Account of KARAKA DOWNS, Karaka.



Foaled 20th November 2001

Bay Filly


  G 186

Branded: nr sh; 16 over 1 off sh

SireGreen DesertDanzigNorthern Dancer
Cape Cross* (IRE) Foreign CourierSir Ivor
1994Park AppealAhonoora*Lorenzaccio*
DamZabeelSir Tristram*Sir Ivor
Zabrina Lady Giselle*Nureyev
1993Desert Love*Home GuardForli


CAPE CROSS (IRE) (Bay 1994-Stud in Ire. 2000, NZ 2000). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, £245,650, 400,000fr., Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.2, Goodwood Celebration Mile S., Gr.2, 3d Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1. Half-brother to the dams of SW Diktat (Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1) and SW Kareymah. Out of SW Park Appeal (Newmarket Cheveley Park S., Gr.1). His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now yearlings. 


1st dam

ZABRINA, by Zabeel. Raced once. Half-sister to SAMASAAN, Love in Roses, Desert Strike (dam of REAL TIME). This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Zahdeal (g. by Haayil). 6 wins from 1000m to 1600m to 2002-03, ARC Lindauer Special Reserve Sydney Turf Club H., Matamata RC Fayette Park S.H., Cambridge JC Supporters H., 2d WRC Wellington S., Gr.3.


2nd dam

DESERT LOVE*, by Home Guard. Unraced. Half-sister to APOLLO NINE. Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

SAMASAAN (Zamazaan*). 7 wins from 2000m to 3200m, NZ$177,290, A$12,000, Wellington Cup, Gr.1, New Zealand Cup, Gr.2, Timaru RC Park Hill Breeders' H., 4th AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, WRC Trentham S., Gr.3.

Love in Roses (Conquistarose*). Winner at 2, 3d Ashburton CRC John Grigg S., L, Gore RC Princess Mellay S., L. Producer.

Desert Strike. 2 wins at 2. Dam of-

REAL TIME (Desert Sun*). 6 wins up to 1450m, A$177,695, to 2001-02, SAJC Feltex New Year's Gift H., L, 2d SAJC Christmas H., Gr.3, Tokyo City Cup, Gr.3, CS Hayes Memorial Cup, L.


3rd dam

COURTING, by Quorum. Unplaced. Half-sister to MILETUS , All at Sea , Maeander , Winslow Boy , Open Air . 16 foals, 14 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

APOLLO NINE (Skymaster). 18 wins from 5f to 1m, Goodwood Stewards' Cup H., L, 2d Ascot Diadem S., Gr.3, 3d Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.2.

Laxmi. 4 wins at 2, Newmarket Chesterfield S. Dam of-

ENSTONE SPARK (Sparkler). 5 wins-4 at 2-to 1m, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, York Lowther S., Gr.3, 2d Newbury Kingsclere S., L.

Sea Flavour. Unraced. Dam of-

SEA'S VALLEY (Val de l'Orne). 10 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2200m, Rome Premio Signorino, L, 3d Italian Derby, Gr.1.

Baddi Baddi. Winner at 2. Grandam of ORO BERING (Bering).

Illusive Spark. Unraced. Dam of SPARKLING CROWN (Crown Collection).

Bundling. Winner at 5f in Ire. Dam of-

BABY BOURBON. 8 wins, Baden-Baden Union Klub Pokal, L. Sire.

Key in the Ring. Unraced. Dam of KULCSKIRALYNO (Faustus).

Lady Grizle. Unplaced. Grandam of MAJD, OUTSTANDING.

Reluctant*. Unplaced. Dam of-

TEMPLE FRONT (Memento*). 10 wins to 1400m, A$396,135, Illawarra TC Brambles Classic, Gr.3, Newcastle JC Penfolds Classic S., Gr.3.


FAMIS registered