Oriental Express

1/2 Sister to G1 Placegetter Zenarta!


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Oriental Express
Grandera (IRE) 1998
Wuji (AUS) 1994
6 September 2008
Canberra 2600 ACT, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Joseph Jones Racing

Broodmare's breeding status:

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

Racing or Breeding Prospect!

Lovely big strong 4yo mare by Grandera.

She is a 1/2 sister to the Multiple Stakes Placegetter Zenarta! She ran 2nd in the G1 SAJC Australasian Oaks, 3rd in the VRC Wakeful Stakes and 3rd in the BTC Doomben Roses!

It is a terrific female family that includes G1 Winner Danarani!

Very lightly raced having had the 8 starts for one 2nd.

Vet checks and inspections are welcomed.


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Bay mare       Foaled 2008 

GRANDERA (IRE) Grand Lodge (USA)Chief's CrownDanzig
La PapagenaHabitat
Blue TipTip Moss
Northern State (USA)Northern DancerNearctic
South OceanNew Providence
Perfectly Pie (USA)Green ForestShecky Greene
Vaguely Modest (Can)Vaguely Noble

GRANDERA (IRE) (Chestnut 1998-Stud 2004). 6 wins-1 at 2, Royal Ascot Prince of Wales's S., Gr.1. Sire of 336 rnrs, 192 wnrs, inc. SP Kanetoshi Kosho, Age of Heroes, Darrange, Just Marika, The Sixties and of Nishino Steady, The Third Baseman, Delzera, Grand Oscar, Loukoumi, Darcey, Grand Cooler, Grand Ginger, Grandstand, Miss Debra, Wild Goose, Akino Counter, Sugera, Vonrob, Constant, Grand Lady, Pampanito Jack, Kashino Lapis, Princess Deirdre, etc.


1st dam

WUJI, by Northern State (USA). 2 wins at 1200, 1600m in Aust. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Zenarta (f by Orpen (USA)) 4 wins-1 at 2-1200 to 1800m, $202,000, AJC V Group H., City Tatt's RC Equal H., 2d SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr 1, 3d VRC Wakeful S., Gr 2, BTC Doomben Roses S., Gr 3, AJC Carbine Club S., L. Dam of-

 More Ready. Winner at 1200m in 2011-12 in Aust.

 Ancient Land (g by Country Reel (USA)) Winner at 900m, 2d AJC Surry Hills 2YO H.

 Heroics (c by Honour and Glory (USA)) 20 wins at 1450, 1500m in Philippines.

 Pants Askew (g by Magic Albert) Winner at 1600m in Aust.

 Atomic Angel (f by Geiger Counter (USA)) Placed at 2 in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

 Beyond a Shadow. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000, 1600m to 2011-12, 3d STC Thoroughbred Breeders NSW 2YO H.

 Bomb Attack. Winner at 2 at 1000m in Aust.

 Allofacertainty (g by Not a Single Doubt) Placed to 2011-12 in Aust.

 Oriental Express (f by Grandera (Ire)) See below.


2nd dam

PERFECTLY PIE (USA), by Green Forest. Unplaced. Half-sister to DANARANI, Modesty on Ice. Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

 Barzatore. 6 wins 1200 to 1600m in Aust.

 Ease Louise. 3 wins at 1000, 1200m in Aust.

 Wuji. 2 wins. See above.

 Royal Pie. 2 wins at 1200, 1460m in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

 Earl of Vasse. 3 wins at 1000, 1100m to 2011-12, WATC Racingjobs.com.au H., Kambalda Football Club H., Tabtouch.mobi H., 2d WATC Hugh Jamieson Memorial H., 3d WATC John Wilson Jnr Memorial H., Magic Millions H., Automotive Holdings Group H., Burswood Entertainment Complex H.

 Perfect Princess. 2 wins at 1100, 1200m in Aust.

 Shinko Fortune. Started 3 times. Dam of-

 Nakanai. Winner at 1010m in 2011-12, BRC Skyracing.tv H.


3rd dam

VAGUELY MODEST (CAN), by Vaguely Noble. 4 wins-1 at 2, Woodbine Selene S., Can-3. Half-sister to DANZATORE, London Bells. Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

DANARANI (f Danehill) 4 wins 1250 to 1600m, $431,490, AJC Flight S., Gr 1, STC Tea Rose S., Gr 2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., L, STC Lidcombe H., 2d VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr 2, Tarien H., L, 3d Australasian Oaks, Gr 1, VATC Toorak H., Gr 1. Dam of-

 Zahani. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

GALIZANI (f Galileo) 4 wins 1400 to 2400m, $196,525, to 2011-12, ATC Epona S., L, City Tattersall's Club Cup, L, 2d ATC Japan Racing Association P., L, 3d MRC Catanach's Jewellers Ladies' Day P., 4th ATC Millie Fox S., Gr 3, Aspiration H., L.

Modesty on Ice (f Overskate) Winner at 1m in Great Britain, 2d VRC Honda Legend S., L. Producer.


Race Record: 10 Starts 0-1-1 A$3,575.
2nd Gundagai-Adelong XXXX Gold Gary Readford Memorial Maiden P., 3rd Canberra Acttab P.