Talking breeding: Future of litters up in the air after NSW ban

AMIDST all the turmoil created by the NSW Premier’s decision last week to end greyhound racing in June next year, we still have litters being whelped and registered, with the biggest problem now being the future of these well bred youngsters from the litters we are about to review.

With the controversial decision announced by the Premier still to go before the Parliament, and the courts as well judging by the number of angry social media comments, groups formed, petitions prepared, and having said all that I, think it is fair to say, the fight is just beginning. Who knows where and when it will end, there are thousands of greyhound owners, trainers, breeders, breakers and rearers around the country who still have dogs to attend to, and for now we must give them our full attention.

Our review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending February 29 begins with a nice litter of ten pups by the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner, Dyna Villa (October 2014 Collision x Roxio Bale).

Registered by Logan Village breeder, Darry McGrath, the litter of one dog and nine bitches are from the well bred, short course winner, Miss Elly Mac (February 2009 Regal Brett x Mississippi Heat), whose dam is by Token Prince x Likely Excuse (Black Shiraz x True Angel).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Elly, Ember Attack and Firetrail, with their dam’s only other litter on file, with seven named, whelped in March 2008, by Big Daddy Cool).

On the track, Miss Elly Mac raced 45 times for 12 wins and 12 placings, winning six times over 395 metres at Albion Park (22.30), three times over 411 metres at Casino (23.20) where she also won over 484 metres (28.02) and won twice over 366 metres at Capalaba (20.33).

She is already a proven producer with winners from her litter of ten named, whelped in May 2013, by El Grand Senor which produced, Abbey Kebabbey, Abby, Coco, Cuzzy Bromac, Macarena Miss, Miss Mulligan, Miss Rickus, Sip Of Shiraz, Sum Ting Wong and Turnaroud Tobe.

Two Grand litters

NSW whelping report TWO litters on the list this week by another Melbourne Cup winner, this time the 2010 winner, El Grand Senor (April 2008 Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Girl).

The first of the two litters has ten pups, registered by Forest Reefs breeder Mark Wicks, from the well bred bitch, Can’t Be Sure (September 2009 Bond x Forest Fever), whose dam is by Royal Pilgrim x Elly’s Bid (West Cape x Miss Danella).

She is from a litter which included Black Hustler, Blitz’em Bond, Final Answer and Shine The Light, with their dam’s only other litter on file, one of seven named, whelped in September 2006 by Most Awesome.

Can’t Be Sure was lightly raced, with just eight starts from which she has the good record of four wins and one placing, winning four times over 520 metres at Bathurst (29.73) where she did most of her racing, with her placing over 453 metres at Cowra.

She has one previous litter on file, four dogs and five bitches, whelped in February 2015, by yet another Melbourne Cup winner, Dyna Tron (February 2009 Collision x Gold Rush Bale) who won the race in 2011.

Budgewoi breeder, Harborne Barnes, has the second El Grand Senor litter, which has seven dogs and two bitches, from the well bred bitch, Winsome Courtney (February 2012 Bit Chili x Ramblin’ Ruby), whosedam is by No Intent x Ruby Red Lips (Token Prince x Osti’s Dream).

She is from a litter of nine named, which included Winsome Annie, Winsome Benji, Winsome Henry, Winsome Jake9, Winsome Max, Winsome Mitch, Winsome Tessie and Winsome Tommy, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in December 2010 by Where’s Pedro and April 2013 by El Grand Señor.

On the track she raced 37 times for four wins and six placings, winning twice over 520 metres at Dapto (30.27) and also over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (30.27) and 630 metres at Nowra (37.53) and noted in her placings she finished second twice over 535 metres at Richmond.

A dozen for Marlow

NEXT we have a nice litter of twelve pups by 2010 Group 1 Paws Of Thunder winner, now successful sire, Lochinvar Marlow (July 2007 Bombastic Shiraz x Sensation Lee).

