Written April 2008

This sire’s superior success rate can be analysed to identify the best lines to send to him in Australia.


The SIR TRISTRAM line is a highly successful cross for Encosta De Lago, producing four Group One winners to-date.  Princess Coup is out of a SOVEREIGN RED mare; Apercu from a mare by ZABEEL; Sacred Kingdom and Rose of Sharon carry SIR TRISTRAM; Vocabulary is out of a MARAUDING mare, while Delago Brom, Examination, Watches, Brom Felinity, Gazania, Largo and Betula are all out of mares by EL QAHIRA. Fairessa is out of a KAAPSTAD mare.


Hong Kong Champion Sacred Kingdom is out of a ZEDITAVE mare.



Encosta De Lago also works well with STAR KINGDOM and in particular, descendants of his son BISCAY.  Mnemosyne (CANNY LAD); Racing To Win (KENNY’S BEST PAL); Shadoways (BLETCHINGLY); Delargo (WILLINGLY); Brockman’s Lass (FINAL CARD); Cahuita (KING TOBIAS); Astounded and Moonboat (MARSCAY); Our Smoking Joe and Swinging Babe (BLAZING SWORD) all come from Biscay line dams. Merlene De Lago (LUSKIN STAR) Four Aces (HULA CHIEF) and Terrenora (TATTENHAM – a brother to SHIFNAL and TODMAN) are other stakes performers out of Star Kingdom line mares.




Gold Slipper runner-up Von Costa De Hero is out of a SCENIC mare.



ZOFFANY mares have had more than their share of success with Encosta De Lago.  Chong Tong, Cocinero and Senorita De Lago are all bred on this cross.



Group One winner Lashed is out of a SALIERI mare. 



CENTURY line mares have produced black type horses Lectrice, Murray Downs (Century), Dragila and Schumpeter (CENTAINE) and Game Serene (RUBITON) with Encosta de Lago.



ALZAO also nicks well with Encosta De Lago, having produced Group winners Delzao and Emlozza.



MONDE BLEU’s daughter Oceanfast has produced two stakes performers by Encosta De Lago; Champion Mare Alinghi and her SP sister Perfect Persuasion.


Mr. Prospector line mares are successful, with Encosta De Lago producing five Group winners; Sirmione, Press The Button, Tan Tat De Lago, Besame Mucho and Gold Lottey. Australasian broodmare sires such as DEFENSIVE PLAY, RHYTHM, BELLOTTO WOODMAN, STRAIGHT STRIKE, UMATILLA, GEIGER COUNTER, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, distorted humor, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI, THUNDER GULCH and SECRET SAVINGS are appealing Mr. Prospector line options. 

FLYING SPUR mares are interesting mates for Encosta De Lago, creating a sex balanced duplication of their common tail female ancestor, Rolls.  At this early stage in his broodmare sire career, he is the damsire of SW Astounded by Encosta De Lago

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