Eliza Park International champion Bel Esprit sired his 500th individual winner on Wednesday.
He passed the milestone when Another Girl flew home to win her maiden at Ipswich and then made it 501 in the following race with odds-on favourite Maraska.
Bel Esprit was represented by his first winner back in October 2006 when Gabbidon broke her maiden at Murray Bridge. He sired her from Scenic mare Eliza Park!
It’s been some ride for Bel Esprit. He’s notched 7 successive Victorian sires’ titles, equalled the all-time Australian record for individual winners (155 in 2012-13) while siring 100 plus individual winners every year for the past five seasons.
And he also gave us Australia’s greatest racehorse in Black Caviar. Well done Bel – we’re looking forward to the next 500!