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Open Iluminado (ET)

Male, Chestnut,
Born 01/17/2008
RP439 l SBA 13533

  • Paternal LineSPORTIVO
    • LODE
      • MR. PROSPECTOR
      • GRAND LUXE
    • SPORT FASHION
      • RINGARO
      • SPORT LADY
  • Maternal LineELLERSTINA ILUSIONADA
    • RAINBOW CORNER
      • RAINBOW QUEST
      • KINGSTONE
    • ILUSION
      • CATMAN
      • PIMIENTA


Open Iluminado

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New stallion bought by Los Pingos del Taita that comes from Ellerstina’s breeding. His first  offspring is 3 years old, and they have shown early maturity and aptitude.

Paternal Line SPORTIVO

SPORTIVO

Ellerstina’s No. 1 sire. He is the only stallion in history to have claimed the Premio Lady Susan Townley and the AACCP Award with two different progeny, a stallion and a mare, in the same year.

In 2013, 16 of his daughters played in the Triple Crown for the first time

  • O. ILIMITADA: made her debut in the 2013 Tortugas Open with G. Pieres.
  • OPEN AUSTRALIA: made her debut in the 2013 Tortugas Open with F. Pieres; Jackie’s first daughter born in Argentina; played in the 2014 Triple Crown with N. Pieres.
  • OPEN SYDNEY (Jackie): made her debut in the 2013 Tortugas Open with F. Pieres; played in the Triple Crown in ‘13 and ‘14.
  • OPEN CHEQUERA (Cheta): made her debut in ’13; played in the Triple Crown in ’13 and ‘14 by F. Pieres. One of F. Pieres’ best ponies at the moment.
  • OPEN IMAGEN: reserved season 2014.
  • OPEN SUMA: made her debut in ’13; played in the 2014 Triple Crown with D. Stirling (s).
  • OPEN CATENA (Claret): was nominated to the Best Playing Pony honors at the 2013 Tortugas Open; she was played in the Triple Crown in ’13 and ’14 both by Gonzalo and Nicolás Pieres.
  • MACHITOS ABRIL: made her debut in the Triple Crown with E. Novillo.
  • YATAY PEARL JAM: made her debut in ’13; played in the 2014 Tortugas Open by P. Pieres (s).
  • OPEN ORACIÓN: reserved by Ellerstina for the 2013 Triple Crown.
  • OPEN TORERO, OPEN PELEADOR, OPEN NOVA, OPEN PASTILLA.

