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Dynasty – Scribblin’ The Cat by Badger’s Drift

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www.FreemanStallions.co.za FreemanStallions are consistently at the forefront – Trippi is reigning Equus Champion Sire; Captain Al was 2015’s Champion Sire and had his 8th consecutive 2yo Sire Championship in 2016. Gimmethegreenlight was 2016’s Champion Freshman Sire. What A Winter is the current 2017 Freshman Sire elect, followed closely by Twice Over who has already sired his first Gr1 winner from a handful of runners. Querari’s progeny continue to impress on the track. Pathfork and Philanthropist have solid stats and a number of exciting runners. Jay Peg is as consistent as ever.


Fort Wood - Blake’s Affair (Commodore Blake) - Bay 1999 - 16.1hh

Captain Al

Al Mufti - Off To War (Complete Warrior) - Bay 1996 - 16hh

SA Champion Sire 2015 8x Champion Sire of 2yo’s Twice Equus Outstanding Sire Sire of 5 Equus Champions Sire of 44 Gr1 horses Sire of 16 Gr1 winners: Albert Mooney, All Is Secret, Captain America, Captain Of All, Captain’s Gal, Captain’s Lover, Carry On Alice, Emerald Cove, Exhilaration, Hill Fifty Four, Pine Princess, Cloth Of Cloud, Always In Charge, The Secret Is Out, Kremlin Captain & William Longsword


Dynasty - Scribblin’ The Cat (Badger’s Drift) - Bay 2010 - 16.1hh

3x Equus Outstanding Sire

Equus Horse of the Year 2015 Equus Champion Older Male 2015 Equus Champ Middle Distance 2015

16 Equus Awards incl 3 Horses of the Year: Futura, Irish Flame & Legislate as well as dual KZN Horse of the Year Beach Beauty

Gr1 J&B Met Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

Sire of 22 Gr1 horses

Gr1 Champions Cup twice incl new track record

Along with his sire Fort Wood he is one of only 3 sires in the history of South Africa to get 3 Horses of the Year.

Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) More Than Ready - Yes She Can Cancan (Canny Lad) - Bay 2008 - 16.1hh

16 starts, 9 wins, 7 places, R4.34m MR 120


Dynasty - Moonlit Prairie (Cozzene) - Bay 2008 - 16.2hh

2016 Champion Freshman Sire Cape Outstanding new Stallion

Breathtaking class & movie star looks - MR 124

1st 3yo in 40 yrs to win the Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

The best Classic Horse in SA 2011/2012 Gr1 Champions Cup, Gr1 Cape Derby, Gr1 Daily News 2000 & 2nd Gr1 Queen’s Plate (twice)

Highest rated 3yo in SA 2012 Only horse to beat dual Horse of the Year Variety Club - TWICE!!

Immediate damline of sires: Smart Strike (Champion), Strike Smartly, Sky Classic, Sail From Seattle etc New Freshman Sire sale record: R2m

Son of dual Champion Sire More Than Ready - dam produced two Gr1 winners 2016 Freshman Sire sale record: R1.7m

Jay Peg

Camden Park - Laptop Lady (Al Mufti) - Bay 2003 - 16.1½ hh


Dynasty - Champers (Restructure) - Bay 2010 - 16.1 ¼ hh

Up with the best in 2016 stats

Equus Horse of the Year 2014 Equus Champion 3yo Equus Champion Middle Distance Equus Champion Miler

Equus International Horse of the Year & Equus Champion 3yo colt - TFR 126 Highest stakes earner in SA history - R40 million

Gr1 Durban July Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge Gr1 Daily News 2000 Gr1 Investec Cape Derby

Beat 8 international Gr1 winners when breaking the Gr1 Dubai Duty Free record

1600m track record Gr2 Green Point S. 19 starts, 7 wins, 8 places, R5.76m

Master Of My Fate Jet Master - Promisefrommyheart (Elliodor) - Bay 2009 - 16.2hh

The product of a series of Champions 8 starts - 6 wins in a row in 8 months Four Equus Champions in the first three generations of his dam line Champion Sire Jet Master Champion dam Promisefrommyheart Champion Broodmare Sire Elliodor


