Blue Sapphire

Sire: Murtajill

Dam: Almasa

Colour: Grey

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 22nd, 2015

Country: Australia





Brown or Grey coltFoaled in 2015

SireRock of GibraltarDanehillDanzig
MURTAJILL (AUS) Offshore BoomBe My Guest
2004SkatingAt TalaqRoberto
DamTale of the CatStorm CatStorm Bird
ALMASA (AUS) YarnMr. Prospector
2011MazarineZabeelSir Tristram
  MarquiseGold and Ivory

MURTAJILL (AUS) (Grey 2004-Stud 2009). 2 wins at 2, AJC Skyline S., Gr.3. Sire of 235 rnrs, 138 wnrs, inc. SW Sunshine Mighty (Macau Lisboa Challenge, L), SP Girlsarebackintown, Murt the Flirt, Murtle Turtle, Our Rock O'Reilly, Seenaan - Jay Eff Express (Sing.), Essie's Pride, Kronfeld and of Femmette, Rock Forthe Ladies, Rumeron, Grey Countess, Ariconte, Camouflage, Glistening Star, Ivy's Gold, Maayiirr, Military Rock, Murti, Rowdy One, etc.


1st dam

ALMASA, by Tale of the Cat. Unraced. Half-sister to Hiyaam, Game Duchess (dam of EXQUISITE JEWEL). Dam of one named foal.


2nd dam

MAZARINE, by Zabeel. Unraced. Sister to SHOWER OF ROSES, Minqar Qaim, three-quarter-sister to DON EDUARDO, OCTAGONAL, MOUAWAD, PERUZZI (dam of LUCIDA), half-sister to Markisa (dam of OCEAN JEWEL). Dam of 10 named foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Hiyaam (High Chaparral). Winner at 1400m, A$167,440, in 2017-18, 2d VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, MRC Ethereal S., Gr.3, 4th VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2.

Tariq. 2 wins at 2100m, ARC Remuera Fisheries H., 2d Counties RC Gourmet Shuttle Catering H.

Game Duchess. Placed in NZ. Dam of-

EXQUISITE JEWEL (Lucky Unicorn). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, NZ$96,500, A$3,500, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, 2d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, 3d WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3, 4th New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1.

Nordic Duke (Viking Ruler). 5 wins from 1400m to 2200m, A$165,666, Sale TC Eastcoast Plumbing Group Maffra H., 2d VRC Anzac Day S., L, MRC Melbourne Truck Centre H., 3d ATC McGrath Estate Agents H., More Than Ready at Vinery H., TAB Quaddie H., MRC Vale Bart Cummings H.

Duchessofcambridge. 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m, 3d Westland RC Hokitika Businesses Cup.

Dark Princess. Winner at 1200m in 2016-17, 3d Manawatu RC McIntosh Farm Machinery H., WRC Hiremaster H.


3rd dam

MARQUISE, by Gold and Ivory. 9 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$88,000, A$132,480, WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, SAJC Sedgwick Classic S., Gr.2, MVRC Tesio S., Gr.3, SAJC Veuve Clicquot S., L, Hawkes Bay Waste Management Sprint H., 2d VRC Hardy Brothers Classic S., Gr.3, 3d Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, Woodville-Pahiatua RC WFA Sprint S., L, Hawkes Bay Napier Hotel Metric Mile H., VATC Gold Coast Turf Club Magic Millions H., 4th SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3. Half-sister to OCTAGONAL, DIAMOND LOVER (dam of DON EDUARDO, TRISTALOVE, PERUZZI, ANTWERP), KAAPSTAD, MOUAWAD, Nine Carat (dam of COURT OF JEWELS), Cotehele House (dam of DANEWIN, COMMANDS), La Brillante (dam of PHILIDOR). Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

SHOWER OF ROSES (Zabeel). 5 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$621,010, STC Arrowfield Stud S., Gr.1, AJC Craven P., Gr.3, STC Neville Sellwood S., L, Australian Ladies Variety Association H., Sponsor at the Races H., 2d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, 3d AJC Hobartville S., Gr.2.

