Courtly Diva

Encosta de Lago mare in foal to Reward for Effort

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Courtly Diva
Encosta de Lago (AUS) 1993
Roman Garden (AUS) 1994
27 September 2003
Seymour 3660 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Stephanie Carruthers
For:Terry Clarke Bloodstock

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Reward for Effort (AUS) 2006
Date of last service:25 October 2017
Selling with a foal at foot:No


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Winning daughter of Australia's leading broodmare sire Encosta de Lago. First foal to race is a promising filly by Magnus. This mare was not served in 2016.


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Bay or Brown mare       Foaled 2003 

ENCOSTA DE LAGO Fairy King (USA)Northern DancerNearctic
Fairy BridgeBold Reason
Shoal CreekStar Way (GB)Star Appeal
Rolls (USA)Mr. Prospector
Zoffany (USA)Our NativeExclusive Native
Grey Dawn GirlGrey Dawn
Summer Garden (GB)HabitatSir Gaylord
Mille FleursJacinto

ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) (1993). 3 wins to 1600m, VATC VicHealth Cup, Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire of B/mares 2015-16 & 2016-17. Sire of 1622 rnrs, 1145 wnrs, 114 SW, inc. Princess Coup, etc. Sire of the dams of 1793 rnrs, 1061 wnrs, 44 GW, inc. SW Hasahalo, Invader, Mighty Boss, Summer Passage, Divine Prophet, Impending, Japonisme, Sofia Rosa, Peeping, Happy Clapper, The Quarterback, Musir, Hard Merchandize, Seaburge, Catch a Fire, Believe Yourself, Into the Mist, Not Listenin'tome, etc.


1st dam

ROMAN GARDEN, by Zoffany (USA). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, TRC HMAS Perth H., TTC Northern Midlands P., 3d TRC Cascade H., Iplex Pipelines H. Dam of 2 foals, both raced, 1 winner-

 Courtly Diva (f by Encosta de Lago). 2 wins. See below.

 Mollyo (f by Dolphin Street (Fr)). Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-

 Hereafter. 2 wins at 1600m, 2050m in Aust.


2nd dam

SUMMER GARDEN (GB), by Habitat. Unplaced. Half-sister to CRUSADER CASTLE. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Roman Garden. 2 wins. See above.

 Stella Cavallo (f Encosta de Lago) Winner at 1400m in Aust.

 Shesac. Winner at 1000m in Aust.

 Pottering About. Winner at 1100m in Aust.

 Prima Cavallo. Placed in Aust. Dam of-

 It's a Shame Billy. 5 wins to 1100m, A$157,440, 2d MRC Le Pine Funerals H., Schweppes H., MRC (Mornington) Ron Casey Memorial H., 3d MRC Chef's Hat H., Mordialloc Sporting Club H., MVRC Telstra Business Centre Richmond H., Sale TC National Jockey's Trust Heat H.


3rd dam

MILLE FLEURS, by Jacinto. Winner at 7½f in GB. Half-sister to MILL REEF, MEMORY LANE (dam of FIELDS OF SPRING),  Millicent (dam of PETERHOF, MOSCOW BALLET, WESTERN SYMPHONY). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

CRUSADER CASTLE (c The Minstrel) 4 wins from 2800m to 3400m, Italian St Leger, Gr.2, York Lonsdale S., 4th Goodwood Cup, Gr.2, Newcastle Northumberland P.H., L. Sire.

 In the Picture. 2 wins at 1400m, HKJC Sir Victor H., 2d HKJC Hong Kong Stadium H., Sandown Victor Chandler H., 3d HKJC Shanghai H., Kwun Tong H., Three Kingdoms H., Cox's H., Rose H., Mody H., Kau Sai Chau H., Royal Hong Kong Gold Club Centenary Cup.

 Speedybird. Winner at 7f in GB. Dam of 5 winners-

Letizia Relco (f Lucky Story) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2200m, Milan Premio Macugnaga, Premio Brera, 2d Milan Premio Ancilla Ferrario, 3d Livorno Criterium Labronico, L, Milan Premio Barbariga, Premio Altaguardia. Producer.

 A Bit Special. Winner at 6½f, Santa Anita Allowance, 2d Newmarket Directa Gaffa S., 3d Doncaster Ciswo 2yo S. Dam of 5 winners-

MISS BLAKELY (f Smart Strike) 7 wins-1 at 2-from 7½f to 9f, US$302,000, Presque Isle Downs HBPA S., L, Gulfstream Park South Beach S., L, Boynton Beach S., L, Allowance, 3d Woodbine Oaks, L, Monmouth Twin Lights S., L. Dam of-

Conquest Cavalry (c Old Forester) 4 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 8½f, US$213,337, to 2017, Woodbine Allowance-twice, 2d Woodbine Vice Regent S., L, 3d Woodbine Deputy Minister S., L, Kingarvie S., L, 4th Woodbine Plate Trial S., L.