Of his progeny, the following stand out

  • D. CUARTETERA: “Mejor Producto Polo Argentino” at the 2006, 2009 and 1012 Palermo Open Championship. She was awarded the Lady Susan Townley Award at the 2009 and 2010 Argentine Open Championship, the “Mejor Producto Polo Argentino del Partido” at the 2012 Argentine Open Championship, and the “Mejor Producto Polo Argentino de la Final” at the 2012 Hurlingham Club Open. Dam of: Dolfina Tetera, “Mejor Producto Polo Argentino de la Final” at the 2012 Hurlingham Club Open; Dolfina Bailantera, who was ridden in the Argentine high handicap season by Adolfo Cambiaso, even in the 2013 Tortugas Open- she also played in the UK Gold Cup and in Sotogrande; Dolfina Cumbiera, who was ridden in the 2014 Triple Crown by Adolfo Cambiaso; Clones Cuartetera, who is currently playing high handicap; and Dolfina Popular, who was ridden in the 2014 Triple Crown by G. Caset.
  • D. TORO: “Mejor Producto Jugador Inscripto” at the Palermo Open in 2008 and 2010. He played in three chukkers in the Open’s final in 07 and 08. His first offspring were born in 2008.
  • E. FELICIDAD (Simpática): ridden in all Opens being 5 years old by F. Pieres and M. Mac Donough. Finals at Palermo in ’05, ’07, ’09, ’10, ’11 and ’12. Triple Crown in ’07, ’08 and ’09 with G. Pieres (s).
  • MALAQUITA: Triple Crown in ’06, ’07 and ’08 with G. Pieres. Pieres’ best pony in 2010 British Season. Best Playing Pony award at Sotogrande ’10 with F. Pieres. Exported to the USA, where she played and won the US Open ’12 and ’13 with F. Pieres.
  • OPEN PASARELA (Rusita): Triple Crown in ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13 and ’14.
  • OPEN DALMA (Lechuza): Triple Crown in ’12 and ’13 with F. Pieres. Exported to the UK, where she played and won the 2014 Queen’s Cup.
  • OPEN KODAMA (Jackie): sold at Ellerstina’s auction in ’08. Made her debut in the 2014 Triple Crown with F. Pieres.
  • TOP MODEL (Rusita): Best Playing Pony at the UK Gold Cup 2013. Triple Crown in ’10 and ’12.
  • CAREI (Tortuga): Triple Crown in ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13 and ’14.
  • OPEN SHARAPOVA (Kurny): made her debut in the 2014 Triple Crown with Facundo Pieres.
  • OPEN ALLENDE: 2013 Triple Crown.
  • OPEN ALFONSINA: sold at Ellerstina’s auction in ’08. Currently playing her first practice matches with impressive results.
  • OPEN EASY BAILAMOS: currently playing her first tournaments.
  • OPEN SEXY: new mare currently playing her first practice matches. Alfa mare at training and making. Due to her high quality, she was sent to the Embryo Center.
  • BAYOS RESPIRO: ridden in the 2014 Tortugas Open by Guillermo Caset.
  • OPEN COPETINERA and CACHIYUYU AS DE BASTO: ridden in the 2014 Tortugas Open by Facundo Sola.
  • GRAPPA CONCHETA: ridden in the 2014 Tortugas Open by Jaime García Huidobro.
  • MACHITOS CHARITA: made his debut in the 2014 Triple Crown, ridden by M. Aguerre.
  • ELLERSTINA PENCA: Triple Crown in ’05, ’06 and ’07 with F. Pieres and, in ’09, with G. Pieres (s).
  • CHALO PORTEÑA: 2007 Open final with B. Castagnola.
  • CHALO PRIMERA: 2007Palermo Open final with B. Castagnola.
  • GRAPPA CONSAGRADA: 2008 Triple Crown with G. Pieres (s). In her first season, she played in the Palermo Open final. 2009 Triple Crown with G. Pieres (s).
  • DOLFINA PEHUAJO: currently played in the USA by A. Cambiaso.
  • ELLERSTINA ASPIRINA: Reserve Grand Champion at the 2003 Rural Exhibition. Ridden by Nicolás Pieres during season ‘07.
  • ELLERSTINA VENGATIVA: ridden in season ’07 by G. Pieres (s) and, in season ’08, by P. Mac Donough in the USA.
  • ELLERSTINA AGUA MARINA: US Open ’08 and ’09 with F. Pieres.

As STALLIONS, the following stand out

  • MACHITOS CHELO (M. JAZZ): stands in service at Los Pingos del Taita. His genetics combines the traits of 5 consecutive winners of the “Mejor Producto Jugador Inscripto Polo Argentino Abierto”. His first offspring headed the sales at Los Machitos and La Dolfina’s auctions. In 2012, his first sons were selected for training and their future is promising. Sire of: DOLFINA FRONTIER, Grand Champion at 2014 Palermo Rural Exhibition, First Place and Division Winner at 2014 Palermo Rural Exhibition; CAÑA LA CHICHO, First Place and Division Winner at 2013 Río Cuarto Rural Exhibition; VE OCHO GONDOLA, Grand Champion at 2014 Río Cuarto Rural Exhibition, First Place and Division Winner at 2014 Río Cuarto Rural Exhibition; CAÑA SHANSI, First Place and Division Winner at 2014 Palermo Rural Exhibition.
  • ENIGMA PETRUS (CLARET); FINO LOTUS (F. ILUSIONADA); OPEN BALLET (LAMBADA), D. Cuartetera; at present, all of them stand in service at Los Pingos del Taita. 
  • OPEN ILUMINADO (E .ILUSIONADA): his first progeny are 3 years old, and they have exhibited early maturity and aptitude.
  • OPEN DREAM (ILUSIÓN): Ellerstina’s new stallion.
  • OPEN CABERNET (CLARET): exceptional combination of Australian and Argentine blood. Stallion reserved by Ellerstina due to its excellent genetics. His first offspring were born in ’09 and started to be trained in ’12, showing great condition.
  • OPEN ESPACIAL: important stallion owned by Ellerstina. 
  • MACHITOS LÍDER: sold at auction in 2012 at record price. It is partly owned by Los Machitos and it stands in service at Biopolo center.
  • OPEN PONCHO
  • MACHITOS VITICO: polo stallion sold at auction in 2012; ridden in the 2013 Triple Crown by F. Mannix.
  • MACHITOS PARKERMACHITOS KRUPA and OPEN EL PADRINO, among others. 

