Sire: Showcasing

Colour: Brown

Dam: Fairy Story

Sex: Filly

Age: 4

Foaled: Aug 17, 2017

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Black, Red And Blue Lightning Bolt, Red Pom Pom

Owners: Miss J Mahoney & C H Brown

Career:
15: 4 - 2 - 1
Wins: 26.7%
Place: 20.0%
Prizemoney:$105,180.00

 

 OPALESCENCE (NZ)

 

Brown FillyFoaled in 2017

SireOasis DreamGreen DesertDanzig
SHOWCASING (GB) HopeDancing Brave
2007ArabesqueZafonicGone West
  ProphecyWarning
DamPentireBe My GuestNorthern Dancer
FAIRY STORY (NZ) Gull NookMill Reef
2010The MythCape CrossGreen Desert
  Tic Tic KaboomExplodent

SHOWCASING (GB) (Bay 2007-Stud 2011). 2 wins at 2, York Gimcrack S., Gr.2. Leading NZ Sire of 2YOs in 2014-15. Sire of 884 rnrs, 520 wnrs, 52 SW, inc. Advertise (Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1), Quiet Reflection, Mohaather, Soldier's Call, Play That Song, Prize Exhibit, Tropbeau, Tasleet, Showoroses, (My) Xpression, Alkumait, Bodhicitta, Projected, Showboy - Jade Fortune (H.K.), Toocoolforschool, Cylinder Beach, Conselice, Cappella Sansevero, etc.

 

1st dam

FAIRY STORY, by Pentire. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of one named foal-

OPALESCENCE (f. by Showcasing). 4 wins. See below.

 

2nd dam

THE MYTH, by Cape Cross. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, ARC New Zealand Herald H., 2d ARC Bassinets for Hire H., 3d Matamata RC Marks Ewen & Associates H. Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Regency Gem. Winner at 1600m in 2019-20, HKJC Tai Wo Hau H., 2d HKJC Mount Butler H., Panasonic Steam Oven H., 3d HKJC Wan Chai Gap H., Jockey Club Road H., Magpie H.

Fairy Story. Winner. See above.

Storyline. Placed in NZ.

 

3rd dam

TIC TIC KABOOM, by Explodent. 3 wins from 7f to 8¼f, Sun Downs Bonnett S., 3d Ferndale Les Mademoiselle H. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

The Myth. 2 wins. See above.

Tooquicktobeseen. 3 wins from 1350m to 1600m in NZ.

Tic Tock Arnie. 2 wins at 1400m, 1950m in NZ.

 

4th dam

GRANNY SACK, by Blushing Groom. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Three-quarter-sister to LOCAL SUITOR, half-sister to FOLK ART, MASHAALLAH, SPORTIN' LIFE, Connie Knows (dam of CONNIE'S GIFT, COURT HOSTESS), Eishin Michigan (dam of EISHIN CHAMP), Hard Knocker (dam of CHIMICHURRI, HUAMBO), Home Love (dam of LOCAL TALENT). Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Tic Tic Kaboom. 3 wins. See above.

Case. 2 wins in U.S.A. Dam of-

Tempest Case. Winner at 2 in Japan. Dam of-

Iron Duke (Swept Overboard). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 3d Hakodate Nisai S., L, Tokyo Crocus S.

Ticket to Fortune. Unplaced. Dam of-

King Midas (Snaadee). 7 wins to 1500m, A$148,870, STC Hialeah Series H., SAJC Bartran Welter H., AJC Shifnal H., 2d SAJC Malaysia Airlines S., L, STC Buckpasser Series H., VRC Victoria Horse Council Welter H., STC Cameo H., City Tatt's RC Club H., 3d AJC Oopik H., VRC Collex Waste H., STC Victoria Park H., SAJC SA Bookmakers H.

Woven. Unraced. Dam of-

Fabric (Elajjud). 3 wins at 6f, 7f, US$156,424, Woodbine Allowance-twice, 3d Fort Erie Rainbow Connection S., L. Producer.

 

5th dam

Homespun, by Round Table. 2 wins-1 at 2, 2d Del Mar San Clemente S., L, 3d Golden Gate Yerba Buena H., L. Sister to DUMBWAITER, SPHERE, three-quarter-sister to TWO RINGS (dam of NORTHERN BABY, BAYFORD, NORTHERN RINGER), half-sister to SABER MOUNTAIN, Nothinglikeadame (dam of SHADAI DANCER). Dam of 17 foals, 15 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

MASHAALLAH (Nijinsky). 8 wins from 2000m to 2800m, £237,959, 440,000fr., US$49,600, Irish St Leger, Gr.1, Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr.1, Gran Premio di Milano, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de la Porte de Madrid, L, Hollywood Park Jim Murray H., L, Newmarket Ladbrokes H., York Singapore Airlines Manchester H., 2d Longchamp Prix Royal Oak, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Maurice de Nieuil, Gr.2, Newbury Aston Park S., L, 3d Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, 4th Premio Roma Vecchia, Gr.3. Sire.

