ROCK 'N' POP X Haberdashery 2yo Filly


Sire: Rock 'N' Pop

Dam: Haberdashery

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Oct 1st, 2016

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Black, Gold Star, Checked Sleeves and Cap

Trainer's Name: Jason Warren - Tuerong, Victoria


Grand Syndicates, K Fauser, B Hannon, G Meyer, D & K O'Brien Racing, D Piccoli, D Powell, A Sagona, T Trimarchi, Stella Polaris Racing, M Condon, J Atkinson, J Cross, RRT Racing, Fifteen Dollar Jugs, J Cackett, H Harb.

Horse Description:

This delightful filly was purchased earlier this year from the Select session of the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale. She’s by the emerging young kiwi stallion ROCK ‘N’ POP, a former $1,000,000 yearling who performed at the highest level winning the stallion making Group 1 2000 Guineas and also running second in the Group 1 NZ Derby too. He stands at the famous Waikato Stud, Cambridge, NZ.

A son of the champion stallion FASTNET ROCK and from the dual Group 1 winning mare POPSY, Rock ‘N’ Pop is already developing into a good producing stallion. From limited opportunities he’s already produced 21 winners, of which 4 are stakes-performers in Australia & New Zealand, including Gold Spice (2nd G3 Sunline Vase), The Lord Mayor (4th G1 NZ Derby), Paris Rock (4th G3 VRC Vanity) and Go Dixie (3rd G3 SC Guineas). He’s also proving to be a truly international quality stallion, with smart winners already coming in Hong Kong and Singapore to this point, again, all of which from just his first 21 winners. This puts Rock ‘N’ Pop in an excellent position to emerge as another leading sire from the country which pound for pound, has dominated the Australian bred middle and staying distance band of racehorses for the past decade.

Both on type and pedigree, this filly looks set to succeed, with her dam’s record to this point outstanding. Haberdashery, a daughter of the great sire PINS, has so far produced five foals to race, with each of them already a multiple winner. The best of those immediate siblings to our filly include the stakes winning SEWREEL, and the $1 million earner Grand Harbour. Sewreel was a winner of 4 races up to 1800m, including an Oaks Prelude in New Zealand at Listed level and was also group 3 placed in Australia, while Grand Harbour has now won 5 races up to 1800m in both New Zealand and Hong Kong and is still racing to add to his impressive $1 million in prizemoney. To round out Haberdashery’s 5 foals to race, throw in the handy Singapore galloper and 3-time winner Toast’s Angel, the 2-time NZ winning filly Sofia Loren and the lightly raced Melbourne city winner Ocean’s Deep, who has won 2 of her first four starts for the Hayes & Debernig yard. This filly only needs to measure up to any of her 5 siblings to be a success.

It’s not hard to see why our filly’s dam Haberdashery has been such a good broodmare, as she’s impeccably bred on both sides of her page. Not only is she by the outstanding broodmare sire PINS as mentioned above, but her dam is the stakes-winner NANCRESS, making her a half-sister to the Group 1 Queensland Derby winner LACHLAN RIVER.

Nancress herself is a half-sister to G1 AJC Oaks winner, MY BRILLIANT STAR, so although most of the success in her immediate pedigree is around the 1200-1800m range, there’s also a degree of stoutness and proof of success over the classic distances in there too. It’s interesting to note that Rock ‘N’ Pop’s best 4 horses to date have all won at a mile or more. So, is this the filly that may get us to an Oaks next season?

From a physical point of view, not only is she a real ‘looker’ as you can see in the photo, but she’s also a nice type everywhere she needs to be, with correct conformation throughout and tending to be more on the racy, speedy side, rather than only a dour looking staying type. This gives us the opportunity to see her perform earlier than a typical staying type filly and hopefully will see her able to show early speed as she begins her career which should position her well for those good races specifically for 3yo fillies.

Already fully broken in, educated and currently in work, she’ll be trained by Grand Syndicates newest addition to it’s training ranks, the G1 winning Jason Warren, from his world class facilities at Denistoun Park at Tuerong, nestled deep in Victoria’s horse country on the Mornington Peninsula. Full 5% shares are priced at $2,200 and include all costs, from her purchase at Karaka in New Zealand, to her transport to Australia, breaking in and all training fees right through to January 1st 2019. From there, Grand Syndicates’ easy, fixed fees apply at $7 a day, all-inclusive and paid quarterly via direct debit. No stress, no worries.





Foaled 1st October 2016

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
ROCK 'N' POP (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2008PopsySir TristramSir Ivor
  BeksIn the Purple
HABERDASHERY (NZ) No FinerKaoru Star
2004ViveashaLast TycoonTry My Best

ROCK 'N' POP (AUS) (Bay 2008-Stud 2013). 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Lilakyn. Sire of 57 rnrs, 21 wnrs, inc. SP Go Dixie, Gold Spice and of Bully Boy, Katie Perrie, Paris Rock, Rock 'n' Affair, Rock Island Line, Telecom Man, The Lord Mayor, Autumn Assault, Boomtown Rat, Limekilns, The Macallan, Los Angeles, Refresh, Wings, Battleborn, Bebop, Horsey Horse Horse, Lim's Rhythm, Rocky High, etc.


