Aero Nautica

Aero Nautica

Sire: Air Force Blue

Dam: Zafaaf

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Oct 20th, 2018

Country: Australia

Silks: Pale Green, Black Circles


Alan Barnes, Peter & Patricia Haggarty, Dianne & Terry Jones, Alex Nancarrow, Lindy Wharekura

Career Record: 2-0-0-0

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Horse Description:

"Harry" pulled up OK from his run at Mudgee on Sunday - will now go for a short break.





Bay ColtFoaled in 2018

SireWar FrontDanzigNorthern Dancer
AIR FORCE BLUE (USA) Starry DreamerRubiano
2013ChathamMaria's MonWavering Monarch
  Circle of GoldSeeking the Gold
DamFlying SpurDanehillDanzig
ZAFAAF (AUS) RollsMr. Prospector
2005First CelebrationCadeaux GenereuxYoung Generation
  Loving ClaimHansel

AIR FORCE BLUE (USA) (Bay 2013-Stud U.S.A. 2017, Aust. 2017). Champion 2YO Colt in Europe in 2015. 4 wins at 2, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1. Out of SP Chatham. Sire of 84 rnrs, 29 wnrs, inc. SP Chief Little Hawk, Fighting Force, King of Dreams, Take Profit, Twilight Blue and of Giorgio Vasari, Ruby Lee, Ten Pin Ally, Ablah, Air Force Pink, Beauty Queen, Bleu Ballon, Blue Abbi Road, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 2YOs and inc SP Roxy Blue and of the placegetters Air Force Rocket, etc.


1st dam

ZAFAAF, by Flying Spur. 4 wins at 2000m, 2200m, A$76,085, 2d STC William Roberts Lawyers H., 3d STC McGrath Foundation Lunch H., Rosehill Event Centre H. Dam of four named foals, three to race, inc:-

Accountant (g. by Charge Forward). 2 wins at 1050m, 1200m in Aust.

Auntie Shirl (f. by Charge Forward). Placed at 3 in Aust.


2nd dam

FIRST CELEBRATION, by Cadeaux Genereux. Winner at 1¼m in GB. Half-sister to Mizzle (dam of SOFT SAND). Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Zafaaf. 4 wins. See above.

Hong Kong Phooey. 2 wins at 1100m, 1250m in Aust.

Pecourt. Winner at 1600m in South Africa.

Green Mirage. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-

Lone Eagle (Zoffany). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$108,900, HK$1,369,450, to 2019-20, MRC Schweppes 2YO H., HKJC Kai Yip H., 2d MRC Clanbrooke Racing 2YO H., 3d MRC Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3, HKJC Shek Tong Tsui H., Grand Seiko Excellent H., Pearce Memorial Challenge H.

So Miraggio - Perfect Choice (H.K.). 3 wins at 1000m, BRC Hamilton Hotel H., 3d HKJC Kam Shan H.

Shark Mirage. 8 wins to 1400m, A$118,905, 3d SAJC Darley H.

Persistent Shadow. 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1050m to 1900m, A$83,250, to 2019-20, 2d Qld Tatt's RC Global Transport Insurance 2YO H.

Duan Major. 7 wins to 1300m in Aust.

She's a Mirage. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

Ano Nuevo. Placed at 3 in Aust.


3rd dam

LOVING CLAIM, by Hansel. Champion 2YO Filly in France in 1997. 2 wins at 2, £3,625, 1,050,000fr., Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1, Prix de la Cascade, 2d Longchamp Prix Saint-Alary, Gr.1. Half-sister to CITY ON A HILL, Aslaaf. Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Lovely Dovey. 2 wins at 2000m, 2100m in Argentina.

First Celebration. Winner. See above.

Mizzle. Placed at 2 & 3 in GB. Dam of-

SOFT SAND (Dansili). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$306,875, MRC Kevin Hayes S., L, ALH Group P., Ladies in Racing Magazine H., 2d VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, 3d MRC City of Glen Eira H., 4th MRC How Now S., Gr.3.

Italian Storm. 3 wins at 900m, 1200m, Ipswich TC Schweppes P., 2d Ipswich TC XXXX Gold H., XXXX Gold P. Producer.

Drizzle. Winner at 1200m in 2020-21, BRC Sky Racing H.

High Point. Winner at 1400m, 2d ATC Right2drive H.

Note d'Amour. Unraced. Dam of-

Billet Doux. 5 wins from 1400m to 2000m, A$219,150, to 2020-21, Darwin TC Northern Territory Derby, SAJC Hughes Chauffeured Limos P., 2d SAJC Casino Royale P., Quayclean H., 3d MRC Noel Rundle H., SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., 4th SAJC Oaklands P., L.

Mitford Girl. 5 wins from 900m to 1600m, A$84,165, SAJC Thomas Farms H., 2d Oakbank RC Just Over Just Don't Drive H., 3d ATC McGrath Estate Cronulla H.

Nordic Lover. 2 wins at 1250m, 1500m, A$76,475, to 2019-20, ATC Canterbury League Club H., 2d ATC TAB H., 3d ATC Redeye Constructions H.

Reveuse. Winner at 1600m, 2d WATC Crown Perth H., DP&LK Patten H., Devil's Lair H., Tabtouch Better Your Bet H., Glenroy Chaff H., 3d WATC David Della Rocca H., Glenroy Chaff H., Schweppes H., Furphy H.


4th dam

VILLE D'AMORE, by Irish River. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, Longchamp Prix de Liancourt, L, Prix des Tuileries, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Timandra, 4th Laurel All Along S., Gr.2, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Messidor, Gr.3. Half-sister to Golden Hanoof (dam of TAKEN AT THE FLOOD). Dam of 11 foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:-

LOVING CLAIM (Hansel). 2 wins. See above.

CITY ON A HILL (Rahy). 3 wins at 2, Newmarket July S., Gr.3, Chantilly Prix La Fleche, L, Prix de Mont l'Eveque. Sire.

Aslaaf (Quiet American). 5 wins from 1600m to 1900m, US$184,327, 134,500Dhs in U.S.A. and U.A.E, Nad al Sheba Dubai Racing Club H., Park Avenue H., Keeneland Allowance, Saratoga Allowance, 2d Hawthorne Robert F Carey Memorial H., Gr.3, 3d Nad al Sheba Al Bastikiya S.

Vanishing Act. 4 wins at 1800m, 2200m in U.A.E, Jebel Ali Emirates International Apprentice Jockeys S., 4th Abu Dhabi Championship S., L.

Diplomatic Count. Winner at 2, Saint-Cloud Prix Victrix.


Race Record: 2 Starts 0-0-0 A$1,000.

Raced twice.