The new membership year starts 1 September each year. To keep up with whats happening with current information, NEWSLETTERS and the Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide, make sure you are a current WASBA MEMBER!! .
If you have a filly or mare or are interested in breeding, join WASBA. Go to our Membership Page for further information or for the online application form. Meetings are generally monthly on the last Wednesday of the month – member input is welcome!.
The racing season is now a calendar year – your horse will retain its current racing age until 1 January 2025 and will be handicapped and programmed accordingly. This means you will have an extra 4 months of racing your 2yo as a 2yo, and your 3yo as a 3yo (September to December)
- The Australian Pacing Gold (APG) Online Catalogue for the Perth Sale (3rd March 2024) is now available, click here. Yearlings that are sustained for the race series will be competing for $125,000 (2yos) and $100,000 (3yo) races split by sex. Hardcopy catalogues have been sent – if you dont have one, check with APG or the major clubs or trialling centres to get a copy.
- You can download and view a pdf copy of the APG WA catalogue by clicking here
- The Westbred Bonus improvements include a first time starter bonus of $500 for the first career start (if in WA) for your Westbred foal. That’s a minimum payment of $650 on your Westbred foal’s first lifetime start – regardless of placing. Over $3.6 million in bonuses were paid in 2023.
- Westbred Bonuses – click here for the new levels that apply to Westbred foals born from the 2020 season onwards.
- New Westbred 4YO $100,000 feature races will be run for the first time in April 2024!
- Dont forget to claim your WASBA membership discounts on the relevant sires at Cobbitty Equine and Alabar (check with WASBA if you are unsure about your status)
- Did you win a $500 service fee voucher for this season from WASBA? Dont forget to claim – contact us email@example.com if you are unsure what to do.
Dont forget the APG Yearling parades organised for Sunday 25 February. It’s a self drive or car pool so plenty of time to get organised to see yearlings from three of the vendors, all in close proximity. Please confirm attendance with Kody Charles 0413 669 474 if you are staying for food and drinks after the parade at KTC
- Steve Johnson (1335 Karnup Road, Serpentine) will have yearlings available for inspection at his property on the day, from 10am – 3pm. (no formal parade)
- Karnup Racing – 843 Gull Road, Serpentine
- Copper Lodge – 765 Karnup Road, Serpentine
- KTC Bloodstock – 324 River Road Hopeland
Contact other vendors directly for inspection of their yearlings.
SPECIAL BONUS DRAW! If you were a WASBA member at 31 August 2023 and paid your membership fee for the season commencing 1 Sept 2023 before 30 September 2023, and purchased a ticket in the WASBA 2023 Raffle or submitted a Tender in the 2023 WASBA Tender, you were eligible for 10 special $500 stallion service fee voucher draws, vouchers for use in the 2023 stud season at studs that supported WASBA with their 2023 Raffle or Tender. Congratulations to the breeders who won one of the available vouchers.
FEATURE JUVENILE RACES
As a result of the extension of the racing season, most of the Western Australian juvenile feature races have been moved by RWWA to the latter part of the year. If you have any suggestions about the placement of some feature races to provide a better outcome for you and your horse, or to ensure better racing opportunities for you, please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
YES YES YES ITS A MARE!
(2 Sep 2023) Well what a delightful surprise to those that created the “stallion race”. An Australian bred mare by a US sire from a New Zealand bred dam, and the only mare in the race, is the inaugural winner of The Eureka. Congratulations to owner breeder Tyson Linke for breeding the South Australian mare Encipher, and to Aaron Bain Racing and Summit Bloodstock for having the courage to select a mare as their runner, something we struggle to get adminstrators to accept in premium races across Australia.
Encipher was a deserving winner, settling one out two back in running before running down breeze horse Leap To Fame, whose efforts were also exceptional, in the straight to win by 1.7m in 1:51.8 over the 2400m, final qtrs in 28.1, 26.5 and 27.1.
Encipher is from the maternal line of imported US mare Estalla Amos and while her dam Our Cavort NZ (Falcon Seelster USA) was no champion on the track she is a half sister to a 1:51.1 winner in the US and her granddam is a half sister to Percy The Punter 1:56.4 $332,037. When you look further, horses of the calibre of Seel N Print (Falcon Seelster USA) 1:50.2 $676,568, The Falcon Strike (Falcon Seelster) 1:54.5 $1,224,094 and many other top flight horses are visible. This is a predominantly NZ family mixed with US blood – we rely on the mixing of all the best blood to create our top horses and future broodmares.