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Pathfork (USA)

Distorted Humor - Visions of Clarity (Sadler’s Wells) - Bay 2008 - 16.1hh

2nd leading Freshman Sire by stakes wins (2016) Irish Champion 2yo Undefeated at 2 yrs including Gr1 & Gr2 Highest rated 2yo in Ireland 2010 TFR 119 Family of Northern Guest, El Gran Senor, etc Son of sensational dual Champion Sire Distorted Humor, 18 Gr1 winners, 139 SW, 56 GSW and over $123m

Philanthropist (USA)

Kris S. - Hidden Reserve (Mr Prospector) - Chestnut 2001 - 16.3hh

2nd leading Freshman Sire in SA by stakes (2016)

Potala Palace Singspiel - Alignment (Alzao) - Bay 2008 - 16hh

Outstandingly bred Gr1 winner

A APEX - amongst the Top 20 sires in the world

Defeated Gr1 winners Gimmethegreenlight, Fighting Warrior, Wagner, Pierre Jourdan, Link Man, Royal Bencher, Love Struck etc

Sire of 2 Champions from his 1st crop: Pender Harbour & Phil’s Dream Sales prices include R1.4m, R1.1m, R1.05m, R1.05m, etc. Sire of stakes horses Singapore Sling, Sail, She’s A Giver, Kenny Trix & Lee’s Pick from his first crop to race in SA

Quasillo (GER)

Sea The Stars - Quentena (Acatenango) - Chestnut 2012 - 16hh

Linebred to one of the best sire producing families in the world - the Simon’s Shoes family of Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Thatch, etc

1st yearlings on sale 2017

Querari (GER)

Oasis Dream - Quentena (Acatenango) - Bay 2006 - 16hh

Excellent Group winning son of Sea The Stars

2015 Champion Freshman Sire - Cape

Out of the damline of multiple Champions Top rated 3yr old in Germany in 2015 (9.5-10.5f.) Won 2 races in Germany at 3 years and £35,956 First son of leading European Sire Sea The Stars to come to S.A. Three parts-brother to Cape Champion Freshman Sire Querari

Sire of Gr1 winner Querari Falcon - 2016

Trippi (USA)

End Sweep - Jealous Appeal (Valid Appeal) - Bay 1997 - 16.1hh

Champion & Gr1 winner beat 4 champions Top rated in Germany 2010 - TFR 121 Son of leading UK sire Oasis Dream 3x winning dam, daughter of Champion 2yo & 3yo filly Quebrada

Twice Over (GB)

Observatory - Double Crossed (Caerleon) - Dark Bay 2005 - 16.2hh

SA Champion Sire 2016

Dual Champion Racehorse

Champion 1st Season Sire 2012

Won 4 Gr1 races & over $4m UK & Joint European Champion 2009 13 of the first 14 sires in his pedigree are Champions Undefeated in 2 starts at 2yrs incl Zetland Stakes Won 4 Gr1 races & placed in a further 10. Sales include: R2.1m, R1.2m, R1.1m, R1m, R750k, R700k, R575k, etc Already the sire of a Gr1 winner.

