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Super easy for Parfore's offspring

3 min read

Written by Paul Vettise

The potent Parfore (NZ) (Gold Brose) family have a winning way that just keeps on giving. It has been a wonderfully successful line with all nine of the star broodmare’s foals to race having won and up to the highest level.

They include the G1 Darley Classic and G1 Lightning S., winner Terravista (Captain Rio {GB}) and the brothers Tiger Tees (Dubawi {IRE}), who claimed a G1 Galaxy H., and Ball Of Muscle.

The trio’s careers have all been guided by Warwick Farm trainer Joseph Pride, who is still enjoying a grand run with Ball Of Muscle, victorious in Saturday’s G2 Schillaci S., at Caulfield.

Joseph Pride

“The brothers and half-brother have been the backbone of the stable for the last eight or nine years.”- Joseph Pride.

“Everything was right with the horse and it’s a fantastic result,” he said. “The brothers and half-brother have been the backbone of the stable for the last eight or nine years.”

Ball Of Muscle, now a three-time Group 2 winner and runner-up in the G1 Moir S., crossed the field to lead from an outside gate and held a strong gallop to post the 12th win of his 36-start career.

“The horse has done a great job and he’s very well named,” rider Craig Williams said.

Another well-performed son

Parfore is also the mother of the former Singapore Horse of the Year Super Easy (NZ) (Darci Brahma {NZ}), who retired to Hallmark Stud at the end of his decorated career in 2013.

Super Easy’s leading representative thus far is the G3 Northland Breeders’ S., and G3 John Grigg S., winner Prom Queen (NZ).

The stallion was also represented by a smart winner in Singapore on Sunday evening when the Donna Logan-trained Super Posh (NZ) was successful on debut over 1000 metres at Kranji.

“I’ve got time for these Super Easys. This one is well suited to Singapore and Super Easy was a good horse himself,” Logan said.

Black type background

Out of the stakes-placed Posh Bec (NZ) (Le Bec Fin), Super Posh is from the family of the G2 Hawke’s Bay Cup winner and G3 Coongy H., runner-up King Of Ashford (NZ) (His Royal Highness {NZ}).

“Super Posh was bred by a good client of ours in Sandy Moore, who raced the mother, but the horse got a minor injury before the Festival Sale,” Hallmark Stud’s Mark Baker said.

“Sandy stayed in and Donna bought him straight after the Sale. He had trialled well here and he’s a lovely horse.”

2015 broodmare honours

A former New Zealand Broodmare of the Year, Parfore is also the dam of the multiple stakes winner Our Lukas (Generous {IRE}). She passed away at Segenhoe Stud in the autumn of 2016.

She was originally purchased at Karaka on the advice of bloodstock agent Paul Willets for the now Switzerland-based Kiwi Mike Ryan for NZ$30,000 at the 2004 New Zealand Bloodstock’s Broodmare Sale.

The winner of one race, Parfore is out of the Twig Moss (FR) mare Classy Twiggy, a black type winner, and is a half-sister to the dam of the G3 Concorde H., winner Mosse (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}).