THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Whelping Report for the week ending October 18, 2015 starts with a nice litter of six pups registered by Londonderry breeder, Harry Sarkis, by the US born, international stud success Kinloch Brae* August 2005 (Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style) who now stands at stud in Ireland.
Harry’s litter consists of two dogs and four bitches, from the well bred, 2011 Super Stayers winner, Melkate (December 2008 Late Late Show* x Kowem Girl) whose dam is by Brett Lee x Betazoid (Star Title x Dixie’s Jewel).
Melkate is from a litter which included Broadway Hit, Electric Bullet, Flying Ash, Good As Done, Jordy Express and Optimus, with their dam, Kowem Girl having winners on file from each of her three other litters, whelped in April 2010 by Bit Chili, August 2012 by Mogambo and her own May 2013 litter by Kinloch Brae* which included Don’t Tell Fil, Entreaty, Nesta No Cry, Parsley Boy, Sudden Outburst and Thank You.
On the track, Melkate raced 52 times for 10 wins and 12 placings, winning six times over 720m at Wentworth Park (42.22), and twice over 520m at Bathurst (30.06) where she also won twice over 618m (36.16).
She has three previous litters on file, one dog and two bitches whelped in February 2013 by Fabregas, which includes recent city winner, To A Tee, one bitch whelped in January 2014 by Radzdazl Jayfkay* and three dogs and two bitches whelped in November 2014 by Swift Fancy.
Spring Gun litter
NEXT we have a litter of seven pups by Spring Gun (June 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain) registered by Greg Board, from Orange.
The four dogs and three bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Dyna Daina (April 2011 Cosmic Rumble x Serene Bale) whose dam is by Go Wild Teddy x Siandra Bale (Shining Chariot x Luana Bale).
Dyna Daina was bred by Paul Wheeler and it is worth remembering her great grand dam, Luana Bale, is by the successful imported sire Grove Whisper* x Red Fire Bale (World Acclaim x Marcia Bale).
She is from a litter which included Dyna Chante, Dyna Erwin, Dyna Garth, Dyna Gemma, Dyna Hakon, Dyna Ishaan and Dyna Keaton, with their dam, Serene Bale, also producing winners from her three other litters, whelped in March 2008 by Ahane Lad*, July 2009 by Bartrim Bale and November 2011 by Lonesome Cry.
On the track she did all of her racing in South Australia, where she raced 69 times for 15 wins and 23 placings, winning 11 races at Angle Park, two over 515m (30.17), six over 600m (35.00) and three over 731m (43.65), with four wins at Gawler, two over 531m (31.26) and two over 643m (37.73).
Certainly plenty to like about her pedigree and her dam’s good record as a producer, but I also like her strong record on the track over 600m and 731m at Angle Park.
Reach for the Sky*
TWO litters on the list this week by the beautifully bred, 2011 English Derby winner Taylors Sky* (March 2009 Westmead Hawk x Rising Angel) who is making a name for himself here as a sire from limited opportunities to date.
His sire Westmead Hawk* (May 2003 Sonic Flight x Mega Delight) won the English Derby in 2005 and 2006 along with the Produce Stakes, ran second in the Scottish Derby and was a finalist in the 2005 Irish Derby and it is worth noting his dam, Mega Delight is by the Australian bred sire, Smooth Rumble (Ginger Follow Through) from the well bred bitch, Knockeevan Joy* (Mustang Jack x Rubys Bridge).
His dam, Rising Angel* is by Droopys Kwell (Larkhill Jo x Perry’s Pusher) from Rising Singer (Highway Leader x Rising Dowry) whose dam is by Greenpark Fox x Gabriel Trixie.
The first of his two litters on the list this week is two dogs and three bitches, registered by Gunning breeder, Hayley Moffitt, from the well bred bitch Cawbourne Ottey (June 2011 Where’s Pedro x Cawbourne Fiz) whose dam is by Proper Tears x Cawbourne Pearl (Big Ginger Boy x Malawi Pearl).
She is from a litter which included Cawbourne Banksy, Cawbourne Bomber, Cawbourne Brodie, Cawbourne Bully, Cawbourne Nitro and Mick’s Reject.
Their dam, Cawbourne Fraz was a prolific producer, with 38 names offspring on file from seven litters, with her other six litters by Bekim Bale, Bit Chili, Bond, Eiffella, Hallucinate and Surf Lorian.
On the track, Cawbourne Ottey raced 27 times for eight wins and four placings, winning four times over 530m at Canberra (30.42), where she also won over 440m (25.58), twice over 520m at Wentworth Park (30.11), with single wins over 520m at Dapto (30.27), 472 metres at Bulli (26.38) and 350m at Goulburn (19.77).
