Ferlax X Registered Nurse Colt

Ferlax X Registered Nurse Colt

Sire: Ferlax

Dam: Registered Nurse

Colour: Grey

Gender: Colt

Age: 1 year old

Foaled: Aug 9th, 2015

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Dark Blue, White Star, Checked Sleeves & Cap

Trainer's Name: Luke Oliver


Robert Collins, Steve Leoni,Peter Morley, Karen Morley, Luke Oliver, Dr Jeff Pfeifer, Noel Thompson.

Horse Description:


Could this be the horse you've always dreamed about?

"I'd easily include him amongst the top 5 yearlings I've ever purchased at auction"-Syndicator Peter Morley.

Purchased from the Karaka (New Zealand) 2017 Yearling Sales in conjunction with Victorian trainer Luke Oliver, this colt is impressive both in looks and physique.

A strong physical type who absolutely oozes 'presence', he's got very good body and leg conformation, has a big stride, and I'd easily include him amongst the top 5 yearlings I've ever purchased at auction.

Check out the video of him right here in the pre sale ring at Karaka...

The Stallion:

FERLAX was a racehorse of the highest calibre. Undefeated at his first four starts as a 3yo, that fourth start being in the Group 1 Australian Guineas over 1600m, he returned as a 4yo making the graduation to elite weight for age level finishing second in the Group One Memsie Stakes (1400m). In what was considered one of the hottest Group One races of the Melbourne Spring, he was beaten only by the Champion mare Atlantic Jewel. Finishing behind FERLAX that day were Group One winners DUNDEEL, GREEN MOON, FIORENTE, HAPPY TRIALS and SILENT ACHIEVER! Unfortunately, FERLAX was injured at his next start resulting in his premature retirement and he went to stud as a lightly raced young horse, just like many of the notable champion stallions over the years.

As a Classic winning three-year-old, FERLAX is the type of horse New Zealand is renowned for producing. He won from 1200m – 1600m, he was at his best on good ground, and his good looks are underpinned by his $180,000 price tag as a Karaka 2011 Select Sale yearling.

To view FERLAX and some of his offspring including this colt, click on this link:

The Mare:

Registered Nurse is a French mare who hails from a very successful European family with an abundance of black type feature race winners. This is a very serious thoroughbred pedigree and is arguably one of the best that I personally have ever bought into! A winner herself over 1200m after being imported to Australia, she's a half relation to an impressive six other winners. Her dam MOON QUEEN was by the World Champion stallion SADLER'S WELLS, and in addition to winning four races from 2000m to 2500m including a Group 2 at Chantilly in France and a Group 3 at Gulfstream Park in the USA, as a broodmare she's excelled having produced 8 foals who have raced for 7 winners including two who won and two more who were placed at Group or Listed level in France.

Our colt's third dam INFAMY is by the English Derby winner and also Champion stallion SHIRLEY HEIGHTS. A winner at Group 1 (The Woodbine International Stakes), Group 2 and Group 3 level, she was also placed at Group level a further five times and was a race mare of the highest calibre. At stud, she's got the highly enviable record of having had 13 of her progeny to race for 11 winners, 4 of them at Group & Listed level including INNUENDO who was a winner in England, France and the USA, BARAFAMY who was the Champion 2yo filly of her year in Italy, and also ROSTROPOVICH, an Irish bred stayer who won 7 times and was placed at Group 2 level in France.

All of the above goes to show that there's massive depth to our colt's pedigree. There's precocity to win over shorter distances and certainly up to 1600m where FERLAX excelled winning at the elite level, and even an abundance of staying prowess too with numerous members of this family being able to compete at a high level over 2000m-2400m+.

The Deal:

The price is $MMMM for a 5% share which includes all expenses incurred to the end of June. All owners will be billed their pro rata share of the horse's monthly account directly from the trainer and/or other service providers wherever possible. A partnership pool of $2,000 (i.e $200 per share) will be maintained for smaller, incidental expenses and will need to be topped up from time to time when required. Belhus Racing Stables charge a standard monthly fee of $66 (inc gst) per person to cover the costs of communications between trainer and owners, book keeping, compliance and other managerial duties etc, which need to be carried out on behalf of the partnership.

Brochures are available by return email. I hope you can join me in racing this great looking horse in Melbourne!

Peter Morley






Foaled 9th August 2015

SirePentireBe My GuestNorthern Dancer
FERLAX (NZ) Gull NookMill Reef
2009Legs AkimboMarscayBiscay
DamUnbridled's SongUnbridledFappiano
2006Moon QueenSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
  InfamyShirley Heights

FERLAX (NZ) (Bay 2009-Stud 2014). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$411,000, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, 2d MRC Memsie S., Gr.1. Out of a half-sister to SP Ankle Biter. Grandson of SW Leggings (SAJC Lord Mayor’s Mile, L). Related to SW Sound Horizon (AJC All-Aged S., Gr.1), SW Cats Fun (WATC Derby, Gr.1), SW Trappings (Western Australian Oaks, Gr.1), SW The Pooka, etc. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

REGISTERED NURSE, by Unbridled's Song. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Half-sister to BEAUTY PARLOR, THE BROTHERS WAR, Brooklyn Boy, Sound of Summer. This is her third foal. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Flying Geepee (g. by Flying Spur). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m to 2015-16 in Aust.


