Sire: Equiano

Colour: Bay

Dam: Optimizing

Sex: Gelding

Age: 11

Foaled: Oct 01, 2012

Country: Australia

Silks: Navy And White Halves, Navy Cap

Owners: T W Hedley, Ms J Hedley, B J McDonald, T W Hedley, J McDonald, J McDonald & Mrs N A McDonald

40: 7 - 6 - 6
Wins: 17.5%
Place: 30.0%




Bay geldingFoaled in 2012

SireAcclamationRoyal ApplauseWaajib
EQUIANO (FR) Princess AthenaAhonoora
2005Entente CordialeEla-Mana-MouPitcairn
DamExceed and ExcelDanehillDanzig
OPTIMIZING (AUS) PatronaLomond
2006Joan's BestGold BroseHuntingdale
  Yankee GoldWestern Symphony

EQUIANO (FR) (Bay 2005-Stud 2011). 7 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 348 rnrs, 174 wnrs, 10 SW, inc. The Tin Man (Ascot British Champions Sprint S., Gr.1), Medicine Jack, Fly on the Night, Belvoir Bay, Baciami Piccola, Dark Reckoning, Strath Burn, Alicante Dawn, Valliano, Waipu Cove - Jolly Convergence (H.K.), SP Blood Moon, Lola Beaux, Equimou, Nuclear Power, Lady Macapa, Lajatico and of Sea Shack, Lydia's Place, etc.


1st dam

OPTIMIZING, by Exceed and Excel. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, SAJC Nilsen SA 2YO P., BRC Toyota Service Advantage H., 2d SAJC Coffee Club 2YO P., 3d SAJC Fyfe 2YO H., BRC Manildra Pty Ltd P. Dam of three named foals, two to race, both winners, inc:-

Chapel Road (g. by Equiano). 3 wins. See below.

Cavatina (g. by Canford Cliffs). Winner at 1100m in 2016, Singapore TC Initiation P., 2d Singapore TC Initiation P., 3d Singapore TC Initiation P., Class 4 H.


2nd dam

JOAN'S BEST, by Gold Brose. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, Otago Breeders' S., L, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Ashburton RC Ray Coupland S., L, CJC AMP Amicus Income Protection H., 2d North Canterbury RC Canterbury S., L, 3d ARC Lindauer Juvenile H., New Zealand Bloodstock 2YO Classic S., 4th Southland RC Windsor Park Stud S., L, Ashburton RC Inglewood S., L. Half-sister to Shafty Lady (dam of MARKUS MAXIMUS, NANJARA). Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Optimizing. 4 wins. See above.

Gold Rush. Winner at 1600m, HKJC Hsin Chong Construction H., 2d HKJC Shek Nga Shan H., Kowloon Peak H., 3d HKJC Jebsen Beer H., Tolo Harbour H.

Joan's Girl. Winner at 1200m, 3d Avondale JC Sapich Brothers Wines H. Dam of-

Joanna. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Hawkes Bay Autumn Racing Finale H., Levin RC New World H., 2d Waikato RC On the Lawn H.

Punters Journey. Winner at 1400m in Aust.


3rd dam

YANKEE GOLD, by Western Symphony. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, SAJC Hill-Smith S., L, Super Supreme H., 2d SAJC Mt Lofty House H., Alsco Linen Services H., Ansett Australia H. Half-sister to Be Cool (dam of ZUPACOOL), My Kugel (dam of BEAMER). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

JOAN'S BEST (Gold Brose). 5 wins. See above.

Fionn's Treasure. 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, HK$5,241,400, HKJC Tuen Mun Riding School H., Panasonic I-Pro Network H., Griffin Trophy, Family Harmony H., Grassy Hill H., 2d HKJC High Autonomy H., Crooked Harbour H., Shenzhen H., Sunning H., 3d HKJC Hwamei H., Lung Mun Road H., Mr Vitality H.

Canyonville. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$159,690, NSW Tatt's RC Bacardi Breezer H., STC Pony Express H., Inghams Love 'em H., 2d AJC Farewell to Ken Callander H., STC Myer H., 3d STC H., 4th AJC Toy Show H., L. Producer.

Fortune Dragon. 3 wins at 1800m, HKJC Yuen Chau Kok H., Chow Tai Fook Aura Series H., Lotus Bridge H.

Gold Tycoon. Unraced. Dam of-

Commands Gold. 6 wins to 1200m, A$113,330, MRC True Jewels H., TRC Platinum Ridge H., Northgate Fashions H., Myer Fashions On the Field H., Winning Edge Presentations H., 2d TRC Coral Sea H., H., TTC Cafeteria S., SAJC Yalumba H., Hobo Menswear H., Distinctive Homes H., Chez Jewels Pink Diamond H., 3d TTC Tasmanian Thoroughbred Breeders H., 4th TRC Bow Mistress S., L, TTC Vamos S., L-twice.

Shafty Lady. Unraced. Dam of-

MARKUS MAXIMUS (Pentire). 3 wins from 1600m to 2400m, A$393,717, Western Australian Derby, Gr.1, 2d QTC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, MRC Heroic H., 3d MVRC Members Equity Bank H., CMA Recycling 3YO H., Geelong RC Briseis Gold Cup.

NANJARA (Kilimanjaro). 5 wins from 1600m to 2300m, NZ$139,200, Manawatu Cup, Gr.3, Hawkes Bay Ngatarawa Wines H., Wanganui JC Radioworks H., 2d Feilding Gold Cup, L, Hawkes Bay NZ Bloodstock Insurance H., Waikato RC Arrow International H., 3d Hawkes Bay Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier, New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance H., 4th CJC Metropolitan Trophy, Gr.3, Marton Cup, L.

Gold Circle. Winner at 1600m in NZ. Dam of-

Asadauskaite (Pentire). 2 wins at 1700m, 1800m, NZ$1,900, A$77,675, ATC Get Racy P., Ipswich TC Sirromet 5 Star Winery H., 2d ATC Autumn Hospitality on Sale H., 3d Gold Coast Bracelet, L, BRC H.


Race Record: 12 Starts 3-2-1 A$66,750.

3 wins at 1100m to 2016-17, 2d Ballarat TC Thomas Jewellers H., 3d MRC Cove Hotel H.