Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit to stand at stud in Queensland   Leave a comment

Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit to stand at stud in Queensland

Champion mare Black Caviar in action.

Champion mare Black Caviar in action.

BLACK Caviar’s dad Bel Esprit is on his way to Queensland.

Eliza Park International have decided to send the 15-year-old stallion north to its Queensland base to take advantage of the beefed-up QTIS bonus scheme in the Sunshine State.

Bel Esprit was a winner of the Blue Diamond and Doomben 10,000 on the racetrack, before his true claim to greatness came in the shape of his freakish daughter Black Caviar.

He has sired more than 100 individual winners in each of the past five seasons as his progeny close in on the $50 million earnings mark.

Eliza Park International’s sales and nominations manager Mark Lindsay said moving their No.1 ranked stallion north showed how committed the operation was to Queensland, where they also stand Love Conquers All, Monashee Mountain and Instinction.

Dad . . . Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit with strapper Anton Presnell.

Dad . . . Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit with strapper Anton Presnell.

“We are fully committed to our operations in Victoria and Queensland, but really see our business as having national appeal,” Lindsay said.

“Bel Esprit is an ideal fit for the Queensland stallion ranks given that on current earnings he is the highest ranked sire in the state by earnings and winners.

“What’s more he allows local broodmare owners access to the thriving QTIS scheme.’’

Bel Esprit will stand at a fee of $18,700.

The acquisition is seen as a coup for the local breeding industry and comes after a successful QTIS sale at the Magic Millions last month.

Changes to QTIS bonuses will take effect next season, with yearlings sold this year eligible for more money than ever before.

Lindsay said Eliza Park had a 66 per cent increase in paying nominations for their Queensland stallions thanks to last year’s QTIS announcement.

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Posted April 24, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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