The Freight Train’s Match Made In Heaven
TRACEY Scruse admits to being like an expectant parent waiting for news to filter through that Pindari Express had become a father for the first time.
30 June 2020
TRACEY Scruse admits to being like an expectant parent waiting for news to filter through that her pride and joy Pindari Express had become a father for the first time.
“I was sitting beside the phone for a while there just waiting to hear that the pups had been whelped nice and healthy,” Scruse said.
And that was exactly the case with former track record breaking stayer Dusty Moonshine producing eight beautiful pups to the two-time Bulli Cup winner.
Owned by Mark Staines, the successful producing Dusty Moonshine was the first bitch to visit the “freight train” at stud following his retirement after claiming his second Bulli Gold Cup earlier this year.
“The phone has really started ringing recently which has been great,” Scruse said.
“His fertility is through the roof which is very pleasing and he’s served a few bitches recently as well. And breeder-studmaster Geoff Collins has purchased a couple of straws to use on bitches when they come on as well which I’m really grateful for.
“And things are heading the right way heading towards the breeding season.”
Pindari Express’s mating to Dusty Moonshine caught the eye of resident breeding expert David Brasch.
“It’s a mating that is a natural for two very important reasons,” Brasch said.
“The first is that Brook’s Doll (dam of Pindari Express) was mated to El Grand Senor (sire of Dusty Moonshine) to produce multiple Group 1 winner (Melbourne Cup and Vic Peters) and now stud dog Ando’s Mac.
“But, add to that, the cross of Collision (damsire of Pindari Express) to Kiacatoo Pearl (dam of Dusty Moonshine) has produced Wentworth Park track record holder Shakey Jakey.
“You don’t get much more proven than that!”