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Greyhound Weekly Volume 1

Number 20

Friday February 17, 2017

All roads lead to The Meadows on Saturday night for the first night of the 2017 Australian Cup Carnival, featuring three Group 1 Invitation only events. See the preview of the three Group 1 races on pages 15-16

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From the Editor’s Desk

SIX-DOG RACES TO BE TRIALLED AT LISMORE GRNSW News

A trial of six-dog field races will commence shortly as part of new Non-TAB races to be staged at Lismore. Victorian Greyhound Weekly Edition 19 Friday February 10 The objective of the trial is to collect robust data that will assist in assessing the impact six-dog racing has on Remember, you can subscribe to Victorian Greyhound reducing injury rates. Weekly absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. One of the key recommendations of the Joint Simply register your email address with us and you will Working Group – the body established in 2015 to assist be sent an e-copy by email every Friday morning. with the development of the NSW greyhound racing industry’s strategic approach – was for the industry to editor@victoriangreyhoundweekly.com.au consider six-dog fields as a way of enabling younger or Coming up over the next week: Friday February 17 Healesville, Shepparton less competitive greyhounds to obtain a race start, gain Warragul and Geelong increased race experience, and to reduce the risk of injury. Saturday February 18 Traralgon and Trialling of six-dog fields is also one of the initial The Meadows recommendations by the University of Technology of Sydney, which was commissioned by GRNSW in April Sunday February 19 Healesville, Sandown 2016 to undertake a vital research piece to identify (SAP) and Sale. optimal greyhound race track design for canine and safety. Monday February 20 Ballarat, Traralgon and The UTS team will incorporate the analysis of the Shepparton. six-dog trial and its impact on injuries into their ongoing research work. Tuesday February 21 Geelong, Ballarat and The six-dog race meetings will replace the gap in Warragul. Non-TAB racing in the Northern Rivers region, which was created by the closure of the Tweed Heads club in Wednesday February 22 The Meadows (MEP), December. Bendigo, Ballarat and Further information on the trial, including race Cranbourne. dates, prizemoney and race programming will soon be available at: Thursday February 23 Warragul, Shepparton www.grnsw.com.au and www.thedogs.com.au. Sandown and The trial of the six-dog fields races is expected to be Warrnambool. conducted until the end of the 2016/17 racing calendar, but could be extended if more analysis is required. Participants with any questions about the six-dog trial are encouraged to contact GRNSW via the online contact ADVERTISING MANAGER Graham Lunney form found at www.grnsw.com.au.

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This decision has caused widespread discussion on social media and greyhound forum sites. Victorian Greyhound Weekly would like to hear your thoughts on the trial, whether you think it will result in less interference in races. What about NTD in all races? We are already seeing a lot of examples of five and six dog fields in Victoria as the shortage of greyhounds in this state and NSW takes it’s toll. Why not les us know what you think? editor@victoriangreyhoundweekly.com.au Victorian Greyhound Weekly is edited and published by Roger J Clark, for Azpak Marketing PO Box 184, Grantville Vic, 3984. Email: editor@victoriangreyhoundweekly.com.au Facebook: ttps://www.facebook.com/search/1781809112100364/ local_search?surface=sist


BARCIA BALE

FABREGAS Black dog October 2010 36.5kg Bombastic Shiraz x Wicked Witch

Black dog March 2010 35kg Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale

Career Statistics: 14 starts - 13 wins Prizemoney $136,075

STUD FEE

Career Statistics: 13 starts - 12 wins Prizemoney: $131,055

$3,300 inc. GST FROZEN ONLY

STUD FEE

$3,300 inc. GST FROZEN ONLY

Winner 2012 Group 1 National Sprint Championship

Winner 2012 Group 1 Maturity Classic Track Records: Maitland 450m - 24.90 Bulli 400m - 22.20 (in his maiden)

He was a superstar on the track and he is now A superstar sire Leading AGRA Sire of the year for 2016

Superstar who won 13 of 14 starts

Fabregas……….. Built for speed!

FERNANDO BALE

KIOWA PRODUCER* Dark brindle dog 31.5kg April 2011 Dragon Fire x Kay V Sweet Kay

White & brindle dog 29.7kg March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen

Career Statistics: 44 starts - 35 wins 5 placings Prizemoney $1,299,370

STUD FEE

$4,400 inc. GST FROZEN ONLY

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

STUD FEE

$1950 inc. GST Career Statistics: 94 starts - 50 wins, 19 placings FROZEN ONLY 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.

Also Standing: Bekim Bale ($2750), Dyna Tron ($1650), Dyna Lachlan ($2200), Meticulous ($1500), Path To Power ($1500) and Velocette ($2200). Refund (less 10% nil pups) Credit Card facilities available (2% surcharge applies) Contact Paul & Michelle Westerveld 0412 887 226 Email: meticulouslodge@bigpond.com

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Breeding and trainers of last week’s metropolitan winners. Victoria, NSW and South Australia Angle Park - Monday February 6 1. My Boy Tyler (Barcia Bale x Aunty Chopper) R. Isaacson 2.Trademark Boss (Bit Chili x Fedrina Bale) T. Rasmussen 3. Cairnlea Kenny (Premier Fantasy* x Cairnlea Elle) 4. Run Rosie (Lochinvar Marlow x Sanz Surprise) G. Grgurovic 5. Wairo Bob (Collision x Rockarena) K. Murnane 6. Reddy Successor (Cosmic Rumble x Chasing Diana) N. Price 7. Tommy's Tune (Premier Fantasy* x Up And Away) L. Rasmussen 8. Run The Jewels (Barcia Bale x Glory Of Love) L. Harris 9. Scottish Thistle (Cosmic Chief x Flying Molly) M. Stewart 10. Yentil Bale (Mamas Special Ed* x Brynne Bale) L. Rasmussen 11. She's A Batgirl (Oaks Road x Four Wells) K. Bewley 12. Speedy Jabarck (Kynan's Express x Crymelon Miss) R. Fletcher

