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Merchant Navy/Thunder Lady (NZ) '19
Merchant Navy/Thunder Lady (NZ) '19
Merchant Navy/Thunder Lady (NZ) '19
Merchant Navy/Thunder Lady (NZ) '19

Lot 890 - Merchant Navy/Thunder Lady (NZ) '19

A filly from the first crop of high profile young dual Group 1 winning globettrotter Merchant Navy. She is out of one of the best mares he has covered, Group 2 winner & dual G1 placed Thunder Lady, who hails from the magnificent Fleur De Chine family




Bay filly       Foaled 27th September 2019 

MERCHANT NAVY Fastnet RockDanehill (USA)Danzig
Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy (USA)
Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime (GB)
DecidityLast Tycoon (Ire)
Mastercraftsman (Ire)Danehill DancerDanehill (USA)
Starlight DreamsBlack Tie Affair
ThunderchineThunder Gulch (USA)Gulch
Fleur de Chine (NZ)Centaine

MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) (Bay 2014-Stud Aust. 2018, Ire. 2019). 7 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$939,950, £340,260, €70,800, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Brother to SW Jolie Bay (ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2) and SP Zara Bay. Half-brother to the dam of SP Shotmaker. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

THUNDER LADY (NZ), by Mastercraftsman (Ire). Winner at 2000m, NZ$750, A$466,775, VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, 2d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, Benalla Gold Cup, 3d ATC Vinery Stud S., Gr.1. Half-sister to  Fleur d'Amour (dam of PRINCESS KERERU). This is her second foal. Her first foal is unraced.


2nd dam

THUNDERCHINE, by Thunder Gulch (USA). Unraced. Sister to TULLY THUNDER,  Fleur de l'Orient (dam of IRISH FLAME), half-sister to SUFFICIENT, Fleur De'here (dam of ZAMZAM), Londehero. Dam of 12 named foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

THUNDER LADY (f Mastercraftsman) Winner. See above.

 Mr Steal. 5 wins from 1800m to 2300m, A$179,995, ATC TAB Rewards H., Cellarbrations H., 2d ATC Hyland Race Colours H., 3d ATC Adaptra H., H.

 Perun. 4 wins from 1600m to 2100m, A$84,390, to 2020-21, TTC Bidfood Launceston H., Thank You Alwyn Shaw H., TRC Gee Gees Horse Stud P., 2d TTC Kevin Sharkie H., 3d TTC Carlton & United Breweries H., Longford Cup NewYear's Day H., TAB H., Tradies & Ladies H.

 Klose. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ATC Australian Rotary Health H., Hawkes Bay Stella Artois H., Dow Agrosciences H., 3d WRC Zephyr IT Cup, Hawkes Bay Edwards & Hardy Wellington H., Thomson's Suits H.

 Kim Possible. 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, Waikato RC FT Hawkins Memorial H., BOP RC Platinum Showhome H., 3d Avondale JC Integrated Print Solutions H. Producer.

 Fleur d'Amour. 3 wins at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

PRINCESS KERERU (f Pins) 7 wins to 1300m, NZ$279,625, ARC Darley P., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Finance Sprint H, L, ARC Celebrating Dawn Williams H., Coca-Cola H., Rotorua RC Lowe Schollum & Jones H., 2d ARC Railway S., Gr.1, Rotorua RC Arawa S., Gr.3, WRC Lightning H., L, ARC Brighthill Yearlings S., Carlton Events H., 3d Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.2, ARC Barfoot & Thompson H., Swiss Deli H.


