Tim Satchell, the SAROA Owner of the Month for June, joins the boys on the Punter’s Club to talk about Another Award and Busker’s Ballad. https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/200718-SAROA-interview-4.mp3 Our Owner of the Month award winner for June is Tim Satchell part owner of Another Award and Busker’s Ballad. Tim, who is the son of Willow Grove Stud owner Ralph Satchell, told us a little about both horses: Buskers Ballad was a $ 300,000 yearling and trained by Gary Moore. He didn’t measure up and was sold as a tried horse. Ryan Balfour bought him cheaply in comparison, and he came to our farm to spell and we liked the look of him, so Dad bought me a share for my birthday. He won his maiden at his 3rd run for us. Another Award was bred by us and we sold her to Leon Macdonald at the Adelaide Sales for $150,000. She is a half sister to Stakes winners Tequila Time and Inner Warrior from our Encosta De Lago mare El Milagro. Busker’s Ballad is well bred being by Street Cry out of a Quest For Fame mare Verse. As Tim says he started his career with Gary Moore in Sydney where he trialled 5 times before starting and in seven starts for that stable could only muster a third at Nowra. Transferring to Ryan Balfour here in Adelaide, he has now raced 36 times for three  wins, four seconds and seven thirds with stakes money now of just more than $110,000. Always around the place Buskers could probably been a little luckier and would then boast a better record. The dam Verse was unraced but has left a multiple stakes winner in Lamasery (ny Commands) winner of 11 races including 4 black type races up to a Group 2 in the ATC Hill Stakes and over $630,000. Others out of Verse include Lamasery’s full brother Rivalled and full sister Platinum Power as well as Tune Out (by Canny Lad). The grand dam is Loyal Lyric (by Sovereign Red), mother of two stakes winners  namely Anthems (by Palace Music) winner of six black type races with 2 Group 1’s and almost $850,000 and Vocalist (by Blue Bird) who won to listed level and is the dam of one stakes winner herself.  That being Yell (by Anabaa) who won 9 stakes races including 3 at Group 1 level and over $1.5 million. Clearly Busker’s Ballad has a long way to go to reach the lofty levels achieved by some of his relations but is currently racing well and should return more positive results for his connections. Another Award is a different story bred by Willow Grove Stud he is by Shamus Award out of El Milagro (by Encosta Da Lago) and has won 1 race from four starts. As Tim tells the mare has already left two stakes horses in Tequila Time (by Stratum) and Inner Warrior (by God’s Own). Inner Warrior’s full brother Concrete Johnny was a multiple winner in Tasmania with a half-brother Our Gladiator (by Mint Lane) winner of 10 races and close to $300,000. The grand dam the Umatilla mare Act Of Devotion only left three progeny including  Pardees (by Rubiton) dam of a two times stakes winner in Pardoe (by Red Dazzler) who picked up nearly $175,000 during his career before heading to Hong Kong where he raced as God Of Dragon with two wins and four seconds from 32 starts. Interestingly this season has been his best in Hong Kong and he continues to race well there. Another Award continued his promising run with a close third in the listed Oaklands Plate and looks to have a promising career ahead of him.

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SAROA Owner of the Month Warren Fargher talks to the guys on the Punters Club about his involvement in racing and about his late trainer Rodney Irons https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/200620-SAROA-interview.mp3 Our Owner of the Month award for May is Warren Fargher part owner of No Parole. The award is in part a recognition of his trainer Rodney Irons who passed away soon after the win. Warren Fargher owns and runs the time honoured Wirrealpa Station in the Flinders Ranges at Blinman. South Australian racing has a long tradition of our outback station proprietors being involved in race horse ownership. No Parole is a 5 year old bay gelding by Star Witness from Darsharna (by Fastnet Rock); currently he has won 4 of 14 starts and amassed $46,000. He started his career in Victoria with Darren Weir where he raced six times for a maiden win at Kyneton. Since coming to South Australia he has been able to pick up another three wins, all at his Port Augusta home track. The dam has produced No Parole as her best to race so far, but her daughter Just A Dame (by Show a Heart) has an interesting record having raced 37 times for a solitary win combined with 6 seconds and 7 thirds. She started her career in WA before transferring coincidentally to Darren Weir for just one start and then to Todd Payne where she won her first start for the new stable at Grafton. Clearly the new owners have since learnt how frustrating horse racing can be. The granddam Desert Ibis was by Desert Prince, she had only one start with no success and she has produced Agadir (by Bernadini) winner of over $130,000. The third dam Egyptian Ibis (by Straight Strike) is the dam of 4 times stakes winner Desert Eagle (by Hurricane Sky) who won at Group 1 level in the VRC Emirates Stakes and three Group 1’s in Hong Kong where he raced as Grand Delight. Veteran trainer Rodney Irons put the finishing touches on No Parole and was a stalwart of racing in the north of the state. In recent years he has only had one or two horses in work with Rugged Angel being his last winner prior to No Parole. Warren Fargher was also involved in her ownership. Vale Rodney Irons and good luck to the connections of No Parole.

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Richard confirms the advice he mentioned last week that TRSA Equine Welfare Officer John Cornell will be given inspection powers similar to those of an RSPCA inspector. This is a first for Australia with SA leading the way with a meaningful initiative for Equine welfare. Richard and the boys on the Punters Club also discuss the great service provided by Terry Hann at Atkins Photography. See photo above of Karl Zechner on Angaston. https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/200613-SAROA-interview.mp3  

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Richard gives listeners to the Punters’ Club more information on The Rise Relief Centre and Bryan Littlely https://saroa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/300530-SAROA-interview.mp3   Richard notes that Bryan is looking for a good quality horse float either on loan or to purchase. The float needs to be in reasonable condition as Bryan travels quite a distance with this horses. Bryan can be contacted on 0419405706 or via The Rise Relief Centre Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/The-Rise-Relief-Centre-843728679008246/

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