“Ellsberg had everything you could ask for in a top-class colt; he had speed, stamina and genuine toughness.” – Tommy Berry


Spill The Beans - Love of Liberty by General Nediym

2017 hh
Year to stud: 2023
Oldest progeny are:
FYEAR: 2024 year first foals born

Standing at: Murrulla Stud

2023 fee: $11,000 inc. GST

Fee history: first year at stud

In a 25-start career of the highest order, Ellsberg marked himself an elite athlete from the outset.

Group 3 placed at just his third start in Spring Stakes (1600m), in the G1 All Aged Stakes he finished third, ahead of Mo’unga, Forbidden Love, In The Congo, and Hungry Heart.

He was then a dominant, 3.3-length winner of the G3 Liverpool City Cup.

Then, winning the G1 Epsom Handicap, he left four individual Group 1 winners in his wake.

In the $2m Five Diamonds, carrying 59kg, he broke a track record that had stood for a quarter of a century – by OVER THREE LENGTHS.

He won 4 stakes races (including a Group 1) and placed in another 14 earning $3.3 million in prizemoney.

Hypothetical Mating


  • Race Record

(in Australia)

At 3 : ATC (Randwick) South Pacific Classic, L (1400m beating Private Eye and Rainbow Connection)
ATC (Warwick Farm) Impending at Darley Maiden H. (1300m)
ATC (Rosehill) Precise Air H. (1500m)
2d BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3 (1600m to Ayrton and beating Mob Buster)
3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3 (1600m to The Elanora and Kasa Papa)
4th Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3 (1400m)
At 4 : ATC (Rosehill) Festival S., Gr.3 (1500m beating Stockman and Bandersnatch)
ATC (Randwick) Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3 (1300m beating Brutality and Blue Soldier)
ATC (Rosehill) Elite Sand & Soil H. (1400m)
2d ATC (Randwick) Villiers S., Gr.2 (1600m to Brutality and beating Criaderas)
ATC (Rosehill) Ajax S., Gr.2 (1500m to Just Folk and beating Kiku)
3d ATC (Randwick) All Aged S., Gr.1 (1400m to Cascadian and Tofane)
At 5 : ATC (Randwick) Epsom H., Gr.1 (1600m deadheating with Top Ranked and beating Hinged)
Five Diamonds Prelude P. (1500m)
ATC (Rosehill) Five Diamonds (1800m)
3d ATC (Rosehill) Shannon S., Gr.2 (1500m to Surf Dancer and Old Flame)


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Five x Five Enhanced Pedigree Grid for

ELLSBERG (AUS) 2017 Chestnut colt
by Spill the Beans - Love of Liberty, by General Nediym


B. 2012
GW 5 wins
f:356 r:302 w:181 SW:2
B. 2002
GW 7 wins
f:1826 r:1517 w:1190 SW:142
Redoute's Choice
B. 1996
GW 5 wins
f:1885 r:1555 w:1217 SW:182
Shantha's ChoiceCanny Lad14
Dancing Show8
Snippets' Lass
B. 1993
SW 7 wins
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:3
Easy Date20
Snow FinchStorm Bird4
A Realgirl2
Miss Dodwell
B. or Br. 2006
Wnr 1 win
f:9 r:9 w:8 SW:2
B. 1998
GW 13 wins
f:754 r:678 w:414 SW:18
Fairy KingNorthern Dancer2
Fairy Bridge5
Gift of the NightSlewpy19
Little Nana4
Don't Stop Talking
Br. 1989
f:9 r:7 w:7 SW:2
Helen Nichols1
Who Can SaySovereign Edition13
Ch. 2009
Wnr 3 wins
f:6 r:5 w:2 SW:1
General Nediym
Ch. 1994
GW 13 wins
f:861 r:765 w:566 SW:48
B. 1985
GW 6 wins
f:399 r:339 w:195 SW:8
Shareef DancerNorthern Dancer2
Sweet Alliance4
NilmeenRight Royal3
Military Belle
B. 1988
f:10 r:7 w:3 SW:1
Without FearBaldric13
Never Too Late4
ReticellaIn the Purple11
Ch. 1991
Wnr 3 wins
f:7 r:7 w:5 SW:1
B. 1980
GW 15 wins
f:542 r:463 w:328 SW:18
Our NativeExclusive Native10
Our Jackie20
Grey Dawn GirlGrey Dawn16
Hoi Polloi1
Oh So Special
Ch. 1984
f:9 r:9 w:8 SW:1
BiscayStar Kingdom1
Magic Symbol2
Leather LassHell for Leather4
Glenhurst Girl11

