Account of Rich Hill Stud, Matamata



Foaled 24th October 2020

Bay Filly


C 7

Branded: : nr sh; 50 over 0 off sh


Rock Hero (AUS)


Fastnet Rock



Piccadilly Circus

Royal Academy

Gallant Tess


Sadler's Wells




Smokin' Valentina (AUS)


Encosta de Lago

Fairy King

Northern Dancer

Shoal Creek

Star Way

Good to be True

Brief Truce

Irish River


Blazing Sword

ROCK HERO (AUS) (Bay 2010-Stud 2015). 2 wins at 1550m, 1600m, A$146,285, ATC Dulcify H., L, 2d MRC Autumn S., Gr.2. Out of SW Gallant Tess (AJC Breeders’ Classic, Gr.2), a half-sister to the dam of SP Absolute Pleasure. Grandson of a half-sister to SW Little Brianne. Sire of SP Bellx and of Angel Rock, Desert Lass, Lucky Rockstar, Tosca Rocks and of the placegetters Bachelor Baron, Roacci, Sentry Rock, Stonesthrow, etc.

1st dam

SMOKIN' VALENTINA, by Encosta de Lago. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Three-quarter-sister to SMOKIN' JOEY, OUR SMOKING JOE. This is her third foal. Her second foal is a yearling. Her first foal is an unraced 3YO.

2nd dam

GOOD TO BE TRUE, by Brief Truce. 3 wins 1512m to 1612m in Aust. Half-sister to SMOKIN' JOEY, OUR SMOKING JOE, Gallant Lady. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

Our Smokin' Rock. 4 wins 1200m to 1717m, 4th BRC Daybreak Lover S., L.

Verita. Winner at 1200m in 2019-20 in Aust.

3rd dam

DALZING, by Blazing Sword. Winner at 2 at 1000m in Aust. Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

SMOKIN' JOEY (Encosta de Lago). 9 wins-1 at 2 and 3 in succession-1200m to 1600m, A$1,495,433, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, VRC Tab.com.au S., Gr.3, MRC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.3, Bletchingly S., Gr.3, Victoria H., Gr.3, VRC March S., L, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, Ipswich TC Eye Liner S., L, MRC Sportingbet H., 2d VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, ATC Sebring S., Gr.3, 4th WATC Railway S., Gr.1, Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, Blamey S., Gr.2, BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, MVRC Australia S., Gr.2, MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, L.

OUR SMOKING JOE (Encosta de Lago). Joint third on the 2006-07 Australasian 4YO+ Classification (long/extended). 10 wins 1200m to 2500m, A$1,640,600, MRC St George S., Gr.2, VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.3, 2d VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, Turnbull S., Gr.1, STC Ranvet Rawson S., Gr.1, MRC Underwood S., Gr.1, JJ Liston S., Gr.2, VRC Chubb S., L, MRC Schweppervescence Cup, L, Warrnambool Cup, L, 3d STC BMW S., Gr.1, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, Craiglee S., Gr.2, MRC JJ Liston S., Gr.2, 4th VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, AJC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1.

Gallant Lady (Galileo). 4 wins 1612m to 2406m, A$165,993, MRC Catanach's Jewellers H., MVRC Mittys H., 2d SAJC South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, VRC St Leger, L, SAJC Panasonic Viera H. Dam of-

Smokin' Pierro. 4 wins 1450m to 2100m, A$151,735, to 2019-20, MRC Clanbrooke Racing H., 2d MRC Long Fine H., 3d MVRC K Line Group H.

Smokin' Bella. 4 wins at 1200m, 1300m, A$113,765, MRC Dandino at Bombora Downs H., 2d Ballarat TC Evergreen Turf 2YO H.

4th dam

DALAAL, by Taj Rossi. Unplaced. Sister to TAJ QUILLO, half-sister to MAGICAL STORM. Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Tetrico. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, MVRC William Inglis H., 2d VRC Vichealth H.