Rip Van Winkle X Hecuba

1 year old Bay Filly

Sire: Rip Van Winkle Dam: Hecuba

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s constant search for quality has unearthed this superb ownership opportunity in New Zealand by RIP VAN WINKLE, a son of breeding legend GALILEO.

RIP VAN WINKLE was simply brilliant on the racetrack, winning three Group 1 races in England between a mile and 10 furlongs, including the stallion-making Juddmonte International, joining FRANKEL, SEA THE STARS and DECLARATION OF WAR on the honour roll.

RIP VAN WINKLE has produced DICK WHITTINGTON, a 2YO Group 1 winner in England, while the sire has also had success in Australasia with CAPELLA and EURO ANGEL, stakes winners over 1600m.

This filly’s dam Hecuba has already produced the stakes winner VIANA and C’MON CUBA, who has been Group 2-placed as well as Cohiba, a 1200m winner in New Zealand from three foals to race.

Class drips through this filly’s pedigree page with her grand-dam MELORA winning twice at Group 2 level and running second in the Group 1 Queensland Derby and third in the Queensland Oaks.

This outstanding type has everything going for her to be a success on the track with GALILEO, SADLER’S WELLS, DANEHILL and SIR TRISTRAM featuring heavily in her pedigree.

Purchased for $80,000nzd at Karaka Sale - click

Parade footage & comments from Simon Zahra - click

Breaker footage (April) - click

Breaker report (10th May) - click

Trainer report (16th May) - click

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