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Daley’s Playrio
Well respected northern Australian campdraft genetics now available for ALL Australia.

“We breed and sell Brahman Bulls, have a crossbred commercial cattle herd, and breed, draft and sell our own horses. We believe in what we breed, and they must prove themselves to us.

As a stallion PLAYRIO has to play by the same rules, we make no exception. If we didn’t like what he is, how he looks, how he performs, how he behaves and how he breeds, we wouldn’t still have him.” 
~ Ben & Jaye Hall.

Service Fee

  • $2,750 inc GST.
  • Chilled semen available.

Standing

Bibil Station
Muttaburra  QLD  4732

From November
Beljay Performance Horses

Belinda Staib
236 Hunters Road
Coalstoun Lakes  QLD  4621

Mob: 0488 777 660
E: beljayperformancehorses@gmail.com

Daleys Playrio's story
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Daleys Rio, 1988, aged 21.
Daleys Rio, 1988, aged 21.

Playrio was born in the drought of 2010 at Caiwarra Station in NW Qld.  We were looking for a colt to keep our “Rio” line going and we had Playrio and one other bay colt both from entirely different mare lines.

The old original Daleys Rio (Playrio’s grandsire) was a mixture of Thoroughbred, Stockhorse and Imp Quarter Horse.  His dam, the Thoroughbred mare Joy had been bought by my Dad from a drover for a considerable amount when she was seen doing brilliant work cutting out bullocks on the flat on a property north of Julia Creek.  Dads brother Ken Daley was managing Canobie at this time and the resident stallion there was by the Imported QH stallion, Jackeroo, so Joy was bred to him and the resulting brown colt was Rio.  He had the agility of a stockhorse, the speed of a TB and the stocksense of a QH.  At 15.3hh and with a beautiful nature, Dad won over 70 Open drafts on him, Mum 2 ACA Lady Rider Titles and us kids won Juniors on him.  He picked up, bulldogged, jumped, hacked, barrel raced..he did the lot.  You could pretty well say we were raised on Rio and his progeny earned him 3 ACA Sire Progeny Awards.

Daleys Playrio 2011
Daleys Playrio 2011, a carbon copy of his grand sire Daley’s Rio

We had retained a black colt by Rio called Rio’s Legend who very early in his life broke his leg leaving us with very few progeny by him…Scenario, Remenisce, Levi, Special Request, Rio Grande and Playrio.  So we had a decision to make on 2 colts as to which one to keep and even thought we really  liked Rio Grande, Playrio was probably a little more practical – he had better bone and doing ability and he had a very smart, inquisitive but quiet nature and once we broke him in, he was so soft and he was like an old horse to ride in no time.  Chasing cattle was natural to him, he was smooth and could walk…all old time values.

In the end though, it doesn’t matter how good a stallion is, it is how good their progeny are and that they better the mares they are bred to.  I don’t think we really appreciated Playrio to the full extent or knew how good he was until we started handling, riding and drafting his foals.

Bushranger & Madison 2017
Bushranger & Madison Hall 2017.

We are extremely happy with our Playrio progeny.  They have won The Canning Downs, The Triple Crown Aggregate, ACA Novice and Open Horse Titles and many other prestigious drafts in a relatively short time-frame and with a small number of outside mares to him each year but probably some of our proudest moments are seeing them safely and effortlessly carry our daughter Madison to Junior wins time and time again.

With the untimely early passing of his sire, we didn’t really plan the breeding of the colt as is so often done nowadays but we feel he is the best unplanned horse to ever happen for us!  His progeny are stamped with his good traits and we breed everything we can to him while we still have him!

Results
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2014 - 2017

2017/18 ACA Champion Sires Progeny Award – 4th
2016/17 ACA Champion Sires Progeny Award – 4th
2015/16 ACA Champion Sires Progeny Award – 3rd
2014/15 ACA Champion Sires Progeny Award – 3rd

2015

  • Cloncurry Res Open (88) – 5th
  • Saxby Open – 3rd (85,85,92)
  • Normanton Anniversary Open Draft 1st (89)
  • Camooweal Res Open – 2nd (89)

2014

  • Warwick Stallion Draft – =11th
  • Sedan Dip Open – 3rd (84, 84)
  • Richmond Res Open – =4th (with his daughter Santa Rio. (88)
  • Camoweal Restricted Open – 2nd (88)
  • Julia Creek Restricted Open – 6th (90)

