Merchant Of Venice

Sire: So You Think

Dam: Veronica Franco

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Aug 24th, 2015

Country: Australia

Career Record: 3-2-0-0

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    66.7 %
  • Place
    0.0 %





Bay coltFoaled in 2015

SireHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
SO YOU THINK (NZ) KasoraDarshaan
  Astral RowLong Row
DamJoharGone WestMr. Prospector
VERONICA FRANCO (NZ) WindsharpLear Fan
2006Crystal HaileyGreintonGreen Dancer
  Little HaileyBlushing Groom

SO YOU THINK (NZ) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 14 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 236 rnrs, 113 wnrs, inc. SW La Bella Diosa (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Inference, Gold Rush, Northwest Passage, Global Thinking, Care to Think, SP Coral Coast, D'Argento, Mr So and So, Neguev, I Thought So, Kaching, Smart as You Think, So Si Bon, So You Too, Closer Still, Calculated, Coachwhip, The Pinnacle, Shapes, Conscious, etc.


1st dam

VERONICA FRANCO, by Johar. 5 wins at 1600m, 2000m, NZ$98,925, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, Waikato RC Skycity Hamilton Casino Cup, ARC Race a Horse With Te Akau H., 2d ARC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, BOP RC Wilson Plumbing Heating & Gas H., 3d Waikato RC Seafood Bazaar H., 4th ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, WRC Wellington S., Gr.3. Half-sister to DIAMOND HAILEY, WATERFORD. Dam of two named foals, one to race, inc:-

St Franco (g. by Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1200m in 2016-17 in Aust.


2nd dam

CRYSTAL HAILEY, by Greinton. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Three-quarter-sister to Novelton (dam of LAKETON), Heiress (dam of IGREJA, TAIMAZOV), half-sister to BOLD SECOND, Alydar's Groom. Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

VERONICA FRANCO (Johar). 5 wins. See above.

DIAMOND HAILEY (Zabeel). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1450m, A$137,300, SAJC John D Lee S., L, MRC Joan Mallett H., Rupert Greene 2YO H., VRC Lara Sprint H., Hobson's Bay H., 2d Bendigo JC Sport 945AM H. Producer.

WATERFORD (Darci Brahma). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, NZ$176,425, A$1,000, Counties Bowl H., L, ARC The Rock H., 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ARC Railway S., Gr.1, Champagne S., L, Te Aroha JC Plumbing & Drainage S., 3d Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, 4th Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3.

Hail to the Chief. 3 wins at 1600m, 1800m, MRC September H., 2d MRC Shannon H.

The Bomb. 2 wins at 1600m, 2200m, BOP RC Paramount Hire Group H.

Giftmaster. 4 wins from 1400m to 1700m in Macau.


3rd dam

LITTLE HAILEY, by Blushing Groom. 4 wins-1 at 2, Santa Anita La Habra S., L, 3d Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., L. Half-sister to BOLDER THAN BOLD, FICTION, Heiress (dam of IGREJA, TAIMAZOV). Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

BOLD SECOND (Bold Tropic). 4 wins at 2, Del Mar De Anza S., L, Santa Anita Sunny Slope S., L, 2d Del Mar Futurity, Gr.1, 3d Santa Anita Norfolk S., Gr.1. Sire.

Alydar's Groom (Alydar). 4 wins in Argentina, 2d G.P. Ciudad de La Plata, Gr.1. Sire.

Sing Because. 12 wins from 6f to 9f, US$424,450, Canterbury Park Claiming Crown Jewel S., Hollywood Park Allowance, Santa Anita Allowance.

Northern Haily. Unraced. Dam of-

Fluctuoso (Ibero). Winner at 1100m in Argentina, 3d La Plata Clasico Jockey Club de Azul, L.


4th dam

FACT, by Dancing Moss. 4 wins in U.S.A. and Argentina, Del Mar Osunitas S., L, 2d Palermo G.P. Seleccion, Gr.1, 3d Del Mar Palomar H., L. Sister to FARMER, FAIRLY, FAZENDA, FAR, Farandole (dam of FARANLOY, FAYRSAL), Fazendeira (dam of PRINCE JOE), blood-sister to FAIN, FATLY, FLAMIGERA, three-quarter-sister to FACTORIAL, half-sister to FARM, FIZZ, FACTORY, Factible, Feat. Dam of 15 foals, 11 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

BOLDER THAN BOLD (Plum Bold). 6 wins-1 at 2, US$397,807, Santa Anita San Simeon H., Gr.3, 2d Hollywood Park Bel Air H., Gr.2, Santa Anita San Carlos H., Gr.2, Del Mar Bing Crosby H., Gr.3, Hollywood Park Los Angeles H., Gr.3, National Sprint Championship H., Gr.3. Sire.

LITTLE HAILEY (Blushing Groom). 4 wins. See above.

FICTION (Perrault). 4 wins, US$218,250, Santa Anita Santa Gertrudes H., L, 2d Santa Anita San Juan Capistrano H., Gr.1, San Marino H., L. Sire.

Heiress. Unraced. Dam of-

TAIMAZOV (Southern Halo). 8 wins at 1000m, 1200m in Argentina, San Isidro G.P. Suipacha, Gr.1, G.P. Estrellas Sprint, Gr.1, Clasico Pippermint, Gr.2, Palermo Clasico Florida's Son, Handicap Luna Park 70 Años, Handicap Adam's Apple, 2d Palermo Clasico Paraguay, Gr.3, San Isidro Clasico Necochea, L, Clasico Asociacion Argentina de Fomento Equino, L, Handicap Wagram, 3d San Isidro Clasico Gay Hermit, Gr.3, 4th San Isidro G.P. Felix de Alzaga Unzue, Gr.1. Sire.

IGREJA (Southern Halo). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, £5,078, R379,385, Kenilworth Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Odessa Stud Fillies Championship, Gr.2, Clairwood Nursery S., Gr.3, Milnerton Saldanha S., L, 2d Greyville Premier's Champion S., Gr.1, 3d Goodwood Oak Tree S., L, 4th Kenilworth Cape Argus Guineas, Gr.1. Producer.

Rubia Nice. Winner at 2 in Argentina. Dam of-

Heredable. Winner at 1200m in Argentina. Dam of-

ROCOCO (Privately Held). 5 wins from 1500m to 2000m in Peru, Monterrico Clasico Gustavo Prado Heudebert, Gr.2, 2d Monterrico Clasico Bradock, 3d Monterrico Clasico Almirante Miguel Grau Seminario, Gr.2, Clasico Kevin, Clasico Rio Pallanga, Clasico Manuel Checa Solari, 4th Monterrico Clasico Postin, Gr.2, Clasico Batalla de Tarapacá, L.

Novel. Unraced. Dam of-

Novelton. 2 wins in U.S.A. Dam of-

LAKETON (Lake George). 14 wins from 6f to 1m, Northlands Park Sun Sprint Championship H., L, 2d Stampede Park Sprint Championship H., L.


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