Account of ANCROFT STUD LTD., Matamata.



Foaled 30th October 2002

Chestnut Filly


  D 148

Branded: nr sh; 18 over 2 off sh

SireNureyevNorthern DancerNearctic
Stravinsky* (USA) SpecialForli
1996Fire the GroomBlushing GroomRed God
  Prospector's FireMr. Prospector
DamFerdinandNijinskyNorthern Dancer
Ferdnand's Flower* (USA) Banja LukaDouble Jay
1991Port DamascusDamascusSword Dancer
  Paris PikeTulyar


STRAVINSKY (USA) (Bay 1996-Stud in USA 2000, NZ 2000). 1999 Champion European Sprinter. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, £225,026, Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1. Sire of SW Balmont (York Gimcrack S., Gr.2), Oratorio, Flying Firebird, Venables, SP Solar Fire, Acciacatura, Doohulla, Looking Back, Speedy Sonata, Steel Light and of Bentley's Ball, Dvinsky, Benbaun, Savitsky, Alinsky, Bathwick Bill, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now 2YOs. 


1st dam

FERDNAND'S FLOWER*, by Ferdinand. Placed at 6f in USA. Half-sister to GHAZI, POMPEII COURT*, Catalonia Express (dam of SHOAL CREEK). This is her sixth foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Dam of four foals to race, two winners, inc:-

Nivole (f. by Dayjur). 4 wins at 6f in USA.

B J's Babe (f. by Devil's Bag). Winner at 6f in USA.


2nd dam

PORT DAMASCUS, by Damascus. Unraced. Half-sister to PALLISIMA, PIKEHALL*, Kings Cliffe, Spring Tour (dam of EMERALD JIG, ALBADR). Dam of 12 named foals, 9 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

GHAZI (Polish Navy*). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, US$536,620, Arlington Secretariat S., Gr.1, 2d Woodbine Rothmans International S., Gr.1. Sire.

POMPEII COURT* (Tell). 13 wins from 5½f to 1m, Longacres Mile H., Gr.2, Santa Anita El Conejo H., L, Los Alamitos Orange Coast H., L, 2d Hollywood Express H., L, Northlands Journal H., L, 3d Hollywood Triple Bend H., L, Northlands Continental H., L. Champion sire.

Catalonia Express. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Italy. Dam of-

SHOAL CREEK (Fairy King*). 3 wins from 7f to 9f, Curragh Solonaway S., L, Leopardstown Knockaire S., L, 2d Curragh Mooresbridge S., L, Leopardstown Stepaside H., 3d Curragh Gladness S., Gr.3, Mooresbridge S., L, 4th York Juddmonte International S., Gr.1.

Broad n Every Port. 2 wins at 1m, 8½f in USA.


3rd dam

PARIS PIKE , by Tulyar. 9 wins, Hollywood Oaks, Gr.2, 2d Santa Anita Santa Margarita H., Gr.1, Hollywood Honeymoon S., L, 3d Santa Anita Santa Monica H., Gr.2. Sister to Black Irish (dam of IRISH ANTE , IRISHMINSTREL ), half-sister to PINJARA , AMRI-AN , PELEGRIN , Forliane (dam of ALLSINCERITY , FREEWAY FOLLY , REASSERT YOURSELF ), Tiddlywinks (dam of BRINKMANSHIP ). Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

PALLISIMA (Sir Gaylord). 7 wins, Hollywood Oaks, Gr.2, Santa Anita Linda Vista H., Gr.3, 2d Hollywood Beverly Hills H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Las Palmas H., Gr.3, 3d Hollywood Milady H., Gr.2. Producer.

PIKEHALL* (Round Table). 5 wins, Del Mar Escondido H., L, 2d Del Mar Oceanside S., L, 3d Del Mar Chula Vista H., L. Sire.

Spring Tour. Unraced. Dam of-

EMERALD JIG (Green Dancer). 6 wins, US$403,735, Golden Gate Rolling Green H., Gr.3, 2d Hollywood Sunset H., Gr.2, Golden Gate San Francisco Mile H., Gr.2, 3d Hollywood Sunset H., Gr.2. Sire.

ALBADR (Arctic Tern). 3 wins at 1½m, 13f, Newbury Aston Park S., L.