Aurora Hero

Account of MAPPERLEY STUD LTD, Matamata.



Foaled 10th October 2017

Bay Colt



Branded: minbarsnr sh; 47 over 7 off sh


Contributer (IRE)


High Chaparral

Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer




Exit to Nowhere

Irish River


Royal Academy


Dame Mapperley



Green Desert


Celtic Assembly


Row of Mapperley

Long Row




CONTRIBUTER (IRE) (Bay 2010-Stud 2016). Champion Miler in Australia in 2014-15. 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, £109,264, A$988,700, ATC Ranvet S., Gr.1, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Apollo S., Gr.2, MRC David Jones Cup, Gr.3, Royal Ascot Wolferton H., L, Kempton Magnolia S., L, 2d Chester Dee S., Gr.3, 3d VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SP Saimaa. His oldest progeny are yearlings.

1st dam

Dame Mapperley , by Volksraad. 5 wins 1500m to 2400m, A$106,600, AJC Sydney City Lexus P., Seppelt Wines H., 2d AJC Colin Stephen H., Gr.3 . Sister to Champion Chestnut , Volkster (dam of VOLKSTOK 'N'BARRELL ), half-sister to Buckton Lad . This is her eleventh living foal. Her tenth foal is a 2YO. Dam of eight foals to race, six winners, inc:-

LE BARON (g. by Golan). 3 wins at 1600m, 2100m, NZ$138,615, A$3,950, ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2 , Great Northern Guineas Prelude, L , 2d Waikato RC Ashford Lodge 3YO S., Seaton Park H.

Queen of Pop (f. by Pins). 2 wins at 1200m, ARC Canon 3YO H., 3d ARC Royal S., Gr.2 , 4th Levin Classic, Gr.1 . Dam of-

Queen of Zealand (Savabeel). Placed at 3, 3d Wanganui JC O'Leary S., L .

Pop Star Princess. 3 wins 1150m to 1300m to 2018-19, BOP RC Mils Reef Winery H., Rotorua RC Campbell Infrastructure S.

Goldland Dancer (g. by Golan). 6 wins 1400m to 1650m, HK$3,561,825, HKJC Harry Winston Excellent H., Deep Water Bay H., Mars H., Special Wheelchair Bank H., Lotus H., Dongguan H., 2d HKJC Ngong Ping H.

Dragon Dancer (g. by O'Reilly). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Bishop Browne H., 4th ARC Champagne S., L .

In a Jiffy (f. by Mastercraftsman). 3 wins to 1600m, 3d BRC Veuve Society H.

British Dame (f. by Black Minnaloushe). Winner at 1300m, 2d ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H. Dam of 3 winners-

Billy Mojo. 3 wins-1 at 2-1000m to 1400m in NZ and Singapore, Rotorua RC Mills Reef Winery & Restaurant H.

Master Dame. 2 wins at 1800m to 2017-18 in Aust.

Christie. Winner at 1950m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Show Dame (f. by Savabeel). Raced once. Dam of-

Showpin. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, 3d ARC Visique Rose Optometrists H., Stella Artois S., Counties RC Ssangyong S.

2nd dam

ROW OF MAPPERLEY, by Long Row. Winner at 1200m. Sister to GETTING CLOSER , half-sister to INSTRUMENTAL . Dam of 11 named foals, all raced, 9 winners, inc:-

Champion Chestnut (Volksraad). 5 wins-1 at 2-1200m to 1900m, R318,595, 2d Clairwood Sharp Juvenile S., Gr.2 , Greyville Autumn S., L ,3d Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Derby, Gr.1 , Clairwood Cup Trial, Gr.3 .

Dame Mapperley (Volksraad). 5 wins. See above.

Buckton Lad (Creese). 5 wins 1100m to 1600m, WATC Webmaster H., Egis Consulting H., 3d Whangarei RC Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L .

Volkster. Winner at 1000m, 2d MVRC Acushla Marie H. Dam of 5 winners-

VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL (Tavistock). Top Male on The 2014-15 NZ 3YO Free H (1200m-1600m). 9 wins 1300m to 2000m, NZ$873,587,A$581,000, S$1,125, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1 , ARC New Zealand S., Gr.1 , Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S., Gr.1 , Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1 .