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THE DEFINITION OF A "BREEDER"
For mares served after 1 September 2011 the breeder of the resulting foal according to the Australian Harness Racing Stud Book regulations is the registered owner or lessee of the dam at the time of the last date of service ( In the case of a foal which is the result of an embryo transfer, the breeder is the registered owner or lessee of the donor mare at the time the embryo is flushed from such donor mare and impregnated into a recipient mare).

There is NO “transfer” of a breeder. A mare owner who does not have their paperwork in order will not be retrospectively recorded as the breeder. Note that foals born outside of WA are NEVER eligible for any Westbred Bonus, regardless of where their owner is located.

ALABAR BLOODSTOCK DISCOUNTS IN 2019
ALABAR is offering 10% discount on some stallions for early bird payments before 30 September 2019. They also offer multiple mare and loyalty discounts.

Contact the Alabar office on 03 5859 2201 or visit the Alabar  website to see what they can do for you.

COBBITTY EQUINE FARM 20% DISCOUNTS FOR WASBA MEMBERS IN 2019
Luke and Belinda McCarthy’s Cobbity Equine Farm have generously offered a 20% discount to WASBA members for their two stallions, who have both been champion performers on the track at the highest level of competition. They are also offering multiple mare discounts. You can take a look at their property at www.cobbittyequine.com.au  Please click here for the flyer with the full details. Their stallions are:

•    BLING IT ON
•    FOR A REASON

Again, you must note on your booking form that you are a WASBA member and Cobbitty Equine will confirm with us.

YIRRIBEE STUD 20% DISCOUNTS FOR WASBA MEMBERS IN 2019
YIRRIBEE STUD (NSW) are happy to offer 20% discount to WASBA members for nearly all their stallions. Yirribee were extremely unfortunate to lose Courage Under Fire in 2017, but have now have champion Lazarus on the roster. Discounts do not apply to Lazarus NZ or Fear The Dragon USA. They have a great lineup. Visit www.yirribee.com.au  or Click Here to view the attached flyer.

•    CARRIBEAN BLASTER, LAZARUS, LENNYTHESHARK, LOMBO POCKET WATCH, RIVER KHAN, TINTIN IN AMERICA (all top class colonial sires)
•    Imported sire MILLION DOLLAR CAM, FEAR THE DRAGON

Yirribee also have multiple mare disounts, so contact Yirribee for those.

To receive the member discount on the applicable stallions, you must note on your booking form that you are a WASBA member and Yirribee will confirm with us.

EMPIRE STALLIONS
Empire Stallions is only handling frozen semen this year, but they are offering discounts.

They have a terrific line up so don’t forget to look at Empire Stallions.

NEW AND RELOCATED STALLIONS

NEW OR RELOCATED stallions to/from Western Australia in the last two years are:

BONAVISTA BAY (Rustler Hanover USA out of Our Lady Rena by Troublemaker USA) multiple Group 1 winner and winner of the 2009 Golden Nugget, will stand in WA for the second year at Kevin Spurr's Spurrs Stud in Wagin (0429 104 145). Rustler Hanover is a half brother to Rocknroll Hanover and Our Lady Rena is a half sister to Our Sir Vancelot.

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (Mach Three USA out of Three Eagles by Falcon Seelster USA) Multiple Group 1 winner and NZ 2YO of the Year, is standing at Allwood Stud Farm in Bullsbrook (Mick Holtham 0421 331 586). His oldest WA crop are 2yos in 2019/20.

MY HARD COPY NZ (American Ideal USA out of Readallaboutit NZ by Presidential Ball USA) Multiple Group 1 winner with millionaire credentials. Will stand his first ever season at Highlight Lodge (Bill Hayes 0413 257 675) in Bullsbrook. Semen transport only.

ROCK N ROLL WORLD USA (Rocknroll Hanover USA out of Worldly Beauty USA by Artsplace USA) Dam a millionaire half sister to the dam of Captaintreacherous, same family as Art Major. Will stand his first ever season at Allwood Stud Farm in Bullsbrook (0421 331 586).

