Northfields - Be Gryful (Gry)

Has stamped herself as a very successful broodmare with a number of high-class racehorses coming from her family or descendants. Herself she produced the wonderful racehorse and broodmare, Riverina Charm, who won four Group 1 races and then made her own mark as the dam of the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly Of The Year Sarwatch. Group 2 winner Paolino and stakes winner Mirandola are others to come from this family. Click here to view pedigree in .pdf format

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Chestnut mareFoaled in 1980

SireNorthern DancerNearcticNearco
NORTHFIELDS (USA) NatalmaNative Dancer
1968Little HutOccupyBull Dog
  Savage BeautyChallenger
DamGyrSea BirdDan Cupid
BE GYRFUL (GB) FeriaToulouse Lautrec
1972Be CarefulMy BabuDjebel
  Fair FreedomFair Trial

NORTHFIELDS (USA) (1968). 7 wins. Half-brother to SW Habitat. Champion French Sire (by AEI), 1981. Sire of 408 rnrs, 292 wnrs, 49 SW, inc. Northjet, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Celtic Arms, Ivory's Irish, St. Jovite, Riverina Charm, Field Flower, Lizard's Desire, Rudra, Asylum Seeker, Zebra Crossing, Surveyor, African Lion, Denon, Set Afire, Cereus, Indian Lodge, Forbidden Apple, Circle of Life, Northern Drake, etc.


1st dam

BE GYRFUL, by Gyr. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 3d Haydock Preston H. Three-quarter-sister to GODZILLA, half-sister to GENTLY, SOROCO, Regality. Dam of thirteen named foals, nine to race, five winners, inc:-

Phocion (c. by Sir Tristram). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 3000m, A$87,480, AJC Thirteen Squadron Association H., STC General Electric 2YO H., 3d Onkaparinga Cup, L, VRC Cup Hurdle.

Lake Louise (f. by Kings Lake). 3 wins to 1400m, SAJC Cheong Sam H., 2d SAJC Pewsey Vale Vineyard S., 3d SAJC Imposing H. Dam of-

(OUR) YANGTZE RIVER (Zabeel). 5 wins from 1600m to 2150m, NZ$17,250, A$108,625, SAJC Birthday Cup, Gr.3, Oakbank RC Onkaparinga Cup, L, SAJC Editorial Works H., Waikato RC CKL Surveys H., 2d QTC RSL Girl in a Million H., SAJC Karidis Corporation Ltd H., Carlton Draught H., 3d SAJC Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek H. Producer.

Radium Springs. Unraced. Dam of-

BISHOPS ROCK (Redoute's Choice). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2200m, R719,910, Greyville Astrapak H., Gr.2, Turffontein Colorado King S., Gr.2, Scottsville Michael Roberts H., L, Turffontein Sun City H., 2d Turffontein South African Nursery P., Gr.1, Protea S., Gr.2, 3d Newmarket TC Sea Cottage S., L.

Country Charm (f. by Northfields). 2 wins. See below.

Miss Habitat (f. by Habitat). Winner at 1400m in Italy. Dam of-

Te Akau Jo. Placed. Dam of-

PARTEE (Sandtrap). 7 wins from 1600m to 2100m, NZ$116,337, Matamata Cup, L, Hawke's Bay More FM H., Otaki Maori RC St Leger Trial, Waikato RC Baleen Filters H., Marton JC Farmers Transport H., 2d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, 3d Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2.

Subtle Screen. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of-

Not So Subtle (Agnes World). Winner at 1200m, SAJC Distinctive Homes P., 3d SAJC Pewsey Vale S., L.

Nelsons Dockyard (g. by Thatching). Winner at 2 in GB.

Great Care (f. by Home Guard). Placed at 3 in GB. Dam of-

GREAT VINTAGE (Sir Tristram). 4 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$9,600, A$214,950, VATC Herbert Power S., Gr.2, Jim Conway H., ARC Buddy Holly Story H., 2d VRC Chester Manifold S., L, VATC Royal Show H., L, Broadbridge Welter H., Avondale JC Tefal Welter, 4th VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, Turnbull S., Gr.2. Dam of-

GREAT ANNA (Anabaa). 5 wins from 1200m to 1900m, A$189,020, STC Epona S., L, MVRC Waterford Crystal H., STC Marathon H., 2d STC Aspiration Mares Quality H., 3d SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1.

Vintage Morn (Maroof). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1600m, 2d AJC Fernhill H., Gr.3.

Seppelt (Danehill Dancer). Winner at 1200m, 2d ARC Eclipse S., Gr.3, 3d Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock Classique (R), L.

