T'was One Morning


Sire: Turffontein

Dam: Romalpa

Colour: Brown

Gender: Filly

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Sep 17th, 2015

Country: Australia


Mrs Ca Carey, P R Gay, D G Lyons, P J Donohue, G E Stephens, S Wilton, N Lyans, C J Lawson, E R Gough, P R Gough, T A Gough, W P E Gough, Miss T Carey, Russian Badge (Mgr: M C Donohue) & Reebasevol Racing (Mgr: S F Gallagher)

Horse Description:

This strong well-muscled filly is from a very handy family, her dam is a multiple city winner and has thrown several winners.
Here is a video of her at the sales Lot 84





Foaled 17th September 2015

SireJohannesburgHennessyStorm Cat
2004Spirit of GraceDr GraceSir Tristram
  News BoxBassenthwaite
DamLast TycoonTry My BestNorthern Dancer
ROMALPA (AUS) Mill PrincessMill Reef
1994Vain HopeVainWilkes
  Hayley's HopeHabitation

TURFFONTEIN (AUS) (Chestnut 2004-Stud 2010). 5 wins-1 at 2, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1. Sire of 123 rnrs, 65 wnrs, inc. SW Fontiton (MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.2), Fontein Ruby, SP Lyuba, Turfane and of Faint Blaze, Finke, Safariann, Give Us a Go, Hunters Grace, Turf Crusher, Central Pass, Constantine, Double Superlative, Sight Leader, Widgee Turf, Dance With Fontein, Gold Fontein, Prince of the Turf, Turfin' Around, Turtles Nest, etc.


1st dam

ROMALPA, by Last Tycoon. 3 wins to 1400m, A$95,685, MVRC Aspect Computing P., VATC Costello Real Estate H., 2d VRC Darcy Bennetto H., VATC City of Glen Eira H., VRC Champagne Bar H., VATC Kapalaran H., Summer H., 3d VATC Thomas North H., September H. Half-sister to Kisma (dam of RED TRACER, SHELLSCRAPE, COUNTERATTACK). This is her eleventh living foal. Dam of seven foals to race, four winners, inc:-

Hard Romp (g. by Hard Spun). 6 wins to 1100m, A$324,920, VRC 3AW Community Raceday H., Rod Johnson H., MRC Martin Collins H., Cove Hotel H., 2d MRC Natalie Hunter 2YO H., MVRC Signage Concepts H., MRC Polytrack H., Sportingbet Best Tote H., Deadly Design H., Grand Hotel Frankston H., MVRC Holman Industries H., 3d VRC All Victorian Sprint Final H., L, Takeover Target Tribute H., MRC Ladbrokes Infohub H., VRC All Victorian Sprint Series Heat H., MVRC Essendon Mazda Challenge H.

Romping (g. by Dash for Cash). 6 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$149,700, HK$3,430,500, VRC KA Morrison H., MVRC Members Equity Bank H., HKJC Lantau Peak H., Chatham H., Guangzhou Gourmet's Trip H., 2d MRC Sky High Mt Dandenong H., HKJC Ashley H., GOME Cup, Jebsen Building Products H.

Aldeburgh (g. by Danehill Dancer). 2 wins at 900m, 1100m, 2d STC Hyland Race Colours H.

Close the Beaches (g. by Sharkbite). 3 wins to 1200m to 2016-17 in Aust.

Finanza (f. by Perugino). Placed in Aust.


2nd dam

VAIN HOPE, by Vain. Unraced. Half-sister to Mad Hatter, Marscay Magic (dam of KIRKBERG). Dam of 12 foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

Drizzle. 7 wins from 1500m to 1800m, A$451,755, GCTC Marriott Magic Millions Stayers Cup-twice, STC Roxy Hotel Parramatta H., 2d MRC Salamander H., MVRC Pacific Communications H., 3d MVRC Dycer Constructions H., MRC Penny Edition H.

