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Sire: So You Think

Colour: Bay

Dam: Shanya

Sex: Filly

Age: 2

Foaled: Oct 27, 2017

Location:Ascot, WA.

Price:$4,777 per 5%

Country: New Zealand

Trainer: Dan Morton

Good bodied, well bred, compact, racy type who looks a chance to be an early runner. Her pre sale x-rays are rated as low risk (which is the best you can get), and her pre sale endoscope (so an endoscopic veterinary check of her upper airways) is Grade 1, which again, is the best you can get.

Purchased from the Cambridge Stud draft at the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales in Karaka 2019, this filly by the multiple Group 1 winning Champion galloper SO YOU THINK, is from a European thoroughbred family steeped with feature race success!

As a racehorse, So You Think was amongst the World’s best. He won an impressive 14 races, 10 of them at the elite Group 1 level in 2 hemispheres, including the WS Cox Plate twice (one behind WINX), and the Prince of Wales Stakes on the biggest racing stage of all-at Royal Ascot. He achieved a Timeform rating of 133 which is the highest rated Australian colt of the modern age. As a stallion, he produces a seemingly endless stream of winners including many at the top level of racing such as D’ARGENTO, INFERENCE, LA DIOSA, SOPRESSA and GOLD RUSH. He stands at Coolmore Stud for $44,000.

On the female side of this filly’s family are an impressive array of European feature race winners. Her dam Shanya, although unplaced from just three starts, is a half sister to the Group 1 winner SHALANAYA and the Group 2 winner SHANKARDEH who was the joint Champion 3yo female stayer in Great Britain in 2011. The filly’s second dam Shalamantika was a winner over 2000m in GB and was also stakes placed at Ascot. The filly’s third dam is SHARAMAN a winner at 2000m and 2400m in France which included a win at Group 3 level. This family is recognised as the Aga Khan’s family and also includes the Epsom Derby winner SHERGAR!

In summary, she’s a neat racy type that shouldn’t take too long to get to the races. She’s by proven winner producing stallion who was a former Champion racehorse winning an incredible 10 Group 1 races, and from a female family that’s studded with black type, feature race winners throughout Europe.

5% shares are $5,437 and include all costs such as the auction purchase price, transport from New Zealand, breaking in, insurance and all syndicate fees to the end of September 2019.

Syndicate brochures are available by request to peter@belhusracing.com.au

HOOF NOTE: Potential Future Residual Value:

The importance of future residual value when purchasing young horses should be taken seriously when considering whether to buy a colt or a filly. Whilst almost all colts end up being gelded and are therefore suitable only for a further career off the track, fillies and mares, if they’ve shown ability on the track are worth considerably more as potential broodmares. To buy into a family like this is very rare indeed. This is The Aga Khan’s family! If she were to do well on the track, then there’s another pay day waiting when she eventually gets sold as a potential broodmare. It could even be just the same from a financial point of view of winning a big race!




Foaled 27th October 2017

SireHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
SO YOU THINK (NZ) KasoraDarshaan
  Astral RowLong Row
DamRamontiMartino AlonsoMarju
SHANYA (IRE) FoscaEl Gran Senor
2010ShalamantikaNashwanBlushing Groom

SO YOU THINK (NZ) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 14 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 364 rnrs, 198 wnrs, 14 SW, inc. La Bella Diosa (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Sopressa, D'Argento, Inference, Gold Rush, Heavenly Thought, Higher Ground, Think Bleue, The Pinnacle, Northwest Passage, Global Thinking, Marathon Man, Care to Think, So Si Bon, SP Harvestfortheworld, Light Up the Room, Nakeeta Jane, Coral Coast, etc.


1st dam

SHANYA, by Ramonti. Unplaced. Half-sister to SHALANAYA, SHANKARDEH, Shanndiyra (dam of SHAHNAZA). This is her third foal. Her second foal is a 2YO. Dam of one foal to race.


