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Volume 1 Number 25 Friday March 24, 2017
1958 Rookie Rebel
2016 winner Pantera Nera.
2017 Group 2 Traralgon Cup Saturday March 25 Details Page 22
From the Editor’s Desk Victorian Greyhound Weekly
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Black dog March 2010 35kg
Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale
Career Statistics: 14 starts - 13 wins Prizemoney $136,075
Winner 2012 Group 1 Maturity Classic
Track Records: Maitland 450m - 24.90 Bulli 400m - 22.20 (in his maiden)
Superstar who won 13 of 14 starts
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Also Standing: Bekim Bale ($2750), Dyna Tron ($1650), Dyna Lachlan ($2200), Meticulous ($1500), Path To Power ($1500) and Velocette ($2200).
FERNANDO BALE White & brindle dog 29.7kg March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen
Career Statistics: 44 starts - 35 wins 5 placings Prizemoney $1,299,370 Winner of 8 Group 1 events Including G1 Golden Easter Egg, G1 National Sprint Championship, G1 Maturity Classic, G1 Topgun, G1 Adelaide Cup, G1 Peter Mosman Classic, as well as the G2 Bendigo Cup, G2 Traralgon Cup and the G3 Bill Collins Memorial. Track Records: Bendigo 425m 23.99 Traralgon 525m 29.80
KIOWA PRODUCER* Dark brindle dog 31.5kg April 2011 Dragon Fire x Kay V Sweet Kay
Career Statistics: 94 starts - 50 wins, 19 placings Member of the 2013 All-American team Winner of the 2013 Hollywood World Classic, 2013 Southland Derby and 2013 Chris Callas Memorial Stake. Perfect outcross for Australian bitches Kiowa Producer is undoubtedly one of the best bred American imports to ever stand at stud in Australia. What’s more, Kiowa Producer has the racetrack record to back up that claim, when you consider his overall record of 94 starts for 50 wins (Yes, 50 wins!) 15 seconds and four thirds.
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FABREGAS Black dog October 2010 36.5kg Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch
Career Statistics: 13 starts - 12 wins Prizemoney: $131,055 Winner 2012 Group 1 National Sprint Championship He was a superstar on the track and he is now A superstar sire - Leading AGRA Sire of the year for 2016
Fabregas……….. Built for speed!
Breeding and trainers of last week’s
Victoria, NSW and South Australia
Angle Park - Monday March 13
1. Loceryl (Cosmic Rumble x Ot's A Neveelk) L.
2. Yoe (Djays Octane* x Kiowa Angel) Lauren Harris
3. Claretown Belle (Bella Infrared* x Claretown Annie)
4. Larrikin Locky (Lochinvar Marlow x Paua And
Jewels) L. Rasmussen
5. Cyclone Clifford (Kilty Lad x Beltah Magic)
6. Tronic Flash (Dyna Tron x Bonegilla Flash) T. Aloisi
7. Halo Haze (Collision x Zoom Around) A. Ieraci
8. Lizard Spock (Lochinvar Marlow x Eustace
Diamond) T. Rasmussen
9. Sutton Steele (Dyna Lachlan x Asterix) A. Modra
10. Funky Monkey (Cape Hawke x Power Of Blue)
11. Windmill Haze (Barcia Bale x Contrary Mary)
12. Just Like Fire (Barcia Bale x Dyna Gee) C. Abbott.
The Meadows - Wednesday March 15
1.Shaun's Entity (Mogambo x Girl Aloud) R. Groom
2. Dyna Jerry (Kelsos Fusileer* x Cailyn Bale)
3. Van Ann Cosmic Rumble x Come On Luann) J. Borg
4. Bonnie Beauty (Cosmic Rumble x Come On Luann)
5. Envy Heist (Talk's Cheap x Hot Genetics) A. Dailly
6. Lucky Seed (Barcia Bale x Paua To Terrify) K. White
7. Exs And Ohs (SH Avatar* x Love To Rock) B. Ennis
8. Daithy Allen (SH Avatar x Quiz Bale) A. Dailly
9. Red Rocks (Barcia Bale x Punk Rock Lass)
10. Ed's Intention (Barcia Bale x Uno Lesson)
11. Hold On Belena (Surf Lorian x Belena Haze)
12. Dakini Allen (Bella Infrared* x Langi Bale)
Wentworth Park - Wednesday March 15 1. Iona Flyer (Swift Fancy x Iona Habit) M. Green
2. Chase The Cash (El Grand Senor x Time And
Money) C. Watts
3. Targaryen (Spring Gun x Sierra Lee) A. Brunton
4. Tilikum (Oaks Road x Misty Day) S. Rhodes
5. Aston Ebert (Magic Sprite x Aston Carmelita)
6. Almost Black (Oaks Road x Sky Twinkle)
7. Milko's Magic (Swift Fancy x Taradearra) M. Curtale
8. Slamming Thunder (Spring Gun x Little Bit Fancy)
9. Lord Golec (Bekim Bale x Ebby Miss) M. Eberand
10.Nollo Prosequi (Barcia Bale x Notso Sweet) J. Lord)
Angle Park - Thursday March 16
1. Straight Away (Barcia Bale x Up And Away)
2. Royal Bling (Barcia Bale x Lady Bling) T. Murray
3. Windmill Haze (Barcia Bale x Contrary Mary)
4. Caprice Monelli (Barcia Bale x Sharon Monelli)
5. What's Up Trumps (Barcia Bale x Up And Away)
6. Molly Be Nimble (Nitro Burst x Hope's Up)
7. Halo Haze (Collision x Zoom Around) A. Ieraci
8. Alice's Entity (Fabregas x Girl Aloud) T. Rasmussen
9. Bogie Bekim (Bekim Bale x Bogie Skye)
10. Lyka Model (Swift Fancy x Clay Model) Lester
11. Harry Aztec (Aston Galilee x Prince's Faye) Y. King
Sandown - Thursday March 16 1. Master Mordacai (Barcia Bale x Miss Elegant)
2. Jimmy Newob (Coamic Rumble x Nosey Rozy)
3. Proven Kodiak (Nitro Burst x Blue Pie Girl)
4. Brolly Bale (David Bale x Ucme Typhoon) R. Britton
5. Dndee Calypso (Barcia Bale x Crown Poker)
6. Quotation Mark (Lochinvar Marlow x Guacamole)
7. Our Turbo Boy (Oaks Road x Full Noise Turbo)
B. Big Flood (Banjo Boy x Easy Baby) J. Thompson
9. Fair Of Face (Barcia Bale x Catch Up Sunday)
10. Flying Eamonn (Collision x Oshkosh Fayola*)
11. Destini Wahoo (Surf Lorian x Miss Abilene)
12. Dream Future (Barcia Bale x Greysynd Elite)
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Breeding and trainers of last week’s
Victoria, NSW and South Australia
Wentworth Park - Saturday March 18
1. Lucky Chap (Brett Lee x Cawbourne Whip)
2. One Thing (Collision x Midnight News) M. Wright
3. Zipping Bruiser (Don't Knocka Him x Tricky Gypsy)
4. Nangar Bear (Primo Uno x Fancy Liza) D. Barnes
5. Miss Foxy Lee (Magic Sprite x Cristalle) D. Swain
6. Starza Light (Barcia Bale x Zsa Zsa) S. Swain
7. Vintage Rox (Where's Pedro x Vintage Blend)
8. Cosmic Bonus (Cosmic Rumble x Dark And Stormy)
9. Costin (Barcia Bale x Glory Of Love) S. Evans
10. Black Sky Riot (Fabregas x Ready To Riot)
The beautifully bred brood bitch, Zsa Zsa (December
2009 Flying Penske* x Classy Creek), dam of Race 6
winner Starza Light, has just meet mated to stud
newcomer, Space Star.
