Golden Opportunity

Account of BRIGHTHILL FARM, Hamilton.



Foaled 27th August 2004

Bay Colt


  C 46

Branded: CVnr sh; 88 over 4 off sh


Golan (IRE)



Rainbow Quest

Blushing Groom

River Dancer

Irish River

Highland Gift



Scots Lass

Shirley Heights


Galore (AUS)


Al Hareb

El Gran Senor

Northern Dancer


Prince Tenderfoot

Star Aura

Kaoru Star

Star Kingdom

Silver Shell

Silver Shark


GOLAN (IRE) (Bay 1998-Stud 2003). Second on The 2002 International 4YO+ Classification (Long). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m, £1,016,242, 1,000,000fr., Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S., Gr.1, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Niel, Gr.2, 2d The Derby, Gr.1, York Juddmonte International S., Gr.1, 3d Irish Derby, Gr.1, 4th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1. His oldest progeny are now yearlings. 


1st dam

GALORE, by Al Hareb. Winner at 1800m in Aust. Half-sister to Spirit (dam of UNWORLDLY, GORDO, SEANCES). This is her third foal. Her second foal is an unraced 3YO. Her first foal is unraced.


2nd dam

STAR AURA, by Kaoru Star. 2 wins at 1200m, 1550m, STC Kingsgrove High School H., 2d AJC Monte Carlo H., Sadlier H., STC Cronulla Members H. Sister to Trimmer Star (dam of FLAMING HEART), half-sister to Silver Planet (dam of SURIA). Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, inc:-

Galore. Winner. See above.

Nectar. Placed at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

Nectareign. Winner at 1400m in 2005-06, 2d STC Hyland Race Colours H.

Spirit. Raced once. Dam of-

UNWORLDLY (Quest for Fame). Top filly on The 2000-01 Australasian 3YO Classification. 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$466,440, AJC Flight S., Gr.1, STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., Gr.3, AJC Exchange Hotel Balmain 2YO H., STC Link Printing 2YO H., 3d AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2.

GORDO (Brief Truce). 7 wins to 1500m, A$526,125, STC Shannon H., Gr.2, Frederick Clissold S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway H., Gr.3, VATC Tupperware Cup, L, STC Sydney Markets & Lidcombe RSL H., AJC Narellan Sand, Soil & Garden Supplies H., 2d VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, STC Ajax S., Gr.3, CMP & KPMG H., 3d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, STC Canterbury S., Gr.2, Phar Lap S., Gr.2, Ajax S., Gr.3, Hawkesbury Guineas, L, 4th STC George Ryder S., Gr.1.

SEANCES (Canny Lad). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$260,000, STC Millie Fox S., L, VRC Moet & Chandon H., STC Rooty Hill RSL Club & Resort H., AJC Waverley College Centenary P.

Daemons - Sikandar (H.K.) (Quest for Fame). Winner at 2, A$81,400, in 2004-05, AJC Pine 2YO H., 2d AJC Blue Plume H., 3d QTC Racetree TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1.


3rd dam

Silver Shell, by Silver Shark. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 9f, 2d Phoenix Park Azalea S., L. Half-sister to Ellidiana (dam of ELIZABETH DRAKE), Ellidiano. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Trimmer Star. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

FLAMING HEART (Salieri). 3 wins at 1000m, 1400m, A$116,720, VATC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3. Dam of SUSPICION (Mukddaam).

Silver Planet. Raced once. Dam of-

SURIA (Danehill). 2 wins to 1600m, MVRC Seppelt Great Western S., L.

Snorvig. 2 wins at 1600m in Aust. Dam of VIGNOR (Flying Spur).