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O.P. « 2016-Apr-23, 11:22 AM »


LA DIOSA (NZ)Bay filly 2013 
So You Think
Bay 2006
High Chaparral
Bay 1999
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
1954
1957
14-c
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Special
1968
1969
19-b
5-h
Kasora
Brown 1993
Darshaan
Brown 1981
Shirley Heights
Delsy
1975
1972
1-l
13-c
Kozana
Brown 1982
Kris
Koblenza
1976
1966
2-o
1-n
Triassic
Bay 1990
Tights
Bay 1981
Nijinsky
Bay 1967
Northern Dancer
Flaming Page
1961
1959
2-d
8-f
Dancealot
Bay 1971
Round Table
Music Please
1954
1963
2-f
16-g
Astral Row
Brown 1979
Long Row
Brown 1970
Linacre
Front Row
1960
1965
15-a
42>
Pak Bun Bay
Bay 1970
Matinee Idol
Philipolo
1956
1960
13-e
13-a
Star Affair
Bay 1998
Star Way
Chestnut 1977
Star Appeal
Bay 1970
Appiani
Bay 1963
Herbager
Angela Rucellai
1956
1954
16-c
4-f
Sterna
Brown 1960
Neckar
Stammesart
1948
1944
4-r
5-d
New Way
Chestnut 1970
Klairon
Bay 1952
Clarion
Kalmia
1944
1931
1-n
1-w
New Move
Bay 1958
Umberto
New Moon
1951
1940
2-f
6-e
The Grin
Brown 1992
Grosvenor
Bay 1979
Sir Tristram
Bay 1971
Sir Ivor
Isolt
1965
1961
8-g
6-e
My Tricia
Brown 1974
Hermes
Gay Poss
1963
1966
11-d
8>
The Dimple
Bay 1977
Noble Bijou
Bay 1971
Vaguely Noble
Priceless Gem
1965
1963
1-d
1-s
The Pixie
Chestnut 1968
Mellay
The Kurd
1961
1961
2-i
2-b
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« 2016-Apr-23, 12:55 PM Reply #1 »
Excellent run for 4th today at Riccarton over what appeared to be, for her, on paper and in the event a ridiculously short 1000m trip.

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« 2016-Sep-03, 10:26 AM Reply #2 »
She resumes today, again over 1000m.

I have no idea who her trainers are - Mandy and Matt Brown - But I suspect they are dimwits.


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« 2016-Sep-03, 11:04 AM Reply #3 »
How would you know unless there is some similar lineage ?

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« 2016-Sep-03, 11:34 AM Reply #4 »
How would you know unless there is some similar lineage ?

Sorry, Not sure what that question is alluding to ?

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« 2016-Sep-03, 12:30 PM Reply #5 »
Fluctuations suggest she is trying today. Surprising, with the Jockey booking I hoped she was just going around for a trial.


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« 2016-Sep-03, 12:36 PM Reply #6 »
Very impressive 3rd.

Hopefully those in charge of her do not butcher her.


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« 2016-Sep-03, 04:23 PM Reply #7 »
If she turns out half as good as her mum's  namesake of the 60's she'll pay her way.

1965 MVRC Moonee Valley Stakes Pr 8F
1965 MVRC WS Cox Plate Pr 10F
1965 VATC Caulfield Guineas Pr 8F
1965 VATC Merson Cooper Stakes Pr 6F
1965 VRC Ascot Vale (2yo) Stakes Pr 6F
1965 VRC Linlithgow Stakes Pr 8F
1966 MVRC William Reid Stakes Pr 6F
1966 VATC Futurity Stakes

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« 2016-Sep-17, 02:11 PM Reply #8 »
I think the New Zealand 1000 Guineas is a week after the Caulfield version. I can only assume that is where they are heading with this filly.

Crazy campaigning so far.

1200m about to jump.

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« 2016-Sep-17, 02:34 PM Reply #9 »
She was very impressive today.

Way too short but she is a fair dinkum trier, really stretched right out.

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« 2016-Oct-15, 01:24 PM Reply #10 »
She is good. She is very very good.


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« 2016-Oct-15, 08:35 PM Reply #11 »
She is good. She is very very good.

goes ok

very good to still win after that ride

oaks ?

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« 2016-Nov-12, 12:18 PM Reply #12 »
Quite simply I love this filly.

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« 2016-Nov-12, 01:52 PM Reply #13 »
First group 1 for So You Think

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« 2016-Nov-14, 08:58 AM Reply #14 »
Won't be her last, could be a monster over more ground as she matures.

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« 2016-Nov-14, 10:06 PM Reply #15 »
Jason Tan on the NZ review program has just said she will now have a break with a view to

probably having one run (maybe at Ellerslie) in the new year before targeting the ATC Oaks.

Also apparently her name is Spanish for "the Goddess".