See this week's Greyhound Weekly, online:
The Meadows - Saturday March 18 1. Jet Hawk (Black Magic Opal x Outlandish)
2. Dyna Gary (Surf Lorian x Crystin Bale)
3. Envy Heist (Talk's Cheap x Hot Genetics)
4. Celica Bale (Barcia Bale x Really Gonnarock)
5. Dimple Allen (Bella Infrared* x Langi Bale)
6. Alpha Demeter (Cosmic Rumble x Queen Of
7. Lil' Miss Banjo (Banjo Boy x Glen Abbey Jill)
8. Zippy Dath (Cosmic Rumble x Pandora Bale)
9.Mepunga Blaze (Barcia Bale x Mepunga Nicky)
10. By Blue Day (Elite State x North Coast) V. Borg
11. Annabelle's Boy (Magic Sprite x Jebrynah Glory)
12. Emrys (Magic Sprite x Prancing Uno) M. Hirtzel
Sandown (SAP) Sunday March 19
1. Dianna Bale (Spring Gun x Ucme Typhoon)
2. Har Pur Mar (Fabregas x Zipping Rose) K. White
3. Mac Molly (Cosmic Rumble x Little Rum) R. Britton
4. Louie Lasagna (Barcia Bale x Premier Mojo)
5. Sheza Slingshot (Collision x Midnight News)
6. Sly Shiraz (Oaks Road x Dash Of Shiraz) G. Condon
7. Miss Lava (Djays Octane x Born On Lava) R. Britton
8. Down In Mexico (El Grand Senor x Made To
Cruise) C. Treherne
9. Banjo Fever (Banjo Boy x Evie Jane) R. Crisafi
10. Coolan King (Barcia Bale x Coolan Miss)
11. Lani Bale (Dyna Nailn x Jesse Bale) S. Ferguson
12. Black Magic Opal x Bubba's Dream) K. Bailey
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Talking Breeding with Roger Clark
THIS week’s review of litters chosen from the Victorian
Litter Registrations list for the week ending February 28
starts with a nice litter of eight pups by outstanding stud
success, Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x
Registered by Simon Henderson for the Stockman
Power Racing syndicate, the four dogs and four bitches
are from the beautifully bred bitch, Diva’s Shadow
(January 2013 Cosmic Rumble x Mepunga Diva), whose
dam is by Flying Penske x Mepunga Shiraz (Black
Shiraz x Benji’s Babe).
She is from a handy litter, which included Go
Vicki, Mepunga Brodie, Mepunga Mia, Mepunga Nick,
Murrabit Miss and Potsy’s Mistake.
Their dam, Mepunga Diva, also produced some
good winners from her four other litters, by Kinloch
Brae*, Mepunga Geordie, Premier Fantasy* and Where’s
On the track, Diva’s Shadow raced 62 times, for 19
wins and 17 placings, winning four times over 525
metres at The Meadows (29.82), where she also won
twice over 600 metres (34.42), three times over 515
metres at Sandown (29.45), twice over 520 metres at
Geelong (29.73), twice over 450 metres at Ballarat
(25.12), where she also won over 545 metres (30.92)
and also over 520 metres at Cranbourne (30.29), 650
metres at Shepparton (37.49) and 480 metres at Horsham
(27.24), where she also won over 570 metres (32.52).
Three Kinloch Brae* litters
THREE litters on the list this week by International Stud
Success, Kinlich Brae* August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x
Greys Free Style).
Dennis Langley registered the first of the three
litters, for the Langley Father and Son syndicate, which
has four dogs and one bitch, from the beautifully bred,
proven producer, Cristalle (September 2007 Collision x
Tarawi Tess), whose dam is by Head Honcho x Tawawi
Lass (Shining Chariot x Davina) and worth recalling,
Davina is by Grove Whisper* x Genuine Replica (Chief
Babwe x Model Bellinda).
Cristalle is from a litter which included Albatross,
Chevy Busta, Cossack, Sergio and Zenith, with their dam
also producing winners from her four other litters, by
Bombastic Shiraz, Brett Lee, Elite State and Gunnadoo
On the track she raced 71 times for 17 wins and 24
placings, winning four times over 520 metres at
Wentworth Park (30.04), where she also won four times
over 720 metres (42.91), three times over 515 metres at
The Gardens (29.82), where she also won over 600
metres (34.63), twice over 450 metres at Maitland
(25.22), where she also won over 565 metres (32.45) and
also won over 731 metres at Gosford (44.04) then over
650 metres at Waikato in New Zealand (37.88).
She has been a very good producer, with 29 named
offspring from her first five litters, by Barcia Bale, Brett
Lee, Cosmic Rumble, Hallucinate and Magic Sprite, with
her most successful winners including, Techno, Cristalle
Coco, Evidence, Flamin’ Go, Lachy Balboa, Spacecraft,
Cosmic Penny, Smokin’ Tarawi Nicole, Tinkabella Rose,
Crowned, Powered, Both Sides Now, Crikey, Miss Foxy
Lee, Sophistry, Tarawi Style and Twist Of Thunder.
Victorian Litter Registrations Report Week Ending February 28
Barcia Bale x Diva’s Shadow 4 4 S. Henderson
Fabregas x Vizualize It 2 2 C. Colaiacovo
Kinloch Brae* x Cristalle 4 1 D. Langley
Kinloch Brae* x Wilma Bale 4 5 G. Clifton
Nolen x Hurry Scurry 4 2 D. Hills
Spring Gun x Lektra Scarlett 5 1 P. Lenehan
Turanza Bale x Aston Pearson 3 7 R. Borda
Totals (* Import or O/Seas based sire) 30 25 8 litters (Ave 6.9)
Kinloch Brae* litters…..continued SPARKLE AND FADE syndicate manager, John
Paraskevas, has the second Kinloch Brae* litter which
has four dogs and three bitches, from the beautifully
bred bitch, Pennsylvania Is (February 2012 Collision x
Portland Rain), whose dam is by Brett Lee x Brandeen
Misty (Prince Of Tigers x Miss Cleopatra).
She is from her dam’s only litter, of ten named,
which included California King, Collipot, Malevolant,
Maybe Could Be, My Mum Marie, Portland Cheese,
Rybora Lizzie, Shake Em Up and Whoosha.
On the track, she raced 27 times for the
handy record of 11 wins and four placings, winning
three times over 350 metres up the straight at
Healesville (19.35), twice over 595 metres at Sandown
(34.51) and also won over 425 metres at Bendigo
(24.22), 545 metres at Ballarat (31.23) , where she also
won over 450 metres (25.59) and 450 metres at
Warrnambool (25.62), where she also won twice over
650 metres (36.97).
