Saturday, July 9, 2011


On the hunt for a readymade racehorse? Then look no further than Don Cossack.
A flashy son of Eliza Park’s foundation stallion, Desert Sun – sire of Sunline and damsire of Black Caviar – Don Cossack hails from the family of Group One winners Lord Reims, Lotteria, Miss Margaret, Dreamaway, Belotta, Rocket Racer and Taatletail.
Standing 16.2 hands, Don Cossack has already been broken in and is now in preparation for his first trial.
To be trained at Eliza Park by Sue Ellis, the Group One winning mentor had this to say about the chestnut colt: “He (Don Cossack) is a lovely type of colt.
“A great advantage for potential investors is that he is already educated, has been fully vet tested (with clean x-rays and scope) and, importantly, is showing plenty of ability. He’s a nice horse in the making.”
This is a pedigree with an ideal mix of precocity and stamina. While Desert Sun is the sire of Champion racemare, Sunline, Group One winners La Bella Dama and Our Egyptian Raine – and is the damsire of World Champion Racehorse Black Caviar – he is also a noted sire of 2YOs with his juvenile stakes winners including Gold in Dubai.
Inaugural winner of the Blue Sapphire Stakes-LR at Caulfield (taken out the following year by Black Caviar) and a recent winner of the Ipswich Cup-LR as a 5YO, Gold in Dubai is a shining example of the Desert Suns who show early speed yet train on.
Furthermore, Don Cossack is out of the Dance Floor mare Radiant Dancer who has produced both the Group winning Kiwi, Our Small Town Boy (also by a Danzig line stallion) and the sprinter Spartan Dancer, while the rest of this black type family tells a similar tale: Rocket Racer (7 wins, 1200m to 3200m), Lotteria (8 wins, 1200m to 1600m), NZ Filly of the Year, Taatletail (6 wins, 950m to 2000m), Miss Margaret (7 wins – 2 at 2 – from 1000m to 2500m) and, of course, Lord Reims (13 wins, 1200m to 3200m).
For a more comprehensive look at Don Cossack’s pedigree, plus a video of him working at Eliza Park, click here.

Don Cossack will be syndicated into a 10 share partnership ($5,500 inc. GST per share) and for further information phone Sue Ellis on 0407 517 324.

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