Diamond Babe

Account of THE OAKS STUD, Cambridge.



Foaled 23rd August 2002

Bay Filly


  G 240

Branded: nr sh; 6 over 2 off sh

SireNureyevNorthern DancerNearctic
Stravinsky* (USA) SpecialForli
1996Fire the GroomBlushing GroomRed God
  Prospector's FireMr. Prospector
DamGroom Dancer*Blushing GroomRed God
Guardian Angel* (IRE) FeatherhillLyphard
1994SandbankRivermanNever Bend


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

GUARDIAN ANGEL*, by Groom Dancer*. 4 wins from 1800m to 2300m, VATC Yangtze H., Winfreux H., 2d Waikato RC Murray East Tours & Travel H. Half-sister to Faribole (dam of HILBRE ISLAND). This is her third foal. Her second foal is a 2YO. Her first foal is an unraced 3YO.


2nd dam

SANDBANK, by Riverman. 3 wins from 1600m to 2200m, Saint-Cloud Prix Coronation, L. Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Faribole (Esprit du Nord). Winner at 2000m, Evry Prix de Champigny, 3d Deauville Prix de Psyche, Gr.3, Evry Prix Chloe, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix des Lilas, L. Dam of-

HILBRE ISLAND (Halling*). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¾m to 2003, Newmarket Noel Murless S., L, Newbury Mercedes-Benz 2YO Maiden S., 3d Newbury Arc Trial, L, 4th Newmarket S., L.

Date. 2 wins at 7f, 1m, Haydock Tote Credit Club Silver Bowl.


3rd dam

Astonished, by Connaught. 3 wins from 1m to 1¼m, Goodwood Surplice S., Maisons-Laffitte Prix Moia, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Pepiniere, L, 3d Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.3, 4th Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2. Half-sister to MTOTO, SAVOUREUSE LADY (dam of QUEST FOR LADIES), Button Up (dam of RUFFLE, ENCLOSE), Petal Girl (dam of MUTAMAM), Safe Haven (dam of LUGANA BEACH, Alaflak, Delve, Maiden Eileen). Dam of 1 foal, one to race-

SANDBANK (Riverman). 3 wins. See above.


4th dam

AMAZER, by Mincio. Winner at 2, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Colline. Half-sister to SILVER ZARA, Aunt Zara (dam of CRAZY, Aunty), Lord Zara. Dam of 17 foals, all raced, 15 winners, inc:-

MTOTO (Busted). 8 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, £842,955, Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1-twice. Sire.

SAVOUREUSE LADY (Caerleon). 2 wins to 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix Fille de l'Air, Gr.3. Dam of QUEST FOR LADIES (Rainbow Quest).

Button Up (Busted). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Fille de l'Air, Gr.3. Dam of-

RUFFLE (High Line). 4 wins from 1600m to 2200m, Deauville Prix Gontaut-Biron, Gr.3. Dam of GO BETWEEN (Highest Honor).

Petal Girl (Caerleon). 2 wins at 1m, 3d Sandown Roller S., L. Dam of-

MUTAMAM (Darshaan). 11 wins-2 at 2-from 7½f to 1½m, £227,405, US$1,038,880, Woodbine Canadian International S., Gr.1.