Sire: Equiano

Dam: Montana Sagrada

Colour: Bay

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Sep 13th, 2015

Country: Australia

Silks: Black, Gold Star, Checked Sleeves & Cap

Trainer's Name: Bruce Hill - Gold Coast, Queensland


B Hannon, D Lesjak, D Cowell, Dyson Racing, C Freeman, L Gray, L Guy, D Heald, D Lambert, S Lombardo, P Madden, R Rogers, D Souvannavong, R Wenck, S Spencer.

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Horse Description:

When Grand Syndicates headed to the Magic Millions March Sale on the Gold Coast, they had one target in mind – an early running type QTIS filly by a proven juvenile producing stallion, which we could aim up at the huge QTIS bonuses available for 2yo and 3yo fillies in Queensland. With fillies racing for $76,000 to the winner every Saturday in Brisbane it makes sense to want to race precocious fillies that look capable of running early, and that’s just what we’ve been able to find again for our owners.

A stylish young filly by the “King Of Speed” and 2-time G1 winner EQUIANO, and from a daughter of Australia’s best broodmare sire in ENCOSTA DE LAGO, this filly hails from a female family oozing black-type throughout and one which includes outstanding galloper and G1 winner SKY CUDDLE, as well as stakes-winners HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, SKY LOVE, UNDENIABLY, HINT & FAST CLIP to name a few!

As a racehorse, EQUIANO was good enough to win the G1 King’s Stand Stakes TWICE, including as a 3yo when he beat the Australian superstar Takeover Target. Since being retired to stud, he’s already a proven G1 producing sire, having produced THE TIN MAN to win the G1 British Champions Sprint. With 169 winners to his name so far, he’s sired very impressive 66 2yo winners, with an excellent 7 stakes-winners amongst them. That’s a high level strike-rate when compared to industry standards, putting him up with the best 2yo-producing stallions in both Australia and Europe.

This filly’s female line gives us plenty to get excited about as well, being from the winning mare Montana Sagrada, a former $360,000 daughter of super-sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO. Montana Sagrada, is a half-sister to the 2yo stakes-winner BASSILIQUE, as well as 3-time winner Always Sacred, who was a winner as a 2yo and was also as a 3yo, placed in the Gold Coast Guineas. As if that’s not enough, our filly’s second dam is the very smart 5-time winning mare Sacred Hill, also a winner as a 2yo and importantly a half-sister to POTTINGER a stakes-winning 2yo who won 3 times as a 2yo as well as running 3rd in the world’s richest 2yo event, the famed Golden Slipper. Throw in 2yo winners and Group winners SKY CUDDLE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED & FAST CLIP who appear further down her pedigree page and you can see why this filly is bred to get every opportunity to win early

As mentioned earlier, this filly is also QTIS registered and all payments are included in the purchase price, making her eligible for the huge bonuses on offer for fillies in Qld. This year in the Sunshine State, there are QTIS bonuses across all 2yo and 3yo races held, with a 50% increase to the standard bonus for fillies who win or place in a QTIS race. This means QTIS fillies will be racing for $76,950 TO THE WINNER in all Saturday metropolitan QTIS races. That’s over $12,000 more than the colts and nearly $37,000 more than non-QTIS eligible horses. With even the winning provincial prizemoney being $21,850 for fillies, there’s never been a better time to be racing a precocious filly like this in Qld!

To be trained on the Gold Coast, by leading Grand Syndicates trainer Bruce Hill, 5% shares in this filly are priced at only $1,100 a and with Grand’s no-stress fixed fees of $6.60 a day to cover all costs, this filly looks an extremely affordable opportunity to put yourself into the winner’s circle!





Bay fillyFoaled in 2015

SireAcclamationRoyal ApplauseWaajib
EQUIANO (FR) Princess AthenaAhonoora
2005Entente CordialeEla-Mana-MouPitcairn
DamEncosta de LagoFairy KingNorthern Dancer
2006Sacred HillLangfuhrDanzig

EQUIANO (FR) (Bay 2005-Stud 2011). 7 wins-2 at 2, Royal Ascot King's Stand S., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 429 rnrs, 221 wnrs, 12 SW, inc. The Tin Man (Ascot British Champions Sprint S., Gr.1), Medicine Jack, Fly on the Night, Belvoir Bay, Baciami Piccola, Lady Macapa, Dark Reckoning, Strath Burn, Alicante Dawn - Furious Boy (H.K.), Valliano, Waipu Cove - Jolly Convergence (H.K.), Final Venture, SP Blood Moon, Lola Beaux, Staxton, Equimou, etc.


1st dam

MONTANA SAGRADA, by Encosta de Lago. Winner at 1000m, SAJC Sportingbet P., 2d SAJC Schweppes H., ACG H. Half-sister to BASSILLIQUE, Always Sacred. Dam of three named foals, one to race, inc:-

Smooth Astro (f. by Astronomer Royal). Placed in 2016-17 in Aust.


