Surfer Rosa

Encosta De Lago Broodmare. SOLD

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Surfer Rosa
Encosta de Lago (AUS) 1993
Quiz Queen (NZ) 1995
3 September 2005
Tamborine 4270 QLD, Australia

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:No
Selling with a foal at foot:No

Very commercial and beautifully bred broodmare, from one of the best and hottest families in the stud book.
By Encosta de Lago(Australian Champion Broodmare Sire three times). She is a half sister to the broodmare gem Imposingly(Champion NZ Broodmare of the Year 2016/2017) who is the dam of multiple Group 1 winning Champion Bonneval(NZ Horse of the Year 2016/2017 & 2017&2018) as well as 7 other winners, including 5 Group Winners.
Surfer Rosa herself is the dam of 2 winners from 3 foals, including the very promising but ill fated multiple winner Like a Shot(Smart Missile) as well as Surf Coast(Duporth) second in MVRC Adapt Australia, from only three live foals. I only purchased her late last year and served her very late in the season with Heroic Valour, but she had already ovulated so missed through no fault of her own. The vet assures me that there is no reason why she should not go in foal.
Surfer Rosa can only be described as a gentle giant. She has no vices and is easy to catch, float, worm, trim. Only selling due to drought.


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11/13 Creamer Rd, Tamborine 4270 QLD, Australia

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Bay mare       Foaled 2005 

ENCOSTA DE LAGO Fairy King (USA)Northern DancerNearctic
Fairy BridgeBold Reason
Shoal CreekStar Way (GB)Star Appeal
Rolls (USA)Mr. Prospector
Defensive Play (USA)FappianoMr. Prospector
Safe PlaySham
L'Quiz (USA)L'EnjoleurBuckpasser
BasinTom Rolfe

ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) (1993). 3 wins to 1600m, VATC VicHealth Cup, Gr.1. Champion Aust. Sire of Broodmares 3 times. Sire of 1630 rnrs, 1153 wnrs, 115 SW, inc. Chautauqua (ATC TJ Smith S., Gr.1), Princess Coup, etc. Sire of the dams of 2358 rnrs, 1475 wnrs, 63 GW, inc. SW Hasahalo, Invader, Mighty Boss, Summer Passage, Divine Prophet, Impending, Japonisme, Sofia Rosa, Peeping, Happy Clapper, The Quarterback, Musir, Libertini, Mohawk, Classique Legend, Etana, Hawkshot, Imelda Mary, Mrs. Sippy, Not a Single Cent, etc.


1st dam

QUIZ QUEEN (NZ), by Defensive Play (USA). Unraced. Half-sister to ST REIMS, CHAMPAGNE (dam of MARTIQUE, NADEGE), Sursum Corda,  Hansuyen (dam of CHAMPAGNE HARMONY). Dam of 13 named foals, 12 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

Sunnah (f by Zabeel). 3 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$141,600, VRC Kokoda Track H., MRC Orrong H., Journal H., 2d MRC Sydeston H., MVRC Trophy H., MRC Denise's Joy H., 3d Moonee Valley Oaks, Gr.2, STC Winter Cup, L, 4th VRC St Leger, Gr.3. Dam of-

 Dark Vision (f Encosta de Lago) 2 wins at 1650m, 2100m, WATC Call TAB to Bet 132 369 H., Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H., 2d WATC Westspeed Stayers' Bonus H., 3d WATC H. Dam of 2 winners-

HIGHER GROUND (c So You Think (NZ)) 4 wins from 1550m to 2000m, A$226,405, ATC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, Win $10k Cash P., H., Ribchester New to Darley H., 2d BRC Rough Habit P., Gr.3, ATC McGrath Estate Agents Qld P., 3d ATC TAB Rewards H.

 Just About Ready (g by More Than Ready (USA)). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1050m to 1800m, BRC Childhood Cancer Support H., 2d BRC Queensland Reef & Beef H.

