Sahara River

Sahara River

Sire: Carlton House

Dam: Make Believe

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 3 year old

Foaled: Sep 8th, 2015

Country: Australia

Trainer's Name: Bryan and Daniel Guy



Horse Description:

Half-sister to Gr.3 winner GUMNUTS (11wins) and City winner A Sweet Treat. Carlton House, Her Majesty The Queen’s talented son of Street Cry who performed at the highest level in both hemispheres during a racing career that spanned four years. He campaigned in Europe until the end of his four-year-old season by Sir Michael Stoute and won the Gr.2 Dante Stakes at York, Gr.3 Gerard Stakes and ran 2nd to SO YOU THINK in the Gr.1 Price of Wales Stakes at Ascot. He was then imported to Australia to raced in the Queen’s colours and be trained by Gai Waterhouse where he ran 2nd to SILENT ACHEIVER in the Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes with IT’S A DUNDEEL finishing 3rd and 3rd in the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth to IT’S A DUNDEEL and SACRED FALLS.





Bay fillyFoaled in 2015

SireStreet CryMachiavellianMr. Prospector
CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Helen StreetTroy
  Triple ReefMill Reef
DamCaerleonNijinskyNorthern Dancer
MAKE BELIEVE (GB) ForeseerRound Table
1995Sleeping BeautyMill ReefNever Bend
  Joking ApartJimmy Reppin

CARLTON HOUSE (USA) (Bay 2008-Stud 2014). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 10½f, York Dante S., Gr.2, Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3, 2d ATC Ranvet S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Prince of Wales's S., Gr.1, ATC Parramatta Cup, L, 3d The Derby, Gr.1, ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, 4th Irish Derby, Gr.1. Half-brother to SW Friston Forest. Out of SW Talented (Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2). His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

MAKE BELIEVE, by Caerleon. Winner at 1½m in GB. Dam of eleven named foals, eight to race, five winners, inc:-

GUMNUTS (g. by Shinko Forest). 11 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$271,000, BTC Classic, Gr.3, Hawkesbury RC BTW Communications Motorola Flying H., BTC Sunny Queen Eggs H., Call Care Oz H., QTC Subfusco H., SAJC Perri Cutten Strathalbyn Cup Day H., 2d Qld Tatt's RC Carlton Draught H., STC Dexta Welter H., BTC Ego Images & Signs H., MRC Tolerance H., Oakbank RC MMM H., SAJC Holdfast Insurance Brokers H., 3d QTC Maybe Lad 2YO H., SAJC Tattsbet Adelaide Cup Day H., City of Marion H., Pewsey Vale H., Marc Nicholson H., 4th AJC June S., L.

A Sweet Treat (f. by Shinko Forest). 3 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$75,280, STC Hyland Race Colours H., Mt Lewis Bowling Club H., 2d MVRC Happy & Safe Easter H., AJC Lansvale H., MVRC Owners' Gold Card Apply Now H., STC Jacob's Creek H., 3d AJC Carlton H., STC De Bortoli Wines H., MTA Horsepower Race Day H., Star Hotel H., Simplot Australia Foodservice H.

Make it Happen (g. by Shinko Forest). Winner at 1400m, SAJC Veolia P.

Perfect Rouge (g. by Belong to Me). 2 wins at 1000m, 3d ATC Vili's Pies H.

Heirro (g. by Honor in War). Winner at 1400m in Malaysia.

Perfect Gloss (f. by Break the Vault). Placed in Aust.

Lets Fall in Love (g. by Shinko Forest). Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

SLEEPING BEAUTY, by Mill Reef. Winner at 1m, Newbury Aldbourne S. Sister to Reflection (dam of EMPIRE POOL), blood-sister to RIVER SPEY (dam of JAHAFIL, MONDSCHEIN), three-quarter-sister to Jolies Eaux (dam of WATER JUMP), half-sister to DEADLY SERIOUS (dam of RUNYON, SAMSOVA), SANS BLAGUE (dam of NETTLE). Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Threadneedle. 6 wins from 7f to 1¼m in GB and U.S.A, Lingfield Ladbroke All-Weather Trophy.


3rd dam

JOKING APART, by Jimmy Reppin. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 1m, York Strensall S., L, Newmarket Duchess of Montrose H., Alington 2YO P., 2d Newbury Hungerford S., Gr.3, Royal Ascot Jersey S., Gr.3, 3d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3. Sister to STRATHSPEY (dam of RIVER SPEY, SPINNING), half-sister to Serpentine (dam of CLONFERT). Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

DEADLY SERIOUS (Queen's Hussar). 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, York Galtres S., L. Dam of-

RUNYON (Sadler's Wells). 4 wins from 1800m to 2000m, £48,208, 120,000fr., A$132,000, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Derby Trial S., Gr.3, Gosworth 3YO S., 2d Curragh Gallinule S., Gr.2, La Coupe de Longchamp, Gr.3, 3d La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, 4th Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.2, Royal Ascot Hardwicke S., Gr.2, York Great Voltigeur S., Gr.2. Sire.

SAMSOVA (Shareef Dancer). 2 wins at 1600m, Rome Premio Buontalenta, L, 2d Ascot October S., L, Epsom Croydex H. Dam of-

Samshu. Unraced. Dam of-

SAMANDO (Hernando). 5 wins from 2000m to 2500m, €237,210, US$45,000, S$30,000, Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Exbury, Gr.3, Prix Petite Etoile, L, Longchamp Prix de Pontchartrain, Deauville Prix de Bernesq, 3d Longchamp Prix d'Harcourt, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix Allez France, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Exbury, Gr.3, Le Croise-Laroche Grand Prix du Nord, L, 4th Baden-Baden Grosser Volkswagen Preis von Baden, Gr.1. Producer.

