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Stunning grey filly by Melbourne Cup hero SHOCKING and half-sister to Stakes Winner SACRED RHTYHM


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Shocking (AUS) 2005
Bluegrass (AUS) 2004
31 August 2019
New Zealand
AFS no:
Koo Wee Rup 3981 VIC, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Mat Ellerton & Simon Zahra
Location: Flemington 3031 VIC View map »


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This stunning grey Shocking filly joins #TeamFIRST and red hot partners Mat Ellerton & Simon Zahra from the same sale that gave us gun City Winning 3YOs ISLAND JOY, ZAC DE BOSS and Group 1 SA Derby runner-up SAVVY OAK.


We loved the mix of speed and stamina in this filly’s pedigree and she matched that with her strong physique and natural substance!

** Beautifully put together filly with a lot of presence! She has the substance we look for in the New Zealand bred and raised yearlings with a big girth, good bone structure and well-muscled hindquarter.

** We know the sire can produce top class prospects ranging over all distances and this filly has the added bonus of being a half-sister to 4 winners including a Stakes Winner – nice residual value!


Sire – Shocking (by Street Cry)

** Group 1 winner from the 1600m to 3200m including the Melbourne Cup, SHOCKING is a proven Cups and Classic sire

** He added yet another emerging star in the stayer's ranks when DEFIBRILLATE won the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day

** Sire of Group winners ranging from 1400m – 3200m, and 22 Stakes Performers including Group 1 NZ
Oaks winner FANATIC, Adelaide Cup winner SURPRISE BABY, Brisbane Cup winner CHOCANTE plus further Australian Stakes Winners / Placed DEFIBRILLATE, PURE PRIDE and ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (Gr1 placed)

Dam – Bluegrass (by Fasliyev)

** Dam Bluegrass injects some nice Australian speed into this filly’s pedigree. A winner over 1000m in AUS, she is the Dam of 4 winners and 1 placed from 5 to race including the Stakes Winner SACRED RHYTHM and 2yo winner in AUS Jupiter.

** Bluegrass herself descends from a sharp family being the half-sister to Group 3 winner ANY RHYTHM, 2yo Stakes Placed FOXTROT (2nd Listed Ottawa Stakes and dam of 2yo Stakes Placegetter PACHANGA) and SILVER BEAT (2nd Listed Blue Diamond Preview and dam of further Stakes winners UPBEAT, BELLA MARTINI & ALPHA BEAT)

** It’s a family littered with black type speed and she adds a nice balance to the middle / distance staying profile to sire Shocking!

TRAINER: Mat Ellerton & Simon Zahra

Trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have kicked off 2021 with a bang for #TeamFIRST training 7 x winners in the last month including 4 x City Winners!

The FLR team have enjoyed a thoroughly successful partnership with Mat & Simon over the many years including star of the FLR stable in Group 1 VRC Oaks winner, Group 2 Wakeful Stakes Winner, 2 x Group 1 placed and multiple Stakes Placed ARISTIA (80k yearling), Stakes Winner and multiple Stakes Placed SMART COUPE (20k yearling), City Winners & Stakes Place NASDEX (185k yearling) & TREVINDER (27k yearling), plus further City winners LINGUIST, MISS MAGGIEBEEL, SEE ME FLY plus many more!


$5,125 inclusive of purchase price, purchase costs, International freight, NZ Stud Book clearance fee, bloodstock & compliance costs, insurance coverage to 31 January 2022 and GST.

Ongoing expenses estimated at an average of $160-180 per month per 5% share over a 12-month period.

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Grey filly       Foaled 31st August 2019 

SHOCKING (AUS) Street Cry (Ire)MachiavellianMr. Prospector
Helen StreetTroy
Maria di Castiglia (GB)Danehill (USA)Danzig
Macrina PompeaDon Roberto
Fasliyev (USA)NureyevNorthern Dancer
Mr. P's PrincessMr. Prospector
Zasu RhythmKenmare (Fr)Kalamoun
ZasuKaoru Star

SHOCKING (AUS) (Bay 2005-Stud 2011). 7 wins from 1300m to 3200m, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1. Sire of 260 rnrs, 134 wnrs, 12 SW, inc. Fanatic (New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1), Surprise Baby, Chocante, The Hassler - Circuit Hassler (H.K.), Dragon Storm, Camino Rocoso, Shocking Luck - Zilong (H.K.), Soleseifei, Ticket to Ride, Defibrillate, Formidable - Tianchi Monster (H.K.), Pure Pride, SP Tibetan, Vegas Jewel, Zelenski, Arctic Shock, Lincoln King, etc.


