Sire: Animal Kingdom

Dam: Hold to Ransom

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 5 year old

Foaled: Nov 14th, 2014

Country: Australia

Silks: Royal Blue


Mrs A E Dale, C A Fitzgerald, R K Thompson, M Comito, Mrs S J Lawrence, P J Lawrence & Forbrydelsen Pty Ltd (Mgr: J R Baxter)

Career Record: 30-5-3-6

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    16.7 %
  • Place
    30.0 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2014

SireLeroidesanimauxCandy StripesBlushing Groom
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) DissembleAhonoora
  DynamisDancing Brave
DamRed RansomRobertoHail to Reason
HOLD TO RANSOM (USA) ArabiaDamascus
2000WassifaSure BladeKris
  Rye TopsIle de Bourbon

ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) (Chestnut 2008-Stud 2013). 5 wins-1 at 2, Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Out of SW Dalicia. Sire of 167 rnrs, 74 wnrs, inc. SW Untamed Domain (Woodbine Summer S., Gr.2), Peaceful State, Sunny Skies, Camila Princess, Continental Divide, SP Animosity, Earth Angel, Lord Cecil, Elsa, Grace and Dignity, Wild Planet and of Royal Phoenix, Snakeless, Laussel, Seductive Miss, Shalya, Vitani, White Boots, Animalia, etc.


1st dam

HOLD TO RANSOM, by Red Ransom. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1m, Royal Ascot Sandringham H, L, Newmarket Quince 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L, 3d Ascot Gerrard Investment Management 2YO S., Newmarket Chippenham Lodge Stud 2YO S., 4th Newmarket Nell Gwyn S., Gr.3. Half-sister to BLINGO, Market's Best, North East Bay (dam of PRINCE BISHOP). Dam of ten foals, eight to race, six winners, inc:-

RETRIEVE (g. by Rahy). Joint Top of 2010-11 Australasian 3YO Classification (Extended). . 11 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 3300m, £71,111, €35,530, A$965,513, to 2017, STC Gloaming S., Gr.3, MRC Norman Robinson S., Gr.3, Newmarket Godolphin S., L, Lingfield Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance S., Musselburgh Scottish County Hurdle H., MRC Abdul H., 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1, ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, 3d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, Goodwood Festival S., L, Newbury Steventon S., L, MVRC Become an MVRC Member 2YO H., VRC Pauline Fogarty & Kenneth Bird H., 4th ATC Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1.

REPARATIONS (g. by Exceed and Excel). 10 wins to 1450m, A$507,576, VRC MSS Security Sprint H., L, MRC Anniversary Vase, L, John Dillon H., L, Champagne Pommery Masters Awards H., Patinack Farm H., Le Pine Funerals H., PFD Food Services H., 2d Canberra RC National Sprint H., L, 3d VRC Standish H., Gr.3, Straight Six H., L, Kilmore Cup, L, MRC Thomas Sabo P., 4th MRC John Dillon S., L.

ABDUCTION (f. by Street Cry). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, A$189,425, ATC Reginald Allen H., L, TAB Early Quaddie 2YO H., 2d VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2.

Perdicaris (c. by Exceed and Excel). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, ATC Myboycharlie at Vinery H., 3d ATC Golden Slipper Nominations 2YO H.

Animalia (g. by Animal Kingdom). 2 wins. See below.

Silent Demand (f. by Quiet American). Winner at 7f in U.S.A. Dam of-

Songforjohnmichael (Songandaprayer). 4 wins from 7f to 1¼m, 2d Del Mar Harry F Brubaker S., L, 3d Santa Anita Santana Mile S., L, 4th Santa Anita Tiznow S., L, Los Alamitos RC EB Johnston S., L.

Birdsong (f. by Sepoy). Placed to 2017-18, 2d ATC Vinery H., P., 3d ATC Theraces H., NSW Tatt's RC TAB P.

Virtuality (f. by Elusive Quality). Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of-

Extortion. Winner at 2 in GB.


2nd dam

Wassifa, by Sure Blade. 4 wins from 1m to 11f in GB and U.S.A, Churchill Downs Allowance, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Churchill Downs Capital Holding Mile H., L. Half-sister to Speedy Beauty (dam of FULL SPEED). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

BLINGO (Artie Schiller). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 9f, US$474,348, Santa Anita San Antonio S., Gr.2, La Puente S., L, Belmont I'm a Banker S., L, 3d Santa Anita H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Tokyo City Cup, Gr.3, 4th Del Mar La Jolla H., Gr.2, Oceanside S., L.

HOLD TO RANSOM (Red Ransom). 2 wins. See above.

Market's Best (Marquetry). 6 wins from 5½f to 8½f, Woodlands Park Miss Kansas City H., 3d Arapahoe Baby Doe H., L, Woodlands Park Miss Kansas City H.

Gulf Express. 4 wins at 8¾f, 1¼m, Goodwood Bank of Scotland Investment Service H., Newbury Christal Construction Management H., 2d Sandown Helical Bar H., Newbury Mirage Signs H., Chester Halifax H., 4th Windsor Winter Hill S., Gr.3.

North East Bay. Raced once. Dam of-

PRINCE BISHOP (Dubawi). Champion Older Horse in UAE in 2015 (Int.). 11 wins from 1800m to 2400m, £86,199, €142,600, 24,704,695Dhs in GB, France and U.A.E, Meydan Dubai World Cup, Gr.1, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1, Longchamp Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix du Prince d'Orange, Gr.3, Kempton September S., Gr.3-twice, Floodlit S., L, Meydan Al Naboodah Travel & Tourism H., 2d Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix des Fontaines, 3d Meydan Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 S., Gr.1-twice, Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 S., Gr.2.


Race Record: 14 Starts 2-1-4 A$79,960.

2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, A$79,960, to 2017-18, 2d ATC All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO P., 3d ATC Ribchester New to Darley H., 4th VRC UCI S., L.