Son of LODE

Sire of 4 champions and 42 graded winners, 25 of which are group I winners. His progeny have obtained wins, places and shows in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, Germany, South Africa and France.

Sire of horses ridden in Opens:

  • Mecha (x BLESS MY WAY): F. Pieres’ outstanding pony. Seasons ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’09. She played 3 chukkers in the 2007 Palermo Open final and 2 chukkers in the 2008 Argentine Open final. Cassia (x CASSIA): Triple Crown with Marcos Heguy.
  • Pancha (x HOWSYAFATHER): Triple Crown ’08 and ’09 with F. Pieres, even 2 chukkers in the 2008 final. Owned by F. Lanusse. 

Sire of stallions, such as:

  • Don Cartero: Haras La Dolfina’s stallion. He stands in service at Los Pingos del Taita.

Donors sired by SPORTIVO at Los Pingos del Taita:

Donante: Open Oración (ET)
Open Oración (ET)
ILUSION

Maternal Line ELLERSTINA ILUSIONADA

ELLERSTINA ILUSIONADA

She was ridden in the Open Championship finals in ’05, ’07 (she was chosen to play the overtime), ’08 and ’09 by F. Pieres. Triple Crown ’10 and ’11 with G. Pieres (s). Nominated to the Best Playing Pony award at the 2011 Tortugas Open semifinals and at the 2008 Hurlingham Open. Triple Crown ’12 and ’13 with M. Aguerre and N. Pieres, playing 2 chukkers in the Palermo Open final. Her first progeny were born in 2006.

Dam of:

  • OPEN ILIMITADA (Sportivo): 2013 Triple Crown with G. Pieres (s).
  • OPEN NAVE (Sportivo): sold at 2006 Ellerstina’s auction to C. Narvaez. Played in the 2014 Qualifying Tournament 2014 by T. Wellington.
  • OPEN FANTASÍA (Sportivo): shows great level at training.
  • OPEN FANTASIOSA (Ellerstina Pícaro): highest price at 2010 Ellerstina’s auction.
  • OPEN FANFARRIA (Chismoso): record price in the history of Argentine auctions.

DAUGHTER OF RAINBOW CORNER

English Thoroughbred. He won three races as a 2, 3 and 4-year-old in France and in the USA. When he was two years old, he made his debut and claimed the 1st place over 1600m. Longchamp. Imported from France by Haras La Quebrada. He joined Ellerstina in 1998. Sire of more than 30 horses that play in Opens.

Sire of:

