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Bivouac (AUS) 2016
Islands (AUS) 2016
31 August 2022
AFS no:
Flinders 3929 VIC, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Tom Dabernig
Location: Warrnambool 3280 VIC View map »

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NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (Eligible)


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This is an outstanding filly by Bivouac, a superb sprinter and First Season Sire by the Champion Sire Exceed And Excel.

I loved this filly from the moment I inspected her. She is the 2nd Bivouac filly I have purchased this year. They are both outstanding athletes. I rate Bivouac very highly and love supporting colonial sires in their first year.

Bivouac has all the characteristics to be a success at stud in Australia. He won twice as a 2yo including the ATC Group 2 Kindergarten Stakes. He won the Group 1 ATC Golden Rose, VRC Group 1 Newmarket Handicap, VRC Group 1 Sprint Classic and was named Joint Head Of The WTR (Sprint) in 2020. He was Co-champion 3yo Male Sprinter in Australia in 2019/20.

The First Season Sires, particularly those standing at our more established studs often get the best book of mares in their first season. The stallion owners are keen to give their new sires the best possible opportunity to be a success. I spoke with Vin Cox the General Manager of Godolphin in Australia and he was very bullish about Bivouac when he went to stud.

This filly is a lovely moving filly with an attractive head and she is very strong behind. She looks like a 2yo to me and as an August foal will be given her chance to run in the early 2yo races later in the year. She reminded me a lot of Rubisaki when I saw her at the sales. Could she be our next winner of van Inglis Series Race?

She will really suit Tom Dabernig who has terrific experience in preparing early 2yo’s.


This is the I Am Invincible mare Islands first foal. I love buying foals from young mares.

Islands comes from a great running family with her being a ½ sister to the outstanding 2yo Military Rose. Military Rose won six races with five of these being in succession including the GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, STC Reisling Stakes, BRC BJ McLachlan Stakes, BRC Calaway Gal Stakes and the Gold Coast Guineas as a 3yo.

Military Rose was a success at stud with her daughters throwing the Espionage, the Group 3 ATC Breeders Plate winner this season and Flashing Steel which was Group 3 placed in the ATC Canonbury Stakes. These are two high class stakes races for 2yo’s.

Islands comes from a family that has given us the outstanding racehorses Zeditave, Zedegal, Alannon,Unison, Melito, Zestful and Cloister.

Vinery Stud where the filly was reared is in the Hunter Valley and one of our very best nurseries.

I Am Invincible had a great day with Kimochi out of one his daughters winning the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes at Royal Randwick on 17/02/24.

Down the page this reads very well with the 1st dam by I Am Invincible, 2nd dam by Flying Spur and 3rd dam by Marauding, all champion sires.

The Trainer

The first horse I sent Tom was Double Rock who had been having issues jarring up on the firm tracks we had to put up with during the drought. The mare has matured and really blossomed in the great environment at Warrnambool. First up she finished a close second to a smart galloper and backed this up with two more second placings and then a strong win, which she richly deserved. It is important mares win a race before going to stud and Tom achieved this goal.

It didn’t take Tom long to get us off the mark with our 2nd runner Tillotson scoring twice, firstly at Stawell and then at Moonee Valley in Saturday company where she ran a class record. She is a little high strung and had been struggling being trained at Randwick which is an incredibly busy environment with Warrnambool being a perfect fit for her.

I moved Embeller to Tom with the aim being getting ‘Black Type’ which is so important for mares going forward as breeders. Tom almost pulled off a great training performance with Embeller running a close 2nd in the Group 3 Bow Mistress Stakes first up for him. He got the mare the valuable ‘Black Type’ we were chasing. Only bad luck cost us the win. She was then retired and I look forward to inspecting her yearlings in due course.

Tom then stepped out a 3yo filly named Whistlefield winning her maiden impressively and running two nice races in the city from just three starts.

We now have eight horses with Tom and I’m thrilled with the way he handles his horses. He is an outstanding communicator and his attention to detail is second to none.

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Bay filly       Foaled 31st August 2022 

BIVOUAC Exceed and ExcelDanehill (USA)Danzig
Patrona (USA)Lomond
DazzlerMore Than Ready (USA)Southern Halo
CamarillaElusive Quality (USA)
I Am InvincibleInvincible Spirit (Ire)Green Desert
CannarelleCanny Lad
Bella MaddelenaFlying SpurDanehill (USA)
ZestMarauding (NZ)

BIVOUAC (AUS) (Bay 2016-Stud 2021). Co-champion 3YO Male Sprinter in Australia in 2019-20. Joint Head of the 2020 WTR (Sprint). 7 wins-2 at 2-1100m to 1400m, A$5,696,110, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, Sprint Classic, Gr.1, ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, Kindergarten S., Gr.3, MRC Vain S., Gr.3, ATC Lonhro P., L, 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1. Brother to SW Coruscate (MRC Testa Rossa S., L). His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

ISLANDS, by I Am Invincible. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, A$75,705 in Aust. Half-sister to MILITARY ROSE. This is her first foal.


