Melton winner brings exciting times to life for Terang breeders

Four-year-old Treacheroustimes’ all-around success at Melton last Saturday night brought back fond memories for amateur breeders Terang, Mick and Sue Moloney.

Treacheroustimes, a gelding by US champion Captaintreacherous, is the first foal out of Moloney’s former top mare, Vansumic.

“We bought Vansumic at the APG sale in Melbourne for $9,000,” said Mick Moloney. “She was raised by John and Christine Yeomans.

“She’s the only mare we’ve ever had. We regularly went to sales and only bought foals.

Vansumic, who was coached in Sydney by Darren Hancock for most of her career, won 15 races including the Group 1 NSW Ladyship Mile and Group 3 Teeny Teeny for $268,649 in wagers.

“She was the only mare to beat Adore Me,” Moloney said.

Treacheroustimes qualified under Hancock’s tutelage and were later trained by Steve Harris in the Riverina and Wayne Potter in Victoria.

After breaking through for his first success for Harris at Wagga last November, the Moloneys decided to advertise the gelding for sale online.

He was secured by former Victoria-based driver-trainer Glenn Bull, and the rest is history.

Treacheroustimes totaled six more successes with eight placings in 25 starts and battled their way to an NR61 mark.

Moloney said the Vansumic offspring are late maturing.

“Their mother didn’t race until she was four,” he said.

Since producing Treacheroustimes in 2017, Vansumic has left a three-year-old gelding by Pet Rock, a two-year-old gelding by Captaintreacherous, a year-old filly by Betting Line and a weanling colt by Art Major, which is owned by Moloney’s. close friend of Des O’Keeffe.

“She’s booked at American Ideal this season,” Mick said.