 placings, winning four times over 429m at Muswellbrook (25.34), twice over 457m at Tamworth (26.57), with single wins over 400m at Warragul (23.16) and 530m at Mudgee (31.07).

She has one previous litter on file, whelped in October 2013, by Fancy Dean, with seven named, Lil’s Boy, Midnight Jetta, Midnight Mustang, Midnight Mystic, Midnight Panda, Midnight Trinket and Winnie Kicks.

Orange breeder, Greg Board has the other Barcia Bale litter, which has two dogs and five bitches, from the beautifully bred bitch, Spring Charlotte (March 2012 Mogambo x Focus Bale), whose dam is by WW Apple Jax x Ashton Bale (Farloe Melody* x Emma Lee Bale).

She is from a handy litter, which included Kwazulu Icon, Luzaka Icon, Plumb Quik, Spring Amanda and Zola Icon, with their dam also having winners on file from each of her two other litters, whelped in September 2011 by Go Wild Teddy, with four named all winning, then November 2012 by Spring Gun, with 11 named, including the prolific winner, Bangor Blaze.

Spring Charlotte raced 62 times for nine wins and 17 placings, winning four times over 525m at The Meadows (30.08), twice over 515m at Angle Park (30.19) and also over 400m at Geelong (22.54), 450m at Warrnambool (25.47) and also over 450m at Ballarat (25.65).

Greg also has a litter of one dog and three bitches on the list this week, by Nitro Burst (October 2006 Bombastic Shiraz x Hotburst) from the well bred bitch. Scarlett Cath (February 2009 Premier Fantasy* x Scarlett Spy).

Fernando Bale litter

GRANDCHESTER breeder, Tony Brett, has a litter of eight pups on the list this week by the recently retired, champion sprinter, Fernando Bale (March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen).

The three dogs and five bitches in the litter are from the very well bred bitch, Jetta’s Girl (November 2010 Surf Lorian x Kaycee Diva), whose dam is by Kiowa Sweet Trey* x Kay Cee Chambers (Big Ginger Boy x Abebe).

Jetta’s Girl is from a litter of 10 named, which included Black Book Bob, Catch The Lilly, Debt Overload, Lettuce Catch Up, Pearl Za Zinger, Pipeline Pro, Queen Lorian, Rustic Sunrise and Thunder Rocks, with their dam also having winners on file from a July 2011 litter by Collision and one named from a March 2014 litter by El Grand Señor.

On the track she raced 41 times for the good record of 18 wins and 13 placings, winning ten times over 520m at Albion Park (29.79), where she also won twice over 395m (22.63) and also over 331m (19.33), four times over 431m at Ipswich (24.64) and also over 407m at Grafton (23.00).

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

Kobble Creek litter

ABERGLASSLYN breeder, James McJannet, turns the closk back a bit this week, with a litter of nine pups by Kobble Creek (November 1996 Gun Law Osti x Trojan Tears), whose dam is by New Tears x Tear’s Girl (Kismet Range x Tear’s Laddie).

The two dogs and seven bitches in the litter are from the very well bred bitch, Super Zippy (September 2010 Collide x Nippy As), whose dam is by Craigie Whistler* x Zippy Xena (Bobniak x Flying Amy).

She is from a handy litter which included All My Life, Miss Missile, Seinfeld and Shintaro Katana, with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in November 2009 by Superman, producing Black Spice, Glenferrie Lass, Kennel Of Roses, prolific winner Paper Chaser, Rock Man, Super Hirdy, Super Junior and Super Lady.

Super Zippy raced 55 times for six wins and 19 placings, winning twice over 500m at Bendigo (26.93), twice over 390m at Shepparton (22.53) where she also won over 450m (25.92), and won over 390m at Warrnambool.

Spring litter for Grace

NEXT we have a nice litter of eight pups, registered by Cootamundra breeder, Thelma O’Keefe, by Spring Gun (June 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain).

The seven dogs and one bitch in the litter are from the well bred bitch, Osti’s Grace (December 2009 Hallucinate x Special Osti), whose dam is by Placard x Elite Osti (Star Title x Enchanted Osti).