FOLK ART (Nijinsky). 4 wins-3 at 2, US$274,095, Santa Anita Oak Leaf S., Gr.1, 2d Del Mar Torrey Pines S., L, 3d Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, L. Dam of-

Calico Skirt. Unraced. Dam of-

Folksy. 2 wins at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

SUPERMASON (Grasshopper). 13 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, US$417,455, Lone Star Park Texas Stallion S. (3YOc&g), L, Premiere S., L-3 times.

SHOTSOFT (Grasshopper). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, US$112,360, to 2021, Retama Park El Joven S., L, 2d Delta Downs Jean Lafitte S., L.

SPORTIN' LIFE (Nijinsky). 8 wins-2 at 2, US$181,726, Delaware Park Leonard Richards S., L, William du Pont Jr H., L, 2d Pennsylvania Derby, Gr.3, 3d Belmont Hill Prince S., Gr.3. Sire.

Connie Knows. 6 wins-2 at 2- in U.S.A. Dam of-

CONNIE'S GIFT (Nijinsky). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 8½f, £4,759, US$160,903 in GB and U.S.A, Churchill Downs Louisville Breeders' Cup H., Gr.2. Dam of-

GOLD TOKEN (Mr. Prospector). 7 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$320,368, Colonial Downs Polynesian S., L, 3d Monmouth Salvator Mile H., Gr.3. Sire.

Asaka Fuji. 2 wins at 1400m in Japan. Dam of-

KYOWA ROARING (Sunday Silence). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, 128,744,000¥, Kokura TV Nishinippon Corporation Sho Kitakyushu Kinen, L, Chukyo Chukyo Nikkei Sho.

Halo Fuji (King Halo). 6 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 128,787,000¥, Chukyo Owari S., 3d Kyoto Keihan Hai, Gr.3. Dam of-

LAUREL VELOCE (Sakura Bakushin O). 6 wins at 1200m, 103,700,000¥, Kyoto Yodo Tankyori S., L, 2d Kyoto Silk Road S., Gr.3.

COURT HOSTESS (Sovereign Dancer). 12 wins from 6½f to 8½f, US$464,894, Churchill Downs Brown & Williamson H., Gr.3, Thistledown Imp H., L-twice, Detroit Michigan Breeders' Cup H., L-twice, Queen Bee H., L. Dam of-

Classic Hostess. Placed at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

FROM AWAY (Gulch). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, US$308,690, Delaware Park NATC Sorority Futurity, L, 2d Delaware Park Susan's Girl S., L. Producer.

Classic Strike. Winner at 9f in U.S.A. Dam of-

UNION STRIKE (Union Rags). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 6½f, 7f, US$537,625, Del Mar Debutante S., Gr.1, Belmont Gallant Bloom H., Gr.2, Santa Anita Santa Paula S., L, 2d Churchill Downs Eight Belles S., Gr.2, 3d Arlington Park Chicago H., Gr.3, 4th Saratoga Ballerina S., Gr.1.

HANDSOME MIKE (Scat Daddy). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6½f to 9f, US$1,005,413, Parx Racing Pennsylvania Derby, Gr.2, Keeneland Commonwealth S., Gr.3, 2d Santa Anita Precisionist S., Gr.3, Hollywood Park Generous S., Gr.3, 3d Del Mar Mile H., Gr.2, Santa Anita San Simeon S., Gr.3, Hollywood Park Vernon O Underwood S., Gr.3, Golden Gate El Camino Real Derby, Gr.3. Sire.

PRETTY LADY (Scat Daddy). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, US$108,613, Fair Grounds Pago Hop S., L.

Court Reception. Unraced. Dam of-

RUBY'S RECEPTION (Rubiano). 4 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$365,130, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.2, Ellis Park Anna M Fisher Debutante S., L, 2d Keeneland Alcibiades S., Gr.2, Oaklawn Park Honeybee S., L, Turfway Park Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies S., L, 3d Prairie Meadows Prairie Gold Juvenile S., L, Panthers S., L, 4th Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks, L. Producer.

