Sire: Volksraad
Dam: Balinchy

Colour: Brown
Gender: Mare
Age: 12 years old
Foaled: 30 Sep 2004
Country: NZ

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Linnet is now enjoying her career as a broodmare. She produced a beautiful colt by Rip Van Winkle that sold for $300,000 at the Magic Millions yearling sales. 





Bay mareFoaled in 2004

SireGreen DesertDanzigNorthern Dancer
VOLKSRAAD (GB) Foreign CourierSir Ivor
1988Celtic AssemblySecretariatBold Ruler
  Welsh GardenWelsh Saint
DamLord BallinaBletchinglyBiscay
BALINCHY (NZ) Sunset GirlStar Affair
1988ChinkyGreat WallCrepello
  EsplendorRed Gauntlet

VOLKSRAAD (GB) (1988). 2 wins, 3d Newmarket Challenge S., Gr.2. Champion NZ Sire 8 times. Sire of 929 rnrs, 626 wnrs, 64 SW, inc. Sir Slick (ARC Zabeel Classic, Gr.1), Military Move, etc. Sire of the dams of 767 rnrs, 435 wnrs, 17 GW, inc. SW Able Friend, Shamexpress, Lights of Heaven, Beauty Flash, Volkstok'n'barrell, Broken Sword, Satin Shoes, Zurella, Fazzle, Zarzuela, Le Baron, Fire Song, Slice of Class, Petty Cury, Dino Mak, Take the Rap, Golden Parachute, Kawi, etc.


1st dam

BALINCHY, by Lord Ballina. 12 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$245,650, A$19,550, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Alison S., Gr.3, Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3, WRC Whyte H., L, Matamata Cup, L, BOP RC Te Puna Pack 'n' Cool WFA S., L, Manawatu RC Radio 2ZA H., MVRC Gillies Lite Pie H., WRC Hydrack Juvenile H., Wanganui JC Trudy Thomson Memorial H., 2d Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2-twice, CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, Waikato RC Highview Kashani S., Gr.3, Rotorua Challenge S., Gr.3, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, Rotorua S., L, 3d Rotorua Challenge S., Gr.3, 4th Hawke's Bay Russell's Akai Television S., Gr.3, WRC Cuddle S.H., Gr.3. Dam of eight named foals, seven to race, four winners, inc:-

Roi d'Jeu (g. by Montjeu). 8 wins from 1950m to 2400m, NZ$152,275, A$34,300, Te Aroha Cup, Thames Cup, Waikato RC Top Soil & Sand Supplies H., WRC Virginia Turner Summer Cup, Rotorua RC Daily Post H., 2d WRC Trentham S., Gr.3, Rotorua Cup, Gr.3, ATC Sydney Markets Ltd Stayers Cup, Waikato RC White Bros Panelworks & Truck Services H., 4th New Zealand Cup, Gr.3, CJC Metropolitan Trophy, Gr.3.

Hawick Park (g. by Thorn Park). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Waikato RC Trevor Deed Birthday H., 3d Counties RC Graeme Thomson Anitque Jewellery H.

Linnet (f. by Volksraad). Winner. See below.

Ezee Does It (g. by Painted Black). Winner at 1400m in Malaysia, 2d Singapore TC Initiation P.-twice.

Mr Balinchy (c. by Regal Classic). Placed in Aust.

Miss Balinchy (f. by Centaine). Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

CHINKY, by Great Wall. 2 wins at 1000m in Aust. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

BALINCHY (Lord Ballina). 12 wins. See above.

Jack Flash - That's a Flash (Aust.). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, Waikato RC Star Way 2YO S.

Cleft. 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m in Aust.

Chicallina. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

The Mooseisloose. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$92,700, ARC South Auckland Racing Club Cup, BOP RC Seeka Kiwifruit Industries H., Counties RC Versatile Building H., 2d ARC Auckland Co-Op Taxis H., Avondale JC La-Z-Boy Chair 3YO H., 3d Manawatu RC Rich Hill Stud 3YO H.

Upward Trend. Winner at 2200m, 2d WATC De Grey H.


3rd dam

ESPLENDOR, by Red Gauntlet. Unplaced. Half-sister to ROSE BAY (dam of MARK ANTHONY, KING'S BENCH), SWAN RIVER (dam of SWAN PRINCE, SWAN LAGER). Dam of 8 named foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

La Bhal. 2 wins at 1000m in South Africa.

Chinky. 2 wins. See above.


4th dam

Sahibah, by Belvedere. 3 wins at 6f, MVRC Chandos H., Merri H., 3d AJC Widden S., L. Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

ROSE BAY (Seventh Hussar). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, Milnerton Benson & Hedges Fillies Guineas, Gr.1. Dam of-

MARK ANTHONY (Royal Prerogative). Champion Older Classic Male in South Africa in 1987-88. 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, R414,150, Kenilworth Queen's P., Gr.1.

KING'S BENCH (Royal Prerogative). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, Greyville Breeders' Challenge S., Gr.3.

Queen of Flowers (Royal Prerogative). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, 3d Kenilworth Family Day Fillies S., L. Dam of-

By Decree. Winner at 1300m in South Africa. Dam of-

LA POSTE (Damascus Gate). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, R160,985, Fairview Breeders Guineas, L. Producer.

Golden Bloom. Unraced. Dam of-

ARABIAN GLOW (Al Mufti). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, R427,880, Newmarket TC Sea Cottage S., L, 3d Greyville Daily News Two Thousand S., Gr.1.

Rose Day. Winner at 2 in South Africa. Dam of-

Champion Rose. Winner at 1600m in South Africa. Dam of-

Champion Dancer. 2 wins at 1800m in South Africa. Dam of-

ROC 'N ROSE (Toreador). 5 wins from 1450m to 2400m, R392,625, in 2013-14, Scottsville Queen Palm H., L.

The Rose. Unplaced. Dam of-

ROYAL THUNDER (Northern Guest). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R545,120, Turffontein Topsport Bloodline Million, L, 2d Newmarket TC JF (Cookie) Coetzee Memorial H., L. Sire.

Fairy Petal (Argosy). 2 wins at 2, 2d Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, Greyville JB McIntosh Fillies Classic, L. Dam of-

BLUE WINGS (Elliodor). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, R362,124, St Andrews Chairman's Cup, L, 2d Fairview Eastern Province Nursery, L.

SWAN RIVER (Regal Light). 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2400m, Greyville Natalia S., Gr.3-twice. Dam of-

SWAN PRINCE (Royal Prerogative). 8 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, Greyville Champion S., Gr.1. Sire.

SWAN LAGER (Royal Prerogative). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, Greyville Dick King S., L.

Royal Guru. Unplaced. Dam of-

Proud Pundit. 3 wins from 1000m to 2000m in Aust. Dam of-

REGIMENTAL HONOUR (Seventh Hussar). 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2400m, A$191,345, Western Australian Derby, Gr.2, 2d WATC Australian Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

WHINAVI (Vain). 10 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$174,220, AJC Sir Brian Crowley S., L, 3d AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1. Sire.

THE TANK (Jukebox). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, VRC Lowanna Stud H., L.


Race Record:

Winner at 2, 2d Avondale JC Glen Eden RSA H., Integrated Print Solutions H., 3d Waikato RC Beatson Stables H., Thewayyouare H., Counties RC South Auckland Motors H.


Produce Record: Dam of one named foal.

2011 f. by Guillotine.

2012 c. Irvington, by Rip Van Winkle. Unraced.


Slipped in 2013.

Served by Rip Van Winkle.

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