THIS week’s review of litters selected from the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending June 28, begins with a nice litter of nine pups by the 2012 Golden Easter Egg winner, Don’t Knocka Him (November 2009 Knocka Norris x Surf Queen).
The six dogs and three bitches, registered by Arcadia South breeder, Janine Walker, are from the beautifully bred bitch, Pagani Bridie (December 2010 Premier Fantasy* x Surfing Eskimo), whose dam is by Surf Lorian x Shannah Widd (Brett Lee x Chloe Jones).
She is from her dam’s only litter, which included Pagani Chloe, Pagani Duke, Pagani Ebony, Pagani Lola and Pagani Prince and on the track she raced 49 times for four wins and 19 placings, winning all four races over 390 metres at Shepparton (22.53) where she was also placed 16 times, and also placed over 425 metres at Bendigo and 300 metres up the straight at Healesville.
NEXT we have a litter of eight pups by the very well bred, stud newcomer, Hostile (April 2012 Collision x Restless Style), whose dam is by Surf Lorian x Double Guess (Wild Season x Roxy Reason).
He raced 36 times for 13 wins and 13 placings, finished third in the Group 1 Australian Cup last year and was a finalist in the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup, having won the listed Cup Night Sprint at Sandown on Melbourne Cup night in 2014. He retired from the track with impressive PB winning times, 29.59 at Geelong, 25.44 at Shepparton, 29.44 and 34.19 at The Meadows, 29.27 and 29.49 at Sandown and 29.45 at Wentworth Park.
The two dogs and six bitches in his litter on this week’s list, registered by Northcote breeder, Ryan Pearce, are from the beautifully bred, lightly raced bitch, Noxlee (December 2012 Fabregas x Smashing Amy), whose dam is by Collide x Amy Grace (Bobniak x Flying Amy).
She is from a litter of four named, which included Immortal Panther, Rogue River and Stonedance, with their dam, Smashing Amy, having produced some outstanding winners from both of her other litters on file.
Her first litter, whelped in February 2011, by Bombastic Shiraz, produced Bookkeeper, Cyclone Simone, Jilted Lover, Just Amy, Midnight Blast and Sonic Blast, then she whelped a July 2013 litter by Go Wild Teddy, which produced Emily Jane, Rip It, Smashing Blue, Smashing Wild and Steel Fury, who all won races.
On the track, Noxlee, only had the one start, over 350 metres up the straight at Healesville, in January last year, from box three, finishing fifth, beaten by seven lengths in the race won by About To Peak (20.04).
DEVON MEADOWS breeder, Dylan McDonald, has a nice litter of six pups on the list this week by successful international sire, Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style).
The two dogs and four bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Regal Patch (February 2012 Premier Fantasy* x Regal Blaze), whose dam is by Pure Octane x Sound Lee (Brett Lee x Sound The Alarm).
She is from a litter which included All Guns Blazing, Bomber Title, Infinite Power, Preakness and She’s A Blaze, with their dam also producing winners from both of her other litters, whelped in October 2013 by Bombastic Shiraz and December 2013 by Collision.
Regal Patch raced 36 times for nine wins and 13 placings, winning over 520 metres at Cranbourne with one placing at Sandown in her first four starts, before transferring to Western Australia, where she won eight of 32 starts, with 12 placings, winning five races over 530 metres at Cannington (30.63) and three times over 509 metres at Northam (29.77).
Two Vee Man Vane litters
TWO litters by under-rated sire Vee Man Vane (April 2005 Solve The Puzzle x Blue Girl Vane), complete the reviews from this week’s Victorian list.
Altona Green breeder, Malcolm Davis, has the first of the two litters, which is four dogs and one bitch, from the well bred bitch, Hot Genetics (September 2011 Bit Chili x Cool Genetics), whose dam is by Big Daddy Cool x Mississippi Heat (Token Prince x Likely Excuse).
She is from her dam’s only litter, which included Beau Jillem, Big Bad Brad, Mr Genetic, Top Ride and Woohoo and on the track she raced 76 times for eight wins and 23 placings, winning twice over 331 metres at Albion Park (19.18), where she also won over 395 metres (23.07), twice over 420 metres at Tweed Heads (23.75), twice over 460 metres at Bundaberg (26.77) and also over 395 metres at Traralgon (22.98).
Crowlands breeder, Robert Proctor, has the other Vee Man Vane litter, five dogs and five bitches, from the well bred bitch, Proctor Rules (September 2008 Late Late Show* x Dantalia), whose dam is by Elle’s Commando x Classic Desire (Bobniak x Bonnie Jame).
She is from a litter which included Almighty Wilslow, Carra Winslow, Cindy Winslow, Dark Heart, Donnie Winslow, My Lady Winslow and Proctor’s World, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in November 2005 by History Lesson and October 2010 by Mogambo.