GEM ALTA (Gemologist). 5 wins from 6f to 8½f, US$85,173, to 2020, Century Mile Fred Jones H., L, 4th Northlands Park Canadian Derby, Gr.3.

Park Tavern. Winner at 1m in U.S.A. Dam of-

FLASHY APPEAL (Flashy Bull). 2 wins at 2, US$132,774, Evangeline Downs Starlet S., L, 2d Evangeline Downs Equine Sales Oaks, L.

Solidplatinumgirl. Unraced. Dam of-

Call Her the Cat. Winner at 5f in U.S.A. Dam of-

GIANT STEPS (Not for Sale). 5 wins from 1600m to 2500m in Argentina, Palermo Clasico Eduardo Casey, Gr.2, Handicap Elias Antunez, Handicap Domingo Torterolo, 2d Palermo Clasico Ayacucho, Gr.3, 4th San Isidro G.P. Miguel Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, Gr.1, Palermo Clasico Ireneo Leguisamo, L.

Balinese. 2 wins-1 at 2- in U.S.A. Dam of-

Lerici. Winner at 9f in U.S.A. Dam of-

AVENGE (War Front). 7 wins from 6½f to 1¼m, US$868,341, Santa Anita Rodeo Drive S., Gr.1-twice, Del Mar John C Mabee S., Gr.2, Santa Anita Ultrafleet S., L, 3d Santa Anita Gamely S., Gr.1, Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Gr.1.

LIRA (Giant's Causeway). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7½f, 1m, US$163,669, Gulfstream Park Ginger Brew S., L, 2d Gulfstream Park Herecomesthebride S., Gr.3.

Grass Skirt. Unraced. Dam of-

GRASSHOPPER (Dixie Union). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$848,852, Fair Grounds Mineshaft H., Gr.3, 2d Saratoga Travers S., Gr.1, Louisiana Downs Super Derby, Gr.2, 3d Saratoga Whitney H., Gr.1. Sire.

TURF WAR (Dixie Union). 3 wins at 2, US$526,490, Delta Jackpot S., Gr.3, Woodbine Swynford S., L.

STRAW HAT (Dixie Union). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 8½f, US$105,345, Fair Grounds Black Gold H., L.

Eishin Michigan. Placed in Japan. Dam of-

EISHIN CHAMP (Mi Cielo). Champion 2YO Colt in Japan in 2002. 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1400m to 2600m, 273,878,000¥, Nakayama Asahi Hai Futurity S., L, Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho, L.

Hard Knocker. Unraced. Dam of-

CHIMICHURRI (Elusive Quality). 3 wins at 2, US$269,126, Aqueduct Tempted S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Prioress S., Gr.1, Pimlico Miss Preakness S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Astarita S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Loving Vindication. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 6f, US$133,467, Saratoga Allowance. Dam of-

HARD NOT TO LOVE (Hard Spun). 5 wins to 7f, US$593,480, to 2020, Santa Anita La Brea S., Gr.1, Santa Monica S., Gr.2, 2d Santa Anita Beholder Mile S., Gr.1, Santa Maria S., Gr.2, Zenyatta S., Gr.2, 3d Santa Anita La Canada S., Gr.3, Angels Flight S., L.

WONDER GADOT (Medaglia d'Oro). Horse of the Year in Canada in 2018. Champion 2YO & 3YO Filly in Canada in 2017 & 2018. 5 wins-3 at 2-from 7f to 1¼m, US$1,524,861, Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, Woodbine Mazarine S., Gr.3, 2d Churchill Downs Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Oaklawn Park Fantasy S., Gr.3, 3d Woodbine Natalma S., Gr.1, Parx Racing Cotillion S., Gr.1, Fair Grounds Rachel Alexandra S., Gr.2, Fair Grounds Oaks, Gr.2.

SOLEMN TRIBUTE (Medaglia d'Oro). 3 wins at 6½f, 8½f, US$181,234, Gulfstream Park Tropical Park Derby, L, 2d Woodbine King Edward S., Gr.2.

Chimayo. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-

SECRET SPICE (Discreet Cat). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 1m, US$548,510, Santa Anita Beholder Mile S., Gr.1, 2d Churchill Downs La Troienne S., Gr.1, Del Mar Clement L Hirsch S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Zenyatta S., Gr.2, 3d Del Mar Desi Arnaz S., L, 4th Santa Anita Anoakia S., L.

Claire's Song. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

ELUSIVE MISCHIEF (Into Mischief). 4 wins at 5½f, 6½f, US$213,659, Colonial Downs Meadow Stable S., L, 3d Woodbine Charlie Barley S., L.

