Crafty Lion

Crafty Lion

Sire: Mastercraftsman

Dam: The Mighty Lions

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 6 year old

Foaled: Nov 12th, 2013

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Navy Blue, Gold Lightning Bolt, Gold And White Armbands, Gold Cap


B O'Dwyer

Career Record: 22-1-3-1

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    4.5 %
  • Place
    18.2 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2013

SireDanehill DancerDanehillDanzig
2006Starlight DreamsBlack Tie AffairMiswaki
  Reves CelestesLyphard
DamGrosvenorSir TristramSir Ivor
1998Maybe YesLast TycoonTry My Best
  Nile EmpressUpper Nile

MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) (Grey 2006-Stud 2010). 7 wins-4 at 2, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 735 rnrs, 398 wnrs, 46 SW, inc. The Grey Gatsby (Chantilly Prix du Jockey Club, Gr.1), Amazing Maria, Kingston Hill, Thee Auld Floozie, Off Limits, Valley Girl, Ashiana, Mime, Sacred Master, Luvaluva, Even Song, Thunder Lady, Vague Nouvelle, Master Carpenter, Master of Arts, Master the World, Nakuti, The Centenary, Dessertoflife, Santa Monica, etc.


1st dam

THE MIGHTY LIONS, by Grosvenor. 6 wins from 1300m to 2250m, NZ$171,225, A$148,300, Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1, ARC Aim Proximity H., MRC Savoir H., Molly's Robe H., VRC Rosteron Staff Rostering H., 2d Avondale Cup, Gr.1, TRC Hobart Cup, Gr.3, MRC Visit H., MVRC Mothers Milk Trophy H., 3d MRC Blink Bonny H., 4th Auckland Cup, Gr.1-twice, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, SAJC St Leger, L. Half-sister to MARENOSTRO, Grandissima, Promise Keeper. Dam of eight named foals, seven to race, six winners, inc:-

VAQUERA (f. by High Chaparral). 3 wins from 1400m to 1900m, A$213,630, Newcastle JC Tibbie S., Gr.3, ATC Australian Turf Club H., 2d ATC Darley P., 3d BRC Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, ATC Craven P., Gr.3, BRC Doomben Roses, Gr.3, ATC Might & Power H., 4th ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup, L.

Minnaleo (f. by Black Minnaloushe). 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, Otaki Maori RC Tui Backing a Winner H., 2d WRC Gazley Premier H.

All the Winners (g. by Black Minnaloushe). 4 wins at 1200m, 1650m, HKJC Longines International Jockey Championship H., Shun Lee H., Stanley H., Poplar H., 2d HKJC Po Yee H., 3d HKJC Pitt H., Mesia H.

Stealth Cat (f. by High Chaparral). Winner at 1700m, 3d WATC H.

The Lion Queen (f. by High Chaparral). Winner at 1600m in NZ.

Kesari (f. by Volksraad). Winner at 1200m in Aust.

Crafty Lion (g. by Mastercraftsman). See below.


2nd dam

MAYBE YES, by Last Tycoon. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Half-sister to Kaaptive Empress (dam of PRESS STATEMENT, PRESSDAY), Quaglino (dam of DINNER DATE). Dam of 15 named foals, 13 to race, 10 winners, inc:-

THE MIGHTY LIONS (Grosvenor). 6 wins. See above.

MARENOSTRO (Duelled). 10 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$505,900, ATC Winter Challenge H., L, FIIG H., Neville Begg H., Forum Group H., McGrath Estate Agents H., All Too Hard at Vinery H., TAB Rewards H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile H., L, ATC Global Independent QC H., McGrath Estate Agents H., 3d ATC Doncaster Prelude, Gr.3, Premier's Cup Prelude H., Cellarbrations H., Dooleys H., Ranvet H., 4th ATC Winter S., L.

Promise Keeper (Success Express). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$37,525, S$502,555, Singapore TC Open H., Avondale JC Laurie Eccles H., Hawkes Bay Enterprise Motor Group Ltd H., Singapore TC Class 2 H., Waikato RC Loch Haven Thoroughbreds H., Singapore TC Class 2 H., Benchmark 97 H., 2d Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Kranji Mile, L, Glenmorgan Sprint Trophy, Merlion Trophy H., Marsiling H., Taranaki RC New Zealand Bloodstock H., Waikato RC JR Ryan H., 3d Singapore TC Star Prince Challenge, L, Class 1 H.-3 times.

Grandissima (Savabeel). 2 wins at 1950m, 2000m, 2d CJC Warstep S., L. Dam of-

Scandalo. 5 wins to 1450m, NZ$87,250, to 2017-18, Hawkes Bay Hastings Cup, Hawke's Bay Owners Association H., Levin RC Red Diamond Services H., Rotorua RC Rydges H., 2d WRC P & R H., New World Hutt Valley H., 3d Otaki Maori RC Riverstone Cafe H.

Casita. 5 wins from 1200m to 1900m, NZ$8,475, A$78,720, AJC Kellyville H., STC Ranvet H., Sara Lee Foodservice H., 2d STC Centenary Insitute H., 3d AJC Honda Accord P., Oopik H., City Tatt's RC McGrath Estate Agents P.H., STC Sport & Tourism Youth Foundation H., De Bortoli Black Creek Winery H., IGA H.

Prodigal Son. 4 wins from 1400m to 2100m to 2016-17, Rotorua RC Craig Thom Memorial H., Metalcraft H., Waikato RC Jamark Plumbing H., 2d Taumarunui RC Taumarunui & Districts RSA H., 3d Rotorua RC Rydges Hotel Rotorua H., 4th ARC 3YO Salver, L.

Elusive Lady. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, Hawkes Bay ATI Engineering Hastings H. Producer.

St Capean. 2 wins at 1400m, Matamata RC Murray Wastney Ltd P.


3rd dam

NILE EMPRESS, by Upper Nile. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, Garden State Oaklyn S., L, York Brewery Centenary S., 2d Garden State Bellmawr S., L, 3d Keystone Poquessing H., L. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

Kaaptive Empress. 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$88,600, AJC Sledmere H., 3d STC Blackwoods Sutton Tools H., Bright Print H., Wentworthville Leagues Ladies Bowls H. Dam of-

PRESS STATEMENT (Hinchinbrook). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,832,275, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Stan Fox S., Gr.2, TAB Place Multi 2YO P., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, 3d ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1.

PRESSDAY (Domesday). 5 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, US$27,480, A$852,400, BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1, Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Champagne Classic, Gr.2, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, AJC Preferred Seating 2YO H., 3d AJC Skyline S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Joe Hernandez H., L. Sire.

Nikmat. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, MVRC Sunicrust Bakeries H., 2d SAJC Carrington Champagne H., 3d SAJC Dr Pepper Mile H., VATC Nicopolis H.

Goin and Growin. 2 wins at 1½m, 2m, Haydock Hawthorn H.

Quaglino. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

DINNER DATE (Mossman). Winner at 2, A$80,307, MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 3d VRC Ottawa S., L, SAJC Alan Sheppard H., MRC Hyland Race Colours H.


Race Record: 8 Starts 0-3-1 A$16,915.

Placed to 2017-18 in Aust.