Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Greyhound breeding has changed the world over and these days frozen semen is available from many stud dogs, both past and present.
Such was the case at Tara Raceway last Sunday when litter brothers Master Moment and Maunganui Havoc – by Master Havoc – were successful for Glencoe owner-trainer Dean Fennell.
Master Havoc, a beautifully bred son of Head Honcho and Wee Sal, retired 19 years ago after having won 23 races.
Fast forward to early 2015 and by then local breeder Tracie Price had obtained a Master Havoc straw from Ozenkadnook owner Milla Laddrak who had had the frozen semen in storage for a number of years.
Price opted to use Lucy’s Moment (a daughter of Barely A Moment), who had produced 17-race winner Blazing Moment and the dour city-winning stayer Bekim Lucy’s from her previous litter by Bekim Bale.
Master Moment, who lined up from box seven in last Sunday’s Fairthorne Forestry Maiden Stake (400 metres) on the back of two second placings, flew the start and opened up a big break mid-race before holding out My Girl Court – surely a coming winner – to win by a length in 23.69 seconds.
And in the Laser Electrical Stake (400 m), Maunganui Havoc, gaining a run as a reserve from box four, gave Southern Edge a fair start down the back before railing through in the home straight and running out a 2½ length winner in 23.61 seconds.
Fennell ended the day with a treble, Banjo Lass taking the lead in the back straight in the South Eastern Hotel Mixed Stake (400 m) before holding out Lektra Viki to win by 1¼ lengths in 23.41 seconds.
His last treble had been in June 2017 when Stampy Longnose, Morris Peer and Whatta Moment had been successful at Tara Raceway, the latter also a grandson of Barely A Moment.
Prior to that he had trained three winners at a meeting in early 2010 with Leeor Sam and litter brothers Mao and Kruzer Lad who were sons of Barely A Moment.