SA mare become Hall of Famer....by Peter Wharton
South Australian broodmare Dixie Love was elected in November into the Hall of Fame.
A 1945 daughter of Admirer, Dixie Love was foaled in South Australia but was bred from almost exclusively by the late Stan Bibby, of Warracknabeal (Vic.).
Dixie Love produced a quartet of top flight pacers in Future Raider (42 wins), Future Monarch (37), Future Intangible (34) and You Crovottie (34), who amassed 147 wins between them.
Future Raider (by Raider Logan) was the winner of the Victoria
Derby, Sires Produce Stakes and SA Cup, Future Monarch (by Grand
Monarch) captured the Italian Cup and numerous free-for-alls, Future
Intangible (by Intangible) won the Victoria Derby, Kilmore Cup and
Melbourne Pacing Cup, and You Crovottie (by Grand Scott) annexed the inaugural Kilmore Cup.
Only the second broodmare ever to be elected to the Hall, Dixie
Love left 10 live foals, six winners and four winner producing
Age no bar for Kinney Hanover....
When Diane Sims, of Booleroo Centre some 250 miles north west of Globe Derby Park, purchased 20 year old stallion Kinney Hanover
cheaply out of Gloucester Standardbreds annual online auction in 2012 she imported to South Australia one of the best performed stallions to stand here in recent years.
Despite his age Kinney Hanover is proving very fertile and his dynasty keeps winning races week in and week out.
" We got him in late August last season and served about five mares but we have 10 booked to him already this season." Mrs Sims said. " he is still doing a great job in WA and we are standing him again at just $850 this season" she added.
Originally the son of No Nukes was imported by Ross Torre of Royalstar Farm but later found his home at Dr Ed Dewer's famous Whitby Fall Stud where he stood until he was offered at the auction. Kinney Hanover is the sire of 143 winners who have won over $5million in stake money from 221 starters.
Bred on the famous cross of No Nukes over a Albatross mare he is
the sire of Mon Gee 20 wins Capricorn Cruiser 17 wins who won the WA Golden Slipper as a 2 year old, Yucatchim who won 23 races including the Boort Cup, Mon Poppy Mia who at 2 won the WA
Sires Stakes Final G1 and Missed Placed who also won the Group 1 WA Sires Final at 2 and the Western Crown Final.
He has sired 13 winners of $100,000 two of those have won over
Kinney Hanover's dam KEYSTONE HERA 1:55.8 – won 7 races, 4 of them as a 2 year old, 3 at 3yo. $101,470. At 2 she won the Canadian Juvenile Series and two Greenwood Stakes. Keystone Hera was also a fast class winner at 4, she is the dam of 16 foals, 15 raced, 13 winners, three are $100,000 winners.
Kinney Hanover while he still has some fine years to come as a
sire he is well on his way to becoming a valuable broodmare sire already has 18 winners as a broodmare sire from 34 starters.
Kinney Hanover is available for natural service "he is a gentleman in the breeding barn and is easy to handle" Sims commented "I have stood mainly coloured horses before and Kinney is the easiest I have ever handled" she added. For bookings contact Diane Sims at Denzel Harness Racing on 0429165217.
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.