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    Posted: 17 Jun 2017 at 12:00pm
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SHOWRICA (AUS)Bay or brown filly 1975 
Dorica Star
Brown 1962
Star Kingdom
Chestnut 1946
Stardust
Chestnut 1937
Hyperion
Chestnut 1930
Gainsborough
Selene
1915
1919
2-n
6-e
Sister Stella
Chestnut 1923
Friar Marcus
Etoile
1912
1915
20>
16>
Impromptu
Black 1939
Concerto
Brown 1928
Orpheus
Constellation
1917
1922
19-c
7>
Thoughtless
Bay 1934
Papyrus
Virgin's Folly
1920
1928
16-f
1-g
Dorica
Bay 1952
Dornot
Bay 1942
Chateau Bouscaut
Bay 1927
Kircubbin
Ramondie
1918
1920
9>
7-d
Colette Baudoche
Chestnut 1934
Biribi
Corset
1923
1919
27-a
1-k
Orama
Bay 1932
Diophon
Chestnut 1921
Grand Parade
Donnetta
1916
1900
5-c
2-n
Cantelupe
Bay 1920
Amadis
Lupercalia
1906
1914
1-w
1-u
St Helena
Chestnut 1970
Showdown
Chestnut 1961
Infatuation
Brown 1951
Nearco
Brown 1935
Pharos
Nogara
1920
1928
13-e
4-r
Allure
Chestnut 1937
Sir Cosmo
Simonella
1926
1927
6-a
16-g
Zanzara
Chestnut 1951
Fairey Fulmar
Chestnut 1943
Fair Trial
First Flight
1932
1934
9-c
10-b
Sunright
Bay 1940
Solario
Democratie
1922
1927
26>
6-b
Courtroom
Chestnut 1963
Empire Way
Chestnut 1953
Honeyway
Brown 1941
Fairway
Honey Buzzard
1925
1931
13-e
9-h
Brave Empress
Brown 1939
Tiberius
Molly Adare
1931
1925
16-g
14-c
Court Scene
Bay 1950
Combat
Brown 1944
Big Game
Commotion
1939
1938
6-e
9-c
Justina
Chestnut 1942
Fairway
Jury
1925
1929
13-e
19>
 Ancestor duplications:Fairwayx 5m,5f



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Mark Smith - Thursday, 15 June 2017

By a sire whose only two wins in 13 starts came in a maiden at Kyneton and a conditions event at Mornington, out of a mare that failed to run a place in five starts, Showrica is as unlikely a mare you would find whose descendants occupy the stables of the most powerful racing organisation in the world.

By the Star Kingdom stallion Dorica Star, Showrica defied her blue-collar pedigree by becoming a useful race mare.

But that looked a long way off when, at her career debut back in December 1977, Showrica trailed the 15 runner’s home in a 2yo maiden at Canberra.

Off the scene for five months, Showrica improved to finish third on her home track. She broke through a fortnight later at Canberra and added another three wins and two seconds on the same track before being taken to the big smoke.

She was runner-up three times in Sydney before ringing up number one at Canterbury. Three starts later the daughter of Dorica Star won at Randwick but that was to be her last win, retiring with a record of six wins and eight placings from 25 starts with earnings of just over $20,000.

Still, there was not a lot to enthuse about when Showrica entered the breeding barn. But she was about to play an important role in the career of two trainers.

The second foal of Showrica was a gelding named Warned.

A son of the Red Alert stallion Alert (IRE), Warned won the Group I Ampol Stakes in 1987 for young trainer Lee Freedman.

A year earlier Freedman celebrated his first Group I winner with Miss Clipper in the SAJC Australasian Oaks. She was also by Alert (IRE) and they were far and away the best two racehorses he sired.

Three years after Warned, Showrica foaled the flying Show County.

A son of the Vain stallion County, Show County won 11 stakes races for trainer Max Wiggins although a win at the highest level proved elusive.

He looked a world beater when reeling off five consecutive wins, the

Breeders' Plate, Silver Slipper Stakes, Maribyrnong Plate, Kindergarten Stakes and Skyline Stakes before meeting his Waterloo in the Pago Pago Stakes. He was third in Courtza’s 1989 Golden Slipper.

Also runner-up in the Group I Lightning Stakes and Group I Oakleigh Plate, Show County broke the million dollar barrier when winning the Group II (now Group I Canterbury Stakes).

A promising young horse named Zabeel was third that day.


In between Warned and Show County, Showrica foaled the filly Leetrela.

A sister to Warned, Leetrela was a Rosehill winner from 11 starts and was purchased by Woodlands Stud.

She only had six foals, five raced and four won. The best was her last, the Alquoz gelding Appoint, an 11-time winner of three stakes races including the Group III Rubiton Stakes.

