Blues Breaker

Sire: No Excuse Needed

Dam: Battle the Blues

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Gelding

Age: 6 year old

Foaled: Nov 14th, 2012

Country: New Zealand

Silks: Irish Green, Gold Horseshoe (B&F), Irish Green Sleeves, Gold Arm Band, Irish Green Cap With Gold Horseshoes

Career Record: 21-2-2-2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    9.5 %
  • Place
    19.0 %





Chestnut geldingFoaled in 2012

SireMachiavellianMr. ProspectorRaise a Native
NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) Coup de FolieHalo
  Greenland ParkRed God
DamBlues TravellerBluebirdStorm Bird
BATTLE THE BLUES (NZ) NatuschkaAuthi
1997BatterillBattle-WaggonNever Say Die

NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) (Chestnut 1998-Stud 2003). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1m, Goodwood Celebration Mile S., Gr.2. Champion NZ Sire of 2YOs 2007-08. Sire of 418 rnrs, 240 wnrs, 18 SW, inc. Daffodil (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), I Do, No Excuse Maggie, Timy Tyler, Justanexcuse, Take the Rap - St Rap (H.K.), Grand Dancer, Vincent Mangano, Snow Excuse, Taurus, Under the Sun, Champagne Needed, Santos, Lesley Brook, Masquerade, Mercury Mistress, etc.


1st dam

BATTLE THE BLUES, by Blues Traveller. Winner at 2000m, 3d Avondale JC Westforce Suburbs RFC H. Half-sister to MAGIC MCGINTY. Dam of five named foals, all winners-

Hayley Maree (f. by Le Bec Fin). 5 wins from 1000m to 1650m, NZ$86,410, Otago RC ABC Business Sales Trophy, Southland RC Sheet Metalcraft H., Westland RC Miss Scenicland S., Greymouth JC Park Lane Decorators H., 4th WRC Captain Cook S., Gr.1, Manawatu Challenge S., Gr.2.

St Saturnin (g. by St Reims). 3 wins from 1950m to 2100m, 2d BOP RC Kiwifruit Cup, Burgundy at Cambridge H., Counties RC Ssangyong H., Rotorua RC Hukafalls Jet Taupo H., 3d BOP RC Mills Reef Winery H.

Clifton Ridge - Truly Heart (Mac.) (g. by Ishiguru). 3 wins at 1350m in Macau, 2d WRC Soap at St James H.

Karen Iris (f. by Istidaad). Winner at 1400m, 3d Auckland Co-Op Taxis H.

Blues Breaker (g. by No Excuse Needed). 2 wins. See below.


2nd dam

BATTERILL, by Battle-Waggon. 3 wins from 1900m to 2200m, Cambridge JC Lanherne Stud Welter H., 2d Avondale JC DB Export Welter H., Waipa RC El Alamein H., 3d Avondale JC Tokyo Progressive H., Hannigan Intermediate H., BOP RC Kuhtze Lager H., Matamata RC Kel Cameron P. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

MAGIC MCGINTY (McGinty). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, Wellington Guineas, Gr.2, ARC Sleepyhead H., 2d ARC Jacqui E H., 3d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Beau Zam H., Marton JC Ancare Genesis H.

Battle the Blues. Winner. See above.

Magic Prospect. 5 wins from 1050m to 1750m in Aust.

Battle Oak. Winner at 2150m, 3d Matamata RC Colchester Engineering H.


3rd dam

LATERYL, by Sucaryl. 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m, CJC Strowan H., 2d CJC Rolleston H., Wigram H., 3d South Canterbury RC Beaconsfield H. Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Batterill. 3 wins. See above.

Fleche d'Or. Winner at 2250m, HKJC Fat Choi H., 3d HKJC Roscommon H.

Late Show. Placed in NZ.

Battle Miss. Unraced. Dam of-

Battle Master. Winner at 1600m in NZ.


4th dam

LATIN, by Agricola. 3 wins from 7f to 10½f, 2d HBJC Imperial P., Pahiatua RC Konini H. Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-

Lateryl. 4 wins. See above.

Castanet. 2 wins at 1400m, 1950m in NZ.


5th dam

ROMAN MAID, by Summertime. Joint third top filly on The 1959-60 3YO Free H. 12 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, CJC Great Easter S.H., Gr.3-twice, DJC Autumn H., North Canterbury RC R MacDonald Memorial H., Waikouaiti RC Toomey Memorial H., Oamaru JC Ken Austin H., JB Reid H., Hororata RC HA Knight Memorial H., Geraldine RC President's H., CJC Richmond H., Spring P.H., 2d CJC Challenge S., L-twice, 3d CJC Great Easter S.H., Gr.3, 4th CJC Stewards' S.H., Gr.3. Dam of 1 foal-

Latin. 3 wins. See above.


Race Record: 18 Starts 2-2-2 NZ$20,375.

2 wins at 2000m, 3100m to 2018-19 in NZ.