Narraweena breeder, Nick Vescio, has the other Taylors Sky* litter, which consists of four dogs and two bitches from the beautifully bred, unraced bitch, Dream Producer (October 2011 Bartrim Bale x Ondina Bale) whose dam is by Collision x Maple Bale (Spiral Nikita* x Vista Bale.
She is from a litter which included Amber Blitz, Deadly Producer, Dream It, Lunar Tom and Miss Kia Ora, with their dam’s only other named offspring on file, Bingo Sally, Mi Tensile, My Names Sandy (2 wins WP this year to date) and Secret Spark, whelped in November 2013 by Cape Hawke.
Dream Producer has one previous one litter on file, five dogs and five bitches, whelped in November 2014 by Lochinvar Marlow, and bred by Heathcote (Vic) breeder Michael Chilcott.
Nine Zulu Stars
OUR final litter for review from the NSW list this week is nine pups by the well bred, under-rated sire, Zulu Zeus (August 2011 Where’s Pedro x Fancy Jaffa) whose beautifully bred dam is by Collision x Flash Fancy (Brett Lee x Miss Fancy) and worth remembering Miss Fancy is by the successful Irish import Barneys Alarm x Gay’s Fancy.
Registered by Martins Creek breeder, Matthew Anderson, the five dogs and four bitches in the litter are from the well bred bitch, Hunter Star (March 2010 Knocka Norris x Points ) whose dam is by Solve The Puzzle x Sky Brea (Big Ginger Boy x Irene’s Wish).
Hunter Star is from a litter of six named which included, Don’t Knocker, Points Table, Sir Honeybadger, Sir Norris and Won On Points, with their dam’s two other litters, whelped in February 2008 by Elite State and March 2012 by Cosmic Chief both producing winners.
Hunter Star only raced twice, striking trouble times, falling at her first start over 515m at Gosford at her first start, in January then not racing until September that year when she finished last over 565m at Maitland and was immediately retired and kept for breeding, with this being her first litter.
TURNING our attention to the Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending January 27, our first litter review has 10 pups, by Golden Easter Egg winner now successful sire, Cosmic Rumble (April 2007 Spiral Nikita* x Spiritual Rumble).
Registered by Nhill breeder, Andrea Gurry, the six dogs and four bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Vegas Secrets (October 2010 Where’s Pedro x Cindeen Shelby), whose multiple group 1 winning dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x Proper Shelby (Royal Assassin x Proper Angel).
She is from a handy litter which included, Born Creative, Melissa’s Memory, Mr. Shelby, Ronray Flyer, Shelby King, Sir Shelby, Sweet As Shelby and Tian Hao Diva.
Vegas Secrets raced 38 times for nine wins and ten placings, winning five times over 302m at Mandurah in WA (17.22) where she also won over 405m (23.22), twice over 400m at Warragul (22.81) and also over 307m at Bathurst (18.07).
She has one previous litter on file, five dogs and five bitches, whelped in January 2015 by the US sire Djays Octane*.
TWO litters on the list this week by Champion sprinter, prolific Group 1 winner and $1 million plus stake earner, Fernando Bale (March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen) whose dam is by Primo Uno x Rosemary Bale (Awesome Assassin x Kobie Bale) and worth recalling, Kobie Bale is by Head Honcho x Regina Bale.
Fernando Bale raced 44 times for 35 wins and five placings, which earned connections $1,299,370 in stake money.
Harrisdale breeder, Damon Fardig, has the first of his two litters on this week’s list, which is five dogs and four bitches from the very well bred bitch, Forty Two Below (June 2008 Where’s Pedro x Will You Behave) whose dam is by Token Prince x Oh Behave (Big Gimger Boy x Hunter Tylo).
She is from a litter which included, Black Velveteen, Feijoa, Ricciardo and Rock Pool, with their dam also producing winners from her three other litters, whelped in March 2009 by Premier Fantasy*, January 2010 by Hallucinate and November 2010 by Collision.
Forty Two Below did all of her racing in WA where she started 59 times for 10 wins and 17 placings, winning all 10 races over 530 metres at Cannington with a PB of 30.31.
She has two previous litters on file, both bred by Damon Farding, three dogs and four bitches, whelped in April 2012 by Cosmic Rumble, then one dog and three bitches, whelped in November 2014 by Fabregas.
Lovely Banks breeder, Brett Bravo, has the other Fernando Bale litter, which is five dogs and two bitches from the beautifully bred bitch, Witch Fantasy (June 2009 Premier Fantasy* x Witch Magic) whose dam is by Awesome Assassin x Star Witch (Bearability x Witchita).
