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The Bel Esprit Showroom showcases international designers of ethical fashion, and along with the sister showroom, Showroom International, offers ethical designers a platform to highlight their commitment to ethical principles and present their collections alongside mainstream fashion.
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Black Caviar's sire, the Royal Academy stallion Bel Esprit, was a precocious and tough front-runner who defied his A$9,000 yearling price tag by winning eight of 19 starts including the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes at two and Group 1 BTC Doomben 10,000 at three.
Royal Academy seems the strongest link at this stage with his Australian tribe numbering Black Caviar's sire Bel Esprit and Ihtiram, who sired the flying filly Miss Andretti from limited opportunities.
Just for good measure, his victory came on the same Flemington card that Black Caviar, by Royal Academy stallion Bel Esprit, streaked to her 19th consecutive victory in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes.
His Group 1 winners in Australia included Bel Esprit, sire of Black Caviar, Serious Speed and Kenwood Melody.
The plan is to bring the five-year-old daughter of Bel Esprit to Britain for the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and the July Cup at Newmarket, both over 6f.
However, it made no difference as the daughter of Bel Esprit mercilessly defeated him for the fourth time this season.
Australia William Reid Stakes G1 Moonee Valley, 6f turf, 3yo+ A WEEK after Royal Academy sired the first Group winner of the European season in Polytechnicien, his son Bel Esprit enjoyed yet more Group 1 success with the flying Black Caviar, whose dam, the Desert Sun mare Helsinge, is half-sister to another top sprinter in Magnus.
After breaking alertly under Nolen, the daughter of Bel Esprit raced in second place, a couple of lengths off the three-year-old Crystal Lily, last year's Golden Slipper winner, who led up the centre of the track.
The International Ratings recognised her brilliance last year with a mark of 123, the highest figure ever recorded for an Australiantrained horse and thus acknowledging the daughter of Bel Esprit as the best sprinter in the world.
Three other stallions covered books of over 200 mares - Bel Esprit at Eliza Park (251), Choisir at Coolmore (227), and Darley's Lonhro (212).
Victoria was responsible for last year's leader, Bel Esprit, who covered 266 mares at Eliza Park after the outbreak of EI, which prevented mares from travelling out of state.
Although Strawberry Hill Stud's filly by Encosta De Lago out of Australian Oaks heroine Sunday Joy has been withdrawn, the former champion sire is represented by a host of choice of offerings including a half-sister to Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Bel Esprit (277), a daughter of South Australian Oaks winner Larrocha (531) and a half-brother to multiple Group 1 winner Racing To Win (127).