Feral Franky Response Proving 'Unbelievable'

FORBES training legend Jack Smith has been answering a constant flow of phone calls in recent weeks for his emerging stud star Feral Franky.

David Brasch

14 February 2022

FORBES training legend Jack Smith has been answering a constant flow of phone calls in recent weeks.

Yes, some are to congratulate him on the success of his current kennel star Jungle Deuce recent winner of the Group 1 double of the Paws Of Thunder and the Gold Bullion.

But, most are from broodbitch owners wanting to buy semen for superstar galloper Feral Franky (Collision-Solar Pak) whose first progeny have hit the racetrack with huge wraps.

FERAL FRANKY AT STUD

Feral Franky won 24 races and $482,000 and his litter brother Good Odds Harada won 36 races and $1.3 million. It was a staggeringly successful litter.

Their domination is set to continue at stud.

“Unbelievable,” is how Jack described the response to Feral Franky.

“I thought he was busy when he first retired to stud, but I could be selling up to three straws a day, if we could.

“We’ve had to restrict sale to bitches on season.”

And, Jack says only 10 percent of those requests are from NSW.

“It’s all Victoria,” said Jack.

“When the pups first arrived, everyone told me stories about what nice pups they were, good temperaments, and keen.

“Now they are at the racetrack it’s out there for everyone to see.”

The Wheeler kennel has used him a number of times and the Houston Bale litter is showing great promise. Others out of Dyna Zesty and Ethia Allen are also.

Mellcat Coral (Feral Franky-Mellcat Lass) has won five of nine. She is in-bred to the famous Alice Dooley family.

Hope Mcgraw (Feral Franky-Fancy Lola) is already a 30.12 Wentworth Park winner.

“We could not be happier,” said Jack Smith.