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This filly slipped under the radar in a market all too often focussed on the "hot stallions" of the day


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(GST inclusive)

The Factor (USA) 2008
Melodramas (AUS) 2004
12 October 2017
AFS no:
Ballarat 3350 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Kinematic Thoroughbred Services
For:Blackiston Racing

Trained by:

Trainer: Nigel Blackiston
Location: Ballarat 3350 VIC View map »

By speed machine and dual Group 1 winning US sprinter, THE FACTOR

“Every time this filly was paraded by the team at Moorookyle Park, she handled it beautifully. She has a lovely demeanour, and I watched her several times return to her box straight to the feed bin. A good sign! She has some length and is a deceptively a good sized filly, weighing 460kg upon arrival at our spelling farm. I hope she turns out to be a bargain buy for just $14,000!” – Nigel


This filly is a daughter of THE FACTOR (USA), a son of excellent US sire WAR FRONT who stands for USD250,000.

War Front continues to produce quality horses. His son WAR OF WILL won the Group 1 Preakness Stakes (US) recently to go with other Group 1 winners these past twelve months in HOMESMAN (Underwood Stakes AUS), US NAVY FLAG (July Cup UK) and OMAHA BEACH (Arkansas Derby USA).

But War Front is is also a notable sire-of-sires. DECLARATION OF WAR sired the recent Group 1 Queensland Oaks winner, WINNING WAYS.

The sire of this filly, THE FACTOR, only raced 13 times in the US but won six of those, including two Grade 1 victories over 1400m. At stud, he has been a good success story in the US, producing 15 stakes-winners from just three crops of racing age. His progeny are led by Group 1 winner NOTED AND QUOTED.

Standing at Newgate Farm in the Hunter Valley for two seasons, he only produced 70 odd foals each season and his oldest Australian crop are three years of age. From his first crop there are 27 winners from 50 odd runners so far.

Recently, he sired the Group 3 BRC Grand Prix Stakes winner FUN FACT.


This filly’s dam, MELODRAMAS, is daughter of COMMANDS (by Danehill), a successful broodmare-sire and great source of speed. Melodramas has already produced three winners from three foals to race.

The family is a diverse one, with Melodramas being a three-quarter-sister to ARENA (G1 AJC Derby and G1 STC Canterbury Guineas, plus numerous group placings) and a grand-daughter of LEE’S BID (G1 SA Oaks, G2 AJC Adrian Knox, plus placings in each of the AJC and Queensland Oaks and the Queensland Derby). Further back in her pedigree appears the NZ 3yo filly of the year (1994-95) TARTAN HEIGHTS.


$1,160 per 5% share covers all costs to 31-May-2019, plus Inglis Race Series nomination and insurance to 28-Apr-2020.

Kinematic Thoroughbred Services is providing the financial service for this syndication on behalf of Blackiston Racing. Our fees are minimal yet they provide the disclosure and protection all buyers of shares deserve. No ongoing management fees apply.

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

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Bay or Brown filly       Foaled 12th October 2017 

THE FACTOR (USA) War FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
Starry DreamerRubiano
GreyciousnessMiswakiMr. Prospector
CommandsDanehill (USA)Danzig
Cotehele House (GB)My Swanee
Lee's Bid (NZ)Tawfiq (USA)Blushing Groom
Lyn's OrchidOncidium (GB)

THE FACTOR (USA) (Roan or Grey 2008-Stud U.S.A. 2013, Aust. 2014). 6 wins-1 at 2, Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.1. Sire of 377 rnrs, 244 wnrs, 21 SW, inc. Noted and Quoted (Santa Anita Chandelier S., Gr.1), Bound for Nowhere, Cistron, Bandua, Multiplier, Hogans Holiday, Semper Sententiae, Viva Vegas, Northwest Factor, Sold It, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs and inc SW Fun Fact (BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3), SP Factor Me in - Wind Glider (H.K.) and of My Fire Phoenix, Coby Oppa, etc.


1st dam

MELODRAMAS, by Commands. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to ARENA, half-sister to Ocho. This is her seventh living foal. Dam of 3 foals to race, all winners-

 Tableaux (g by Lonhro) 12 wins to 1400m, A$284,690, to 2017-18, Tamworth Cup, 3d ATC Indigopop Aluminium Production P., TAB Iphone App H., Muswellbrook Gold Cup.

 Macarthur (c by Medaglia d'Oro (USA)) 2 wins at 1600m, MRC Browns Sawdust & Shavings H.

 Traditional (g by New Approach (Ire)) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2100m, 2d VRC Riverdale Inglis Bonus 2YO P.


