NEW SOUTH WALES (GB) 1961

NEW SOUTH WALES (GB) 1961

NEW SOUTH WALES (GB) 1961, a bay colt by ABERNANT (GB) out of ALOR STAR (GB) by ALYCIDON (GB), imported by Mr. Godfrey Gird in 1965 for his Wittehart Stud situated in Beaufort West.

He was by far the best of 8 sons of ABERNANT (GB) at stud in South Africa.

His great looks and tremendous quality seemed to pass on seamlessly to his impressive 2yo winners that came from his first crop foaled in 1966.   Wins came from the colts GAMESOME, GIDEON (won the JG Hollis Memorial), GREEN COUNTRY, GREEN OPAL (won the Joseph Dorfman Memorial) and the filly GAZANIA.  As a result he finished in 8th position on the SIRES OF WINNING TWO YEAR OLDS for the 1968/69 season.  He went on to win this 2yo championship title on two occasions (1975/76 & 1976/77).

At stud in South Africa for 12 seasons, NEW SOUTH WALES won the Champion Sire Of Winners title twice (1975/76 & 1976/77).  He was also the runner up 4 times, once to HIGH VELDT and three times to PERSIAN WONDER.

The daughters of NEW SOUTH WALES did extremely well as broodmares.  MASHKA produced the 1993 July Handicap winner DANCING DUEL (by DANCING CHAMP) and his full sister, the wonderful race filly / mare OLYMPIC DUEL, a 12 time winner (including 7 Group 1 wins).  His daughter WILD ASH (a 7 time winner, including the 1978 Cape Fillies Guineas) produced the 1985 Cape Met winner WILD WEST (by ROLAND GARDENS).  MILDENHALL, his 17 time winning daughter, produced THE RUTLAND ARMS (by ROYAL PREROGATIVE), who won 11 races, including the 1983 John Skeaping Trophy (Group 2) and the 1984 Sun International (Summer Cup) (Group 1).

His principal winners were as follows:

(COLTS)

  • GAMESOME 6 wins in South Africa and 1 win in Rhodesia (1969 Rhodesian Derby).
  • GIDEON 8 wins, 1968 JG Hollis Memorial (Futurity), 1970 King’s Cup, 1971 Michaelmas Handicap.
  • GREEN COUNTRY 10 wins, 1970 Germiston Cup.
  • GREEN OPAL 9 wins, 1968 Joseph Dorfman Memorial Stakes, 1970 Golden Spur (Gilbeys).
  • HAPPY EVENING 8 wins, 1972 Clairwood Christmas Handicap.
  • HINDU STAR 9 wins, 1971 Heresford Breeders Handicap, 1971 Johannesburg Winter Handicap.
  • IN FULL FLIGHT 16 wins, 1970 Easter Bonnet Nursery Stakes, 1971 Summerveld Free Handicap, 1971 Jockeys International (Bull Brand), 1971 Cape Of Good Hope Guineas, 1971 Queen’s Plate, 1971 Concord Stakes, 1971 Newbury Stakes, 1971 Rothmans July Handicap, 1971 Woolavington Cup WFA, 1972 Champion Stakes (WFA), 1972 Somerset Plate, 1971 South African Guineas, 1972 Metropolitan Stakes (Benson & Hedges).
  • KENTFORD 10 wins, 1974 Clairwood Christmas Handicap, 1974 Clairwood Winter Handicap, 1975 Easter Handicap (Natal).
  • BEN JIM 9 wins, 1975 Seaton Cup Handicap, 1975 Ascot Summer Sprint.
  • CHUTNEY 10 wins
  • LOOKING UP 12 wins, 1976 Durban Merchants Handicap.
  • PROMONTORY 9 wins, 1975 Bull Brand Trial Handicap.
  • THE ELIMINATOR 11 wins, 1976 WC Starke Handicap, 1978 Diadem Stakes.
  • LUCKY LAD 9 wins, 1975 Durban Nursery Stakes, 1975 Breeders Challenge Stakes, 1978 Cape Trial Handicap.
  • MAIN BRACE 10 wins, 1975 Boland Breeders Stakes, 1976 Spring Festival Handicap, 1977 Frank Ward-Smith Handicap.
  • NOON FLIGHT 9 wins, 1978 Johannesburg Autumn Handicap.
  • TRIBESMAN 7 wins, 1976 SA Derby, 1977 Black & White Gold Bowl.
  • CAVALRY KING 8 wins, 1977 Clairwood Free Handicap, 1977 Chairman’s Cup (Scottsville), 1978 Kruger Day Handicap.
  • OVER THE AIR 19 wins, 1976 Hollis Trial Stakes, 1976 Summerveld Stakes, 1977 Green Point Stakes, 1978 Ascot Summer Sprint, 1978 Clairwood Champion Stakes (Administrators), 1978 Rothmans July Handicap, 1979 Diadem Stakes, 1979 Somerset Plate, 1979 Queen’s Plate, 1979 Drill Hall Stakes, 1979 Clairwood Champion Stakes (Administrators), 1980 Champion Stakes (WFA), 1980 Hawaii Stakes, 1980 Somerset Plate, 1980 Clairwood Champion Stakes (Administrators).
  • SUPER LEGEND 11 wins, 1980 Hennessy Grand Prix.
  • WAGGA WAGGA 7 wins, 1976 Allen Robertson Memorial Plate, 1976 SA Nursery Plate, 1977 Benoni Guineas.
  • HARCROFT 10 wins.
  • WAIKATO 9 wins, 1980 King’s Cup, 1980 In Full Flight Stakes (1600m).
  • LAGIN 7 wins, 1979 John Skeaping Trophy, 1979 Racecourse Bookmakers Handicap (Germiston), 1979 The Dingaans, Germiston November Handicap.

