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Trapeze Artist (AUS) 2014
Indie Rock (GB) 2014
6 October 2020
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North Richmond 2754 NSW, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
Location: Rosehill 2142 NSW View map »

Bonus incentive schemes:

NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (Eligible)


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Trapeze Artist Colt out of Indie Rock out of an EXCEED AND EXCEL mare, speed on speed. This colt is bred on a similar cross as Group 1 winners IN THE CONGO, PROMPT RESPONSE and ALIZEE. Beautiful looking colt, very masculine and very like his sire TRAPEZE ARTIST. Also trained by Gerald Ryan. The colt moves really well and by looking at the pedigree, could be an early 2yo runner.

Our Colt passed his x-rays and clinical vet examination and passed as low risk suitable for racing.

David Mourad (BBT Racing Manager) comments:Lot 584 Melbourne Premier Sale Trapeze Artist Colt, speed on speed out of an EXCEED AND EXCEL mare, Indie Rock. He is a beautiful colt, he’s not a big heavy sort of horse, moves really well.

Sheamus Mills (Bloodstock Agent) comments: He’s very masculine and really in the shape of his sire Champion racehorse TRAPEZE ARTIST, who was also a nice dark bay like this. He’s a really nice colt.

Gerald Ryan (Trainer) comments:Trapeze Artist colt out of an imported EXCEED AND EXCEL mare, who has had 1 to race for a winner. Dam of 4 winners and Stakes winners, winning family. This colt looks like he will run specifically early, he’s out of a 2yo sprinting pedigree. Moves well, good type of horse same colour as sire Trapeze Artist. I think he’s a really nice horse and get on the road to racing a winning 2yo.


TRAPEZE ARTIST – Smashed Black Caviar’s Race Record in the Gr.1 T.J. Smith Stakes 1200m as a 3YO, defeating Redzel. He set new track record in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes 1400m becoming the first 3YO in history to win the prestigious Gr.1 WFA double. He set a new track record when winning the Gr.1 Canterbury Stakes 1300m at Randwick, set record winning margin of 4.5 lengths in the Gr.1 Golden Rose 1400m defeating Merchant Navy, Pariah and Menari. Trapeze Artist was official Champion Australian 3YO of his generation and Timeform’s highest rated (126) and the winner of over $5.5m in prizemoney and the highest ever rates horse by current champion sire, SNITZEL.


INDIE ROCK is by champion sire EXCEED AND EXCEL. Exceed and Excel has produced as a broodmare sire, Group 1 winners ALIZEE, ASTERN, and PROMPT RESPONSE. He is the broodmare sire of earnings more than $106 million. INDIE ROCK has been successful in the barn producing 2 time winner Sacca, by Capitalist. INDIE ROCK is a direct descendent to 23 Stakes winners & performers including 6 Group 1 winners, ROCK OPERA, ROYAL MEETING and GULF STORM just to name a few.


Gerald Ryan was a former top jockey and has vast experience as a trainer preparing feature race winners.

Considered by most as not only one of the best trainers, but one of the best horsemen in Australia. Gerald Ryan has trained many racehorses to Group One success including TRAPEZE ARTIST (Golden Rose, TJ Smith, All Age Stakes, Canterbury Stakes), SNITZEL (Oakleigh Plate), MELITO (TJ Smith, BTC Winter Stakes), HURRICANE SKY (Blue Diamond Stakes, AJC All Aged Stakes), CLANGALANG (AJC Derby, Epson Handicap), SNITZELAND (VRC Lighting), MON MEKKI (Queensland Oaks), PAINT (Blue Diamond), ARCTIC SCENT (Caulfield Cup, Queensland Oaks) and RECURRING (ARC Railway Stakes).

Gerald Ryan has successfully trained many horses that stand at stud including TRAPEZE ARTIST, SNITZEL, RUBICK, ROTHESAY and TIME OF WAR.

Gerald has won the Brisbane Trainers’ premiership, South East Trainers’ premiership (twice). He finished in the top 5 of the Melbourne trainers’ premiership on 3 occasions. Gerald has been in the top 10 of the Sydney trainers’ premiership 6 out of the past 7 years. Gerald has had 38 winners with a win strike rate of 18.4% winners this season.


Eligible for the lucrative BOBS bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the Inglis race series.

Share Price:2.5% share $4,745or 5% share $9,490 or 10% share $18,980

BUY NOW PAY LATER: $1,186.25 upfront followed by 3 equal monthly repayments of $1,186.25 (applicable per 2.5% share).

Share Price Includes– Purchase Price, Nominations and Bonus Schemes, Clinical Examination and Mortality Insurance which is covered up to the 31st March 2023.

Monthly Flat Fee for a 2.5% share per month is $155.00 (incl. GST) and for a 5% share per month is $310.00 (incl. GST) and so on. The Monthly Flat Fee includes Ongoing Racing Expenses (i.e. $120 per 2.5% share per month) and Management Fee (i.e. $35 per 2.5% share per month, capped at $140 per month for 10% share and above). Your first Monthly Flat Fee payment is due on the 1st October 2022.

