Regal Gesture

Account of M. H. BROOKS, Cambridge.



Foaled 1st November 2002

Chestnut Colt


  D 113

Branded: nr sh; 69 over 2 off sh


Chief Bearhart* (CAN)


Chief's Crown*


Northern Dancer

Six Crowns


Amelia Bearhart

Bold Hour

Bold Ruler

Myrtlewood Lass







Star Kingdom*


Arctic Explorer*

River Queen

Serenader II*


Dream Maker

Rousseau's Dream*


CHIEF BEARHART (CAN) (Chestnut 1993-Stud in Japan 1999, NZ 2001). 12 wins from 1m to 1½m, US$3,219,017, Breeders' Cup Turf S., Gr.1. Sire of SW Marble Chief (Kyoto Shimbun Hai, Jpn-2), Meiner Recolte, SP Namura Caesar, Toho Asuka and of Meiner Venado, Air Selecao, A.P. Sovereign, Toho Heart, Otohachan, Kazusa Vent Vert, Asake Suzuran, Tsurumaru Hart, Ban Chief, Key Angel, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now 2YOs. 


1st dam

SHOWBOAT, by Imposing. 2 wins at 1600m, 2d Rotorua RC Distance H. Half-sister to TE AKAU PRINCE, Mill River (dam of ST KENTIGERN). This is her eleventh foal. Her tenth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of seven foals to race, three winners, inc:-

River Girl (f. by Kinjite). 3 wins from 1800m to 2100m, 2d ARC Answer Services Autumn H., Counties RC Counties Inn H., 3d Avondale JC Bruce Amies Pharmacy H.

Straight Luck (g. by Straight Strike). 2 wins at 1400m in Aust.

Tight Show (g. by Tights). Winner at 1400m, 2d ARC Coca-Cola Sprint S.


2nd dam

RIVER QUEEN, by Serenader II. 10 wins from 1200m to 1600m, ARC George Adams (Tatt's) H., Gr.2, Waikato RC Lady Norrie S., Gr.3, Avondale JC Stretto S., L -twice, ARC Ellerslie 5000 H., Waipa RC Radio 1ZH Galilee S., Waikato RC Guineas Trial, 2d ARC Great Britain-New Zealand S., Gr.3 , DB Jubilee S., L , Waipa RC Galilee S., L , 3d ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Great Britain-New Zealand S., Gr.3, Avondale JC Kelliher P., L, Taranaki S., L, 4th Waikato RC Lady Norrie S., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC Thames Valley S., Gr.3. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

TE AKAU PRINCE (Balmerino). 8 wins from 1600m to 2300m, NZ$169,365, A$2,000, Manawatu RC Concorde Autos Cup, L, Avondale JC New Zealand Sires' Championship S., Waikato RC Highview Stud H., Matamata RC DB Draught H., Paeroa RC Epiglass Cup, 2d Counties Cup, Gr.3, ARC Morcon S.H., L, 3d Wellington S., Gr.3, 4th Avondale JC Wayne Wilkinson Classic, Gr.3, Manawatu Cup, Gr.3.

Mill River. 6 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$86,175, Waikato Times Cup Trial H., Avondale JC New Zealand Sires' Championship S., 4th Waikato Times Gold Cup, Gr.3. Dam of-

ST KENTIGERN (Kenfair). 5 wins-1 at 2-up to 1450m, NZ$17,900, A$12,075, S$271,668, Singapore TC Kranji Sprint H., L, SAJC Canonise 2YO H., Singapore TC Superb Effect S.

Rarest River. 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, WATC Provincial Championship Final, Fruit 'n' Veg H., 2d WATC Swan River H., Fruit 'n' Veg H.

The River Express. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, ARC Lindauer Sec H., Waste Management H., Carbine Club H., 2d ARC Ford Escape H.

Like a Tight. 7 wins up to 1450m, STC Ashbury H.


3rd dam

DREAM MAKER, by Rousseau's Dream. Unraced. Half-sister to SWEET VAMP. Dam of 5 named foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

RIVER QUEEN (Serenader II). 10 wins. See above.