STALLIONS OUTSIDE WA FOR 2019
REFER TO THE HRA WEBSITE FOR THE FULL LIST, or go to our links page some most of the offerings from the Australian and New Zealand studs. The following are relatively new stallions, or have relocated:

  • ALWAYS B MIKI USA (Always A Virgin USA - Artstopper USA - Artsplace USA) 1:46.0m US$2,715,368 is standing at Alabar in New Zealand in a joint venture with Nevele R Stud.
  • AMERICAN IDEAL USA (Western Ideal USA - Lifetime Success USA - Matts Scooter USA) 1:47.4m US$786,055 is standing at Northern Rivers Equine in Victoria
  • BETTING LINE USA  (Bettors Delight USA - Heathers Western USA - Western Hanover USA) 1:47.2f US$1,879,061 is available (FROZEN SEMEN) from Empire Stallions Victoria.
  • CONTROL THE MOMENT USA (Well Said USA - Lifesliltreasure USA - Life Sign USA) 1:48.2m US$1,227,832. Available as FROZEN SEMEN from KTC Bloodstock in WA
  • DOWNBYTHESEASIDE USA (Somebeachsomewhere USA - Sprig Hanover USA - Allamerican Native USA) 1:48.6 US$2,179,558 Available from Woodlands Stud NZ
  • FEAR THE DRAGON USA (Dragon Again USA - Armbro Cinnamon USA - Western Ideal USA) 1:48.4s US$1,578,547 Availabe as FROZEN SEMEN from Yirribee Stud in NSW
  • GUARANTEED (Artsplace USA - Jadah Rose - Totally Ruthless USA) 1:50.4 $856,316. Available from Goodtime Lodge in Victoria
  • FORECLOSURE USA (Rocknroll Hanover USA - Pleasing Package - Fake Left USA) 1:48.8m $807,746. Available as FROZEN SEMEN from KTC Bloodstock in WA
  • HES WATCHING USA (American Ideal USA out of Baberhood USA by Real Desire USA) 1:46.4m US$1,116,450 at Alabar Bloodstock in New Zealand
  • HURRIKANE KINGCOLE USA (Cams Card Shark USA - Blazing Yankee USA - Western Ideal USA) 1:47.3 US$582,807 Available from Egmont Park Stud in Queensland
  • LENNYTHESHARK (Four Starzzz Shark USA - Botswana - Albert Albert USA)1:49.2 $3,007,585 Available from Yirribee Stud, NSW
  • MEL MARA USA (Lis Mara USA - M L Revrac USA - Matts Scooter USA) 1:47.0m $1,028,350 is standing at Northern Rivers Equine, Victoria.
  • SUNSHINE BEACH USA (Somebeachsomewhere USA - Light Up USA  - Artsplace USA) 1:47.4f US$971,037 will be available from Alabar Victoria
  • SWEET LOU USA (Yankee Cruiser USA - Sweet Future USA - Falcons Future USA) 1:47.0f $3,478,894 is standing at Woodlands Stud New Zealand.
  • ULTIMATE MACHETE NZ (Bettors Delight USA - Reality Check NZ - Armbro Operative USA) 1:51.9 $823,896 is standing at Alabar, New Zealand.
  • VINCENT (Art Major USA - Kept For Pleasure - Safely Kept USA) 1:50.2 $598,803 Available from Alabar Bloodstock in NZ.
  • YANKEE ROCKSTAR (Rocknroll Hanover USA - Aston Villa USA - Artsplace USA) 1:52.2 $329,048 Available from Northern Rivers Equine, Victoria.

PLEASE CHECK THE STATE BREEDING SCHEME TO CHECK ON ELIGIBILITY FOR THE VARIOUS SCHEMES.

Dont forget the stallions in WA, including ADVANCE ATTACK NZ, ARTESIAN USA, BONAVISTA BAY, CAPRICORN COMMANDER, FOLLOW THE STARS, FRANCO JAMAR NZ, FLY LIKE AN EAGLE, MY HARD COPY NZ, P FORTY SEVEN USA, RENAISSANCE MAN, ROCK N ROLL WORLD USA, YANKEE SENSATION USA

MICROCHIPPING IS IN FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2017
Harness Racing Australia (HRA) have introduced compulsory microchipping for all foals born during or after the 2017/18 breeding season. Initially, you will not need to do anything. There is no immediate action required by you as part of the introduction of microchipping, but if you have not received any email or written advice, or are unsure what to do, contact RWWA Licensing and Registrations on 9445 5558.

When you register your foal, the registration fee includes the freezebranding and DNA component, but not microchipping, which can only be done once the freezebrand is clearly legible. The microchipping can only be carried out by a vet approved by RWWA to undertake the Collection of Hair Sampling for DNA and Microchipping process. Any vet or veterinary clinic that is not yet approved can contact Mark Kemp at RWWA (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for an application to Microchip and Collect Hair Samples from Standardbreds. Any Veterinarian registered to practice within WA may apply to be approved.

For a current list of Approved Veterinarians go to the RWWA website www.rwwa.com.au and click on Registration and Forms at the top of the Home Page, then select Harness > Breeding, or click here . You can also access the Microchipping information circular from this page, or use the following link:
http://www.rwwa.com.au/home/documents/har01/Microchipping_circular_to_industry_30thJune2017_updated.pdf .