2nd dam

BELLA MADDELENA, by Flying Spur. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, STC Schweppes P., 3d STC Bill Murphy Bookmaker H. Half-sister to ZESTFUL, Zedazest,  Zing and Swing (dam of KATSU). Dam of 10 foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

MILITARY ROSE (f General Nediym) Second top filly on 2009-10 Australasian 2YO Classification. 6 wins-5 at 2-to 1200m, A$1,626,900, STC Reisling S., Gr.2, Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, BRC BJ McLachlan S., L, Calaway Gal S., L, Urban Event 2YO H., 3d MVRC Champagne S., Gr.3. Dam of 5 winners-

 In Times of War. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$235,525, ATC Sporting Chance Golfers H., Hyland Race Colours P., 2d ATC Anderson H., Your Local Greengrocer H., Pluck at Vinery H., Hyland Race Colours H., Schweppes H., Chifley Financial Services P., Tab.com.au H.-twice, Theraces H., 3d ATC Membership Now H., Ranvet Power Formula H. Dam of 2 winners-

ESPIONAGE (c Zoustar) 2 wins at 2, A$345,200, in 2023-24, ATC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, Breeders' P., Gr.3, 2d ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2.

 Grenado. 2 wins at 1200m, 1250m, A$103,855, to 2023-24, ATC Footy Fan Night H., 3d ATC Clubs NSW Western Metro H., Frosted at Darley H., Vinery Stud H.

 Medaglia Valore. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

Flashing Steel (g Not a Single Doubt) 5 wins to 1550m, A$221,550, in 2022-23, ATC Schweppes H., Toyota Forklifts H., Furphy H., 3d ATC Canonbury S., Gr.3, Davali 2YO H.


3rd dam

ZEST, by Marauding (NZ). Placed at 2, 2d STC Hastings H., 3d STC Ashbury 2YO H. Three-quarter-sister to CLOISTER (dam of MELITO), UNISON,  Indexed (dam of FLYING ALPHA), half-sister to ZEDITAVE, ALANNON, PAMPAS FIRE, SQUARE DEAL, ZEDAGAL, Druid's Lodge,  Great Verdict (dam of GREYS INN),  True Verdict (dam of VEROCATIVE). Dam of 12 foals, all raced, 9 winners, inc:-

ZESTFUL (f Redoute's Choice) 6 wins to 1200m, A$460,850, ATC Triscay S., Gr.3, Razor Sharp H., L, Gosford RC Provincial Championships Qualifier, ATC New Evening Star H., Hyland Race Colours H., 2d ATC Nivison S., Gr.3, Triscay S., Gr.3, Toy Show H., Gr.3, 3d ATC Wenona Girl H., Gr.3, GCTC Silk Stocking H., L, 4th ATC Starlight S., L.

Zedazest (f Fuji Kiseki) 4 wins to 1500m, A$110,140, SAJC Chianti Classico H., Rosemount Estate H., Distinctive Homes H., Express Colour H., 2d SAJC Auraria S., Gr.3, Chad Hancock Cancer Foundation H., Veolia Envronmental Services Collex H., Carlton Draught P., 3d SAJC HC Nitschke S., L, Scott Group of Companies H., Harris Scarfee H., Visco 2YO H., 4th SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, Port Adelaide Guineas, L. Dam of 2 winners-

Zest a Second (f Barely a Moment) Placed at 2, 3d SAJC Pewsey Vale S., L. Producer.

 Catch Me Mate. 8 wins to 1400m, A$210,935, MRC Le Pine Funeral Services P.H., Vite Cheval H., AJC Percy Sykes H., VRC Birdcage H., STC Sport & Tourism Youth Foundation H., Illawarra TC The Freeway H., 2d STC Oxford Hotel Drummoyne H., St Marys Leagues Club H., 3d AJC Potts Point H., STC Safilo Eyewear H.

 Zing and Swing. Winner at 2 in Aust. Dam of 2 winners-

KATSU (g Mikki Isle) 5 wins at 1000m, A$328,450, to 2023-24, VRC Kensington S., L, MRC Pago Zero Cost Eftpos H., 2d MRC Take it to the Neds Level H., 3d MRC Bel Esprit H., L, 4th MRC WJ Adams S., L.

 Touch Too Much. Winner at 1600m in Aust. Dam of 3 winners-

Call it a Day (g Domesday) 5 wins to 1500m, A$219,680, MRC No Fuss Events H., MRC (Mornington) Highview Accounting Mornington H., 2d SAJC Adelaide Cup Raceday H., 3d VRC Chester Manifold S., L, MRC Keno Fun Money H., MRC (Mornington) Bentons Square H.

 Tang. Unplaced. Dam of 3 winners-

Hit the Shot (g Dundeel) 2 wins at 1400m, 2200m, A$400,850, HK$2,212,700, to 2022-23, HKJC Shenzhen H., 2d VRC Victoria Derby, Gr.1, HKJC Viva Pataca H., 3d MRC Caulfield Classic, Gr.3, HKJC BOCHK Cross-Border Services H., Venus H.

Moroccan Rose (f Charge Forward) Placed at 2, 2d BRC PC Graphic Art 2YO H., 3d BRC Calaway Gal S., L. Producer.