Account of Ripple Creek, Christchurch



Foaled 4th November 2019

Bay Colt



Branded: : nr sh; 5 over 9 off sh


War Decree (USA)


War Front


Northern Dancer

Starry Dreamer


Royal Decree

Street Cry


Ticker Tape

Royal Applause


Empress Vega (AUS)


Lope de Vega


Giant's Causeway

Lady Vettori


Empress Pegasus

Fusaichi Pegasus

Mr. Prospector

Empress Club


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

EMPRESS VEGA, by Lope de Vega. Unraced. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.

2nd dam

EMPRESS PEGASUS, by Fusaichi Pegasus. 3 wins at 1m, 9f, Assiniboia Downs Matron S., L, 2d Assiniboia Oaks, L, Assiniboia Downs Canada Day S., 4th Hollywood Park Cinderella S., L, Assiniboia Downs Matron S., L. Half-sister to AZOUZ PASHA. Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

Aali Mia. 5 wins 1603m to 2225m, A$76,230, to 2019-20, 3d SAJC Nutella H.

Emperor Casino - Strong Wind (Mac.). 3 wins 1500m to 2000m in Aust. and Macau, 2d BRC Bundaberg Distilling Company H.

Aldous. 2 wins at 2200m, 3800m, A$91,759, 2d BRC Novotel Airport H.

Hillandale. Winner at 1600m in 2020-21 in Aust.

3rd dam

EMPRESS CLUB, by Farnesio. Horse of the Year & Champion 2YO, 3YO & Older Classic Mare in South Africa in 1991, 92 & 93. 16 wins-4 at 2 and 7 in succession-1000m to 2000m, US$75,211, R3,101,975, Scottsville Smirnoff Sprint, Gr.1, Turffontein Administrator's Cup, Gr.1, First National Bank S., Gr.1, Kenilworth J&B Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Queen's P., Gr.1, Gosforth Park Topsport Bloodline Classic, Gr.1, Milnerton Top Sport Bloodline Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville South African Guineas, Gr.1, Scottsville South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Nursery P., Gr.2, Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies Futurity S., Gr.2, Bay Meadows Hillsborough H., Gr.3, Milnerton Southeaster Sprint S., L, 2d Greyville Daily News Two Thousand S., Gr.1. Sister to Esmerada (dam of ESPACIADO, ESPERADA, ESMALTINA, ESMALTADO), three-quarter-sister to ENCAPUCHADO, half-sister to ECURIE, EPOQUE (dam of EMINENT), ELISITA, Equity (dam of EQUAL STRIPES, EQUIPARADA, EQUIPADO), Empire Lady (dam of EMPIRE AZTEC), Empress Day (dam of EMPRESS TIME, EXCELLENT NOTE). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

AZOUZ PASHA (Lyphard). 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Doncaster Troy S., L, Goodwood Volvo Contracts Globetrotter S., 4th Doncaster Troy S., L.

EMPRESS PEGASUS (Fusaichi Pegasus). 3 wins. See above.

4th dam

ELYSEE, by El Gran Capitan. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Argentina. Half-sister to ESPADAÑA, ESCOLASTICA, Emboscada (dam of ENCAPUCHADO). Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

EMPRESS CLUB (Farnesio). 16 wins. See above.

ECURIE (Liloy). Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa in 1984-85. 10 wins-3 at 2-1200m to 1800m, R374,045, Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1.

EPOQUE (Oak Dancer). 6 wins-4 at 2, 3 in succession-1000m to 1600m, R244,970, Scottsville South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1. Producer.