Spirit Forever

Crack Gelding ready to win !!


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Spirit Forever
Stratum (AUS) 2002
Apamea (GB) 2003
19 September 2011
Randwick 2031 NSW, Australia

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Nice horse this guy ready to win placed correctly.He is very sound and never misses a beat.Current Trainer David Payne says that with a drop in grade he goes on to win many races.Perfect horse for Qld or SA and he is a cracking type.Buy with loads of confidence.


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Chestnut gelding       Foaled 2011 

STRATUM Redoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)Danzig
Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
BourgeoisLuskin StarKaoru Star
Brave New WorldVain
Zafonic (USA)Gone WestMr. Prospector
ZaizafonThe Minstrel
Angelina BallerinaNureyevNorthern Dancer

STRATUM (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2006). 2 wins at 2, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. Sire of 2YOs 2009-10. Sire of 545 rnrs, 373 wnrs, 28 SW, inc. Crystal Lily (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Streama, Stratum Star, Southern Lord, Unpretentious, Divine Calling, Running Tall, Enquare, Takedown, Va Pensiero, I'm All the Talk, Battle Hero, Misstrum, Texan, Tawteen, Averau, Bush Aviator, Darlington Abbey, Love Rocks, Queenstown, Anlon, etc.


1st dam

Apamea (GB), by Zafonic (USA). 2 wins at 1500, 1600m, SAJC Neil Sachse Foundation H., 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Prestige, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Ronde de Nuit, L, Deauville Prix Hotweed, SAJC Petite Rue Hair & Beauty H., Maisons-Laffitte Prix La Belle II, 4th Chantilly Prix Sigy, L. Half-sister to ANGELINA CAROLINA, Mateyev. Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

TAKEDOWN (g by Stratum) 3 wins at 2 1100 to 1400m, $348,300, in 2014-15, ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr 3, Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr 3, 2d ATC Fireball S., L, 3d ATC Heritage S., L, 4th ATC Roman Consul S., Gr 2, Darby Munro S., L.

 Sea Diamond (g by Anabaa (USA)) 5 wins at 1200, 1400m, $474,942, HKJC Yan Chau Tong H., Lugard H., Li Cup, Lo Wu Saddle Club H., Carnarvon H., 2d HKJC Mr Vitality H., HKU Faculty of Arts H., 3d HKJC Family Harmony H.

 Spirit Forever (g by Stratum) Winner. See below.


2nd dam

ANGELINA BALLERINA, by Nureyev. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, $113,700, Newbury Rose Bowl S., L, 2d California Oaks, L, 3d Phoenix Park Debutante S., Gr 3, 4th Hollywood Silver Belles H., Gr 2, Will Rogers H., Gr 2, Phoenix Park Park S., Gr 3, Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., Gr 3. Sister to ALEX NUREYEV, three-quarter-sister to  Main Edition (dam of PLATINUM BALLET), half-sister to SEXY SLEW. Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

ANGELINA CAROLINA (f Kris) 2 wins at 1600m, Saint-Cloud Prix Ceres, L, Deauville Prix des Chaumieres, 2d Chantilly Prix de La Broutillerie, Longchamp Prix de la Faisanderie, Saint-Cloud Prix Albarelle, 3d Chantilly Prix de Senailly, Saint-Cloud Prix Louqsor. Dam of 5 winners-

L'Infinito (c Galileo) 5 wins-1 at 2-1400 to 2100m in France and Qatar, Prix du Chateau de Compiegne, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Flamant, 3d La Coupe de Marseille, L.

Apamea (f Zafonic) 2 wins. See above.

Mateyev (c Woodman) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300, 1600m, Saint-Cloud Prix Bubbles, 3d Chantilly Prix de Saint-Patrick, L, 4th Longchamp Prix de la Jonchere, Gr 3.

 Happy Century. Winner at 1200m, $148,333, HKJC Waglan Island P., 2d HKJC Success Partners H., National and You Into the New Century H., 3d HKJC Hin Keng H.

 Anigma. Winner at 1800m in France. Dam of 4 winners-

It's Vegas Baby (g Beneteau) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200, 1300m to 2015-16, 2d GCTC First Up Racing Connections 2YO H., 3d BRC Phelan Ready S., L.

 Apperella. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

Afya (f Oasis Dream) Winner at 1600m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Luth Enchantee, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Michodiere, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Bagatelle, L, 4th Chantilly Prix de la Cochere, L. Producer.

