After having covered 60 mares in 7 years, producing 27 live foals, 8 named horses and 3 runners, a now deceased Victorian sire finally has a winner!
Yes, Without A Pop became the first winner for Group 1 placed sire Big Poppa Pump.
The five year-old mare won the Connolly Williams Memorial Maiden (1400m) at King Island on Saturday, 28th November for local trainer Robert Keys. She was racing first-up after a midfield finish at Mildura in July (when under the guidance of Hamilton trainer Ron Daniel).
Without A Pop (5m Big Poppa Pump – Without A Mill by Kingston Mill) was bred by Hamilton based Maggie Cumming of Carin Park Stud and is a younger half-sister to Mornin’ Sam (Musee D’Orsay) who has won races at Morphettville (3) and Gawler (2).
Big Poppa Pump (Charnwood Forest) was trained by Denis Daffy at Camperdown for wins at Sandown and Moonee Valley as well as finishing runner-up to Barely A Moment in the 2004 Group 1 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
“He stood at Carin Park and then transferred to Glenormiston College (as part of its equine educational offering),” Daffy recalled.
“When they closed the College he moved to a property up at St Arnaud, but died from a snake bite about twelve months ago.
“Big Poppa Pump was a beautiful looking individual and could have won awards at the Royal Melbourne Show.
“I have a half-dozen untried young horses by him. They’re magnificent types but I’m getting on and can’t look after all of them. I would be happy to hear from anyone wanting to make an offer or to come down for an inspection.”
For further information, Daffy can be contacted on 03 5593 2064 or 0418 518 620.