Hailed as one of the best in the history of the sport in Venezuela, the filly Bambera won the Group 1 Clasico Simon Bolivar International over colts at La Rinconada today. It was her 15th win in 17 starts. The filly covered the 2400 meters on sand in 2:29 and won by 3 lengths. The win today also made Bambera the leading money earner of all time in Venezuela. According to South American blog reports, she may be headed to Gulfstream Park for a North American campaign in 2010.
Bambera is by the Sadler’s Wells stallion Water Poet, whose sale to Venezuela as a sire prospect was green-lighted by pedigree consultant Jack Werk. On Jack’s advice, the stallion was sold to the brother of his then-employee, Marie Kizenko. Marie at present is an associate editor at Thoroughbred Daily News. Water Poet has been champion sire in Venezuela for the past six years. Like the Sadler’s Wells stallion El Prado in the US, Water Poet’s progeny have excelled on dirt.
See the Simon Bolivar and Bambera below: