Croix De Vie

Sire: Beneteau

Dam: Naeb

Colour: Brown

Gender: Gelding

Age: 6 year old

Foaled: Sep 28th, 2012

Country: Australia


P A Jones, P R Stewart, Ms B E E Woodford-Smith, T Nicoll, J J Staltari, J D McSpadden, P A Elliott, R Maloney, D C Dent, P J Elliott, R I Hitchcock, P Ingram, D L Gaul, M D Gaul, J E Basham, R L Silburn, P H Joseph, Mrs B M Joseph, M G Jones & Mrs M T Guthrie-Curran

Career Record: 40-7-1-2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    17.5 %
  • Place
    7.5 %





Foaled 28th September 2012

SireRedoute's ChoiceDanehillDanzig
BENETEAU (AUS) Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad
2007Slice of ParadiseEncosta de LagoFairy King
  OceanfastMonde Bleu
DamRed RansomRobertoHail to Reason
NAEB (AUS) ArabiaDamascus
2004Deputy NadineDeputy MinisterVice Regent
  Leo's Lucky LadySeattle Slew

BENETEAU (AUS) (Bay or Brown 2007-Stud 2011). Third Top Colt on The 2009-10 Australasian 2YO Classification. 2 wins at 2, A$336,550, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, AJC Kurnell 2YO P., 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1. Out of SP Slice of Paradise, a sister to SW Alinghi (Champion 3YO Filly in Australia. VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1) and SP Perfect Persuasion. Grandson of SP Oceanfast. Sire of 29 rnrs, 12 wnrs, inc. SW Prompt Return (VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3), Lady Jivago, SP Voilier, It's Vegas Baby and of Aegean Sea, Universal Law, Tatoosh, Clateau, Del Grappa, Eclat, Geoff, Parcel and of the placegetters Birkdale, Edmiston, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.


1st dam

NAEB, by Red Ransom. Unplaced. This is her second foal. Her first foal is unraced.


2nd dam

DEPUTY NADINE, by Deputy Minister. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Half-sister to GAUDEAMUS, Leo's Luckyman, Leo's Pegasus (dam of BATTLE FORCE). Dam of 8 foals, 6 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

Classic Model. 4 wins from 1000m to 1700m in Aust. Dam of-

Model to Exceed. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2014-15, 3d Townsville TC Parry Nissan Great Northern 2YO P.

Holding On. 3 wins from 1250m to 1900m in Aust.

Hey Hey. Winner at 1000m in 2013-14 in Aust.


3rd dam

Leo's Lucky Lady, by Seattle Slew. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 2d Meadowlands Egret S., L. Three-quarter-sister to Second Ring, half-sister to KEOS, PROSKONA (dam of CALISTA), KORVEYA (dam of BOSRA SHAM, HECTOR PROTECTOR, SHANGHAI), CARNET SOLAIRE, Talon d'Aiguille (dam of STIKINE), Cloelia (dam of PASSINETTI). Dam of 11 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:-

GAUDEAMUS (Distorted Humor). 3 wins at 2, £6,363, €131,743, Leopardstown Debutante S., Gr.2, Curragh Woodpark & Ballysheehan Studs S., L, 4th Curragh Anglesey S., Gr.3. Producer.

Leo's Luckyman (Woodman). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 10¼f, Doncaster Worthington's S., Sunday is Funday S., H., 2d Doncaster Worthington's S., Newbury Stan James Telebetting S., 3d Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, Goodwood Vintage S., Gr.3, Doncaster Rosehill S.

Leo's Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus). 3 wins from 6f to 9f, Churchill Downs Allowance, 3d Saratoga Banshee Breeze S., L, 4th Saratoga Heavenly Prize S., L. Dam of-

BATTLE FORCE (Giant's Causeway). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, Santa Anita Thunder Road S., L, 2d Santa Anita Sir Beaufort S., Gr.2, 3d Hollywood Generous S., Gr.3, 4th Santa Anita San Fernando S., Gr.2.

Asareer. Unplaced. Dam of-

Basaata (Dixieland Band). Winner at 2, 3d Sandown Atalanta S., L, Newbury Dubai Duty Free Full of Surprises 2YO Fillies S., 4th Goodwood Select S., Gr.3, Thoroughbred S., L. Dam of-

Bashaar (Street Cry). 2 wins at 8½f, 2d Prairie Meadows Prairie Mile S., L, 3d Prairie Meadows Iowa Derby, Gr.3, 4th Saratoga Jim Dandy S., Gr.2.

