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Lot: 65  California Honey (AUS)
Lot: 65  California Honey (AUS)

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Name:California Honey (AUS)
Category: Racehorse Filly/Mare
Sire:Starspangledbanner (AUS)
Dam:Sky Rubi (AUS)
Colour: Chestnut
Sex: Filly
DOB:21 October 2016
GST: Yes 100%
Location:250 Volum Road GNARWARRE VIC

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Here is an opportunity to buy a fit and sound three year old filly by Starspangledbanner, who ran 4th in a Flemington Group 3 race earlier in the year.

CALIFORNIA HONEY has shown outstanding potential as a juvenile, producing a peak performance in the autumn when running fourth to subsequent Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner FLIT in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes.

After a trial win to start her spring campaign she ran second in a maiden first up in September, but failed to re-capture her autumn form in three subsequent spring runs and her owners are now willing to offer her for sale.

California Honey is presently spelling and is in fantastic condition. She is ready to race on through her three year old season – she is sure to break her maiden and win further races for her new owners before embarking on what will no doubt be a successful broodmare career with a Group race 4th place already on the page.


250 Volum Road GNARWARRE VIC


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VendorRosemont Stud




Chestnut filly       Foaled 2016 

STARSPANGLEDBANNER ChoisirDanehill Dancer (Ire)Danehill (USA)
Great SelectionLunchtime (GB)
Gold AnthemMade of Gold (USA)Green Forest
National SongVain
Testa RossaPerugino (USA)Danzig
Bo DapperSir Dapper
Mother Flame (NZ)ZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)
Scarlet RobinFirst Consul (USA)

STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) (Chestnut 2006-Stud 2011). 7 wins-1 at 2, Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee S., Gr.1. Sire of 172 rnrs, 94 wnrs, 11 SW, inc. The Wow Signal (Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1), Millisle, Home of the Brave, Anthem Alexander, Of the Brave, Spangled, Meliora, Thrillster, Last Gift, Silver Rainbow, Great Wide Open, SP Lil Grey, Brooklyn Hustle, Styling City, Lady Kermit, Imtiyaaz, Moonraker and of Dawn's Early Light, Mr Individual, etc.


1st dam

SKY RUBI, by Testa Rossa. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in Aust. Dam of 3 named foals, all raced, 1 winner-

 Pinnacle Star (g by Starspangledbanner) 3 wins at 1000m to 2019-20, SCTC Sky Racing H., 2d BRC Chairman's Club H., Melbourne Cup at Eagle Farm H.

 California Honey (f by Starspangledbanner) See below.

 National Flag (g by Starspangledbanner) Placed at 3 in Aust.


2nd dam

MOTHER FLAME (NZ), by Zabeel. Unraced. Sister to  Lady Viola (dam of PURPLE), three-quarter-sister to  Sinjani (dam of FOORAM), half-sister to ESTIMABLE. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

 Harden Up. 4 wins to 1400m in Malaysia and Singapore, Penang TC Malaysia 3YO Championship Heat 1, Singapore TC Class 5 H., 2d Perak TC Malaysia 3YO Championship Final, Singapore TC Class 5 H., 3d Singapore TC Kranji D S.-twice, Class 5 H.-twice, 4th Penang TC Malaysian Magic Millions Classic, L.

 Yoobabe. 3 wins at 1100m, 1400m, A$76,635, VRC Light Fingers H., 2d MVRC Brown & Co H.

 Fiamette. 3 wins at 1600m, 2d Waikato RC Skycity Waikato Cup 10th Dec H., 3d Counties RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series H., Waikato RC Crossroads Waikato's Pub H.

 Sky Rubi. 2 wins. See above.

 Enclosed. Winner at 2000m in Aust.

 Zattica. Placed in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

 Jumbo Ozaki. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, A$82,300, in 2018-19, 2d MRC Ladbrokes Park H., 3d VRC Autumn Trophy H., Thomas Dandis H., MRC (Mornington) Jack Dow Memorial H.

 Absorb. Unplaced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Esprit's Choice. 6 wins to 1300m, A$126,940, Ballarat TC Medical Edge H., 2d MRC Bushnell Outdoor Products H.

 Born to Fight. 2 wins at 1150m, 1600m, A$80,240, to 2018-19, 3d VRC Rose of May H.


3rd dam

SCARLET ROBIN, by First Consul (USA). Raced twice. Half-sister to SOVEREIGN RED, GURNER'S LANE, TRICHELLE, QUEEN'S CHOICE,  Dancer's Glory (dam of FUJI DANCER),  Delia's Choice (dam of FOXWOOD, CELTIC TIGER - OPPOSING FORCE (MAL.)). Dam of 11 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

ESTIMABLE (c Balmerino) 7 wins from 1550m to 2400m, A$156,746, STC Canterbury Cup, Gr.3, Lord Mayor's Cup, L, Skystar Welter H., Vain Welter H., AJC Chester H., STC Presidents H., 2d AJC John Edmondson VC Welter H., 3d STC Aintree Welter H.

