So Gracious

Sire: California Dane

Dam: Sourbrette

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Nov 16th, 2014

Country: Australia

Silks: Pink with brown armbands & cap


Cyril Freemantle





Bay fillyFoaled in 2014

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
CALIFORNIA DANE (AUS) RazyanaHis Majesty
2002StorminwinterSeattle SlewBold Reasoning
  Winter SparkleNorthjet
DamAir de FranceSeattle SlewBold Reasoning
SOURBRETTE (AUS) Allez FranceSea Bird
1994PastoriaNoble BijouVaguely Noble

CALIFORNIA DANE (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2007). 6 wins to 1200m, MVRC Schweppes S., Gr.2. Sire of 132 rnrs, 92 wnrs, inc. SW Platinum Witness (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Rebel Dane, Eclair Choice, The Monstar, Fire Thunderbolt, Lake Sententia, SP Inspector, Tarco, I'm No Phony, Ghost Street, Sunshine Spirit and of California Wish, Californian Jet, Hillary Step, Californian Man - Iron Boy (H.K.), Usain Dane, Way We Go, Calianco, etc.


1st dam

SOURBRETTE, by Air de France. Winner at 1400m in Aust. Dam of four named foals, two to race.


2nd dam

PASTORIA, by Noble Bijou. Placed in NZ. Sister to YARRA BAY, half-sister to The Hunted. Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

Seattle Rocket. 6 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust.

Tommy Hawkins. 4 wins at 2¼m in U.S.A.

Sourbrette. Winner. See above.


3rd dam

CELBRAY, by Mellay. 2 wins at 2 in NZ. Three-quarter-sister to PRINCESS MELLAY (dam of PRINCE MAJESTIC, BI NOBLE). Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

YARRA BAY (Noble Bijou). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, NZ$280, A$157,936, STC Canterbury Cup, Gr.3, AJC Markview Champagne H., Grey Boots H., STC She's Out of Control H., AJC Carioca H., 2d STC Premier's Cup, L, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, AJC Gold Plate Welter H., Hanwood H., STC Tooheys Draught Welter H., Cronulla WBC H., 3d AJC Gio H., 4th QTC Castlemaine S.H., Gr.1.

The Hunted (Ivory Hunter). 7 wins from 1600m to 2000m, CJC Bells Whiskey H., Hawkes Bay Toops Wholesale H., Weddel Tomoana Trophy H., ARC Nolan H., 2d MVRC Ian MacDonald S/chase, VRC Grand National S/chase, Crisp S/chase, 3d ARC Mitchelson Cup, L.

Zeb. 4 wins from 1200m to 1900m, Waimate Cup, Avondale JC RTA Bloodstock Ltd H., 2d ARC Waste Management H.

Alpine Queen. 3 wins at 1200m, 1250m, AJC Pretty Polly H., Meapro H., STC Nyngan Jockey Club H., 4th AJC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., L. Dam of-

Mighty Mighty. Winner at 1400m, QTC Tommy Pethybridge H., 2d QTC Regal Advice H., Ascot Bar H., 3d QTC Grey Affair H.

Sun Screen. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, 2d SCTC Sunshine Coast Guineas.

Kirkcaldy Lass. 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m, 3d BTC Leo Murphy's Bus Boys H., STC De Bortoli Hunter Valley H. Producer.

Caucel. 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m in Aust.

In the Shadow - Terrell (Mal.). 3 wins at 1200m in Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Class 4 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 Premier H.

Quigley. 2 wins at 1300m, 2000m in Aust.

Ravina - Smart Jimmy (Mal.). Winner at 1600m in Malaysia.

The Fugitive. Winner at 2000m in NZ.

Madame Bijou. Winner at 1600m, 2d STC Oceana H., Carss Park H., 3d STC Denistone H. Dam of-

Senor Slick (Ivory Hunter). 6 wins from 1600m to 2600m, ARC Air New Zealand National H., 3d STC WJ McKell Cup, L, ARC Waterford Crystal H.

Go Volare (Mi Preferido). 2 wins at 1550m, 1600m, STC Cotswold Gallery H., 2d NSW Tatt's RC Tattersalls P., L, 3d AJC Ladies Auxillary H., STC South Sydney Juniors H.

Zanscar. Winner at 1400m, QTC Rancho Ruler H., 2d QTC Bright Shadow H.

