Fairy Tale

Account of ESKER LODGE, Cambridge.



Foaled 19th September 2001

Chestnut Gelding


             C 50

Branded: nr sh; 6 over 1 off sh

SireFairy King*Northern DancerNearctic
Shinko King* (IRE) Fairy BridgeBold Reason
1991Rose of JerichoAllegedHoist the Flag
  Rose RedNorthern Dancer
Winter's Tale Arctic WalkArctic Slave
1990Gay SonnetSolaboy*The Minstrel
  Silver PlumeSilver Dream*


SHINKO KING (IRE) (Bay 1991-Stud in Japan 1998, NZ 1998). 8 wins from 1200m to 1800m in Japan, Chukyo Takamatsunomiya Cup, Jpn-1. Half-brother to SW Dr Devious. Sire of SW Bramble Rose (New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1), Eternal Melody, SP King George, Original Sin, Madame Shinko and of Apalder, (I'm) Exrated, Chatwin, Lord Dalmatian, Mr Shinko, Billie Jean, His Highness, Shinkansen, Shinko Lass, Blue Sky Blue, Carnival King, etc. 


1st dam

WINTER'S TALE, by Icelandic*. Winner at 1650m, 3d ARC Autumn 3YO Stayers' Championship H. Half-sister to BESTY COUP. This is her fourth foal. Dam of two foals to race, both winners-

Bohemian Blues (f. by Blues Traveller*). 5 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2002-03, Taumarunui RC Cosmopolitan Club & TAB H., WRC Drake International H., Masterton RC Westbury Stud H., Stratford RC Aitken Transport H., 2d WRC Drake International H., Rangitikei RC Bulls Business Houses H., 3d Waikato RC Ancroft Stud 3YO S.

Juryman (g. by Justice Prevails). 3 wins at 1100m, 1400m in 2002-03, ARC Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers 3YO S., Marton JC Fayette Park 3YO S., 3d Matamata RC Fayette Park 3YO S.H.


2nd dam

GAY SONNET, by Solaboy*. Winner at 1200m. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

BESTY COUP (Justice Prevails). 7 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$92,250, to 2002-03, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L, Marton JC ITM Rural H., 2d CJC Warstep S., L, Otago RC Otago Breeders' S., L, Southland RC NZ Bloodstock Breeders S., L, 3d CJC Churchill S.H., Gr.3, South Island 2YO S., L, Otago RC James Hazlett S.H., L, 4th CJC Canterbury Breeders' S.H., L, Ashburton RC Ray Coupland S., L, Inglewood S., L.

Behind Bars. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m to 2003-04.

Nothing Modest. Winner at 1200m.

Royal Sonnet. Unplaced. Dam of-

Royal Trout. 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, 3d WRC Quickbooks Pro H.


3rd dam

SILVER PLUME, by Silver Dream*. Unraced. Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

Crack the Ice. 2 wins at 2200m, 2400m, 2d WATC November H., Coca-Cola H., Nec Microwave H., 3d WATC Mrs Dance H., Ragtime H.


4th dam

GAY PLUME, by Golden Plume*. Unplaced. Half-sister to GAY SOVEREIGN (dam of GAY SHARON, SOTIP). Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Dr Hook - Rang Gay (Aust.). 4 wins from 1600m to 2050m, MVRC Macedon H.

Gay Asset. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Westport JC Profile Furniture H. Dam of-

True Asset - Miss Pim (Mac.). 5 wins at 1000m, 1200m in NZ and Mac, Woodville-Pahiatua RC Jones Motors H.

Real Asset. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 2d Marlborough Ford H.