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LAST SHARE! Very atheltic NZ bred colt by Zacinto. Built to be a 3yo Mile + prospect


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Zacinto (GB) 2006
Quest (NZ) 2008
3 November 2018
New Zealand
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Flemington 3031 VIC, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Mat Ellerton and Simon Zahra
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A very eye-catching New Zealand bred colt who screams 1600m + 3yo Classics! He has super athletic physique and an envious stride length, he’s by an under-rated sire who is a favourite of the FLR and Ellerton Zahra team and from a strong kiwi family. Plus, he’s fantastic value at ONLY $4,730 per 5% share (plus $144.25 of July costs) with FLR’s VRC Oaks winning trainers!

A colt that catches your eye straight away! Not just because of his spectacular markings, but the way he moves and the resemblance with stablemate, multiple Stakes Winner ODEON

**Great size colt for a November foal with loads and loads of scope! Meaning what you see now will only continue to improve as he grows and develops into his 2yo and 3yo season.
**He’s got the exact physique we look for in a typical New Zealand bred mile-staying prospect!
** Good bone, great top-line, length and balance and most important, an incredible walker with a massive overstep and swag to his stride

Sire: Zacinto (GB)

** A brilliant racehorse and excellent, underrated sire! Zacinto was the Leading sire in New Zealand in his first and second season at Stud and has sired Stakes Winners at all ages!
** On the track, this UK bred son of Champion Dansili was a Group 2 winner at 3yo and runner-up in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at 3yo (Behind Rip Van Winkle) and 4th in the Group 1 Royal Ascot Queen Anne S (behind Goldikova)
** Sire of Stakes Winners UGO FOSCOLO (NZ Gr1 Thousand. Guineas), SECRET ALLURE (4x Stakes Winner), VASSILATOR (2yo Anzac Day Stakes Winner, Runner-up Group 1 Caulfield Guineas), ZIGWIG (2yo Stakes Winner) and of course stars of the Ellerton Zahra stable ODEON (2x Aus Stakes Winner) and BRILLIANT VENTURE (Group 3 placed)

Dam: Quest (NZ)

** A descendent from a beautiful family that is rich in some of the best NZ blood
** Dam Quest was a 5-time winner up to 2200m and this is only her second foal with her first foal now a 3yo who has placed since the catalogue went to print.
** Quest herself is by NZ Champion sire and Broodmare Sire Volksraad (Zacinto/Volksraad cross 62% winners:runners and Broodmare sire of stars Able Friend, Lights Of Heaven, Hellbent and Beauty Flash)
** She is also out of 2-time Stakes Winning mare LIMERICK (by another Champion NZ Broodmare Sire Grosvenor) who hails from a wonderful family which includes Stakes Winners/Performers CAPELLA (4th in the Gr1 NZ Derby), WISECRACK and BUTCH JAMES plus the blood of further legendary NZ sires TIGHTS and SIR TRISTRAM runs through her veins

TRAINER: Mat Ellerton & Simon Zahra, Flemington

The First Light Racing & Ellerton Zahra Racing partnership began with the purchase of our first yearlings in January 2012 and we have since enjoyed a fruitful partnership with many years of racetrack success including 2018 GROUP 1 KENNEDY OAKS winner ARISTIA!

In addition, we have celebrated over 30 individual winners highlighted by Stakes Winners, City Winners & Stakes Performers Smart Coupe, Debt’n’Deficit, Nasdex, Not A Happy Camper, Fallen Empire, Epic Saga, Linguist, Menage A Charge, Face Forward, Miss Maggiebeel, Suite Success, Trevinder

We pride ourselves as a partnership that excel in finding racehorses that are value for money and based at Melbourne’s premier racetrack Flemington, Mat & Simon's patient and honest approach along with providing the highest care and attention to every horse that enters their stable allows the whole team to reach their full potential.

$4,730 per 5% share per 5% share including all costs to 30 June 2020 (includes all purchase and sales costs, airfreight, NZ stud book clearance, breaking-in, all training & agistment, insurance to 31 January 2021 and GST) plus $144.25 of July costs are also applicable.

Ongoing expenses estimated at an average of $140-160 per month per 5% share over a 12 month period.

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

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Bay colt       Foaled 3rd November 2018 

ZACINTO (GB) DansiliDanehill (USA)Danzig
IthacaDistant ViewMr. Prospector
Reams of VerseNureyev
Volksraad (GB)Green DesertDanzig
Celtic AssemblySecretariat
LimerickGrosvenorSir Tristram (Ire)
StepsTights (USA)

ZACINTO (GB) (Bay 2006-Stud 2012). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Goodwood Celebration Mile, Gr.2. Sire of 118 rnrs, 62 wnrs, inc. SW Ugo Foscolo (New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Secret Allure, Odeon, Vassilator, Zigwig, SP Brilliant Venture, Karalino, Miss Mandito, Monrecour, Charlie Horse, Son of Zac and of Navagio, Shadow King, Wize Act, Zawhip, Ares, Super Alliances, Aerohappiness, Banstead, Not Usual Talent, High Distinction, etc.