The Meadows (MEP) - Wednesday February 8 1. Oimby Allen (Fabregas x Erica Allen) H. Collins 2. Petra Allen (Fabregas x Erica Allen) H. Collins 3. Cheezy Allen (Turanza Bale x Carol Allen) R. Camilleri 4. Aston Gisle (Collision x Aston Elle) J. Greenough 5. Adelaide Bale (Barcia Bale x Really Gonnarock) A.Dailly 6. Elusive Jewel (Mogambo x Butterfly Bling) J. Westerlo 7. Clovally Dolly (Fabregas x Molly Tee) W. Connell 8. Zebo Bale (Bella Infrared* x Delfina Bale) R. Camilleri 9. Limburg Dan (Cosmic Chief x Limburg Gem) C. Reivers 10. Elanora (Swift Fancy x Maleek) R. Massina 11. Snip Snap (Barcia Bale x Sprite Lee) J. Karamatic 12. Gotcha Rockin' (Brett Lee x Glamorous Keisha) J. Torr

Sandown - Thursday February 9 1. Rock Up Top (Spud Regis x Proven Wag) R. Britton 2. Limitless (Barcia Bale x Bronelly Dancer) P. Abela 3. Cry Later (Magic Sprite x Reign Of Terror) R. Cunningham 4. Leopardstown (Bekim Bale x Agent Nellie) C. Johannsen 5. Mepunga Fame (Premier Fantasy* x Mepunga Angle Park - Wednesday February 8 GRSA has cancelled tonight’s meeting (9th February) at Jayelle) Angle Park due to an updated forecast temperature of 42 J. Britton degrees for the Metropolitan area. GRSA had already 6. Mumma Josie (Barcia Bale x Charming Louise) shifted the meeting to the night timeslot however with J. Britton the increase in temperature GRSA has made the 7. Zipping Zeus (Magic Sprite x Scarlett Girl) C. Jones decision to cancel the meeting. 8. Polijuice Potion (Kinloch Brae* x Finlandia) I. Cockerell9. Villa Jemma (Djays Octane* x Pah Leeze) K. Pitt Wentworth Park - Wednesday February 8 1. Fantastic Blake (Black Magic Opal x Fantastic Barb) 10. Diamond On Fire (Djays Octane* x Oah Leeze) J. Fletcher W. Vassallo 2. Wamogo (Barcia Bale x Glory Of Love) S. Evans 11. Cavalcade (Collision x Miss Bel Air) G. Rounds 3. Zambora Cross (Barcia Bale x Benden Snap) J. Lord 4. Izzy Power (Cosmic Rumble x Izzy Marlow) M. Moran 5. Swift Ella (Swift Fancy x Coonawarra Gold) D. Swain 6. Cosmical (Cosmic Rumble x Provoked) C. Chappelow 7. Go Good Riddance (Collision x Isadoll) K. Cheetham 8. Magic Spring (Spring Gun x Fascinate Marina) N. Holloway 9. Cosmic Vintage (Cosmic Rumble x Frosty Village) D. Sultana 10. Trademark Style (Bit Chili x Fredrina Bale) G. Adams

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Breeding and trainers of last week’s metropolitan winners. Victoria, NSW and South Australia continued Angle Park—Thursday February 9

Sandown (SAP) Sunday February 12 1. Oppie Bale (Fabregas x Sequoia) R. Britton 2. Swirling Pearls (Spring Gun x Pearl's Choice) P. Dapiran 3. Real Effective (Cosmic Rumble x Best Percentage) R. Britton GRSA has cancelled tonight’s meeting (9th February) at 4. Alcyone (Barcia Bale x Carol Beer) B. Pell Angle Park due to an updated forecast temperature of 5. Invictus Lawless (Farley Turbo* x Invictus Venessa) 42 degrees for the Metropolitan area. GRSA had 6. Pink Shoelaces (Westmead Hawk* x Come On already shifted the meeting to the night timeslot Luann) C. Dew) however with the increase in temperature GRSA has 7. Woofa Combo (Shifty Sticka x Stenwick) made the decision to cancel the meeting. S. Combridge 8. Veetee Swift (Spring Gun x Ket Exit) D. Mowat 9. Shanakee (Barcia Bale x Punk Rock Lass) D. Mowat Wentworth Park - Saturday February 11 1. Centrico (Fabregas x Kinloch Action) M. Gatt 10. Halo Express (Oaks Road x So Blessed) P. Brown 2. Miss Spritely (Magic Sprite x Dark & Stormy) 11. African Rino (Nolen x African Wave) R. Drew E. Harris _____________________________________________ 3. Foreseeable (Bella Infrared* x Goodwin Pace) R. Lambert 4. Hansome Junior (Lochinvar Marlow x Elite Springs) D. Wilkie 5. Royal Turbo (Swift Fancy x Addiction) G. McKinley 6. Wicked Warrior (Where's Pedro x Bit Sassy) J. Magri 7. Techno (Barcia Bale x Cristalle) D. Swain 8. Cosmic Bonus (Cosmic Rumble x Dark And Stormy) E. Harris 9. Starzsa Light (Barcia Bale x Zsa Zsa) D. Swain 10. Srixon (Spring Gun x Navel Juice) M. Beegan

