New Zealand Imports

Author: Jana Nemeckova, published: 11th January 2018

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Period: 1920 - 1929

Equator

ch. 1921, Golden Sun - Entebbe, Bridge of Canny

Equator was a British-bred colt by Golden Sun, who won both the July Cup and the Stewards Cup, and ran third in the King's Stand Stakes; it's worth noting that his sire Sundridge won the King's Stand Stakes twice and the July Cup three times in a row. His dam Entebbe was the granddaughter of Canterbury Pilgrim, the dam of Chaucer and Swynford, and the granddam of Disguise, who ran second in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains. It's interesting that local breeders always had a weakness for the family - Canterbury Pilgrim's great-grandsons Archery, Booby Trap, and Equator were sent to New Zealand and Moabite to Australia; and so was the filly Anteroom, a granddaughter of the Equator's half-sister White Ant. Anteroom became the dam of the New Zealand Oaks winner Zenith and her daughter Passive, who won the New Zealand Derby, the Oaks, and the St. Leger, and later produced a successful sire Sobig. Last, but not least - Equator's half-sister Widow Bird is the fourth dam of Star Kingdom, who was acquired in Ireland and became a multiple champion sire in Australia.

As for Equator himself, he didn't left any much of a mark, except the family of his granddaughter Chicquita, which produced several G1 horses: With Respect (1965), Tristram Rose (1981), Palate (1989), Village Dancer (1989), Revenge (1992), Cheviot (1992), No Wine No Song (2001), Sunburnt Land (2003), Alamosa (2004) and Lights of Heaven (2007).

Standing: 1927 - 1938 (42?)
Foals:
Protea - 1. VRC Oaks, VRC Wakeful Stakes
ch.f. 1929 - Equator x Swynford x Orby
2nd generation
Double Blank - 2. Sydney Cup; 3. VRC Melbourne Cup; BATC Doomben Cup
g. 1945 - Blank x Equator x Woorak
Chicquita - 1. VRC Oaks Stakes, MRC One Thousand Guineas, VRC Wakeful Stakes, VRC Edward Manifold Stakes, VRC Craiglee Stakes - 2x, MVRC J.F. Feehan Stakes, MRC J.J. Liston Stakes, MVRC Alister Clark Stakes; 2. MRC Caulfield Cup, VRC Melbourne Cup, L.K.S. MacKinnon Stakes, VATC St. George Stakes, MRC C.F. Orr Stakes
br.f. 1946 - Blank x Equator x Woorak
Spectre - 1. VRC Australian Cup
gr.f. 1939 - Blank x Equator x Grey Leg
Triclinium - 1. Doncaster Handicap; 2. Railway Quality Handicap, Doncaster Handicap
c. 1948 - Genetout x Equator x High Art
Morning Gleam - 2. Adrian Knox Stakes
b.f. 1955 - Royal Empire x Equator x Talisman
3rd generation
Comicquita - 2. VRC Melbourne Cup
c. 1957 - Comic Court x Blank x Equator
Eskimo Prince - 1. AJC Sires Produce Stakes, STC Rosehill Guineas, STC Golden Slipper Stakes, STC Silver Slipper Stakes, Canterbury Stakes, STC Hill Stakes; 2. STC Canterbury Guineas, STC Hill Stakes, Warwick Stakes
blk.c. 1961 - Todman x Blank x Equator

Period: 1950 - 1959

Star Kingdom

ch. 1946, Stardust - Impromptu, Concerto

Star Kingdom was bred in Ireland by Richard Ball. His sire Stardust ran second in the Two Thousand Guineas to Djebel, who won the Middle Park Stakes the previous autumn and also the war substitute for the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, and later grew into an excellent stayer; in the St. Leger, Stardust placed second once more, this time behind the Epsom Derby second and the Irish Derby winner Turkhan. Stardust sired the Irish Guineas winner Stalino, the Irish Derby winner Bright News, the Irish 1000 Guineas and the Irish Oaks winner Pantomime Queen, the St. Leger second Dust Devil and the Irish Derby second Eclat. Impromptu was an unraced daughter of the July Cup and the Nunthorpe Stakes winner Concerto; her dam Thoughtless was a half-sister to War Romance, the dam of the St. Leger second Kingsfold.