She is from one of her dam’s seven litters, which included Daniel Duncombe, Mr. Massey, Osti’s Ruby, Rock Magic and Terra Magic, with their dam producing winners from each of her six other litters, by Bit Chili, Bombastic Shiraz, Collision, Cosmic Rumble, Premier Fantasy* and Pure Octane, with a total of 39 named offspring.

Osti’s Grace raced 75 times for the good record of 30 wins and 26 placings, winning seven times over 520m at Young (30.09), where she also won over 645m (38.86), four times over 516m at Wagga (29.91) four times over 530m at Canberra (30.50), where she also won twice over 310m (17.92) and twice over 600m (34.91), three times over 524m at Cowra (30.36), where she also won over 453m (25.92), three times over 570m at Temora (33.00) , where she also won over 520m (33.00) and also over 520m (30.16) and 618m (36.65) at Bathurst.

She has three named offspring on file from her first litter, of three dogs and three bitches, whelped in January 2014, by Smooth Fancy, named, Daryl’s Desire, Donna’s Desire and Terry’s Desire, all early winners.

Eight for Pedro

ILLABO breeder, Peter Sims, has our final litter for review this week from the NSW list, eight pups by the outstanding stud success, Where’s Pedro (April 2002 Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel), who sadly is no longer with us.

There are three dogs and five bitches in the litter, who are from the very well bred bitch, Lonesome Jett (April 2012 Lonesome Cry* x Seize The Moment), whose dam is by Awesome McLaren x Flashy Fool (Just The Best x Vesuvious).

She is from a litter of three named, which included Cry Harry and Velocity Melzon, with their dam also producing winners from both of her other litters, whelped in March 2011 by Bombastic Shiraz and March 2014 by Brett Lee.

Lonesome Jett raced 13 times for five wins and two placings, winning twice over 460m at Geelong (25.57) and also over 450m at Shepparton (25.33), 425m at Bendigo (23.70) and 450m at Ballarat (25.91) and worth noting she was also placed over 515m at Sandown.

Victorian Stud Services

STUD service registrations for the month of February, released by GRV showed 41 services registered from 28 different sires, with Barcia Bale and Fernando Bale the most popular sires with breeders for the month, with four services each, followed by Magic Sprite with three, then Banjo Boy, Dyna Double One, My Bro Fabio and Spud Regis, with two each completing the list of sires with multiple services.

Looking at the combined figures for January and February, Fenrando Bale heads the list with 11, followed by Dyna Double On with 8, Barcia Bale 7, Magic Sprite 6, Banjo Boy 5, My Bro Fabio and Nolen 4 each, Hostile, Kinloch Brae*, Premier Fantasy* and Stagger 3 each, then Bella Infrared*, Echelon, Fabregas, General Destini, Jagger Swagger, Kiowa Mon Manny*, Paradise Madison*, Spud Regis and Vee Man Vane with 2 each completing the list of sires with multiple services.

Race A Chaser syndications

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

Al Moran 0-1, Bartrim Bale 1-1, Banjo Boy 2-5, Barcia Bale 4-7, Bekim Bale 0-1, Bella Infrared* 1-2, Big Daddy Cool 0-1, Black Magic Opal 0-1, Blue Giant 0-1, Cape Hawke 1-1, College Causeway* 1-1, Cosmic Rumble 1-2, Don’t Knocka Him 0-1, Dyna Double One 3-8, Dyna Villa 1-1, Dyna Tron 0-1, Early Return 0-1, Echelon 0-2, Elite State 1-1, Fabregas 0-2, Fernando Bale 4-11, General Destini 0-2, Glen Gallon 1-1, Hostile 0-3, Jagger Swagger 0-2, Jarvis Bale 1-1, Kayda Shae 1-1, Kelsos Fusileer* 0-1, Kinloch Brae* 1-3, Kiowa Mon Manny* 1-2, Knocka Norris 0-1, Magic Sprite 3-6, My Bro Fabio 2-4, Nitro Burst 0-1, Nolen 1-4, Paradise Madison* 0-2, Premier Boloney 1-3, Premier Fantasy* 0-1, Razldazl Jayfkay* 1-1, Sisco Rage 0-1, Smoke Home 0-1, Speed Series 0-1, Spud Regis 2-2, Stagger 1-3, Swift Fancy 1-1, Taylors Sky* 1-1, Turanza Bale 1-1, Vee Man Vane 0-2, Walk Hard 1-1, Westmead Osprey* 0-1, and Where’s Pedro 1-1.

