Khun Achara

Khun Achara


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Khun Achara
Centro (NZ) 1987
Delia's Choice (NZ) 1987
14 November 1995
New Zealand
Nagambie 3608 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Swettenham Stud

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Hidden Dragon (DEN) 2001
Date of last service:3 September 2010
Selling with a foal at foot:No

To be auctioned at:

2011 Great Southern Bloodstock Sale, Lot 402
Oaklands Junction, 19-20 May 2011
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Northwood Rd, Nagambie 3608 VIC, Australia

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Bay mare       Foaled 1995 

CENTRO CenturyBetter Boy (Ire)My Babu
Royal SuiteRego (Ire)
Ease and ComfortVainWilkes (Fr)
Wiley Trade (USA)To Market
Sir Tristram (Ire)Sir IvorSir Gaylord
IsoltRound Table
TaionaSovereign Edition (Ire)Sovereign Path
VickyjoySabaean (GB)

CENTRO (NZ) (1987). 4 wins, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 274 rnrs, 156 wnrs, inc. SW Centrofold, etc. Sire of the dams of 324 rnrs, 178 wnrs, inc. SW Xcellent, Veyron, Abdullah, Lim's Prestige, More Than Lucky, SP Instructor, Maz Quin, Shadowfax Babe, Deputy, Rockferry, Ishibabe, Namidi, Trochee, Fancy That, Waka and of Bexaar, Leonurus, Taeyangui Adeul, Shinksho, Weekend in Paris, Kahlo, etc.


1st dam

DELIA'S CHOICE, by Sir Tristram (Ire). 4 wins 1575 to 2000m, 2d AuRC Zabeel H., Ellerslie Punters Club Juvenile H., Waikato RC Qantas H. Sister to SOVEREIGN RED, GURNER'S LANE, TRICHELLE, QUEEN'S CHOICE, three-quarter-sister to TRISTRAM'S GOLD,  Sinjani (dam of FOORAM), half-sister to  Dancer's Glory (dam of FUJI DANCER),  Scarlet Robin (dam of ESTIMABLE). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

FOXWOOD (f by Centaine). 5 wins–1 at 2–1200 to 1600m, $191,027, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, WRC Captain Cook S., Gr 1, Avondale JC Equinet International Juvenile H., Cambridge JC Logan Thoroughbred Insurance H., Matamata RC Jack Lindsay Classic, 2d Levin RC Bayer Classic, Gr 1, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr 2, Matamata RC Van Dyk Furnishers H., 4th AJC Emancipation S., Gr 2. Dam of 5 winners-

ROCKWOOD (g Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)) 4 wins 1200 to 2000m, $323,975, to 2010-11, AJC Frank Packer P., Gr 3, Sydney City Toyota H., SAJC Betfair H., STC Epic Wright Heaton P., 2d MRC Toorak H., Gr 1, AJC Bill Ritchie H., Gr 3, Carbine Club H., L, STC H., 3d AJC Summer Cup, Gr 3, 4th MVRC Crystal Mile H., Gr 2, Newcastle JC Cameron H., Gr 3, MRC Lord S., L.

Quartz Reef - Best Military (H.K.) (g Redoute's Choice) 2 wins at 1200, 1600m, 2d Manawatu Classic, Gr 3, BOP RC Tauranga Livestock H.

 Apologia . Winner at 800m, 3d Otago RC Tip Top Bakeries H.

 Lagonissi . 2 wins at 2000, 2100m in 2010-11.

 Sidereus Nuncius . Winner at 2000m.

 Miss Danewood . Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Zaleba . 2 wins at 1400, 1533m in 2009-10, MVRC Cathay Pacific Holidays H., 2d MRC Shankhill Lass H.

CELTIC TIGER - OPPOSING FORCE (Mal.) (g by Jetball). Malaysia Horse of the Year. 11 wins 1400 to 2400m, $2,297,678 in Aust and Malaysia, Perak Derby, L-3 times, Penang Sprint Trophy, L, Selangor Gold Cup, L, Selangor TC Piala Emas Sultan Selangor, L, 2d Perak Derby, L, Selangor Gold Cup, L, Penang Gold Cup, L, Selangor TC Tunku Gold Cup, L, Piala Emas Sultan Selangor, L-twice, 3d Selangor Gold Cup, L.

 Khun Achara (f by Centro). 2 wins. See below.

