Sire: Air Force Blue (USA)

Dam: Big Birdie

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 3 yo

Foaled: Sep 20, 2018

Country: AUS

Sale info: Lot 132 at

Purchase price: AUD 143,000  (Price is inclusive of GST but does not include current costs)

Horse Description:

A strong colt that has shown plenty of speed in his early work. He continues to grow and develop with the expectation that he will be a Spring three year old at the highest level. He has returned in super condition from his spell and we look forward to the preparation he has already begun.


Price: $143,000







Bay colt       Foaled 20th September 2018 

AIR FORCE BLUE (USA) War FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
Starry DreamerRubiano
ChathamMaria's MonWavering Monarch
Circle of GoldSeeking the Gold
Exceed and ExcelDanehill (USA)Danzig
Patrona (USA)Lomond
One Under (NZ)Volksraad (GB)Green Desert
Reg's LadySir Tristram (Ire)

AIR FORCE BLUE (USA) (Bay 2013-Stud U.S.A. 2017, Aust. 2017). Champion 2YO Colt in Europe in 2015. 4 wins at 2, £309,350, €331,420, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Curragh National S., Gr.1, Phoenix S., Gr.1, Big Bad Bob 2YO S., 2d Royal Ascot Coventry S., Gr.2. Out of SP Chatham. Grandson of a sister to SW Flanders (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Gr.1). Related to SW Surfside (Belmont Frizette S., Gr.1), etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

BIG BIRDIE, by Exceed and Excel. Placed at 2 & 3, 2d STC Furniture One Show 2YO H. This is her fifth foal. Dam of 4 foals to race, 3 winners-

Sizzling Ace (f by Sizzling) Placed at 2 & 3, A$80,300, to 2018-19, 2d SCTC Coastline BMW 3 Series 2YO P., ATC Daily Press P., 3d BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Leila Rose Foundation 2YO P., 4th BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, Calaway Gal S., L.

 Eight Over (g by Lonhro) 6 wins to 1050m, A$86,650, to 2019-20, 2d Ipswich TC Gibb Accountants P., 3d ATC Book Spring Hospitality H., Ipswich TC Book Now Ipswich Cup H.

 Hoywedge (f by Choisir) 4 wins to 1300m in Aust.

 Sunset Eagle (f by Dawn Approach (Ire)) Winner at 1500m in 2019-20 in Aust.


2nd dam

ONE UNDER (NZ), by Volksraad (GB). Champion 2YO in NZ & 2YO Filly in Australia in 1998-99. Head of The 1998-99 NZ 2YO Free H. Top filly on The 1998-99 Australasian 2YO Classification. 6 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$195,425, A$19,050, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Windsor Park Sprint H., L, ARC Ellerslie Function Centre 3YO H., 3d VATC Tranquil Star S., L, AJC Ocean & Earth H., ARC JRA Trophy, 4th VRC Yallambee Stud S., Gr.3, Egmont RC Fayette Park S., Gr.3, WRC Wellesley S., L. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 4 winners-

 Domain. 4 wins to 1500m in Aust.

 Illude. 3 wins to 1350m in Aust.

 Portmarnock. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

 Pascalino. Winner at 1050m in Aust.

 Big Birdie. See above.

 Lisa Anne. Unplaced. Dam of-

 Top Bonus. 2 wins at 1200m, HK$2,761,375, HKJC Edinburgh H., Sheung Hei H., 2d HKJC On Ting H., Police Cup, Suffolk H., Lantau Peak H., Lugard H., Wong Cup, 3d HKJC Lai Chi Chong H., HKU Foundation H., Silver Grecian H.


3rd dam

REG'S LADY, by Sir Tristram (Ire). Unplaced. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

ONE UNDER (f Volksraad) 6 wins. See above.

 Phillipa Glass. 2 wins at 1600m, 2100m, ARC Edwards Lighting H., 2d Avondale JC NZI Insurance H. Dam of 7 winners-

Vintage Stock (f Tavistock) 3 wins from 1200m to 1800m, A$76,265, to 2019-20, Perth Racing Tabtouch-Better Your Bet H., WATC Western Racepix P., 2d Perth Racing Ascot One Thousand Guineas, L, Glenroy Chaff H.

 I'll'ava'alf. 12 wins from 1950m to 3900m, NZ$80,100, A$323,905, to 2018-19, MRC Crisp S/chase, Hawkes Bay Stella Artois H., Te Whangai Romneys Easter H., 2d ARC Swiss Deli Cornwall H., Warrnambool RC Thackeray S/chase-twice, ARC Broderick Print H., MVRC 1print Tour of Victoria H., Waikato RC Media Works Radio Waikato H., Dunstan Feeds Championship, 3d Warrnambool RC Grand Annual S/chase, Waikato RC H., Dunstan Feeds Championionship Qualifier.

 I'llav Bubbles. 4 wins from 1400m to 1800m, NZ$83,037, to 2018-19, CJC Racecourse Hotel, Motel H., Grand National Amateur Championship H., 2d Waikato RC Fairview Motors H., ARC Kitchen Design H., CJC Heatstore H., Speight's H., 3d CJC Group One Raceday Event H., Majestic Horse Floats H., Hawkes Bay Neil Common-PGGW Livestock H.

 Le Sablier. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m in 2018-19, Hawkes Bay Beth Shan Funerals S., Counties RC Lone Star Pukekohe H., 2d BOP RC Sel Neal Builders H.

 Mr Bojangles. 6 wins from 1400m to 4200m, 2d ARC Laura Fergusson Trust H.

 Crocodile Hero. 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m in Malaysia, 3d Penang TC President Cup, Clear Mountain Fairview Trophy.

 Walkin on Sunshine. Winner at 1300m, 2d Waikato RC The Original Thai Restaurant H. Producer.


4th dam

NENA, by Trictrac (Fr). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, Waikato RC Lady Norrie S., Waipa H., 3d New Zealand Oaks, Waikato RC Lady Norrie S. Sister to  Tricky Lady (dam of GUILE), half-sister to ROUGH 'N' TOUGH, FREDERIK. Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

 Queensbridge. 8 wins to 1400m, ARC Victoria Racing Club Sprint H.

 Leader. 2 wins at 1600m, 2100m, Saint-Cloud Prix de Fresnay.

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