Account of KARAKA DOWNS, Karaka.



Foaled 20th November 2001

Brown Filly


                  G 185

Branded: nr sh; 16 over 1 off sh

SireGreen DesertDanzigNorthern Dancer
Cape Cross* (IRE) Foreign CourierSir Ivor
1994Park AppealAhonoora*Lorenzaccio*
DamZabeelSir Tristram*Sir Ivor
Zabrina Lady Giselle*Nureyev
1993Desert Love*Home GuardForli


CAPE CROSS (IRE) (Bay 1994-Stud in Ire. 2000, NZ 2000). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1. Out of SW Park Appeal. Sire of SW Mokabra (Baden-Baden Maurice Lacroix Trophy, Gr.2), Gwaihir, Privy Seal, SP Cape Fear, Cedarberg, Nights Cross, Mac Love and of Cape Trafalgar, Happy Crusader, Kathy Cross, Millbag, Passion Cross, Surf the Net, Vicalex, Back at de Front, Capabel, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now 2YOs. 


1st dam

ZABRINA, by Zabeel. Raced once. Half-sister to SAMASAAN, Love in Roses, Desert Strike (dam of REAL TIME). This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of two foals to race-

Zahdeal (g. by Haayil). 7 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$83,692, to 2002-03, ARC Lindauer Special Reserve Sydney Turf Club H., Cambridge JC Presland Tocker Insurance H., Matamata RC Fayette Park 3YO S.H., Waikato RC Scott Lucock Racing Stables H., Cambridge JC Supporters H., Hawke's Bay Aon Risk Services H., 2d WRC Wellington S., Gr.3, BOP RC Ultimate Motor Group H., 3d Levin S., L.

Zanadu (f. by Haayil). Placed at 1400m in 2002-03.


2nd dam

DESERT LOVE*, by Home Guard. Unraced. Half-sister to APOLLO NINE, Laxmi (dam of ENSTONE SPARK), Bundling (dam of BABY BOURBON), Reluctant* (dam of TEMPLE FRONT). Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

SAMASAAN (Zamazaan*). 7 wins from 2000m to 3200m, NZ$177,290, A$12,000, Wellington Cup, Gr.1, New Zealand Cup, Gr.2, Timaru RC Park Hill Breeders' H., 4th AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, WRC Trentham S., Gr.3.

Love in Roses (Conquistarose*). Winner at 2, 3d Ashburton CRC John Grigg S., L, Gore RC Princess Mellay S., L. Producer.

Desert Beau. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, AJC Caroline Chisholm H.

Desert Strike. 2 wins at 2. Dam of-

REAL TIME (Desert Sun*). 7 wins up to 1450m, A$213,235, to 2002-03, SAJC New Year's Gift H., L, 2d SAJC Christmas H., Gr.3, Tokyo City Cup, Gr.3, CS Hayes Memorial Cup, L, City of Marion S., L.


3rd dam

COURTING, by Quorum. Unplaced. Half-sister to MILETUS, All at Sea, Maeander, Winslow Boy, Open Air. Dam of 16 named foals, 14 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

APOLLO NINE (Skymaster). 18 wins from 5f to 1m, Goodwood Stewards' Cup H., L, 2d Ascot Diadem S., Gr.3, Monmouth Philadelphia H., Gr.3.

Laxmi. 4 wins at 2, Newmarket Chesterfield S. Dam of-

ENSTONE SPARK (Sparkler). 5 wins-4 at 2-to 1m, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, York Lowther S., Gr.3, 2d Newbury Kingsclere S., L.

Bundling. Winner at 5f in Ire. Dam of-

BABY BOURBON (Ile de Bourbon). 8 wins in Ger. and Austria, Baden-Baden Union Klub Pokal, L, 2d Austrian St Leger, L. Sire.

Reluctant*. Unplaced. Dam of-

TEMPLE FRONT (Memento*). 10 wins-4 at 2-up to 1400m, Illawarra TC Brambles Classic H., Gr.3, Newcastle JC Penfolds Classic S., Gr.3.