 My Bilboa (c by Centaine). 4 wins 1400 to 1655m, 3d QTC Bengalla Lad H.

 Oraculo (c by Centro). 4 wins 1600 to 1800m in Aust.

 Rhythm Stick (g by Rhythm (USA)). 2 wins at 2300, 2400m in Aust.

 Lute (f by Stravinsky (USA)). Unraced. Dam of-

 Columbus Line . Winner at 1400m in 2010-11.


2nd dam

TAIONA, by Sovereign Edition (Ire). Winner at 1220m, 2d VATC Sweet Nell H., 3d VRC Isa H. 1981 (Joint) & 1983 NZ Broodmare of the Year. Half-sister to TRISTRAM'S GOLD. Dam of 12 foals, all raced, 9 winners, inc:-

SOVEREIGN RED (c Sir Tristram (Ire)) 10 wins–1 at 2–1000 to 2500m, $566,350, Victoria Derby, Gr 1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr 1, BATC Doomben Hundred Thousand, Gr 1, VATC Underwood S., Gr 1, WATC Australian Derby, Gr 1. Sire.

GURNER'S LANE (g Sir Tristram (Ire)) Head of The 1982-83 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 7 wins–1 at 2–1400 to 3200m, $541,600, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr 1, VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr 1, AJC St Leger, Gr 2, 2d VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr 1, 3d AJC Derby, Gr 1.

TRICHELLE (f Sir Tristram (Ire)) 6 wins 1200 to 2200m, $134,190, VATC Marlboro Cup, Gr 1, SAJC Spring S., Gr 2, Geelong RC Oaks Trial S., L, 2d VRC Wakeful S., Gr 2, 3d VRC AV Kewney S., Gr 2.

QUEEN'S CHOICE (f Sir Tristram (Ire)) 2 wins–1 at 2–at 1200, 2416m, SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L, Chenel Flowers H., 3d SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L, VATC Norman Robinson S., L. Producer.

 Dancer's Glory . Winner at 1400m in Aust. Dam of 8 winners-

FUJI DANCER (f Fuji Kiseki (JPN)) 2 wins at 2 at 1000, 1600m, $208,200, VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L, 2d VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr 2, 3d MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, VRC Ottawa S., L. Producer.

 Blucielo . Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

ZACIELO (g Zabeel) 7 wins 1400 to 2400m, $351,725, TRC Hobart Cup, Gr 3, TTC Launceston Cup, Gr 3, MRC Robert Taranto H., Always Welcome H.

 Scarlet Robin . Started twice. Dam of 4 winners-

ESTIMABLE (c Balmerino) 7 wins 1550 to 2400m, $156,746, STC Canterbury Cup, Gr 3, Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Vain Welter H., Skystar Welter H.

 Lady Viola . 3 wins 1600 to 2040m, AJC Alexander Gray H., MRC Gladsome H. Dam of 2 winners-

PURPLE (f Commands) 6 wins–1 at 2–1400 to 2400m, $1,137,113, to 2009-10, Queensland Oaks, Gr 1, STC Storm Queen S., Gr 1, VRC Matriarch S., Gr 2, 2d VRC Matriarch S., Gr 2.

 Sinjani . Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

FOORAM (g Maroof (USA)) 7 wins 1200 to 2600m, $476,661, AJC Chairman's H., Gr 2, STC NE Manion Cup, L, 3d AJC Randwick City S., Gr 3, VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr 3.


Race Record: 2 wins at 1400, 2000m, Avondale JC Crombie Lockwood Wilkinson H., 3d Counties RC Hyster Forklifts H.


Produce Record: Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 2 winners.

2001  Sir Poom (g by Sky Classic). 2 wins at 6f, 1m in U.S.A.

2002  Charm Royal (f by Royal Academy). Unraced.

2003 No report.

2004  I'm Three Not Two (f by High Yield). Started twice.

2005  Soccer Princess (f by E Dubai). Winner at 4½f in U.S.A.

2006  Miss Thailand (f by Cape Cross (Ire)). Unplaced.

2007  Forbidden Dragon (f by Hidden Dragon). Started once.

2008 (c by Hidden Dragon).

2009 (c by Hidden Dragon). Died.

2010 Slipped by Hidden Dragon.


Served by Hidden Dragon. Date of last service, 03.09.2010.