Desert Heroine

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Desert Heroine
Von Costa de Hero (AUS) 2005
Desert Heiress (AUS) 2002
25 August 2011
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Penguin 7316 TAS, Australia

Broodmare's breeding status:

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

Lovely mare who was not served in 2019.

From the family of Rock 'N' Pop - Desert Heroine is unraced and is a half sister to the ever consistant 'Street Sheik', winner of $495k.

Very easy mare to handle and foal down.

Her 2019 colt by Needs Further is also available for purchase.

Must sell - owner no longer breeding


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Bay mare       Foaled 2011 

VON COSTA DE HERO Encosta de LagoFairy King (USA)Northern Dancer
Shoal CreekStar Way (GB)
PiavonicScenic (Ire)Sadler's Wells
Piave GirlBrave Salute
Desert King (Ire)Danehill (USA)Danzig
BektrisSir Tristram (Ire)Sir Ivor
Beks (NZ)In the Purple (Fr)

VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) (2005). Winner at 2, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2. Out of SW Piavonic. Sire of 179 rnrs, 95 wnrs, inc. SW Lord von Costa (VRC AR Creswick Series Final, L), Von Costa Glass, SP Sea Spray and of Susurri, Lady Selkirk, Jurasound, Brimarvi Vehero, Can'tforgetyou, Cochada, Jamaican Hurry, Mum's My Hero, Von Saga, Romance Can Costa, Von Richter, Annrhon, Big Red Costa, etc. Sire of the dams of Poetic Choice, Kiroshima, etc.


1st dam

DESERT HEIRESS, by Desert King (Ire). 3 wins from 1900m to 3200m, 2d MRC Procul Harum H. Half-sister to Soak Up the Sun. Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

 Street Sheik (g by Street Boss (USA)). 6 wins from 1200m to 1950m, A$495,121, to 2019-20, MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost H., SAJC Australian Trainers' Association H., Mark Hall's Memorial H., 2d MRC VOBIS Gold Mile, VOBIS Gold Reef, Keno Replay H., Troy Janssens H., United Petroleum H., Labrokes Back Yourself H., SAJC Ductair H., Colac Cup, 3d MRC 3YO VOBIS Sires S.

 Cashed Up (g by Toorak Toff). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$87,200, to 2019-20 in Aust.

 Bossy Princess (f by Street Boss (USA)). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust.

 Art Heiress (f by Artie Schiller (USA)). Winner at 1600m in 2019-20 in Aust.

 Princess Shimmer (f by Artie Schiller (USA)). Winner at 1400m in Aust.

 Our Scheherazade (f by Tale of the Cat (USA)). Winner at 1300m in Aust.


2nd dam

BEKTRIS, by Sir Tristram (Ire). Unplaced. Sister to POPSY (dam of ROCK 'N' POP, LILAKYN). Dam of 13 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Soak Up the Sun (f Desert Sun (GB)) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, AJC Magnificent H., 2d AJC King Brian 2YO H., 3d STC Magic Night S., Gr.2. Dam of 5 winners-

 Danzeround the Sun. Winner at 1000m, 3d SAJC Life Members Lunch P.

 Sizzling Sun. 3 wins at 1050m, 1200m to 2019-20 in Aust.

 Shinboner Buster. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1800m, WATC Westspeed Nursery H., 3d WATC Westspeed 2YO P., Westspeed 2YO H.

 Up'n'doing. 2 wins at 2, A$108,750, AJC Grey Affair 2YO H., STC MMB Print 2YO H., 2d AJC GT Rowe 2YO H. Dam of 4 winners-

 Rhyola. 6 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$75,535, to 2020-21 in Aust.

 Consul of War. 4 wins from 1500m to 2050m, R312,200, to 2020 in Mauritius.

 Angelican. Winner at 1550m, STC TJ's Champagne Bar H., 2d ATC Easts Group Sydney Roosters H., Pure Romance H., Royal Randwick on Facebook H., 3d ATC Australian Turf Club H., Peters Meats H., AJC Sydney City Toyota H., Coogee Dolphins H.

 Desert Heiress. 3 wins. See above.

 Triregal. Unplaced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Wo Wo Duck. 34 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m in Philippines, 3d Philippine RC Philracom 3YO Colts S.


3rd dam

BEKS (NZ), by In the Purple (Fr). 10 wins from 1600m to 2500m, NZ$88,645, WRC Wellington Racing Club H., L, CJC Jockey Club H., Christmas H., New Zealand Cup Trial H., 2d CJC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' S.H., L, 3d Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, Gr.3, CJC Lion Brown H., 4th Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to  In the Country (dam of SONATA), half-sister to (MY) STEELY DAN, PRINCE STANDAAN, Street Hawk,  Ayla (dam of BATTLE HAWK). Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

POPSY (f Sir Tristram (Ire)) Second top filly on The 1993-94 NZ 3YO Free H. 6 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$351,750, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.1, Queen Elizabeth H., Gr.2, Counties Cup, Gr.2, 2d Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Counties RC Metric Mile, L. Dam of 9 winners-

ROCK 'N' POP (c Fastnet Rock) Head of the 2011-12 NZ 3YO Free H. 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m, NZ$458,175, A$6,000, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

LILAKYN (f Danehill (USA)) 8 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$158,725, A$60,000, Feilding Gold Cup, L, 2d QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2. Producer.

 Hillsgrove. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, MRC Cranbourne Auto Market Daihatsu H., 2d MVRC Membership Special Offer H.

 Dancing Aurora. 5 wins from 1400m to 2150m, VATC Gladsome H. Dam of 7 winners-

 Ballroom. 3 wins at 1200m, 1650m, Taranaki RC Viterra H., 3d WRC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier.


Race Record: Unraced.


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

2016  Tie One On (f by Wanted). Raced once.

2017 Not served previous season

2018 (c by Lionhearted).

2019 (c by Needs Further).

2020 Not served previous season


Not served in 2016, 2019.