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10 June 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

YIRRIBEE STOCK WINNING EVERYWHERE !

By Peter Wharton

 

The progeny of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster have emerged successful in both hemispheres and four different States over the past fortnight.

 

Three-time NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam led in five winners including Olinksy, who scored at both Wagga (1:56.7) and Leeton, Waiting For Love (1:55.8, Newcastle), Little Pom (Young), Deal Breaker (1:59, Redcliffe) and the 2:00 Globe Derby Park victor Alimonie.

 

The Derby winner Renaissance Man, whose stock are firing on all fours, was represented by two winners from his WA crop. They were the impressive three-year-olds Mister Ridgewell, who made it four wins from eight starts at Gloucester Park, and the filly Patrikiar, who completed back-to-back wins at Northam.

 

Warrawee Needy (1:46.8), the former world champion, left winners in both hemispheres. Warra Downs, a three-year-old filly, led throughout in a career-best 1:58.9 at Bathurst, while Needless To Say won in 1:53.8 at Pocono Downs, Pennsylvania.

 

While Tintin In America, the former NZ 4YO of the Year and sire of the world’s fastest ever mare Shartin (1:46.8), was represented by the end-to-end Gloucester Park winner Middlepage (1:58.5) and Kiwi Tintin NZ, who won in 1:53 at Plainridge Park, Massachusetts.

31 May 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

THE GROGFATHER FLIES THE FLAG

 

The highly promising The Grogfather, a three-year-old gelding by Warrawee Needy and one of his first crop, is proving a fine advertisement for the former world champion who now stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga.

 

The Grogfather notched his seventh success and earned a new speed badge of 1:53.9 leading for the final 1000 metres at Albion Park on Saturday night (May 22).

 

Warrawee Needy, who took a mark of 1:46.8 and earned $1.25 million, was also represented by the recent North American winners Deprived (1:56.6) and Warrawee Speedy (1:58.2).

 

Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam left winners in two States last week.

 

The three-year-old filly Light Up Lily, Neville Shannon (1:56.8) and Milliondollarbill won at the NSW provincials, while Deal Breaker and Dollarbill both won at Marburg in Queensland.

 

Tintin In America, the sire of Australasia’s fastest ever pacer Shartin (1:46.8), was represented in Western Australia by Smooth Rye, who made it four on end with victories at Bunbury and Central Wheatbelt, and the 1:57.3 Gloucester Park winner Middlepage.

 

To round out a great week, Renaissance Man, the former multiple Group 1 winning juvenile who stood his first season at Yirribee in 2020, produced a winning double at Central Wheatbelt with the three-year-old Patrikiar and a ‘new’ winner That’s So Fetch.

 

14 May 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

NIMAH FRANCO LIKES ALBION PARK

 

Talented Tintin In America mare Nimah Franco’s affinity with the Albion Park track continued last weekend.

 

The six-year-old posted her seventh success at the Brisbane headquarters’ track this year and earned a new speed badge of 1:54 in the process. The win pushed her earnings over the $100,000 plateau.

 

Other Tintin In America winners for the week have been Nerano, a winner in 1:59.1 at Addington, and Smooth Rye (1:59.3, Central Wheatbelt).

World champion Warrawee Needy was represented by his 16th individual from his first crop when the three-year-old filly Ripponlea trounced her rivals at Dubbo. Another Warrawee Needy filly, Rusty El, made it three wins from only seven starts with a 1:58.5 effort at Wagga.

 

Warrawee Needy boasts a 34 percent winners-to-foals strike with his initial crop in this country.

 

Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam left winners in two countries this week. Kay Nora Shannon scored in a career-best 1:56.2 at Albion Park, Enk Spot Shannon captured a heat of the NSW Regional Championship at Bathurst, Whatta Conk won in 1:57.9 at Penrith, and the three-year-old filly Eippermill scored her maiden success by 17 metres at Young.

 

While in North America, Justa Camilion won again in 2:00 flat at Freehold Raceway, New Jersey.

 

The four-year-old Medieval Man continues to fly the flag for Renaissance Man in Western Australia. The gelding peeled off a flying 55 seconds final 800 metres on his way to his fifth success from 10 starts at Gloucester Park this year.

 

Tintin In America, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam and Renaissance Man are members of the powerful sire roster at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW).

 

By Peter Wharton

30 April 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

THE GROGFATHER IN TOP FORM

 

The Grogfather, a three-year-old gelding by world champion Warrawee Needy, and one of his first crop, continues to carry the flag for his sire in NSW.

 

The gelding notched his third win from his last five starts and his sixth lifetime when he overcame a difficult barrier draw and a wide passage to win in a 1:55.8 rate at the Bathurst midweek meeting.

