Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Clangalang (left) continues to fight above his weight with an excellent stakes to runners strike rate, enhanced over the last few days with victories to the Noel Mayfield-Smith trained Hemony at Canberra on Friday (22 January) – scoring by 3.5 lengths – and the fourth career win to Bavarian Belle at Launceston on Sunday (24 January).
Bred by Eliza Park and hailing from the Gilded Time mare Ornamented, Hemony was off the scene for almost 10 months when resuming with a third at Kembla in December. This was his third run back and looks as if there’s still plenty in the tank.
Sold by Eliza Park at the 2007 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney for $25,000, Hemony is closely related to several North American black type winners.
Bavarian Belle continued Clangalang’s excellent run in Tassie with her comfy win over 1200m – he second victory over the course and distance and fourth city win overall.
Also bred and sold by Eliza Park – in partnership with Warren Walker – Bavarian Belle is out of the Dehere mare Rich Dessert and was purchased by Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions for $20,000.
A half sister to the multiple Melbourne winner Sun Glazed, Bavarian Belle’s dam is a winning half sister to Group winning 2YO God Has Spoken.

What’s in a name?

Hemony is named after the Hemony brothers – Francois and Pieter – who, back in the 17th century, were famous carillon (bell) makers. Evidently they were so good at making a ‘clangalang’ that after they died, it was nearly 200 hundred years before carillons were cast with comparable tuning quality.
Certainly, our Hemony was in tune at Canberra!

The Hemony carillon in Amsterdam

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