Proctor Rules raced 31 times for two wins and four placings, winning over 430 metres at Bendigo (25.20) and 450 metres at Warrnambool (25.62), where she was also placed twice and worth noting she was placed twice over 550 metres at Ballarat.
She whelped a litter of four dogs and four bitches, in April 2014, by Most Awesome, with one named to date, one of the dogs, Classic Winslow.
NSW Whelping Report
TURNING our attention to the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending March 13 where we only have a small list of seven litters, with our reviews starting with one of 10 pups by top Victorian Metropolitan sire Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale).
The six dogs and four bitches, registered by Bargo breeder, Robert Sullivan, from the very well bred, smart city winner, Zola Icon (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 Quick, Spring Amanda and Spring Charlotte, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in September 2011 by Go Wild Teddy and a litter of eleven named inNovember 2012 by Spring Gun.
Zola Icon raced 51 times for 11 wins and 13 placings, winning eight races over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.90), twice over 535 metres at Richmond (30.73) and also over 350 metres at Goulburn (20.12).
From father to son
NEXT we have a litter of seven pups, from Spring Hill breeder, Scott Board, by the outstanding multiple Group 1 winner, Dyna Double One (March 2013 Barcia Bale x Crystin Bale).
The two dogs and five bitches are from the well bred city winner, Emily Dawn (January 2010 Brother Knows x Dawn’s Memory), whose dam is by Restless Stan x Paddinton Magic (Alf x Mirror Magic), with a reminder that Restless Stan is by Token Prince x Bronze Medal (Farloe Melody* x First Contract).
Emily Dawn is from a litter which included Brother’s Memory, Dawn Knows Best, Hilltop Dawn, Supreme Brother, Bee Jay Dawn, Brother Supreme, Crack Of Dawn and Paula Dawn, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, whelped in November 2007 by Collision, then July 2012 by Where’s Pedro.
Emily Dawn raced 86 times for 22 wins and 25 placings, with her wins including two over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (30.16), where she also won twice over 280 metres (16.08) and nine wins at Nowra, where she won six times over 365 metres (20.65) and three times over 520 metres (30.28).
She has one previous litter on file, whelped in July 2015 by Spring Gun which unfortunately resulted in the one dog pup, and it appears she missed when mated to Magic Sprite, so she has done well with this litter.
What a Doozy
LONDONDERRY breeder, Selena Thomas, has a 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 very well bred bitch, Doozy (July 2012 High Earner x Magic Capers), whose dam is by Spiral Nikita* x Undermatched (Golden Currency x Paris Match).
She is from a very good, 100% winning litter, which included Eleven Madison, Fratelli Fresh, Le Burglar, Magic Earner and Sokyo, with their dam also producing winners from each of her four other litters, by Collision, Hallucinate, Magic Sprite and Where’s Pedro.
Doozy was lightly raced with 15 starts from which she recorded one win, over 535 metres at Richmond (30.77) and five placings, three over 520 metres at Dapto and one each over 472 metres at Bulli and 520 metres at Wentworth Park.
She has a litter of five dogs and two bitches on file, whelped in July 2015, by Barcia Bale, so she certainly has some well bred youngsters on the ground to start her career as a brood bitch.
Fernando Bale litter
SWAN BAY breeders, the Lamb-Lamb syndicate, have a nice litter of nine pups on the list this week by the outstanding, multiple Group 1 winner, Fernando Bale (March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen).
The six dogs and three bitches in the litter are from the beautifully bred bitch, Lucy Lobster (September 2012 Brett Lee x One Tree Hill), whose Group 1 winning dam is by Gable Laforche* x Mockingbird Hill (Head Honcho x Prize Dancer).
2014 Group 1 Vic Peters winner, Lucy Lobster is from a litter of only two named which included One Tress Lass, with their dam also producing winners from four other litters, by Bombastic Shiraz, Mantra Lad, Slater and Surf Lorian.
On the track she raced 24 times for the great record of 12 wins and five placings, winning five times over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.85), three times over 450 metres at Maitland (24.97), where she also won over 400 metres (22.29) and also won twice over 515 metres at The Gardens (29.65) with one win over 515 metres at Sandown (29.63).
The three other litters on the NSW list this week are; four dogs and four bitches by Cawbourne Frank (May 2003 Proper Tears x Cawbourne Pearl) from Cawbourne Sparky (February 2011 Surf Lorian x Buckle Bunny), one dog and two bitches by Awesome Project (March 2011 Collision x Honour Phase) from Madame Nikita (September 2011 Trewly Special x Madame Fish) and one dog and three bitches by Milldean Panther* (December 2009 College Causeway x Auld Nag) from Miss Mega Pins (July 2007 Solve The Puzzle x Best Pins).
