Night at the Opera

Stakes Placed mare PTIF to Better Than Ready

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Night at the Opera
Good Journey (USA) 1996
Written by a Queen (NZ) 1999
2 October 2005
Kalbar 4309 QLD, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Inglis Digital

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Better Than Ready (AUS) 2009
Date of last service:22 September 2019
Selling with a foal at foot:No

Corect Stakes placed mare in foal to an early cover to the boom young sire Better Than Ready. She is th dam of the promising 2yo Press Statement filly Mamma Media in the Robert Heathcote stable. 1st trial 1.7 Length 3rd at DOOMEN on 31 December after comfortably leading.
This correct mare is being sold as part of this year's Yarramalong reduction program. We just have too many broodmares for our property.


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Chestnut mare       Foaled 2005 

GOOD JOURNEY (USA) NureyevNorthern DancerNearctic
Chimes of FreedomPrivate AccountDamascus
Masterclass (USA)The MinstrelNorthern Dancer
MonroeSir Ivor
Jelignite JenCrested Wave (USA)Crozier
Pop ArtArch Sculptor (GB)

GOOD JOURNEY (USA) (1996). 7 wins at 1m, 8½f, Woodbine Atto Mile, Gr.1. Sire of 514 rnrs, 344 wnrs, 16 SW, inc. Happy Trails (VRC Emirates S., Gr.1), Griante, Grand Journey, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Heaven's Deal, Hardcore Troubador, Lim's Cruiser, SP Campaigner, Bully Pulpit and of Pure Justice, Sonesta, Rowsthorn, Miocic, Alilad, Lani Girl, Good Nic, He's Our Woody, Harbour Nova, Mysterious Stones, Coast of Roan, Rolinga, Rubikon, etc.


1st dam

Written by a Queen (NZ), by Masterclass (USA). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$18,700, A$101,050, MRC RAANC Centenary H., Money Ideas Australia H., 2d MVRC Carlton Draught H., Frank Gibson H., Manawatu RC Newmarket Lodge 2YO H., 3d Levin RC Ryder S., L, Wanganui JC Waikato Stud S., L, MRC Indulgence Marquee P., MVRC Australian Bananas H., Maybe Rough H., MRC Reveille H., WRC Porirua Club Life Members H. Half-sister to SINGING STAR (dam of MISS SELBY), Brave Flyer,  Yeah Nah (dam of VIADANA, INDECISION). Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners-

Night at the Opera (f by Good Journey (USA)). Winner. See below.

 Amaal (f by Commands). Winner at 1400m, ATC Tamarama H., 2d SAJC Kathy Seiffert (Brown) H.

 Queen Carley (f by Manhattan Rain). 2 wins at 1000m in Aust.

 Regal Scribe (g by Flying Spur). Placed in Aust.

 Harmonies (f by Flying Spur). Placed, 2d BRC David Jones P., SITA Environmental P., 3d BRC H., Darley Australia H., Yellowglen P. Dam of-

 Need Finance. 5 wins at 850m, 1000m to 2018-19 in Aust.

 Frankie (f by Manhattan Rain). Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

 Qualify. Winner at 1600m in 2019-20 in Aust.

 Mygirlfrankie. Winner at 1250m in 2018-19 in Aust.


2nd dam

JELIGNITE JEN, by Crested Wave (USA). Unraced. Half-sister to ZEPHYR ART, Joure la Partie,  Canned Music (dam of WESTERN ZIP). Dam of 12 foals, all raced, 10 winners, inc:-

SINGING STAR (f Danasinga) 8 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$196,150, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, Manawatu Breeders' S., L, Waikato RC Hamilton Cup, WRC MF King Industries Ltd 3YO H., Avery Ford H., 2d Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, ARC Montana Wines H., BOP RC Bay of Plenty Cup, 3d Counties Cup, Gr.2, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, Matamata Cup, L, WRC Daily Waste Juvenile H., 4th Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2. Dam of 3 winners-

MISS SELBY (f O'Reilly) 3 wins at 1400m, 2100m, NZ$162,610, A$10,000, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, Livamol Blu Sprint H., 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, 3d Rangitikei RC John Turkington Forestry H.