WASBA are not opposed to progress but are not happy that this has been introduced WITHOUT any tangible benefits to breeders, and at cost to breeders. At this stage, our request to have the costs covered by RWWA have been rejected, but we will continue to put forward that breeders should not be out of pocket for this policy introduction.

1 SEPTEMBER START TO THE BREEDING SEASON IN AUSTRALIA

The start of the breeding season in Australia is 1 September. The change to Rule 92 was made in 2016.

Rule 92.  (1) … , provided that the service date of the foal is on or after 1st September the age of a horse shall be reckoned as beginning on 1st September in the next racing year.

This means that if your mare is ready for early service, she can be served from this date. Please ensure you DO NOT allow your mare to be served before 1 September, regardless of whether the service is AI, paddock or hand services. As long as your mare is served after this date, your foal will be treated as being born 1 September if he/she is actually born prior.

THE WESTBRED BONUS SCHEME - go racing!

Following a review in 2014 the Westbred Bonus Scheme was was amended and new conditions applied from 1 September 2014 for horses born after 31 August 2008:

  • payment of a Westbred Bonus on ALL 2 and 3yo races under $20,000. Yes, that includes 2 and 3yo R and C class races which are under $20,000 in stakes;
  • You also receive DOUBLE THE WESTBRED BONUS on the 2 and 3yo races under $20,000 if your Westbred WINS the race and is sired by a Western Australian based sire (at the time of service of the mare);
  • A first win bonus of $2,000 is paid to the registered breeders and a further $2,000 to the owners (as recorded in the racebook);
  • The country (race stakes less than $15,000) Westbred Bonus is $3,750 and is paid down to 4th, as is the Metro Westbred Bonus
  • AND the Country Council Derbies are now eligible for payment of the Westbred Bonus where they are under $20,000 in stakes
  • Breeders continue to receive 12 1/2 % of any Westbred Bonus paid;
  • Trainers and drivers continue to receive their percentage of the Westbred Bonus.

What does this all mean?? Here is a real example of what it did mean......The only race run at Gloucester Park on 4 February 2015 (due to storms and lightning causing the remaining races to be abandoned) was won by Western Australian bred 2yo colt Rich Yankee (by WA based sire Yankee Sensation). In winning, his owner/breeder connections received a total of $14,287 in stakemoney and Westbred Bonus payments for winning a $7,000 2yo race.

The first place prizemoney of $4,550 was boosted by a double Westbred Bonus of $5,100, as Rich Yankee is a son of a WA Based stallion. An Owners 1st Win Bonus of $2,000, a Breeders 1st Win Bonus of $2,000 and the 12.5% Breeders Bonus of $637.50 were also paid. The connections of Rich Yankee will continue to receive the Double Westbred Bonus for every win as a 2yo and a 3yo in races with a stake less than $20,000 - unlike some other harness breeding incentive schemes which reward only the first win. This is why racing a Westbred is particularly worthwhile.

This has been a win win win win - trainers, drivers, breeders and owners all get a benefit from racing Westbreds. If you Westbred doesnt win at 2 or 3, he or she is still eligible for the first win bonuses regardless of the age at which they win their first race.

STALLIONS AND MARES FOR SALE / LEASE  The WASBA website ' Breeding News' is available to breeders to advertise your mare for sale or lease.  Just provide an advertisement in PDF format, or email all the details about your mare to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make other arrangements.   Any prospectiver buyers/lessors must deal directly with you.  WASBA cannot accept any responsibility other than providing our website facility for viewing. We can also provide information in our Newsletter, or arrange a Trading Ring advertisement for you. You can also contact us if you are looking to buy or lease a mare. 

BREEDING SERVICES IN WA

Allwood Stud (Mick Holtham in Bullsbrook),  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Mike Hackett at Mundijong), Hollywood Park  (Debra Lewis in Hopeland near Serpentine) and other establishments will be able to assist you with looking after your mares leading up to the start of the new stud season and beyond. Click on the name to go to either their website or an email address. Some of the farmms offer a full range of services from breeding to an on farm stallion and importing semen, foaling down, weaning foals, halter breaking, sales preparation, pre-training, paddock agistment and individual irrigated paddocks for race horses.

EPONA CREDITS.

Please contact the studs if your service certificate is not yet available. Please contact RWWA if you have any queries about claiming your EPONA credits for your mare. To see the conditions and list of mares with credits, please click here

Please check out our Links page for information on stallions and other relevant breeding information. The full list of stallions is available on the HRA website (also listed on our Links page) and is updated as information comes to hand. Please note our sponsors on the right (click on the ad to go to the website) who are all providing support for the breeding industry in WA.