BUSY BUSY BUSY TIME OF YEAR
(30 Aug 2023) With the breeding season just arrived it has been a very busy time for WASBA in the lead up. In late June we presented our trophy, rug and garland on track to Shane Young and some of the excited connections of Westsired mare Wonderful To Fly (Fly Like An Eagle) for her win in the Group 3 $50,000 Kerry Clarke Mares. More presentations followed in the next two weeks, this time the sashes and rosettes for the Westsired Classic winners Chief Copy and I Cross My Heart (both by the deceased My Hard Copy NZ) and Skylord (Fly Like An Eagle) Fly To Fame (by Allwood Stud owned Follow The Stars).
Next up in mid July was the opening of our super raffle, with the winner drawn 18 August – congratulations to the very lucky Liam O’Connor who won a service to world best Bettors Delight USA, with special thanks to Woodlands Stud for providing the exceptional raffle prize. Three lucky WASBA members also received $1,000 in stallion service vouchers to use this breeding season.
In between was the presentation of the trophy to the winning connections of Cyclone Charlotte NZ (by the aforementioned Bettors Delight USA) after winning the $30,000 WASBA 4YO/5YO Pace. It is always rewarding to be there for these wins as they promise so much for the future of our breeding heritage. Off to Northam on 19th August for one of the regular WASBA Westbred mare’s races, the $14,000 WASBA/Allwood Stud Virgil Queen Celebration Pace, won by “local” trainer Ian Foley’s Sweet Lou USA mare Dame Valour, for a bunch of very happy owners who were on course for the win and the presentation of the rug, trophy and garland. WASBA supplements the stakes for this and the similar races to ensure the mares get a suitable reward.
The $30,000 Country Oaks on 30 August at Bunbury, won by Barry Howlett’s Flametree (Huntsville USA) rounds out this “giving and receiving” period except for the WASBA Stallion Tender, which offered a great line up of stallions covering all the great sire lines and some super maternal lines and were provided by Alabar, Allwood Stud, Cobbitty Equine, KTC Bloodstock, Llowalong Farms, Shanks Standardbreds, Soho Standardbreds and Westbred Pacing.
We may still have some services that we can offer – call 0447 053 040 or email WASBA email@example.com if you want to check in.
AND, one last thing – anyone who was a WASBA member in the 2022/23 season and pays their membership before 30 September 2023 for the season starting 1 September 2023, and either purchased raffle tickets or participated in the Stallion Tender, will go into a draw for 1 of 10 $500 stallion service fee vouchers to be used this season on stallions standing at one of the studs that supported WASBA in the 2023 Stallion Raffle or Stallion Tender.
Of course, none of this could occur without the support of our members and our sponsors including the above studs and Woodlands Stud.
WASBA 2023 STALLION SERVICE RAFFLE RESULTS
(19 Aug 2023) The Raffle was drawn on Friday 18 August at Gloucester Park in between the $50,000 San Simeon and the $100,000 Diamond Classic for 2yo fillies.
The raffle was drawn by Gloucester Park Committee member and Vice President Gino Monaco.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed. WASBA is very appreciative of breeders who support the WASBA Stallion Service Raffle and the Studs who provide the prizes. The winner was:
- First Prize – Liam O’Connor (ticket number 196)
Subsequent to the Raffle, three $1,000 voucher stallion service voucher prizes were drawn from ticket holders who were WASBA members. The winners of the vouchers, for use on service fees in the 2023 season at WASBA supported studs were
- $1,000 Voucher Prize – Kody Charles (ticket number 121)
- $1,000 Voucher Prize – Shane Quadrio (ticket number 182)
- $1,000 Voucher Prize – Kevin Strahan and Gary McRae (ticket number 001)
We sincerely thank the Studs involved with our Raffle and (forthcoming) Stallion Tender for their generous contribution. Woodlands Stud provided our exciting Raffle prize this year, a service to Bettors Delight for the 2023 season. Congratulations to all our winners,
Ticket purchasers, as well as those who participate in the Stallion Tender who are also members at 30 September will be included in 10 $500 Stallion Service voucher draws for use in the 2023 season at studs that supported WASBA during the 2023 season. Contact WASBA for the list if unsure.
