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EXAMPLES - Little Mother
IAN Rose is a quietly spoken man who lives around the Taree area of New South Wales in Australia.
His lifelong passion has always been, and still is, greyhound racing. He does his homework and while he's never had a champion, he's been blessed with some handy dogs in the past few decades.
Back in the mid 1990s, Ian got himself a broodbitch called Blue Blessing (Walkabout Sid-Amaroo Blue).
She carried a unique pedigree, with her second dam Like A Blessing a sister to the champion sprinter and stud great Chariot Supreme (Waverly Supreme*-Mixed Blessing).
Like A Blessing had already proven herself at stud, producing the Australian Cup winner Golden Blessing to a mating to Tempix. Golden Blessing was tragically lost to the stud ranks when he died after serving only a few bitches. Many of those pups, from six litters, contested feature races.
A repeat mating of Tempix-Like A Blessing produced Shantytown a high class galloper in Tasmania who is to be found in a number of pedigrees, mainly as the damsire of Elle's Commando (sire of speed star Bright Ebony).
Bright Ebony is the damsire of champion and 2009 Queensland greyhound of the year Queen Lauryn.
Golden Blessing had a litter sister called Amaroo Blue and she became the dam of Blue Blessing.
Ian Rose decided to duplicate the brother and sister Chariot Supreme and Like A Blessing in a pedigree. He was standing at stud the former National Derby placegetter and top grade Albion Park sprinter Silent Emotion (Malawi's Prince-Tenthill Flyer) a litter brother to Hall of Famer Tenthill Doll and a half brother to Hall of Famer Flying Amy.
It produced a bitch called Tammy Lezah which Ian kept and raced himself.
This is her pedigree:
TAMMY LEZAH
Silent Emotion
Malawi's Prince
Malawi
Duchess Marina
Tenthill Flyer
Chariot Supreme (Waverly Supreme*-Mixed Blessings)
National Queen
Blue Blessing
Walkabout Sid
Brother Fox
Promises Free
Amaroo Blue
Tempix
Like A Blessing (Waverly Supreme*-Mixed Blessings)
The position of both Chariot Supreme and Like A Blessing are on the X sex path and have a great influence on the pedigree of Tammy Lezah.
Readers will also note that Flying Amy was by Amerigo Man-Tenthill Flyer. Amerigo Man and Walkabout Sid were litter brothers so Ian Rose not only duplicated brother and sister (Chariot Supreme and Like A Blessing) he did in reverse the same mating that produced legend sprinter Flying Amy.
Tammy Lezah could gallop. She won two races at Wentworth Park, made the rich Shane Taylor Maiden final at Toowoomba and ran a maiden class record at Singleton and was a finalist in the Richmond Oaks.
But the best aspect of her pedigree was the fact she was so heavily in-bred to dominant ancestors Chariot Supreme and Like A Blessing.
When it came time for Tammy Lezah to retire to stud, Ian Rose looked around for a potential mate. He came across the former US galloper Fortified Rush who was then standing at Sam Cauchi's Rocky Ridge Farm.
Fortified Rush's own sire Fortified Speed had already come to Australia by that time and proven himself by siring Australian Cup winner Isa Brown.
Ian Rose put Tammy Lezah to Fortified Rush, not for any other reason than he wanted an outcross for the by then heavily in-bred Tammy Lezah.
This was the perfect option for him.
Being so heavily in-bred, Tammy Lezah needed to be mated to an outcross (of sorts) to allow the heavy in-breeding within her own pedigree (to Chariot Supreme and his sister Like A Blessing) to come through and dominate the resultant offspring.
The mating to Fortified Rush was not a complete outcross. His fourth sire was Laurdella Fun, the litter brother to Waverly Supreme* the Shelbourne Park (Ireland) track record holder and champion Australian sire who was sire of both Chariot Supreme and Like A Blessing.
From this mating came a bitch called Zilla.
Just like her mother, Zilla could run. She ran a track record at The Gardens, won at Wentworth Park and also won at Singleton, Taree and Gosford.
By this time, Ian had included Barb Spackman in his breeding program.
When it came to mate Zilla, Ian went for Big Daddy Cool the record breaking son of Just The Best-Sobbing Sal a half brother to legend Brett Lee.
Once again Ian Rose had done his homework. The mating duplicated Tenthill Flyer and sex balanced her, coming through her DAUGHTER Flying Amy and SON Silent Emotion. This can be a very powerful tool within a pedigree.
From the litter has come a bitch called Little Mother, recent winner of the Group 1 Auckland Cup and a top class galloper from the day she set foot in New Zealand.