Rather Fantastic

Sire: Raise the Flag

Dam: Groom Thee

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Oct 12th, 2015

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Green And Yellow Checks, Striped Sleeves, Seams Cap







Bay fillyFoaled in 2015

SireSadler's WellsNorthern DancerNearctic
RAISE THE FLAG (GB) Fairy BridgeBold Reason
2005HasiliKahyasiIle de Bourbon
  KeraliHigh Line
DamGroom DancerBlushing GroomRed God
GROOM THEE (NZ) FeatherhillLyphard
2000The FantasiaNoble BijouVaguely Noble
  The FantasyGate Keeper

RAISE THE FLAG (GB) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). Raced once. Half-brother to SW Banks Hill. Sire of SW Broadside (Newcastle Gold Cup, Gr.3), Etah James, Parthesia, Yogi, Civil Disobedience, Orepuki Lad, Raise You Ten, SP Princess Brook, Reddito - Rising Glory (Mal.), Chequered Flag, Unfurl and of Flag the Groom, Crispin, Larrikin, Perceptive, Ubin Thunderstruck, Ablaze, Blue Flag, Hilarious, Tommyra, Pamir, Slammer, Barclay Creek, Countess Ruby, etc.


1st dam

GROOM THEE, by Groom Dancer. Unraced. Dam of two foals, both raced, inc:-

Flag the Groom (g. by Raise the Flag). 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$130,670, to 2017-18, CJC Gavelhouse.com H., Hornby Working Men's Club Cup, Avon City Ford H., North Canterbury RC Dunstan Feeds Stayers H., 2d CJC Hororata Gold Cup, Ashburton RC Rainer Irrigation Invitational H., CJC Cashmere Estate H., Christchurch Casino H., 3d CJC Hornby Working Men's Club H., Otago RC South Otago Cup, Gore Cup, Hororata Cup, Otago RC Southern Motor Group H.


2nd dam

THE FANTASIA, by Noble Bijou. 4 wins from 1600m to 2200m, Otago RC Crofters Arms H. Sister to THE PHANTOM CHANCE, THE PHANTOM, three-quarter-sister to THE DIMPLE (dam of IRISH CHANCE, THE CHEEK, THE GRIN). Dam of 4 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

The Challenger. 3 wins from 1300m to 2000m, Otago RC Barry Cottle Motors Mosgiel H., 2d Otago RC Fat Harry's at the Mornington Tavern H., Daily Times Ubet H., 3d Otago RC Trusts Charitable Foundation H., McMillan Feed Specialists H.

The Dry White. 2 wins at 1400m, Avondale JC Portage Peninsula Hotel 3YO S.


3rd dam

THE FANTASY, by Gate Keeper. 18 wins from 1200m to 2200m, CJC Warstep S., L, Coruba Rum S., L, Otago RC White Robe Lodge H., L-twice, DB Galaxy S., L, Burrell's Hotel H., Autumn H., Southland RC City H., Lion Export H., Wyndham RC Flying H., Gore RC Ocean Beach Freezing Co Ltd S., Oamaru JC Kentucky Beau Bourbon H., Riverton RC Easter Flying S., 2d CJC George Adams (Tatt's) H., Gr.3, DB Galaxy S., L, 3d Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, Gr.3, Southland S.H., Gr.3, Timaru RC Timaru Cup, Gr.3, Otago RC James Hazlett S.H., L. 1994 BMW NZ Broodmare of the Year. Sister to THE TWINKLE, half-sister to THE DIMPLE (dam of IRISH CHANCE, THE CHEEK, THE GRIN), The Imposter. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

THE PHANTOM CHANCE (Noble Bijou). Head of The 1992-93 NZ 3YO Free H. & Joint Head of The 1992-93 Australasian 3YO Classification. 11 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$277,675, A$1,401,000, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, QTC PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, WRC Wellington S., Gr.3, ARC New Zealand Derby Trial S., L, 2d AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, ACT RC Canberra Cup, L, 3d VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, 4th AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, ARC New Zealand S., Gr.1, QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1.

THE PHANTOM (Noble Bijou). NZ Horse of the Year. 10 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$396,410, A$1,381,000, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, Memsie S., Gr.2, Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2, Wanganui JC Trust Bank Central S., Gr.3, 2d Auckland Classic, Gr.1, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, ARC DB Draught Classic, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, South Australian Derby, Gr.1, Hawke's Bay Guineas, L, 3d VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1-twice, Underwood S., Gr.1, Taranaki S., Gr.2, SAJC Chairman's S.H., L, Manawatu Challenge S., L, 4th MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, VRC Tontine Craiglee S., Gr.2, MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2, VATC CF Orr S., Gr.2.

The Fantasia. 4 wins. See above.

The Folly. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of-

Blessed Thee. Unraced. Dam of-

THE BISHOP (Yamanin Vital). 10 wins from 1350m to 2600m, NZ$163,230, CJC Spring Classic, L, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, Ashburton RC Wild & Redmond Potato Growers H., Waimate Cup, Otago RC Colin Walters Metro Realty H., 3d CJC Founders Cup, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, CJC Little Big Tree Company H., Otago RC Natural Destiny H., Southland RC Comcat Plant Enhancer H., Central Otago RC Alexandra New World H.