PAYMENT OF STUD FEES

Studs are offering various fee structures for Breeders, including pay on positive test, pay on live foal and other time related fees and incentives. Please check with the studs to see what best suits your situation.

VETERINARY FEES AND DRUGS ON PREMISES
Breeders are being charged a variety of veterinary fees - some veterinarians operate on contracts for the entire season, some operate on a fee for each cycle. PLEASE CHECK WHAT VETERINARY FEES WILL APPLY BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR MARE IN. If you are not satisfied please discuss this with the stud or provider. to determine what best suits you, the breeder. There WILL be alternatives.

Not sure what drugs you can keep on your premises if you are a breeder or you have mares foaling and you train as well? While some drugs simply cannot be kept, there are other drugs which can be kept on your premises under certain specific conditions. Contact Judith Med at RWWA to confirm the requirements.

WASBA 2019 STALLION TENDER

The WASBA 2019 Stallion Tender has closed. Stallions still available will be advertised on the HRA Trading Ring. A great offering and thank you to all the Studs that kindly donated a stallion to enable WASBA (and Pinjarra Harness Racing Club to raise valuable funds).

The brochure with all the details was here.

The stallions included are Auckland Reactor NZ, Betterthancheddar USAHes Watching USA, Peak DNK and Sunshine Beach USA (Alabar Bloodstock), Fly Like An Eagle and Follow The Stars (Allwood Stud Farm), Ohoka Punter NZ (Egmont Park Stud), Advance Attack NZ (Henty Brook Standardbreds), My Hard Copy NZ (Highlight Lodge), Mel Mara USA (Northern Rivers Equine), Smiling Shard NZ (Tourello Standardbreds), Downbytheseaside USA (Woodlands Stud), and Caribbean Blaster (at Yirribee Stud).

We use part of the proceeds from the Stallion Tender for our rehoming support. Last year, around $3,000 was provided to rehomers and in sponsorship for Off The Track activities. WASBA strongly supports responsible ownership, responsible breeding and the rehoming initiatives and this was the third year that WASBA, in conjunction with Alabar, donated funds for this purpose. To receive any funding, you MUST be listed on RWWA's website as an approved rehomer.

In 2016 WASBA also donated funds to emergency bushfire support through our sponsor Budget Stockfeeds.

WASBA would like to sincerely thank all the studs Alabar Bloodstock, Allwood Stud Farm, Egmont Park Stud, Henty Brook Standardbreds, Highlight Lodge, Northern Rivers Equine, Tourello Standardbreds, Woodlands Stud and Yirribee Stud for their generous support for breeders.

HARNESS RACING LEGENDS FOR HALL OF FAME
The West Australian Racing Industry Hall of Fame honours the champions of WA's rich racing history from across the three racing codes: thoroughbred, harness and greyhound. Inductees are nominated from the elite of our racing history. The induction of nominees takes place every two years.

The 2019 inductees were Jack Morris and Norms Daughter (horse), Gary Hall Jnr (trainer and/or driver) and John Hunt and Mick Lombardo (Associate)

Other nominees were:

  • Horses -  Royal Force, The Falcon Strike.
  • Trainers - Jim Hand, Bob Pollock, Charlie Thomas, Bernie Cushing, Andy Sheahan.
  • Associates - Rob Bovell, Alan Parker. 

The previous inductees were:

Horses - Im Themightyquinn and Frosty Nelson (2017), Kola Girl and San Simeon (2014).

Trainers - Lyle Lindau (2017), Gary Hall Snr, Max Johnson and Alan Woodworth (2014).

Administrators/Associate - Sir Frank Ledger (2017), Ray Holloway and Ken Casellas (2014)

The 2012 inductees were champion pacers from the past in Interdominion winners Binshaw and Preux Chevalier (Binshaw was the first WA bred winner), trainer/ drivers Fred Kersley Senior and Trevor Warwick, and administrator J P Stratton. For the full story and some history about these fantastic champions of the sport go to the Hall of Fame website www.waracinghalloffame.com.au . See the full list of inductees here .

HARNESS HISTORY .... Click here to read some interesting facts!

STALLIONS AND MARES FOR SALE / LEASE  The WASBA website ' Breeding News' is available to breeders to advertise your mare for sale or lease.  Just provide an advertisement in PDF format, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make other arrangements.   Any prospectiver buyers/lessors must deal directly with you.  WASBA cannot accept any responsibility other than providing our website facility for your use.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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