Sire: Astronomer Royal

Colour: Bay or Brown

Dam: Skibo

Sex: Gelding

Age: 4

Foaled: Oct 09, 2014

Country: Australia

Silks: Gold, Red Shamrock, Royal Blue Sleeves And Red Cap

Owners: G W O'Meara & Mrs V Frith

18: 3 - 2 - 2
Wins: 16.7%
Place: 22.2%




Bay or Brown geldingFoaled in 2014

SireDanzigNorthern DancerNearctic
ASTRONOMER ROYAL (USA) Pas de NomAdmiral's Voyage
2004SheepscotEasy GoerAlydar
  Escrow AgentEl Gran Senor
DamCarnegieSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
SKIBO (NZ) DetroitRiverman
2001ProteaceaeKaapstadSir Tristram
  Gone With the WindLight Wind

ASTRONOMER ROYAL (USA) (Bay 2004-Stud 2009). 3 wins-1 at 2, Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1. Sire of 295 rnrs, 157 wnrs, inc. SW Weary (ATC Expressway S., Gr.2), Stellar Path, Wolfendale, Madiba, Table Ronde, SP Royal Style, Gravitational, Luen on Star, Montaigne, Kloud Gate, Tiger, Iteration, Monsieur le Grand - Satellite Boy (Sing.), Plaisanciere, Royal Sun and of Astro Castro, Banneker - Blaze Stamina (H.K.), Burcan, Mistiness, etc.


1st dam

SKIBO, by Carnegie. Raced once. Three-quarter-sister to Carnegie Minstrel (dam of MORVADA), half-sister to Palette Natural, Win Practitioner, Whistle Dixie (dam of DIXIE BLOSSOMS, ABLE GREEN - EXCEL (MAC.)). Dam of six named foals, three to race, all winners, inc:-

WOLFENDALE (g. by Astronomer Royal). 3 wins. See below.

Churchill's Wit (g. by Churchill Downs). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, 2d VRC Straight Draw H.

Skip the Faith (f. by Keep the Faith). 2 wins at 2000m, 2100m in Aust.


2nd dam

PROTEACEAE, by Kaapstad. Unraced. Half-sister to ZONDA, MAGNOLIA HALL, MAN OF HONOUR V, Tiggy Touchwood, Fiddle de De (dam of SCARLET VANHARA), Impossible Dream (dam of SURPRIZE SURPRIZE, UPRIZE). Dam of 11 named foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Win Practitioner (O'Reilly). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m, HK$6,574,000, HKJC Ping Shan H., Li Yuen H., Middle Bay H., Le French May Trophy, Peng Chau H., Central Affairs II P., 2d HKJC Tokyo H., Electronic Unicorn H., Bank Street H., HKU Medical Alumni H., Tales of Walled Village H., Flying Dancer H., 3d HKJC Citi Champions & Chater Cup, L, Queen Mother Memorial Cup, L, Hong Kong Exchanges Challenge Cup, 4th Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial, L.

Palette Natural (Volksraad). 4 wins from 1400m to 1800m, HK$7,439,500, HKJC Dublin H., ING Synergy H., P&O Challenge Cup, Smashing Pumpkin H., 2d HKJC Chairman's Trophy, L, High Island H., Po Leung Kuk Centenary Cup H., Shun Hing Golden Jubilee Cup H., Yuen Long H., Kennedy H., Chevalier Network Solutions H., 3d HKJC Stewards' Cup, L, Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, L, Indigenous H., Audemars Piguet Tradition of Excellence H., 4th Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Mile, L.

Chaparro. 9 wins from 2000m to 5500m, A$376,894, Warrnambool RC Grand Annual S/chase, MVRC Essendon Hyundai H., Printhouse Graphics H., 3d MRC Grand National S/chase.

Lord Pindari. 5 wins from 1400m to 1800m, A$128,628, MRC Peter Moody H., 2d MRC Eleven Cath White Memorial H., VRC Seven Two P., SAJC Car Auctions Adelaide H., 3d VRC Byron Moore H., Rain Lover H., MRC Isobel Malone Memorial H.

