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Bona Vista (GB)

Bona Vista

Sire Line

Bend Or

Patience, by Bona Vista

Vahren, by Bona Vista

Bona Vista ch c 1889 (Bend Or - Vista, by Macaroni). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 4-f.

Bred at the Mentmore Stud by Archibald Philip Primrose (1847-1929), 5th Earl of Rosebery, sometime Prime Minister and dedicated turf supporter, Bona Vista was sold as a yearling to Charles Day Rose (1847-1913), later 1st Bt Rose of Hardwick House, Whitchurch, Oxfordshire. The Canadian born Sir Charles represented East Cambridgeshire in the House of Commons, chaired the Royal Aero Club and was a racing compatriot of King Edward VII when the latter was still Prince of Wales. One of Rose's best horses was Ravensbury (b c 1890 Isonomy) who finished second for the Two Thousand Guineas, Derby and St Leger to another Isonomy colt, Major McCalmont's indomitable Isinglass (br c 1890).

His dam, Vista (ch f 1879 Macaroni), described as a runner with "stamina, but moderate class" won the Great Metropolitan Handicap, Prince of Wales's Nursery Stakes and the Great Yorkshire Handicap and finished second for the Shrewsbury Cup and third for the Manchester November Handicap. In the stud she produced the Derby and St Leger winner Sir Visto (b c 1892 Barcaldine) and the Eclipse Stakes and Champion Stakes (twice) winner Velasquez (b c 1894 Donovan) prior to Bona Vista.

Trained at Newmarket by William Arthur Jarvis (1852-1921) Bona Vista ran for two years making little impression on the turf other than his win in the Two Thousand Guineas. He was retired to his owner's stud at Pangbourne in Berkshire where he covered in 1894  for a fee of 25 guineas. In his first crop he got Cyllene (ch c 1895) who would turn out to be a good winner and better stallion. In 1897 he got Vahren (ch f 1897), who would become the dam of The Tetrarch (gr c 1911 Roi Herode).

That same year he was purchased by Prince Louis Esterhazy for 15,000 guineas and sent to Austria Hungary. He covered at the Kisber State Stud, where he sired three hundred and seventy-four winners, including five Derby winners, two in Austria-Hungary and and three in Germany. He was a Champion Sire in Hungary five times. Bona Vista died in 1909.
Bona Vista Bend Or Doncaster Stockwell
Rouge Rose Thormanby
Ellen Horne
Vista Macaroni Sweetmeat
Verdure King Tom
May Bloom
Race Record
In 1891 Bona Vista started three times, winning the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom from Pilgrim's Progress (ch c 1889 Isonomy) and Rioter. He also finished third for the New Stakes at Ascot to Goldfinch (ch c 1889 Ormonde) and Pilgrim's Progress.
In 1892 he won two of his four starts, including the Newmarket Biennial from Tanzmeister (b c 1889 Saraband), Curio (br c 1889 Thurio) and Platoon, and the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes at Newmarket, beating St Angelo (b c 1889 Galopin) and Curio by a length and a half. He finished among the field for Sir Hugo's (ch c 1889 Wisdom) Derby and for Watercress's (br c 1889 Springfield) Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Notable Offspring
Beregvolgy (HUN)
ch c 1900 (Bona Vista - Furcsa, by Craig Miller). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 4-o. Winner of the Austria Preis, the Oesterreichisches Derby, the Alagi dij and the Millenniumi dij.
Bono Modo (HUN)
ch c 1900 (Bona Vista - Kis-Iblya, by Vinea). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 23-a. Winner of the Deutsches Derby.
Orient (GER)
ch c 1907 (Bona Vista - Olly, by Fulmen). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 2-g. A winner of the Deutsches Derby, the Graf Hugo Henckel Erinnerungs Rennen, the Jubilaums Pries and the Grosser Hansa Preis.
Patience ((HUN)
ch f 1902 (Bona Vista - Podagra, by Galopin). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 22-c. Bred in the Gestut Fenek she was an undefeated winner of the Deutsches Derby, the Osterreichisches Derby in record time, the Osterreichisches Stutenpreis, the Austria Preis, the Magyar Kanca dij, the Millenniumi dij and the Szent Laszlo dij. She was the grandam of a number of good winners in eastern Europe including the stallion Pazman (b c 1916 Pardon).
Rose Tree (GB)
b f 1896 (Bona Vista - Fanny Relph, by Minting). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 18-a. A winner of the Tyro Stakes, the Glasgow Nursery Plate, the Bretby Handicap, the Heath Stakes and the Wokingham Stakes. Sent to America she produced the good winner Roamer (b g 1911 Knight Errant) who included the Travers Stakes, the Dwyer Handicap and the Saratoga Cup among his victories. He was named Horse of the Year in 1914 and inducted into the American Hall of Fame in 1981.
Santa Casa (GB)
b f 1896 (Bona Vista - Lorette, by Galliard). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 13-c. A winner of the Fitzwilliam Stakes, the Triennial Stakes, the Rutland Stakes and the City of London Breeders' Foal Plate. She is the ancestress of such horses as the good French winners Norseman (b c 1940 Umidwar), Worden (ch c 1949 Wild Risk) and Le Fabuleux (ch c 1961 Wild Risk) as well as the Argentinian Candy Ride (b c 1999 Ride the Rails).
Vahren (GB)
ch f 1897 (Bona Vista - Castania, by Hagioscope). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 2-o. A winner of the Nostell Plate, the Apprentice Plate and the Welter Handicap, she foaled two winners, Coupe d'Or (ch f 1909 John O'Gaunt), successful in eastern Europe, and the spotted wonder, The Tetrarch (gr c 1911 Roi Herode).
Viglany (HUN)
ch f 1900 (Bona Vista - Budagyongye, by Buccaneer). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 4-o. A winner of the Graf Hugo Henckel Memorial, the Oesterreichisches Stutenpreis and the Egyesitett Nemzeti es Hazafi dij. She was the ancestress of a number of successful runners in eastern Europe.
Cyllene (GB) ch c 1895 (Bona Vista - Arcadia, by Isonomy). Sire Line Bend Or. Family 9-e.
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