Sire: Redwood

Colour: Brown

Dam: Prickley Princess

Sex: Gelding

Age: 4

Foaled: Oct 16, 2017

Country: New Zealand


Owners: No Chance, G M Davis, M G Goodsell, Mrs K D Greer, R H Greer, J A Guest, E J Lucas, E M McNulty, G G B Macdonald, Dr D A Worthley, Incognito Racing, Jaybeeque Racing, Just Need Confidence, The Mo & Tarragon

15: 2 - 2 - 3
Wins: 13.3%
Place: 33.3%

This gelding, sired by Redwood, he is a Group One winning son of High Chaparral – a sire line that has had amazing success in Australia so far (So You Think, Dundeel, etc) – and from only a limited number of runners Redwood is already the sire of Group One horses Night’s Watch, Rising Red and Romancer. This gelding was purchased from the recent Inglis Ready To Run auction for $75,000.

Redwood raced on 17 occasions with 16 of those starts in black-type company – retiring with four wins and seven placings and an impressive stakes tally of US$2,335,995.  Redwood’s first crop of yearlings sold for up to $210,000. A breeding cross similar to this gelding is the High Chaparral x Thorn Park cross is responsible for Group One performer Soubrettes.



Click on the below to hear why Mick purchased this Redwood gelding…

The dam Prickley Princess, is a daughter of Thorn Park. A four time winner, she won over distances of 1400m to 1800m. Only a young broodmare, she is the dam of one foal to race for one winner! The dams page is filled with Group One performers with Group One winner Pondorosa Miss (High Chaparral) and Million Dollar Earner Ecuador (High Chapparal), placed 3 times at Group One level, both out of the Second Dam.

Did you notice the theme here? BOTH G1 HORSES IN THE SECOND DAM ARE BY HIGH CHAPARRAL – the sire of REDWOOD!

In the Third Dam is Cox Plate contender TE AKAU SHARK who was beaten a nose into 2nd at his last start in the G1 Epsom and is a Live Chance in the Cox Plate today. 

For this auction we thought we would try something new.. Using Science, looking at the physiology of the horse we have gathered an extensive analysis using data from an American company who specialise in breeze-ups and the biomechanics of the horse. Mick met up with one of Michael Kent Jnr’s contact Jay Kilgour of to discuss the physiology of the horse. Jay studies the catalogue and we were able to secure a lot that rated highly using Jay’s analysis.

At this sale the average stride length was 23.63ft…but THIS 2YO’S STRIDE IS A MASSIVE 26.44ft! That means he is covering almost 3ft more than the average horse every time he takes one stride. His action is also very efficient – with no high-knee, curl or climbing.

And he is quick too – breezing over 200m in a very slick 10.74 seconds whilst jumping shadows twice during his gallop! 

*The analysis provided also includes body measurements to determine the biomechanics of the animal and this horse rates in the elite range with EXCELLENT ratings for ‘Mechanics’, ‘Power’, ‘Geometry’ and ‘Stride Extension’.*

*This gives him an advantage due to the fact horses can only breathe once per stride; so the longer the horse strides the longer it has to intake oxygen to get to the working muscles. And hence the reason all good horses have big strides.*

The gelding has been broken in, spelled, pre trained and completed his breeze up in 10.74 seconds. He is now spelling for a month at Monomeith Stud Farm and will then be brought back into pre training. Once he has completed his pre training he will then come into our Caulfield stable.

Ownership opportunities include purchase price and GST, all vet checks, transport from sale, 12 months mortality insurance, agistment and agent fee.

For further information feel free to call Michael Kent on 0432 164 086 or Mick Price on 0418 179 345.





Foaled 16th October 2017

SireHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
REDWOOD (GB) KasoraDarshaan
2006Arum LilyWoodmanMr. Prospector
DamThorn ParkSpinning WorldNureyev
2008Bak da PrincessDanskeDanehill

REDWOOD (GB) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 1½m, Woodbine Northern Dancer Turf S., Gr.1. Sire of 133 rnrs, 69 wnrs, inc. SW Night's Watch (MRC Naturalism S., Gr.3), Rising Red, Rock on Wood, Romancer, SP Platinum Invador, Sword in Stone - Columbus County (H.K.), Livin' on a Prayer, Rosewood, Swampland, The Heiress, Black Thorn, High Mode, Red Sierra and of Alaskan Gold, Red Forest, Whakarewarewa, (High) Shine, etc.


