Y I R R I B E E P A C I N G S T U D
15 October 2021
YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS
THIS FILLY IS REALLY ROCKIN!
By Peter Wharton
Talented Warrawee Needy filly Rockindownuder, one of the first crop of the former world mile record holder who is now standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud, continues to prove herself among the top bracket of her age and sex in Queensland.
The filly, raced by a large group of owners, exploded along the passing lane to defeat older, more experienced rivals at Albion Park last Saturday (October 9) in a career-best 1:55.7 over 1660 metres.
Warrawee Needy, who boasts almost a 40 percent strike rate with his first Australian crop, was also represented by the three-year-old fillies Ripponlea, a winner in 1:56.8 at Newcastle, and Cash Queen (Redcliffe), along with a quartet of Canadian winners in Elroy Shiner (1:54), Reminisce Road (1:58.2), Tilly Dreamcatcher and Needingoffthegrid.
Renaissance Man, who is standing his second season at Yirribee, provided a brace of winners in WA with My Prayer, who led throughout in Free-for-all company at Gloucester Park, and Told You Twice (Bunbury).
The North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon achieved outstanding results both on and off the track in America last week. At the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale he had a filly sell for $80,000 and colt realise $60,000, while the two-year-old filly Katie Ann won in 1:56.6 at Northfield Park , Ohio.
Fear The Dragon has sired the winners of more than $880,000 with his first crop with 29 in 2:00 and eight in 1:55.
Classy Tintin In America youngster Teddy Disco notched his five success from eight starts at Redcliffe, while Titanium NZ (by Tintin In America) emerged successful in 1:57 at Monticello Raceway, New York and Dollarbill (by Million Dollar Cam) posted win No. 22 at Redcliffe.
Warrawee Needy, Renaissance Man, Fear The Dragon, Tintin In America and Million Dollar Cam afre members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire lineup this season.
Yirribee was established in 1985 by Rod Woodhouse and Ian Walsh, and was officially opened in 1986 by Darren Binskin and David Aitken.
Yirribee Pacing Stud has since grown to be one of the leaders in the Australian Standardbred breeding industry. Rod and Ian were business partners in an unrelated industry and shared a common interest as trainers and drivers. Ian retired from his interest in Yirribee in 2009 and sadly has since passed away after a long battle with illness.
Yirribee Pacing Stud is situated close to Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia and encompasses over 400 acres of rich alluvial river flats which is all under irrigation and has extensive frontage to the Murrumbidgee River.
The purchase of US stallion Jeremy Lobell to stand his first season in Australia in 1986 combined with the picturesque and fertile environment allowed Yirribee to establish itself very early as leader in the breeding industry. From very early on it has been considered by the Yirribee team that the very best of care combined with the best possible environment would a recipe for success.