The in-form Pencarrow racing team struck again on Monday when Cote D’Or (NZ) (Makfi) won the $8,000 Tauranga Hardware and Plumbing 1600 at Tauranga.
Rider Danielle Johnson brought the four-year-old mare home for a come-from-behind win for trainers Ken and Bev Kelso, scoring by a length and three-quarters. Cote D’Or has now had seven starts for two wins, three placings and $12,700 in stakes.
Bred and raced by Sir Peter Vela, Cote D’Or is out of Our Echezeaux (NZ) (Zabeel), the dam of stakes winners Dolmabache (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice) and Pure Elegance (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice). She is also a three-quarter sister to Romanee Conti (NZ) (Sir Tristram), a multiple stakes winner and the dam of Caulfield and Melbourne Cup heroine Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm).
This is one of Pencarrow’s world-renowned families, with Our Echezeaux being a sister to Grand Echezeaux (NZ) – a Group One winner herself, and the dam of Group One winner and top sire Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill), as well as the multiple stakes winner Burgundy (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice) and stakes-placed Saperavi (NZ) (Stravinsky).
Our Echezeaux is a three-quarter sister to Romanee Conti (NZ) (Sir Tristram) another high-class racemare who is the dam of champion mare Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm).
Since Boxing Day the Pencarrow racing team has had seven wins, a second and a third from 13 runners.