Y I R R I B E E P A C I N G S T U D
22 June 2021
YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS
UNCLE SHANK BLITZES RIVALS
By Peter Wharton
Talented Warrawee Needy colt Uncle Shank made a triumphant winning return to the track at harness racing’s Albion Park on Tuesday (June 15).
The three-year-old led from the outset and proceeded to blitz his rivals, rating 1:55 over 1660 metres with the final 800 in 56.8 seconds.
It was his third success from four lifetime starts.
The world champion Warrawee Needy was also represented by three winners from his first North American crop in Needless To Say (1:52.6), Wine Tyme and Heresthatmanagain.
Smooth Rye, a winner at Gloucester Park in a career-best 1:56.7, continues to fly the flag for Tintin In America. The mare has now won five of her last six outings and eight races lifetime.
Other recent Tintin In America winners included American Flyer NZ, a runaway winner in 1:57.2 at Newcastle, and Wotdidusaaay (1:59.6, Warragul).
Arma Einstein, a three-year-old by Renaissance Man, scored his most important success to date in the $25,000 (Listed) Westsired Classic at Gloucester Park. The gelding rated a slick 1:56.9 over 2130 metres.
Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam left winners in both hemispheres last week. Pat McGarry (1:55.6), Deal Breaker (1:59.7) and Chubbs emerged successful in Australia, while Its Only Rocknroll (1:54.2) and Sure Please (1:58.6) scored in New York.
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.
RIVER KHAN (AUS)
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