The Border Watch : November 29th 2013
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org GREYHOUND RACING 53 The bizarre case of the missing pedigree OntheLure with DAVID LEWIS e BERNIE Bouchier, of Kongorong, has been breeding greyhounds for more than 50 years. And he thought he had seen it all. But, of course, he hadn’t. This particular story has resurfaced following the Bouchier family-owned Dimora Stringer, a son of High Earner and Dimora Moonboot, doing the job well to dead-heat for fi rst place with Galactic Chaos in last Friday’s Bartholomew Open Maiden (512 metres) at Tara Raceway. But it actually goes back some 10 years earlier when Bouchier acquired the unraced Starlight Lady for breeding purposes. She was by the legendary Head Honcho out of Starlight Jessie, a Sandown Park winner boasting the impeccable bloodlines of New Tears and Wee Sal. By 2008, when Starlight Lady was ready for her last litter, Bouchier decided on leading US sire Kiowa Sweet Trey which certainly didn’t come cheap at $3300 for a frozen semen straw. Starlight Lady subsequently whelped two dogs and six bitches with one of the offspring later racing as Dimora Moonboot. “I gave Dimora Moonboot to my cousin, Pat, to train over at Dennington,” Bouchier said. “She won a race at Warrnambool but shortly after came in season. “And even though she had only had a handful of starts I was keen to keep the line going so she was sent back for me to breed a litter with her.” For the mating he settled on one of boom sire Collision’s sons in the well-named High Earner which had won more than $600,000 on the track. sibility that perhaps one of Bouchier’s own dogs had also served Starlight Lady. “That, of course, didn’t happen. I certainly wasn’t going to pay $3300 for a stud fee and then let one of my own dogs serve her as well,” he said. “I’ve never encountered anything like this before and when Dimora Moonboot’s litter was growing up there was certainly never anything to suggest that she wasn’t of the same parentage as the rest of the pups.” So this is how the saga has concluded. Dimora Moonboot cannot be bred with again and while Dimora Stringer and his littermates by High Earner are permitted to race they also will not be able to be bred with. And a disillusioned Bernie Bouchier hasn’t bred a litter in 18 months. Another chance for Over Rule THE Robert Halliday trained Over Rule, following an unplaced run last Friday, gets another chance on Sunday to stake his claim for Mount Gambier Greyhound of the Year honours. The current leader is Just Humphrey on 50 points but he is still off the scene while litter sister Azumi Touch, which is in second spot on 48, is not racing this week. With scoring compiled on a 4, 2, 1 basis by Connie Miller, Over Rule is sitting comfortably in third position on 45 points. INSEPARABLE (from left): Dimora Stringer (with handler Karen Van Der Laan) and Galactic Chaos (Robert Chuck) dead-heated at Tara Raceway last Friday. In May 2011, Dimora Moonboot whelped three dogs and fi ve bitches at Kongorong. And that’s when all hell broke loose! “As this was her fi rst litter, she had been required to undergo a DNA test prior to whelping,” Bouchier recalled this week. “Imagine my amazement when I was subsequently notifi ed that DNA testing had determined that Dimora Moonboot was in fact not sired by Kiowa Sweet Trey and her parentage was unknown. “And the whole episode became even