Eliza Park International champion Bel Esprit successfully defended his Victorian sires’ crown in 2014-15.
Bel Esprit has passed several milestones since taking over from Rubiton as Victoria’s champion stallion. He equalled the Australian record of 155 individual winners held by Commands in 2012-13.
Bel Esprit regularly sires 100 plus individual per season and his 9 crops have produced the following tally of individual winners; 138 – 154- 155 – 127 – 112 – 93 – 82 – 35 – 9.
Bel Esprit sired his 500th individual winner when Another Girl won an Ipswich maiden on May 20.
Bel Esprit sired world-champion mare Black Caviar who stands alone as the greatest galloper ever bred in Australia.
Bel Esprit won this year’s title from three other Victorian-based sires who passed the $5 million mark – Reset ($5.16m), Magnus ($5.14m) and Written Tycoon ($5.08m).