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17 September 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

MORE WINNERS BY WARRAWEE NEEDY
 

Uncle Shank and Hurricane Hussler, a pair of three-year-olds from the first crop of  world champion Warrawee Needy, now standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, were very impressive winners at Albion Park and Ballarat respectively.

 

Uncle Shank made it six wins from nine starts when he comfortably defeated older rivals in a 1:53.8 rate over 1660 metres, while Hurricane Hussler scored his second success from three attempts, leading from the outset and carving out his last 800 in 56.2 seconds.

 

The North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon, whose frozen semen is available in Australia from Yirribee, was represented by the two-year-old Self Made, who won a Buckeye Stallion Series division in 1:53.4 at Scioto Downs, Ohio.

 

Fear The Dragon has sired the winners of $750,000 with his first crop, including 25 in the 2:00 list and seven in 1:55.

 

Million Dollar Cam, the three-time NSW Sire of the Year, produced winners in both hemispheres this week. Skedaddle Shannon was a runaway winner in 1:567.4 at Melton, Camstar Road won for the fourth time at Young, while Aussie ex-pat Its Only Rocknroll emerged successful in 1:53.6 at Saratoga Raceway, New York.

 

By Peter Wharton

3 September 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

RENAISSANCE MAN'S STOCKS CONTINUE TO RISE

The Art Major horse Renaissance Man, a Derby winner and Sires Stakes champion who is now standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud in the NSW Riverina, produced three winners from his first Western Australian crop in the space of five days.

 

They included My Prayer, a five-year-old mare, who tipped her stake earnings over the $130,000 mark with a brilliant come-from-behind effort in 1:56.6 at Gloucester Park on Saturday night (September 11). Medieval Man, who overcame a 30 metre handicap at Pinjarra, and Apologize (Northam) have been other recent winners sired by Renaissance Man.

 

Billy Bourne, a two-year-old colt bred and raced by Yirribee Pacing Stud, became the latest winner sired by the world champion Warrawee Needy when he emerged successful in a slick 1:56 on debut at Wagga.

 

Fear The Queen, a two-year-old filly from the first crop of the North America Cup hero Fear The Dragon, hoisted a fresh lifetime mark of 1:55.4 winning at Northfield Park, Ohio. Fear The Dragon has sired 25 in 2:00, seven in 1:55 and the winners of $720,000 to date.

 

Other stud-sired winners for the week were For Tony NZ (by Tintin In America) and Tallaringa Harms (by Million Dollar Cam), who won in a career-best 1:56.1 at Newcastle.

 

Renaissance Man, Warrawee Needy, Fear The Dragon, Tintin In America and Million Dollar Cam are members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster for the 2021/22 season.

27 August 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

FEAR THE DRAGON BABES IN TOP FORM
By Peter Wharton

The Fear The Dragon juggernaut continues in North America.

Inherent Resolve (1:55.6) and Fear Abby (1:56.6), a pair of Fear The Dragon two-year-old fillies, won at Hoosier Park, Indiana and Scioto Downs, Ohio respectively this week.

 

Fear The Dragon, whose frozen semen is available to Australian breeders from Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW), has left 72 starters from his first foal crop of 108 with 23 in 2:00 and six in 1:55 and $609,000 in stake earnings.

 

Former world champion Warrawee Needy, another member of the Yirribee Stud roster, left winners in three different countries this week. Flare Up, a two-year-old filly bred and raised by Yirribee, won in a career-best 1:56.8 at Newcastle, Needless To Say scored in 1:52.6 at Harrah’s Philadelphia, while Warrawee Speedy (1:57.6), Reminisce Road and Tilly Dreamcatcher all emerged successful in Canada.

 

Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar was represented by winners at Albury in Camstar Road, Saratoga Raceway, New York in Its Only Rocknroll (1:53) and the Canadian sub 2:00 victors Arrived Late and Doc’s Ronhenry.

 

Another Snag, a member of Renaissance Man’s first WA crop, notched his sixth success at Northam and has now earned almost $40,000.

