Pencarrow Stud has welcomed the arrival of a lovely filly by Zabeel from Star Jasmine. Zabeel has become a totally dominant broodmare sire and a filly of this quality, from the famed Eight Carat family, generates real excitement.
Her half-brother by Bel Esprit was bought at Karaka 2013 by Dr KC Tan for $250,000. Star Jasmine will return to Zabeel this season.
Shikoba has delivered a very impressive bay colt by established sire O'Reilly. This NZB Filly of the Year Series winner has matured into her role as a broodmare and has been producing stronger foals each season. She has continued that trend in this instance and the stud is delighted with her current colt.
Marie Claire completed a very busy night with the arrival of her brown colt by Pentire. This was the fourth foal for the evening and marked the halfway point in the 2012 foaling season for Pencarrow. Marie Claire is a stakeswinning mare from one of the most established families on the Stud. She will visit Darci Brahma this year.
Pencarrow Stud has welcomed their first progeny by outstanding miler Makfi. Sopra Tutto has delivered a colt who is sure to please all connections. A daughter of Ethereal, Sopra Tutto produced a lovely filly by High Chaparral last season. That filly will join the racing team next season.
Grand Echezeaux has provided the stud with another highlight with the delivery of her latest colt, a strapping son of O'Reilly. Grand Echezeaux has previously produced the outstanding colts, and now stallions themselves, in Darci Brahma and Burgundy. She also has a beautiful yearling filly by Encosta de Lago who will be broken in during the Autumn before joining the Pencarrow racing team.
Vercors has produced an impressive colt by Bel Esprit. This is an excellent effort from a young mare who has made a good start to her breeding career. Her first foal, a filly by Stratum called Villars, is in training with Graham Richardson. Vercors was a stakeswinner and also placed at Group 2 level.
The blending of two great genetic pools was completed with arrival of the bay colt by Prince Conti from Poppies and Pearls. Prince Conti is a full blood brother to Burgundy, Pure Elegance and Dolmabache. Poppies and Pearls counts Peeping Fawn, Blush with Pride and Rags to Riches among her relatives.
Oh So Precious has continued her line of outstanding progeny with the delivery of a Mastercraftsman colt. Oh So Precious always produces impressive foals with size and quality. This colt is no exception. Pencarrow Stud offered a full brother in their draft for Karaka 2013 which was bought by Mr Ho for Macau.
Orquidea has produced her first foal, a bay filly by Darci Brahma. This is a particularly interesting mating that features a duplication of Richebourg in the third generation. It also involves the Darci Brahma/Montjeu cross that has gained prominence through Malandrino. Orquidea will return to Darci Brahma this season.
Battocchi has produced a strong bay colt by Darci Brahma. Battocchi has made a major contribution to the stud's fortunes both on the track and in the broodmare paddock. Her daughter, Guiseppina, is a winner and placegetter at the elite Group 1 level, while Battocchi herself won the Matriach Stakes at Flemington.
Miraflores has foaled an impressive bay colt by promising young sire Casino Prince. Earlier in the day Casino Prince underlined his potential by producing Longport to win the Tea Rose Stakes(Group Two) at Randwick. Miraflores is from a prolific family that has crossed well with Australian sires in the past. That formula appears to have worked well again in this case.
Ruppertsburg has started the weekend rolling with the delivery of an impressive bay filly by Darci Brahma. Bred on the established cross of Darci Brahma and Montjeu, this foal has a real presence coupled with bone and natural muscle.
The run of fillies has been broken with the arrival of a Dylan Thomas colt from Crystalline. This foal has the look of a potential stayer with a strong walk and some real scope. Dylan Thomas will be represented by his first crop of southern hemisphere three-year-olds this season.
Sarwatch has produced a strong bay colt by Darci Brahma. Sarwatch was the champion filly of her year and is a daughter of another champion filly in Riverina Charm. This colt represents the blending of two of the stud's most established families.
Mareva has foaled an impressive bay filly by Champion Miler Rip Van Winkle. A daughter of Zabeel, Mareva is a half-sister to New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Shikoba. Her three-year-old filly by Darci Brahma was an impressive trial winner recently.
