‘Bouncing Around The Yard’: Dam Of Australian Star Winx Has Deep Impact Filly

by | 09.03.2019 | 6:15pm
Winx bids farewell to racing after registering her 33rd consecutive victory in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia

Vegas Showgirl, the dam of Australian champion Winx, had a filly by leading Japanese sire Deep Impact on Sept. 3 at Segenhoe Stud in Aberdeen, Australia, ANZ Bloodstock News reports.

Bred by John and Deb Camilleri's Fairway Thoroughbreds, the filly was described as the best one yet out of the mare by farm staff. This is the eighth foal and fifth filly out of Vegas Showgirl, a multiple stakes-winning daughter of Al Akbar.

“I was just talking to John a few minutes ago and I said that I have never seen a mare foal like her,” said farm manager Peter O'Brien. “The whole process from breaking water to passing the placenta takes about 15 minutes. She is just a foaling machine and her foal was just straight on her feet like Winx was. She is bouncing around the yard this evening and everything was just completely textbook.”

While the Camilleris have sold fillies out of Vegas Showgirl in the past, O'Brien said the odds of the Deep Impact filly going to auction were “a billion to one.” Vegas Showgirl will be sent to Australian stallion I Am Invincible for her next mating.

Deep Impact, a son of Sunday Silence, was a two-time Japanese Horse of the Year and has led all Japanese sires by progeny earnings every year from 2012 to the present. He was euthanized in July at age 17 after suffering a cervical spine fracture.

Read more at ANZ Bloodstock News.

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