Northern Dancer (CAN) 1961 : 5m x 5m




Chestnut horseFoaled in 2017

SireSnitzelRedoute's ChoiceDanehill
SPILL THE BEANS (AUS) Snippets' LassSnippets
2012Miss DodwellFalbravFairy King
  Don't Stop TalkingAhonoora
DamGeneral NediymNediymShareef Dancer
LOVE OF LIBERTY (AUS) Military BelleWithout Fear
2009ProdigiousZoffanyOur Native
  Oh So SpecialBiscay

SPILL THE BEANS (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud 2016). 5 wins-2 at 2, BRC QTC Cup, Gr.2. Sire of 302 rnrs, 180 wnrs, inc. SW Ellsberg (ATC Epsom H., Gr.1)
Tellall, SP Count da Beans, Mob Buster, Release the Beans, Derulo, Tumbler Ridge, Passing Phase and of Cocobrew Express, Enterprise Attack, Enterprise Pomme, I've Bean There - Secret Bullet (H.K.)
I've Bean Tryin', Indiscreetly, Secret Tales, Sutto's Gal, Bad Barista, Bangers and Mayo, Cosmic Gossip, etc.


1st dam

LOVE OF LIBERTY, by General Nediym. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, 2d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising Boxing Day 2YO P., McMahon Services 2YO H., MRC Slickpix H. Sister to ELECTRIC GENERAL. Dam of six named foals, five to race, two winners, inc:-

ELLSBERG (c. by Spill the Beans). 9 wins. See below.

Hippy Dreams (f. by Divine Prophet). Winner at 1600m in 2023-24 in Aust.

Free Choice (g. by Spill the Beans). Placed in 2023-24 in Aust.

Real it In (f. by Real Saga). Placed at 3, 2d SCTC Access Insulation P.


2nd dam

PRODIGIOUS, by Zoffany. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1300m, 1600m, NSW Tatt's RC J Simpson H., STC Australian United Fresh Raceday 2YO H., 2d BTC Doomben H., 3d STC Bed of Roses Series H., AJC Lord Ben H., Leslie G Rouse H., BATC Dalrello H., STC Belfield 2YO H. Three-quarter-sister to Centrefold Spread, half-sister to WAIT AND HOPE, Rednytro. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

ELECTRIC GENERAL (General Nediym). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$438,010, WATC Colonel Reeves S., Gr.3, Mornington RC Hareeba S., L, WATC Perth Racing TV H., VRC Rockbank H., 2d MVRC Frank Bullock H., VRC Sally Malay Sprint H., Grandiose H., WATC Festival of Perth Racing H., Westall H., 3d WATC Winterbottom S., Gr.2, Selangor Turf Club Trophy H., Calypso Sprint H., 4th MRC Meneres BMW S., L.

Shankadi. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1650m, A$90,910, BTC Dooleys 2YO H., Ansett Australia H., 2d BTC Staging Connections H., 3d QTC Copperama 2YO H., GCTC Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort H. Producer.

Love of Liberty. 3 wins. See above.

Hellacious. 3 wins from 1350m to 1800m, 2d SAJC Pewsey Vale H., 3d SAJC Patinack Farm H.

Cassie's Dream. Winner at 900m in Aust. Dam of-

Military Force. 3 wins to 1200m to 2022-23 in Aust.


3rd dam

OH SO SPECIAL, by Biscay. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to SWIFT GUN. Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:-

WAIT AND HOPE (Nediym). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$101,590, QTC JF Meynink S., L, BTC Fitton Insurance H., 2d BTC Dalrello H., 3d QTC Don-Hill Smith H.

Rednytro (Red Anchor). 11 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$97,850, BATC Biscay H., Our Cavalier H., QTC Waterford Wedgwood H., 2d Toowoomba TC Weetwood H., L, BATC Kaoru Star H., QTC Zephyr Zip H., 3d BATC QBBS Yearling Sales Doomben Dash H.

Prodigious. 3 wins. See above.


