Sire: Almanzor

Colour: Chestnut

Dam: Empress Cixi

Sex: Filly

Age: 4

Foaled: Aug 25, 2019

Country: Australia

Owners: Mrs J M Wanless

9: 1 - 0 - 1
Wins: 11.1%
Place: 11.1%





Foaled 25th August 2019

SireWootton BassettIffraajZafonic
ALMANZOR (FR) BalladoniaPrimo Dominie
2013DarkovaMaria's MonWavering Monarch
DamShamardalGiant's CausewayStorm Cat
EMPRESS CIXI (GB) HelsinkiMachiavellian
2011Crystal MazeGone WestMr. Prospector
  Crystal MusicNureyev

ALMANZOR (FR) (Bay or Brown 2013-Stud France 2018, NZ 2018). Champion 3YO Colt in Europe in 2016 (Int.). 8 wins-3 at 2-1400m to 2100m, £737,230, €1,901,600, Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1, Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1, Ascot Champion S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, Gr.2. Brother to SP Troarn. Related to SW Darjina, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

EMPRESS CIXI, by Shamardal. Unraced. Half-sister to OCOVANGO. This is her fourth foal. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Manchu (f. by Redoute's Choice). Winner at 1200m in 2019-20, Hawkes Bay Windsor Park Stud Stallions S., 2d Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, 3d BOP RC Ixom S., 4th ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2.


2nd dam

CRYSTAL MAZE, by Gone West. Unraced. Half-sister to FIRNAS, Crystal Moment, Crystany, High End, Treasury Devil. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

OCOVANGO (Monsun). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2100m, £37,109, €211,130, Saint-Cloud Prix Greffulhe, Gr.2, Prix Francois Mathet, L, Prix Antivari, 3d Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1, Prix Niel, Gr.2, La Coupe, Gr.3. Sire.

Crystal Dome. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m in GB and U.S.A.

Chrysocolla. Winner at 2400m in France.

Vermeulen. Winner at 1½m in GB.


3rd dam

CRYSTAL MUSIC, by Nureyev. Joint second filly on The 2000 European 2YO Classification. 3 wins at 2, £235,570, US$30,000, Ascot Fillies Mile, Gr.1, Sandown Esher 2YO S., Newmarket Bupa 2YO S., 2d Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, 4th Hollywood Park Matriarch S., Gr.1, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sister to Crystal Melody (dam of GRANDE MELODY), half-sister to DUBAI SUCCESS, SOLAR CRYSTAL, STATE CRYSTAL, Tchaikovsky - Mahan (Sau.). Dam of 10 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

FIRNAS (Dubawi). 4 wins from 1950m to 2000m to 2020-21 in GB and U.A.E, Meydan Entisar S., L, Newmarket CJ Murfitt S.

Treasury Devil (Bernardini). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 7f to 11f, £17,343, US$184,714 in GB and U.S.A, Sandown Futurity 2YO S., Newbury Don Deadman Memorial 2YO S., 3d Newmarket S., L, York Garbutt & Elliott S.

High End (Dubawi). 3 wins from 1m to 10¼f, Epsom Stanley Wootton H., 2d Goodwood Foundation S., L, Sandown Betway H.

Crystal Moment (Distorted Humor). 3 wins at 5f, 6f, US$172,996, Churchill Downs Allowance-twice, 3d Evangeline Mile H., L, Evangeline Downs Oak Hall S., L.

Crystany (Green Desert). Winner at 2, 2d Nottingham Kilvington S., L, Doncaster Carrie Red Nursery H., 3d Haydock Cecil Frail S., L, 4th Ascot October S., L, Sandown Scurry S., L. Dam of-

Vivianite (Teofilo). Winner at 1m, 2d Curragh Kildare Post Fillies S., 3d Goodwood Conqueror S., L, 4th Naas Garnet S., L.

Glitterball. Unraced. Dam of-

Glitter Girl (Invincible Spirit). 3 wins at 2, Doncaster Carrie Red Fillies' Nursery S., 2d Newmarket Oh So Sharp S., Gr.3, Newbury Radley S., L, 3d Musselburgh Maggie Dickson S., L, 4th Newmarket Rockfel S., Gr.2.