Talking Breeding with Roger Clark

The Meadows - Saturday February 11 1. Cheezy Allen (Turanza Bale x Carol Allen) R. Camilleri 2. Quartz Vein (Djays Octane* x Pah Leeze) D. Trewin 3. Audacious Poppy (Collision x Audacious Elle) M. Fearnley 4. My Name's Red (Dyna Steal x Negated) B. Kinder 5. Ebby Ripper (SH Avatar* x Ebby Miss) M. Eberand6. Eddie Eagle (Barcia Bale x Lara's Rock) B. Ennis 7. Aeroplane Bob (Turanza Bale x Ritza Night) J. Thompson 8. Alpha Demeter (Cosmic Rumble x Queen Of Cyprus) J. Britton 9. Effective Comet (Cosmic Rumble x Best Percentage) R. Britton 10. Nature's Gent (Shakey Jakey x Midnight News) J. Thompson 11. Scooby Who (High Earner x Nift Noaki) R. Britton 12. Abscond (Nitro Burst x Flushed) R. Britton

VICTORIA Victorian Litter Registrations Week Ending January 23 Sire/Dam

Breeder Dog

Bitch

Buck Fever x Angel’s Chorus

4

4 T. Welsh

Fernando Bale x Witch’s Potion

1

2 G. Farrugia

Kayo Marciano x Legs Diamond

4

3 G. Neocleous

Kinloch Brae* x Betty Baker

4

8 G. Farrugia

Kinloch Brae* x Tyer’s Special

5

5 D. Mizzi

Kilty Lad x Baurna Molly

2

2 R. Halliday

Nitro Burst x Miss Ailsleigh

2

5 B. Selleck

Shakey Jakey x Hello Lyn

5

3 R. Affleck

27

32 8 litters, Ave (7.4)

* Import or O/Seas based

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Talking Breeding Continued

Another Kinloch Brae* litter SALE breeder, Daniel Mizzi also has a nice litter, of ten pups on the list this week by Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style). The five dogs and five bitches, are from the very well bred bitch, Tyer’s Special (March 2009 Bombastic Shiraz x Laquinta Miss), whose dam is by Pure Octane x Ikari Lee (Brett Lee x Grigorieva). She is from her dam’s only litter, of five named, which included, Laquinta Boy, Laquinta Jax, Mister Laquinta and Tyler’s Special. On the track she raced 65 times for the handy record of 16 wins and 21 placings, winning four times over 400 metres at Warragul (22.67), where she also won over 460 metres (26.05), twice over 400 metres at Geelong (22.71), where she also won twice over 460 metres (25.75), twice over 440 metres at Sale (24.86) and also over 450 metres at Shepparton (25.41), 513 metres at Traralgon (29.81), 390 metres at Ballarat (22.14), 350 metres at Healesville (19.61) and 425 metres at Bendigo (24.06). She has four named offspring from her first litter, Adddii, Agent Alyssam Beautiful Rick and Soda Storm, who were whelped in June 2013 by Bekim Bale.

Shakey Jakey She is from a handy litter, which included Hello Ay Jay, Podium Bound, Podium Finish, Wadelock Cappa, Wadelock Dolly, Wadelock Juliet and Wadelock Latte, Their dam also has winners on file from each of her other litters, by Bekim Bale, Collision and Nitro Burst. On the track, Hello Lyn raced 15 times for two wins and six placings, winning twice over 400 metres at Warragul (23.02) , where she was also placed and had placings at Sale, Ballarat and Traralgon, up to 450 metres.

Seven for Nitro Burst TOORADIN breeder Brian Selleck has a nice litter of seven pups on the list this week, by Nitro Burst (October 2006 Bombastic Shiraz x Hotburst). Registered for the Our Family syndicate, the two dogs and five bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Miss Ainsleigh (January 2012 Collide x Casey’s Angel), whose great producing dam has already been profiled in this week’s reviews. Miss Ainsleigh is from a good litter which included, Didi Pickles, Gone To Heaven, Living Proof, Waymore’s Blues and West On Miffy. On the track she raced 25 times, for two wins and five placings, winning over 595 metres at Sandown (35.05) and 460 metres at Warragul (26.48), with four placings over 515 metres at Sandown and one over 425 metres at Bendigo.

Shakey Jakey litter TOONGABBIE breeder, Rodney Affleck, has the final litter for review from this week’s Victorian list, with eight pups by the beautifully bred sire, Shakey Jakey (May 2012 Collision x Kiacatoo Pearl). The five dogs and three bitches are from the well bred bitch, Hello Lyn (February 2013 Big Daddy Cool x Wadelock Sal), whose dam is by Bond x Hello Gal (Galilee* x Hello Kate). -6-