Star Kingdom profiled himself as a sprinter from the beginning of his career, winning the Gimcrack Stakes and the Richmond Stakes at six furlongs as a juvenile, when he, by the way, ran 16 times; almost all of his victories were reportedly by very wide margins. In the next season, he added the 7 furlongs long Hungerford Stakes and the Greenham Stakes. Being a member of the same crop as Abernant, Timeform top-rated two-year-old, three-year-old, and older horse; he was defeated by him in both the National Breeders' Produce Stakes and the July Cup. Originally named Star King, he was purchased for £4,000 and sent to Australia in 1951. Due to the presence of another horse of the same name, he was renamed to Star Kingdom. He originally stood at Baramul Stud in New South Wales, where he spent 16 seasons before his death in April 1967.

At stud, Star Kingdom was an Australian champion sire four times from 1958/59 to 1961/62, and again for 1964/1965. He was also a multiple champion sire of two-year-olds; generally, the following list is very expressive by itself. Among his racing progeny, he produced successful sires and brothers Todman and Noholme - the latter one was exported to the United States, as was Sky High - both sired champion older horses there in Nodouble and Autobiography. Biscay, Kaoru Star, and Planet Kingdom were major sires in Australia, and let's not forget Sunset Hue, who was not any successful, but still produced the very popular grey champion Gunsynd.