4th dam

CRYSTAL SPRAY, by Beldale Flutter. Winner at 1¾m in Ireland. Half-sister to CRYSTAL HEARTED, PINK CRISTAL (dam of ALWAYS FIRST). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

CRYSTAL MUSIC (Nureyev). 3 wins. See above.

DUBAI SUCCESS (Sadler's Wells). 3 wins at 1¼m, 1½m, £110,625, €24,802, Newbury John Porter S., Gr.3, 2d Newbury Geoffrey Freer S., Gr.2, Curragh Cup, Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Princess of Wales's S., Gr.2, Newbury John Porter S., Gr.3, St Simon S., Gr.3.

SOLAR CRYSTAL (Alzao). 2 wins at 2, Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.3, 2d Sandown Star S., L, Cheshire Oaks, L, 3d Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1, 4th Newmarket Empress S., L. Producer.

STATE CRYSTAL (High Estate). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1½m, Haydock Lancashire Oaks, Gr.3, 2d Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2, Cheshire Oaks, L, 3d Longchamp Prix Vermeille, Gr.1, Yorkshire Oaks, Gr.1. Dam of-

Crystal Curling (Peintre Celebre). Winner at 2, 3d Newbury Fillies Trial S., L, Cheshire Oaks, L. Dam of-

Sparkling Crystal. Winner at 8¼f, 3d Doncaster Casino Red Huddersfield 2YO S. Dam of-

ROYAL CRYSTAL (Western Aristocrat). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m to 2020 in India, Hyderabad Golconda Derby, L, 2d Hyderabad Deccan Derby, L.

Time Crystal. Winner at 1½m, Doncaster Unison Trade Union First Past the Post S. Dam of-

SPARKLING PORTRAIT (Excellent Art). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 11¼f, Hamilton Glasgow S., L, Newmarket Al Rayan H.

True Crystal. Winner at 1¼m in GB. Dam of-

LIBRAN (Lawman). 9 wins from 1450m to 2600m, £65,093, A$1,325,050 in GB and Aust, ATC Chairman's H., Gr.2, Kingston Town S., Gr.3, NE Manion Cup, Gr.3, 2d ATC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, ATC Sky High S., Gr.3, 3d NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2.

Opera Aida. Raced once. Dam of-

Olga Prekrasa. Winner at 1600m in France. Dam of-

ZELZAL (Sea the Stars). 4 wins at 1500m, 1600m, £53,300, €365,495, US$20,000, Chantilly Prix Jean Prat, Gr.1, 1600m-in track record time, Prix Paul de Moussac, Gr.3, Prix du Pavillon Egler, Deauville Prix d'Aurigny, 2d Chantilly Prix Bertrand du Breuil, Gr.3, 3d Chantilly Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, 4th Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1.

IBIZA (Redoute's Choice). 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m, Chantilly Prix Chloé, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Parade d'Amour, 2d Compiegne Prix Melisande, L, 3d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Ma Biche.

Top Crystal. Raced once. Dam of-

THREE ROCKS (Rock of Gibraltar). 5 wins to 7½f, €134,763, Curragh Minstrel S., Gr.3, 2d Leopardstown Amethyst S., Gr.3, Curragh Desmond S., Gr.3, 3d Tipperary Concorde S., Gr.3.

Tchaikovsky - Mahan (Sau.) (Sadler's Wells). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 7f, 1¼m, £93,230, 125,000fr., Curragh Pollardstown 2YO S., 2d Leopardstown Derby Trial S., Gr.3, 3d Irish Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

Snow Crystal. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of-

Sky Crystal. Winner at 1½m in GB. Dam of-

SPACE TRAVELLER (Bated Breath). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 5f to 1m, £93,479, €134,000, US$20,000, Leopardstown Boomerang S., Gr.2, Royal Ascot Jersey S., Gr.3, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Eclipse, Gr.3, Newmarket European Free H., L, 3d York Strensall S., Gr.3, Newbury Carnarvon S., L.

Crystal Melody. Unraced. Dam of-

GRANDE MELODY (Grand Lodge). 3 wins at 1700m, 2000m, €21,400, US$136,604, Hollywood Park Dahlia H., Gr.2, Chantilly Prix Brunehaut, Keeneland Allowance, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Seine, L, Hollywood Park Audrey Skirball-Kenis S., L, 4th Santa Anita San Gorgonio H., Gr.2. Producer.

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