Des Dooley put up a race book field of the 1982 Australian Cup and what a field it was. The winner Royal Rumpus followed very tragic story. ROYAL RUMPUS Black Dog, 31.8 Kg. whelped July 1978 (Waverly Supreme – Strand Miss)Top-class track performer who won more than $52,000 in an injury-plagued career. He won 23 races at distances ranging from 310 to 530 metres, including the 1982 Australian Cup final in race record time (30.08). Waverly Supreme – one of the greatest ever imports – currently stands in Sydney for a $1,000 stud fee.
Strand Miss – prolific producer, runner-up in Victoria’s 1982 Brood Bitch of the Year Award. This dam line has produced numerous classic winners, including Strand Belle, Mystic Strand, Romantic Top, West Opal, Cantee, Kim’s Monaro (Aust. Cup Winner) and Lygon Leader. With his dazzling pace, fierce will to win, and second to none pedigree, Royal Rumpus boasts all the attributes required for a successful stud career. He sired 582 offspring the best Mary Casey, Regal Post, Disco Dishlicka, Regal Charm and Rumpus Brandi. Melbourne model Judy Green provided some glamour captured here with Ding’s Wonder in the lead up.