Account of ESKER LODGE, Cambridge.
Foaled 2nd October 2001
Branded: nr sh; 4 over 1 off sh
BAHHARE (USA) (Bay 1994-Stud in Ire. 1999, NZ 1999). Second on The 1996 European 2YO Classification. 3 wins at 2, Â£114,315, Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2. Half-brother to SW Bahri. Sire of SP Katdogawn and of Alvatron, Jacaranda, Just Say Yes, Sweet Dolly, Arzoo, Liquid Form and of the placegetters Abbadiano, Alpha Omega, Bahamas Island, Bahita, Dunaskin, Fantastico, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now 2YOs.
KATE SHEPHERD, by Dahar*. Unraced. Half-sister to (Lord) Oscar, String Quartet. This is her sixth live foal. Her fifth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of two foals to race, both winners-
Arc Angel (f. by College Chapel*). 2 wins at 1200m in 2001-02.
Arctic Snow (g. by Kaapstad). Winner at 900m in 2001-02 in Aust.
(OF) STAR QUALITY, by Bismark II*. 6 wins from 1200m to 1850m, SAJC Lord Mayor's Mile H., L, Tobruk H., Keep the Change H., 3d SAJC City of Adelaide H., L. Sister to VALENCIA, VICE REGAL, Vale, half-sister to HAMMED. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-
String Quartet (Western Symphony*). 10 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$141,591, STC Fine and Dandy Welter H., Hoyts Sky High Quality H., AJC Tooheys H., El Alamein H., 2d AJC Chairman's H., Gr.3.
(Lord) Oscar (Sir Tristram*). 5 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$1,800, A$82,020, STC Campbellfield H., Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's H., 2d BTC Chairman's H., Gr.3, Kilkenny H., 3d AJC Red Nose H.
KIND REGARDS, by Le Filou*. 2 wins at 10Â½f, 1Â½m, Great Northern Oaks, Gr.1, 2d ARC HO Nolan H., L, 4th WRC Presidents H., L. Half-sister to Cobham. Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 7 winners, inc:-
VICE REGAL (Bismark II*). 21 wins-5 at 2-from 1200m to 2600m, NZ$129,855, A$81,750, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Successful sire.
VALENCIA (Bismark II*). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Railway H., Gr.1, 2d ARC Railway H., Gr.1, Waikato RC Lion Brown Sprint, Gr.1. Dam of-
Kylemore. Winner at 1200m, Te Aroha JC Novice H. Dam of-
PRIMROSE SANDS (Zabeel). 9 wins up to 2000m, A$219,935, to 2001-02, STC Parramatta Cup, L, 3d VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2.
Castanets. Winner at 1200m, AJC Waikiki H. Dam of-
GLAMMIS (Marauding). Winner at 2, A$308,900, VRC Bloodhorse Breeders' S., Gr.2, 3d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1.
BOLSTER (Marauding). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, AJC TL Baillieu H., L, QTC British Airways 2YO S., 2d STC Yootha 2YO H.
HAMMED (Ardistaan*). 8 wins-4 at 2-up to 1450m, SAJC Da Costa P., L, MVRC St Albans S., SAJC Modbury H.-twice, Balcrest S. Sire.
(OF) STAR QUALITY (Bismark II*). 6 wins. See above.
Vice Reine. Placed at 2. Dam of-
SKY CHASE (Star Way*). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1. Champion sire.