LA GRANGE MUSIC (Music Boy). 5 wins at 6f, 7f, Newmarket Criterion S., Gr.3, Curragh Waterford Testimonial S., L, Newbury Hackwood S., L, George Smith Memorial H., 2d Newmarket Hopeful S., L, 3d Royal Ascot Cork & Orrery S., Gr.3, Duke of York S., Gr.3, 4th Doncaster Park S., Gr.3. Sire.

Hamper. 4 wins from 9f to 2?m, York Mail On Sunday Series H.

Best Vintage. 2 wins at 1400m, Counties RC Papakura Tavern Cross Bar H.

Gentle Freedom (f. by Wolver Hollow). Unraced. Dam of-

Fairy Fable (Fairy King). Winner at 2, 3d Curragh Goffs Million S., L, 4th Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Ballycorus S., L. Producer.

Delight Express. Winner at 1200m, HKJC Peacock H., 2d HKJC The Sandburg Gold Cup, The Chivas Regal H., Rambler Channel H.

Fairy Lore. Winner at 1m in Ire. Dam of-

CAUCHEMAR DE CHAT (Tenby). 14 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 3000m, ?52,510, 398,200,000L., Coppa d'Oro di Milano, L, Milan Premio Dora Riparia, Rome Premio Piazza Ungheria, Premio Domenico Arnaldi, Premio Mindella, 2d Premio Roma Vecchia, L, Milan Premio Carlo Porta, L.

Victory Demo. Unplaced. Dam of-

Royal Victory (Royal Abjar). 19 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m to 2010 in Turkey, Istanbul M. Alpay Ozogul S., 2d Istanbul Yavuz Sultan Selim, L.

Paris Joelle. Raced once. Dam of-

PLACE COWBOY (Compton Place). 4 wins at 6f, 1m, Santa Anita War Chant S., L, Allowance-twice, 2d Newmarket Capital Sports Early Prices H., 3d Golden Gate San Francisco Mile S., Gr.2, Bay Meadows San Matean H., L.

Alma Assembly (f. by General Assembly). Unraced. Dam of-

Nathan Mever. 27 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2000m, ?129,185, 251,900,000L., Rome Premio Oraston, Premio Gianpietrina, Premio Beaugency, Premio Djelo Binza.

Eastern Bazaar (f. by King Persian). Unraced. Dam of-

The Market Man. 6 wins from 2000m to 4900m, Newbury Berkshire Novices' Chase, 2d Sandown Scilly Isles Novices' Chase, WRC Central Forklifts H.

Fleamarket. Winner at 2050m in Aust. Dam of-

Leather Lane (Encores). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, A$161,600, MVRC Night Racing in January H., 2d MRC Schweppes Cup, L.


Race Record:

2 wins at 9f, Ayr Fairlie H.


Produce Record: Dam of five named foals, all winners.

1985 f. RIVERINA CHARM, by Sir Tristram.Top of The 1988-89 Australasian 3YO Classification (1300m - 2000m). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 900m to 2000m, NZ$98,500, A$727,100, ARC Air New Zealand S., Gr.1, VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1, Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, 2d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, 3d AJC Surround S., Gr.2, Light Fingers S., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC FJ Carberry H., L, 4th AJC Oaks, Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Sallmanns Chelmsford S., Gr.2. Dam of-

SARWATCH (Jetball).NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year 2000. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 950m to 2000m, NZ$96,100, A$19,600, ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Hawke's Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, ARC Soliloquy S., L, 2d Waikato RC Bloodstock Agents Federation Juvenile S., 3d ARC Championship S., Gr.2, VATC Rupert Clarke H., 4th STC Ansett Australia S., Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2. Dam of-

Promethean. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 950m to 2100m, BOP RC Macey Birthday Bash H., 3d ARC Ellerslie Event Centre 2YO H., Avondale JC Fruit World H., Jan's TAB Ponsonby H., 4th ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2.

Noble Manor. 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, NZ$54,988, S$529,182, to 2010, Singapore TC Kranji A S.-twice, Class 1 H., Class 2 H., Novice S., Progressive H., Kranji C S., 2d Singapore TC Open H.-twice, Progressive H., 3d Singapore TC Open H., Kranji A S.-twice, ARC Countdown to Karaka Million 2YO H., Singapore TC Kranji B S., 4th Singapore Guineas, Sgp-3, Singapore TC Three Rings Trophy, Sgp-3, Merlion Trophy, Sgp-3, ARC Karaka Million (R), L.

PAOLINO (Housebuster). 5 wins to 1400m, NZ$80,950, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, BOP RC Stewart Browne Electrical H., ARC Kings of Sport Dinner H., 2d ARC Rotary Club of Newmarket H., 3d ARC King's P., Gr.3, Waikato RC Gasmate S., Gr.3, ARC Lindauer H. Dam of-

MIRANDOLA (O'Reilly).Joint third top filly on the 2006-07 NZ 2YO Free H. 2 wins at 2, Avondale JC 2YO Fillies' S., L, 2d ARC Thomsons Frozen Foods 3YO H., Pulse Engineering Services H.