Registered by Melba breeder, Alanna Orbel) the seven dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Minnesota Snow (February 2012 Solve The Puzzle x Chinatown Babe), whose dam is by Fortified Rush x Counter Power (Gun Law Osti x Silver Wish).

She is from a litter which included Kikem Silver, Kikem Wish, Minnesota Miss, and She’s All Noble, with their dam also having winners on file from six other litters, by Collision, Elite State, Lilli Pilli Lad (twice) Spring Gun and Where’s Pedro.

It was her first litter, whelped in December 2005, by Lilli Pilli Lad that gave her a good start as a brood bitch, producing Arctic Silver, Avalon Chief, Cheryl’s Lass, outstanding stayers Chinatown Lad and Fallen Zorro, Kris’s Idol and Lucky Gavin.
Chinatown Lad won the Group 1 Sandown Cup and Group 1 Albion Park Gold Cup, the Group 3 Swan Challenge and Group 3 Chairman’s Cup and set three track records, at Wentworth Park, Cannington and Devonport.

Fallen Zorro was the 2008 Sandown Greyhound Of The Year, winning the Group 2 McKenna Memorial and the Group 2 Bold Trease, as well as the Group 3 Australian Stayers and Group 3 Hume Cup, and she also set a track record over 642 metres at Cannington.

Paddy Whacker litter

Mullion Creek breeder, Wayne Prestwidge, has a nice litter of eight pups on the list this week by the Canadian bred, imported sire Paddy Whacker* (July 2008 Heart Rumble x Spicy Candy).

The four dogs and four bitches in the litter are from the beautifully bred bitch, Full Of Fancy (October 2011 Smooth Fancy x Prodigal Child), whose dam is by Brett Lee x Fancy Candy (Light Of Fire x Miss Fancy) and as we have mentioned a couple of times in recent weeks, Miss Fancy is by the successful import Barneys Alarm* x Gay’s Fancy.

Race A Chaser syndications

Full Of Fancy is from a litter which included, Cawbourne Impact, Cawbourne Power, Cawbourne Tip, Chloe’s Prodigy and Molly’s Child, with their dam also having winners on file from two other litters, whelped in April 2010 by Collision and March 2014 by Elite State.

On the track she only raced twice, both times over 327 metres at Cowra where she was unplaced, but she certainly has the pedigree to expect her to be a successful brood bitch.

Well done Greg

ST MARYS breeder, Greg Sprod, has our final litter for review from this week’s NSW list, with nine pups by former 525 metres track record holder at The Meadows, Turanza Bale (July 2006 Primo Uno x Daishi Bale).

The four dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, All To Well (May 2012 Collision x Kiacatoo Pearl), whose dam is by History Lesson x Naughty Thoughts (Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rain).

She is from a very good litter, which included Black Jack Billy, Coolabah Blue, Long Range, Molong Express, Moonshine Lady, Old Mexico, Pay The Debt, Shakey Jakey and Trixie Queen, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters on file, whelped in December 2009 by Brett Lee (which included Buck Fever, Dream Lee and Moonshine Sally) and September 2011 by El Grand Senor (which included Boppa Louie, Dusty Moonshine, Moonshine Pearl and Moonshine Taylah).

All To Well raced five times for three wins and one placing, winning twice over 618 metres at Bathurst (35.95) and also over 618 metres at Richmond (35.30).

Victorian litters

TURNING our attention to the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending June 14, our first litter for review is one of six pups by the beautifully bred, stud prospec, Banjo Boy (April 2011 Vee Man Vane x Off Springer).

The five dogs and one bitch, registered by Heathcote breeder Raymond Henness, are from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Night Dream (May 2014 Collision x Dream Rattler) whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Greys Leomn Ice* (Gable Dodge x Greys Freeflight).

Night Dream is from her dam’s only litter, which included Groovy Tiger, Hurricane Josh, Kokos and Ultimate Rattler, and judging by her pedigree, I would suggest these well bred youngsters are well worth following.