1st dam

PRICKLEY PRINCESS, by Thorn Park. 4 wins from 1400m to 1800m, Taranaki RC Seaton Park H., 3d Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Owners Association H. Half-sister to PONDAROSA MISS, ECUADOR. This is her third foal. Dam of one foal to race-

Lord Valentine (g. by Rip Van Winkle). Winner at 1400m in 2018-19, 2d Taranaki RC ITM Nelson Pine Industries H.


2nd dam

BAK DA PRINCESS, by Danske. Unraced. Half-sister to BAK DA CHIEF (dam of TE AKAU SHARK). Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

PONDAROSA MISS (High Chaparral). 6 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$271,635, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Coca-Cola H., Simply Squeezed H., Waikato RC The Pathways Immigration Specialists H., 2d Rotorua Challenge P., L, 3d ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1, Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC Arrowfield Stud H., Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton H., 4th ARC Avondale Cup, Gr.2.

ECUADOR (High Chaparral). 10 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$1,136,875, ATC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Carrington S., L, WJ McKell Cup, L, December H., Eremein H., McGrath Estate Agents H., TAB Rewards H., Australian Turf Club H., Grace Removals H., 2d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway S., Gr.2, ATC Doncaster Prelude H., Gr.3, MVRC JRA Cup, Gr.3, Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, ATC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Kari Aboriginal Resources H., TAB Rewards Royal Randwick H., Ranvet H., 3d MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, ATC Warwick S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Ajax S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Cameron H., Gr.3, Seymour Cup, L.

Prickley Princess. 4 wins. See above.

Moderation. 2 wins at 1150m, 1200m, 3d Matamata RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series H., BOP RC Vertical Horizonz Group H., Will Johnston-9 to 3 Hits H.

Bak da Master. Winner at 1600m in 2018-19, 2d Hawkes Bay Birchleigh Polo Club H., Waikato RC BCD Group H.

Honor. Winner at 1000m, Singapore TC Quechua S., 2d Singapore TC Zac Spirit S., Spanish Bay S., Kranji D S., Class 4 H., 3d Singapore TC Class 4 H.-3 times.

Rip Em Up. Placed at 3 in 2018-19, 2d ARC Auckland Alarms H., Matamata RC Fairview Motors Matamata H.


3rd dam

Havitbak, by Bakharoff. 8 wins from 1200m to 2100m, ARC Peter Lehmann Wines H., Waikato RC Sitrite Furniture H., Cambridge Thoroughbred Sales H., Cambridge JC Cambridge Thoroughbred Sales H., Counties RC Waitomo Petroleum H., 2d Waikato RC Mapperley Stud S., Gr.3, Davy Engravers H., Counties RC Spencer Alexander & Swney H., BOP RC Young Read Chartered Accountants H., 3d Rotorua Challenge P., Gr.3, ARC Schofields Holden Vectra H., Rotorua RC Royal & Sun Alliance H., 4th BOP RC Kiwifruit Cup, L. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

BAK DA CHIEF (Chief Bearhart). 5 wins from 2000m to 2400m, NZ$136,125, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, Otaki Maori RC St Leger Trial, ARC Captain Rio H., 2d Dargaville RC Northland Cup, 3d Wanganui Cup, L. Dam of-

TE AKAU SHARK (Rip Van Winkle). 5 wins from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$262,250, A$224,750, to 2018-19, CJC Coupland's Bakeries Mile, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Spring Sprint H., Gr.3, Hastings-Heart of Hawkes Bay H., Matamata RC Fairview Motors Matamata H., 2d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Tramway S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Foxbridge P., Gr.2, 4th New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1.

Jarilee. 4 wins from 1350m to 2800m, A$111,735, ATC Reece Potter Memorial H., Caterez H., 2d ATC Pro-Ride H., Tradies Gymea H., 3d ATC Australian Turf Club H.

King James. 3 wins at 1600m, 2050m, Levin RC Bayer Classic Consolation S., 2d WRC Avery Ford 2YO H., Wanganui JC 92.8 More FM H.

Hayley Grace. 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, 2d BOP RC Taste of Asia Mt Maunganui H., ARC Shamrock Recruitment H., Waikato RC Greene Racing H., 3d BOP RC Phil Mangos-Bayleys Country H.

Riverina Girl. Placed in NZ. Dam of-

Eclair Journey (Guillotine). 2 wins at 1350m, 1500m in Macau, 2d Macau Jockeys Challenge P., 3d Macau 4YO Prelude, L, Macau Guineas, L, 4th Macau Derby, L.


4th dam

GOLD NADJAN, by Nadjar. Unraced. Half-sister to ELGAY, DANIELA UMBRA, Golden Moony. Dam of 4 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-

Havitbak (Bakharoff). 8 wins. See above.

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