WESTBURY STUD RELEASE – Westbury Stud’s resident sire, Captain Rio (pictured), has enjoyed an array of winners across the globe this month including the promising Australian based galloper Terravista (Captain Rio x Parfore).
Trained by Joseph Pride, Terravista was dominant in winning the ATC Thinc Handicap over 1000m and winning his second race from his third start in record time for the class.
Terravista is from the outstanding broodmare, Parfore, making him a half-sibling to champion Singapore galloper Super Easy, multiple stakes winner Our Lukas, and dual Group 3 winner Tiger Tees.
More interestingly, Parfore is a full-sister to Nishanni (Gold Brose x Classy Twiggy), making Terravista a three-quarter blood relation to champion two-year-old Il Quello Veloce and Australian juvenile stakes winner Donna Cattiva.
The Mark Brooks trained Lola (Captain Rio x Lily) was very impressive at Te Aroha last week when winning on her second race day start by a comfortable 3½ lengths.
Sitting on the speed the entire trip, the promising filly was too smart for her rivals and was uncatchable from the 250m mark in the hands of Matt Cameron.
Gus (Captain Rio x Sumer Nymph) was successful in a fresh up state yesterday at Wanganui recording his fourth career start for trainers Evan and JJ Rayner. The now six-year-old has been very consistent for connections through his career having finished in the top three on 12 occasions.
Singapore based galloper, Carnival Star (Captain Rio x Avatcha), recorded his fifth career victory at Kranji earlier in the month winning an S$35,000 event over 1400m bringing his total stakes to $130,000.
Capstand (Captain Rio x Stand Fast) broke through for his deserved maiden win at Paeroa two weeks ago in the hands of inform jockey Danielle Johnson, while Moonshine Hill (Captain Rio x Klassic Khan) was also successful in breaking maiden status.
Captain Rio has also been represented by nine individual winners in the northern hemisphere to complement this month’s efforts.
Captain Rio stands for $7,000 + GST at Westbury Stud with no fee payable until 1 June 2014.