Talking Breeding She finished second in the 2012Group 1 Sapphire Classic, third in the 2011 Group 2 Laurels and third in the 2011 Group 2 Great Chase. Her career as a brood bitch has got off to a great Buck Fever litter start with winners from her first two litters, whelped in THIS week’s review of litters selected from the March 2014 by Turanza Bale and November 2014 by Victorian Litter Registrations list for the week ending Djays Octane*, then she has a litter of four dogs and January 23 starts with a nice litter of eight pups by the under-rated stud sire, Buck Fever (December 2009 Brett four bitches on file, whelped in April 2016, by Kayda Shae. Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl). The four dogs and four bitches, registered by Thomas Welsh for the Radelaide syndicate, are from the beautifully bred bitch, Angel’s Chorus (August 2012 Bekim Bale x Casey’s Angel), whose dam is by Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap (Hotshot x Leprechaun Miss). She is from an a handy litter, which included, All Strung Out, Anything Less, Tulare Dust and Yesterday’s Wine, who won around 50 races. Their prolific producing dam, Casey’s Angel has winners on file from her seven other litters, by Brett Lee, Collide, Collision, Go Wild Teddy, High Earner, Kinloch Brae* Smooth Fancy and Where’s Pedro. Angel’s Chorus raced 22 times, for six wins and nine placings, winning five times over 530 metres at George’s second litter must have put a smile on his face, Cannington (30.60), where she also won over 642 with twelve pups by international stud success, Kinloch metres (37.71). Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free She has one previous litter on file, two dogs and Style). six bitches, whelped in December 2015, by El Grand The four dogs and eight bitches are from the Senor. Worth noting her five wins over 530 metres, then beautifully bred bitch, Betty Baker (March 2013 Barcia Bale x Raya Riot), whose dam is by Bombastic Shiraz x she also won over 642 metres, combined with the Holly’s Gem (Reifenhauser x Intangible Gem). strength of Buck Fever’s offspring, particularly the Just in case you’s forgotten, Reifenhauser, is by brilliant stayer Buck Fever, it makes this litter look even New Tears x Golden Fox and Intangible Gem, is by more interesting so good luck with it, Thomas. Shining Chariot x Emma’s Gem (Tangairn x Sydney Gem), so the pedigree of this litter just keeps on going. Two litters for George With eight bitches in the litter, I would suggest TWO beautifully bred litters on the list this week by there will be enormous interest from prospective buyers, astute, Essendon breeder, George Farrugia. with future breeding in mind. Unfortunately only three pups in the first of the Betty Baker is from a handy litter, which included two litters, by former champion sprinter, Fernando Bale Black To Front, Flash Riot, Fuelish, Headline, Katie (March 2013 Kelsos Fusileer* x Chloe Allen). Riot, Rocardo Racer, Rowdy Ronda and Waynewright, The one dog and two bitches are from the with their dam’s only other litter on file, whelped in beautifully bred bitch, Witch’s Potion (March 2010 Meticulous x Magical Potion), whose dam is by Larkhill June 2015 having two named, both winners. Betty Baker raced 42 times for eleven wins and Jo* x Witch Magic (Awesome Assassin x Star Witch). five placings, winning twice over 450 metres at Ballarat She is from a litter which included Audacious, (25.34), twice over 350 metres at Healesville (19.44), Latino Princess, Our Fusspot and Rebel Power, with twice over 460 metres at Warragul (26.35), where she their dam also producing winners from her three other also won over 400 metres (22.86) and won over 450 litters, by Bekim Bale, Brett Lee and Velocette. Witch’s Potion raced 47 times for 11 wins and 18 metres at Shepparton (25.61), 460 metres at Geelong (25.84), 525 metres at Traralgon (30.12) and 480 metres placings, winning three times over 525 metres at The at Horsham (27.01). Meadows (30.13), twice over 515 metres at Sandown Talking Breeding Continued….

(29.72), twice over 440 metres at Sale (24.90), twice over 450 metres at Ballarat (25.45) and also over 460 metres at Warragul (25.96) and 500 metres at Bendigo (28.54).

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Talking Breeding Continued

October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x NEW SOUTH WALES Wicked Witch New South Wales Whelping Report TWO Litters on the NSW list this week for 2012 Week Ending November 17, 2016 National Sprint Championship winner, Fabregas. Upper Caboolture breeder, Steve Lennon has the Sire/Dam Breeder first of the two litters, which has two dogs and six Barcia Bale x Rickshaw Rosie 5 2 C. Dargusch bitches, from the very well bred bitch, Celtic Diva Collision x Cawbourne Whip 4 2 Asa Syn. (January 2011 Collision x Tad Smarter), whose dam is Cosmic Rumble x Queen’s Boss 6 4 A. Vergagen by Go Wild Teddy x Kissin Bobbie (Bobniak x Kissy Bear) and worth recalling, Kissy Bear is by New Tears Dyna Double One x Liara Allen 2 2 P. Wheeler x Ice Fire (Bowetzel x Misty Lee Piper). Dyna Double One x Royal Rowdy 2 3 G. Hancock She is from her dam’s second Collision litter, Fabregas x Celtic Diva 2 6 S. Lennon which included Clan Eirann, Graduation Girl, Grundo, Haisu and Shianne, with their dam also having winners Fabregas x Most Arrogant 4 3 L. Haaring on file from her first Collision litter, and other litters by Kinloch Brae* x Zipping Meg 1 8 Hallinan Syn. Black Enforcer, Fear Zafonic, Just The Best and Surf Lonesome Cry* x Elightment 4 5 J. Jones Lorian. Celtic Diva raced 64 times, for 18 wins and 18 Magic Sprite x Skie’s Size 7 3 K.Galloway placings, winning seven times over 431 metres at * Import or O/Seas based Ipswich (25.01), where she also won four times over 520 metres (30.33) and six times over 520 metres at Totals 37 38 10 litters Angle Park, where she also won over 395 metres (23.03). THIS week’s review of litters selected from the NSW Cooks Gap breeder, Len Haaring, has the second Whelping Report for the week ending November 17, Fabregas litter, which has four dogs and three bitches, 2016, begins with a nice litter of ten pups by the Golden from the very well bred bitch, Most Arrogant (April Easter Egg winner, now successful sire, Cosmic 2012 El Grand Senor x Kayla Enlim), whose dam is by Rumble ( April 2007 Spiral Nikita* x Spiritual Elite State x Deejay’s Lizzy (Fortified Speed* x Rumble). Smooth Liz). Registered by Swan Bay breeder, Alexander She is from a very good litter, which included Verhagen, the six dogs and four bitches, are from the Isabel Enlim, Kayla’s Tiger, Lenny Enlim, Pure well bred bitch, Queen’s Boss (November 2012 Surf Arrogance and Stunning Lass, who all won races. Lorian x Teenage Dream), whose dam is by Knocka Their dam also has a handy litter of seven named Norris x Size ‘Em Up (Shape Shifter x Queen Size). on file, whelped in February 2013 by Bit Chili). She is from her dam’s first Surf Lorian litter, Most Arrogant raced 113 times for 27 wins and which included Boss Number Four, Good Call Paul, Happy Haswell, Hay You Boy, New Regime, Pipeline 22 placings, winning seven times over 313 metres at Dubbo (18.17), where she also won seven times over Dream, Surfection, Talk Big and True Blue Boy. Their dam, whelped a second Surf Lorian litter in 400 metres (22.70), four times over 400 metres at August 2014, with three named and she also has a very Maitland (22.51), where she also won twice over 450 metres (25.43), twice over 311 metres at Mudgee good May 2013 litter in file, by Spring Gun. Queen’s Boss raced 23 times, for one win and six (17.48), where she also won over 434 metres (25.55), and won over 301 metres at Coonamble (17.59), 400 placings, winning over 515 metres at The Gardens, where she was also placed three times and also placed metres at The Gardens (22.75) and 307 metres at Bathurst (17.69), where she also won over 450 metres three times over 537 (26.27. metres at Taree and twice over 457 metres at Got pups to sell Wauchope. Why not advertise here

