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Another star for Bel Esprit

Bel Esprit, the most underrated sire in Victoria, and the best with progeny earnings, in excess of $41 million dollars, has sired another star in Sistonic.

Without drawing comparisons between her and the three quarter sister, Black Caviar, this would be ridiculous however, she is a high class filly with a lot quality and a touch of class, and she is in there with a bright future.

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When Bel Esprit was offered as a yearling, all the so called good judges and experts steered away from him due to a hock they considered was not right, that did not deter the late Kurt Stern, he bought him for $9,000 and laughed all the way to the bank.

Bel Esprit won eight races including the Blue Diamond Stakes and the Doomben 10,000, and was placed five times from his 19 starts.

With over $40 million in progeny earnings he is by far the second highest stake earning sire ever to stand in Victoria.

Bel Esprit is by Nijinsky’s brilliant son Royal Academy, he is proving a very good brood mare sire and quite dominant in present day pedigrees, the dam, Bespoken is by Vain, who had no peer as a sprinter.

Both Black Caviar and Sistonic have a double cross of Vain within their pedigrees, he won the Golden Slipper Stakes and as a three year old he stepped out into open company winning twice at Group1 level, and once at Group 2 level, over the four days of the Victoria Racing Club’s Spring Carnival and became champion sire in 1984 after runner up the previous year to Sir Tristram.

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Statue of Liberty Shines

Statue of Liberty is more than capable of getting a good horse, he has done it before and lightning has struck again in the form of Lucky Liberty who remains unbeaten after three starts.

He has sired 34 stakes winners with progeny earnings of just over $31 million dollars, after having to miss two breeding seasons due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza in August of 2007.

Formerly he stood at Blue Gum Farm, he shuttled for a season to Japan, when the E I drama was discovered he was forced to lose two breeding seasons in Australia, devastating for a horse of seven years of age.

Two of the best years of his life gone, wasted, nothing to show for it at the time when his progeny were winning well, such as Hay List and Mic Mac and numerous other winning progeny.

Now located at Eliza Park International, Statue of Liberty has been rejuvenated, he is on the crest of a wave at present, siring quite a number of winners of late besides the highly promising three year old Lucky Liberty, he looks the real deal and could easily win a Group 1 on his first preparation.

Being by Storm Cat, Statue of Liberty has inherited the speed of his sire, whilst his dam line is exceptional.

His dam, Charming Lassie, is a three quarter sister to A P Indy, by Seattle Slew, the pedigree is well endowed with Black Type

SOL photo CustomStatue Of Liberty at Eliza Park Int



       A QUALITY Draft

     For Magic Millions

Lot 50 Bay Colt (NZ) by Savabeel --Affairoftheheart (NZ) by Fusaichi Pegasus

First foal from a dam that won 6 races from 1600 to 2100 metres, grand dam Call Me Lily, 8 wins, dam of 6 foals to race, 5 winners, dam full sister to Soriano, 5 wins to Group level.

Lot 73 Bay Filly by Bernardini (USA) – Any Dane Now by Danehill

Dam of 3 foals to race, 2 winners, dam half sister to triple Group1 success Boban , 2nd dam Kenbelle, 3 wins include AJC Australian Oaks.

Lot 106 Chestnut Filly by Love Conquers All Believe ‘N Achieve, by Beautiful Crown.

Dam won 8 races from 1200 to 1600 metres, this is her second foal, has had one foal to race, from the family of Chief De Beers, 20 wins, multiple Group1 winner.

Lot 112 Brown Colt by Written Tycoon -- Bluedanu by Danzero

From a winning dam of 5 races at 2 years, dam of 6 foals to race for 4 winners , from a half sister to Motown Lady , 2nd dam, Suburban Blues by Bluebird, dam of 8 winners.

Lot 191 Chestnut Filly by Foxwedge – De Lago Lass by Encosta De Lago

From an unraced dam of 3 foals to race, 2 winners, a half sister of Rothesay, Q T C Guineas winner, a definite Black Type family that produced Canny Lad, Astute Angel and Al Jameel.

Lot 243 Bay Colt (NZ) by Savabeel – Fire Song (NZ) by Senor Pete

Dam won at 2 years with 5 wins in all to 1200 metres, including AJC Sapphire Stakes Group 2, this is her 5th live foal, 2 have raced including Olympic Anthem placed at Group level.

Lot 456 Bay Filly by Fastnet Rock – Mist (Ire) by Galileo

Filly carries a double cross of the great Danehill with an international pedigree, this is her second foal , while the grand dam, Beauty Bright, was lightly raced, she won twice including the Group 3 Curragh Renaissance Stakes.

Lot 477 Bay or Brown Colt by Statue Of Liberty – Music In The Park by Bel Esprit.

First foal of a dual city winning mare by Bel Esprit, grand dam Songs Of Vienna by Umatilla, Group placed, three quarter sister to Hadabeclorka, dam of four foals to race, including City Of Song, by Bel Esprit, who had 5 wins.

Lot 491 Bay Colt by Magnus – Northpoint by Dehere.

A well related colt by Victoria’s most consistent sire, from a winning dam with an excellent pedigree, dam, a winning half sister to Bond Street, a family well endowed with the great Star Kingdom imfluence.

Lot 530 Bay Colt by Fastnet Rock – Pretty Flamingo by More Than Ready

Dam unraced with an impressive international pedigree, her progeny yet to race, second dam, Milanova by Danehill won 3 races, SAJC Tokyo Cup Group 3 inc., from the family of the well performed sire, Holy Roman Empire.

Lot 623 Chestnut Colt by Written Tycoon – Solar Song by Flying Spur

Interesting colt from well performed winning family, dam, a winner, has produced 5 foals to race, 4 are winners, second dam, Sumatra, champion South American mare, won 12 races, most at Group level.  

Lot 664 Bay Filly by Northern Meteor – Tantalized by Octagonal

A filly among the last crop of the ill fated Northern Meteor, from an unraced dam, out of a high quality family, first foal has already been placed, a pedigree lined with winners.

Lot 804 Bay Colt by Moshe – Lady Kin by Keltrice

First foal to be sold by the speed machine Moshe, full brother to Black Caviar and half brother to All Too Hard, carriers a double cross of Vain, dam has produced nine foals including Lyell, winner of 7 races.  


Eliza Park In For The Long Haul

Phil Marshall, one of the enthusiastic young guns at Eliza Park Int., recently returned from a shopping spree at Newmarket with bloodstock advisor, David O’Callaghan.

The purpose was to buy good quality young mares in foal to prominent sires, that is where the future lies, it has to be seen as an investment, and youth is the way to go.

Phil is no stranger to Newmarket, he was born there, he comes from a racing family, his father is still involved in the industry.

Bloodstock is at a premium in Britain and Ireland at present, with buyers worldwide in search of the best bloodlines, in many instances money becomes secondary.

The only mare purchased out of the sale this time for Eliza Park Int. was Pure Excellence for 260,000 guineas, a four year old daughter of Exceed And Excel she is lightly raced, having won three races as a two year old and is currently in foal to Oasis Dream.

“She has a nice pedigree, we really liked her, she has a great covering to a leading sire,” said David O’Callaghan.

“We are in no hurry to bring her here, she will remain in our northern hemisphere operation, we have eight mares in the UK, Ireland and the U S,” he added.

They will be bred to Dubawi, and Oasis Dream, while Kingman is on the short list coming into northern hemisphere spring season.

Eliza Park Int. purchased 17 excellent mares on the Gold Coast earlier this year, with the majority covered this season by either Fiorente or Fighting Sun.  


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