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Bel Esprit in Seventh Heaven   Leave a comment

Bel Esprit in Seventh Heaven

Bel Esprit has taken out his seventh straight Victorian sires’ premiership with 154 individual winners and over $5.55 million in prizemoney.

The Eliza Park International champion defeated Darley sire Reset ($4.62 million) and fellow Eliza Park International stallion Magnus ($3.57 million) who spent the majority of the season as the stallion with the best winners-to-runners strike rate in the nation.

Blue Gum Farm resident Elvstroem ($3.48 million) and Greta West Stud sire God’s Own ($3.29 million) filled out the Top 5 among Victorian based stallions.

Bel Esprit finished one shy of his Australian record-equalling 155 winners in 2012-13 and has now produced over 100 individual winners for the past four seasons.  His first feature of the season arrived with Se Sauvier in the G2 Manifold Stakes at Flemington and he signed off with Royal Request in the Northern Territory Derby on July 19.

World-champion mare Black Caviar stands alone among his progeny that have now earned in excess of $40 million.

Darley sire Domesday claimed the Victorian 2YO title with 8 winners of $475,015.  Next best were Woodside Park’s Written Tycoon ($390,909) and Swettenham Stud’s Kaphero ($206,710).

Blue Gum stallion Turffontein finished fourth with $205,245 and that was enough for him to capture the Victorian first-season sires’ title.

Posted August 3, 2014 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding

EPI BOYS TAKE THE CAKE   Leave a comment

EPI BOYS TAKE THE CAKE

 Well, first off, happy birthday to all the horses out there. This would obviously have added effect if any of you could read, but for those of you wearing funny huts and chowing down on carrot cake you have our symp…, um, best wishes for the year ahead. But rather than gazing into the crystal ball, we’ll take this opportunity to dwell on the season past.

First cab off the rank, obviously, is Bel Esprit. August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014 saw the champ take out his 7th straight Victorian Sires’ title and accumulate 154 individual winners. That was one shy of his Australian record-equalling 155 winners in 2012-13, but unfortunately five behind Lonhro in 2013-14, relegating him to second. And as that wise man once told me, “second is better than … ah, third”: and for that matter, better than the 650 plus stallions which stood in Australia last spring. Bel Esprit (above) has now produced over 100 individual winners for the past four seasons and it’s probably worth pointing out – again – one of those winners wasn’t Black Caviar. What a star!

Magnus gets a great report card too: he spent the majority of the season as the stallion with the best winners to runners strike rate in the country and with the handful of yearlings he had on offer at major sales, blew them away with a flawless clearance and amazing average. With his oldest turning five today, 2013-14 was his best year to date and provided considerable hope for Magnus backers.

I ran into a guy at the Fiorente & Fighting Sun launch last night who said he had everything riding on Statue of Liberty and, while he might not have been totally convinced with my assurances that it was much safer than plonking it all on black at Crown Casino, the son of Storm Cat has had an equally impressive 12 months. High up on the 3YO charts – the fruits of his initial Eliza-conceived labours – SOL’s 2014 runners have included multiple Group winner Spirits Dance, Liberty Leader and Miss Steele, while he closed off the last week of July with city winners Olivier and Real Icon … not to mention that he’s got the best 2YO in Japan.

Astronomer Royal also figured on the charts with a top 10 finish among the Second Season Sires’, although ironically, his best runner in Oz was the European bred Weary won a Group race before running Group One placings in both the Doncaster and All Aged.

Although there were glimpses of glam in 2014 – in particular, Kalabek – Wanted left his main run until late in the season and any one who saw either the win of Winesearch in Adelaide last Saturday or War Point the day before, would definitely be looking forward to spring. We all are!

And it would be remiss to close without mentioning Monashee Mountain at our Queensland farm. It could be safely argued that he is the best value stallion the sunshine state given that he stands at just $3,300 and his 2YOs alone in 2013-14 including Miss Cover Girl (who won her first four), Setfire To Therain (unbeaten) and Amizade who won on debut at Eagle by eight lengths. From all of us at Eliza Park International, the best of luck for 2014-15.

