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Lemon Soda

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XX, born: 1977-04, hight: XX cm, weight: XX kg

Soda was whelped in April 1977 and began her racing career as Lemonade Lucy. By the time she was entered in the Mc Elligotts Kingdom Puppy Derby, she already had been eliminated from the Irish Laurels and had won her first open in 29.85 at Cork at 17 months old.
She won the fastest first round heat of the McElligotts in 29.74. She was third in the next round and the semis but down the field in  final won by Knockeen Mint.
She bounced back in her following race with a 29.25 win at Cork, the track record was then 29.10. She won again in 29.35 over the same trip but found the more experienced Killaclug Jet two lengths too good for her in the Ģ800 Bookmakers Stakes.
Soda was laid off for the winter and joined Tom Johnston at Wembley. Her first race was in the qualifiers for the 1979 English Derby. She ran second to Tread Fast but then went out in a heat won by kennel mate Kilmagoura Mist. She went lame in her following race at Wembley.
In a comeback trial for new handler Jim Morgan. Soda broke a hock and was retired.

Her first litter to Time Up Please produced Soda Time, a 29.34 winner at Wmbley who also won a heat of the Sovereign Stakes. The second, whelped in Oct 1981 was two dogs and five bitches to Sand Man. It included Soda Fountain, Moygara Soda, and outstanding broods Soda Fizz (dam of Marks Brilliant) and Soda Pop. The last named, who reached a Gold Collar final and scored may excellent open race wins at Wembley, was reckoned by her breeder to be the fastest daughter thrown by Lemon Soda.
Her following litter of eight dogs and one bitch were by Irish Derby winner Bold Work. The bunch included Curryhills Fox (TR 435yds Dunmore), Curryhills Brute (at stud in Australia), Skelligs Tiger (TR 438m Portsmouth) and Fizzy Lemon (dam of Belvedere Tiger, French Breton).
A second Sand Man litter were born in September 1983. The dogs were Curryhills Soda (Midland St Leger finalist), Hot Suce Hound and Hot Sauce Soda (open winners for Adam Jackson) plus Curryhills Lemon sire of Pineapple Lemon). The bitches were: Curryhills Fizz, Curryhills Popsy (dam of Curryhills Brock &  Moygara Kiwi - grand dam of Home Truths), Fairy Lawn (dam of Alans Judy, Mals Boy) and Racewell Chick (dam of Bay Road Jill).
In Jul 1984 Soda produced si to Gambling Fever. Among them was Princess Alucard (dam of Letīs All Boogie) and Irish St Leger finalist Vessington Soda. There then follow3d a Cannon Mr bunch and in April 1987, a final litter by Fluff that included Lemon Fluff (Midland Cesarewitch finalist) and Miss Fussy (dam of Winsor Abbey).

Three of Lemon Sodaīs comrades qualified for the Clonmel Coursing Festival, Rhincrew Rover, Greenfield House and Irenes Chick. Greenfield Chick later threw Greenfield Madam, Jackswood Girl, Mollifred Rule and Lins Chick (dam of Glen Park Dancer and Dutch Delight). Irenes Chick threw Irenes Whisper (dam of Seafield Quest) Dighom, Latchstring (dam of Trafalgar Cup winner Claymor Spot) and Kisco (dam of Sabin Du Loire).

Updated: 2000-02-10