Sire: Benfica

Colour: Brown

Dam: Myrtle Beach

Sex: Gelding

Age: 5

Foaled: Aug 23, 2015

Country: Australia

Owners: R J Somers, G W Kerkow, D A Collard

29: 0 - 4 - 3
Wins: 0.0%
Place: 24.1%




Brown GeldingFoaled in 2015

BENFICA (AUS) ShadeaStraight Strike
  Ivy CottageStar Way
DamBluebirdStorm BirdNorthern Dancer
MYRTLE BEACH (AUS) Ivory DawnSir Ivor
1994Grecian LaceSharivariWhat's Ahead
  Grecian JadeHermes

BENFICA (AUS) (Bay 2008-Stud 2012). 3 wins at 2, BRC TJ Smith S., Gr.1. Sire of 113 rnrs, 49 wnrs, inc. SW Eusebio (Canberra Guineas, L), SP Benfica Princess and of Barbass, On Her Word, Bene Gal, Ori on Fire, She's Beneficial, Benfica Maid, Zarafet, Charlie Chap, Prince Mouritz, Bensay, Brother Bassy, I'm a Cracker, Belle of Portugal, Brutal Babe, Go Joyce Go, Little Steiny, Ser Ser Schon, We Love Rugby, Big Ben the Clock, Callixtus, etc.


1st dam

MYRTLE BEACH, by Bluebird. Unplaced. Half-sister to Provoked. Dam of ten foals, all raced, seven winners, inc:-

Dunes (g. by Desert Sun). 6 wins to 1200m, A$149,750, BTC Northern City Finance H., MRC Dark Purple H., VRC Maltby H., QTC Tralee H., 2d BTC Vo Rogue P.

Wesley Manor (g. by Show a Heart). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1350m, A$152,000, BTC Logan Diggers Remembrance Day H., John Barnes Locksmiths H., 2d QTC Lindemans H., Tranasia Pacific Projects 2YO H., 3d BTC Dale Roch The Good Guys 2YO H.

Per Mille (g. by Show a Heart). 3 wins at 2150m, 2200m, 2d BRC Bundagerg Distilling Company H., 3d BRC Queensland Pain Clinic H., CFMEU & BLF Amalgamation H., Gallopers Sports Club P.

Jetty Beach (f. by Jet Spur). Winner at 800m in Aust.

Cedar Road (f. by Show a Heart). Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Little Miss Vicky (f. by Jet Spur). Winner at 2 in Aust.

Tycoon Diamond (g. by Last Tycoon). Winner at 1600m in NZ.

Arcadian Shores (g. by Benfica). See below.


2nd dam

GRECIAN LACE, by Sharivari. 3 wins from 1450m to 1600m, 3d QTC Latin Knight H. Half-sister to (OUR) PADDY BOY. Dam of 4 named foals, all raced, inc:-

Provoked (Huntingdale). 3 wins from 1800m to 2450m, SAJC Lord Reims H., VATC Tobin Bronze H., SAJC Farmer's Daughter H., 2d SAJC St Leger, Gr.3, Veuve Clicquot S., L, Keep the Change H., Drawn H., 3d SAJC Pewsey Vale Vineyard H., H., Shamrock H.


3rd dam

GRECIAN JADE, by Hermes. Unraced. Dam of 8 named foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

(OUR) PADDY BOY (Blarney Kiss). Head of The 1980-81 Australasian 3YO Classification. Top colt on The 1979-80 Australasian 2YO Classification. 8 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 3200m, NZ$13,520, A$367,225, AJC Derby, Gr.1, AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Great Northern Champagne S., Gr.3, SAJC Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, VATC Coongy H., Gr.3, MVRC Curragh H., 2d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, QTC Marlboro S., Gr.2, STC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, 3d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, AJC George Main S., Gr.1, 4th VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.2, VATC Autumn S., Gr.3. Sire.

Aegean Blue. Winner at 1000m, SAJC Kilsherry H. Producer.


4th dam

SITTING PRETTY, by Pherozshah. Winner at 6f in NZ. Sister to TUDOR PRINCE, half-sister to Tudor Rose. Dam of 10 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Lucky Me. 6 wins-3 at 2-at 5f, 7f, Marlborough RC Stewards' H. Producer.

Pirene. 3 wins from 7f to 11f, ARC Suburban H. Dam of-

Filene. Raced twice. Dam of-

Fontanella. 2 wins at 2000m, 2200m in NZ. Dam of-

DEMERIT (Zamazaan). 6 wins from 2100m to 2600m, A$209,980, AJC Chairman's H., Gr.3, Illawarra TC Kembla Grange Cup, AJC Handicap, Lachie Melville H., JW Austin H., 2d STC Five Star Studs S., L, Christmas Cup, L, AJC Handicap-twice, STC Kosciusko Welter H., Hibiscus H., Fine & Dandy Welter H., 3d AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3.

Libella. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5½f, 6f, ARC Novice S. Dam of-

Mayella. Winner at 1200m, 2d ARC Sylvia H. Dam of-

MISS STANIMA (Islero). Joint third top filly on The 1989-90 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 5 wins from 2100m to 3200m, NZ$416,335, Auckland Cup, Gr.1, 2d New Zealand Cup, Gr.1, CJC Gold Cup, Gr.3, Garden City H., 4th Manawatu Hotel Association H., L. Producer.

Feeling Fine. Unplaced. Dam of-

Modern Millie. Winner at 1¼m in NZ. Dam of-

MILLDEWE (Turn the Tide). 8 wins from 1400m to 2200m, NZ$80,430, A$900, Wanganui Cup, L, Stratford Cup-twice, 2d Manawatu Cup, Gr.3, Manawatu RC Kubota Cup, L, WRC President's H., L, HR Chalmers S.H., L, Wellington H., L, 3d WRC President's H., L, 4th Rotorua Cup, Gr.3-twice. Producer.


Race Record: 23 Starts 0-4-1 A$19,935.

Placed to 2020-21 in Aust.

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