Each month Chase will highlight the story behind Queensland’s most recent complete monthly breeding statistics: April, 2022
By DAVID BRASCH
QUARA’S Flick was a midget, but a giant at the same time.
The daughter of Fernando Bale-Quara Bale was raced by great mates and long-time breeding and racing partners, Mick Phillips and Dave Blench, and trained by their Queensland ‘go to man’ Brett Hazelgrove.
She raced at just 26kgs, but punched above her weight winning 16 races and $79,000. She came from a litter of seven and all seven were winners, six of them high class.
Quara’s Flick won the G3 Townsville Cup and was second in the G2 Lismore Cup.
Hugely in-bred to the Wheeler family’s famed foundation bitch line tracing to Gail’s Beauty, Quara’s Flick was in need of a degree of outcross when she went to stud. Mick and Dave have done just that and she recently whelped two dogs and four bitches to her mating to US stud great Superior Panama.
The boys are always in the market to sell their pups, and these are well worth buying.
KEVIN Macintosh has been around greyhound racing for decades … and decades.
And he keeps churning out winners, just like he did when Cheap Wine (Barcia Bale-Too Fonic) won 12 races for him and earned $63,000.
Kev has been breeding with this damline for a few generations now and when Cheap Wine retired after running third in the G3 Golden Ticket and making a Young Guns final at Ipswich she was a natural. She was a 29.71 winner at Albion Park.
Adam Macintosh took the bitch to breed with and she has whelped four dogs and six bitches to a mating to Fernando Bale. It was a natural choice, the Fernando/Barcia ‘nick’ being prolific.
There are a couple of bitches left to sell from the litter … I know, I tried to buy a couple of the dogs.
TRICIA Fuller had plenty of fun for a good few years with her home bred Mrs Sing (Thirty Talks-Spring Dream) the winner of 16 races and $54,000, and a multiple Albion Park Thursday night winner.
Mrs Sing was sound and consistent throughout her long race career.
Now she has whelped three dogs and four bitches to her mating to top sire Zambora Brockie.
The pedigree shows a 3x4x4 of the great Bombastic Shiraz, lots and lots of Malawi’s Prince, as well as the litter brothers Trendy Leigh and Brett Lee and their half brother Big Daddy Cool.
MY Redeemer has become one of the leading stud dogs in the country and the son of Fernando Bale-Where’s Demonica is producing Group performers and more often than not strong offspring.
He came from a fabulous litter of six and all were prolific winners. Their half-sister is superstar Up Hill Jill.
One of the litter sisters to My Redeemer is Lanis Morris and she has recently whelped six dogs and three bitches to her mating to Orson Allen.
Lanis Morris has a very young litter by Zambora Brockie just starting to race. Of the nine pups, eight have already won.
Her mating to Orson Allen recreates the Barcia Bale-Up Hill Jill mating which is showing huge potential for David and Rose Geall in Victoria and includes Jungle Panther (12 wins, $45,000) and Jefferson County (10 wins, $35,000), etc.
TONY Glover sat back and enjoyed the ride recently with Hara’s Clyde (22 wins, $110,000) and Hara’s Panda (19 wins, $103,000) – the Fernando Bale-Hara’s Annie pair reaching Group class easily.
But, also among the litter is Hara’s Bonnie (4 wins, $17,000) and she has just whelped a litter of three dogs and seven bitches to her mating to Feral Franky.
‘Franky’ is a boom young stud dog.
He has already worked to Group level with bitches from the Wheeler damline … of which Fernando Bale is the extreme example.
CLINT Kratzmann was lucky to wipe the smile from his face the entire time Iona Champion was racing and winning feature races.
When the Don’t Knocka Him bitch retired, Iona Champion’s first mating was to champion sire Kinloch Brae producing six offspring and all were winners, among them Emmaville Star (6 wins, $35,000), a Group finalist over 710m at Albion Park.
Also among the litter is Arriba who Warren Nicholls won eight times with during her career.
Arriba has whelped a litter of three dogs and three bitches to her mating to Orson Allen.
Two of the Kinloch Brae-Iona Champion litter, Emmerville Star and Crazy Bonnie, have both produced litters by Fernando Bale.
And why wouldn’t they go down that path! When their mum, Iona Champion, was mated to Fernando Bale, she produced Clint’s Qld GOTY Oh Mickey (G1 Nat Derby, G2 Richmond Derby, Albion Park 29.45).
WAYNE Dunsmore has been breeding and racing nice dogs for years, generally in the Tom Tzouvelis kennel.
That was exactly the scenario with She’s Some Gal, one of the fabulous Magic Sprite-Miss Lauryn litter that also included Brandi Alexander (16 wins, $101,000), Femme Folie (10 wins, $36,000) and Small Jewel (17 wins, $44,000).
A finalist in the G3 Ipswich Auction, She’s Some Gal won 16 races and $81,000 for Wayne.
She has just whelped six dogs and three bitches to a mating to US great SH Avatar.
It would not have been lost on either Wayne or Tom that this damline, that of Queen Lauryn/Cheeky Sprite, has done exceptionally well when mated to SH Avatar.
Sunburst (17 wins, $72,000), Showdown (16 wins, $98,000) and Shaye (9 wins, $36,000) are just a trio of examples of its success.