Nilma North breeder, Gavin Clifton has the other
Kinloch Brae* litter, which has four dogs and five
bitches, from the very well bred bitch, Wilma Bale
(Bombastic Shiraz x Keeko Bale), whose dam is by
Hallucinate x Katella Bale (Awesome Assassin x Kobie
She raced 19 times, for six wins and two placings,
winning twice over 520 metres at Dapto (29.97), with
single wins over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (29.77),
725 metres at The Meadows (42.88) and 520 metres at
Geelong (30.13) where she also won over 680 metres
She has one previous litter on file, five dogs and
one bitch, whelped in April 2015 by Lansley Bale, for
Turanza Bale litter
OUR final litter for review from this week’s Victorian
list is a nice litter of ten pups, by the internationally
based sire, Turanza Bale (July 2006 Primo Uno x Daishi
Turanza Bale held The Meadows TR 525m 29.61,
had brilliant BON times at Sandown 29.65, 29.70;
Geelong 25.24, 25.26; Won the 2008 G2 SA Derby
29.66; was finalist in the 2009 G1 Silver Chief & G1
2010 Adelaide Cup; ran second in the G3 Shootout; and
fell in the 2009 G1 Melbourne Cup.
He raced 75 times for 21 wins and 29 placings,
earning $160,960 in stakemoney.
His top ten rated offspring on greyhound-data.com
are Xylia Allen, My Bro Fabio, Grigorieva Bale,
Zipping Maggie, Dawkins Bale, Warrior King, Reefton
Treasure, Ernest Bale and Zipping Felix.
Mawson Lakes breeder, Raymond Borda,
registered the litter of three dogs and seven bitches, who
are from the very well bred bitch, Aston Pearson
(September 2012 Aston Galilee x Aston Ainslie), whose
dam is by Where’s Pedro x Vizcaya (Bitability Bale x
Aston Pearson is from a litter which included
Aston Caleb, Aston Josh and Aston Millie, with their
dam also producing good winners from both of her other
litters, whelped in August 2013, by Kinloch Brae*, then
April 2014, by Velocette.
On the track she was lightly raced, with six starts
for three wins and two placings, winning three times
over 525 metres at The Meadows (30.07, 30.09, 30.25).
She has one previous litter on file, four dogs and
three bitches, whelped in November 2015, by Fabregas.
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NEW SOUTH WALES
THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW
Whelping Report for the week ending December 18,
2016, starts with a nice litter of eight pups by 2010
Golden Easter Egg winner, Cosmic Rumble (April 2007
Spiral Nikita* x Spiritual Rumble).
Registered by North Dandalup breeder, Barry
Moir, the one dog and seven bitches are from the very
well bred bitch, Misty Peal (February 2011 El Galo x
Charm Forever), whose dam is by Token Prince x Thai
Charm (Rapid Journey x Thai Magic) and worth
recalling, That Magic is by Grove Whisper* x Lauren’s
She is from a litter which included Dad And Ad,
Freddie Finch, Lady Galo and Maltese Player.
Their dam’s eight other named offspring on file,
are from a November 2008 litter by Hallucinate.
Misty Peal raced 80 times, for six wins and 31
placings, winning twice over 520 metres at Dapto
(30.41), where she also won twice over 600 metres
(35.19) and also over 297 metres (17.15) with one win
over 365 metres at Nowra (21.25).
Can’t Knock this litter NEXT we have a nice litter of twelve pups, by the 2012
Golden Easter Egg winner, Don’t Knocka Him
(November 2009 Knocka Norris x Surf Queen).
Registered by Greta breeder, James Porta, the six
dogs and six bitches in the litter, are from the well bred,
prolific producing dam, Zipping Anna (December 2012
Mogambo x Navigator Miss), whose dam is by Whisky
Assassin x Al Fresco (Royal Prilgrim x Prize Dancer).
Worth noting also, is that Prize Dancer is by
Casino Tom x Spanish Dance (Nation Parade x Hopeful
Zipping Anna is from one of her dam’s nine litters,
which included, Zipping Bindy, Zipping Frank, Zipping
Jet, Zipping Kendra and Zipping Mary.
Their dam, Navigator Miss, has a long list of other
winners on file from her eight other litters, by Bekim
Bale, Bit Chili, Dyna Tron, Goodsy, Malfoy, Pure
Octane, Slater and Smooth Fancy.
On the track she raced 32 times, for seven wins
and 12 placings, winning twice over 480 metres at
Horsham (27.29), where she also won over 410 metres
(23.38), 535 metres at Richmond (31.00), 460 metres at
Geelong (25.96) and 450 metres at Shepparton (25.44),
where she also won over 390 metres (22.26).
She has one previous litter on file, of seven dogs
and one bitch, whelped in February 2016 by Dyna
On the Double PEMBROOKE breeder, Alwyn Watts has a nice litter of
ten pups on the NSW list this week, by champion
sprinter Dyna Double One (March 2013 Barcia Bale x
The six dogs and four bitches are from the very
well bred bitch, Oxley Flamingo (March 2013 Fabregas
x Oxley Opal), whose dam is by Where’s Pedro x Oxley
Glyder (Just The Best x Magical Omen).
Oxley Flamingo is from a litter which included
Gift Box, Oxley Eclipse, Oxley Rubey and Oxley
Surprise, with their dam’s only other litter on file,
whelped in January 2014, by Lochinvar Marlow,
producing, Daisy Tux, Donald Tux, How Cheeky, Kava
Magic, Oxley Roman, Snows Pledge and Sunburnt
Oxley Flamingo only raced five times, for one
win, over 520 metres at Albion Park (30.49) and a
second, there, beaten 0.25 lengths (30.28).
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New South Wales Whelping Report Week Ending December 18, 2016
Sire/Dam Dog Bitch Breeder
Collision x Cyanide 1 3 Greyhound Syn.
Cosmic Rumble x Misty Peal 1 7 B. Moir
Don’t Knocka Him x Zipping Anna 6 6 J. Porta
Dyna Double One x Oxley Flamingo 6 3 A. Watts
Fabregas x Queen Charlie 1 5 S. Curran
Fabregas x Wee Chevy 7 1 M. Manuel
Kinloch Brae* x Nitro Cee 1 0 C. Finianos
SH Avatar* x Scissor Queen 8 2 B. George
Totals (* Import or O/Seas based 31 28 8 litters (Ave
Don’t Knocka Him
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Talking Breeding NSW Continued
OUR final litter from this week’s NSW list, is one of ten
pups by the highest ever US stakes earner, US Avatar*
(May 2010 Kiowa Mon Manny x Tom S Caterwaul).
Registered by Nundah breeder, Benjamin George,
the eight dogs and two bitches are from the beautifully
bred, proven producer, Scissor Queen (November 2009
Knocka Norris x Surf Queen), whose dam is by Surf
Lorian x Queen Size (Deep North x Ultra Queen).
She is from her dam’s first Knocka Norris litter,
which included Alleviate, Crystal Cash, Don’t Knocka
Him, Knocka Down, Little Miss Hap, Powers Back and
In addition to her second Knocka Norris litter,
Surf Queen also produced winners from other litters, by
Brett Lee, Fear Zafonic, Flying Penske*, Head Bound
and Pure Octane, with 41 named offspring on file.
Scissor Queen raced 31 times, for the outstanding
record of 20 wins and five placings, winning 11 times
over 407 metres at Grafton (22.70), where she also won
twice over 480 metres (27.15), four times over 400
metres at Maitland (22.25), where she also won over
450 metres (25.31) and she also won twice over 395
metres at Albion Park (23.02).