2013

  • Walcha Open – 10th (88, 90, 82)
  • Tamworth Stallion Shootout –5th (90, 86)
  • Tamworth Open Draft – 10th (88, 88, 85)
  • Walch Res Open – 5th (89)
  • Blackall Open – 3rd (89,85,87)
  • GREENVALE OPEN – 1st (89, 88, 89)
  • Gold City Ladies – 4th (84)
  • NORMANTON LADIES – 1st (88, 85)
  • Cloncurry Res Open – 2nd (90, 22)
  • Cloncurry Open – 8th (89, 81)
  • Paradise Lagoons Accor Hotel Open – =3rd (88, 86, 89)  [View Video]
  • Stockmans Hall of Fame Stallion Draft – 3rd (87, 90)
  • Stockmans Hall of Fame Stallion Draft Cut Out – 1st (23, 22)

Pre - 2013

  • Daley’s Playrio started drafting in 2005 winning Maiden at Saxby at 3rd start.
  • Winner Champion ACA Rookie Horse.
  • 2nd Supaquest from 3 venues only.
  • Won Burrandowan Open in 1st year of competition.
  • Winner of multiple Opens including:
    Paradise Stallion, Cloncurry, Mt Isa, Longreach, Saxby and Camooweal.
Progeny
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Ben and Jaye were late getting PLAYRIO progeny as Jaye’s family didn’t have any mares that weren’t related to him.

Since then, they now have Ben’s mares and have acquired a few mares through foal for foal deals. Consequently the PLAYRIO‘s are now starting to come through.

  • They have had every type of mare imaginable, from highly strung thoroughbreds to very placid mares, and 3 things consistently shine through in his offspring:  They have great temperaments, cool minds and are good to ride.
  • They have natural cattle sense, a very strong point in PLAYRIO himself from a very young age.

His foals don’t need much work and the Hall’s futurity them as 3 & 4 year olds.


Some of Playrio’s progeny:

Lineup of some of the Playrio’s bred and currently ridden by the Halls, varying from their eldest 9yo to 2yo’s (2017).

Daley's Playrio progeny 2017.
Raevio (Rave), Visionsario (Vista), Sayplay (Oak Rumours), Portrait (Gloss), Mini Rio (Mini), Curio (Dry Acres), Privilege (Gossip), Cleo (Cleva Oak), Remio (Remenisce), Santa Rio (Santa Girl), Mink Rio (Mink), Eltorrio (Citori), Bushranger (Wishes), Jackson (Caprice), Poetic (Gloss), Painted Rose (Rosenoak), Designerio (Design Acres), Cleverio (Cleva Oak), Miss Abbey R (Abbeyoak).

Major titles

  • 2017 ACA Finals – Champion Sires Progeny Award 4th
  • 2016 ACA Finals – Champion Sires Progeny Award 3rd
  • 2015 ACA Finals – Champion Sires Progeny Award 3rd

Playrio’s third place in both 2015 and 2016 is a major achievement considering he is a young sire with far fewer progeny competing than his rivals in this category.  Also of significance when considering the Playrio progeny is the number of ACA Horse Titles these young progeny have won.

  • 2017 ACA Open Horse of the Year – Eltorrio
  • 2016 ACA Novice Horse of the Year – Jackson
  • 2016 ACA Open Horse Runner Up – Eltorrio
  • 2016 ACA National Finals Top 30 Shootout Champion – Santa Rio
  • 2015 ACA Novice Horse of the Year – Eltorrio
  • 2015 ASH Superquest Horse of the Year – Mink Rio
  • 2014 ACA Rookie Horse of the Year – Eltorrio

Playrio progeny are winning and placing week in, week out, so these results only highlight the top results not all.

Highest achievers:

Halls Eltorrio

  • 2018 Hughenden Res Open – 1st (90)
  • 2017/18 ACA Champion Open Horse – 4th
  • 2017 Barcaldine Res Open – 1st (90)
  • 2017 Paradise Lagoons Campdraft.
    • Champion of Champions 1st
    • Graeme Acton Memorial Res Open – 1st
  • 2017 Yelvertoft Res Open Winner (90,89)
  • 2017 Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Ladies – 1st
  • 2016/17 ACA Open Horse of the Year
  • 2017 Landmark Classic – =6th – [View FB Video – Final]
  • 2016 Warwick Gold Cup – 5th (88,86,86) – [View Video]
    • Triple Crown Aggregate Champion over 9 rounds (86, 84, 90.5, 90, 89, 22, 88, 86, 86)
  • 2016 Barcaldine Open – 1st (88,89)
  • 2016 Chinchilla Res Open – 1st (89,87)
  • 2016 Mt Isa Res Open Winner
  • 2014 Canning Downs Winner – [View Video]
  • 2016 ACA Open Horse of the Year Runner Up
  • 2015 ACA Novice Horse of the Year
  • 2014 ACA Rookie Horse of the Year
  • Multiple Open Draft Winner including Cloncurry, Richmond, Julia Creek, Eumamurrin & Barcaldine
  • Multiple Novice Draft Winner including Blackall (first start), Gregory and Saxby.
  • Ladies Draft Winner
  • Open Challenge Winner

