Asama Blue (IRE)

Fastnet Rock (AUS)

Butterfly Blue (IRE)

Foaled in 2013

Bay Mare

From a family full of black-type performers, this Fastnet Rock mare was herself a winner of two, including in Ireland on debut for Sir Peter Vela, Mrs John Magnier and Mrs David Nagle, before continuing her career in New Zealand. She has produced two foals so far a Tavistock colt in 2018 and Savabeel filly in 2019.

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colt : 07/10/18

Tavistock (NZ) - Asama Blue (IRE)

 Asama Blue has delivered her first foal, an attractive colt by Tavistock. This mare is from the elite 'Blush with Pride' family and raced successfully while in foal. She was narrowly beaten at black type level and looks to be making a great start to her new career.

filly : 28/10/19

Savabeel (AUS) - Asama Blue (IRE)

Asama Blue delivered her second foal in 2019, a lovely filly by champion sire Savabeel. Asama Blue was bred to US Navy Flag in the spring.

filly : 29/10/20

U S Navy Flag (USA) - Asama Blue (IRE)

Asama Blue has delivered a quality filly by US Navy Flag. This young black type mare is a granddaughter of the great Blush with Pride.

filly : 31/10/21

Ten Sovereigns (IRE) - Asama Blue (IRE)

It is always exciting to deliver a quality filly from one of the worlds most highly regarded families. Asama Blue has given us that opportunity when producing a lovely filly by young sire Ten Sovereigns. This filly has a bright attitude and assured presence about her

filly : 07/10/23

St. Mark's Basilica (FR) - Asama Blue (IRE)





Bay mareFoaled in 2013

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
RazyanaHis Majesty
2001Piccadilly CircusRoyal AcademyNijinsky
DamSadler's WellsNorthern DancerNearctic
Fairy BridgeBold Reason
2000Blush With PrideBlushing GroomRed God
Best in ShowTraffic Judge

FASTNET ROCK (AUS) (2001). 6 wins to 1200m, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1. Sire of 2089 rnrs, 1482 wnrs, 191 SW, inc. Avantage (WRC Telegraph S., Gr.1), Atlantic Jewel, One Master, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Santa Ana Lane, Rhea Moon, Zougotcha, Glint of Hope, Russian Emperor, Gytrash, Tivaci, Ain't Easy, Lily Pond, High Definition, Innisfree, Mount Pleasant, Palaisipan, Spirited Express, I Am Superman, Quantum Mechanic, Omei Sword, New Predator, etc.


1st dam

BUTTERFLY BLUE, by Sadler's Wells. Winner at 9½f in Ireland. Sister to Maryinsky (dam of PEEPING FAWN, THEWAYYOUARE), three-quarter-sister to CHIEF CONTENDER, half-sister to BETTER THAN HONOUR (dam of JAZIL, RAGS TO RICHES, CASINO DRIVE, MAN OF IRON), SMOLENSK (dam of CAN THE MAN, MARTHA'S MOON), TURNBERRY ISLE, Fire Thunder. Dam of twelve foals, all raced, nine winners, inc:-

The Blue Brilliant (f. by Fastnet Rock). 2 wins at 1¼m, 11¼f, 2d Deauville Prix de Psyche, Gr.3, Ayr Rothesay S., L.

Asama Blue (f. by Fastnet Rock). 2 wins. See below.

Sapphire Pendant (f. by Danehill Dancer). Winner at 8½f, 2d Leopardstown Derrinstown Stud One Thousand Guineas Trial, Gr.3. Dam of-

ECRIVAIN (Lope de Vega). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1600m, 1900m, €176,060, US$10,210, Chantilly Prix Bertrand du Breuil, Gr.3, ParisLongchamp Prix des Chenes, Gr.3, Deauville Prix de Montaigu, Chantilly Prix de la Premiere Route Ronde, 2d ParisLongchamp Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix Le Fabuleux, L, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix Exbury, Gr.3, 4th ParisLongchamp Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Gr.1, Prix d'Harcourt, Gr.2.

Starifique (Sea the Stars). Winner at 2100m, ParisLongchamp Prix de la Barriere du Roule, 3d Toulouse Prix Occitanie, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Producer.

Stonific. 9 wins from 2000m to 3350m, Haydock Enhanced Place Odds at 188bet H., Doncaster 32red Casino H., 2d Longchamp Prix de Fontenoy, Doncaster 32red Casino H.

