BUBBLES AND CHEESE
Pedigree of the Month – Bubbles And Cheese
By Peter Wharton
When she won the Group 2 $50,000 Southern Cross Series Final at Globe Derby Park recently, Bubbles And Cheese scored her third success, and she is entitled to ranked as this season’s top two-year-old pacer.
Earlier in the season, she won the Group 3 $33,500 Golden Nursery at Globe Derby beating the colts. From nine starts, she has won three times and has been twice placed for $49,985 in stakes.
Bubbles And Cheese was bred and is raced by long-time SA Botra members Rob and Zita Maloney, of Glencoe in the south-eastern corner of South Australia.
Bubbles And Cheese ranks as a half-sister to a handy pacer in Kreuza’s Shadow (1:58.5), being a filly by the Bettor’s Delight horse, Betterthancheddar 1:48 ($1.6million), from the race-winning Modern Art mare Smart Kreuza (2:02.2).
Betterthancheddar, a Breeders Crown champion and dual world record holder, has made an impact with his first two crops producing top fillies such as My Sweetchilliphilly 1:52.1 (Bathurst Gold Tiara), Detroit Lily (2nd WA Oaks) and My Harmony Blue and colts in the same class such as Resurgent Dragon (Tas. Dandy Patch), Betternbetter 1:54.3 (Vicbred Platinum) and Krafty Boy.
Smart Kreuza, the dam of Bubbles And Cheese, won five races including a Breeders Crown heat and two at Globe Derby and at the stud has left two winners from three foals of racing age. Since producing Bubbles And Cheese in 2015, she has thrown a yearling filly by Courage Under Fire and is due to foal to Sunshine Beach. She is booked to Always B Miki this season.
The family traces back through mares by Modern Art, Troublemaker, Massie and Blazing Globe to the Light Brigade mare Tarcoola, an outstanding NSW racemare in the early 1960’s and one-time holder of the Australian mares’ mile record.
Tarcoola became the dam of the NSW Spring Cup winner and successful sire Tarcoola Frost ($105,252) and the prolific Harold Park winner Tarcoolador and the grand-dam of the Fremantle Cup winner Trunkey Westerner ($238,316) and Trunkey Doc (Kapunda Trotters Marathon).
This is the family which produced a string of top ranking pacers in Perth in Pataz ($144,878), Alkira Jet ($134,835), Alkira Jetstar ($162,957), Trunkey Zoom ($132,399), the Western Crown winner Son Of Hilarion ($112,453) and others.
Bubbles And Cheese carries five strong strains of Most Happy Fella, four of Albatross and two each of Abercrombie and Overtrick as well as a dose of Globe Derby.
The latest Southern Cross fillies’ winner, Bubbles And Cheese, has certainly a wealth of successful blood on both sides of her pedigree.
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.