Jackson

2018

  • Richmond
    • Open – 1st (88 90 91)
    • Res Open Cut Out – 1st (23)  |  Supreme Cut Out – 1st (23)
  • Hughenden Open – 2nd
  • Mt Isa Res Open – =2nd
  • Gregory Open – 1st
  • Camooweal Open – 2nd
  • Hughenden Ladies – 1st (88)
  • 2017 ACA Finals Top 30 Shootout – 3rd (88.5) with Jaye

2017

  • Cloncurry Invitational Open – 1st
  • Winton Junior – 1st
  • Julia Creek Open – 1st
  • Tambo Res Open – 1st
  • Open Yelvertoft – 2nd (89,88,91)
  • Jericho Junior – 1st with Madison
  • Armidale Junior – 1st with Madison (86)

2016

  • Warwick Gold Cup – =8th (87,85,85) – [View Video]
  • ACA Novice Horse of the Year
  • Res Open Draft Winner Yelvertoft
  • 2015 Richmond Top End Novice Purse Series – Res Champion
  • Multiple Maiden, Novice & Ladies Draft Winner & Placegetter

Halls Santa Rio

2018

  • Cloncurry Restricted Open – 2nd
  • Barcaldine Open – 1st (87 90)
  • Camooweal Res Open – 2nd (89 – 23 62 4)

2017

  • Barcaldine Open – 1st (89 85 82)
  • Burke & Wills Open & Restricted Open – 1st
  • Greenvale Restricted Open – 1st

2016

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock – 3rd (89,89,86)
  • ACA National Finals Top 30 Shootout Champion
  • Open Draft Winner Winton

2012

  • Chinchilla Grandfather Clock Novice Winner – [View Video]
  • Open Draft Winner at Julia Creek

Halls Privilege

2018

  • Dolly Everett Memorial Ladies Draft – Co-Reserve Champion.
    [View Presentation Video]
  • Chinchilla Ladies – 3rd
  • Hughenden Ladies – 1st (89)
  • Cloncurry Ladies – 1st
  • Winton Novice – 1st (88 90)
  • 2017/18 ACA Runner up Novice Horse of the Year.
  • 2017/18 ACA National Finals Novice – 2nd (85 90 88)

2017

  • Barcaldine Ladies – 1st (89)
  • Julia Creek Open – 2nd
  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Open – =4th
  • Yelvertoft Res Open – =4th (90 87)

2016

  • Flinders Classic Challenge Cutout winner – [View Video]
  • Hughenden Classic Draft Winner after 3 rounds with a run off (82,91,87 & 90 in the runoff).
    Winner supreme cutout of the weekend after a runoff (24). Also placed in the Open.
  • Futurity Winner
  • 2014 ACA Rookie Horse of the year – 6th
  • Maiden & Novice winner placegetter, including Burke & Wills Maiden winner.

Bushranger

2018

  • Winner of The Top End Novice Purse at Richmond (Madison Hall)
  • Hughenden Junior – 1st
  • Cloncurry:  Junior Challenge – 1st  |  Junior draft – 2nd
  • Barcaldine junior – 1st (88)
  • Yelvertoft Junior – 1st (84)
  • Winton Junior – 1st (87)
  • Julia Creek Junior – 1st
  • Greenvale Junior Cut Out – 1st (23)
  • 2017/18 ACA National Finals Juvenile – 2nd (Top score Rd 1 with 89)

2017

  • Richmond Junior – 1st
  • Sedan Dip
    • Junior – 1st (86) with Madison
    • Novice – 1st (91,89,85) with Ben after runoff.
  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge & Campdraft with Madison.
    • Junior campdraft – 1st
    • Juvenile Challenge Champion
  • Hughenden Junior – 1st
  • Saxby – Champion Girl Rider, Winner Junior with Madison. Then on to the Novice with Ben.