more bizarre when one of Dimora Moonboot’s littermates was later DNA tested and deemed to be by Kiowa Sweet Trey.” GRSA offi cials later looked into the pos- Tara Raceway, Mount Gambier Race 1 *First 4* 1–6347 WINTER RISE 3– 6– 7–2566 FAWN DAWN 10–7 Benjamin Hughes 2–3546 SHAKEIA BLAZE William Wilson BENARA STREET Tracie Price 4–7868 DOTHRAKY DEMON Bernard Rogers 5–5424 GEORGIA’S OSTI Michael Niele OUR ARROW Captain Abbott David Fennell 8–253 BENARA COSMIC Tracie Price 9–565 LADY WILKES BENARA MAY David Fennell Tracie Price 12.52pm THE PRODUCE STORE OPEN MAIDEN STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m Best time 31.45 31.12 31.58 31.03 31.10 30.98 31.79 SELECTIONS: Benara Cosmic, Georgia’s Osti, Benara Street, Winter Rise Race 2 LASER ELECTRICAL STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Grade 6 *First 4* 1–31 TEDDY’S MOMENT Tracie Price 2–4577 MEXICAN RAIDER David Brodhurst 3–5215 REMONSTRATE 4–7776 SLIPAWAY MERVYN Douglas Blake 5–6471 FLAME FLIGHT 6–2726 PETE’S PET 7–4443 GEISHA ANGEL Robert Duncan 8–4772 MR. SPARTACUS Cassandra Billington 23.82 9–6875 LIL PEZZA DEE Raymond Keating Benjamin Boers Raymond Keating Douglas Blake 10–7668 CRYSTAL SPRINGS Bernard Rogers SELECTIONS: Remonstrate, Mr. Spartacus, Flame Flight, Teddy’s Moment Race 3 *First 4* 1–7181 EXPLOSIVE ARROW Captain Abbott 2–6643 SALLY’S BEES 3–1585 MR. MIKE Noel Roney Robert Duncan 1.27pm STEVE & LEE BARTHOLOMEW STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Grade 5 Best time 24.02 23.51 23.50 Best time 24.09 23.56 23.92 23.98 23.72 23.88 23.79 23.85 1.07pm Offi cial box draw for Mount Gambier (TAB) greyhound meeting to be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 Race 6 4–6324 WALKAWAY AGAIN Michael Niele 5–7513 MALSEED MAGIC Richard Clayfi eld 6–5261 BILLY KAHN 7–1868 POST CODE 8–4487 SUDDEN PANIC 9–8647 BRAN NUE DAE 10–7647 SET THEM UP David Peckham David Brodhurst Allen Williams Anthony Harding Douglas Blake 23.27 23.58 23.60 23.77 24.22 SELECTIONS: Billy Kahn, Walkaway Again, Explosive Arrow, Sally’s Bees Race 4 TRACKSIDE MEATS MIXED STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m, Mixed 3/4 *First 4* 1–1334 COLVILLE 2–2484 HEAVY DUTY PA 3–8716 BANKSIA ROSE 4–6413 LEROY KAHN 5–6812 DOUBLES 6–4263 YOUR A WALLY 7–4314 OENOPHILIAC Allen Williams David Peckham Andrew Graham Tracie Price David Williams Michael Niele Tracie Price 8–1211 NATURAL MOMENT Tracie Price SELECTIONS: Natural Moment, Oenophiliac, Colville, Doubles Race 5 METAL WORX STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Grade 6 1st leg extra double 1–6885 MY LEE 2–8448 BOB WILKES *First 4* Katherine Brooks David Fennell 3–7153 EUCHRE QUEEN David Fennell 4–5817 NIFTY NORRIS 5–2314 ALL AT SEA DIMORA STRINGER Tracie Price Allen Williams Richard Clayfi eld 6–2435 ALL THE STARS David Brodhurst Best time 30.83 31.02 30.63 31.18 31.43 30.64 7–6532 WESTLAKE PRINZ Cassandra Billington 30.99 8–81 30.84 SELECTIONS: Westlake Prinz, Euchre Queen, All At Sea, Dimora Stringer Looking for a great outing? Greyhound Racing This SUNDAY • Full bar & catering facilities available • First race Sunday 1:22pm • TAB on course Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier Come & take a look at the fastest sport on legs! 625285 The Border Watch, Friday, November 29, 2013 - 53 2.12pm Best time 23.50 23.28 24.14 23.55 23.32 23.40 23.23 23.35 9–3887 TEN DOESCHATE Brendan Bunworth 23.44 1.52pm