 

Posted August 1, 2014 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding

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Victoria’s Finest   Leave a comment

Victoria’s Finest

Tara Madgwick – Wednesday, 23 July 2014

When a stallion dominates his peers as this one has it’s not luck and it’s not one good horse that has put him at the top of the tree.

Bel Esprit

Bel Esprit

Bel Esprit is on track to be crowned Victoria’s leading sire for the seventh year in a row and this season he’s done it with no help from his superstar daughter Black Caviar.

When a sire throws a horse such as Black Caviar it tends to overshadow all else and in the case of Bel Esprit, there are quite literally hundreds of other winners following in her wake.

Last year Bel Esprit took out the national title for individual winners, equalling the all-time Australian record of 155 winners set by Commands.

That mark has been surpassed by Lonhro this year, but there is every likelihood Bel Esprit will also eclipse his previous personal best as he has 153 winners on the board and a week of the season to run.

A brilliant early maturing two year-old that won the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes before training on at three to win the Group I BRC Doomben 10,000, Bel Esprit was tough, sound and lightning fast, qualities that have been transmitted to his offspring in spades.

By world renowned shuttle sire Royal Academy (USA) from a daughter of Golden Slipper winner Vain, Bel Esprit is completely free of Danzig blood and has proven a great foil for a wide spectrum of mares.

Black Caviar

Black Caviar

Black Caviar aside, Bel Esprit is the sire of 450 plus winners worldwide with progeny earnings topping $40 million.

His 19 stakes-winners are headed by Group I stars Black Caviar, Bel Sprinter and Bel Mer backed up by a raft of speedy sprinter milers that have raked in vast amounts of lucrative VOBIS bonuses over the years for their delighted owners.

Bel Esprit has had a fee reduction this year at Eliza Park International and will stand at $24,200, but in reality there has probably never been a better time to go to him.

Black Caviar announced herself as a superstar in the spring of 2010 and from that point Bel Esprit covered some outstanding mares including her dam Helsinge, who visited him in 2011.

Black Caviar’s full sister, who turns two on August 1 may well lead the next wave of success for Bel Esprit, who has the quality and numbers that should see him reign as number one in Victoria for many years to come.

Bel Esprit may well become Victoria’s most successful stallion ever if he can knock off the record of former star sires Better Boy (IRE) (Range View Stud) and Helios (GB) (Warlaby Stud), who won nine titles each.

In the sale ring, Bel Esprit consistently offers a good return with five yearlings averaging $110,000 at Magic Millions on the Gold Coast this year, while at Inglis Premier they sold for up to $140,000.

While unproven sires may take the fancy for a season or two before ultimately proving disappointing, Bel Esprit continues to deliver and for the broodmare owner seeking a low risk option at an affordable fee he’s impossible to go past.

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Posted July 25, 2014 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding

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200 FOR BEL   Leave a comment

200 FOR BEL
Bel Esprit has notched up win # 200 for 2013/14 with a score to Sir Fernando at Geelong on Friday. It’s the third season in a row that Bel Esprit has notched up 200 wins in a season and, as Karl Patterson of Thoroughbred Express points out, the champ is well on his way to claiming his sixth successive Victorian Sires’ championship. Not bad for a stallion standing at just $24,200!

Sir Fernando notched the 200th win of the season for champion sire Bel Esprit in the Pura Milk Winter Challenge (1200m) at Geelong on Friday.
The Colin Little trained gelding broke a long losing streak going back to Moonee Valley in March 2012. He missed the start before issuing a powerful challenge in the closing stages to score by over a length.
Sir Fernando (5g Bel Esprit – Ruby Doll by Desert Style) was initially prepared by Mick Price before moving to Lord Lodge earlier this season. He started racing as a spring three year-old and was only out of a place once in his first 8 starts before that run of outs.
He is from a half-sister to the dam of Perth stars Playing God & God Has Spoken and is raced by a syndicate organised by the late Bryan Muschialli along with his daughter Tracy Howard and Greg Funnell.
Friday’s result marks the third season a row Bel Esprit has topped 200 wins from his base at Eliza Park International in Victoria. He’s also challenging for second spot on the Australian table in that category with Fastnet Rock (202) and Choisir (201). The trio are a long way behind runaway leader Lonhro (244).
More importantly for Bel Esprit, he’s claimed the last six Victorian sires’ titles and leads this season’s premiership with earnings of $4.65 million. Darley resident Reset is next best with $4.32 million.
If successful, Bel Esprit will prevail without any help from his iconic mare Black Caviar who earned over $7.52 million in Australia between April 2009 and April 2013. His chief earner this season is G2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner Se Sauver with $175,875.
Bel Esprit (Royal Academy) will stand for a $24,200 (inc gst) service fee at Eliza Park International this year.

