Foaled: Aug 22, 2016
Trainer: Ivan Haggerty
Silks: Dark blue, white star, checked sleeves and cap
Owners: Belhus Racing Rio Syndicate (Mgr: P V Morley)
Think of horses such as BLACK HEART BART, PLAYING GOD, GOD HAS SPOKEN, ROHAN, BLACK TYCOON, and in fact an impressive 460 other individual winners , and you have arguably, the best stallion to have ever stood at stud in Western Australia, the mighty BLACKFRIARS!
Western Australia’s Champion Thoroughbred stallion for the last 9 racing seasons, there’s hardly a week goes by without the progeny of Blackfriars winning races. They sprint, they’re at their best at around a mile, and they stay as well. If you want to own a winner, then you’re giving yourself a good head start by owning a Blackfriars….
This young horse by Blackfriars is a 3 year old gelding, a good bodied, medium sized horse with good all round conformation. He’s had two trials finishing a close up fifth both times over an unsuitable 950m and on each occasion they’ve run fast times. Although he’s found them a bit slick over the short journey, when he gets out to a more suitable distance, he’ll be very hard to beat.
A 5% share is $2,900 which includes the share purchase price and the syndicate fees all paid up to the end of September.
(The syndicate fees are $638.75 per calendar quarter which equates to $7/day and commenced on July 1st which is the day all syndicate members commence paying them irrespective of when they joined in. This makes it fair to everyone and ensures that the first people in don’t pay anymore than the last people in).
Hoofnote: Produced a blinder on debut at Pinjarrra when flashing home to grab third at 100/1! Showed a great turn of foot and horses that can do that early in their career generally go all the way though to open class!
RIO ROGUE (AUS)
|Bay Gelding||Foaled in 2016|
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2001). 4 wins to 2500m, Victoria Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 803 rnrs, 499 wnrs, 41 SW, inc. Black Heart Bart (SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1), Playing God, Come Play With Me, God Has Spoken, Rohan, Black Tycoon, Pop Culture, Eclair Surprise, Shining Knight, Kerrific, Mansion House, Prentice, Manjar - Tom's Six (H.K.), Spiritual Warrior, Summah's Touch, Tellem We're Comin, Gangbuster, Chocolate Holic, etc.
AQUAMAZE, by Bletchley Park. Unplaced. Three-quarter-sister to Baleen Magic, half-sister to SKY SHYSTER. Dam of five foals, all raced, inc:-
Aquajinsky (f. by Blackfriars). 2 wins at 2000m, 2200m, WATC Penfolds H.
Rio Rogue (g. by Blackfriars). See below.
Roger the Dodger (g. by Rogano). Placed to 2018-19 in Aust.
Mr Confident (g. by Viscount). Placed in Aust.
LADY BALEEN, by Northerly Native. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to
SKY SHYSTER (Is it True). 5 wins from 1000m to 1700m in Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Three Rings Trophy, L, Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC Benchmark 75 H., Class 3 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 3 H., 4th Singapore TC Lion City Cup, L.
Baleen Lass. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, WATC In the Pink H., 2d WATC Tate & Christo's H., Manolive H., Ascot Waters H., Starglow H., 3d WATC Bayswater Community Bank H., Malayan Racing Association Trophy, Doona H. Dam of-
Soaring Lad (Flying Pegasus). 3 wins at 1300m, 1400m, WATC Crown Perth H., Amelia Park H., 2d WATC Swisse Vitamins H., 3d WATC Raconteur S., L, Skyy Vodka H.-twice.
Baleen Magic (Bletchley Park). Winner at 2, WATC Singing the Blues 2YO H., 2d WATC Supremacy S., L, Westspeed 3YO H., Become a Perth Racing Member Today H., 3d WATC Wolf Pack 2YO H. Producer.
BALEEN, by Balyboy. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Half-sister to LATER ON, VIVARAIS. Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-
GOLEEN (Gosh). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$190,025, VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Flight S., Gr.2, BATC Winfreux S., 2YO H., QTC Apprentices Cup, 3d VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of-
Demetia. Unraced. Dam of-
SOUTHERN CROWN (Chief's Crown). 12 wins from 1200m to 3000m, A$420,875, VRC Bagot H., L, Roy Higgins Quality H., Gurner's Lane H., Piping Lane H., MRC Corps of Commissionaires H., Lucknow H., MVRC Pen Computer Systems H., VATC Vioncello H., 2d VRC Lavazza Long Black H., 3d VRC Bart Cummings H., Visit Us at Vrc.net.au H., 4th MRC Coongy H., Gr.3, Geelong Cup, Gr.3.
JUDYANN (Gosh). 4 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$330,700, AJC Flight S., Gr.1, Western Australian Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Surround S., Gr.2, STC Cabravate Diggers H., 2d Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Gimcrack S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., L, 3d Queensland Derby, Gr.1, STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, 4th STC Storm Queen S., Gr.2, VRC Carbine Club S., L. Dam of-
Balatron (Rory's Jester). 2 wins at 1400m, 2d AJC Canonbury S., L, City Tatt's RC Chairman's P.
Hunt Ball. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of-
Heythrop. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, VATC Kelly Maitland H., 2d MVRC Winners Club H., 3d VATC New Years Eve H. Dam of-
KRONOS (Zedrich). 6 wins at 1200m, 1400m, S$380,915, Singapore TC Kranji Sprint, L, Open H., Class 2 H., Benchmark 74 H., Class 4 H., Benchmark 53 H., 2d Singapore TC Lion City Cup, L, Class 2 H., Class 3 H.-twice, Benchmark 75 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 1 H., Class 4 H.
Gay Ann. Unraced. Dam of-
Fleche d'Or. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of-
FLOYDEBOY (Mellifont). 9 wins from 1200m to 2100m, NZ$356,438, A$23,900, ARC Champions Mile, Gr.1, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, Waikato RC Forest Lake Gardens H., Eric Moess Fencing H., Matamata RC Reid & Harrison H., ARC Autobahn H., Counties RC Terry Ryan Timber H., Patumahoe Rugby Club H., 2d Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, Opunake Cup, L, ARC Speights H., MVRC Cameron Kennedy H., Waikato RC Just the Man H., Munns the Man's Store H., 3d BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.3, Opunake Cup, L, ARC Newmarket Rotary Club H., Lindauer Special Reserve Vintage H., MVRC Waterford Crystal H., MRC Don McKenzie H., Waikato RC Team Don Ha Project Marketing H., 4th Rotorua Challenge P., Gr.3-twice, Counties RC Metric Mile, L.
Race Record: 7 Starts 0-1-1 A$7,750.
Placed at 3 in 2019-20, 2d Perth Racing Free Entry to Belmont Park P.