Thursday, November 23, 2017
Cap Abbott, of Edenhope, still has fond memories of his Tinas Jo bitch White Arrow, a winner of 25 races from 84 starts and more than $60,000 in prizemoney.
Whelped in 1998, the Irish-bred Tinas Jo, a son of Staplers Jo x Tina Marina, won a couple of races in Ireland before being imported to Australia where he won four races at The Meadows and three at Sandown Park in 2001 before being retired to stud.
Still looking for another White Arrow, Abbott earlier this year was able to purchase a couple of Tinas Jo straws, certainly something of rarity these days.
In more recent times Abbott had enjoyed success on the track with Manila Express (18 wins) so when she came on season last month one of the Tinas Jo straws was used.
This will be Manila Express’s second litter, the first, by Cosmic Rumble, now 11 months old.