Minqar Qaim (Zabeel). 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$120,460, Otago RC Dunedin Casino H., 2d Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, ARC Nathan's Memorial H., CJC HSBC Salver, 3d Woodville-Pahiatua Cup, ARC Auckland Airport H., 4th Counties Cup, Gr.2.

Markisa (Danehill). Winner at 1200m, 2d Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3. Dam of-

OCEAN JEWEL (Ocean Park). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$184,400, to 2017-18, WATC Placid Ark S., L, Bunbury 3YO Classic, WATC Perth Racing Membership P., Ascend Sales Trophies 2YO P., 2d WATC Freshman Sires 2YO P.

Eighth Army. 3 wins from 1550m to 2400m, MRC Taksan H.

Ultimata. 2 wins at 1400m, Waikato RC Te Rapa New World H.

Mutheer. 2 wins at 1400m, 1800m, AJC Sydney City Lexus P., STC Matchmaster TV Reception Systems H., 3d AJC Crown Plaza P.H.


4th dam

EIGHT CARAT, by Pieces of Eight. Unplaced 1995, 1996 & 1997 NZ Broodmare of the Year. 1997 Aust. Broodmare of the Year. Half-sister to HABIBTI, KNESSET, Great Klaire (dam of ST. KLAIRE). Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

OCTAGONAL (Zabeel). 1996 Aust. Horse of the Year. 14 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 2400m, A$5,892,231, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, STC Mercedes Classic, Gr.1-twice, Australian Derby, Gr.1, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, 2000m-in track record time, AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.1, 3d VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1. Sire.

MARQUISE (Gold and Ivory). 9 wins. See above.

DIAMOND LOVER (Sticks and Stones). 8 wins to 1400m, NZ$102,225, ARC Railway H., Gr.1, Counties RC Ramarama Country Inn Sprint H. Dam of-

DON EDUARDO (Zabeel). Top of the 2001-02 Australasian 3YO Classification (long). 5 wins from 1300m to 2400m, A$1,685,110, Australian Derby, Gr.1, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, Schweppes Cup, L, 2d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, 3d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, MRC Underwood S., Gr.1. Sire.

TRISTALOVE (Sir Tristram). Head of The 1992-93 NZ 2YO Free H. Joint top filly on The 1993-94 Australasian 3YO Classification. 11 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, NZ$29,800, A$767,640, Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2, Alister Clark S., Gr.2, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, SAJC Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, VATC Schweppes Cup, L, 2d STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, MVRC Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.3. Dam of-

VIKING RULER (Danehill). Winner at 1800m, A$353,300, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, 2d AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3, AJC Argos 2YO H., 4th VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1. Sire.

LOVETRISTA (Rock of Gibraltar). 3 wins at 1400m, 2400m, NZ$189,200, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2, ARC Soliloquy S., L, Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., L, 2d Waikato RC Wentwood Grange 3YO H., 3d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Waikato RC Your Own Home H. Producer.

KEMPINSKY (Danehill). 2 wins at 1500m, 2050m, A$453,500, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 2d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Hymettus H. Sire.

DIAMOND LIKE (Danehill). 5 wins from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$92,450, WRC Lightning H., L, 2d Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1. Dam of-

FOREVER LOVED (High Chaparral). 3 wins to 1500m, A$310,980, VRC Blazer S., Gr.2, ATC Australian Turf Club H., TAB Rewards H., 2d ATC TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC Vinery Stud S., Gr.1, 4th Australian Oaks, Gr.1, MRC WW Cockram S., Gr.3.

ZEPHYRON (Zabeel). 5 wins from 1300m to 2200m, A$298,130, BRC Premier's Cup, Gr.3, ATC Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Harvey Norman H., 3d BRC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2.

Chimeara (Danehill). 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, Waikato RC Lowe Schollum Jones H., 2d Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3. Dam of-

DE BEERS (Quest for Fame). Top of The 2005-06 Australasian 3YO Classification (Int.). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 2000m, A$861,725, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Bigpond 2YO H., 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, STC Hobartville S., Gr.2, AJC Cuddle 2YO H., 3d AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, 4th STC Heritage S., L. Sire.

