Keyword: Encosta de Lago

  • Chautauqua comes home strong to win the Manikato Stakes.

    Chautauqua Last to First in Manikato

    Short-priced favorite Chautauqua roared from last and won the lucrative Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Oct. 23 at Moonee Valley's night meeting, stamping himself one of Australia's top sprinters.

  • Puccini Cuts Back for Thorndon Mile Triumph

    Appearing to have nowhere to run at the home turn, last year's New Zealand Derby (NZ-I) winner Puccini was eased off the rail and spurted through a narrow opening to win the Thorndon Mile (NZ-I) Jan. 24 at Trentham.

  • Figures Fall at Magic Millions Yearling Sale

    Buyers were plentiful but discriminating at the Magic Millions National yearling sale, which saw overall declines in total sales, average, and clearance rate at the close of the final of two select sessions June 5.

  • Figures Up for Magic Millions Book 2 Sale

    A Redoute's Choice filly sold for $280,000 ($251,580 in United States funds), the highest price from Book 2 on the fifth day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 12 in Queensland.

  • Impulsive Dream Tops Magic Millions Sale

    Impulsive Dream, a winning daughter of Encosta de Lago, will join trainer Lee Freedman's stable after selling for the top price of Aust$550,000 ($458,205 in U.S. funds) Aug. 16 during the Magic Millions August Thoroughbred sale on Australia's Gold Coast. Former trainer and now Melbourne-based bloodstock agent Bill Mitchell purchased the 3-year-old filly on behalf of breeder and high profile businessman Sean Buckley.

  • Inglis Sale Clearance Rate 90%

    The two-day William Inglis & Son Melbourne August mixed sale ended Aug. 14 with a gross of Aust$2,907,550 ($2,439,202 in U.S. funds) for the 366 horses that sold. The average price was Aust$7,944 ($6,664), and the clearance rate was 90%.

  • Exotic 'Encosta' Colt in Saratoga Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will have a touch of the exotic this year with a colt by Encosta de Lago among its offerings. Encosta de Lago was the leading sire in Australia for 2008/2009, and his offspring generate bidding frenzies when they're sold Down Under. But will buyers at Saratoga be interested when they have a chance to buy one of the stallion's sons Aug. 11, during the second session of the New York auction?

  • Vinery Stud Sells Session Topper in Australia

    Trainer John Wallace purchased the two highest-priced lots June 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. He went to Aust$220,000 (approximately $173,991) to secure a Flying Spur Graceful Lily colt, which was consigned by Vinery Stud. He also purchased an Encosta de Lago Major Drama filly for Aust$145,000 ($114,676) from Coolmore Stud.

  • Princess Coup Sets Magic Millions Record

    New Zealand champion Princess Coup brought a Magic Millions record price of Aust$3 million (approximately $2,453,346 in U.S. funds) June 4 during the opening session of the national broodmare sale on Australia's Gold Coast. New South Wales bloodstock agent Tony Bott was the buyer, outlasting a New Zealand-based group.

  • Encosta de Lago to Stand for $220,000

    Coolmore Australia has announced service fees for the 2009 season, headed by Encosta de Lago, who will stand at a reduced fee of $220,000.

  • Encosta de Lago Colt Leads Inglis Sale

    The number of horses bringing seven-figure prices rose to a sale total of six as the William Inglis & Son Easter yearling auction continued for a second day in Australia April 6.

  • Fastnet Rock Top Australia Covering Sire

    Headed by Fastnet Rock, Coolmore Stud stallions filled six of the top 10 places in terms of number of mares covered during the 2008 Australian breeding season.

  • Market Down as NZ National Sale Opens

    The New Zealand national yearling auction is trailing behind last year's pace after the opening day in Karaka Jan. 26. During the first session of the sale's premier portion, the 173 horses that sold grossed NZ$25,973,500 (approximately $13,752,189 in U.S. funds) and averaged NZ$150,136 ($79,493). The median price was NZ$100,000 ($52,947).

  • Encosta de Lago Filly Tops MM Auction

    A 2-year-old Encosta de Lago – Fayfa filly brought the top price of Aust$100,000 (approximately $67,371 in U.S. funds) during Magic Millions' inaugural Summer Carnival Thoroughbred sale Jan. 18 on Australia's Gold Coast. Kevin Dixon of Racetree purchased the juvenile.