Sire of Equus Champion Older Female Hammie’s Hooker Sire of Equus Special Achievement Award 2016 Damsire of Liam’s Map - dual Gr1 winner in USA (2015) Leading Sire of 3yo’s 2015 & 2016 Record-equalling sale-topper in 2017: R6m

What A Winter

Western Winter - Waseela (Ahonoora) - Bay 2007 - 16hh

Wylie Hall (AUS)

Redoute’s Choice - Beauty Belle (Ideal Planet) - Bay 2009 - 16hh

Equus Champion Older Male 2012

1st Gr1 Champions Challenge - beat Majmu

Equus Champion Sprinter 2012

1st Gr1 SA Derby

Equus Champion Sprinter 2013

1st past post Gr1 Durban July

Joint 3rd highest rated sprinter in the world 2013

6 wins, 9 places, 1400-2450m, R3.65m

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Leading Freshman Sire in the sales ring 2016 - colt sold for R2.8m in 2017

Half-brother to ABSOLUTE CHAMPION Champion Sprinter - 1200m track record 19 sire sons of Redoute’s Choice have already produced stakes winners - eight of them have Gr1 winners

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elcome to our mid-year edition and 20th issue of International Racehorse Magazine. We have a great issue lined up for you, so let’s dive right in.

Liesl King reports on the 238th running of the Investec Derby on page 10, where Padraig Beggy steered the colt, Wings of Eagles to an upset 40-1 win. Wings of Eagles displayed a blistering turn of foot to pass from mid field with metres to spare. As we build up to one of South Africa’s most prestigious events,The Vodacom Durban July, Liesl looks at the likely contenders on page 20, which should make for an exciting running of this R4.25 Million Grade 1 Stakes. Michele MacDonald rounds out the 2017 American Classics. With wet and muddy conditions as the order of the day, seeing five of the top seven to cross the line for the Kentucky Derby being double digit long shots. Read more on this and the Kentucky Oaks and the Preakness Stakes on page 32. Liesl King looks at the prestigious Longines Best Jockey standings on page 45, and spends time with the quiet well spoken thirty six year old Australian, currently occupying the number one spot. In this edition the spotlight falls on artist Radovan Duschek, creator of the ‘Crystal Horses’ used in the official White Turf posters and invitations. Liesl King sets up an impromptu interview during her recent visit to St. Moritz on page 50. Michele MacDonald looks ahead at the second running of the Pegasus World Cup on page 60. With a purse of $16 Million, Gulfsteam Park is sure to be the centre of attention come 27 January 2018. More on this as the field develops during the last half of 2017. From Sunday Silence’s breeding legacy, the Iroquois Steeplechase and a L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate experience on the luxurious Blue Train, there is a lot more in this bumper edition.


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Wings Of Eagles lead in

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WINGS OF EAGLES The 238th running of what is billed the greatest flat race in the world suggests that the Investec Derby has been around for a while.



Wings Of Eagles



Wings Of Eagles, Cliffs Of Moher & Cracksman


t is indeed a race like no other. Run at Epsom Downs on a course that most sensible horsemen would avoid if at all possible. It is the quintessential English course with undulations that are not for the faint hearted. A downhill run around a sharp left hand bend at Tattenham corner, followed by a steep downhill and then a short climb to the finish. Oh and while you are thundering down the home straight at nearly 60kmph, the camber throws you towards the inside rail so violently that more than one horse has nearly toppled over in the past. It all started with a Surrey mansion called The Oaks. In 1776 Johnny Burgoyne, a soldier, playwright and politician, passed on the lease of his Surrey mansion, The Oaks to the Earl of Derby. He also casually suggested that the Lord Derby should introduce a race for three-year-old fillies over a mile and a half, emulating his old comrade Anthony St Leger, founder of



the St Leger at Doncaster. Three years later the first Oaks was run on the Downs above Epsom. Of course the boys couldn’t be left out in the cold and at an Oaks celebratory dinner Burgoyne suggested that perhaps a similar race for colts would be a good idea. Legend has it that the naming rights went the way of Lord Derby in a coin toss. The other participant in the coin toss was one of his guests, Sir Charles Bunbury, a Jockey Club steward whose Diomed would wreak some revenge for the loss by winning the inaugural running of the race in 1780. The Derby grew in importance and stature, quickly becoming the most important race in Britain. Even the British Parliament did not sit on Derby Day for many a year and the race was copied the world over. To date there are over 300 Derbies around the world. Today the Derby is Britain’s richest horse race and still the most prestigious of the five Classic races. It is open to three-year-old colts and fillies and is still run on the Downs above Epsom.

