Dance My Dance has brought the 2012 foaling season to a close with the arrival of her colt by Shocking. Dance My Dance is already the dam of Group winning filly Posavina, successful in the Lowland Stakes (Gr3). She has a Darci Brahma two-year-old filly that has been retained for the stud's racing team.
Shopping Spree has delivered the final filly of the season. By leading sire Choisir, this filly is a half-sister to capable racemares Kuddam and Via Veneto. Shopping Spree always leaves a strong type and this foal is no exception weighing in at 62kg.
The run of fillies continues as Darcybee delivers a bay daughter of Pins. Darcybee was a very competitive racemare winning the listed Pegasus Stakes at the New Zealand cup meeting. She is from the established family of Sharp walk and Classic walk. Darcybee will be rerpresented by an impressive Exceed and Excel colt at the karaka sales series for 2013.
Another valuable filly has arrived in the Pencarrow foaling paddock via the delivery of a bay filly by Makfi from Our Echezeaux. This mare has stepped out of the shadows of her full sister Grand Echezeaux in the last season to establish her own credentials. Her daughters Pure Elegance and Dolmabache have both added Group level successes to an already elite family.
Our Echezeaux has a very athletic colt by High Chaparral on offer in the Pencarrow Premier draft for 2013.
Lucky Be Lucky has foaled an impressive filly by leading young sire Darci Brahma. This Storm Cat mare has already produced the prolific winners Santangelo and Terroir. She appears to be on the verge of leaving a really outstanding horse in the near future. Her best chance may be the Darci Brahma yearling colt bought by Lisa Latta for $200,000 from their Premier draft at Karaka 2013.
Jeanatta Cochrane rounded off a busy week when delivering a quality filly by Darci Brahma. She has already produced Queensland Guineas winner Saxon and two other stakes performers from her first three foals to race. Jeanetta Cochrane is bred on the famed Sadler's Wells/ Riverman cross and hails from the Aga Khan's highly regarded 'K' family.
Mirandola has delivered a quality filly by outstanding sire Darci Brahma. Mirandola was a stakeswinner at two, and she is herself the daughter of Group 2 winner Paolino. The third dam is champion Riverina Charm, winner of four Group 1 contests. This filly therefore represents an unbroken line of three stakeswinners.
Kailey Princess has foaled an impressive filly by Rip Van Winkle. This Danehill mare is now twenty years old but that hasn't affected the development of this foal. She has weighed in at 60kg and exhibits all the quality of the previous foals from this mare.
Kudamm has excelled with the delivery of a 62kg foal, an exceptional size for a maiden mare. This Excellent Art colt has plenty of muscle and bone and should grow into a most impressive specimen. Kudamm was an accomplished performer winning three times and being stakes placed behind Platinum Princess.
New Zealand Derby placegetter, Uberalles, has foaled an athletic filly by High Chaparral. Uberalles is Ethereal's first foal and showed abundant ability in a short career. Her three-year-old filly, Biddable, has also shown promise in her first appearances this spring.
Alentejo has delivered her second foal, a colt by Prince Conti. Alentejo is from an established Pencarrow family that includes multiple Group 1 winner Star Dancer. This family traces back to such elite performers Naturalism and Crystal Palace.
Pink Beach has produced her first foal, an imposing colt by promising sire Sakhee's Secret. A winner on two occasions, Pink Beach is from the family of international miler Blue's Traveller. She is also closely related to smart Melbourne performer Graphical.
Pavan completed a busy night in the foaling paddock when she delivered her colt by Darci Brahma. Pavan was a very accomplished racemare running second to Tycoon Lil in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks. She also placed second in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks later that season. At stud she has produced the very smart group performer Let Loushe (Black Minnaloushe).
Paolino has foaled a robust filly by established sire Pins. This family boasts such outstanding performers as Sarwatch, Riverina Charm and Paolino herself. Paolino will be represented by a colt by Stratum in the Pencarrow draft for Karaka 2013.
Affirmed Lane has foaled a half-sister to outstanding performer J'dane. A very strong filly she is typical of Affirmed Lane's previous progeny who have excelled in both the sale ring and on the racetrack. By international miler Makfi, this filly will be a welcome addition to the Pencarrow racing team in years to come.