 Dandoona. Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners-

DANDIFIED (c Rebuttal) 27 wins from 1200m to 2000m in India, Calcutta Two Thousand Guineas, L, Calcutta Million, L, Calcutta Gold Cup, L, Kolkata Monsoon Derby, L, Indian Champion Cup, L, Champions Sprint Trophy, L-twice, 2d Calcutta Derby, L, Calcutta Gold Cup, L, Kolkata Indian Champion Cup, L, 3d Calcutta Gold Cup, L, 4th Kolkata Indian Turf Invitation Cup, L.

 Olympia Fields. Unraced. Dam of-

 Beckie Boo. Unplaced. Dam of 4 winners-

 Nurse Betty. Placed at 2 in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

Ram Jam (g Blackfriars) 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, A$244,096, WATC Westspeed Stayers' H., Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H., 2d Kalgoorlie Boulder RC Boulder Cup, L, Albany Cup, 3d Kalgoorlie Cup, L, WATC Westspeed 2YO P.


4th dam

MILAN MILL, by Princequillo. Raced once. Half-sister to BERKELEY SPRINGS, Goose Creek. Dam of 5 named foals, 4 to race, all winners, inc:-

MILL REEF (c Never Bend) Horse of the Year in Europe & England in 1971. Champion 3YO Colt in England & France in 1971. 12 wins-5 at 2-from 5f to 1½m, £315,263, The Derby, Gr.1, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Ascot King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S., Gr.1, Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Longchamp Prix Ganay, Gr.1. Champion sire.

MEMORY LANE (f Never Bend) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 8½f, Epsom Princess Elizabeth S., Gr.3, 3d Newbury Mill Reef S., Gr.2. Dam of 6 winners-

FIELDS OF SPRING (f The Minstrel) 2 wins at 2100m, 2400m in GB and Germany, Neuss Herbst Stutenpreis um den Gatzweiler Alt Pokal, Gr.3.

 Memory's Gold. Winner at 7¾f in GB. Dam of 3 winners-

RONDA (f Bluebird (USA)) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1600m in GB and France, Newmarket Falmouth S., Gr.2, 3d Belmont Garden City H., Gr.1. Dam of 9 winners-

ISTAN (c Gone West) 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1700m, €44,050, US$406,792 in France and U.S.A, Turfway Park Fall Championship S., Gr.3, Churchill Downs Ack Ack H., Gr.3. Sire.

SILVER GILT (g Silver Hawk) 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 3900m, £35,032, €149,360, Sandown Esher S., L, 2d Longchamp Prix de Conde, Gr.3.

Mill Guineas (f Salse) Placed, 3d Longchamp Prix d'Automne, L. Dam of 6 winners-

MILL MARIN (f Pivotal (GB)) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1950m in Norway and Sweden, Taby Stockholm Fillies & Mares S., L.

 Purring. Winner at 7f in GB. Dam of 6 winners-

PURR ALONG (f Mount Nelson) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, £56,878, €89,725 in GB, Ireland and France, Curragh Ridgewood Pearl S., Gr.3, 2d Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.2.

KATAWI (f Dubawi (Ire)) 3 wins to 6f, Ayr Land o' Burns S., L.

 Millicent. Unraced. Dam of 9 winners-

PETERHOF (c The Minstrel) 2 wins at 2, Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr.2. Sire.

WESTERN SYMPHONY (c Nijinsky) Joint third on The 1983 Irish 2YO Free H. 3 wins at 2, Leopardstown Larkspur S., Gr.3. Sire.

MOSCOW BALLET (c Nijinsky) 2 wins at 2, Curragh Railway S., Gr.3. Sire.

Marston's Mill (f In Reality) 4 wins-3 at 2, 3d Pimlico Flirtation S., L. Dam of 6 winners-

 Millracer. 2 wins at 7f, 8½f in GB and U.S.A, 4th Aqueduct Beldame S., Gr.1. Dam of 10 winners-

SHININ' RACER (f Northern Taste) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, 192,568,000¥, Hanshin Mermaid S., L. Dam of 10 winners-

SHININ' RUBY (f Sunday Silence) 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, 181,052,000¥, Tokyo Daily Hai Queen Cup, L, Oro Cup, L. Producer.

