Foaled: Aug 29, 2017
Trainer: Trevor Andrews
When I went to the Magic Millions Yearling Sale early in January, I went with one request from Ascot trainer Trevor Andrews-to buy an Exosphere for him to train.
Given the success of Lonhro’s champion son Pierro, now well established as a genuinely top class sire, it’s no wonder that there’s considerable anticipation surrounding the offspring of his next superstar son to go to stud in Exosphere.
A brilliant juvenile that trained on to score a dominant win in the Group 1 ATC Golden Rose at three, Exosphere was retired to stud lightly raced with 5 wins from just 10 starts. Of those 5 wins, 2 were as a 2yo, and 3 were in succession, they being the G2 Run To The Roses, the aforementioned G1 Golden Rose, and also the G2 Roman Consul Stakes in what was an outstanding 3 year old season. It’s little wonder that he’s been very popular with breeders, and so has good numbers at all the major sales for 2019. His size and strength is apparent in his yearlings, and if his raw ability is there as well, then buyers will be quick to snap up these youngsters and write another chapter in the success of Lonhro as a sire of sires.
This filly is plain bay in colour (just like WINX!), she’s a strong type, quite solid with a deep girth, correct conformation, good feet, and a nice nature. She looks every inch a runner.
Potential Future Residual Value: The importance of future residual value when purchasing thoroughbred fillies should be taken seriously when considering whether to buy a colt or a filly.
Whilst almost all colts end up being gelded and are therefore suitable only for a further career off the track, fillies and mares, if they’ve shown ability on the track are worth considerably more as potential broodmares.
Importantly then, there’s quite a bit of promise in this filly’s immediate family which is another reason that I decided to buy her. She has an older 2yo relation-a black colt by Pierro that sold last year for $100,000 that’s being trained in New Zealand. The mare, Amaliehaven has a Testa Rossa foal at foot, and she’s now in foal to Shalla, the top rated juvenile in both England and France in 2015 and who stands the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Arrowfield Stud for $33,000. All of that means that something could very likely jump out of her pedigree page and further boost the value of this filly. If she were to do well on the track, then there’s another pay day waiting when she eventually gets sold as a potential broodmare. It could even be just the same from a financial point of view of winning a big race!
As mentioned, she’ll be trained at Ascot by Trevor Andrews. With a wealth of experience and big race victories behind him, Trevor has proven himself to be one of the most successful trainers in Perth over the last few decades. He’ll be doing his very best to get both her-and you-in the Winners Circle!
5% shares are priced at $4,755 which includes the fall of hammer price, transport from QLD to WA, insurance to 1/8/19, breaking in and all agistment and associated costs to September 30th 2019. After that date, from October 1st, the syndicate fees are fixed at $220/month (billed quarterly in advance), an amount which is calculated to cover all normal costs.
BAY FILLY (AUS)
|Foaled 29th August 2017|
EXOSPHERE (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud Aust. 2016, France 2017). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1400m, A$1,091,600, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Roman Consul S., Gr.2, Skyline S., Gr.2, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, 4th VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1. Grandson of SP Highest, a half-sister to SW Tell Me Straight (WATC Belgravia S., L) and SW Vibrant Virgo. Closely related to SW Destino, SW Genuine Girl, SW Impressing Matters, etc. His oldest progeny are yearlings.
AMALIEHAVEN, by More Than Ready. Winner at 1850m, 3d ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.
AMALIENBORG, by Danehill. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1250m, 1400m, AJC Bronte H., Ad Alta 2YO H., 2d AJC Convention Centre H., Neutral Bay H., Ajc.com.au H., STC Hyde Park Inn 2YO H., 3d AJC Someset Fair H. Sister to DANELAGH (dam of SUBSCRIBE - VENGEANCE OF RAIN (H.K.), DIZELLE, BERNICIA), Villa Bled, half-sister to CABLE - WELL DONE (Mac.). Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-
Amaliehaven. Winner. See above.