Photo: 200 FOR BEL<br /><br /><br />
Bel Esprit has notched up win # 200 for 2013/14 with a score to Sir Fernando at Geelong on Friday. It’s the third season in a row that Bel Esprit has notched up 200 wins in a season and, as Karl Patterson of Thoroughbred Express points out, the champ is well on his way to claiming his sixth successive Victorian Sires’ championship. Not bad for a stallion standing at just $24,200!</p><br /><br />
<p>Sir Fernando notched the 200th win of the season for champion sire Bel Esprit in the Pura Milk Winter Challenge (1200m) at Geelong on Friday.<br /><br /><br />
The Colin Little trained gelding broke a long losing streak going back to Moonee Valley in March 2012.  He missed the start before issuing a powerful challenge in the closing stages to score by over a length.<br /><br /><br />
Sir Fernando (5g Bel Esprit – Ruby Doll by Desert Style) was initially prepared by Mick Price before moving to Lord Lodge earlier this season.  He started racing as a spring three year-old and was only out of a place once in his first 8 starts before that run of outs.<br /><br /><br />
He is from a half-sister to the dam of Perth stars Playing God & God Has Spoken and is raced by a syndicate organised by the late Bryan Muschialli along with his daughter Tracy Howard and Greg Funnell.<br /><br /><br />
Friday’s result marks the third season a row Bel Esprit has topped 200 wins from his base at Eliza Park International in Victoria.  He’s also challenging for second spot on the Australian table in that category with Fastnet Rock (202) and Choisir (201).  The trio are a long way behind runaway leader Lonhro (244).<br /><br /><br />
More importantly for Bel Esprit, he’s claimed the last six Victorian sires’ titles and leads this season’s premiership with earnings of $4.65 million.  Darley resident Reset is next best with $4.32 million.<br /><br /><br />
If successful, Bel Esprit will prevail without any help from his iconic mare Black Caviar who earned over $7.52 million in Australia between April 2009 and April 2013.  His chief earner this season is G2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner Se Sauver with $175,875.<br /><br /><br />
Bel Esprit (Royal Academy) will stand for a $24,200 (inc gst) service fee at Eliza Park International this year.

ACTUALLY IT’S 6
Made a boo-boo! Turns out Bel Esprit has actually won 6 Victorian Champion Sires’ titles on the trot (his first in 2007/08 when his oldest were just 3YOs). This year, fingers crossed, he’ll make it 7.


 
June 8 

 
 

THREE MORE FOR BEL
It was another successful weekend for champion sire, Bel Esprit, who has piled on another three winners with Bella Dolce recording win # 8 at Morphettville on Saturday, while he spanned the country on Sunday with winners in Western Australia (Crown Saga) and Queensland (Perfect Rainbow).
The 3YO, Crown Saga, has now won two of her last three and is a homebred for Eliza out of the Danasinga mare, Vestment.
Ironically, the Queensland winner – Perfect Rainbow – was bred in WA by J Ch’Ng and is out of the Octagonal mare, Not So Square.

DOUBLE IS A MISS
It’s two in a row now for Bel Esprit filly, Beluga Miss, who spaced ‘em over 1000m at Geelong today, following up on her maiden victory over exactly the same journey just nine days ago.
Leading throughout last time around, the Matt Laurie (below) trained youngster sat just off the leader today before scooting away to score by 3 lengths.
Beluga Miss is one of 44 individual 3YO winners by Bel Esprit this season and is out of the Intergaze mare, Gazella.
 