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Talking Breeding Continued

A Touch of Magic

Kinloch Brae litter* Successful, Clergate breeders, Martin and Fiona Hallinan have a nice litter of nine pups on the list this week by Kinloch Brae* (August 2005 Craigie Mo Town x Greys Free Style). The one dog and eight bitches are from the beautifully bred bitch, Zipping Meg (January 2013 Malfoy x Cho Chang), whose dam is by Whisky Assassin x Pacific Style (Head Honcho x Prize Dancer). Zipping Meg is from a litter of three named, which included Zipping Express and Zipping Troy, both winners, with their dam also producing winners from each of her other litters, by Dyna Tron, Mantra Lad and Oaks Road. On the track, Zipping Meg raced 28 times for six wins and seven placings, winning five times over 515 metres at Sandown (29.26), with additional wins over 520 metres at Wentworth Park (30.03), 500 metres at Bendigo (28.48) and 450 metres at Shepparton (25.67). She ran third in the Group 3 Magic Maiden at Wentworth Park and was a finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Magic Sprite

OUR final litter for review from this week’s NSW list has ten pups by outstanding NSW sire Magic Sprite (March 2008 Brett Lee x Glamorous). Registered by Tamborine breeder, Kevin Galloway, the seven dogs and three pups are from the well bred bitch, Skie’s Size (December 2010 Surf Lorian x Size ‘Em Up), whose dam is by Shape Shifter x Queen Size (Deep North x Ultra Queen). She is from a litter of five named, which included Full Of Faith, Mermaid Venus, Red Flynn and Shiwen. Their prolific producing dam, Size’Em Up has eight litters on file with 39 named offspring and Lonesome Cry litter* ORANGE breeder, Joshua Jones has a nice litter of nine winners from every litter. Skie’s Size raced five times without placing pups on the list this week by under-rated US sire before being kept for breeding. Lonesome Cry (June 2001 Gable Dodge x Jabberin She is a proven producer, with winners from three Jackie). named in her first litter, whelped in April 2014 by The four dogs and five bitches are from the Cosmic Chief, then she has two named from her beautifully bred, unraced bitch , Enlightment (May 2012 El Grand Senor x Jacinta Bale), whose dam is by November 2014 litter by Black Enforcer with one Fortified Rush* x Sunray Bale (Lansley Bale x Jindara winner. Bale) and worth recalling, Jindara Bale is by Grove Whisper* x Star Lee). She is from a litter of eleven named, which . included Back In Town, El Cortez, Enlightenment, Jingellic, Jolly Jill, Mission Belle, Moot Point, Redford, Solar Heat and Taxi Driver. Their dam also produced winners from each of her other litters, by Mogambo, Shakey Jakey, Spiral Nikita* and Where’s Pedro. She did not race, but won trials over 307 metres at Bathurst (17.90) in October 2013, then 450 metres there Heavy Duty Webbing (26.17) in January 2014. Lead with safety clip She has seven named offspring on file, from her first litter, Hannah Bear, Mackenzie’s Run, One Colours, Black, Light Required, Presents Please, Rock Me Mumma, Roxy Yellow, Red, Yellow, Rolla and Two Jobs, who were whelped in March 2015, Pink, Blue, Green: Price: $13.50 by Cosmic Rumble, who all but one, won races. Ring Graham Moscow:

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3 Noaki Street Pearcedale 3912 Call, SMS or Email Vince 0421569259 vince@vtgroup.com.au

INTRODUCING

SMART MISSILE AT STUD SMART MISSILE

Nitro Burst

Bombastic Shiraz

Hotburst

Black Dog July 2013 36.5kgs

Premier Fantasy*

Oh Cee Ya Oh Behave

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Black Shiraz

Hunter Tylo

Malagro Sal

26 starts 12 wins 5 placings Stake earnings $64,107

A superstar in the making who’s career ended prematurely by injury Winner of the hand picked Speed Star Series at Sandown which he won in a blistering 29.01, after he had broken the track record at The Gardens 29.19 “Incredibly fast dog that could run unbelievably fast times and was only getting better before injury cut short his career” - Jason McKay SMART MISSILE WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE QUICKEST WE HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!

