Foaled: Aug 15, 2017
Country: New Zealand
Trainer: Paul Preusker
Our Oaks type filly
Two years ago, we hosted a marquee on The Rails at Oaks Day when a horse named Pinot took out the Group 1 VRC Oaks. She was a beautiful bay filly out of a Zabeel broodmare. We couldn’t imagine what that must have felt like to own that horse. She was a $200K purchase, and seemed well beyond anything we could afford.
Fast forward another year, and we’re in our marquee on Oaks Day 2018, and a horse named Aristia wins the Group 1 VRC Oaks.
We knew that horse – she was owned by another syndicator, and purchased for $80K. It suddenly didn’t seem so impossible. We’d had multiple Stakes winners, but never taken out a classic like the Group 1 VRC Oaks.
That’s when we knew.
We worded up John Foote, our bloodstock agent. He knew exactly what he was looking for. He knew all the families, pedigrees and crosses. If he saw one he liked…within our budget…
Earlier this year, he called us from the Karaka sales in New Zealand. He’d seen her, singled her out amongst the hundreds of other horses. A beautiful Bay filly out of a Zabeel broodmare. Just like the one we’d dreamed of.
But not only that.
She was a typical Makfi filly out of a Zabeel broodmare: athletic, balanced and with a fantastic walk. You only have to look at the record of the Makfi fillies in general, and more specifically, those out of a Makfi/Zabeel cross to get an inkling of what this family can do.
- Makfi’s most successful daughter, Bonneval, has won $1.6m in prizemoney to date
- Sofia Rosa, another Makfi filly took out the Group 1 ATC Oaks ($1 million in prizemoney) at Randwick in 2016
- And of Makfi’s top 5 performing offspring, 4 have been fillies
And now, here’s another one.
We asked, and John Foote delivered. She’s a 3 year old Oaks staying type, and will be aimed at Melbourne’s Group 1 VRC Oaks worth $1 million next Spring.
Shares from $2,638 for 2.5%.
Call Rob to reserve your share: 0448 462 824
BAY FILLY (NZ)
|Foaled 15th August 2017|
MAKFI (GB) (Bay 2007-Stud 2011). 4 wins-1 at 2, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 497 rnrs, 307 wnrs, 26 SW, inc. Bonneval (New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1), Make Believe, Sofia Rosa, Marky Mark, Noor Al Hawa, Fabricate, Maimara, Eleonora, Imposing Lass, Run Naan - Shining Gem (H.K.), Matchbreaker - Monster Kaka (H.K.), Mate Story, Magic Circle, Cornwallville, Pappalino, Monroe Bay, Titi Makfi, Not Only Florina, Savile Row, Tribal Wisdom, etc.
SAVANITE, by Savabeel. Winner at 1300m in NZ. Half-sister to SINGING STAR (dam of MISS SELBY), Brave Flyer, Written by a Queen,
JELIGNITE JEN, by Crested Wave. Unraced. Half-sister to ZEPHYR ART, Joure la Partie,
SINGING STAR (Danasinga). 8 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$196,150, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, Manawatu Breeders' S., L, Waikato RC Hamilton Cup, WRC MF King Industries Ltd 3YO H., Avery Ford H., 2d Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, ARC Montana Wines H., BOP RC Bay of Plenty Cup, 3d Counties Cup, Gr.2, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, Matamata Cup, L, WRC Daily Waste Juvenile H., 4th Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2. Dam of-
MISS SELBY (O'Reilly). 3 wins at 1400m, 2100m, NZ$162,610, A$10,000, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, Livamol Blu Sprint H., 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, 3d Rangitikei RC John Turkington Forestry H.
Brave Flyer (Danasinga). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Birkenhead TAB H., Manawatu RC Hong Kong Jockey Club 3YO H., 2d Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay GR Kelt Memorial H., L, Waikato RC Sprint H., L, Hawkes Bay Nissin King Partsworld H., Waikato RC Guineas Trial, BOP RC John Warren Insurance 3YO H., 4th Counties Bowl Classic, L.
