Outstanding racemare Santagostino has delivered an impressive filly by Cox Plate winner Ocean Park. This mare counted the Great Northern Guinneas among her five wins. She has already produced Deliciano who won her sixth race when prevailing over 2100m fresh up this spring.
Dance My Dance has foaled a strapping colt by leading sire Snitzel. Already the dam of Group winner Posavina this Sadler's Wells mare hails from a prolific American family. The cross with Snitzel has been eagerly anticipated and the resultant foal has attracted great interest.
Madeleine Noblet continued a strong run of fillies when foaling a robust daughter of Ocean Park. This mare is a half-sister to Ethereal and a daughter of the great Romanee Conti. She is represented by a Mastercraftsman colt in the Pencarrow Premier Sale draft at Karaka for 2015.
Pavan has foaled an attractive filly by outstanding sire Darci Brahma. From one of Pencarrow's most established families Pavan has had a successful career both on the track and at stud. Her granddaughter Atacama remains one of the brightest hopes in the stud racing team, already a winner fresh up this season.
Rip van Winkle is a stallion that has produced some outstanding foals for Pencarrow Stud. Vega Sicilia has continued that trend with the arrival of her chestnut colt by the multiple Group 1 winning son of Galileo. This colt is a half-brother to group winner Valbuena and is from the immediate family of Star Dancer. Vega Sicilia returns to the same stallion this year.
Ethereal has produced her most impressive foal to date, a brown filly by Champion Sire O'Reilly. This filly weighed in at 72kg and will develop into an eye-catching individual. She has similar markings to her famous mother and we all hope she has inherited a least a fraction of that famous athletic ability. Ethereal will be bred to Savabeel this season.
Our Echezeaux created one of the highlights of the season when delivering her colt by Champion Miler Frankel. This is an impressive colt with ample size and bone. He has a lovely head and outlook. Our Echezeaux has already produced two Group winners and is herself a full sister to Grand Echezeaux, dam of Darci Brahma.
Stanica closed the weekend foalings when delivering her upstanding filly by All Too Hard. This Zabeel mare was placed at Group 1 level before injury brought her career to a premature close. She has started her new role in fine style having already produced the Group winner Rythm to Spare.
Affirmed Lane is renowned for producing a quality foal. She has enhanced that reputation with her current offspring, a colt by High Chaparral. Her best produce so far is the talented mare J'dane who proved to be competitive at the highest level in both Australia and New Zealand, a nose second to Princess Coup in the Kelt Capital stakes being her most memorable performance.
Camellia got her breeding career off to a fine start when delivering her first foal, a filly by So You Think. This daughter of Redoute's Choice and Lafleur was unraced due to suffering an embolism, however she has a promising future in the broodmare paddock.
A busy weekend got underway with the arrival of a Darci Brahma colt from Kuddam. Kuddam was a talented racemare who placed behind Platinum Princess at stakes level. Her first foal is a two-year-old colt by Excellent Art. He will be offered at the New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale in November.
Barbadine has produced her second foal, a filly by leading sire Darci Brahma. This mare raced in the stud colours after being imported from England, winning on two occasions. Her first foal is a filly by Encosta de Lago who has been retained to join the stud racing team. Barbadine hails from a very strong family being a half-sister to Group winner Flying Childers and stakes winner Requinto, and a daughter of Champion Irish 2YO Damson.
Cerberus has delivered an outstanding colt by Rip van Winkle. Being from the Eight Carat family and a half-sister to Group 1 winner De Beers, this mare has a promising career in front of her. Her first foal is a filly by Testa Rossa who will race in the stud's colours.
Huluava has delivered a lovely filly by Golden Slipper winner Sepoy. A very impressive foal that has good size and bone. Sepoy offers an interesting cross for this family which has traditionally taken time to mature. Huluava won on four occasions and has made a promising start to her breeding career. She will be represented by a Darci Brahma gelding at NZB's Ready to Run Sale in November.
Marie Claire has foaled an imposing colt by recently deceased champion sire Commands. This colt is a very strong and correct individual who is sure to attract attention. His dam being a group winning O'Reilly mare from a dominant black type family. Marie Claire earned further distinction when being placed at group one level behind Penny Gem.
Guiseppina began an exciting weekend when delivering her first foal, a filly by Fastnet Rock. The winner of the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap, Guiseppina is a daughter of Battocchi, another prominent Group winner in the Pencarrow stud colours. This filly looks very athletic and should develop into an outstanding prospect.
Insouciant has delivered her fourth foal, an impressive colt by Ocean Park. Insouciant was the champion three-year-old filly of 2007 and has made a promising start to her breeding career. Her first foal Equanimity has won twice and promises more as she reaches full maturity. She also has a three-year-old filly by O'Reilly in work with Sheila Laxon. Pencarrow stud will offer a More Than Ready yearling filly from her at the Karaka Sales Series in January 2015.
Mojave Aster has delivered her second foal, an outstanding filly by Pins. This mare is from the Eight Carat family and is a full sister to Lafleur. Her first foal is a lovely filly by Redoute's Choice and has been retained by the stud.
Velvet and Satin has produced a very attractive filly by Darci Brahma. This foal carries a close duplication of Pencarrow Stud matriach Richebourg. Velvet and Satin placed in The Thousand Guinneas (Gr1) and Royal stakes (Gr2). She is a half sister to Ethereal and a daughter of Romanee Conti.
Iconic has completed a busy day in the foaling paddock with the delivery of her impressive bay colt by Sakhee's Secret. The Centaine mare always produces a foal of real quality and this colt is no exception. Iconic decends from the family established by the outstanding Pencarrow filly Our Lafite.
Dolmabache has excelled with the delivery of an outstanding filly by champion sire More Than Ready. This is the first foal for the group winning daughter of Redoute's Choice and Our Echezeaux. Representing the family of Ethereal and Grand Echezeaux this foal could provide a lot of excitement for the stud in years to come.
Vandenne has foaled a colt by leading sire Commands. This colt takes on a new signifigance now that his sire has been recently deceased. Being the first foal of Vandenne, the colt qualifies as a three-quarter blood sibling to champion filly Insouciant.
Almaviva has foaled a black colt by outstanding sire prospect Reliable Man. A very athletic foal, he is similar in stature to his half sister Atacama. With a new racing season in sight, hopes are high that Atacama can boost the family's value. She produced some excellent efforts in group company last season and looks to have matured even more this year.
A new Season is underway with the arrival of Our Ella Belle's second foal. The Darci Brahma filly is from one of the most established families at Pencarrow Stud. Notable recent performers have included Plucky Belle, Winning Belle and of course the group winning dam...Our Ella Belle.