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Sire: Pierro

Dam: Floor Show

Gender: Gelding

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Nov 18th, 2014

Country: Australia


D R Z (Mgr: A J Blackshaw), P R Scott, L I Williams, N M Gray, Rock Show Racing (Mgr: A S Yates), Scar Racing (Mgr: A R Cameron), D J Morgan, G E G Mason, G W Hoskin, Ms J Crewes, K P Racing (Mgr: S D Kempster) & Ms A Murphy

Career Record: 11-1-0-1

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    9.1 %
  • Place
    9.1 %

Horse Description:

Pierro was simply unbeatable at two, winning all his six starts, including the famous Australian Two-Year-Old Triple Crown – the Golden Slipper, ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes – in a dominant season.

By outstanding sire LONHRO, Pierro returned as a spring three-year-old to finish second in the Caulfield Guineas and third against the best in Australasia in the Cox Plate.

A spring three-year-old confirmed Pierro’s class with wins in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder Stakes before completing his career with a momentous effort to run second in the Doncaster Mile carrying 57kg, an enormous weight for a three-year-old.

Meazza is out of the Sydney winner Floor Show, a daughter of outstanding international sire Stravinsky, who has been the broodmare sire of countless winners around the world.

Floor Show is a half-sister to the South African stakes performers Queen Mira and Umgiyo while her dam is a sister to French 2YO Group 1 winner Alberto Giacometti while he also hails from the same family as German stakes winner Sharan, who was also placed at Grade 1 level in the US.

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Bay or Brown geldingFoaled in 2014

PIERRO (AUS) ShadeaStraight Strike
2009Miss Right NoteDaylamiDoyoun
  Sky SongSadler's Wells
DamStravinskyNureyevNorthern Dancer
FLOOR SHOW (AUS) Fire the GroomBlushing Groom
2008Celtic QueenSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
  Sweeten UpShirley Heights

PIERRO (AUS) (Bay 2009-Stud 2013). 11 wins-6 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Out of a half-sister to SW Laverock. Leading Aust. First Season Sire in 2016-17. Sire of SW Pinot (MRC Ethereal S., Gr.3), Tulip, Satin Slipper, SP Pierata, Poseidon's Pool and of Arcadia Prince, Action, Levendi, Noviero, Octabello, Pissaro, Roy Had Enough, Charli Rose, Kentucky Breeze, Meazza, Pierone, Pierrocity, Plato, Winner's Lane, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

FLOOR SHOW, by Stravinsky. 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m, ATC Super Saver H., 2d ATC Green Valley TAB H. Half-sister to Queen Mira, Umgiyo. Dam of one named foal-

Meazza (g. by Pierro). Winner. See below.


2nd dam

CELTIC QUEEN, by Sadler's Wells. Unraced. Sister to ALBERTO GIACOMETTI. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Queen Mira (Danehill Dancer). 3 wins from 1000m to 1600m, R311,425, Vaal Racing Association H., 2d Turffontein Johannesburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge, Gr.3, Vaal Macsteel Tube & Pipe H., Racing Association H., 3d Turffontein Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, Anonymous Overseer's P., Climatevaal H., Vaal Racing Express H.

Umgiyo (Danehill Dancer). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1800m in South Africa and U.A.E, Meydan Gulf News Classifieds H., 2d Meydan Dubai Millennium S., L, 3d Meydan Dubai City Of Gold S., Gr.2, Vaal Computaform Express P., All to Come P., 4th Greyville Premier's Champion S., Gr.1.

Floor Show. 3 wins. See above.

Queen Ouija. 4 wins from 1950m to 2400m, A$75,550, to 2016-17, 2d MRC Elaren Security Services H., 3d MRC H.

Nandi. Winner at 2, 3d Vaal Rugby 5 H.


3rd dam

SWEETEN UP, by Shirley Heights. Placed at 2 in GB. Sister to SHARAN. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins at 2, €120,896, US$1,200, Criterium de Saint-Cloud, Gr.1, Curragh Equine Education 2YO H., 3d Longchamp Prix Lupin, Gr.1, Leopardstown Ballysax S., Gr.3. Sire.

Chiquitita. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1900m, 2200m, Deauville Prix de Malicorne, 3d Deauville Prix de la Pilliere, Saint-Cloud Prix d'Ecquevilly. Dam of-

Chiquit Indian. Winner at 2600m in 2017 in France.

Patriot. 2 wins at 20½f, 22¼f in GB.

Marco Andre. 2 wins at 2000m, 2400m in Germany.


4th dam

Honeybeta, by Habitat. 3 wins from 9f to 1½m, 3d Ascot Princess Royal S., Gr.3. Half-sister to MARATHON GOLD. Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

SHARAN (Shirley Heights). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 1800m in U.S.A. and Germany, Preis der Hotellerie Baden-Baden, L, 3d Hollywood Park Shoemaker Mile H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Oak Tree Mile S., Gr.2. Sire.

Honey Mount. 10 wins from 13f to 27f, Cheltenham Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Chase.

Orthorhombus. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Newbury Winchester H., York William Hill Golden Spurs Trophy.

Shamali. 20 wins in Norway.


5th dam

ATTICA MELI, by Primera. Champion 3YO filly in England in 1972. 7 wins from 1¼m to 2¼m, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Doncaster Park Hill S., Gr.2, Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.2, Doncaster Cup, Gr.3, Ascot Princess Royal S., Gr.3, 2d Epsom Coronation Cup, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Hardwicke S., Gr.2, Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3, 3d Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3, 4th Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.3. Half-sister to ROYAL HIVE (dam of LEGEND TEIO), Be Sweet, Come on Taffy. Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

MARATHON GOLD (Derring-Do). 4 wins-2 at 2, Goodwood Lanson Champagne S., L, 2d Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, Epsom Blue Riband Trial S., Gr.3, 4th Scottsville Frank Lambert S., Gr.3. Sire.

Honeybeta (Habitat). 3 wins. See above.

Mellow Times. 4 wins at 1350m, 1500m, Milan Premio Taro.

Daidis. Placed in GB. Dam of-

Chandra. Unplaced. Dam of-

Chansonette (Admirals Launch). 2 wins at 2 in Uruguay, 2d Montevideo JC Clasico Espana, Gr.3.

Chamuscada. Raced once. Dam of-

Bambina. Unraced. Dam of-

BAMBOLINO (Palius). 4 wins from 1000m to 2400m in Uruguay, Maroñas G.P. General Artigas, L, 3d Maroñas G.P. Presidente de la Republica, L.

Paquetin (Mount Royal). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m in Uruguay, 3d Maroñas Clasico Lavalleja, L.

Impossibility. Raced twice. Dam of-

Dreaming Spires. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Dreaming Rose. 2 wins at 1400m, Rome Premio Elzeviro, Premio User Friendly. Dam of-

Capo Falconara (One Cool Cat). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1300m, €121,225, Rome Premio Golfo, 3d Pisa Premio Enrico Camici, L.

Capo Carbonara (Choisir). 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, €75,209, Rome Premio Dionisia, 3d Rome Premio Alberto Giubilo, L.


Race Record: 6 Starts 1-0-0 A$15,550.

Winner at 1450m in 2017-18 in Aust.