Bel Esprit ex Sacred Point Colt

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • An exceptional colt … big, strong athletic type with a magnificent conformation.
  • By the sire of perennial Champion, BEL ESPRIT, sire of over 600 winners including
    BLACK CAVIAR.
  • From a FASTNET ROCK mare who won her first 3 starts and was a stakes performer.
  • Hails from an outstanding stakes producing family which includes brilliant 3YO sprinter, SHE WILL REIGN, winner of last year’s Golden Slipper and a Group 1 winner last spring.
  • Bred on the proven BEL ESPRIT x DANEHILL cross which has produced several stakes winners including the Group 2 winner AFLEET ESPRIT.
  • To be trained by Peter & Paul Snowden. Other highly credentialed Snowden trained runners include; REDZEL, CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, & BENFICA

THE HORSE

The sire of BLACK CAVIAR, from the family of SHE WILL REIGN – this colt will go early and FAST…

This colt is a big, strong athletic type with magnificent conformation with all pointers going to early speed.

His sire, BEL ESPRIT, is a perennial Champion Sire with over 600 winners of 2000 plus races to his credit, in addition to producing the legendary BLACK CAVIAR – who went her career undefeated in 25 runs, including 15 Group 1 successes and almost $8 Million in total prizemoney, and Group 1 winner BEL SPRINTER (pictured).

Meanwhile, the colt’s dam, SACRED POINT, won her first 3 races – acquitting herself well in stakes company – and is by Champion Sire FASTNET ROCK who, not surprisingly, is beginning to forge a memorable career as a Broodmare Sire, already showing up through Group 1 winners TIVACI and SANTA ANA LANE.

Furthermore, the dam is out of a ½ sister to Sydney black type winners TOUCH OF SUN and MILLIE (Gimcrack Stakes winner at 2), while the third dam is Group 2 juvenile winner SUNSHINE SALLY.

Another close relation is the exciting 3YO, SHE WILL REIGN, winner of last year’s $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper and, in the spring, the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes who was crowned Champion 2YO in Australia last year.

Meanwhile, the BEL ESPRIT x DANEHILL cross has enjoyed considerable success with Bel Esprit stakes winners AFLEET ESPRIT, ICONIC, LOVEYAMADLY, SILVER BULLION etc. all from Danehill line mares.

This colt is a forward yearling, who has a dynamic 2YO pedigree behind him, and we see him as an ideal prospect to challenge for all the major juvenile prizes, including the 2YO Triple Crown featuring the Golden Slipper.

BEL ESPRIT

Sire of racing’s immortal BLACK CAVIAR but has also produced over 600 winners of more than 2000 races at a strike rate of winners to runners

A Champion Australian Sire – equaling the record for the most winners in a season BEL ESPRIT was Champion Victorian Sire for 8 successive seasons and leading Queensland based sire for the last 4 seasons.

His progeny have earned in excess of $60 Million in worldwide Stakes earnings.

BEL ESPRIT produced over 100 individual winners for 7 seasons in a row and, aside from BLACK CAVIAR, his black type winners include Group 1 sprinters BEL SPRINTER and BEL MER, plus 2018 Caulfield stakes winner LADY ESPRIT, SWEET SHERRY, KEEN ARRAY, TACTICAL ADVANTAGE etc. They go early and they go fast!

A Champion 2YO in his own right, winning his first 5 races including the Group 1 Blue Diamond, BEL ESPRIT also trained on to capture the Group 1 Doomben 10,000.

It’s also worth noting that the match up of BEL ESPRIT with DANEHILL line mares has already produced Group 2 winner AFLEET ESPRIT, ICONIC, LOVEYAMADLY and SILVER BULLION.

SACRED POINT

Get ready to REIGN

This colt is the 2nd foal of a 4-time winner by FASTNET ROCK, not only a Champion Sire, but a rising star in the broodmare sire ranks with his daughters having already produced the Group 1 winners TIVACI and SANTA ANA LANE.

Bel Esprit has been a superb sire of 2YO’s, and this family of dam Sacred Point is packed with winning 2YO form, suggesting this colt will be a quality early runner.

Sacred Point – who won her first 3 starts and was 4th at stakes level in the Canterbury Breeders Stakes – is out of a ½ sister to Sydney stakes winning 2YO in Gimcrack winner MILLIE, and the Sydney stakes winner of 8 races in TOUCH OF SUN.

Notably, another close relation is the Champion 2YO and Group 1 winning 3YO, SHE WILL REIGN (2017 Golden Slipper & AJ Moir Stakes).

This colt’s granddam is the Group 2 winning 2YO and Group 1 AJC Oaks runner-up, SUNSHINE SALLY, while other relations include Group 1 winning sprinter PENGHULU (13 wins) & his stakes winning ½ brother JACK ATTACK (11 wins).

Interestingly, this colt is linebred to ROYAL ACADEMY through a son and a daughter (FASTNET ROCK’s dam PICCADILLY CIRCUS), while four of BEL ESPRIT’s stakes winners are out of DANEHILL-line mares.

Please note that this outstanding colt is eligible and suited to target the following races:

  • $8,000,000 Inglis race series (already nominated)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
  • $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Inglis Sprint (already nominated)

In September 2016, Racing New South Wales announced unprecedented increases in prizemoney, with $204 million on offer for the year to come.

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