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Tuesday Joy: the multiple Group 1 winner is Joie Denise's best performer

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Top Australian producer Joie Denise dies

OUTSTANDING Australian broodmare Joie Denise was yesterday found dead in her paddock at Strawberry Hill Stud, New South Wales, by her owner John Singleton.

The daughter of Danehill was a top-class performer on the racecourse, winning four races including the 1995 Queensland Oaks, in which she beat Circles Of Gold – who later also found fame at stud as dam of Group 1 winners Elvstroem and Haradasun.

Joie Denise compiled an excellent broodmare record, producing five winners including the Group 1 scorers Sunday Joy and Tuesday Joy.

SundayJoy, a son of Sunday Silence, became the first A$1 million yearling sold at the Gold Coast Magic Millions before embarking on a glittering career on the track which took in victory in the AJC Australian Oaks.

Sunday Joy is dam of MoreJoyous, a Group 2 juvenile winner in the last southern-hemisphere Flat season.

Joie Denise was also responsible for the first A$2 million yearling sold at Magic Millions when her colt by Sadler's Wells was sold to Gai Waterhouse in 2007.

Tuesday Joy was Joie Denise's best racecourse performer, winning four Group 1 races ranging over 1m to 1m4f and earning more than A$3.2 million in prize money.

Joie Denise produced eight named foals, seven of which were fillies, including her final foal, a daughter of More Joyous's sire More Than Ready who was born last year.







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