Doves Bay (NZ)

  • Foaling
23930 2017 Opito Bay

DOB: 06/09/17

Opito bay started a run of fillies from maiden mares when she produced a quality bay filly by Exosphere. From a European family steeped in black type this young mare will be bred to a Pencarrow product in Darci Brahma this season. Being bred to two such outstanding racehorses in her first two years at stud should provide a good platform for her breeding career.
  • Race Results




Bay mareFoaled in 2017

ShadeaStraight Strike
DamBahamian BountyCadeaux GenereuxYoung Generation
ClarentiaBallad Rock
2012Reveuse de JourSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
Magic of LifeSeattle Slew

EXOSPHERE (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud 2016). 5 wins-2 at 2, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1. Sire of 132 rnrs, 69 wnrs, inc. SW Thermosphere (VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2), Ocean, Exoboom, Exo Lady, SP Spacewalk, Easter, Phere the Ex, Total Knockout, Jemss and of Aimant, Chain, Exciting, Flying Season, Forged, Moon and Back, Our Red Planet, Smoking Bianco, Stratospherique, Celestial Illusion, Critical Altitude, Delexo, Johnny Chutzpah, Kozluca, Main Engine, etc.


1st dam

OPITO BAY, by Bahamian Bounty. Placed at 3 in GB. Half-sister to NOVA HAWK. Dam of three named foals, two to race, inc:-

Doves Bay (f. by Exosphere). Winner. See below.

Opito Ballerina (f. by Darci Brahma). Placed at 2 in 2021-22 in Aust.


2nd dam

REVEUSE DE JOUR, by Sadler's Wells. Placed in GB. Half-sister to ENTHUSED (dam of A THREAD OF BLUE, NORMAN INVADER), FROM BEYOND (dam of CHUNYI), Skagway, Mountains of Mist (dam of INARA, MADEIRA MIST, MISTY HEIGHTS). Dam of 16 foals, 14 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

NOVA HAWK (Hawk Wing). Champion Older Female Miler in Italy in 2012. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, £74,018, €174,225, Milan Premio Sergio Cumani, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix La Camargo, L, Grand Prix de Fontainebleau, 2d Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix Isonomy, L, Toulouse Grand Criterium du Languedoc, L, 3d Rome Premio Lydia Tesio, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Saint-Cyr, L, 4th Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de Montretout, L. Producer.

Kandalek. 2 wins at 1800m, 1900m, Deauville Prix de la Barbottiere, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Grange Aux Belles, 3d Chantilly Prix des Gres. Producer.

Dream of Day. Winner at 2 in France. Dam of-

Dream Day (Spectrum). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 2000m, 3d Criterium de Lyon, L. Producer.

Cow Girl. Placed, 2d York John Smith's No Nonsense Racing S. Dam of-

Storm. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2400m in Denmark and Sweden, Klampenborg Vinterfavoritternes Ærespræmie.


3rd dam

MAGIC OF LIFE, by Seattle Slew. 4 wins-3 at 2-at 5f, 1m, US$252,598, Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Newbury Mill Reef S., Gr.2, 2d Newmarket Cherry Hinton S., Gr.3, 3d Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr.3, 4th Goodwood Waterford Crystal Mile, Gr.2. Half-sister to BRAVE TENDER. Dam of 14 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

ENTHUSED (Seeking the Gold). Joint second top filly on The 2000 European 2YO Classification. 3 wins at 2, £95,764, York Lowther S., Gr.2, Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr.3, Newmarket EBF 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Cherry Hinton S., Gr.2. Dam of-

A THREAD OF BLUE (Hard Spun). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 9½f, US$1,055,333, Gulfstream Park Palm Beach S., Gr.3, Dania Beach S., L, Saratoga Derby, L, 2d Belmont Hill Prince S., Gr.2, Churchill Downs American Turf S., Gr.2, 3d Aqueduct Awad S., L, 4th Penn Mile S., Gr.2.

NORMAN INVADER (War Chant). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, €109,602, HK$3,423,500, Curragh Round Tower S., Gr.3, HKJC Happy Valley Trophy H., 18 Districts Cup, St Andrew's Challenge H., 2d Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.2, 3d Leopardstown Tyros S., Gr.3, 4th Tipperary Ad Valorem S., L.

Ea (Dynaformer). 12 wins from 1m to 2m, £26,507, US$545,261 in GB and U.S.A, Aqueduct Coyote Lakes Starter S., 2d Pimlico William Donald Schaefer S., Gr.3, Charles Town Classic, L, 3d Belmont Mighty Forum S., L.

Galvanize (Medaglia d'Oro). 6 wins from 1600m to 1700m to 2020-21 in GB and U.A.E, Haydock Apollobet Daily Racing Refunds H., 3d Meydan Curlin H., L, Azizi Aliyah H.