Bred by Paul Westerveld, Witch Fantasy is from a litter which included Cover Girl, Molly Molly, Our Coralie, Premier Magic and Rush Hour, with their dam, Witch Magic, also producing winners from her four other litters, whelped in April 2006 by Larkhill Jo*, October 2007 by Pure Octane, August 2008 by Hallucinate and January 2011 by Velocette.
Witch Fantasy raced 17 times for four wins and five placings, winning twice over 460 metres at Warragul (26.33) where she also won over 400 metres (22.83) and won over 515 metres at Sandown (29.86).
She has three previous litters on file, the first of which was four dogs and five bitches whelped in March 2012 by Bartrim Bale, bred by her breeder Paul Westerveld, before transferring to Brett Bravo where she whelped a March 2014 litter of five dogs and two bitches by Brett Lee, then a December 2014 litter of three dogs and seven bitches by Turanza Bale, before this litter, so she certainly has some well bred pups on the ground.
Two Spring Gun litters
TWO litters on the Victorian list this week by the NSW based, beautifully bred sire Spring Gun (June 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain).
Usual Suspects syndicate manager, Grey Dwyer has the first of the two litters, which is four dogs and three bitches, from the well bred, former WA and SA bitch, Lilly Was Here (February 2010 Hallucinate x Tayza) whose dam is by Stately Bird x Crazy Habit (Malawi’s Prince x Lauren Maree) and worth recalling, Lauren Maree is by Grove Whisper* x Lauren’s Desire (Brother Fox x Genuine Replica).
Lilly Was Here is from a litter of five named which included, Ava Rose, Cetane, Light Years Away and Mekong Moon, with their dam also producing winners from her two other litters with named offspring, whelped in May 2011 by Premier Fantasy* and December 2012 by Collide.
On the track, Lilly Was Here raced 82 times for 21 wins and 19 placings, winning 11 races over 530m at Cannington (30.54) where she also won twice over 642m (37.37) and once over 715m (42.43) then in South Australia she won twice over 515m at Angle Park (29.88) where she also won over 388m (22,62), 600m (35.06) and 731m (43.54) with wins over 400m (22.80) and 531m (30.84) at Gawler.
Lara breeder, Matthew Tabb, has the other Spring Gun litter, which is two dogs and three bitches from the well bred bitch, Zippy Zara (January 2010 Return The King x Bunner’s Lass) whose dam is by Where’s Bozz x Taslyn’s Desire (Ultra Desire x Glenroe).
Zippy Zara is from a litter of five named, which included Dalmation Ally, Dalmation Ally, Maccaboy and Ten Doeschate, with their dam having only three other named offspring, Bahgallah Girl, Serious Token and Token Ali, all whelped in May 2009 by Token Charlie.
On the track she raced 41 times for three wins and 12 placings, winning twice over 512 metres at Mt. Gambier (30.46) and also over 545 metres at Ballarat.
OUR final litter for review this week is six pups by the well bred NSW based sire Swift Fancy (November 2007 Collision x Flash Fancy).
The two dogs and four bitches, registered by, Pia Triaca, from Whroo in northern Victoria, are from the beautifully bred, light raced, short course winner, Immerse (March 2011 Bombastic Shiraz x Irreplaceable) whose dam is by Brett Lee x Stylish Scene (Just The Best x Tranquil Scene) and worth recalling, Tranquil Scene is by Melbourne Cup winner Light Of Fire x Tranquil Flame (Acacia Ablaze x Placid Dove).
Immerse is from her dam’s only litter, of nine named, which included Alliance Shiraz, Destructable, Favourite Scene, Incentive, Kenda, Perfect Scene and Tuxedo Shiraz.
On the track, she only raced three times for a quail win over 311m at Cranbourne (18.32, B 17.94) before finishing sixth in the final won by Twisted Kaos (17.94) then finished fifth over 330m at Temora in September 2013 before being retired and kept for breeding, with this being her first litter.
Vic Stud Service figures
STUD service figures released by GRV for the month of November show that Stagger was the most popular sire with breeders for the month, with five services, followed by Nitro Burst with four, Barcia Bale with three, then Bella Infrared*, Bookkeeper, Cosmic Rumble, Jarvis Bale, Kinloch Brae*, Kiowa Panther*, Paw Licking and Radley Bale, with two each completing the list of those with multiple services, in a month where there were a total of 58 services registered.
Looking at the year to date list, for the 11 months to the end of November, not a lot between Barcia Bale with 38 and Cosmic Rumble with 31, followed by Fabregas with 24, Nolen 20, Banjo Boy 18, Bekim Bale 15, Nitro Burst 11, and My Bro Fabio, Premier Boloney and Spring Gun, all with 10 each completing the list of those in double figures.
