Double Cat One winner Newinn Jacko has joined stud keep Mark Mayers and is settling down to a new stud career in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
The son of Laughil Duke already has an eight month old litter on the ground out of Golden Crest runner-up but as was reported here late last year, the Gaskin Greyhound Partnership were looking for a long term base to give Jacko a chance to pursue his stud career.
Mark Mayers already has Oscar Whisky and Droopys Trapper in the kennel but already has a couple of bitches lined-up for the new intake.
He said: “Jacko is absolutely loving life, he settled in straight away. I’m not really into racing anymore but love the breeding and looking after the dogs. We are surrounds by beautiful countryside and I love to take them out in it every day. I was originally enquiring about Droopys Addition, but when I found out Jacko was available, it was an easy decision to make.”
Peter Stevens, long time greyhound owner and member of the syndicate has no illusions over the dog’s future.
He said: “We know that there will be limited opportunities but we were keen that he should have his chance to cover a few bitches and I am thrilled that he is with Mark. It is just what we are looking for and Jacko should have a fabulous life.”
Despite winning two major events and reaching the latter stages of several major competitions, the superbly bred black might have won more. At 16 months old he had won the first race of his life, a Monmore puppy open, in a calculated 28.33, and had twice broken 28.00 before the landed the Puppy Derby final.
Peter said: “He was an incredibly fast dog and was never seriously injured until the hock injury that ended his career. Unfortunately, he had one Achiles Heel, he was a terrible trapper. He had terrific early, which actually worked against him because he would come flying up into the bend on the outside and normally get put sideways. When he only half-trapped, he would take up the running and get the chance to show his pace.”