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Stud Services - Victoria November

Spotlight on Temlee - GRV Hall of Fame

VICTORIAN stud services registered with GRV for the month of November show 32 registered services from 18 different sires. Barcia Bale was the most popular sire with breeders, with 9 services for the month, followed by Dyna Double One with 4, then Fernando Bale, Hooksy and Spud Regis with 2 each the only sires with multiple services registered. Looking at the combined service figures for the eleven months to the end of November 2016, the list of all sires with multiple services, reads as follows: 38 30 25 21 20 11 7 6 5 4

Barcia Bale. Dyna Double One and Kinloch Brae* Fernando Bale. Fabregas. Magic Sprite. Banjo Boy and Stagger. My Bro Fabio. Cosmic Rumble. Hooksy, Nitro Burst and Paw Licking. Bekim Bale, Black Magic Opal, Kiowa Mon Manny*, Spring Gun, Spud Regis and Walk Hard. 3 Bella Infrared*, Blue Giant, Dyna Tron, Elite State, Hostile, Mogambo, Oaks Road, Premier Boloney, Smart Missile and Swift Fancy. 2 Allen Deed, Big Daddy Cool, Buck Fever, College Causeway*, Collision, Don’t Knocka Him, Echelon, General Destini, Jagger Swagger, KC And All*, Kiowa Producer*, Paradise Madison*, Premier Fantasy*, Taylors Sky*, Tommy Brislane, Vee Man Vane and Where’s Pedro. When we get the December figures from GRV, we will update the full list of all sires with services registered in Victoria in 2016.

Breeding: SIRE: Tivoli Chief DAM: Temora Lee Whelped : 01/03/1972 Trainer : Frank Cray / STUDMASTER – Tony Marino Owners : Ray Hocken Career Race Record : 37 starts, 25 wins, 3 placings Career Prizemoney : $26,000 NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Winner Victorian Sires’ Premiership 1978-1982 The immortal Temlee will always be remeber for the amazing influence he had on the Australain greyhound breeding industry. Interestingly enough Temlee battled life-threatening illness as a pup and may not have survived only for the diligent care of his trainer Frank Cray, a Sale railway worker. Bred in 1972 by Barry Bailey, a former Sale Greyhound Racing Club president, Temlee was purchased for $135 as a two-month-old pup by Ray Hocken, who passed away in 2002. “Barry Bailey was a friend of Frank Cray and he suggested dad buy one of the pups,” said Hocken’s son, Rod of Leongatha. ”But Temlee contracted distemper and hepatitis, and Barry offered dad another pup. Fortunately he decided to stick with him and Frank nursed him back to health. ”Frank loved his greyhounds; he treated them like pets. Temlee spent most of his time inside Frank’s house; he was a very placid dog.” Temlee, who raced on 37 occasions for 25 wins, was the undisputed ‘King of Olympic Park’. He won 13 races from 19 starts on Swan Street’s No. 2 Oval - including the 1974 National Sprint Championship, 1974 Maturity and a 29.67sec track record in 1974, a mark that stood for 10 years. “We thought he was the greatest. He gave us a lot of thrills including my mum Bev, brother Greg and sister Kate,” Rod said. ”He was a mad railer, and was never defeated from box one. He was a bit tardy out of the boxes, but once he found his feet he had terrific acceleration. Dad owned the Maffra Hotel at the time, and many of the locals would congregate to watch him race.” In late November 1974, Temlee’s race career came to an abrupt halt when he cracked a bone in his left hind leg at Olympic Park. Consequently Temlee was retired to stud and stood at the home of his sire, Tivoli Chief, at Tony Marino’s Diamond Creek stud complex. ”He initially stood for a fee of $300 in 1975, which jumped to $1000 (a record at the time) within a year or so,” Rod said. “I tried to follow his progeny but lost track of them. But I remember some of the early ones – Satan’s Legend, Tempix, Tangaloa, Chief Dingaan, World Acclaim and Roy Trease.” Temlee won the Victorian Sires’ Premiership five times (1978-82) and sired 735 litters. Rod Hocken said Temlee’s induction into the Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame was “a great honour and just tops everything off”. http://www.grv.org.au/hall-of-fame/greyhounds/

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Cranbourne Cup Cracker at Cranbourne Courtesy GRV Website

Lara trainer Anita Courts, 27, has cracked her first Country Cup win with her kennel star Crackerjack Choc in the $67,000 Backman’s Greyhound Supplies Cranbourne Cup (520m). Paying a staggering $26.00 for the win from box two, not even Anita gave her 32-kilo chaser much of a chance against a line-up that consisted of three Jason Thompson trained greyhounds. “I really didn’t think I would be standing here,” Anita said with tears of joy at the post-race presentation. “Jason Thompson had some amazing greyhounds in the field and to beat the likes of the Big Flood ($2.30 Favourite), who has to be one of the most exciting young greyhounds at the moment, is a credit to Crackjack Choc.” The son of Cosmic Rumble and Lizzie’s Memory utilized box two, staying within a couple of lengths behind the leading Archie Fields (box six) and Don’t Kid Me (box seven). Strength prevailed as Crackerjack Choc proved just how important it is to have a big motor over Cranbourne’s 520-metre journey. Crackerjack Choc eventually won by less than half a length over the Gerard O’Keeffe-trained Archie Fields ($41.70), with a further five lengths to the thirdplaced the Steven White-trained Don’t Kid Me ($15.70). The trio combined for a whopping trifecta dividend of $4,982.80, while the First 4, which also included the fourth-placed Jason Thompson-trained Sleek Master ($3.80), paid an unfathomable $18,199.20. “I can’t believe he held on.” Crackerjack Choc is now a winner of 14 races from 56 starts and he doubled his career earnings to $93,660 following his biggest win to date. “We only have a small team but we work hard and this is the greatest reward,” Anita said.

