Squirrel Hunter

Account of VALACHI DOWNS, Matamata.



Foaled 10th October 2017

Brown Colt



Branded: arcinvnr sh; 21 over 7 off sh


Rip Van Winkle (IRE)



Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer

Urban Sea


Looking Back



Mustique Dream

Don't Forget Me


Sea of Faith




Northern Dancer


His Majesty

Good Faith

Straight Strike

Mr. Prospector

Head of the River

Shirley Heights

RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) (Bay 2006-Stud 2011). 5 wins-2 at 2, York International S., Gr.1. Sire of 588 rnrs, 317 wnrs, 23 SW. His SH-bred progeny inc SW Capella (ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2), Lasarla, Te Akau Shark, Euro Angel, First Impressions, Kingsguard, Let Her Rip, Magic Dancer, Pendleton, etc. His NH-bred progeny inc SW Dick Whittington (Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1), Creggs Pipes, Real Value, I Am Beautiful, etc.

1st dam

SEA OF FAITH, by Danehill. Winner at 1200m. Sister toTULLY DANE , half-sister toMYGOODGRACE , The Cat's Whiskers (dam ofTAVY ), Private (dam ofBELIEVE YOURSELF ). This is her eleventh foal. Her tenth foal is a 2YO. Her ninth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

War Legend (g. by Rip Van Winkle). 4 wins 1100m to 1600m, A$199,860, MRC Ladbrokes Mega Margin H., Mitavite Challenge Heat 5 H., 2d VRC Curragh H., 3d VRC TCL S.,L , SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas,L , Bendigo JC Golden Mile H.,L , 4th SAJC Chairman's S.,Gr.3 .

Faith Firebird (f. by Stravinsky). 3 wins-1 at 2-1000m to 1100m, 2d MRC Le Pine Funerals H., 3d MRC Showtime Attractions H.

El Costa Mar (f. by Encosta de Lago). 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, 2d WATC Westspeed H., 4th WATC Supremacy S.,L .

Utmost Faith (g. by Encosta de Lago). 4 wins 1666m to 1800m in Aust.

Reillys Run (g. by O'Reilly). Winner at 1100m in Aust.

Bernardini Bay (g. by Bernardini). Placed in 2018-19 in Aust.

Lolly Lover (f. by Fusaichi Pegasus). Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

Whonicked de Lolly. Winner at 1000m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Timo. Winner at 1200m in Singapore.

2nd dam

GOOD FAITH , by Straight Strike. Top filly on The 1996-97 Australasian 2YO Classification. Joint Head of The 1996-97 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2 at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$119,750, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S.,Gr.1 , Great Northern Foal S.,Gr.3 , 2d Matamata Breeders' S.,Gr.2 , 3d Waikato RC Star Way S.,L . Half-sister toHeads or Tales , Spring (dam ofDAFFODIL ). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

TULLY DANE (Danehill). 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, NZ$25,000, A$212,300, VATC HDF McNeil S.,Gr.3 , 2d SAJC HC Nitschke S.,L , 3d ARC Railway H.,Gr.1 , VATC Vain S.,L , MRC JRA Doveton S.,L , 4th VRC Poseidon S.,L , Moomba P.,L , MRC Japan Racing Association S.,L . Sire.

MYGOODGRACE (Royal Academy). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$99,060, CJC Canterbury Breeders' S.,L , ARC Staples Rodway H., 2d Whangarei RC BBS H., 3d Whangarei RC Northland Breeders S.,L . Producer.

The Cat's Whiskers. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m. Dam of 3 winners-

TAVY (Tavistock). 3 wins at 1400m, 1500m, NZ$126,900, ARC Trevor Eagle Memorial S.,L , 2d Cambridge Breeders' S.,Gr.3 , Waikato RC J Swap Contractors Sprint H.,L , 3d ARC Eight Carat Classic,Gr.2 .

Private. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

BELIEVE YOURSELF (Sebring). 5 wins-2 at 2-1000m to 1400m, A$328,550, S$288,910, ATC Sweet Embrace S.,Gr.2 , Singapore TC Kranji A S., 3d Singapore TC Patron's Bowl,L , Stewards' Cup,L , 4th ATC Golden Slipper S.,Gr.1 , Singapore Guineas,L .