Pedigree of the Month – lincoln Royal-Eight Orangutans
By Peter Wharton
The first foal of the race-winning Eight Orangutans will go up for sale at the Allwood Stud Yearling Sale at Magic Millions on February.10 2019.
Strongly built, a nice paddock pacer and carrying a 4x4 Abercrombie cross, she is a South Australian bred filly with an interesting and successful family background that is chock-full of ‘black type’ performers.
Bred by BOTRA committee member Gary Newton, she was got by Lincoln Royal from Eight Orangutans, an Adelaide bred mare by the Artsplace horse Art Major, Newton is donating part of the sale proceeds to the TEAL Pants Campaign which raises funds for womens cancer foundation.
Lincoln Royal, the sire of the filly, was a top colt pacer in New Zealand who is now making an impact at the stud with his first two crops.
They include the SA Sapling Stakes winner Our Royal Lady, Tell Me Why (SA Golden Nursery ht), the Southern Cross placegetter Girls In Charge and Cobbler Lane (1:55) and in NZ, he has sired 26 winners, 10 in 2:00 including Lincs Tiger (1:56.7).
The filly’s dam, Eight Orangutans, was a four-time winner by Art Major, a dual Breeders Crown champion from the Miss Duvall family, and who proved a highly successful sire in both hemispheres.
Eight Orangutans was out a handy mare in Roxy Bay, who took a record of 2:02.5, won two races and $10,490 in stakes and became the dam of winners in Fifty Gorillas 1:54.8 ($88,181, the winner of 24 races), Almost A Virgin (1:58.8, who won three), One Baboon (1:59.9), Shazza (2:00.4, five wins), King Amongst Kings and Eight Orangutans.
Roxy Bay was a Whata Baron mare from Rocking Chair, by Adios Vic from Kerry Tales, by Field Battery (son of Springfield Globe). Besides Roxy Bay, Rocking Chair, who won three, left a very smart pacer in Gotanedge 1:59.8 ($155,549), winner of 23 races including the Mildura, Gawler and Kapunda Cups, the SA Derby winner Robust Rock 1:52.6 ($116,762), Harleken Wized ($62,675), Cash McCall (1:57.5) and Whata Cutie.
Another daughter of Rocking Chair was What’s Rocking (2:04.6), who became the dam of Rhythmatism (2:00.4, eight wins) and the grand-dam of the Tasmanian Sires Produce winner Peaceful Thomas.
This is a noted old-time South Australian family, Rocking Chair being out of Kerry Tales, a SA Oaks placegetter who left seven individual winners including Armchair Ride, the winner of 23 races and $131,890 including the A. G. Hunter Memorial, and The Swagman (1:59.5) and was the ancestress of top horses such as Come On Frank, Hes A Corka, Whale Of A Tale (Ballarat Cup), Albert Terrill (Bathurst Gold Crown), Aspiring Artist (SA Southern Cross 2YO), My Man Dan, Bit Of Courage, and so on.
A recent winner from this family is Arm A Princess, winner of the SA Ladyship and Mermaid Stakes.
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Finally some good 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.