2016

  • Winner of The Top End Novice Purse at Richmond
  • Res Champion Superquest Horse for 2015

2015

  • ACA Rookie Horse of the Year – 4th
  • Multiple Novice Draft Winner at Toogoolawah and Camooweal
  • Multiple Futurity Placegetter

Mink Rio

2015

  • Camooweal Novice B – 4th
  • ASH Superquest Horse of the Year
  • ACA Rookie Horse of the Year – 3rd
  • ACA Rookie Horse of the Year – Finals Aggregate Winner
  • Multiple Maiden and Novice Winner  including Camooweal and Burrandown

Portrait

2018

  • Camooweal Maiden B – 1st (88,88)
  • 201/18 Rookie Horse – 4th ( 2nd Rd 1 with an 89)
  • 2017/18 ASH Super Quest – 4th

2017

  • Gregory Novice – 2nd
  • Julia Creek Maiden – 2nd
  • Hughenden Classic Campdraft and Challenge – 2nd in the Under 5 Challenge with cattle work scores of 90 & 91

2015

  • Julia Creek Junior – 3rd.  (Madison & Portrait’s 1st run)
  • Challenge Placegetter
  • Futurity Placegetter

Halls Curio

2018

  • Sedan Dip Junior 1st  (82)  |  Cut Out 1st (21)
  • Barcaldine Junior 2nd (85)
  • Cloncurry Junior Challenge – 2nd after runoff with Bushranger. (87 87)

2016

  • Gregory Junior draft – 2nd
  • Winning & placing in Mini Drafts & Gymkhanas
  • Gregory Junior draft – Winner

2013

  • Barcaldine Mini – Winner

Rio Breeze

  • Ridden by Kelly Daley.

2015

  • Pink Diamond Earrings ($4000) Kununarra Novice Winner.

Daley's Rio Shimano

  • Ridden by Lucy & Toby Daley

2018

  • Winner Saxby Junior (88)

2016

  • Katherine Show Novice Winner

2015

  • Northern Territory Maiden Series Winner
  • Multiple Ladies Draft Winner including Tennant Creek and Kununurra.
  • Pussycat Bore Open Rd 2. Horsework Score 68.

Daleys Rio's Touch

Ridden by Kelly Daley

  • 2016 Winner NT Champion Maiden Series.
  • 2015 Pussy Cat Bore Novice – =5th

Bawnduggie Jitter Bug

(Playrio/McNamara Dance)

  • 2016 Pink Diamond Earrings ($4000) Kununarra Novice Winner.
  • 2015 Harts Range Novice – 4th with Ken Ford.

Halls Cashmere Rio

Owned by Ben and Cheri Stanger.

  • 2015 Normanton Anniversary Draft – 2nd
  • 2014 Burke & Wills Novice – 1st.
  • 2013 Burke & Wills Novice – 1st.
  • 2013 Ash Superquest Competition – 2nd

Raevio

2018

  • Mt Isa Novice A – 1st
  • Camooweal Novice A – 2nd (87,87)
  • Gregory Maiden – 1st

2017

  • Hughenden Classic Campdraft & Challenge –  Novice – 5th
  • Mt Isa Maiden – 2nd
  • Normanton Novice – 5th

Miss Abbey R

2017

  • Alpha Futurity Champion (90)
  • Cloncurry Stockman’s Challenge Futurity Champion (89,87).  Ridden by Jaye.

 

Polish

  • Dam: Gloss.
  • Owned by Maller Family.

Results

  • Encouragement Draft Winner ridden by Emily Lawson.
  • Novice Draft Placegetter

[Top photo:  Polish & Todd Maller.
Bottom photo:  Polish & Emily Lawson.]

Durkins Bernie

  • gelding
  • Owned by Robert Durkins

2017

  • Gold City Maiden – 2nd

2015

  • Twin Hills Futurity – 5th (First Start)

Walla Willa Plover

Ridden by Craig Radke.

2016

  • Paradise Lagoons Novice – 10th (87,87)
  • Dalby Maiden – Winner (4th start)

Daleys Rio's Touch

Ridden by Kelly Daley

2016

  • Winner NT Champion Maiden Series.