WASBA 2022 STALLION SERVICE RAFFLE RESULTS
(26 Aug 2022) The Raffle was drawn on Friday at Gloucester Park immediately after the exciting 2YO $100,000 Pearl Classic.
The raffle was drawn by Gloucester Park Committee member Gary Scott.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed. WASBA is very appreciative of breeders who support the WASBA Stallion Service Raffle and the Studs who provide the prizes. The winners were:
- First Prize – Mike Howie, WA (ticket number 060)
- Second Prize – Wayne Morrison, WA (ticket number 075)
- $1,000 Voucher Prize – Gary Newton, SA (ticket number 100)
- $1,000 Voucher Prize – Lynley Howlett, WA (ticket number 134)
- $1,000 Voucher Prize – Kerrie Hymers, Tas (ticket number 128)
We sincerely thank the Studs involved with our Raffle for their generous contribution. The Stud Farms who contributed to our Raffle this year were Alabar (Art Major USA), Northern Rivers/Llowalong Farms (Century Farroh Ca) and Allwood Stud (Fly Like An Eagle).
Money raised from the Stallion Raffle and our other initiatives supported by our sponsors results in WASBA being able to provide over $20,000 in stakes subsidies, breeding vouchers, awards, race winner rugs, trophies and garlands and rehoming support per season.
WASBA 2021 STALLION SERVICE RAFFLE RESULTS
(21 Aug 2021) The Raffle was drawn on Saturday at Northam before the running of the feature race for the night, the WASBA Allwood Stud Farm Virgil Queen Celebration Pace, brilliantly won by the up and coming Alta Cinderella (Alta Christiano). A brilliant 27.7 3rd quarter set up the win.
The raffle was drawn by Northam Committee member Helen Miller.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed. The winners were:
- First Prize – Peter Campbell, QLD (ticket number 048) selecting Sweet Lou USA
- Second Prize – Jim Currie, WA (ticket number 098)
- Third Prize – Barb King, WA (ticket number 122)
- Fourth Prize – Phil Costello, WA (ticket number 082)
WASBA 2020 STALLION SERVICE RAFFLE RESULTS
(16 Aug 2020) The Raffle was drawn on Friday after we witnessed another top class running, and the second running, of the $30,000 WASBA 4YO and 5YO Mares Pace, brilliantly won by Westsired 4yo mare My Prayer (Renaissance Man, who has just relocated to stand in NSW for the coming season but is still availabe in our Stallion Tender).
But back to the raffle. A big thank you to everyone who contributed. The winners were:
- First Prize – Zoe Ellis, WA (ticket number 157) selecting Poster Boy
- Second Prize – Colin Belton, WA (ticket number 072)
- Third Prize Shane Hawes, Tasmania (ticket number 141)
- Fourth Prize – Tim Blee, WA (ticket number 019)
WASBA 2019 STALLION SERVICE RAFFLE RESULTS
(16 August 2019) A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Raffle with First Prize a choice between a free service (service fee only) to Sweet Lou USA or Rock N Roll World USA. Second prize was a free service by the remaining stallion after the First Prize winner had made their choice. WASBA members who bought a ticket also were eligible for two further prizes, both $1.000 vouchers to be used towards any stallion available (at time of booking) at Allwood Stud or Woodlands Stud. All prizes were for use in the 2019/20 season. The winners were drawn on Friday 16 August at Gloucester Park, just after the presentation of the trophy for the $30,000 WASBA 4YO and 5YO Mares Pace. The winners were:
- First Prize – Barry Bottams from Mildura, Victoria – ticket number 45;
- Second Prize – Bianca Ashcroft from Collie, Western Australia – ticket number 1
- $1000 Voucher Prizes – Jim Currie Western Australia – ticket number 123, John Coffey Western Australia – ticket number 33.
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Our NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING will be Wednesday, 17 January 2023 at 6pm. We are currently holding our meetings by teleconference, you are welcome to join in as a guest. If you would like to raise any issues for discussion or comment regarding any aspect of the breeding industry, please contact us by:
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