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3rd Foal For Aust Horse-Of-Year Makybe Diva
Meanwhile dual Australian Horse-Of-The-Year & triple Gr1 Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva (Desert King-Tugela, by Riverman) "has given birth to her 3rd foal at Segenhoe Stud in the NSW Hunter Valley": a filly by Coolmore sire & Australia's reigning champion stallion Encosta De Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way), reported The Daily Telegraph. Makybe Diva's 15 wins (from 1400-3200m) included 7 Gr1s & 3 Gr2s for $14,526,685 earnings. At the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney this year, Makybe Diva's 1st foal (a colt by former Coolmore shuttler & Gr1 English Derby winner Galileo) sold for $1.5million. She will now will be served this breeding season by Vinery's boom stallion More Than Ready (sire of the last 2 Gr1 Golden Slipper winners Sebring & Phelan Ready).