Sire: Starcraft

Dam: Night and Day

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Gelding

Age: 7 year old

Foaled: Oct 2nd, 2011

Country: Australia

Silks: Pink And Navy Blue Diagonal Stripes, White Sleeves And Cap, Pink Pom Pom


R Griffiths, Mrs S Griffiths, A Smith, Ms J Stewart, G Giampietri, L J Palmer, Miss S G Plummer, Middle Court Racing (Mgr: N C Court), L Palmer & Miss S Plummer

Career Record: 42-4-3-6

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    9.5 %
  • Place
    21.4 %





Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2011

SireSoviet StarNureyevNorthern Dancer
STARCRAFT (NZ) VeruschkaVenture
2000Flying FlooziePompeii CourtTell
  Lucky HeiressBattle-Waggon
NIGHT AND DAY (AUS) FittingMarscay
2001Leica PretenderSir TristramSir Ivor
  Pretend to LeicaPretendre

STARCRAFT (NZ) (Chestnut 2000-Stud 2006). 11 wins to 2400m, Australian Derby, Gr.1. Sire of 395 rnrs, 204 wnrs, 15 SW, inc. Star Witness (MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1), We Can Say it Now, Hallowell Belle, Crafty Irna, Havana, Lunar Rise, Do You Think, Starcheeka, Celebrity Girl, Ain'tnofallenstar, Perfect Punch, Baschar, Don't Tell Mary, Mr Vadim, Singapore Sling, SP Choose, Craftiness, Stella Lante, Secret Hills - Royal Partner (H.K.), etc.


1st dam

NIGHT AND DAY, by Catbird. 2 wins at 1200m, 1600m, SAJC Mistral H., 2d SAJC Finlaysons Lawyers H., 3d STC PJ Gallagher's Parramatta H. Three-quarter-sister to NOTHIN' LEICA DANE, She's a Pretender, half-sister to DUELLED, THRILLING DAY, Star of Light (dam of DANE RIVER). Dam of four named foals, all winners-

Bring Back (g. by Sebring). 3 wins from 1450m to 2000m, A$164,675, MRC LU Simon Builders H., Sportingbet Best Tote H., 2d MRC P., 3d MRC Le Pine Funerals H.

Around the Clock (f. by Galileo). 2 wins at 1550m, 1900m, ATC Free Entry Today P., Ascot Club H., 2d ATC Rosebery P., 3d ATC Guineas Restaurant H.

As Different As (f. by Encosta de Lago). Winner at 1200m, 2d AJC Randwick Betting Auditorium H., STC Stoddart Group H., 3d STC Winning Post Restaurant H.

Nightcraft (g. by Starcraft). Winner. See below.


2nd dam

LEICA PRETENDER, by Sir Tristram. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Lady Leica (dam of CANTORIST), half-sister to TELL FIBS, Better Leica (dam of BETTA WATCH IT), Leica Ruby (dam of LEICA WESTERN, LEICA JEWEL). Dam of 14 foals, 13 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

NOTHIN' LEICA DANE (Danehill). Second on The 1995-96 Australasian 3YO Classification. 6 wins from 1400m to 2500m, £8,979, A$1,744,350, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Hobartville S., Gr.2, Dulcify H., L, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, AJC Mulgoa H., 2d AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Sydney Cup, Gr.1, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, STC Hill S., Gr.2, Longchamp Prix Foy, Gr.3, 3d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., L, 4th Australian Derby, Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, VATC St George S., Gr.2. Sire.

DUELLED (Redoute's Choice). Winner at 2050m, A$475,180, MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 2d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VRC Talindert S., L, 3d AJC Spring Champion S., Gr.1, STC Gloaming S., Gr.3, QTC Ambassador Travel 2YO H., AJC Quiet Little Drink H., Metcash H. Sire.

THRILLING DAY (Prego). 4 wins at 1150m, 1400m, ARC Guineas Trial, L, 3 Bears Sprint H., WRC Cardinal Network Premier H., 2d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, BOP RC Tauranga Classic, L, Avondale JC Village 8 New Lynn Intermediate H., 3d ARC Soliloquy S., L, 4th Avondale Guineas, Gr.2. Dam of-

Linear Muse. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1700m in Japan. Dam of-

Up to Date (Kurofune). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 4250m, 158,751,000¥, to 2015, Nakayama Grand Jump, Kokura Summer Jump, 2d Sonoda Hyogo Junior Grand Prix, L, 3d Kawasaki Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun, L.

She's a Pretender (Danehill). 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, 2d AJC Keith Mackay H., L, 4th AJC Reginald Allen H., L. Producer.

Star of Light (Star Watch). Placed at 2 & 3, 2d VRC David Cloke H., MVRC Express Post H., 3d VRC Beck's Bier S., L. Dam of-

DANE RIVER (Danehill). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$135,600, Seymour Cup, L, MRC Dubbo H., Ballarat TC Gold Nugget H.

Dane Empire. 6 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$143,150, MRC Selangor Turf Club H., Legacy Annual Appeal H., Captain Peri H.

