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Jimmy Choux (NZ) 2007
Diva von Tessa (AUS) 2008
16 September 2015
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Hamilton 3288 Waikato, New Zealand

Trained by:

Trainer: Tim Martin
Location: Rosehill 2142 NSW View map »

Bonus incentive schemes:

Victorian Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme (Registered)


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What more needs to be said?! This cracking colt has it all. He has the looks, the action, the attitude and of course the pedigree.

Just have a look at him. He is a well-built, muscled up colt with a strong shoulder on him and a very powerful hind-quarter to match, which is where all the power is generated from.

He is by the very exciting young stallion JIMMY CHOUX who was not only a champion racehorse of his time but is already stamping himself as a champion stallion.

The Sire
JIMMY CHOUX won an astonishing five Group 1 races and was crowned New Zealand 'HORSE OF THE YEAR' & CHAMPION AUSTRALASIAN THREE-YEAR-OLD for the 2010/11 season.

A Group 2 winner and twice Group 1 placed as a two-year-old, Jimmy Choux's 2010-2011 season was among the most successful by a New Zealand three-year-old in recent history. As well as capturing the country's two biggest three-year-old races, the 2000 Guineas and the Derby, Jimmy Choux easily won the Hawke's Bay Guineas, Great Northern Guineas, Wellington Stakes and Waikato Guineas.

Jimmy Choux then travelled to Australia where his first start resulted in a Group 1 victory in the Rosehill Guineas, confirming his status as one of Australasia's best three-year-olds.

Jimmy Choux resumed as a four-year-old, with a second placing in the Challenge Stakes at Hastings. He then won the Windsor Park Plate and the Spring Classic, his fourth and fifth Group 1 wins, confirming his status as one of the favourites for the Cox Plate.

Jimmy Choux started second favourite in the 2011 Cox Plate. He sat just off the pace and gained a clear lead around the final turn, before being run down late by Pinker Pinker to finish second. During his racing career, he managed to earn a whopping $3.6 million in stakes prize money.
Retired to stud in 2012, Jimmy Choux was crowned New Zealand’s CHAMPION FIRST SEASON SIRE of 2015/16.

The Dam
This colt is out of the Testa Rossa mare Diva von Tessa who was a winner over 1200m. This is her second foal. Her fist foal (also by Jimmy Choux) named Cosmo Peridot has had one start in Japan as a 2yo (classed as a 3yo in Japan) over 1600m finishing a close 4th beaten 1 ½ lengths on the 22nd January 2017.

Diva von Tessa is out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Baltics who is the half-sister to Group 1 winner Magnus, Group 2 winners Scandiva & Wilander, Listed winner Arctic Flight and the great mare Helsinge, dam of Black Caviar and All Too Hard.

Black Caviar was the undisputed, World Champion Sprinter of her time and won an unbelievable 25 race from 25 starts, including 15 races at Group 1 level.

The Trainer
This colt will be trained by Import Racing’s exclusive Gr.1 winning trainer TIM MARTIN out of his Rosehill stables. Tim has trained multiple stakes winners over the years including Gr.1 winners EXCEED AND EXCEL, TYPHOON ZED and REDOUTE’S DANCER, and the recently Gr.1 placed HEAVEN’S ABOVE. He is also the trainer of our very own multiple city winner KING DARCI.

Tim commented, “This colt oozes class. I really like the way he moves. He is a correct, well balanced, speedy looking individual with a pedigree to back it up. Being by a serious athlete and leading sire 2015-2016 in New Zealand, in Jimmy Choux and closely related to Black Caviar and All Too Hard, he has everything you need to make it as a racehorse. We can’t wait to get him across to Australia and into the stables” TM

Tim’s natural horseman skills are second to none and the results are clearly evident in his winners and impressive strike rate.

From the Director
What an awesome colt on offer to start the year with. As soon as I saw him, I just knew I had to have him and I am sure you feel the same way too.

He is just an outstanding horse. He is very well balanced and has such a fluent action when he walks.

He is a solidly built colt with all the right angles I like to see in a horse. He is big, strong and very correct in his conformation. Just look at the hindquarter on him and you can see that he is a very powerful animal.

I inspected him on 3 different occasions before purchasing him and he never put a foot wrong. He has such a sweet disposition which was even mentioned by the farm manager where he spells.

And what a family to buy into! The royal bloodlines of the Queen of the Turf, Black Caviar.

I am inviting you to join Import Racing and Tim Martin to race this colt in the hope of Group 1 success!