Wahgah (Distorted Humor). 2 wins at 1¼m in 2014, 3d Newmarket Pride S., L, Lingfield Fleur de Lys S., L.

Seattle's Wood. Raced once. Dam of-

Falconet (Falco). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m to 2014 in Denmark, Klampenborg Dansk Kriterium, Dansk 2000 Guineas, Skandinavisk Grand Prix, Copenhagen Golden Mile, 2d Klampenborg Copenhagen Golden Mile, Vinterfavoritternes Ærespræmie, 3d Klampenborg Pokalløb, L, Dansk Derby.


4th dam

Konafa, by Damascus. Winner at 2, 2d The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Half-sister to AWAASIF (dam of SNOW BRIDE, IBN AL HAITHAM, JARRAAR), AKUREYRI, ROYAL LORNA (dam of LYCITUS, FORLORNA), Wanda's Tear, Royal Stance (dam of MAJUSCULE, ROYAL CIELO, LUHUK). Dam of 13 foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

KEOS (Riverman). Champion Older Male Sprinter in Germany in 1999. 6 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, £10,000, 1,552,000fr., 125,000Dm. in France and Germany, Baden-Baden Jacobs Goldene Peitsche, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3, Deauville Prix de Ris-Orangis, Gr.3-twice, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix Edmond Blanc, Gr.3, 3d Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de la Foret, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2, Prix Thomas Bryon, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix du Pin, L. Sire.

PROSKONA (Mr. Prospector). Top filly on the 1984 Italian 3YO Free H. 5 wins to 1400m, Rome Premio Umbria, Gr.2, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix de Boulogne, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Macdonald II, Evry Prix Kempton Park, 2d Longchamp Prix du Petit Couvert, Gr.3, Deauville Prix de Honfleur, L. Dam of-

CALISTA (Caerleon). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 1800m, Woodbine Canadian H., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix d'Angerville, L, Prix de la Cochere, L, Rockingham Spicy Living Sweepstakes H., L, 2d Belmont Pebbles H., Gr.3, Gulfstream Honey Fox H., Gr.3, Deauville Prix de Psyche, Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Suwannee River H., Gr.3. Producer.

Noesis. 2 wins at 2000m, 2100m, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix la Sega. Dam of-

IBUKI PERCEIVE (Caerleon). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, Tokyo Daily Hai Queen Cup, Jpn-3, 2d Hanshin Oka Sho, Jpn-1. Dam of-

Laca. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

CHIEF KITTEN (Kitten's Joy). 2 wins at 2 in 2014, Gulfstream Park West Pulpit S., L, 3d Aqueduct Woodhaven S., L.

Summer Sonnet (Baillamont). Winner at 2400m, 3d Deauville La Coupe Piaget, L. Dam of-

ACT ONE (In the Wings). Joint third on The 2002 International 3YO Classification (Long). 5 wins-3 at 2-at 1600m, 2100m, €391,320, 1,069,000fr., Longchamp Prix Lupin, Gr.1, Saint-Cloud Criterium International, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Thomas Bryon, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix du Val Profond, 2d Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1. Sire.

SUMMER SOLSTICE (Caerleon). 3 wins from 1800m to 2400m in France and U.S.A, Deauville Prix de Thiberville, L, 2d Vichy Prix Madame Jean Couturie, L. Dam of-

SUMMER BREEZING (Langfuhr). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 8½f, US$252,946, to 2015, Belmont Tiller S., L, Keeneland Allowance.

ADIRONDACK SUMMER (Thunder Gulch). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Gulfstream Dania Beach S., L, 3d Keeneland Transylvania S., Gr.3.

Space Ritual. Winner at 2 in France. Dam of-

Space Time. Placed at 2, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Dorina. Dam of-

SPLASHDOWN (Falbrav). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¼m, Newbury Ballymacoll Stud S., L, 2d Salisbury Upavon S., L. Dam of-

AKTABANTAY (Oasis Dream). 2 wins at 2 in 2014, Sandown Solario S., Gr.3, 2d Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2, Makfi Future Stars 2YO S., 4th Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1.

COSMODROME (Bahri). 2 wins at 9½f, 1¼m, Goodwood Height of Fashion S., L, 2d Warwickshire Oaks, L.

Epitome. Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of-

SYNOPSIS (In the Wings). 2 wins at 2400m, 2500m, £5,370, €78,200, Deauville Prix Minerve, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix de Viroflay, 3d Toulouse Prix Fille de l'Air, Gr.3, 4th Longchamp Prix de Royallieu, Gr.1.

