Bel Esprit For Queensland
Bel Esprit, who has been a great source of siring winners since going to stud in 2003, is to have a change of venue, he is to stand at Eliza Park International in Queensland.
His name is immediately associated as the sire of Black Caviar, however, let’s not forget one swallow does not make a summer, he has sired 100 winners plus over each of five seasons.
There was no rush to buy Bel Esprit as a yearling, he didn’t create much impression being knocked down to Macedon Lodge for a paltry $9,000, he returned to his owner $2,730.600 in prizemoney.
Foaled in 1999, by Royal Academy from Bespoken, he inherited the speed factor of his maternal grand sire Vain, who has proved an invaluable source of speed.
“This is a major coup for the Queensland breeding industry, “said Racing Queensland Chairman and prominent breeder, Kevin Dixon.
The move to Queensland for the 2015 breeding season is a huge vote of confidence for the QTIS program in the northern state; furthermore, he has been the most successful sire in the history of Super VOBIS.
He offers a good return on investment, his progeny run fast and run early, his yearlings selling up to $260,000 in 2015.
Eliza Park International’s sales and nominations Manager, Mark Lindsay, has pointed out the benefits of sending Bel Esprit north.
“Breeding in Australia is no longer a state issue with stallions moving about more, we are committed to our operations in both Queensland and Victoria and really see our business as having national appeal”
“For us Bel Esprit is an ideal fit for Queensland stallion ranks in 2015, by earnings and winners”.
“What’s more he allows local broodmare owners to access the thriving OTIS scheme and Victorians won’t miss out either “
“Due to the flexible structure of Super Vobis Bel Esprit’s progeny from 2015 conceptions can still qualify under Breedback, or through Category C, we see it as a win situation “ said Mark Lindsay.
Bel Esprit will stand at a fee of $18,700 in 2015.
Bel Esprit – A great sire