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French Origins (AUS) 2010
5 August 2017
AFS no:
Canberra 2600 ACT, Australia

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Trainer: Luke Pepper
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This Nicconi filly was purchased from well-regarded Middlebrook Stud. She will be trained by Luke Pepper at Canberra.

She is one powerful filly and possesses a big strong hind-quarter, a filly that has lots of physical strength, strong forearms and nicely put together. She also has strong gaskins, short cannon bones, big deep girth and also great shoulders. This filly fits the mould of a pure sprinter and her pedigree also suggests the same.

This Nicconi filly is currently in pre-training at Bella Lodge with astute horseperson Charlotte Manuel in preparation to go to Luke Peppers Canberra stables. She is doing everything right and is loving her work.

She has passed her clinical examination and is sound.

This filly comes from a strong black type family, she is the direct descendant of 37 individual black type winners including, 4 at Group 1 level, 8 at Group 2 level and 10 at Group 3 level. She has also 13 individual Group 1 winners bred on the same breeding patterns.


The Sire NICCONI, by Bianconi, 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN 3YO SPRINTER. Two time Group 1 winner, AJC Galaxy Handicap and VRC Lightning Stakes. One of Australia’s most popular and patronised stallions. Sire of this season’s Group 1 winning sprint sensation NATURE STRIP. Sire of the 2019 Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up LANKAN STAR.

Boasting a superb career WINNER / RUNNERS STRIKE- RATE of 74%. Earnings of over $37 million, 18 stakes winners, 13 stakes placegetters.

David Hayes: “The fastest to have come out of Lindsay Park, the best sprinter I have ever trained.”


FRENCH ORIGINS by Choisir, this is her second live foal. French Origins hails from strong bloodlines on both sides of the family including Danehill, Bletchingly, Lunchtime and Sadler’s Wells.

Broodmare sire CHOISIR is considered a champion racehorse. Top colt on the 2001-02 Australasian 2YO classification, Champion 2YO colt in Australia 2001-02, Champion older male sprinter in Great Britain 2003. A 2 time group 1 winner, Golden Jubilee Stakes and Lighting Stakes.

He has also reached good heights as a broodmare sire, his progeny have won over $31 million.


Luke Pepper rode the Australian turf legend Takeover Target in most of his work and travelled all over the world with the wonderful sprinter, playing an significant role in victories in the UK, Singapore and Japan.
Like many top trainers Luke’s involvement with horses dates back to his time in a pony club before developing a passion for the horse that took him show jumping and into other equestrian pursuits.

Luke Pepper learned a great deal from his seven years working with Barbara Joseph and another top Canberra horseman, Nick Olive, where he became stable foreman before branching out on his own in the 2009/10 season.
Pepper almost immediately made history when he trained the winners of the Moruya, Narooma and Bega Cups in his first year of training.

Luke Pepper enjoys the benefits of the terrific facilities at the course with a synthetic track always available for fast work as well as grass tracks and a swimming pool. Luke has his own horse walker at the stable, which adds to the variety of training he can provide every horse in his care.

Being located in Canberra gives Pepper many options when it comes to placing his horses, which he believes is as important as getting them to peak fitness.

The stable is perfectly placed to send horses to Sydney or Melbourne while Luke is quite comfortable taking runners to Adelaide or Brisbane if the right race arises. Luke Pepper has trained more than 200 winners and 500 placings.
“If I can get the best out of each horse I train, then I’m happy,” Luke Pepper says.

Share Price: 2.5% share $745.00 or 5% share $1,490.00 or 10% share $2,980.00

Payment Plan - $190.00 upfront then 3 x $185.00 equal monthly payments for every 2.5%.

Share Price Includes – Purchase Price, Training, Pre-training, Agistment, Veterinary, Transport, Registration, all other associated costs and Insurance cover to 31st December 2020.

The Fixed Flat Fee for a 2.5% share per month is $99.00 (incl. GST) and for a 5% share per month is $198.00 (incl. GST) so on for ongoing upkeep expenses. Fixed cost start 1st May, 2020


Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) associated with this horse before considering this investment

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Bay or Brown filly       Foaled 5th August 2017 

NICCONI Bianconi (USA)DanzigNorthern Dancer
Fall AspenPretense
Nicola LassScenic (Ire)Sadler's Wells
Dubai LassBletchingly
ChoisirDanehill Dancer (Ire)Danehill (USA)
Great SelectionLunchtime (GB)
Infringe (GB)WarningKnown Fact
Infra GreenLaser Light

NICCONI (AUS) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). 6 wins-1 at 2, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of 442 rnrs, 319 wnrs, 18 SW, inc. Nature Strip (ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1), Faatinah, Sircconi, Chill Party, Nicoscene, Niccanova, Time Awaits, Concealer, Tony Nicconi, Hear the Chant, State Solicitor, Caipirinha, Nistaan, It's Been a Battle, Ayers Rock, Quatronic, Exclusive Lass, Loved Up, SP Lankan Star, Niccovi, Akkadian, Mandylion, Shokora, Fickle Folly, etc.


1st dam

FRENCH ORIGINS, by Choisir. Raced twice. Half-sister to INHABITANT. This is her second live foal. Her first foal is unraced.


2nd dam

INFRINGE (GB), by Warning. Winner at 1600m in France. Sister to  Hopeful Sign (dam of LONDONNETDOTCOM), three-quarter-sister to Greensmith, half-sister to ECOLOGIST, GREEN REEF, INFRASONIC,  Green Rock (dam of TOULON, AQUAMARINE). Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

INHABITANT (c Zafonic) 2 wins at 2, Deauville Prix Roland de Chambure, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Sylvan, 2d Deauville Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3. Sire.

