Sire: Holy Roman Emperor

Dam: Costa Grande

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 8 year old

Foaled: Nov 13th, 2011

Country: Australia

Silks: White, Blue Clover, Red, White And Blue Diamonds Sleeves, Red And Blue Quartered Cap


Ms B Hawking & W L Ross

Career Record: 12-1-1-2

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    8.3 %
  • Place
    25.0 %





Bay geldingFoaled in 2011

SireDanehillDanzigNorthern Dancer
2004L'On ViteSecretariatBold Ruler
  FanfrelucheNorthern Dancer
DamEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
COSTA GRANDE (AUS) Shoal CreekStar Way
1998Quick ChangeSwitcherooBuckpasser
  Lemon MelodyBoldest Melody

HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) (Bay 2004-Stud 2007). 4 wins at 2, Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1. Sire of 1233 rnrs, 844 wnrs, 79 SW, inc. Designs on Rome (HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1), Mongolian Khan, Gentleman Only - Beauty Only (H.K.), Homecoming Queen, Maraton, Sheidel, Rich Tapestry, Well Timed, Glorious Empire - Quaternion Eagle (H.K.), Morandi, Rollout the Carpet, Romanised, Salto OlĂ­mpico, Banimpire, Mango Diva, etc.


1st dam

COSTA GRANDE, by Encosta de Lago. 5 wins to 1300m, 2d MRC Poitrina H., 3d VRC Cussons Sprint H. Dam of six named foals, five to race, three winners, inc:-

Bel Shoes (f. by Bel Esprit). 6 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$277,512, MRC Le Pine Funerals Cup H., MVRC TEAC Flashback LCD H., John F Feehan H., TEAC Flashback H., 2d MVRC Quest Moonee Valley H., MRC Ian Miller H., 3d MRC Dr Sheahan P., MVRC AJS Corporation H., Sportingbet Premium H., Essendon Mazda 55 Second Challenge Heat H., National Union of Workers H., Sebastopol Bowls Club H., MRC Silvermoor H. Dam of-

Gidgee Guy. Winner at 2 in 2017-18 in Aust.

Aztec Empire (g. by Choisir). 3 wins at 1600m, HKJC Yim Tin Tsai H., Armada H., Chevalier Aluminium Engineering H., 2d HKJC Tiu Keng Leng H., Shenyang H., Cheung Cup, 3d HKJC Ireland Trophy H.

Faramondo (g. by Holy Roman Emperor). Winner. See below.


2nd dam

QUICK CHANGE, by Switcheroo. Unplaced. Half-sister to Lemonado (dam of OPENING TWIST). Dam of 12 foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

Lemon Fantasy. 7 wins to 1300m, VATC Toy Show H., 2d MVRC Program Maintenance Service H.

Flying Emma. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, MVRC BMW H., VATC Winter H., 2d VATC Riva Diva H., William Pearson H. Dam of-

Alifly. 8 wins from 1100m to 1650m, A$145,350, BTC MBS Architects H., Carlton Mid Strength H., Sky Channel H., 2d BTC Bluescope Lysaght H., 3d BTC Lasers Disco Hire H.

Another Ali. 4 wins from 1600m to 2050m, 3d Ipswich TC Queensland Times Provincial Cup.

Em's Girl. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, 3d BTC Lyndhurst Stud H.

Gold Change. 2 wins at 2, VATC Proud Miss 2YO H., VRC John Lauritz 2YO H. Dam of-

Chivers. 3 wins from 1100m to 1600m, 3d VRC Rising Stars Final.

Costa Grande. 5 wins. See above.

Run for Anna. 5 wins from 1200m to 2000m, 3d QTC Riccarton H. Dam of-

Aunty Winnie. 3 wins at 1000m, 1400m, WATC Support Your Industry, Your TAB H., Cash in the Bank H.

Mellocello. 4 wins to 1450m in Aust. Dam of-

Mywordsaidthebird. 9 wins from 1000m to 1700m, A$161,180, to 2018-19, MRC Mitavite Challenge Heat H., 3d MRC Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa P., Cranbourne TC Browns Sawdust & Shavings Casey Cup.