Tresor. 2 wins at 1600m, 3700m, 2d Deauville Prix des Vieilles Garennes.

King George River (c. by Danehill Dancer). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 8¾f, 2d Newmarket Feilden S., L, 3d York Nationwide Accident Repair Services S.

Lacadena (f. by Fasliyev). Winner at 2, US$85,539, 2d Woodbine Victoria S., L, 4th Woodbine Natalma S., Gr.3. Dam of-

AMERICA (A.P. Indy). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$580,532, Belmont Turnback the Alarm H., Gr.3, Aqueduct Affectionately S., L, Allowance, 3d Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1, Delaware H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Oaks, Gr.2, Aqueduct Top Flight H., Gr.3, 4th Saratoga Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1, Remington Park Oaks, L. Dam of-

FIRST CAPTAIN (Curlin). 5 wins from 7f to 9½f, US$660,600, to 2022, Belmont Dwyer S., Gr.3, Pimlico Special S., Gr.3, Belmont Allowance, 2d Belmont Suburban S., Gr.2, 3d Saratoga Jockey Club Gold Cup, Gr.1, Curlin S., L.

Street Strut. Winner at 1m in U.S.A.

Paris Bikini. Winner at 2, US$80,004 in U.S.A. Dam of-

PARIS LIGHTS (Curlin). 4 wins from 7f to 9f, US$403,842, Saratoga Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1, Aqueduct Distaff H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Churchill Downs Shawnee S., L, Colonial Downs Love Sign S., L.

Morpho Blue (f. by Mastercraftsman). 2 wins at 7¼f, 1m, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms Fillies S., 2d Leopardstown Tote Irish 2YO Fillies S.

Balen (c. by Mastercraftsman). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1750m in Sweden, 3d Ovrevoll Subaru Derby Mile.

Wingo (g. by Fusaichi Pegasus). 4 wins at 6f, 8¼f in U.S.A.

Rocking the Blue (c. by Fastnet Rock). Winner at 1½m in Ireland.

Spring Garden (f. by Fastnet Rock). Placed, 3d Curragh Keadeen Hotel Fillies S. Dam of-

Aswan. Winner at 2, Goodwood Patrons Nursery H., 2d Epsom British 2YO S.

Cluain Fhada (f. by Fusaichi Pegasus). Unplaced. Dam of-

Moonlight Bandit. 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$155,004 in U.S.A.

Political. 4 wins at 1m, 8¼f, US$77,371, to 2022 in U.S.A.

Prospector Front. Winner at 2 in 2022 in Mexico.

Vancouver Snow. Winner at 1m in 2022 in U.S.A.

Inplay. Winner at 1m in U.S.A.


2nd dam

BLUSH WITH PRIDE, by Blushing Groom. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 11f, US$536,807, Santa Anita Santa Susana S., Gr.1, Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.2, Louisiana Downs Golden Harvest H., Gr.3, 2d Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Turkish Trousers S., L, Santa Anita Santa Ysabel S., L, 3d Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1. Half-sister to GIELGUD, MALINOWSKI, MONROE (dam of XAAR, DIESE, MASTERCLASS, ILE DE JINSKY), Minnie Hauk (dam of AVIANCE, CHIEF CONTENDER), Star of Bagdad, Nijinsky's Best (dam of YAGLI), Sex Appeal (dam of EL GRAN SENOR, TRY MY BEST, SOLAR), Show Lady (dam of GREAT REGENT). Dam of 15 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

SMOLENSK (Danzig). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1600m, £127,805, US$13,900, Deauville Prix d'Astarte, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix de Sandringham, Gr.3, 2d Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Evry Prix Imprudence, L, 4th Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1. Dam of-

CAN THE MAN (Into Mischief). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 5½f to 8½f, US$226,000, Santa Anita Affirmed S., Gr.3, Speakeasy S., L, 3d Del Mar Futurity, Gr.1, 4th Santa Anita Frontrunner S., Gr.1. Sire.

MARTHA'S MOON (Malibu Moon). 3 wins at 2, US$100,790, Delaware Park Blue Hen S., L, Calder Catcharisingstar S., L, 3d Tampa Bay Downs Gasparilla S., L. Producer.

Reve d'Amour. Unraced. Dam of-

MUNDAYE CALL (Into Mischief). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 7f, US$285,717, Ellis Park Audubon Oaks, L, Indiana Grand Clarksville S., 2d Lone Star Park Memorial Day Sprint S., L, 3d Churchill Downs Open Mind S., L.