1st dam

QUEST, by Volksraad (GB). 5 wins from 2000m to 2200m, Hawkes Bay Roger Russell & Charlie Kennan Memorial H., ARC Stella Artois H., 2d Te Aroha Cup, Waikato RC Teraparacing.co.nz H., Matamata RC Tonezone H. Blood-sister to BUTCH JAMES, half-sister to CAPELLA, Wisecrack. This is her second foal. Dam of 1 foal to race-

 Like a Boss (g by Falkirk) Placed at 3 in 2019-20 in NZ.


2nd dam

LIMERICK, by Grosvenor. 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, NZ$85,450, Manawatu RC Centaine S., Gr.3, Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L, Hawkes Bay Add Impact Signs H., BOP RC AGC H., 3d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, WRC Thompson H., Gr.3, Hardy Trade H. Sister to  Gillygate (dam of BUTCH JAMES). Dam of 11 foals, all raced, 9 winners, inc:-

CAPELLA (f Rip Van Winkle) 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, NZ$118,005, A$20,000, ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, 2d ARC Pukekohe Dental H., 3d Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, 4th New Zealand Derby, Gr.1.

Wisecrack (g High Chaparral) 5 wins from 1600m to 2100m, NZ$78,265, Waikato RC Skycity Hamilton Casino Cup, ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Waikato RC Ashford Lodge H., 2d Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, ARC Fuji Xerox H., 3d Manawatu RC Ecolab H.

 Quest. 5 wins. See above.

 Gallant. 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, ARC Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Cup, CM Jillings Cup, Waikato RC The Last Mustang H., 2d Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock H., ARC Stella Artois H., New Zealand Herald H., Vosne Romanee H., Waikato RC A1dezine H., 3d BOP RC Bay of Plenty Cup, Matamata RC New World H., Tonezone H.

 Rhyme. 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m, Wanganui JC Training for You H., 2d WRC Family Raceday H., Hawkes Bay Let's Go to the Cru Bar H., 3d Hawkes Bay Agri-Lab Products H. Dam of 4 winners-

 Ash. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Otago RC Dunedin Casino S., 2d CJC Three Valleys Sales Draft H.

 Master Poet. 3 wins from 1600m to 3400m to 2019-20, 2d Matamata RC Daltons H., 3d Waikato RC Kiltannon Stables H., Matamata RC G & S McKenzie Ltd H.

 Bruno Stars. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 2d Manawatu RC Manawatu ITM H., 3d Levin RC Summerset on the Coast H.

 Wishing. 6 wins from 1400m to 2050m, 2d Matamata RC Reynolds Mowers & Chainsaws H., 3d Manawatu RC Skywards Duty Free H. Dam of 2 winners-

 Chill. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Hawkes Bay Land Rover Hoy H.

 Intent. 4 wins from 1600m to 2400m, 3d Waikato RC Loch Haven Thoroughbreds H.

 O'Hara. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 2d Waikato RC Total Mortgages H.

 Irish. Winner at 1600m, 3d ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H.


3rd dam

STEPS, by Tights (USA). 4 wins from 1200m to 2000m in NZ. Half-sister to READY TO EXPLODE. Dam of 2 named foals, 1 to race, 1 winner-

LIMERICK (f Grosvenor) 5 wins. See above.

 Gillygate. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

BUTCH JAMES (g Volksraad) 9 wins from 1400m to 4300m, NZ$250,420, Wanganui Cup, L, Feilding Gold Cup, L, Hawkes Bay Bluewater Hotel H., Woodville-Pahiatua Cup, 2d Marton Cup, L, Waverley Cup, WRC Virginia Turner Summer Cup, Waikato RC Fortuna Thoroughbred Syndicators H., Lammermoor Farm Duke of Gloucester Cup, Manawatu RC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier-twice, 3d Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2, Feilding Cup, L, WRC Wellington Cup Prelude, Hiremaster.co.nz H., Manawatu RC Inspire Net H., 4th CJC Metropolitan Trophy, Gr.3.

Fieldmaster (g Black Minnaloushe) 10 wins from 1400m to 3400m, NZ$4,550, A$443,937, BRC Brc.com.au H., TRC Jockey Club Cup, Devonport Cup, MRC JJ Houlahan Hurdle, Betfair H., 2d VRC Rain Lover H., MRC PFD Food Services H., TRC Robert Fergusson Jockey Club Cup, MRC Australian Hurdle, Warrnambool RC Grand National Hurdle, Bendigo JC Brendan Drechsler Hurdle, MRC Speedcafe.com P., Betfair H., Peter Moody H., 3d TTC Launceston Cup, Gr.3, TRC Betfair Summer Cup, Ballarat TC Australian Hurdle, ATC Coates Hire H., MRC Le Pine Funerals H., Betfair H., Terang Cup.

Gateway (f Coats Choice) 2 wins at 2, Avondale 2YO Classic, 2d Waikato RC Star Way S., L, 3d ARC Countdown Karaka Million 2YO H., BOP RC Bethlehem Motor Inn H.