FUJI KISEKI (c Sunday Silence) Champion 2YO colt in Japan in 1994. 4 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, 129,650,000¥, Nakayama Asahi Hai Sansai S., L. Successful sire.Unbeaten.

 Starry Romance. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, 3d Kokura Nishinihon Sports Hai. Dam of 5 winners-

NOBORI DIANA (f French Deputy (USA)) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1800m, 143,030,000¥, Tokyo Fuchu Himba S., Gr.2, 2d Kokura Nikkei Open, L.

DANON MILL (g Jungle Pocket) 8 wins from 1400m to 2000m, Hanshin Wakaba S., L, 3d Kokura Busan S.

 Sun Shower Kiss. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners-

KYOEI ASURA (c Swept Overboard) 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, 174,441,000¥, Urawa Tele Tama Hai Oval Sprint, L, 3d Nakayama Keisei Hai Autumn H., Gr.3.

 Mill Current. Unraced. Dam of 8 winners-

 Nihon Pillow Taira. 2 wins at 2000m in Japan. Dam of 2 winners-

 Nihonpillowlupinus. Unplaced. Dam of 5 winners-

NIHONPIRO OURS (c White Muzzle) 13 wins from 1700m to 2500m, 594,871,000¥, Hanshin Japan Cup Dirt, Gr.1.

 Lacework. Winner at 2 in GB. Dam of 7 winners-

MANE MINISTER (c Deputy Minister) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1m, 8½f, US$374,776, Santa Anita Santa Catalina S., L, 3d Kentucky Derby, Gr.1. Sire.

 Grenada Pride. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of 9 winners-

Cut of the Cloth (f Dauphin Fabuleux) Winner at 2, 3d Bay Meadows Oaks, Gr.3. Dam of 4 winners-

ZURBARAN (c Peaks and Valleys) Horse of the Year in India in 2003. 9 wins from 1400m to 2800m in India, Bombay Breeders' Juvenile Colts' Championship, L.

ARTOIS (c Storm Trooper) 3 wins from 1400m to 2000m in India, Pune General Rajendrasinhji Trophy, L.

 Laserre. Winner at 1600m in India. Dam of 3 winners-

KING CHARLES (c Kingda Ka) 7 wins from 1400m to 2400m in India, Hyderabad Alcock Arabian Million, L.

 Highland Ghillie. Raced once. Dam of 6 winners-

CABRIOLET (g Glory of Dancer) 6 wins from 1400m to 2000m in India, Pune RWITC Ltd Gold Cup, L.

 Defiant Dreamer. Unraced. Dam of 9 winners-

MASTER DREAMER (g Master Willie) 10 wins from 1m to 1½m, US$298,466, Laurel Turf Cup, Gr.3.

REBELLIOUS DREAMER (c My Boy Adam) 10 wins from 7f to 9f, US$407,918, Charles Town West Virginia Breeders' Classic S., L, Jefferson County S., L.

IN DEFIANCE (f My Boy Adam) 6 wins-1 at 2-from 6½f to 8½f, Charles Town Ruth C Funkhouser S., L.

 You Dreamer. 3 wins at 6f, 7f, Mountaineer Park West Virginia Dept of Tourism Breeders Classic. Dam of 5 winners-

 Reputedly. Unraced. Dam of 6 winners-

STICKPIN (g Pins) 8 wins to 1500m, A$501,250, MRC Victoria H., Gr.3, 2d MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1.

 Sweet Edith. 2 wins in U.S.A. Dam of 3 winners-

 Tap Tap Tap. 3 wins at 7½f, 1m in U.S.A. Dam of 3 winners-

PACAR (g Fast Play) 11 wins from 7½f to 8½f, US$247,439, Remington Park Red Earth S., L.

 Mill Hill. Placed in France. Dam of 5 winners-

 Fair Counsel. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

COMMON KNOWLEDGE (f Eljohar) 3 wins to 1400m in India, Hyderabad Byerly Turk S., L.


Race Record: 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, TRC Dr GH Butler H., 2d TRC Marsh Insurance Brokers H., Regal Chivas H.


Produce Record: Dam of 1 named foal, 1 to race.

2010 (f by Denon (USA)).

2011 Not served previous season

2012 Not served previous season

2013 Not served previous season

2014  Byerley Diva (f by Magnus). Placed at 3 in 2017-18 in Aust.

2015 Not served previous season

2016 (c by Reward for Effort).

2017 Not served previous season


Not served in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016.


Served by Reward for Effort. Date of last service, 25.10.2017.