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« 2016-Nov-16, 11:12 AM Reply #16 »

WHEN THE PLAN CAME TOGETHER

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It was a confident plan with that confidence shared by the punters and, on a day when a couple of well favoured runners were rolled, glory belonged to La Diosa.

The South Island-trained filly gave her dual Cox Plate winning sire So You Think his first Group One winner when she fulfilled expectations in Saturday's gavelhouse.com 1000 Guineas at Riccarton.

Those expectations were formed many months earlier according to Gordon Calder, one of those who shared in the ownership of the filly. They were set down at a roundtable discussion designed to establish just who would be entrusted with the filly's preparation with this very target in mind.

"She was always a gorgeous filly and the dream was always the 1000 Guineas," said Calder.

Matt and Mandy Brown and their Ngapuke property, with its private training track and "superb attention to detail" came highly recommended at the discussion with the group agreeing that in this case a South Island base would be an advantage.

"It's great when a plan comes off, because we all know it isn't always the case in racing!" Calder joked on Sunday.

The man behind the plan was the filly's breeder, Whangarei-based Terry Archer, and it was a plan where the seed was planted many years earlier.

"I'd raced mainly colts and geldings," he explained. "I had a group one winner with Z'Oro who won the 1994 Thorndon Mile, but I realised there was no residual value at the end of their careers."

"I thought, someone must be making some money out of this - let's try and buy well-bred fillies."

First up came Showella, where the appeal for Archer was the fact the daughter of Lord Ballina and Show Queen was a granddaughter of the mighty Show Gate.

Showella went on to record six wins including Group One successes in the ARC New Zealand Stakes and the South Australian Derby. A foal share arrangement with Coolmore Stud saw Showella's first foal by Danehill purchased by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, racing as Safwa she went on to earn black type and notch up five wins.

"He must've liked what he saw because he came back and bought a colt out of Showella a few years later," Archer said.

The La Diosa story really began with Archer's $55,000 purchase at the 2000 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier sale of a daughter of Star Way and stakes winning Grosvenor mare, The Grin.

"Wayne Peters and I bought Star Affair off the Dennis brothers," he said. "She was passed in and I think Frank (Ritchie) ended up signing for her," he recalls.

When quizzed about his apparent affection for South Island female families, Archer is happy to put his hand up as a big fan.

"Absolutely, there are some beautiful families in the South Island," he said.

Star Affair added to her family's record with four wins at 1600m, among them the Gr.2 Travis Stakes before retiring to stud.

After what Archer describes as a run of colts - one Rock of Gibraltar (Group Three winner and Gr. 1 Sydney Cup placegetter Solid Billing) and three Galileos (among them South African Group One placegetter and winner of 5 races Galileo's Galaxy) - Star Affair had an O'Reilly filly which was purchased by Waikato Stud for $600,000 at the 2010 NZB Premier sale.

"Star Affair got to about 14 and I realised I needed a filly from her to carry on breeding from," he said.

When Star Affair produced a filly by High Chaparral (La Dama), followed by another by So You Think, Archer decided he needed to get a group together to ensure that happened. 

That syndicate - Calder Bloodstock Ltd, G L Currie, Bruce Honeybone & Deborah Martin, M L Gibson, P B C Sipos & T W Archer Trust - as listed in Saturday's racebook are retaining those two fillies - La Dama and La Diosa - and a subsequent yearling filly by O'Reilly which will head off to the breakers next March.

While La Diosa is currently leading the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year series the owners of other three year old fillies may be pleased to hear that is not her ultimate target. She will go for a spell now and probably have one race in New Zealand before heading to Australia in the autumn.

"You can't ignore the prize money on offer in Australia," he said. "Also, Australian black type means so much more when you are selling. The Australians are our biggest market so winning races over there really counts."

Archer is hopeful La Diosa's major target will be the ATC Oaks. "We have reason to believe she will go the distance, she has a half-sibling who was placed over 3200m, but you never know. She will tell us." - NZ Racing Desk

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« 2016-Nov-16, 11:13 AM Reply #17 »

CUNEEN TO KEEP WATCH ON TOP 3YO

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Racha Cuneen will be keeping tabs on the star filly La Diosa from afar in the coming weeks.

The Canterbury apprentice is looking forward to his first overseas riding experience, but he'll be staying in touch with the leading three-year-old's trainers Mandy and Matt Brown.

Cuneen, who partnered La Diosa to an impressive victory in Saturday's Gr.1 NZ 1000 Guineas, is preparing for a trip to Malaysia.

"I'm still waiting for a visa and when that comes through I'll be going for three months," he said.

"I've always wanted to stretch out a bit and explore and I'm being sponsored by the trainer Bonny Ng.

"If I'm wanted here then I will be happy to fly back and ride La Diosa."

Cuneen is now in his sixth season of riding and, by his own admission, immaturity issues prevented him from making an earlier impact.
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Racha Cuneen

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"I was never settled or committed earlier on and I made mistakes and learned from them," he said.

"I grew up in Orewa and my step-dad was into his horses. He had a few trotters and it was him who suggested that I got into racing.