Peter’s two litters

Victorian Litter RegistrationsGRASSMERE breeder, Peter Hubbard, has two nice litters on the Victorian list, from litter sisters, with eight pups in the first litter, by Bekim Bale (October 2009 Bartrim Bale x Amelia Bale).

The four dogs and four bitches are from the well bred bitch, Cairnlea Ellie (December 2011 Mogambo x Della Bale), whose dam is by Collision x Minkara Bale (Rage Of Fury x Basco Bale).

She is from a litter of seven named, which included Cairnlea Ethan, Cairnlea Layla, Cairnlea Peter, Kolora Mogambo, Kolora Morpheus and Kolora Princess, with their dam’s only two other named offspring, Cairnlea Claire and Roxy Mac, whelped in January 2010 by Where’s Pedro.

Cairnlea Ellie raced 43 times for the handy record of 19 wins and eight placings, winning Twice over 400 metres at Warragul (22.65), twice over 390 metres at Warrnambool (22.10), where she also won twice over 450 metres (25.28), twice over 400 metres at Geelong (22.39), where she also won twice over 460 metres (25.06) and twice over 520 metres (29.96), with single wins over 515 metres at Sandown (29.70), 525 metres at The Meadows (30.20), 450 metres at Shepparton (25.42), 450 metres at Ballarat (25.43), 350 metres at Healesville (19.30), 480 metres at Horsham (27.14) and 400 metres at Mt Gambier (23.22).

She has one previous litter on file, with seven dogs and five bitches, whelped in April 2015, by successful, now deceased international sire, Premier Fantasy*.

Peter’s other litter is three dogs and six bitches, by US sire Bella Infrared* (July 2009 Kiowa Mon Manny x Bella Ionic) from Cairnlea Ellie’s litter sister, Cairnlea Layla.

She raced 45 times, mostly in South Australia and had a handy record as well, with 21 wins and eleven placings, winning nine times over 515 metres at Angle Park (29.44), where she also won over 388 metres (22.46), and five times over the tricky 531 metres at Gawler (30.37), with three wins over 515 metres at Sandown Park in Melbourne (29.73).

She has one previous litter on file, with just the one dog and one bitch pup, whelped in July 2015 by leading Victorian Metropolitan sire , Barcia Bale.

Interesting to note that Bella Infrared* is now 14th on the Victorian Metropolitan Sires list at the end of June, with 22 wins and 19 placings, from four individual winners from the one litter, Demon Bale 8 wins, Felton Bale 6 wins, Eren Bale 5 and Helma Bale 3 wins, who are out of a March 2014 litter, from Fyna Bale (October 2009 Bartrim Bale x Amelia Bale) who is a litter sister to Bekim Bale.

Eleven for Lachlan

NEXT we have a nice litter of eleven pups by the 2010 Australian Cup winner, Dyna Lachlan (February 2007 Go Wild Teddy x Benden Flex).

Registered by Mickleham breeder, Christopher Van Lieshout) the four dogs and seven pups are from the very well bred bitch (Fay The Weapon (November 2011 Tuiaki x Jessica Nimbus), whose dam is by Lethal Weapon x Runaway Tiger (Prince Of Tigers x Shadow Osti).

Worth recalling that Group 2 Peter Mosman Classic winner Tuiaki is by Premier Fantasy* x Shireen’s Habit, and Shadow Osti, the grand dam of Jessica Nimbus, is by Shining Chariot x Osti’s Shadow (Admiral Lynch x Osti Lee).

Fay The Weapon is from a litter of two named, which included Kay The Weapon, and their dam also produced winners from both of her other litters, whelped in April 2009 by Mogambo and April 2010 by Spiral Nikita*.

On the track she raced 19 times for four wins and seven placings, winning twice over 520 metres at Nowra (30.18) and twice over 520 metres at Dapto (30.38) and worth noting she was placed over 520 metres at Wentworth Park.

