Poetic Licence


Account of THE OAKS STUD, Cambridge.



Foaled 18th August 2008

Bay Filly


A 16

Branded: acornnr sh; 16 over 8 off sh


Darci Brahma




Northern Dancer


His Majesty

Grand Echezeaux


Sir Tristram


Vice Regal


Lalla (GB)


Silver Hawk


Hail to Reason

Gris Vitesse




Sadler's Wells

Santa Linda

Sir Ivor

1st dam

LALLA, by Silver Hawk. Unraced. Half-sister to Broghill. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.

2nd dam

Mystify, by Batshoof. 2 wins at 7f, 8½f, Gulfstream Allowance, 2d Ascot Fern Hill S., L, Rosemary H., L. Half-sister to SQUEAK, Key Academy. Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

Broghill(Selkirk). Winner at 2, Newmarket 2YO Maiden S., 3d Goodwood Cocked Hat S., L, Ascot Hyperion 2YO S., 4th Newmarket S., L.

Lady Cottingham. Winner at 2 in GB.

3rd dam

SANTA LINDA, by Sir Ivor. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to LADY REBECCA(dam of ALZAO), Ivorona (dam of WHAT NONSENSE), Ivoire (dam of BLANCO), half-sister to NOBLE SAINT, Santa's Sister (dam of MY SISTER, PLACER QUEEN). Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, all winners, inc:-

SQUEAK(Selkirk). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 10½f, £54,239, US$701,776, Hollywood Beverly Hills H., Gr.1, Matriarch S., Gr.1, Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.3, Newbury Ballymacoll Stud S., L, 2d Longchamp Prix de l'Opera, Gr.2, 3d Hollywood Gamely H., Gr.1, Golden Gate Yerba Buena H., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita Yellow Ribbon S., Gr.1.

Key Academy(Royal Academy). 2 wins at 1¼m, 11f, 2d Chantilly Prix des Tourelles, L, Del Mar Honey Fox H., L, 3d Del Mar CTT & Thoroughbred Owners of California H., L, 4th Bay Meadows Hillsborough H., Gr.3.

Mystify(Batshoof). 2 wins. See above.

4th dam

SANTA PAULA, by Santa Claus. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to AHDEEK, half-sister to TOM ROLFE, CHIEFTAIN, LADY REBECCA(dam of ALZAO), WENONA(dam of OPACHISCO), Celia (dam of RIPON, BALLYGORAN), Wampum (dam of FIDDLERS FARE). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

NOBLE SAINT(Vaguely Noble). 4 wins at 1¼m, 1¾m, Premio Roma, Gr.1, Yorkshire Cup, Gr.2, York Great Voltigeur S., Gr.2. Sire.

Santa's Sister. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1m in GB.Dam of-

PLACER QUEEN(Habitat).3 wins, Greenwood Tattling H., Can-3.

MY SISTER(Nonoalco). Winner at 7f, Phoenix Park Mulcahy S., Gr.3.

Sagar. Winner at 2100m in France. Dam of-

TARAWA(Caerleon). 10 wins to 2200m, Newmarket Darley S., L.

Copper Creek. Winner at 6f in GB. Dam of-

TIPSY CREEK(Dayjur). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 6f, Sandown Temple S., Gr.2.

ABUNAWWAS(In the Wings). 4 wins, Leopardstown Ballycorus S., Gr.3.

MAGIC COVE(Kingmambo). 2 wins, Curragh Solonaway S., L.