Enciphers pedigree explained in detail.

By Peter Wharton

The inaugural  winner of The Eureka, Encipher, bred and raced by Kadina, South Australia horseman Tyson Linke.

The only mare in the field, Encipher’s victory in the TAB Eureka took her prizemoney to $1,584,479

As a two-year-old she won the $300,000 Breeders Crown at Melton and the two plums of the South Australian juvenile calendar, the $100,000 Allwood and the $50,000 Southern Cross. From 11 starts, she won five and was five times placed for $278,358 in stakes – a season’s high for her age, gait and sex which saw her crowned Australian Two-year-old of the year.

At three she won the South Australian and Victorian Oaks, and defended her crown in the Breeders Crown.

The word Encipher means convert (a message or piece of text) into a coded form, according to Google.

Encipher is from the second crop sired by Captaintreacherous (1:47.2 son of Somebeachsomewhere), she is out of Our Cavort, a New Zealand bred mare by Falcon Seelster from Bizzie Girl (2:05.1), by In The Pocket from True Lies (2:01.6), by Holmes Hanover.

Encipher is the first foal out of Our Cavort, who won 15 races – including nine at Globe Derby – for $46,080 in stakes and took a record of 1:57.9. She has since produced filly by Betting Line who unfortunately died.

Our Cavort is a half-sister to the NSW Pink Bonnet winner and NSW Oaks placegetter Eliza Duskhu 1:51.2 ($204,320), now racing successfully in America, the double Menangle winner My Mei (1:53.6), Comeon Howzat 1:57.8 (10 wins) and Bizzie Lou (1:59.1).

Her dam, Bizzie Girl, was a half-sister to two high class pacers in Im Percy The Punter 1:56.4 ($332,067), a winner of 17 races including the NZ Winter Cup, and All The Way 1:57.9 ($118,675), a country cups winner in NZ, and others in Shutter Island (1:58.1), the Menangle winner Tiz A Falcon (2:01.7) and the Christian Cullen mare Tiz A Cullen (2:01.4), who became the dam of the Menangle victors Look And Listen (1:52.7) and Real Intentions (1:55.1).

Another half-sister, True Art (by Artiscape), left the handy Sunraysia pacer McArdle’s Art (1:58.7).

True Lies, the third dam of Encipher, won five races and left seven winners. She was out of the Lordship mare Laudit (2:02.9), a NZ Triple Crown Classic winner who produced four wimners, while the fifth dam, In Or Out (1:59.7), by Out To Win, numbered among her 12 successes the Group 1 NZ Oaks and Breeders Stakes.

Other members of this family, which was founded in NZ by the Wrack mare Tondeleyo, were the WA Derby and Inter Dominion heat winner Seel N Print 1:50.4 ($676,578), the NZ Kindergarten Stakes victor Le Sol 1:54.6 ($164,095), In The Way (NZ Golden Slipper) and the NZ country cups winner Storm Prince.


Encipher beats Leap To Fame in the TAB Eureka
Tyson Linke with his wonder mare Encipher.