Although unlucky in the Cranbourne Cup, Jason Thompson had one reason to smile, that being a win by his exciting stayer, Burn One Down. Burn One Down took out the second feature on the night, the Victoria Cup which is held over the 699 metre distance, stopping the clock at 40.730sec.

Burn One Down crossing the line in the Victoria Cup on Cranbourne Cup night.

A very happy Jason Thompson, with daughter Sophie Thompson and super stayer Burn One Down.

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Australian Cup Carnival - Night 1 The Rookie Rebel

Australian Cup Carnival - Night 1 Saturday February 18. George Farrugia for AGRA All roads will lead to The Meadows next Saturday night with the running of three huge invitational races, heralding the start of the $1.2 million Australian Cup Carnival. Box draws have been completed for all three races (Group 1 Temlee, Group 1 Rookie Rebel and Group The brilliant Reefton Treasure will start favourite in the 1 Zoom Top), with all in readiness for one of the best Group 1 Rookie Rebel after drawing the red marble for Saturday’s middle-distance feature. nights of racing for the year. The son of Turanza Bale and Pindari Bale has been a giant killer of late, defeating Extreme Magic in 33.92 at Sandown before running down Group 1 winner and three-time track record holder Unlawful Entry at The Meadows in 34.41. He takes on a tremendous field, including the darling of Queensland racing Cyndie’s Magic, a chaser who captivates audiences with her drop-out and storm home racing pattern. Previous winners of The Rookie Rebel have been: 2003 No Shame 2004 Shamira Bale 2005 Malfoy 2006 Paua To Burn The Temlee 2007 Train A Journey 2008 Jamazz Zambora Brockie – already a winner of 31 races and 2009 Bo Frazier 2010 Flash Of Light $565,000 in prizemoney – has been installed a $2.90 2011 Symmetry, 2012 Lektra Jay favourite for the $145,000 Group 1 Temlee after 2013 Proven Impala 2014 Hawk Alone drawing box two. 2015 Cosmic Wise 2016 Dyna Double One. The son of Nitro Burst and Flying Liddy will be having his first start since a sixth-placed effort in a heat What’s happening on race night? of the Group 2 Warragul Cup last month. He will take on the likes of Aston Bolero, who WHEN: Saturday February 18, 2017 also boasts an enviable record of 44 wins from 73 starts, and will be drawn alongside Zambora Brockie after WHERE: 80 Northcorp Bvd Broadmeadows, Victoria drawing box three. Interstate raider Worm Burner (box six) will be Gates Open: at 6.00pm looking to win his first race at The Meadows, trialling impressively on Saturday night (5.22, 17.90, 29.94) in Entry: Free preparation for his fourth Group 1 final. The Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top became Car Parking: Free part of the Australian Cup Carnival in 2003. Previous winners of The Temlee have been: Three weeks of group racing arrives at the Meadows 2003 Excite Ability 2004 Hotline Hero on Saturday February 18. 2005 Paua To Burn 2006 Closing Argument The night kicks off with three Group one races, The 2007 Slater 2008 Whippy’s Image Temlee over 525m, The Rookie Rebel over 600m and 2009 El Galo 2010 Fedex for the stayers the Zoom Top over 725m. 2011 High Earner 2012 Radley Bale Plus also on this night you will see the prelims of the 2013 Cintiarna 2014 Zelemar Fever Australian Cup. 2015 My Bro Fabio 2016 Dalgetty. Continued Page 16 - 15-


The Zoom Top

The outstanding February 18 meeting will also see the running of preliminaries of the Group 1 Australian Cup, with winners to progress to the Australian Cup heats on February 25. The Australian Cup Carnival is the world’s biggest greyhound spectacle, with over $1.2 million to be won over the famous three-week period (Feb 18, 25 and March 4). The Carnival includes the running of the $550,000 Group 1 Australian Cup, the Group 1 Super Stayers, the Group 1 Temlee, Rookie Rebel and Zoom Top and the Group 3 Vic Breeders for maidens, worth $25,000 to the winner.

Rookie Rebel

Burn One Down will start at the prohibitive odds of $1.30 in the last of the invitationals (Group 1 Zoom Top) after his devastating track record-breaking run at Cranbourne (699m) in the Victoria Cup. The reigning Meadows Greyhound of the Year has already won two Group races at the Broadmeadows circuit and will be looking to win his first at Group 1 level. Previous winners of The Zoom Top have been: 2003 Tears Of Jupiter 2004 Irinka Barbie 2005 Rocky 2006 Slick Galore Rookie Rebel (December 1954 Dream’s Image x Lady 2007 Miss Grub 2008 Miss Brook Janellen). 2009 Gunnadoo Magic 2010 Drill ‘Em 2011 Blue Lorian 2012 Miata Zoom Top 2013 Destini Fireball 2014 Cheetah 2015 Space Star 2016 No Donuts.