4th dam

LEATHER LASS, by Hell for Leather. 3 wins at 1250m, 1500m, STC Novice H., Encourage H., 2d VATC Kooyong H. Half-sister to SKY CALL. Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

SWIFT GUN (Bletchingly). 4 wins to 1250m, AJC Sir Brian Crowley S., L, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., L, AJC Amounis H., STC Warringah H., 2d STC Maurice McCarten Welter H. Sire.

Slightly Suss. Winner at 1350m in Aust. Dam of-

Mezdorf. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of-

DORF COMMAND (Commands). 7 wins to 1350m, A$429,350, Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic, L, 2d AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, PJ Bell H., L, Nivison H., L, 3d ATC Maurice McCarten S., L, MRC Sportingbet Sprint Series Final S., L. Producer.

Better Sight. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

Alcoban. 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, VRC Sandarae H., VATC City of Heidelberg H., 2d VRC Hi Jinx H. Dam of-

MOHICAN BRAVE (Desert King). 5 wins from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$121,762, ARC New Zealand Derby Trial S., L, WRC Karenzimmerman.co.nz H., Lion Brown H., 2d Matamata Cup, L, 3d Counties RC Jim & John Evans Classic, L, 4th Waikato Guineas, Gr.3.

Cobanna. Unraced. Dam of-

COCO COBANNA (Casual Lies). 7 wins from 1250m to 2600m, NZ$10,000, A$1,040,090, AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, Electrical Trades Union H., STC Hahn Premium Light H., Illawarra TC Eliza Park Quality H, 3d South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, Waikato RC 2YO Fillies Classique. Producer.


Race Record: 24 Starts 9-6-4 A$3,310,000.

9 wins from 1300m to 1800m, A$3,310,000, to 2022-23, ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Festival S., Gr.3, Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, South Pacific Classic, L, Five Diamonds, 1800m-in track record time, Five Diamonds Prelude P., Elite Sand & Soil H., Precise Air H., Impending at Darley H., 2d ATC Villiers S., Gr.2, Ajax S., Gr.2, BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, ATC Silver Eagle, XXXX H., Schweppes H., 3d ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, Shannon S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, ATC Precise Air H., 4th Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3.


Leading Progeny for


SPILL THE BEANS (AUS) 2012 Bay colt
by Snitzel - Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav


Sire Summary

Named FoalsStartersWinnersWinsPlacingsSW (GW)EarningsAEI
3563021804929802 (1)over $20m.0.90
per foals84.8%50.6% (0.3%)$58,291 
 per starters59.6% (0.3%)$68,713 

SPILL THE BEANS 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$560,700, BRC QTC Cup, Gr.2, ATC Eskimo Prince S., Gr.3, Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3, ATC Australian Jewellery Liquidators 2YO P., 2d Scone RC Inglis 3YO Guineas, L, City Tatt's RC Brian Crowley S., L, 3d VRC Schweppes Flemingtonfling S., 4th ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2. He entered stud in Aust. in 2016. Sire of 302 progeny to race, 180 winners (59.0%)
earnings of over $20 million, 2 stakes winners, 6 stakes placegetters, inc.

ELLSBERG (17c, General Nediym, Zoffany). 9 wins from 1300m to 1800m to 2022-23, A$3,310,000, ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Festival S., Gr.3, Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, South Pacific Classic, L, Five Diamonds, 1800m-in track record time, Five Diamonds Prelude P., Elite Sand & Soil H., Precise Air H., Impending at Darley H., 2d ATC Villiers S., Gr.2, Ajax S., Gr.2, BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, ATC Silver Eagle, XXXX H., Schweppes H., 3d ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, Shannon S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3, ATC Precise Air H., 4th Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3.

TELLALL (17g, Danehill Dancer, Luskin Star). 5 wins to 1500m, NZ$141,300, ARC Trevor Eagle Memorial S, L, Waikato RC Waikato Draught H., ARC Barfoot & Thompson H., Hawkes Bay Bostock NZ Spring Carnival H., 2d Auckland TR HR Fiskens & Sons H., 3d Auckland TR Brokerweb Risk Services H., Barfoot & Thompson H., Waikato RC Sistema Railway New Years Day H.