May 28 

 
 

BEL’S EXCITING DOUBLE
Champion Sire, Bel Esprit, has added two more to the tally in the past two days with resounding wins to both Beluga Miss (Geelong 27 May) and Excited Spirit (Mornington 28 May).
The running double has now lifted Bel Esprit to 136 individual winners for the season and again edges him in front of Fastnet Rock for second place on the ladder.
The Matt Laurie trained, Beluga Miss led them a merry dance at Geelong with two and a half to spare over the 1000m and the 3YO filly appears to have a bright future.
She was first up from a spell and was only having her third outing, so she’s likely to gain plenty from the run.
As for Excited Spirit, there was definitely cause for excitement the way he finished off the 2000m, eventually putting over four lengths between himself and the second horse.
It was win # 3 for the lightly raced 4YO who is trained by John Sadler and is out of the Galileo mare, Excited Spirit – carrying three crosses of Northern Dancer in the first four removes.
 
May 12 · Edited 

 
 

ATTRACTIVE WIN BY BEL’S 2YO
You’ll have to excuse my schoolboy French (the teachers never did), but ‘attrait’ roughly translates to attraction.
And there was certainly a lot to like about the win earlier today of Bel Attrait who was lining up for the first time in Unibet SV 2YO Maiden at Warracknabeal for Troy Corstens.
Actually, truth be known, it wasn’t what you’d call an ‘attractive’ win … he was as green as grass and did a lot of things wrong, but the way he knuckled down with the post looming was very encouraging. And let’s face it – first prizemoney is a lot more attractive than second.
The youngster certainly has plenty of room for improvement and is definitely one to mark down in your black book.
We all got a nice buzz out of it too because Bel Attrait was bred and is part owned by long-time EPI clients and all round good guys, Bill Ozzimo and Tony Talarico. Won’t be the last time we write those names methinks.
As for Bel Esprit he continues to fly … five winners on the weekend and now a sixth.
By my tally (I wasn’t good at maths either!), Bel Esprit now has 127 individual winners for the season and only needs to keep up the current rate to break his Australian record equaling 155 winners last season.

Posted June 14, 2014 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding

Essenelles, a half-sister by Encosta de Lago to leading sire Bel Esprit,wins in South Africa   Leave a comment

Blue-Blooded Encosta Filly Wins in South Africa

Tara Madgwick – Sunday, 27 January 2013

Australian bred filly Essenelles broke through to score her first win at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday, the win of some interest as she is a half-sister by Encosta de Lago to leading sire Bel Esprit.

Trained by Lucky Houdalakis, Essenelles (pictured as a yearling) took the 1200 metre maiden by half a length.

A $250,000 Magic Millions purchase for World Wide Bloodstock from the Coolmore draft, Essenelles is a half-brother to dual Group I winner Bel Esprit, who is of course best known as the sire of champion sprinterBlack Caviar.

She is the eighth winner for Vain mare Bespoken, a half-sister to Group I VATC Blue Diamond Stakeswinner Mahaasin.

Bespoken died in 2009 at age 19 after the birth of Essenelles, who is her last foal. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted January 28, 2013 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding, Uncategorized

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Bel Esprit sire report (Leading Australia General Sires by Winners and Wins)   Leave a comment

Bel Esprit sire report

Leading Sires

Leading Australia General Sires by Winners for 2012-13 Season
Monetary figures shown are Australian dollars.