 Singed. Winner at 1450m, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Tour Saint-Jacques. Dam of 4 winners-

On Our Way - Chater Way (H.K.) (g Oasis Dream) 5 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, £40,821, HK$7,612,250, Newmarket Houghton 2YO S., HKJC Sha Tin Mile Trophy H., Sandown London Focus 2YO S., HKJC Egret H., Panasonic Nanocare H., 2d Salisbury Stonehenge S., L, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile, L, HKJC Castle Peak Bay H., Skol Cup, Lady Millenary H., 3d Ascot Royal Lodge S., Gr.2, HKJC Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile, Gr.2, Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup, L, Mission Hills Sha Tin Trophy, L, 4th Newmarket Feilden S., L, Hong Kong Macau Trophy, L.

 On Her Way. 3 wins at 1¼m, 11f, 2d Haydock Dr Beckmann Glowhite H., Happy Birthday Bobbie Sutton H. Dam of 3 winners-

HEADWAY - HAPPY FAMILY (H.K.) (g Havana Gold) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, Lingfield Spring Cup, L, Chester British Stallion Studs 2YO S., 2d Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.2, Newbury Dreweatts Newcomers' 2YO S., 3d York Gimcrack S., Gr.2.


3rd dam

INFRA GREEN, by Laser Light. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2400m, Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, Deauville Prix d'Astarte, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix de Malleret, Gr.3, Evry Prix Chloé, Gr.3, 2d Gran Premio di Milano, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de la Nonette, Gr.3, Prix de Sandringham, Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1, Prix d'Harcourt, Gr.2, Phoenix Park Ardee S., L, 4th Longchamp Prix de la Grotte, Gr.3. Half-sister to North Forland (dam of FORTUNE'S WHEEL, LIBERTINE, HARMLESS ALBATROSS). Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

ECOLOGIST (c Rainbow Quest) 8 wins from 2150m to 3000m, Longchamp Prix Berteux, Gr.3, Vichy Prix Louis Desboudet, L. Sire.

INFRASONIC (c Dancing Brave) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 3200m, Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Lavarede, 2d Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Gr.2, Prix de l'Avre, L, 3d Longchamp Prix Vicomtesse Vigier, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix La Moskowa, L, 4th Derby Italiano, Gr.1, Evry Prix Scaramouche, L.

GREEN REEF (f Mill Reef) 3 wins at 1700m, 2000m, Deauville Prix de Psyche, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix du Duc d'Aoste, L, 2d Deauville Prix de la Nonette, Gr.3, Bay Meadows Hillsborough H., Gr.3. Dam of 3 winners-

Hill Reef (g Danehill) 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Christian de l'Hermite, Evry Prix de Port-Royal, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Goussainville, 2d Groenendael Prix des Eleveurs.

 Baie Sauvage. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

 Serram. Champion Older Female in Turkey in 2001. 9 wins from 1600m to 2400m in Turkey, Veliefendi Fetih S. Dam of 3 winners-

 Loves Time. 4 wins from 1300m to 1700m in Turkey. Dam of 3 winners-

ALWAYS MARJU (f Mehmet Bora) 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m in Turkey, Istanbul Nene Hatun, L.

 Asli Cantay. Placed at 2 in Turkey. Dam of-

ZEALOUS LINE (c Win River Win) 5 wins from 1300m to 1900m in Turkey, Istanbul Kocatepe, L, Ankara Cevre ve Sehircilik Bakanlyoy, L, 2d Ankara Surat, L, 4th Ankara Mehmet Akif Ersoy, L.

Greensmith (c Known Fact) 5 wins-3 at 2-at 7f, 1m, York Norweist Holst Trophy, Doncaster Wheatley Park 2YO S., Sandown Whitsun Cup, 2d Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, 3d Epsom Diomed S., Gr.3. Sire.

 Green Rock. 2 wins at 11½f, 1½m in GB. Dam of 5 winners-

TOULON (c Top Ville) Champion 3YO Stayer in Europe in 1991. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 2800m, £290,800, The St Leger, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Maurice de Nieuil, Gr.2, Chester Vase, Gr.3, Hollywood Park Jim Murray H., L, 3d Longchamp Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Newmarket Jockey Club S., Gr.2, 4th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Gr.1, Grand Prix d'Evry, Gr.2, Düsseldorf Preis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Gr.3. Sire.

AQUAMARINE (f Shardari) Winner at 11f, Cheshire Oaks, L. Dam of 6 winners-

MARANI (f Ashkalani) 2 wins at 9f, 1½m, Newmarket Aphrodite S., L, Goodwood Royal Sussex Regiment Fillies' S., 3d Royal Ascot Ribblesdale S., Gr.2. Producer.

 Mixture. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

ROYAL DOLOIS (c Silver Frost) 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 2500m, €321,760, to 2019, Grand Prix du Lion d'Angers, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Le Fabuleux, L, Le Croise-Laroche Grand Prix du Nord, L, 3d Cagnes-sur-Mer Grand Prix du Departement, L-twice.

 Hopeful Sign. Unplaced. Dam of 3 winners-

LONDONNETDOTCOM (f Night Shift) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Bath Dick Hern S., L, 2d Deauville Prix du Calvados, Gr.3, Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., L, 3d Sandown Distaff S., L, 4th Goodwood Oak Tree S., L. Producer.

 Hayworth. Raced twice. Dam of 2 winners-

RAMONE (f Marju) 2 wins at 6f, 1m, €86,025, Curragh Park Express S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Foxrock Fillies S., 2d Curragh Ridgewood Pearl S., Gr.2, Irish Pony Club H., 4th Curragh Minstrel S, Gr.3.

 Questionable. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

In Question (g Deploy) 7 wins from 1¼m to 20½f, 2d Newbury Washington Singer S., L.