 

Of Renaissance Man’s initial crop of 27 foals, 12 have raced and 10 have been winners.

20 August 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

MEDIEVAL MAN IN TOP FORM

By Peter Wharton

 

Medieval Man, a son of former Group 1 star Renaissance Man, now standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud in NSW, is proving one of the ‘finds ‘ of the season in WA.

 

The four-year-old gelding recently completed back-to-back successes in smart company at Gloucester Park and is fast approaching the $100,000 stakemoney mark.

 

Warrawee Needy, the former world champion miler, sired winners in both hemispheres this week. Menames Needy, a three-year-old, hoisted a fresh lifetime mark of 1:57.8 at Wagga, while Heresthatmanagain led in a Warrawee Needy trifecta at Grand River Raceway, Canada, scoring in 1:56.4.

 

NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam was represented by winners in Deal Breaker, who posted his eighth success for the year at Launceston, and Its Only Rocknroll, a winner in 1:53.6 at Saratoga Raceway, New York, while Tintin In America’s son For Tony NZ rated a career-best 1:56.7 in his end-to-end win at Terang.

 

Renaissance Man, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam and Tintin In America are all members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster in 2021/22.

13 August 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

A RENAISSANCE FOR NSW SIRE

By Peter Wharton

The stock of the multiple Group 1 winning Art Major horse Renaissance Man, now at Yirribee Pacing Stud in the NSW Riverina, continue to shine in Western Australia.

Medieval Man, a four-year-old gelding by Renaissance Man and one of his second crop, outstayed a handy field over 2536 metres at Gloucester Park last Friday (August 6). It was the gelding’s 11th win and tipped his stake earnings over the $80,000 mark.

At the midweek Gloucester Park meeting, the Renaissance Man three-year-old Arma Einstein comfortably defeated older, more experienced rivals over 2130 metres, zipping home in 57.1 seconds.

 

Future Ex-wife, a two-year-old filly by Fear The Dragon, won a division of the Buckeye Stallion Series in 1:54.6 at Scioto Downs recently. The North America Cup winner has sired the winners of $496,000 with 19 in 2:00 and six in 1:55.

 

Boomer Rock, a two-year-old gelding by Warrawee Needy, led from end-to-end to win his second race at Penrith. The former world champion pacer has sired 19 winners from 37 starters in Australia to date.

 

Promising Tintin In America three-year-old American Bullitt posted his third win at Bunbury, while reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam produced winners at Bathurst in Bill Shannon (1:57) and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Eastend Eddie (1:54.2).

 

Renaissance Man, Fear The Dragon, Warrawee Needy, Tintin In America and Million Dollar Cam are all members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud roster for the 2021/22 season.

6 August 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

FOUR ON END FOR FIFTY FIVE REBORN

By Peter Wharton

Fifty Five Reborn, a four-year-old mare by the Art Major horse Renaissance Man, now at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, is proving herself among the top bracket in the female pacing ranks in WA.

She registered her fourth success on end and her 14th lifetime win when she led throughout in the Group 3 $30,000 The Kerry Clarke at Gloucester Park last Friday night (July 30).

 

Fifty Five Reborn has now earned almost $180,000 in stakes.

 

Fear No More, a two-year-old colt by the North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon, earned a new lifetime mark of 1:54.8 winning a division of the Buckeye Stallion Series at Scioto Downs, Ohio.

 

Fear The Dragon has left the winners of $390,000 with his first American crop.

Warrawee Needy, the former world champion, sired important winners in both hemispheres this week.

 

Rockindownunder (1:57.6) and Warra Downs, a pair of three-year-old fillies by Warrawee Needy, won at Albion Park and Bathurst respectively, while Fleetwood Needy (1:58.6) and Heresthatmanagain emerged successful in Canada.

 

Million Dollar Cam, the NSW Sire of the Year, was represented by the NSW provincial winners Enk Spot Shannon (1:57.9) and Waiting For Love (1:59.8) and the American winner Eastend Eddie (1:54), while Smooth Rye (by Tintin In America) won her seventh race this year at Northam.

