SURF LORIAN is the result of some of the best greyhounds this country has seen. His first line is Just The Best, the ultimate source of Group winners this country has seen, and Barrio Fiesta a Group winner herself.
His second line is champion sire Credibility, then legend race and broodbitch Flying Amy, the champion sire West Cape and then multiple Group producing bitch Dee Bee.
The third line is the same quality, and so is his fourth line.
Such an infusion of great names, makes for SURF LORIAN's success on the racetrack (proven by his Group win and multiple track records), and obviously sets him up for fantastic feats at stud.
SURF LORIAN opens up a myriad of opportunities for broodbitch owners.
The first and most obvious would be daughters of the great NSW sire Token Prince, and his litter brother Awesome McLaren, who also carry a cross of the famous Bay Road Queen damline which is in SURF LORIAN's sire Just The Best.
Daughters of Token Prince and Awesome McLaren show plenty of strength in their races and this would suit the record-breaking sprint speed of Surf Lorian.
And daughters or granddaughters of Malawi's Prince will also suit. He is the sire of Token Prince and Awesome McLaren, but works extremely well with the Credibility and Brother Fox lines.
There is a total lack of Ginger/Eaglehawk Star blood in SURF LORIAN's pedigree and therefore this opens a myriad of opportunities for owners of broodbitches by Black Shiraz and his outstanding litter brothers Big Ginger Boy and Ginger McGee.
On top of that there is also an opportunity for daughters of Golden Currency to bring in more of the Chariot Supreme blood into matings to SURF LORIAN. A double-up of Chariot Supreme is one of the best this country has seen in recent years. In fact, the majority of Just The Best's Group performers have this double-up i.e. Bogie Leigh, Elite State, Big Daddy Cool, Greasy Grizzly, Lissiloo, Bounty Lass etc.
Breeders with bitches from the Acacia Ablaze/Hotshot line should jump at the chance to use SURF LORIAN. Acacia Ablaze bitches have always worked extremely well with the Credibility sireline, and SURF LORIAN's own granddam Dee Bee produced the Maturity winner Acacia Dee when mated to Acacia Ablaze.
Because Bogie Leigh is by Just The Best out of a Cry Havoc (by Head Honcho) bitch, there too lies another opportunity for breeders. In fact, Head Honcho bitches and those by Cry Havoc will introduce three crosses of the famous Promises Free into any resultant pedigree.
Because SURF LORIAN has only Waverly Supreme* as an outcross influence in his pedigree, he is ripe for the many bitches which contain an import in their pedigree.
Ideal will be bitches who have Balligari* in them. Just The Best's own superstars Scottish Express and Waterview Star are out of a Balligari* bitch. And when the SURF LORIAN damline was mated to Balligari* it produced the Group 1 winner Barrio Babe.
Grove Whisper* line bitches have always worked extremely well when mated to the Brother Fox sireline. SURF LORIAN contains three crosses of Brother Fox to be ideally suited for an infusion of Grove Whisper* blood through the bitches mated to him.
Daughters of Yo Yo's Boy will also be an interesting option. They will bring in a double-up of Credibility 3x3 but will introduce a cross of Dark Pretender the litter brother to Petty Short. The latter champion appears twice in the pedigree of SURF LORIAN.
And any bitches with New Tears in their blood will suit. New Tears will appear on the fourth line of any SURF LORIAN progeny. He is a huge broodbitch influence, and through his son Light Of Fire and grandson Awesome Assassin, will be ideal to mate to SURF LORIAN. The cross to Surf Lorian and bitches by Awesome Assassin should be spectacular. Surf Lorian's damline, when mated to Awesome Assassin, produced one of Australia's best sprinters in 2005, the Group 1 winner Ben's Fury.
The cross to Surf Lorian and bitches by Awesome Assassin should be spectacular. Surf Lorian's damline, when mated to Awesome Assassin, produced one of Australia's best sprinters in 2005, the Group 1 winner Ben's Fury.