Kristabeba closed a busy weekend with the arrival of a her bay filly by Road to Rock. Kristabeba is a daughter of Kris and from the family of Petrava. She will be bred to Sakhee's Secret in 2012.
Pencarrow Stud has welcomed a strong bay filly by Commands from Annie Daly. This was a red letter day for Commands producing a Group 1 and Group 2 winner at Rosehill later that afternoon. Annie Daly has a full brother to this foal in training with Bruce Wallace. He appears to be an outstanding prospect for three-year-old races this season.
Ethereal has delivered an impressive bay filly by Rip Van Winkle (Galileo). This foal has all the attributes required to emulate her famous parents with scope, frame, and an effortless action. She will be a welcome addition to the Pencarrow racing team in seasons to come.
Felenic completed a busy day in the foaling paddock when delivering a robust filly by leading sire Darci Brahma. Felenic is a stakes winning Cape Cross mare from an Oaks winning family. She is maturing into her role as a broodmare and this filly represents her best effort to date. She will be bred to Keeper this season.
French Fancy has presented Pencarrow Stud with the first progeny of home-bred stallion Prince Conti. This bay filly carries a duplication of Danehill and Sir Tristram in the third generation. She carries many of the physical attributes of her famous grandparents and is thriving in the pleasant spring conditions.
Zygadene has foaled an impressive filly by established sire Keeper. A talented racemare in her own right, Zygadene is a sister to outstanding broodmare Lafleur.
Her exceptional yearling colt by Commands was purchased for $320,000 by LDM Ltd in Queensland at Karaka 2013.
Division completed a trifecta of foals for the night with the delivery of an impressive bay colt by Savabeel. The winner of three races in a brief career, Division has made a promising start as a broodmare. Her first foal has been retained by the stud and her well-regarded Pentire colt was purchased by champion Singapore trainer Laurie Laxon for $130,000 at Karaka 2013.
Group-winning mare Santagostino has produced her fourth foal, a colt by leading stallion Lonhro. This is her first colt and he is a very smart and active individual. She has so far produced two winners from two to the races in Deliciano and Siciliani, both by Darci Brahma.
Santagostino will visit Pins this season.
Madeleine Noblet added to a productive weekend with the arrival of her second foal, a filly by noted distaff sire, Keeper. This is a very appealing filly with an athletic walk and bright disposition. Madeleine Noblet's very smart colt by Flying Spur was purchased by David Ellis at Karaka 2013 for $220,000. She was served by Mastercraftsman in 2013.
Beyond the Sunset has delivered an impressive bay colt by champion sire Fastnet Rock. This foal is a half-brother to two stakes winners including Te Akau Coup, winner of the Matamata Breeders Stakes. Beyond the Sunset will be bred to Darci Brahma this season.
Inniskillen has produced a bay colt by proven sire Testa Rossa. Inniskillen is a winning half-sister to champion filly Insouciant. Her two previous foals were colts by Darci Brahma. Her 2012 mating will be to Keeper in an attempt to produce a three-quarter sibling to Insouciant.
Velvet and Satin has taken advantage of a break in the spring weather to produce a lovely filly by Pins. The foal is a full sister to stakeswinner Bespoke and a half sister to recent debut winner Elysium. Velvet and Satin was represented by a grey colt by Mastercraftsman in the Pencarrow draft for 2013, bought by David Ellis for $40,000.
Madame Echezeaux foaled a strong bay filly by champion sprinter Starspangledbanner (by Choisir). Madame Echezeaux is a half-sister to Darci Brahma, also a champion sprinter and winner of five Group 1 races. This athletic filly appears to have inherited speed from both sides of her pedigree.
Almaviva has produced an impressive filly by Tavistock. This filly is a half-sister to smart Singapore performer Precisely. Almaviva will be represented by an imposing colt by Alamosa in the Pencarrow Stud draft for 2013.
Salkantay has delivered her first foal, a colt by High Chaparral. This Zabeel mare is a half-sister to two stakeswinners including Te Akau Coup. She will be bred to O'Reilly this season