1st dam

HABERDASHERY, by Pins. Unraced. Half-sister to LACHLAN RIVER. This is her seventh foal. Dam of six foals to race, five winners-

SEWREEL (f. by Savabeel). 4 wins at 1400m, 1800m, Taranaki RC Oaks Prelude, L, Waikato RC Munns Winners Style H., Matamata RC Onsite Auto Electrical 3YO S., 2d Matamata RC New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series H., 3d Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., Gr.3.

Grand Harbour (g. by Savabeel). 5 wins from 1200m to 1800m, HK$6,260,425, to 2017-18, HKJC Port Shelter H., Tan Shan River H., Friendship Bridge H., Sea Eagle H., Heather H., 2d HKJC 18 Districts Cup, HKU Architecture & Arts H., Violet Hill H., Huizhou H., Lam Tin H., Shek Uk Shan H., Yuk Sau H., Tamar H., Siu Ho Wan H., Silverstrand H., Sunbird H., Mut Wah H., Citibank Ultima Card H., 3d HKJC Indian Recreation Club H., Hap Mun Bay H., Continuous Development H., Wayfoong Centenary Bowl H., Jasper H., Nurturing Leaders H., Kut Cheong H., Swaine Cup, Piaget H.

Ocean Deep (f. by Ocean Park). 2 wins at 1200m in 2017-18, MRC Le Pine H.

Sofia Loren (f. by Fast 'n' Famous). 2 wins at 1200m, 2d Otago RC Ray Webster Plumbing H., 3d Otago RC Dale Horrell Farrier H.

Toast's Angel (f. by Fast 'n' Famous). 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m, Singapore TC Kranji D S.-twice, Dubai Racing Club Trophy Initiation P., 2d Singapore TC Class 4 H., 3d Singapore TC Kranji D S., Panasonic Display Solutions S.

Fabric (f. by Ocean Park). Placed at 3 in 2018-19 in Aust.


2nd dam

VIVEASHA, by Last Tycoon. Winner at 2, VATC Birthday Card H. Half-sister to MY FLASHING STAR, My Crystal Star (dam of FRENCH BID). Dam of 7 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

LACHLAN RIVER (Desert King). 5 wins from 1200m to 2400m, A$693,800, Queensland Derby, Gr.1, BTC Traveltrain Holidays H., QTC AAMI H., Limerick H., Sha Tin H., 3d VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, BTC Dal Ponte Vikings Futsal H., Carlton Draught H., QTC Baxter Healthcare P.H., GCTC Happy 40th Danny Lesjak H., 4th QTC Grand Prix S., Gr.2.

Lachlan Valley. 7 wins to 1400m, QTC Riccarton H., 2d BTC IPG Print H., Montrosse Access H., 3d QTC Cabochon H.

Savasha. 3 wins to 1550m, 2d ATC Warilla Bowls & Recreation P.

Hockney. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 3d ATC Schweppes P., WATC H.

Hope So. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of-

King Opie. 2 wins at 1200m in 2018-19, HKJC Corum Excellent H., Lung Wui H., 2d HKJC Sham Chung H.


3rd dam

NANCRESS, by Namnan. 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, VATC Jewel H., L, MVRC Sprite H., 2d VRC Red Roses S., L, MVRC Foundation H., VATC Swell Time H. Half-sister to MY BRILLIANT STAR (dam of SHOT OF THUNDER, CELEBRITY PRINCESS), Classified Lady, Crescent, My Sparkling Star (dam of SUDURKA), Our Persian King. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

MY FLASHING STAR (Snippets). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$83,680, VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, Love a Show H., Dual Choice H., 2d MVRC Sunbury H., VATC Sweet Nell H., 4th VRC Beck's Bier S., L. Dam of-

Woody 'n' Buzz (Johannesburg). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$184,600, QTC Winter Carnival June 2YO H., BTC Gunsynd Quality H., QTC Anchor In H., BTC Chancellors Cup, 2d GCTC Goldmarket H., L.

Montclair. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of-

TO EXCESS (Duporth). 6 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$246,120, to 2017-18, Scone RC Ortensia S., L, ATC McGrath Estate Agents NSW H., 2d ATC Choisir H., TJS Services H., Turf Club H., 3d ATC Mark Hughes Foundation H.

My Fabulous Star. 6 wins at 1200m, A$147,505, MVRC Australia Day P., VRC Nivea Visage H., VATC Wynette H., 2d VATC Schweppes H., Cap d'Antibes H., Cendrillon H., MVRC Sydney Swans H., Gary McMillan Toyota H., VATC Weary Dunlop Research H., 3d VATC Bartercard H., Honda Prelude H., FE Elbeshausen H., SBS Radio H. Producer.

My Crystal Star. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

FRENCH BID (Anabaa). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$334,100, SAJC Swettenham Stud S., Gr.2, MRC Quezette S., L, Boronia S., L, Geoffrey Bellmaine 2YO H. Producer.