Il Quello Veloce (NZ)

Captain Rio (GB)

Nishaani (NZ)

Foaled in 2005

Chestnut Mare Currently In Foal To: US Navy Flag (USA)

Il Quello Veloce was an outstanding racemare and NZ Champion 2YO after her success in the Group One Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes. Purchased by Sir Peter Vela on her retirement from racing, the stud has retained her filly by Medaglia D'Oro who will enter training this year.




Chestnut mareFoaled in 2005

SirePivotalPolar FalconNureyev
Fearless RevivalCozzene
1999Beloved VisitorMiswakiMr. Prospector
DamGold BroseHuntingdaleDouble Form
Cryptic VerseYeats
1998Classy TwiggyTwig MossLuthier
EnchantressSir Tristram

CAPTAIN RIO (GB) (1999). 4 wins-3 at 2, Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.2. Sire of 1066 rnrs, 633 wnrs, 27 SW, inc. Terravista (VRC Darley Classic, Gr.1), Il Quello Veloce, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Ferrando, Bassett, SP Arctic Shock, Penorka, California Love, Marvel, Notabadidea and of Fun Legend, Myboyhenry, Tonsor, See the Sun, Hornigold, Gimme the Goss, Linette, Petite Rose, Brazilica, Bridge Destiny Man, Expressive, Nosside, Azabeat, etc.


1st dam

NISHAANI, by Gold Brose. Unraced. Sister to Parfore (dam of TERRAVISTA, TIGER TEES, BALL OF MUSCLE, OUR LUKAS, SUPER EASY), Golden Sparkle (dam of MOSSE). Dam of eight named foals, all winners-

IL QUELLO VELOCE (f. by Captain Rio). 5 wins. See below.

DONNA CATTIVA (f. by Captain Rio). Winner at 2, A$91,380, SAJC Oaklands P., L, 2d VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L, 3d VRC Spotless 2YO P. Dam of-

Savvy Legend. Winner at 1500m in 2020-21 in Aust.

Donna Imelda. Winner at 1200m in NZ.

Miles of Krishan (f. by Snitzel). 5 wins from 1200m to 1700m, A$269,810, VRC Murray Region H., Wilson Medic One H., MRC Grand Hotel Frankston P., 3d SAJC Queen of the South S., Gr.2.

Chapelco (g. by Northern Meteor). 6 wins to 1400m, A$201,135, to 2020-21, ATC H.-twice, Sky Racing Active H., McGrath Estate Agents H., 2d ATC H.

Jemerica (f. by Captain Rio). 3 wins to 1200m, A$104,145, MRC Champagne Pommery Masters H., 2d MRC Cove Hotel H., MRC (Mornington) Orbit Fitness H. Dam of-

Robben Island. Winner at 1100m in 2020-21 in Aust.

Another Superior (f. by Captain Rio). Winner at 1200m, BRC Earthborn Waste Services H., 2d BRC H., Coca-Cola H., Qld Tatt's RC Hardy Brothers Jewellers H. Dam of-

Paremuus Boy. 5 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$188,937, MVRC Dominant Home Care Products H., MRC Polytrack H., 3d MRC Ladbrokes Protest Payout H.

Captain Bro (g. by Captain Rio). 2 wins at 1050m, 1200m in NZ.

Menagerie (f. by Zoustar). Winner at 1400m in 2019-20 in Aust.


2nd dam

CLASSY TWIGGY, by Twig Moss. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$103,930, VRC Vanity S., L, MVRC Coca-Cola S., VATC Deck the Halls H., 2d VATC WW Cockram S., L, MVRC Niddrie H., VATC Holiday H., Moonga H., 3d VRC Puma H., VATC William Pearson H., 4th VATC Dalgety S., Gr.3. Half-sister to Metal Trader. Dam of 5 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

Sparky. 6 wins to 1400m, HK$5,048,490, HKJC Community Chest Cup, Guilin H.

Parfore. Winner at 1150m, 2d VATC Corinella H. 2014-15 NZ Broodmare of the Year. Dam of-

TIGER TEES (Dubawi). 13 wins to 1400m, A$1,247,250, ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Warwick S., Gr.2, 2d ATC Tramway S., Gr.2, 3d ATC All Aged S., Gr.1.

TERRAVISTA (Captain Rio). Joint Head of the 2014 WTR (Sprint). 11 wins to 1400m, A$2,667,255, VRC Darley Classic, Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, 2d VRC Darley Classic, Gr.1, 3d ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1.

BALL OF MUSCLE (Dubawi). 13 wins to 1200m, A$1,802,025, ATC Shorts H., Gr.2, Challenge S., Gr.2, MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, 2d MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.1.

SUPER EASY (Darci Brahma). Horse of the Year in Singapore in 2012 & 2013. Champion 3YO & Sprinter in Singapore in 2012 & 2013. 15 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$63,025, S$2,113,547, Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Lion City Cup, L, 2d ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3, 3d Singapore TC Krisflyer International Sprint, Gr.1. Sire.

OUR LUKAS (Generous). 12 wins from 1200m to 2150m, A$670,800, BRC Brisbane H., L, Strawberry Road H., L, Ipswich Cup, L-twice, 2d BRC Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3.

Frustrating. 2 wins at 1000m, 1250m, SAJC Alan Sheppard H., BRC Australian Special Metals P. Dam of-

LONG LEAF (Fastnet Rock). 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1600m, NZ$530,500, A$441,750, ARC Karaka Million 3YO Classic, RL, 2d MRC Vain S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3.

Golden Sparkle. Unraced. Dam of-

MOSSE (O'Reilly). 5 wins at 1000m, 1200m, NZ$103,875, ARC Concorde H., Gr.3, Stella Artois H., 3d ARC Concorde H., Gr.3, Waikato RC J Swap Contractors Sprint H., L.

Tiffany Yellow. 3 wins at 1300m, 1400m, WATC Kalgoorlie-Boulder RC H., PR Punters Club H. Dam of-

CORNFLOWER BLUE (Savabeel). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in 2020-21, Ashburton RC John Grigg S., Gr.3, 3d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 4th CJC Canterbury Belle S., L.


Race Record:

Champion 2YO in NZ in 2007-08. 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$482,175, A$13,250, Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Manawatu Challenge S., Gr.3, Matamata RC Waikato Stud H., Feilding JC Redcraze Bowl, 2d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, Manawatu Challenge S., Gr.3, Taranaki Cup, Gr.3, 3d ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, 4th Hawkes Bay Mudgway Partsworld S., Gr.1, Egmont RC Postponed Classic, Gr.3.


Produce Record: Dam of three named foals, one to race.

2011 f. Beyond Rare, by Redoute's Choice. Unraced. Dam of-

Picton. Winner at 1500m in 2019-20, 2d BRC Memberships P., Ipswich TC Sky Racing 2YO P.

2012 f. The Quick One, by Fastnet Rock. Raced twice.

2013 f. Il Piu Veloce, by Fastnet Rock. Unraced.

2016 c. by Fastnet Rock.

2018 f. by Medaglia d'Oro.

2019 foal by Tavistock. Dead.


Missed in 2017; slipped in 2014; not served in 2014, 2019.