great News for SA Breeders
Harness Racing Australia has declared that microchipping of all registered Standardbreds is now compulsory nationally, commencing with foals born in the 2017/18 season.
In South Australia, current legislation mandates that microchipping of animals can only be performed by a licenced veterinarian.
As is the case with the freeze branding of foals, once the foal notification has been lodged with HRSA, the owner will be contacted by a HRSA contracted Veterinarian to organise a date and time for the foal to be microchipped.
HRSA would like to announce that there will be no additional fee charged to breeders in South Australia. Any costs involved in the microchipping process will be absorbed by HRSA.
It is anticipated that microchipping of foals in South Australia will commence later this month.
Pedigree of the Month – Grinfromeartoear-Bella Caballo yearling filly
A lovely Grinfromeartoear filly, to be offered as Lot 1 at the 2018 Allwood Stud Farm SA Yearling Sale, has close breeding links with South Australia.
Bred by Alabar Bloodstock, which was founded by the Galloway family in the Adelaide foothills during the 1950’s, the filly is out of Bella Caballo, a Safely Kept mare bred by the late Andy Kotsano, a well known breeder and owner.
Bella Caballo, a lightly raced Victorian country winner, is already the dam of Stingofascorpion (2:00.1), a winner of three races at Launceston and multiple Stakes placegetter, and On The Deuce (2:02.2), who won nine on the Apple Isle.
This is her fifth foal.
Classic Cheval, the second dam of the ‘Grin’ filly, won 20 races, $101,252 in stakes and took a mile mark of 1:58.4 and was one of SA’s top racemares in the 1990’s. Among her successes were the Angelique Club Cup, Graham Goffin Memorial and heats of the Victoria 3YO Sires Stakes and Oceania El Dorado.
At the stud, Classic Cheval, one of many fine producing daughters of the champion sire and broodmare sire Classic Garry, left 12 foals for eight winners, three of whom took records of 2:00 or better. They included the Globe Derby Park winner Cha Cha Char (TT1:58.2), dam of the APG heat winner Braeview Rhythm (1:58.8); Materazzi (1:59.3), a winner at Albion Park; and the Barnett Hanover mare Loaded And Lethal.
The winner of four races at 2 and 3, Loaded And Lethal became the dam of a top flight racemare in Aitch Cue (1:58.2, $89,030), the winner of 20 races and runner-up in the $100,000 Queen Of The Pacific, the SA Sales Graduate Pace winner Wheres Jonny (1:58.6, $59,668) and Ellen Louise (1:58.4), a placegetter in the Southern Cross 2YO Final and Golden Nursery.
From the Lyss Hanover mare Short Odds, Classic Cheval ranked as a half-sister to Odds Torado (1:57.6, $197,556), the winner of the A. G. Hunter Memorial and a string of cup races in Victoria, Cheval Hanover (Port Pirie Guineas) and the unraced Tarada, dam of the prolific Gloucester Park winner The Beast (1:58.4).
Other members of this fine family have been the Inter Dominion heat winner Typhson ($105,283), Hellas Boy ($107,139), Rebecca Jamane (Tas. Queen Of Pace) and the Tasmanian cups winners Sparkling Glow and Red Ned.
An October foal, the yearling filly carries two strains of the influential broodmare Golden Miss through her sire Grinfromeartoear and damsire Safely Kept, as well as a strong 3x3 cross to champion sire Abercrombie.
2017 Harnessbred.com SA Yearling sale.
2016 Harnessbred.com SA Yearling sales results...