 

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

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).

23 July 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

HAT TRICK FOR FIFTY FIVE REBORN

By Peter Wharton

Fifty Five Reborn, a daughter of the Group 1 winner Renaissance Man, now standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW), completed a winning hat trick when she led most of the way in a career-best 1:56.5 over 2130 metres at Gloucester Park on Friday night (July 16).

It was the four-year-old’s 13th lifetime success and tipped her stake earnings over the $160,000 mark.

 

Former world champion Warrawee Needy, a studmare of Renaissance Man, left winners in both hemispheres last week. The Mountain, a three-year-old gelding, defeated older rivals at Wagga rating 1:57.1 for 1740 metres, while Rocket Girl (1:56.2), Tilly Dreamcatcher and Heresthatmanagain saluted in Canada.

 

Middlepage, a tough winner at Gloucester Park and now the winner of six races, headlined a trio of victors for his sire the former NZ 4YO of the Year Tintin In America this week. The highly promising Onesmartfella NZ, who made it two for two on Australian soil at Hamilton, and the Penrith winner Glenferrie Duster NZ were other recent winners sired by Tintin In America.

 

Million Dollar Cam, the reigning NSW Sire of the Year, was represented by the fast finishing Bathurst winner Dulcetto, the 1:58 Redcliffe victor Deal Breaker and Milliondollar Wave, who won in 1:53 at Northfield Park, Ohio.

 

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

16 July 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

FEAR THE DRAGON CLIMBS SIRES' LADDER

A pair of Stakes successes by the progeny of Fear The Dragon has resulted in the North America Cup winner vaulting into sixth position on the USA two-year-old sires’ premiership.

The filly Future Ex-Wife (1:54.6) and Dragon Dry Creek (1:56.8) won both won divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series at Northfield Park, Ohio, while the filly Dragon’s Revenge (1:54.2) led in a trifecta for Fear The Dragon in a $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division at the same track.

 

Fear The Dragon’s stock has earned $241,519 to date with 12 inside 2:00 and four in 1:55.

 

Associate sire Tintin In America was represented by important two-year-old winners at both gaits last weekend.

 

Teddy Disco outsprinted his rivals in the $25,000 Paleface Adios Classic (Listed) at Albion Park in a career-best 1:55.2, while Lettuce Trot scored a runaway win in the $30,000 NSW Trot Final at Menangle in a sparkling 1:57.8.

 

Teddy Disco has won four of his five starts for $90,283 in stakes, while Lettuce Trot is unbeaten in two attempts.

 

Renaissance Man, who is standing his second season at Yirribee Pacing Stud, landed a double at the Gloucester Park midweek meeting with Another Snag and debutant Kobe Edward (1:57.6).

 

Former world champion Warrawee Needy was credited with a ‘new’ two-year-old winner in Boomer Rock (1:59.8), while the three-year-old The Mountain, who was bred and raised at Yirribee, hoisted a new lifetime mark of 1:55.6 at Wagga. The gelding has now won seven races.

 

Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam left a trio of fast winners in Enk Spot Shannon (1:55.6, Bathurst), Alimonie (1:58.3, Globe Derby Park) and the Canadian winner Atomic Million Am (1:59).

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9 July 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS
 

By Peter Wharton

FEAR THE DRAGON OFF TO A FLYER AT STUD

The first crop of the North America Cup hero Fear The Dragon are making an impact on the American racing scene.

The millionaire son of Dragon Again, whose frozen semen is available ‘down under’ from Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW), has 14 two-year-old winners already including 10 in 2:00 and five in 1:56.

 

Self Made (1:53) and Greta T (1:56.2), a pair of Fear The Dragon youngsters, both won on the same night at Scioto Downs, Ohio earlier this week.

 

Tintin In America, the sire of the world’s fastest ever mare Shartin, produced winners on both sides of the Tasman.

