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Bambera (horse)

Sire Water Poet
Dam Bella Fabiana
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Damsire Le Voyageur
Gender Filly
Foaled 2006
Country Venezuela
Color Bay
Breeder Haras San Isidro (Amín Saiden)
Owner Paula C Stable (Gregorio Castro & Raúl Fraga)
Trainer Gustavo Delgado
Pablo Andrade (USA)
Record 17: 15-1-0
Earnings Bs1.621.294
Bambera is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Bella Fabiana by Water Poet. She was born around 2006 in Venezuela, and was bred by Haras San Isidro (Amín Saiden).
Major wins

Clásico Comparación (2008)
Ciudad de Caracas (2008)
Clásico Simón Bolívar (2009)
Clásico República Bolivariana de Venezuela (2009)
Clásico Hipódromo La Rinconada (2009)
Clásico Prensa Hípica Nacional (2009)
Clásico Joaquín Crespo (2009)
Clásico Andrés Bello (2009)
Clásico Asamblea Nacional (2009)
Clásico Manuel Fonseca (2009)
Gran Premio Unicría (2009)
Copa Cruz del Avila(2009)
Clasico del Caribe (2009)

Venezuelan Classic Race wins:
Clásico José A. Páez (2009)
Clásico República de Venezuela (2009)
Venezuelan Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (2008)
Venezuelan Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (2009)
Venezuelan Horse of the Year (2009)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on March 2, 2010

Bambera (foaled 2006 in Venezuela) is a currently active Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. She is trained by Gustavo Delgado for her owners, Gregorio Castro and Raúl Fraga, who race under the name, Paula C Stable.[1]


Breeding and Pedigree

Bambera was bred by Amín Saiden's Haras San Isidro in the parish of Magdaleno, Zamora Municipality, Aragua. She was sired by Water Poet, a stakes winner in France who has been the leading sire in Venezuela (2004–2009) in six of his seven years there at stud. Water Poet is a son of the British super-stallion, Sadler's Wells. Her damsire is Le Voyageur, a son of 1977 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew.[2] Her pedigree is also studded with female standouts including Triple Tiara winner Davona Dale and blue hen mares My Charmer and Natalma.


A winner of seven Argentinean Grade 1 races, and the Venezuela Champion Two and Three Year-Old Filly of 2008 and 2009, she was also voted 2009 Venezuelan Horse of the Year and has beaten male horses on numerous occasions. She was featured in Stride Magazine in April 2010.[3]

2009 Racing Campaign

Her three-year-old victories in the Clásico Hipódromo La Rinconada, the Clásico Prensa Hípica Nacional, and the Clásico General Joaquín Crespo made her the winner of the Venezuelan Fillies' Triple Crown. She also won two of the three races that make up the Venezuelan Triple Crown for male horses. Her only defeat came on June 14 in the Clásico Cría Nacional, where she carried a commanding lead into the stretch but was run down by Harriman.[4] The race came only seven days after her victory in the second leg of the fillies' triple crown, and some industry observers feel it likely that she was tired and not in her best form.

Bouncing back from defeat, she sealed the fillies' crown on July 4, and then defeated Harriman in the Clásico República Bolivariana de Venezuela later that month. She had a well-deserved six weeks off after this effort, and then reeled off three more Venezuelan Grade 1 victories, including the Clásico Simon Bolivar in October, in which Harriman ran second.[5]

Bambera departed Venezuela and finished her three year-old campaign with a victory in Puerto Rico's prestigious Clasico del Caribe against male horses from four other Latin American countries. She was the fifth female horse to win the race since its inception in 1966. The Mexican-bred filly Vivian Record finished second, marking the only time females have run first and second in that race.

2010 Racing Campaign

Bambera entered training at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. She had been nominated by her handlers to face Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

During her United States debut in the in the March 20 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park, however, she stumbled and cut herself coming out of the gate and was never a factor. She was walking well after the race, but was kept under observation,[6] and a fractured splint bone in her right foreleg was ultimately discovered once the inflammation at the injury site abated. Bambera underwent arthroscopic surgery on April 7.[7]

She resumed her campaign at Delaware Park on August 5th, losing by a head in a $40,000 allowance race that was also her first try on turf.[8]


Pedigree of Bambera
Water Poet (IRE)
dkb/br. 1993
Sadler's Wells (USA)
b. 1981
Northern Dancer (CAN)
b. 1961
Nearctic (CAN)
Natalma (USA)
Fairy Bridge (USA)
b. 1975
Bold Reason (USA)
Special (USA)
Love Smitten (CAN)
b. 1981
Key to the Mint (USA)
b. 1969
Graustark (USA)
Key Bridge (USA)
Square Angel (CAN)
b. 1970
Quadrangle (USA)
Nangela (CAN)
Bella Fabiana (VEN)
ch. 1999
Le Voyageur (USA)
b. 1986
Seattle Slew (USA)
dkb/br. 1974
Bold Reasoning (USA)
My Charmer (USA)
Davona Dale (USA)
b. 1976
Best Turn (USA)
Royal Entrance (USA)
I'm Angelic (USA)
ch. 1986
Affirmed (USA)
ch. 1975
Exclusive Native (USA)
Won't tell You (USA)
Nur Jahan
Raja Baba (USA)
So Smooth (USA)



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