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Midnight Gold (NZ) 2007
25 September 2015
AFS no:
The Oaks 2570 NSW, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Mark Newnham
Location: Warwick Farm 2170 NSW View map »

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Sensational Star Witness filly with Mark Newnham

STAR WITNESS Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2010-11. 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, £107,640, A$1,202,200, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, VRC Talindert S., L, MVRC Tatts Group 2YO P., 2d Royal Ascot King’s Stand S., Gr.1, VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1, 3d Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee S., Gr.1, MRC Manfred S., L, Vain S., L, 4th MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2. He entered stud in Aust. in 2011. Sire of 175 progeny to race, 82 winners (46.0%), earnings of over $8.6 million, 8 stakes winners, 7 stakes placegetters, inc.
GLOBAL GLAMOUR (13f, Testa Rossa, Success Express). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m to 2016-17, A$1,154,000, ATC Flight S., Gr.1, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, 2d GCTC Magic Millions Guineas, L, 3d ATC Surround S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt’s RC Furious S., Gr.2.
STAR TURN (13c, Made of Gold, Pre Emptive Strike). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m to 2016-17, A$832,300, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, Pierro 2YO P., 2d ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, 3d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, Newmarket H., Gr.1, ATC Antler Luggage Kirkham 2YO P.
MELLA MARIA (12f, Keep the Faith, Danehill). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1450m to 2016-17, R454,700, Turffontein Johannesburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge, Gr.2, 2d Turffontein Starling S., L, 3d Turffontein Pretty Polly S., Gr.3, Vaal Book a Table Graduation P.
FUHRYK (13f, Langfuhr, At Talaq). 4 wins at 1200m in 2016-17, A$239,200, MRC Kevin Hayes S., Gr.3, MVRC VOBIS Gold Carat, CRT Whites Rural H.
LORD BALMORAL (13c, Zabeel, Sheikh Albadou). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m to 2016-17, R273,031, Kenilworth Sophomore Sprint, L.

Out of Midnight Gold by Zabeel and closely related to champion Sire EXCEED and EXCEL

Sale comments
Mark Holland: 'Great length, great shape, looks very tough, sharp filly, should run early and train on - quality!

Scott Darby: 'Outstanding filly, extremely well related, beautifully balanced and a walk to die for - 2yo runner!

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Syndicators of multiple Group 1 winner Yankee Rose

Group 2 winners - She Will Reign, Scarlet Rain, Look To the Stars, Time For War

Stakes Performers and winenrs - Dark Eyes, Saramenha, Our Joan Of Arc, Athena Lass, Rampage, El Venetian, Mystic Moon, La Belle Chataigne, Typing

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Chestnut filly       Foaled 2015 

STAR WITNESS Starcraft (NZ)Soviet Star (USA)Nureyev
Flying FlooziePompeii Court (USA)
Leone ChiaraLion HunterDanehill (USA)
ChiaraLast Tycoon (Ire)
ZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)Sir Ivor
Lady Giselle (Fr)Nureyev
To be SurprisedRedoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)
Patrona (USA)Lomond

STAR WITNESS (AUS) (Chestnut 2007-Stud 2011). 4 wins-3 at 2, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1. Sire of 201 rnrs, 102 wnrs, inc. SW Global Glamour (ATC Flight S., Gr.1), Star Turn, Mella Maria, Fuhryk, Lord Balmoral, Lycurgus, Pearl Star, The Barrister - High Volatility (H.K.), Well Sprung, SP Kimberley Star, Magic Alibi, Serenade, She's Our Star, Rare Occurrence, Lineker, Stellar Collision, Typhoon Witness, Eden Roc and of Arrestar, etc.


1st dam

MIDNIGHT GOLD (NZ), by Zabeel. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Half-sister to Will be Amazed. Dam of 1 named foal.


2nd dam

TO BE SURPRISED, by Redoute's Choice. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$75,150, AJC Garden Gates H., STC Clubsnsw H., Vodka Cruiser H. Three-quarter-sister to EXCEED AND EXCEL, half-sister to ENEMY OF AVERAGE, Open Magnet. Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Will be Amazed (g Husson) 4 wins to 1350m in Aust. and Macau, 2d Macau Sand Classic Cup, 3d Macau Summer Trophy, L, BRC Sky Racing Brisbane Bloodstock Bonus 2YO P.

 Matty's Choice. 2 wins at 1600m in 2015-16, 3d WATC Ramelius Resources H.