Wings Of Eagles and Padraig Beggy

The 238th edition of the Derby has certainly not been without controversy, with the entry of the 52 rated maiden filly Diore Lia, to be ridden by a one time winning apprentice.The BHA interceded, forcing a change to a more experienced rider, but it all came to naught as Diore Lia was found to be lame on the morning of the race. Aidan O’Brien, trainer for the mighty Coolmore, seemed to have the race sewn up with six of the 18 entries hailing from his stable, while World Champion jockey Ryan Moore had chosen the ride aboard the favourite, a Galileo colt named Cliffs Of Moher. Trainer John Gosden also had a strong hand with five runners including the second favourite, a Frankel colt called Cracksman, while Godolphin fielded three entries. And yet the race seemed wide open. Unlike previous years where a clear frontrunner had emerged after the Derby trial races, this year yielded none. Godolphin’s Best Solution won the Lingfield Derby Trial, while Cracksman accounted for

the Investec Derby Trial. Douglas MacArthur, part owned by South African owner Markus Jooste, won the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial and Kahlidi and Permian accounted for the Feilden Stakes and Newmarket Stakes respectively. Cliffs of Moher, another horse that Jooste is a partner in, comfortably won the Dee Stakes, while Venice Beach stepped up in the Chester Vase. As the field rounded Tattenham Corner and headed down the home straight, it all looked picture perfect. Douglas MacArthur under a driving ride by Colm O’Donoghue was setting a blistering pace up front with Cliffs Of Moher and Moore and Frankie Dettori on Cracksman sitting handy just off the pace. Wings Of Eagles and Padraig Beggy racing at the tail end of the field was the last of the O’Brien runners with only two horses behind him. With 200m to go, as Douglas MacArthur started fading, Moore drove Cliffs Of Moher into the lead, with Cracksman challenging up his inside. The expected duel had materialised and racegoers settled down



Wings Of Eagles returns

to enjoy a thrilling contest as two champion jockeys battled out the finish.

Beggy, who served a 12 month ban for a cocaine positive whilst riding in Australia, was offered a job as work rider for O’Brien on his return and his hard work has certainly Out of sight however, Wings Of Eagles under a driving paid off, with his first ever Derby ride being a winning ride by Beggy, was flying down the hill and rapidly passing one. Thankfully not lost for words on such a big occasion, runners with a blistering turn of foot. With mere meters to Beggy summed up his first Derby victory perfectly. “The go Beggy steered Wings Of Eagles past Cliffs Of Moher, into main thing is that when you are riding for Aidan O’Brien the lead and across the finish line to win by three quarters in colours like these - you don’t worry about the price of a length. The unthinkable had happened. Wings Of Eagles, because they always have a chance. It’s brilliant to win this. a French bred colt by Pour Moi, a stallion who had recently A furlong down I said that if I get a run, I would win. I had been relegated to the National Hunt sire ranks, ridden by seen that Ryan had gone and, in fairness to this big horse, a jockey who has only had eight rides in 2017 and three his best furlong in the race was his last, which makes a big, victories since 2015, had won the greatest flat race in the big difference. I don’t get to sit on too many like this beast world. It may have been a race dreamed up by Lords, but at the races. I’m going to enjoy it! I’ve won the Derby! I can’t it had just been won by a mostly work rider, sometimes really describe it in words and it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. jockey on a 40/1 outsider. It simply doesn’t get much better I’ll go down in history though - I’ve won the Derby. I’ll be remembered for something at least!” Indeed he will. than that.



PHILANTHROPIST(USA) Kris S. – Hidden Reserve by Mr Prospector

2 CHAMPIONS FROM HIS FIRST CROP Sales prices include R1.4m, R1.1m, R1.05m, R1.05m etc Sire of stakes horses Singapore Sling, Sail, She’s A Giver, Kenny Trix and Lee’s Pick from his first crop to race in South Africa.


