VA PENSIERO (AUS)(Stratum-Rosmarino, by Langfuhr)
Riverdene Stud, NSW. Fee: $3,300 Payment on Live Foal

Va Pensiero Overview

One of the outstanding 3-year-old performers of his generation, Va Pensiero represents the thriving Redoute’s Choice strain of the Danehill (USA) sireline through the Golden Slipper winning racehorse and sire Stratum.

A coveted winner of both the time honoured San Domenico Stakes (G3) and the Run to the Rose (G3) as a leading Sydney spring 3-year-old of his age group, Va Pensiero won his stripes by matching it with one of the best group of colts of recent generations — a point which goes a long way to illustrate the value the young stallion represents at a fee of just $3,300.

Va Pensiero defeated none other than subsequent HotY Dissident, the equally outstanding Zoustar, as well as the super-talented colts of the calibre of Criterion and Sidestep in one of his feature black-type successes. And under Set Weights conditions! It’s a profound aspect of his race record which accurately assists in assessing the galloping ability of this highly talented performer.

In addition to his race record, Va Pensiero offers plenty of appeal to broodmare owners from a pedigree angle. Monumental speed influences Bletchingly and Danzig feature on both sides of his tabulation, a point which goes a long way in explaining his innate sprinting ability.

One of a very limited number of stallions by Stratum in service, Va Pensiero commenced stud duties in the same season as I’m All The Talk, another son of the former Widden Stud stallion now turning heads with his first crop to race in Western Australia.  

A young stallion with a very similar profile to his paternal half-brother Va Pensiero , I’m All The Talk has hit the ground running with his first runners in the West, a fact which supports the belief that Va Pensiero will prove equally adept at producing sharp performers given the right opportunities.

Va Pensiero Pedigree

STRATUM (AUS)
b. 2002
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
b. 1996
DANEHILL
b. 1986
DANZIG
RAZYANA
SHANTHAS CHOICE
b. 1992
CANNY LAD
DANCING SHOW
BOURGEOIS (AUS)
ch. 1991
LUSKIN STAR
ch. 1974
KAORU STAR
PROMISING
BRAVE NEW WORLD
ch. 1980
VAIN
UNDAUNTED
ROSMARINO (AUS)
br. 1999
LANGFUHR (CAN)
b. 1992
DANZIG
b. 1977
NORTHERN DANCER
PAS DE NOM
SWEET BRIAR TOO
b. 1986
BRIARTIC
PRIMA BABU GUM
AMAIA (AUS)
br. 1988
BLETCHINGLY
br. 1970
BISCAY
COOGEE
GELSOMINO
b. 1979
ZAMAZAAN
SALIMA
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Va Pensiero Progeny

VA PENSIERO 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$387,600, ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, Australian Turf Club 2YO H., 2d ATC Challenge S., Gr.2, Maurice McCarten S., Gr.3, Lonhro 2YO P., 4th ATC Heritage S., L. He entered stud in Aust. in 2016. Sire of 6 progeny to race, earnings of over $24,000, inc.


Lord Bronn (17g, Henrythenavigator, Fastnet Rock). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.

Mandalorian (17g, Haayil, Zabeel). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.

Va Pensiero Acceptances

2021-12-09T00:00:00+13:00: 17:35, Race 7, Wyong RC McDonald's Family Chips H. (1200m) $35,000; 4yo f Penopera (Va Pensiero-Ashlee's Jewel by Easy Rocking)

Va Pensiero 1-2-3 Results

25/11/2021: Penopera () 4yo f (Va Pensiero-Ashlee's Jewel by Easy Rocking);
1st Wyong RC Magic Millions 15/12 Maiden H., $35,000 1100m, earning $16,740
24/09/2021: Mandalorian () 4yo g (Va Pensiero-Mari Pintau by Haayil);
2nd Shoalhaven City TC McDonalds H., $24,000 1600m, earning $4,440
10/09/2021: Mandalorian () 4yo g (Va Pensiero-Mari Pintau by Haayil);
2nd Shoalhaven City TC Great Northern H., $24,000 1600m, earning $4,440
30/07/2021: Mandalorian () 3yo g (Va Pensiero-Mari Pintau by Haayil);
1st Goulburn DRC Doyles Seafood Restaurant Maiden H., $24,000 1400m, earning $12,280
15/06/2021: Lord Bronn () 3yo g (Va Pensiero-Valar Morghulis by Henrythenavigator (USA));
3rd Scone RC Inglis June Online Sale Maiden P., $22,000 1000m, earning $2,100
30/05/2021: Lord Bronn () 3yo g (Va Pensiero-Valar Morghulis by Henrythenavigator (USA));
3rd Gunnedah JC MPC Earthmoving Maiden H., $30,000 1250m, earning $2,800
29/05/2021: Bootyful Diva () 3yo f (Va Pensiero-Discretionary by Hurricane Sky);
1st Gladstone TC Green Pepper Maiden P., $7,450 1000m, earning $5,000
02/01/2021: Mandalorian () 3yo g (Va Pensiero-Mari Pintau by Haayil);
3rd Wyong RC Lakes Printers Maiden P., $32,300 1350m, earning $3,200