Natush. Unraced. Dam of-

High Powered. 6 wins at 1400m, 1600m, NZ$84,425, WRC Whyte H., Levin RC Carlton Party Hire H., Manawatu RC Golden Eagle Lodge H., WRC Konami H., 2d WRC Actrix H.

Chatham High. Unraced. Dam of-

Chatham Whisper. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC BNZ Partners H., 3d Waikato RC Design Depot H.


4th dam

CELEBRATE, by Rejoicing II. Unplaced. Half-sister to PRINCESS MELLAY (dam of PRINCE MAJESTIC, BI NOBLE). Dam of 8 named foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

Ride the River. 2 wins at 1600m, ARC Howick H. Producer.


5th dam

PRINCESS ERMINE, by Beaumaris. Unraced. Half-sister to Bernadine. Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

PRINCESS MELLAY (Mellay). 18 wins-3 at 2-from 5f to 2m, New Zealand Cup, Gr.1-twice, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.2, Dunedin Guineas, L, DJC James Hazlett Gold Cup, L-twice, Champagne S., L, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, L, Tapanui H., CJC Heathcote H., Eastern Southland HC President's H., Geraldine RC Members' H., 2d Wellington Cup, Gr.1, Wellington Oaks, Gr.2, Dunedin Gold Cup, L, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, L. 1982 NZ Broodmare of the Year. Dam of-

PRINCE MAJESTIC (Noble Bijou). Second on The 1981-82 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. Third on The 1982-83 Australasian 4YO+ Classification (2100m+). 19 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$117,655, A$309,800, STC HE Tancred S., Gr.1, AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick S., Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, QTC PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3, WRC Harcourt S., Gr.3, 2d BOP RC Tauranga Classic, Gr.3, Wanganui JC Jackson S., Gr.3-twice, 3d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, WRC DB 1600 S., Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2.

BI NOBLE (Noble Bijou). 9 wins from 1800m to 2200m, CJC South Island 3YO Championship S., L, 2d CJC Gold Cup, Gr.3. Sire.

Tiara. 9 wins from 1600m to 2150m, Otago HC Tally Ho H. Dam of-

Zahn. 2 wins at 2100m, 2200m, Avondale JC Placemakers Henderson Welter H. Dam of-

CRUMPET O'REILLY (O'Reilly). 5 wins from 1300m to 2100m, A$123,790, WATC St Leger, L, Group 1 Racing at Ascot H.

Auburn Rose. 4 wins from 1600m to 2200m, 2d Otago RC Cloud 9 H. Dam of-

RANGER (Random Chance). 9 wins from 1400m to 2500m, NZ$83,500, CJC Easter Cup, Gr.3, Great Autumn S.H., L, Greymouth Cup, CJC Armourguard H.

Princess Orchid. Unplaced. Dam of-

THE BANDETTE (Noble Bijou). 6 wins from 1200m to 2500m, NZ$54,300, A$259,490, VATC Herbert Power S., Gr.2, WRC Thompson H., Gr.3, ARC Melbourne Cup Charity Dinner H., STC Misting H., 2d AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Werribee Cup, L, 3d STC Ranvet S., Gr.1, New Zealand St Leger, Gr.3.

Lal's Gift. Unraced. Dam of-

DE MONTFORT (Random Chance). 10 wins from 1400m to 2500m, NZ$153,115, A$2,000, CJC Easter Cup, Gr.3, Challenge S.H., Gr.3, Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, Gr.3, 3d Hawke's Bay Cup, Gr.2. Producer.

KING JOHNY (Seasoned Star). Third on The 2004-05 NZ 3YO Free H. (1700m+). 2 wins at 1800m, 2000m, NZ$115,125, A$89,600, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, 2d ARC New Zealand Derby Trial S., L, 3d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, STC Tulloch S., Gr.2.

Notable. 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m in NZ. Dam of-

PARTHESIA (Raise the Flag). 3 wins from 1800m to 2800m, A$264,800, to 2017-18, VRC Bagot H., L, 2d SAJC South Australia Fillies Classic, Gr.3.

Laura Dee. Raced once. Dam of-

BLOOD BROTHA (Danzighill). 8 wins from 2000m to 3200m, NZ$525,575, A$60,000, Wellington Cup, Gr.2, New Zealand Cup, Gr.3-twice, CJC Metropolitan Trophy, Gr.3, Wanganui JC Stevo's Distributors H., 2d ATC Chairman's H., Gr.2, New Zealand St Leger, L, CJC Metropolitan Trophy H., L, 3d Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.2.


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