Account of KARAKA DOWNS, Karaka.



Foaled 30th November 2002

Bay Filly


  G 185

Branded: nr sh; 4 over 2 off sh

SireNight Shift*Northern DancerNearctic
Align (AUS) CibouletteChop Chop
1996Super TrendRed AnchorSea Anchor*
  Eastern BayPrincely Note*
DamZabeelSir Tristram*Sir Ivor
Zabrina Lady Giselle*Nureyev
1993Desert Love*Home GuardForli


ALIGN (AUS) (Chestnut 1996-Stud 2001). Head of The 1998-99 Australasian 2YO Classification. 4 wins at 2, A$1,013,413, AJC Sires Produce S., Gr.1, STC Todman Slipper Trial, Gr.2, Gosford RC Gosford Slipper, L, 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, MVRC Qantas Stutt S., Gr.2, AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3. Half-brother to SP Breathtaker and SP Superb Lady. Grandson of SW Eastern Bay. His oldest progeny are now yearlings. 


1st dam

ZABRINA, by Zabeel. Raced once. Half-sister to SAMASAAN, Love inRoses , Desert Strike (dam of REAL TIME ). This is her sixth foal. Her fifth foal is a 2YO. Her fourth foal is an unraced 3YO. Dam of two foals to race-

Zahdeal (g. by Haayil). 8 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$92,992, to 2003-04, ARC Lindauer Special Reserve Sydney Turf Club H., Trident Tavern 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., CJC Shipleys Video Otaio P., 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., City Tatt's RC All States Food Service H., WATC Grove 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, MVRC Symphony Facial Tissues H., SAJC Boral Construction Materials H., Clipsal Sprint H., VATC Magic Ruler H., Bert Bryant H., 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, 3d Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.2, Saratoga Bernard Baruch H., Gr.3.

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

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

Reluctant*. Unplaced. Dam of TEMPLE FRONT (Memento*) (Gr.3).