Double Burst

Victorian Metro SiresWE conclude this week’s review of litters from the Victorian list with two litters by the beautifully bred, Group 1 Vic Peters Classic winner, Nitro Burst (April 2005 Bombastic Shiraz x Hotburst).

Killarney breeder, Kevin Mugavin has the first of the two litters, which has three dogs and three bitches, from the well bred bitch Magic Matese (September 2011 Collision x Magic Hazard), whose dam is by Primo Uno x Killarney Magic (Hotshot x Magic Gairn).

She is from a litter of four named, which included Behan, Modra and Warunda Magic, with their dam also producing some good winners from both of her other litters, whelped in January 2013 by Meticulous and March 2014 by Kinloch Brae*.

On the track she raced ten times for the excellent record of five wins and four placings, winning three times over 450 metres at Warrnambool (25.55) and twice over 480 metres at Horsham (27.21), with one placing noted over 515 metres at Sandown.

She has one previous litter on file, also three dogs and three bitches, whelped in March 2015, by 2012 National Sprint Championship winner Fabregas, so she certainly has some well bred youngsters on the ground.

Devon Meadows breeder, Susan Trim, has the other Nitro Burst litter, which has two dogs and six bitches, from the very well bred, dual distance city winner, Molly Tee (April 2006 Surf Lorian x Premier Molly) , whose dam is by Go Wild Teddy x Ready To Rain (Indian Dance x First Contract).

She is from a litter which included Granitoid, Patch Of Violets, Pumpkin Eyes and Pyrogenic, with their dam having winners on file from her three other litters, whelped in January 2007 by Pure Octane, December 2008 by Where’s Pedro, and March 2010 by El Galo.

On the track she raced 66 times for 11 wins and 17 placings, winning four times over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.17), where she also won twice over 600 metres (34.67) and won twice over 515 metres at Sandown(30.01), with single wins over 390 metres at Shepparton (22.89), 474 metres at Wangaratta (26.96), and 545 metres at Bendigo (31.17).

She has two previous litters on file, four named from an April 2010 litter by Bond, then a 100% winning litter of eight named, whelped in November 2013 by Fabregas, then she has a July 2014 litter with just the one dog pup, by Westmead Osprey*, and a litter of three dogs and seven bitches, whelped in April 2015 by Spring Gun.

Victorian Metropolitan Sires List

BARCIA BALE (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale) increased his lead on the Victorian Metropolitan Sires list in June when his offspring won 14 races on Melbourne’s two city tracks.

He now leads with 104 wins, 21 clear of Cosmic Rumble who has 83 wins, just one ahead of top NSW sire Magic Sprite, who now has 82 wins, Irish based Kinloch Brae* with 63 wins, and Turanza Bale, now based in China, who has 56 wins.

Looking at the top five after deducting Wednesday and Sunday provincial stake meetings, the result is extremely interesting with Barcia Bale leading with 54 wins, followed by Magic Sprite with 53 wins, Cosmic Rumble with 47 wins, Turanza Bale with 38 wins and Kinloch Brae* with 37 wins.

Just outside the top 20 at the end of June, with 12 wins each are Swift Fancy and Dyna Lachlan, followed on 11 wins each by Stagger, Oaks Road and Razldazl George*, then with 10 wins each, Lochinvar Marlow, Kilty Lad, David Bale, Bobby Boucheau and Razldazl Jayfkay*.

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

Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale) 14 wins.

2 wins Dream Of Fame (x Dream Chic) and Mumma Josie (x Charming Louise). 1 win Belt Up Foss (x Dozen Oysters), Catch Fire (x Chasin The Dream), Dyna Peanut (x Erica Allen), Eddie Eagle (x Lara’s Pick), Gunnadoo Will (x Moonshine Shadow), Hanging In There (x Dyna Kayla), Headline (x Raya Riot), Legend (x Oh So Fancy), Miss Cintiarna (x Cintiarna) and Moonlit Waters (x My Secret Shiraz).