 Argun River. 7 wins 1700 to 2150m, €106,530, Saint-Cloud Prix du Bearn, 3d Chantilly Prix du Bois Bourillon, Prix des Aigles.


3rd dam

SOLARIAT, by Secretariat. Unraced. Half-sister to Devilish Ninja,  Love From the Air (dam of TAKEAWAKATLOVE),  Shining Through (dam of BAHAMIAN PIRATE, STRONG HOPE). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

ALEX NUREYEV (c Nureyev) 5 wins-1 at 2-1400 to 1800m, Rome Premio Daumier, L, 2d Premio Natale di Roma, Gr 3-twice, Milan Premio Bereguardo, L, Rome Premio Mediterraneo, L, 3d Milan Premio Emilio Turati, Gr 1, Premio Vittorio di Capua, Gr 2, Rome Premio Signorino, L. Sire.

ANGELINA BALLERINA (f Nureyev) 3 wins. See above.

SEXY SLEW (f Slew o' Gold) 5 wins 6f to 7f, $216,463, Santa Anita Dark Star H., L, 2d Del Mar Rancho Bernardo H., Gr 3, Santa Anita Monrovia H., Gr 3, Meadowlands Breeders' Cup H., Gr 3, Del Mar Fantastic Girl S., L, 3d Arlington Park Chicago Breeders' Cup H., L. Dam of 7 winners-

Affairs of State (f Deputy Minister) 3 wins at 6f, 6½f, $124,340, Hollywood Allowance, 2d Hollywood Railbird S., Gr 3. Producer.

 Main Edition. Unraced. Dam of 8 winners-

PLATINUM BALLET (f Skip Away) 6 wins-1 at 2-1m to 8½f, $355,291, Prairie Meadows Iowa Distaff S., L, 2d Oaklawn Bayakoa S., L, 3d Hawthorne Sixty Sails H., Gr 3, Oaklawn Azeri S., Gr 3. Producer.

 Margot. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

North Park Legend (f Affirmed) 2 wins at 1m, 8½f, Belmont Allowance, 2d Calder Designated Dancer S., L. Producer.

 Queen Mambo. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

QUICK MAMBO (c Giant's Causeway) 5 wins 1300 to 1600m to 2014-15 in Brazil, Gavea Classico Itajara, L, 3d Gavea Classico Eurico Solanes, L, 4th Gavea G.P. Salgado Filho, Gr 2.

QUEEN OF TIME (f Orpen) 5 wins 1100 to 1600m in Argentina, San Isidro Clasico Orbit, L, 2d Palermo G.P. Polla de Potrancas, Gr 1, San Isidro Clasico Carlos P Rodriguez, Gr 2, 3d Palermo Clasico Asociacion Propietarios de Caballos de Carrera, Gr 3.

 Queen Tango. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

QUE VIDA BUENA (c Bernstein) 9 wins-2 at 2-1000 to 1400m, $275,782 in Argentina, Palermo G.P. Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Gr 1, G.P. Estrellas Sprint, Gr 1, San Isidro Clasico Gay Hermit, Gr 3, Palermo Clasico Irlanda, Gr 3, Clasico Estados Unidos de America, Gr 3, Clasico Coronel Pringles, Gr 3, Clasico Old Man, Gr 3, Especial Alpino Fitz, Especial Carlos Gardel Eterno, 2d San Isidro G.P. Suipacha, Gr 1, G.P. Estrellas Sprint, Gr 1, Palermo G.P. Polla de Potrillos, Gr 1, La Plata Clasico Ciudad de La Plata, Gr 2, 3d San Isidro G.P. Felix de Alzaga Unzue, Gr 1. Sire.

QUE FELICIDAD (f Bernstein) 17 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, $170,729 in Argentina, San Isidro Clasico Tomas Lyon, Gr 2-twice, Palermo Clasico Venezuela, Gr 2, San Isidro Clasico Olavarria, Gr 3-twice, Clasico Ocurrencia, Gr 3-twice, Clasico General Viamonte, Gr 3-twice, Clasico Condesa, Gr 3, Clasico Santiago Lawrie, Gr 3, 2d San Isidro G.P. Estrellas Juniors Sprint, Gr 1, Clasico Tomas Lyon, Gr 2, Palermo Clasico Venezuela, Gr 2. Producer.

QUE CLASE (f Bernstein) 5 wins at 1000m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Costa Ferraz, Gr 3, Prova Especial Moacyr de Carvalho, Prova Especial Hyperio, 3d Gavea Prova Especial Bucarest.