She has produced winners from her first two
litters, whelped in September 2013 by Magic Sprite and
September 2014 by Fabregas, then has a litter of four
dogs and two bitches on file, whelped in August 2015,
by Fernando Bale.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LITTERS Three litters on the South
Australian Litter Registrations
list for the first two weeks of
Barcia Bale litter ROBIN HARNAS has a nice litter of seven pups on the
S.A list this week, by outstanding stud success, Barcia
Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale).
The two dogs and five bitches are from the 2015
Group 3 SA Oaks and Group 3 Gawler Cup finalist,
Scarp Missile (March 2013 Take The Kitty x Barney’s
Beauty), whose dam is by Collision x Bram’s First (Big
Smig x Counter Power).
She is from a litter of three named, which included
two other winners, Emily’s Kitty and Skyspear, with
their dam only having one other named offspring on file,
Vee Twelve, who was whelped in January 2014 by
Scarp Missile raced 80 times, for 23 wins and 28
placings, with wins including three times over 520
metres at Wentworth Park (29.95) and seven times over
515 metres at Angle Park (29.85).
Magic litter TANIA FOSTER has a litter of one dog and three
bitches on the SA list this week, by Magic Sprite (March
2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous), from the well bred bitch
McLaren Grace (February 2011 Token Prince x Stevie
McLaren), whose dam is by Stately Bird x Jay Lo
McLaren (Malawi’s Prince x Melinda McLaren).
McLaren Grace is from a litter of four named,
which included McLaren Prince, Token McLaren and
Zara McLaren and on the track she raced 71 times for
six wins and 20 placings, winning five times over 731
metres at Angle Park (43.41), where she also won over
515 metres (30.37).
One dog Pup GAVIN HARRIS has the other litter, which sadly has
just the one dog pup, by My Bro Fabio (March 2012
Turanza Bale x Flamenco), from the well bred bitch,
Dashing Dee Dee (November 2012 Cosmic Rumble x
Little Looper). Wrap him in cotton wool, Gavin.
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South Australian Litter Registrations 2Weeks Ending January 15
Barcia Bale x Scarp Missile 2 5 R. Harnas
Magic Sprite x McLaren Grace 1 3 T. Foster
My Bro Fabio x Dashing Dee Dee 1 0 G. Harris
Totals (* Import or O/Seas based sire) 4 8 3 litters, (Ave 4.0)
Stud Service Figures - Victoria
Full Year 2016 STUD service figures released by GRV for December
showed that Barcia Bale was the most popular sire with
breeders, with eight services, followed by Dyna Double
One with five, Magic Sprite with three, then Cosmic
Rumble, Kinloch Brae* and Turanza Bale with two
each, completing the list of sires with multiple
registrations for the month.
There were 38 services registered in Victoria in
December from 22 individual sires.
Full year services Let us now look at the full list of all services registered
in Victoria for the full year 2016.
46 Barcia Bale.
35 Dyna Double One.
32 Kinloch Brae*
26 Fernando Bale.
23 Magic Sprite.
12 Banjo Boy and Stagger.
8 Cosmic Rumble.
7 My Bro Fabio
5 Hooksy, Nitro Burst, Paw Licking
and Spring Gun.
4 Bekim Bale, Bella Infrared*, Black Magic Opal,
Kiowa Mon Manny*, Spud Regis
and Walk Hard.
3 Blue Giant, Buck Fever, Dyna Tron, Elite State,
Hostile, Mogambo, Oaks Road, Premier Boloney,
Smart Missile, Swift Fancy, Taylors Sky*,
Tommy Brislane and Turanza Bale.
2 Allen Deed, Big Daddy Cool,
College Causeway*, Collision,
Don’t Knocka Him, Echelon, General Destini,
Jagger Swagger, Just The Best, KC And All*,
Kiowa Producer*, Milldean Panther*, Nolen,
Paradise Madison*, Premier Fantasy*,
Vee Man Vane and Where’s Pedro.
1 Al Moran, Arising, Bartrim Bale, Ballymac Vic*,
Bit Chili, Bernmar Butcher, Bombastic Shiraz,
Cape Hawke, Cruisy Mission, Djays Octane*,
Dyna Steal, Dyna Villa, Early Return,
Farley Blitz*, Fear Zafonic*, Flying Scott*,
Goodesy, Head Bound, Jarvis Bale, Kayda Shae,
Kayo Marciarno, Kelsos Fusileer*, Keybow,
Kilty Lad, Knocka Norris, Kynan’s Express,
Lethal Weapon, Lochinvar Marlow, Lonesome
Cry*, Made To Size, Marcus Joe, Makeshift*,
Neb, Our Toyman, Paddy’s Flame, Primo Uno,
Prince Diablo, Razldazl Jayfkay*, Rooney,
Shakey Jakey, Shoulders, Sisco Rage,
Smoke Home, Speed Series, Sulzanti, Superman,
Surf Lorian, Tomac Bale, Vapour Whirl,
Velocette, Weetbix Kid, Westmead Osprey* and
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Barcia Bale (March 2010 Go Wild Teddy x
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breeders in 2016
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26 starts 12 wins 5 placings Stake earnings $64,107
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Two Victorians win the Richmond Classics By Katherine Ernst Australian Racing Greyhound,
NANGAR Flame ($16.60) produced a powerful finish
to take out the Group 2 Richmond Derby (535m) final
last Friday night.
Jumping from box eight, the black dog was fairly
into stride, slipping into fourth position around the first
Meanwhile, showing the way out in front was
Mack Tux (box three) which began beautifully, leading
over Barking Bad (box two) and Wicked Warrior (box
Down the back straight, Barking Bad ($6.40)
moved up to challenge the leader which was able to
kick clear once again approaching the home turn.
Entering the home straight, Mack Tux ($14.10)
had increased his margin, however Nangar Flame was
gathering plenty of momentum and swiftly took the lead
half way down the straight.
In the run to the line, Nangar Flame slipped into
top gear, sprinting away from his opponents to score by
one-and-one-quarter lengths in 30.58.
Mack Tux was gallant in defeat, finishing second,
with Barking Bad rounding out the trifecta in third spot.
Trained by Anthony Azzopardi, Nangar Flame is
a son of Collision and Flash Fancy and has now won 18
of his 57 starts with an additional 23 minor placings.
Friday night’s winner’s cheque also bolstered his prize
money earnings, with the black dog now boasting
$109,126 to his name.
Mumma Josie wins the Richmond Oaks VICTORIAN chasers secured the quinella in the Group
2 Richmond Oaks (535m), with Mumma Josie ($5.20)
defeating Up Hill Jill ($5.70) to collect the $40,000
When the lids flew open it was a mad scramble
for the lead, with Mumma Josie (box one) pushing up
along the fence to charge to the front around the first
However, the Jeff Britton-trained bitch wasn’t left
alone out in front, with Up Hill Jill (box four) and
Striker Light (box eight) applying the pressure down the
Swinging around the home turn it was still a line
of three, with Mumma Josie with her head just in front.
Despite a late challenge from Up Hill Jill, Mumma
Josie was able to hold on to score, winning by a nose in
Local chaser Where Art Thou ($4.80) produced a
massive run to finish third, with race favourite Striker
Light tiring after doing plenty of work throughout the
race, finishing sixth.
A daughter of Barcia Bale and Charming Louise,
Mumma Josie has now won 19 of her 60 starts with an
additional 17 minor placings, whilst the 29-kilogram
bitch has now earned $117,010 in prize money earnings.