 Be Elusive. Winner at 1350m, 3d STC Canterbury Park Event Centre 2YO H. Dam of-

 Chic Sale (g Star Witness) Winner at 1200m in 2016-17 in Aust.

 Posen. 2 wins at 1600m in Aust.

 Midnight Gold. Winner. See above.

 Aultbea. Placed at 3 in 2016-17, 2d BRC Blokes Day Out H.


3rd dam

PATRONA (USA), by Lomond. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Half-sister to STYLISH SENOR, DRAMATIS, SWAMP KING,  Dazzel'n Deception (dam of SHINKO RUBY). Dam of 5 foals, all winners-

EXCEED AND EXCEL (c Danehill) Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2003-04. 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$1,282,375, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Invitation S., Gr.1, 1400m-in track record time, AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, Up & Coming S., Gr.2, STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3, STC West Tigers 2YO H., 2d Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr.3. Sire.

ENEMY OF AVERAGE (c Fusaichi Pegasus) Winner at 2, SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L, 2d MRC Biscay H. Sire.

Open Magnet (c Honour and Glory) 10 wins to 7f in Puerto Rico, 2d El Comandante Clasico Rotativo, L, Clasico Carlos Romero Barcelo, L.

 To be Surprised. 3 wins. See above.

 Patronize. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust. Sire.


4th dam

GLADIOLUS, by Watch Your Step. 17 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$425,248, Aqueduct Interborough H., Gr.3, Petrify H., L, First Flight H., L, Interborough H., L, Meadowlands Miss Prosperity S., L, Ak-Sar-Ben Queen's H., L, Keystone Liberation H., L, 2d Bowie Barbara Fritchie H., Gr.3, Aqueduct Berlo H., L, Petrify H., L, Gulfstream Park Promise H., L, Meadowlands Egret H., L, 3d Aqueduct Beaugay H., L, Berlo H., L, Meadowlands Miss Prosperity S., L, 4th Aqueduct Affectionately H., Gr.3, Pimlico Nellie Morse H., L. Sister to HOLE IN THE PANTS. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

STYLISH SENOR (c El Gran Senor) 6 wins from 8½f to 1½m in GB and U.S.A, Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3. Sire.

DRAMATIS (c Spectacular Bid) 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, Evry Prix Servanne, L, 2d Chantilly Prix de la Jonchere, Gr.3, 3d Woodlands Park Lawrin H.

SWAMP KING (c Vice Regent) 12 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, US$255,540, Finger Lakes Monroe County S., L, Saratoga Allowance, Woodbine Allowance-twice, 2d Finger Lakes Breeders' Cup H., Gr.3, Woodbine Highlander H., L, 3d Woodbine Shepperton S., L, Toronto Breeders' Cup H., L, Finger Lakes Juvenile S., L. Sire.

 Gangway. 2 wins at 6f in U.S.A.

 Patrona. Winner. See above.

 Dazzel'n Deception. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of 5 winners-

SHINKO RUBY (f Sakura Laurel) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 2000m, 98,248,000¥, Tokyo Sankei Sports Sho Flora S., L, 3d Tokyo Yushun Himba, L. Producer.

 Seattle Duce. Winner in U.S.A.

 Gray Gladiolus. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of 3 winners-

 Bazza's Boy. 3 wins from 1400m to 2000m in 2015-16 in Aust.

 Laproyor. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of 4 winners-

 Manassa - Sixth Sense (Mal.). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, 2d STC Neil Jones Consulting H.

 La Padoza. Raced once. Dam of-

 Fair Padoza. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, Hawkes Bay IRT H., Te Runga H., WRC Drake International H., 3d Manawatu RC Supporters 3YO S.

 Bite the Berry. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

 Berry Famous. 2 wins at 1750m, 2700m, 3d Milan Premio Giovenzano.


5th dam

BACK BRITCHES, by Carry Back. 5 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to GREY SLACKS, Lucky Pants,  Ms. Bloomers (dam of POOR BUT HONEST). Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

GLADIOLUS (f Watch Your Step) 17 wins. See above.

HOLE IN THE PANTS (c Watch Your Step) 11 wins at 6f, 7f, Ellis Park Inaugural H., L, 3d Aqueduct Paumonok H., Gr.3, 4th Aqueduct H., L, Ellis Park Evansville Courier H., L.


Race Record: Unraced.