| There was a previous thread where people were asking about the bitches that would suit Banjo Boy. This was removed because I failed to follow protocol (whoops). |
In the last week David Brasch prepared an independent report that looks into him for an article in this weeks Greyhound Recorder.
Following are some snippets from David's analysis, however the full report can be found on his sire page.
"So when it comes to analysing BANJO BOY as a potential stud dog, he instantly fulfils the first and most important criteria for success.
BANJO BOY not only shared the Warragul track record with greyhound of the year and successful sire El Grand Senor, but with a blistering time of 29.01 he is the second fastest ever around Sandown. He is really something on the track having thrashed future Perth Cup winner and Australian Cup runner-up Keybow by three lengths in the Group 2 Cranbourne Cup.
BANJO BOY has shown freakish ability from the time he first set foot on a track. But, as we said, he was bred to be just what he is … something special.
BANJO BOY’s dam Off Springer (Flying Penske-Skullring) was a city winner who stayed and then became a broodbitch of the highest order.
The Off Springer family is one of the strongest in the Stud Book. She traces directly to the famed Waroo Lass the dam of Hall of Famer National Lass. This is also the family of champion Betty’s Angel, the Group 1 winner and Group 1 producer Leprechaun Pace, and leading sire Magic Sprite.
BANJO BOY has a race career and a pedigree that just oozes class and cries out “stud dog”.
Q: What bitches will suit BANJO BOY?
A: Just about any and every bitch in Australia!
While BANJO BOY’s pedigree boasts many great lines, he could very well become the answer for all those intensely in-bred broodbitches that are across Australia.
Now let’s stand back and take a long, hard look at the pedigree of BANJO BOY.
What is it missing? Brett Lee and Bombastic Shiraz.
We have already seen that BANJO BOY’s own family has produced Group 1 Australian Cup winner Spud Regis to a mating to Bombastic Shiraz. And we have seen that BANJO BOY’s damline to the Brett Lee line sire Mogambo has produced Group staying stars.
So it would make sense for broodbitches owners to flood BANJO BOY with Brett Lee and Bombastic Shiraz females. Bombastic Shiraz, in particular, is ideal. His dam Bombastic Blonde is intensely in-bred to the Princess Diro female line. This is the same family that is saturated in the pedigree of Solve The Puzzle (second sire of BANJO BOY).
It must have become pretty obvious by now that BANJO BOY is a virtual “colonial outcross”, an “Aussie outcross”, for certain.
A couple of decades ago, broodbitch owners flocked to the highly successful stud dog Acacia Ablaze. He became known as the “colonial outcross”.
BANJO BOY could well be the next Acacia Abaze … or he could be many, many times better. Certainly his track record speed, his Group winning career, his amazing pace and the many opportunities his pedigree offers says that is more likely."