Both Richmond races are steeped in history
having first been run in the 50’s the early classics were
run up the Richmond straight of 320 yards with some
Fields numbering 10 runners.
Some of the great champions to have won the
Richmond Oaks including Zoom Top & Winifred Bale.
While in the Derby past winners include Peter Glider,
Rapid Supreme, Buka Sunset, Cyrus The Virus and
After the placings in the Derby the field finished in the
following order 4th El Magnifico ($3.90), 5th Wicked
Warrior ($5.30), 6th Winsome Mission ($25.40) 7th
Patch Adams ($4.60) and Ritz Lenny ($5.20).
Nangar Flame is raced by the Tracsan Racing and
trained by Anthony Azzopardi at Myrniong in Victoria,
he is a Black dog whelped August 2013 by Collision
from Flash Fancy (Brett Lee x Miss Fancy). Nangar
Flame has won 18 and been placed 23 times from his 57
starts and with the $40,000 first prize for the Richmond
Derby it took his current stake earnings to $109,126.
Mumma Josie is raced by Vincent Borg and
trained by Jeff Britton at Anakie in Victoria, she is a
Brindle bitch whelped April 2014 by Barcia Bale from
Charming Louise (Knocka Norris x Charming Miss).
Mumma Josie has won 19 and been placed 17 times
from his 60 starts and with the $40,000 first prize for
the Richmond Oaks it took her current stake earnings to
For more information please contact:
Neil Brown , AGRA Publicity Officer
Tel: 03 97691234, Mob: 0423 129 950
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LICENSING PERIOD EXTENDED TO 30
JUNE 2018 The current licensing period for public trainers, owner-
trainers, breeders and attendants has been extended to 30
June 2018 to allow for Greyhound Racing NSW
(GRNSW) to begin the development of a new licensing
framework for all industry participants.
The development of such a framework was a key
recommendation of both the Special Commission of
Inquiry and the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel to
ensure the integrity and future sustainability of the
greyhound racing industry.
As a result, GRNSW will undertake a licensing
project to implement broad changes to the licensing
framework to seize opportunities for improvement in the
regulatory sector and ensure the industry remains
A detailed discussion paper is being developed to
give stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on
the proposed changes.
Under the license extension, all current licence
holders will have their current licensing period
automatically extended to 30 June 2018 at no additional
All identification cards for the current licensing period
will also be valid up until 30 June 2018.
ADDITIONAL GOSFORD MEETINGS
TRANSFERRED TO THE GARDENS Four more Gosford meetings have been transferred to
The Gardens to allow for repairs to the Gosford track
surface to continue.
The meetings scheduled for Gosford on 28 March, 4
April, 11 April and 18 April have all been transferred to
Racing has not taken place at Gosford since 7 March
after it was determined that the Gosford track had
significant issues with the track base as a result of recent
heavy rainfall and a number of legacy issues related to
the track construction.
The main area of concern with the Gosford track is that
the old track base contents are rising up through the
racing surface, presenting a number of safety concerns.
Greyhound Racing NSW made the decision to transfer
the four meetings to The Gardens in an effort to provide
participants in the Central Coast and Hunter regions
with like-for-like racing across two turn venues, and due
to the strong nomination flows that have been received
for the two meetings that have already been transferred
from Gosford to The Gardens.
Nominations for the transferred meetings at The
Gardens will all close at 9am the Thursday before the
Races for the four transferred meetings will be drawn
based on nomination flows.
CHANGE TO POTTS PARK RACE TIMES Race times have permanently changed at Potts Park
meetings, beginning from this Saturday (11 March).
The first race will now start at 12.30pm, while
kennelling at each meeting will take place between
11am and 11.45am.
Participants who have any questions regarding the new
race times are encouraged to contact the manager of
Potts Park – Arena Sports Club on (02) 9709 3859.
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COURSING GRADING GUIDELINES
THE National Coursing Association of Victoria and
Greyhound Racing Victoria, have released Coursing
Grading Guidelines for the 2017 Season - Effective
They have also released the NCAV Calendar for
the 2017 Coursing Season, which gets under way with a
Catch On To Coursing meeting at Lang Lang on Sunday
Main Event Stakes
Main Events are the feature Stakes on a Coursing
program. Generally, they are Cup and/or Memorial
Stakes. The greyhounds that are entered in these Stakes
are generally experienced Coursing greyhounds; they
can be males or females. These greyhounds will have
usually won their Maiden (at Coursing) and may have
also won a One Win Stake or an All Aged Stake.
Maiden Coursing greyhounds are also eligible to
compete in a Main Event if the Trainer believes the
greyhound is capable – but must be nominated for the
higher graded event, to be considered for selection.
Greyhounds that have previously won a Coursing Stake
will be given preference in selection for a Main Event
over a greyhound that has not competed at coursing.
All Aged Stakes
These are for the next level of open class greyhounds
that may have previously won a Coursing event. These
greyhounds may also have competed over more than
one Coursing season.
Win Limit Stakes
These are for greyhounds that have previously won the
required number of Coursing stakes, that is a One Win
Stake is for greyhounds that have only won one
Maidens A Maiden in Coursing is a greyhound that has not won
three courses in a single event. A greyhound could be a
city class greyhound and remain a Maiden at Coursing,
until they have broken their Maiden status at Coursing.
For the 2017 Coursing season a Puppy is any greyhound
(male or female) that is whelped on or after 01/03/2015.
Depending on nominations, gender will separate
greyhounds where possible, that is: Dog Puppy, Bitch
Puppy and if nominations allow a Mixed Puppy Stake.
There are Special Stakes conducted for Puppies only,
with good prize money! The Sylvester Doyle Puppy
Championship for both the boys and the girls, the Derby
(for the boys) and the Oaks (for girls) are three of the
National Coursing Association of Victoria Classic
This is the final Coursing Classic event of the season
and is considered the major prize carrying a long
tradition which was first held in 1873. This event is
open to all greyhounds with preference given to
greyhounds that have previously coursed. Consolations
of this event are also held for greyhounds defeated in
the first round (Waterloo Plate), the second round
(Waterloo Purse) and then if enough overall
nominations are received, a consolation event for
greyhounds defeated in the third round will be
Nomination Close Times For the 2017 Coursing season nominations will close on
the Thursday prior to the date of the meeting at 8:30am,
and may be extended should insufficient nominations be
received. Nominations can be submitted online or by
calling GRV Member Services Department on (03)
8329 1100. Fields will be declared no later than 3pm on
the Thursday prior to the date of the meeting.
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Selection For Coursing
Greyhounds are eligible to compete at a Coursing
meeting under similar rules to standard racing, in that
the greyhound must be cleared to race, not be under any
penalty, and its Owner and Trainer must be currently
registered. The following additional conditions apply:
1. Trainers nominating for a Coursing meeting will each
gain a minimum of one starter if nominations allow.
2. Trainers nominating multiple greyhounds should
email the Grader advising of their order of preference
for their greyhounds prior to nominations closing -
3. Trainers with multiple greyhounds nominated, who
have not provided preferences to the grader, will be
subject to a ballot.
The number of Coursing events to be conducted will be
determined from the total nominations received, with
preference given to separating each pool of nominations
by gender. Where the nominations require males and
females to be merged to create an event, the youngest
aged male greyhounds will be selected to compete
against the oldest aged female greyhounds.
