Chiola’s Lass & her 2008 foal, Con Grazia, by Majestic Son


(1987 Chiola Hanover/Game Nelli; family of Flora B, CF U306): T2:04.0, $157,779

Foals 15
Starters 11
Winners 11
Gp 1 winners 2
Gp 2 winners 2
Grp 3 winners 2
$100k winners 2
T2.05 winners 4
T2.00 winners 2

Out of a Game Pride mare by a former USA Trotter of Year and leading NZ trotting stallion of 1990’s in Chiola Hanover.

Bred by Meadowlands Breeding Ltd & Co (National Bloodstock Corporation offshoot); Chiola’s Lass was purchased at the sales by Denis Lauren along with Ian MacKay and Sean McCaffrey. After racing and the breeding of the first 4 foals, MacKay left the partnership and his share was taken over by Pip Gerard, who was then, and is now, the wife of Denis Lauren.

Fifteen foals, eleven raced for eleven winners, four winners in T2:05, two in T2:00; two $100k winners.

Chiola’s Lass’ progeny have left the winners of 77 races in NZ and Australia notably:

  • 22 race winner Allegro Agitato (Sundon) (21 NZ, 1 AUS), T1:57.8, $524,399, NZ Trotting FFA (also third twice), NZ Trotting C/S twice (second, third), National Trot (second), Ashburton (second) and Cambridge Trotters Mile (second) twice, AUS Trotting Grand Prix, ANZ Grand Circuit champion; second Bill Collins Mile; third Dominion Hcp; dam of Gershwin, eleven wins, T2:03.5, $91,196
  • 24 race winner in Australia, Skyvalley (Muscles Yankee), T1:56.4, $322,675, VIC Breeders Crown 3T and 4T, Bill Collins Mile; successful sire of near millionaire Tornado Valley, thirty eight wins (7 NZ, 31 AUS), T1:53.1, $999.797, ID Trotters Grand Final (three heats), AUS Trotting Grand Prix, Bill Collins Mile, Knight Pistol Cup twice, Great Southern Star twice and a heat, Australian Trotter of Year twice, ANZ Grand Circuit champion and Pink Galahs, seventeen AUS wins, T1:54.2, $304,104, VIC Trotters Oaks/Derby, Bill Collins Mile, Darrell Alexander Memorial
  • Cabaletta (Gee Whiz II), seven wins, T2:03.6, $59,442; dam of Everybody Knows, thirteen wins (12 NZ, 1 AUS), T1:58.1, $199,910, Methven Green Mile, Maryborough Trotters Cup; grand dam of Midnight Dash, nine wins, T1:57.9, $153,265, NZSS – Aged Trotters Classic
  • Rondo (Dr Ronerail), nine wins, T2:05.9, $58,923
  • Our Arpeggio (Sundon), six AUS wins, T2:04.1, $19,661, dam of Balletto, seven AUS wins, T1:59.8, $38,871

This family traces back through Serenelli (dam of Ordeal Trotting Cup winner Briganelli) to Grattan Derby (fourth dam of Happy Highlander, dam of half-brothers Glenbogle T1:57.1, $336,638, Bill Collins Mile and Whatsundermykilt T1:57.6, $510,484, Dominion Hcp; fifth dam of Happy Sunrise), Muriel Derby and Lottie Derby who was exported from NA to Australia in early 1900’s. Lottie Derby’s grand dam was foundation mare Flora B.

Thanks to Peter Craig