It’s that time of year again when greyhound industry participants are exposed to buying heaven with over 300 quality pups on offer at the 2011 Dapto Puppy Auction. To be held on May 5 at Dapto Racing Club commencing at 10am, some extremely well bred pups are being auctioned off making them eligible for the Country Winnebago Dapto Puppy Auction Racing Series in December 2012 worth $75,000 followed by a 297m spring series in February 2013 worth $8,000.
Now in its thirteenth year, multiple amounts of group winners have been brought and sold at the auction. Not only have some gone on to win the Dapto Puppy Classic but also have gone on to win several group races.
These include; Toll Security (2001 Group 2 Vic Peters Classic Winner), Most Awesome (2003 Australian Cup Winner and proven sire), Here I Come (2006 Group 2 Queensland Futurity Winner), Adris Echo (2006 Group 3 Young Star Classic), Merciless Lu (2007 Group Two SA Derby) and Jedd Lion (2003 Group 3 Nowra Puppy Classic).
The auction provides a great stepping stone for any new owner with proven sires and broodbitches litters on offer as well as group winning broodbitches whose litters are on offer for the first time.
There are many well-known proven broodbitches offspring for sale and they include; Bazwill (Bazthrill – Finalist 2007 Geelong Cup), Dusty Retreat (Kingpin Star – Finalist 2011 National Derby), Sparkling Bubble (Sparkling Spear – SA Sprint Championship Winner), Stylish Scene (Irreplaceable – 2008 SA Oaks Winner, Dazzle You – 2009 Tweed Heads Galaxy Winner), Token Melody (Sky Fly High – 2009 National Futurity Finalist, Tiger Sing Man – 2010 Peter Mosman Classic Finalist), Wheely Whapped (Wheely Smart – Mandurah 490m track record holder).
This year’s auction also provides offspring from some of the Australia’s most successful race bitches of all time. Possibly none bigger on offer this year is a seven month old black bitch by Where’s Perdro out of three time Group One winning bitch and 2009 Australian Greyhound of the Year Cindeen
Guaranteed to attract big dollars, Cindeen Shelby’s resume is second to none and includes; 2009 Group One Topgun, 2009 Group One Paws of Thunder, 2009 Group One Sapphire Classic, 2009 Group Two Black Top and 2009 Group Two Young Star Classic. All eyes will be on her when she parades as lot number 113.
Along with Cindeen Shelby other noteable race bitches offspring include; Lots 9, 36 and 248 are by Collision out of Daydream who won the 2010 National Futurity and was a finalist in the 2010 Ladies Bracelet, Lots 31 and 51 are by El Galo out of Miss Elly Mint. Miss Elly Mint was best known for her 16 consecutive wins which was an Australian record. Her other achievements include; runner up in the 2009 Golden Easter Egg, won the 2008 John Stollery Christmas Gift along with the 2009 Group Two Gosford Gold Cup and is the current Gosford 400m and The Gardens 413m track record holder.
Miss Grub was a distance star, most remembered from her explosive speed at the end of a race. Cosmic Rumble was also known for his incredible late bursts in a race so their pups are genuinely guaranteed to have powerful run homes. Lots 202 and 255 come from Cosmic Rumble x Miss Grub. Miss Grub’s high class achievements include; won the 2007 Group One Albion Park Gold Cup, 2007 Group Two Maidment Memorial, 2007 Group Two McKenna Memorial, 2007 Group Two Zoom Top and the 2007 Group Three West End Championship.
The full catalogue along with terms and conditions for the 2011 Dapto Puppy Auction are available below.