Cosmic Rumble (April 2007 Spiral Nikita x Spiritual Rumble) 13 wins

2 wins Adam Handler (x Dolly’s Hand). 1 win Crackerjack Choc (x Lizzie’s Memory), Dewana Babe (x Wildcard Lass), King Size Shambi (x Molly Dolly), Mademoiselle Sox (x Oodles Rocks), Master Kooper (x Mrs Beecham), Mo Keeping (x Indigo Gem), My Boy Rylan (x Mrs Beecham), What Planet (x Go Mini Mouse), Who Told Rex (x Who Told Helen) and Wolfpack (x Firestricker).

Bekim Bale (October 2009 Bartrim Bale x Amelia Bale) 12 wins
2 wins Margins (x Gogo Sutro) and Mpeunga Midget (x Mepunga Nicky). 1 win Grand Intention (x Maddison’s Girl), Krav Maga (x One Kay), Pelli (x Hanify’s Elite), Reichenbach (x Ebby Miss), Quasi Bale (x Amanda Bale), Son Of Bekim (x Ondina Bale), Tiny Bopper (x One Kay) and Who Took Johnny (x Hanify’s Elle).

Coursing

COURSING was at Longwood last weekend on a cold winter Sunday and despite the forecast of rain, it did not arrive until late afternoon and the twelve event program was able to proceed in good coursing conditions.

The main event on the program was the 2016 Longwood Cup which saw victory in the final for the John Taylor trained, I’ve Got Wings (Knocka Norris x Time And Money) who was too good for Ribacola (Symmetry x She Can Sal), trained by Paul Ellul.

The main support event was the Bert Clark Memorial and here the winner was Halina (Fabregas x Nalima) trained by Trevor Anlezark, who proved too good for the Peter Knott trained, Galmist (Barcia Bale x Motorette).

Winners of the remaining events were: Night Hawk (Cape Hawke x Rock The Night)Tr – A Armstrong, Campeon (Dyna Dron x Guru Doll) Tr – M. Morrissey, Jack Cherry (Cosmic Rumble x Dulcie’s Cherry) Tr – L. Trethowan, Elram Girl (Enry Walt x Arnie’s Star) Tr – S. Jack, Kilty Conscience (Kilty Lad x Shifty Mifty) Tr – D. Dawson, Why Not Barrell (Nitro Burst x Why Not Bev) Tr – W. Mannix, My Name’s Schultz (Kilty Lad x Shifty Mifty) Tr – G.Campbell, Dragon Class (Dyna Tron x Minnie Power) Tr – C. Merceica, Contemplate (Collision x Wheely Happy) Tr – S. Condon, and Princess Strike (Nitro Burst x Cale Crane) Tr – C. Russell.

Bred to win

KEEP UP (Black bitch, March 2014 Premier Fantasy* x Keep Cool), Seven starts for two placings including fourth at The Meadows (MEP) 525 metres July 6, before last start second over 515 metres at Sandown (SAP) on July 10, beaten seven lengths in the race won by Kumbia Lass (29.80). Trained at Heathcote by the astute Michael Chilcott and should be long before she chalks up her first win.

AUGUSTUS DAGLOOP (Black Dog, March 2014 Swift Fancy x Drama Queen), Ten starts for two wins and five placings, including a win over 350 metres at Healesville and second over 395 metres at Traralgon before he stepped up to 515 metres at Sandown (SAP) on July 10, beaten 4.8 lengths in the race won by Avatar Hunter (30.21). Trained at Devon Meadows by Justin Nolan and looks a good prospect.

UNAPOLAGETIC ( Black bitch, February 2014 Go Wild Teddy x Tocsin) Another from Justin Nolan’s kennel, who had seven starts for two wins at Sandown (SAP) April 7 and July 3, before last start fourth there, from box five on July 10, beaten ten lengths in the race won by Dundee Calypso (29.82). Looks likely to take the next step up in grade with a bit more experience.
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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 the authority there to our request for information.