Dangerous has been a wonderful servant for Greta West over the years so it was appropriate his promising son Limerick Beau won the Greta West Stud Hcp (1400m) at Wangaratta last week.
Limerick Beau (3g Dangerous – Limerick Belle by Eire) is trained locally by Adrian Corboy and bolted in by next to five lengths. That made it two wins in his last three starts beginning with a Seymour maiden in January. Corboy has nominated him for another 1400m event at his home track this Sunday, April 1.
His older half-sister Limerick Rose (King of Prussia) is also based at Wang and she won two sprints there last season for trainer Greg Heddle.
Dangerous (Danehill) was bred and raced by Woodlands and won two races although his best came in defeat when third home in the 1999 Blue Diamond behind Redoute’s Choice and Testa Rossa. His younger half-brother Viscount (Quest for Fame) was the 2001 Champion 2YO in Australia and has sired Singapore’s Champion sprinter Rocket Man.
Dangerous is 15 and his progeny are noted for their longevity. Tasmanian Horse of the Year Conquering won 23 races and over $900,000 in a career that included a half-dozen black-type victories at home and one on the mainland at Caulfield.
Going Spending has been a marvellous money-spinner winning 8 races and $382,000. Orbit Express is another with plenty of miles on the clock while banking over $633,000. Danger Looms won the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and is continuing the sireline at Woodbine Farm in NZ.
Worldwide, Dangerous has sired 162 winners of 498 races at a 50% strike-rate.