 Sherwood Forest. 4 wins from 1600m to 2400m, AJC Rain Lover H., 2d STC WSFM H., 3d STC Schweppes Sueno H.

 Lady Viola. 3 wins from 1600m to 2050m, AJC Alexander Gray H., MRC Gladsome H., MVRC Roster-On Staff H., 2d MRC Battle for Australia H. Dam of 2 winners-

PURPLE (f Commands) Joint third filly on 2008-09 Australasian 3YO Classification. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m, A$1,137,113, STC Storm Queen S., Gr.1, Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2, AJC Coogee 2YO H., Fairfield H., MVRC Members Equity Bank H., 2d VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2, MRC Sandown Classic, Gr.2, AJC Craven P., Gr.3, MRC Coongy H., Gr.3, Ladies Day Vase, L, 3d NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, BTC Doomben Roses, Gr.3, 4th AJC Warwick S., Gr.2. Dam of 2 winners-

Toga Picta (g Lonhro) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m, A$116,500, to 2018-19, BRC Kirin P., 2d ATC Fernhill H., L, 4th VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.

 Dim Sim. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

 Strum Cha. 3 wins at 1300m, 1400m, SAJC Come From the Port H., Adelaide Casino H. Dam of-

Artstrum (f Artie Schiller) Winner at 2, MRC Yulong Park 2YO H., 3d SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.3, MRC Spicer Thoroughbreds 2YO H.

 Sinjani. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

FOORAM (g Maroof) 7 wins from 1200m to 2600m, NZ$43,935, A$436,550, AJC Chairman's H., Gr.2, STC NE Manion Cup, L, Murrumbidgee TC Wagga Gold Cup, L, Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock H., STC Vodka Cruiser H., WRC Kingdom Residential H., 3d VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.3, AJC Randwick City S., Gr.3, 4th AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, AJC Canterbury Cup, Gr.3.

 Estimation. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

 Capsimation. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

Powerful Ruler (g Viking Ruler) 8 wins from 1200m to 1800m, S$860,404, Singapore TC 2YO H., 2d Singapore TC Magic Millions Orchid Trophy, L, 3YO Challenge (2nd Leg), L.


Race Record: 7 Starts 0-1-0 A$20,085.
2nd Seymour United Insurance Group Maiden P., 4th VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr 3

Race Record

Full Race Record for

CALIFORNIA HONEY (AUS) 2016 Chestnut filly
by Starspangledbanner - Sky Rubi, by Testa Rossa


(in Australia)

17/Sep/20182nd of 7--trial--Cranbourne Training Complex Barrier Trial, 800m. Bella Rosa was 1st and Song Brocade 3rd.
06/Oct/20188th of 10
VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, A$128,200, 1000m, time 0:57.82. Track good(4). Carried 55.00kg. Unite and Conquer was 1st and Sun City 2nd and Grand Scholar 3rd. Trainer: M G Price. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: M J Walker.A$2,400
26/Feb/20194th of 10
Bendigo JC Mawsons Maiden 2YO P., A$35,000, 1000m, time 0:57.60. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Varda was 1st and Cielo Stellato 2nd and The Egyptian 3rd. Trainer: M G Price. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: Beau Mertens.A$1,750
16/Mar/20194th of 12
VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, A$166,750, 1200m, time 1:09.94. Track good(4). Carried 55.00kg. Ready Set Sail was 1st and Flit 1st and Talented 3rd. Trainer: M G Price. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: Beau Mertens.A$7,200
05/Aug/20195th of 9--trial--Cranbourne Training Complex Barrier Trial, 800m. The Mobot was 1st and Marcada 2nd and Bronski Girl 3rd.
19/Aug/20191st of 6--trial--Cranbourne Training Complex Barrier Trial, 800m. Charvet was 2nd and Mystic Cloud 3rd.
05/Sep/20192nd of 12
Seymour RC United Insurance Group Maiden P., A$35,000, 1200m, time 1:10.03. Track soft(5). Carried 54.00kg. There You Are was 1st and Subrunner 3rd. Trainer: M Price & M Kent Jnr. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: Zac Spain.A$6,300
20/Sep/20199th of 14
Kyneton & Hanging Rock RC Kyneton Cup Maiden P., A$57,400, 1200m, time 1:12.45. Track soft(5). Carried 56.00kg. Roger's Day was 1st and Overkill 2nd and Turbeau 3rd. Trainer: M Price & M Kent Jnr. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: Zac Spain.A$700
06/Oct/20199th of 14
Bairnsdale RC Bet365 Top Tote Plus Maiden P., A$59,800, 1200m, time 1:11.59. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Rocking Eagle was 1st and Final Man 2nd and Imperial Lad 3rd. Trainer: M Price & M Kent Jnr. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: Zac Spain.A$700
28/Oct/20194th of 8
Benalla RC LB Electrical Maiden P., A$32,650, 1206m, time 1:11.10. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Private Council was 1st and Machali 2nd and Jealice 3rd. Trainer: M Price & M Kent Jnr. Owner: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen). Jockey: Zac Spain.A$1,035