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Falbrav (IRE) 1998
Young Dahlia (JPN) 1994
17 November 2005
Euroa 3666 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Blue Gum Farm

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Astronomer Royal (USA) 2004
Date of last service:18 September 2010
Selling with a foal at foot:No

To be auctioned at:

2011 Great Southern Bloodstock Sale, Lot 392
Oaklands Junction, 19-20 May 2011
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Bay mare       Foaled 2005 

TALE OF THE CAT (USA) Storm CatStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
YarnMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
NarrateHonest Pleasure
CentaineCenturyBetter Boy (Ire)
Mapperley Heights (NZ)Sir Tristram (Ire)Sir Ivor
ClaudineBattle-Waggon (GB)

TALE OF THE CAT (USA) (1994). 5 wins, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.2. Sire of 1238 rnrs, 880 wnrs, 70 SW, inc. Gio Ponti (Santa Anita Frank E Kilroe Mile H., Gr.1), Glamour Puss, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Hour Glass, Atomic, Eminent Tale, It's Tricky, All About Anna, Greys Anatomy, Hyperlink, Double Malt, Miss Catalyst, West Coast Coach, SP Miss Bellezza, Medjool, Call the Kitty, Check it Out, Curgone, Pump It, Discordia, Dynamic Barbie, etc.


1st dam

CELESTE, by Centaine. Unplaced. Half-sister to Mapperley's Star, Espresso, Norman Invasion. Dam of 7 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Set Up (g by Spinning World (USA)) 3 wins 1400 to 2400m, $128,950, AJC San Miguel H., Schweppes H., 2d AJC Cascades H., 3d Queensland Derby, Gr 1, BTC Rough Habit P., L, AJC Bexley H., 4th AJC Colin Stephen H., Gr 3.

 Pomme de Here (f by Dehere (USA)) Winner at 2 at 1000m, MRC April 2YO Fillies H., 2d MVRC Travis Harrison Cup, MRC Kapalaran H., 3d MRC Bill Collins H., Courtza H., 4th MVRC Alexandra S., L. Dam of-

 Musical Heights . Winner at 1100m in Aust.

 Jellylorum (f by Tale of the Cat (USA)) Winner. See below.

 Carolyn's Star (f by Peintre Celebre (USA)) Winner at 1733m in Aust.

 Angel's Decree (f by Commands) Winner at 1600m in 2009-10 in Aust.

 Basil Boy (g by Fasliyev (USA)) Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

MAPPERLEY HEIGHTS (NZ), by Sir Tristram (Ire). 8 wins–3 at 2–1100 to 2500m, $275,527, South Australian Derby, Gr 1, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr 2, SAJC Rain Lover P., Gr 3, Avondale JC Classic S., 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, 4th WATC Perth Cup, Gr 1, STC Storm Queen S., Gr 2, WATC CB Cox S., Gr 2, SAJC Yalumba Classic Mile H., L, VATC Catanach's H., L. Sister to ROYAL HEIGHTS, three-quarter-sister to NOBLE HEIGHTS. Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Mapperley's Star (c Bletchingly) 3 wins at 1200, 2000m, $139,300, VRC Regent Hotel H., SAJC Adelaide Motors BMW H., VATC Monomeith Welter H., 2d VATC Autumn Classic, Gr 2, SAJC Tokyo City Cup, Gr 3, VRC Super Impose H., MVRC St Vs Staff H., 3d VATC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr 2, Schweppes Cup, L, 4th QTC Baguette Restaurant H., L. Sire.

Espresso (f Bletchingly) 8 wins 1200 to 1800m, $137,460, BATC Bollinger H., QTC Contere H., Analie H., Don Hill-Smith H., Lift H., Reg McCallum H., Air France H., 2d BATC Bernborough H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Recognition S., L, AJC Kista H., Qld Tatt's RC Crown Lager H. Producer.

Norman Invasion (c Star Way) Winner at 1800m, SAJC Pick the Tick H., 3d SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, L, Super Legend Cricket Bat H.

 Mappingly . 7 wins–1 at 2–1400 to 2000m, $153,075, VRC Rack & File H., Stormy Rex H., Sunsmart Cover Up H., VATC Luskin Star H., VRC Flying Spur H., Kensei H., 2d VRC Village Roadshow Welter H., Spitfire H., 3d VATC Century H., Wellington RC H., VRC Polo Prince H.


3rd dam

CLAUDINE, by Battle-Waggon (GB). 2 wins at 1¼m, 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. See above.

ROYAL HEIGHTS (f Sir Tristram) 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. Producer.

 Anaheim . Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Moet Heights . 2 wins at 1300, 1600m, AuRC Letz Rent a Car H., Waikato RC Improvers' H. Dam of 4 winners-

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, VATC Sandown Classic, Gr 2, 2d VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr 1, Victoria Derby, Gr 1, VATC Underwood S., Gr 1, JJ Liston S., Gr 2, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr 1, AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr 1.

 Triana Heights . Placed. Dam of 4 winners-

 Heightened . Unraced. Dam of-

SOPHIA BABE (f Iglesia) 2 wins at 1600, 2100m in 2009-10, AuRC Great Northern Guineas Prelude, L, 3d Levin RC Courtesy Ford Juvenile H., 4th AuRC Bonecrusher S., L.

 Fairy Heights . Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

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., CJC Blue Star Taxis H., WRC Lion Brown H., 2d Wanganui Cup, L.


Race Record: Winner at 1250m, STC De Bortoli Wines H., 3d STC Golden Slipper Festival H.


Served by Astronomer Royal. Date of last service, 18.09.2010.