Spirit of the Vale


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Spirit of the Vale
Royal Applause (GB) 1993
Nesmeh (USA) 2007
13 March 2013
Bittern 3918 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Royal Bloodstock

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Hardham (AUS) 2013
Date of last service:6 October 2020
Selling with a foal at foot:No

This well put together IMPORTED Mare is half to talented HONG KONG GALLOPER '"WINNING ENDEAVOUR".


She is believed to be in foal, she is 45 days Positive to the Peter Moody purchased HARDHAM.

HARDHAM is a son of Redoute’s Choice and FULL BROTHER to the multiple Group 1 and 2 Winning Galloper, KING'S ROSE

HARDHAM himself won the G2 MVRC Alister Clark Stakes and ran 3rd in the G1 ATC Australian Derby!

This mating has a lot to like about it!


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Bay mare       Foaled 2013 

ROYAL APPLAUSE Waajib (Ire)Try My BestNorthern Dancer
Flying MelodyAuction RingBold Bidder
Whispering StarSound Track
More Than ReadySouthern HaloHalo
Woodman's GirlWoodman
FreefourracingFrench DeputyDeputy Minister
Gerri n Jo GoTop Command

ROYAL APPLAUSE (GB) (1993). 9 wins-4 at 2, Haydock Sprint Cup, Gr.1. Sire of 1201 rnrs, 736 wnrs, 51 SW, inc. Ticker Tape (Hollywood Park American Oaks, Gr.1), Battle of Hastings, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Blue Point, Laganore, Adaay, Formosina, Mighty Gurkha, Dan's Dream, Anna Pavlova, Calderon, Cappella Sansevero, Dibajj, Andromaca, Cobh, Amica Nostra, Ginger Nut, Silberpfeil, Agincourt, Global Applause, Black Sea, Mirage, Amnesia, etc.


1st dam

NESMEH, by More Than Ready. Unraced. Sister to READY RACER, half-sister to SPEEDWAY, Free Brave. Dam of 6 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

 Glastonbury Song - Winning Endeavour (H.K.) (g by Casamento) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1650m to 2019-20, HKJC Paterson H., 2d HKJC Kam Shan H., Tsing Yi H., 3d HKJC Volunteers' Challenge Cup H., 4th Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.

 Roman de Brut (g by Rock of Gibraltar) 5 wins from 1m to 9½f in GB.

 Spirit of the Vale (f by Royal Applause) 2 wins. See below.

 Nschotschi (f by Big Bad Bob) Winner at 1600m in Germany.


2nd dam

FREEFOURRACING, by French Deputy. 6 wins-4 at 2-from 5f to 1m, £38,094, US$166,702, Goodwood Prestige S., Gr.3, Keeneland Indian Summer S., L, 2d Turfway Park Holiday Inaugural S., L, 3d Belmont Athenia H., Gr.3, 4th Keeneland Thoroughbred Club of America S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Citgo Distaff Turf Mile S., Gr.3. Half-sister to Kamsack, Barn D,  Bridled Lass (dam of RICADONNA). Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

SPEEDWAY (g Forest Wildcat) 5 wins-3 at 2-from 4½f to 1m, US$171,757, Mountaineer Juvenile S., L, Sam Houston Park Texas Heritage S., L, 3d Oaklawn Park Northern Spur S., L.

READY RACER (g More Than Ready) 20 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 6½f, US$328,460, Northlands Park Sun Sprint Championship H., L-twice, 2d Ellis Park James C Ellis Juvenile S., L, 3d Northlands Park Sun Sprint Championship H., 4th Northlands Park Speed to Spare S., L, Harvest Gold P., L.

Free Brave (g Cherokee Run) 8 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$334,421, 3d Churchill Downs Morluc S., L, 4th Fair Grounds Colonel Power S., L.

 Dancinginthestreet. Winner at 5½f in U.S.A. Dam of 2 winners-

Unmissable (c Honor Code) Placed at 2 in 2020 in Panama, 3d Panama Clasico Familia Fernandez, L.

 Follow My Tail. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of 4 winners-

Red Raider (g Roll Hennessy Roll) Winner at 2, 2d Sunland Park Copper Top Futurity, L.


3rd dam

GERRI N JO GO, by Top Command. 5 wins, US$180,472, Churchill Downs La Troienne S., L, Oaklawn Park Prima Donna S., L, 2d Monmouth Post-Deb S., Gr.3, 3d Santa Anita Crowning Glory S., L, Monmouth Ta Wee S., L. Sister to FIVE STAR FLIGHT, half-sister to WHATSYOURPLEASURE, LARLA (dam of WESTERN LARLA, FLYING STAR LEO), Zamboni,  Sweep Slew (dam of BOUNTIFUL DREAMER). Dam of 16 foals, 12 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

FREEFOURRACING (f French Deputy) 6 wins. See above.

Kamsack (g Crafty Prospector) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 6½f, US$199,919, Del Mar Allowance, 2d Del Mar Futurity, Gr.2, 3d Hollywood Park Lazaro S Barrera Memorial S., Gr.2, 4th Santa Anita Ancient Title H., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Affirmed H., Gr.3, Del Mar Pirate's Bounty H., L. Sire.

Barn D (g Blushing John) 4 wins from 6f to 1¼m, 3d Colonial Downs Daniel van Clief S., L.

 Foxy Friend. Unplaced. Dam of 6 winners-

Tap for Luck (f Tapit) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, US$129,565, 2d Aqueduct Tempted S., Gr.3, 3d Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, 4th Belmont Positive Gal S., L, Sunland Park El Dario S., L. Producer.

 Song to the Moon. Winner at 2 in Canada. Dam of 5 winners-

JELTRIN (f Tapizar) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6½f to 8¼f, US$394,738, Gulfstream Park Davona Dale S., Gr.2, Parx Racing Cathryn Sophia S., L, 3d Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1, Mother Goose S., Gr.2, 4th Gulfstream Park Forward Gal S., Gr.3, Glitter Woman S., L.

 Inmyheartforever. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

Forever Taken (c Take Charge Indy) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7½f, 3d Gulfstream Park Armed Forces S., L, 4th Gulfstream Park Smooth Air S., L.

 Bridled Lass. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

RICADONNA (f Regal Classic) 5 wins-2 at 2-from 6½f to 8½f, US$212,553, Hastings Park Spring Fashion H., L, 2d Hastings Park British Columbia Oaks, L, 3d Emerald Downs Belle Roberts H., L, Hastings Park Ballerina H., L, Sadie Diamond Futurity, L. Producer.

 Boston Lass. Unplaced. Dam of 4 winners-

GATOR BAY (c Gators n Bears) 5 wins at 6f, US$177,445, Presque Isle Downs Presidentialaffair S., L, 2d Penn National Danzig S., L, 4th Parx Racing Lyman H., L.


Race Record: 2 wins at 10¼f in GB.


Produce Record:

  (2019 n by Highland Reel (Ire)) Dead.

2020 Slipped by Highland Reel


Slipped in 2020.


Served by Hardham. Date of last service, 10.09.2020.