Grand Orator

Account of ANCROFT STUD LTD., Matamata.



Foaled 16th September 2008

Bay or Brown Colt


C 72

Branded: aonsnr sh; 8 over 8 off sh


Oratorio (IRE)




Northern Dancer


His Majesty


Vaguely Noble










No Finer

Kaoru Star


Otehi Bay




1st dam

FORELSA, by Pins. Winner at 1400m. Three-quarter-sister to EL SEGUNDO, half-sister to PALOS VERDES. This is her first foal.

2nd dam

Raumancer, by Otehi Bay. Winner at 1150m, 3d Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3. Half-sister to GOLD DECK. Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

PALOS VERDES(Oak Ridge). 10 wins from 1300m to 2500m, A$338,770, STC NE Manion Cup, Gr.3, TRC Hobart Cup, Gr.3, VRC Bagot H., L, Mornington Cup, L, 2d VRC Matriarch S., L, 3d VRC Bagot H., L. Dam of-

EL SEGUNDO(Pins). Joint Head of the 2006-07 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 12 wins from 1200m to 2050m, A$3,956,375, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1, Underwood S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, MVRC Carlyon S., Gr.2, Dato' Tan Chin Nam S., Gr.2, MRC Memsie S., Gr.2, MVRC JRA Cup, L, 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRCAurie's Star H., L, 3d MRC Yalumba S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, VRC Aurie's Star H., L-twice, 4th MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC LKS MackinnonS., Gr.1, MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2, MRC Memsie S., Gr.2.

Redondo Beach. 4 wins from 1700m to 2500m, A$134,800, VRC Western Health Cup H., 2d Wimmera RC Horsham Cup, MRC Winooka H., 3d SAJC Gliderol Garage Doors H.

El Catino. 2 wins at 1400m, 1500m in 2008-09 in Aust.

3rd dam

Chiquatito, by Battle-Waggon. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, QTC Novice H., Qld Tatt's RC Transiton H., 2d ARC Ladies Mile, L, Hauraki H., 3d ARC Royal S., Gr.2. Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

GOLD DECK(Decies). 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 2200m, A$166,330, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, Bendigo Cup, L, VRC Bradfield H., University Meat H., MVRC RV Moon H., 2d VATC Easter Cup, Gr.3, Ballarat Cup, L, 3d STC Tulloch S., Gr.2, QTC Eagle Farm S., L, Bendigo Cup, L, 4th Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VATC Easter Cup, Gr.3, Ballarat Cup, L.

Raumancer(Otehi Bay). Winner. See above.

Teggun Chris. 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, STC Alfreds Associates H., Canterbury Hotel H., 2d AJC Nile H., Peter Dawson H.

In the Heavens. 7 wins from 1600m to 2200m, WATC Swan Premium Graduation S.

Lyphards Star. 3 wins to 1500m in Aust. Dam of-

Mr Marumo. 15 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 2100m, A$181,100, Townsville TC Parry Nissen Great Northern 2YO H.

Trong Pai. 5 wins from 1400m to 2400m, QTC Don McDougall Maiden H.

Always Rare. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, WATC Nicopolis H., 2d WATC Starglow Quality S.H.