Standing: 1951 - 1966
Foals:
Kingster - 1. AJC Sires Produce Stakes, MVRC W.S. Cox Plate, Newmarket Handicap, George Main Stakes, AJC All-Aged Stakes, QTC Stradbroke Handicap, Hobartville Stakes; 2. Champagne Stakes, STC Rosehill Guineas, Rawson Stakes, STC Hill Stakes, Lightning Stakes; 3. STC Theo Marks Quality Handicap, AJC Warwick Stakes, Lightning Stakes
br.c. 1952 - Star Kingdom - William of Valence x Solario
Star Realm - 1. Canterbury Stakes
b.c. 1952 - Star Kingdom x Midstream x Magpie
Starover - 1. VRC Sires Produce Stakes, Maribyrnong Plate, Canterbury Stakes; 3. AJC Sires Produce Stakes
br.c. 1953 - Star Kingdom x Tudor King x Liberal
Concert Star - 1. Maribyrnong Plate; 3. STC Golden Slipper Stakes
b.f. 1954 - Star Kingdom x Hua x Beau Pere
Gold Stakes - 1. Newmarket Handicap, Oakleigh Plate
blk.g. 1954 - Star Kingdom x brueghel x Moabite
Todman - 1. Canterbury Guineas, AJC Champagne Stakes, STC Golden Slipper Stakes, VATC Futurity Stakes, Hobartville Stakes, Lightning Stakes; 2. AJC Sires Produce Stakes
ch.c. 1954 - Star Kingdom x Colombo x Diophon
Magic Kingdom - 3. STC Golden Slipper Stakes
br.f. 1955 - Star Kingdom x Qui Va La x Talking
Skyline - 1. AJC Derby, STC Golden Slipper Stakes, STC Hill Stakes; 2. VATC Futurity G1, BATC Doomben Cup G1, Rawson Stakes G1, AJC Hobartville Stakes, Lightning Stakes; 3. AJC Sires Produce Stakes, Canterbury Guineas
dkb.c. 1955 - Star Kingdom x Helios x Royal Step
Fine And Dandy - 1. AJC Sires Produce Stakes, QTC Sires Produce Stakes, STC Golden Slipper Stakes, AJC Doncaster Handicap - 2x, Maribyrnong Plate; 2. STC Railway Quality Handicap, AJC Epsom Handicap - 2x; 3. AJC All-Aged Stakes, STC Theo Marks Stakes
ch.g. 1956 - Star Kingdom x brueghel x Claro
Morning Star - 3. STC Golden Slipper Stakes, STC Railway Quality Handicap
g. 1956 - Star Kingdom x Dogger Bank x Vaals
Noholme - 1. MVRC W.S. Cox Plate, AJC Champagne Stakes, Epsom Handicap, AJC All-Aged Stakes, C.B. Fisher Plate, VRC Linlithgow Stakes, STC Hill Stakes; 3. STC Rawson Stakes; 2. Cinema Handicap. Australian Horse of the Year.
ch.c. 1956 - Star Kingdom x Colombo x Diophon
Ritmar - 1. Lightning Stakes
ch.f. 1956 - Star Kingdom x Ringmaster x Limond
Sky High - 1. Victoria Derby, AJC Champagne Stakes, STC Golden Slipper Stakes, VATC Futurity Stakes, AJC Epsom Handicap, VATC Caulfield Stakes - 2x, AJC All-Aged Stakes, L.K.S. MacKinnon Stakes, STC Rawson Stakes - 2x, Canterbury Stakes, AJC Warwick Stakes, Lightning Stakes - 2x, VRC Linlithgow Stakes, Canterbury Stakes, STC Hill Stakes, AJC Chipping Norton Stakes; 2. STC Rosehill Guineas, VRC George Adams, VATC Caulfield Guineas, VRC Australian Guineas, L.K.S. MacKinnon Stakes, Hobartville Stakes, Canterbury Stakes, STC Hill Stakes, AJC Chipping Norton Stakes; 3. AJC Derby, STC Canterbury Guineas, AJC Sires Produce Stakes, AJC Doncaster Handicap, MVRC W.S. Cox Plate, Lightning Stakes
b.c. 1957 - Star Kingdom x Helios x Royal Step
Columbia Star - 1. Champagne Stakes; 2. George Main Stakes, AJC Hobartville Stakes
ch.g. 1958 - Star Kingdom x Confessor x Tudor King
Magic Night - 1. STC Golden Slipper Stakes; 3. AJC Sires Produce Stakes
ch.f. 1958 - Star Kingdom x Ajax x Coronach
King Roto - 1. STC Tancred Cup; 3. AJC Derby
br.c. 1959 - Star Kingdom x Beau Son x Hua
Mclauchlin - 3. STC Canterbury Guineas
g. 1959 - Star Kingdom x Defaulter x Arrowsmith
Glenray - 1. WATC Australian Derby; 2. SAJC Schweppes Oaks
ch.f. 1960 - Star Kingdom x Tauber x brueghel
Sunset Hue - 2. AJC Sires Produce Stakes
gr.c. 1960 - Star Kingdom x Hua x His Highness