Mob Buster (17g, Show a Heart, Last Tycoon). 5 wins from 1000m to 1600m to 2022-23, A$245,060, BRC Gallopers Sports Club H., Rural Aid H., Wilko Painting H., 2d BRC Stylish Century H., Sky Racing P., 3d BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, R&W Ascot H., Spring Nova Lawn Party H.

Count da Beans (19g, More Than Ready, Ron Bon). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1350m to 2022-23, A$228,830, BRC Sky Racing H., 2d BRC Vo Rogue P., Gr.3, Aquis Stallions Pierata P., Gallopers Sports Club H., SCTC Butler McDermott Lawyers H., 3d BRC Stradbroke Calcutta P.

Tumbler Ridge (17c, Untouchable, Hula Chief). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m to 2022-23, A$689,825, BRC Captain Morgan Tropical H., Doomben Mile H., Pink Picnic 2YO H., Doomben Cup Day H., Nuturf 2YO H., TAB Venue Mode H., Grant Burge Wine Dinner H., 2d BRC Recognition H., L-twice, Mekkafest in August H., Souths Sports Club 2YO P., Healthcare Workers 2YO H., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Club S., L, BRC XXXX Dry 2YO H.-twice, 4th BRC Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, Dalrello S., L, SCTC Sunshine Coast Cup, L.

Derulo (17g, Viscount, Bletchingly). 7 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$299,595, GCTC Gold Jewel H., SCTC Sky Racing Sprint Final H., 2d BRC Tails S., L, Giddy Up Club RB H.

Release the Beans (18g, New Approach, Anabaa). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m to 2022-23, A$400,851, BRC TAB Venue Mode 2YO H., Membership H., Country Music Weekend H., Gallopers Sports Club H., 2d BRC Treasury Brisbane H., XXXX P., 3d BRC Gold Edition P., L, Precise Air H., Mount Franklin H., Nova 106.9 NYE Party Sale H., Mount Franklin 2YO P.

Passing Phase (17f, Redoute's Choice, Zabeel). Placed at 2 & 3 to 1800m, 3d SAJC Hill Smith S., L.

Cocobrew Express (19g, Lonhro, Grand Lodge). 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1050m to 1600m to 2023-24, A$334,445, BRC MM Gold Coast March Sale 2YO H., SCTC Coastline BMW H., Ipswich TC Sirromet H., Rockhampton JC Breeders P., 3d BRC Moet & Chandon 2YO H., Sky Racing H.

I've Bean Tryin' (18g, Lonhro, Quest for Fame). 7 wins from 1300m to 1600m to 2023-24, A$485,130, ATC The Barn Dance, TAB Highway H., Furphy H., 3d ATC Newhaven Park Country Championships Final, Jockey Celebration H.

Gave Us Up (17g, Rothesay, Marju). 7 wins from 1200m to 1800m to 2022-23, A$271,125, BRC Magic Millions H., Stradbroke High Tea H., Treasury Brisbane H., Mount Franklin H., 2d BRC Membership Plus P., Roku Gin H., Sky Racing H., 3d BRC Canadian Club P.

Cosmic Gossip (17f, Anabaa, Comeram). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m to 2023-24, A$346,430, SCTC Coastline BMW X7 2YO Classic, BRC XXXX Dry 2YO H., 2d BRC TAB 2YO H., Gollan Racing H., 3d BRC Nova 106.9 H., TAB Venue Mode H., SCTC Coastline BMW H.

Way Beyond (17g, Menifee, Cure the Blues). 6 wins from 1550m to 1800m to 2022-23, A$288,900, SCTC Coastline BMW X6 H., Ipswich TC IEEC.com.au H., 2d BRC TAB the Eagle Way H., Christmas Gift Guide 2YO H., SCTC Spit Mooloolaba 2YO H., BRC Sky Racing P., 3d BRC TAB Venue Mode H., Orthochick 2YO H.

Secret Tales (18f, Real Saga, Flying Spur). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1300m to 1600m to 2022-23, A$240,085, BRC Happy Easter 2YO H., Eureka Stakes Graduates H., 2d BRC Jim Roberts 35 Yrs of Service H., 3d BRC Coca-Cola No Sugar Raspberry H., XXXX Dry H.

