Aquis Sires in the News
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 6 March 2017
Aquis Farm sires Benfica and Domesday both had moments to shine at the big Canberra race meeting on Sunday with the former siring his first stakes-winner in Eusebio, while the latter sired the dam of Group III Black Opal Stakes winner Trapeze Artist.

BenficaGodolphin's highly promising homebred three-year-old Eusebio scored a runaway win in the $132,000 Listed XXXX Gold Canberra Guineas (1400m).

Threading between runners under an inspired Tommy Berry ride, Eusebio made it three wins on the trot with a two length victory over the talented Gai Wasterhouse and Adrian Bott trained colt over Ebenos.

"The team at home worked very hard to get him to relax and get him here today in great order, winning trainer John O'Shea said.

"When he (Berry) made a commitment to go he must have seen a littleneedle eyeopening and let him rip.

"We will get him home and see how he pulls up before we make a commitment on where he goes next."

A half-brother to Group II ATC Pago Pago Stakes winner Deferential, Eusebio is the penultimate foal of the Quest For Fame (GB) mare Talent Time, a half-sister to Group II STC Silver Shadow Stakes winner Katima.

Talent Time was pensioned in 2015 and her final foal is a two year-old sister to Eusebio named Nene.

Benfica was popular with Queensland breeders last spring in his first season at Aquis and covered 88 mares at a fee of $4,400.

Already the sire of 12 stakes-winners in his own right, Domesday sired his first stakes-winner as a broodmare sire when promising colt Trapeze Artist scored a dominant win in the Group III Canberra Black Opal Stakes.

DomesdayA two year-old son of Snitzel, Trapeze Artist is the best of five winners so far from daughters of Domesday.

Being completely free of Danzig blood and tracing in tail female line to Best in Show, Domesday appeals as a great match for mares by Redoute's Choice (also tracing to Best in Show) and his myriad of sire sons.

So far the cross has produced 10 winners headed by Group II WATC West Australian Derby winner Arcadia Dream, a winner of over $600,000 in prizemoney.

Domesday covered 104 mares last spring at a fee of $8,800.

News from Aquis Farm

Race 5 - XXXX Gold Canberra Guineas
Listed - 1400m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:24.25. Sectional Time: 0:34.43 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $130,000 - 1st: $75,000 2nd: $25,000 3rd: $12,500.
 1   Eusebio T: J A O'Shea J: Tommy Berry
3g   Benfica x Talent Time (Quest For Fame (GB) )
Not Offered
 2 2.0 Ebenos T: P and P Snowden J: B Shinn

3g   I Am Invincible x Pure Ebony (Genuine (JPN) )
 Lot 329 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book
Vendor - Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
Buyer - G Waterhouse  $300,000
 3 2.8 Bryneich T: J A O'Shea J: B Avdulla

3c   Lonhro x Bernicia (Elusive Quality (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 3.6 Extra Olives T: Lee and Anthony Freedman J: C W Brown
3f   Redoute's Choice x Line Honours (Hussonet (USA) )
 5 4.6 Poet's Advocate T: S I Singleton J: Ms J Taylor
3g   Poet's Voice (GB) x Roseville (Yallah Prince )
 6 4.7 Show 'em (NZ) T: M J Freedman J: J Parr
3g   Showcasing (GB) x Silkwood (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ) )
 7 5.1 Sedanzer T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: A Hyeronimus
3f   Sebring x Voltdanze (Danzero )
 8 5.8 Didnt Even Kiss Me T: S Spackman J: J Ford
3f   Murtajill x Homerette (USA) (Grand Slam (USA) )
 9 5.9 Motime T: G P Vella J: R Bensley
3g   Uncle Mo (USA) x My Thousand (Foreplay )
 10 6.3 Catch The Culprit T: J M Cleary J: C Reith
3g   Wanted x Jewel Theft (Jade Robbery (USA) )
 11 7.1 Garbhan T: Mitch Newman J: K McEvoy
3g   Casino Prince x Skibo Castle (Carnegie (IRE) )
 12 10.1 Zardalu T: D P Blundell and Ms M Russell J: M Heagney
3g   New Approach (IRE) x Wild Iris (Spectrum (IRE) )
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