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AS MAISON MUMM’S CEO, USAIN BOLT REINVENTS VICTORY CELEBRATIONS FOR THE KENTUCKY DERBY May 2017 - On the occasion of the Kentucky Derby, the Maison Mumm’s new Chief Entertainment Officer (CEO) Usain Bolt inaugurated an innovative way to celebrate. In Kentucky, Mumm celebrated with a revolutionary bottle design: Mumm Grand Cordon. 18



At this year’s Kentucky Derby, dedicated fun-seeker Usain Bolt and Maison Mumm broke with the traditional conventions of celebration. A huge fan of horse racing, Usain also launched the world’s largest champagne toast.



Bolt’s unique management role was captured on film by NBC’s Access Hollywood crew: aired on the Monday following the race, the segment shows Usain DJing at Mumm’s Daring Derby party and answering questions about his new role as CEO. “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship as the Kentucky Derby’s official champagne partner,» said Cesar Giron, Chairman and CEO of Martell Mumm PerrierJouet. «Like Mumm, the Kentucky Derby celebrates sporting prowess and determination, and is steeped in history. Usain Bolt also fits perfectly with the unconventional and daring ethos of our iconic champagne house.”’

Mumm is part of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, the prestigious cognac and champagne business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits . With its distinguished heritage dating back to 1827, Mumm is the leading international champagne House in France and third worldwide*. Mumm Grand Cordon pays tribute to the iconic red sash – indented in the glass as part of a whole series of innovations., The revolutionary bottle is the perfect embodiment of the spirit of the House associated with audacious challenges and ground-breaking endeavors. * IWSR 2015

As Mumm’s new CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer), Usain accomplished his first mission by taking over the Maison’s US offices in New York City. The fastest man in the world shared his contagious party spirit among the employees and guests to showcase Mumm’s enduring partnership with the Kentucky Derby, along with the Maison’s values of DareWinCelebrate. His enthusiasm was so infectious that Mumm’s cellar master even took a turn on the decks, leading to a memorable DJ battle with Usain. He also celebrated this daring moment with models Nina Agda and Chanel Iman and actor Mario Cantone.

Maison Mumm celebrated victory in Kentucky with a revolutionary new bottle design for Mumm Grand Cordon. Designed by the groundbreaking Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove, this contemporary creation features a red sash indented directly into the glass and no front label. Sabered by Usain in the video that first announced his appointment, it embodies the Maison’s spirit of DareWinCelebrate. Ever associated with daring achievers, Mumm is a natural partner for the most exciting sports events worldwide.



Arguably the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen, Usain St Leo Bolt, created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when he achieved the ‘Triple Triple,’ three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. Usain’s journey to worldwide stardom started at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, all in world record times. He followed this up with three gold medals in the same events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London to write his name in the history books as the world’s fastest man. Then one day before his 30th birthday he completed the same triple at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to cement his legacy as a legend in world sport.

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Mumm is part of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, the prestigious cognac and champagne business of Pernod Ricard, world’s co-leader in Spirits & Wines. With its distinguished heritage dating back to 1827, Mumm is the leading international champagne House in France and third worldwide*. Mumm Cordon Rouge, recognizable by its red ribbon - a symbol of excellence - is the perfect embodiment of the spirit of the House: it stands out through the freshness and intensity of its style, which successive generations of cellar masters have successfully maintained and handed down.

Celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, the reinterpretation Maison Mumm has announced the reveal of its new Champagne bottle, Mumm Grand Cordon, the most avant-garde design in the 183-year history of the pioneering Champagne House. of the red sash makes its distinguishing feature on the bottle.This was inspired by the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian award, as a genuine red ribbon, which is laser cut into the glass bottle, making it the most eye-catching detail on the Mumm Grand Cordon bottle. This emblem of excellence dates to 1876, when Mumm founder Georges Hermann Mumm had the idea of decorating selected champagnes with the red ribbon of the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian award. Unique to the premium Champagne industry, the bottle will not have a front label; instead, the Mumm signature is screened directly on the glass in gold lettering. Breaking with the traditional codes of Champagne, the new Mumm bottle was created in collaboration with multi award winning avant-garde designer Ross Lovegrove, with who Maison Mumm previously collaborated on a limited-edition sabre. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Ross Lovegrove rose to international prominence with designs for Sony and Apple, and his work is exhibited in major museums throughout the world. Of Mumm Grand Gordon, he says: “Mumm wanted to break the champagne codes.To me, design should always push barriers and challenge tradition, and as a Welsh guy I wanted to shake up an icon of French luxury.” In celebration of the 2017 Sun Met Celebrated with Mumm, South Africa unveiled the new bottle at the Mumm Paddock Club Marquee; now all South Africa consumers can purchase the revolutionary new bottle of Mumm Grand Cordon at Mumm retailers nationwide. “Dare. Win. Celebrate.” The motto of Maison Mumm – encapsulating its founding values of passion, audacity and innovation – is epitomized by the iconic new Mumm bottle and will be present in all Mumm do going forward in 2017.

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Text & Photos by Liesl King


The countdown has begun, the theme has been announced and the final log for South Africa’s premier race the R4,25 million G1 Vodacom Durban July has been issued.



Edict Of Nantes



Elusive Silva

It’s My Turn

Master Sabina


hile the concept of a log determining who the final 18 runners and two reserves will be is rather foreign for most internationals, it does work rather well in ensuring that the field is comprised of the best possible runners. Each nominated horse’s position on the Vodacom Durban July log is determined by its current performance, its merit rating and its Graded race performance. Added to that are a number of qualifying races which grant automatic entry to the race. So with the final Vodacom Durban July log issued on the 6th of June, the only chances left to impress the panel are the Gr1 Gold Challenge, the Gr3 Cup Trial and the Gr3 Jubilee Handicap. The Gold Challenge being a qualifying race, while the other two are considered as pointers towards possible



inclusion. So lets have a look at the potential runners. As always it comes down to a battle between the top threeyear-olds in the country and the older horses. The Vodacom Durban July is a conditions race with a set top weight of 60kgs and with a capped weight of 57kgs for 3yr old colts and geldings and 56kgs for their female counterparts. Against some of the older horses that top weight however can change the game completely and there is always the chance that some youngsters may be withdrawn after the weights are announced. In the three-year-old camp it is likely to be a South North battle with Edict Of Nantes topping the log, while Al Sahem sits in second. The Brett Crawford trained Edict Of Nantes is the only horse in the field to have won two qualifying races, being the G1 Investec Cape Derby and the G1 Daily News 2000. By Count Dubois out of the Jet Master mare Pagan Dance,

Safe Harbour

Edict Of Nantes is owned by Mayfair Speculators and hails from Klawervlei Stud’s nursery. Progressing steadily through the ranks with placings in the G3 Cape Classic and the G2 Selangor Cup, Edict Of Nantes impressed with his 1,75 lengths victory in the G1 Investec Cape Derby with Frankie Dettori in the saddle.While that victory may have been considered ‘lucky’ there was nothing lucky about his half-length victory in the G1 Daily News 2000 at level weights. After racing off the pace for most of the race, Anton Marcus made his move approaching the final turn. Edict Of Nantes gliding around runners as if they were standing still and once in the home straight, Marcus pressed the button, sending the colt into the lead. Al Sahem under a driving ride by Anthony Delpech chased hard up the middle of the track, but the colt could make no inroads into Edict Of Nantes’s lead. It was Edict Of Nantes’s fifth victory from 12 starts. Thus making him the standout three-year-old entry

