Pencarrow Racing Boasts Remarkable Roll of Honour

Media Release - Sunday January 19

Pencarrow Stud has achieved international fame as a nursery of outstanding thoroughbred talent, but the blue and white hooped colours of Pencarrow’s racing team have also earned a stellar reputation.

Supera is the current flagbearer for Pencarrow RacingPencarrow Thoroughbreds operates an extensive racing team of homebred horses. From a dream combination of top-quality pedigrees and a first-class education at an exclusive training facility at Maungatautari, Pencarrow’s racehorses have consistently delivered exceptional results – providing the foundation for five New Zealand Owner of the Year awards for Sir Peter Vela.

There has been a long line of big-race victories in New Zealand, Australia and even further afield, and Pencarrow horses have played a key role in the careers of trainers such as Laurie Laxon, Mark Walker, Sheila Laxon, Steven Ramsay and Julia Ritchie, and the current premiership-topper Jamie Richards.

Pencarrow’s outstanding roll of honour is headed by the great Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm), who earned more than A$4.7 million with four Group 1 victories including the Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Melbourne Cup (3200m) in 2001. In the almost 20 years since then, no other horse has completed that famous spring double.

Lililikoi is another Pencarrow star for 2020Her dam, Romanee Conti (NZ) (Sir Tristram), won the Hong Kong Cup (1800m) along with four stakes wins in New Zealand and Australia.

Other Group 1 winners in the Pencarrow colours include Noble Heights (NZ) (Sir Tristram), Riverina Charm (NZ) (Sir Tristram), Clear Rose (NZ) (Deputy Governor), Grand Echezeaux (NZ) (Zabeel), Insouciant (NZ) (Keeper) and Guiseppina (NZ) (Johar).

The current headline acts are Supera (NZ) (Savabeel), who has won the Group 2 Tauranga Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) and placed in the Group 1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m), and the up-and-comer Lilikoi (NZ) (Charm Spirit), who won this season’s Group 3 Eulogy Stakes (1600m) and placed in the Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m).

These have all been outstanding results for fillies and mares bred by Pencarrow and retained to race in the blue and white colours. However, that does not mean that the cream of Pencarrow’s filly crop are never made available to prospective buyers.

Many budding star fillies and mares have been sold through Pencarrow drafts, including the top-class racetrack performers Hoeberg (NZ) (Maroof), Eleonora (NZ) (Makfi) and Arrabeea (NZ) (Zabeel).

Buyers will again have access to these sensational dam lines in Pencarrow’s draft at Karaka 2020.

  • Lot 43 is out of Lafleur (NZ) (Zabeel), who carried Pencarrow colours to Group 2 victories in the Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m) and Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic (2000m). She has already been the dam of Pencarrow Racing’s stakes-winning mares Amaryllis (NZ) (Red Ransom) and Papilio (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice).
  • Lot 162 is out of Papilio.
  • Lot 189 is out of Posavina (NZ) (Tiger Hill), who won the Group 3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) for Pencarrow. She is the dam of stakes-placed Pencarrow mare Podravina (NZ) (Bel Esprit).
  • Lot 212 is a daughter of Pencarrow’s Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) winner Rasa Lila (NZ) (Darci Brahma), who is a half-sister to Posavina.
  • Lot 285 is a daughter of another Pencarrow stakes winner, Silver Eclipse (NZ) (Darci Brahma), who won the Listed Pegasus Stakes (1000m) in fast time.
  • Lot 294 is out of Sopraffina (NZ) (High Chaparral), a half-sister to Supera and Eleonora.
  • Lot 308 is out of a half-sister to Lafleur.
  • Lot 373 is out of the Group 1-placed Uberalles (NZ) (Giant’s Causeway), a daughter of Ethereal and half-sister to the dam of Supera and Eleonora.
  • Lot 382 is out of a half-sister to Insouciant.
  • Lot 452 is a half-brother to Lilikoi.
  • Lot 565 is out of Echezeaux (NZ) (Encosta de Lago), a stakes-placed daughter of Grand Echezeaux, who is also the dam of Group 1 performers and sires Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill) and Burgundy (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice).
  • Lot 578 is out of a daughter of Insouciant.
Stallion Parade
More Reading...
All Inglis Breeze Up Videos Now Online
All videos from horses that have breezed ahead of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale are now available online following another successful day of action at Taupo in New Zealand on Monday.
Danehill Free
We love Danehill, of course we do, but if you own a broodmare that already has a double cross of the legendary sire then you will probably think long and hard about what to do with her this spring and a full list of Danehill free sires is probably what you really want to see.
Triple G1 Winner in foal to Justify to Be Offered at Fasig-Tipton November
Three-time Grade 1 winner BAST, in foal to Triple Crown winner JUSTIFY, will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale.  Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency will consign the three-year-old daughter of UNCLE MO on behalf of owner Charles Chu’s Baoma Corporation.
Vale, Bob Ingham
The Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry is mourning yesterday’s passing of Mr Bob Ingham AO at age 88, one of the country’s most passionate racehorse owners.
Brazen Beau Draws First Blood
A good deal of joy for the sponsors of Wednesday’s Darley Spring Preview (900m) at Flemington with Contract Racing’s homebred Brazen Beau colt General Beau looking the consummate professional in capturing the first-two-year-old race of the season.
Ace High's Trump Cards
Rich Hill Stud is delighted with the first foals of resident sire Ace High, a dual Group 1-winning son of High Chaparral.
Hat-Trick for Exciting Nicconi Filly
Tony and Calvin McEvoy have been patient with talented Nicconi filly Celestine, who posted her third win from as many starts when scoring at Flemington on Wednesday.
One to Watch – Wyong
Choisir had three promising maiden three year-old winners on Tuesday and one of them is our pick as the ‘One to Watch’.
Pierro's Little Sister Books Her Ticket to the Oaks
Pierro’s little sister Pensato broke her maiden at her fifth start while stamping her credentials for the Victoria Oaks with a dominant performance in Wednesday’s Kennedy Oaks Trial (1800m) at Flemington.
A Full Moon – Puissance de Lune’s book closes
Swettenham engage digital booking platform Breedr to manage stallion’s roster.