Birdsong (NZ)

Snitzel (AUS)

Scintillula (IRE)

Foaled in 2016

Bay Filly

Draft Karaka 2018: Book 1 28 January - 31 January 2018, New Zealand Bloodstock, Lot #559

Sold NZ$400,000 to Sunlight Thoroughbreds

Winning on debut as a two-year-old, Birdsong (NZ) is by Snitzel out of Scintillula (Galileo) and trained by Matamata-based Michael Moroney and Pam Gerard. She has now had nine starts, four wins and one third placing.

Birdsong was bred by Pencarrow and sold through their Karaka 2018 Book 1 draft. Sunlight Thoroughbreds purchased the filly for $400,000.

Foaled 20/09/16

Another exciting maiden mare, Scintillula produced her first offspring with the arrival of her Snitzel filly recently. Bred on the famed Galileo / Danehill cross this mare was a group winner and group one placed in England. Descending from an elite family she promises to start her own dynasty for Pencarrow Stud and her Snitzel filly will join the studs racing team.

Account of PENCARROW STUD, Cambridge.

Lot 559 BAY FILLY Box H 37
Foaled 20th September 2016 Branded: nr sh; 24 over 6 off sh


Snitzel (AUS)


Redoute's Choice



Shantha's Choice

Canny Lad

Snippets' Lass



Snow Finch

Storm Bird


Scintillula (IRE)



Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer

Urban Sea






Tap on Wood

1st dam

SCINTILLULA, by Galileo. 2 wins at 1m, 9f, £18,988, €127,115, NZ$4,000, A$4,110, Leopardstown Meld S., Gr.3, Irish Stallion Farms Fillies S., 2d Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Celebration S., L, 3d Leopardstown Ballyroan S., Gr.3, Gowran Park Denny Cordell Lavarack S., Gr.3, VRC Melbcupcarnival on Sale H., 4th Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1, Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Curragh Royal Whip S., Gr.3. Sister to CUIS GHAIRE, THE MAJOR GENERAL, Claiomh Solais, Gile Na Greine, three-quarter-sister to Luminous One. This is her first foal.

2nd dam

SCRIBONIA, by Danehill. Unraced. Sister to Luminaria (dam of PAENE MAGNUS), half-sister to LUMINATA, Aretha, Dathuil, Luminous One, Smaointeach (dam of TUSHNA). Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

CUIS GHAIRE(Galileo). 3 wins at 2, £125,819, €87,447, Royal Ascot Albany S., Gr.3, Naas Swordlestown Stud Sprint S., Gr.3, 2d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3. Producer.

SCINTILLULA(Galileo). 2 wins. See above.

THE MAJOR GENERAL(Galileo). 2 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, Leopardstown King George V Cup, L, 2d Goodwood Gordon S., Gr.3.

Gile Na Greine(Galileo). Winner at 2, £104,219, €30,017, Curragh Loder 2YO S., 2d Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, 3d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Producer.

Claiomh Solais(Galileo). Winner at 1m, 2d Fairyhouse Brownstown S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh Kilboy Estate S., Gr.3, Tipperary Fairy Bridge S., L, 4th Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1.

3rd dam

SMAOINEAMH, by Tap on Wood. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 1¾m, Tipperary Challenge S., L, Gowran Park Norelands Stud Trial S., L. Half-sister to DOUBLE FORM, SCIMITARRA, Galka, Angor (dam of NORDIC SOPRANO), Belle Epoque (dam of AMINATA), Societe Royale (dam of ROYALE, STARVINSKY). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

LUMINATA(Indian Ridge). 2 wins at 2, Leopardstown Silver Flash S., L, 2dCurragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, 3d Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1.

Dathuil(Royal Academy). 2 wins at 1m, 3d Meadowlands Boiling Springs H., Gr.3, Leopardstown Debutante S., L. Grandam of-

TOBANN(Teofilo). 3 wins at 7f, Fairyhouse Brownstown S., Gr.3, 2d Naas Owenstown Stud S., L, 3d Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.1.

Luminous One(Galileo). Winner at 9f, 3d Leopardstown Eyrefield S., L. Grandam of-

VERBAL DEXTERITY(Vocalised). 2 wins at 2, €232,130, in 2017, Curragh National S., Gr.1, 2d Curragh Railway S., Gr.2.