GAMBIER VETS STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Grade 6 2nd leg extra double 1–7778 EL STAR *First 4* 2–8777 WATTLE ROSE Andrew Graham 3–7166 PIN UP BOY 4–7476 JACK WILKES David Fennell 5–4677 JADA SPIRIT 6–2566 FLASHY ARROW Captain Abbott Katherine Brooks David Fennell David Brodhurst Best time 30.90 31.70 31.65 30.89 31.53 30.88 7–7558 BENT FENDER Stephen I. Bartholomew 30.69 8–7371 GALACTIC CHAOS Robert Chuck 30.84 SELECTIONS: Galactic Chaos, Bent Fender, Flashy Arrow, Jack Wilkes Race 7 1st leg quadrella *First 4* 1–7744 CRYER’S RUDDY Thomas Cryer 2–6711 SPIN A YARN John Burow 3–2211 GALACTIC IMPACT Robert Chuck 4–3732 PIPER’S PICK Barry Shepheard 5–5523 ARCADIA TRIVETT David Peckham 6–5544 TIME AND TIDE Richard Clayfi eld 7–7833 OUR HOUDINI 8–6652 YARANYACKA 9–3652 BIT BERGER 10–6855 INSPECTOR LYNLEY Chris McLeod Barry Shepheard Benjamin Hughes Benjamin Hughes 2.59pm THE SOUTH EASTERN HOTEL GRADE 5 $545, $160, $80, 512m Best time 30.51 30.13 30.33 30.51 30.67 30.45 30.48 30.46 30.88 31.09 SELECTIONS: Galactic Impact, Spin A Yarn, Cryer’s Ruddy, Piper’s Pick Race 8 2nd leg quadrella 3.15pm ALLESTREE HOLIDAY UNITS MIXED STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Mixed 2/3/4 1–4422 STRIKING VIKING David Peckham 2–5415 ROUSE FLYER 3–2134 OVER RULE 4–5318 ZAVITA 5–1455 GALACTIC BLUE Robert Chuck 1st leg treble *First 4* Best time 30.37 Barry Shepheard Robert Halliday David Brodhurst 30.26 30.31 30.39 30.28 2.34pm 6–2342 LIKA GEM 7–8536 OUR TESTA TALKEN Brian Weis 8–2147 MOORAK HOPE Allen Williams Tracie Price SELECTIONS: Over Rule, Moorak Hope, Rouse Flyer, Striking Viking Race 9 BARRY’S DOOR SERVICES STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Grade 5 3rd leg quadrella *First 4* 1–6367 CHILLY PATCH 2nd leg treble Allen Williams 2–8774 PRODIGIOUS BLUE Allen Williams 3–3655 SCULL MAGIC 4–3617 SHANTYTOWN QUEEN Brian Gordon 5–2866 YOU GOT IT 6–4321 MENARI ROBIN 7–8282 WHY NOT SAM 1st leg double Best time 30.61 Andrew Graham Brian Weis 8–2146 BOURNE SURFER David Peckham 9–8777 EXFORD SUE Anthony Harding Anthony Harding 10–8768 WHY NOT PENNY Anthony Harding Stephen V Bartholomew 30.54 31.13 30.48 30.72 30.64 30.36 31.31 31.46 SELECTIONS: Bourne Surfer, Scull Magic, Menari Robin, Chilly Patch Race 10 THE BORDER WATCH MIXED STAKE $545, $160, $80, 512m, Mixed 4/5 4th leg quadrella *First 4* 3rd leg treble 1–2241 BOURNE AGAIN David Peckham 2–6275 MONTY’S LAD 3–6425 COOL TAPPIN’ 4–5172 HEY SEXY LADY Tracie Price 5–4127 CYANIC HAZE David Peckham 6–46X1 BURMAN’S BOOTS Allen Williams 7–5381 ARBOUR MOLLY Barry Shepheard 8–6856 CAMO’S LUCKY Bernard Rogers 9–8768 WHY NOT PENNY Anthony Harding 10–8777 EXFORD SUE Anthony Harding SELECTIONS: Bourne Again, Burman’s Boots, Arbour Molly, Cool Tappin’ 2nd leg double Best time 30.00 Andrew Graham Allen Williams 31.06 30.62 30.26 30.86 30.28 30.31 31.46 3.54pm 3.39pm 30.06 30.24 30.34 He looks a good chance from box three in the Allestree Holiday Units Mixed Stake (512m) and is in fact the only top six GOTY contender that will be racing this weekend. With only four meetings remaining, these are the GOTY standings: Just Humphrey 50; Azumi Touch 48; Over Rule 45; Arbour Darby, Spellbound 44; Token Rule 42; Lika Gem 40; Tiger King 39; Arbour Elvis, Arbour Molly, Bourne Again 35; Baurna Paddy 34; Shady Moment 33; Cyanic Haze 31; Celtic Boom, Monty’s Way 30.
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