 

Rockindownunder, a three-year-old filly, notched her third win at Penrith, while the Warrawee Needy pair, Needless To Say (1:54, Pocono Downs) and Farro’s Reign (1:57.2, Saratoga Raceway) both saluted in North America.

 

NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam was represented by winners in Million Dollar Gem, a mare bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud and a double winner at Buffalo Raceway, New York in 1:57.4 and 1:58.2, and Bill Shannon, who posted his fifth success at Bathurst.

 

Renaissance Man, who completed his first season at Yirribee last year, led in two winners in the West in Goodonya Mate, a winner in a career-best 1:56.6 at Bunbury, and Flywillowfly, one of two Stud-sired winners at Central Wheatbelt (WA). The other was Cavalry Call, a gelding by Tintin In America, who posted his 14th win and increased his bankroll to $95,000.

 

By Peter Wharton

14 April 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

UNBEATEN TWO YEAR OLD BY TINTIN IN AMERICA

Promising Tintin In America youngster Mahomes made it two wins from two starts when he led most of the way in an APG Bullion heat at Menangle on Tuesday (April 13). The gelding clocked a career-best 1:54.5 for the flying mile with the last 800 in 56.3 seconds.

Warrawee Needy was represented by a ‘new’ two-year-old winner in Inspector Callahan, who rated a slick 1:56.4 at Wagga, as well as the three-year-old filly Rusty El, a winner in 1:58.4 at Wagga, and the North American winner Deprived (1:57.6).

Other recent Tintin In America winners have been Wotdidusaaay, who won his eighth race at Melton, and Knockawarwon NZ, who notched his second win from four outings at Newcastle.

 

Three-time NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam produced the North American winners Sure Please (1:56.8) and Milliondollardad (1:58.2) along with the Parkes (NSW) victor Deal Breaker.

 

Renaissance Man continues to churn out the winners with the three-year-old Mister Ridgewell leading from end to end in a career-best 1:57.7 at the Gloucester Park midweek meeting and Trittrittbangbang notching win No. 7 at Cranbourne. Mister Ridgewell has won three of his five lifetime outings.

 

The North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon had a colt sell at the inaugural Nutrien Equine Yearling Sale for $67,000.

Tintin In America, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam, Renaissance Man and Fear The Dragon are members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster.

By Peter Wharton

7 April 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

WARRAWEE NEEDY - THE PERCENTAGE SIRE

 

World Champion Warrawee Needy, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, was credited with his 14th individual winner from his first crop when the three-year-old Hurricane Hussler emerged successful at its second start at Maryborough recently.

The Grogfather, another of Warrawee Needy’s initial crop, won twice at Bathurst in the space of a week, rating 1:54.1 and 1:55.6.

 

Warrawee Needy boasts a 30 percent winner-to-foals strike rate with his first Australian stock.

 

Tintin In America, the companion sire to Warrawee Needy at Yirribee, left winners in three different countries last week. Nimah Franco NZ scored her 10th win at Albion Park in 1:57.4, Onesmartfella won for the fourth time at Wyndham, New Zealand, while Kiwi Tintin NZ was successful at Saratoga Raceway, New York in 1:56.4.

 

Renaissance Man, the latest addition to the Yirribee Stud sire roster, left winners in either side of the country. The smart Trittrittbangbang posted his sixth win and earned a new speed badge of 1:56.2 at Kilmore, while Addisyn notched her third success from her last four starts at Collie (WA).

 

To round out another big week, Spirited, a daughter of thrice NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam, posted win No. 5 at Albury.

By Peter Wharton

1 April 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

NEW WINNERS BY WARRAWEE NEEDY

Warrawee Needy, the former world mile record holder who now stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, was represented by two ‘new’ winners in the three-year-old fillies Warrawee Tina and Warrawee Honey.

 

Warrawee Needy has left 13 individual winners from his first Australian crop of 47 foals – an almost 30 percent strike rate.

 

In North America, Warrawee Needy sired recent winners in Needless To Say, a double winner at Pocono Downs, Pennsylvania in 1:53 and 1:57.2, and High Flyin Jamie, who won at Western Fair Raceway, Canada in 1:58.2.

 

Tintin In America picked up his second two-year-old credit this year when the debutant Mahomes led most of the way to crush his rivals in 1:54.7 at Menangle.

 

Other recent winners by Tintin In America were Wotdidusaaay (1:58.5, Melton), Terrier (Addington, NZ) and Onesmartfella, a winner in 1:59.6 at Invercargill, NZ.

 

Renaissance Man, who stock are flying on all fours, left the impressive Gloucester Park winner Addisyn (1:58.3), while the Million Dollar Cam mare Million Dollar Gem, who was bred and raised at Yirribee Pacing Stud, scored again in 1:58.4 at Buffalo Raceway, New York.

