Account of KARAKA DOWNS, Karaka.



Foaled 2nd December 2002

Bay Gelding


  G 186

Branded: nr sh; 36 over 2 off sh


Kilimanjaro* (GB)


Shirley Heights

Mill Reef

Never Bend




Top Ville

High Top




Diamonds 'n' Mink


Mistral Dancer*

Northern Dancer


Running Around

What a Pleasure

Wave Princess

Crest of the Wave*


Queen's Romance

Knight's Romance*


KILIMANJARO (GB) (Bay 1995-Stud 1999). Winner at 2, 2d Royal Ascot King Edward VII S., Gr.2, Newmarket Fairway S., L. Half-brother to SW Darazari* (STC Ranvet S., Gr.1), SW Dariyoun and SW Dardjini. Out of SW Darara, half-sister to SW Darshaan (French Derby, Gr.1, sire). Champion NZ Sire (AEI), 2003-04. Sire of 14 rnrs, 5 wnrs, inc. SP Masai, Mount Street, Terrain and of Accurate Analysis, Manjaro and of the placegetters Life's a Boxer, etc. 


1st dam

DIAMONDS 'N' MINK, by Mistral Dancer. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 2d Avondale JC Benchmark H., Hawke's Bay Coke NBL H. This is her fourth foal. Dam of one foal to race.


2nd dam

WAVE PRINCESS, by Crest of the Wave. 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m in Aust. Sister to WAVE KING, three-quarter-sister to WAVE OF GOLD. Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Diamonds 'n' Mink. 2 wins. See above.

Ead-Wine. Winner at 2, 3d VRC Byerley H. Dam of-

For Our Benefit. 2 wins at 1600m, 2050m, 2d SAJC Samson H. Producer.

Trimview Wine. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

Mr Performer. 9 wins from 1100m to 2100m, A$87,030, SAJC Duncan Moore H., Holden Astra H., 2d MVRC Lawman H.

Rich Swell. Winner at 1400m in Aust.

Regal Wave. Winner at 1200m.


3rd dam

QUEEN'S ROMANCE, by Knight's Romance. Winner at 6f. Half-sister to WAVE OF GOLD. Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

WAVE KING (Crest of the Wave). 16 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2450m, NZ$7,320, A$147,065, MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2, VATC Memsie S., Gr.2, JJ Liston S., Gr.2, AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, SAJC West End S., Gr.3, Gosford Gold Cup, L, Clarence RJC Grafton Cup, L, 2d VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, George Adams H., Gr.1, AJC All-Aged S., Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, Moonee Valley Cup, Gr.2, VRC House of Windsor S., L, 3d VRC Craiglee S., Gr.2, MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3.

Silver Judy. 2 wins at 2000m, 3200m in Aust. Dam of-

Halley's Path. Placed at 2, 2d STC ANZ Bank Ladies Club H. Dam of-

Miss Comet (Snippets). Winner at 1400m, 3d VRC Talindert H., L. Producer.


4th dam

GOLD QUEEN, by Summertime. Winner at 6f. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

WAVE OF GOLD (Crest of the Wave). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1m, Wanganui Guineas, L, Waipa Flying H. Dam of-

Catus Gold. Unraced. Dam of-

Ballina Wave. 3 wins from 1800m to 2100m. Dam of-

BODIE (Stark South). 6 wins from 1400m to 3200m, NZ$351,050, A$50,400, Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Rotorua Cup, Gr.3, ARC Trident Tavern Classic, L, 3d AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1.