For the purposes of selecting greyhounds to compete in
a higher-level event (eg. Cup), preference will be given
to greyhounds that have been nominated for the event. If
required, any other greyhound that has previous
Coursing wins and Coursing prize money will be
considered for elevation to a higher level event to
provide a full field of eight runners.
Puppies Greyhounds that are nominated for an event other than a
Puppy Stake, may be included in a Puppy stake if they
are whelped on or after the 1st of March 2015.
Consolation Events If a consolation event is to be conducted, greyhounds
eliminated in the first or second rounds of an event will
be automatically nominated for a consolation event if
one is being conducted. The draw for these events will
be conducted on course by the Steward in charge. Any
Trainer not wishing to run in a consolation event must
advise the Stewards prior to the draw being conducted.
Once fields have been graded, the remaining
greyhounds will be allocated as reserves. Reserve dogs
for each event will be randomly drawn at the time of
grading and will be published in order of preference. At
close of scratchings, reserves will be allocated in order
of preference from top down.
Scratchings Scratchings for a Coursing meeting will be finalised on
the day prior to the meeting at 4:00pm. Trainers of any
required reserves will be contacted by GRV. Should a
late scratching occur (after 4:00pm on the day prior), a
replacement greyhound will not be included in the field.
Greyhounds that are subject to a Satisfactory trial in
accordance with the Rules, may perform a Satisfactory
trial at a Coursing meeting and if endorsed by the
Stewards – will be cleared for Coursing only.
South Australian News
SA coursing dates until 30 June are listed below.
The remaining dates for July – September will follow
We start off our season by running 4-dog stakes – which
appeases the track enthusiasts who do not wish to put
their dogs in an 8-dog stake as they don’t believe they
can run 3 times in the one day, even though it should be
remembered that its only 2 dogs that have 3 runs, and
this is certainly not a problem in Victoria.
Sunday 16 April
Sunday 30 April
Sunday 21 May
Sunday 11 June
Sunday 25 June
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 0417 878 511
(NOTE : No message bank)
Home (08) 8520 2347 (has message capability)
GOTBA of SA Coursing Club
Coursing enthusiasts in Victoria and South
Australia are now looking forward to the 2017
Coursing Season with great anticipation.
The first meeting of the 2017 coursing season is
scheduled to be a Catch on to Coursing meeting at
Lang Lang on Sunday April 2.
Longwood Coursing Club
Trials every Sunday morning from 8.30 - 10am last
ticket sold and Tuesdays by appointment with
Gary Robinson 0439 981 270
Getting close to the start of the Coursing Calender,
we have our "Catch on to Coursing" meeting on
the 9th April, so once again I am looking for
donations to use as prizes for our winners, as this
meeting is a non prize money meeting, with dogs
only having to course twice, 1 run in the morning
and 1 after lunch.
IF ANYONE CAN HELP with DONATIONS, we
would be sooooo grateful, let me know what you
have in mind, from rugs/mats/leads/products/
petrol vouchers, whatever???? good advertising
opportunity, thanks in advance.
Julie Stefanos, Secretary.
Julie Robinson’s photo of coursing at Longwood
Victorian Greyhound Weekly supporting Coursing
Graham Moscow 0412 243 655
If you have a Nostalgia contribution
This week we continue our look back at Victoria’s leading metropolitan sires and their best winning
offspring over the past 40 years, with the 1991 Victorian Metropolitan Sires List.
TRARALGON CUP 2017
ALL roads lead to Traralgon tomorrow night for the
running of the 2017 Traralgon Cup Final.
The Traralgon Cup is one of 11 greyhound racing
country cups held throughout Victoria each year.
The race has a rich history, first won in 1974 by Lady
Anthia, and is the premier event hosted by the
Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club.
In an Australian regional first, the Gippsland Carnival is
incorporating and connecting four country cups – Sale
(December), Warragul (January), Cranbourne
(February), and Traralgon (March) – for an epic journey
of greyhound racing that has never been seen before
and holds more than $800,000 in prize money across
The Traralgon Cup is the fourth and final leg of
the Gippsland Carnival - to be run on March 25 – which
will see both sprint and staying greyhounds compete for
the title of the Gippsland Carnival’s Sprint or Distance
ABOUT THE 2017 TRARALGON CUP
Status: Group 2 Distance: 525m
Sponsor: Topcat Video Production
Final: Saturday 25 March (twilight)
Prize money in Final: $47,000 (1st); $13,350 (2nd);
$6,650 (3rd); Total: $67,000
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE 2017
$30 Family packages valued at $80 including a $30
food and beverage voucher, show bags and more!
Punters Club with James Van de Maat – for just $10 per
ticket, let expert race caller James Van de Maat do the
punting for you!
Colours On Course – fashion enthusiasts have the
opportunity to frock up and model their best
representation of the eight greyhound rugs.
Acoustic singer Joss Russell will entertain the crowd
during the twilight event with live music.
Turbo’s Trackside Corner including face painting, a
balloon artist, Turbo jumping castle and inflatable slide
plus free activity bags for every child on course.
Meet some of our friendly greyhounds from
the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP).
Food trucks to keep your tummies full.
Ever wanted to race your own greyhound? Experience
the thrill of racing with the multi-player interactive
game on course.
The Gippsland Distance and Sprint Champions
greyhounds will be crowned.
The winner of the trip to Disneyland will be named.
MOST RECENT WINNERS
2016 Pantera Nera
2015 Fernando Bale
2014 Not Held
2013 Paw Licking
2012 Dyna Lowell
2011 El Grand Senor
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2017 Group 2 Traralgon Cup
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BRED TO WIN Our weekly selection of
greyhounds to follow, based on
their breeding and recent
(Black dog, April 2015 Cape Hawke x Jamaican Ruby)
Trained by Peter Fulton at Ecklin South, for Barbara
Raced 12 times now for four placings, with two
handy seconds over 525 metres at The Meadows (MEP)
in last five starts.
Last start fourth from box two, Sandown (SAP)
515 metres on March 19, beaten 4.74 lengths in the race
won by Dianna Bale (30.49).
Four of the eight named from his litter have now
won and I’d be surprised if he didn’t join them soon.
White and blue dog. December 2014 Cosmic Rumble x
Trained at Napoleons, by John Higgins for the Brosvag
Wight starts now for a win and three placings and
looks a likely type.
Won from Box 1 over 450 metres at Ballarat
(25.78 B 25.54) on February 13 before finishing fourth
three times, twice over 525 metres at The Meadows
(MEP), then 545 metres at Ballarat, before last start
fourth again, from box eight, over 515 metres at
Sandown (SAP) on March 19, beaten 8.26 lengths in the
race won by Har Pur Mar (29.93).
Hard to get across from the outside over 515
metres at Sandown at any time, but will improve with
more experience there.
Black bitch, January 2015 Fabregas x On Shore)
Beautifully bred bitch trained at Gifford Hill in S.A by
Tony Rasmussen for the Sly Dog Syndicate.
Won first two starts, both over 515 metres at
Angle Park, 30.20 and 30.00 before stepping up in class
to 515 metres at Sandown (SAP) on March 19.
Came from box three when fourth, beaten 11.01
lengths in the race won by Sly Shiraz (29.76).
Got into a bit of trouble and looked all at sea on
the track. Better suited next start.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What is wrong with greyhound racing in Victoria?
SOMETHING is fundamentally wrong with greyhound
racing in Victoria.
