Jenesaisquoi, who won on debut at Globe Derby Park on April 7, and looks a two-year-old with the potential one would expect of her breeding. She is by Mach Three from Preponderance, by Ponder from Leftem For Dead, by Fake Left from Feisty by Classic Garry from the American-bred Julialba, and is related to some top flight performers.
She failed to reach the reserve placed on her at when offered at the 2017 Harnessbred SA Yearling Sale by the Wyndown Stud, One Tree Hill, of one of South Australia’s leading breeders, Geoff Easom. She was passed in at $18,000, the reserve being $20,000. She was a grand type of yearling and has developed into a beautiful two-year-old.
Her sire, Mach Three, was one of the best performed sires to come ‘Down Under’, being by Matt’s Scooter, a son of Direct Scooter. Mach Three had a record of 1:49 and was one of America’s greatest three-year-old pacers. His stock in Australia and New Zealand include top horses such as Auckland Reactor, Mysta Magical Mach, Captain Joy, Mah Sish, Majestic Mach and Fly Like An Eagle and others, and in America he sired the winners of more than $115-million including Somebeachsomewhere (1:46.8).
But on her dam’s side Jenesaisquoi is also impeccably bred. She is out of Preponderance (1:59.6), a winning half-sister to the smart pacer Martial Artist (1:58.5), the winner of 21 races and $81,131 in stakes including the Southern Cross 3YO Consolation. Preponderance was by Ponder (1:48.2, son of The Panderosa) from Leftem For Dead (1:58.8), a capable racemare who won the Southern Cross as a three and four-year-old.
Unfortunately, Preponderance has not produced a live foal since dropping Jenesaisquoi in 2015 but is carrying a positive test to the Little Brown Jug winner Betting Line.
Leftem For Dead was by Fake Left (1:51.4) from a top race filly in Feisty, a half-sister to six winners including On The Day (1:55.6), a Stakes winner in Canada, Keystone Juliet (TT1:58.6), the dual Moonee Valley winner Pelagic Miss, the dam of Time Square ($136,643), and to Eyes Of An Angel, the dam of the multiple Group winning WA filly Sheza Clout ($252,928).
Feisty, who won 12 races, left six winners from eight foals to race. Besides Leftem For Dead, she is the dam of the SA Botra 2YO Pace winner Muchos Gratias, Love Of My Life (10 wins), Vigilante (5 wins) and Spicy, who, in turn, left the Melton winner Brutus Smith (1:57.5).
The cup class pacer Lombo Kotakinabalu (1:50.6) is also a member of this fine family.
Jenesaisquio can boast a double strain of the famed blood of Abercrombie through All Included, the dam of Mach Three, and Empty Feeling, dam of Ponder, her maternal damsire.
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.