Champion Verry Elleegant Scans In Foal To Sea The Stars

Verry Elleegant | Bronwen Healy

Australian Horse of the Year Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}) is in foal to the Aga Khan Studs' stalwart Sea The Stars (Ire).

“It's the first scan but things are looking good and she's on her way in the next part of her life,” co-owner Brae Sokolski told Racing.com.

“She foals down there in the new year in 2024 and then she will be served Southern Hemisphere time later that year by a yet unconfirmed stallion and then come back to Australia in foal.”

An 11-time Group 1 winner, the dark bay will be based at Norelands Stud in Ireland for 18 months. The resulting foal will be raced in the United Kingdom. From four Northern Hemisphere starts, all in group company, the stayer's best performance was a third in the G2 Prix Foy at ParisLongchamp last September.

“This Sea The Stars foal will stay in the UK and be trained there,” Sokolski said. “We want to go to another elite European stallion with Verry Elleegant. We only get one more crack at it as when she comes home it will be all local stallions so, given she is over there, we'll get her served Southern Hemisphere time and then bring her home.”

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