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Makfi X Penumbra

Sire: Makfi

Dam: Penumbra

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Nov 6th, 2015

Country: New Zealand

Horse Description:

The New Zealand Read to Run Sale has produced some wonderful results for Ellerton Zahra Racing and this bloke has the quality and scope about him to join the likes of ODEON and ROCK ‘N’ GOLD as winning selections from the Karaka sale.

Already a two-year-old, this terrific colt is a son of MAKFI, a winner of the English Two Thousand Guineas, beating CANFORD CLIFFS, and the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois where he defeated the 14-time Group 1 winner GOLDIKOVA, the winner of three Breeders Cup Miles in a row.

Makfi has had no trouble transferring his class to his progeny with the brilliant BONNEVAL winning at Group 1 level in both the autumn and spring of 2017 in Australia while SOFIA ROSA is an Australian Oaks winner and the sire’s sons MAKE BELIEVE and MARKY MARK have already won at the highest level in New Zealand.

This colt’s maternal pedigree is nothing short of outstanding with his dam Penumbra a three-time winner, by the great Kiwi sire PENTIRE, that has produced a winner at 1200m in New Zealand this season, but the mare is also related to some high-class New Zealand performers.

Kiwi champion (KING) MUFHASA is closely to this cracking colt as is the multiple Group 1 winner PACE INVADER and her Group 3-winning daughter GREY INVADER while Australian stakes winner RADIO SKY is also among this two-year-old’s close relations.

Purchased for $34,000 nzd from Karaka Ready to Run - click.

Video - arrival at Flemington - click





Foaled 6th November 2015

SireDubawiDubai MillenniumSeeking the Gold
MAKFI (GB) ZomaradahDeploy
2007DhelaalGreen DesertDanzig
  Irish ValleyIrish River
DamPentireBe My GuestNorthern Dancer
PENUMBRA (NZ) Gull NookMill Reef
2005African SunDesert SunGreen Desert

MAKFI (GB) (Bay 2007-Stud 2011). 4 wins-1 at 2, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 386 rnrs, 232 wnrs, 22 SW, inc. Bonneval (New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1), Make Believe, Sofia Rosa, Marky Mark, Noor Al Hawa, Maimara, Eleonora, Imposing Lass, Run Naan, Matchbreaker, Mate Story, Fabricate, Cornwallville, Monroe Bay, Titi Makfi, Not Only Florina, Savile Row, Tribal Wisdom, Cote d'Or, Djiguite, Hursley, Raw Impulse, SP Bletchley, Make Time, etc.


1st dam

PENUMBRA, by Pentire. 3 wins from 1600m to 2100m, 2d ARC Telecom H., Stella Artois Stayers H., 3d ARC Titch H., Counties RC Terry Ryan Timber H. This is her third foal. Dam of two foals to race, both winners-

Project (g. by Lucky Unicorn). 2 wins at 1400m in 2017-18, ARC Plumbing & Gasfitting S.

Dashper (g. by Redwood). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18, 3d ARC Barfoot & Thompson H.


2nd dam

AFRICAN SUN, by Desert Sun. Winner at 1600m in NZ. Half-sister to RADIO SKY. Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Wild Ace. 2 wins at 1400m, HKJC Shing Mun H., Chairmen's Day H., 2d HKJC Johnston H., 3d HKJC Raymond Weil H., Cheung Cup H., Severn H.

Penumbra. 3 wins. See above.


3rd dam

STARBINGER, by Frassino. Winner at 1600m, 3d ARC Goodwood Breeders H. Half-sister to Belisha (dam of GREY INVADER), Silver Sheila (dam of COMMANDER CHEVAL). Dam of 6 named foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

RADIO SKY (Kreisler). 2 wins at 2, SAJC Cinderella S., L, 3d STC Sebel Parramatta H., 4th AJC Keith Mackay H., L. Producer.

Star Invader. 2 wins at 1400m, Avondale JC Jon Mudgway Memorial H.


4th dam

JUST OURS, by Just Whistle. Unraced. Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Just Serene. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Cambridge JC Princess Eulogy S.H.

Belisha. Unraced. Dam of-

GREY INVADER (Brilliant Invader). 6 wins from 1300m to 1800m, NZ$137,125, A$90,000, HK$1,160,000, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.3, Hong Kong Invitation Cup, L, BOP RC Personalities' S., L, Counties RC Korean Motors P., 2d Egmont RC Evergreen S., L, ARC Finewood Improvers H., 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, ARC Air New Zealand S., Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.2, ARC Trainers' Championship S., Gr.3, VRC Honda Legend S., L, ARC Koru Club H., Waikato RC NZ Wines & Spirits Greys S., 4th Matamata Cup, L. Dam of-

PACE INVADER (Westminster). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$250,950, A$50,000, S$63,000, WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, ARC Waste Management H., Singapore TC Ouzo H., ARC Brightstone Cider H., 2d ARC Ladies Mile, Gr.3, VATC Tristarc S., Gr.3, ARC Stark South Juvenile S., NZTBA Juvenile S., 3d ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Royal S., Gr.2, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Carbine Club Trophy, 4th STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1. Producer.

Silver Sheila. Unraced. Dam of-

COMMANDER CHEVAL (All Glory). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$139,800, Matamata Cup, L, 2d Avondale Cup, Gr.1, Manawatu Cup, Gr.3, Counties RC Ra Ora Stud Challenge H., ARC Chelsea Mile, Waikato RC New Zealand Wines & Spirits Greys H., 3d Manawatu Cup, Gr.3, Marton Cup, L, Paeroa Cup, L, 4th Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1, Counties Cup, Gr.2, Waikato RC Fayette Park Grosvenor P.H., L.

Sheila Cheval. Unraced. Dam of-

(KING) MUFHASA (Pentire). Horse of the Year in NZ in 2008-09 & 2011-12. Champion Sprinter in NZ in 2008-09, 2010-11 & 2011-12. Champion Miler in NZ in 2008-09. 20 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$2,614,762, A$791,000, WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1-twice, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1-twice, Hawkes Bay Makfi Challenge S., Gr.1, Windsor Park P., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, Toorak H., Gr.1, Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, CJC Coupland's Bakeries Mile, Gr.2, Manawatu Challenge S., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay GR Kelt Memorial H., L, Waikato RC Seafood Bazaar H., 2d Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1, ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Mudgway Partsworld S., Gr.1, Windsor Park P., Gr.1-twice, WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.3, 3d Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, STC George Ryder S., Gr.1-twice, SCTC Glasshouse H., L.

Keepa Cheval. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Dam of-

BOSTONIAN (Jimmy Choux). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, NZ$78,500, to 2017-18, Hawkes Bay El Roca Sprint H., L, Fasttrack Insurance 2YO S., 2d Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2.