Another good performer was the Canny Lad mare Dinna Fash the dam of the Lonhro filly Celts.

The winner of four and placed in six of her 17 starts, Celts scored a career highlight in the Group III Birthday Card Stakes, however, her victory over Buffering and Hinchinbrook in the Listed Governor Macquarie Stakes at Randwick is indicative of her quality.

Now sharing the paddocks with the bluebloods at Darley, Celts first two foals were by Street Cry (IRE) the second of which is Gaulois who will be searching to break a frustrating run of four placing from as many starts when he tackles Saturday’s TAB Hcp (1350m) for two-year-olds at Rosehill Gardens.

As we mourn the loss of Street Cry (Ire) (pictured)   every time Winx goes around, it proves a timely reminder of the perils of rushing to judgement on first season sires.

The son of Machiavellian was being written off after leaving just three winners from 11 runners, good enough to place him in 21st spot on the leading first-crop sires list in the 2006-07 season.



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GAULOIS (AUS)Brown colt 2014 
Street Cry
Bay or brown 1998
Machiavellian
Bay or brown 1987
Mr Prospector
Bay 1970
Raise a Native
Chestnut 1961
Native Dancer
Raise You
1950
1946
5-f
8-f
Gold Digger
Bay 1962
Nashua
Sequence
1952
1946
3-m
13-c
Coup de Folie
Bay 1982
Halo
Bay or brown 1969
Hail to Reason
Cosmah
1958
1953
4-n
2-d
Raise the Standard
Bay 1978
Hoist the Flag
Natalma
1968
1957
5-i
2-d
Helen Street
Bay 1982
Troy
Bay 1976
Petingo
Bay 1965
Petition
Alcazar
1944
1957
16-g
22>
La Milo
Chestnut 1963
Hornbeam
Pin Prick
1953
1955
1-p
1-b
Waterway
Chestnut 1976
Riverman
Bay 1969
Never Bend
River Lady
1960
1963
19-b
10-a
Boulevard
Chestnut 1968
Pall Mall
Costa Sola
1955
1963
7-d
1-l
Celts
Brown 2007
Lonhro
Brown 1998
Octagonal
Brown 1992
Zabeel
Bay 1986
Sir Tristram
Lady Giselle
1971
1982
6-e
16-c
Eight Carat
Brown 1975
Pieces of Eight
Klairessa
1963
1969
3-o
9-c
Shadea
Bay 1988
Straight Strike
Bay or brown 1977
Mr Prospector
Bend Not
1970
1972
13-c
11>
Concia
Bay 1978
First Consul
My Tricia
1970
1974
5-f
8>
Dinna Fash
Bay 1992
Canny Lad
Brown 1987
Bletchingly
Brown 1970
Biscay
Coogee
1965
1959
2-o
7-a
Jesmond Lass
Chestnut 1975
Lunchtime
Beautiful Dreamer
1970
1967
7-f
14>
Leetrela
Bay or brown 1984
Alert
Bay 1976
Red Alert
Dash On
1971
1965
4-i
16-g
Showrica
Bay or brown 1975
Dorica Star
St Helena
1962
1970
1-u
19>
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Interesting Show County, so far Showricas best descendant form came undone when he hit wet tracks in his 2yo season.

Gaulois is bred to be a Michael Phelps.

 


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Good posts djebel, you can never give me too much of Star Kingdom btw, thought ide tell a little bit of trivia fwiw, I knew Maxine Wiggins when he was foreman for Bill Kelso at
Randwick in the 50s, an altercation one night at the local hamburger joint a madman produced a shotgun , Maxie and a few others lost eyes amongst other injuries, sometime later took out his liscense and up bobs Show County.
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Max , not Maxine
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Hi djebel, I remember this filly in Canberra in the mid 70's. just a few facts, Dorica Star stood his career at Moruya on the South Coast and served mainly mares owned by local farmers and some local very low profile breeders. It might surprise you that this little stallion, whom I remember racing in Melbourne when trained by Angus Arminasco, sired the winners of over $1.1 million in the mid 70's to late 80's at a rate of nearly 80% winners to runners and 70% winners to foals. Back to Showrica, I remember her as a typical Dorica Star, namely maybe 15-15.2 max, not overly gross, but hearts of steel. I raced 2, full brother and sister, Music Mistress a filly, useless as t##s on a bull and as mad as a hatter and her brother Oliam , a great horse who won 6 with a last to first surge at his best, up to 1400m. He was tall but light. FWIW
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Thanks Majestic.  Another most interesting part of the mosaic.
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Just to clear a little matter up regarding my post on Max Wiggins earlier today, it was a fellow strapper workmate of his that copped the eye injury, apologies for mistake.
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