Dam: Great Tradition

Colour: Bay or Brown

Gender: Mare

Age: 8 year old

Foaled: Sep 17th, 2010

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, Old Gold Star, Checked Sleeves, Checked Cap

Trainer's Name: Luke Oliver - Romsey, Victoria


R Blampied, P Darminan, B de Gooijer, A Edmonds, Matt Gardiner, D Harrison, L Hawkins, B Hereward, C Horne, J Hutchinson, K James, V Matthews, F Nguyen, D Lesjak, T Sato, Investor Syndicate, Yellow Bucket Racing, S Yolland.

Career Record: 46-8-5-9

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    17.4 %
  • Place
    30.4 %

Horse Description:

Outstanding race-mare and former $16,000 yearling who continues to get it done. Eight wins and half a million in prizemoney with more to come.





Bay or Brown mareFoaled in 2010

SireStravinskyNureyevNorthern Dancer
SOLDIER'S TALE (USA) Fire the GroomBlushing Groom
2001MyrtleBatshoofSadler's Wells
  Greek GoddessYoung Generation
DamRock of GibraltarDanehillDanzig
GREAT TRADITION (AUS) Offshore BoomBe My Guest
2004Kensington GardensGrosvenorSir Tristram
  Tilly FosterVice Regal

SOLDIER'S TALE (USA) (2001). 4 wins at 6f, 7f, Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee S., Gr.1. Sire of 118 rnrs, 63 wnrs, inc. SW Soldier's Lass (WATC Matchmaker Classic, L), SP Swinging Soldier, Khutulun and of Fine Copper, Comrade Ned, Correspondent, Anamika, Golden Oldies, Digger's Dame, Military Service, Soldier's Image, Tales of War, etc. Sire of the dams of Essential Spice, Another Slipper, Superior Smile, Neurological, Midnight Assassin, etc.


1st dam

GREAT TRADITION, by Rock of Gibraltar. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to BLACKFRIARS, LARROCHA (dam of ROCHA), MANTON, LIONS GATE, WATERFORD ROAD. Dam of seven named foals, five to race, two winners, inc:-

Khutulun (f. by Soldier's Tale). 8 wins. See below.

Enshrined (f. by Fusaichi Pegasus). 8 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust.


2nd dam

Kensington Gardens, by Grosvenor. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, A$151,055, AJC Ladysan Welter H., Rego H., Belmura Lad H., 2d STC Storm Queen S., Gr.2, AJC Services' Memorial Cup, L, 3d AJC Oaks, Gr.1, AJC Burke & Wills H., Tooheys Draught H., STC Tooheys Draught Welter H. Half-sister to Kremlin. Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, all winners, inc:-

BLACKFRIARS (Danehill). Third on The 1999-2000 Australasian 3YO Classification (2100m+). 4 wins from 1450m to 2500m, A$809,950, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VATC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, VRC Flag Choice Hotels H., VATC Boer War Centenary H., 2d VATC Yallourn Energy 2YO P. Sire.

LARROCHA (Danehill). 2 wins at 1300m, 2500m, A$240,540, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, SAJC Schweppes H., 2d SAJC Carlton Draught S., Gr.3, Veuve Clicquot S., L, MRC March 2YO Fillies H., 4th MVRC Sunline S., Gr.2. Dam of-

ROCHA (Encosta de Lago). Winner at 2000m, A$238,150, VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, 2d AJC Alm H., MVRC Essendon Mazda H., 3d AJC Surround S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Whiskey Shooter. Winner at 2 in 2017-18, ATC Win $10k Cash 2YO H.

Granados. Winner at 2250m, BRC Gallopers $1 Membership P., 3d MRC (Mornington) Sportingbet Best Tote Plus P.

MANTON (Danehill). 2 wins at 1200m, 2000m, A$217,225, STC Tulloch S., Gr.2, AJC Kookaburra H., 2d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, 3d NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., L. Sire.

WATERFORD ROAD (Danehill). 9 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$273,515, QTC Exhibition H., L, Werribee Cup, L, Kilmore Cup, L, VRC Sandringham H., Don Scott H., VATC Ungar H., 2d VATC Naturalism S., L, Heatherlie H., L, VRC Nivea Visage H., Liz Davenport Welter H., VATC Hyland Sportswear H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Recognition S., L, SAJC Lord Mayor's Mile H., L, Cranbourne Cup, L, VATC Selangor Turf Club Welter H., Independent Stallion H., 4th SAJC John D Lee S., L. Sire.

LIONS GATE (Danehill). 3 wins from 1450m to 2200m, A$160,760, Geelong Classic, L, MRC Corps of Commissionaires H., SAJC Gold Ace at Glenrae Stud P., 2d SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas, L, Hill-Smith S., L, 3d VRC Paul Buttifant & Darryl Quilty H., SAJC Distinctive Lifestyle H., MRC Brighton H., 4th South Australian Derby, Gr.1, SAJC Chairman's S., L.

Champion of Danes. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1350m, 1400m, BTC Napoleon 2YO H., 2d QTC Copperama 2YO H.

Lanesborough. Unraced. Dam of-

Digger's Dame. 3 wins from 1650m to 2100m, TTC Southern Cross P., 2d TRC Support National Jockey Trust P.

Sky Muster. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$101,060, to 2018-19, 3d SAJC MAC Stop Drug Driving H.

Curzon Place. Unraced. Dam of-

Curzon Dancer. Winner at 1450m in Aust. Dam of-

The Big Dance. Winner at 2, A$193,850, Bendigo JC VOBIS Gold Rush 2YO S., 3d Bendigo JC Mittys Sprint H.

Desert Gardens. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

Fairy Twins. 3 wins at 1200m, HK$2,949,000, to 2017-18, HKJC Dongguan H., Japan H., Jardine H., 2d HKJC Chung Hom Kok H., Tai Tong H., Golden Jubilee Challenge Cup, Celosia H., 3d Hong Kong Club Challenge Cup.


3rd dam

TILLY FOSTER, by Vice Regal. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Kind Offer (dam of ROYAL HANDOUT). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

Kensington Gardens (Grosvenor). 4 wins. See above.

Kremlin (Prince Echo). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, VATC Limerick H., Montrose H., 2d VRC Spring Classics Preview H., L, 4th VATC Schweppes Cup, Gr.3.

Mahira. Unraced. Dam of-

Acouplamas (Al Maher). 2 wins at 1000m, 1400m, 2d BRC Princess S., L, AJC Australia Day at Warwick Farm H. Producer.


Race Record:

8 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$492,585, to 2017-18, MRC Big Screen Company H., Routleys Bakery H., Carol Kelly H., Askin H., 2d MVRC 1print Vobis Gold Star P., MRC ALH Group H., VRC Wilson Medic Rising Stars Final H., TAB Spring Cup, 3d MRC Lord S., L, LU Simon Builders H., Ladbrokes H., Thurgood Family P., Arvanitis Philanthropy H., VRC Tauto H., MVRC Ranvet H.