Time And Tide - 1. Caulfield Guineas, Champagne Stakes, AJC Sires Produce Stakes, Railway Quality Handicap - 2x, Doncaster Handicap, STC Rawson Stakes, VATC Oakleigh Plate, Theo Marks Quality Handicap - 3x, QTC Lightning Handicap, AJC Challenge Stakes; 2. AJC All-Aged Stakes, Newmarket Handicap; 3. Epsom Handicap, AJC All-Aged Stakes, STC Canterbury Stakes - 2x
ch.g. 1960 - Star Kingdom x Brueghel x Claro
Reveille - 1. VATC One Thousand Guineas, Warwick Stakes, Flight Stakes
b.f. 1961 - Star Kingdom x Dogger Bank x Foxhunter
Star of Heaven - 1. VRC Craven A Stakes, VRC Linlithgow Stakes; 2. VATC C.F. Orr Stakes, Lightning Stakes; 3. STC Golden Slipper Stakes
ch.c. 1961 - Star Kingdom x Makarpura x Newtown Wonder
Citius - 1. VRC Sires Produce Stakes, VATC Oakleigh Plate, Doncaster Handicap, Lightning Stakes; 3. VATC One Thousand Guineas, Champagne Stakes, Golden Slipper Stakes, Newmarket Handicap, VRC Craiglee Stakes
b.f. 1962 - Star Kingdom x Delville Wood x St. Magnus
Star Affair - 1. MVRC W.S. Cox Plate, VATC Caulfield Guineas, VATC Futurity Stakes, VRC Linlithgow Stakes, VRC Ascot Vale Stakes, MVRC Moonee Valley Stakes, MVRC William Reid Stakes; 2. Golden Slipper Stakes; 3. Lightning Stakes
b.c. 1962 - Star Kingdom x Comic Court x Parenthesis
Biscay - 1. VRC Maribyrnong Plate
ch.c. 1965 - Star Kingdom x Makarpura x Newtown Wonder
Crown - 1. Newmarket Handicap; 2. Craven A Stakes
ch.c. 1966 - Star Kingdom x Gold Nib x Iliad
King Apollo - 3. Doncaster Handicap
ch.c. 1967 - Star Kingdom x Summertime x Bellacose
Planet Kingdom - 2. AJC Derby, AJC All-Aged Stakes; 3. STC Rawson Stakes
ch.c. 1967 - Star Kingdom x Messmate x Lucky Bag
Red God - 2. STC Canterbury Guineas; 3. George Main Stakes
ch.c. 1967 - Star Kingdom x Red Gauntlet x Amour Drake
2nd generation
Contempler - 1. Underwood Stakes, Caulfield Stakes, William Reid Stakes; 2. L.K.S. MacKinnon Stakes, MVRC W.S. Cox Plate
br.c. 1960 - Osborne x Star Kingdom x Brueghel
Heirloom - VATC One Thousand Guineas, VRC Maribyrnong Plate; 2. VRC Craven A Stakes; 3. AJC Sires Produce Stakes, Epsom Handicap, SAJC Schweppes Oaks
b.f. 1960 - Rego x Star Kingdom x Excitement
Cabochon - 1. Epsom Handicap, Stradbroke Handicap, STC Theo Marks Stakes, Canterbury Stakes; 2. Craven A Stakes, AJC Doncaster Handicap, AJC All-Aged Stakes, Doncaster Handicap, CP Air Quality Handicap, Theo Marks Quality Handicap; 3. CP Air Quality Handicap, Theo Marks Quality Handicap, Warwick Stakes
ch.g. 1963 - Edmundo x Star Kingdom x Excitement
Taipan - 3. Arkansas Derby
b.c. 1963 - Bold Ruler x Star Kingdom x Ringmaster
Eugene - 2. AJC Sires Produce Stakes; 3. STC Golden Slipper Stakes
c. 1964 - Wilkes x Star Kingdom x Macarthur
With Respect - 1. VRC Wakeful Stakes; 2. VRC Oaks Stakes, AJC Oaks
br.f. 1965 - Rego x Star Kingdom x Blank
Baguette - 1. STC Golden Slipper Stakes, Champagne Stakes, AJC Sires Produce Stakes, BATC Doomben Ten Thousand, George Main Stakes, STC Railway Quality Handicap, Newmarket Handicap, VRC Marybirnong Plate, STC Silver Slipper Stkes, AJC Hobartville Stakes, STC Canterbury Stakes, STC Hill Stakes; 2. STC Rosehill Guineas, Australian Champion Stakes, Warwick Stakes, Theo Marks Quality Stakes; 3. STC Canterbury Guineas, AJC All-Aged Stakes, VATC C.F. Orr Stakes, Lightning Stakes
br.c. 1967 - Rego x Star Kingdom x Excitement
Selenus - 3. VATC Caulfield Guineas
br.c. 1971 - Gala Crest x Star Kingdom x Enfield
Mansingh - 1. ARC New Zealand Derby, STC Tulloch Stakes; 3. Wellington Derby Stakes, Chelmsworth Stakes, Warwick Stakes
c. 1971 - Wilkes x Star Kingdom x Blank
Ease the Squeeze - Theo Marks Quality Handicap, MVRC Freeway Stakes
ch.c. 1972 - Showdown x Star Kingdom x Golden Cloud
Hamden - 2. Blue Diamond Stakes
ch.c. 1972 - Vibrant x Star Kingdom x Colombo
