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Bel Esprit mare Vivacious Spirit, Costa Viva wins the the Group I New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m)   Leave a comment

Costa Viva Wins New Zealand Thousand Guineas

By @MyraLewyn
Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013 1:34 PM
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 2:35 PM

Costa Viva turned the tables on luckless favorite Bounding with a three-quarter-length win in the New Zealand Bloodstock One Thousand Guineas (NZ-I) Nov. 16 at Riccarton Park.

Seeking to extend a three-race win streak, including her victory over Costa Viva in the Hawkes Bay Breeders Gold Trial Stakes (NZ-III) in September, Boundless had problems in the starting gate and had to undergo a veterinary inspection before she could start. Caught three wide throughout the 1,600-meter (about one mile) classic as Costa Viva relaxed off the brisk early pace, Boundless moved to challenge for the lead nearing the home turn.

The winner was ready to roll under Leith Innes, however, and the filly uncoiled a powerful rally to edge past with 250 meters remaining and held on for the victory.

Boundless held for second, outfinishing Costa Viva’s stablemate Spellbinder, who checked in third after racing with the frontrunners.
Trained by Jason Bridgman for Dave and Nicky Hurst, Dianne Ford, and Ray and Jan Batten, Costa Viva covered the distance in 1:35.42 on a track rated as good.
“The race today panned out well for her with a bit of early tempo,” Bridgman told New Zealand’s The Informant about the Australian-bred Encosta de Lago filly. “That set her up for the last shot and she made the most of the opportunity presented.”
After winning her career debut in August, Costa Viva finished second, three-quarters of a length behind Boundless in the Gold Trial. She rebounded to tally her first stakes win in the John Grigg Ray Coupland Oct. 19 in her previous start.
With the Guineas triumph, the filly has three wins and a second from four career stars. She was a $100,000 ($97,590 in United States funds) purchase out of the Tyreel Stud consignment by New Zealand bloodstock agent David Ellis at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.
Costa Viva is the 20th group I winner for Coolmore’s elite Australian sire Encosta de Lago, a 20-year-old son of Fairy King. She is the first starter out of the stakes-winning Bel Esprit mare Vivacious Spirit, who was a multiple group-placed in Australia.

Costa Viva

Encosta de Lago / Vivacious Spirit
Racing Record:
Wins:3 (2 G&L)
Stakes Money:$231,185
Group and Listed Achievements:
1st $300,000 Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas 3YOF SW 1600m
1st $50,000 Listed Ray Coupland Stakes 1400m
2nd $70,000 Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes 1200m
 Costa Viva, trained by Jason Bridgman, was purchased by David Ellis from the Gold Coast Sale for $100,000.  A classy runaway winner on debut in August 2013, she stepped up to Listed company at just her second start and was a close runner up in the $70,000 Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes behind Bounding at Hawkes Bay in September 2013.

It was only a matter of time until this Encosta de Lago filly claimed black type honours and this came at start number three when she was a smart winner of the $50,000 Listed Ray Coupland Stakes 1400m in October 2013 at Ashburton – a race now won seven times by Te Akau – her stablemate Chambord was impressive in second – he subsequently finished second in the $400,000 Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas at his next start.

In November 2013 at only her fourth start, Costa Viva downed the hot favourite Bounding to claim line honours in the $300,000 Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas when ridden by Leith Innes.

Costa Viva is raced by Dave and Nicky Hurst, Dianne Ford and Ray and Jan Batten.

New Zealand Guineas winner more icing for Cake

Brian Russell Bloodstock Media Service 

CAKE, the England bred Never Say Die mare who is ancestress of Snippetson, Snowland, Freeze, Portillo and Myboycharlie, had her descendants honour board added to Saturday when a filly, Costa Viva, by Coolmore’s champion Australian sire Encosta de Lago took out the $300,000 Group1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas at Riccarton, Christchurch in fine style.

A representative of the family that earlier produced world breed shapers Fairway and Pharos, Cake was herself unplaced, but two of her daughters, the Prince Tenderfoot sisters Icing (a Group 3 winner in England at two) and Molokai (minor winner at two) between them are ancestresses of more than thirty stakes winners.

Icing, the most successful of the two, produced four stakes winners, including Al Hareb (USA), a champion at two in England and a handy sire in Australia, and Snowtop, ancestress of Snippetson, Snowland, Freeze, Portillo, Snow Alert and Vinery Stud importation Myboycharlie (Ire), a champion at two in France and a promising young sire.