  • RULETA: first of Rainbow Corner’s daughters to play polo. She played in Opens when she was three years old (Palermo 99). She suffered a fracture. At present, she is a donor.
  • G. GALERA: G. Pieres’ best pony, Triple Crown ’08, ’09, ’10 and ’11 with G. Pieres (s). BestPlaying Pony at 2010 Hurlingham Open.
  • FOOTSIE: ’04, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’09 Opens withG. Pieres (s) and with N. Pieres in ’10 and ’11.
  • E. SIMPATÍA: ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08 and ’09 Opens with F. Pieres. Triple Crown ’10 and ’11 with N. Pieres. ’12 final with F. Pieres.
  • ELLERSTINA AJÍ: exported to the USA by Audi team. She played and won the US Open 09 with Marc Ganzi.
  • E. ILUSIONADA: ’05, ’06, ’07, ’08 and’09 Opens with F. Pieres. in ’10 and ’11 with G. Pieres.O. MAGNOLIA: ’06, ’07, ’08and ’09 Opens with F. Pieres. Best Playing Pony at the 2006 Jockey Club Open with F. Pieres. 2 chukkers in the ’08,’09 and ’10 Open finals with J. M. Nero. G. Pieres ’11.
  • OPEN MAMA MIA: great level at training. She played her first tournaments. Delayed due to an injury. At present, Ellerstina’s donor.
  • DOLFINA MILENARIA: ’05, ’06, ’07 and ’08 Opens with A. Cambiaso (2 chukkers in the ’05, ’07 and ’08 finals).
  • SHAPE UP: ’03 to ’07 Opens with F. Pieres.
  • DOLFINA CARIDAD: Best horse at the 2006 Polo Tour Ellerstina. Palermo Open ’07 final with M. Aguerre. Exported to the UK. Best Playing Pony of 2010 British Gold Cup.
  • ORIENT BAY: Palermo Open with F. Pieres. Sold to Alfio Marchini.
  • CHALO COMPINCHE: ’05, ’06 , ’07 and ’08 Palermo Open with B. Castagnola.
  • E. SONRISA: ’06, ’07 and ’08 Opens with F. Pieres. 2009 Qualifying Tournament.
  • E. TOPACIO: ’06 and ’07 Opens with F. Pieres. USA ’09 and ’10 with F. Pieres.
  • E. BANGUARDIA: ’07 and ’08 Opens with F. Pieres. USA ’09 and ’10 with F. Pieres.
  • O. LUNA NUEVA: 2008 Triple Crown with G. Pieres (s). 2009 Qualifying Tournament.
  • E. BARULLO: ’06 and ’07 Opens with P. M. Donough. Irenita’s stallion.
  • E. ARVEJA: Triple Crown ’08 and ’09 with F. Pieres. N. Pieres ’10 and ’11.
  • OPEN CHECHU: Triple Crown ’09 and ’10 with G. Pieres (s). Exported to the USA.
  • BLACK MAGIC: Triple Crown ’08 with G. Pieres (s). US Open ’09, ’10 and ’11.
  • GRAPPA AMARRETA: Triple Crown ’09 and ’10 with B. Castagnola. Record price at 2009 Polo Tour auction.
  • GRAPPA SUPERIORA: 2008 Triple Crown with G. Pieres (s). Pablo Pieres (s) ’09.
  • GRAPPA ILUSA: 2008 Triple Crown with Jaime G. Huidobro. Exported to the UK.
  • GRAPPA FOGOSA: 2008 Triple Crown with T. Willington. 2010 Triple Crown with P. Pieres.
  • GRAPPA KURNI: 2009 Qualifying Tournament with N. Pieres. Triple Crown ’10 and ’11 with N. Pieres. UK ’12 with N. Pieres.
  • OPEN JULIETA: 2008 Triple Crown with G. Pieres (s). US Open ’09, ’10 and ’11.
  • OPEN SERPENTINA: 2010 Triple Crown with F. and N. Pieres.
  • GETE FURIA: played in the 2014 Tortugas Open with Guillermo Caset.
  • YATAY LUNA ROSA: played in the 2014 Tortugas Open with Pablo Pieres (s).
  • EURO DESIMA: played in the 2014 Tortugas Open with Nicolás Pieres.
  • YATAY GLAMOROSA: played in the 2014 Tortugas Open with Pablo Pieres.

He also sired: 

  • E. Optimista, UK 09 with N. Pieres; 
  • Dolfina Bombero, ’05 Open with A. Cambiaso; 
  • Dolfina Comba, ’05 Open with A. Cambiaso; 
  • Yepeta, ’05 Open with B. Castagnola; 
  • E. Galaxia, 2006 Jockey Club Open, US Open ’09; 
  • Fina Raqueta, ’07 Open tournaments, deceased; 
  • Fina Iluminada, 2007 Tortugas Open with M. Mac Donough, 2009 Qualifying Tournament with N. Pieres; 
  • Fina Rusa, ’07 Open tournaments, 2009 Qualifying Tournament with N. Pieres; 
  • E. Carpeta, 2009 Qualifying Tournament with T. Willington; 
  • O. Sunset, Carlos de Narvaez’s stallion; 
  • O. Elenco, stallion; 
  • Open Interesada, donor; 
  • Cabo Cámarat, 
  • Tibiza and 
  • Nariva.