2015

  • Pussy Cat Bore Novice – =5th

Pistol Knight

2014

  • Tennant Creek Novice – 5th

Playrio mares

2018

Camooweal

  • Cleverio – Maiden A – 1st  (85 91)
  • Painted Rose – Maiden A – =2nd (83 87)
  • Designerio – Maiden A – =2nd (83 87)  |  Novice B – 1st (88,84)

 

Halls Sayplay

2018

  • Mt Isa Maiden A – 1st

Cleo

2018

  • Hughenden Futurity – 1st (88) with Ben Hall.

2018 Landmark progeny SOLD

  • Halls NVS Play sold $22,000
  • Halls Chicko Sold $11,000.  [View Video]
Pedigree
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Grand Sire: Daleys Rio

Daleys Rio was ACA Champion Sire of Australia for 3 years in the 80’s for Jaye’s parents, Noel and Dallas Daley. He won over 70 open drafts for Noel, carried Dallas to two ACA Lady rider titles.  In addition, Jaye and her brother Kelly both won numerous Junior drafts on him and Noel picked up, roped & bulldogged off him, often all in the same weekend.

Sire: Rio's Legend

Rio’s Legend, died at a young age with only 8 progeny on the ground.  Some of these include:

  • Scenario – Winner of Champion of Champions at Warwick, Aggregate of Cannings and Gold Cup Drafts at Warwick, JHS Barnes trophy at Warwick as well as multiple Open drafts.
  • Special Request – Open mare.  (See below.)
  • Levi – Novice gelding.
  • Remenisce – Novice mare, retired injured.

Dam: Daley’s Playmate

Daley’s Playmate is a beautifully natured mare. Jaye won and placed in Maiden and Junior Drafts on her before she was prematurely retired to stud when Jaye went to boarding school.

She later returned to work to teach Madison and Wyatt to ride!

Playrio's siblings

Special Request
  • ¾ Sister to Playrio.
  • Open Mare and ACA Champion Rookie Horse.
Deelux Play
  •   1/2 Sister to Playrio.
Studbook
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Registration: 165931
Foaling Date: 28/10/2000
Colour: BAY
Height: 15.1hh
Breeder: B & J Hall
Current Owner: B & J Hall

Clicking on the link will lead to the horse’s listing on the Australian Stock Horse Stud Book register.
(Use the back button to return to this page.)

Sire: DALEYS RIOS LEGEND DALEYS RIO Noddy 02
Joy 03
GRANADA SUMMERTIME 02 Noddy 05
Unknown dam
Dam: DALEYS PLAYMATE DALEYS RIO Noddy 02
Joy 03
DALEYS PLAYAWAY Clover Teeko 02
Kerry 02

 

Broodmares
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Ben & Jaye now have about 12 broodmares and sell some of the foals privately as yearlings and others through the Toomba Sale and Landmark, Tamworth. Each year, they retain one or two fillies for their own stud purposes.

Mare Care
Outside mare care is a high priority. They graze on Flinders and Mitchell grass, are supplemented when required and hand served. Jaye Hall says, “We like to look after them like they are our own”.

Broodmares include:

Tarmaroo Caprice

49er Chick – Open Mare

Tarmaroo Caprice
– By Draftsman (Patrol Chief) and o/o Durah Blue Bird

Cleva Oak – Open Mare
Jaye and Cleva Oak

Hytek
– By Wungum TopTek (Comara Topline) and out of Myoora Rose (Myoora Mudginberri – Warrenbri Romeo)

Design Acres – Novice Mare
Ben and Design Acres

Dry Destiny – Open Mare
– By Romantic Doc (Hazelwood Dry Doc/Hazelwood Romance) and out of Halls Robyn Acres (Acres Destiny/Santa Girl)

Novice Mare – Gloss
x Arcadia Realm (Romeo)

Indiana Oak
– By Daleys Chickasha Oakie.

Oak Rumours – Novice Mare
– By Daleys Chickasha Oakie.

Dry Acres – Novice Mare
Ben and Dry Acres

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Video Gallery
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2014 Warwick Stallion Draft

2014 Landmark Classic

2013 Paradise Lagoons

2013 Landmark Classic

2012 Warwick


Progeny

Hall’s Eltorrio

Jackson

Santa Rio

Privilege

Halls Sayplay

  • 2018 Landmark Classic – =11th – [View Video]
  • 2017 Landmark Classic Horse Sale.  Sold for $22,000 – [View Video]

Contact

Ben & Jaye Hall
Bibil Station
Muttaburra  QLD  4732

Phone: (07) 4658 5641
Email: bjmw.hall@activ8.net.au

Ben & Jaye Hall


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