SA Litter Registrations list
SEVEN litters on the South Australian Litter Registrations list for April, and we have chosen three to review this week, starting with two litters by Lochinvar Marlow (July 2007 Bombastic Shiraz x Sensation Lee).
Registered by The Kelly Gang syndicate, the first litter for review is one dog and five bitches from the well bred bitch, Dream Choice (April 2011 Cosmic Rumble x Wongawillicath), whose dam is by Placard x Wongawillimilly (Phantom Fire x Parachilna).
She is from a litter which included Choice Man, Dark Dee, Direct Sonic and Sweet Cosmic, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters, by Big Daddy Cool and Surf Lorian.
Dream Choice raced 74 times for 14 wins and 21 placings, starting her racing career in Tasmania where she won four times over 515 metres at Launceston (30.05), three times over 461 metres at Hobart (26.10) and also over 452 metres at Devonport (25.84) before transferring to South Australia, where she won twice over 515 metres at Angle Park (30.29), where she then won three times over 600 metres (35.19) and also won over 400 metres at Gawler (22.77).
Greenwith breeder, Tony Hinrichsen has the other Lochinvar Marlow litter, which has two dogs and five bitches from the beautifully bred bitch, Ruby Swift (January 2012 Premier Fantasy* x Black Caviar), whose dam is by Brett Lee x Leprechaun Yap (Hotshot x Leprechaun Miss).
Ruby Swift is from a litter of nine named, which included Black Beluga, Couger Alert, Linear Hot, Montessori, Nebula, Quevega, Riley Cracks It and Wallace Lad, with their dam also producing winners from her only other litter, whelped in April 2011 by Bombastic Shiraz.
Ruby Swift raced 100 times for the consistent record of six wins and 36 placings, winning twice over 531 metres at Gawler (31.36) with single wins over 515 metres at Angle Park (30.67), 431 metres at Ipswich (25.50), 536 metres at Strathalbyn (31.65) and 447 metres at Port Augusta (25.67).
Robin Harnas has the other South Australian litter for review, which is three dogs and eight bitches, by Oaks Road (November 2008 Spiral Nikita* x Leprechaun Pace) from the very well bred bitch, Power Merc (January 2011 PathTo Power x Emma’s Merc), whose dam is ny Collide x Camden Shiraz (Black Shiraz x Here’s Camden) and worth recalling Here’s Camden is by Grove Whisper* x Camden Girl (Peter Glider x Millim’s Girl).
Power Merc is from a litter of nine named, which included Burra Badgirl, Enamaroe, Housefire, Kingoonya Queen, Pippa Ya Rippa, Ra Ra Ra, Red Tin and Snappa Cheerway, with their dam having five other named offspring from two litters, by Bekim Bale and Pure Octane.
Power Merc raced 78 times for 14 wins and 22 placings, winning seven times over 515 metres at Angle Park (30.18), where she also won twice over 388 metres (22.44), and three times over 531 metres at Gawler (31.19), where she also won over 400 metres (22.88) and 643 metres (37.55).
She has one previous litter on file, three dogs and two bitches, whelped in March 2015, by Cape Hawke.
Vic Stud Service figures
STUD Service figures released by GRV for the month of March showed that Fernando Bale and Magic Sprite were the most popular sires of the month with three services, with Barcia Bale, Hooksy, KC And All*, Kiowa Producer, Oaks Road and Stagger, with two each completing the list of eight sires with multiple services, from the month’s total of 34 registered services from 24 different sires.
Looking at the combined figures for the first quarter 2016, Fernando Bale leads the way with 14, followed by Barcia Bale, Dyna Double One and Magic Sprite nine each, Banjo Boy, My Bro Fabio, Nolen and Stagger with five each, Kinloch Brae* with four, Bella Infrared*, Fabregas, Hostile and Premier Boloney with three each, then Bekim Bale, Cosmic Rumble, Echelon, General Destini, Hooksy, Jagger Swagger, KC And All*, Kiowa Mon Manny*, Kiowa Producer*, Nitro Burst, Oaks Road, Paradise Madison*, Spud Regis, Vee Man Vane and Walk Hard with two each, completing the list of all sires with multiple services.
Let us now look at the full list of all sires with registered services in Victoria for the three months to the end of March, in alphabetical order, with the two figures for each sire representing their March Services, then January to March totals.