(FILLIES)

  • GAZANIA 10 wins, 1971 New Year Stakes, 1970 2nd Scott Bros Fillies Stakes, 1968 4th Breeders Champion Fillies Stakes.
  • HALLOWEEN 9 wins, 1971 Gosforth Park Fillies & Mares Stakes (WFA), 1971 4th Sarie Marais Stakes.
  • JUSTINE 13 wins, 1972 Sarie Marais Stakes, 1973 National Sprint, 1973 Sarie Marais Stakes, 1974 Poinsettia Stakes, 1974 2nd Clairwood Merchants Handicap, 1973 3rd Concord Stakes, 1973 3rd Golden Spur (Gilbeys), 1974 4th Stewards Cup (Greyville).
  • KENDAL GREEN 6 wins, 1973 Cape Fillies Guineas (Benson & Hedges), 1973 2nd Diana Stakes, 1973 2nd Majorca Stakes (WFA), 1972 4th WP Fillies Nursery, 1972 4th Cape Fillies Nursery.
  • GREEN PASTURES 8 wins South Africa & 4 wins Rhodesia, 1974 Owners & Trainers Nursery Stakes, 1975 Bookmakers Fillies Classic, 1975 Rhodesian Guineas, 1975 Rhodesian Oaks.
  • MILDENHALL 17 wins, 1975 Flamboyant Stakes, 1975 Poinsettia Stakes, 1975 Rupert Ellis Brown Plate, 1975 Natal Fillies Sprint, 1976 Poinsettia Stakes, 1976 Natal Fillies Sprint, 1976 Tibouchina Stakes.
  • MISS JOHNSON 7 wins.
  • MY SWALLOW 7 wins.
  • TERMOLI 11 wins, 1974 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery Futurity, 1975 Frank Ward-Smith Handicap, 1975 TBA Trophy, 1976 Southern Cross Stakes (Fillies).
  • WELSH PAGEANT 5 wins, 1975 Cape Fillies Nursery, 1976 Natal Fillies Guineas, 1976 Chairman’s Cup (Scottsville).
  • OIL SPRINGS 9 wins, 1978 Southern Cross Stakes (Fillies), 1978 4th Poinsettia Stakes.
  • OYSTER BEDS 8 wins, 1977 2nd Natal Oaks.
  • WILD ASH 7 wins, 1978 Cape Fillies Guineas, 1978 Natal Fillies Guineas, 1977 4th Strelitzia Stakes.
  • WELSH ANTHEM 7 wins, 1978 WP Fillies Nursery, 1979 TBA Trophy, 1978 4th Festival Juvenile Handicap, 1978 4th Cape Fillies Nursery, 1979 4th Sceptre Stakes.

NEW SOUTH WALES is on record as having had 12 of his sons stand as stallions at stud and was the broodmare sire of a further 2 stallions at stud.

Fertility problems unfortunately brought his stud career to an end when he was just 16 years old.  A truly memorable stallion who produced 45 stakes winners from just 178 runners.  He certainly added quality not quantity to the South African Stud Book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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