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Horse Detail

Name: True Roses

Gender: Mare

Sire: Bel Esprit

Dam: True Spark

Trainer: Peter Moody

Foal Date: 3/9/2011



Victoria’s leading metropolitan based trainer, Peter Moody, has been chosen by Grant Morgan from Ontrack Thoroughbreds to train this filly by the states’ leading sire, Bel Esprit.

Morgan said, “people that are interested in racing a filly that is bred on the same cross as champion mare Black Caviar don’t need to look very far because here she is,

“This fillies dam is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner Vormista, and, that mare recently had a yearling go through the Inglis Easter sale and sell for $900,000.

“As luck would have it we didn’t pay that much for this filly,” Morgan concluded.

Well supported by breeders in his home state of Victoria, the now 13-year-old sire, registered Group 1 winner number three when Bel Sprinter (ex Gavroche by Snippets) won The Galaxy at Rosehill at the end of March.

Overall, Bel Esprit has sired 357 individual winners from 544 starters, a very high starter to winner ratio of 65.6%, as of April 10th, with progeny earnings worldwide of more than $31.5million, complimented with 16 stakes winners and 13 stakes placegetters.

The syndicate will be managed by Grant Morgan from Ontrack Thoroughbreds.

NOT ENOUGH? The dam of this filly, True Spark is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner Vormista (by Testa Rossa), a winner of more than $460,000, and hails from a family that has produced the Kensington Stakes winner, Natural Tycoon (by Monde Bleu), Blue Diamond Preview winner Ashkaleta (by Ashkalani) and the Tasmanian Guineas winner, Socks (by Keep the Faith).

The family has plenty to offer as Vormista was served by Redoute’s Choice every spring since 2010 and last season the chestnut mare was covered by, Fastnet Rock.

This fillies tabulated pedigree does have the same Ancestor duplications with Vain and Silly Season featuring in the exact same position as they do with Black Caviar’s tabulated pedigree at 3f x 4f for Vain and 5m x 5m for Silly Season.

Silly Season is best known in Australia as the sire of, Lunchtime (ex Great Occasion by Hornbeam), winner of the Group 1 Newmarket Dewhurst Stakes in England and the sire of Snippets and Street Cafe.

Trainer Detail


Peter Moody is one of Australia’s leading trainers – he is also the conditioner of the world’s highest-rated sprinter Black Caviar and the man who applied the polish to the 2009-10 Australian Horse of the Year, Typhoon Tracy.

Along with those two champion gallopers, Moody is again dominating the Victorian training ranks this season (2012-13) as he has past three seasons, from his base at Caulfield. Remarkably, he had only eight horses a decade ago and since he has broken a 30-plus year worth of domination in the Victorian Trainers ranks by the Lee Freedman and the Hayes clan.

Moody’s rise has been dramatic and dynamic. So much so that rival trainers are agog with his success, work ethic and ability to churn out winners from maidens to the highest level. An extensive apprenticeship, with the legendary Tommy Smith, Colin Hayes and his 10-years as Queensland foreman for Bill Mitchell, has paid dividends as he has drawn on those experiences.

Peter is also renowned task master and it’s a testimony to the harmony of his stable as many of his staff are loyal and long-serving members.