Fawn, born: 1974-06, hight: XX cm, weight: 26 kg
June 1974 whelp, broke a shoulder at eleven months old and only many hours under the care
of an acupuncturist and patience of the late Barney O´Connor saved her career.
Moth was two years and one month old
when she won her first open, a heat of the Circuit in 29.49.
The 26 kilo fawn then had a false heat
which messed around her racing for the next three months. She was beaten by Mutts Silver
on her return but soon won another five in a row. She beat Gaily Noble in 29.34 at
Wembley. She then won her first two rounds of the Pall Mall and extraordinarily then
contested a graded race at Walthamstow between semis and final. She won the graded race
but the 5-4 favorite was beaten by half brother Greenfield Fox in the final.
The early paced fawn returned in graded company but then won the Norton Canes Champion Bitch Stake. Her next four races were at Hackney over 304 m, the Ladbroke Golden Sprint. En route to the final she beat crack sprinters Pepe Joe and Saucy Buck in 18.34, 18.29 and 18.13. She won the final at 4-6F in 18.57. Moth then returned to Harringay for her second Pall Mall attempt. She was beaten only once, in the semis by Wired To Moon, but won the final in 28.30. In June she won the Midland Sprint at Willenhall. Her final competition was the 1978 Silver Salver over 277 at Southend. She reached the final unbeaten but finished second to Superior Champ. She was just turned four.
Moth´s first litter (Nov 1978) were to
Tain Mor. The best was Over The River (won Silver Collar, runner-up Select Stakes). His
comrades included open racers Ballinderry Fitz (disq) and Ballinderry Hawk and brood
Moth´s City Major litter (Jul 1982) featured Westpark City (TR 525 Derry) and Midlands open racer Ballinderry Man. Her Calandra Champ´s (Nov 1983) were nothing special, though the Linda´s Champion repeat (Mar 1983) certainly were. They were followed by five bitches to Hurry On Bran (Jul 1984) and they included Ballinderry Gold (dam of Balivalican). Finally there was the Sand Man litter that featured Ballinderry Sand, dam of Ballinderry Ash, Parquet Pet etc.
Ballinderry Moth´s comrades included That´s The Style and Flying Lady, dam of Brilliant Chimes, Woodland Chimes, Ballyderg Fox, Tra Na Berry, Lee View Lady (dam of Ballygroman Jim) and Ballyderg Moth. That´s The Style´s best known offspring was Jebb Rambler.