Sire: Redwood

Dam: Raffaella

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Oct 30th, 2015

Country: Australia

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

Trainer's Name: Bruce Hill


Belhus Racing, The Top Dog Syndicate, G Rogerson, D Howell, P Favretto, G Wilson, B Hill, Z Migliore, I Thompson, G Swalling, Xcess Racing, A Dunstan, G Kelly.

Horse Description:

This good looking NZ bred two year old gelding is by Redwood from Raffaella, and was purchased from the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale in early June 2017.

He's by the NZ based High Chaparral stallion REDWOOD, who's oldest progeny are five year olds. We've got one of them in Victoria who goes pretty good (High Sierra), and amongst his best progeny is Rising Red who's had two wins and five placings including a second in the NZ Derby (to Gingernuts) and is considered to be one of the best young horses to come from New Zealand (he's now being trained in Australia..)

The dam Raffaella won over 2200m, and she's a half sister to BELLA RENZA who 7 races to a mile including the ARC Westbury Classic at Listed level. Further down the colts pedigree page, this is the family of a whole host of six figure stakes earners and also more than a few including Onalor, The Tiger, Tio Rossa and Tio Belle who all won races over 2000m or more. It's also the family of the dual group one winner BELLE DU JOUR who won the Golden Slipper and the Newmarket Handicap at the elite Group 1 level.

A good sized, lengthy type with good conformation in legs and body, he's got a big stride and a great relaxed temperament. Everything about him says 'STAYER'!

Consigned by my very good friends Graeme and Debbie Rogerson (who train our NZ horses), Graeme has retained a ten per cent share, he's brought two of his good friends into the horse for ten per cent each, and also trainer Bruce Hill has bought in for ten per cent too-all because this is such a good looking young horse who is not only built like a stayer, but is also bred to stay too.

Currently in work with Bruce Hill on the Gold Coast, he's showing plenty of promise and is heading towards his debut trial around the end of May.





Foaled 30th October 2015

SireHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
REDWOOD (GB) KasoraDarshaan
2006Arum LilyWoodmanMr. Prospector
DamDuelledRedoute's ChoiceDanehill
RAFFAELLA (NZ) Leica PretenderSir Tristram
2009Katrina BelleConquistaroseConquistador Cielo
  Chantilly BelleAmyntor

REDWOOD (GB) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1½m, Woodbine Northern Dancer Turf S., Gr.1. Sire of 73 rnrs, 32 wnrs, inc. SW Romancer (ARC Mufhasa S., L), SP Rising Red, Rosewood, Swampland, High Mode and of Night's Watch, Big Sur, Chamalu, High Sierra, I See Red, Livin' on a Prayer, Tamarack, Woodloveto, Dashper, Haylin Rouge, Rock on Wood, Cedar Grande, Dr Hank, Scarlet Princess, Suliman, Black Thorn, Red Riding Wood, etc.


1st dam

RAFFAELLA, by Duelled. Winner at 2200m in NZ. Half-sister to BELLA RENZA. This is her first foal.


2nd dam

KATRINA BELLE, by Conquistarose. Winner at 2 in NZ. Dam of 5 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

BELLA RENZA (Van Nistelrooy). 7 wins from 1300m to 1600m, NZ$179,050, ARC Westbury Classic, L, Lindauer Brut Cuvee H.-twice, BOP RC New World Mount Maunganui H., Young Read Woudberg Accountants H., WRC Douro Cup, 2d ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Sunline Lodge H., Avondale JC Jon Mudgway Memorial H., Woottons Auto Accessories H., 3d ARC Pencarrow Stud H., Experience BMW Motorcycle 2YO H., 4th Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1. Dam of-

Call Nine One One. 2 wins at 2000m, 2200m to 2016-17 in Aust.

Torricella. 7 wins from 1400m to 1600m, Levin RC Kapiti News H., 2d CJC Blue Star Taxis H., Manawatu RC Wenham Grain & Seed H., 3d ARC Celebrating Petty Cury H., BOP RC Dominator Garage Doors H.

Almosfamous. 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m, 1,925Rgt., S$241,980, Singapore TC Benchmark 81 H., Benchmark 67 H., Class 4 H.-3 times, Benchmark 62 H., Benchmark 48 H., 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H., Selangor Turf Club Trophy, Benchmark 53 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 3 H., Class 4 H.

Raffaella. Winner. See above.