Romalpa. 3 wins. See above.

Kisma. 3 wins at 900m, 1000m, 3d BTC Ambassador Travel H., QTC Striking Force H. Dam of-

RED TRACER (Dane Shadow). 15 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,371,010, VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, ATC Millie Fox S., Gr.2, Premiere S., Gr.2, BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2-twice, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, ATC Millie Fox S., Gr.3-twice, PJ Bell S., L, James HB Carr S., L, Toy Show H., L, AJC Bosco Bulldogs H., STC Kidney Kids H., 2d ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Surround S., Gr.2, Breeders Classic, Gr.2, Golden Pendant, Gr.3, Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, 3d ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Canterbury S., Gr.1, Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Breeders Classic, Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, AJC Sadleir P., STC Liquor Coop H., 4th Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1.

SHELLSCRAPE (Dane Shadow). 6 wins-3 at 2-to 1400m, A$734,530, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Roman Consul S., Gr.2, San Domenico S., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC Australia Post S., L, BTC Rubicon Design & Construction P., STC Theraces.com.au 2YO H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.3, Australia Income Protection P., Soho Square 2YO H., STC Wests Ashfield 2YO H., Hawkesbury RC Reavill Farm Inglis Series 2YO H., 3d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, AJC Shorts H., Gr.2, STC Grand Pavilion 2YO H. Sire.

COUNTERATTACK (Redoute's Choice). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1350m, A$637,875, to 2015-16, BRC Fred Best Classic, Gr.3, ATC Heritage S., L, City Tatt's RC Brian Crowley S., L, ATC TAB Place Multi 2YO H., 2d ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2, Arrowfield 3YO Sprint S., Gr.2, VRC Tab.com.au S., Gr.2, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, Hyland Race Colours 2YO H., TAB Place Multi 2YO P., 3d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Eskimo Prince S., Gr.3, CFMEU West Tradies 2YO P., 4th BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.


3rd dam

HAYLEY'S HOPE, by Habitation. 11 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$155,500, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.3, BATC Chairman's H., L, Australian Trainers' Association H., Stefan Ezi Wave H., Perrier Flying H., QTC Love Bandit H., Sunset Gem Welter H., BATC Graduation S.-3 times, 2YO H., 2d BATC Channel 7 Classic S., L, 3d BATC Chairman's H., L, VATC Eclipse S., L, 4th QTC XXXX S., Gr.3. Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Mad Hatter (Lunchtime). 7 wins from 1200m to 1650m, A$122,940, VRC Full On Aces H., MVRC Valley Food Court H., VATC Bond H., BATC Better Boy H., Orlando Gramp H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Mile, L. Sire.

Marscay Magic. 3 wins from 1050m to 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

KIRKBERG (Mighty Avalanche). Winner at 2, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 2d VRC Waltzing Lily H., L, 4th SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.2. Dam of-

SNOW EXCUSE (No Excuse Needed). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, Levin RC Ryder S., L, 2d ARC RJ Skelton Vase H., 3d Foxton RC Castletown S., L, Counties RC Parish Fundraiser H.

Marcovette. Winner at 2, AJC Westmead Childrens Hospital H., 4th AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3. Dam of-

HIDDEN WARRIOR (Hidden Dragon). 5 wins to 1350m, A$413,530, MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr.3, ATC Lidoran Group Spring Flying H., 2d ATC Breeders' P., L, Carrington S., L, 3d ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, Carrington S., L.

DEFIANT DAME (More Than Ready). Winner at 2, A$86,500, AJC Gimcrack S., L, 3d Wyong RC Magic Millions 2YO Classic. Producer.

Avonells. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

Funlove (Shovhog). 3 wins to 1400m, A$250,450, BTC National Pub Poker League Quality H., MRC Winning Edge Presentations Cup H., 2d GCTC Silk Stocking H., L, 3d Queensland Guineas, Gr.2. Producer.