Sire: Bel Esprit
Dam: Country Girl
Age: 2 year old
Foaled: Oct 12th, 2018
W M Rixon, C J Pope, C A Klineberg, W Balgowan, B Woolan, T McCarthy & B Hunter
Career Record: 1-0-0-0
COUNTRY SPIRIT (AUS)
|Bay Filly||Foaled in 2018|
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) (Bay 1999-Stud 2003). 8 wins-5 at 2, BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. Sire of Winners 2012-13. Sire of 1072 rnrs, 743 wnrs, 27 SW, inc. Black Caviar (ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1), Bel Sprinter, Bel Mer, Keen Array, Sweet Sherry, Afleet Esprit, Se Sauver, Gabbidon, Vivacious Spirit, Tactical Advantage, Belwazi, Admiral's Joker, Lady Esprit, Iconic, Angels Beach, City of Song, Honey Flower, Loveyamadly, etc.
COUNTRY GIRL, by Minardi. Placed at 3 in NZ. Half-sister to SHE'S COUNTRY (dam of SHE RULES), COUNTRY LANE. Dam of three named foals, two to race, both winners, inc:-
Fiore Selvatico (f. by Henny Hughes). 2 wins at 1300m in Philippines.
Nordic Girl (f. by Viking Ruler). 2 wins at 1000m, 1400m in Aust.
CROSS COUNTRY, by Ben Fab. Placed in U.S.A. Half-sister to MERCEDES WON,
SHE'S COUNTRY (Kenfair). 3 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$186,050, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, Avondale JC Portage Peninsula Hotel 3YO S., Rotorua RC Winners Cafe H., 3d ARC Royal S., Gr.2, WRC New Zealand Bloodstock H. Dam of-
SHE RULES (Commands). 7 wins from 1200m to 1800m, NZ$109,675, A$2,500, WRC Cuddle S., Gr.3, Whangarei RC Spring P., Waikato RC Loch Haven Thoroughbreds H., Micam Aluminium H., Fairdale Stud Fully Fledged H., 3d Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Telecom H., 4th BOP RC Tauranga S., Gr.3. Producer.
Landlord (One Cool Cat). 2 wins at 1500m, 2000m, AJC John R Turk H., 3d BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3.
Asmahan. 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, 3d Taranaki RC Pukekura Raceway H. Dam of-
ANAHEIM (Fastnet Rock). 3 wins at 1800m, 2050m, A$261,540, VRC TCL S., L, MRC Lojac Civil H., 2d Wangaratta Cup, 3d MRC Le Pine Funerals H., 4th ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1.
COUNTRY LANE (Success Express). 6 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$211,400, VATC Victoria H., Gr.3, MVRC Canny Lass H., Qantas Frequent Flyer H., VATC Vice Chancellor's Sprint, Wynette H., MVRC Oceana 2YO H., 2d VATC Tristarc S., Gr.3, VRC Matron S., L, 3d VATC Summoned S., L, Mercedes-Benz H., L, Rupert Clarke H., VRC Filberry Habby H., 4th MVRC Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.2, Tesio S., Gr.3. Producer.
Bearcountry. 4 wins from 1200m to 1650m, A$93,892, BTC Harcourt Ormeau P., QTC Hahn Super Dry H., 2d BTC Citytrain H., Charles Gerber Memorial H., 3d BTC Norm Engineering H., Complete Finance Brisbane H.
Benazzi. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1500m, A$160,405, MVRC Van Cleef & Arpels Quality S., AJC Tip Top Bakeries H., STC RCA Club Keno Cup, MVRC Racing Victoria H., 2d MVRC Salinger Flying H., VATC Old Scotch Football Club H., 3d MVRC Strathayr H., VRC Riverdale Welter H., 4th VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1.
Country Road. Winner at 1200m, 2d MVRC Oceana H. Dam of-
Pedante. Winner at 1100m, 2d VATC Honda CRV H., 3d VATC WJ Adams 2YO H. Dam of-
TAAMEER (General Nediym). 5 wins-3 at 2-to 1450m, A$176,482, MVRC William Crockett S., L, SAJC Walter Brown S., L, MRC Arborea H., MVRC Eskander Betstar 2YO P., 2d MRC Luskin Star 2YO H., 3d MVRC National Union of Workers H. Dam of-
KHULAASA (Epaulette). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$222,250, VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, MVRC Dominant Hand Hygiene H., 2d VRC Talindert S., L, New Year 2YO P., MRC QMS Media P., 3d VRC Poseidon S., L, MVRC Ascend Sales Trophies Emma Boling P.
BULBULA (Shamardal). Winner at 2, A$163,130, MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 2d VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, Domain S., MRC Procal Dairies H., 3d MRC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3. Dam of-
ARYAAF (Epaulette). Winner at 2, A$153,500, in 2019-20, VRC Ottawa S., Gr.3, 2d MRC Chairman's S., Gr.3.
Xaardante (Xaar). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, A$112,625, AJC Shirley Heights 2YO H., 2d Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, STC Fireball Quality H., MRC Andelosia 2YO P., BTC Flight Centre H., STC Jacob's Creek 2YO P., 3d AJC Fujitsu Air Conditioning Sprint 2YO H., 4th AJC Challenge S., Gr.2. Sire.
BYE BYE MERCEDES, by Roman Line. Unraced. Dam of 13 named foals, 10 to race, 5 winners, inc:-
MERCEDES WON (Air Forbes Won). Champion 2YO colt in Canada in 1988. 12 wins-5 at 2-from 6f to 9f, US$1,087,435, Saratoga Hopeful S., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Florida Derby, Gr.1, Saratoga Sanford S., Gr.2, Woodbine Grey S., Gr.3, Finger Lakes Rochester Cup S., L, Crittenden S., L, Woodbine Swynford S., L, 2d Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth S., Gr.2, Woodbine Durham Cup, L, Gulfstream Park Palm Beach S., L, Finger Lakes Farmington H., L, Woodbine Fair Play S., L, 3d Arlington Park Washington Park H., Gr.2, Turfway Park Jim Beam S., Gr.2, Tampa Bay Derby, Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Creme Fraiche H., L, Finger Lakes Wadsworth Memorial H., L. Sire.
Brocco's Delight. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of-
KERT (General Nediym). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m, A$158,212, VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L, 2d VRC Life Saving Victoria P., SAJC Melbourne Cup Live at Morphettville H., 3d SAJC Birthday Cup, L, 4th MRC Blue Sapphire S., L.
Cryptianna. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-
Kadasha. Winner at 1200m, 2d SAJC It's Xmas - Call the Broadway Butcher H. Dam of-
AUGUSTA PROUD (More Than Ready). 9 wins-6 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,739,028, SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.3, RN Irwin S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, SAJC Dermody Lightning S., L, 2d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, 3d SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3. Dam of-
THYME FOR ROSES (Redoute's Choice). 2 wins at 2, A$139,275, VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, ATC TAB More Than Just Winning 2YO P.
Bye Bye Affair. Unplaced. Dam of-
Valiant Soldier (Keeper). 8 wins at 1200m in Macau, 3d Macau Chairman's Challenge Cup, L, 4th Macau 4YO Prelude, L, Lisboa Prelude, L, Macau Sprint Trophy, L.
Kitty Car. Unraced. Dam of-
Kitty and Boo. Winner at 2, 4th Bay Meadows Malcolm Anderson S., L. Dam of-
BOOZER (Unusual Heat). 7 wins from 6½f to 8½f, US$604,096, Santa Anita Sensational Star S., L, California Flag H., L, Los Alamitos RC Bertrando S., L, 2d Santa Anita Eddie D S., Gr.3.