3rd dam

CHANTILLY BELLE, by Amyntor. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m in NZ. Half-sister to DELIGHTFUL BELLE (dam of BELLE DU JOUR). Dam of 14 named foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

Top Performance. 7 wins from 1000m to 1650m, HK$3,165,931, HKJC Fleming H., Wayfoong Centenary Bowl H., North Point H., Football Club H., Rose H., South Bay H., Pinkun H.

Playful Belle. 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, MVRC Grosby H., 3d VATC Grace Darling H., County Nat West H., Heathmont H. Producer.

Tio Violet. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, ARC NZ Horse & Pony Improvers' H., 2d ARC Bluebird Foods Qualifier H., 3d Matamata RC Colchester Engineering P. Dam of-

Tio Belle. 5 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$81,650, MRC Visit H., MVRC Night Patrol H., 2d MVRC Fire Fighters H. Dam of-

TIO ROSSA (Testa Rossa). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, A$329,897, TRC Strutt S., L, MVRC Moreton Hire H., Ready Workforce H., Valley Events H., 2d MRC Midnight Fever 2YO H., MVRC Essendon Chrysler H., VRC Community Raceday 2YO H., Spotless H., 3d MRC Yalumba H. Producer.

THE TIGER (Catbird). 4 wins from 1500m to 2200m, A$262,875, Geelong Classic, L, MVRC Leslie Short Hiskens H., Essendon Hyundai H., 2d MVRC Bingham Freight Systems H., MRC St Razzle H., SAJC Caroma H., 3d MRC Alan Pedley H., 4th Mornington Cup, L.

Cona Belle. Unraced. Dam of-

Onalar (Latarmiss). 13 wins from 1200m to 2200m, A$339,700, BRC Volvo Australia H., Cisco H., Rockhampton JC Newmarket H., BTC Call 136255 H., Optus Business Direct H., Mackay TC Newmarket H., 2d Cairns Cup, BTC Stoddart Steel House Frames H., Mackay TC Newmarket H., QTC Merlo Coffee H., 3d BRC Dr John Power H., L, Schweppervesence H., QTC Romantic Dream H., T Connor Amor de Mi Vida H.


4th dam

KASHMIR BELLE, by Pakistan II. Joint third top filly on The 1973-74 NZ 2YO Free H. 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m, Taranaki S., L, ARC Epsom H., Flying H., Victoria H., 2d Avondale JC Classic S., Gr.3, 4th ARC Eclipse S., Gr.2. Half-sister to Luna di Miele (dam of AEROSMITH), Ruling Belle (dam of TRISTRAM). Dam of 10 foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:-

DELIGHTFUL BELLE (Balmerino). 10 wins-2 at 2-from 900m to 1600m, NZ$3,770, A$132,930, VATC Memsie S., Gr.2, CF Orr S., Gr.2, Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, Tranquil Star S., Gr.3, MVRC Carlton Draught S., L, Catalan H., SAJC Big Philou H., VATC Grange H., VRC Evening Peal H., 2d VATC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2. Dam of-

BELLE DU JOUR (Dehere). Champion 2YO Filly in Australia in 1999-2000. Champion Older Female Sprinter in Ireland in 2003. 9 wins-4 at 2-to 1300m, €16,502, A$2,997,830, 368,000Dhs, STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, VRC Emirates Classic S., Gr.2, AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, VRC Gilgai S., Gr.3, 2d AJC Expressway S., Gr.2, 3d STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, STC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.2, VRC Emirates Classic S., Gr.2.

Elle Duccio. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

PERFECTLY READY (More Than Ready). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$685,650, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Moonga S., Gr.3, MVRC Off Site Catering 2YO P., 2d MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, Poseidon S., L, 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L. Sire.

DUCCIO - TURQUOISE POWER (Mac.) (More Than Ready). 5 wins from 1500m to 1800m, A$81,850, M$2,503,725, to 2017-18 in Aust. and Macau, Macau Derby, L, 2d ATC Dulcify H., L.

Charming Belle. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Dam of-

Miss Charmer (Zabeel). 2 wins at 1400m, 2200m, VATC Attley H., 3d VRC St Leger, Gr.3. Dam of-

STRIPPER (Danehill Dancer). 2 wins at 2, A$338,150, AJC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, STC Centacare Sydney 2YO P., 2d STC Golden Rose S., Gr.2, AJC Widden S., L. Producer.

Tzaress. Unraced. Dam of-

GOLD SYMPHONY (Reward for Effort). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$524,375, to 2016-17, MRC Vain S., Gr.3, HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, ATC Civic S., L, Canberra RC National Sprint H., L.