chestnut, 2008, City Zip-Miss
Blue Grass, by St. Jovite.
Fee: $1,500, live foal. Property
of Daniel O'Neill.
standing his third year at stud. Is a debut
winner and a multiple stakes winner of
$143,300, who won the Oakland Stakes
going wire-to-wire by two and a half
lengths covering the six furlongs in
1:09! Won the eight and a half furlong
Alcatraz Stakes wire-to-wire. Only son
of leading sire City Zip in California.
foals to race in 2017
Five by Five or
California Thoroughbred Stallion
GIG HARBOR, 2008 by City Zip-Miss Blue
Grass by St. Jovite)
Comments: I wish he had run more than
nine times. Granted, he was quite
consistent and won two stakes, but one
cannot help but think that had he been
given a bit of time and shown how to
relax that he would have won more money
on the turf and been able to go farther.
His broodmare sire, St. Jovite, won the
Irish Derby and was out of Broodmare of
the Year Northern Sunset, who produced
four stakes winners, and three stakes
placed horses including Salem Drive, Lac
Ouimet, and L’Carriere. Plus his tail
female line (Aloe) was nearly all
grassy; the blood was there.
Line: Carson City, paternal grandsire of
Gig Harbor, has always been one of the
sounder sons of Mr. Prospector, owing no
doubt to his very tough tail-female line
(Hillbrook) – also the tail-female line
of California sire General Meeting.
Carson City – in addition to the
still-active City Zip, is also the sire
of Hear No Evil (sire of G1 SW Jackson
Bend) and Pollard’s Vision (sire of $3M
G1 stakes winner Blind Luck).
Zip has three listed sons at stud, all
very early in their stud careers. Bustin
Stones (standing in NY) is a G1 sprinter
and is just getting started. He has a
handful of winners including a stakes
placed filly named Bit Bustin (out of a
Cormorant mare). City Zip is inbred to
Mr. Prospector and In Reality.
there is Run Away and Hide who stands at
Darby Dan near Lexington, Ky. and has
sired over 6% stakes winners from his
first foals, including G2 stakes winner
Alberts Hope (Saint Ballado); Are You
Kidding Me (G3, out of a Street Cry
daughter); Mico Margarita (G3 out of a
Mineshaft daughter) and three other
stakes winners. Run Away and Hide is
inbred to Blushing Groom.
only other City Zip listed at stud is
Siente El Trueno whose first foals will
be born this year and who stands in West
Clearly, Run Away and Hide has the best
chance at this juncture to carry on the
line due to his placement at a major
Kentucky farm (Darby Dan).
As I mentioned to you earlier, he tails
to the immoral Aloe (Feola branch, the
one developed by Queen Elizabeth II).
This is an utterly epic family from
Highclere and her kin to Round Table and
his full sister Monarchy (she alone
responsible for Johannesburg, Tale of
the Cat, Pulpit and Minnardi to mention
only a few).
Harbor’s 2nd dam, Daloma (FR) is a G3
winner and quite a nice racemare, having
run out $322,042. She won stakes in
Southern California and earlier placed
in stakes in her native France.
two major producing daughters, the
winning Dalinda by Nureyev, dam of
stakes placed Savonarola (GB),
restricted stakes placed by
Machiavellian and Dunloskin (GB), G2
placed by Selkirk. Gig Harbor’s dam, the
winning Miss Blue Grass is her other
stakes producer. In addition to him,
there is also minor stakes winner Alonzo
by Limehouse and stakes placed My Lil
Shamrock, a full sister to Gig Harbor.
She also foaled stakes producer Make an
Offer by Officer, dam of restricted
stakes placed Richies Sweetheart.
black type winners from the immediate
family include Daloma’s half sister
Mouche (FR) by Fabulous Dancer, stakes
placed in France and dam of stakes
winners Mayoube (FR) by Kaldoun, winner
of the G3 Laurel Dash in the U. S. and
G3 placed in France; Tipperary All Star
(FR) by Highest Honor (FR), a stakes
winner and G3 placed who also won over
hurdles. Tipperary All Star’s Full
sister, Tipperary Honor (FR) was
unplaced but is the dam of two stakes
placed horses – Beauvoir (IRE) by
Footstepsinthesand, 3rd in the G3 Prix
la Force and Vaunoise (IRE), 3rd in the
non-graded Prix Finlande.
Gig Harbor is the product of a Phalaris/non-Phalaris
cross. Broodmare sire St. Jovite is St.
Simon line. Like most modern horses he
has several crosses of Northern Dancer,
two of the very stout (stamina) Wild
Risk and of course his 2nd dam, Daloma,
is inbred to Feola via Knight’s Daughter
and Foretaste (his 5th dam).
City Zip is out of Broodmare of the Year
Baby Zip, dam also of Ghostzapper, while
the previously mentioned Northern Sunset
(dam of St. Jovite and also a Broodmare
of the Year) is from the family of
*Rough Shod II (Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev,
Apalachee, Topsider, etc.) Bellypha,
sire of 2nd dam Daloma, is sire also of
the great Linamix, one of the strongest
branches of Lyphard and absolutely
revered in Europe.
I would not hesitate to double Blushing
Groom, so mares with male (son) crosses
of that fine fellow are a possibility.
Carson City is from the same line as
General Meeting, this satisfies two
family inbreeding crosses; Slew/Mr. P
(X2 Myrtlewood and x2 Summertime
Promise. I don’t know how many General
Meeting mares might be left out there,
but if you can find one or more ones of
good family, it’s a nice cross.
Ghostzapper is a bit young to have a ton
of available daughters, but one might
show up in a claiming race and be just
the ticket for him, affecting inbreeding
to Baby Zip. This is also the tail
female line (Sailaway) of Kentucky Derby
winner Lil E. Tee and a daughter of his
would also be a nice match.
Relaunch’s family is full of quality and
has produced everything from Golden Act
to the current sensation Tapit. Chimes
Band and Rubiano are other sources.
carrying Habitony (by Habitat) would be
nice, as his half brother, Northfields,
is the broodmare sire of St. Jovite.
Jovite’s Carpet Slipper family includes
Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Apalachee,
Topsider, Big Brown, Salem Drive, Lac
Ouimet, Ginistrelli, Aragorn, King
Pellinore, Atticus and many, many more.
Any of their daughters or granddaughters
would be acceptable.
Alley’s dam is inbred to Lyphard and
Dumfries (x2 Goofed) and as previously
mentioned, Bellypha is a fabulous force
for good through his son Linamix, so if
you should find a mare with Linamix
blood that would work well, too.
Gentlemen also stood in CA for a while
and he is from Lyphard’s family as well.
Baldric, Round Table’s 2000 Guineas
winning son who appears in the 4th
generation is bred very like Bicker who
stood in CA. Iz A Saros had a line of
him (Bicker) if there are any of his
Naturally, all those heavy-hitters from
Round Table’s family like Monarchy’s kin
Tale of the Cat, Pulpit, Minnardi,
Johannesburg and others like Tell (who
stood in CA), Fabled Monarch (also stood
in CA), Sideral, Aureole, etc. all are
The horse has the pedigree of a king.
Properly mated –and his get given some
time, I think he might be one of the
best stallions you have ever had on the
farm. I really like him!
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