Better Days

Better Days


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Sold for: $1,300

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Better Days
Last Tycoon (IRE) 1983
Night Sceptre (IRE) 1994
9 August 1998
Carrick 7291 TAS, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Inglis Melbourne
For:Armidale Stud

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Savoire Vivre (GB) 1997
Date of last service:5 November 2010
Selling with a foal at foot:No

To be auctioned at:

2011 August Thoroughbred Sale, Lot 43
Oaklands Junction, 18-19 Aug 2011
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Bay mare       Foaled 1998 

LAST TYCOON (IRE) Try My BestNorthern DancerNearctic
Sex AppealBuckpasser
Mill PrincessMill ReefNever Bend
Irish LassSayajirao
Night Shift (USA)Northern DancerNearctic
CibouletteChop Chop
SpireShirley HeightsMill Reef
ChristchurchSo Blessed

LAST TYCOON (IRE) (1983). 8 wins-3 at 2, Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1. Sire of 1130 rnrs, 807 wnrs, 81 SW, inc. Mahogany (Victoria Derby, Gr.1), Tracy's Element, Tycoon Lil, Ezzoud, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Roman Emperor, Saint Emilion, Dariana, Onemorenomore, Jungle Rocket, Markus Maximus, Sousa, Typhoon Tracy, Adlerflug, Casino Prince, Green Birdie, Inspiration, Sun Classique, Bentley Biscuit, Lachlan River, King's Drama, Vintage Tipple, etc.


1st dam

NIGHT SCEPTRE (IRE), by Night Shift (USA). Placed at 2 in Great Britain. Half-sister to PRIVILEGE. Dam of 4 named foals, all raced, 1 winner, inc:-

 Golden Lucky King (g by Chateau Royal (USA)). 2 wins at 1000, 1050m in Macau.

 Better Days (f by Last Tycoon (Ire)). See below.


2nd dam

SPIRE, by Shirley Heights. Placed at 3 in Great Britain. Three-quarter-sister to LAUGHTER, Silver Dollar (dam of RAFFAELLO), Highbrow (dam of BLUEPRINT, FAIRY GODMOTHER), half-sister to CHURCH PARADE, Castle Rising, Whitechapel,  Abbey Strand (dam of RIGHT APPROACH). Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

PRIVILEGE (g Last Tycoon) 10 wins 1650 to 2400m, $2,647,279, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, HK-1, HKJC Remy XO Cup, Benson Cup, American Club H., RHKJC Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup H., National Panasonic Cup, Benson Cup, 2d RHKJC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, HK-1, Hong Kong Gold Cup, HK-1, 3d RHKJC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, HK-1, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, HK-1-twice, Hong Kong Gold Cup, HK-1, Hong Kong International Vase, Gr 2, HKJC Centenary Vase, HK-3, Sha Tin Trophy, HK-3.


3rd dam

CHRISTCHURCH, by So Blessed. Winner at 1½m in Great Britain. Half-sister to HIGHCLERE (dam of HEIGHT OF FASHION, MILFORD), TAMMUZ, Circlet, Gloss, Light Duty (dam of LAUGHTER, SPECIAL LEAVE, SPRING TO ACTION). Dam of 16 foals, all raced, 14 winners, inc:-

CHURCH PARADE (c Queen's Hussar) 3 wins–2 at 2–6f to 10½f, Goodwood Lanson Champagne S., L, Newmarket Fulbourn S., York High Line S., 2d Kempton September S., L, 3d Doncaster Champagne S., Gr 2, Saint-Cloud Prix Eugene Adam, Gr 2. Sire.

Whitechapel (g Arctic Tern) 11 wins 11f to 2m, Ascot Tote Special Sunday H., Newbury Vodafone Group H., London & Manchester Assurance H., Tote Autumn Cup, York Queen Mother's Cup, Ascot Blacknest H., 3d Newbury St Simon S., Gr 3, 4th Grand Prix de Bordeaux, L.

Castle Rising (c Blakeney) Winner at 11f, Newbury Shaw S., 2d Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr 2, 3d Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr 3, 4th Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr 1, Newbury St Simon S., Gr 3. Sire.

 Rutland Chantry . 8 wins 1¼m to 2m, Epsom Moet & Chandon Silver Magnum H., Newbury Grundon Recycle H., 2d Newbury Discover Racing Sponsorship H.

 Leading Star . 3 wins–1 at 2–1m to 1½m, Newbury Dick Dawson 2YO S., Courage H., Lingfield Upham S., 4th Newbury John Porter S., Gr 3, Haydock Summer Trophy S., L.

 Church Missionary . Winner at 1½m, Ascot Chobham H. Producer.

 Abbey Strand . Winner at 1m in Great Britain. Dam of 9 winners-

RIGHT APPROACH (c Machiavellian) 4 wins–1 at 2–1400 to 1777m, £1,020,400 in Great Britain and U.A.E, Nad al Sheba Dubai Duty Free S., Gr 1, Windsor Royal Windsor S., L, Nad al Sheba Al Rashidiya S., L, 2d Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr 1, Nad al Sheba Jebel Hatta S., Gr 2, 3d Nad al Sheba Dubai Duty Free S., Gr 1, Ascot Silver Trophy, Gr 3, Sandown Classic Trial S., Gr 3. Sire.

New Assembly (f Machiavellian) 3 wins 9f to 1½m, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Saratoga Glens Falls H., L, 4th Newmarket Severals S., L, York Galtres S., L. Producer.


Race Record: Placed at 3 in Aust.


Produce Record: Dam of 1 named foal, 1 to race.

2003  Even Better Days (f by Mull of Kintyre (USA)). Started once.

2004 Not served previous season.

2005 (f by Xaar (GB)).

2006 (f by Chateau Royal (USA)).

2007 Not served previous season.

2008 Slipped by Savoire Vivre.

2009 (f by Savoire Vivre (GB)).

2010 (f by Savoire Vivre (GB)).


Served by Savoire Vivre. Date of last service, 05.11.2010.