  • Encosta de Lago Colt Makes Big Splash

    An Encosta de Lago colt brought the top price of Aust$2million (approximately $1,429,380 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast January 7. Trainer Gai Waterhouse purchased the full brother to 2006 Australian champion Racing To Win from Coolmore Stud, agent.

  • Hong Kong Sale Breeze-Up Held

    Approximately 450 Hong Kong owners and Hong Kong Jockey Club members turned out at Sha Tin Dec. 7 to witness the Hong Kong International Sale breeze-up (under tack show). Thirty one horses breezed on the turf while the prospective owners, trainers, and guests scrutinized their ability and physique from the grandstands.

  • Redoute's Choice is the sire of a weanling out of Twist My Heart who sold for Aust$700,000 during the first session of the Magic Millions national sale.

    Redoute's Choice Weanling Leads Way

    The Magic Millions national sale got off to a positive start on Australia's Gold Coast May 27 when the first session of the weanling sale was held.

  • Top sire Redoute's Choice is represented by 75 yearlings in the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale catalogue.

    Easter Sale Starts Sunday in Australia

    The prestigious Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale starts this weekend at Newmarket in Sydney. Five hundred and two horses are catalogued to be offered Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, with a brand new Select Session II of 195 yearlings set for Thursday.

  • Prices High at Hong Kong Sale

    Horses held up in Australia because of equine influenza are sold in Hong Kong at another blockbuster sale in that country.

  • Ignored Rules Led to EI Outbreak

    Australian health officials didn't seem too concerned when stallion Encosta de Lago arrived in late August at the Eastern Quarantine facility with an elevated temperature and nasal discharge, according to a groom with Coolmore. The groom also told a judge leading an inquiry into an outbreak of equine influenza that procedures for monitoring the people going in and out of the quarantine were not being followed closely.

  • Sacred Kingdom cruises to victory in the Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial.

    Sacred Kingdom Chases Champ Title

    Sacred Kingdom has just one formidable challenge left -- a race against Australian speed ace Miss Andretti at Sha Tin in three weeks time -- and the right result there will see him claim the title of the world's champion sprinter for 2007.

  • Australian bred Alinghi took the Ballston Spa (gr. IIIT) in her lone U.S. stakes win.

    Alinghi Has First Foal By Hussonet

    Two country stakes winner, Australian-bred mare Alinghi has produced her first foal, a filly by Hussonet in Australia. The foal was born at Arrowfield Stud in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

  • Encosta de Lago to Stand at Coolmore in Ireland

    There are two superstar stallions in Australia: One is Redoute's Choice and the other is Encosta de Lago. Coolmore owns Encosta de Lago, and he is about to be given the chance to show his talents on a global stage at the outfit's stud in Ireland.

  • Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Off to Great Start

    The Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in Victoria, Australia, is always seen as the main preliminary event on the under card to the April Easter Yearling Sale, also conducted by Inglis. If day one of Premier was a precursor of things to come, Easter should be mind blowing.

  • Racing To Win Takes Major Step to Cox Plate

    Racing To Win elevated himself to within sight of the summit with a history-making success in the Epsom Handicap (Aus-I) at Randwick on Oct 7. First prize for the heaviest-priced favorite in the 140-year history of the famous mile advanced his earnings to almost $3 million (Australian).

  • Man of Illusion wins Aegon Turf Sprint.

    Man of Illusion Gets Clean Trip and Win

    This time Man of Illusion had a clean trip. In his first start in this country, the Australian-bred horse had tons of trouble and still was beaten only two lengths in Keeneland's Shakertown (gr. IIIT). Friday, he had clear sailing and won the $116,000 Aegon Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Redoute's Choice Filly Brings Big Price in Australia

    The major international buyers have left Australia, but as day one of the Australian weanling and boodmare sale ended in Sydney on Sunday, it was obvious the buzz they created last week at the yearling auction still hung over the crowd.

  • On Eve of Easter Sale, Bargain Graduate Wins Big

    Bargains are relative, of course, but the Australian Easter yearling sale which starts April 18 gained a wonderful 'hook' on its eve when Racing to Win landed the $2 million (Australian funds) Doncaster Handicap (Aust-I) at nearby Randwick.