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
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.