BETTER THAN HONOUR (Deputy Minister). 2 wins at 2, US$250,920, Aqueduct Demoiselle S., Gr.2, 2d Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1, Aqueduct Comely S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Mother Goose S., Gr.1. Broodmare of the Year in USA in 2007. Dam of-

RAGS TO RICHES (A.P. Indy). Champion 3YO Filly in USA in 2007. 5 wins from 7f to 1½m, US$1,342,528, Belmont S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Kentucky Oaks, Gr.1, Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Oaks, Gr.1. Producer.

JAZIL (Seeking the Gold). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, 1½m, US$890,532, Belmont S., Gr.1, 2d Aqueduct Wood Memorial S., Gr.1, 4th Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

CASINO DRIVE (Mineshaft). 4 wins at 1700m, 1800m, US$151,200, 69,386,000¥, Belmont Peter Pan S., Gr.2, Nakayama Alexandrite S., 2d Tokyo February S., Gr.1, 3d Tokyo Akhalteke S. Sire.

MAN OF IRON (Giant's Causeway). Champion 3YO Stayer in Ireland in 2009. 4 wins from 1m to 1¾m, £6,829, €38,448, US$270,000, Breeders' Cup Marathon S., L, 3d Newmarket Fred Archer S., L, 4th Dundalk Diamond S., Gr.3, Kempton Floodlit S., L. Sire.

Teeming. 3 wins at 6f, 8½f, Woodbine Allowance. Dam of-

STREAMING (Smart Strike). 2 wins at 2, US$349,000, Hollywood Starlet S., Gr.1, 2d Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1. Producer.

TREASURING (Smart Strike). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 6f, US$175,797, Woodbine Star Shoot S., L, 2d Del Mar Desi Arnaz S., L, 4th Santa Anita Santa Ynez S., Gr.2, Woodbine Selene S., Gr.3. Producer.

CASCADING (A.P. Indy). 2 wins at 2, US$126,997, Woodbine Glorious Song S., L. Producer.

Achieving. Winner at 6½f in Canada. Dam of-

CEZANNE (Curlin). 4 wins from 6½f to 1m, US$347,000, to 2022, Santa Anita San Carlos S., Gr.2, Kona Gold S., Gr.3, 2d Oaklawn Mile S., Gr.3, 3d Santa Anita Palos Verdes S., Gr.3.

ARABIAN HOPE (Distorted Humor). 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m in GB and Turkey, Istanbul Trophy, Gr.3, York Ganton S., L, 3d Newmarket Falmouth S., Gr.1.

COUNTERFORCE (Smart Strike). 5 wins at 5f, 6f, US$323,708, Oaklawn Park Bachelor S., L, 2d Pimlico Chick Lang S., L, Sam Houston Sprint Cup, L, 3d Remington Park David M Vance Sprint S., L. Sire.

Tiffany's Honour. Raced 3 times. Dam of-

GREATEST HONOUR (Tapit). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 8½f, US$446,440, Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth S., Gr.2, Holy Bull S., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Ghostzapper S., Gr.3.

Magnificent Honour. Unraced. Dam of-

Qatari Elegance. Placed at 3 in France. Dam of-

USAK (Al Kazeem). 3 wins at 1600m, 1700m in France and Qatar, Toulouse Prix FBA Aymeri de Mauleon, L, 3d Al Rayyan Barzan Cup, Al Safliya Cup.

TURNBERRY ISLE (Deputy Minister). 3 wins at 2, £83,292, US$13,298, Curragh Beresford S., Gr.3, Ascot Fasliyev Shergar Cup Juvenile S., 2d Ascot Royal Lodge S., Gr.2. Sire.

Maryinsky (Sadler's Wells). Joint Second Top Filly on The 2001 Irish 2YO Free H. Winner at 2, 2d Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.1, 4th Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.3. Dam of-

PEEPING FAWN (Danehill). Champion 3YO Filly in Europe in 2007. 5 wins from 1m to 1½m, £362,494, €484,180, Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Goodwood Nassau S., Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of-

WILLOW (American Pharoah). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 1¼m, Naas Oaks Trial, L, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Fillies S., 3d Naas Blue Wind S., Gr.3, 4th Irish Oaks, Gr.1.

