2020 Gold Coast National Weanling Sale

Lot: 1026

Type: Weanling
Vendor: Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi, NSW (As Agent)
Sire: Merchant Navy (AUS)
Dam: Around the Clock (AUS)
Colour: Bay
Sex: Filly
DOB: 10 November 2019
Buyer: KBL Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, QLD $50,000
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Significant Pedigree Updates

Half-Sister to HALL OF FAME - DANCES WITH DRAGON (H.K.) (2013.g. by Savabeel-Around the Clock, by Galileo-Night and Day).
1st HKJC Premier P. Gr.3

Account of AQUIS FARM OPERATIONS (As Agent), Murrurundi, NSW.

Lot 1026 (100% GST)          BAY FILLY                  Stable QA 10

Foaled 10th November 2019                          Branded : nr sh; 204 over 9 off sh





Fastnet Rock



Piccadilly Circus

Royal Academy

Legally Bay




Last Tycoon





Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer

Urban Sea


Night and Day



Leica Pretender

Sir Tristram


MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) (Bay 2014-Stud Aust. 2018, Ire. 2019). 7 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$939,950, £340,260, €70,800, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Brother to SW Jolie Bay (ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2) and SP Zara Bay. Half-brother to the dam of SP Shotmaker. His oldest progeny are foals.


1st dam

AROUND THE CLOCK, by Galileo. 2 wins at 1550m, 1900m, ATC Ascot Club H., Free Entry Today P., 2d ATC Rosebery P. This is her fifth live foal. Her fourth foal is a yearling. Dam of two foals to race, both winners-

HALL OF FAME - DANCES WITH DRAGON (H.K.) (g. by Savabeel). 10 wins-1 at 2-1200m to 1800m, $1,232,914, to 2019-20, Levin Classic, Gr.1, CJC Canterbury S., L, North Canterbury RC Inglewood Stud Guineas Trial, ARC Conveyancing Shop Lawyers H., HKJC Cedar H., Camellia H., Sing Woo H., Sea Eagle H., Sun Wui H., 2d Hawkes Bay El Roca H., HKJC Japan Racing Association H., 3d HKJC Chek Keng H.

Punch the Clock (f. by Reliable Man). Winner at 1350m in 2018-19.

2nd dam

NIGHT AND DAY, by Catbird. 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, SAJC Mistral H. Three-quarter-sister to NOTHIN' LEICA DANE, She's a Pretender, half-sister to DUELLED, THRILLING DAY, Star of Light (dam of DANE RIVER). Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Bring Back. 5 wins 1450m to 2000m, $220,820, MRC LU Simon Builders H.

3rd dam

LEICA PRETENDER, by Sir Tristram. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Lady Leica (dam of CANTORIST), half-sister to TELL FIBS, Better Leica (dam of BETTA WATCH IT), Leica Ruby (dam of LEICA WESTERN, LEICA JEWEL). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

NOTHIN' LEICA DANE (Danehill). 6 wins 1400m to 2500m, $1,763,565, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Hobartville S., Gr.2, Dulcify H., L, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, 2d VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Metropolitan H., Gr.1, STC Hill S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.3, 3d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, 4th Australian Derby, Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2.

DUELLED (Redoute's Choice). Winner at 2040m, $475,180, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 2d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VRC Talindert S., L, 3d AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, STC Gloaming S., Gr.3. Sire.

THRILLING DAY (Prego). 4 wins to 1400m, ARC Guineas Trial, L, 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, 3d ARC Soliloquy S., L, 4th Avondale Guineas, Gr.2. Grandam of-

Up to Date (Kurofune). 10 wins-2 at 2 and 3 in succession-1400m to 4250m, $5,669,908, 2d Sonoda Hyogo Junior Grand Prix, L, 3d Kawasaki Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun, L.

She's a Pretender (Danehill). 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, 2d AJC Keith Mackay H., L, 4th AJC Reginald Allen H., L. Producer.

Star of Light (Star Watch). Placed at 2 & 3, 3d VRC Ottawa S., L. Dam of-

DANE RIVER (Danehill). 7 wins-3 in succession-1200m to 1600m, $135,600, Seymour Cup, L, MRC Dubbo H., Ballarat TC Gold Nugget.



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