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Bay or Brown colt       Foaled 6th October 2020 

TRAPEZE ARTIST SnitzelRedoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)
Snippets' LassSnippets
TreppesDomesdayRed Ransom (USA)
Exceed and ExcelDanehill (USA)Danzig
Patrona (USA)Lomond
Rock OperaLectureSeeking the Gold
Drummer GirlAl Mufti

TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2014-Stud 2019). Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2017-18. 7 wins-2 at 2-1200m to 1400m, A$5,568,750, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, Golden Rose S., Gr.1, All Aged S., Gr.1, (1400m course record), Canterbury S., Gr.1, (1300m course record), Expressway S., Gr.2, 2d ATC The Everest. Out of a half-sister to SW Crawl (QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1) and SW Old Man. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

INDIE ROCK (GB), by Exceed and Excel. Placed at 2 in GB. Sister to HEAVY METAL, half-sister to ROYAL MEETING. This is her third foal. Dam of 2 foals to race, inc:-

 Sacca (g by Capitalist) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2021-22 in Aust.


2nd dam

ROCK OPERA, by Lecture. Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa in 2004-05. 4 wins at 2, R503,125, 132,480Dhs, Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, 3d UAE One Thousand Guineas, L. Sister to HIT SONG, Rock Concert (dam of VAN HALEN), half-sister to  Royal Drummer (dam of GULF STORM, SEATTLE SINGER, GLOBAL DRUMMER). Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

ROYAL MEETING (c Invincible Spirit) 2 wins at 2, £4,787, €142,850, A$18,000, 42,205Dhs in GB and France, Chantilly Criterium International, Gr.1, 3d MRC Moonga S., Gr.3.

HEAVY METAL (g Exceed and Excel) 15 wins-3 at 2-from 1050m to 1600m, £249,089, 6,303,225Dhs in GB and U.A.E, Goodwood Richmond S., Gr.2, Meydan Godolphin Mile, Gr.2, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 S., Gr.2, Burj Nahaar S., Gr.3, Firebreak S., Gr.3, Dubai Creek Mile, L, Ascot Longines International S., Newmarket Squires Restaurant 2YO S., Meydan InsideOut H., IPIC 1400 H., Haydock Bet365 H., Meydan ADCOP H., 2d York Gimcrack S., Gr.2, Meydan Godolphin Mile, Gr.2, Epsom Woodcote S., L, Goodwood Betfred Mile, Meydan Abu Dhabi Trophy H., Mina Hamriya H., 3d Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2, Firebreak S., Gr.3, 4th Meydan Burj Nahaar S., Gr.3-twice, Firebreak S., Gr.3, Garhoud Sprint, L.


3rd dam

DRUMMER GIRL, by Al Mufti. Unraced. Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

ROCK OPERA (f Lecture) 4 wins. See above.

HIT SONG (c Lecture) 2 wins at 2, R363,750, HK$40,250, Turffontein South African Nursery P., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Protea S., Gr.3.

Rock Concert (f Lecture) Winner at 2, 3d Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, 4th Greyville Golden Slipper, Gr.1. Dam of 4 winners-

VAN HALEN (c Oratorio) 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, R1,320,000, to 2020-21, Scottsville Gold Medallion, Gr.1, Greyville Mercury Sprint, Gr.1, Turffontein Man o' War Sprint, Gr.3, Greyville Durban Dash, Ethekwini Sprint, Turffontein Tab Telebet P., 2d Scottsville Godolphin Barb S., Gr.3, Turffontein Itsarush.co.za Welcomes You Juvenile P., 3d Turffontein Merchants H., Gr.2, Vaal Book for SA Classic S., Turffontein Welcome to the Royal Raceday Juvenile P.

What About Me (f Tiger Ridge) Winner at 2, 3d Clairwood Strelitzia S., Gr.3. Producer.

 Royal Drummer. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, R153,805 in South Africa. Dam of 6 winners-

GULF STORM (g Sail From Seattle) 8 wins to 1200m, R1,452,050, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Scottsville In Full Flight H., L, Kenilworth It's a Rush.co.za S., Clairwood Alistair Wybrow H., Kenilworth Racing, Its a Rush H., 2d Scottsville Tsogo Sun Sprint, Gr.1, Clairwood Durban Dash H., Kenilworth Itsarush.co.za H., Stand a Chance to Win a Polo Vivo H., 3d Kenilworth Diadem S., Gr.2, Need for Speed Sprint H., Racing It's a Rush H., 4th Scottsville Tsogo Sun Sprint, Gr.1, Greyville Mercury Sprint, Gr.1.

SEATTLE SINGER (f Sail From Seattle) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, R676,300, Turffontein Sycamore Sprint, Gr.3, Vaal Charity Mile Money Shower Graduation P., 2d Scottsville Gold Medallion, Gr.1, Strelitzia S., Gr.3, Turffontein Protea S., Gr.3, Ruffian S., L, Vaal Racing Association H., 3d Scottsville South Africa Million Sprint, Vaal Book a Table P., 4th Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2.

GLOBAL DRUMMER (c Global View) 15 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R764,050, to 2021-22, Fairview East Cape Sprint Cup, L, Ibhayi S., L, East Cape Nursery, L, Dahlia P., L, Champion Juvenile Cup, L, Racing Association S., L, Betontab.co.za S.-twice, 2d Fairview Merchants, Fairview Racing for You S.