AS ONE Inter Dominion champion is about to head into his first commercial season at stud, another stallion is showing the qualities which saw him capture the industry’s premier event.
Having already served a small book of mares for trainer Kevin Pizzuto, 2018 Inter Dominion Tiger Tara will ‘go public’ during the pending breeding season.
Connections of the popular pacer hope he can take his prowess into the breeding barn just as Mr Feelgood has.
Already a successful commercial sire, Mr Feelgood is in the kind of ‘form’ it took to win the Inter Dominion.
Trained by Tim Butt and driven by his brother Anthony, Mr Feelgood secured the time honoured series in 2009.
A multiple Group One winner in Australia, Mr Feelgood also captured some of the northern hemisphere’s premier events such as the gruelling Little Brown Jug.
Mr Feelgood remains the only standardbred to win both majors – a feat unlikely to be repeated.
Standing at Queensland’s Egmont Park, Mr Feelgood is enjoying a stellar season with his progeny, including a tremendous purple patch during the past fortnight.
Since siring the first four winners on the card at Albion Park on May 2, Mr Feelgood’s stock have won 23 races, including a treble in Redcliffe tonight.
Two of Mr Feelgood’s latest winners – Gretels Girl and Voodoo Fella – are three-year-olds, which extends his lead in the state premiership for the age bracket.
Ark Me, a four-year-old mare, is Mr Feelgood’s other winner for the evening.
Along with topping the three-year-old list, Mr Feelgood is third on the overall sires’ list in the Sunshine State and in the top 10 for all-aged and three-year-old winners Australia-wide.