HUAMBO (Green Dancer). 5 wins from 1400m to 1700m, €3,594, 89,365Dm. in Germany and Turkey, Mülheim Orakel der Dreijahrigen, L, 3d Grosser Preis der Dortmunder Wirtschaft, Gr.3.

Skip Poker (Skip Away). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 9f, US$109,938, Gulfstream Park Allowance, 3d Monmouth Twin Lights S., L. Dam of-

LIQUID MERCURY (Trippi). 6 wins from 1400m to 2450m, R462,750, 398,634Dhs in South Africa and U.A.E, Kenilworth Winter Derby, Gr.3, Meydan Gulf News Sport H., 3d Kenilworth Cape Derby, Gr.1, Winter Classic, Gr.3.

CAPTAIN GAMBLER (Captain Al). 2 wins at 2, R290,100, Kenilworth Irridescence S., L, 3d Kenilworth Cape Derby, Gr.1.

Valley Fever. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

VALLI WITH A VOW (Broken Vow). 4 wins from 6½f to 1m, US$210,771, Fair Grounds Pago Hop S., L, 3d Woodbine Nassau S., Gr.2. Producer.

Proven Desire. Winner at 1m in U.S.A. Dam of-

QUICK HAWK (Spend a Buck). Winner at 2 in Brazil, Gavea Classico Jose Calmon, L, 2d Cidade Jardim G.P. Juliano Martins, Gr.1.

Red Tulip. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Brazil. Dam of-

EXHIBITION (Wild Event). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 2400m in Brazil, Cidade Jardim G.P. Presidente Jose Bonifacio Coutinho Nogueira, Gr.2, 2d Cidade Jardim G.P. Presidente Hernani Azevedo Silva, Gr.2, G.P. Presidente Fabio da Silva Prado, Gr.2, G.P. Presidente Jose Antonio Pamplona de Andrade, Gr.2, G.P. Presidente Guilherme Ellis, Gr.3, 3d Cidade Jardim G.P. Henrique de Toledo Lara, Gr.1, Classico Presidente Silvio Alvares Penteado, L, 4th Cidade Jardim G.P. Barao de Piracicaba, Gr.1.

Home Love. Unraced. Dam of-

LOCAL TALENT (Northern Dancer). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1850m, 1,005,150fr., Longchamp Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Prix La Rochette, Gr.3, 2d Longchamp Prix de Guiche, Gr.3, 4th Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Longchamp Grand Criterium, Gr.1, Deauville Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3. Sire.

LOCAL SUITOR (Blushing Groom). 2 wins at 2, Newbury Mill Reef S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, 4th Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3. Sire.

Kerenza. Winner at 2200m in France. Dam of-

JOMANA (Darshaan). 7 wins from 1900m to 2500m, €93,100, 182,787fr., Saint-Cloud Prix Corrida, Gr.3, Prix Exbury, Gr.3, 2d Toulouse Prix Max Sicard, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Belle de Nuit, L. Producer.

Cielo's Love. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

TUESDAY'S SPECIAL (Irish River). 6 wins from 1600m to 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix Exbury, Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix d'Harcourt, Gr.2. Sire.

Homage. Unraced. Dam of-

MARK OF ESTEEM (Darshaan). Top of The 1996 International 3YO Classification (Mile). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, £365,139, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, Goodwood Celebration Mile S., Gr.2, 2d Newmarket Strutt & Parker S. Sire.

Renowned. Unraced. Dam of-

RENOWING (Halling). 3 wins from 1300m to 2100m, Rome Premio Botticelli, L, Milan Premio Linate.

Varsity (Lomitas). 4 wins from 2000m to 2400m, €114,918, 14,720Dhs in Ireland and France, Curragh This Time Tomorrow H., 2d Dundalk Carlingford S., L. Dam of-

GM HOPKINS (Dubawi). 7 wins from 1600m to 2200m, £289,189, 648,387Dhs, to 2019-20 in GB and U.A.E, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Championship, Gr.3-twice, Ascot Paradise S., L, Royal Ascot Royal Hunt Cup, 3d Sandown Gala S., L.

 

Race Record:

4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$107,110, to 2020-21, ARC Bonecrusher S., Gr.3, WRC William the Protector 2YO S., Manawatu RC Oliver Brickworks 2YO S., BOP RC Stewart Browne Memorial S., 2d Counties RC Franklin Auctions S., Levin RC Ribbons Plus 2YO S., 3d Hawkes Bay NZB RTR Trainers Series S., 4th Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Mufhasa S., L.

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