Golden Sonnet

Golden Sonnet


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Golden Sonnet
Seeking the Gold (USA) 1985
Sonata (GB) 1995
6 January 2000
United States
Ceres 3221 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Rosemont Stud

Broodmare's breeding status:

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

To be auctioned at:

2011 Great Southern Bloodstock Sale, Lot 677
Oaklands Junction, 19-20 May 2011
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210 Gully Road, Ceres 3221 VIC, Australia

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Chestnut mare       Foaled 2000 

SEEKING THE GOLD Mr. ProspectorRaise a NativeNative Dancer
Gold DiggerNashua
Con GameBuckpasserTom Fool
BroadwayHasty Road
Polish PrecedentDanzigNorthern Dancer
Past ExampleBuckpasser
SomfasWhat a PleasureBold Ruler
CibouletteChop Chop

SEEKING THE GOLD (USA) (1985). 8 wins-1 at 2, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.1. Sire of 763 rnrs, 539 wnrs, 91 SW, inc. Pleasant Home (Breeders' Cup Distaff S., Gr.1), Heavenly Prize, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Blame, White Moonstone, She be Wild, Internallyflawless, Warrior's Reward, Majestic Warrior, Mushka, Excellent Art, Swift Temper, Carriage Trail, Dancing Forever, Pine Island, Good Reward, Pomeroy, Riskaverse, La Tizona, Surfside, etc.


1st dam

SONATA, by Polish Precedent. Unraced. Sister to  Sombreffe (dam of RANSOM O'WAR), three-quarter-sister to RUSSIAN BOND, SNAADEE, Somersham, half-sister to CRISTOFORI, CROSSOVER, Beau Monde, Somerset. Dam of 9 named foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

REGAL SOLO (g by Louis Quatorze). 7 wins-2 at 2-5½f to 9f, $393,660, Laurel Maryland Million Nursery S., L, Jennings H., L, Maryland Million Classic S., L, 2d Laurel Maryland Million Sprint H., L, Private Terms S., L, 3d Laurel Maryland Million Classic S., L, Find H., L, Maryland Juvenile Championship S., L, 4th Laurel Miracle Wood S., L, Frank J de Francis Memorial Dash S., L.

 Mambina (f by Kingmambo). 2 wins at 1¼m, 10¼f, Epsom Woodhurst Construction S. Dam of-

 Bolitar. 2 wins at 2000, 2200m in 2010-11 in Aust.

 Hallings Overture (c by Halling). 3 wins at 1¼m in Great Britain.

 Thunderous Song (f by Thunder Gulch). 2 wins at 7f, 1m in U.S.A.

 Zocalo (g by Honour and Glory). Winner at 5½f in U.S.A.

 Sonata Brae (f by Yarrow Brae). Winner at 5½f in U.S.A.

 Sun Song (c by Louis Quatorze). Placed at 2 in 2011 in U.S.A.


2nd dam

Somfas, by What a Pleasure. 4 wins, 3d Ellis Susan B Anthony S., L. Three-quarter-sister to  Lilly's Pleasure (dam of LILLYCUT), half-sister to FANFRELUCHE (dam of L'ENJOLEUR, D'ACCORD, GRAND LUXE, LA VOYAGEUSE, MEDAILLE D'OR), BARACHOIS, COCO LA TERREUR,  American Legacy (dam of SOMETHING SOCIAL),  Silk Lilly (dam of SILKY SWEEP). Dam of 19 foals, 15 to race, 12 winners, inc:-

SNAADEE (c Danzig) 4 wins 5f to 7f, Sandown Temple S., Gr 2, Doncaster Remembrance Day S., L, Ascot Bishopsgate H., 4th Goodwood Supreme S., Gr 3, Newmarket Abernant S., L. Sire.

RUSSIAN BOND (c Danzig) 2 wins at 2, Newbury Mill Reef S., Gr 2, 2d Newmarket Criterion S., Gr 3. Sire.

CRISTOFORI (c Fappiano) 2 wins at 2 at 1400, 1800m, Longchamp Prix de Conde, Gr 3. Sire.

CROSSOVER (f Cape Cross (Ire)) 2 wins at 1200m, €121,350, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Contessina, L, Chantilly Prix de la Francilienne, 2d Chantilly Prix d'Arenberg, Gr 3, Prix Eclipse, Gr 3, Prix d'Angerville, L, Longchamp Prix Amandine, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Ronde de Nuit, L, Deauville Prix d'Avranches, 3d Chantilly Prix de Saint-Cyr, L, Cologne Kolner Herbst Sprint Preis, L, Europa Sprint, L, 4th Chantilly Prix Sigy, L.

Beau Monde (f Agnes World (USA)) 3 wins-2 at 2-1400 to 1550m, Cagnes-sur-Mer Prix Joseph Collignon, Saint-Cloud Prix Ginetta, 3d Cagnes-sur-Mer Prix de la Californie, L.

Somersham (c Danzig) 2 wins at 1600m in France and U.S.A, 2d Evry Prix Hampton, L, 3d Longchamp Prix de Pontarme, L. Sire.

Somerset (c Green Desert) Winner at 2 at 5f, Curragh Rosslare 2YO S., 3d Curragh Round Tower S., L.

 Sombreffe. Winner at 7f in Great Britain. Dam of 9 winners-

RANSOM O'WAR (c Red Ransom) German Horse of the Year in 2003. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1600, 2000m, £215,624 in Great Britain and Germany, Munich Grosser Preis Dallmayr Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, Gr 1, Grosser Muller Brot Preis, Gr 2, 2d Deutsches Derby, Gr 1, Krefeld Preis des Gestut Wiesenhof, Gr 3, Haydock 2YO S., 3d Cologne Mehl-Mulhens Rennen, Gr 2, 4th Baden-Baden Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr 1. Sire.


Race Record: Unraced.


Produce Record: Dam of 3 named foals, 2 to race.

2004  De Lago Gold (f by Encosta de Lago). Started once.

2005 Slipped by Falbrav.

2006  Canterbury Cross (f by Falbrav (Ire)). Unraced.

2007 Missed to Danehill Dancer.

2008  Regal Army (g by Artie Schiller (USA)). Placed at 3 in 2011-12, 2d HKJC Sha Kok H.

2009 Slipped by Rock of Gibraltar.

2010 (f by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)).

2011 Not served previous season.

2012 Not served previous season.