Account of NORTHOPE STUD, Palmerston North.



Foaled 3rd November 2005

Bay Colt


H 298

Branded: kbnr sh; 14 over 5 off sh


Golan (IRE)



Rainbow Quest

Blushing Groom

River Dancer

Irish River

Highland Gift



Scots Lass

Shirley Heights




Vice Regal

Bismark II


Kind Regards

Le Filou



Val de Loir

Fair Diana

Faux Tirage

GOLAN (IRE) (Bay 1998-Stud 2003). Second on The 2002 International 4YO+ Classification (Long). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m, £1,016,242, 1,000,000fr., Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S., Gr.1, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Niel, Gr.2, 2d The Derby, Gr.1, York Juddmonte International S., Gr.1, 3d Irish Derby, Gr.1, 4th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now yearlings.

1st dam

COVET, by Vice Regal. Unplaced. This is her ninth living foal. Her eighth foal is a yearling. Dam of seven foals to race, three winners, inc:-

The Kaiser (g. by Kreisler). 3 wins at 1600m, Marton JC Rangitikei Veterinary Services H., Rangitikei RC Roadrunners Manufacturing (NZ) Ltd H.

Zavarice (c. by Zabeel). 5 wins from 1200m to 1700m, 2d VATC Broadbridge H.

Coversinga (f. by Danasinga). 4 wins from 1500m to 2400m to 2004-05, 2d SAJC Feltex Carpets H., 3d SAJC Easyshift H., Carlton Draught H.

Covro - Rule of Thumb (Mal.) (g. by Centro). Placed in Mal.

Where U Go (g. by Borstal Boy). Placed at 3 in 2004-05 in Mac.

2nd dam

AVARICE, by Avaray. Unraced. Half-sister to HOW NOW (dam of BRAVE SALUTE), ROMAN HILLS, (My) Royal Legend (dam of PALACE REVOLT). Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Richfield Stays. 4 wins from 1200m to 2100m, CJC Mobil Victoria Street H.

Rapacious. 2 wins at 1600m, 1700m in Aust.

Lady Dancer. Unraced. Dam of-

Fasaadi. 3 wins from 1400m to 2100m to 2005-06, ARC Mercedes H.

3rd dam

FAIR DIANA, by Faux Tirage. 4 wins at 2, 3d Manawatu RC Stewards' H. Sister to BEAU TIRAGE, Musketeer, Catapult. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

HOW NOW (In the Purple). 10 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$206,160, AJC Oaks, Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, Caulfield S., Gr.1. Dam of-

BRAVE SALUTE (Without Fear). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 2000m, VATC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Carbine Club S., L. Sire.

How Bright. Unraced. Dam of-

God's Girl. 4 wins from 1600m to 2600m, VATC Sherbrooke H. Dam of-

RACER'S EDGE (Rory's Jester). 8 wins-2 at 2-up to 1800m, VATC CF Orr S., Gr.1, 3d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Sire.

SKEAPING (Peintre Celebre). 4 wins, Kenilworth Sophomore H, L.

How Special. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

TRUE STEEL (Jeune). 13 wins from 1250m to 2400m, A$550,120, to 2004-05, WATC Fruit 'n' Veg Ascot S., Gr.1.

SPECIAL JESTER (Rory's Jester). 19 wins up to 2200m, to 2005-06, WATC Easter Cup, L, 2d WATC RJ Peters S., Gr.3.

ROMAN HILLS (Songkoi). 4 wins at 2, WATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.

(My) Royal Legend. 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, CJC Prebbleton H. Dam of-

PALACE REVOLT (Dedicated Rullah). 2 wins at 1550m, 3200m, A$526,465, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, 2d AJC Warwick S., Gr.2.