2nd dam

LEE'S BID (NZ), by Tawfiq (USA). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$14,072, A$373,970, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, Steve Donoghue H., 2d AJC Oaks, Gr.1, Queensland Derby, Gr.1, Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, SAJC Ansett Australia S., L, 3d ARC DB Draught Mile H., HBJC Logan Thoroughbred Insurance Juvenile H. Half-sister to SEQUEL SOUND, ULTRA SOUND (dam of TARTAN TIGHTS), Ruff, Super Sound. Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

ARENA (c Danehill) Joint second top colt on The 1998-99 Australasian 3YO Classification. 6 wins from 1200m to 2500m, A$2,256,638, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Hobartville S., Gr.2, STC Gloaming S., Gr.2, Hill S., Gr.2, 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, STC Mercedes Classic, Gr.1, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, STC Ranvet S., Gr.1, AJC Craven P., Gr.3, 3d STC Mercedes Classic, Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, VATC St George S., Gr.2, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VATC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, STC Skyline S., Gr.3, 4th AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.1, Warwick S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2. Sire.

Ocho (g Octagonal) 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, A$82,750, STC Xblades H., 2d AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, San Miguel Easter Carnival H.

 Grand Orient. 2 wins at 2000m, 2400m, AJC W Forrester H., 2d AJC Godden Food Service H., Doug Moody H., STC Thrifty Car Rental H., Blackwood Group Stanley Australia H., 3d AJC Captain Cook H., Court Tavern Campbelltown H. Producer.

 Random. 2 wins at 1550m, 1850m, STC Arncliffe H., 2d AJC Jack Bourke H., Cordale H., STC Royal Palace H., Petersham 2YO H., 3d AJC Electro H.

 Biddy. Winner at 1400m, QTC Sovereign Chief H. Producer.


3rd dam

LYN'S ORCHID, by Oncidium (GB). 5 wins from 1600m to 2000m, Vincent JC Moran Challenge Cup. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

LEE'S BID (f Tawfiq) 4 wins. See above.

ULTRA SOUND (f Sound Reason) 1988 Wrightson Southern Filly of the Year. 15 wins-4 at 2-from 850m to 2200m, NZ$164,605, Otago RC Champagne S., L, CJC Warstep S., L, South Island 3YO Championship S., L, Otago RC South Island 3YO Championship Final, L, Southland RC White Robe Lodge S., L, Ashburton CRC Inglewood S., L, 3d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Dam of 3 winners-

TARTAN TIGHTS (f Tights) Joint Head of The 1994-95 NZ 3YO Free H. NZ Filly of the Year. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$280,500, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Otago Breeders' S., L, Winton Cup, Otago RC Johnny Walker Whisky 3YO Trial S., Timaru RC Show Gate Fillies Mile S., 2d Southland RC White Robe Lodge S., L, 3d Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, 4th Ashburton RC John Grigg S., L. Dam of 3 winners-

NEVIS (f Danehill) 5 wins from 1400m to 1800m, A$371,770, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, AJC Toy Show H., L, Ruling Ways H., STC Aristocrat Technologies H., 2d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, Schweppes Viage H., 3d STC Black Creek H., 4th AJC George Main S., Gr.1. Producer.

SEQUEL SOUND (f Sound Reason) 1992 Wickliffe Press Southern Filly of the Year. 7 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, Otago RC Champagne S., L, Gore RC Princess Mellay S., L, Timaru RC Show Gate Fillies Mile, 2d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Otago Breeders' S., L, Southland RC White Robe Lodge S., L, 3d Southland Guineas, L. Producer.

Ruff (f Sound Reason) 6 wins-3 at 2-from 800m to 1600m, CJC Autumn Nursery H., Overture S., 2d CJC South Island 2YO S., L, Oamaru JC Waitaki S., L, 3d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Welcome S., L. Producer.

Super Sound (f Sound Reason) Winner at 2, 2d Otago RC Champagne S., L, 3d CJC Welcome S., L, Halswell Tavern H. Dam of 8 winners-

Lyn's Legacy (f Sir Tristram) 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Avondale JC Auto Auctions H., Waikato RC Sensortronic Scales H., 3d Counties RC Metric Mile, L, 4th BOP RC Thames Valley S., Gr.3. Producer.

 Classic Legacy. 4 wins from 1600m to 3000m, ARC Davis Funerals H., Waikato RC Lowell H. Dam of-

CONCERT HALL (f Savabeel) 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m, NZ$93,000, to 2018-19, WRC Cuddle S., Gr.3, Matamata RC Rich Hill Stud H., BOP RC Laser Plumbing H., 2d Waikato RC Legends Day - February 9th H.