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Published by in News · 3 August 2018
Falcon Seelster, remarkably, is still siring 2YO winners seven years after his death, aged 30, in 2011.
The former top Nevele R sire was represented by upset winner, The Money Ball, a nearly 24-to-one winner of the opener at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Tuesday, July 31.
The Money Ball, trained by Stephen Cini, was eased five back on the outer from the five gate but picked up in his rivals at the business end, winning by half a neck in a 1:58.5 rate for the 1660m.
Driven by Dannielle McMullen, The Money Ball had run three fourths in his previous eight outings.
He's a gelded son of Falcon Seelster and Seyah Tess, by Die Laughing.
Bromac Lodge is still offering the last remaining semen straws from Falcon Seelster, the sire in NZ and Australia alone of over $31 million and 27 $100,000-plus performers.
Falcon Seelster, the sire of champion performers such as former Interdominion and Hunter Cup champ Elsu (1:53.6 & $2 million), top USA performer and sire McArdle (p3, 1:49 & $2.6 million), and North American mare Shady Daisy (1:51 & $1.8 million).
His grandson, Tintin In America (by McArdle), a top track performer himself for the Geoff Small stable, is now the sire of the Shartin (1:48.8), USA's top overall aged earner for the year.
The NZ-bred mare Shartin (Tintin In America-Bagdarin, from the family of former NSW Miracle Mile winner Locarno), is a winner of $590,040 from 12 wins in 16 USA starts in 2018.  
Falcon Seelster also featured on Tuesday's Albion Park card by siring claiming pace winner Montana Falcon, a nine-year-old from Penscroft, who rated 1:56.4 (1660m) for the Darrel Graham stable for his 38th career win, taking his earnings to $276,647.
The 'Falcon' influence also chimed in at Redcliffe, Queensland, on Thursday, leaving Vanto Hanover, a 5YO Falcon Seelster mare, who won in a 2:01.2 rate (2040m), in a Knights and Dames Final, for her eighth win in 28 starts.
'Falcon' also had a damsire win on the Redcliffe Thursday programme with 3YO gelding Courageous Leo, from a useful Falcon Seelster mare in Estella Rose, who won his ninth race from 24 starts in a 1:57.9 rate (2040m).
The Warm Breeze sire had another top damsire success at Melton last Saturday when Luvyoubabe, a 3YO Mach Three filly from Shesallyank (by Falcon Seelster), won the $20,000 TAB Multiplier 3YO Classic in a fast 1:53.5 rate for the 1720m.
On the NZ front, 'Falcon' popped up again as the damsire of last Friday's short-priced Auckland winner Madam Connoistre, a 3YO Bettor's Delight filly from Cyclone Annie (by Falcon Seelster), and Thursday Cambridge winner Jenora, a 4YO Mister Big mare from Speedy Falcon, who notched her second career win.

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