Couldn’t help but notice the first two races at The
Meadows last Saturday night, both grade 7 and both
could only attract seven runners?
The prizemoney on offer for the race, $5,000 to
the winner, $1,430 for second and $720 for third.
There was one Grade 7 race at Sandown on
Sunday, where a full field of eight raced for $900, $285
and $140, and two reserves didn’t get a start?
I did notice that two trainers won seven of the 12
races between them, and often note, the same half a
dozen trainers win the majority of the races? maybe this
might have something to do with it?
We seem to be having more races with less dogs,
a lot of races with no reserves, and a too many races
decimated by scratchings.
I also note maiden races being put on at Sandown
and The Meadows, dominated by the big kennels, when
the battlers are often seen at Cranbourne and other
tracks at Qualifying heats to try and get a start.
I can’t figure it out, it doesn’t make any sense to
me, I can’t see how we are supposedly doing it better.
Maybe someone can explain it to me?
(Name and address supplied, from Wantirna, Victoria.
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Honcho Classic (Head Honcho x Sure Lass)
Any Time Soon (Staplers Jo x Toss Spirit)
52 Starts 14 wins 23 placings
Won 2009 Group 1 Belfred Stakes, and 2008 Group 3
Kasco Stakes, with placings at Group level.
Outstanding winning percentage as a sire.
$700 Frozen, Bendigo or Sandown
Contact Richard 0400 578 533
“Maddog” down under.
A Second Tasmanian Farm Visit
By Maddog McDermutt and Little Elsie
Reprinted from American Greyhound Review,
One thing is for sure.
Everywhere we have gone
in our “Search of the Big
Picture/The Far Turn,”
we have been
making friends who have taken time out of
their busy lives to show us around and visit
dogs and see the sights.
Roy Brindley, the editor of an English/Irish Greyhound
magazine, drove us around the English countryside to a
couple of tracks, including a stop at Stonehenge. Nigel
Richards of Wales took us to several tracks and a drive
through the countryside of Wales, and he himself ended
up attending two NGA meets in Abilene. Peter and Kathy
Williams of New Zealand drove us all around the South
Island of New Zealand, then came over here, and we
visited Multnomah Stadium and drove them from Calgary
to Montana and Glacier and Yellowstone to Salt Lake.
Tui and Xtine on the North Island of New Zealand put us
up and put up with us, and you don’t forget sprinting
“Mick” on the beach who went on to win his race at
Auckland while Peter Williams and I cheered him on,
with a small investment at stake, at Christchurch on the
South Island. Little Elsie and I have gone abroad cold
turkey, outside of a few emails, and come out roses:
wonderful people, wonderful hosts, lifelong friends.
And here we were again, in this instance, visiting
Alan and Di Clark of Burnie, Tasmania, and Alan was
driving Little Elsie and me through (I wish these people
would drive on the right side of the road) rural Waratah-
Wynyard, Tasmania’s beautiful north-west, which
includes the coastal towns and villages of Wynyard,
Somerset, Boat Harbor and Sisters Beach, and the former
mining towns of Waratah and Corinna.
What did they mine, days gone by? Tin, to name
Now, the area is famous for annual fields of tulips
of all kinds of brilliant colors at Table Cape that features a
local festival, Blooming Tulips, held in October.
Correct. October. Tasmania’s spring is the opposite
of USA. October is like April.
And this was November in Tasmania, and spring
was moving along to summer, and we would not be tip-
toeing through the tulips, the season was over. But we
passed the red, rich fields, and could
well imagine what the acres and
acres of tulips looked like in bloom.
How famous are these fields?
Tasmania imports tulips to Holland!
Alan drove down a driveway,
stopped, and we piled out to visit
our second Tasmanian dog farm.
We were met by Russell Watts and
daughter Anita. We had met Russell earlier, at
The Watts have a lilliums farm, and carrots. And
We took the tour, visited with a monster of a tree,
saw the acerage where lilliums and carrots grow, a grass
sprint path, admired a mural of a Greyhound, and met
seven dogs: Going Direct (Trendy Leigh X Nova Miss),
Bigdaddyhuble, Dreamabeel and Cooladream (Big Daddy
Cool X American Dream), Techno Star (Bombastic
Shiraz X Mystery Token), Master Yoda (Black Shiraz X
Mauresmo), and Ikarieva (Brett Lee X Grigorieva).
Bigdaddyhuble, from the conversation, seemed to
be the present star of the kennel.
Bigdadddyhuble’s parents were Big Daddy Cool
and American Dream. American Dream? Ah so, well
lookie here, gentle Greyhound fans, American Dream, the
father of Bigdaddyhuble, is a Galilee, an American dog
whose parents are HB’s Commander and Yellow Rose!
This small world just keeps shrinking.
Dreamabeel and Cooladream are litter sisters to
Last evening, at Launceston, Ikarieva and Big
Daddyhubble went one two in Race 2. The winner’s share
of the $1,670 purse was $1,120; $320 went to second
place. The owner of Big Daddyhubble was J Gane; the
owner of Ikrieva was M Dapiran. Both Big Daddyhubble
and Ikrieva were in from Victoria.
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Russell Watts with Bigdaddyhuble
“Maddog” down under.
Another Farm Visit - continued
We paused to admire a tile mural of a Greyhound in full
The dog in the mural was Awesome Cole (Awesome
Assassin and Fly Fast). Anita said, “The mural was
made by Mum (Anita’s mother Maree) and me, after
Awesome Cole won the Devonport Cup.”
We learned that the Devonport Cup is Devonport
Track’s most prestigious race of the year. The
Devonport Club features heats, usually seven or eight,
depending on how many dogs get entered. This year
(2006) there were seven heats. The winners of the heats
make the finals, and the fastest second. Then the next
two fastest seconds are the reserves. The prize money
for the Devonport Cup this year was a total of
Better than a poke with a sharp stick!
However, I had to wonder. Is it possible the second
fastest dog in the whole field entered could get bumped
in sudden-death elimination?
“The moment that I remember the most with the
dogs,” Anita said, “is winning the Devonport Cup in
2004 with Awesome Cole. I also remember later last
year making the big National Distance final which was
held in Launceston (Tasman Park) with Dubbo Dan. We
did not run too well in the race, but he was unlucky.
This year we made the Devonport Cup with
Bigdaddyhuble, and he ran third. He was one of the
youngest runners in the race, so to run what he did was
great. Just to be in the some of the bigger races held in
Tasmania is an honor.”
Little Elsie and I would visit Tasmania’s third
Greyhound track, Devonport, tomorrow.
We moved on to the sprint path. “How did your dad get
started training dogs?” “His grandfather started him
off,” Anita said.
I asked Anita if she helped with the dogs. “I help
Dad, and so do Mum and my sister Kyra. They help out
when we run dogs up the straight track. I help Dad at
the race track, catching dogs and things like that.”
“Do you go to school?” I asked Anita. “I am not going
to school this year,” Anita said. “I finished my last year,
year 12. Kyra is starting college this year, year 11.”
Interesting. College in America is really Grade 13.
I had read somewhere that Tasmania had long
been recognized as having one of the better education
systems in Australia. Students from both public and
private schools, according to the article, tend to meet
high academic standards.
Little Elsie and I had noticed in downtown
Launceston and Hobart school kids wore casual dress,
such as jeans and shirts, but we also saw school
uniforms. You don’t see school uniforms in the USA so
much any more, might hide tattoos, fake diamond
implants, belly buttons and butt cleavage.
