All Cashed Up could be here for the long haul

By Duane Ranger

Yabby Dam Farm Principal, Pat Driscoll, says he bought the dam of first-up Alexandra Park, All Cashed Up, simply because of her American breeding – and the fact that she had Speedy Crown, who was the sire of Speedy Somali.

He also liked Kadabra as a broodmare sire.

Pat Driscoll at 2023 Victorian Harness Racing Awards
© Mark Avellino Photography

Driscoll explained that All Cashed Up’s dam – Pepperell Magic – was also related to the very good mare, Adella’s Dash (1997 Sundon – Adella Lobell mare) who won the 2001 Victorian Trotting Oaks.”

Both Pepperell Magic and Adella Lobell were out of Adella Lobell  – the 1987 two-win Speedy Somolli – Arcane Rainbow – HIckory Smoke mare, who was bred by Lana Lobell Income Partners in the United States.

Driscoll also liked the fact that All Cashed up was also closely related to the millionaire 2011 trotter, Speeding Spur (Pegasus Spur – Della’s Speed – Chiola Hanover – 1:42.8 USA). They 1:52.8 USA. shared the same grand-dam.

He was foal two (of eight) out of the 1995 Chiola Hanover four-win mare, Della’s Speed. Foal seven was the 2006 maiden Kadabra mare, Pepperell Magic – the dam of the 2011 millionaire trotter, All Cashed Up.

Adella Lobell was born in the United States on April 11, 1987. Four years later she had her first race for Waikato trainer Brian Coppins in Palmerston North (November 1991).

Adella Lobell then won two of her 14 starts in New before being retired in April 1992.

She left five foals here – the best of them foal one, the 1993 Chiola Hanover gelding Bluee, who won seven races here and several more in the United States (1:56.2).

Adella Lobell, who was the only foal out of the 1987 Speedy Somolli – Stardel Hanover (Star’s Pride) three-win mare, Arcane Rainbow, was exported to Australia on November 5, 1999.

D.M. Shammall of South Australia then bred the remainder of her foals – all except for the dam of the All Cashed Up –  Pepperell Magic.

She was bred by the estate of W.R. Mason, D. J. Mason (Northern Territory).

“It was the full USA pedigree that convinced me. I was interested in breeding full American progeny from Pepperell Magic.

“When Ready Cash’s semen became available, I wanted to introduce some French blood into the breed, and All Cashed up was the result in December 2015. He was one of my first Franco/American breeding,” Driscoll said.

“I actually crossed that sire across a lot of our mares as no-one wanted to breed Ready Cash at that time. Wow how things have changed!” he added.

He said he noticed Pepperell Magic through an agent in June 2011.

“We bred the first four foals out of the mare with Havana Magic (2013 Dream Vacation 11-win  mare) and All Cashed Up, who has now won 10 races ($146,260) for us.

“Then Pepperell Magic was one of about 14 or 15 mares we gave away at a dispersal in 2016, and the mare ended up with Trump Bloodstock in Queensland (Tallegalla ),” Driscoll said.

Pepperell Magic’s last foal was brown 2020 Up And Quick (Fr) filly named Illusory Feat.

“It’s not the first time that All Cashed Up has raced in New Zealand. We brought him over for the Jewels 3-Year-Old Ruby Trot at Addington in 2019 (June). He led early in that race and then broke around the first corner.

“That was his only start there and then he came home and won first up at Maryborough, and then we won the 3yo Breeders Crown at Melton (August) and lost it in the inquiry room. I couldn’t believe that decision, considering the breaking rules at the time, but let’s not go there,” Driscoll said.

It’s the second trotter that Driscoll’s Yabby Dam Farms has bred and raced in New Zealand after Pretty Majestic’s raid here in 2019 and 2020. That 2014 Majestic Son – Pretty Peggy Sue – Pegasus Spur 10-win ($178,9132 mare) won the Group Three Northern Trotting Stakes.

Pretty Majestic’s raced in New Zealand for 10 months from December 2019 to October 2020 and raced 11 times.

But the Michelle Wallis & Bernie Hackett trained and Todd Mitchell driven, could be here for a lot longer, especially after his win on debut from 30m behind in race four at Alexandra Park – the Lone Star R51 to R77 Trot on May 4.

Ballarat (Cardigan)-based Driscoll was impressed with the 7-year-old Ready Cash – Pepperell Magic – Kadabra gelding, who went into his Alexandra Park debut with nine wins from his 41 starts ($136,635).

“He’s a nice horse. He was also runner-up in the Victorian Derby and has also nailed two Group Twos.”

He said there were no alarm bells when he saw it was still pouring down in Auckland.

“That was one of two reasons why we sent him over to Bernie and Michelle’s. He’s had a lot of stifle problems and that’s why he took a long time off from racing (June 2021 to April 2022 and from August 2019 to March 2021).

“He doesn’t enjoy going the left-handed way around and that’s why Anton Golino send him to Auckland to race. Bernie and Michelle also train him on the beach (Karioitahi), which will prolong his career.

“As far as I’m concerned if he goes well there then he could be there for the long haul – a couple of years even. He’s been there since about October, and I applaud the trainer’s patience with him regarding his legs.

“Sure, he’s seven now, but he’s lightly raced having only had 42 starts. I think he will thrive over there,” Driscoll said.

Driscoll praised the efforts of Pepperell Magic, saying a lot the credit must go to her dam, Adella Lobell.

“I just wish I had the quality of mares back then to what we have now, and will have in the future. We are importing strong European and American female progenies here to cross with top American and European stallions.

“It’s exciting times for us, and it’s equally exciting to know that we have a nice trotter going around in New Zealand – and not left-handed,” Driscoll said.

“All Cashed Up’s schedule will be left entirely in the hands of Bernie and Michelle. I don’t like to interfere. Why would I when they are two of New Zealand’s best trainers of squaregaiters?” he added.

But to add further strength to the Adella Lobell’s breeding CV, Driscoll summarised by saying:

“Adella Lobell’s fourth foal, Adella’s Dash (1997 Sundon gelding) won 16 races and more than $100,000, including the Victorian Trotting Oaks at Moonee Valley in 2001.”

For the record: Yabby Dam Farm is a state-of-the-art Australian stable and stud complex specialising in trotters. It was established in 2015

“We aim to breed and race trotters at the highest level using modern European methods of training which have proven so successful worldwide,” Driscoll said.