Makahu Boy. 4 wins at 1100m to 2018-19 in Aust.

Barella Sorella. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

Gershom. 3 wins to 1200m to 2017-18 in Aust.

Mr Resetti. 2 wins at 1800m to 2018-19 in Aust.


3rd dam

LEMON MELODY, by Boldest Melody. Winner at 2, VATC Carnegie S., 3d MVRC Donnybrook H. Sister to LEMON SORBET, three-quarter-sister to Boldest Blossom, half-sister to HOW PROUD, Lemon Ice (dam of BERBERIA), Twist of Coin (dam of SPANGLET). Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Lemonado (And Behold). Winner at 2, 3d VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L. Dam of-

OPENING TWIST (Dr Grace). 12 wins from 1300m to 2300m, A$252,230, Pinjarra Cup, L, Kalgoorlie Boulder RC Boulder Cup, L, Kalgoorlie Gold Cup, L, WATC Canberra H., Dollar Dictator H., 3d WATC Inglewood H.

True to Me (Prince True). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, MVRC 3UZ's Keith Hillier H., 2d Victoria Amateur Turf Club H., VATC Alister Welter H., 3d VATC Barton H., L, MVRC Guests Furniture H.

Mascot Land. 4 wins from 1050m to 1650m, HKJC Fujian H., Victoria Gap H., Murray River H., Bowen Hill H., 2d HKJC Chai Wan H., St Teresa's H., Vienna H., 3d HKJC Agra H., Choi Hung H., Lau Fau Shan H.


4th dam

LEMON TWIST, by Orgoglio. 3 wins at 2, VATC Debutante S., L, VRC Talindert S., Winslow H. Sister to Acidity, half-sister to STAR FANTASY (dam of GOLDEN FANTASY). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

HOW PROUD (Cool Ted). 3 wins at 2, VATC Debutant S., Gr.3, Merson Cooper S., Gr.3, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 4th VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2.

LEMON SORBET (Boldest Melody). 5 wins at 2, SAJC Queen Adelaide S., L, TTC Gold Sovereign S., L, 2d SAJC Cinderella S., L, 3d SAJC Lightning S., Gr.3. Producer.

Lemon Ice. Placed at 2 in Aust. Dam of-

BERBERIA (Jackson Square). 5 wins at 2, A$315,850, SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.2, South Australian S., Gr.3, 2d AJC Flight S., Gr.1, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, SAJC National S., Gr.3, VATC Debutante S., Gr.3, 3d STC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, MVRC Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.3. Producer.

Lemon Spice. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, MVRC Happy Valley H. Dam of-

CHATTANOOGA (Scenic). 14 wins from 1100m to 2050m, A$752,425, VATC Kevin Heffernan S., L, 2d MRC Futurity S., Gr.1.

Lemon Ruski. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

REAL STOLLE (Elusive Quality). Winner at 2, A$134,900, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, 3d MRC Snowhite Maintenance P. Dam of-

NOMOTHAJ (Snitzel). 2 wins at 2, A$154,300, in 2017-18, VRC Football S., L, Maribyrnong Trial S., L.

Indian Spice. Unraced. Dam of-

TINDAL (Testa Rossa). 12 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$417,020, VRC Poseidon S., L, Peter Armytage 2YO H.

Lemon Role. 4 wins to 1400m, 3d MVRC Alister H. Dam of-

ASCORBIC (Mister C). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1650m, A$272,410, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, VATC Quezette S., L, VRC Eaton Florist H., 2d MVRC Champagne S., Gr.2, 4th VRC Matron S., L, VATC Summoned S., L. Producer.

Spurring. Unplaced. Dam of-

FANTISHA (Collate). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1650m, A$180,250, BRC Princess S., L, SITA Australia H.

Twist of Coin. Unplaced. Dam of-

SPANGLET (Rare Pearl). 2 wins at 2, VATC Mona Nursery S., L, 3d VRC Byron Moore S., L. Producer.


Race Record: 6 Starts 1-0-2 A$17,784.

Winner at 1400m in 2017-18 in Aust.