PERUZZI (Zabeel). 7 wins to 1400m, A$225,750, AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tramway H., Gr.3, QTC Bribie H., L, M Ryan H., Battle Heights H., 2d AJC Surround S., Gr.2, STC Canterbury S., Gr.2, Premiere S., Gr.3. Dam of-

LUCIDA (Danehill). 3 wins to 1400m, A$149,850, AJC Nivison H., L, 3d AJC Wiggle H., L. Producer.

ANTWERP (Sir Tristram). 8 wins from 1200m to 2150m, A$240,870, QTC Metropolitan H., L, 2d Gosford Gold Cup, Gr.3. Dam of-

VISCOUNT (Quest for Fame). Champion 2YO & 3YO Colt in Australia in 2000-01 & 2001-02. 6 wins-4 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$1,378,820, AJC Champagne S., Gr.1, Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, STC Skyline S., Gr.3, AJC Sunnyside 2YO H., 2d AJC Expressway S., Gr.2, STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, AJC Breeders' P., L. Sire.

HELSINBORG (Danehill). 7 wins to 1500m, A$234,140, STC Royal Parma S., L, 2d AJC Hall Mark S., L.

Segue. 3 wins to 1250m, A$94,182, ATC Freshmark H. Dam of-

ASTORIA (Medaglia d'Oro). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1600m, A$322,550, to 2017-18, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, 2d ATC Schweppervescence H., Gr.3, 3d VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, ATC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3.

Diamond Smile. Placed at 3 in NZ. Dam of-

Capital Diamond (Lucky Unicorn). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$120,575, Hawkes Bay New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance H., 3d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Dam of-

GIFT OF POWER (Power). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1100m, NZ$123,275, to 2017-18, WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, Wellesley S., L, 2d ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3.

MOUAWAD (Zabeel). Head of The 1996-97 Australasian 3YO Classification. 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$775,456, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, STC George Ryder S., Gr.1, VATC Futurity S., Gr.1, VRC Debonair S., L, Moet & Chandon S., L, STC Global Self Storage H., Marrickville Bowling Club H. Sire.

KAAPSTAD (Sir Tristram). 7 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 2200m, A$541,850, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Ascot Vale S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, Birthday Cup, Gr.3, Rain Lover P., Gr.3, MVRC Gisborne H., Puckle H., 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, Moonee Valley S., Gr.2, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.2, VATC Autumn S., Gr.3, Eclipse S., L, 3d VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1. Successful sire.

Nine Carat. Winner at 2100m in NZ. Dam of-

COURT OF JEWELS (Danehill). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1700m, A$146,825, SAJC John D Lee S., L, 3d BTC Sprint H., Gr.3. Sire.

La Brillante. Unraced. Dam of-

PHILIDOR (Chief's Crown). 3 wins from 2100m to 2400m, A$96,490, City Tattersall's Club Cup, L, 2400m-in track record time, BTC Courier Mail H.

Diamantaire. Placed in NZ. Dam of-

THE CENTENARY (Mastercraftsman). 6 wins from 1800m to 2600m, R746,250, Turffontein Yellowwood H., Gr.3, Spook Express H., L, 2d Turffontein Gerald Rosenberg S., Gr.2, Greyville Delta Air Lines H., Gr.3.

Cotehele House. Unraced. Dam of-

DANEWIN (Danehill). Head of The 1994-95 Australasian 3YO Classification. 13 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$2,031,636, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, 2000m-in track record time, BATC Doomben Cup, Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, AJC Hobartville S., Gr.2, 2d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, Australian Derby, Gr.1, AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, 3d STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1. Sire.

COMMANDS (Danehill). 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1100m, 1400m, A$417,231, STC Missile S., Gr.3, 2d AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, 3d VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Expressway S., Gr.2. Champion sire.

