Dam: Life's Zerprise
Foaled: Sep 18, 2019
Trainer: Peter Moody
The RTD team including bloodstock agent John Foote have been keen on Churchill for some time. Last year at the Tattersall’s Sales in the UK and Arqana in France we missed out on two yearlings that just sold for too much. We then missed out on two in Australia where his first yearlings went through in January and February. So when we went to Adelaide Magic Millions Sales in March the instructions to John were very clear, find us a nice Churchill filly.
Why Churchill you ask? Simple he is the only son of Galileo standing at stud to win a Group 1 as a 2YO. He won 7 straight races between his 2YO and 3YO season and 4 of them were at Group 1 level. In short this is the fastest son of Galileo to stand at stud in Australia!
While we had missed out on a couple of Churchill’s we knew there would be plenty going through sales around Australia and when John saw this filly in Adelaide we just had to have her and we couldn’t believe our luck when we purchased her for only $30k. She’s not pretty but she is a tank..and she looks just like her old man with a huge back end, huge girth and strong shoulder.
The fillies dam Life’s Zerprise is by Choisir and won twice over middle distances and she is only the second foal of the mare. Life’s Zerprise is a half sister to Zerprise Us All who is the dam of the very smart First Division that RTD race and we will see that filly kick off her career in the next month or two.
This filly will not be pushed along too early and will be given time, we have chosen Peter Moody to train the filly and he was very excited to take her on seeing John Foote had selected her. Peter needs no introduction when it comes to training horses and this filly will get every opportunity on the track.
BAY FILLY (AUS)
|Foaled 18th September 2019|
CHURCHILL (IRE) (Bay 2014-Stud Ire. 2018, Aust. 2018). Leading 3YO Male on 2017 WTR (Mile). Champion 2YO Colt in Europe in 2016. Champion 3YO Miler in Europe in 2017. 7 wins-5 at 2-7f to 1m, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1, Curragh National S., Gr.1. Brother to SW Clemmie (Newmarket Cheveley Park S., Gr.1) and SW Blenheim Palace. Sire of Il Grande Gatsby, The Acropolis and of the placegetters Encountered, Golden War, Madame Ambassador, Nola Gain, Papa Cocktail, Unconquerable, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are yearlings.
LIFE'S ZERPRISE, by Choisir. 2 wins at 1400m, 1700m, 2d SAJC Akeed Mofeed at Goldin Farms H., 3d SAJC Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions H., Exelsuper P. This is her second foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.
ZERPRISAL, by Zerpour. 5 wins to 1450m, SAJC Marsh H., Carlton Draught H., 2d SAJC Waterford Crystal P., 3d SAJC Perks Property Investments H. Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-
Zerprise Journey. 8 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$202,310, SAJC Drink Driving? Grow Up H., Ubet Adelaide Cup Raceday H., Nespresso H., Campolina Stud H., Gawler South Bakery H., 2d SAJC Nespresso H., 3d VRC Rivette Series Heat H., SAJC Hughes Chauffeured Limousines H., Daimler Trucks Adelaide H.
Not a Zerprise. 7 wins from 1700m to 2200m, A$116,990, SAJC Haigh's Chocolate H., 2d Oakbank RC The Advertiser H.
Zerprise Us All. 5 wins from 1400m to 1950m, A$131,750, SAJC Nocelle Foods H., Irish Day in September H., Alex McKinnon H., 2d SAJC Jansz Tasmania 2YO P., 3d SAJC CA Haigh & WH Wylie Memorial H., Sportingbet H., Dominant H. Dam of-
Tessie. 4 wins at 1150m, 1350m to 2019-20, Devonport RC One Agency Collins H.
Magestic Diva. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m in 2019-20, 3d SAJC M&J Chickens H.
Master of Zerprise. 6 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$111,770, to 2020-21, 2d SAJC TAB Long May We Play H., 3d SAJC Caudo Wines P.
Life's Zerprise. 2 wins. See above.
Fox by Zerprise. Winner at 1800m, 3d SAJC Spring Carnival P.
Last Zerprise. Placed at 2 in 2020-21, 3d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising 2YO P.
PRINCIPAL MISS, by Canny Lad. Winner at 1300m in Aust. Dam of 2 named foals, both winners-
Zerprisal. 5 wins. See above.
Persian Play. 3 wins at 1600m, 1800m, 2d WATC Ascot Vale Estate H., 3d WATC Westspeed 3YO H., Pago Escort H.
PRIMA CORNICE, by Vain. 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, SAJC Cinderella S., L, Jackson Gem & Opal Centre H., Golding Bros H., 2d VATC Laurent-Perrier S., L, SAJC Pioneer Homes H., 3d SAJC Hartbalm H., Lakes International H. Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-
Mr McCartney. 4 wins from 1200m to 1650m, TTC Bendigo Bank H., TRC Red Hearts Pink Ribbons Luncheon P., 2d TTC Caulfield Cup Day Luncheon P., 3d TTC E (Ted) Cox Memorial H., Bill Dunstone Memorial H., Cascade Pale Ale H.
Captain Ladoni. 2 wins at 1600m, 1750m in Aust.
Notre Princess. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m in Aust. Producer.
Chu Chu. Winner at 1450m in Aust. Dam of-
Lady la Douce. 6 wins at 1000m, 1100m, A$201,215, ATC Become an ATC Sponsor H., Vinery Stud H., McGrath H., 2d ATC Guaranteed $1 Million TAB Big 6 H., Theraces.com.au H., 3d ATC New Breed Racing H., Ascend Sales Trophies H., Spring H., Bowermans Furniture H., McGrath Estate Neutral Bay H. Dam of-
Starvirgo. 5 wins at 1200m, 1350m, A$247,030, to 2020-21, BRC Thoroughbred Racing History H., 2d BRC Kidney Health Australia P., Direct Distribution P., XXXX Dry H.-twice, SAJC Dominant H., 3d BRC TAB Create Your Calendar H., SCTC Krew Racing H.
Cornica. Winner at 1450m in Aust. Dam of-
Because I Am. Winner at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-
Advance Warning. 5 wins from 1700m to 2200m, A$182,925, to 2019-20, BRC Ray White Ascot H., Giddy Up Membership H., SCTC Riceboi Mooloolaba H., GCTC Great Northern H., Ipswich TC Carlton Mid P., 3d BRC Gallopers Sports Club H., SCTC Oaks Hotels, Resorts & Suites H.
Gold Beauty. Unraced. Dam of-
Clair. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, SAJC Aloha the Movie H., 2d SAJC Darley H.
MOUNT OF LIGHT, by Northern Treasure. Placed at 3, 2d AJC Windbag H. Half-sister to Jewel of Light,
PRIMA CORNICE (Vain). 3 wins. See above.