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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC WINNER PRODUCING MARES

This is the sixteenth 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.

 

MISS PAULA (1990 Tompkins Hanover/Rich Sister), Australian family of Lady Ostic (A4), 1:59.5, $159,395; 13 foals, 11 raced for 9 winners. Breeder : Bernie (BJ) & Dianne Kelly, NSW. All foals bred by BJ & D Kelly except Macca Kelly, Faye Kelly, Bernies Idol, Kellys Beach, unnamed Western ideal and Well Said colts (D Kelly)

 

Sire Tompkins Hanover (Albatross/Tarport Gloria by Vicar Hanover), winner of 40 races, 1:54.3US, $263,159, was bred at Hanover Shoe Farms and arrived in Australia in 1987. Siring 97 winners in Australia including Miss Paula his standout stakes and wins wise (see below), Deductible (NSW Princess Mile), Tompkin Grove (Leeton Cup), Weowna Tom (Junee Cup). His 93 broodmare credits apart from Miss Paula’s progeny included Clever Tune (NSW SS- 2f), Lady Waratah (Breeders Crown 2f/3f, APG 2f/3f, Bathurst Gold Bracelet, VIC Gold Chalice), Lamorak (1:52.6, Bathurst Sales Classic – 2), Master Echelon (Junee/Wagga Cups), Quick Approval (NSW 4/5 Championship), Spring Walton (NSW Princess Mile, SW & Riverina Derby, Junee/Temora Cups). Tompkins Hanover was leading broodmare sire of two year olds in Australia in 2005.

Tompkins Hanover

 

Dam Rich Sister (Richmond/Bernies Sister), was a three start non-winning pacer, whose dam was Bernies Sister (see series number six) and grand dam was Illinois. Rich Sister left eight winners from her 13 foals including :

 

  • Rich Tompkins, 2:02.4, $23,743, 7 NSW (4 Harold Park) wins
  • Miss Paula (see below)
  • Mister Paul, 1:59.1, $83,911, 16 (7 VIC [2 Moonee Valley]/4 NSW/4 QLD/1 SA at Globe Derby) wins
  • Amber Spree, unraced, dam of three winners
  1. Alotofwhite, 1:59.8, $73,224, 18 (16 NSW [1 Harold Park]/2 VIC) wins
  2. Mataranka Jimmy, 2:04.7, $9,933, 2 NSW wins
  3. Sir Julian, 1:56.1, $63,585, 20 (19 SA [9 Globe Derby]/1 VIC) wins
  • Amy Kelly, 2:04.2, $3,430, 2 NSW wins, dam of three winners
  1. Hanover Kelly, 1:56.6, $17,087, 6 (4 QLD/2 NSW at Menangle) wins
  2. River Kelly, 2:04.1, $7,394, winner at Moonee Valley
  3. Hit The Line, 2:02.1, $22,093, 5 NSW wins
  • Never Silent, 2:04.2, $2,385, winner at Wagga
  • Paulas Sister, 2:03.2, $1,925, winner at Wagga, dam of four winners
  1. Master Operative, 2:01.6, $17,788, 2 VIC wins
  2. Hezanoperative, 2:05.0, $6,365, 2 NSW wins
  3. Tentolife, 1:56.3, $77,925, 11 (10 VIC [2 Melton]/1 NSW) wins, Central VIC Pacing Championship
  4. Shezaterror, 2:01.0, $16,905, 4 (2 VIC/2 NSW) wins
  • Mister Jeremy, 2:04.1, $8,022, 1 VIC/1 WA win
  • Jay Bee Aitch, 1:57.2, $119,746, 18 (14 VIC [1 Moonee Valley]/3 WA at Gloucester Park/1 NSW) wins

 

This is the family of Lady Ostic (3:16.7), a grey mare who left one foal Miss Tommy (roan filly by Tommy II, NTT), bred by W Withers, Marrar, NSW. Descendants include Grand Circuit champion, Australian Harness Horse of Year Lennytheshark (1:49.2, $2,800,985, NSW Derby, VIC SS – 4h, Victoria Cup twice, 3 ID Heats/Pacing Final, Allied Express Sprint, Cordina Sprint, Miracle Mile) and glamour mare Frith (1:50.1, millionaire, Bathurst Gold Tiara – 2f, VIC/WA Oaks, NSW Breeders Challenge Stakes/Breeders Crown – 3f and 4m, Ladyship Mile); Hot Spell (NSW Oaks), Classic Garry (WA Golden Nugget, leading sire), Provocative (NSW Oaks, VIC SS – 4m), Mother Courage (VIC SS – 2f, AUS/VIC Oaks), Tandias Courage/Secret Desire (VIC SS – 2f), Oh Carolina (Ladyship Mile), Jillby Melody (VIC SS – 3f), Albert Kelly/Mcraes Mate/Greg Kelly (see below as foals of Miss Paula), Sandy Bay (Fremantle Cup), Lady Waratah (APG – 3f) , Crusaders Castle (VIC SS – 3c), Led Suitcase (Breeders Crown – 2f), Royal Verdict (1:53.5, APG/VIC SS/Breeders Crown – 2c), Sun of Sonoko (Redwood – 2T).

