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Hanseatic by Street Boss (USA) from Itameri (Aus) ex-Exceed and Excel

Hanseatic (rating 72) – the exciting 2 year old Australian chestnut colt owned and bred by Goldolphin.

Three starts, three wins demonstrating his perfect outright class.

This is a pedigree which draws attention to the colts 3rd dam Scandinavia, by Snippets. It is the same distaff to the unbeaten Black Caviar: ‘diamonds’ within a pedigree and her 1/2 brother sire All Too Hard (Casino Prince).

Take note – Female family 1-P – it is a distinguishing strain that mints sprinting prowess.

Hanseatic’s sire Street Boss (USA), by Street Cry (IRE) from a daughter of Ogygian (Blushing Ogygian).

Street Boss – finest n’ fastest son of the late Street Cry. This is the sting to his breeding prowess penetration.

Street Cry is pure prototype breeding – the superior phenotype.

In first instance, to researching the colt Hanseatic,  immediate thoughts went to a cross; akin to Winx’s sire, Street Cry and Black Caviar, via her maternal bloodline to Vain and Snippets (Hornbeam f.f.1-P)/Lunchtime influences.

Reflect, it is Vain’s grand sire the great Court Martial (f.f. 1-P), and to Vain’s phenomenal sire, the French-bred Sire Wilkes, his French half-brother Worden. (n.b. Street Cry’s 4th dam sire Worden, from Sans Taras. 


*Wilkes – ( Court Martial – Sans Tares, by the Solario horse Sind from Tara, by Teddy) raced only three times in his life at 3 years in France in 1955. He scored two wins, over 1500 metres and 2000 metres. A maternal half-brother to two winners of the Washington DC International turf classic in Worden II and Mahan. Wilkes was a immediate sensation producing the champion mare Wenona Girl. Wilkes was a tall, long-barralled, rich chestnut with a prominent white blaze and lone lengthy which sock to his near-hindleg. credit – Ross du Bourg

*Court Martial (Fair Trial – Instantaneous, by Hurry On, from Picture, by Gainsborough) A beautiful horse of superb quality, truly made, sound and possessed of excellent limbs…. Speed was Court Martial’s forte, which is reflected in his stock . John Hislop

Shaking up the star factor breeding, re-invigorating Vain vitality: the genotype/phenotype struck, re-emerged.

Vain also impressed by the way he could win races against top-class opponents and yet make it all look so easy.

He was able to carry many pounds over weight-for-age and still score in brilliant fashion. Kenneth Cox -Victoria Racing 1974

I believe that Vain was not only the greatest champion sprinter of the world in 1969, but is the greatest sprinter produced in the history of Australasian breeding…

Vain, the golden power-house chestnut with the rounded, rippling physique was described as ‘the greatest sprinter in the world’ by (then) rival trainer Bart Cummings. (Ross du Bourg, The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred)


VAIN – (Wilkes – Elated, by Orgoglio (photo source and credit as above + News Ltd.

Seek determining principles to sift over all strains versus an absoluteness inbreeding or to line-breeding, even when those principles ‘format’ the pedigree, as determining prepotency to polish and shine upwards, works the new genotype to phenotype.

Phenotype produces many, produces variation as really Identifying what prototype of breeding Is: distinguish what genetic- Strength through Type and Trait may give, as Intended.

What many may not realize as revolving the breeding is where, 7 generations, infusions influence the Effect, positively or otherwise. Basically the breeding has already incurred.

It is to tickle the latent, rather than heavy dosage direct.

The Hanseatic colt, female family 1-p –  gathering titanium can be sourced to Street Cry, via Troy, via Hornbeam, (n.b. Hornbeam through Snippets/Lunchtime = 2x ) via, his dam Thicket of female family 1-p, via ancestress Hilarity. Hilarity (King Tom from his dam Pocahontas, from dam Nightingale, she inbred 3x to Whalebone! Whalebone is of a Eclipse/Herod cross.

Put that through the pedigree and connect, Connect the mitochondrial bloodline afar – an interestingly, come the crafted gene of old.

Many attempt to over cook a pedigree in attempt to ‘sameness’ similarity, or over-balance, as if a requisite for more speed, which is kind of like asking for more dynamite.

It is such a case less, is more…..balancing the delicate network of strains which orchestrate a fine racehorse; throwing to a bio mechanical ability, again by ‘orchestrating’ genotype/phenotype to achieve its phenomenal speed and power.



Reference material

The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred – Ross du Bourg

The Classic Racehorse – Peter Willett

The Australasian Book of Thoroughbred Racing (Stockwell Press)