Ole Kirk the latest star for veteran sire
Black Caviar’s sire Bel Esprit is fast becoming a leading broodmare sire following a second group 1 victory by his brilliant grandson Ole Kirk.
Ole Kirk is rated one of the hottest young stallion prospects in Australia thanks to Group 1 victories in the stallion making Caulfield Guineas and Golden Rose.
Genetically, Bel Esprit has a great deal to offer as a broodmare sire. He brings dominant female influencing stallions Royal Academy and Vain to the table.
Bel Esprit’s daughters have already produced 11 individual stakes winners and a further 14 stakes placegetters.
Prior to Ole Kirk’s arrival, champion Hong Kong galloper Beauty Generation (ex Stylish Bel) was the main flagbearer for Bel Esprit’s many daughters now at stud.
By Road to Rock (by Fastnet Rock), Beauty Generation has won more than $19m AUD from his 20 wins, 8 of them at Group 1 level.
Costa Viva is another Group 1 winner for Bel Esprit, being out of the talented Group 3 winner Vivacious Spirit.
Other good recent performers for Bel Esprit’s daughters include Immortal Love (by Snitzel), Swat’s That (by Shamus Award) and Sylvias Mother (by Snitzel)
Now a veteran sire, Bel Esprit is also enjoying another strong season and is still producing headline acts.
His current star is Queensland 3yo filly Kisukano (ex Kiss For Gran by Show A Heart) who was amassed prizemoney of almost $700,000 with 6 wins from 9 starts.
Best known for producing champion sprinter Black Caviar, Bel Esprit is far from being a one trick pony.
He has produced 728 individual winners from 1053 individual starters, which gives him an amazing winners to runners ratio of almost 70%.
Bel Esprit will stand his 18th season at stud this season.
He resides at Sun Stud, Victoria and stands at a fee of $7,700 (inc GST).