Makybe Diva Changes from Encosta de Lago to Fusaichi Pegasus

Makybe Diva Changes from Encosta de Lago to Fusaichi Pegasus
Photo: Mark Gatt
Makybe Diva

Australia's greatest racemare Makybe Diva, who last month gave birth to a wonderful looking and leggy son by Galileo, was going to be sent to superstar stallion Encosta de Lago this year.

However, that stallion is in lockdown at Eastern Creek's quarantine facility and it appears he will not get out this year.

As a result, the Champion mare's connections have chosen former Champion and Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus   as her beau this year.

The 3-time gr 1 Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva (Desert King-Tugela) was covered by fellow Coolmore sire Fusaichi Pegasus on Monday in Australia. She won Aus$14,526,500 in purse money while racing and has been labelled the best horse since Phar Lap to race in Australia.

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