The Greyhound

KensaKensa was purchased for Race A Chaser Syndications at the Richmond Puppy Auctions in 2014 from the acclaimed breeders Dennis and Anne Barnes and is a daughter of Spring Gun and Little Bit Fancy.

Kensa’s damline is littered with top class performers including Fancy Will (WON 2011 Group 1 Paws of Thunder), Fancy Dean (finalist 2012 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg), Fancy Jill (won 2013 Group 1 NZ Oaks), Mucho Client (finalist 2012 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic) and Fancy Liza (won 2013 Group 1 Association Cup), Fancy Mandy (finalist 2010 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg), Fancy Penny (Richmond 41.85 TR) and Tonight Tonight (finalist 2014 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic).

Due to her purchase through the Richmond Puppy Auction, Kensa is eligible for the 2016 Richmond Puppy Auction race series . The series is only open to greyhounds who were entered in the 2014 Richmond Puppy Auction and comprises a $100,000 to the winner race in May 2016 over 535m, as well as two other feature races over 400m and 618m.

Kensa broke in sensationally at Cudal, which is run by Dennis and Anne Barnes, and has been in pre-training in the Hunter Valley since September 2015. During that time she has continued to learn and improve and we are confident that she will develop into a talented TAB class greyhound.

Kensa, whose kennel name is Coco; had her first official run on a racetrack on February 18, 2016, when she stepped out in a performance trial over 400m at Gosford.

Kensa showed plenty of potential in that run, working hard to find the front around the outside of another greyhound and holding on to win by three quarters of a length. Kensa clocked 23.19 over the track and trip which would have won four of the six races over the distance that day.

We are confident that Kensa will continue to improve off that run and will mature into a very nice race bitch, another positive being she has plenty of time on her side to do so as she does not turn two until May 2016.

Kensa is currently being trained by Michael and Jodie Manuel in the Hunter Valley, NSW.

By purchasing a racing share in Kensa, you also guarantee a share in her future breeding career. With such impeccable bloodlines, she could prove to be invaluable when the time comes to head to the breeding barn.

The Syndicate

The official registered owner of Coco is the Race A Chaser Coco Syndicate. The syndicate has a total of 20 shares available for syndication.

The Syndicate Manager for Coco is Tatum Osborne Young who has a great deal of experience within the greyhound racing industry and is the manager of several other successful syndicates across Australia.

The price per share will be $2,750 including GST. The cost per share may increase or decrease as Coco’s market value increases or decreases throughout her race and breeding career.

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Race Name Kensa
Kennel Name Coco
Sire Spring Gun
Dam Little Bit Fancy
Whelped 12th May 2014
Colour Black
Sex Bitch
Record 56st: 7-11-8
Prizemoney $12,188
Trainer Ray & Susan Pitstock
Status Breeding
Race Eligibilty 2016 Richmond Puppy Auction Race Series
Shares All Sold
PDS Coco Syndicate PDS

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Race A Chaser Coco Syndicate Members

Tatum Osborne Young Syndicate Manager
Kevin Pitstock Racing Manager
Kat Ernst Communications Manager
Kelly Nichol
Tayler Masson

The Sire

Spring Gun is a son of the great Bombastic Shiraz (Black Shiraz x Bombastic Blonde) out of Ready For Rain (Big Daddy Cool x Ready To Rise). Spring Gun was trained in NSW by Christine Oldfield and was whelped in June 2009. The red fawn speedster won 18 of his 27 starts with one second and one third, his best win coming in the 2011 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic over 520m at Wentworth Park.

Since retiring to stud, Spring Gun has sired countless quality chasers including Spring Leaf (2nd 2015 Group 1 National Futurity), Armed And Ready (finalist 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup), Gun Mcbain (1st 2015 Group 3 Gawler Cup), Targaryen (2nd 2015 Group 2 Launching Pad), Spring Bonanza (finalist 2015 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic) and Magic Spring (won 2016 Group 1 National Derby, Maitland 450m 24.74 TR).

The Dam

Little Bit Fancy is an exceptionally bred blue bitch which had 22 starts for eight wins, four seconds and two thirds including a 29.61 victory at Sandown Park and a 17.16 track record performance at Coonamble over 301 metres.

Little Bit Fancy has had two litters (including her Spring Gun litter) so far, her first litter being a 2013 mating to Head Bound which produced nine pups. Every pup from the first litter has won races, her most notable offspring being Amelia Christa, Fancy Dancer, Fixate, Little Bit Slick and Upstate Fancy.

The Grand Dam

Little Bit Fancy is a daughter of super sire Where’s Pedro out of prolific producer Sweet Fancy. Sweet Fancy is a daughter of Collision and Miss Fancy and took out the 2007 Group 3 Richmond Oaks final.

Her litter to Where’s Pedro also produced 2011 Group 1 Paws of Thunder winner Fancy Will and 2012 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg finalist Fancy Dean. Sweet Fancy also produced Fancy Liza, the winner of the 2013 Group 1 Association Cup, in her 2010 mating to Brett Lee.

The Trials

Won – Gosford PT – 18/2/2016 – 23.19 (400m)

The Races

1st – The Gardens 400m Maiden – 22.68 Best 12/3/2016

1st – The Gardens 400m 5th Grade – 23.03 Best 18/3/2016

5th – Richmond 400m 5th Grade – 22.66 Best 26/3/2016

The Pedigree

Coco Spring Gun Bombastic Shiraz Black Shiraz
Bombastic Blonde
Ready For Rain Big Daddy Cool
Ready To Rise
Little Bit Fancy Where’s Pedro Brett Lee
Elusive Rebel
Sweet Fancy Collision
Miss Fancy

The Race Form

Place Box Track Dist Grade Date Odds 1st/2nd Pos 1st Sect Time Weight Margin
1st 1 The Gardens 400m Maiden 12/3/16 $1.70 Marlow Miss 111 10.98 22.68 25.7 7 3/4
1st 2 The Gardens 400m 5th Grade 18/3/16 $1.50 Scary Mary 211 11.20 23.03 26.0 Head
5th 7 Richmond 400m 5th Grade 26/3/16 $6.60 Monsignor Ace 865 8.73 22.66 25.8 7

The Photos


Kensa wining on debut at The Gardens in best of night 22.68
Photo courtesy: Steve Whalland Race Images – 0415146721