Peter Mosman Classic

ALL roads lead to Wentworth Park on Saturday night for the running of the final of the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic worth $75,000 to the winner.

The classic was first run at Harold Park in 1952 when won by Robin Buchanan, when the race was known as the Bi-Annual Classic, which remained the same until 1988 when the GBOTA renamed the race honoring legendary administrator, the late Peter Mosman.

Like all other GBOTA features, it moved with the club to Wentworth Park in 1987, and its long history has produced some outstanding winners over the years, Miss Oakley (1953), Tell You Why (1959), Classy Jane (the dam of Black Top 1960), Rokoko (1968) The Smoother (1970), Satan’s Legend (1978), Tegimi (1979), Promises Free (1982), Brother Fox (1985), Farmer Wilson (1991), How’s The Fort (1992), Worthy Reward (1993), Tap Dance (1994), Solve The Puzzle (1998), Great Wish (1999), Winsome Dollars (2001), Surf Lorian (2004), Tuiaki (2010), and a trio of Wheeler owned winners, Allen Harper, Garrick Bale and the mighty Xylia Allen, before last year’s winner, superstar Fernando Bale made it four in a row for them.

Looking at this year’s race from a breeding perspective it is really interesting with seven different sires being represented and only Golden Easter Egg winner Cosmic Rumble having dual runners.

We recently had a feature profile on Buck Fever (December 2009 Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl) the sire of Buck Forty (January 2014 Buck Fever x Fancy Jaffa), and now his son has a chance to give him his second Group 1 winner, after Bourbski Fever won the Group 1 Bold Trease at Sandown last year.

Buck Fever is from a very good litter which includes Buck Stop, Burn One Down, Chocolate Fever, Gully Fever, Hawkesbury Fever and Moonshine Mandy.

Drawn nicely in box two, I think Buck Forty will be in the race all the way and is good enough to go on and win, with El Magnifico drawn out wide and having to get across, the biggest danger, and Ritza Lenny who should have the run of the race for third.

Coursing

Coursing is at Lang Lang this week where the second day of the two day meeting will see the conclusion of the Syl Doyle Puppy Championship ($3,695 to the winner, $1250 runner up and $295 semi finalists) the main feature on the program.

Some very talented young puppies have made their way to the last stages which will play out between, Sugar Hit Johnny, Dewana Express, Johnnie Red, Elram Girl, Nicky Dal and Delta Bad Hand.

The main support event, the Ray Boundy Memorial ($1095 winner, $425 runner up $255 semi finalists) is the main support even and is down to the last four, Ribacola, Happy Hour, Better Than This and Amlin Prince.

The Gippsland Cup ($750 to the winner, $300 runner Up and $200 semi finalists) is down to the last eight, Onya Jatt, Why Not Barrell, Canya Keato, Bling Worthy, Why Not Mick, Amlin Mystique, Contemplate and Bring Sexy Back.

The first course starts at 10.00am, full canteen and bar facilities available, with supporting events dependent on entries, but it is sure to be a great day out.

Bred to win

HOOTER HARNETT (Black Dog, February 2014 Oaks Road x Mulberry Street). Lightly raced with 15 starts for six wins and three placings. Three wins from four starts, over 565m at Maitland, 700m at Bathurst and 731m at Gosford before stepping up in class when second from box 4 over 720m at Wentworth Park on June 18, behind Iona Muffin. That was only his second start at Wentworth Park and he looks an impressive type who is certain to win there shortly.

MAKO (Black Dog, June 2014 Barcia Bale x Glory Of Love). Nine starts for three wins and five placings. Four seconds in a row, Wentworth Park, Bulli and Wentworth Park including a heat of the Mosman Classic behind Sausage Sizzle, before being outclassed in the semi final won by Shima Song, Buck Forty and Reefton Treasure. Wait till he steps out in something easier shortly.

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