Sixties Groove

Sixties Groove
Sire: Sixties Icon
Dam: Gift Dancer
Colour: Bay
Gender: Gelding
Age: 5 year old
Foaled: Feb 14th, 2013
Country: Ireland
Trainer's Name: Darren Weir


Australian Bloodstock, Mrs S Roy, Power Thoroughbreds, Shaw Family Racing, C G Lasnick, N C Fishwick, P G Walsh, B J Francis, M J Matthews, S J Shirtliff, S A Newton, Mrs L G Rutherford, Jacobsen Bloodstock Pty Ltd, A W Rohde, Ticket To Ride, D Healey, J Lovett, C D Renshaw & J P Hunter

Career Record: 20 - 6 - 2 - 2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    30.0 %
  • Place
    20.0 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2013

SireGalileoSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
SIXTIES ICON (GB) Urban SeaMiswaki
2003Love DivineDiesisSharpen Up
  La SkyLaw Society
DamImperial DancerPrimo DominieDominion
GIFT DANCER (GB) Gorgeous DancerNordico
2008Aileen's GiftRainbow QuestBlushing Groom
  JoyfulGreen Desert

SIXTIES ICON (GB) (Bay 2003-Stud 2009). 8 wins from 1¼m to 1¾m, The St Leger, Gr.1. Sire of 354 rnrs, 192 wnrs, 11 SW, inc. Sixties Song (San Isidro G.P. Carlos Pellegrini, Gr.1), Crazy Icon, Mr. Baroni, Nancy From Nairobi, Czabo, Epsom Icon, Chilworth Icon, Nagano Gold, Iconic Choice, Audacia, Cruck Realta, SP Pulpinello, El Gran Gitano, Forbidden Fruit, Harrison, Italo Icon, Summer Icon, Pattie, Stefanini, Nakeeta, Effie B and of Dom Secret, etc.


1st dam

GIFT DANCER, by Imperial Dancer. Unraced. Half-sister to SAMITAR, NIJOOM DUBAI. Dam of three named foals, all raced, two winners-

Sixties Groove (g. by Sixties Icon). 6 wins. See below.

Smiling Eliza (f. by Rock of Gibraltar). 3 wins at 1¼m, 2m in 2018 in Ireland.

Chartbuster (g. by Mastercraftsman). Placed at 3 in 2017 in GB.


2nd dam

AILEEN'S GIFT, by Rainbow Quest. Unraced. Half-sister to Roker Park, Cooden Beach (dam of SHAWEEL), Roskeen (dam of ORVAR). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

SAMITAR (Rock of Gibraltar). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 9f, £277,739, €174,000, US$489,000, Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Belmont Garden City S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Albany S., Gr.3, Belmont Fairy Garden S., L, Saratoga Speed Boat S., L, Newmarket Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies' Trophy, 2d Keeneland Jenny Wiley S., Gr.1, Newmarket Fillies' Mile, Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Honey Fox S., Gr.2, Newmarket Tattersalls Millions 2YO S., 3d Saratoga Lake George S., Gr.2, Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.2, Belmont Athenia S., Gr.3, Newmarket Chemtest British Stallion Studs 2YO Fillies' S., 4th Saratoga Diana S., Gr.1, Keeneland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Gr.1, Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Pimlico Gallorette H., Gr.3. Producer.

NIJOOM DUBAI (Noverre). Winner at 2, Royal Ascot Albany S., Gr.3, 2d Newbury Bet at Ladbrokes Now 2YO S. Producer.

Al Baz. 6 wins-3 at 2-from 5½f to 1m to 2017 in GB and U.S.A.

La Gifted. 6 wins at 7f, 7¼f in GB. Dam of-

The Night Porter. 3 wins from 9f to 1¼m in 2018, Goodwood Qatar Apprentice H.

Entrust. 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m in Greece.

Carrera. 2 wins at 7¾f, 1½m in GB and Guernsey.


3rd dam

JOYFUL, by Green Desert. Winner at 7f in GB. Half-sister to GOLDEN OPINION, Tsar Maiden (dam of WILD EAGLE). Dam of 13 named foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Roker Park (Choisir). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, Doncaster Sovereign Health Care Go-Active Heartbeat H., Newcastle Totescoop6 H., 2d Hamilton Scottish Stewards' Cup, 3d Beverley Bullet Sprint S., L, Newcastle Betfred Bonus King Bingo H., Hamilton Scottish Stewards' Cup.

Enabling. 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1650m to 1800m, £8,793, HK$2,632,000, Epsom 2YO S., HKJC Chongqing H., Fan Kam H., Hibiscus H., Oi Tung H., 2d HKJC San Francisco H., 3d Newbury Haynes Hanson & Clark 2YO S., HKJC Centenary Cup.

