Spill The Beans x Love of Liberty

$11,000 (inc. GST)

Standing at Murrulla Stud in 2023



In a 25-start career of the highest order, Ellsberg marked himself an elite athlete from the outset.

Group 3 placed at just his third start in Spring Stakes (1600m), in the G1 All Aged Stakes he finished third, ahead of Mo’unga, Forbidden Love, In The Congo, and Hungry Heart. 

He was then a dominant, 3.3-length winner of the G3 Liverpool City Cup.

Then, winning the G1 Epsom Handicap, he left four individual Group 1 winners in his wake.

G1 Epsom Handicap


In the $2m Five Diamonds, carrying 59kg, he broke a track record that had stood for a quarter of a century – by OVER THREE LENGTHS.

He won 4 stakes races (including a Group 1) and placed in another 14 earning $3.3 million in prizemoney.

“Ellsberg had everything you could ask for in a top-class colt; he had speed, stamina and genuine toughness.” – Tommy Berry

Five Diamonds



A ‘must-have’ yearling he was sold by one of Australia’s leading farms in Segenhoe Stud for $280k.  

“Physically, he’s just outstanding – a big, strapping boy who was a pleasure to train the whole way through.” – Gerald Ryan


1st Dam
LOVE OF LIBERTY, by General Nediym. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, 2d SAJC Adelaide Galvanising Boxing Day 2YO P., McMahon Services 2YO H., MRC Slickpix H. Sister to ELECTRIC GENERAL. Dam of 5 named foals, 4 to race, 1 winner, inc:- ELLSBERG (c by Spill the Beans) 9 wins. See below.
Real it In (f by Real Saga) Placed at 3, 2d SCTC Access Insulation P.

2nd Dam
PRODIGIOUS, by Zoffany (USA). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1300m, 1600m, NSW Tatt’s RC J Simpson H., STC Australian United Fresh Raceday 2YO H., 2d BTC Doomben H., 3d STC Bed of Roses Series H., AJC Lord Ben H., Leslie G Rouse H., BATC Dalrello H., STC Belfield 2YO H. Three quarter-sister to Centrefold Spread, half-sister to WAIT AND HOPE, Rednytro. Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-
ELECTRIC GENERAL (g General Nediym) 7 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$438,010, WATC Colonel Reeves S., Gr.3, Mornington RC Hareeba S., L, WATC Perth Racing TV H., VRC Rockbank H., 2d MVRC Frank Bullock H., VRC Sally Malay Sprint H., Grandiose H., WATC Festival of Perth Racing H., Westall H., 3d WATC Winterbottom S., Gr.2, Selangor Turf Club Trophy H., Calypso Sprint H., 4th MRC Meneres BMW S., L. Shankadi. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 12 0m to 1650m, A$90,910, BTC Dooleys 2YO H., Ansett Australia H., 2d BTC Staging Connections H., 3d QTC Copperama 2YO H., GCTC Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort H. Producer. Love of Liberty. 3 wins. See  above. Hellacious. 3 wins from 1350m to 1800m, 2d SAJC Pewsey Vale H., 3d SAJC Patinack Farm H. Cassie’s Dream. Winner at 900m. Dam ofMilitary Force. 3 wins to 1200m to 2022-23.

3rd Dam
OH SO SPECIAL, by Biscay. Unraced. Three-quarter sister to SWIFT GUN. Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 8 winners, inc:- WAIT AND HOPE (c Nediym) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$101,590, QTC JF Meynink S., L, BTC Fitton Insurance H., 2d BTC Dalrello H., 3d QTC Don Hill Smith H.Rednytro (c  ed Anchor) 11 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$97,850, BATC Biscay H., Our Cavalier H., QTC Waterford Wedgwood H., 2d Toowoomba TC Weetwood H., L, BATC Kaoru Star H., QTC Zephyr Zip H., 3d BATC QBBS Yearling Sales Doomben Dash H. Prodigious. 3 wins. See above.

4th Dam
LEATHER LASS, by Hell for Leather (GB). 3 wins at 1250m, 1500m, STC Novice
H., Encourage H., 2d VATC Kooyong H. Half-sister to SKY CALL. Dam of 9
foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-
SWIFT GUN (c Bletchingly) 4 wins to 1250m, AJC Sir Brian Crowley S., L,
NSW Tatt’s RC Roman Consul S., L, AJC Amounis H., STC Warringah H.,
2d STC Maurice McCarten Welter H. Sire.
Slightly Suss. Winner at 1350m. Dam of 5 winnersMezdorf. Winner at 1600m. Dam of 5 winnersDORF COMMAND (f Commands) 7 wins to 1350m, A$429,350,
Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic, L, AJC Professor Chris O’Brien
AO H., National Jockey’s Celebration Day H., STC Bacardi Breezer
H., Freeway Republic Beer H., 2d AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, PJ Bell H.,
L, Nivison H., L, 3d ATC Maurice McCarten S., L, MRC Sportingbet
Sprint Series Final S., L. Producer.
Better Sight. Placed. Dam of 2 winnersAlcoban. 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, VRC Sandarae H., VATC City of
Heidelberg H., 2d VRC Hi Jinx H. Dam of 7 winnersMOHICAN BRAVE (g Desert King) 5 wins from 1200m to 2000m,
NZ$121,762, ARC New Zealand Derby Trial S., L, WRC
Karenzimmerman.co.nz H., Lion Brown H., 2d Matamata Cup, L,
ARC Carbine Club Trophy, Waikato RC Break Over Farriers H., 3d
Counties RC Jim & John Evans Classic, L, Waikato RC Eliza Park H.,
Guineas Trial, 4th Waikato Guineas, Gr.3.
Cobanna. Unraced. Dam of 7 winnersCOCO COBANNA (f Casual Lies) 7 wins from 1250m to 2600m,
NZ$10,000, A$1,040,090, AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1,
Metropolitan H., Gr.1, Colin Stephen H., Gr.3, Electrical Trades
Union H., STC Hahn Premium Light H., Illawarra TC Eliza Park
Quality H, 3d South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, Waikato RC 2YO
Fillies Classique. Producer


Race Record

Race Record for

ELLSBERG (AUS) 2017 Chestnut colt

by Spill the Beans - Love of Liberty, by General Nediym

(in Australia)
At 3 :

ATC (Randwick) South Pacific Classic, L (1400m beating Private Eye and Rainbow Connection), ATC (Warwick Farm) Impending at Darley Maiden H. (1300m), ATC (Rosehill) Precise Air H. (1500m), 2d BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3 (1600m to Ayrton and beating Mob Buster), 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3 (1600m to The Elanora and Kasa Papa), 4th Hawkesbury Guineas, Gr.3 (1400m)

At 4 :

ATC (Rosehill) Festival S., Gr.3 (1500m beating Stockman and Bandersnatch), ATC (Randwick) Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3 (1300m beating Brutality and Blue Soldier), ATC (Rosehill) Elite Sand & Soil H. (1400m), 2d ATC (Randwick) Villiers S., Gr.2 (1600m to Brutality and beating Criaderas), ATC (Rosehill) Ajax S., Gr.2 (1500m to Just Folk and beating Kiku), 3d ATC (Randwick) All Aged S., Gr.1 (1400m to Cascadian and Tofane)

At 5 :

ATC (Randwick) Epsom H., Gr.1 (1600m deadheating with Top Ranked and beating Hinged), Five Diamonds Prelude P. (1500m), ATC (Rosehill) Five Diamonds (1800m), 3d ATC (Rosehill) Shannon S., Gr.2 (1500m to Surf Dancer and Old Flame)


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    Ashbrooke Road
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