David Mourad

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Bay colt       Foaled 16th September 2015 

JIMMY CHOUX Thorn ParkSpinning World (USA)Nureyev
JoyBluebird (USA)
GaleWild Rampage
Testa RossaPerugino (USA)Danzig
Bo DapperSir Dapper
BalticsFusaichi Pegasus (USA)Mr. Prospector

JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) (Bay 2007-Stud 2012). Horse of the Year in NZ in 2010-11. 12 wins-3 at 2, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1. Leading NZ First Season Sire 2015-16. Sire of SW Manolo Blahniq (ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3), SP What Choux Want, Cobblertothestars and of Bostonian, Chaussure, Sweet Varden, Ballet Choux, Jackson Road, Parlay Vous, Poker Face, Presscott, Addison, Echappe, Jimmy Lincoln, Ascent Fortune, Chambon, Chouxperb, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

DIVA VON TESSA, by Testa Rossa. Winner at 1200m in Aust. This is her second foal. Dam of 1 foal to race-

 Cosmo Peridot (c by Jimmy Choux) Placed at 3 in 2017 in Japan.


2nd dam

BALTICS, by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA). Raced once. Half-sister to MAGNUS, SCANDIVA, WILANDER, ARCTIC FLIGHT, Lionhearted,  Danavia (dam of ICONIC),  Helsinge (dam of ALL TOO HARD, BLACK CAVIAR). Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

 Itameri. Winner at 900m, 2d MVRC Drummond Golf 2YO P., 3d ATC TAB Ipad App 2YO P., 4th VRC 7news P., L.

 Badcoe. 2 wins at 1200m to 2017 in Aust. and Malaysia.


3rd dam

SCANDINAVIA, by Snippets. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$438,575, QTC Cup, Gr.2, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, MVRC Burt Bacharach H., 2d VRC Salinger S., Gr.1, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2, VRC Red Roses S., L, 4th SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to  Bit of a Ride (dam of BOOM TIME), half-sister to FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, MIDNIGHT SUN, RUSSIAN TEA ROOM, Song of the Sun,  McHappy (dam of GLAD). Dam of 12 named foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

MAGNUS (c Flying Spur) 4 wins to 1200m, £23,000, A$1,086,610, S$202,500, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, VRC Age Classic S., Gr.2, STC Big Sports Breakfast H., 2d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, Newmarket H., Gr.1, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, AJC Shorts H., Gr.3, Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, L, SAJC WH Wylie H., L, MRC BSB Packaging P., 3d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.2, MRC Heath S., L, 4th AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, TJ Smith S., Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Sire.

WILANDER (g Exceed and Excel) Third on 2008-09 Australasian 3YO Classification (sprint). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$351,825, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, VRC Bob Hoysted H., L, 2d MRC Biscay H., 4th VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire.

SCANDIVA (f Fastnet Rock) 2 wins at 2, A$242,580, ATC Magic Night S., Gr.2, Emerald Hills Estate 2YO P., 2d ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1.

ARCTIC FLIGHT (f Flying Spur) 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$314,358, Scone RC Dark Jewel Classic, L, VRC Flt Lt Peter Armytage H., MRC Sandown Park (UK) H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Darley Crown, L, 3d BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3, MVRC Mitchelton Wines H., 4th VRC AR Creswick S., L, SAJC Proud Miss S., L.

Lionhearted (c Fastnet Rock) Winner at 1000m, A$76,385, in 2016-17, 2d ATC Skyline S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, MRC Thoroughbred Club Cup, L.

 Danavia. Placed at 2, 2d VRC Reganza 2YO H. Dam of 5 winners-

ICONIC (g Bel Esprit) 4 wins-2 at 2-at 900m, 1000m, A$480,650, MVRC Carlyon S., L, MRC Nine West P., Bendigo JC VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO S., 2d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, WH Wylie H., L, VRC Schweppes Flemingtonfling P., 4th MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, SAJC Matrice S., L.

 Helsinge. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

BLACK CAVIAR (f Bel Esprit) Horse of the Year in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Joint Head of the 2013 World Thoroughbred Rankings. Head of the 2011 & 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings (Sprint). Champion Sprinter in Australia in 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13. Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB in 2012. 25 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, £283,550, A$6,922,550, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1-twice, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1-twice, Lightning S., Gr.1-3 times, Newmarket H., Gr.1, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1-twice, SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1, Goodwood H., Gr.1, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2-twice, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2-twice, Stanley Wootton S., Gr.2-twice, MRC Blue Sapphire S., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, VRC Cromwell H.

ALL TOO HARD (c Casino Prince) Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,288,200, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Talindert S., L, 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, 3d ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, 4th ATC George Main S., Gr.1. Sire.