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Sir Slick

Sir Slick
Sire Volksraad
Dam Miss Opera
Grandsire Green Desert
Damsire Paris Opera
Gender Gelding
Foaled 2001
Country New Zealand
Color Bay
Breeder Monovale Holdings Ltd
Owner B N Brown & G A Nicholson
Trainer Graeme Nicholson & Paul Allbon
Record 108: 21-18-14
Earnings NZ$ 1,889,220
Summary
Sir Slick is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Miss Opera by Volksraad. He was born on 2001 in New Zealand, and was bred by Monovale Holdings Ltd.
Major wins
2009 Thorndon Mile
2008 Awapuni Gold Cup
2008 First Sovereign Trust NZ Stakes
2007 ARC Zabeel Classic
2007 Awapuni Gold Cup
2007 Thorndon Mile
2007 Whakanui International Stakes
2007 Otaki-Māori Weight-For-Age
Awards
Champion Middle Distance Horse of the Year (2007)
Most Popular Horse (2007)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)


Sir Slick (foaled 2001) is a current New Zealand Champion Middle distance racehorse.

A Bay gelding bred by sire Volksraad from the Paris Opera mare Miss Opera, the New Zealand bred Sir Sick has raced nationally and internationally performing in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was bred by Monovale Holdings Ltd and is currently being trained by Graeme Nicholson & Paul Allbon.

His major victories include the 2007 Whakanui International Stakes, 2007/09 Thorndon Mile, 2007 Otaki Māori WFA, 2008 First Sovereign Trust NZ Stakes and the 2007 ARC Zabeel Classic. His most recognised achievement to date involves being awarded the title of New Zealand's Champion Middle Distance Racehorse of the year 2006/07 That season saw him voted as the Most Popular Horse of that season, and he was runner-up in the overall Horse of the Year voting.

Dam of Sir Slick, Miss Opera, was the winner of 6 races including the Listed Castletown Stakes. Sir Slick was a NZ$48,000 purchase from Mapperley Stud at the 2003 Select Colts Karaka Yearling Sale by Graeme Nicholson. Out of the Group placed broodmare (Miss Opera), Sir Slick has made an appearance in a substantial 91 races over his 6 year career. Of the 91 races ,including his overseas starts, he has seen the winners circle 21 times and has earnt himself nearly NZ$1.9million in prize money internationally.

He has seen to be a significant stand out amongst his fellow brothers and sisters although three to date consist of winners including stakes placed Shortblackmini (by. Black Minnaloushe) and Mr Jinky (by. Volksraad).

The latest Miss Opera off spring was recently sent through the ring at New Zealand's Karaka Yearling sales in January 2009. The Bay colt bred by Champion New Zealand Sire Zabeel was disappointingly passed in at NZ$240,000 only a day after Sir Slick's impressive victory in his most recent Group 1 attempt, The Thorndon Mile. But was later sold out of the ring for NZ$250,000 to Taylor's Bloodstock in Marton.

Pedigree

Pedigree of Sir Slick (NZ)
Sire
Volksraad (GB)
1988
Green Desert Danzig Northern Dancer
Pas De Nom
Foreign Courier Sir Ivor
Courtly dee
Celtic Assembly Secretariat Bold Ruler
Somethingroyal
Welsh Garden Welsh Saint
Garden Of Eden
Dam
Miss Opera (NZ)
1992
Paris Opera Marscay Biscay
Heart Of Market
Adelette Baguette
Adelena
Brierley Sir Godfrey Riverman
Glaneuse
Justaz Wealthy Resurgent
So Wealthy

References

  • Arion Pedigrees - Thoroughbred Data Resources of Australia and South East Asia



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