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2020 MARCH (Late) Online Sale

Lot: 11  Trope (AUS)

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Buyer: Lofty Thoroughbred Group Pty.ltd - $245,000


Name:Trope (AUS)
Category: Racehorse Gelding/Colt
Sire:More Than Ready (USA)
Dam:Personify (AUS)
Colour: Chestnut
Sex: Colt
DOB:04 September 2015
GST: Yes 100%
Location:46 Dandenong-Hastings Rd SOMERVILLE VIC


  Trope - Promotional Guide  


**NB: Please note this horse is a Rig**

*A full set of x-rays and video scope & ultrasound of his descended testicle have been lodged in the Inglis repository.*

TROPE is being sold as a racing and stallion prospect and will be sold UNRESERVED.

TROPE is an entire, standing at 16hh, who has shown rare talent and an electric turn of foot in his short nine career start to date. Eight of his nine starts came at stakes level where he placed four times up to Group 2 level, while his latest three races have been at Group 1 level. His racecourse performance is strongly complemented by his outstanding physique, while his pedigree, which has been a pillar of the commercial Australian breeding industry over the past two decades, is both Danehill-free and Danehill-compatible. TROPE is being sold as a hugely appealing racing and stud prospect. He has been measured at 15.3hh in height and 565kg in weight on 20 March 2020.

Alan Bell, who identified and purchased TROPE as a yearling for $500,000 at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, has hand selected, purchased and raced the likes of SCHILLACI, GRAND ARMEE, DEEP FIELD, STAR TURN & GRAFF in his famous grey and red cross sashed silks.

TROPE is from one of the desirable and highly sought after pedigrees in Australasia. This family, which is synonymous with sale-ring and racecourse success, is renowned for it’s ability to pass on quality from one generation to the next. A son of world-class sire More Than Ready, out of a mare by the great Galileo, TROPE has a pedigree that is an envious combination of being both Danehill-free and Danehill-compatible.

Being Danehill-free and Danehill-compatible are two different things however. TROPE'S pedigree on all counts tells us that he should really click with Australasia’s legion of Danehill and Danehill-line mares when you consider:

The chemistry between the pedigree of TROPE and Danehill/Danehill-line stallions. The results are the likes of LAISSERFAIRE, A TIME FOR JULIA, FOREPLAY, TIME THIEF, ALMIGHTY GIRL & VILLAMI

The combination of More Than Ready and Danehill is responsible for the likes of SEBRING, MORE JOYOUS, MIRACLES OF LIFE & BIVOUAC amongst 100 stakes winners

And when crossed with Danehill and his sons, Galileo has produced the likes of FRANKEL, THE AUTUMN SUN, TEOFILO, HIGHLAND REEL and hundreds of other stakes winners.

It is a hugely interesting recipe for potential future success.

Please view the attached PDF, parade video, promotional video featuring his highlight career performances and also his race replays attached separately.


46 Dandenong-Hastings Rd SOMERVILLE VIC




Chestnut horse       Foaled 2015 

MORE THAN READY (USA) Southern HaloHaloHail to Reason
Northern SeaNorthern Dancer
Woodman's GirlWoodmanMr. Prospector
Becky be GoodNaskra
Galileo (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Urban SeaMiswaki
ProcrastinateJade Hunter (USA)Mr. Prospector

MORE THAN READY (USA) (Bay 1997-Stud 2001). 7 wins-5 at 2, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1. Leading Sire of 2YOs in Aust. twice. Sire of 2570 rnrs, 1873 wnrs, 202 SW, inc. More Joyous (ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1), Uni, Catholic Boy, Sebring, Prized Icon, Phelan Ready, Benicio, Roy H, Samaready, Verrazano, Entisaar, Rushing Fall, Room Service, Regally Ready, Perfect Reflection, Dreamaway, Eagle Way, More Than Sacred, Perfectly Ready, etc.


1st dam

PERSONIFY, by Galileo (Ire). Winner at 2, SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L. Half-sister to LAISSERFAIRE, A TIME FOR JULIA, FOREPLAY, TIME THIEF, Patasi,  Trephina (dam of CENTENNIAL PARK, BALLACK),  Sybarite (dam of ZODIAC RULER, ALMIGHTY GIRL). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, all winners-

Personal (f by Fastnet Rock) Winner at 2, A$210,050, in 2019-20, VRC Flemington Event Staff 2YO H., 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1.

Trope (c by More Than Ready (USA)) Winner. See below.

Selectify (g by Redoute's Choice) 4 wins to 1200m, A$130,420, ATC TAB Rewards H., TAB Place Multi Sprint H., 2d ATC Dodo H., Wyong RC Provincial Championship Qualifier, 3d MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr.3.

