Benfica (Aus)

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  • Bay 2008 16.2 1⁄2 HH
  • Sire: Lonhro
  • Dam: Hut (by Danehill)
  • Distances won over: 1100m | 1200m | 1600m
Location
Standing in 2017 at Aquis Farm, Canungra (QLD)

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Benfica was a well-conformed, well- natured individual, who had the natural ability to be a Group One winning 2yo. It comes as no surprise that he is now passing on that talent to his progeny

– Paul Snowden, Trainer –

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overview

A G1 winning 2YO by the charismatic Champion racehorse and sire Lonhro, Benfica combines the blood of the mighty Zabeel and Danehill.

Defeating subsequent G1 winning sprinter Hot Snitzel to win the G1 TJ Smith Stakes, Benfica is from the family of G1 winners Neroli and Riverina Charm.

He has already sired a Stakes Winner in Eusebio who won the Canberra Guineas and another black-type performer in Benfica Princess from a very small first crop of runners. He also had Barbass who took out the lucrative Inglis bonus race.

  • Covered his biggest book of mares in 2016 when he stood under the Aquis banner last season in Queensland; the best is yet to come
  • G1 winning 2YO with looks to match his racing ability
  • By the emerging Sire of Sires in Lonhro and out of the fast Danehill mare Hut who was Group performed on no fewer than three occasions
  • One of only two G1 winning juveniles sired by Lonhro, the other being Golden Slipper winner Pierro

pedigree

BENFICA LONHRO Octagonal Zabeel Sir Tristram
Lady Giselle
Eight Carat Pieces of Eight
Klairessa
Shadea Straight Strike Mr. Prospector
Bend Not
Concia First Consul
My Tricia
HUT Danehill Danzig Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
Razyana His Majesty
Spring Adieu
Ivy Cottage Star Way Star Appeal
New Way
Country Charm Northfields
Be Gyrful

race record (AUS)

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd
2 5 3 1
3 4
Total 9 3 1

At 2

  • BRC TJ Smith S., Gr.1 (1600m beating Hot Snitzel)
  • Hampden S., L (1200m)
  • STC Blackwoods 2YO H. (1100m)

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