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Pin Your Hopes

Sire: Pins

Dam: Zarvana

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 8 year old

Foaled: Oct 30th, 2009

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Orange, White Stripe, Black Sleeves, Orange Cuffs


Cyclone Racing (Mgr: P J Roots), A J Blackshaw, R E Bowen, Mrs C J Roberts, K R Barnett, W R Olver, L J Olver, K W Franklin, D W Franklin, M J McCraw, T B Beasley, P G Carey, P J Nicoll & D C Donohoe

Career Record: 47-10-8-2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    21.3 %
  • Place
    21.3 %

Horse Description:





Bay geldingFoaled in 2009

SireSnippetsLunchtimeSilly Season
PINS (AUS) Easy DateGrand Chaudiere
1996No FinerKaoru StarStar Kingdom
  HumourPirate King
DamZabeelSir TristramSir Ivor
ZARVANA (NZ) Lady GiselleNureyev
2005GiovanaBlues TravellerBluebird

PINS (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 7 wins-1 at 2, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Leading NZ Sire (worldwide earnings) twice. Sire of 987 rnrs, 688 wnrs, 74 SW, inc. El Segundo (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Legs, Aerovelocity, Ambitious Dragon, Katie Lee, Porotene Gem, Econsul, A Touch of Ruby, Antonio Lombardo, Mackintosh, Legless Veuve, Shopaholic, Icepin - Regency King (H.K.), Rolling Pin, Gallopin, Lauren Tate, Pimms Time, Megapins, Pinsoir, etc.


1st dam

ZARVANA, by Zabeel. Unraced. Half-sister to Medici, Chivana. Dam of two named foals, both raced, inc:-

Pin Your Hopes (g. by Pins). 10 wins. See below.


2nd dam

GIOVANA, by Blues Traveller. Champion Older Female Stayer in NZ in 2001-02. 8 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$422,062, A$470,000, WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, ARC The Oaks Stud Classic, Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, Gasmate S., Gr.3, Smith & Smith Auto Glass 3YO H., Chartwell Square H., 2d WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, ARC The Oaks Stud Classic, Gr.1, AJC Chairman's H., Gr.2, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, VATC St George S., Gr.2, ARC King's P., Gr.3, Hawkes Bay GR Kelt Memorial H., L, 3d STC Mercedes Classic, Gr.1, Ranvet S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.3, Soliloquy S., L, 4th New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, QTC Grand Prix S., Gr.2, BOP RC Thames Valley S., Gr.3, ARC Great Northern Challenge S., L. Dam of 6 foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

Medici (Encosta de Lago). 4 wins from 2000m to 2300m, North Canterbury RC North Canterbury Cup, Manawatu RC Courtesy Ford H., 2d Manawatu Cup, Gr.3, Counties RC HR Fisken & Sons Ltd H., Matamata RC Visique Visioncare H.

Chivana (Fusaichi Pegasus). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1700m, 2d MRC Love a Show 2YO H., 3d VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L. Dam of-

Matador in Red. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, R384,750, to 2016-17, Fairview Computaform Express S., Kenilworth Moboka Award Winter Classic Raceday H., Book Your Next Function H., 4th Kenilworth Winter Juvenile S., L.

Command Chi. Winner at 1600m in South Africa.

Dargio. 2 wins at 1600m, 1750m in Aust.


3rd dam

TRISTAINE, by Centaine. Winner at 2, VATC Kenneth McLean 2YO H., 2d VATC Flag International H., Api H, Glenhuntly H., VRC Manchester Unity H. Half-sister to SKY DANZA. Dam of 5 foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

GIOVANA (Blues Traveller). 8 wins. See above.

Plute. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, VATC Oakleigh Amateur FC H., 3d VATC TA Tabart H.

Springball. Winner at 1200m, 2d AJC Vouris & Bell H., STC Nova 969 Party Marquee H., 3d STC Parramatta Leagues Club H., Spirit of Anzac H.

Tristraad. Unraced. Dam of-

Champagne Rose. 9 wins at 1100m, 1200m to 2017 in Malaysia and Singapore, 2d Singapore TC Initiation P., 3d Singapore TC Recast Initiation S., Welcome S.

Tristine. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Dam of-

Cheeky Boy. 5 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$138,200, to 2016-17, ARC Dunstan Feeds Championship Final, Frucor H., Vertical Logistics H., Waikato RC Soho Wine Company H., 2d ARC Lindauer H., 3d ARC Crombie Lockwood H., Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier H., Waikato RC H.


4th dam

TRISTINA, by Sir Tristram. 4 wins from 1600m to 2400m, A$107,575, Queensland Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Toy Show H., High Peak H., VATC Limerick H., 2d VATC Quezette H., 3d VRC Cap d'Antibes H., 4th QTC Grand Prix S., Gr.1, STC NE Manion Cup, Gr.3, MVRC Diamond Jubilee S., L. Half-sister to Pacific Star. Dam of 7 foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

SKY DANZA (Danzatore). 5 wins from 1600m to 2400m, STC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, ARC Karaka Bloodstock H., Manawatu RC Logan Thoroughbred Insurance H., 2d Avondale JC Gibson Print Improvers' H., VRC CCI Insurances H., 3d ARC Richfield Lady H., MVRC Ungaro H. Producer.

Babbling. 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m, AJC Diggers Bowling Club H., 2d AJC Kista H., STC NSW Racing Industry H., 3d AJC Office Product Solutions Pty Ltd H. Producer.

Tristaine. Winner. See above.


5th dam

PACIFIC ISLE, by Hermes. Unraced. Dam of 3 foals, all winners, inc:-

TRISTINA (Sir Tristram). 4 wins. See above.

Pacific Star (Star Way). 9 wins-2 at 2-from 1150m to 1600m, NZ$85,685, ARC New Zealand Sprint H., Wrightson Bloodstock Sprint H., Avondale JC Stewards' H., ARC Field House Mr Illusion H., 3d Levin RC Ryder S., L, ARC North City Corporation 1300.


Race Record: 44 Starts 10-8-2 A$415,435.

10 wins from 1100m to 1800m, A$415,435, MRC Catanach's Jewellers H., VRC Henry Bolte H., Cranbourne TC Mile Final H., MRC Crown Golden Ale H., VRC Gippsland Region H., 2d MVRC Mayoral Charity Community H., MRC BTB Directional Drilling H., Schweppes H., VRC Antler Luggage H., 3d VRC Wendy Johnson H., MVRC William Hill H., 4th Sale Cup, L.