Race Record: 12 Starts 1-2-1 A$19,600.
Won Nowra Dmax Depend on it Maiden P. (1200m), 2nd Hawkesbury Richmond Club Maiden P., Nowra My Travel Expert H., 3rd Nowra Prime 7 H.


Full Race Record for

SPIRIT FOREVER (AUS) 2011 Chestnut gelding
by Stratum - Apamea, by Zafonic


(in Australia)

28/Oct/20142nd of 6--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 1030m. Star Postman was 1st and Master Mondo 3rd.
15/Nov/20147th of 13
Illawarra TC Stowe Australia Maiden H., A$22,000, 1400m, time 1:24.73. Track good(3). Carried 57.50kg. The Brok was 1st and Fastnet Isle 2nd and A Horse Withnoname 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: A Layt.A$375
29/Nov/20146th of 7
Hawkesbury RC Bloodstockauction.com Maiden H., A$25,875, 1300m, time 1:17.31. Track good(3). Carried 57.00kg. Raise a Red was 1st and Centro Superior 2nd and Got You Double 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: Thomas Huet.A$375
20/Jan/20151st of 5--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 1030m. Brogue was 2nd and Tianhuang 3rd.
04/Feb/201513th of 13
ATC (Warwick Farm) Hyland Race Colours Maiden H., A$50,000, 1600m, time 1:38.32. Track good(3). Carried 57.50kg. Master Agar was 1st and Kanji 2nd and Nazir 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: G Schofield.
10/Mar/20152nd of 9
Hawkesbury RC Richmond Club Maiden P., A$22,000, 1100m, time 1:03.13. Track good(4). Carried 56.50kg (allowance -2.00kg). Weona Gladiator was 1st and La Spiaggia 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: K Jennings.A$4,250
26/Mar/20155th of 11
Hawkesbury RC RD & S Prior Drainage & Plumbing Contractors Maiden P., A$22,000, 1100m, time 1:03.36. Track soft(5). Carried 56.50kg (allowance -2.00kg). Khreshchatyk was 1st and Miss Delima 2nd and Madame Niccollene 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: K Jennings.A$525
16/Apr/20156th of 10
Hawkesbury RC G&K Electrical Maiden P., A$22,000, 1300m, time 1:17.95. Track soft(7). Carried 58.50kg. Like Xena was 1st and Bradbury Lad 2nd and French Emotion 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: G Schofield.A$375
16/Oct/20151st of 9--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 1030m. Sworntomylover was 2nd and Dime Thief 3rd.
27/Oct/20152nd of 7--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 1030m. Super Chase was 1st and King's Men 3rd.
15/Nov/20156th of 11
Newcastle JC Bishop Collins Accountants Maiden P., A$22,000, 1350m, time 1:21.47. Track heavy(10). Carried 59.00kg. Classic Uniform was 1st and High Dreamer 2nd and Tumeke Bro 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: Mitchell Bell.A$375
05/Dec/20155th of 11
Hawkesbury RC Pirtek Maiden H., A$22,000, 1300m, time 1:16.16. Track good(3). Carried 56.00kg. Russian River was 1st and Park Bench 2nd and Time Stalker 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: T F F To. Jockey: S Lisnyy.A$525
31/Dec/20151st of 9
Shoalhaven City TC Dmax Depend on it Maiden P., A$15,000, 1200m, time 1:09.09. Track good(3). Carried 59.00kg. Teachest was 2nd and Hachoir 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: W To. Jockey: J Penza.A$8,200
11/Jan/20162nd of 8
Shoalhaven City TC My Travel Expert H., A$14,725, 1400m, time 1:23.00. Track good(4). Carried 58.50kg. Sea Home was 1st and Fabulosity 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: W To. Jockey: Mitchell Bell.A$2,900
08/Feb/20166th of 10
Wine Country RC Tooheys New H., A$15,000, 1570m, time 1:35.04. Track good(3). Carried 54.50kg (allowance -1.50kg). Heza Clown was 1st and Naranja 2nd and Golden Rule 3rd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: W To. Jockey: Deanne Panya.A$275
28/Feb/20163rd of 6
Shoalhaven City TC Prime 7 H., A$15,000, 1400m, time 1:25.68. Track heavy(8). Carried 58.00kg. Totally Devoted was 1st and Honey Cara 2nd. Trainer: David Payne. Owner: W To. Jockey: Brodie Loy.A$1,425