Travis Doudle is SAROA Owner of the Month for May courtesy of Not Usual Glorious and Jauguary
We spoke to Travis to get some background on the two horses.
Not Usual Glorious has an unusual name and a somewhat unusual start to his career. Bred in Victoria he was bought to race in New Zealand where he was able to win at Avon and Matamata. Travis was able to pick him up to race in SA with the winter wet tracks in mind. That seems to have been a great move as the Fiorente gelding has won three in a row in Adelaide and has already picked up $75,000 for his new owners. With the winter staying races coming up there are high hopes that he will continue to race well.
As mentioned Not Usual Glorious is by Fiorente out of the Hold That Tiger mare Temper Tantrum. The dam was a stakes winner successful in the Strutt Stakes in Tasmania, in total she won 3 races and a touch less than $100,000, aside from Not Usual Glorious she has not as yet produced anything else of merit.
The granddam is the Grand Lodge mare Disco Bickie who apart from her stakes winning daughter Temper Tantrum is the dam of three others without much success. Her dam Catherine Mary (by Famous Star) also produced a stakes winner of two Group 3 races in Shelbourne Lass (by Brocco) who in turn produced the Group 3 winner Elusive Touch (by Elusive Quality) as well as Rocknet (by Fastnet Rock) and Further (by More Than Ready) dam of recent listed winning Sepoy mare Anjana.
Travis told us the story with Jaguary which is an equally interesting one, he burst on the scene for Travis after being purchased again from New Zealand. He was a lightly raced maiden when he arrived here but won at his first start in his new home and racked up three wins from his first four runs here. In fact, his first eight starts here yielded 4 wins and three seconds with including a second and a fourth across the border.
As we all know racing can be a roller coaster ride and unfortunately Jag picked up a virus and struggled for to recapture his best form at his next two preps. Things have changed this time in though, with three starts for two strong wins, he has to date amassed $193,000 in stakes.
Jaguary is by Niagara out of the Spartacus mare Guipure who has produced two others by Niagara and both have come to Australia in Tuakana who has had one start with Travis’s stable and Brother’s Shadow who is owned by Travis’s mother and has won two from three as a two-year-old. The grand dam is the Blue Razor mare Delph.
Since winning the award in May the two horses have gone on to more success with at the time of writing two more wins for Not Usual Glorious and one for Jaguary and both are due to race again quite soon.