1st dam

BLUEGRASS, by Fasliyev (USA). Winner at 1000m in Aust. Half-sister to ANY RHYTHM, Foxtrot, Silverbeat (dam of BELLA MARTINI, UPBEAT, ALPHA BEAT, VOLCANIC ASH - VOLCANIC GENERAL (MAL.)),  Gin Sling (dam of SINGAPORE SLING),  Blue Lady (dam of HUMMA). This is her eighth living foal. Her seventh foal is a 2YO. Dam of 5 foals to race, 4 winners-

SACRED RHYTHM (f by Pentire (GB)) 5 wins from 1200m to 1800m, NZ$94,125, Taranaki RC Oaks Prelude, L, Manawatu RC Landmark Homes H., BOP RC Charlotte and Dirk, Eves Mount Maunganui H., Taranaki RC Coca Cola H.

 Greyvee (f by Jimmy Choux) Winner at 1200m in 2019-20, 2d ARC Cardinal Logistics H., 3d Avondale JC NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO H.

 Jupiter (f by Astronomer Royal (USA)) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 900m, 1000m in Aust.

 Poldark (g by Pentire (GB)) Winner at 1500m in Aust.

 Charlie on Guitar (g by Myboycharlie (Ire)) Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

ZASU RHYTHM, by Kenmare (Fr). Winner at 2, WATC Mitchell H. Three-quarter-sister to What a Budget, half-sister to Pittsza,  Gingold (dam of GIN RHYTHM). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

ANY RHYTHM (g Western Symphony) 6 wins to 1400m, A$226,900, VATC Sandown S., Gr.3, VRC Maggi Coles H., VATC Beau Gem H., 2d SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, VATC Japan Racing Association S., L, Bounding Away H., L, Red Terror H., 3d VATC Kenvain H., Gardenvale 2YO H., Samuel Griffiths H., 4th VATC Blue Diamond Preview, Gr.3.

Foxtrot (f Rory's Jester) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, AJC Inglis Insurance 2YO H., 2d VRC Ottawa S., L, STC Masterton Homes 2YO H., 3d BTC Brisbane Legacy H. Producer.

Silverbeat (f Distant Music) Placed at 2 & 3, 2d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L. Dam of 4 winners-

UPBEAT (g Strategic) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1250m to 1850m, A$345,500, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, ATC Ranvet H., 2d MVRC Echuca Workers & Services Club 2YO H., 3d MVRC Styleread.com.au Inglis Bonus 3YO H., Dominant H.

BELLA MARTINI (f Stratum) 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$498,500, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, Gosford Guineas, L, MRC Ken Sturt H., MVRC Follow TheValley H., 2d VRC Let's Elope S., Gr.2, MRC Chandler Macleod 2YO P., 3d SAJC Sangster S., Gr.1, MRC Le Pine H., 4th VRC Empire Rose S., Gr.1, ATC Triscay S., Gr.3, MRC How Now S., Gr.3, Regal Roller S., L.

VOLCANIC ASH - VOLCANIC GENERAL (Mal.) (g Magnus) 11 wins to 1400m, A$273,150, 828,862Rgt. in Aust. and Malaysia, Penang Sprint Trophy, L, Selangor TC Tunku Gold Cup, L-3 times, Perak Gold Vase, L-twice, MRC Greg Williams H., Mypunter.com Join Today H., Swettenham Stud H., 2d Perak TC Coronation Cup, L, Selangor Gold Cup, L, Perak Gold Vase, L, MVRC William Hill H., SAJC Robbie Shop H., Sale TC Eastcoast Plumbing Group Bairnsdale H., 3d VRC Flemington Event Staff H.

ALPHA BEAT (g Magnus) 4 wins at 1200m, 1600m, A$206,400, SAJC Adelaide Guineas, L, ATC Cellarbrations H., MRC Glam Beauty South Yarra P., 3d MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, BRC Jockey Celebration Day H., ATC AB Banjo Paterson H.

 Gin Sling. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1600m, 2d MVRC Gillies Quality Cakes H., VRC Winning Post Enclosure H., VATC Tralee H., Toy Show H., 3d MVRC Silver Bowl Series Heat 6 H. Dam of 6 winners-

SINGAPORE SLING (f Starcraft) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$76,025, ARC Soliloquy S., L, BOP RC Wilson Plumbing, Heating & Gas H., ARC Swiss Deli H., Waikato RC Technical Welding Services H. Producer.

 Blue Lady. Unplaced. Dam of 7 winners-

HUMMA (g Iglesia) 10 wins from 1400m to 2200m, A$514,730, BRC Chairman's H., Gr.3, Toowoomba Cup, L, BRC TIS H., Andonov Design H., BTC 199value.com.au P., Alf Said the Good Guys H., STC Maurice Blackburn H., Tooheys New H., 2d BRC Brisbane H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Recognition S., L, BRC B105 H., Inghams H., AJC Cadbury Schweppes H., Schweppes H., STC Mounties Group H., Nivea Visage H., Winter Racefest H., BTC Jae My Holdings H., 132 UAV BTY H., GCTC Southern Cross Ten H., 3d QTC Members' H., L, BRC Origin Kebabs H., AJC Convention Centre P., STC Nova Achiever H., Bluetongue Lager H., Canterbury Event Centre H., BTC Tenterfield Saddler P., 4th BTC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3.