Magical Moment has delivered an outstanding colt by Darci Brahma. This daughter of Sadler's Wells has already distinguished herself by producing Fears Nothing to win the Rich Hill Mile (Gr2) and place second in the Easter Handicap (Gr1).
Huluava started the weekend activity with the arrival of her colt by Darci Brahma. A talented racemare, Huluava is leaving a particularly good type of foal and the stud holds high hopes for her breeding career. She will offer a full brother to this colt at the NZB Ready to Run Sale later this month. Her three-year-old filly by Casino Prince has shown a good deal of promise in her early trials.
Iconic added to a growing list of colts with the delivery of her son by Red Giant. Iconic is from one of Pencarrow Stud's foundation families. It includes the quality performers Insouciant and Dorabella, both winners of the Group 1 One Thousand Guineas at Riccarton. She will be bred to Postponed this season.
Posavina has started her breeding career in fine fashion with the delivery of a quality filly by Street Cry. Posavina was the winner of the Desert Gold Stakes and is from the family of outstanding racemares Tiz Juliet and My Juliet. She will be bred to Makfi in 2012.
Boito Belle has foaled an athletic bay filly by Darci Brahma. This filly is a full sister to promising Singapore performer Tom. Boito Belle is a half-sister to Group-winning mares Winning Belle and Our Ella Belle. She will be bred back to Darci Brahma in 2012.
Caldera has delivered her first foal, a bay colt by promisng sire Oratorio. Caldera is from the highly regarded family of Balanchine and West Wind. This imposing colt will be included in the Pencarrow draft for 2014.
Bartolomeo foaled an athletic colt by leading young sire Darci Brahma. This colt is a half-brother to the smart Singapore performer Johnathon. Another full brother will be offered at the NZB Ready to Run sale next month. Bartolomeo is a daughter of Group 2 winner Paolino and a granddaughter of champion Riverina Charm.
Lafleur has foaled a very strong colt by leading sire O'Reilly. A daughter of Zabeel, Lafleur won twice at Group 2 level and was placed in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks. She has begun her breeding career in fine style producing the stakeswinners Amaryllis (Red Ransom) and Papillio (Redoute's Choice). She will return to O'Reilly in 2012.
Love Connection has delivered an impressive chestnut colt by exciting young sire Sebring. This daughter of Sunday Silence has already produced the very good Group 1 performed racemare Stanica, who raced in the Pencarrow Stud colours. Love Connection will be bred to Darci Brahma this spring.
Kirin Belle has foaled a strong bay colt by established sire Keeper. Kirin Belle has already produced Group 1 performers Our Ella Belle and Winning Belle. She is the granddam of two other stakes winners including Group 1 winner Fabiani. Her yearling colt by Alamosa sold for $180,000 and is showing considerable promise in early training this year.
Devil's Lair has delivered a quality chestnut filly by Pins. This is one of the most consistent families on the stud having produced quality performers such as Vapour Trail, Santagostino and Encosta Diablo. This filly is assured of a place in the Pencarrow racing team and looks sure to advance the fortunes of this family.
This filly's half-brother by High Chaparral was purchased at Karaka 2013 by astute bloodstock agent James Bester for $270,000.
Eminent Walk has foaled a bay filly by Darci Brahma. Already the dam of three stakeswinners, Eminent walk has had a long and productive career at Pencarrow Stud. A daughter of Sharp Walk she represents one of our foudation families. She now has two Darci Brahma fillies to run for her in the next few years, as she begins a well earned retirement.
Zabeel filly foals are now collector's items and Pencarrow Stud has collected two in the last few days. Lycia has delivered a classic bay filly by the Champion Sire. From the family of De Beers and Tristalove this filly is capable of making a major contribution to the stud over the next few years.
Lycia's Zabeel yearling colt was purchaed by James Bester Bloodstock for $370,000 at Karaka 2013, and she will return to Zabeel again this season.
Santangelo has started her career as a broodmare in fine style with the delivery of an attractive filly by Darci Brahma. A winner on seven occasions, Santangelo possessed speed and determination, qualities she appears to have transmitted to this foal who stood and drank within half an hour. Santangelo will visit Pins in 2012.
Copper Canyon has produced a very strong colt by first season sire Paco Boy (by Desert Style). This is the first progeny viewed of Paco Boy and it appears the cross between two outstanding stallions has worked to great effect. Copper Canyon returns to Waikato Stud to visit Savabeel in 2012.