It So Happens

It So Happens

Sire: So You Think

Dam: Bless This Child

Colour: Brown

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 28th, 2019

Country: Australia

Horse Description:

This So You Think colt is a strong individual and will develop into an outstanding type in the next six months. He's by the world class racehorse So You Think who won 10 Group Ones in both the northern and southern hemispheres, winning nearly $9 million in stakes. He was rated by Timeform at 133, making him the highest rated Australian colt in the modern age. He's now fourth on the general sires list by earnings and I should imagine this will improve going forward. This colt is out of the American mare, Bless This Child, who's out of a strong family who have raced at the highest levels both in the USA and Australia. She's a half-sister to 5 stakes winners and her sisters have gone on to throw high class stakes winning horses in Australia. This colt has every chance of making a high class racehorse not only on type but on pedigree too and I urge you, if you have an interest in him, to please ring me, Paul Jordan, on 0417966712.





Foaled 28th September 2019

SireHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
SO YOU THINK (NZ) KasoraDarshaan
  Astral RowLong Row
DamU S RangerDanzigNorthern Dancer
BLESS THIS CHILD (USA) My AnnetteRed Ransom
2012WassifaSure BladeKris
  Rye TopsIle de Bourbon

SO YOU THINK (NZ) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 14 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 575 rnrs, 380 wnrs, 31 SW, inc. La Bella Diosa (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Quick Thinker, Nakeeta Jane, Sopressa, D'Argento, Inference, Peltzer, Miss Siska, Poland, Gold Rush, So Si Bon, Fasika, Realm of Flowers, Thought of That, Think it Over, Coachwhip, Heavenly Thought, Higher Ground, Think Bleue, The Pinnacle, etc.


1st dam

BLESS THIS CHILD, by U S Ranger. Unraced. Half-sister to BLINGO, HOLD TO RANSOM (dam of RETRIEVE, ABDUCTION, REPARATIONS), Market's Best, North East Bay (dam of PRINCE BISHOP). This is her fourth foal. Her third foal is a 2YO. Her first two foals are unraced.


2nd dam

Wassifa, by Sure Blade. 4 wins from 1m to 11f in GB and U.S.A, Churchill Downs Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Churchill Downs Capital Holding Mile H., L. Half-sister to Speedy Beauty (dam of FULL SPEED). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

BLINGO (Artie Schiller). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$474,348, Santa Anita San Antonio S., Gr.2, La Puente S., L, Belmont I'm a Banker S., L, 3d Santa Anita H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Tokyo City Cup, Gr.3, 4th Del Mar La Jolla H., Gr.2, Oceanside S., L.

HOLD TO RANSOM (Red Ransom). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Royal Ascot Sandringham H, L, Newmarket Quince 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L, 3d Ascot Gerrard Investment Management 2YO S., Newmarket Chippenham Lodge Stud 2YO S., 4th Newmarket Nell Gwyn S., Gr.3. Dam of-

RETRIEVE (Rahy). Joint Top of 2010-11 Australasian 3YO Classification (Ext.). 11 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 3300m, £71,918, €35,530, A$965,513, STC Gloaming S., Gr.3, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, Newmarket Godolphin S., L, Lingfield Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance S., Musselburgh Scottish County Hurdle H., MRC Abdul H., 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, 3d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, Goodwood Festival S., L, Newbury Steventon S., L, MVRC Become an MVRC Member 2YO H., VRC Pauline Fogarty & Kenneth Bird H., 4th ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1.

REPARATIONS (Exceed and Excel). 10 wins to 1450m, A$507,576, VRC MSS Security Sprint H., L, MRC Anniversary Vase, L, John Dillon H., L, Champagne Pommery Masters Awards H., Patinack Farm H., Le Pine Funerals H., PFD Food Services H., 2d Canberra RC National Sprint H., L, 3d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, Straight Six H., L, Kilmore Cup, L, MRC Thomas Sabo P., 4th MRC John Dillon S., L.

ABDUCTION (Street Cry). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, A$189,425, ATC Reginald Allen H., L, TAB Early Quaddie 2YO H., 2d VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2. Producer.

Silent Demand. Winner at 7f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Songforjohnmichael (Songandaprayer). 4 wins from 7f to 1¼m, US$191,725, 2d Del Mar Harry F Brubaker S., L, 3d Santa Anita Santana Mile S., L, 4th Santa Anita Tiznow S., L, Los Alamitos RC EB Johnston S., L.

Market's Best (Marquetry). 6 wins from 5½f to 8½f, US$127,217, Woodlands Park Miss Kansas City H., 3d Arapahoe Baby Doe H., L, Woodlands Park Miss Kansas City H.

Gulf Express. 4 wins at 8¾f, 1¼m, Goodwood Bank of Scotland Investment Service H., Newbury Christal Construction Management H., 2d Sandown Helical Bar H., Newbury Mirage Signs H., Chester Halifax H., 4th Windsor Winter Hill S., Gr.3.

Hear My Cry. Raced once. Dam of-

Dandy's Beano (Dandy Man). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 2d Haydock Betvictorracing H., 3d Ayr Arran Scottish Sprint S., L.

North East Bay. Raced once. Dam of-

PRINCE BISHOP (Dubawi). Champion Older Horse in UAE in 2015 (Int.). 11 wins from 1800m to 2400m, £86,199, €142,600, 24,704,695Dhs in GB, France and U.A.E, Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3, Kempton September S., Gr.3-twice, Floodlit S., L, Meydan Al Naboodah Travel & Tourism H., 2d Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix des Fontaines, 3d Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1-twice, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2.

Strategic Mission. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 1¼m, Newbury London Gold Cup, Fairfax Properties 2YO S., 3d Sandown Bank of Ireland Business Banking 2YO S.


3rd dam

Rye Tops, by Ile de Bourbon. Winner at 10½f, York Middleton S., 3d Ascot Blue Seal S., L. Sister to BOURBON TOPSY, half-sister to MOST WELCOME, TOP GUEST, Tansy (dam of LATINO MAGIC). Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Wassifa (Sure Blade). 4 wins. See above.

Speedy Beauty. Unplaced. Dam of-

FULL SPEED (Burden of Proof). 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m in India, Bangalore Two Thousand Guineas, L, Bangalore Karnataka Cup, L, Mysore Derby, L, 2d Bangalore Karnataka Juvenile Million, L, 3d Bangalore Kingfisher Derby, L.