Vanbrugh SIRE LINE - Encosta De Lago NORTHERN DANCER FAIRY KING FAIRY BRIDGE
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
STAR WAY (GB) SHOAL CREEK
Bay 2012, 16.1hh DANEHILL (USA) LUCKY OWNERS MISS PRIORITY
SOHO SECRET (AUS)
CENTAINE PROFESSIONELLE STAR OF THE KNIGHT
NEARCTIC NATALMA BOLD REASON SPECIAL STAR APPEAL NEW WAY MR. PROSPECTOR GRAND LUXE DANZIG RAZYANA KAAPSTAD BENEDICTION CENTURY RAINBEAM SIR TRISTRAM CELEBRITY II
With his success in Australia as both a champion sire and current champion broodmare sire, Gr.1 winner Encosta De Lago has achieved iconic status. Sire of 113 SW to date, Encosta De Lago has also headed the Sires table in Hong Kong. Encosta De Lago is a son of champion sire Fairy King, a brother to legendary sire Sadler’s Wells. Encosta De Lago’s successful sire sons include Northern Meteor (22 SW, sire sons include Zoustar, Shooting To Win, Deep Field, Eurozone etc) and Manhattan Rain (sire of 2017 Gr.1 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign).
DAM LINE - Soho Secret Vanbrugh is the third foal of smart Sydney winning 2YO Soho Secret who ran fourth in the Gr.3 AJC Silver Shadow Stakes. Soho Secret is a daughter of the beautifully bred Gr.1 winning son of Danehill, Lucky Owners and the outstanding producer Professionelle, the dam of four stakes winners including Group race winners Sportsman, Prisoner Of Love and Hoystar. Soho Secret is a granddaughter of Sir Tristram’s Gr.2 winning 2YO Star Of The Knight.
RACE RECORD 20 Starts 5-2-0 A$733,375. 5 wins – 1 at 2 – from 1200m to 2000m, A$733,375.Won ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1 (2000m), Gloaming S., Gr.3 (1800m), MRC Coongy H., Gr.3 (2000m), ATC All Too Hard at Vinery H. (1600m), Employee Long Service Celebration 2YO Maiden P. (1200m), 4th ATC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1.
• Gr.1 Sydney winning 3YO
Vanbrugh was a winner on debut as a 2YO over 1200m at Randwick. He endorsed this impressive performance at his next start when finishing fifth in the Gr.2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes.
• Melbourne Spring Carnival Group winner at 4
Vanbrugh quickly added a dominant Gr.1 victory to his resume when proving the best Spring 3YO in Sydney. He scored three consecutive wins culminating with victories in the Gr.3 ATC Gloaming Stakes over 1800m and Gr.1 ATC Spring Championship Stakes over 2000m.
• By champion sire, champion broodmare sire & sire of sires Encosta De Lago (sire of Northern Meteor), grandsire of 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign
The manner in which Vanbrugh dominated his rivals was impressive. Positioned off the pace he produced both a telling ‘turn of foot’ and his trademark determination to win these races in striking fashion. The following Autumn against his 3YO contemporaries Vanbrugh confirmed his quality with a strong finishing fourth in the Gr.1 ATC Rosehill Guineas. Resuming racing in Sydney as a Spring 4YO, Vanbrugh finished fourth (to champion Winx) in the Gr.1 ATC George Main Stakes before travelling to Melbourne for their Spring Racing Carnival where he won the Gr.3 MRC Coongy Handicap, with subsequent Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap winner It’s Somewhat finishing in third position. A high-class, tough and genuine racehorse with a magnificent attitude to racing, Vanbrugh recorded a top five finish in 13 of his 21 starts and retires to stud a Gr.1 winner of A$742,375 from 1200m to 2000m with all his wins coming on his preferred good going.
STUD RECORD Commences stud duties in New Zealand in 2017.
• Debut Randwick winning 2YO
• Out of the Group performed Sydney winning 2YO Soho Secret, a daughter of outstanding broodmare Professionelle • From the high-class Waikato Stud family of Gr.1 winners Sacred Star & Diademe • Strikingly handsome individual