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LOREN Harborne and Brad Barnes have undertaken a joint venture that could have impressive results down the track.
They have combined to breed seven dogs and two bitches by El Grand Senor from the beautifully bred Winsome Courtney (Bit Chili-Rambling Ruby).
These pups are bred on the exact same cross as Group class gallopers, littermates Winsome Jacko, Winsome Jenny and Winsome Mission (El Grand Semor-Rambling Ruby).
Winsome Courtney could really galloper herself wining four races including a 30.27 at Wentworth Park and she got 630m at Nowra.
She was also a finalist in the Group 3 Dapto Maiden Classic in 2013 behind Cawbourne Whip. Her litter brother Winsome Henry was in the same final.
Winsome Mission was third in the Mandurah Cup and a finalist in the Richmond Derby, while Jacko ran a Maitland track record on debut and was third in the Cyril Rowe Cup at Bulli.
Jacko has also won in 29.61 around Wenty.
Loren says some of the pups will be available for purchase in the future.
THAT’S what breeder Johnny Aitken is calling a litter of pups he has bred … racing royalty.
And Johnny is giving buyers the opportunity to tap into Group 1 bloodlines.
In March, Group 1 Vic Peters winner Lucy Lobster, by legend Brett Lee from Group 1 Paws of Thunder winner One Tree Hill, whelped a litter of pups to champion Fernando Bale.
Johnny has put a $12,000 price tag on the pups … consider what a “colt” from such a similar mating would bring in the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale ring if this was a thoroughbred pedigree.
Johnny will sell six of the eight pups from the whelping.
“Both dam and sire were explosive beginners, two of the best seen in modern times, and their feats on the track speak volumes about the forecasted speed and strength of their offspring,” says Johnny.
“Lucy Lobster was cruelled by injury throughout her career but won four races in a row at Wentworth Park, culminating in a tenacious victory in the 2014 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic.”
Give Destiny A Shake
NORM and Janis Rinaldi set the world of greyhound racing on fire when they imported US bitch Greys Destiny some years ago.
Among the pups she produced was champion stayer Destini Fireball (by Where’s Pedro).
Also in that litter was Destiny Shaker who from 72 starts proved not only versatile but prolific. She won 25 races and was placed 16 times.
Destiny Shaker won at Sandown over 515m in 29.87 but was better suited to the 400 to 460m sprints.
Twelve of her wins were in best of the night but she was also a finalist in the Warragul Cup.
She is also a sister to Group stars General Destini, Five Paws, Miss Abilene and Destini Warrior etc.
Norm and Janis now have a dog pup by Spud Regis from Destiny Shaker for sale at $4000.
This is the second litter for Destiny Shaker.
It is early days for some very handy dogs from her first litter to Soprano Drive (whelped May 2014) but Destini Supreme is already a winner at Sandown in 29.59, and Destini Soprano is a Sandown winner.
“Spud Regis, with fast early and strength, should complement Destiny Shaker to produce something special, matching good strong damlines,” says Victorian-based Norm.
Still With The Magic
MAGIC Sprite might be in China, but his progeny at home continue to make a name for him.
This week’s Group 2 Qld Derby is an another example of that.
Hot on the heels of Magical Yessam winning the Group 2 Ipswich Auction final a couple of weeks back, that same dog is one of four (yes FOUR) finalists in the Derby at Albion Park.
The others are France Soir, My Silver Chisel and Zabdon Ferrari.
I suggest anyone with a penchant for bloodlines study should look at the pedigree of France Soir and Magical Yessam.
Both carry a duplication of Spiral Nikita.
Interesting though, Zabdon Ferrari is bred along very similar lines to Magic Sprite’s champion son Black Magic Opal, while My Silver Chisel brings in a cross of the brothers Curryhills Fox and Curryhill Brute.
This too is a common theme in many very good progeny sired by Magic Sprite.
Zabson Ferrari’s dam is by Knocka Norris who is a litter brother to Magical Yessam’s second dam Elite Angel.
WHILE on the subject of Spiral Nikita (the damsire of Magic Sprite), have a look at how closely he is bred to Amelia Bale (and her sister Amity Bale) the dam of top sire Bekim Bale.
Spiral Nikita is Phantom Flash-Minnies Nikita.
Amelia Bale is Sonic Flight-Evonne Bale.
Phantom Flash is a genetic brother to Sonic Flight’s dam Westmead Flight.
Minnies Nikita is by Curryhills Fox a litter brother to Curryhill Brute who is found in the damline of Amelia Bale.
Yes, Magic Sprite bitches “could” suit Bekim Bale, and Bekim Bale bitches will certainly be suited in a mating to Magic Sprite.
It could be something to remember for “down the track”.
Got ‘Em Licked
ALLAN Lang can find a good dog.
Northern Rivers-based Allan is best known as the owner of champion sprinter Paw Licking.
His current star is recent Casino record breaker Weekend Binge, a half-brother to Paw Licking.
Last Friday at Casino, Allan put around in a performance trial one of the first of the progeny of Paw Licking to appear in public.
Named Negative Buzz he is by Paw Licking from Miss Noodles (Clappin Thunder-Pearl Hazard).