 

American Flyer NZ won in a career-best 1:55.5 at Menangle, Smooth Rye (1:56.6) made it six wins from her last seven starts at Northam, Onesmartfella NZ hoisted a new lifetime mark of 1:55.4 winning at its Aussie debut at Terang, Boston Busker won his sixth race at Launceston and Rin Tin Tin broke novice ranks at the Forbury Park farewell meeting.

 

Talented mare Fifty Five Reborn and the three-year-old Arma Einstein continue to fly the flag for the new Yirribee stallion Renaissance Man in WA. Fifty Five Reborn sent her stake earnings over the $150,000 mark with a convincing end-to-end win in 1:57.1 at Gloucester Park, while Arma Einstein notched his fifth success at Pinjarra, going in 1:56.9.

 

Flare Up, a two-year-old filly by Warrawee Needy, and Waiting For Love (by Million Dollar Cam), completed a stud-sired double at Newcastle last weekend. Flare Up, who was bred and raised at Yirribee, won effortlessly by 10 metres in a slick 1:57 on debut.

 

Other Million Dollar Cam winners were Jamieson Steele (1:54), who came from last to beat a strong field at Bendigo, Milliondollar Wave, a winner in 1:52.8 at Northfield Park, Ohio,  and Lucky Millionaire (1:57.2, Buffalo Raceway, New York).

 
 

2 July 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

TEDDY WALTZES AWAY WITH GROUP 1

By Peter Wharton

Tough Tintin In America youngster Teddy Disco tasted Group 1 success for the first time when he outstayed his rivals in the $100,750 Garrard’s Redcliffe Yearling Sales Series 2YO Final last Saturday night (June 26).

Teddy Disco sat parked most of the way before careering away to win by 5.7 metres.

It was his third win from four starts.

Tintin In America, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, has sired five individual two-year-old winners to date this season.

Companion sire Renaissance Man left four winners in the space of three days in Western Australia. Fifty Five Reborn led throughout in a 1:57.4 rate at Gloucester Park, the three-year-old filly Dynamite Dolly notched her maiden success at Pinjarra, while Thats So Fetch and Art Revival both saluted at Wagin.

 

Warrawee Needy’s brilliant first crop son Uncle Shank made it two from two this season when he led from end-to-end in a 1:55 rate at Albion Park. Warrawee Needy was also represented by the North American winners Needless To Say (1:52.8) and Wine Tyme (1:57.8).

 

Yirribee Stud’s stalwart Million Dollar Cam, the three-time NSW Sire of the Year, produced winners in Bill Shannon (1:57.7, Bathurst), Alimonie (Globe Derby Park) and  the Canadian winner Doc’s Ronhenry.

 

25 June 2021

YIRRIBEE WEEKLY NEWS

2YO WINNER BY FEAR THE DRAGON

By Peter Wharton

 

The North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon, whose frozen semen is available ‘down under’ at Yirribee Pacing Stud (NSW), has made a promising start to his stud career in America.

 

He has already sire five sub 2:00 winners and a 1:55 winner from his first crop including the colt The Fear Is Real, who won at Northfield Park, Ohio on Wednesday in 1:55.8.

 

Tintin In America, the sire of the world’s fastest ever female pacer Shartin, left two two-year-old winners in Queensland in the space of four days. Teddy Disco, a two-year-old gelding, won a heat of the Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series and has now won two of his three starts, while the filly Zaras A Treasure notched her maiden success at Albion Park in a 1:58 rate.

 

Tintin In America, who has sired five two-year-old winners this season, was also represented by the Cranbourne winner Common Courtesy (1:58.7) and the North American winner Kiwi Tintin NZ (1:51.2).

 

Former world champion Warrawee Needy left winners from his first crops in North America and Australia. Pld Needy (1:57.6) and Lil Memories (1:59.8) emerged successful in Canada, while the three-year-old The Mountain (1:55.9) posted his sixth lifetime win at Wagga.

 

Other Yirribee Stud sired winners have been Deal Breaker 1:58.7 (by Million Dollar Cam) and Ocean Eve (by Renaissance Man).

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.

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