PALATIOUS, by Semipalatinsk. 7 wins from 1200m to 3200m, A$304,420, WATC CB Cox S., Gr.2, Perth Cup, Gr.2, Queen of the Turf H., Bianco Lady Quality H., Seppelt Fleur de Lys H., Captain's Club H., Budget Rent-A-Car H., 2d Western Australian Oaks, Gr.2, WATC Martin H., Wt Beazley H., Gilt Patten H., Parliamentary H., Activators Quality S., 3d WATC Imperial S., L, Burgess Queen S., L. Sister to MEMPHIS BLUES, EVASION, Bluetinsk, Russian Trader,
DANELAGH (Danehill). Second top filly on The 1997-98 Australasian 2YO Classification. 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$887,400, VATC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, VRC Shamrock Travel H., L, VATC Tranquil Star S., L, MVRC William Crockett S., L, 2d VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, STC Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, VATC Gwyn Nursery S., L, 3d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 4th MVRC Anthea Crawford S., Gr.2, VRC Vanity S., L, VATC Schweppes Cup, L. Dam of-
SUBSCRIBE - VENGEANCE OF RAIN (H.K.) (Zabeel). Horse of the Year in Hong Kong in 2006-07. Champion Stayer in Hong Kong 2004-05 & 2006-07 & in UAE in 2006-07. 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, A$64,000, HK$46,965,500, 11,040,000Dhs in Aust., HK and U.A.E, HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, Nad al Sheba Dubai Sheema Classic S., Gr.1, MRC Chairman's S., L, HKJC Cathay Pacific International Cup Trial, L, Centenary Vase, L, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby, L, Hong Kong Gold Cup, L, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, L, Fairy King Prawn H., 2d HKJC Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Gr.1, Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup, L, Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association Trophy, 3d Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup, Gr.1, VRC Talindert S., L.
DIZELLE (Zabeel). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2400m, A$983,890, AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, MVRC Woodstock Mile Oaks, Gr.2, AJC Canterbury Cup, Gr.3, Rockdale 2YO H., 2d AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, STC Hill S., Gr.2, AJC Beech House H., 4th STC BMW S., Gr.1, AJC Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Chairman's H., Gr.2, VRC Saab H., Gr.3. Dam of-
PINOT (Pierro). 3 wins from 1800m to 2500m, A$733,275, in 2017-18, VRC Oaks, Gr.1, MRC Ethereal S., Gr.3, VRC Kennedy Oaks Trial P.
DIZLAGO (Encosta de Lago). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 2000m, A$85,163, MRC Ethereal S., L, Shoobra 2YO P. Producer.
BERNICIA (Elusive Quality). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$313,200, MRC Summoned S., L, Illawarra TC Keith F Nolan Classic, L, 2d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., L, 3d Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Gr.3. Dam of-
OLD NORTH (Lonhro). 4 wins from 1350m to 2000m, A$316,990, to 2017-18, ATC Tulloch S., Gr.2, BRC Makers Mark H., ATC All Too Hard at Vinery P., Cafe Culture & Insitu H., 2d ATC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, 3d ATC Octagonal H., NSW Tatt's RC National Jockeys Trust H., 4th ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, Phar Lap S., Gr.2, GCTC AD Hollindale S., Gr.2.
CABLE - WELL DONE (Mac.) (Last Tycoon). 8 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$93,540, M$1,666,550 in Aust. and Macau, SAJC Jansz S., Gr.3, VATC Highways Tabaret H., 2d VATC Out of Danger 2YO H., Macau Airdrieonians H.
Villa Bled (Danehill). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$290,600, AJC Profix Sprint H., 2d Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, 3d AJC Emancipation S., Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Winter S., Gr.2, BTC Labour Day Cup, Gr.3, Illawarra TC Keith F Nolan Classic, L. Producer.
Palatial. 3 wins from 1400m to 1600m, AJC Sydney City Lexus H., STC Tooheys New H., 2d AJC Gaulus H., STC De Bortoli Wines Staff 2YO H. Dam of-
Wednesday Rocks. Unraced. Dam of-
PLATINUM COMMAND (Red Giant). 10 wins from 1400m to 1800m, NZ$311,842, to 2018-19, CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, WRC Whyte H., IRT North Island H., CJC Christchurch Casino NZ Cup Trial H., 2d CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3.