3rd dam

FLEUR DE CHINE (NZ), by Centaine. Third top filly on The 1995-96 NZ 2YO Free H. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, NZ$99,725, Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.2, Waikato RC Star Way S., L, 2d Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, Avondale JC Classic S., L, ARC Casual Lies H., Avondale JC Avondale Peninsula Hotel 3YO H., 3d Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, Wanganui JC Sovereign Lodge T.V. Heart Throb S., L, ARC Ellerslie Function & Convention Centre Sprint H., 4th Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to  Daydream (dam of LISTEN),  Jackie O' (dam of KILDARE, ONE LOVE),  Centra Rainbeam (dam of BELCENTRA),  San Century (dam of GLORIOUS DAYS, BANGALORE BULLET - BRIGHT STAR (H.K.), SPURCENT), half-sister to SNEETCH (dam of BLACK MAMBA), Sandarac. Dam of 16 foals, 14 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

TULLY THUNDER (f Thunder Gulch) 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1350m, 2000m, A$420,950, SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, Oaklands P., L, VRC Comic Court H., MRC Select H., 2d South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3, Auraria S., Gr.3, 3d MRC JJ Liston S., Gr.2, SAJC Alcohol Go-Easy S., L, MRC Robert Taranto H., Macquarie H., SAJC Carlton Draught 2YO H., 4th VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S., L. Dam of 5 winners-

Lipari (f Redoute's Choice) Placed at 3, 3d SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L. Dam of 3 winners-

LEVENDI (c Pierro) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, A$1,708,150, ATC Australian Derby, Gr.1, Tulloch S., Gr.2, VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, MRC (Mornington) Fastrac Foodservice H., 2d MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, 3d MVRC JRA Cup, Gr.3.

WU GOK (g Sebring) 11 wins from 1550m to 2400m, A$774,535, to 2019-20, ATC Premier's Cup, Gr.3, Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Winter Cup, L, Wyong Gold Cup, L, ATC Eremein H., 3d ATC Randwick City S., L.

MARCEL FROM MADRID (g Sepoy) 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1300m, A$270,790, to 2019-20, SAJC National S., Gr.3, Ballarat TC Sportsbet Foolproof H., 2d VRC TAB Venue Mode H., 4th VRC AR Creswick S., L, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L.

 Bidthemobgooday. 2 wins at 1650m, 1800m, BRC Caesarstone P., 2d STC CSR Building Products P. Dam of 3 winners-

DUPLICITY (g Duporth) 6 wins from 1400m to 2500m, NZ$238,287, to 2019-20, CJC Metropolitan Trophy H., L, Manawatu Cup Prelude, 2d New Zealand Cup, Gr.3, Feilding Gold Cup, L.

SUFFICIENT (c Zabeel) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, ARC Champagne S., L, Mitty's H., 2d ARC Cambridge Stud 3YO H., Legends Fellowship 2YO H. Sire.

Fleur De'here (f Dehere) 3 wins to 1400m, NZ$96,237, 2d Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Otago RC Eclipse S., L, ARC Auckland Airport 3YO H., Matamata RC Rich Hill 3YO H., 3d Otago RC Race a Horse With Go Racing H., 4th Hororata RC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' S, L. Dam of 4 winners-

ZAMZAM (f Redoute's Choice) 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$294,900, MVRC Valley Pearl, L, VRC Primacy H., MVRC City Jeep 2YO P., 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1.

Londehero (g Lonhro) 7 wins to 1200m, A$450,575, BRC Yellowglen H., Canadian Club H., Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H., Tattersall's H., 2d GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic, L, 3d BRC Phelan Ready S., L.

 Fleur de l'Orient. 2 wins at 1200m, 1500m in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

IRISH FLAME (g Zed) 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, NZ$187,045, A$549,600, to 2020-21, Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3, Ballarat Cup, L, MVRC Lockdown Legends H., VRC Twitter Trophy, ARC Fasttrack Insurance H., CJC Blue Star Taxis H., 3d Hawkes Bay El Roca Sprint H., L.

Langridge Street (g Elvstroem) 4 wins from 1400m to 1950m, A$220,502, VRC Leonard H., SAJC Darley H., Schweppes H., 3d TRC Tasmanian S., L.

 Rasasa. Winner at 2200m in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

Seenaan - Jay Eff Express (Sing.) (g Murtajill) 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$71,000, S$290,885, VRC Taj Rossi 2YO Series Heat P., Singapore TC Charity S., Benchmark 97 H., 2d Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L.

Data Provided by Arion Pedigrees
Merchant Navy
Thunder Lady (NZ)
Sep 27, 2019
Sale Info:
Lot 890 at Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale 2021
Purchase Price:
$320,000  (Price is exclusive of GST and does not include current costs)

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