The first Australian born foals by the former New Zealand champion Lazarus have hit the ground and are looking the part.
The first Lazarus filly, a lovely, leggy individual, was born at Waratah Farm, near Shepparton, Victoria, on Tuesday night (Sept. 1) at 10 p.m. She is out of the 1:56.2 winner Stratospheric, a daughter of the great Rocknroll Hanover and the 2007 Victorian Broodmare of the Year Star Chaser.
The filly was bred by the very successful Victorian breeder Helen Head, and is the first foal of her dam.
Earlier in the day the first Lazarus colt was foaled in New South Wales. He is out of the Art Major mare Chalondra (1:56.6), a half-sister to the dual Inter Dominion champion and Australian Horse of the Year Beautide 1:50.2 ($2,183,132).
The lovely black colt, a half-brother to two winners, was bred by David and Rachael Micallef and Dale and Michelle Grace.