 Reine de Jeu (f by Anabaa (USA)). 3 wins to 1350m, STC TJ's Champagne Bar H., 2d STC 3com Unified Communications Solutions H., 3d STC Lucky's Freeway Hotel H., De Bortoli Wines H. Dam of 2 winners-

FITOCRACY (f Denman) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1800m, A$131,775, SAJC Schweppervescence S., Gr.3, James Thredgold Jewellers 2YO H., 2d SAJC Master Builders H., Medallion Homes H., 3d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising H., Tapestry Wines 2YO H., 4th MRC Twilight Glow S., L.

 Opinion Poll (c by Zabeel). 2 wins at 1350m, 1600m, 3d SAJC Mistral H.

 Surfer Rosa (f by Encosta de Lago). Winner. See below.

 Delvene (f by Danzero). Winner at 1400m, 2d MRC Brattle H., 3d MRC Joe Brown H.

 Mark Eclipse (g by Nicconi). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Singapore TC Hello London S., Mr Big S., Initiation P., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC War Affair S., 3d Singapore TC Graduation S.

 Rock Quiz (g by Fastnet Rock). 2 wins at 1400m, 1800m in Aust.

 Imposingly (f by Zabeel). Winner at 1950m in Aust. Broodmare of the Year in NZ in 2016-17. Dam of 8 winners-

BONNEVAL (f Makfi (GB)) NZ Horse of the Year in 2016-17 & 2017-18. Champion 3YO & Stayer in NZ in 2016-17. Champion Middle Distance Horse in NZ in 2017-18. Top Filly on The 2016-17 NZ 3YO Free H (1600m+). NZ Bloodstock Filly of the Year in 2016-17. 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2400m, NZ$301,500, A$1,323,000, Australian Oaks, Gr.1, MRC Underwood S., Gr.1, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, MVRC Dato' Tan Chin Nam S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, Bec Brad & Richard Turn 40 2YO S., 3d WRC Desert Gold S., Gr.3.

LORD ARTHUR (g Camelot (GB)) 2 wins at 1400m, 2100m in 2018-19, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, 3d ARC Barfoot & Thompson H.

IMPOSING LASS (f Makfi (GB)) 5 wins from 1350m to 1800m, A$357,975, Gosford RC Belle of the Turf S., Gr.3, Gold Coast Bracelet, L, ATC Schweppes H., Ranvet H., 2d Wyong RC Mona Lisa S., L, ATC Schweppes H., 3d ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, BRC The Roses S., Gr.2, ATC Toy Show H., Gr.3.

FULL OF SPIRIT (f Flying Spur) 4 wins from 1300m to 2000m, NZ$129,275, A$163,750, ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, ARC JRA Trophy H., Manawatu RC Kevin O'Connor & Associates H., 2d Hawkes Bay Makfi Challenge S., Gr.1, ARC Rich Hill Mile, Gr.2, Matamata Cup, L, Scone Cup, L, ARC Gucci 3YO S., 3d ATC Eremein H., Waikato RC Calegastro H., 4th ATC Australian Oaks, Gr.1.

LADY CUMQUAT (f Duke of Marmalade (Ire)) 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m, NZ$59,900, A$113,280, Manawatu Classic, Gr.3, 2d MRC Ladies Day Vase, Gr.3, VRC Banjo Paterson Series Heat H., ARC Eye Institute H., 3d ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, SAJC Centaurea S., L, ARC Lindsay Mile, MRC Doctor Bombay Where Are You? H.

 Zaberto. 2 wins at 1600m, 2100m, ARC Novotel H.

 Our Squeezer. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Waikato RC Shaw's Wire Ropes H. Producer.

 He's Imposing. 2 wins at 1600m, 2400m in 2018-19, 3d ATC ANZ Bloodstock News H.


Race Record: Winner at 1600m, 3d STC Spring Valley Smart Energy H.


Produce Record: Dam of 3 named foals, all raced, 2 winners.

2011  Robberg (f by Hussonet (USA)). Placed in Aust.

2012  Surf Coast (g by Duporth). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, 2d MVRC Adapt Australia P.

2013  Like a Shot (g by Smart Missile). 4 wins to 1300m, A$85,945 in Aust.

2014 (f by Smart Missile).

2015 Missed to Epaulette

2016 (f by Dissident). Died.

2017 Missed to Super One

2018 Missed to Epaulette


Missed in 2015, 2017, 2018.


Served by Heroic Valour. Date of last service, 05.12.2018.