Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Bay or Brown

Dam: Madison Quays

Sex: Colt

Age: 2

Foaled: Oct 24, 2019

Country: Australia

Price:$15,990 per 10%, $7,995 per 5%

Key Points:

  • An outstanding colt by the dual hemisphere Group 1 winner MERCHANT NAVY & a close relation in blood to Group horse SAILING BY (by Merchant Navy’s sire Fastnet Rock).
  • “A really athletic and beautiful-moving colt by the gun racehorse, Merchant Navy. It’s a proven breeding cross with the Fastnet Rock line which has already produced a stakes quality horse with this colt’s close relation Sailing By.” – Michael Ward.
  • Built on similar lines to his dual Group 1-winning sire MERCHANT NAVY, this well related colt offers ‘nicks’ to two of the stud book’s greatest influences in ENCOSTA DE LAGO GALILEO.
  • To be trained by the world-renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL, 2016 Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST & 2020 multiple Group 1 winning 2YO, KING’S LEGACY, as well as EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WINSEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT & BENFICA.




Foaled 24th October 2019

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2014Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime
  DecidityLast Tycoon
DamEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
MADISON QUAYS (AUS) Shoal CreekStar Way
2013Amory LaneGalileoSadler's Wells

MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) (Bay 2014-Stud Aust. 2018, Ire. 2019). 7 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$939,950, £340,260, €70,800, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Brother to SW Jolie Bay (ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2) and SP Zara Bay. Half-brother to the dam of SP Shotmaker. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

MADISON QUAYS, by Encosta de Lago. Unraced. Half-sister to Sailing By. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.


2nd dam

Amory Lane, by Galileo. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1600m, A$94,005, AJC Peachtree Hotel H., Panola 2YO H., STC Hyland Race Colours H., 3d STC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, 4th AJC Dulcify H., L. Half-sister to PLANET RULER. Dam of 5 named foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

Sailing By (Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1300m, A$111,050, MRC Grand Hotel Frankston P., 2d MRC Autumn S., Gr.2, SAJC Laelia S., L, MRC Cove Hotel H., 3d VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, MRC Montague Tree H., 4th VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Wheelhouse (Pierro). Winner at 1400m, A$123,250, in 2020-21, ATC Hylands Race Colours H., 2d ATC Fernhill H., L, 4th ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1.

Upalinna Lad. 3 wins to 1350m, 2d ATC TAB Iphone App H., 3d ATC Edgar Britt 100th Birthday H.


3rd dam

SEQUENZA, by Lycius. Unraced. Half-sister to SUPREME LEADER, DANCING ZENA, OCEANUS, Lulworth Cove (dam of LYME BAY, REFERENCE LIGHT, SHOOT IN THE DARK). Dam of 10 named foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

PLANET RULER (Danehill). 6 wins at 1000m, 1400m, HK$18,334,400, HKJC Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial, L, Panasonic Cup, Cornwall H., Butterfly H., Zhu Jiang H., Chevalier Logistics & Warehousing H., 2d Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint, Gr.1, HKJC Chairman's Sprint Prize, L, Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L, Chinese Club Challenge Cup, L, Sha Tin Sprint Trophy, L-twice, 3d HKJC Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, L, Centenary Sprint Cup, L-twice, Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L, Sha Tin Sprint Trophy, L, 4th HKJC Bauhinia Sprint Trophy, L-twice, Centenary Sprint Cup, L-twice.

Amory Lane (Galileo). 3 wins. See above.

Sequi. 5 wins to 1400m, A$131,780, AJC Marriott Hotels Australia P.H., Wellington Industries P., United Pacific Finance H., STC Seven Hills H., 2d AJC Leilani H., 3d STC Uniserve 25th Anniversary H., 4th AJC Razor Sharp H., L. Producer.

Lucky Fruit. Winner at 1000m, HKJC Kut Cheong H., 2d HKJC Oriental Express H., Blue Pool H., Shanghai H., Panasonic IH Warm Jar H., Chevalier Envirotech H., 3d HKJC Pai Tau H., Hung Shui Kiu H., Dunbar H., Europe H., Blue Girl Beer H., Crystal H., Craigengower Cricket Club Challenge Cup H., Lusitano Challenge Cup.


4th dam

Princess Zena, by Habitat. Winner at 2, 3d Royal Ascot Queen Mary S., Gr.2. Half-sister to La Dolce (dam of PEBBLES), Port Ahoy (dam of PRETTY POL). Dam of 16 named foals, 13 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

SUPREME LEADER (Bustino). 3 wins from 1m to 1¼m, £97,429, Sandown Westbury S., Gr.3, Newmarket Earl of Sefton S., Gr.3, 3d The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.2, Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3, Kempton September S., Gr.3, 4th Goodwood Waterford Crystal Mile, Gr.2. Sire.

DANCING ZENA (Dancing Brave). 8 wins from 1400m to 2200m in U.A.E, Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L, Al Ajban S., 2d Jebel Ali Fujairah National Construction H., 3d Jebel Ali Prestige 1600 Race S., Nad al Sheba National Day Prestige S. Sire.

OCEANUS (Julio Mariner). 4 wins from 17f to 3m, Sandown Winter Novice Hurdle, L.

Lulworth Cove. Winner at 2, Deauville Prix de Gonneville. Dam of-

SHOOT IN THE DARK (Diesis). 7 wins-3 at 2, £128,215, Rome Premio Aringo, L, Premio Cloridano, Milan Premio Lorenteggio, Premio Tramuschio, Premio Cordusio, Premio dei Laghi, 2d Criterium di Roma, Gr.3, 3d Rome Premio Aniene, L.

REFERENCE LIGHT (Diesis). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, £141,936, Rome Premio Aringo, L, Milan Premio Bersaglio, L, Premio Isola Pescatori, 2d Rome Premio Melton, Gr.2, Milan Premio Alessandro Sambruna, L, Rome Premio Aringo, L, 3d Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.3, Milan Premio Omenoni, Gr.3. Sire.

LYME BAY (Pharly). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, Rome Premio Torricola, L, Milan Premio Bresso, Premio Stelline, Rome Premio Magliano, Premio Ceprano, 3d Rome Premio Regina Elena, Gr.2, 4th Milan Premio Verziere, L. Producer.

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