A ripping filly by TRAPEZE ARTIST-the sire ON FIRE

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Trapeze Artist (AUS) 2014
Designated Driver (NZ) 2010
21 October 2022
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Aratula 4309 QLD, Australia

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NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (Eligible)
Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (Eligible)


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Both Chris Anderson and I are delighted to have secured this TRAPEZE ARTIST filly, out of Stakes placed mare, Designated Driver. Trapeze Artist is definitely a sire on the rise, with Griff (first season foal) winning the Stallion making race in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas! He’s LEADING SECOND-SEASON SIRE by WINNERS and PRIZE MONEY, plus has another 2 stakes winners on Saturday (April 6) at the Championships!
This filly’s dam, Designated Driver, was a 4 time place getter in group & listed company, and has had 3 foals to race for 2 winners.
Further down her page, you’ll find BLACK TYPE everywhere – DEE I CEE, RUSSIAN PLAYMATE, COME PLAY WITH ME (Gr.1 Metropolitan), DANIEL & MR MALEK.
She is paid up for Magic Millions, and is also both QTIS & BOBS eligible, meaning Chris can attack in both states chasing the riches!
We purchased this filly using our proven, stringent criteria, which is returning winners at an extraordinary rate of knots!
Spotless X-rays, clean scope, athletic filly with a deep girth, and a strong hip and shoulder – WOW!
Just this year, Vardy Thoroughbreds has had 5 individual winners – Taking The Mikki ($15K purchase), Winning Proposal ($50K purchase and 4th in the Inglis Millennium), Media Frenzy ($20K purchase), Hellbent On You ($75K purchase), and Hell Of A Show ($80K purchase).
This filly was purchased for $50K, so she represents huge #vardyvalue


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Brown filly       Foaled 21st October 2022 

TRAPEZE ARTIST SnitzelRedoute's ChoiceDanehill (USA)
Snippets' LassSnippets
TreppesDomesdayRed Ransom (USA)
DanroadDanehill (USA)Danzig
Strawberry Girl (USA)Strawberry Road
Smashed All NightNight Shift (USA)Northern Dancer
Smashing Millie (Ire)Mill Reef

TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2014-Stud 2019). 7 wins-2 at 2, ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1. Out of a half-sister to SW Crawl. Sire of 118 rnrs, 49 wnrs, inc. SW Griff (MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1), Ducasse, Facile, SP Concello, Spywire, Flying Trapeze, Introducing, Rebecchi, Fly Fly, Artistica and of Disneck, Flying Concello, Spin Doctor, Commanding Artist, Aerial Dancer, Cartwheels, Costner, Groundrush, Here the Crowd, Jacob's Time, Leitzel, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

Designated Driver (NZ), by Danroad. 4 wins at 1200m, 1350m, NZ$117,055, ARC Lindauer H., Wanganui JC Chronicle H., 2d WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1, Levin S., L, Wanganui JC Challenge S., L, 3d BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, Waikato RC DD Bloodstock 2YO H., ARC Pegasus Equine H., WRC Rydges Wellington H., 4th Rotorua S., L. Half-sister to DEE I CEE. This is her fifth foal. Her fourth foal is a 2YO. Dam of 3 foals to race, 2 winners-

 Nominator (g by Zoustar) Winner at 2, 3d VRC Darley Spring 2YO Preview, 4th ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3.

 Saturnina (f by Vancouver) Winner at 1200m in Aust.

 Tipsy Angel (f by Astern) Placed at 3, 3d WATC Heineken 3 P.


2nd dam

SMASHED ALL NIGHT, by Night Shift (USA). Raced twice. Half-sister to  Rippling Echo (dam of RUSSIAN PLAYMATE),  Tina (dam of DANIEL, MR MALEK). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

DEE I CEE (g Istidaad) 3 wins from 1900m to 2050m, NZ$77,750, A$217,175, ATC Premier's Cup, L, 2d Newcastle Gold Cup, Gr.3, ATC Australia Day Cup, L, All Too Hard H., NSW Tatt's RC Schweppes H., 3d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, ATC Gifts.com.au H., 4th ATC Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, Gosford Gold Cup, L.

