WA Group winner from top fillies’ family 

By Peter Wharton 

Jumpingjackmac (Mach Three) a multiple Group winner at Gloucester Park and regarded as one of the best four-year-olds in Western Australia at present, is a member of a family which has distinguished itself by the number of fine female pacers it has produced. 

From 34 starts, he has won 16 and has been nine times placed for $288,754 in stakes.

Jumpingjackmac – Photo Credit | Hamilton Content Creators

Bred by successful Invercargill horseman Clark Barron and Eric Parr, trading as the Miracle Lodge Syndicate, Jumpingjackmac was knocked down for $36,000 at the NZB National Yearling Sale at Christchurch in 2019. 

He qualified as a two-year-old at Rangiora before being sold unraced to clients of champion WA trainer Gary Hall Senior. 

Barron trained both Jumpingjackmac’s dam, Jumpforjoy (by Bettor’s Delight), and his grand-dam, Joyfulbelle (by Road Machine). 

Both were bred by Mosgiel breeder the late Alex McDonald (of Lento fame) and were smart racemares in their own right. 

Joyfulbelle totted up eight wins including the Wyndham Cup and the Robin Dundee Crown at Invercargill, while Jumpforjoy numbered the Group 2 Southland Oaks among her seven successes. 

“Jumpforjoy was a bit unlucky as she had to mix it with the top fillies Carabella and Bettor Cover Lover,” Clark said. 

Besides Jumpforjoy, Joyfulbelle left two high class racemares in Bettor Joy (1:50.2), a winner of 17 races and $613,164 including the Delightful Lady Classic, Ladyship Stakes and Yearling Sales 3YO Series, and Joyfuljoy (1:51.6), a winner of 17 races and $480,442 including the Sires Stakes’ Championship and Harness Jewels at three. Joyfuljoy is now being bred from successfully in NSW. 

Others from Joyfulbelle included the exported Vergeofgreatness (1:52.8), Joyfuldolly (1:56.5), Firstjoy (1:58.7), Alexsjoy (1:59.6), Fullofjoy (2:01.2), dam of the Waikato Cup winner Rough And Ready 1:54.8 ($111,966), and the unraced Pride N Joy, who became the dam of the dual WA Diamond Classic winner Majorpride 1:58 ($139,245), Rollyourown (1:57) and the Australian winners Sportingjoy (1:56.2) and Giftofjoy (1:58.3). 

 Jumpinjackmac ranks as a half-brother to Allaboutjoy (1:56.4), Feelthejoy (1:57.3), who has won twice, and to the Somebeachsomewhere mare Somejoy (1:53.2), a winner of eight races and now being bred from by Barron. 

To bring Jumpforjoy’s breeding record up-to-date, she has a rising two-year-old filly by Art Major named Jumpingjoy, who has had three preparations and is now spelling, a yearling colt by Captain Crunch called Numbercruncher and she is due to foal to Always B Miki and is booked to him again.