Every breeder that has ever bought a mare from the US does so in the hope she will not only produce a good foal for them, but also that her pedigree back in the Northern Hemisphere will kick and in the case of this lucky breeder the dream scenario has unfolded in spades.
Victorian based bloodstock team of Sean and Cathy Dingwall of Caithness Breeding invested in such a mare in 2008, securing the now six year-old Dixie Union mare Tizsotrue (USA) privately through Florida based bloodstock agent Catherine Hudson.
"She was only a filly at the time and while she had a good pedigree, it wasn't something that had obvious appeal for mainstream Australia," said Sean Dingwall.
"We took the line that colonial speed over an imported mare was the way to go, so we decided to take a chance on her with a view to making her into our foundation mare if successful."
The hope of a pedigree upgrade has happened in spectacular fashion for Tizsotrue, whose dam Tizso is a full sister to champion racehorse and successful sire Tiznow.
Just days before she arrived in Australia, her half-brother Tiz West won the Group III Cinema Stakes at Hollywood Park adding further lustre to the page, which already had Tizsotrue as a half-sister to a Listed winner in Tizakitty.
Fast forward to 2012 and there is a new big horse on the page and they don't come bigger than three year-old colt Paynter(pictured ESPN) , who won the Group I $1million Monmouth Haskell Invitational on the weekend.
Another half-brother to Tizsotrue, this time by Awesome Again, Paynter has burst on to the scene this year with a debut win in February that earned 'TDN Rising Star' status followed by some commendable efforts against the A graders including a neck second in the Group I Belmont Stakes to Union Rags.
The Bob Baffert trained colt, who was bought as a Keeneland September Yearling for $325,000 by Zayat Stables, finally found his time to shine in the Haskell, cruising home to a dominant three and three-quarter length winner in the 1 1/8 mile contest.
The pedigree page for Tizsotrue is now looking decidedly fat and the Dingwall family will be hoping her change in fortunes will reflect in sale ring dollars and winners here in the years to come.
"She went to Dane Shadow her first season at stud here, who we believed would give her a great opportunity to get an early runner," Dingwall said.
"She produced a colt (pictured as a yearling earlier this year) that has been broken in and will go into work shortly.
"Her second foal is a lovely Duporth filly that seems very typical of the stallions progeny to date and we are hopeful she will make Magic Millions in January."
Tizsotrue missed to Encosta de Lago last year so will have no foal this year, but is booked to visit Widden Stud's young gun Sebring this spring.