and earning him the number one spot on the log. Al Sahem, trained by Champion Trainer Sean Tarry, also earned an automatic entry when winning the G1 SA Derby by 1,75 lengths. Owned and bred by Sheik Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum’s Al Adiyaat, Al Sahem is by Champion sire Silvano out of the AL Mufti mare Alderry. Al Sahem has recorded three victories and three seconds from three starts. He would have to improve on his Daily News run in order to beat Edict Of Nantes but Tarry is not Champion Trainer for nothing and that finishing order may well be reversed come July day. Safe Harbour, also trained by Tarry, is currently in 15th position on the log. The talented filly has not won a Graded race yet, but her seconds in the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas, the G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes and the Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic, together with a third in the G1 Woolavington 2000 shows just how classy this daughter of Elusive Fort is.




Of the older horses the standouts are last year’s flying second, Marinaresco, Master Sabina, It’s My Turn and the fillies Nightingale and Bela-Bela. Marinaresco followed his July run with victory in the G1 Champions Cup, but a winless Cape Season had trainer Candice Bass-Robinson scratching her head. She seems to have solved the puzzle as Marinaresco flew up for victory in the G2 Drill Hall stakes at his last start. In 18th on the log, Nightingale, also trained by Bass-Robinson and a winner of the G1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes in January, found herself in a rather precarious position. However a good half-length second behind Just Sensual in the G2 Tibouchina Stakes, should have secured the talented four-year-old filly a starting berth and a Silvano daughter can never be ignored. Justin Snaith saddles the quartet of It’s My Turn, Krambambuli, Bela-Bela and the recently acquired Master Sabina. Master Sabina is an automatic qualifier due to his victory in the G1 Sansui Summer Cup. A fifth in the G1 Premier’s Champions Challenge and a recent stable change may not count in his favour. It’s My Turn has been winless since his runaway victory in the 2016 Investec Cape Derby, but scored a third in the G2 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap and a 26


solid third in the G2 Bettingworld 1900. It’s My Turn is very capable of winning the Vodacom Durban July and could fly in under the radar, like The Conglomerate did in 2016. The beautiful grey filly Bela-Bela is safe in the 7th spot on the log and with a cracking run in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July, where she finished in 6th less than three lengths behind the winner, she certainly deserves a spot in the starting line up. She has however had a quiet year by her standards. A sterling victory in the G1 Paddock Stakes was followed by a 7th in the Sun Met. Snaith then gave her a break before a respectable comeback run in the SA Fillies Sprint. The latest runner to leapfrog into the top twenty is the Duncan Howells trained Ten Gun Salute. The Australian bred son of Henrythenavigator surprised all with a 1,5 length victory in the G2 Bettingworld 1900. With the Bettingworld 1900 an automatic qualifier, Ten Gun Salute is guaranteed a starting berth and will be flying the flag for KwaZulu-Natal. The Snaith trained Elusive Silva sits in 20th on the final log, but his victory in the G3 Cup Trial gives him “preferential consideration”, which should see the Silvano gelding comfortably making the final field, potentially giving Snaith five runners.





Maine Chance will be represented once again including progeny by Silvano and Querari.

By Sarah Whitelaw | Images by Candiese Marnewick

KZN YEARLING SALE CONTINUES TO IMPRESS One of South Africa’s most popular yearling sales, the KZN Yearling Sale, is set to take place at the Sibaya Casino this year on June 29th and 30th.


he sale, which takes place just days before the running of the G1Vodacom Durban July, is one of the country’s most improved thoroughbred auctions. In 2016, there was a new record price achieved for the KZN Sale when an Highlands Farms Stud consigned Philanthropist colt (named Graham’s Fame) was knocked down to Mario Ferreira for R1.05 million and the sale looks sure to provide more fireworks this year. Over the years, this sale has produced numerous top class

performers, many of whom were acquired for bargain basement prices. Top performers sold off past KZN Sales include Triple Crown winning sire Louis The King (R55 000 2012 KZN Sale), G1 Allan Robertson winner Happy Valentine (R240 000 2012 KZN Sale), Equus Champion and G1 Gold Cup winner Wild One (R95 000 2011 KZN Sale), G1 SA Derby winner Seal (R210 000 2009 KZN Sale), multiple G1 winner Same Jurisdiction (R270 000 buy at the 2013 Sale), and KZN champion Virgo’s




Gr1 performer and 2-time winner Sniper Shot at the 2016 KZN Yearling Sale, bred by Birch Bros. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE

Spring Valley have a strike rate of 48% winners to runners. They have a draft of 17 yearlings on offer at KZN.

