Fernando’s Dynasty Growing Rapidly

2018 saw a year of results turned in by a sire that borders on the unthinkable – a set of numbers and records that statistically I doubt we’ll ever see again.

Adam Dobbin

2 January 2019

2018 saw a year of results turned in by a sire that borders on the unthinkable – a set of numbers and records that statistically I doubt we’ll ever see again.

It was a year where it became a distinct possibility that the great Fernando Bale is set to have a greater influence on the greyhound racing landscape off the track than he did on – quite scary given his record breaking heroics during his phenomenal racing career, which netted $1.3 million in prizemoney and a plethora of group 1 successes.

Throughout the course of 2018, Fernando Bale sired an incredible 16 Group 1 wins. Yes, you heard right, 16.

Throw in another five Group 2 successes and a further 10 Group 3 victories and Australasia’s most in-demand sire provided no less than 31 group race victories in 2018, a staggering achievement for the calendar year.

And whilst his numbers in group events were sublime, Fernando Bale, who stands at Meticulous Lodge for $8,800, posted some staggering stats across all tiers of racing as well, his 644 runners for the year registering a mammoth 2869 wins, a strike-rate of just over 20%, boasting prizemoney of $12.2 million!

To give these numbers further perspective, Barcia Bale, who enjoyed another stellar year, recorded 4424 winners for 2018 with prizemoney of $12.6 million from his 1872 runners, amassing similar stats with three times the greyhounds racing.

The parallel does nothing to diminish Barcia Bale’s lofty achievements, only serves to heighten what Fernando Bale has accomplished over the past racing season, siring stars of the track like My Redeemer, Tornado Tears, Rippin’ Sam, Hasten Slowly, Hecton Bale, Poco Dorado and Poke The Bear just to name a few…the list is long and distinguished.

At a time where the breeding scene is beginning to find its feet again following what’s been a turbulent few years for the industry, breeders have never been better positioned in being spoiled for choice when it comes to determining the best stud dog for bitches.

What A Year!

My Redeemer G1 Melbourne Cup, G1 Harrison-Dawson
Tornado Tears G3 Topcat Video, G1 Sandown Cup, G1 National Distance, G3 Superstayers, G1 Gold Cup, G3 Speed Star,
Poke The Bear G1 Topgun, G3 Silver Bullet, G2 Traralgon Cup, Listed Speed Star
Hecton Bale G1 Australian Cup, Listed Maidment Memorial,
Rippin’ Sam G1 Galaxy, G3 Lizrene Speed Star,
Hasten Slowly G3 Flying Amy Classic, G1 Brisbane Cup
Out Of Range G1 Silver Chief, G1 National Derby, G2 McKenna Memorial,
Trouper Monelli G1 Perth Cup
West On Augie G1 National Sprint Championship, G2 All Stars,
Poco Dorado G3 Sydney Cup, G3 Summer Cup, Listed Keybow Cup
Dyna Patty G1 Maturity Classic, G3 Speed Star
Mossimo Bale G2 Cranbourne Cup
Two Times Twice G2 Queensland Derby
Deliver G1 Vic Peters Classic
Velocity Liberty G1 Peter Mosman Classic
Modus Operandi G3 Christmas Gift