Molokai was imported for Segenhoe, now Vinery, as a 9-year-old and supplied seven foals and five winners including Serene Look, a Sydney winner and twice Listed second, and Hawaiian Island, a winner and placed Sydney. Serene Look is the dam of two juvenile Listed stakes winners, Russian Caravan and Custard, and grandam of Fravashi (Group 2 and 3 winner) and Pure Joy (Group 3 winner), while Hawaiian Island has had all her five foals win but no stakes horses.

A daughter of Last Tycoon, Hawaiian Island went to Snippets and produced Bit of a Bliss, the dam of Vivacious Spirit (Group 3 winner at Group 2 second twice – 1000m-1200m) and grandam of Audacious Spirit (five sprint wins, one Listed, in Brisbane). As they are both by Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit, Vivacious Spirit and Audacious Spirit are three-quarter sister and brother. Vivacious Spirit has given the family a boost by being the dam of Costa Viva, a very promising filly who has raced four times for three wins, including the New Zealand 1000 Thousand Guineas and a Listed event, and finished second in the Hawkes Bay Breeders Stakes.

A sister to a current 2-year-old colt and a half-sister to a Flying Spur yearling colt, Costa Viva, like her dam, was bred in Victoria by K.G.Williams and K. Biggins. She went through the Melbourne Yearling sale at $90,000 and then at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast for $100,000.

The eight runner field which contested this year’s New Zealand1000 Guineas was a remarkable one as six of the runners were sired in Australia by Australian bred sires and the other two were by New Zealand used sires got in Australia.

Costa Viva’s victory provided the second leg of a Guineas double for Australian sires who call Coolmore home as the New Zealand 2000 Guineas run at same track the week before fell to the Fastnet Rock colt Atlante. Eight of the eleven runners in that field were also sired in Australia.


Posted November 23, 2013 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny, Uncategorized

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Bel Esprit granddaughter Lottie’s Lady notches well earned 3rd win   Leave a comment

4 year old grey mare (14-9-2008) Sire: Dash for Cash Dam: Witty Carlotta (Bel Esprit)

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Breeder: Bridsan Bloodstock
Owners: P C Scollard, D J Kaine, M R Hilder, R J Bennett, M A Ganderton, S I Eaton, J I Frame
Colours: Aqua, Navy Blue Shamrock And Sleeves, White Armbands, Aqua And Navy Blue Quartered Cap

Trainer: Mark Ganderton (Latrobe)     Jockey: Anthony Darmanin (late alt)      Barrier:6

Record: 15:3-0-6     Prizemoney:$40,125    1st Up: 4:2-0-2    2nd Up: 4:0-0-3

Track: 4:1-0-3     Dist: 2:1-0-0     Track/Dist:1:1-0-0     Good: 3:0-0-2     Dead: 7:2-0-2     Slow: 4:0-0-2     Heavy: 0:0-0-0

Distance(s) Won: 1150 (2)

Lottie’s Lady notches well earned win

07 / 03 / 2013


Lottie's Lady holds out Devon Lass and Tuktoyaktuk to win BM 68 nicon Click to enlarge

Underrated mare Lottie’s Lady broke through for an over due win when she led all the way to take out the Frank Feeney Benchmark 68 Handicap over 1420 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston last night.

The Mark Ganderton-trained mare showed good early speed and rider Anthony Darmanin was happy to let the four-year-old  grey mare stroll to the front and once settled she held sway to the home turn.

When Devon Las arrived on the scene that mare appeared to have the leader’s measure but when Darmanin called on his charge for the supreme effort she dug deep and went on to defeat Devon Lass by a half-length with the winner’s stablemate Revenging a fast-finishing third.

ottie’s Lady’s trainer Mark Ganderton said the mare deserved the win and believes there more wins in store this preparation.

“This mare probably should have won one earlier in the prep,” Ganderton said.

“Tonight she had to do it at both ends of the race and I’m very pleased with the way she toughed it out,” he said.

Lottie’s Lady went into the race on the back of three thirds at her only starts this time in.

She is impeccably bred being by Dash For Cash from the Bel Esprit mare Witty Carlotta.

Ganderton said he felt sorry for reigning premier jockey Stephen Maskiell who had ridden the mare at her three previous starts this preparation but had to watch from the sidelines because of a suspension incurred lat week.