SEPTEMBER (Deep Impact). 2 wins at 2, £167,381, €46,880, US$90,000, Royal Ascot Chesham S., L, 2d Newmarket Fillies' Mile, Gr.1, 3d Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1.

Purely Priceless. 2 wins at 2000m, 2500m, 2d Longchamp Prix de Croissy, Chantilly Prix Dushka. Dam of-

ALZIRE (Shamardal). 5 wins at 1600m, 1650m, €95,300, Saint-Cloud Prix Coronation, L, Craon Prix du Haras de la Haie Neuve le Brivido, L, 3d ParisLongchamp Prix de la Cochere, L, 4th Deauville Prix de Psyche, Gr.3.

THEWAYYOUARE (Kingmambo). 4 wins at 2, €239,229, Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1, Prix Thomas Bryon, Gr.3, Criterium de Lyon, L, Deauville Prix Beachcomber Hotels Dinarobin 5. Sire.

Fire Thunder (Dayjur). 5 wins from 1400m to 1800m in U.S.A. and U.A.E, 2d Abu Dhabi National Day Cup, L, 3d Nad al Sheba HH Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum Challenge S. No.1, L.

Silver and Roses. Unplaced. Dam of-

Classy Bawn. Unraced. Dam of-

TICKET TO RIDE (Shocking). 9 wins from 1400m to 1600m, NZ$202,700, CJC Canterbury Breeders S., Gr.3, Ashburton RC Rainer Irrigation Invitational H., Matamata RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., CJC Riccarton Park Function Centre H.

Goldminess. Unraced. Dam of-

Blush on Cue. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

MAJESTIC PRIDE (Artie Schiller). 12 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$423,685, Canterbury Park Brooks Fields S., L, 2d Canterbury Park Mystic Lake Mile S., L, Honor the Hero S., L, Brooks Fields S., L-twice.

Snow Petrel. Unplaced. Dam of-

Daimei Dark. Winner at 2 in Japan. Dam of-

DAIMEI PRINCESS (King Halo). 7 wins at 1000m, 1200m, 210,790,000¥, Kokura TV Nishinippon Corporation Sho Kitakyushu Kinen, Gr.3, Niigata Ibis Summer Dash, Gr.3, Idaten S., 2d Kokura TV Nishinippon Corporation Sho Kitakyushu Kinen, Gr.3.

DAIMEI FUJI (Agnes Digital). 7 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, 236,952,000¥, Kyoto Azuchijo S., L, Nakayama Lapis Lazuli S., L, 2d Hakodate Sprint S., Gr.3, 3d Nakayama Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean S., Gr.3-twice.

Color of Love. Unraced. Dam of-

Miss Malta. 4 wins from 1300m to 1600m in Brazil. Dam of-

SUPER DESEJADA (Mensageiro Alado). 11 wins to 1200m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Cordeiro da Graca, Gr.2, 2d Gavea Classico Jockey Club de Sao Paulo, L, Classico Dia da Justica, L, 3d Cidade Jardim G.P. Associacao Brasileira dos Criadores, Gr.1. Dam of-

DESEJADA NORMAND (Roi Normand). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Luiz Fernando Cirne Lima, Gr.3, 2d Gavea Classico Luiz Alves de Almeida, L, 3d Gavea G.P. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado, Gr.2, 4th Gavea Classico Ministerio da Agricultura, L. Producer.

DESEJADO QUALITY (Elusive Quality). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m in Brazil, Gavea Classico Imprensa, L, 2d Gavea Classico Hernani Azevedo Silva, L, 3d Gavea G.P. Hipodromo da Gavea, Gr.3, Classico Luiz Gurgel do Amaral Valente, L.

Desejada Time. Unraced. Dam of-

UPPER CLASS (Tiger Heart). 5 wins to 1200m to 2022-23 in U.A.E. and Uruguay, Maroñas Clasico Romantico, L, Clasico Amodeo.


Race Record:

2 wins at 1550m, 1600m in GB and NZ, Manawatu RC McIntosh Farm Machinery H., 2d WRC Anniversary S., Gr.3, 3d Hawkes Bay NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., Trinity Hill Mile.


Produce Record: Dam of one named foal.

2018 g. by Tavistock.

2019 f. Blue as Blue, by Savabeel. Unraced.

2020 f. by U S Navy Flag.

2021 f. by Ten Sovereigns.


Missed in 2017, 2022.

Served by St Mark's Basilica. Date of last service, 10.10.2022.