Brave Flyer (g Danasinga) 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Birkenhead TAB H., Manawatu RC Hong Kong Jockey Club 3YO H., 2d Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay GR Kelt Memorial H., L, Waikato RC Sprint H., L, Hawkes Bay Nissin King Partsworld H., Waikato RC Guineas Trial, BOP RC John Warren Insurance 3YO H., 4th Counties Bowl Classic, L.

Written by a Queen (f Masterclass (USA)) 4 wins. See above.

 Sammy's Fortune. 3 wins from 1400m to 2200m, HKJC Wang Tak H., Wong Leng H., Yiu Wa H., 2d HKJC Chairmen's Day H., Developers' Best Partner H., Swan H., Murray H., 3d HKJC Yi Tung Shan H., Dedication to the Community H.

 Yeah Nah. Winner at 2100m in NZ. Dam of 2 winners-

VIADANA (f Towkay) 11 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$685,325, A$24,000, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Waikato Sprint, Gr.1, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, ARC Eagle Technology S., Gr.3, Rotorua RC Lion Red P., L, ARC Carbine Club Trophy H., Auckland Co-Op Taxis Mile H., WRC Pacific Jewellers H., Matamata RC New World H., 2d WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, BOP RC Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, Gr.2, Tauranga S., Gr.3, 4th ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1. Producer.

INDECISION (f Per Incanto (USA)) 6 wins-1 at 2-at 800m, 1200m, NZ$158,525, A$4,125, to 2018-19, ARC Hallmark Stud H., L, Hawkes Bay Finance Sprint H., L, Waikato RC Sprint H., L, Avondale JC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 2d Rotorua RC Arawa S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay LI Redshaw Memorial H., Matamata RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., Rotorua RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 3d BOP RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H.


3rd dam

POP ART, by Arch Sculptor (GB). 3 wins at 1000m, 1050m in Aust. Half-sister to Zooming On, Ceremonious, Zoom Out. Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

ZEPHYR ART (g Zephyr Bay) 16 wins to 1200m, US$32,150, A$173,190, Bay Meadows Portola Valley Training Center H., L, 2d SAJC Lightning S., Gr.3.

Joure la Partie (f Gielgud (USA)) 7 wins to 1500m, VRC Scomeld H., 3d VATC Jewel H., L. Producer.

 Canned Music. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, SAJC Mellor Brook H. Dam of 5 winners-

WESTERN ZIP (f Zephyr Zip (NZ)) 2 wins at 2, WATC Gimcrack S., L. Dam of 7 winners-

 Relativity. 5 wins to 1300m, SAJC Pope Packaging H., Marsh H. Dam of 5 winners-

SECOND EFFORT (g Mossman) 11 wins to 1400m, A$680,703, MRC PB Lawrence S., Gr.2, 3d MRC PB Lawrence S., Gr.2.

DIAMOND EFFORT (f Mossman) 6 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$323,000, to 2019-20, MRC (Mornington) Hareeba S., L, VRC Mittys H.

 Spraypaint. Unraced. Dam of 11 winners-

Deautche Express (f Volksraad (GB)) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, Hawkes Bay Robbie Burns Stortford Lodge H., 3d Avondale JC 2YO Fillies S., L. Producer.

 Volkaspray. 2 wins at 1100m, 1500m, AJC Jack Gannon P., STC Golden Slipper Festival H. Dam of 3 winners-

HELLBENT (c I Am Invincible) 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$901,450, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1.


Race Record: Winner at 1800m, WATC Let's Celebrate Belmont H., 2d WATC Titan Ford H., Westspeed 3YO H.-twice, Kambalda Football Club H., 3d WATC Belmont Classic, L, Group 1 Bar H., Support Your Industry Bet Local H., 4th WATC Belmont Oaks, L.


Produce Record: Dam of 4 named foals, 2 to race.

2012  Motheo (c by Star Witness). Unraced.

2013 (c by Sepoy).

2014  Mozart's Muse (f by Sepoy). Unplaced.

2015 Missed to Foxwedge

2016  King's Landing (g by Rothesay). Placed at 3 in 2020, 2d Singapore TC Class 5 H.

2017  Mamma Media (f by Press Statement). Unraced.

2018 (f by Better Than Ready).

2019 Slipped by Better Than Ready


Missed in 2015; slipped in 2019.


Served by Better Than Ready. Date of last service, 22.09.2019.