DESERT SUN 3 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 9f, Doncaster Variety Club Sunshine Coach S., Sun Princess S., Hollywood Park Allowance Race, 2d Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3, Golden Gate Fields Breeders' Cup H., L, 3d Hollywood Park Bel Air H., Gr.2, Sandown Mile S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Jersey S., Gr.3. Champion Aust. Sire (AEI) in 1998-99, 1999-2000, second in 2000-01, 2001-02. Second on NZ Sire List (Aust. & NZ figures combined) in 1999-2000, 2000-01, third in 1998-99, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04. Third on NZ Sire List in 2001-02. Sire of winners of over $56 million - 32 stakes winners, inc. SUNLINE, LA BELLA DAMA, OUR EGYPTIAN RAINE, LACEY UNDERALL, MORALEE, SALFORD CITY, DESERT ACE, THEE OLD DRAGON, DANCEINTHESUN, STRIKELINE, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $40 million - 20 stakes winners, inc. ROCKDALE, BLACK CAVIAR, ALL TOO HARD, GRANDEUR, LA ROCKET, SISTA, ZABISCO, SUPREME PROFIT, EGYPTIAN SYMBOL, TREATY OF PARIS - TOO FAST (H.K.).


 

1st Dam

HELSINGE, by Desert Sun. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Song of the Sun, half-sister to MAGNUS, SCANDIVA, WILANDER, ARCTIC FLIGHT, Lionhearted, Danavia (dam of ICONIC). Dam of six named foals, four to race, all winners, inc:-

BLACK CAVIAR (f. by Bel Esprit). Horse of the Year in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings. Head of the 2011 & 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Sprint). Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB in 2012. 25 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, £283,550, A$6,922,550, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1-twice, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1-twice, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1-3 times, Patinack Classic, Gr.1-twice, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2-twice, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2-twice, Stanley Wootton S., Gr.2-twice, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, VRC Cromwell H. Producer.

ALL TOO HARD (c. by Casino Prince). Subject horse.

 

2nd Dam

SCANDINAVIA, by Snippets. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$438,575, QTC Cup, Gr.2, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, MVRC Burt Bacharach H., 2d SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2, VRC Red Roses S., L, 4th SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to Bit of a Ride (dam of BOOM TIME), half-sister to FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, MIDNIGHT SUN, RUSSIAN TEA ROOM, Song of the Sun, McHappy (dam of GLAD). Dam of 12 named foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

MAGNUS (Flying Spur). 4 wins to 1200m, £23,000, A$1,086,610, S$202,500, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, VRC Age Classic S., Gr.2, STC Big Sports Breakfast H., 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, AJC Shorts H., Gr.3, SAJC WH Wylie H., L, Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, L, MRC BSB Packaging P., 3d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., L, 4th VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Galaxy H., Gr.1. Sire.

WILANDER (Exceed and Excel). Third on 2008-09 Australasian 3YO Classification (sprint). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$351,825, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, 2d MRC Biscay H., 4th VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire.

SCANDIVA (Fastnet Rock). 2 wins at 2, A$242,580, ATC Magic Night S., Gr.2, Emerald Hills Estate 2YO P., 2d ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1.

ARCTIC FLIGHT (Flying Spur). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$314,358, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L, VRC Flt Lt Peter Armytage H., MRC Sandown Park (UK) H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Darley Crown, L, 3d BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3, 4th SAJC Proud Miss S., L.

Lionhearted (Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1000m, A$76,385, in 2016-17, 2d ATC Skyline S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, L.

Danavia. Placed at 2, 2d VRC Reganza 2YO H. Dam of-

ICONIC (Bel Esprit). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 900m, 1000m, A$482,250, MVRC Carlyon S., L, Bendigo JC VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO S., MRC Nine West P., 2d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, WH Wylie H., L, 4th MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2.

 

3rd Dam

SONG OF NORWAY, by Vain. Unraced. Half-sister to Song of Kingston (dam of MUIRFIELD VILLAGE). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, all winners, inc:-

SCANDINAVIA (Snippets). 4 wins. See above.

MIDNIGHT SUN (Western Symphony). 4 wins from 1900m to 2400m, A$109,260, STC Winter Cup, L, MVRC Sorbent H., STC Toohey's New H., 2d TTC Tasmanian Oaks, L, AJC Harvey Norman H., 3d TRC Strutt S., L, VATC Slixpix P.H. Producer.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (Christmas Tree). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 800m, 1000m, A$85,260, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, VRC Elounda Bay H., Zabeel H., 2d MVRC Southern Cross Apartments S., L, VATC WJ Adams H., 3d VRC Andersen Consulting S., L, 4th VATC HDF McNeil S., L.

RUSSIAN TEA ROOM (Raise a Cup). Winner at 2, VATC Rancher S., L, 3d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3.

McHappy. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

GLAD (Pins). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, WRC Anniversary H., L, ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Taranaki RC Waterfront Hotel H., 3d Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, 4th ARC Sunline Vase, L.