Ruby Red Socks

Sire: Von Costa de Hero

Dam: Commands a Smile

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Sep 27th, 2014

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, Pink Spots And Cap


Jacka Investments Pty Ltd (Mgr: Mrs H M McPhee)





Bay fillyFoaled in 2014

SireEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) Shoal CreekStar Way
2005PiavonicScenicSadler's Wells
  Piave GirlBrave Salute
COMMANDS A SMILE (AUS) Cotehele HouseMy Swanee
2003Hey SmileZeditaveThe Judge
  Vanity TimeLunchtime

VON COSTA DE HERO (AUS) (Bay 2005-Stud 2010). Winner at 2, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2. Out of SW Piavonic. Sire of 147 rnrs, 65 wnrs, inc. SW Lord von Costa (VRC AR Creswick Series Final S., L), SP Sea Spray and of Susurri, Lady Selkirk, Jurasound, Annrhon, Big Red Costa, Everyday Hero - Hero Champion (Sing.), Someday One Day, Trump It, Zefiro, Golden Century, Nouvelle Again, Von Classic Hero, Von Costa Glass, Vonus, Abriola, Ritchford, etc.


1st dam

COMMANDS A SMILE, by Commands. 4 wins to 1550m, A$106,610, AJC Randwick Betting Auditorium H., STC Night of Champions H., 2d AJC Beechwood Grange H., 3d STC Summer Racing H., Freeway Republic Beer H., De Bortoli Wines H. Dam of four named foals, all raced, two winners-

The Patrician (g. by Street Boss). Winner at 1300m in 2017-18 in Aust.

Over and Back (g. by Domesday). Winner at 1200m in 2016-17 in Aust.

Ruby Red Socks (f. by Von Costa de Hero). See below.

One of the Kind (g. by Reset). Placed to 2017-18 in Aust.


2nd dam

HEY SMILE, by Zeditave. Unraced. Dam of 6 foals, 4 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

Commands a Smile. 4 wins. See above.

Vain and Bold. Winner at 1200m, STC De Bortoli Noble One H., 3d SAJC Hop Skip & Dump H., STC Ascot Winter Special H., Bradley Photographers H., Peppers Whitsundays H.

Hey Yeah. Unraced. Dam of-

Hey I'm Ready. Winner at 900m in 2016-17 in Aust.


3rd dam

VANITY TIME, by Lunchtime. Unraced. Sister to FICKLE HOSTESS, half-sister to ZABARRA, Name in Vain. Dam of 10 named foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

Raid and Rule. 12 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m, A$221,120, STC St Johns Park Bowling Club H., AJC Dubbo H., STC Cathay Pacific Airways Series H., AAMI 2002 Golden Slipper Ball 2YO H., 2d AJC Longines H., STC MTA P., 3d City Tatt's RC Rose of Tralee H., STC Sunday Telegraph H., Young Members Raceday 2YO H., AJC National Telecoms Cup H., Blue Legend H., STC St John's Park Bowling Club H.

Aracena. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1350m, AJC Maurice Lacroix Tomorrows Classic 2YO H.

Bekisharp. 2 wins at 1000m, 3d SAJC Malaysia Airlines P. Dam of-

Benny's Halo (Benicio). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$237,176, WATC Westspeed 2YO P.-twice, 2d WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2, Perth S., L, 4th WATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3.

Push to Pass. 11 wins from 1300m to 2100m, A$335,440, to 2017-18, Albany Cup, WATC Commit to Change H., John Miller Hall of Fame H., Perth Cup, Schweppes H., 2d Pinjarra RC L Jeffery Accountants H., Silver Sands Resort H., WATC Stone Motherless on Saturdays H., 3d WATC Tourism WA Trophy H., Esperance Cup, WATC Skyracing.TV Provincial Championship H., JJ Richards & Sons H., Australia Day BBQ H., Yellowglen H., Mumm Champagne H.

Elated Chorus. 2 wins at 1000m in Aust.


4th dam

VAINDARRA, by Vain. 5 wins at 2, A$99,080, STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2, AJC Gimcrack S., Gr.3, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.3, AJC Governor Macquarie H., STC Hability Industries H., 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Dam of 12 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

FICKLE HOSTESS (Lunchtime). 3 wins at 2, A$179,920, STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, AJC Governor Macquarie H., STC Chester H., 2d STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, 4th STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Dam of-

Abeel Hostess (Zabeel). 5 wins at 1400m, 1800m, A$156,010, AJC Nohra Smallgoods Distributors H., Red Jester H., Clubs NSW & Club Keno Cup, Hyperno H., Destination Management Companies H., 2d NSW Tatt's RC Tattersall's Club Cup, L, STC Premier's Cup, L, AJC PJ Gallaghers H., 3d AJC Victorinox Welter H., STC Campbells Cash & Carry H. Producer.

ZABARRA (Zabeel). 8 wins from 1100m to 1900m, A$463,700, AJC Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3-twice, Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, STC Canterbury Cup, Gr.3, Southern Cross Series Final, Cody Outdoor H., AJC Divide & Rule H., STC Makinson & d'Apice Solicitors H., 2d STC Neville Sellwood S., L, BD 3YO H., 3d Gosford Gold Cup, Gr.3, AJC Sydney City Lexus P.H., Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile, STC Nivea Visage Girls Day Out H., AJC Semaphore H., 4th Newcastle JC Cameron H., L.

Name in Vain (Godswalk). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1350m, STC Courtney's Brasserie H., Rockdale H., 2d AJC Noholme H., Arrowmaster Giftware H., STC Steyne Hotel 2YO H., 3d AJC Canonbury S., L.

Vaindarra's Way. 5 wins from 1500m to 1600m, A$86,028, AJC Gordon Richards Welter H., STC Nureyev H., Strathfield H., Punchbowl H., Strathfield Welter H., 2d AJC Jack Bourke H., Talking H., 3d AJC Rajah H., Tontonan Flying Welter H.


Race Record:

Placed at 3 in 2017-18 in Aust.