Pirate Ben

Pirate Ben

Sire: New Approach

Dam: She's a Pirate

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Gelding

Age: 7 year old

Foaled: Oct 6th, 2011

Country: Australia

Silks: Gold, Black Motif, Collar And Sleeves, Checked Cap


E Hirsch

Career Record: 34-8-3-0

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    23.5 %
  • Place
    8.8 %





Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2011

SireGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
NEW APPROACH (IRE) Urban SeaMiswaki
2005Park ExpressAhonooraLorenzaccio
DamLast TycoonTry My BestNorthern Dancer
SHE'S A PIRATE (AUS) Mill PrincessMill Reef
1990She's a BountyBalmerinoTrictrac
  Marie's DaughterRockefella

NEW APPROACH (IRE) (Chestnut 2005-Stud 2009). 8 wins-5 at 2, The Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 401 rnrs, 225 wnrs, 25 SW, inc. Dawn Approach (Curragh National S., Gr.1), Sultanina, Talent, May's Dream, Connecticut, Herald the Dawn, Libertarian, Gamblin' Guru, Elliptique, Sword of Light, Ceisteach, Potemkin, Cap O'Rushes, Messi, Montsegur, Newfangled, Tha'ir, Glamorous Approach, Beautiful Romance, Parish Boy, Royal Rumble, Waldnah, Be Ready, Bunairgead, etc.


1st dam

SHE'S A PIRATE, by Last Tycoon. 4 wins at 1600m, 2000m, MVRC Novotel Darling Harbour H., VRC McCorkell Construction H., 2d VRC Eaton Florist H., Simmering H., Hi Jinx H., 3d Moonee Valley Racing Club H., VATC Old Year H., VRC Richfield Lady H., Aluminates Chemical Industries H. Dam of eight named foals, all raced, seven winners, inc:-

Star Pirate (g. by Filante). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 2100m, A$107,158, MRC William Pearson H., 2d MRC Betfair H.

Eddy and d'Postman (g. by Filante). 6 wins from 1600m to 3000m, A$125,500, Benalla Gold Cup, VRC Gala Supreme H., MVRC Dot Davidson H., 2d VRC Nightmarch H., MVRC Saintly Spring Star Award H., 3d VRC Gurner's Lane H., MRC Journal H.

She's a Nightmare (f. by Night Shift). 4 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$87,770, MVRC Champions Australian Racing Museum H., Simpson Construction Company H., 2d MRC Conbituate Lady H., MVRC Seppelt Salinger H. Dam of-

Johnny Roo Boy. 3 wins to 1150m, A$99,580, to 2015-16, 3d MVRC Browns Sawdust & Shavings H.

She's a Nightstar. Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Pirate Jack (g. by Shamardal). Winner at 1400m in 2014-15, 2d MRC (Mornington) Variety Children's Charity P.

Benny Blue Eyes (g. by Fantastic Light). 7 wins from 1150m to 1600m in Aust.

Hit the Post (g. by Filante). 4 wins from 1600m to 2600m in Aust.

Pirate Ben (g. by New Approach). 3 wins. See below.


2nd dam

SHE'S A BOUNTY, by Balmerino. Unraced. Sister to BOUNTY HAWK, half-sister to PARTICIPATOR, BOOM VANG. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

She's a Pirate. 4 wins. See above.

Saratoga Express. 3 wins to 1350m, BTC Winter Carnival H.

Makita Rose. Unplaced. Dam of-

Rubiquin. 4 wins from 1800m to 2500m, MVRC Alternate Railway Safeworking H.


3rd dam

Marie's Daughter, by Rockefella. 2 wins at 2200m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix des Tulipes, 2d Longchamp Prix des Tuileries, L, 3d Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.2. Half-sister to VHAIRI, CALAIS, CHANTER (dam of IRISH STAR, MY MOURNE), Schonbrunn (dam of BALAK, LE DAUPHIN). Dam of 11 foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

BOUNTY HAWK (Balmerino). Third on The 1983-84 3YO & 1984-85 4YO+ (joint) Australasian Classifications (2100m+). 6 wins from 1600m to 2500m, NZ$37,150, A$659,020, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VRC LKS Mackinnon S., Gr.1, VATC Underwood S., Gr.1, WATC Western Mail Classic, Gr.1, Australian Derby, Gr.1, 2d Western Australian Derby, Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, Hobartville S., Gr.2, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, Rotorua RC Rotorua Challenge S., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC Thames Valley S., Gr.3, Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L, 3d NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2-twice, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, Pinjarra RC Millionaire Sires' S., L, 4th STC HE Tancred S., Gr.1.

PARTICIPATOR (Alcimedes). 10 wins from 1800m to 2600m, A$135,855, AJC Autumn S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Tattersall's Club Cup, L, QTC Sir Winston Churchill S., L, STC Christmas Cup, L, 2d AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Metropolitan H., Gr.1, QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.1-twice, PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, AJC Summer Cup, Gr.3, SAJC Simpson Pope Ten Thousand H., Gr.3, AJC Colin Stephen H., L, QTC Sir Winston Churchill S., L, JHS Barnes S., L, STC HE Tancred Cup, L, 3d VRC Hotham H., Gr.2, VATC Sandown Cup, Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3, QTC Metropolitan H., L.

BOOM VANG (Great Wall). 6 wins from 1600m to 2200m, Marton Cup, L, Franklin RC South Auckland H., 3d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1.

Bountiful Star. Winner at 1900m, STC Revesby WBC H. Dam of-

Sleaking. 2 wins at 2000m in NZ. Dam of-

UNDER THE SUN (No Excuse Needed). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1500m, NZ$8,250, A$367,775, ATC Winter S., L, Tab.com.au H., Royal Randwick H., HMAS Vendetta H., Co-Ordinated Landscapes H., Blacktown Workers Club Group H., Waikato RC Crombie Lockwood 2YO H., 2d ATC Civic S., L, Starstable.com.au H.


Race Record: 15 Starts 3-2-0 A$35,460.

3 wins to 1550m in 2014-15 in Aust.