The education system in Tasmania begins in
Kindergarten and goes through Grade 12:
Primary school, Kindergarten through Grade 6.
High school, Grade 7 through 10. Matriculation, years
11 and 12.
Once a student has met academic requirements,
that student is said to have matriculated, ready to attend
University. TAFE, (Technical And Further Education),
is an alternative to Matriculation.
Alan Clark pointed off to the west, said, “Over
there a few miles is the purest air in the entire world.”
I had no reason to doubt. This was not downtown
L.A. Apparently the tip of Tasmania was a straight shot
of a no-pollution huge area of ocean and prevailing
I asked Anita what it was like growing up on a
dog farm in Tasmania.
“Moorleah,” she said, “is the most relaxing,
tranquil part of Tassie. The ideal place to grow up. Like
our father and his father before, we all grew up in this
stable little place we call home. We are ten minutes to
town. We have friends close by but not very far away,
but just far enough to have our own privacy and enjoy
the country life.”
We moved along, taking pictures of the fields, of
the sprint path, of each other. Anita continued.
“We get up early in the morning and help walk
the dogs for thirty minutes. As much as we hate it, it has
to be done. Ok, so not everyone hates it, just us, I mean
the kids. Mum has no say. Every morning up and at
‘em! 5.30am! Running the dogs as we’ve always called
it. Taking a dog or two down the straight track. Dad
whistles, let ‘em run after the noise! Chase the dogs up
the hill, never catch them.”
“At 4 pm we run the dogs. Get home from school.
Change clothes. Have something to eat. Sit in front of
the telly, if you’re lucky, Then go run a couple of
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Greyhound tile mural of Awesome Cole
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Just north of the straight track, we paused to admire a
Radiata Pine Tree.
Anita said, “This tree had many cubby houses
built into it and even a swing at one stage. The beautiful
old tree must be over 200 years old by now. There have
been a few incidents of limbs of the tree breaking. Just
recently, two big branches at least two meters around,
broke. Produced a very loud cracking noise. In warmer
months we’d collect the pine cones up and try and sell
them. We’d make a big sign and we’d also sell daffodils
“Ever get any customers?”
“We had a few that would stop and want to buy
The Radiata is native to southern California and a
couple of islands off the coast of Mexico. Radiata Pine
around Monterey don’t grow very big and often grow in
odd shapes. Hardly worth lumbering. But here, in
Australia, the Radiata pine are big guys and easily
sawed, peeled, or made in to pulp; it will hold a nail; the
wood takes stains nicely; and when treated with
preservatives, it makes good fence posts … to name a
We moved along, headed for the car. “As we got
older,”: Anita said, “we saw running the dogs as a form
of exercise and something that had to be done. It didn’t
hurt that Dad would sometimes slip us a ten dollar note
each out of his pocket after we’d finished!”
“I’m going out to empty the dogs! Dad would be
out the door at 4, quarter to. Same time every day.
Empty the dogs was another term for letting the dogs do
their business in the yards. Sometimes the dogs would
poop in their kennels, and Dad would swear, Haha, its
not like they can hold it in!”
“Dad is on the look-out for a dog for all three of
us to own to keep our interest up and for helping him
We paused to gaze across the road to a
neighboring field rolling along. The ocean wasn’t far.
“That’s a tulip field,” Anita said.
“They’re very beautiful, and we take lots of photos. Not
very many tourists know about our own little views of
the tulips so we get it all to ourselves. The Table Cape
Tulips, just down the road, get a bit of attention, but I
reckon its ours that the bulbs are sent over seas.”
“What’s the weather like here, in the winter?” I
Anita said, “It can be cold! Very cold. Windy yes,
and rainy, a lot of the time. But we do get the odd
scorcher of a day. These are the days we’re glad we
only live ten minutes away from a beach. Boat Harbor is
the most beautiful spot to swim and a great tourist
“Another great thing about Moorleah is all of the
old buildings. Like the old post office down the bottom
of the hill. And the old school just near that. We’re
lucky enough to be the owners of an old house. We use
it as a tractor shed now. Before that, a good one hundred
years before that, the house used to have residents. We
still find bits of old saucers and plates coming through
the soil in our paddocks from where former residents
buried rubbish in the ground. We see a few travelers
sometimes stop and take a photo of the old house.”
“Every summer, we’d have a hay bailing day. Full
of great fun, hard work, sweat, green cordial and hay
fever for mum. We loved to help, and Honey our little
dog would always come along for the ride in the big
And yet another Greyhound farm with a pet
mascot of another breed. Never fails.
“We’d ride on top of the hay and have to duck
when we reversed into the barn so we wouldn’t hit our
heads on the top of the barn door!”
Time to move on. “Good visit! And thanks,” Little
Elsie and I said. “Some great insights to life in
Tasmania with Greyhounds. Thanks. Should make a
“And not to forget the brekkies and teas!” Anita
“Say what?” I said.
“Brekkie is breakfast. The dogs get two slices of
bread and a quarter cup of milk, enough to soak the
bread, but it depends on the size of the dog or what the
dog is doing that day. Brekkie every morning. Tea is
dinner, the night time meal. We call it tea. Dad gives
every dog a fish oil tablet. I think it helps keep the coats
shiny. If a dog has a liver or thyroid problem, Dad will
give something for that as well. When we were little,
Dad would let us dip our chewing gum into the glucose
powder; it was the best! We’d always be out there
watching him do the teas just so we could get a taste.
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Russell Watts and Little Elsie
in the Watts’ Greyhound
sprint path which borders
rich growing fields.
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Sometimes he’d even let us chop the tablets in half with
the big knife.”
“Yeah. I’m not real sure what it does, but they
don’t get much, like a teaspoon on dinner every night.”
I thought about it. In America, in racing kennels, I
have seen a touch of honey added to a dog’s pre-race
snack. You have to wonder. Sweets, such as chocolate,
can cause severe distress with dogs, perhaps even death.
Dogs are carnivores. I am not aware of any studies that
says sugar is good for dogs. But what do I know.
Time to move on. I said that we’d be in touch via
email, as I didn’t take many notes, and I had no
memory. Anita promised to fill in the holes of my
narrative with details via email, and we were down the
drive, down the road, past the tulip farm, around a bend,
and there was the ocean again, and we drove into the
town of Wynward where Di Clarke owned and ran a
clothing boutique store.
By the way, regarding my opening paragraph
about how lucky we were to have found new friends
abroad, that is not to say we have not been lucky in this
country, good ol’ USA. To the contrary: We have met
and gained many, many friends, in American dog
racing, folks who have rolled out the red carpet, put up
with our nonsense. I think of Bill Stull, Maddog’s first
“victim.” Years ago. Colorado. We’re still fast friends.
And all the other folks in Oregon, Iowa, Massachusetts,
Arizona, Rhode Island, Missouri, Florida, South
Dakota, Montana, California, Mexico, Canada, Kansas,
West Virginia, Delaware, Nevada, Wisconsin, New
Hampshire. If I missed something, it’s only because I
am almost seventy. Makes for a wonderful excuse.
Little Elsie and I still haven’t visited for stories at most
tracks in Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas, to
name four, or farms in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
In a few months, we‘ll be looking, you know, in
case anybody is interested.
One of Little Elsie’s favourite Tasmanian trip
Backyard Racers, from the American Greyhound
Review, June 2007.
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