Harness racing people seem to have sense on when to step forward and help out members of our racing and breeding community. The family of the late Gordon MacDonald have been through a tough time since he passed away.
Gordon had a passion for the sport that was as strong and vibrant, both as an owner and breeder. Guv’s Pride may have only won $57,251 over a career that started in the late 70’s and ended in 1986, however, I’m told this tough gelding gave Gordon some very special moments with his 13 wins, 7 Seconds and 5 Thirds from his 42 starts.
The Group 2 SA West End Cup in 1984 was the highlight.
Guv’s Pride was from the U331 Family and while this branch hasn’t set the world on fire it has had some very handy horses that many readers may remember
Area Code 1980 (M U331 ) by Good Humor Man – 1:57.9 $277,649
Reneging 2006 (F U331) by Aces N Sevens – 1:55.1 $117,617
Clever Tune 1997 (F U331 ) by Band Magic – 1:59.5 $112,958
Quick Approval 2002 (M U331 ) by Christian Cullen – 1:57.1 $108,559
Duke of Broadway 1988 (M U331 ) by Count Radiant – 1:57.4 $97,524
Zatamilu 1997 (F U331 ) by Surmo Hanover – 1:57.7 $67,399
Harristown 1998 (M U331 ) by King Towner – 2:00.0 $63,221
Athol Bret 1977 (M U331 ) by Scottish Bret – 2:03.0 $60,156
Gordon’s brother David MacDonald was left with the task of moving on the last remaining breeding and racing stock that Gordon had. While this has been hard for David and his family (as they are not harness racing people) they have had the help of Gary Fryar and the amazing team at Rivergum Lodge.
The first five lots where listed for sale and have all found homes very quickly thanks to the great spirit of the harness racing community. Now the last filly born 17/11/2016 of Gordon’s by McArdle can be sold now that her Southern Cross and Vicbred eligibility is sorted )
McArdle stands for $6,000 in NA and has left some champions of the sport
One More Laugh winner of $ 2,690,539
McWicked winner of $2,105,037
Locally bred superstar mare, Nike Franco, winner of more than $620,000 shows McArdle can leave very good fillies as well.
Gordon’s family are not looking for a recording break price for this half-sister of Guv’s Boy – they just need to move her on.
So if anyone out there needs a filly by a superstar sire and at great price please call David on 0410 534 621
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