2nd dam

Shalamantika, by Nashwan. Winner at 1¼m, Epsom Construction News S., 2d Haydock Lady Hill S., 3d Ascot Harvest S., L, 4th Yarmouth John Musker Fillies S., L, Brighton Virginia S., L. Half-sister to GIANT SANDMAN. Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

SHALANAYA (Lomitas). 3 wins at 2000m, 2100m, €263,530, US$108,702, 14,000,000¥, Longchamp Prix de l'Opera, Gr.1, Prix de Liancourt, L, Prix de Cheffreville, 2d Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1, 3d Woodbine EP Taylor S., Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Producer, 4th Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, Gr.1. Dam of-

Shalakar. 3 wins from 2200m to 4250m to 2018 in GB and France, Chantilly Prix Tornado, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Reliance.

SHANKARDEH (Azamour). Joint Champion 3YO Female Stayer in GB in 2011. 3 wins from 2200m to 3000m, £10,750, €139,925, Longchamp Prix Chaudenay, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Luth de Saron, 2d Goodwood Lillie Langtry S., Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix Royal Oak, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix de Malleret, Gr.2.

Shalangar. 2 wins at 2400m, 2800m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Auriban, 3d Deauville Prix d'Heurtevent.

Shakani. 9 wins from 1000m to 1900m in Morocco.

Shanndiyra. Raced twice. Dam of-

SHAHNAZA (Azamour). 2 wins at 2100m, 2200m, €108,725, in 2018, Longchamp Prix de la Seine, L, Saint-Cloud Prix La Troienne, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix de Flore, Gr.3, Prix Douve, 3d Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2, Prix Bertrand de Tarragon, Gr.3, Prix de Liancourt, L.

Shaiyadima. Unplaced. Dam of-

Livia Drusilla. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Little Legs. Winner at 2 in 2018, Newcastle ADT Workplace 2YO S., 4th York Roses S., L.


3rd dam

SHARAMANA, by Darshaan. 2 wins at 2000m, 2400m, Evry Prix Minerve, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix de Saint-Maximin, 2d Longchamp Prix des Tuileries, L. Sister to Shamarzana (dam of SHAMADARA), three-quarter-sister to Shamirana (dam of BOLD CHIEFTAN), half-sister to SHERGAR, SHERNAZAR, Shaiyneen (dam of RIAZA), Shapaara (dam of SARDARMATI), Sherzana (dam of SHEMARAN, SHERAKA). Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

GIANT SANDMAN (Footstepsinthesand). Champion Older Male Sprinter in Germany & Scandinavia in 2013. 13 wins from 1150m to 1600m in Germany, Norway and Sweden, Baden-Baden Goldene Peitsche, Gr.2, Ovrevoll Polar Cup, Gr.3, Norsk Jockeyklubs Jubileumsløp, L-twice, Täby Open Sprint Championship, L, Täby Vårsprint, L-twice, Norsk 2000 Guineas, Ovrevoll Norsk Jockeyklubs 3-åRssprint, 2d Ovrevoll Polar Cup, Gr.3-twice, Täby Open Sprint Championship, L, Ovrevoll Tattersalls Norsk Kriterium, Heatherwold Cup, 3d Golden Gate Lost in the Fog S., L, 4th Jagersro Svenskt Derby, L. Sire.

Shalamantika (Nashwan). Winner. See above.

Sharpour. 15 wins from 1400m to 1900m in Czech and Poland, Warsaw Nagroda Rzecznej, Velka Chuchle Velka Cena Prahy, Velka Kvetnova Cena-twice, Velka Kvetnova Cena, 2d Velka Chuchle Velka Kvetnova Cena. Sire.

Sharafanya. Unraced. Dam of-

Ceist Eile. Placed at 3 in Ireland. Dam of-

CEISTEACH (New Approach). 4 wins from 1m to 11f, €19,030, US$209,830, Delaware Park Robert G Dick Memorial S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Keertana S., L, 2d Keeneland Dowager S., Gr.3, Tipperary Canford Cliffs S., L.

STEIP AMACH (Vocalised). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, €194,080, US$4,541, Leopardstown Amethyst S., Gr.3, Killavullan S., Gr.3, 2d Curragh Athasi S., Gr.3, 3d Deauville Prix Rothschild, Gr.1, Prix Jean Romanet, Gr.1, Curragh Ballyogan S., Gr.3, Tipperary Concorde S., Gr.3, Cork Platinum S., L, Gowran Park Victor McCalmont Memorial S., L, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Perth, Gr.3, Tipperary Fairy Bridge S., Gr.3, Curragh Flame of Tara S., L, Silken Glider S., L, Leopardstown Knockaire S., L.