Von Costa de Hero at Riverbank Farm
Breednet - Monday July 16
Second in the Golden Slipper to subsequent leading sire Sebring, Von Costa de Hero was a $1,2 million Inglis Easter Yearling purchase, so has always been a high profile horse and is available to breeders this spring in Victoria at Riverbank Farm at a fee of $2,200.

Von Costa de HeroWinner of the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes at two and placed in the Group I VRC Australian Guineas and MRC Caulfield Guineas, Von Costa de Hero is among the best performed sons of champion sire Encosta de Lago to retire to stud.

The Encosta de Lago sireline is a powerful one and has delivered current success through his grand-son Zoustar, set to be crowned Champion Australian First Season Sire of 2017/2018.

Two more grand-sons of Encosta de Lago in Eurozone and Fighting Sun have also produced stakes-winners this seasons from their first crops of two year-olds further demonstrating the ongoing influence of this champions sire, who will also .be Champion Broodmare Sire for 2017/208, a title he has won for three consecutive seasons.

Von Costa de Hero is the sire of over 70 winners of more than $4.7 million in prizemoney with his best offspring headed by stakes-winner Lord Von Costa and stakes-placed Sea Spray.

Von Costa de Hero has had a good month in July posting four winners already including smart Canterbury winner Romance Can Costa.

For owner breeders seeking a bargain priced option by a champion sire , Von Costa de Hero fits the bill at $2,200 at Riverbank Farm.