Temlee

Zoom Top (August 1966 Black Top x Busy Beaver) Champion Sprinter Temlee ( March 1972 Tivoli Chief x Temora Lee) will be remembered on Saturday night after the race named in his honour.

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Australian Cup 2017 The list of 56 greyhounds who will be seeded directly into heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup – to be held on February 25 – has been finalised. The remaining greyhounds nominated for the $550,000 The Meadows Greyhound of the Year 2016 Australian Cup will compete in preliminaries that will take place this Saturday night, on an evening which will also see the running of the Group 1 Temlee, Group 1 Zoom Top and the Group 1 Rookie Rebel. The final of the Australian Cup will take place on March 4, with the winner taking home $250,000. Top 56 seeded greyhounds for 2017 Group 1 Australian Cup (alphabetical order) AEROPLANE BOB ALLEN MARKY ALPHA DEMETER AQUA CHEETAH ASTON BOLERO BENTEKE BIG FLOOD BLAZIN’ BOMBER BRUCE TYCOON BUCK FORTY CAVALCADE CRACKERJACK CHOC DEMON BALE DIEGO BALE DUNDEE OSPREY DYNA BOOMER EDDIE EAGLE EMINENT REALITY EXTREME MAGIC FANTA BALE GAUCHO HELGA BALE HIT THE HIGHWAY INVICTUS RAPID JESAULENKO JUDICIAL MAN KILTY EXPRESS LEO’S GIFT LIGHTNING FRANK LITHGOW PANTHER MATT MACHINE MITCHARLIE MIA MONARO MONELLI MOREIRA MYSTERY RIDE NANGAR RANGE ONE FOR ME PANTERA NERA PENNY MONELLI PEPPER FIRE POP THE CORK

PROMISES KEPT REEFTON TREASURE SET POINT SHIMA BAR SHIMA SONG SINGLE STICKA SLEEK MASTER STEEL THE BEST STRIKER LIGHT TEDESCO UNLAWFUL ENTRY WORM BURNER ZABDON FERRARI ZAMBORA BROCKIE ZIPPING BRUISER

OUTSTANDING stayer, Burn One Down has been crowned the Meadows Greyhound of the Year for 2016. Based on a points system, the son of Buck Fever and Fancy Jaffa finished the year on 48 points, thanks to eight wins at the Broadmeadows circuit, three points clear of 2016 Australian Cup winner Dyna Double One. Versatile chaser Come On Fantasy, was third. Among Burn One Down’s wins at The Meadows was a sensational 33.93 gallop over the 600 metre journey, ironically just .02 outside Dyna Double One’s track record run. Burn One Down’s next assignment at The Meadows comes tomorrow night, when he lines up in the invitation only $100,000 Group 1 Zoom Top over 725 metres. He is trained by Jason Thompson and owned by Danielle Pringle. Well done team!

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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 1986 Victorian Metropolitan Sires List.

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G.R.V News Registered participants with experience as an owner or breeder or trainer. “We are looking for people who share the Board’s commitment to a strong and viable industry and who share the Board’s commitment to welfare,” Ms Bornstein said. Judith Bornstein was appointed to the GRV Board in March, 2015 by the Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula. She was a Commissioner of the former Industrial Relations Commission of Victoria and is a lawyer who has practised at the Victorian Bar. She has been a member of a range of boards and committees and has a particular interest in good governance. She says greyhound racing’s importance to participants and the community and the welfare of March 2017 marks the first anniversary of the Industry greyhounds are what drives her commitment as a Consultative Group (ICG). The ICG was formed in member of the Board of GRV. early 2016 by the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board to “As a member of the Board, I have an absolute advise on significant issues concerning the greyhound commitment to the industry and to the welfare of racing industry. greyhounds. Greyhounds are not only beautiful, they The ICG is comprised of industry representatives are magnificent athletes and their welfare is central to appointed by the GRV Board after obtaining the future of the sport,” Ms Bornstein said. expressions of interest and having regard for their skills “Greyhound racing provides employment and and industry experience. These representatives come enjoyment to people and communities throughout from all areas of greyhound racing including owners, Victoria. The importance of greyhound racing to trainers, breeders, clubs, track veterinarians and participants, communities and the economy cannot be GOTBA. underestimated.” The Board refers matters to the ICG for consideration and advice and, in turn, members raise Anyone interested in joining the Industry Consultative with the Board matters that are of concern to industry Group can download the form: participants. http://www.grv.org.au/news/2017/02/16/chance-join-icg/ GRV Deputy Chair Judith Bornstein chairs the and email icg@grv.org.au. ICG which she said was an important part of the Applications close on March 15. Board’s consultation with the industry. _____________________________________________ “There is a diversity of interests among members of the ICG and a wealth of knowledge and GEELONG GRC - TRIALS CANCELLED experience. Discussions are spirited and informed by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND members’ knowledge,” Ms Bornstein said. “While a number of the matters discussed are Please note that Geelong trials have controversial, there is significant agreement on the key been cancelled next Wednesday, 22nd February, due to issues facing the industry and the actions that are track maintenance. required to address these issues. My involvement with the ICG has provided me with valuable insights into key The Club apologize for any inconvenience caused. issues affecting participants in the industry.” In the interest of continuity, and having regard for their contribution over the last 12 months, the Board has For Further information please contact the office on decided to extend the terms of existing members who 5275 2298. were available for re-appointment. Most members were available for re-appointment but several vacancies on the ICG Board need to be filled as a priority. The vacancies are: A second representative from one of the 13 clubs. Metropolitan clubs are represented by a current member and nominations from representatives from non -metro clubs are encouraged.

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