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Sire:   Romeo Allegro (Imp) - 1.57.2.  Sire of 57 (5 in 2.00)

                                       HAPPY HALDON(deceased)

                                                                                            "THE IRON LADY."

*One of the truly great Juvenile race mares of her time who gave pleasure to so many and proved that good genetic blood will out.

                                                                  2,1.57.4: 3,1.58.2: 1.56.7 $290,000 - 62 Wins and 52 Places.

               36 Wins at Albion Park and defeated the best 3 Year Old Colts at Harold Park in the New South Wales Breeders Plate.

    Fastest 2 Year Old Filly of her time 2, 1.57.4 and held this record for 12 years along with that of the the most 2 Year Old Wins (15 x 2 Year Old Wins) just one ahead of our other very successful broodmare, HIKE ALONG  (14 x 2 Year Old Wins) with both Fillies being trained throughout their racing careers by Albert "Slim" Dykman. Mare died after only producing 1 foal.


Dam:  NANGUS GIRL  -  A top class race mare herself who won 32 races (Johnnie Vance)

Grand - Dam:  Paddle Pop (James Dillon)

Next DamAyr Sign (Van Ayr)

Next Dam:  Ribbon Sign (The Design (Imp) Dam of *Royal Nangus (Royal Request) Dam of June's Pet (Tolarno Boy) Dam of Miss Burdekin (Mineral Spring) Dam of Carema Girl (Blazing Globe) Dam of Tiff's Mystery 2.00.5 Penrith Derby (Tiff N Time (Imp) 

Next Dam:  Violet Ribbons (Ribbonite) Dam of *Miss Violet (Adonis) Dam of Lady Violet ( Walla Walla) Dam of Amber Gold (Trader) Dam of Derby Royale Tr.2.05.4 Inter - Dominion Trotting Championship, SA Trotting Cup Trotters Derby, NSW Spring Trotters Cup (The Critic) The Harbour Bridge (The Design Imp) Dam of Patsy's Pride (Springfield Globe) Dam of Pleasant Pride (Lawn Raider) Dam of Oligarch 2.07.8 NSW Spring Cup (Rex Oro) Marvin's Design (The Design (Imp) Dam of Cascade's Design (Cascade Boy) Dam of Valiant Design (Thunder On (Imp) Dam of Dandirea 2.06 NSW Breeders Plate (Adroit). Violet Dillon (Adonis) Dam of Aileen Dillon (Van Derby) Dam of Monty Hall 2.09.2 Mildura Cup (Belmont Hall )

Next DamMaphada (Huon Jnr)  A Full - sister to the 4 Sires,  Rock Huon, (216 Pacing Winners in the early 20th Century) Lulu Boy, (157 Pacing Winners) Dexter and Marble Arch (52 Pacing winners) the most successful Pacing Sires of their Time.

From the Australian Foundation mare  GRETA (Vancleve (Imp)  



 Situated on the western bank of the Hunter River, midway between Muswellbrook and Denman the doorway to the Heart of Australia's "Horse Capital" in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales., Australia.  

                                                                                      John & Sue Markham  

                                    RAINBOW FARMS  603 Roxburgh Road., Muswellbrook., N.S.W. 2333. Australia 

                                                                 02 - 65 479 100 - Fax: 02 - 65 479 102         E - Mail: www.rainbowfarms@bigpond.com                                                                         

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