Pearl Set For Second Stint At Motherhood

CHAMPION race bitch She's A Pearl is set for her second stint at motherhood, sure to capture the eyes of the greyhound breeding world.

SHE'S A Pearl is set for her second stint at motherhood.

The champion chaser, which won 40 races and $1.77 million during her decorated racing career, was served by Irish superstar One Time Only early last month.

It will be She's A Pearl's second litter having produced six pups – five dogs and a bitch – to the great Fernando Bale last October.

"It was always the plan to go to One Time Only," Lord, who played a role in getting the dual group 1 winner to Australian shores, said.

ONE TIME ONLY AT STUD

"She's a hard bitch to breed from with her blood lines and getting this outcross is perfect timing for her. And it puts a bit of Brett Lee back in there as well.

"It looks like Aston Dee Bee bitches will really suit him; she looks like she's definitely in pup."

Standing at Awesome Lodge at a stud fee of $2750, One Time Only has served some well-bred bitches to launch his Australian stud career, in the countdown to the upcoming breeding season.

News that one of the sport's greatest ever race bitches has gone his way so early is sure to only add to his appeal.

"One Time Only won two group 1s in Ireland and that's not an easy thing to do – it's tough racing over there," Lord said.

Hayley and Jodie Lord with She's A Pearl's first litter to Fernando Bale

"He lines up with the best of them over there but it's the chase that's the big thing with him.

"Watching him race he was just fierce. And he's a son of Droopy's Sydney and he's renowned for throwing that crazy chase into them.

"You've seen what his pups have done here.

"Droopy's Sydney is Ireland's Waverley Supreme and having One Time Only here now gives breeders a really important outcross.

"I'm guilty of it here. I bred myself into a bit of a corner with Fernando Bale and Barcia Bale everywhere. A lot like back in the day with Collision and Brett Lee.

"I'll definitely be putting some more bitches to him. His presence is good for our local breeding scene.”

The pending arrival of She's A Pearl's second litter comes on the back of the success of her first litter at the recent GRNSW Puppy Auction.

The regally bred pups topped the sale, generating plenty of interest in the day.

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