Realty - 2. King's Stand Stakes G1
ch.f. 1972 - Sir Ivor x Star Kingdom x Dogger Bank
Consenting - 2. George Adams G1, VATC Toorak Handicap G1; 3. AJC All-Aged Stakes G1
br.c. 1975 - Century x Star Kingdom x Delville Wood
3rd generation
Latin Romance - 2. AJC Sires Produce Stakes
g. 1970 - Latin Lover x Passing Glance x Star Kingdom
Of Two cities - 2. Flight Stakes; 3. AJC Oaks, VRC Oaks
ch.f. 1973 - Bold Tale x Dickens x Star Kingdom
Diamond Cutter - 2. Chipping Norton Stakes
ch.c. 1975 - Showdown x Sostenuto x Star Kingdom
Happy Union - 1. New Zealand St. Leger, AVJC Avondale Cup - 2x, Avondale Championship Stakes; 2. Caulfield Stakes, STC Rawson Stakes, Auckland Cup; 3. STC Tancred Stakes
b.g. 1972 - Zamazaan x Emperor x Star Kingdom
Solo Performance - 2. VATC Blue Diamond Stakes G1
b.f. 1980 - Without Fear x Showdown x Star Kingdom
Rogue River - 2. AJC Sires Produce Stakes
br.f. 1969 - Rocky Thumb x Red Gauntlet x Star Kingdom
Starglow - 1. WATC Railway Stakes, WA Champion Fillies Stakes, Winterbottom Stakes, WATC Lee Steere Stakes, AJC The Galaxy
ch.f. 1969 - Comet x Sostenuto x Star Kingdom
Academian - 3. VRC Australian Guineas G1
dkb.c. 1986 - Yeats x Radames x Star Kingdom
Sauna - 2. Palomar Handicap G2; 3. Ramona Handicap G1, Beverly Hills Handicap G2
dkb.f. 1981 - Loosen Up x Radames x Star Kingdom
Double Century - 1. Queensland Derby G1, Sydney Cup G1, QTC Grand Prix Stakes G2; 2. AJC Derby, VATC Underwood Stakes G1, Queen Elizabeth Stakes G1, AJC Sydney Cup G1? STC Tancred Stakes G1, VRC Australian Cup G1; 3. QTC Brisbane Cup, SCT Tulloch Stakes
br.c. 1975 - Century x Adamastor x Star Kingdom
Blazing Keel - 3. STC Canterbury Stakes G2
b.c. 1981 - Blazing Saddles x Radames x Star Kingdom
Market - 2. STC Rosemount Wines Classic; 3. STC Storm Queen Stakes
br.f. 1977 - Imperial Prince x Rego x Star Kingdom
Cap d'Antibes - 1. VRC Newmarket Handicap, VATC Invitation Stakes, VRC Lightning Stakes, AJC Flight Stakes, VRC A.V. Kewney Stakes; 2. VRC Oaks Stakes, AJC Epsom Handicap, AJC Australasian Champion Stakes; 3. VATC Sandown Guineas
ch.f. 1971 - Better Boy x Major General x Star Kingdom
Vacuum - 1. SAJC South Australian Derby, VRC St. Leger Stakes
ch.g. 1973 - Agricola x Wilkes x Star Kingdom
Lot O' Gold - 1. Donn Handicap G2; 2. Florida Derby G1, Blue Grass Stakes G1, Gulfstream Park Handicap G1, Widener Handicap G1, Breeders' Futurity G2, W.L. McKnight Handicap G2
gr.c. 1976 - Lothario x Young Emperor x Star Kingdom
Golden Derby - 2. Arlington Classic G1; 3. Blue Grass Stakes G1, Round Table Handicap G2
gr.c. 1978 - Master Derby x Young Emperor x Star Kingdom
Believe It - 1. Wood Memorial Stakes G1, Remsen Stakes G2; 2. Florida Derby G1; 3. Kentucky Derby G1, Preakness Stakes G1
ch.c. 1975 - In Reality x Buckpasser x Star Kingdom
Beechcraft - 1. Caulfield Guineas G1, Canterbury Guineas G1; 2. STC Rosehill Guineas G1; 3. Caulfield Guineas G1, AJC Derby G1, STC Tancred Stakes G1, AJC Hobartville Stakes G2
b.c. 1980 - Sea Anchor x Crest of the Wave x Star Kingdom
Acumen - 2. AJC Sires Produce Stakes G1, Blue Diamond Stakes G1, Victoria Derby G1; 3. VATC Caulfield Guineas G1, Up And Coming Stakes G2
br.c. 1982 - Wolverton x Imperialist x Star Kingdom
Starline - 1. VRC New Zealand Oaks G1; 3. AJC Oaks G1
b.f. 1983 - Sir Tristram x Imperialist x Star Kingdom
Lottery Prize - 3. Queensland Derby G1
b.g. 1997 - Prized x Imperialist x Star Kingdom
In the Event - 1. Grand Prix Stakes G2; 2. QTC Queensland Derby G1
b.c. 1988 - Oak Ridge x Always There x Star Kingdom
Between Ourselves - 1. BATC Rothmans 100,000
blk.g. 1982 - Twig Moss x Vibrant x Star Kingdom
Notes
Sireline scheme