DAUGHTER OF ILUSIÓN

She plays in all the Opens with Gonzalo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres (s) and A. Cambiaso. Among Ellerstina’s dams, she is the one that currently has the highest number of progeny playing in the Triple Crown. Only mare in history to have had 4 daughters playing in the Palermo Open final in two chukkers with three different players: Ellerstina Elegida and Open Emocionada with P. M. Donough, Ellerstina Ilusionada with M. Aguerre and Open Nostálgica with G. Pieres.

Dam of:

  • OPEN ORACIÓN: an excellent combination of Ellerstina’s best blood lines. Full sister of Open Suma, Open Imagen and Open El Padrino.
  • FINA ILUSIONADA: two chukkers in the ’07 Open final with Pablo Mac Donough. Played in the 2008 Tortugas and Hurlingham Opens with F. Pieres. 2010 Triple Crown with I. Novillo Astrada. Exported to the USA.
  • GRAPPA ILUSIONISTA (SOL): 2008 Triple Crown with F. Pieres. Played in all matches from the Tortugas Open to the Palermo Open, even in the final. Played in the 2009 Triple Crown and in the 2010 Palermo Open final. Retired due to an injury.
  • ELLERSTINA ELEGIDA (SOL): 2006 Triple Crown as a 4-year-old. P. Mac Donough’s best pony at the 2008 Triple Crown Sotogrande. Two chukkers in the 2012 Palermo Open final with P. M. Donough.
  • ELLERSTINA DESEO (SOL): Best Horse at USA Mercedes Championship ’07 with F. Pieres. Returned to Argentina to play in the 2008 Triple Crown. Suffered a fracture and died.
  • GRAPPA ILUSA (R. CORNER): sold to Jaime García Huidobro. Played in the 2008 Triple Crown with Trenque Lauquen team. Exported to the UK.
  • GRAPPA ILUSTRADA (PICARO): Best Playing Pony of the2009 Hurlingham Open semifinals, Ellerstina vs Dolfina (80 goals). Triple Crown ‘08, ’09 and ’10 with F. Pieres and Nero. Then, she travelled to the UK, where she played and won the Queen’s Cup ’13 and ’14, and the Gold Cup ’13 with F. Pieres.
  • FINA ILUMINADA (R. CORNER): 2007 Tortugas Open with Matías Mac Donough. 2009 Qualifying Tournament with Nicolás Pieres.
  • GRAPPA OPTIMISTA (R. CORNER): 2008 Qualifying Tournament and Cámara de Diputados Cup with Nicolás Pieres. Exported to the UK. Played in the Gold Cup with Nicolás Pieres.
  • ELLERSTINA PROMESA (SOL): 2008 Jockey Club Open and Triple Crown with Temy Willington. Exported to the USA. Played and won the US Open with F. Pieres.GRAPPA ILUSTRE (SOL): 2009 Qualifying Tournament with Temy Willington.
  • GRAPPA PESIMISTA (R.CORNER): new player.
  • ELLERSTINA ANHELO (OPTIMUN): 2009 Qualifying Tournament Temy Willington.
  • OPEN LO VISTE (BAGUAL): played with Gonzalo Pieres (s) in the Argentina vs. England match in ’11. Stallion reserved for team Ellerstina. His first offspring were born in 08-09 season.
  • OPEN EMOSIONADA (CHISMOSO): bought by Tecnopolo at Ellerstina’s auction. Played 2 chukkers in the 2012 Palermo Open final. Best Playing Pony of the 2013 Palermo Open with P. M. Donough.
  • OPEN NOSTÁLGICA (ESPACIAL): all finals in the last two years with Gonzalo Pieres. One of Ellerstina’s best ponies. Two nominations at the Hurlingham Open in ’11 and ’12. Nominated at the 2011Palermo Open and "Mejor Producto Polo Argentino del Partido" at the 2012 Palermo Open. Played in the Triple Crown in 2013 and 2014.
  • OPEN KODAMA (Sportivo): sold at Ellerstina’s auction in ’08. Made her debut in the 2014 Triple Crown with F. Pieres.
  • OPEN SUMA (Sportivo): record price at 2008 Ellerstina’s auction. Queen’s Cup ’12 with P. Stirling. US Triple Crown ’13. Sent back to Argentina for the Triple Crown ’13 and ’14.