Ben the Boxer


Account of WILLOWBANK STUD, Morrinsville.



Foaled 24th September 2000

Bay C


I 686

Branded: nr sh; 36 over 0 off sh

Bijou d'Inde* (GB)


Cadeaux Genereux

Young Generation


Smarten Up

Sharpen Up



Northern Dancer



Rubiton's Best (AUS)




Better Boy*


Seventh Hussar*

Mirtoan Sea

Beaufort Sea*



Red Jester


BIJOU D'INDE (GB) (Chestnut 1993-Stud in GB 1998, NZ 1999). Third on The 1996 International 3YO Classification (Intermediate). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 1m, £281,953, Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, 2d Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Hebridean. Sire of Farouche, Galaxy Jewel, Grange Clare, My Bijou, Saphir Indien and of the placegetters Jewel of India, Philgirl, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now yearlings. 


1st dam

RUBITON'S BEST, by Rubiton. 5 wins up to 1300m, AJC Tails H., STC Punchbowl H., 2d STC Hollywood Park 2YO H., AJC Dorothea Mackellar H., Kellyville H., STC Marrickville H., Sefton H., 3d STC RJ Bartley H. This is her first foal.


2nd dam

MIRTOAN SEA, by Beaufort Sea*. Placed up to 1600m. Sister to AEGEAN SEA (dam of SYRIAN SEA , (My) Aegean Princess ), IONIAN SEA (dam of McGinty's Boy ), half-sister to Dark Princess (dam of SOMBRE LEGEND , Offshore Trust ). Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Rubiton's Best. 5 wins. See above.


3rd dam

Kalimera, by Red Jester. 7 wins from 6f to 1¼m, Amberley Cup, 3d CJC Midsummer H., L. Half-sister to ST MALO, Bridie O'Cally (dam of Callyapple). Dam of 9 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

IONIAN SEA (Beaufort Sea*). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, CJC Welcome S., L, Templeton H., 2d South Canterbury JC Show Gate S., L, 3d CJC Warstep S., L, Otago RC Champagne S., L, Geraldine Challenge S., L, 4th North Canterbury RC Inglewood S., L. Dam of-

McGinty's Boy (McGinty). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, SAJC Improvers' H., HMAS Aware H., 3d SAJC Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3.

Ancient Art. Unraced. Dam of-

POWER OF DESTINY - DOUGLAS DESIGN (N.Z.) (Sir Tristram*). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$322,110, VRC Great Western H., Gr.3, Chester Manifold S., L, 2d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, 3d AJC Derby, Gr.1, VATC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.2.

Strofadhes. Unraced. Dam of-

(Our) Freeze Frame (Icelandic*). 4 wins from 1200m to 1800m, SAJC Stormy Rex H., 3d Australasian Oaks, Gr.1. Producer.

AEGEAN SEA (Beaufort Sea*). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, Southland RC Ascot Park S., L, 2d CJC Champagne S., L. Dam of-

SYRIAN SEA (Vice Regal). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, Wellington S., Gr.3, 2d CJC Warstep S., L, Meadow Mushrooms 3YO Championship S., L, South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' S.H., L.

Aegean Blue. Raced twice. Dam of-

ELECTRONIC (First Norman*). 9 wins from 1400m to 2600m, NZ$9,350, A$1,080,180, AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, STC Ranvet S., Gr.1, Gold Coast TC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, STC Canterbury Cup, Gr.3.

Dark Princess. Unplaced. Dam of-

SOMBRE LEGEND (Beaurepaire*). 6 wins from 1200m to 1850m in Mal, Perak TC Coronation Cup, L.