I'm Explosive's Career Comes To A Close

HIGH class race bitch I'm Explosive has broken her hock and will be retired from racing to start her next career in the breeding barn.

David Brasch

27 June 2022

HIGH class race bitch I’m Explosive has broken her hock and will be retired from racing to start a career in the breeding barn.

The daughter of Barcia Bale and Explosive Madame retires after 57 starts for 18 wins and 21 placings earning $122,000 in stakes.

She tailed the field in behind Street Cry in The Tempest (600m) at Albion Park last Thursday night.

“I’m just about to go to the vet and pick her up,” said Glass House Mountains trainer Robert Ayres.

“She has been a wonderful race bitch for her owners and my kennel.

“She came to me as a 10-start maiden and retires having won 18 races and $122,000.”

Ayres did a magnificent job with the bitch travelling her around the country for success.

She won the Dapto Middle Distance Championship in 2021 and the Mick Byrne Memorial at Albion Park.

She was second in the G3 Darwin Cup and an Ipswich Young Guns, third in the G3 Carnival Chase, the Ipswich Futurity, the Taree Cup and a finalist also in the G3 Rockhampton Cup and the Winged Runner Trophy.

“She will stay here at least for the next month until the boys who own her decide what their plans are,” said Robert.

“She is going to make a wonderful broodbitch.”

She comes from a litter that also includes extra smart gallopers Highly Explosive (10 wins, $35,000), Stay Strong (9 wins, $51,000), Explosive Venom (12 wins, $39,000) and Nitroglycerine (10 wins, $29,000) etc.