Pic: BELLAS DELIGHT / ART MAJOR FILLY.
The second richest Australian-bred daughter of Bettor’s Delight, Bellas Delight bankrolled $442,523 during a glittering career spanning seven seasons.
As a three-year-old Bellas Delight really came into her own, winning six races and $211,630 – the highest amount for her age, gait and gender – and she was subsequently named the 3YO Filly of the Year in 2011. Her successes included the Group 1 $181,000 Breeders Crown and Group 1 $100,000 Vicbred final.
The following season Bellas Delight added the Group 1 $100,000 Vicbred 4YO Final and the HBV Silver Chalice (Listed) to her list of major victories.
In 2015 as an eight-year-old she annexed the Breeders Crown Graduate Mares Free-for-all (Listed), beating Whereibylong, Barynya and co.
Besides her three Group 1 wins, Bellas Delight was placed in numerous Group events including the Queen Of The Pacific, Angelique Club Cup and WA Mares Classic.
Bred and raced by a syndicate headed by media identity Rob Auber, Bellas Delight is the second foal of Bella Aurora, a Northern Lights mare whose first six offspring were winners with five in 2:00.
NIKI NO NO / CAPTAIN T FILLY
ARTSPEAK / PRINCESS CASSI COLT
COURAGEOUSNQUICK / AMERICAN IDEAL COLT