2nd dam

SACRED HILL, by Langfuhr. 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$152,300, AJC Fitness First H., MRC Sportsmart H., Khaptingly H., Flinders 2YO H., 2d MRC Imposera H., VRC Limerick Lane H., 3d BTC Seriously Ten Quality H., MRC Corpfit H., Highways Tabaret H., VRC Terrace Restaurant 2YO H., 4th VRC AR Creswick S., L. Half-sister to POTTINGER (dam of PITSTOP), These Days, Suggestive (dam of SKY CUDDLE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, SKY LOVE, HINT, UNDENIABLY), Della Mimosa (dam of ADAMANTIUM). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

BASSILLIQUE (I Am Invincible). Winner at 2, BRC Phelan Ready S., L.

Always Sacred (I Am Invincible). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$90,435, to 2017-18, Ipswich TC City of Ipswich 2YO H., BRC Sponsorship H., 3d Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, BRC Ascot Childcare & Kindy P.

Song Shan. 2 wins at 1600m, 1900m, ATC Cupads P., TAB Sportsbet H., 2d ATC Comfort Inn Hunts Liverpool H., Mondial Pink Diamond H., 3d ATC Styletread.com.au H.

Montana Sagrada. Winner. See above.


3rd dam

TANAQUIL, by Marscay. 4th MVRC Silver Jubilee S., L. Three-quarter-sister to ACECAY, half-sister to GROUCHO, TWILIGHT COVE, Crazy Grace (dam of COUNT TO ZERO). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

POTTINGER (Al Hareb). 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$170,860, BATC 2YO S., L, City Tatt's RC Chairman's P., 3d GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., L. Dam of-

PITSTOP (Zizou). 5 wins to 1400m, 122,384Rgt., S$243,434 in Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore TC Aushorse Golden Horseshoe, L, Blackberry Cup, 2d Singapore TC IRT Juvenile S., Graduation S., 4th Singapore TC Magic Millions Juvenile Championship, L.

Sostenuto - Blesswithspeed (Mal.) (Brahms). 6 wins to 1400m, A$12,150, 419,413Rgt., S$13,578 in Aust. and Malaysia, Perak TC Class 1 H., Selangor TC Sports Toto Trophy, 2d Perak TC Coronation Cup, L, 3d Selangor TC Class 1 H.

These Days (Vettori). Winner at 1250m, SAJC Malaysia P., 3d SAJC Stuart Crystal S., L. Producer.

Suggestive. Winner at 2, STC Ripa 2YO H., 2d STC Jardine Insurance Brokers 2YO H., Yuletide H., 3d VATC Aare H. Dam of-

SKY CUDDLE (Snippets). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$862,280, VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, Rose of Kingston S., Gr.2, SAJC Spring S., Gr.3, MRC Canny Lass H., Dashing Eagle H., 2d MVRC Epic Beach Volleyball Trophy H., 3d MRC Invitation S., Gr.1, STC George Ryder S., Gr.1, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, BTC Classic, Gr.3, STC Gaypak Mandarins 2YO H., 4th MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1. Producer.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (Fastnet Rock). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 2050m, A$298,925, MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, VRC Lort Smith Animal Hospital 2YO H., 2d VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, 3d VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, MRC Gothic S., L, Manfred S., L, Swettenham Stud 2YO H., SAJC Patinack Farm H., 4th MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Westfield Doncaster S., L. Sire.

SKY LOVE (Octagonal). 5 wins from 1450m to 2250m, A$231,825, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3, SAJC Christmas H., Gr.3, MRC Ava H., Hedingham H., 2d MRC Bramerton H., 3d SAJC Durbridge S., L, MRC Robert Hunter H. Producer.

HINT (Reset). 9 wins from 1600m to 2200m, A$19,030, 394,792Rgt., S$391,212 in Aust., Malaysia and Singapore, Penang TC Yang di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup, L, Singapore TC Open H., 2d Singapore TC Revolte S., 4th Singapore Gold Cup, L, Perak Derby, L.

UNDENIABLY (Fastnet Rock). 5 wins to 1400m, A$354,545, MRC Christmas S., L, SAJC Schweppes H., VRC Flight Lieutenant Peter Armytage H., 2d MVRC Australia S., Gr.2, MRC Doveton S., L.

Strive to Excel (Redoute's Choice). 2 wins at 1600m, 2400m, 3d Tasmanian Derby, L.

Hint of Glory. Placed at 2, 2d STC Merrylands RSL Club 2YO H. Dam of-

FAST CLIP (Snippetson). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 2000m, A$502,030, ATC Tulloch S., Gr.2, Doncaster Mile Prelude, Gr.3, AJC Royalrandwick.com H., ATC Randwick Betting Auditorium H., STC Rosehill Gardens Event Centre 2YO H., 2d ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, Phar Lap S., Gr.2, 3d ATC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Warwick Farm H.

Della Mimosa. Unraced. Dam of-

ADAMANTIUM (Elusive City). 5 wins to 1200m, A$465,310, VRC Standish H., Gr.3, Bob Hoysted H., L, MRC Le Pine Funerals H., Carlton Draught Racing Sweep H., 2d MRC Italktravel S., L, 3d MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, Autumn S., Gr.2.

Touch Me Not (Elusive City). 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, Singapore TC Lan Kwai Fong S., Lim's Classic S., 3d Singapore 3YO Sprint, L, Singapore TC Kranji C S.


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