Theme Song. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, AJC Toi Port H. Dam of-

EMERALD DREAM (Danehill). 7 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$209,275, A$7,000, Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, BOP RC Thames Valley S., Gr.3, ARC Great Northern Challenge S., L, Ellerslie Function Centre H., Lindauer H., Counties RC IRT Bas H., 2d ARC New Zealand S., Gr.1, Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.3, Waikato RC Gasmate S., Gr.3, Guineas Trial, ARC Prized H., Sunday Star-Times Fashions in the Field H. Dam of-

ZABENE (Zabeel). 9 wins from 1800m to 2500m, NZ$213,697, Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, L, 2d CJC New Zealand Cup, Gr.3.

KNIGHT'S COMMAND (Pins). 8 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$22,350, S$425,097 in NZ and Singapore, Singapore TC Admiralty Classic, L, Woodlands Classic S., L.

Flawless. Unplaced. Dam of-

SANDTOP (Henrythenavigator). 7 wins from 1500m to 1950m in Macau, Macau Spring Trophy, L, Autumn Trophy, L.

SPECIAL BOND (Fairy King). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, WATC All Stars S., L, 2d WATC Lindsay Rosenthal S., L. Sire.

Announce. Unraced. Dam of-

LISTEN HERE (Elusive Quality). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$111,750, SAJC Pewsey Vale S., L, MRC Ladies' Day P. Dam of-

SHOOTING TO WIN (Northern Meteor). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$996,225, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Stan Fox S., Gr.2, TAB Early Quaddie 2YO H., 2d ATC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3, 3d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, 4th ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2.

DEEP FIELD (Northern Meteor). 5 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$390,300, VRC S., Gr.2, ATC Lightning H., L, TAB Quaddie H., Hyland Race Colours H., 2d ATC Maurice McCarten S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1.

Otravez. Winner at 1500m in Aust. Dam of-

Wild Promises. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 900m, 1200m, 3d BRC Bundaberg Rum H., Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H. Dam of-

(LA) LUNA ROSSA (Written Tycoon). Top Filly on The 2015-16 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2, NZ$165,900, A$50,000, Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, WRC 2YO S., 2d MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2, Wanganui JC O'Leary S., L, 3d Matamata RC Prima Park 2YO S.

Abbaye. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Dam of-

TAIMANA (Woodman). 6 wins at 1100m, 1200m, NZ$59,500, A$110,250, Avondale JC Concorde H., Gr.2, MRC How Now S., L, VRC Moomba P., L, Avondale JC Famis 3YO S., Waikato RC The Commander H., 3d MRC Tristarc S., Gr.3. Producer.

Jervaux. Winner at 1300m, 2d MVRC Village Blooms H. Dam of-

BERLIOZ (Zabeel). 8 wins from 1700m to 3500m, A$463,365, VRC St Leger, L, 2d Western Australian Derby, Gr.1.

Wycombe. Winner at 1200m, 2d STC Blythe Spirit H. Dam of-

Villa Igea. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, STC Hartshill H. Dam of-

FAIR TRADE (Danewin). 5 wins at 1400m, A$167,250, HK$4,527,000, VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, HKJC Chinese New Year Cup, VRC Elms H., HKJC Cotton Tree H.

Great Shack. Winner at 1300m, STC Enfield H. Dam of-

Jersey Cream. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

Miss Peligrosa. Unraced. Dam of-

QUILATE (Bramshaw). 5 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$222,065, to 2017-18, MRC Ladies Day Vase, Gr.3, Mitavite Challenge Heat 7 H., Crown Golden Ale H., MRC (Mornington) Mornington Auto Group H.

Catecombe. Winner at 1000m, 3d STC Marrickville H. Dam of-

IMPALER (Dracula). 11 wins-2 at 2-from 900m to 1600m, A$835,450, AJC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Challenge S., Gr.2, 1000m-in track record time, Ipswich TC Eye Liner S., L, STC Canterbury Classic, L, 2d BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, Doomben S., L, 3d AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2, QTC Sir Byrne Hart S., Gr.2.

Chalet Girl. Unraced. Dam of-

Starnui. Raced once. Dam of-

STARMON (Monolith). 4 wins from 1600m to 2100m, NZ$19,725, A$145,328, Cranbourne Cup, L, 3d SAJC Schweppervescence S., L. Producer.


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