Designated Driver (f Danroad) 4 wins. See above.

 Supervisor. 3 wins from 1600m to 2200m, ARC George FM H., WRC New Zealand Car Parts H., 2d CJC Gladsome Lodge H., Manawatu RC Commercial Tavern H., Wanganui JC Chronicle H., 3d Foxton Cup, CJC Gold Club H., Vernon & Vazey Trucks H.

 On the Wagon. Winner at 1600m, 2d Manawatu RC Rush Marquee & Party Hire H., Marton JC Rangitikei Tavern H.


3rd dam

SMASHING MILLIE (IRE), by Mill Reef. Winner at 1¼m, Sandown Golf Club S. Half-sister to BROKEN HEARTED. Dam of 10 named foals, 8 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Rippling Echo. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, WATC Hygiene H., Western Pago H., Greenwood H., Sahara H., 2d WATC Budget Mini Lease H., Perth Heat H., Fireglow H. Dam of 3 winners-

RUSSIAN PLAYMATE (f Dr Johnson) 6 wins from 1200m to 1800m, A$267,540, WATC Starstruck Classic, L, La Trice Classic, L, E-Vent Roof Ventilators H., Sky Filou H., 2d WATC Jungle Dawn Classic, L, Matchmaker Classic, L, Tapdog H., Perthracing.com.au H., Celebrity Princess H., Trish Daly 20 Years H., Nanna Tale H., 3d WATC Kentiara Classic, Jeff Mouritz Gas & Air H., Key Business H., Heron Bridge H., Mandurah Coastal Times H., Zabaset H., Master Park H., Elegant Shell H., 4th WATC RJ Peters S., Gr.3, Starstruck Classic, L, La Trice Classic, L. Dam of 6 winners-

COME PLAY WITH ME (g Blackfriars) 13 wins from 1300m to 2400m, A$1,295,315, ATC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, WATC Aquanita S., L, Belmont Classic, L, Swan River Vase, Cavalier H., Peninsula Dining Room H., Mrs Mac's H., Seacorp H., Mumm Champagne H., 2d ATC Premier's Cup, Gr.3, Bunbury TC Bull & Bush Tavern Cup, L, WATC Western Australia Cup, Eurythmic S. H., 3d Pinjarra Cup, L, WATC Diggers Cup H., Snow McKeown H.

Canardly Miss (f Verglas) 7 wins from 1000m to 1800m, A$161,275, WATC Ozbet.com.au H., Perth Glory V Sydney FC H., Debbie Kelly Birthday H., 2d WATC Perth Legacy H., 3d WATC Jungle Dawn Classic, L, Sky Racing Provincial Championship Final H., Titan Ford H., 4th WATC York S., L.

 Tina. Unraced. Dam of 7 winners-

MR MALEK (g Swiss Ace) 10 wins from 1200m to 1600m, S$978,168, to 2023, Singapore TC Stewards' Cup, L, Kranji Sprint, L, Class 1 H., 2d Singapore TC Lion City Cup, L, 3d Singapore TC Kranji Mile, Gr.3, Kranji Mile, L, Lion City Cup, L, Raffles Cup, L, Singapore Gold Cup, L, Singapore 3YO Classic, L, Kranji A S.-twice, 4th Singapore Derby, L.

DANIEL (g Guillotine) 8 wins from 1100m to 1700m, S$809,241, Singapore TC Paititi Gold Trophy, L, Colonial Chief S., L, SG50 Trophy, Open S., Korea Racing Authority Trophy, 2d Singapore TC Jumbo Jet Trophy, L, More Magic 3YO Championship, L, Singapore Guineas, L, 3d Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Korea Racing Authority Trophy, Kranji A S., 4th Singapore TC Kranji Mile, L.