Erytheis. 2 wins at 2, Newmarket Taittinger Champagne Nursery H., 2d Newbury 2YO Fillies S. Dam of-

ENERGIZER (Monsun). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m in GB and Germany, Royal Ascot Tercentenary S., Gr.3, Düsseldorf Junioren Preis, L, 2d Krefeld Dr Busch Memorial, Gr.3, 4th Cologne Mehl-Mulhens Rennen, Gr.2, Preis des Winterfavoriten, Gr.3. Sire.

Extravaganza. Unplaced. Dam of-

LONG JACK (So You Think). 2 wins at 1400m, 2200m, NZ$12,162, A$152,200, Geelong Classic, L, 2d Auckland Futurity S., L.

Examinee. Unraced. Dam of-

ATZECO (Fastnet Rock). Champion 3YO Stayer in Italy in 2021. 4 wins from 2000m to 3000m, €83,971, to 2022, Rome Premio Carlo d'Alessio, Gr.3, St Leger Italiano, Gr.3, Premio Roma Vecchia, L, 2d Milan Gran Premio d'Italia, L, 3d Premio Merano, L.

Gush. Placed at 2, 3d Curragh Mad About You 2YO S. Dam of-

GOLDBERRY (War Chant). 5 wins to 6f, US$142,325, Turfway Park Holiday Inaugural S., L, 2d Fair Grounds Pan Zareta S., L.

FROM BEYOND (Kris). 2 wins at 2000m, 2400m, Evry Prix Vulcain, L. Dam of-

CHUNYI (Sunday Silence). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m, 120,246,000¥, Nakayama Turquoise S., L, Daily Hai Queen Cup, L, 2d Tokyo Yushun Himba, L. Dam of-

TROIS BONHEUR (Bago). 8 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, 201,590,000¥, Kawasaki Sparking Lady Cup, L, Funabashi Queen Sho, L-twice, 2d Morioka JBC Ladies' Classic, L, Ohi Ladies Prelude, L. Producer.

Skagway (Seeking the Gold). 3 wins at 8½f, 9f, US$115,654, Belmont Allowance, 2d Belmont Princelet S., L. Sire.

Mountains of Mist. Winner at 1¼m, Newbury Frank Osgood 80th Birthday S. Dam of-

INARA (Trippi). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, R3,923,125, Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1-twice, Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1, Turffontein Empress Club S., Gr.1, Durbanville Diana S., Gr.3, 2d Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1, Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville KRA Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Durbanville P., 4th Greyville Tibouchina S., Gr.2, Kenilworth Choice Carriers Championship, Gr.2. Producer.

MADEIRA MIST (Grand Lodge). 8 wins from 1m to 9f, £387, US$503,669, Woodbine Dance Smartly H., Gr.3, Tampa Bay Downs Endeavour S., L, 2d Aqueduct Athenia H., Gr.3, Meadowlands Violet H., Gr.3, Tampa Bay Downs Hillsborough S., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Honey Fox H., Gr.3, Keeneland Jenny Wiley S., Gr.3. Dam of-

JOSHUA TREE (Montjeu). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 3000m, £182,063, €185,924, US$2,975,580, QAR395,800, 781,710Dhs in GB, Ireland, France, Canada and Qatar, Woodbine Canadian International S., Gr.1-3 times, Ascot Royal Lodge S., Gr.2, Deauville Prix Kergorlay, Gr.2, Qatar International Cup, 2d Woodbine Canadian International S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Kergorlay, Gr.2, Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, Meydan DRC Gold Cup, Gr.3, 3d Baden-Baden Grosser Preis von Baden, Gr.1, Epsom Coronation Cup, Gr.1, York Great Voltigeur S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.2, 4th Gran Premio di Milano, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Vicomtesse Vigier, Gr.2. Sire.

MISTY HEIGHTS (Fasliyev). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7½f, 9½f, €109,301, Gowran Park Victor McCalmont Memorial S., L, 2d Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial, Gr.3, Curragh Park S., Gr.3, 3d Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial, L, 4th Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1. Producer.

Inanna (Trippi). 2 wins at 1600m, R166,650, Kenilworth Hudson's H., 2d Fairview Breeders Guineas, L, 3d Turffontein Northern Cape H.

Midnight Mist. 2 wins at 7f, 8½f in Ireland. Dam of-

Midnight Music (Dubawi). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 2m, €88,844, US$23,081, Leopardstown Follow on Facebook H., 3d Galway Oyster S., L, Gowran Park Hurry Harriet S., L. Dam of-

DRAMATIC QUEEN (Kitten's Joy). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 13¾f, £125,982, York Bronte Cup, Gr.3, Lingfield River Eden S., L, Kempton 32red H., 2d Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.2, 3d Newmarket Aphrodite S., L, 4th Newbury Johnnie Lewis Memorial S., L.


Race Record:

Winner at 950m in 2021-22 in NZ.

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