Sire: Hennessy

Colour: Bay

Dam: Express the Blues

Sex: Mare

Age: 20

Foaled: Nov 21, 2001

Country: Australia




Bay mareFoaled in 2001

SireStorm CatStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
HENNESSY (USA) TerlinguaSecretariat
1993Island KittyHawaiiUtrillo
  T.C. KittenTom Cat
DamCure the BluesStop the MusicHail to Reason
1988Optimistic GalSir IvorSir Gaylord
  Hopes AheadTraffic Judge

HENNESSY (USA) (1993). 4 wins at 2, Saratoga Hopeful S., Gr.1. Sire of 1119 rnrs, 806 wnrs, 72 SW, inc. Grand Armee (AJC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1), Johannesburg, Special Duty, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Roman Joy, Mozu Ascot, Furia Azteca, Hootenanny, Giant's Steps, Mi Sueno, Sassy Image, Careless Jewel, Irish Lights, Sobre Action, Ajaya, Niigon's Eclipse, Zululand, Richie's Vibe, Sehgal, Advice, Krupt, Simply Splendid, Tiz Wonderful, etc.


1st dam

EXPRESS THE BLUES, by Cure the Blues. 3 wins at 6f in U.S.A. Three-quarter-sister to Silent Generation, half-sister to Grand Slam Gal (dam of FEASIBILITY STUDY), Headin' West (dam of PLANO PLEASURE). Dam of eleven foals, ten to race, five winners, inc:-

Quinze Love (f. by Danehill). 5 wins to 1200m, A$105,800, MVRC Night Racing Tonight H., VATC Hickmans Racing Legends H., MVRC St Kilda H., 2d VATC Mercedes-Benz S., L. Dam of-

GOLD SAND (Footstepsinthesand). 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$3,750, A$244,536, SAJC CS Hayes Memorial Cup, L, MRC Barry Poynter H., SAJC Sportingbet H., Flight Centre Twilight H., MVRC Beauty Mate Manscaping H., MRC Betfair H., Race-Tech H., 3d MRC Jack Elliott H., 4th MRC Christmas S., L, Kilmore Cup, L.

Forays. 2 wins at 1000m, 1400m, SAJC Caroma H., 2d SAJC Allan Scott Park Morphettville H., Pewsey Vale H., 3d VRC Schweppes Tonic 1000 H.

Quintago. 2 wins at 900m, 1000m, 2d STC Clubs NSW H., 3d AJC Lawman H., Charlie Fletcher H.

Agnes Clare. 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m in Aust. and Philippines. Producer.

Gold Jade. 2 wins at 1300m, 1350m in Aust. Producer.

Zemoment. Winner at 1400m in Aust.

First Point. Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Wedding Band. Winner at 1300m in Aust. Producer.

Barracuda (g. by Barathea). 6 wins from 1650m to 2000m, HK$3,163,620, HKJC Jialing Jiang H., Tong Fuk H.-twice, Liao He H., Monicou H.

Penang Star (g. by Blackfriars). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Malaysia, 3d Penang TC Da Ma Cai Malaysia 3YO Championship (Heat).

Ebony Blues (f. by Blackfriars). 4 wins from 1700m to 2000m in Aust.

Ransom Blues (c. by Red Ransom). Winner at 1600m in Aust.

My Melancholy Baby (f. by Brocco). Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

Fivecougarsthanks. 6 wins from 1100m to 2100m, A$99,533, MVRC Slater & Gordon Lawyers H., 3d MVRC St Joseph's College Farewell H., DFO H. Producer.

Agents Dream. 11 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1950m, A$98,748 in Aust.

Marblue (f. by Marscay). Raced twice. Dam of-

Daft Punk - Harbour Punk (H.K.). 4 wins at 1000m, 1200m, NZ$5,800, HK$3,314,200 in NZ and HK, HKJC Sheung Shui H., Acclaim H., Broom H., 2d HKJC Le French May Trophy H.

Absolute King. 4 wins to 1450m in Aust.

Our Blue Ribbon. 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m in Aust.

Real Diva. Winner at 1300m in Aust.

Tears in the Rain. Winner at 1150m in Aust.