Let us now look at the full list of all sires with services registered in Victoria in the 11 months to the end of November, in alphabetical order, with the two figures for each sire representing their services in November then the 11 months, January to end November.
Above All 0-1, Addis Boy 0-1, Al Moran 1-3, Allen Deed 1-1, Alpe D’Huez 0-1, Apache Leap 0-2, Athos 0-1, Awesome Project 1-1, Banjo Boy 1-18, Barcia Bale 3-38, Bekim Bale 0-15, Bella Infrared* 2-9, Bitability Bale 0-1, Bit Chili 0-3, Blackalls Boss 0-1, Black Magic Opal, 1-6, Blazin Wildfire* 0-2, Bobby Boucheau 0-2, Booma Teddy 0-2, Bookkeeper 2-4, Brett Lee 1-4, Buck Fever 0-1, Bye Bye Bones 0-2, Cape Hawke 0-3, Cawbourne Frank 0-1, College Causeway* 0-1, Collision 1-3, Cosmic Chief 0-4, Cosmic Rumble 2-31, Crash 1-1, Dashing Corsair 0-1, David Bale 0-2, Dee Winter 0-2, Destini Fireball 0-1, Didda Joe, 0-1, Djays Octane* 0-8, Don Chendo 0-2, Don’t Knocka Him 0-1, Droopys Maldini 1-1, Dyna Double One 1-1, Dyna Lachlan 0-4, Dyna Nalin 1-3, Dyna Steal 1-2, Dyna Tron 0-3, El Grand Senor 0-4, Elite State 0-5, Enry Walt 0-2, Fabregas 1-24, Farley Blitz* 0-1, Farmor Las Vegas 0-1, Fear Zafonic* 0-1, Fernando Bale 0-9, General Destini 0-2, General Magoo 0-1, Give Me Five 0-1, Glen Gallon 0-6, Group Skater* 0-1, Hallucinate 0-1, Heston Bale 0-1, Hooksy 0-2, Hostile 0-3, Hot Grille 0-2, Hotshot 0-1, Ice Trucker 1-1, Innocent Til 0-1, Jagger Swagger 1-4, Jarvis Bale 2-6, Jim Joes Up*, Johnny Fire 0-1, KC And All* 1-5, Kelsos Fusileer* 1-3, Keybow 0-1, Keyser Soze 1-1, Kian Prince 0-1, Kilty Lad 0-1, Kinloch Brae* 2-9, Kiowa Mon Manny* 1-5, Kiowa Producer* 2-2, Kiowa Sweet Trey* 0-1, Lochinvar Marlow 0-4, Luca Neveelk 0-1, Magic Sprite 1-11, Major Mission 0-1, Monster Jack 0-1, My Bro Fabio 1-10, Neb 0-1, Nitro Burst 4-11, Nolen 1-20, November Fury 0-1, Oaks Road 0-5, Our Barney 0-1, Our Toyman 0-1, Osbourne Bale 0-2, Outa Credit 0-1, Paddy Whacker* 1-6, Paradise Madison* 0-1, Pat’s Dunroaming 0-1, Paua Of Darkness 0-1, Paw Licking 2-8, Peter Rocket 0-9, Premier Boloney 0-10, Premier Fantasy* 0-5, Radley Bale 2-3, Razldazl George 0-1, Regal Thyme 0-1, Return The King 0-2, SH Avatar* 0-1, Shakey Jakey 0-4, Shelbourne Aston 1-1, Smoke Home 0-2, Smooth Fancy 0-1, Spring Gun 1-10, Spud Regis 0-5, Stagger 5-9, Still Just Under 1-2, Superman 0-1, Sure As 0-4, Surf Mail 0-3, Swift Fancy 0-2, Take The Kitty 0-1, Talk’s Cheap 0-2, Taylors Sky* 0-3, Tomac Bale 0-1, Tommy Brislane 0-2, Tonk 0-4, Trewly Special 0-3, Tuiaki 0-1, Turanza Bale 1-4, Vapour Whirl 1-2, Vee Man Vane 0-1, Velocette 1-2, Weetbix Kid 0-1, Westmead Osprey* 0-1, Westmead Hawk* 1-1, Windy Millar* 0-1, World Title 0-1, Yowyeh 0-1 and Zulu Zeus 0-4.
NEXT week, we will have the Metropolitan Sires lists for both NSW and Victoria for the two months to the end of February, along with our normal review of litters from both states.
I have been asked why I never feature litters bred in Queensland, South Australia, West Australia or Tasmania, and the answer is simple, we don’t get the information from the controlling bodies in the other states as litters are registered like we do from GRNSW and GRV.
If breeders in any of the other states want to email me details of their litters as they are whelped, or as they register them then they will be considered for publication.
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