Allen Deed 1-1, Al Moran 0-1, Arising 1-1, Bartrim Bale 0-1, Banjo Boy 0-5, Barcia Bale 2-9, Bekim Bale 1-2, Bella Infrared* 1-3, Big Daddy Cool 0-1, Black Magic Opal 0-1, Blue Giant 0-1, Cape Hawke 0-1, College Causeway* 0-1, Cosmic Rumble 0-2, Cruisy Mission 0-1, Don’t Knocka Him 0-1, Dyna Double One 1-9, Dyna Tron 0-1, Dyna Villa 0-1, Early Return 0-1, Echelon 0-2, Elite State 0-1, Fabregas 1-3, Fernando Bale 3-14, General Destini 0-2, Glen Gallon 0-1, Hooksy 2-2, Hostile 0-3, Jagger Swagger 0-2, Jarvis Bale 0-1, Kayda Shae 0-1, KC And All* 2-2, Kelsos Fusileer* 0-1, Kinloch Brae* 1-4, Kiowa Mon Manny* 0-2, Kiowa Producer* 2-2, Knocka Norris 0-1, Kynan’s Express 1-1, Magic Sprite 3-9, Mogambo 1-1, My Bro Fabio 1-5, Nitro Burst 1-2, Nolen 1-5, Oaks Road 2-2, Paradise Madison* 0-2, Premier Boloney 0-3, Premier Fantasy* 0-1, Prince Diablo 1-1, Razldazl Jayfkay* 0-1, Sisco Rage 0-1, Smart Missile 1-1, Smoke Home 0-1, Speed Series 0-1, Spud Regis 0-2, Stagger 2-5, Swift Fancy 0-1, Taylors Sky* 0-1, Turanza Bale 0-1, Vee Man Vane 0-2, Walk Hard 1-2, Westmead Osprey* 0-1, Where’s Pedro 0-1 and Zulu Zeus 1-1.
COLD, wet and windy, Longwood was the venue for last weekend’s running of two of Victoria’s oldest coursing classics, the time honoured, Victoria Derby for dog puppies and Victorian Oaks for bitch puppies.
Looking at the History of Victoria’s Coursing Classics, the Victoria Derby was run for the first time in 1875, the same year as the first Victorian Oaks, two years after the first Waterloo Cup, which was held in 1873, and then the Victorian St Leger was run for the first time in 1916.
This year’s Victoria Derby was won by the beautifully bred, Aussie Infrared (May 2014 Bella Infrared x Ebby Miss) trained by Rosalyn Hume, who was too good for the Katrina Jordan trained Ali’s Title (May 2014 Brett Lee x Cheap Chloe in the final after two days of excellent coursing.
The Oaks final was won by Paul Elul’s experienced courser, Auburn Gal (June 2014 Collision x Miss Bel Air) who scored her third coursing win for the season when she defeated the Michael Fothergill trained, less experienced bitch, Taytor Tot (November 2014 Knocka Norris x Emma Paige).
The main support to the two age classics was the GRV Twin Code Challenge, which sees the winners and runners up in the four events contesting the twin code challenge final at Shepparton on August 4.
The four winners, Bakali, Swan To Steele, I’m Cast Bear and I’ve Got Wings, along with the four runners up, Magic Sorcerer, Cosmic Spur, Arome Peche and Taxi, are off to Shepparton.
Winners of the remaining events on Sunday’s second day of the programme were, Critic, who defeated Avatar Storm, Sultan, who defeated Donkey Tron and Nitro Princess, who defeated Showgirl Miss.
Thanks to NCA Secretary, Sue Delaney for keeping us up to date with all the fields and results, and also for the great photo of the two classic winners, Aussie Infrared with Geoff Collins, partner of trainer Rosalyn Hume, and Auburn Gal with Paul Elul.
Bred to Win
BETTER IN BOOTS (Black bitch, March 2014 Magic Sprite x Fainting Fancies) Trained at North Sunshine by Martin Galea, her three starts have all been over 515 metres at Sandown (SAP) where she has finished third, eighth and third, beaten 15 lengths and 16 lengths at her first two starts, both behind Pechey, the first in 29.54, before a last start third from box seven, July 24, beaten six lengths in the race won by Rosie Riccarton (30.08). Will improve further with experience so keep an eye out for her.
KING OF DIAMONDS (Brindle dog, November 2014 Dyna Tron x Wild Fire) One of three from the same litter, trained at Devon Meadows by John Carr, who was first up sixth at Sandown (SAP) July 24, beaten six lengths in the race won by Shark Fever (30.53). The other two, She’s Got Dash ran second in the same race, and Celtic Fire ran third in the race won by Dyna Boomer who ran 29.55 in a maiden.
JUST AS TOUGH (Black bitch, September 2014 Fabregas x Great Gunns) Trained by Gerry O’Keefe at Neerim Junction she finished well back on debut over 515 metres at Sandown (SAP) after missing the start then getting into all sorts of trouble in the race won by Dyna Boomer (29.54). Will improve with a little more luck very shortly.
NEXT week we will have the NSW Stud Service figures for March and our usual review of litters from both Victoria and New South Wales, and of course any news that comes in through the Mailbag.
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 still have not received any response from the authority there in regards to our request for information.