Rank Stallion Ccode Yof – To Stud Breeding Rnrs Wnrs Wins SW(SWins) Earnings Best Performer
1 Bel Esprit (AUS) 1999 – 2003 Royal Academy – Bespoken 205 71 97 2(2) $1,925,596 Honey Flower – 157,800
2 Lonhro (AUS) 1998 – 2004 Octagonal – Shadea 193 68 97 5(7) $4,444,399 Mental – 737,500
3 Exceed and Excel (AUS) 2000 – 2004 Danehill – Patrona 195 66 83 3(3) $2,630,368 Excelorada – 136,625
4 More Than Ready (USA) 1997 – 2001 Southern Halo – Woodman’s Girl 194 66 82 4(5) $2,424,717 More Joyous – 230,800
5 Encosta de Lago (AUS) 1993 – 1997 Fairy King – Shoal Creek 195 65 83 2(2) $2,151,248 Practiced – 131,700
6 Fastnet Rock (AUS) 2001 – 2005 Danehill – Piccadilly Circus 201 63 85 9(10) $4,669,886 Sea Siren – 645,000
7 Stratum (AUS) 2002 – 2006 Redoute’s Choice – Bourgeois 157 61 78 3(4) $2,428,695 Texan – 167,575
8 Redoute’s Choice (AUS) 1996 – 2000 Danehill – Shantha’s Choice 173 57 85 5(5) $3,748,070 Albrecht – 334,150
9 Not a Single Doubt (AUS) 2001 – 2005 Redoute’s Choice – Singles Bar 149 57 76 2(4) $1,891,591 Villa Verde – 160,000
10 Commands (AUS) 1996 – 2000 Danehill – Cotehele House 183 56 83 8(9) $4,154,626 Epaulette – 829,650

Leading Australia General Sires by Wins for 2012-13 Season
Monetary figures shown are Australian dollars.

Rank Stallion Ccode Yof – To Stud Breeding Rnrs Wnrs Wins SW(SWins) Earnings Best Performer
1 Lonhro (AUS) 1998 – 2004 Octagonal – Shadea 193 68 97 5(7) $4,444,399 Mental – 737,500
2 Bel Esprit (AUS) 1999 – 2003 Royal Academy – Bespoken 205 71 97 2(2) $1,925,596 Honey Flower – 157,800
3 Fastnet Rock (AUS) 2001 – 2005 Danehill – Piccadilly Circus 201 63 85 9(10) $4,669,886 Sea Siren – 645,000
4 Redoute’s Choice (AUS) 1996 – 2000 Danehill – Shantha’s Choice 173 57 85 5(5) $3,748,070 Albrecht – 334,150
5 Commands (AUS) 1996 – 2000 Danehill – Cotehele House 183 56 83 8(9) $4,154,626 Epaulette – 829,650
6 Exceed and Excel (AUS) 2000 – 2004 Danehill – Patrona 195 66 83 3(3) $2,630,368 Excelorada – 136,625
7 Encosta de Lago (AUS) 1993 – 1997 Fairy King – Shoal Creek 195 65 83 2(2) $2,151,248 Practiced – 131,700
8 More Than Ready (USA) 1997 – 2001 Southern Halo – Woodman’s Girl 194 66 82 4(5) $2,424,717 More Joyous – 230,800
9 Stratum (AUS) 2002 – 2006 Redoute’s Choice – Bourgeois 157 61 78 3(4) $2,428,695 Texan – 167,575
10 Not a Single Doubt (AUS) 2001 – 2005 Redoute’s Choice – Singles Bar 149 57 76 2(4) $1,891,591 Villa Verde – 160,000

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Friday, December 14, 2012

SIRE REPORT

R601

BEL ESPRIT, B. c. 1999, Royal Academy (USA) — Bespoken, by Vain.

A

B

C

D

E

F

Named Foals

Starters

Winners

Placed

SW

SP

Foal Crops

684

510

334

74

14

10

2004-2013

B/A= 74.6

C/A= 48.8

D/A= 10.8

E/A= 2.0

F/A= 1.5

C/B= 65.5

D/B= 14.5

E/B= 2.7

F/B= 2.0


SUMMARY Ctry

Sts

1st
(SW)

2nd
(SP)

3rd
(SP)

Earnings
AUS$

AUS

6005

837

(38)

690

(23)

673

(11)

23,980,953

NZ

66

6

4

5

37,287

GB

1

1

(1)

0

0

439,204

SAF

17

2

0

0

11,780

MAL

100

18

8

6

267,039

SIN

271

35

(1)

28

29

1,670,355

HK

122

11

10

8

1,407,049

TOTAL

6582

910

(40)

740

(23)

721

(11)

27,813,667

Posted December 16, 2012 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding

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6 generation online pedigree query, all horses   Leave a comment

6 generation online pedigree query, all horses 

pedigreequery.com/frankel3

Posted December 8, 2012 by belesprit09 in Bel Esprit breeding, Stallion Profile

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