Rip Van Winkle

Vega Sicilia

Foaled in 2014

Chestnut Colt

Draft 2016 Premier Yearling Sale 25 & 26 January 2016, New Zealand Bloodstock, Lot #129

Sold NZ$110,000 to Mr DC Ellis

  • Foaling
36571 Vega Sicilia Web

DOB: 13/09/14

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.
  • Race Results

Account of PENCARROW STUD, Cambridge.

Lot 129 CHESTNUT COLT Box H 23
Foaled 13th September 2014 Branded: nr sh; 24 over 4 off sh


Rip Van Winkle (IRE)



Sadler's Wells

Northern Dancer

Urban Sea


Looking Back



Mustique Dream

Don't Forget Me


Vega Sicilia


Rodrigo de Triano

El Gran Senor

Northern Dancer

Hot Princess

Hot Spark



Blushing Groom

Mouton Magic


1st dam

Vega Sicilia, by Rodrigo de Triano. 3 wins at 1400m, 3d Waikato RC International S., Gr.1, BTC Rough Habit P., L, Avondale JC A & T on 123 Celebration H., Waikato RC Mackenzie Country (Hamilton) H. Half-sister to FILANTE ETOILE, Macchiato (dam of HARB). This is her seventh foal. Her sixth foal is a 2YO. Dam of four foals to race, three winners-

VALBUENA(g. by Darci Brahma). Joint Second on the 2012-13 NZ 3YO Free H (1600m+). 5 wins from 1400m to 2100m, NZ$58,675, S$201,674, to 2015, ARC Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, Singapore TC Open S., Open H., Gingerbread Man S.

Cosentino (g. by Choisir). 5 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$115,160, MVRCTwinings Assam Bold H., 2d Stony Creek Cup, 3d MRC Le Pine Funerals H.

Divine Kid (g. by Canny Lad). 2 wins at 1600m, HKJC Gallop H., Yan Chau Tong H., 2d HKJC Sapphire H., 3d HKJC Edward Piguet H.

Unico (f. by Sakhee's Secret). Placed to 2015-16.

2nd dam

GEORGIANA, by Nassipour. Unraced. Half-sister to STAR DANCER. Dam of 7 named foals, 5 to race, all winners, inc:-

FILANTE ETOILE(Soviet Star). 4 wins from 1400m to 2150m, NZ$118,850, A$34,000, QTC Metropolitan H., L, BOP RC Tauranga Hardware & Plumbing H., 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.2.

Vega Sicilia(Rodrigo de Triano). 3 wins. See above.

Macchiato. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC New Year's Day H., WRC New Zealand Post Horse of the Year H. Dam of-

HARB(Catbird). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, SAJC Oaklands P., L, HKJC Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup, Hang Hau H.

Arpeggio. 2 wins at 1200m in 2014-15, ARC Curraghmore Stud H.

Speedy Star. 2 wins at 1650m, HKJC Tsui Ping H., Tai Yuen H.

Can Opener. Winner at 1800m, HKJC 2006 Miss Asia Pageant H.

Manny Pacuiao. 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, Singapore TC Class 4 H.

3rd dam

MOUTON MAGIC, by Imposing. Winner at 1600m. Half-sister to TESSUTI, ZEPHYR SOUBA(dam of NATURALISM, CRYSTAL PALACE, IMPRESSIONISM - OLYMPIC BOY(Mal.)). Dam of 6 foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

STAR DANCER(Star Watch). 14 wins from 1000m to 2000m, NZ$293,000, A$440,860, Auckland Classic, Gr.1-twice, VATC Futurity S., Gr.1, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, ARC King's P., Gr.3, VATC Myer S., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC Thames Valley S., Gr.3-twice, ARC King's P., L, Counties RC Kenfair Bowl H., 2d AJC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, STC Shannon H., Gr.3, Gosford Guineas, L, 3d VATC CF Orr S., Gr.1, AJC Expressway S., Gr.2, 4th AJC All-Aged S., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, Epsom H., Gr.1.