Our 2021 look at country cup winning mares and the legacies they've left continues with a look at the St Arnaud and Yarra Valley features.

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Yarra Valley Pacing Cup

Winning mares

1981 Bring Me Flowers
2006 Ball Gown
2011 Glenferrie Alexis

The 2006 winner BALL GOWN (Presidential Ball, $534,000) had just the one filly foal, Im Ballgown Heaven (Rocknroll Heaven), who after a brief, unsuccessful career was sent to stud.

She has had two live progeny to date – a 2019 colt and a recent 2021 filly, both by Tintin In America.

See the March episode of our Country Cups serial for more about Glenferrie Alexis.


Yarra Valley Trotting Cup

Winning mares

2009 Karamboo
2018 Sky Petite

See the March episode of our Country Cups serial for more about Karamboo.


St Arnaud Pacing Cup

Winning mares

1973 Brenda Ann
1983 Future Grace
1988 Our Navy Lady
2002 Living Angel

None of the mares who have won the St Arnaud Pacing Cup previously have any progeny still racing or breeding in the current day.


St Arnaud Trotting Cup

Winning mares

2006 Countessa Hess
2008 Sunny Elegant

While COUNTESSA HESS (Earl, $157,000) has just had one foal on the ground, Aldebaran Thor (Skyvalley, yet to debut), 2008 winner SUNNY ELEGANT (Sundon, $102,000) has a prestigious line building.

While her latest foal was a 2020 colt by Up And Quick, she is already a granddam. Her daughter Sunny Imperial (Pegasus Spur) is the dam of exciting young trotter On Advice (Sebastian K, $56,000, TR1:54.5), a 2019 Andover Hall colt and another daughter, Pegasus Elegance (Pegasus Spur, $128,000), served in 2020 by Majestic Son.