Queen of Sherwood. Winner at 1000m in Aust.


2nd dam

OPTIMISTIC GAL, by Sir Ivor. 13 wins-7 at 2, US$686,861, Saratoga Alabama S., Gr.1, Belmont Matron S., Gr.1, Frizette S., Gr.1, Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1, Laurel Selima S., Gr.1, Delaware H., Gr.1, Kentucky Oaks, Gr.2, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.3, Alcibiades S., Gr.3, Saratoga Adirondack S., Gr.3, 2d Belmont Acorn S., Gr.1, Mother Goose S., Gr.1, Saratoga Spinaway S., Gr.1, Coaching Club American Oaks, Gr.1, Monmouth Sorority S., Gr.1, 3d Belmont Ruffian S., Gr.1. Blood-sister to Ivory Way, Pike, Honor to Her (dam of SAVANNAH'S HONOR, ANNA'S HONOR), three-quarter-sister to BATES MOTEL, SUPER ASSET, Dame Ivor (dam of CLUB LIQUID, SARATOGA DAME, SARATOGA DANDY). Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, all winners, inc:-

Silent Generation (Stop the Music). 13 wins-3 at 2, US$258,893, 2d Belmont Riva Ridge S., Gr.3. Sire.

In Favor. 9 wins-1 at 2, US$82,549 in U.S.A. Dam of-

Amethyst Ring (Fuji Kiseki). 4 wins from 1800m to 2600m, 120,081,000¥, Sapporo Lilac Sho, 3d Sapporo Hokkaido Shimbun Hai Queen S., Gr.3. Dam of-

URANUS CHARM (Rulership). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2400m, 142,287,000¥, to 2020, Tokyo Metropolitan S., L, Niigata Himba S., Nakayama Geishun S., 2d Nakayama Laurel Racecourse Sho Nakayama Himba S., Gr.3.

Grand Slam Gal. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

FEASIBILITY STUDY (Lord Avie). 13 wins, US$869,233, Churchill Downs Distaff H., Gr.2, Turfway Breeders' Cup H., Gr.2, Churchill Downs Falls City H., Gr.3, 2d Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1.

Headin' West. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

PLANO PLEASURE (Dixieland Band). 3 wins, US$139,361, Fairmount Park Cardinal H., L, 2d Sam Houston Park Live Oaks H., L, 3d Hialeah Dade County S., L. Sire.

Breezy Miss. Unraced. Dam of-

Old Desire. 2 wins at 1000m in South Africa. Dam of-

TEMPTING FATE (Raise a Tradition). 5 wins from 1400m to 3200m, R262,812, Turffontein Caradoc Gold Cup, Gr.3, 3d Vaal Bookmakers' H., L.

Radical Chick. Winner at 1000m in South Africa. Dam of-

ARIES DIAMOND (Centenary). Champion 3YO Male Sprinter in South Africa in 2000-01. 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, R799,075, Kenilworth Cape Argus Guineas, Gr.1, Green Point S., Gr.2, 2d Kenilworth Merchant's S., Gr.2, Diadem S., Gr.2. Sire.


Race Record:



Produce Record: Dam of seven named foals, all raced, six winners.

2006 f. by Secret Savings.

2007 f. Danewin Girl, by Danewin. 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, 3d BRC Hidden Dragon at Lyndhurst Stud H.

2008 f. Indy's Bullion, by Secret Savings. Winner at 950m in Aust.

2009 f. Alma Girl, by Al Maher. 6 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$96,450, 3d ATC Schweppes H.

2011 f. Bella Roma, by Mutawaajid. Winner at 1450m in Aust.

2012 g. Banca Boy, by Legion. Winner at 1200m, 2d TRC Royal Australian Navy H., Great Northern Super Crisp H., Winning Edge H., 3d TTC Toll Tasmania P., Ken Evans Memorial H.

2013 f. Indigo Express, by Widden Valley. Unplaced.

2014 g. Tough Rubble, by Tough Speed. Winner at 1400m in Aust.

2018 c. by Squamosa.

2020 f. by Needs Further.


Missed in 2010, 2015; slipped in 2016, 2017; not served in 2018.

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