Chosen Light. 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1450m, A$99,800, STC Merlot Construction Series H., VRC Sequalo H., MRC Ken Hilton 2YO H., SAJC KPMG H., 2d AJC Corrida H., STC Clubs NSW H. Sire.

Night and Day. 2 wins. See above.


3rd dam

PRETEND TO LEICA, by Pretendre. Unplaced. Half-sister to LEICA LOVER, LEICA SHOW (dam of LEICA PLANET), GRIGIO, Mr Mars. Dam of 15 foals, 10 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

TELL FIBS (Showdown). 6 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 2400m, SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Adelaide Guineas, Gr.3, Cheltenham S., Gr.3, AJC Elizabeth Reisling H., SAJC Grange H., Pulteney H., 3d AJC Expressway S., Gr.2, 4th NSW Tatt's Club Cup, L, STC Heritage S., L.

Leica Bride. Unplaced. Dam of-

No Faking. Unraced. Dam of-

GO DREAMING (Beautiful Crown). 7 wins from 1800m to 2500m, A$238,295, to 2014-15, SAJC Japan Trophy H., L, Oakbank RC Onkaparinga Cup, SAJC Happy 95th Peggy McKinnon H., RSL Anzac Appeal H.

Better Leica. Unraced. Dam of-

BETTA WATCH IT (Kashani). 8 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$125,275, A$57,400, Counties RC Metric Mile, L, 2d CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, Matamata Cup, L, Bendigo Cup, L, 3d Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2.

Rhur Magic (Western Symphony). 3 wins to 1200m, 2d MVRC St Vs Centenary H., 3d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude, Gr.3, MVRC Beau Vite H.

Leica Ruby. Unraced. Dam of-

LEICA WESTERN (Best Western). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$184,995, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.2, Swettenham Stud S., Gr.3, City S.H., L, WATC Redacre H., Rocket H., Lady Agnes H., Gilt Patten H., 2d VRC Hilton on the Park S., Gr.3, VATC How Now H., 4th MVRC Stanley Wootton S., Gr.3. Dam of-

LEICA SMILE (At Talaq). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2000m, A$220,720, Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Molly Blooms H., SAJC Bernard Booth H., Leilani H., Kip 2YO H., 2d VRC Great Western H., L, VATC Gothic H., SAJC Explore Holidays H., 4th VRC Hardy Brothers Classic S., Gr.3, VATC Laurent-Perrier S., L. Dam of-

ECLAIR MYSTIC (Stratum). 6 wins-4 at 2-to 1400m, A$279,875, MRC Zeditave S., L, VRC Community Raceday 2YO H., 3d MRC D'Urban S., Gr.2, VRC Standish H., Gr.3.

DANSINO (Danehill). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$122,400, VRC Talindert H., L, Cleo Magazine H., VATC Soultine H., Campbells Cash & Carry H. Dam of-

ZAGREB (Zabeel). 4 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$427,685, MRC Naturalism S., L, SAJC Chairman's S., L, 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, 3d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1.

Leica Vista (Sir Tristram). 4 wins from 1350m to 2000m, VRC Collex Waste H., SAJC Midnight Fever H., 3d VRC Matron S., L. Dam of-

MOON DRAGON (Danehill). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$332,800, VATC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Great Western H., L, VATC Levante Classic H., 2d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2, AJC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, 4th STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.2, Millie Fox S., L. Producer.

NIBLICK (Encosta de Lago). 8 wins from 1300m to 2000m, A$452,925, VRC Sofitel H., L, Albury Gold Cup, L, 2d WATC RJ Peters S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3.

LEICA JEWEL (Best Western). Winner at 2, SAJC Balcrest S., L, 3d SAJC Lane Family Hotels H. Dam of-

REDDING (Nassipour). 3 wins from 1800m to 2500m, A$997,250, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, VATC Autumn Classic, Gr.3, 2d MVRC John F Feehan S., Gr.2, VRC Debonair S., L, Criterion H., L, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, VATC Memsie S., Gr.2, 4th Australian Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield S., Gr.1, MVRC BMW Vase, Gr.3. Sire.

Pretence. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, STC Marrickville H., 2d QTC Kokoda H. Dam of-

HEPTONSTALL (Octagonal). 5 wins to 1500m, A$204,900, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.3, AJC Chatham H., Semaphore H., Safilo Eyewear H., 3d VATC Mercedes-Benz S., L, 4th AJC Nivison H., L. Producer.

Leica. Winner at 1500m in Aust. Dam of-

We Leica. 4 wins to 1350m, BTC Tulloch H. Dam of-

DELBRAE (Thunder Gulch). 11 wins from 1200m to 2200m, NZ$463,075, CJC Coupland's Bakeries Mile, Gr.2, Canterbury Gold Cup, Gr.3, Spring Classic H., L, Marton Cup, L, ARC Herald on Sunday H., Geraldine Cup, WRC Colin Perry Harvey World Travel 3YO S., 2d Timaru Cup, L, 3d CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, 4th ARC New Zealand S., Gr.1.


Race Record: 11 Starts 1-0-1 A$25,210.

Winner at 2 in Aust.