Laser Flash (g by Redoute's Choice) 3 wins at 1800m, 1900m, A$144,705, ATC Tab.com.au H., Australian Turf Club H.-twice, 3d ATC Dulcify H., L, Inglis 3YO Bonus H., Sportingbet H., 4th ATC Tulloch S., Gr.2.

 Personalised (f by Snitzel) 4 wins from 1100m to 1600m, SCTC Yalumba H., 2d Ipswich TC Carlton Mid H.

 Epitomise (f by More Than Ready (USA)) 2 wins at 1200m in Aust.

 Personification (f by Redoute's Choice) Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

 The Art of the Bar. 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$128,155, in 2018-19, ATC ANZ Bloodstock News H., Construction Consultants H., 2d ATC TAB Rewards H., ANZ Bloodstock News H.

 Personable. 4 wins from 1400m to 2000m in Aust.

 Goldneala. Winner at 1400m in 2019-20 in Aust.

 Kettering. Winner at 900m in Aust.


2nd dam

PROCRASTINATE, by Jade Hunter (USA). 6 wins to 1400m, A$141,475, VATC Tristarc S., Gr.3, STC Seppelt Corella Ridge H., VATC Resolute Welter H., Kilsyth Bargain H., 2d VATC Mannerism S., Gr.3, AJC Tarien H., L, STC First State H., VATC Spring Racing Carnival H., 3d VRC Frances Tressady S., Gr.3, SAJC Swettenham Stud S., Gr.3, MVRC El Alamein H. Half-sister to GALAPAGOS GIRL (dam of VILLAMI), KAMPAIGN,  Watercolours (dam of BLAKE). Dam of 16 foals, 15 to race, 12 winners, inc:-

LAISSERFAIRE (f Danehill) Champion Older Female Sprinter in South Africa in 2000-01 & 2001-02. 12 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R1,281,010, Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1-twice, Newmarket Computaform Sprint S., Gr.1, Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint S., Gr.1-twice, Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2-twice, Southern Cross S., Gr.3-twice, Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Prix du Cap, L, Ascot Fillies Nursery S., L, 3d Kenilworth Merchant's S., Gr.2, 4th Kenilworth Merchant's S., Gr.2. Dam of 5 winners-

Kwitizina (f Captain Al) 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, R308,820, 2d Kenilworth Champagne S., Gr.3, Olympic Duel S., L, Market Toyota H., PSL Soccer 6 H., 3d Durbanville International Soccer 10 H., 4th Kenilworth Olympic Duel S., L. Dam of 2 winners-

KAMPALA CAMPARI (c Querari) 6 wins from 1200m to 2000m, R720,525, to 2018-19, Greyville Cup Trial, Gr.3, Durbanville Tab Telebet H.-twice, Kenilworth Tab Telebet H., 2d Kenilworth Peninsula H., Gr.2, 3d Kenilworth Cape Stayers, Gr.2, Woolavington S., L.

A TIME FOR JULIA (f Redoute's Choice) 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$444,750, ATC Wenona Girl H., Gr.3, MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S., Gr.3, Snowhite Maintenance P., 2d ATC Millie Fox S., Gr.2, MRC WW Cockram S., Gr.3-twice, How Now S., Gr.3, TMB Printing H., 3d VRC Let's Elope S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1. Producer.

TIME THIEF (c Redoute's Choice) 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$369,738, MRC Zeditave S., L, MVRC Arrow Training Services H., 2d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Danehill S., Gr.3, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, 3d MVRC Australia S., Gr.1. Sire.

FOREPLAY (c Danehill) 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$246,475, MRC JRA Doveton S., L, AAMI Blue Diamond 1st Acceptances H., 2d VRC Kensington S., L, Schweppes Tonic H., 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, 4th VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, MRC Moonga S., Gr.3. Sire.

PERSONIFY (f Galileo) Winner. See above.

Patasi (f Danehill Dancer) Placed at 2 & 3, 2d MRC Chairman's S., L, SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L, MRC Brava Jeannie H. Producer.

 Trephina. Winner at 1300m, 2d Waikato RC Ideal Electrical H. Dam of 9 winners-

CENTENNIAL PARK (g Thorn Park) 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$1,018,250, STC Expressway S., Gr.2, VRC AAMI Business Insurance S., Gr.3, March S., L, STC Darby Munro H., L, 2d ATC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, Expressway S., Gr.2, STC Shannon S., Gr.2-twice, Ajax S., Gr.2, ATC Missile S., Gr.3, STC Starlight S., L, 3d ATC Apollo S., Gr.2, Expressway S., Gr.2, VRC AAMI Business Insurance S., Gr.3.

