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TOP WINS IN SALES CLASSIC AND CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC BY LOCAL GELDING MISTER JADORE
Congratulations to owners Annie Belton and husband Colin on the success of Westbred gelding Mister Jadore in winning both the $100,000 Clipsal Sales Classic for two-year-old colts and geldings and the $50,000 Nepean Conveyors Champagne Classic.
Mister Jadore, trained by Annie Belton, was purchased for $17,000 at the 2012 Gloucester Standardbred yearling sale. He currently has 5 wins and earnings of $97,485.
Mister Jadore, who is by Alabar’s Grinfromeartoear out of New Zealand bred mare Crystal Journey (by Sands A Flyin) was bred by Patrician Park, Brett Coffey and J Boag. Crystal Journey was a successful racemare herself, winning 11 races and over $100,000.
LOCAL FILLY ARTISTIC COPPER WINS $100,000 CLIPSAL SALES CLASSIC FOR FILLIES
Congratulations also to breeder and owner Mike Howie on the success of his Westbred filly Artistic Copper in the fillies event of the Sales Classic. Fortunately for Mike, Artistic Copper was passed in at the 2012 Gloucester Standardbred yearling sale and he decided to race her himself. She has now won nearly $60,000 from only 4 starts.
Artistic Copper is by Artistic Fella out of unraced mare Hey Dreamer and is the third winner from the mare’s first four live foals. Artistic Fella’s oldest foals in Australia are 2 and he is currently 3rd on the Australian Sires list for 2yos (dollars won).Artistic Fella stands at Empire Stallions in Victoria.
DAVID HERCULES UP WITH THE BEST IN THE WEST
Another victory to WA's own David Hercules with a tough win over another great WA bred horse and millionaire in Has the Answers. This followed his fantastic effort the previous week in leading all the way over 2130m at a sensational 1:53.6. No wonder they couldn't catch him! David Hercules is a 6yo Westbred gelding by Artesian out of Golden Greek mare Like A Dame and is heading toward $700,000 in stake earnings. He was bred by Steve Johnson and is owned by David Botha and Jeneen Johnson and has been trained throughout his career by David Thompson. David Hercules has performed at the top level every year of his career and is just another example of how good our Westbreds are. Artesian, the sire of David Hercules, is a full brother to $1.9 million dollar earner Maltese Artist and was himself the winner of $878,000. He currently stands at stud in Victoria for a modest fee.
WA MARE CENTREFOLD ANGEL SHOWS HER WORTH TO WIN THE WASBA BREEDERS STAKES
WA bred and owned 6yo mare Centrefold Angel proved her worth once again with a strong win in the $40,000 WASBA Breeders Stakes. Driven by her trainer Kate Hawkins, daughter of Hall of Fame inductee and champion trainer and reinsman Fred Kersley, she finished strongly to overcome the grey Alkira Jetstar who put in a very meritorious effort to face the breeze and just get beaten in the last strides. Centrefold Angel’s mile rate was a terrific 1:55.2 over the 1730 metres. Centrefold Angel is by Legacy of Power (dec) out of unraced mare Twisted Art and was bred by her owner Colleen Lindsay who, with husband Trevor, runs Larkhill Vets. Centrefold Angel has now won over $237,000. Second and third place getters Alkira Jetstar, by Jet Laag out of Alkira Star, and Luck Has It, by Northern Luck (dec), are also Westbred mares. Congratulations to the connections of all three placegetters.
FIVE NEW HARNESS RACING LEGENDS INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Following a gala function at Perth’s Convention Centre there are now five more harness legends in the West Australian Racing Industry Hall of Fame.
Champion pacers from the past in Binshaw and Preux Chevalier, both Interdominion winners (Binshaw was the first WA bred winner) were inducted along with trainer/ drivers Fred Kersley Senior and Trevor Warwick, and administrator J P Stratton. Click here for the full story and some history about these fantastic champions of the sport. Click here to go to the Hall of Fame website.
Great News for WA Breeders with reduced ALABAR and EMPIRE Service Fees for WASBA members. Click here for details on Alabar service fees and click here for details on Empire Stallions service fee offers for WASBA members.
FANTASTIC OFFER FROM REGAL FARM FOR WA BREEDERS
WA breeders can avail themselves to discounts that Regal Farm can offer as an agent for Peppertree Farm. Discounts for service fees range from 20% to 30% of the advertised service fee if booked through the Regal Farm Multiple Broodmare booking arrangement. Peppertree Farm will then invoice the breeder direct at the reduced fee. For more information and details, contact Regal farm by email or telephone 0417 436 203. Contact details are available on their website. Some of the top stalions in Australia are already taking bookings so itr's not too early to start making arrangements to avoid disappointment.
PAYMENT OF STUD FEES
Good news for breeders this year is the payment of stud fees on live foal being offered by Empire Stallions which is now also being offered by Pepper Tree Farm, Alabar Bloodstock and Yirribee Pacing Stud. This is a terrific innovation by these studs and hopefully this will assist with breeders cashflows and confidence to breed in the 2012 season.
BREEDING SERVICES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
As part of keeping the breeding community informed and promoting breeding in WA, WASBA will be providing information on stallions that our members and supporters will be standing in Western Australia during the 2013 breeding season. At this stage we do not have any updated information, so until the new information comes through, please click here for last year's information for breeding services to local and imported stallions and what stallions are available locally.
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GLOUCESTER STANDARDBRED SALE 2013
The 2013 Sale was held on Sunday, 24th February 2013. WASBA on behalf of the Sale Company organised the Yearling Parade with assistance from the Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association. We thank the two Judges, Kristy Padburg and Heather Pow, who did an excellent job and also would like to thank Alan Parker who once again compared the Parade, and as usual did an excellent job. The sale itself was a huge improvement on the last couple of years with a clearance rate of 86%. There were originally 104 entries in the sale, 6 were withdrawn, 14 passed in and 83 sold for a total of $1,120,500.00 The overall average was $13,500 with the break-up being Fillies average $13,338.73 and colts $16,489.13 - Hopefully this successful sale will induce breeders to return their mares to the breeding barn.
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HARNESS HISTORY .... Click here to read some interesting facts!
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF "BREEDER"? The current definition of a breeder is in the Australian Harness Racing Stud Book regulations:
a) In the case of a foal which is the result of an embryo transfer, the registered owner or lessee of the donor mare at the time the embryo is flushed from such donor mare and impregnated into a recipient mare.
b) In all other cases, the registered owner or lessee of the dam at the time of last date of service.
There is no “transfer” of a breeder.
For mares served after 1 September 2011 the above definition applies and a mare owner who does not have their paperwork in order will not be recorded as the breeder.
STALLIONS AND MARES FOR SALE / LEASE The WASBA website 'News' is available to breeders to advertise your mare for sale or lease. Just provide an advertisement in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any prospectiver buyers/lessors must deal directly with you. WASBA cannot accept any responsibility other than providing our website for your use.
INTERESTED IN STALLIONS AND MARES FOR SALE / LEASE? Click here for information on stallions and mares currently available for sale/lease.
Click here for the minutes of the WASBA Committee meeting dated 24 April 2013.
Click here for the minutes of the EHRB meeting dated 10 April 2013.