Springinmystep. 3 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, Newcastle New County Road Surfacing H.

Cooden Beach. Winner at 1m in GB. Dam of-

SHAWEEL (Dansili). 2 wins at 2, Newbury Gimcrack S., Gr.2, 2d Curragh National S., Gr.1, Newmarket Ben Marshall S., L, 3d Newmarket Superlative S., Gr.2, Meydan Gulf News Broadcasting H., York Constant Security 2YO S., 4th Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1. Sire.

Sazanami (Deep Impact). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 85,740,000¥, to 2017, Nakayama Funabashi S., Tokyo Hibari S., Nakayama Hatsukaze Tokubetsu, 3d Nakayama Lapis Lazuli S., L, 4th Niigata Toki S., L.

Roskeen. Unraced. Dam of-

ORVAR (Dandy Man). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m to 2018 in GB and Turkey, Istanbul Trakya Trophy, L, Doncaster Sun Racing Top Tips H., 2d Newbury Dubai Duty Free H., Newmarket Adnams Mosaic 2YO S., Lingfield Morgan Cass H., 3d Newcastle Gosforth Park Cup.

Dark Kingdom - Marvel Hero (H.K.) (Lord Shanakill). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, £6,792, HK$6,030,825, M$375,000, to 2016-17 in GB and HK, HKJC Happy Valley Vase H., Chater H., Tai Kok Tsui H., Citi Insurance Services H., 2d HKJC Siu Sai Wan H., Tsuen Lok H., Social Inclusion H., 3d Macau Hong Kong Trophy, L, HKJC Brazil H., Chongqing H., Stevenson Cup, 4th HKJC January Cup, Gr.3.


4th dam

OPTIMISTIC LASS, by Mr. Prospector. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 10½f, £101,915, Goodwood Nassau S., Gr.2, York Musidora S., Gr.3, 3d Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.2, 4th The Oaks, Gr.1. Half-sister to DANGEROUS DIVA, INDIAN ROMANCE, Jammaayil, Tortina (dam of TARTY TO THE PARTY), Voronova (dam of AVORADO). Dam of 16 named foals, 13 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

GOLDEN OPINION (Slew o' Gold). Top filly on The 1989 European 3YO Classification. Champion 3YO Filly in Europe in 1989. 4 wins at 1600m, £149,555, 863,750fr., Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Chantilly Prix de Sandringham, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix du Rond-Point, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Montenica, L, 2d Newmarket July Cup, Gr.1, 3d Longchamp Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Gr.1. Dam of-

Dareen. 2 wins at 1300m, 1350m, 4th Le Lion-d'Angers Grand Prix d'Anjou-Bretagne, L. Dam of-

DAKSHA (Authorized). 4 wins at 1850m, 2000m, €114,450 in France and Germany, Chantilly Prix Allez France, Gr.3, Baden-Baden Iffezheimer Diana Trial, L, 2d Hoppegarten Preis der Deutschen Einheit, Gr.3, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix Corrida, Gr.2. Producer.

Wait and See (Montjeu). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, €76,740, 2d Longchamp Prix Vanteaux, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Gazala. Dam of-

SONJEU (Intello). 3 wins at 2 in 2017, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Saraca, L, 4th Longchamp Prix des Lilas, L.

Legal Opinion. Raced twice. Dam of-

INNER TEMPLE (Rahy). 3 wins at 2, Deauville Prix du Haras de la Huderie, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Saint Crespin.

Tsar Maiden. Placed in GB and France, 2d Evry Prix de la Bievre. Dam of-

WILD EAGLE (Don't Forget Me). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m in India, Bombay Breeders' Juvenile Colts' Championship, L, Dashmesh & Hargobind Studs Million S., L.

Golden Coral. Unplaced. Dam of-

Aleagueoftheirown (Danehill Dancer). Champion Older Female Sprinter in Ireland in 2008. Winner at 8¾f, 2d Curragh Sweet Mimosa S., L, 4th Leopardstown Debutante S., Gr.2. Dam of-

ALICE SPRINGS (Galileo). 5 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 1m, £527,306, €275,385, US$180,345, Newmarket Falmouth S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.1, Newmarket Sun Chariot S., Gr.1, Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies' Trophy, Curragh Done Deal 2YO Fillies S., 2d Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Gr.1, Leopardstown Silver Flash S., Gr.3, Naas Gladness S., Gr.3, 3d Royal Ascot Coronation S., Gr.1, Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, The One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial, Gr.3.


Race Record: 20 Starts 6-2-2 £52,933, A$233,000.

6 wins from 2000m to 2200m, £52,933, A$233,000, to 2018-19, VRC CRV Cup Tour Trophy H., KA Morrison H., Kempton London Middle Distance Final H., Moe Cup, 2d MRC Keno Bonus H., Goodwood Betfred Mobile S.


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