National Portrait. Placed in France. Dam of-

Love Letter. Winner at 1200m in Japan. Dam of-

REAL VENUS (Neo Universe). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2014, Kyoto Aoi S., L.

Kapuchka. Unplaced. Dam of-

KENTUCKY ROSE (Hernando). 2 wins at 2100m, 2500m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Joubert, L, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix de Flore, Gr.3. Dam of-

KEEGSQUAW (Street Cry). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, €113,400, Saint-Cloud Prix Dahlia, L, 2d Clairefontaine Prix Luth Enchantee, L.

Wedge. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, Deauville Prix de Noiremare, 2d Longchamp Prix du Bois Rouaud. Dam of-

PITCH (Manduro). 3 wins at 2000m, 2200m in 2014, La Coupe de Marseille, L, 3d Grand Prix de Marseille, L.

WEDGE TRUST (Zamindar). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, €115,550, Chantilly Prix de Bonneval, L, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3.

KORVEYA (Riverman). 3 wins at 1600m, 1800m, Evry Prix Chloe, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix des Lilas, L, 3d Milan Premio Bagutta, Gr.3, 4th Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Seine-et-Oise, Gr.3. Dam of-

HECTOR PROTECTOR (Woodman). Head of The 1990 European 2YO Classification. 9 wins-6 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, £28,000, 5,347,600fr., Longchamp Prix de la Salamandre, Gr.1, Grand Criterium, Gr.1, Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3, Deauville Prix de Cabourg, Gr.3, Evry Prix La Fleche, L, 4th The Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

BOSRA SHAM (Woodman). Top filly on The 1996 3YO & 1997 4YO+ International Classifications. Champion Older Female in GB in 1997 (Intermediate). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, £575,629, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.1, Newmarket Champion S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Prince of Wales's S., Gr.2, Newbury Fred Darling S., Gr.3, Sandown Brigadier Gerard S., Gr.3, 2d Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, 3d Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, 4th York International S., Gr.1. Dam of-

ROSBERG (A.P. Indy). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m in U.S.A., Canada and U.A.E, Hastings Premier's S., Gr.3, Nad al Sheba Visa Infinite H., Dubal Potline Classic, 2d Hastings SW Randall P.H., L. Sire.

SHANGHAI (Procida). Joint second on The 1993 European 4YO+ Classification (1400m - 1800m). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, 1,917,400fr., Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Montenica, L, 2d Chantilly Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Edmond Blanc, Gr.3, Prix du Muguet, Gr.3, 3d Longchamp Prix d'Ispahan, Gr.1, Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, Prix de la Porte Maillot, Gr.3. Sire.

Maria Isabella (Kris). Winner at 1m, 2d Newmarket Dahlia S., L. Dam of-

UTRECHT (Rock of Gibraltar). 2 wins at 1800m, 1900m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Chloe, Gr.3, Bordeaux-Le Bouscat Prix Achille Fould, 3d Chantilly Prix des Gres. Producer.

Gioconda. Winner at 1600m, Deauville Prix de la Chesnaye. Dam of-

CIRO (Woodman). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, £69,235, 1,560,000fr., US$357,000, Arlington Park Secretariat S., Gr.1, Longchamp Grand Criterium, Gr.1, Prix Lupin, Gr.1, Belmont Lawrence Realization H., Gr.3, 3d Irish Derby, Gr.1, Longchamp Prix Noailles, Gr.2, 4th Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup H., Gr.1, Santa Anita San Luis Rey H., Gr.2. Sire.

Lirio. Winner at 1200m in Japan. Dam of-

TRAILBLAZER (Zenno Rob Roy). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1800m to 2500m, US$210,000, HK$280,000, 247,832,000¥, Kyoto Kinen, Gr.2, Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, Gr.2, Kyoto Karasuma S., Nakayama Kujukuri Tokubetsu, 2d Santa Anita Arroyo Seco Mile S., Gr.2, Fukushima Tanabata Sho, Gr.3, 4th Breeders' Cup Turf, Gr.1, Japan Cup, Gr.1.

Tapatina. Unplaced. Dam of-

INTERNALLYFLAWLESS (Giant's Causeway). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 9f, US$275,598, Del Mar Oaks, Gr.1, 2d Hollywood Miesque S., Gr.3, 4th Del Mar San Clemente H., Gr.2. Producer.

Reflective. Unraced. Dam of-

BIOGRAPHER (Montjeu). 3 wins at 1½m, 1¾m, £134,161, Ascot Noel Murless S., L, 2d Ascot British Champions Long Distance Cup, Gr.2.