Make a Million. Winner at 1400m in South Africa. Dam of-

SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE (Strike Smartly). 5 wins from 1400m to 1800m, R2,203,750, 74,134Dhs, Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, Horse Chestnut S., Gr.1, Sea Cottage S., L, Mr AC Smith P., 3d Turffontein Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Meydan Cepsa Mile H., 4th Clairwood Christmas H., Gr.3.

CYCAD (Fort Wood). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 3000m, R570,025, Greyville Gold Vase, Gr.2, Turffontein Aquanaut H., L, 2d Turffontein Gold Bowl, Gr.2, Racing Association H., Gr.3, 3d Greyville Gold Cup, Gr.1, Newmarket Caradoc Gold Cup, Gr.3.

TRADE SPECIALIST (Fort Wood). 5 wins from 1600m to 2400m, R278,170, Kenilworth Woolavington H., L, Settlers' Trophy, L.

SANS BLAGUE (The Minstrel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1½m, York Galtres S., L, Newmarket Donnington S. Dam of-

NETTLE (Kris). 2 wins at 2, Newbury S., L, 4th Goodwood Waterford Candelabra S., Gr.3. Dam of-

HOLLY BLUE (Bluebird). 2 wins at 1m, Ascot Fern Hill S., L. Dam of-

GIBRALTAR BLUE (Rock of Gibraltar). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, £4,296, €9,328, R1,027,750, Greyville KRA Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Tibouchina S., Gr.2, Turffontein Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, Johannesburg Spring Challenge, Gr.3, Gardenia H., L, Mr A R Sparrow Progress P., 2d Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint S., Gr.1, Turffontein Merchants H., Gr.2, 3d Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, 4th Newmarket Rockfel S., Gr.2. Producer.

SCREAM BLUE MURDER (Oratorio). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, £24,298, €76,565, Curragh Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3, Nottingham Kilvington S., L, 2d Cork S., L, Naas Woodlands S., L, 4th Curragh Renaissance S., Gr.3.

Rash Gift. Placed in GB. Dam of-

High Spot. Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of-

MISSIT (Orpen). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 1m, £28,812, US$264,025, Santa Anita Providencia S., Gr.2, 2d Newmarket Rockfel S., Gr.2, Newbury Radley S., L, Newmarket Wyck Hall Stud 2YO Fillies' S., 3d Belmont Athenia S., Gr.3, 4th Del Mar San Clemente H., Gr.2, Hollywood Park Honeymoon H., Gr.2.

Fair Prospect (Shirley Heights). 2 wins at 2m, 2½m, 3d Epsom Warren S., L.

Humourless (Nashwan). Winner at 1¼m, 3d Goodwood Glorious S., L.

Fiction. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Fable. Placed at 2 in GB. Dam of-

SHAMOAN (Monashee Mountain). 3 wins at 6½f, 8½f, €13,888, US$349,098, 110,400Dhs, Prairie Meadows Iowa Derby, L, 2d Lone Star Derby, Gr.3, 3d Santa Anita La Puente S., L, Pasadena S., L.

Abla. Unplaced. Dam of-

CHENIA (Sahm). 3 wins from 5f to 8¼f, Tampa Bay Downs South Sophomore Fillies S., L, Suffolk Downs Oaks, L. Producer.

Motley. Unplaced. Dam of-

Blushing Minstrel. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

MINASHKI (Ashkalani). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 5f, 6f, Cork Sprint S., L, 2d Curragh Round Tower S., L, 4th Cork Ballyogan S., Gr.3, Curragh Tetrarch S., Gr.3. Sire.

Reflection (Mill Reef). 3 wins at 2, 3d Newbury St Catherine's S., L. Dam of-

EMPIRE POOL (Sharrood). 10 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 9f, £7,857, US$254,951 in GB and U.S.A, Louisiana Downs Barksdale H., L, Independence H., L, Spanish Moss S., L, Temperence Hill H., L, Retama Park Julep Cup S., L.

Ingenuity. 2 wins at 5f, 6f in GB. Dam of-

Inventive. 2 wins at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Lady Lucia. Unplaced. Dam of-

ADAAY (Kodiac). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 7f, £233,405, €4,800, Haydock Sandy Lane S., Gr.2, Newbury Hungerford S., Gr.2, Carnarvon S., L, Al Basti Equiworld 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Criterion S., Gr.3, 3d Doncaster Park S., Gr.2, Ascot Pavilion S., Gr.3, Newbury Rose Bowl S., L, 4th Curragh Minstrel S., Gr.2.

Jolies Eaux. Unplaced. Dam of-

WATER JUMP (Suave Dancer). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1¼m to 13¼f, Newbury Aston Park S., L, Windsor Berkshire S., L, 2d Royal Ascot King George V S., 3d Newbury John Porter S., Gr.3, Goodwood Globetrotter H.

Slide By (Aragon). Winner at 2 in GB, 2d Golden Gate Moment to Buy H., L. Producer.

Fortune Teller. Unraced. Dam of-

Almandab (Last Tycoon). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1500m to 1800m in GB and U.A.E, Nad al Sheba Akhbar Al Arab Trophy H., Irish Thoroughbred Marketing H., 3d Abu Dhabi HH The President Cup, L, Ghantoot Al Basti Hartog H.


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