Enterprise Pomme (18f, Mossman, Straight Strike). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m to 2022-23, A$419,400, BRC Precise Air H., TAB Venue Mode H., Magic Millions P., Ladbrokes Same Race Multi H., Mt Franklin 2YO P., 2d BRC Millers Swim School 2YO H., GCTC Gold Jewel, BRC Racecourse Village H., Fujitsu General P., 3d BRC Gotransit Media Group H., Sky Racing H., Merlo Coffee P., 4th ATC Furious S., Gr.2.

Bangers and Mayo (17g, Zerpour, Kashani). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 1650m, A$153,700, Ipswich TC Events & Entertainment 2YO H., 2d BRC Sky Racing H., Rockhampton JC Prostate Cancer Awareness Month H.

Indiscreetly (18f, Lonhro, Grand Lodge). 4 wins from 1300m to 1700m to 2022-23, A$291,451, BRC QTIS Yearlings at Magic Millions H., City to Surf 3YO P., GCTC Simmons Livingstone & Assoc H., 2d Ipswich TC TL Cooney P., BRC Sky Racing H., GCTC Prezident' Invite. H.

Sweet Rhapsody (17f, Iglesia, Danehill). 4 wins to 1200m, A$192,700, BRC Sky Racing H.

Enterprise Attack (19g, Mossman, Straight Strike). 3 wins at 1200m, 1350m in 2022-23, A$105,800, HK$2,048,350, BRC Road to Magic Millions on Sale H., Bay Building Group P., HKJC Pingwu Spark H.

Sutto's Gal (18f, Choisir, Anabaa). 3 wins from 1300m to 1650m, A$163,380, BRC Xmas Twilight Raceday H., Gallopers Sports Club H.

Bad Barista (17f, Oratorio, Al Akbar). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$193,200, BRC TAB H., XXXX Dry H., Ipswich TC Sirromet 2YO P., 3d BRC Duporth Tavern H., St Pat's Day Festival P.

I've Bean There - Secret Bullet (H.K.) (18g, Sebring, Catrail). Winner at 2, A$135,700, BRC Ciroc Vodka 2YO H., 2d BRC Suez 2YO P., 3d Qld Tatt's RC Tatt's Events 2YO Jewel C&G Prelude, 4th ATC Champagne S., Gr.1.

All Beans (18g, Bureaucracy, Orpen). 7 wins to 1200m to 2023-24, A$196,650, SAJC Country Sprint Series Final, PFD Food Services H., Triple M Rush Hour H., 2d SAJC Those We Serve! H.

Why We Drink (18g, Clang, Quest for Fame). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m to 2023-24, A$184,455, Ipswich TC Thisisaconversation H., 2d BRC Impressu Darby McCarthy P., Ipswich TC Ieec.com.au H., 3d BRC Stradbroke Season Sale H.

Mischief Managed (17f, Flying Spur, Success Express). 6 wins at 900m, 1000m to 2022-23, A$122,520, BRC DBVMS Air Conditioning H., 2d BRC TAB Venue Mode H., 3d BRC Fibretrack H., Event Plus Membership H.

Viminele (19c, Pure Theatre, Telesto). 5 wins to 1400m to 2023-24, A$291,025, BRC Ladbrokes Racing Club H., XXXX P., Channel 7 P., 2d SCTC Coastline BMW H., 3d BRC Ladbrokes Hub H.

Bean Foggy (18g, Red Element, Danasinga). 5 wins to 1400m to 2023-24, A$225,240, BRC Dave Irvine's 50th H.

Kudu (17g, Denmarket, Centaine). 5 wins to 1350m to 2022-23, A$171,680, BRC Spirit of Boom H., 2d BRC Mount Franklin H., Wilko Patios H., 3d BRC TAB Long May We Play P., SCTC River 94.9FM H.

Time to Testify (18g, Rothesay, Marju). 4 wins from 1350m to 1800m to 2023-24, A$100,540, Ipswich TC Barn Family Restaurant P., Base Metal Fabrication H., 2d BRC XXXX Dry P., 3d Ipswich TC Great Northern H.

He Knows (17g, Real Saga, Flying Spur). 4 wins to 1350m to 2022-23, A$161,915, BRC TAB Venue Mode P., Sky Racing P., 2d BRC Millers Swim School H., TAB Live Sky Racing Vision H., SCTC Real Rewards at MM March H., 3d BRC Membership H., Ipswich TC Carlton Mid 2YO P.


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