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By Rip Van Winkle, out of a Zabeel mare, so naturally you'd think he's a stayer. They've tried him over ground and concluded up to a mile at this stage is what suits him best. As an older horse, he may stay as his bredding would suggest. He hasn't had the best of luck at recent outings too, read the stewards reports.Regardless if he stays down the track or not, being by Rip Van Winkle out of a Zabeel mare, his pedigree says 4yo/5yo. Hasslehoof, his half brother, was a sensation at 4!

Solid P1 Vic form lines. 6 starts 1 4th and 3 x 5ths and a 3rd in a class 2 trial over 1200m, $4220 in stakes to date. Trained out of one of the leading stables in AUS, they have too many Group horses to bother with this fellow, so he's had his time with them.

Stewards report from 23/02/2018 run said he was gelded in the gear change section. This can really switch them in too. given it was only under 2 months ago.

I'd freshen him up and drop him back in distance on what they've told me about him.

There's some footage of him as a yearling in NZ, cut and paste link below into browser to see him as a yearling

Being a large syndicate, they've requested i submit best offer after a few days for their consideration. They will meet the market i'm sure, so don't hold back, hit me with your best offer and get the ball rolling!! If you snooze, you'll lose here. These Victorian horses are the ones that go BANG interstate.

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Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2014

SireGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) Urban SeaMiswaki
2006Looking BackStravinskyNureyev
  Mustique DreamDon't Forget Me
DamZabeelSir TristramSir Ivor
ALPINE (NZ) Lady GiselleNureyev
1997Manawa BelleZamazaanExbury
  Melody BelleTaipan II

RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE) (Bay 2006-Stud 2011). 5 wins-2 at 2, York International S., Gr.1. Sire of 503 rnrs, 267 wnrs, 21 SW, inc. Dick Whittington (Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1), Creggs Pipes, Capella, Lasarla, Real Value, Euro Angel, First Impressions, I Am Beautiful, Let Her Rip, Magic Dancer, The Happy Prince, Bravo Zolo, Isole Canarie, Down Town, Rip, Pendleton, Almorox, Intelligence, Princess Charm, Seraphim, Stone Roses, SP Arcada, etc.


1st dam

ALPINE, by Zabeel. Placed at 3 in Aust. Sister to Manawa King, half-sister to LORD TED, Zipperup (dam of CHAMPION STAR). Dam of nine named foals, all raced, five winners, inc:-

HASSELHOOF (g. by Tavistock). 6 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$151,245, A$16,650, ARC Rich Hill Mile, Gr.2, Dunstan Feeds H., 3d Hawkes Bay Livamol Classic, Gr.1, ATC Parramatta Cup, L, Waikato RC J Swap Contractors Sprint H., L, Whangarei RC Harcourts Optimize Group H.

VERCORS (f. by Catbird). 4 wins at 1400m, 1600m, NZ$86,795, Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L, Hawkes Bay Agri-Lab Products H., Manawatu RC CB Norwood H., 2d Waikato RC Team Don Ha Project Marketing H., Avondale JC Fruit World H., 3d Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Esprit de Corps. Winner at 1400m, 2d BOP RC Mount RSA H., Rotorua RC Van Dyk Furnishers H., 3d Counties RC Securi-Com H., Rotorua RC BDO Rotorua H.

Villars. 2 wins at 1600m in NZ.

Trois Vallees. Winner at 1400m in 2017-18 in NZ.

Huluava (f. by Pins). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Matamata RC Challenge H., Waikato RC Pace Engineering H., 2d Hawkes Bay Te Runga 3YO H., QTC Lyndhurst Stud H., Waikato RC Seachange H., 3d ARC Barfoot & Thompson H. Dam of-

William Wallace. 4 wins to 1400m in 2016-17, CJC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance H., Ipswich TC Ray White Ipswich H., 2d CJC Vernon and Vazey Truck Parts H., Corin Murfitt-Thanks for 50 Years H., NZ Tax Refunds H., WRC Greenman Pub H.

Hvala. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Avondale JC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H.

Bob. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Singapore TC Initiation P., Kranji D S., 2d Singapore TC Initiation P., Class 4 H.-twice, Better Than Ever S., Singapore Airlines Boeing 727 S., Kranji D S.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Initiation P., Class 4 H.-twice, Panasonic Digital Signage S.

Hoofsain Bolt. Winner at 1600m in NZ.

Maraini (c. by Exceed and Excel). Winner at 1200m in 2016-17, 2d Waikato RC Christmas at the Races 17th December H.

Wonderful Approach (g. by Spartacus). Winner at 1600m, Singapore TC Perak Turf Club Trophy.

Alpine Belle (f. by Rock of Gibraltar). Unplaced. Dam of-

Secretan. 3 wins at 1000m, A$91,549, to 2016-17, 2d Bendigo JC DPR Insurance Brokers H., MRC Blue Star Group H.

Banghai. 3 wins to 1200m in Aust.


2nd dam

MANAWA BELLE, by Zamazaan. Raced once. Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

LORD TED (Lord Ballina). Joint Head of The 1995-96 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2, NZ$94,000, A$70,030, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Coca-Cola Juvenile S., 2d SAJC Adelaide Cup, Gr.1, WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.3, VATC Whittier H., 4th South Australian Derby, Gr.1, WRC Magic Millions Classic S., RL.

Manawa King (Zabeel). 4 wins from 1450m to 2100m, A$249,000, MRC Beaulivre H., Prince Salieri H., 2d AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, VRC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Tooheys New Deck Bar H.

Liberty Belle. Raced once. Dam of-

Willie Command. 11 wins from 1400m to 3000m, NZ$8,063, A$241,040, MRC Redcraze H., VRC Sidney Myer H., Lawn H., MRC Beer Street H., 2d VRC Michael Osborne Tribute H., 3d MRC Robert Taranto H., Neerim H., Waikato RC Rich Hill Stud H., 4th SAJC Carlton Draught S., Gr.3.

Zipperup. Unraced. Dam of-

CHAMPION STAR (Soviet Star). 11 wins from 1000m to 2100m, A$172,300, M$913,275 in Aust. and Macau, QTC Easter Cup, L, BTC Dooley's Hotel H., Grant Thornton H., QTC M Ryan H., Bravery H., 2d GCTC Emirates Park H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Recognition S., L, QTC Smartline Home Loans H., David Laing Farewell H.


3rd dam

MELODY BELLE, by Taipan II. 10 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.3, ARC Ladies Mile, L, Avondale JC Concorde H., L, BOP RC Centennial Breeders' S., L, Whakatane Board Mills H., ARC Bledisloe H., Franklin RC South Auckland Breeders' P.H., Waipa RC Flying H., ARC Goodwood S.H., 2d ARC George Adams (Tatt's) H., Gr.2, HBJC Gold Trail S., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC Thames Valley S., Gr.3, Avondale JC Stretto S., L, Te Aroha JC All Aged S., L-twice, 3d ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Avondale JC Classic S., Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to SHUMANSHU, Rickshaw (dam of PARADISE BELLE), Belle Tai (dam of BELLE DE CHINE). Dam of 5 named foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Swanee Belle. 4 wins to 1400m, ARC Grey H., Waikato RC Christie H., 2d Waikato RC Three Legs H., 3d ARC Bledisloe H. Producer.


Race Record: 6 Starts 0-0-0 A$4,220.



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Rip Van Winkle
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