BALLACK (g Montjeu) 5 wins from 2000m to 2200m, A$499,125, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3, BTC Chairman's H., Gr.3, MVRC City Pacific Finance Preston H., VRC Captain Peri H., MVRC Herald Sun H., 2d WATC Derby, Gr.1, 3d WATC Perth Cup, Gr.2, VRC St Leger, L, 4th QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2.

 Sybarite. Raced once. Dam of 7 winners-

ZODIAC RULER (c Zoffany) 2 wins at 2, R912,900, Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, 2d Kenilworth Cape Derby, Gr.1, Greyville Premiers Champion S., Gr.1, KZN Guineas, Gr.2, Racing It's a Rush P., 4th Greyville Betting World 2200, Gr.3.

ALMIGHTY GIRL (f Beneteau) 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$164,200, MVRC Typhoon Tracy S., Gr.3, 2d VRC Andrew Guy P., 3d Canberra RC Camarena H., 4th ATC Birthday Card S., Gr.3.


Race Record: 9 Starts 1-4-0 A$171,650.
Won ATC TAB Rewards Maiden P. (1100m), 2nd ATC Theo Marks S.., Gr 2, Show County H., Gr 3, Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr 3, ATC Fireball S., L

Race Record

Full Race Record for

TROPE (AUS) 2015 Chestnut colt
by More Than Ready - Personify, by Galileo


(in Australia)

24/Aug/20184th of 7--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 798m. Bravo del Campos was 1st and Take What You Need 2nd and Rip Masters 3rd.
11/Jan/20192nd of 8--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 735m. Bastille Grey was 1st and Galaxy Star 3rd.
22/Jan/20192nd of 10--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 794m. Super Cyclone was 1st and Arcane 3rd.
29/Jan/20191st of 5--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 900m. Baaed was 2nd and Monet 3rd.
06/Feb/20191st of 11
ATC (Kensington) TAB Rewards Maiden P., A$49,000, 1100m, time 1:02.86. Track good(4). Carried 57.00kg. Got Your Six was 2nd and Flying Legend 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: Tommy Berry.A$33,250
01/Mar/20194th of 9--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 900m. Omar was 1st and Chabreet 2nd and Legend of Condor 3rd.
09/Mar/20192nd of 11
ATC (Randwick) Fireball S., L, A$137,200, 1100m, time 1:01.67. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Prophet's Thumb was 1st and Jonker 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: Tommy Berry.A$25,500
05/Apr/20195th of 8--trial--Newcastle JC Barrier Trial, 800m. Venture Capital was 1st and In Ya Skyrocket 2nd and Quick Nick 3rd.
13/Apr/20197th of 12
ATC (Randwick) Arrowfield 3YO Sprint S., Gr.2, A$1,114,500, 1200m, time 1:09.18. Track soft(5). Carried 56.50kg. Classique Legend was 1st and Jonker 2nd and Avantage 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: Tommy Berry.A$10,000
27/Apr/20192nd of 9
Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3, A$197,750, 1400m, time 1:21.34. Track good(3). Carried 56.00kg. Military Zone was 1st and Quackerjack 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: C Reith.A$36,750
06/Aug/20195th of 9--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 900m. Wren's Day was 1st and Rock 2nd and Danawi 3rd.
12/Aug/20191st of 6--trial--Hawkesbury RC Barrier Trial, 1000m. Kitty's Own was 2nd and Orokonui 3rd.
24/Aug/20192nd of 11
ATC (Randwick) Show County H., Gr.3, A$161,000, 1200m, time 1:08.63. Track good(4). Carried 53.00kg. Deprive was 1st and Bon Amis 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: Tommy Berry.A$29,400
14/Sep/20192nd of 10
ATC (Rosehill) Theo Marks S.., Gr.2, A$200,000, 1300m, time 1:14.96. Track good(4). Carried 53.00kg. Arcadia Queen was 1st and Gem Song 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: Tommy Berry.A$36,750
25/Oct/20199th of 11
MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, A$1,000,000, 1200m, time 1:09.29. Track good(3). Carried 58.50kg. Loving Gaby was 1st and Vital Silver 2nd and Anaheed 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: D Dunn.
11/Feb/20203rd of 8--trial--ATC Barrier Trial, 1175m. Pincer was 1st and Imaging 2nd.
22/Feb/202011th of 18
MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, A$500,000, 1100m, time 1:01.93. Track good(3). Carried 53.00kg (allowance 0.50kg). Pippie was 1st and Zoutori 2nd and Crystal Dreamer 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: D Dunn.
07/Mar/202010th of 11
VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, A$1,250,000, 1200m, time 1:09.21. Track soft(5). Carried 53.00kg. Bivouac was 1st and Loving Gaby 2nd and Gytrash 3rd. Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes. Owner: A R Bell. Jockey: Michael Poy.