Of $12,500.1st $8,125, 2nd $2,500, 3rd $1,250, 4th $625
BenchMark 68, Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices can claim.Track Condition: Dead 4 Time: 1:27.80 Last 800m: 0:47.90
Color Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 6 LOTTIE’S LADY Mark Ganderton Anthony Darmanin 5 54.5kg $4.30
2 5 DEVON LASS Leon Wells Rasit Yetimova (a2) 0.3L 4 55kg (cd 53kg) $16.80
3 3 REVENGING Mark Ganderton David Fisher (a4) 0.8L 3 57kg (cd 53.5kg) $3.50
4 1 TUKTOYAKTUK Dianne Ray-Luttrell Brendon McCoull 1L 6 59kg $3.10F
5 2 BERTIE’S BELLS Gary White Bulent Muhcu (a2) 1.2L 2 58kg (cd 56kg) $5.80
6 4 DATE AND SIGN Stephen Lockhart Ms Sigrid Carr (a3) 2L 1 55kg (cd 53kg) $8.70

Posted March 7, 2013 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny

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Audience Feedback- Which Stallion Suits Black Caviar – Part Two   Leave a comment

Audience Feedback- Which Stallion Suits Black Caviar – Part Two

Tara Madgwick – Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Audience response to our story posing the question of what stallion would suit Black Caviar best has been overwhelming, so if you’re interested in what people have to say including respected pedigree expert Jane Henning read on.

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Posted August 8, 2012 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny

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What stallion do I put a Bel Esprit mare to?   Leave a comment

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Hi All,

This is my first broodmare and my breeding knowledge is pretty limited so looking for some help/suggestions.
I would like to put her to a Qld stallion if possible as I plan on breeding to race.
I was looking at Publishing initially for the vain inbreeding he has of 4sx4d but after further research this might be a bit of a gamble?
I like the looks of Choistar as that continues the Biscay, Northern Dancer theme and adds the element of Silly Season inbreeding that Black Caviar also has. My concern was the Danehill inbreeding, would be 4sx4d, just not sure of the track record here?
Any recommendations for who to contact re: pedigree analysis also??
Thanks all, looking forward to learning how this all works!

Posted July 12, 2012 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny

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3rd of Bel Esprit broodmares (Belcentra) to have 1st start at Gosford   Leave a comment

3rd of Bel Esprit broodmares (Belcentra) to have 1st start at Gosford


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2 year old bay gelding (27-8-2009) Sire: Exceed And Excel Dam: Belcentra (Bel Esprit) View Pedigree Report
Breeder: Darley
Owners: Sheikh Mohammed
Colours: Maroon, White Sleeves, Maroon Cap With White Star
Gear Changes: Blinkers FIRST TIME, Lugging Bit FIRST TIME

Trainer:Peter Snowden (Warwick Farm)     Jockey:Joshua Parr 56.5kg     Barrier:2

Record: 0:0-0-0     Prizemoney:$0    1st Up: 0:0-0-0    2nd Up: 0:0-0-0

Track: 0:0-0-0     Dist: 0:0-0-0     Track/Dist: 0:0-0-0     Good: 0:0-0-0     Dead: 0:0-0-0     Slow: 0:0-0-0     Heavy: 0:0-0-0

T8 of 10

RHIL 07Feb12 900m Slow BT-2-C-OPN $000 Christian Reith 0kg Barrier 0
1st Pierro 0kg, 2nd Lightning Drew 0kg 0:54.12

T2 of 7

W FM 29May12 800m Slow BT-2CG-UNR $000 Joshua Parr 0kg Barrier 0
1st Elemental 0kg, 3rd Centabounce 0kg 0:47.60, 3.80L

T2 of 8

RHIL 21Jun12 900m Slow BT-2CG-MDN $000 Joshua Parr 0kg Barrier 0
1st National Theatre 0kg, 3rd Replicates 0kg 0:56.41, 0.20L

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Posted July 3, 2012 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny, Pre-race story

Which Stallion will have the honour of being the first to serve champion mare Black Caviar?   Leave a comment

Fasntet Rock favourite for date with Black Caviar

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Filled in: Horse Racing Betting | 28/6/2012 at 4:46pm
Online bookmaker has opened a market on which Stallion will have the honour of being the first to serve champion mare Black Caviar and it’s Fastnet Rock ($2.75) who is the leading candidate in a long queue of possible suitors.

More Than Ready is next in the market at $6.00, with Encosta de Lago and Lonhro priced as $9.00 chances, while So You Think has been installed at $11.

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Posted June 28, 2012 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny

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Black Caviar: So what’s on offer for the great mare in Australia?   Leave a comment

The boys for Black Caviar


Posted by Danny Power on Jun 26, 2012 | 0 comments

The boys for Black CaviarSpring might not be in the air, but for the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry in the depth of winter, spring is very much on its mind.

The man-made modern thoroughbred stallion isn’t required to fight his rivals to build a harem of mares—the multi-million dollar advertising machine takes care of that, and this year the competition for a dwindling number of mares is running hot.

Most of the headline stallions are fully booked, but there is always room for one more … a special mare, too good to refuse.

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Posted June 26, 2012 by belesprit09 in Broodmare Progeny

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