CARNET SOLAIRE (Sharpen Up). 2 wins at 2, Aqueduct Outstandingly S., L, 2d Longchamp Prix de Bagatelle, L, Evry Prix Finlande, L, 4th Evry Prix Chloe, Gr.3. Dam of-

Beyond the Sun (Kingmambo). 2 wins at 8½f, 2d Calder Oaks, L. Dam of-

RED GIANT (Giant's Causeway). 6 wins from 1m to 1¼m, US$1,092,410, Oak Tree Clement L Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship S., Gr.1, Saratoga Fourstardave H., Gr.2, Colonial Virginia Derby, Gr.2, Monmouth Restoration S., L, Belmont Allowance, 2d Arlington Park Secretariat S., Gr.1, Belmont Jamaica H., Gr.2. Sire.

WYOMIA (Vindication). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 8¼f, 8½f, US$342,114, Woodbine Mazarine S., Gr.3, 2d Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.1, Woodbine Bessarabian S., Gr.3, 3d Colonial Virginia Oaks, Gr.3.

CARNERA (Old Trieste). 14 wins from 7f to 8½f, US$394,735, Saratoga A In Sociology S., L, 2d Belmont Lexington S., Gr.3.

Carousel Girl. Winner at 2 in France. Dam of-

Caucasienne. 2 wins at 1½m, 13f in GB, 2d Chantilly Prix du Manoir Sans Souci, 3d Deauville Prix de la Monnerie. Dam of-

CHOPIN (Santiago). Champion 3YO Miler in Germany in 2013. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1700m in Germany, Krefeld Dr Busch Memorial, Gr.3, 2d Düsseldorf Frühjahrs Meile, Gr.3, 4th Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1.

Symeterie. Raced twice. Dam of-

Caterina Sforza (Machiavellian). Winner at 1800m, Milan Premio Macugnaga, 3d Milan Premio Baggio, L. Dam of-

RIARIO (Beat Hollow). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1500m, 1600m, Milan Premio Gardone, L, Rome Premio Torre Astura.

Talon d'Aiguille (Big Spruce). Winner at 2000m, Evry Prix de Rodez, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix de Flore, Gr.3, Prix Coronation, L. Dam of-

STIKINE (Slickly). 11 wins-1 at 2-from 2000m to 3400m, €229,210, Lyon-Parilly Prix du Grand Camp, L, 2d Grand Prix de Nantes, L.

Decant. Winner at 1m in GB. Dam of-

GRUNTLED (Blushing Flame). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 2000m, €78,280, 40,000fr., S$27,000, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Marin, 3d Deauville Prix de Tourgeville, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix des Boucles de la Seine.

Second Ring (Seattle Song). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 3600m, 3d Nantes Prix des Sablonnets, L.

Leo's Lucky Lady (Seattle Slew). 2 wins. See above.

Kamaina. Winner at 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Kalpita. Winner at 2 in France. Dam of-

PORTUS BLENDIUM - CALIFORNIA MEMORY (H.K.) (Highest Honor). Champion Stayer in Hong Kong in 2012-13. 12 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2400m, €70,500, HK$50,317,750, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1-twice, HKJC Longines Jockey Club Cup, Gr.2, Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup, HK-1, Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, HK-1, Sha Tin Trophy, HK-2, Chantilly Prix de la Broutillerie, 2d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1-twice, 3d Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup, HK-1, HKJC Stewards' Cup, HK-1-twice, Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, HK-1, Saint-Cloud Prix Matchem, L, Deauville Prix de Tourgeville, L.

MOURO (Grand Slam). 7 wins from 1400m to 1800m, €10,800, A$526,500, to 2013-14 in France and Aust, VRC TAB Rewards S., Gr.3, MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3, Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile H., L, 2d MRC Lord S., L.

Cloelia. Unplaced. Dam of-

PASSINETTI (Slew o' Gold). 3 wins from 1800m to 2800m, 299,000fr., US$340,300, Santa Anita San Juan Capistrano H., Gr.1, Le Lion-d'Angers Derby de l'Ouest, L, 2d Colonial Virginia Derby, L, 3d Longchamp Prix de Suresnes, L, 4th Santa Anita Arcadia H., Gr.2.

Kataifa. Unraced. Dam of-

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

Lady Linguist. Raced once. Dam of-

VOCABULARY (Encosta de Lago). 5 wins to 1400m, A$486,700, MVRC Norman Carlyon S., Gr.2, VRC Rose of Kingston S., Gr.3, MVRC Schweppes H., Jenny Hoo Fashion Luncheon H., 2d MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1, Futurity S., Gr.1, JJ Liston S., Gr.2, MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2. Producer.