Grosvenor xx / Otehi Bay xx / Gate Keeper xx


Imported from New Zealand and classified into the Hanoverian studbook with an overall score of 8, INDISCRETE is very typey thoroughbred mare by the well-known thoroughbred sire, Grosvenor (Sir Tristram/Hermes).

Grosvenor has a reputation for being an outstanding racehorse and sire, producing 53 stakes winners for 96 stakes wins. He is also the sire of numerous international quality sport horses who have competed successfully at FEI level.

As a racehorse, Grosvenor had 6 wins on the track from 900m to 2500m including the Group 1 Victoria Derby, the Group 1 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, the Group 1 VATC Caulfield Guineas, the Group 2 STC Gloaming Stakes, the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes, the VATC Balmoral Stakes.

He also achieved top placings in the Group 1 MVRC WS Cox Plate, the Group 1 AJC Spring Champion Stakes, the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes, the Group 3 VATC Debutant Stakes, the Blue Diamond Prelude, the Pinjarra RC Millionaire Sires’ Stakes, the Group 1 STC Golden Slipper, the Group 1 Western Australian Derby, and the Group 1 VATC Blue Diamond Stakes.

Grosvenor started his stud career after being purchased by a New Zealand syndicate for $2.2 million and soon became the leading first season sire at the 1986 NZ National Yearling Sales, as well as the leading First Season Sire with his first crop of 2YO’s in 1986-87.

Throughout his career Grosvenor sired 48 stakes winners, 15 of which scored at Group One level. His 460-plus individual winners earned their owners in excess of $25 million.

Grosvenor was an incredibly intelligent horse with a huge personality. His lasting influence has come mainly through his daughters, where he is known for producing staying horses; the very horses which have put New Zealand breeding on the international map for many years. In the 1999-2000 season, Grosvenor was New Zealand’s Champion Broodmare Sire, capturing the same title his own sire Sir Tristram had taken the season before.

The dam sire Otehi Bay (Biscay/Rocky Thumb) had 6 wins to 1400m including the AJC Bunnerong Welter Handicap, the STC Valais Welter Handicap, the Farnworth Welter Handicap, and the Graduation Stakes.

The dam’s dam sire, Gatekeeper (Alcide/Precipitation) produced 8 stakes winners for 38 stakes wins. Interestingly, Gatekeeper’s dam sire, Precipitation, was also the sire of Furioso.

Furioso was born in England and went on to be one of the most influential sires in modern performance horse breeding. His son, Furioso II, can be found in the pedigrees of many successful gold-medal winning Olympic athletes from around the world.

For offspring from the best producing thoroughbred mares to be successful in three day eventing, major racing successes such as stakes wins by the males found in the mare’s first two generations are necessary for elite performance.

The presence of champions and speed horses are important ingredients in the pedigree, which is one of the main reasons we have chosen INDISCRETE for our Hanoverian breeding program.

At Stella Stud, we believe that by breeding high quality Hanoverian registered thoroughbred mares to Hanoverian approved sires who are themselves from elite producing families, we can produce international quality sport horses with substance and beautiful type, as well as the right amount of blood necessary to excel in the Olympic equestrian disciplines.


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Registered Name: Indiscrete (NZ) xx

Stable Name: Lilly

Birth Date: 18-11-1998

Birth Land: New Zealand

Height: 168 cm / 16.2 hh

Colour: Chestnut

Gender: Stud Mare

XX/OX Rate: 100%

This is the approximate percentage of Thoroughbred/Arab blood in the pedigree of the horse; calculated over the last nine generations only (Horsetelex).

Inbreeding Coefficient: 1.01%

The Inbreeding Coefficient (F) is calculated over nine generations where 0.0% is no inbreeding, 0.0% - 1.2% is relatively low inbreeding, 1.2% - 3.3% is relatively high inbreeding, and >3.3% is relatively very high inbreeding. The average F for sport horses in the Olympic disciplines is estimated to be 1.2%, with the standard deviation being approximately 2.1% (Horsetelex).

Predisposition: Dressage / Eventing / Showjumping

Sire:Grosvenor (NZ) xx

Dam:The Folly (NZ) xx

Dam Sire:Otehi Bay (AUS) xx

Dam's Dam Sire:Gate Keeper (GB) xx

Life Number: NZ00203618

Studbook: Thoroughbred

Breeding Approval: Hanoverian

Breeder: The Dennis Family, New Zealand

Owner: Stella Stud, Australia

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  • The Fantasy (NZ) xx
  • Sir Ivor (USA) xx
  • Isolt (USA) xx
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  • Sir Gaylord (USA) xx
  • Round Table (USA) xx
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