Miss Paula

 

Miss Paula raced from two to five, winning 22 of 64 starts (14 NSW – 2 Harold Park]/5 VIC [3 Moonee Valley]/3 QLD at Albion Park), $159,395, 1:59.5. Her wins included Kay Seymour Nursery – 2f, JL Raith Memorial, NSW SS – 3f, QLD Oaks heat, and Fairfield Golden Easter Egg – 3f. She had eight consecutive wins at two, recording her best mile rate of 1:59.5 at Albion Park as a two year old and named Australian Broodmare of Year in 2003.

Miss Paula – Harold Park

 

Note : classic winning progeny (five) of classic producing mare Miss Paula are underlined.

 

The maternal line descendants of family of Miss Paula follow – male progeny included :

 

  • Albert Kelly, full brother McRaes Mate, full sister in Jackie Kelly, 1:57.2, $322,320, 32 (15 NSW [6 Harold Park]/15 VIC [4 Moonee Valley]/2 QLD [1 Albion Park]) wins, VIC SS – 3c, QLD Derby, Shepparton/NSW Media Cups, VIC Casey Classic, Australian 3yo C&G Pacer of Year with 11 wins from 13 starts finishing second in Breeders Crown

Albert Kelly

 

  • Greg Kelly, 1:56.4, $345,160, 17 wins in 18 starts with only miss fourth in NSW Derby (11 NSW [3 Harold Park/2 Menangle]/5 VIC [3 at Moonee Valley]/1 TAS at Launceston), APG – 3c, AUS Derby, NSW Derby (heat), Australian 2yo Pacer of Year
  • McRaes Mate, 1:51.4US, $482,053, 30 (8 WA at Gloucester Park/8 VIC [2 Moonee Valley]/2 NSW/12 NA) wins, VIC SS – 3c, Bathurst Gold Chalice – 3c, WA Christmas Gift, second NSW Derby
  • Macca Kelly, 1:51.1, $284,432, 24 (19 NSW [8 Menangle]/5 VIC) wins, Albury Pacers Cup
  • Garry Kelly, 2:00.3, $32,684, 12 country NSW wins
  • Bernies Idol, 1:59.9, $23,368, 3 VIC wins

 

Miss Paula’s fillies included :

 

  • Jackie Kelly, 2:01.6, $6,500, 3 country NSW wins, dam of six winners
  1. Frith, 1:50.1, $1,180,345, winner of 39 of 61 starts (28 NSW [15 Menangle]/8 VIC [7 Melton]/3 WA at Gloucester Park) wins, Bathurst Gold Tiara – 2f, VIC/WA Oaks, NSW Breeders Challenge – 3f/4m, Breeders Crown – 3f/4m, Young/James Brennan Cups, Norms Daughter Classic, Ladyship Mile, NSW Mares Bonus, Sibelia Championship, Kevin Robinson Memorial, Tailamade Lombo, Australian 3yo Filly/4yo+ Mare Pacer of Year (twice)
  2. Jack Hall, 1:59.8, $81,925, 16 {10 NSW/6 VIC) wins
  3. Jack Rustler, 1:56.8, $44,711, 4 (2 QLD [1 Albion Park]/2 NSW) wins
  4. Stening, 1:52.0, $130,772, 18 (17 NSW [5 Menangle]/1 VIC) wins, NSW Jack Adams Memorial
  5. Sophie Stening, 2:00.9, $8,065, two NSW wins
  6. Molly Kelly, 1:54.8, $218,100, six wins (5 NSW [3 Menangle]/2 VIC at Melton) wins, NSW Breeders Challenge – 2f
  7. Amber Bliss, unraced, dam of three winners, Falcon Bliss, 2:03.7, $3,830, winner at Temora; Jessica Amber, 1:58.8, $47,020, 9 NSW/8 Wagga wins; Eva Kelly, 2:03.9, $4,220, Wagga winner
  • Lorna Kelly, 1:57.4, $87,297, 12 (6 VIC/3 NSW/2 WA [1 Gloucester Park]/1 QLD at Albion Park) wins, Parkes Oaks, NSW String of Pearls – 3f, dam of five winners
  1. Jenna McRae, 2:00.1, $49,723, 7 (6 NSW/1 VIC) wins
  2. Sophie Kelly, 2:03.2, $19,238, two NSW wins
  3. Art Collection, 2:02.0, $5,130, winner of first start at Albury
  4. Lorne Beach, 1:56.9, $30,055, five NSW wins
  5. Lightning Colony, 1:56.6, $55.324, 4 NSW/5 VIC/2 QLD (2 at Albion Park) wins
  • Paula Kelly, full sister to Lorna Kelly, 2:02.3, $20,684, 4 NSW wins, 1 at Harold Park, APG – repecharge, dam of three winners
  1. Doubleyourpleasure, 2:05.2, $5,125, winner at Nyah
  2. Paul De Rossard, 2:04.3, $4,075, winner at Nyah
  3. Gnarly, 2:01.6, $14,195, 3 Mildura wins
  • Faye Kelly, unraced, dam of one race winner, Soho Charlotte at first 2yo start at Ballarat, 1:58.7, $7,223
  • Elizabeth Kelly, dam of winner Lucky Lyla, 1:59.9, $11,805, three NSW wins
  • Kellys Beach, 2:01.9, $11,615, winner at Wagga

 

 

Next Article in series on Classic Winner Producing Mares : MARLEE JAYNE

 

 

Peter Craig

25 October 2017

 

 

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