Jewel of Ireland



Chestnut Mare


K 408

Account of WAIKATO STUD, Matamata.

Chestnut mare Foaled in 1994


Nassipour (USA)


Blushing Groom

Red God


Runaway Bride

Wild Risk







Sea of Diamonds (IRE)



Northern Dancer



Sir Ivor

Sea Port


Sing Sing


Major Portion

NASSIPOUR (USA) (1980). 7 wins, Woodbine Rothmans International S., Gr.1. Sire of 346 rnrs, 211 wnrs, 26 SW, inc. Tie the Knot (STC Mercedes Classic, Gr.1), Redding, etc. Sire of the dams of 535 rnrs, 300 wnrs, 20 SW, inc. Gallic, Piachay, Buckle My Shoe, Frightening, Ustinov, Bel Air, Pasta Express, Carnegie House, Currigee, Utility, Northeast Sheila, So Lets, Halobelle, Storm Signal, Filante Etoile, Honest Politician, Heureka, etc.

1st dam

SEA OF DIAMONDS, by Glenstal. Unraced. Half-sister to INDIGENOUS (H.K.) - Qualtron. Dam of eight named foals, all raced, five winners, inc:-

Jewel of Ireland (f. by Nassipour). Winner. See below.

Twist Contest (f. by Danehill Dancer). Winner at 2 in 2005-06, MVRC Customer Service 2YO P., 2d MVRC Rohan Smith H.

Maribeau (g. by Marju). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m to 2006-07, SAJC Harris Scarfe H., Logic Finance Cup H., 2d SAJC Medallion Homes H.

More Diamonds (f. by Straight Strike). 2 wins at 1100m, 2d QTC Blue Slipper H.

Fastest Star (c. by Marju). Winner at 1400m in 2005-06 in Aust.

2nd dam

SEA PORT, by Averof. Unplaced. Half-sister to SEA ANCHOR, Sea Harrier (dam of WATER BOATMAN, HILL HOPPER), Killick (dam of CAVALRY, Sea Road), Sea Pageant (dam of Ocean Ballad, Welsh Sea). Dam of 13 named foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

INDIGENOUS (H.K.) - Qualtron (Marju). 1999 HK Horse of the Year. 15 wins from 1600m to 2400m, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, HK-1-twice, Hong Kong Gold Cup, HK-1-twice, Hong Kong International Vase, Gr.2, HKJC Sha Tin Futurity Trophy, HK-3, 2d Japan Cup, Gr.1, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, HK-1-twice, HKJC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.2, 3d Hong Kong Vase, Gr.1, Singapore Airlines International Cup, Gr.1, HKJC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1-twice, Hong Kong Derby, HK-1, Stewards' Cup, HK-1, Centenary Cup, HK-2.

Lawz. 8 wins from 1¼m to 18½f, £89,698, €11,961, Curragh Bank of Ireland H., Ray O'Brien Mazda H., 3d Leopardstown www.leopardstown.com H.

Old Red. 6 wins from 11f to 22½f, Newmarket Cesarewitch H.

Wassl Port. 3 wins at 1m, Newbury Philip Cornes Spring Cup.

Lucky Port. Winner at 1200m, HKJC Sai Ying Pun P., 2d HKJC Porto H.

Medway. Winner at 1½m in GB. Dam of-

Super Ideal. 2 wins at 1600m, HK$2,156,800, to 2006-07, HKJC North Point H.

Flukey Seas. Raced twice. Dam of-

Pelennium. 4 wins to 1400m, A$151,640, AJC Miele H., Seppelt Wines H.

Race Record : Winner at 2100m, WATC Woolard H., 2d WATC Belmont Oaks, L.

Produce Record : Dam of five named foals, one to race.

2000 c. Canny the Lad, by Canny Lad. Unraced.

2001 f. Go Our Jewel, by Danasinga. Unraced.

2002 f. Shinead, by Danasinga. Unraced.

2003 g. O'Heck, by O'Reilly. Placed at 3 in 2006-07.

2004 g. Emeraldo, by Danasinga. Unraced.

2005 f. by Danasinga.

2006 f. by Savabeel.

Served by No Excuse Needed (GB). Date of last service, 18.12.2006.