Y I R R I B E E P A C I N G S T U D
30 July 2021
YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS
GROUP GLORY FOR UNCLE SHANK
By Peter Wharton
Talented Warrawee Needy colt Uncle Shank, a three-year-old and one of his sire’s first crop, outfinished older, more experienced rivals in the Group 3 $30,000 The JC Mullen on the final night of Brisbane’s winter carnival.
The colt clocked a career-best 1:52.3 for the 1660 metres with the last 800 in 55.4 seconds.
Uncle Shank has won five of his seven starts to far and $40,429 in stakes.
Warrawee Needy was also represented by a pair of Canadian winners in High Flyin Jamie (1:56.6) and Frownie’s Miracle (1:59.4).
Fear The Dragon, the North America Cup winner, continues to churn out two-year-old winners with his first crop and has jumped into seventh position in the USA sire list. Recent winners have been the fillies Dragon Lady, who clocked 1:54 in a $40,000 Ohio Sire Stakes heat, Fear The Electra (1:56.6) and Gazitarena (1:59.2).
Fear The Dragon has sired 15 winners in 2:00 and five in 1:55 and his maiden crop has earned almost $350,000.
Million Dollar Cam produced winners in both hemispheres this week with Gina Tarantella scoring at Albion Park, May Cambo (Bathurst) and Sure Please, a 1:57 winner at Batavia Downs, New York.
American Flyer, a New Zealand-bred daughter of Tintin In America, posted her third success from seven starts on Australian soil when she led from end-to-end at 1:56.6 at the Menangle midweek meeting.
Warrawee Needy, Fear The Dragon, Million Dollar Cam and Tintin In America are members of the sire roster at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW).
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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