"I was half the size I am now so I gave it a go I never liked school. I started with Kevin Hughes and Dean Wiles at Pukekohe and after about three years I shifted to Cambridge to Brett McDonald.

"I was a probationer there for a year and had a spell with John Wheeler as well before I was apprenticed to Trent Busuttin.

"I then decided to move south to give myself a fresh start and I went to Michael Pitman and when I moved to Neill Ridley things really started to go well for me." 

Cuneen, 24, has now ridden 103 winners and he finished runner-up on Miss Seton Sands in The Telegraph earlier this year before his breakthrough success at Group One level aboard La Diosa at Riccarton.  NZ Racing Desk.

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« 2016-Nov-16, 11:14 AM Reply #18 »

CUNEEN REPAYS THE FAITH ABOARD TOP FILLY

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La Diosa

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Weight of expectation at Riccarton didn't faze Racha Cuneen, who successfully rose to the biggest challenge of his career on Saturday.

The 24-year-old was entrusted with the ride on the Gr.1 gavelhouse.com NZ 1000 Guineas favourite La Diosa and he repaid the confidence showed in him with a faultless display to guide the southern filly to victory. 

"She's an amazing filly and I'm very grateful to be given the opportunity by Mandy and Matt Brown and the connections," Cuneen said. 

Cuneen had ridden La Diosa in her three previous starts, including Listed wins in the Canterbury Belle Stakes and the Barneswood Farm Stakes and he gave another polished display aboard the daughter of the New Zealand-bred multiple Group One winner So You Think. 

La Diosa settled in the final pairing before she scouted wide near the turn and then finished relentlessly for the fourth win of her six start career. 

"The plan was always to get back and run over the top of them," Cuneen said. "We hit the front early and she got a bit lost, but all credit to the filly she's a great horse." 

La Diosa then unceremoniously dumped Cuneen after the winning post "you have to take the highs and lows!" he said. 

The filly not only provided Cuneen and sire So You Think with their first Group One winner, but also her Canterbury trainers who weren't altogether sure how La Diosa would cope with the Dead 4 track. 

"We didn't know how she would handle it," Matt Brown said. "She had to be good to win and she is very good, she just likes to get back and relax. 

"Racha hasn't done anything wrong on her and he rode her brilliantly." 

La Diosa won by a length and a half from Bella Gioia with Sweepstake third ahead of Midnight Gossip.  NZ Racing Desk.

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« 2017-Feb-26, 09:37 AM Reply #19 »
Star So You Think Filly Wins Surround
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 25 February 2017
A dominant last start winner of the Group I New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, star Kiwi So You Think filly La Bella Diosa resumed from a spell at Randwick on Saturday to defeat a crack field to win the Group II ATC Surround Stakes in driving rain.



The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained dual Group I winner Global Glamour set a fast pace in front, but could not hold off the fast finish of La Bella Diosa, who flew through along the inside for Jason Collett.

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La Bella Diosa

La Bella Diosa (images Steve Hart) took the 1400 metre sprint by a length and a half over Omei Sword with Global Glamour fading in the heavy ground to finish third.

Prepared by Rangiora-based training partners Mandy and Matt Brown, La Bella Diosa took her record to five wins from seven starts and now heads towards the Group I ATC Australian Oaks in April.

"She's always shown a lot," Matt Brown said.

"She won the Thousand Guineas pretty well and the owners wanted to have a go at the Australian Oaks so we came over early and to get a result like that is great.

"We'll go the race at Kembla Grange (Arrowfield Kembla Grange Classic) and then perhaps to Rosehill for a 2000-metre race (Vinery Stud Stakes)."

A half-sister to Group III winner Solid Billing, stakes-winner Thy and Group I placed Galileo's Galaxy, La Diosa is the eighth winner from terrific producer and Group II winner A Star Affair, a half-sister to The Jewel, who won the New Zealand 1,000 Guineas back in 2002.

La Diosa is the first Group I winner for champion racehorse So You Think, who has made an outstanding start to his stud career and is the leading Australian Second Season Sire by earnings.

So You Think has a terrific selection of 16 youngsters for the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale starting on Sunday, click here to see them.

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« 2017-Feb-26, 10:14 AM Reply #20 »
Well spotted back in April, Auth. :clap2:

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« 2017-Feb-26, 10:37 AM Reply #21 »
 Good judgement on display here for sure.
She is real good.

She's from this amazing South Island family of The Pixie and The Dimple and no surprise she didn't mind the wet.
 
Thanks for the tip but it all went on Extreme Choice anyway

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« 2017-Feb-26, 10:43 AM Reply #22 »
Thought they may blow it early on but she seems to have plenty of class.  :)

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« 2018-Aug-18, 01:07 PM Reply #23 »
Ouch!

A clear sign I should cease punting today.

Both bets so far are still looking for clear runs ( in other races ) and this mare blouses everything with a clear run down the outside.


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