Roger Clark, Australian Breeding
Talking Australian Breeding with Roger Clark (# 1)
Three In One
Never too old to learn is the subject of this first Talking Australian Breeding for the Greyhound-Data Newsletter.
When processing the last week’s Victorian Litter Registrations List, I investigated what I thought was an error with the
brood bitch Honey Entity (January 2007 Spiral Nikita* x Crystal Entity) whose dam is by Just The Best x Graceful Affair
(Bogenfel x Steel Mistress) appearing on the list with three litters by three different sires, registered by Longwood
breeder Maureen Barry.
The resultant pups are in fact all from the same litter, with the brood bitch having been inseminated with semen from
three different sires, under the little known recently amended Rule 128A – Multiple sired litters.
Trying to simplify the explanation, which came to me through help from GRV’s Margaret Conlin, with further assistance
from GOTBA President and prominent respected breeding authority Geoff Collins, the sires of the pups are determined
after birth by DNA analysis, which showed that from the litter of 8 pups born, 4 dogs and 2 bitches were sired by Royal
Assassin, 1 dog by Meticulous, and 1 bitch by Puzzle Prize.
Honey Entity has one named offspring on file, Honey’s Enforcer, from a January 2009 litter by Black Enforcer, so good
luck with this latest litter Maureen, which gave me a bit of extra work to do, but improved my knowledge of the rule book,
thanks again to Margaret Conlin, and Geoff Collins.
Some Information about Roger
Roger Clark has been an independent greyhound journalist and breeding statistician for more than 39 years with his first
writings appeared in the now defunct Greyhound Weekly back in 1973.
He wrote for the Greyhound Weekly for it’s entire 25 years existence, and at the time of it’s closure in 1998 was the only
original writer still contributing, and during the 25 years he had also written a small column in Australia’s largest rural
newspaper, The Weekly Times for 13 years, and his original Victorian Metropolitan Sires & Brood Bitch lists also appeared
regular in the then Greyhound Racing Control Board publication The Adviser for many years, under the chairmanship of
the late great race caller Bill Collins.
After the closure of Greyhound Weekly in 1998 Roger moved his Talking Breeding column to National Greyhound Form
where it appeared for more than ten years, until he moved it to The Greyhound Recorder almost four years ago, and his
weekly Talking Breeding column can be read every Thursday.
Roger can be contacted with newsy items at