7. Our Project Sires

WCS evolved out of a desire by a small group of Australian breeders determined to improve their own brood lines by importing the best possible overseas semen. The first tanks imported were done as a Co-Operative and most of the time the sires chosen were top ranked sires in their own countries. Occasionally vials were collected from less known dogs due to breeders wanting access different bloodlines for various reasons.
We called those sires our Project dogs. They are sires from which only a limited amount of FS was ever collected and consequently there is only ever a small number of vials available from each dog. We have listed just three sires at the moment but there are more to follow.
AFLEET ALEX (US)
Gable Dodge x Darragh
30kg Oct ’04
The 2007 All American won the 2007 Mardi Gras Challenge and was third in the 2008 Palm Beach Classic amongst his career stats of 22 wins and 10 placings. Like many US dogs by Gable Dodge out of a Molotov bitch he suffered from lack of opportunity but still managed to produce the brilliant Really Xtreme, who won 46 races at Jackonsville and ran 1/100th off the track record. The Dodge/Molotov cross may have caused Alex grief in the US but here in Oz carrying two of the best US sires close up is one of his strengths.
Alex already has a connection with Australian racing with his dam being a litter sister to Rage Of Fury, who is the sire of Radley Bale’s dam Minkara Bale. At time of posting, Alex has only served 5 bitches in Australia, producing .. JAILOR BALE $93k Stakes San 29.52 Mead 30.07 Gee 22.18 .. DYNA JONAH won at Sandown in 29.70 & 34.52 and The Meads 30.19 … BORRIS DELIGHT won 10 races inc Shep 25.27 & 25.30, Meads 30.38
BALLYMAC RUSO (Eire)
Ballymac Maeve x Ballymac Lark
32.5kg May ’06
42 starts 16 wins 18 placings
Ballymac Ruso was a top grade sprinter in England and Ireland. He finished third in the 2008 English Derby, was a finalist the 2009 English Derby and the 2009 All England Cup
His litter brother Ballymac Under was also a top class UK sprinter and was a finalist in the Gr 1 Easter Cup. He also won a Birmingham Cup and a Wimbledon Juvenile Champ.
They have a sensational damline with their third dam being Tina Marina, who won the ’96 Irish Derby and St Leger and is a litter sister to supersire Spiral Nikita. At time of posting, Ruso has only one litter born in Australia .. that litter includes BALLYMAC FINOLA won 13 races inc. Sale 24.72 & 24.84 Wgl 22.67 .. BALLYMAC GUNNAR Trar 30.09 & 30.11 Sale 24.86
YO MY MEDIATOR (US)
My John Q x My Twilite Star
Rd Bd D. 32kg Nov ’04
Yo My Mediator was a top grade sprinter at Bluffs Run in Iowa winning 31 races from 51 starts. He won the 2007 Bluffs Run Sprint Championship and was a finalist in the 2007 Horseshoe Championship. He went from Maiden to Grade A undefeated and never dropped a Grade in his career. Videos of many of his races are on Greyhound Data
He carries solid chasing American lines .. his sire won 38 races and was from a top litter, which included My Zapper and his damline is superb.
His dam won 22 races, his grand dam held the Bluffs Run track record, his great grand dam was an All American and the line traces back to the revered producer Michigan Vicky.
Mediator has just the one litter born in Australia .. they performed only moderately but a daughter from that litter IT’S A WRAP has a litter racing by My Bro Fabio, which includes CHUNKY BUT HUNKY (Gar 29.60) and ORAZZI OHH (San 29.88, Gee 25.78).