Pencarrow Lands First Foal for the Season

Pencarrow Stud has welcomed their first foal of the 2013 breeding season, believed to be the first foal born in the Waikato region this year. The new arrival is a filly by Rip Van Winkle out of Terroir, born on Sunday night, just shy of the official start of the new season, 1 August.

Her sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo), won three Group 1 races and was named Champion 3YO Miler in Europe in 2009 and Champion Older Miler in Europe in 2010. Terroir is by the all-conquering sire Danehill, the broodmare sire of 220 stakes winners including 45 Group 1 winners including Frankel, the highest rated racehorse of all time.

“It is a good medium sized foal with good bone and muscle,” commented Leon Casey, Stud Manager. “It is bred on the same cross as Frankel which is exciting.”

Rip Van Winkle x Terroir

Last season at Pencarrow Stud, Terroir produced a colt by Rip Van Winkle who will be heading to the National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka in January of 2014.

Pencarrow have 55 mares in foal this year that were covered by some of the best stallions in New Zealand and Australia.

“There are a few good mares to look forward to this year, Grand Echezeaux is in foal to O’Reilly, Lafeur is also in foal to O’Reilly, Insouciant is in foal to More Than Ready and Banchee will be having her first foal by New Approach,” said Casey.

Grand Echezeaux (Zabeel), a Group 1 winner, is best known for the deeds of her son Darci Brahma, a champion racehorse and rising star amongst the New Zealand sire ranks.

Lafleur (Zabeel) was a dual Group 2 winning racehorse and is the dam of two stakes winners Amaryllis (Red Ransom) and Papilio (Redoute’s Choice).

Insouciant (Keeper) is a Group 1 winner and New Zealand Filly of the Year Series winner and is expecting a foal by top-class Australian sire More Than Ready.

The brilliant Group 1 winning two-year-old Banchee (Oratorio) will have her first foal this year. The winner of the Group 1 Diamond Stakes is in foal to Darley stallion New Approach, who won the Epsom Derby with outstanding results coming from his first racing crop in the Northern Hemisphere.

A large number of high quality covering sires were chosen for this breeding season including Zabeel, Fastnet Rock, Exceed and Excel, Redoute’s Choice, Pins, Pentire, Lonhro, Dalghar, Makfi, Bel Esprit, High Chaparral and So You Think along with many more outstanding stallions.

As foals are born throughout the season at Pencarrow Stud photos and information for each will be uploaded to our website and can be viewed by clicking here.