Long-term plan comes to fruition

published: 18 Feb 2015 in Sale previews

A LONG-TERM plan looks poised to come to fruition for Ascot Farm when the respected Cambridge vendor presents a quality line up of youngsters at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale at Oaklands in Melbourne. Bruce and Maureen Harvey selected and sourced their Australian-bred draft of eight as weanlings last year.

The six colts and two fillies, representing classic sire lines and black type-rich female families, will sport the Kiwi polish of the husband and wife team, well known throughout Australasia for producing successful sales graduates. First into the ring during the opening session is a son of Manhattan Rain (Lot 85) and the stakeswinning French Deputy mare Class Apart. The dam’s only foal to race is a winner and she is from the family of the European Gr.1 performer Guys And Dolls.

The colt (Lot 108), by the boom sire Stratum, is out of Crystal Whip, a mare by Lonhro and from the family of the Golden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1 winner Crystal Lily. Ascot Farm previously sold a half-brother by Star Witness for $400,000 who is now making all the right moves for Queensland trainer Gillian Heinrich.

The Not a Single Doubt (Lot 119) from Debutante (GB) (Medicean) is a half-brother to the Fernhill Handicap- LR winner Veuvelicious and his pedigree page has a strong international presence through the multiple American Gr.1 winner Go For Wand (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Mother Goose Stakes). A colt (Lot 301), by the hot young sire Sebring, is out of Danzero mare Lady Danzerann and from the family of the Queensland Winter Stakes-Gr.2 winner La Sizeranne and the Gr.1 producers Lonhro and Grosvenor.

Opening the second session for Ascot Farm is a Star Witness colt (Lot 421) from Our Contessina, and he is a half-brother to the Gr.3 performer Lucky Lucky Lucky. They are out of a Vettori mare who is a sister to the Ranvet Stakes-Gr.1 and Australasian Oaks-Gr.1 winner Sound Action.

Exciting young stallion and outstanding sprinter Equiano has a colt (Lot 565) in the draft who is out of the winning Scenic mare The Gem, and her only foal to race is multiple winner. The dam is also a sister to the multiple Gr.2 winner Market Price. The Hinchinbrook filly (Lot 614) from World Exclusive (Zabeel) is a half-brother to Binalong Road, who has won five times, and this is the Gr.1 family of Legs (Kelt Capital Stakes, New Zealand Oaks) and Guyno (WATC Derby).

In the Blue Riband session, Ascot will offer another gem in the form of a Fastnet Rock filly (Lot 229) from the Encosta de Lago mare Costa Serena. The dam is a daughter of the Golden Slipper-Gr.1 winner Merlene and from a family which has offered up further top flight winners in Miss Pennymoney (Newmarket Handicap, Australia Stakes) and Dear Demi (VRC Oaks).

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Six x Six Enhanced Pedigree Grid for

EQUIANO (FR) 2005 Bay colt
by Acclamation - Entente Cordiale, by Ela-Mana-Mou


B. 1999
GW 6 wins
f:707 r:645 w:393 SW:30
  Royal Applause
B. 1993
GW 9 wins
f:1137 r:1018 w:599 SW:44
B. 1983
GW 7 wins
f:566 r:447 w:290 SW:19
  Try My Best   Northern Dancer   Nearctic 14
  Natalma 2
  Sex Appeal   Buckpasser 1
  Best In Show 8
  Coryana   Sassafras   Sheshoon 14
  Ruta 8
  Rosolini   Ragusa 9
  Corbalton 6
  Flying Melody
B. 1979
Wnr 2 wins
f:11 r:8 w:6 SW:3
  Auction Ring   Bold Bidder   Bold Ruler 8
  High Bid 3
  Hooplah   Hillary 17
  Beadah 3
  Whispering Star   Sound Track   Whistler 1
  Bridle Way 3
  Peggy West   Premonition 14
  Oola Hills 26
  Princess Athena
B. 1985
GW 3 wins
f:13 r:11 w:6 SW:1
Ch. 1975
GW 7 wins
f:462 r:306 w:200 SW:42
  Lorenzaccio   Klairon   Clarion 1
  Kalmia 1
  Phoenissa   The Phoenix 16
  Erica Fragrans 5
  Helen Nichols   Martial   Hill Gail 11
  Discipliner 2
  Quaker Girl   Whistler 1
  Mayflower 1
  Shopping Wise
B. 1965
Wnr 1 win
f:15 r:14 w:5 SW:1
  Floribunda   Princely Gift   Nasrullah 9
  Blue Gem 13
  Astrentia   Denturius 5
  Aherlow Valley 1
  Sea Melody   Tudor Minstrel   Owen Tudor 10
1 Sansonnet 9
  Cowes   Blue Peter 20
  Lighthearted 19
Ch. 1998
f:8 r:6 w:6 SW:2
B. 1976
GW 10 wins
f:515 r:365 w:251 SW:37
B. 1971
GW 5 wins
f:302 r:115 w:65 SW:8
  Petingo   Petition 1 Fair Trial 9
  Art Paper 16
  Alcazar   Alycidon 1
  Quarterdeck 22
  Border Bounty   Bounteous   Rockefella 7
  Marie Elizabeth 14
  B Flat   Chanteur 12
  Ardeen 7
  Rose Bertin
Ch. 1970
Wnr 1 win
f:1 r:1 w:1 SW:1
  High Hat   Hyperion   Gainsborough 2
  Selene 6
  Madonna   Donatello 14
  Women's Legion 2
  Wide Awake   Major Portion   Court Martial 1
  Better Half 8
  Wake Island   Relic 8
  Alor Star 3
Ch. 1992
f:10 r:9 w:4
Ch. 1976
GW 14 wins
f:820 r:650 w:447 SW:75
  Sharpen Up   Atan   Native Dancer 5
  Mixed Marriage 2
  Rocchetta   Rockefella 7
  Chambiges 5
  Doubly Sure   Reliance   Tantieme 20
  Relance 16
  Soft Angels   Crepello 16
  Sweet Angel 2
B. 1975
SP 2 wins
f:15 r:12 w:5 SW:1
  Secretariat   Bold Ruler   Nasrullah 9
  Miss Disco 8
  Somethingroyal   Princequillo 1
  Imperatrice 2
  Aladancer   Northern Dancer   Nearctic 14
  Natalma 2
  Mock Orange   Dedicate 23
  Alablue 4

Northern Dancer (CAN) 1961 : 5m x 5f
Bold Ruler (USA) 1954 : 6m x 5m
Nasrullah (GB) 1940 : 6m x 6m

Whistler (GB ) 1950 : 6m 6f x
Rockefella (GB ) 1941 : x 6m 6f