The former speedy mare Leda McNally who thrilled West Australian fans with some awesome performances is now a proud mum!
Leda McNally (Modern Art-Twinkle Toes) this week foaled a magnificent-looking filly by the ill-fated sire Mach Three, who was euthanized earlier this year following a paddock accident in NZ.
"There was a fair bit of excitement building up around this one, as Leda certainly made her mark on the racetrack and Mach Three was a boom sire," Tony said.
Leda McNally, owned by Greg Stubbs, Glenn Sheridan and Pooba Govender, made her debut in February 2011 and was an eye-catching second at Melton in a tick over two minutes.
The mare then ran placings at Geelong and Bendigo before Tony led all the way at Cobram to land the money.
A few handy starts at Menangle in quick times followed before Leda headed west to the care of Chris King. After four runs, she hit her straps from July 2012 to record 10 wins in a six-month period.
But her most notable wins came later the next year when she took out the $40,000 Norm's Daughter Mares Classic running 1.54-3, then a week later, the $100,000 Make Smoking History Mares' Classic at Gloucester Park in 1.57-6.
She faced the starter on 97 occasions for 24 wins, half of these being a Perth's headquarters, Gloucester Park.
"Leda used her high speed to great advantage in the west, plus the boys over there did a very good job with her," Tony said.
Leda McNally finished her racing career graded an M13 and C20, with more than $420,000 in stakes.