Winx’s Mum Has A Filly
Vegas Showgirl (Al Akbar), the dam of the recently retired mare Winx
(Street Cry), has given birth to a filly by Japan’s late champion sire
Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) at Segenhoe Stud in the Hunter Valley.
Peter O’Brien, who manages Segenhoe Stud, described the filly as Vegas Showgirl’s
best ever foal and that the result had rewarded her owners’ John and Deb Camilleri’s
willingness to embark on an international breeding program with their band of high-class
“She has thrown leggy types and Winx herself was a very leggy foal but she has lovely
quality with very good limbs and really what you would expect,” O’Brien told ANZ Bloodstock
“I was speaking to Harry Sweeney from Japan – and Vegas Showgirl stayed with him
when she went up there – and he was telling me that the bigger, leggier and scopey Deep
Impacts are the better ones, so I hope he is right.”
The eighth foal and fifth filly out of the dual Listed winner and Group 1-placed Vegas
Showgirl was born at 10.54am yesterday.
“I was just talking to John a few minutes ago and I said that I have never seen a mare foal
like her,” he said.