4th dam

THE PIXIE, by Mellay. 4 wins from 6f to 1m, Southland Guineas, L. 1981 Joint NZ Broodmare of the Year. Sister to The Swagger, half-sister to THE WINK (dam of THE PENNY), The Vision, The Dove, The Gull (dam of THE FLEDGLING), The Imp (dam of THE CLIPPIE). Dam of 4 foals, all winners-

THE TWINKLE (Gate Keeper). 15 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$177,620, WRC Penfolds Chardon Mile, Gr.1, Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2, CJC George Adams (Tatt's) H., Gr.3, Southland S.H., Gr.3-twice, Timaru RC Timaru Cup, Gr.3, ARC King's P., L, CJC DB Galaxy S., L, Otago Mannequin S., L, Southland RC Ascot Park S., L, 2d Auckland Cup, Gr.1, CJC Stewards' S.H., Gr.3, Timaru Cup, Gr.3, CJC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' S.H., L, Great Easter S.H., L. Producer.

THE DIMPLE (Noble Bijou). 16 wins from 1200m to 2200m, NZ$144,430, Southland S.H., Gr.3, Timaru Cup, Gr.3-twice, 2d Great Northern Oaks, Gr.2, Avondale JC 1ZB Classic, Gr.3, Otago RC White Robe Lodge H., Gr.3, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, Gr.3-twice. Dam of-

IRISH CHANCE (Sir Tristram). 6 wins from 2000m to 3200m, NZ$274,950, Auckland Cup, Gr.1, ARC FAI Insurance H., Avondale JC Ansett Express Couriers H., Prestige Carpets & Vinyl H., 2d ARC Lanvin H., Waikato RC Dunstan Feeds Stayers P., BOP RC Greenwood Park Village H., 3d Waikato RC Lindauer 3YO H.

THE CHEEK (Kaapstad). 4 wins from 1300m to 2000m, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, ARC Memphis Meltdown Momma's Goouy Raspberry H., Avondale JC Suburbs Rugby Football Club Westforce H., 3d ARC Genesis Star Belle Classic.

THE GRIN (Grosvenor). 4 wins at 1600m, 2000m, Otago Breeders' S., L, Southland Guineas, L. 2003 NZ Broodmare of the Year. Dam of-

THE JEWEL (O'Reilly). Champion 3YO in NZ in 2002-03. 11 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$458,989, A$149,100, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, BTC Doomben Roses S., Gr.3, Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, Southland Guineas, L, 2d Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, ARC King's P., Gr.3, CJC Easter Cup, Gr.3, 3d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L. Dam of-

THE DIAMOND ONE (Tale of the Cat). 8 wins at 1200m, 1600m, NZ$271,675, Otago RC White Robe Lodge H., Gr.3-3 times, WRC Cuddle S., Gr.3, Otago RC Eclipse S., L, 2d CJC Canterbury Breeders S., L.

The Glitzy One (Flying Spur). 8 wins from 1400m to 2500m, NZ$190,157, CJC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance H., 2d Canterbury Gold Cup, Gr.3. Dam of-

THE CHOSEN ONE (Savabeel). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2018-19, CJC Zacinto S., L, 2d Counties RC Splice Construction 3YO S.

STAR AFFAIR (Star Way). 4 wins at 1600m, NZ$82,275, A$13,500, Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2, ARC Kingfisher Products H., Counties RC Augustus Park H., 2d ARC Lindauer Fraise H., BOP RC Aclantis Restaurant H., 3d Gosford Gold Cup, Gr.3, ARC Dunstan Stayers' Championship Final, Avondale JC Mondiale Freight Services H. Dam of-

LA BELLA DIOSA (So You Think). Top Filly on The 2016-17 NZ 3YO Free H (1200m-1600m). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$259,500, A$190,000, to 2018-19, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Surround S., Gr.2, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Ashburton RC John Grigg S., L, MRC Macdonald Family H., 3d CJC Gavelhouse.com S.

SOLID BILLING (Rock of Gibraltar). 7 wins from 1600m to 3200m, NZ$88,677, A$236,700, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, BRC Queensland Cup, L, 3d ATC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Counties Cup, Gr.2.

THY (O'Reilly). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$700, A$294,100, ATC Aspiration H., L, 3d ATC Australian Oaks, Gr.1.

THE ONE - NEVER LOOK BACK (H.K.) (O'Reilly). Second colt on The 2005-06 NZ 2YO Free H . 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, NZ$33,125, A$219,625, HK$2,233,500 in NZ, Aust. and HK, VRC Danehill S., Gr.3, ARC Radio Network 2YO S., 2d Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2.

The Dazzler. Placed at 3 in NZ. Dam of-

THE SOLITAIRE (O'Reilly). 10 wins from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$306,301, Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, L, 3d Waikato RC Herbie Dyke S., Gr.1.

Indent. Raced twice. Dam of-

On Credit. Unplaced. Dam of-

SIRCCONI (Nicconi). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, A$407,750, to 2018-19, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, MRC Moonga S., Gr.3, Ladbrokes National Jockey Trust H., 3d VRC Emirates Airline H., L, Poseidon S., L, SAJC Adelaide Guineas, L, MRC Weekend Hussler H., L, 4th ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1.

THE FANTASY (Gate Keeper). 18 wins. See above.

The Imposter (Native Turn). 3 wins from 1200m to 1800m, CJC Meadow Mushrooms Quality H., 3d Southland Guineas, L, Gore Guineas, L.


Race Record:

Raced once.