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Sire: Rip Van Winkle

Dam: Hecuba

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Oct 26th, 2016

Country: New Zealand

Horse Description:

RIP VAN WINKLE was simply brilliant on the racetrack, winning three Group 1 races in England between a mile and 10 furlongs, including the stallion-making Juddmonte International, joining FRANKEL, SEA THE STARS and DECLARATION OF WAR on the honour roll.

RIP VAN WINKLE has produced DICK WHITTINGTON, a 2YO Group 1 winner in England, while the sire has also had success in Australasia with CAPELLA and EURO ANGEL, stakes winners over 1600m.

This filly’s dam Hecuba has already produced the stakes winner VIANA and C’MON CUBA, who has been Group 2-placed as well as Cohiba, a 1200m winner in New Zealand from three foals to race.

Class drips through this filly’s pedigree page with her grand-dam MELORA winning twice at Group 2 level and running second in the Group 1 Queensland Derby and third in the Queensland Oaks.

This outstanding type has everything going for her to be a success on the track with GALILEO, SADLER’S WELLS, DANEHILL and SIR TRISTRAM featuring heavily in her pedigree.





Foaled 26th October 2016

SireGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) Urban SeaMiswaki
2006Looking BackStravinskyNureyev
  Mustique DreamDon't Forget Me
HECUBA (NZ) ConfidentiallyKaoru Star
2000MeloraSir TristramSir Ivor
  Te Akau StarShining Finish

RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) (Bay 2006-Stud 2011). 5 wins-2 at 2, York International S., Gr.1. Sire of 620 rnrs, 329 wnrs, 24 SW, inc. Dick Whittington (Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1), Te Akau Shark, Creggs Pipes, Capella, Lasarla, Real Value, Bizzwinkle, Euro Angel, First Impressions, I Am Beautiful, Kingsguard, Let Her Rip, Magic Dancer, The Happy Prince, Almorox, Isole Canarie, Bravo Zolo, Down Town, Rip, Pendleton, Intelligence, Princess Charm, etc.


1st dam

HECUBA, by Danzero. Placed at 3 in NZ. This is her eighth living foal. Dam of five foals to race, three winners-

VIANA (f. by Volksraad). 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, NZ$78,375, CJC Spring Classic, L, Weston Milling H., Speight's H., 2d CJC Speight's H.-twice, Hawkes Bay Stella Artois H. Dam of-

Camelle. Winner at 1300m in 2018-19 in Aust.

C'Mon Cuba (f. by Thorn Park). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 2d ARC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, Waikato RC Psychedelic H., Avondale JC D Waddell Racing Stables H., 3d Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, 4th ARC Sunline Vase, L. Dam of-

Ole Ole (Makfi). 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m in 2018-19, 2d Counties RC Champagne S., L, 3d Waikato RC Waikato Equine Vet Centre S., L, 4th Waikato RC Great Northern Foal S., L.

I See Red. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m to 2017-18, ARC Cardinal Logistics H., 2d Whangarei RC Ruakaka's 40th Lunch 15th September H., 3d ARC Otakiri Reserve H., Cardinal Logistics H., Counties RC Franklin Long Roofing H., Whangarei RC Harcourts Bream Bay H.

Cohiba (f. by Falkirk). Winner at 1200m, 2d WRC JR & N Berkett H., 3d Taumarunui RC Universal Beef Packers H.

Missile Crisis (f. by Zacinto). Placed at 3 in 2017-18 in Aust.

Justaway (g. by Thewayyouare). Placed to 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

MELORA, by Sir Tristram. 4 wins from 1600m to 2000m, NZ$56,075, A$324,200, GCTC AD Hollindale Cup, Gr.2, BTC Doomben Roses H., Cambridge JC Deputy Governor H., 2d Queensland Derby, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Highview Stud H., 3d Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, STC Hill S., Gr.2, Clarence River JC Grafton Cup, Gr.3, 4th BTC Doomben Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, ARC King's P., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3, Manawatu RC Centaine S., Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to PIPER STAR. Dam of 6 named foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Denton. 6 wins from 9½f to 1½m in GB.

Florete. Raced twice. Dam of-

Fabriano (Golan). 4 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$239,281, 2d VRC Gala Supreme H., MRC M&J Chickens H., Le Pine Funerals H., City of Greater Dandenong Cup, 3d Albury Gold Cup, L, MRC Programmed Property Services H., Biretta & Busby Hatmaker Company H., So Called H., MVRC 1print.com.au H., Black Caviar Sweet 16 P., John Paraskevas H., Mitchelton Wines H., Wangaratta Cup.

Oerter. 7 wins from 1300m to 3200m, A$170,475, MRC Sportingbet Best Tote H., MRC (Mornington) Morningtondental.com.au H., 2d TTC C Reissig Builders P/L H., 3d TTC Carrick P.

Courtly Fashion. Unraced. Dam of-

Newswire Free. Winner at 1650m, HKJC Nam Fung H., 2d HKJC KC Chinalink Bus H., Morrison Hill Road H., Lyndhurst H., Maria Galland H., 3d HKJC Shun Lee H., Lucky Star H., Wong Ma Tei H.

Trendy World - Modena Recharge (Mac.). Winner at 1200m, HKJC Ashley H.


3rd dam

Te Akau Star, by Shining Finish. 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1050m to 1600m, 2d Avondale JC Classic S., Gr.3, Champernay Mile, 3d ARC Champagne S., Gr.3, 4th Waipa RC Galilee S., L. Sister to SHINAKIMA, half-sister to Coverage (dam of UBER). Dam of 11 named foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

PIPER STAR (Kaapstad). 6 wins from 1100m to 2000m, NZ$43,375, A$297,400, MRC TS Carlyon Cup, Gr.2, VRC Matriarch S., Gr.3, Jayco Welter H., VATC Charles Kerville H., Avondale JC Anziyan H., 2d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, Waikato RC Bloomsbury Stud H., 3d MRC St George S., Gr.2, MVRC Wedgwood Vase. Producer.

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

Fiddly. Unplaced. Dam of-

Fremond (Not a Single Doubt). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$188,465, WATC Westspeed Initial 2YO P., Linley Valley Pork H., Devil's Lair H., 2d WATC Aquanita S., L, Young Membership H., 3d WATC Flying Colours Madfish P.