There is nothing but positive vibes coming from the youngster who trialled 23.41 at Casino easily the fastest of the day.
VERY interesting pedigree too. Both sire and dam of Negative Buzz run directly to the famed broodbitch Pitstock Park (dam of champions Brother Fox and Acacia Park).
OK, Negative Buzz’s slick run might have been in “just a performance trial” but it augurs well for the future stud career of Paw Licking. Maybe he will be the one to further the Just The Best/Credibility/Worth Doing sireline.
Two Males Left
BREEDER Dragan Dodic in Victoria have only two males left to sell from a mating of Kelsos Fusileer to Group 2 class bitch Giddy’s Star.
Whelped in December, the pups are $6000ono.
Giddy's Star was a Group 2 bitch with very fast times on various tracks.
She won in 29.49 at Sandown and was beaten a nose when second there in 29.30.
She was a very quick beginner running 4.97 first split at Sandown.
“With this combination, hopefully there will be another speed freak like Fernando Bale,” says Dragan.
Barcia To Lift A Notch
GRETA breeder Bradley Sabotic is pinning his faith in boom sire Barcia Bale taking his latest litter to great heights.
Bradley has recently whelped six dogs and four bitches by Barcia Bale from his former smart race bitch Keira’s Charm (Surgeon-Tranquil Heidi).
He has $1950 on the dogs and $1800 on the bitches.
Keira’s Charm was a smart race bitch winning eight races and being placed 18 times from 56 starts.
Her wins came at Warragul, Tamworth, Muswellbrook and Mudgee but she was a hard chasing bitch who could come from behind to win.
Her first litter, to first season sire Fancy Dean, are just two and a half and include: Midnight Mystic (five wins including four straight, Gunnedah 30.85, Muswellbrook 33.00); Midnight Panda (Bulli 29.26, Gunnedah 30.62); Midnight Mustang (Wauchope 26.26).
“These pups are extremely keen, have great confirmation and size,” says Bradley.
Life Is A Beach
THE Gold Coast is a pretty “tough” life for some, but Scott Duffy is a coast-based dog man who has had a great run of success with his dogs.
Scott heads a syndicate of mates who generally send their stars to John and Glenda Dart to train and there have been plenty with ability.
Unfortunately for Scott and mates, Mogambo Beach (Mogambo-Piping Hot) never got the chance to prove her “hot” pedigree right after she broke a leg at rearing.
But Scott and the boys have given her a chance at stud.
Mogambo Beach recently whelped a litter of 12 to champion US stud dog Kiowa Mon Manny. Scott has four dogs and two bitches from the litter for sale at $1750.
Piping Hot, her dam, was a pretty special race bitch for the Dart kennel.
The daughter of Bit Chili-Nikita Grove started 28 times for six wins and 12 seconds from 520m to 710m.
She won Albion Park’s Winter Chase and then ran second in the Group 1 Albion Park Gold Cup and the Group 3 Super Stayers Invitation.
She chased home the likes of champions Dashing Corsair, Bobby Boucheau and Shimaguni.
Mogambo Beach first litter, to Glen Gallon, with youngster Duffy's Beach having won two from four already.
Contezza Just Mated
THE Thai Again damline continues in the spotlight for all the right reasons lately and NSW breeder Steve Albon is happy about that.
That’s because Steve has just mated Contezza Fonic (Fear Zafonic-Cool Contessa) to Swift Fancy.
It is the bitch’s first mating. Thai Again is her second dam.
The mating to Swift Fancy is extremely well put together. It links 3x3 the half-brothers Brett Lee and Big Daddy Cool.
But it also combines Rumble Spirit and the similarly bred Token Prince.
Contezza Fonic, a winner at Goulburn and Dubbo, is a half sister to Group 1 performer Sienna’s Delight.
Camden In The Spotlight
CAMDEN, on the outskirts of Sydney, is an idyllic spot.
It is also the home of greyhound breeder Doug Rogers who has a litter of Barcia Bale-Camden Blue pups he has recently whelped.
Three dogs and five bitches from the mating are for sale at $5000 each.
Camden Blue won 14 races and placed a further 20 times, her versatility saw her successful from 400m to 600m.
She comes from a fantastic 100% winning litter which included Group and Open class performers boasting five individual city winners.
Her litter’s combined earnings exceeded $250,000.
Her siblings include:
Point Two Over 32 wins (SA Sprint Champion and $96,000), Random Test (Perth Cup Finalist - $73,000), Snowsill (winner of five races at Wentworth Park), Busted Bird (six wins at Angle Park) as well as Winning Rink, Tank Commander and Screwed Driver.
Camden Blue’s dam Camden Shiraz (17 wins) also produced multiple group finalist and 2009 SA Greyhound of the Year Drink Driver (by Collide).
Camden Blue’s first litter has produced the brilliant Camden Valleyway (12 wins incl Gosford 29.63, Richmond 30.61, WP 30.09, Nowra 29.70), Camden Gossip (11 wins incl 29.55 Gosford, 30.69 Richmond, WP 30.17, Nowra 29.63) and Richmond Derby Finalist Rudianos (30.55 Richmond).
Says Doug: “This mating replicates the paternal Go Wild Teddy cross which has been so effective with Camden Blue’s first litter by College Causeway.”
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