By Peter Wharton

22 March 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

PERTH DOUBLE FOR RENAISSANCE MAN

 

Renaissance Man, a former Group 1 winning two and three-year-old and who now stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW), sired a winning double at the midweek Gloucester Park meeting.

 

His winners were Medieval Man, who sat parked before winning in a career-best 1:58.2 over 2130 metres, and Longreach Bay, who led throughout with the final 800 in 56 seconds. Both are members of Renaissance Man’s second crop of 27 foals which has produced 17 starters, 10 winners and three placegetters.

World champion Warrawee Needy sired his eleventh winner from his first Australian crop in the three-year-old filly Rusty El, a winner in 1:59 at her second start at Wagga. He was also represented by a winner in Canada in Farros Reign (1:57.8).

 

Fellow Yirribee Stud sires Tintin In America and Million Dollar Cam were both represented by winners at Albion Park. Nimah Franco NZ, a daughter of Tintin In America, posted her ninth success and lifted her stake tally to beyond $75,000, while Kay Nora Shannon (by Million Dollar Cam) earned a new speed badge of 1:58.2 on the way to her third win this year.

 

By Peter Wharton

15 March 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

GLOUCESTER PARK WINNER BY TINTIN IN AMERICA

 

Promising Tintin In America three-year-old gelding American Bullitt further underlined his potential with a smart come-from-behind win at Gloucester Park last Friday night (March 12).

 

The gelding clocked a career-best 1:56.6 for 2130 metres, with the final 800 in 57.3.

 

Tintin In America was also represented by a winner at the Young Cup meeting on the same day in the four-year-old Boston Busker (1:58.5).

 

The 2020 NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam led in five individual winners for the week including Getaloadathisgirl, who won twice at Redcliffe in 1:57.9 and 1:59.3.

 

Other winners by Tintin In America have been Whatta Conk, a 1:57.8 winner at Penrith, Kay Nora Shannon (Redcliffe), Our Mista Kalle (Northam) and Atomic Million Am, a winner in 1:55 at Rideau Carleton Raceway, Canada.

 

World champion Warrawee Needy also led in two winners in Canada in Noch Ten, who captured a leg of the Snowshoe Pacing Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:56.4, and Heresthatmanagain (2:00, Western Fair Raceway).

 

Tintin In America, Million Dollar Cam and Warrawee Needy are all members of the sire roster at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW).

 

By Peter Wharton

23rd February 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

BROTHER TO SHARTIN SALUTES

 

The promising Tintin In America gelding Knockawarwon NZ, a younger brother of champion racemare Shartin, was a very impressive winner at his second start at Menangle on Tuesday (February 23).

 

The four-year-old pinged straight to the front and was never seriously challenged thereafter, scoring untouched in 1:53.6.

 

Tintin In America was also represented by The Meadowlands, New Jersey winner God’s Spirit (1:51.8).

 

Yirribee Pacing Stud’s newest addition, Renaissance Man, left a pair of Gloucester Park winners recently. Ourboybart notched his seventh success in runaway fashion in a 1:58.2 rate, while Apologize won for the fourth time.

 

Million Dollar Cam, who has enjoyed a solid start to the year, left winners in three States in Christian Shannon (Tamworth and Newcastle), Camroller (Redcliffe) and Levi Jimmy (Devonport), while world champion Warrawee Needy’s daughter Deprived won again at Northfield Park, Ohio in 1:58.2.

 

Tintin In America, Renaissance Man, Million Dollar Cam and Warrawee Needy are members of the star-studded Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster.

By Peter Wharton

18 January 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

FIFTY FIVE REBORN NEARS $120,00

Renaissance Man is leaving some nice horses.

 

Talented Renaissance Man mare Fifty Five Reborn completed back-to-back Gloucester Park harness racing successes when she led from end to end on Friday night (February 12). It was her 10th win and increased her bankroll to almost $120,000.

 

Another of the Renaissance Man progeny, Trittrittbangbang, was a very impressive winner at Warragul, blasting home in 56.8 to score by 10 metres.

 

The Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam left winners in NSW and Queensland recently. They included Wongalea Charli, Movin Millions, Spirited and Kay Nora Shannon.

 

Warrawee Needy, the world champion racehorse, was represented by three winners in North America in Need Ur Opinion (1:54), Needless To Say (1:55.8) and Deprived (1:56.6).

 

On the sales front, Lennytheshark had three from his first crop sell at the Melbourne APG sale with a colt making $22,000 and a filly $21,000.

Renaissance Man, Million Dollar Cam, Warrawee Needy and Lennytheshark are all members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster.

 

By Peter Wharton