Pezzaglia. 2 wins at 1200m in 2009-10.

Chai Kau. Winner at 1600m in 2010-11.

Russian Charm (Stravinsky). Winner at 1400m, A$104,300, STC MMB Print H., 2d Gosford Guineas, L, AJC Smith Barney Citigroup H., STC Vodka Cruiser H., Matt Behrmann Bookmaker H., 3d STC Winning Edge Presentations Cup H., AJC Maytag P.H., 4th STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr.1.

Jet Racer. Winner at 2200m in Aust.

1986 g. Hip Flask, by Sir Tristram. 9 wins from 2100m to 4800m, A$212,420, VRC Grand National Hurdle, Moonee Valley Hurdle, Onkaparinga RC Yalumba Classic Hurdle, 2d SAJC Grand National Hurdle, Straight Up H.

1988 f. Ivy Cottage, by Star Way. 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, AJC Mount Pleasant H., STC Promedica H., Olympic Video Gaming H., 2d STC Tooheys Classic Series H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., L. Dam of-

Hut (Danehill). 3 wins from 1250m to 1600m, A$133,810, STC Rider Hunt H., AJC Colonial Funerals H., STC Lahood Brothers H., 2d STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Join The STC H., 3d STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, AJC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Petersham RSL Club H., Maurizio's Italian Restaurant 3YO H., STC Saft Australia H. Dam of-

Capanna. 2 wins at 1400m, 1550m, A$144,310, AJC Thakral Holdings & Bob Hawke H., Bigpond Sport H., 2d AJC Coral Sea Memorial H., Dual Quest H., QTC Mahogany H., STC Pendragon H., 3d AJC Samsung Mobile H., Members H., STC Blacktown Workers Club P., Freeway Hotel H.

Dalquarren. 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$92,585, AJC Coolmore Stud H., MVRC Strathayr H., STC Berry Shoalhaven Heads Cricket Club H., 2d STC Tooheys New P., Pizza Hut P., 3d STC Hastings 2YO H., Cathay Pacific P., Tooheys New P.H., Members' H. Dam of-

NEROLI (Viscount).Joint third filly on 2008-09 Australasian 4YO+ Classification. 7 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$764,700, STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Millie Fox S., Gr.3, AJC Angst S., L, VRC Maybe Mahal S., L, AJC Sir Ivor H., STC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H., Sofitel Gold Coast H., 2d MRC How Now S., Gr.3, AJC UBS Investment Bank H., STC Dry-It H., 4th VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, STC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, VRC Rose of Kingston S., Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2.

Ortello. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in Aust.

Mysore - Banana Cream Pie (Mac.). 6 wins from 1300m to 1800m to 2010-11 in Aust. and Macau.

Chai. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m to 2009-10 in Aust.

Madikeri. Winner at 1300m in Aust.

Mercara. Winner at 1400m in 2009-10 in Aust.

Thorns. 6 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$224,780, AJC Electric Sunglasses H., At Sea H., STC CVD Function Centre Flying Welter H., AJC Dave Colliss 90th Birthday H., STC St Marys Leagues Club H., 2d STC TJF Group Christmas Quality H., AJC Randwick Labor Club Flying Welter H., SAJC John T Walter H., Nautilus Estate H., AJC Convention Centre H., STC Burdett Buckeridge H., 3d AJC Bacardi Breezer H., SAJC Pope Packaging H., Schweppes H., AJC Bar Broadway & City Hotel H., VRC Vili's Pies H., SAJC Central Districts Private Hospital H., 4th VRC Chester Manifold S., L.

Croft. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, AJC Canley Vale H.

Goldchild. 2 wins at 1850m, 1900m, A$75,740, STC Schick Quattro Energy H., 2d STC APN Outdoor H., Nivea Visage H., 3d AJC Cockatoo H., STC Solo Sub H., Golden Slipper Festival H.

Thatch. Winner at 1500m in 2009-10 in Aust.

Home. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

Abode. Winner at 1000m in 2009-10 in Aust.

Charming Bay. Winner at 1200m in 2009-10 in Aust.

1991 g. Loxton, by Sir Tristram. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Aust.

1992 g. Count Tristram, by Sir Tristram. 4 wins from 1600m to 2800m, 2d VATC Paris H., 3d VATC Silver Bounty H.

1994 c. by Star Way.


Missed in 1989, 1993; slipped in 1990; not served in 1986; mare died in 1995.