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A Son of Champion Sire Thorn Park, only 1 career start.
|Sire:||Thorn Park (AUS) 1999|
|Dam:||Kettle Hill (NZ) 2001|
|DOB:||11 October 2008|
|Location:||Romsey 3434 VIC, Australia View map »|
|Date Listed:||24 September 2012|
This horse is being sold As Agent:
Great opportunity to race this athletic son of Thorn Park, Mio Gem. He was trained at Caulfield where he's had only 1 start for a 7th at Pakenham being beaten only 5lengths after drawing a very wide barrier in 12. He made good late ground where he was 12th on the turn and finished well for 7th.
The owner is looking only to race horses with genuine melbourne metropolitan ability. This gelding is sound but has confidence issues amongst other horses, he would benefit from a trainer willing to put in the time to work him in amongst other horses and tinkering with gear, blinkers, pacifiers etc. He would be a perfect horse for interstate or Victorian Provincial.
Please call me to discuss further, this is a lovely type of gelding who has scope for improvement and is great value at the price.
Leonard Russo , Bluegrass Bloodstock
2/14 florence street
|0432 518 378|
Full catalogue pedigree
|MIO GEM (NZ)|
|Chestnut horse||Foaled 2008|
THORN PARK (AUS) (Chestnut 1999-Stud 2004). 9 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m, QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire in 2010-11. Sire of 246 rnrs, 153 wnrs, 16 SW, inc. Jimmy Choux (New Zealand Derby, Gr.1), Veyron, Ocean Park, The Party Stand, Centennial Park, Te Akau Rose, La Etoile, Te Akau Coup, Glamorous Girl, Bonnie Mac, Magic Briar, Alberton Park, Hollows, Swiss Rose, Kontiki Park, Pricked - Albatross (H.K.), SP Norzita, Seleno, Flashy Fella, etc.
KETTLE HILL, by Gold Brose. Winner at 1400m, 2d Marton JC Rural Bulk Spreaders 3YO S., 3d Hawke's Bay Eastern Asset Management H. Half-sister to Waka - Gem of India (H.K.). Dam of 2 named foals, 1 to race.
WHAKANUI HEIGHTS, by Centro. Placed at 3 in NZ. Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-
Waka - Gem of India (H.K.) (g Defensive Play) 7 wins 1200 to 1600m, $1,261,440, HKJC Cathay Pacific Official Airline H., East Point H., Tung Chung H., Panasonic Cup H., Hawke's Bay Black Minnaloushe 3YO S., HKJC Billion Win H., 2d HKJC Co-Tack H., Chinese New Year Cup, South China Morning Post Cup H., Indigenous H., Daffodil H., Plover Cove H., Zhu Jiang H., 3d HKJC Chinese Club Challenge Cup, HK-3, Pearl of Orient H., 4th HKJC Chairman's Trophy, HK-2.
Shinksho - Dr Union (H.K.)
No I Don't - Chok Chok (H.K.)
ROYAL HEIGHTS, by Sir Tristram (Ire). Champion 3YO filly in NZ in 1985-86. NZ Filly of the Year. 7 wins 1200 to 2400m, $152,513, New Zealand Oaks, Gr 1, AuRC Royal S., Gr 2, Ladies Mile, Gr 3, Whakatane RC Brookfield Cellars H., 2d AuRC Alison S., L, Clifford P., L, Cambridge JC Dulcie S., L, 3d Avondale Cup, Gr 1, VRC Craiglee S., Gr 2, 4th AuRC Auckland Cup, Gr 1, Lion Red S., Gr 2, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr 2, Rotorua Challenge S., Gr 3, Waikato RC Foxbridge P., L. Sister to MAPPERLEY HEIGHTS, three-quarter-sister to NOBLE HEIGHTS. Dam of 5 named foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-
My Brown Eyed Girl
CLAUDINE, by Battle-Waggon (GB). 2 wins at 1Â¼m, 11f, AuRC Lawndale H., 3d WRC Seatoun H. Sister to BATTLE HEIGHTS, half-sister to ARCTIC HEIGHTS, GOLD HEIGHTS (dam of NOBLE HEIGHTS), MONTY. Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-
MAPPERLEY HEIGHTS (f Sir Tristram) 8 wins-3 at 2-1100 to 2500m, $275,527, South Australian Derby, Gr 1, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr 2, Avondale JC Classic S., Gr 3, SAJC Rain Lover P., Gr 3, VATC Royal Show H., L, SAJC Bonfield H., Waikato RC Nursery H., 2d VRC Oaks, Gr 1, AJC Oaks, Gr 1, VATC Sandown Cup, Gr 2, MVRC Carlton Draught S., L, Pinjarra RC Millionaire Sires' S., L, 3d VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr 1, SAJC Adelaide Cup, Gr 1. Producer.
ROYAL HEIGHTS (f Sir Tristram) 7 wins. See above.
SKY HEIGHTS (g Zabeel) Joint Head of The 1998-99 Australasian 3YO Classification. 11 wins 1400 to 2600m, $4,212,990, VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr 1, Australian Derby, Gr 1, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr 1, VATC Yalumba S., Gr 1, AJC St Leger, Gr 2, VRC Craiglee S., Gr 2, Turnbull S., Gr 2, 2d VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr 1, Victoria Derby, Gr 1, VATC Underwood S., Gr 1, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr 1, AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr 1.
SOPHIA BABE (f Iglesia) 2 wins at 1600, 2100m, AuRC Great Northern Guineas Prelude, L, 4th AuRC Bonecrusher S., L.
RISING HEIGHTS (g Stark South) 7 wins 1200 to 2300m, $101,973, Manawatu Cup, Gr 3, Rangitikei Gold Cup, AuRC Mercedes A-Class Giveaway H., 2d Wanganui Cup, L.
Race Record: 1 Starts 0-0-0 A$270.
Full Race Record for
MIO GEM (NZ) 2008 Chestnut colt
by Thorn Park - Kettle Hill, by Gold Brose
|14/Aug/2012||9th of 10||--trial--Cranbourne Training Complex Barrier Trial, 800m, time 0:49.16. Track heavy(8). Jeroboam was 1st and God's Will 2nd and Cleaver 3rd.|
|27/Aug/2012||8th of 11||--trial--Cranbourne Training Complex Barrier Trial, 990m, time 1:00.57. Track heavy(8). Doctor Hush was 1st and Swift Flight 2nd and Glamour Planet 3rd.|
|22/Sep/2012||7th of 12|
|Pakenham RC Fire Up Centrebet Maiden P., A$17,000, 1414m, time 1:28.90. Carried 58.5kg. Classic Gem was 1st and War is Over 2nd and Pure Courage 3rd. Trainer: R W Smerdon. Owner: P M Gangemi & Sands Racing Synd (Mgr: L Signore).||A$270|