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03/07/02 Jetball's Daughter Shines at Ipswich
jetball.jpg (8313 bytes)Belle Ball, the well performed daughter of the former racetrack sensation Jetball, has again displayed her above average ability by winning the $75,500 McDonald's Classic Fillies & Mares Trophy at Ipswich on Saturday.

Prepared by leading Melbourne based trainer Russell Cameron, Belle Ball has always shown above average ability throughout her career. She is the now the winner of over $240,000 in stakes.

On Saturday despite lugging 57 kilograms iver the 1350 metre trip she proved too strong for the last start winner Kavorka and the handy mare Feelers.

Belle Ball is just another one of the promising gallopers by the now Victorian based sire Jetball.

Carrying the famous Bhima colours owned by Geoff and Beryl White, Jetball was a sizzling galloper.

As a two and three-year-old the gorgeous son of Marscay raced against the country's best gallopers in most of the feature events.

In his first season on the track Jetball won three of his seven starts including the Group Two Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill and the listed Canonbury Stakes at Randwick.

As a three-year-old Jetball was crowned the co-champion Australasian Sprinter of his age. His win in the AJC The Galaxy at Group One level was the highlight of his four win season.

After an illustrious career Jetball was retired to stud with the enviable record of seven wins, three seconds and five thirds from 19 starts. He earned connections nearly half a million dollars.

At stud Jetball has proven he is more than just one of the fastest sprinters seen in Australasia. Standing for much of his career in New Zealand before relocating to Eliza Park in 2001, he is one of the most promising siring prospects in the country.

From just a handful of crops he is already the sire of a number of star gallopers throughout the region including this season's New Zealand Filly of the Year, Vapour Trail.

Jetball's son Global News is one of the best juveniles South Africa has seen in recent years. Four of his five wins to date have come in Group races with his best win coming in the Group One South African Nursery Plate.

Vapour Trail isn't the only New Zealand Filly of the Year sired by Jetball. His multiple Group winning daughter Sarwatch was also given the honour a couple of years ago.

Jetball will be standing his second Australian season at Victoria's most progressive stud, Eliza Park in 2002.

The attractive chestnut full brother to Marwina is standing at a fee of just $8,000 (inc. GST).

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