Next week’s Ontrack Racing tour to the Hunter Valley will have the opportunity to reflect on the loss of outstanding stallion Encosta De Lago who passed away at Coolmore Stud last Friday.
After beginning his stud career in Victoria, Encosta De Lago moved north after being purchased by Coolmore Stud in 2004 and went on to forge a remarkable career.
“Encosta was a true giant of the Australian breeding industry,” said Ontrack’s Grant Morgan.
“He was twice champion stallion in Australia and he’s left 26 individual Group One winners to date.
“His legacy will continue for some time as his sons and grandsons are having a tremendous impact while his daughters have left some of the best gallopers around and so far, Encosta mares have produced 12 Group One winners.
“Coolmore is always a highlight of the Ontrack Hunter Valley tour and Encosta was always a great hit when he was paraded.
“The stud acknowledges Encosta and its other champion stallions in Fastnet Rock and Danehill and participants on this year’s tour will also be able to see Encosta’s son Rubick who is now doing such a great job at Coolmore,” said Grant Morgan.