Finished her racing career with over $250,000

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Shovhog (AUS) 1995
Avonells (AUS) 1993
19 September 2002
Belmont 3216 VIC, Australia

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:No
Selling with a foal at foot:No

FUNLOVE is an eye catching mare that is clean, healthy and sound.
Exceptionally well conformed she was not only a cracking racehorse in her own right but has a pedigree drenched in black type runners.

FUNLOVE finished her racing career with over $250,000 in prizemoney from her 3 wins and 8 places. She was a listed winner and placed in Group Two company.

Her sire Shovhog is by Danehill. He was one of the top juveniles of his generation winning an 1100m event at Rosehill Gardens on debut, finishing second in the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond Prelude and Kembla Grange Classic. Lightly-raced as a 3YO, he still won at Rosehill twice before taking the G2 Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick by six lengths.

Dam Avonells had 6 foals, 4 to race, all winners. Grand dam Hayley’s Hope(NZ) won 11 races from 1200 – 2000m, including the Group Three Prime Minister Cup. She was the dam of 11 foals, 9 to race for 7 winners.

This is a great chance to breed from a quality racehorse with a dam line proven to produce horses of the highest quality.

Resulting foals from FUNLOVE are certain to generate excitement.


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Chestnut mare       Foaled 2002 

SHOVHOG Danehill (USA)DanzigNorthern Dancer
RazyanaHis Majesty
Startling LassLuskin StarKaoru Star
Trim Girl (NZ)Sir Tristram (Ire)
Tirol (Ire)ThatchingThatch
Alpine NieceGreat Nephew
Hayley's Hope (NZ)Habitation (GB)Habitat
CeliaSweet Moss (GB)

SHOVHOG (AUS) (1995). 3 wins-1 at 2, A$655,596, AJC Brian Crowley S., L. Sire of 328 rnrs, 214 wnrs, inc. SW Adebisi (BRC George Moore S., Gr.3), Uber, Beethog, etc. Sire of the dams of 134 rnrs, 79 wnrs, inc. SP Benny's Halo and of The Black Superman, Ozone Bar, Kimberley Kid, Bold Gypsy, Shipwrecked, Our Honour, Push to Pass, Raijinz, Sequalex, Accidental, Bagger Chance, Written Above All, Beauty Cash, Samadhi, Elusive Peak, Clout, Sea Sharp, etc.


1st dam

AVONELLS, by Tirol (Ire). Placed in Aust. Half-sister to Mad Hatter,  Marscay Magic (dam of KIRKBERG). Dam of 6 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

Funlove (f by Shovhog). 3 wins. See below.

 Watasham (g by Shamardal (USA)). 3 wins to 1200m in Aust.

 Tiger Star (g by Tiger Hill (Ire)). 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m in Malaysia.

 Made Your Mark (g by More Than Ready (USA)). Winner at 1300m in Aust.


2nd dam

HAYLEY'S HOPE (NZ), by Habitation (GB). 11 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$155,500, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.3, BATC Chairman's H., L, Australian Trainers' Association H., Stefan Ezi Wave H., Perrier Flying H., QTC Love Bandit H., Sunset Gem Welter H., BATC Graduation S.-3 times, 2YO H., 2d BATC Channel 7 Classic S., L, 3d BATC Chairman's H., L, VATC Eclipse S., L, 4th QTC XXXX S., Gr.3. Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Mad Hatter (c Lunchtime (GB)) 7 wins from 1200m to 1650m, A$122,940, MVRC Valley Food Court H., VATC Bond H., VRC Full On Aces H., BATC Better Boy H., Orlando Gramp H., QTC T Foley H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC Carlton Cold H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Mile, L, QTC Bern Maid H. Sire.

 Marscay Magic. 3 wins from 1050m to 1600m in Aust. Dam of 6 winners-

KIRKBERG (f Mighty Avalanche) Winner at 2, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 2d VRC Waltzing Lily H., L, 4th SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.2. Dam of 5 winners-

SNOW EXCUSE (g No Excuse Needed (GB)) 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, Levin RC Ryder S., L, 2d ARC RJ Skelton Vase H., 3d Foxton RC Castletown S., L, Counties RC Parish Fundraiser H.

 Marcovette. Winner at 2, AJC Westmead Childrens Hospital H., 2d STC Bookmakers Fixed Dollar Dividends 2YO H., 4th AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3. Dam of 5 winners-

HIDDEN WARRIOR (g Hidden Dragon) 5 wins to 1350m, A$413,530, MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr.3, ATC Makinson d'Apice Lawyers H., Lidoran Group Spring Flying H., One Solutions H., 2d ATC Breeders' P., L, Carrington S., L, Wyong 2YO Classic, ATC Hyland Race Colours H., 3d ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, Carrington S., L, 4th ATC Shorts H., Gr.2, June S., L, Clarence River JC Ramornie H., L, Gosford RC Takeover Target S., L.

DEFIANT DAME (f More Than Ready (USA)) Winner at 2, A$86,500, AJC Gimcrack S., L, 3d Wyong RC Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Producer.

 Vain Hope. Unraced. Dam of 8 winners-

 Kisma. 3 wins at 900m, 1000m, 3d BTC Ambassador Travel H., QTC Striking Force H. Dam of 8 winners-

RED TRACER (f Dane Shadow) 15 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,371,010, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, ATC Premiere S., Gr.2, Millie Fox S., Gr.2, BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2-twice, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, 2d ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Surround S., Gr.2, Breeders Classic, Gr.2, 3d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Canterbury S., Gr.1, Breeders Classic, Gr.2.

SHELLSCRAPE (c Dane Shadow) 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m, A$734,530, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Roman Consul S., Gr.2, San Domenico S., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC Australia Post S., L, BTC Rubicon Design & Construction P., STC 2YO H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.3, Australia Income Protection P., Soho Square 2YO H., Hawkesbury RC Reavill Farm Inglis Series 2YO H., STC Wests Ashfield 2YO H., 3d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, AJC Shorts H., Gr.2, STC Grand Pavilion 2YO H. Sire.

COUNTERATTACK (c Redoute's Choice) 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1350m, A$907,875, BRC Fred Best Classic, Gr.3, ATC Heritage S., L, City Tatt's RC Brian Crowley S., L, ATC TAB Place Multi 2YO H., 2d BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, ATC Arrowfield 3YO Sprint S., Gr.2, Theo Marks S., Gr.2, VRC S., Gr.2, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, 3d BRC Kingsford-Smith Cup, Gr.1, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Eskimo Prince S., Gr.3, 4th BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Champagne Classic, Gr.2.


Race Record: 3 wins to 1400m, A$250,450, BTC National Pub Poker League Quality H., MRC Winning Edge Presentations Cup H., BTC Neil Doherty H., 2d GCTC Silk Stocking H., L, BTC Club Rochedale Starlet 2YO H., Hawkesbury RC Woodlands Crown H., QTC Rosemount Estate 2YO H., Swagman H., 3d Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, QTC Ascot Bar H., Readikits P., 4th BTC Tommy Smith Slipper S., L.


Produce Record: Dam of 2 named foals, both raced, 1 winner.

2010  Crafty Fox (g by Starcraft (NZ)). Raced twice.

2011  High Diamonds (f by High Chaparral (Ire)). 5 wins to 1300m, A$87,883, to 2016-17 in Aust.

2012 Slipped by New Approach

2013 Missed to Henrythenavigator

2014 Slipped by Bel Esprit

2015 (f by Bel Esprit).

2016 (c by Equiano (Fr)).

2017 Not served previous season


Missed in 2013; slipped in 2012, 2014; not served in 2016.


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