Augie's Stud Career Off To A Flying Start
NATIONAL Sprint hero, West On Augie, has started his stud career off with plenty of winners and his part-owner Gary Weston says there is more to come.
2 February 2022
NATIONAL Sprint hero, West On Augie, has started his stud career off with plenty of winners and his part-owner Gary Weston says there is much more to come.
West On Augie (Fernando Bale-Te Amo) raced 71 times for 38 wins and 10 placings earning $441,000.
He also won the Group 2 WA Derby, set a track record at Mandurah, won a host of WA feature races and made his presence felt at Group 1 level.
He was a finalist in the Melbourne Cup, Topgun and twice in his home town Perth Cup for trainer Chris Halse.
“He’s got a very nice pup out of West On Maisie which we called West On Cider,” said Gary.
“He has raced eight times for five wins and two seconds.”
Only three litters have hit the racetrack and all but two have won.
Chris Halse takes out the 2021 Claude Powell Final with his greyhound West On Cider. pic.twitter.com/jfs9uL2Ru8
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“It’s been a great start,” said Gary. “West On Cider has five wins and all of them have been in under 30-seconds at Cannington.”
While West On Cider is the standout of Augie’s progeny to date, Gary Weston is wrapping up a litter just educated.
“We put West On Hazel, a Barcia Bale-Zelemar Fever litter sister to Cider’s mother, to Augie,” said Gary.
“Dave Robartson reared the litter and got half while we kept the rest.
“They are 15 months old and the breaking in report is excellent.”
West On Hazel started 20 times for seven wins and five placings for $36,000 in stakes and she was a FFA class race bitch at Cannington.