By one of Australasia’s leading sires in Encosta de Lago, Our Ella Belle lived up to her breeding when winning the Group 3 Taranaki Cup. A mare that had shown that she was more than capable of performing at black-type level; she was brought into the race in winning form and was too strong for her opposition in the straight, winning the Taranaki Cup by a memorable one length margin.
OUR ELLA BELLE
An honest performer on the track, Lord Pyrus showed that he had metropolitan ability and after proving himself on the smaller Australian tracks, he made his way to Melbourne. Racing well at Mooney Valley and Flemington, it was at Caulfield where he put in a big performance in the Group 3 Carlyon Cup over a mile, winning by almost two-and-a-half lengths.
A sprinter that had shown good ability on the track, Amaryllis took her well-deserved black-type victory in the Group 3 Darley Plate over 1200 metres at Ellerslie. Ridden by James McDonald in the race fresh up, the mare took the lead at the top of the Ellerslie straight and never looked back, taking the Group 3 by a classy one-and-a-quarter lengths.
From one of New Zealand’s most celebrated families, Amaryllis is from the Group 2-winning mare Lafleur and is a descendant of the Eight Carat family.
Smart racemare who raced from the Sheila Laxon stable. The winner of seven races including the Group 3 Cuddle Stakes at Trentham and also finished runner-up in the Listed Anniversary Handicap.
Won the Group 3 Tranquil Star Stakes over 1400m and scored five wins in total. A high quality galloper. Superbly bred daughter of Vice Regal and Mary Mead.
A very talented galloper who produced some very creditable performances on the racetrack highligted by success in the Group 3 Sunline Stakes at Te Rapa run by the Cambridge Jockey Club. Trainer Paul O'Sullivan alwasy spoke highly of his ability and was not afraid to take on some nice races with him during his racing career. He won five of only 11 starts during a short but notable racing career.
Very consistent racemare and a stakes winner taking out the Group 3 Invercargill Gold Cup. Winner of 6 races. Dam of Group 1 winner and outstanding galloper Allez Suez who won five races and was a multiple stakes performer. Very successful at stud.
A talented filly that only had a short career before injury curtailed her fledgling career. A winner on debut as a two-year-old, the daughter of Redoute’s Choice entered the Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes at her second start and defeated a quality field of fillies. She is the second foal to race from Our Echezeaux and is a full-sister to Group 2 winner Dolmabache.
The Pencarrow Stud bred gelding achieved his first Group 3 win in the R.J. Peters Stakes race at Ascot in November 2014. He was sold at the 2011 Karaka Premier Yearling Sale for $220,000 where he was taken to Australia to begin his racing career. He raced with distinction in Melbourne, winning three races and was Group 3 placed in the David Jones Cup during the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Bass Strait is out a Zabeel bred mare, Crystalline, and his grand dam Clear Rose was a Group 1 winner.
A $1.3 million yearling, Burgundy won his first three races in succession at age three culminating in the Listed Canterbury Stakes. Later in the season he cemented his place as one of the top three-year-olds in New Zealand winning the Listed Mr Tiz Trophy and the Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes by over two lengths in a dominant display of speed. He won the Listed Manawatu RC Flying Stakes and the Listed Levin Stakes as a four-year-old. He has been retired to stand his first season at stud in 2013. He will stand at world-renowned Cambridge Stud.