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This unraced son of champion trotting sire, Balanced Image and the Hall Of Fame brood mare, Lou Macs Glory has always struggled for patronage at stud and has always lacked those quality mares that can help make a stallion. Bred by Tara Hills stud farm in Canada, he is a full brother to the champion Glory's Comet $2,057,695 as well as three other winners. Lou Macs Glory left 15 foals in total for nine winners of $3,242,487 in stakes. Injury prevented Brylin Boyz from racing but he had showed so much potential in training, was bred in the purple and was such a great type, that Tara Hills decided to cover a few mares of their own and look for a place to stand him where he could get a shot at being a stallion. Hence his arrival at Bon Accord farm in Canterbury, NZ. Within a couple of seasons he had being purchased by Michael and Diane Heenan of Trouble Lodge at Methven and he stood the rest of his time in NZ at their property. It was here that he was to have most of his success. Not long after being purchased by the Heenans, his stock from the initial matings in Canada hit the track and showed plenty of promise with his winners including such smart types as Marcliff Victoria $167,000, Mikie Will $89,000, Call To Order $89,000 and Herecomes The Boyz $75,000. And that initial success was carried on by his Australasian stock. From his first crop came Awesome Imace $169,000 and he was quickly followed by such talented types as Springfield Hero $94,000, Featherflight $85,000, Extasia $77,000, Zealous Lady $73,00 and Lanez Luck $52,000 among his 64 winners. Progeny exported to Australia have compiled a good record with Makati Maximus $109,000, Brylin Crescent $73,000, Heza Boy Star $57,000 and Springfield Barry $46,000 all flying the flag for him on that side of the Tasman. Without doubt the best horse sired by Brylin Boyz is Shezoneoftheboyz $76,000. The dominant three year old of her year in NZ , her career was curtailed by injury before it really got started and robbed Brylin Boyz of that star flag bearer that all stallions need. Still his major impediment to greater success has always been his lack of mares each year and just as importantly, the quality of those mares. Which has been a real shame as the one thing that really stands out when you look at his stud record is his ability to lift mares. Most of his winners are the best foal that their dam has produced. Recently sold to Queensland, Brylin Boyz has more than fulfilled the potential Tara Hills saw in him all those years ago. With his impeccable bloodlines and great confirmation, his daughters should leave an even bigger impression on the NZ trotting scene in the years to come. JC This is a series of stallion reviews that Harnesslink are doing with a view to sheading some light on some of  the "forgotten"sires in Australasia. Elsu - Redemption awaits McArdle - The quiet achiever Santanna Blue Chip - On the up and up! Major In Art - Big and fast Mr Feelgood - Dual hemisphere champion Pay Me Christian - Blistering speed Monkey Bones - All class Tinted Cloud - Still going strong Real Desire - The real deal Washington VC - Continuing excellence Wetern Ideal - A superstar sire Bacardy Lindy - Blue blood Monarchy - Out of Sundons shadow Artiscape - Frozen semen blues? Dream Vacation - Frozen semen superstar Badlands Hanover - Great value Lis Mara - The quiet achiever

The uncertainty in Canada harness racing has had major repercussions for one of the country's leading breeding farms - Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ontario. Stud manager David Heffering said his breeding numbers were down at least 50 per cent and he said that could only be blamed on the instability of Canadian harness racing.

Tara Hills Stud Farm has announced that sophomore harness racing trotting colt Daylon Magician will stand at stud starting with the 2012 breeding season. Daylon Magician has started 17 times this season with 11 wins, two seconds and three thirds for $1,082,455 in earnings. Lifetime he shows earnings of $1,304,461.

Off track: Part 2; From horse and buggy contests to a high stakes sport, harness racing has become an economic driving force for Ontario and its agricultural sector.

A trio of Jeremes Jet fillies swept the top three placings in Monday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, with Apogee Hanover leading the parade. Sent off as the harness racing fan's third choice, behind elimination winners Class Of O Nine and YS Gold Star, Apogee Hanover was lagging behind the gate at the start and landed in eighth spot on the rail.

Former harness racing industry participant Richard P. Heffering, 58, of Greenwich, Conn., died June 17, 2011, after suffering a brain aneurysm. Mr. Heffering is the son of Canadian Hall of Famer R. Peter Heffering and brother of David Heffering of Tara Hills Stud Farm fame.

Tara Hills Stud of Port Perry, Ontario, has announced that the 2011 book for the harness racing trotting stallion Kadabra is now full and closed. Kadabra (Primrose Lane-Quillo) is the sire of the winners of more than $17.5 million from four crops including two time O'Brien Award winner and Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final winner Text Me 3,1:54.3s ($890,620).

Rideau Carleton Raceway is proud to announce that Tara Hills Stud Farm has renewed its harness racing partnership of the Frank Ryan Memorial Trot for 2011. The Frank Ryan Trot is one of the longest continually run added money events in Canada and boasts champions such as Majestic Son and most recently, Slave Dream who was also last year's Nat Ray champion.

Tara Hills Stud and Southwind Farms have announced that harness racing world champion Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2, 3,1:48.3 ($1,566,460) (Artsplace - Precious Beauty) who will stand his first season at stud at the Port Perry, Ontario farm is fully booked for his initial season.

Tara Hills Stud Farm of Port Perry, Ontario has introduced a revolutionary new feature on their website which allows harness racing mare owners to inspect the farm's stallions from the comfort of their own home.

Tara Hills Stud and Brittany Stallion Management announced today that 2007's "Pacer of the Year" Tell All will relocate to Tara Hills Stud in Ontario beginning with the 2011 breeding season. His stud fee for next year has been set at C$5,000. Tell All had previously stood in New Jersey.

Tara Hills Stud is pleased to announce the addition of millionaire trotter Pilgrims Taj to their stallion roster beginning with the 2011 harness racing breeding season. The son of Broadway Hall was the runner-up for the 2009 two-year-old trotter of the year in the United States.

Recently retired harness racing World Champion and North American Cup winner Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2, 3,1:48.3 ($1,649,411) will stand the 2011 breeding season at Tara Hills Stud, Port Perry, Ontario for an introductory fee of $6,000.00.

New Zealand harness racing star Auckland Reactor yesterday (Tuesday August 24) began preparation for the next phase of his career at stud. Peter Hefferring of Tara Hills Stud confirmed that champion New Zealand pacer Auckland Reactor was in quarantine to re-enter New Zealand and will stand at Stallion Station for the upcoming breeding season.

Experienced South Auckland horseman, Rob Saunders, has joined Harnesslink.com to assist with various harness racing projects. The first venture Rob will be involved with is working with studs and stallion owners so that they can take advantage of the huge fan base the site has.

A New South Wales harness racing syndicate has completed the purchase in America of the Little Brown Jug winner and now highly successful sire, Million Dollar Cam, who will be located at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga.

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