Northern Decree


Account of RED OAK STUD, Canterbury.



Foaled 2nd November 2019

Bay Colt



Branded: : nr sh; 6 over 9 off sh


War Decree (USA)


War Front


Northern Dancer

Starry Dreamer


Royal Decree

Street Cry


Ticker Tape

Royal Applause


Catbird Kitty (AUS)







Mer Belle

Far North

Northern Dancer



WAR DECREE (USA) (Bay 2014-Stud 2018). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 10¾f, £158,305, €90,218, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.2, Dundalk Diamond S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2, Chester Huxley S., Gr.2. Half-brother to SP Noble Quality (3d Gulfstream Park English Channel S., L). Grandson of SW Ticker Tape (Hollywood Park American Oaks, Gr.1). His oldest progeny are yearlings.

1st dam

CATBIRD KITTY, by Catbird. Winner at 2 at 1200m in Aust. Three-quarter-sister to Bellhouse (dam of FEEL MY LOVE), half-sister to BASIM, Betsy Pie. This is her seventh living foal. Her sixth foal is a 2YO. Dam of four foals to race, two winners, inc:-

Awatere (g. by Charge Forward). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Singapore.

Dominus (g. by Iffraaj). Winner at 1400m in 2019-20 in Aust.

Power of the Kitty (f. by Power). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.

2nd dam

Mer Belle, by Far North. 2 wins at 1700m, 1900m in France and U.S.A, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Astronomie, 2d Turin Premio Royal Mares, Gr.3, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Cléopâtre, Gr.3. Half-sister to MYSTIKO, Lyphinale, Capote Line (dam of MAYBACH), Carabine (dam of GLORIFICAMUS), Mysticaro (dam of LAKE SUSANNAH). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, all winners, inc:-

BASIM (Capote). Champion 2YO in Ireland. 2 wins at 2 at 6f, 6¼f, Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Grand Criterium, Gr.1. Sire.

Betsy Pie (Redoute's Choice). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, MRC Deck the Halls H., Chaise H., 2d SAJC Laelia S., L, Werribee RC Qenos H. Dam of-

Best Eleven (Charge Forward). 6 wins-4 in succession-at 1200m, HK$6,271,250, HKJC Cologne H., Bailey H., 2d HKJC Sha Tin Vase, L.

Kingston Calling. 15 wins 900m to 1800m, A$179,280, QTC Balmerino Welter H., BTC Queensland Horse of the Year Flying H., 4th QTC Brisbane H., L.

Normandie. 3 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1500m, A$113,150, MVRC Red Ruby Series Final 2YO H., Talbot Morley H., 4th VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2.

Bellhouse. 2 wins at 1315m, 1450m, SAJC Top Cut H. Dam of 5 winners-

FEEL MY LOVE (Fusaichi Pegasus). 6 wins-3 in succession-1400m to 2400m, R363,170, Clairwood Queen Palm H., L, East Coast H., L.

Meribel. Winner at 2 at 1200m, VATC Billy Elliot 2YO H., 2d VATC Ripponlea H., 4th VATC Tranquil Star S., L. Dam of 9 winners-

Amerryking (King of Roses). 9 wins-4 in succession-1200m to 2000m, A$366,389, AJC Members Welter H., 3d MRC Anniversary Vase, L.

3rd dam

CARACCIOLA, by Zeddaan. Placed at 3 in France. Half-sister to CALDERINA (dam of HELLO CALDER), PASAKOS, Cecilia Bianchi (dam of TORCHON). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

MYSTIKO (Secreto). 4 wins-1 at 2-6f to 1m, £194,946, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2, European Free H., L. Sire.

Lyphinale (Lypheor). Placed at 2, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Herbager, L. Grandam of-

PASTA POST (Postponed). 8 wins-5 in succession-1400m to 2400m, NZ$394,425, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, City of Auckland Cup, Gr.2.

Secret Sunday. Winner at 1½m in Ireland. Grandam of-

BELA-BELA (Dynasty). Champion 3YO Filly in South Africa in 2015-16. 7 wins 1000m to 2000m, R2,636,875, Greyville Woolavington 2000, Gr.1.