Whistle Dixie. Winner at 1200m, 2d AJC Qantas Matt Burke H., 3d STC Rebecca Lancaster H. Dam of-

DIXIE BLOSSOMS (Street Sense). 7 wins from 1250m to 1600m, A$1,363,910, to 2018-19, ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, Guy Walter S., Gr.2-twice, Angst S., Gr.3-twice, Schweppes P., Cafe Culture Insitu H., 2d ATC Golden Pendant, Gr.2-twice, Guy Walter S., Gr.2, Toy Show H., Gr.3, Illawarra TC Arrowfield Classic, Gr.3, ATC Staff Recognition Day H., 3d ATC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2-twice, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway S., Gr.2, ATC Angst S., Gr.3, Triscay S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2, Nivison S., Gr.3.

ABLE GREEN - EXCEL (Mac.) (Falbrav). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m in Aust. and Macau, Macau 4YO Prelude, L.


3rd dam

GONE WITH THE WIND, by Light Wind. 3 wins from 1200m to 2100m in NZ. Three-quarter-sister to SOU'WESTER, half-sister to Kayenta (dam of GOLDEN KING). Dam of 10 named foals, 8 to race, all winners, inc:-

ZONDA (Zabeel). Champion Older Male Miler/Intermediate in NZ in 2001-02. Joint Head of The 1997-98 NZ 3YO Free H. 7 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$391,500, A$583,000, ARC The Oaks Stud Classic, Gr.1, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, ARC King's P., Gr.3, Counties RC Bluebird Foods Championship H., 2d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, 3d VATC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, WRC Dixon & Dunlop Ltd H., Lion Brown H.

MAGNOLIA HALL (Noble Bijou). 6 wins from 1600m to 2600m, A$473,420, QTC PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, St Marys Theatre H., 2d AJC Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, Meapro H., PH Osborne Welter H., STC Warrawee H., 3d VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, AJC Chairman's H., Gr.3, 4th STC Hill S., Gr.2.

MAN OF HONOUR V (Noble Bijou). 9 wins from 1700m to 2400m in Malaysia, Singapore TC Queen Elizabeth II Cup, L, Singapore Derby, L, 2d Penang TC Yang di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup, L, 3d Singapore Gold Cup, L.

Tiggy Touchwood (Touching Wood). 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m, STC Cronulla RSL 55 & Over H., Pioneer International H., 2d AJC Australia Day Cup, L, Liverpool Catholic Club H., STC Cameo Club H., 3d AJC Bondi Junction H. Producer.

Fiddle de De. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, WRC K9 Security Welter H. Dam of-

SCARLET VANHARA (Van Nistelrooy). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, CJC Inglewood S., L, 2d ARC Telecom H., Waikato RC Classic Hits 98.6ZHFM H., 3d Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, BOP RC Hills Haden Valuers 3YO H. Producer.

Carnegie Minstrel. Raced twice. Dam of-

MORVADA (Mossman). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, A$250,580, to 2018-19, SAJC Oaklands P., L, 2d Moonee Valley Vase, Gr.2, 3d SAJC Chairman's S., Gr.3, Sires' Produce S, Gr.3.

Impossible Dream. Unraced. Dam of-

SURPRIZE SURPRIZE (Prized). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$208,275, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, ARC JRA Trophy, Jaguar Easter Prelude, Poenamo Cobb & Co H., Avondale JC Albert Walters H., BOP RC Solitaire Lodge H., New Zealand Insurance H., 2d Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Gasmate S., Gr.3, BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, ARC Ernst & Young Auckland Charities H., 3d ARC King's P., Gr.3, Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock Juvenile H., 4th WRC Anniversary H., L, Rotorua S., L. Producer.

UPRIZE (Prized). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$38,150, A$184,500, VRC Matron S., L, CJC Inglewood S., L, 2d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, MRC Mannerism S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Coongy H., Gr.3.


Race Record: 16 Starts 3-2-0 A$128,640.

3 wins from 1600m to 2100m, A$128,640, in 2017-18, TRC Hobart Guineas, L, 2d Tasmanian Derby, L.