This year, the wonder race mare MAKYBE DIVA, turned 20 years of age.
And to celebrate, overnight she had a baby.
This one, a handsome filly by More Than Ready, is the 10th for the former two-time Australian Racehorse Of The Year.
And while all that is warm and fuzzy, those 10 years of foal bearing have given us a vivid look into the breeding life of this superstar racehorse who won three Melbourne Cups.
And, well, maybe Makybe isn’t as good in the barn as she was on the track.
Her fist foal arrived in 2007. He was by Galileo.
He sold as a yearling for $1,500,00 purchased by this year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’brien.
He raced as ROCKSTARDOM and won $29,015 in prizemoney.
He was then sold for $17,000
He is now dead.
Her 2nd foal arrived in 2008. She was by Fusaichi Pegasus.
She sold as a yearling for $1,200,000 purchased by trainer Mark Kavanagh.
She raced as LA DOLCA DIVA and won $6,500 in prizemoney.
She was then sold for $300,000 and has produced a stakes place getter in Touch of Mink.
Her 3rd foal arrived in 2009. He was by Encosta De Lago.
He was sent to France to race.
He raced as COASTER and was unplaced in his 4 starts winning $2,350 in prizemoney.
His whereabouts at present are unknown.
Her 4th foal arrived in 2011. He was by Lonhro.
He sold as a yearling for $360,000 purchased by Shadwell Australia.
He raced as TAQNEEN and won $14,750 in prizemoney.
He was sold for $5,500 and his only two wins were at the Picnic races.
Her 5th foal arrived in 2012. He was by High Chaparral.
He sold for $275,000 purchased by James Bester.
He raced as SURREY and has won $20,476 in prizemoney.
He’s won just 1 race and his latest run was 5 months ago when 15th in a BM 65 race.
Her 6th foal arrived in 2014. She was by All Too Hard.
She sold as a yearling for $300,000 purchased by trainer Tony McEvoy.
She races as DIVANATION and has won $75,600.
She’s had 7 starts, for 2 wins and 4 placings and is stakes placed.
Her 7th foal arrived in 2015. She was by Starspangledbanner.
She was retained to race by her breeder Tony Santic.
She raced as DEMAND ATTENTION and won $21,400 in prizemoney.
She retired this year after just one win from 5 starts.
Her 8th foal arrived in 2016. She was by Brazen Beau.
She has been retained by her breeder Tony Santic
She will race as SUBLIME DIVA.
She is a 3YO with Chris Waller and is yet to race.
Her 9th foal arrived in 2018. She is by Written Tycoon.
She is unraced and unnamed.
Which leads up to this leggy filly by More Than Ready. In the great mare’s favour is the fact her babies, while all slow, have gotten a little better each time one has arrived.
And she looks like she might meld better with sprinting stallions.
Time will tell and she has an unbraced 3YO, a 2YO and now this foal to improve her name in the breeding barn.