IT was a few hundred kilometres or more apart, but the win of Reign Of Terror and her sister So Seductive made an impression on breeding buffs … well me at least!
They are stayers, by noted sprint sire Go Wild Teddy-Smiles Are Free by Reggemite. Reign Of Terror landed her third 600m Albion Park win in succession and So Seductive continued on her winning way at Sandown running a brilliant 41.86.
John Free on the Northern Rivers has been breeding with that damline for a few generations now and continues to churn out winner after winner from it.
Dam Smiles Are Free (Reggemite-Free Cape by West Cape) was a better than handy performer for John in 2003 and 2004. She was an Albion Park winner.
This is the line of such Free stars as Special Phantom and Billion Smiles, as well as Just The Power, Phantom Ben, Crystal Fire.
Smiles Are Free has a very interesting pedigree being in-bred 3x2 to the litter brothers Amerigo Man and West Cape (Brother Fox-Promises Free) in exactly the same position as in champion sire, Group winner and record breaker Surf Lorian.
Check out their pedigrees.
SMILES ARE FREE
Just The Best
What is interesting about the pedigree of Smiles Are Free is the fact she has a daughter duplication of Glider's Son 4x4 through the tail female line on both sides of her pedigree. It is VERY rare to find this in a pedigree anywhere, let alone so close up today.
This is the “Tourist” damline Kevin Johnston of Taree has had such wonderful success with over many years.
When it came time to mate Smiles Are Free, John Free put her to Flying Scott the former high class sprinter who stretched his speed to distance later in his career.
John got Billion Smiles and Phantom Ben, the former which he claimed many, many times was as good as any dog he has trained but unsound and a slow beginner.
Significantly this mating duplicated and sex balanced West Cape 4x3. Surf Lorian's champion staying son Blue Lorian is bred on a daughter duplication 3x4 of West Cape.
When John put Smiles Are Free to Go Wild Teddy it brought in Walkabout Sid, the litter brother to both Amerigo Man and West Cape who are so close up in the pedigree of the bitch. But what was most important about this move was the fact Walkabout Sid comes via his SON Head honcho.
Amerigo Man and West Cape come via DAUGHTERS in the pedigree of Smiles Are Free.
One of the best progeny of Surf Lorian racing in Australia today is his multiple Group performer Nova Surf and you will find she is out of a Go Wild Teddy bitch.
So Seductive and Reign Of Terror are bred on the reverse cross that produced Nova Surf.
Somewhere down the track, I can see Smiles Are Free linking up with Surf Lorian in a pedigree and providing a special greyhound. It may come via a son of Surf Lorian and a daughter of Smiles Are Free or even a generation further on.