Written by a Queen (Masterclass). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$18,700, A$101,050, MRC RAANC Centenary H., Money Ideas Australia H., 2d MVRC Carlton Draught H., Frank Gibson H., Manawatu RC Newmarket Lodge 2YO H., 3d Levin RC Ryder S., L, Wanganui JC Waikato Stud S., L, MRC Indulgence Marquee P., MVRC Australian Bananas H., Maybe Rough H., MRC Reveille H., WRC Porirua Club Life Members H. Dam of-
Night at the Opera (Good Journey). Winner at 1800m, WATC Let's Celebrate Belmont H., 2d WATC Titan Ford H., Westspeed 3YO H.-twice, Kambalda Football Club H., 3d WATC Belmont Classic, L, Group 1 Bar H., Support Your Industry Bet Local H., 4th WATC Belmont Oaks, L.
Sammy's Fortune. 3 wins from 1400m to 2200m, HKJC Wang Tak H., Wong Leng H., Yiu Wa H., 2d HKJC Chairmen's Day H., Developers' Best Partner H., Swan H., Murray H., 3d HKJC Yi Tung Shan H., Dedication to the Community H.
Yeah Nah. Winner at 2100m in NZ. Dam of-
VIADANA (Towkay). 11 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$685,325, A$24,000, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Waikato Sprint, Gr.1, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, ARC Eagle Technology S., Gr.3, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., L, ARC Carbine Club Trophy H., Auckland Co-Op Taxis Mile H., WRC Pacific Jewellers H., Matamata RC New World H., 2d WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, Tauranga S., Gr.3, Waikato RC Video-In-Print H., Matamata RC Colchester Engineering H., Counties RC Surveying Company H., 3d Hawkes Bay Elbow Sports Bar H., 4th ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1, Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, WRC Cuddle S., Gr.3.
INDECISION (Per Incanto). 6 wins-1 at 2-at 800m, 1200m, NZ$158,525, to 2018-19, ARC Hallmark Stud H., L, Hawkes Bay Finance Sprint H., L, Waikato RC Sprint H., L, Avondale JC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 2d Rotorua RC Arawa S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay LI Redshaw Memorial H., Matamata RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., Rotorua RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 3d BOP RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H.
POP ART, by Arch Sculptor. 3 wins at 1000m, 1050m in Aust. Half-sister to Zooming On, Ceremonious, Zoom Out. Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-
ZEPHYR ART (Zephyr Bay). 16 wins to 1200m, US$32,150, A$173,190, Bay Meadows Portola Valley Training Center H., L, SAJC Naetor H., Saratov Flying H., Longyear Centenary H., 2d SAJC Lightning S., Gr.3, RN Irwin S., Gr.3, Bay Meadows Owner-Trainer H., L.
Joure la Partie (Gielgud). 7 wins to 1500m, VRC Scomeld H., SAJC Unconquered H., Lady Nurmi H., T Lewis H., 3YO H., 3d VATC Jewel H., L. Producer.
Canned Music. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, SAJC Mellor Brook H., 2d SAJC Nui Dat-Vietnam H., 3d SAJC Century H., Super 66 H. Dam of-
WESTERN ZIP (Zephyr Zip). 2 wins at 2, WATC Gimcrack S., L, Coco H., 2d WATC Hideyoshi H., Starlet H., 3d WATC Queen's P., L. Dam of-
Relativity. 5 wins to 1300m, SAJC Pope Packaging H., Marsh H. Dam of-
SECOND EFFORT (Mossman). 11 wins to 1400m, A$680,703, MRC PB Lawrence S., Gr.2, Bletchingly S., Gr.3, Warrnambool RC Wangoom H., L-twice, MRC Zaidee's Rainbow Shoelaces H., Le Pine Funerals Cup, MVRC Cafetto Sprint H., 3d MRC PB Lawrence S., Gr.2, Memsie S., Gr.2, VRC Chester Manifold S., L, MRC Sir John Monash S., L.
Spraypaint. Unraced. Dam of-
Deautche Express (Volksraad). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, Hawkes Bay Robbie Burns Stortford Lodge H., Waikato RC United Cleaning Services 3YO S., 3d Avondale JC 2YO Fillies S., L, 4th Hawkes Bay Highview S., Gr.3. Producer.
Volkaspray. 2 wins at 1100m, 1500m, AJC Jack Gannon P., STC Golden Slipper Festival H. Dam of-
HELLBENT (I Am Invincible). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$901,450, to 2017-18, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, VRC Inglis Dash, MRC Mypunter.com H., ATC McGrath Estate Agents 2YO P., Ranvet H., MRC Toronado at Swettenham H., 2d MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, 3d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, VRC Mumm S., L, Kensington S., L, City Tatt's RC Brian Crowley S., L, 4th MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Schillaci S., Gr.2.