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This is the twelfth of an occasional series of articles reviewing multiple classic producing broodmares with five or more offspring in results information as shown on the Classic Families (CF) database. A number of these mares won classic races, became the dams of classic winners/progeny and contributed to the genetic inheritance of numerous outstanding performers.


LATE WITHDRAWAL (1985 Magnus Apollo/Bay Goola), Australian family of Sullivans Madge (A67), unraced; 16 foals, 10 raced for 9 winners. Breeder : Sheron Park, VIC; Foals bred by Sheron Park VIC (Tishas Princess. Classic Notion, National interest, Astrud, Dame Comparison); all others by Sheron Park Pty Ltd, VIC

National Interest


Sire Magnus Apollo (Tar Heel/Meadow Con by Adios) was a late 1960’s product of Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania who had a modest best time of 2:01.0, $94,422.  He sired 161 winners in Australia including Marmalade Girl (SA Breeders Plate, SA/Gawler Oaks), Tonka Apollo (1:58.1TT Mildura/Wangaratta Cups). Leading broodmare sire of trotters in Australia in 1997, his 140 broodmare credits included NSW Trotters Derby winner Astrud, Colbruce (1:54.0TT, VIC SS -2c/3c/4h), Georgian Flight (VIC SS – 3T), Lord Muckalee (ID heat), Magnum Skipper (NSW SS – 3) and outstanding trotter , Wagon Apollo (T1:57.1TT, $475,117, Redwood/Tatlow – 2T, VIC Trotters Derby, VIC SS – 3T/4T, AUST Trotting Championship, Rowe Cup, Dullard/Cochran (twice) Cups, ID Trotters heats (four), and progeny of Late Withdrawal as below.


Dam Bay Goola (Scottish Bret/Goolas Pride), 2:14.1, $803, had the one win Junee as a two year old was the dam of seven foals, five of whom were winners


  • Goolas Chance, 2:07.3, $1,160, one NSW win
  • Goolas Son, 2:04.9, $7,310, 6 QLD wins
  • Wave To Goola, 2:02.8, $18,383, 7 NSW wins from 11 starts including one at the “old” Menangle track; dam of four winners
  1. Classic Rose, 2:03.8, $12,984, 4 QLD wins
  2. Sometime Elsewhere, 2:03.8, $6,490, 2 Bulli wins
  3. Bobby Bouchea, 1:59,2, $11,430, 3 VIC wins
  4. Lara Croft, 1:59.0, $73,475, 13 (12 NSW [2 Harold Park]/1 VIC) wins, dam of 2 winners, Amanda Von, 1:54.4, $121,760, 13 NSW (2 at Menangle), NSW Breeders Challenge – 3f; Eleantra, 1:58.5, $32,210, 5 (4 NSW/1 VIC) wins
  • Strong Beau, 2:01.3, $16,346, 7 SA (4 Globe Derby) wins
  • Goola Trick, 2:04.1, $31,023, 2 VIC wins
  • Late Withdrawal (see below), unraced


Note – Scottish Bret was sire of champion square gaiter Scotch Notch, 1:55.6TT, $670,655 (VIC Trotters Oaks, Dominion Hcp, ID Trotters Final (twice), AUST Trotting Championship, NZ Trotter of Year, three time Australian Trotter of Year.

Scotch Notch


The family of Sullivans Madge –  Madges (Sullivans), bred  by J Sullivan, Mirrool, NSW    left Frances Lulu, whose descendants bred  on and in addition to progeny of Late Withdrawal include Merak (TAS Derby).


Note : classic winning progeny (five) of classic producing mare Late Withdrawal are underlined.


The maternal line descendants of family of Late Withdrawal Lass follow – male progeny included :

National Interest again


  • National Interest (T2:02.0, bay gelding 1992 by Torado Hanover), $350,863, 33 (29 Vic [16 Moonee Valley], 3 SA/Globe Derby, 1 NSW) wins, SA Trotters Derby, Dullard Cup (also second), George Gath/Scotch Notch (twice) Memorials, SA (twice)/Kilmore/ Shepparton Trotters Cups, ID Consolation

Noppy Kiosk defeats National Interest ID heat 1998


  • Global Interest (T2:04.8, brown colt 1996 by Red Coach Glory), $44,085, 8 VIC (1 Moonee Valley) wins, VIC Tony Bear – 2T, VSTA Cup
  • Magic Interest (T2:04.7, brown colt 2005 by Muscles Yankee), $142,063, 7 VIC (1 Melton) wins, Breeders Crown – 2T, thirds in Redwood Classic, APG – 3T

Magic Interest

  • Grand Interest, T2:05.4, $28,705, 5 VIC wins, third in VSS – 4T


Late Withdrawal’s fillies included :


  • Astrud (T2:07.0, bay filly 1993 by Beyond Comparison), $45,175, 10 (6 VIC, 3 NSW, 1 QLD) wins, NSW Trotters Derby, dam of two winners
  1. Annika, T2:06.0, $22,206, 4 Cranbourne wins, dam of Fiftyshadesofbrown, T2:02.3, $73,058, 10 VIC (2 Melton) wins, third VSS – 3fT
  2. Calzaghe, 2:03.1, $8,168, 3 NSW wins
  • Right Interest (T1:59.7 bay filly 2001 by Sundon), $202,096, 18 (11 VIC [5 Moonee Valley]/2 NSW/Harold Park, 5 QLD [3 Albion Park]) wins, NSW Trotters Oaks/Derby, Breeders Crown – 3T, Hunter Cup Day Plate, Matchmaker Mile, Darrell Alexander Memorial, dam of a winner Aimforthemoon, T1:59.3, $74,840, 7 VIC wins (3 at Melton), VIC Platinum Homegrown – 3T and Allthemoves, placed second in VICbred Platinum Homegrown/Super Series for 2yo Trotting fillies
  • Tishas Princess, 2:08.3, $1,460, winner at Albury, dam of
  1. Dunnapenny, 2:01.0, $10,210, 2 Albury wins
  2. Take Me Higher, T2:08.3, $4,786, winner at Shepparton
  3. Yentis Girl, dam of two winners; Playboys Dream, T2:00.7, $25,125, 3 VIC (1 Melton) wins; The Spanyen, T2:05.2, $15,900, 3 VIC 2yo
  • Classic Notion, 2:02.0, $10,053, 4 VIC wins, dam of four winners
  1. Manofthehour, 2:05.9, $4,000, winner at Stawell
  2. Classic Courtia, 2:00.4, $23,394, 4 VIC wins, dam of winner in Ourgirlbillilee, 1:55.6, $47,172, 7 VIC wins (2 at Melton)
  3. Classic Snip, 2:03.4, $15,423, 3 VIC wins
  4. Sixtysix, 2:05.3, $3.150, won only start at Maryborough;
  • Fulloninterest, dam of winner in Innocentbystander, T2:02.9, $11,680, Melton winner; grand dam of Suave Taj, T2:01.3, 35,923, 6 VIC wins
  • Leavemein, T2:03.5, $48,100, 3 VIC wins, thirds in Tatlow – 2T, Breeders Crown – 3T


Next Article in series on Classic Winner Producing Mares : CORREA



Peter Craig

27 September 2017



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