Racing legend and Australia’s most popular first season sire in 2014, Fiorente now has his first foal on the ground…and it didn’t take her long to get up and running!

“We’ve certainly been looking forward to seeing the first of his foals,” Eliza Park International’s Nominations Manager, Mark Lindsay, pointed out.

“Fiorente was sought out by breeders from throughout Australasia when we announced he’d stand at Eliza Park International last spring and he ended up covering an outstanding book of 186 mares – this is just the first of the charge.

“This filly looks like a real chip off the block and burns around the paddock every chance she gets. Who said the Fiorentes wouldn’t run early?”

The filly is out of the Statue of Liberty mare Libertas and it won’t be long before she has plenty of playmates.

Fiorente is of course most famous for winning the Melbourne Cup and giving legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse her first victory in that race. Fiorente also won the Australian Cup over 2000m and the Feehan Stakes at Moonee Valley over 1600m.

He was Timeform rated 125 and won more than $6.2 million in prizemoney during his illustrious career across both hemispeheres.

Fiorente (Ire) stands for a $17,600 (inc gst) fee this year. For further information, phone Mark Lindsay on 0416 334 338.

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