Fillies Mile success highlights Var’s weekend treble | Cape Breeders Club

Fillies Mile success highlights Var’s weekend treble

22nd Oct 2018

South Africa’s reigning champion sire of 2yos, Var, enjoyed a memorable treble of winners over the past weekend, with his winners coming in three different countries!

Var (USA)

Var’s treble was highlighted by his daughter Mia Finola’s impressive score in the ZRP Fillies Mile at Borrowdale on Sunday.
Trained by Bridget Stidolph, the 3yo made it win number four from just eight outings when recording a length and a quarter win in Sunday’s Listed race.

Mia Finola, who has now reeled off three wins in a row, was bred by the Piemonte Stud. The filly, who is out of the Wolfhound mare Basilica, had previously tasted feature race success when landing the Champagne Stakes back in July and also finished third in last season’s Champion Juvenile Stakes.

She is a number of high class 3yos representing Var this season, with others including SA Nursery winner William The Silent, G2 filly Ghaalla, Sophomore Sprint third Top Of The Class and brilliant debut winner Varsity Lover.

Var also enjoyed success in both South Africa and Mauritius over the weekend, with his son Lucius Fox shedding his maiden over 2000m at Greyville on Friday night, and another son, Varside, scoring at Champ de Mars on Saturday.

Currently South Africa’s Leading Sire by Stakes (he has been champion sire of 2yos this past 2 seasons running), Var will be represented in Saturday’s G2 Western Cape Fillies Championship this weekend by Varsity Lover.

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