One aspect of Saturday night’s magnificent Night of Stars meeting at Shelbourne that was overlooked was the fantastic double for the brood bitch Dundooan Diva as two of her produce, from different litters, raced to glory.
Dundooan Diva’s GOLDEN WEEKEND.
First up was Razldazl Marilyn as she won the Track Bookmakers 850 in brilliant fashion. She is a member of Dundooan Diva’s litter by Kinloch Brae which was whelped in December ’09. It was to be Marilyn’s last race and she is now retired.
Dolores Ruth reported yesterday that “she is here on the couch at the moment”. She is due to come in season around Christmas and will then commence the second stage of what has been a quite amazing career.
Two races later on Saturday night Airlie Dazzler won the Shaneboy Spencer 750 for the delighted Dazzlers Syndicate and the is a member of Dundooan Diva’s July ’11 by Hometown Boy. There will be no retirement for this chappie and one suspects he will have a busy 2014 with the Ladbrokes 600 likely to figure in his early campaign.
But the Dundooan Diva weekend took on a totally different dimension on Monday when she whelped a litter of three dogs and two bitches to her kennel companion Razldazl Jayfkay. Dolores reports the pups and their mother are in great form. They will be well minded, you can be sure!
Diva was certainly the big name at Saturday’s meeting as two of the other winners on the twelve race card were daughters of Divas! The Ted Hegarty 575 was won by Skywalker Legend, a son of Ace Hi Rumble and Dalcash Diva, while Comerford Cakes heat winner Blenhiem Tricks is a son of Christmas Box and Blenhiem Diva.