|Breeder||Haras San Isidro (Amín Saiden)|
|Owner||Paula C Stable (Gregorio Castro & Raúl Fraga)|
Pablo Andrade (USA)
|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).|
Clásico Comparación (2008)
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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, 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.
Water Poet (IRE)
|Sadler's Wells (USA)
|Northern Dancer (CAN)
|Fairy Bridge (USA)
|Bold Reason (USA)|
|Love Smitten (CAN)
|Key to the Mint (USA)
|Key Bridge (USA)|
|Square Angel (CAN)
Bella Fabiana (VEN)
|Le Voyageur (USA)
|Seattle Slew (USA)
|Bold Reasoning (USA)|
|My Charmer (USA)|
|Davona Dale (USA)
|Best Turn (USA)|
|Royal Entrance (USA)|
|I'm Angelic (USA)
|Exclusive Native (USA)|
|Won't tell You (USA)|
|Raja Baba (USA)|
|So Smooth (USA)|
- ↑ David L. Mérida (2009). "A win for 'Her Caribbean Majesty'". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/horse/news/story?id=4720932. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
- ↑ Bambera's pedigree and partial racing stats
- ↑ John Hernandez (2010). "Bambera: The Real Queen?". Stride Magazine. http://issuu.com/stridemagonline/docs/stride3. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- ↑ "Clasico Cria Nacional 2009 - Harriman (VEN)". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUQr9leqmKY. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
- ↑ Past performances ahead of the Clasico del Caribe
- ↑ Antonio José Medina (2010). "Bambera se cortó tendón y llegó última". Líder en deportes. http://www.liderendeportes.com/Noticias/?id=98960&sid=78. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
- ↑ Hernán Viloria Daboín (2010). "Bambera salió finita tras operación de la mano". Líder en deportes. http://www.liderendeportes.com/Noticias/?id=100114&sid=78. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
- ↑ "Bambera perdió por una cabeza en su reaparición". YVKE Mundial Radio. 2010. http://www.radiomundial.com.ve/yvke/noticia.php?465185. Retrieved 2010-08-05.