Account of ESKER LODGE, Cambridge.
Foaled 19th September 2000
Branded: nr sh; 4 over 0 off sh
SOVIET STAR (USA) (Bay 1984-Stud in GB 1989, NZ 1999). Top of The 1988 European 4YO+ Classification (1000m-1200m). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, Â£626,840, French Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of SW Soviet Line, Ashkalani*, Starborough*, Limpid, Bon Point, Freedom Cry, Volochine, Sensation*, Wessam Prince, Advancing Star, Clerio, Finavon, Jawaal, Spiritual Star, Daynawar, etc. His oldest NZ-bred progeny are now 2YOs.
COOL BABE*, by Ends Well. 3 wins at 8Â½f, 9f in USA. This is her second foal. Her first foal is an unraced 3YO.
ICY CARO, by Caro. Unraced. Half-sister to ICY GROOM, Fancy Babe* (dam of ENCOUNTER, Janole), Cosmetic Lift (dam of SHOW AND TELL). Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-
Cool Babe*. 3 wins. See above.
HEY BABE, by Roberto. 7 wins, US$235,765, Belmont Garden City H., L, 2d Belmont Flower Bowl H., Gr.2, Meadowlands Queen Charlotte H., Gr.3, Violet H., L, 3d Monmouth Little Silver H., Gr.3. Dam of 14 named foals, 11 to race, 8 winners, inc:-
ICY GROOM (Blushing Groom). 7 wins, US$338,949, Penn National Pennsylvania Governor's Cup H., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Louisville H., L, Santa Anita Bradbury S., L, Monmouth Majestic Light H., L, 2d Santa Anita Derby, Gr.1, 3d Monmouth Cozzene S., L, 4th Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1, Monmouth Longfellow H., Gr.2. Sire.
De Integro. 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m, HK$2,332,745, to 2001-02 in HK.
Fancy Babe*. Placed in USA. Dam of-
ENCOUNTER (Tierce). 11 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$2,168,030, AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Moet & Chandon Champagne S., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, VATC Futurity S., Gr.1, Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3, VRC Debonair S., L, AJC Breeders' P., L, Newcastle JC Spring S., L, 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, George Ryder S., Gr.1, AJC Up and Coming S., Gr.2, STC Skyline S., Gr.3, 4th MVRC BMW Cox P., Gr.1. Sire.
Janole (Marauding). 2 wins at 2, AJC Swan H., STC Grace Bros H., 2d Newcastle JC Coca-Cola Classic S., Gr.3. Dam of-
Verstak (Danehill*). Winner at 2 in 2001-02, STC Canterbury Leagues Club 2YO H., 2d AJC Keith Mackay H., L, 3d BTC Champagne Classic S., Gr.3, STC Riverwood Legion & Community Club H.
Reinforce. Winner at 1300m, STC Christmas Goodwill H. Dam of-
Show of Force (Luskin Star). 2 wins at 2, A$96,720, 2d STC Sweet Embrace S., Gr.3, 3d AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1. Producer.
Cosmetic Lift. Unplaced. Dam of-
SHOW AND TELL (Sewickley). 12 wins-2 at 2, US$252,475, Sam Houston Distaff H., L, Houston Tomball S., L, Lone Star Irving S., L.