2nd dam

MOON QUEEN, by Sadler's Wells. 4 wins from 2000m to 2500m, Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2, Gulfstream Park The Very One H., Gr.3, Chantilly Prix des Tourelles, L, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix de Royaumont, Gr.3, Deauville Prix Minerve, Gr.3, Prix de Thiberville, L, Toulouse Prix Caravelle, L. Sister to ROSTROPOVICH, three-quarter-sister to BARAFAMY, half-sister to INNUENDO (dam of CRITICISM, PEACOAT). Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

BEAUTY PARLOR (Elusive Quality). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2400m, €79,900, US$101,280, Gulfstream Park Orchid S., Gr.3, Bordeaux Prix Occitanie, L, 2d Toulouse Prix Caravelle, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Polly Girl, 3d Deauville Prix du Perche, 4th Vichy Prix Madame Jean Couturie, L.

THE BROTHERS WAR (War Front). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, €86,600, US$37,823, Chantilly Prix Sigy, L, Prix des Usages, Deauville Prix de Tancarville, 2d Longchamp Prix des Melezes, 3d Saratoga Quick Call S., L, Chantilly Prix Montenica, L, Longchamp Criterium de Vitesse, L.

Sound of Summer (Fusaichi Pegasus). 2 wins at 2000m, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Rose de Mai, L.

Brooklyn Boy (Gone West). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1500m, 1600m in France and U.S.A, Deauville Prix de Crevecoeur, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Diatome, Prix Tourbillon, 3d Deauville Prix de Saint-Patrick, L, Longchamp Prix Machado. Sire.

Talk of the Nation. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1800m, 2400m, Deauville Prix de Cormeilles.


3rd dam

INFAMY, by Shirley Heights. 7 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, £117,365, US$540,773, Woodbine Rothmans International S., Gr.1, Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2, Sandown Gordon Richards S., Gr.3, Doncaster Sun Princess S., 2d Epsom Coronation Cup, Gr.1, Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Hardwicke S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, Woodbine EP Taylor S., Gr.2. Sister to Shesadelight (dam of SHIELD), three-quarter-sister to HIGH HAWK (dam of IN THE WINGS, HUNTING HAWK, MOROZOV, HAWKER'S NEWS), High Spirited (dam of AMFORTAS, LEGEND MAKER), Dunoof (dam of SELTITUDE), half-sister to Lady Regent, Sianema (dam of SERGESTO). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

INNUENDO (Caerleon). 7 wins from 1¼m to 1½m, £53,589, 120,000fr., US$336,820, Gulfstream Park Orchid H., Gr.2, The Very One H., Gr.3, Newmarket Godolphin S., L, York Galtres S., L, 2d Calder La Prevoyante S., Gr.2, Deauville Prix de Pomone, Gr.2, Keeneland Bewitch S., Gr.3, Newmarket Aphrodite S., L, Salisbury Upavon S., L, Yarmouth John Musker Fillies S., L, 3d Woodbine EP Taylor S., Gr.1, 4th Belmont New York H., Gr.2, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.3. Dam of-

CRITICISM (Machiavellian). 9 wins from 1800m to 2400m, €132,570, US$632,060, Belmont Sheepshead Bay S., Gr.2, Calder La Prevoyante H., Gr.2, Aqueduct Long Island H., Gr.3-twice, Gulfstream Park The Very One S., Gr.3, La Coupe de Marseille, L, 2d Belmont Flower Bowl S., Gr.1, New York S., Gr.2, Athenia H., Gr.3, Bordeaux Prix Occitanie, L, Grand Prix de Marseille, L, 3d Gulfstream Park Orchid S., Gr.3. Producer.

PEACOAT (Doyen). 2 wins at 2000m, Fontainebleau Prix Melisande, L, Chantilly Prix de la Chapelle en Serval, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Celle Saint-Cloud, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix de Malleret, Gr.2.

MOON QUEEN (Sadler's Wells). 4 wins. See above.

BARAFAMY (Barathea). Champion 2YO Filly in Italy in 1998. 2 wins at 2, Milan Premio Dormello, Gr.3, 3d Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.3, York Musidora S., Gr.3, 4th Oaks d'Italia, Gr.1. Dam of-

Rise to Fame (Zenno Rob Roy). 5 wins at 2000m, 97,484,000¥, Nakayama Rainbow S., Kanozan Tokubetsu, 2d Tokyo Ireland Trophy, L, 4th Nakayama Nikkan Sports Sho Nakayama Kimpai, Gr.3.

ROSTROPOVICH (Sadler's Wells). 7 wins from 1½m to 3m, £113,438, €33,995, 60,000fr., Leopardstown Saval Beg S., L, Curragh Sallins H., 2d Aintree Martell H. Hurdle, Gowran Park Galmoy Hurdle, 3d Longchamp Prix Hubert de Chaudenay, Gr.2, Leopardstown Ballyroan S., L, 4th Irish St Leger, Gr.1.

Meetyouthere. Winner at 2300m in France. Dam of-

Moderah (Makfi). Winner at 1½m, 3d Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3.

Queen. Winner at 1¼m in Ireland. Dam of-

Maharanee. Unplaced. Dam of-

SILVER BEAUTY (Aussie Rules). 5 wins from 1400m to 2400m in 2016 in India, Calcutta One Thousand Guineas, L, Calcutta Oaks, L, 2d Calcutta Derby, L, 3d Mumbai Indian Oaks, L.

Distinctly. Unraced. Dam of-

Summerbliss (Danehill Dancer). Winner at 1600m, A$157,670, 2d MRC Ethereal S., L, 3d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3, MVRC Alexandra S., L.