Babe. The latter was not sold at the 2012 sale but went on to land the G2 SA Fillies Nursery and bank more than R800 000 in prize money. Recent high class performers sold off this sale include G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Red Chesnut Road, G3 Champion Juvenile Cup winner O Tamara, impressive recent debut winner The Dazzler and recent G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion third Al Mariachi. Yearlings purchased from the 2017 KZN Yearling Sale will qualify to take part in the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale Million, set to take place on Vodacom Durban July day next year. Some of South Africa’s top stallions will be represented on this year’s KZN Sale, with leading sires Captain Al (Al Mufti), Dynasty (Fort Wood), Gimmethegreenlight (More Than Ready), Silvano (Lomitas) and Var (Forest Wildcat) all with progeny on sale. Champion sire Captain Al has a colt from the same family as Captain Al sired G1 Cape Guineas winner William Longsword, while Dynasty’s sole offering is a full-sister to Listed Woolavington Handicap winner Taipan.

Sire sensation Gimmethegreenlight has a filly out of the wellrelated Australian bred mare Cherokee Rising (her relatives include the outstanding miler Bigstone), while champion sire Silvano’s daughter of G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner She’s A Stunner should prove very popular as well. Var, responsible for recent R5 million sales topping filly at this year’s National Sale, has 3 lots on offer including a half-sister to last year’s KZN Yearling Sale Million winner Lunar Rush, a halfsister to a stakes placed winner and to Hong Kong winner Travel Comfort, and a filly out of a half-sister to multiple Australian group winner Generalife. Exciting sires represented by their first South African yearlings at this sale includes G1 Krisflyer Sprint winner Ato (Royal Academy), Cartier Champion and classic sire Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill), triple G1 winner Jackson (Dynasty), blue blooded G2 winner Master Of My Fate (Jet Master), Breeders’ Cup runner up Noble Tune (Unbridled’s Song), versatile July winner Pomodoro (Jet Master), G1 winning 2yo Potala Palace (Singspiel), the superbly bred Redoute’s Promise (Redoute’s Choice),globetrotting Equus Champion The Apache (Mogok), G1 2yo The Assayer (Galileo) and classic placed Where’s That Tiger (Storm Cat).



Filippo (Toreador - Wishful Eye by Var) has placed twice from both starts for breeder Piemonte Stud.

Rathmor Stud bring a quality draft including Noble Tune siblings to Exit Here, Eventual Angel and Victoria Lavelle.

Other prominent sires represented at this year’s sale include Black Minnaloushe (sire of former KZN sale star Louis The King), Elusive Fort (Fort Wood), Horse Chestnut (Fort Wood), Ideal World (Kingmambo), Judpot (A P Indy), Mogok (Storm Cat), Querari (Oasis Dream), Sail From Seattle (Gone West), Toreador (Danehill), Visionaire (Grand Slam) and Windrush (Seeking The Gold). Leading sire Judpot is the sire of The Finisher, a half-brother to outstanding globetrotting sprinter Tiza and to seven other winners, while Visionaire’s 22 strong draft includes a colt out of Thekwini Stakes winner Bridal Paths and a half-brother to Oaks winner Witchcraft. Australian G1 winner Turffontein, who, like sire sensation Scat Daddy, is by champion Johannesburg, has a single lot on offer- this filly is out of a ½ sister to G2 winner Sarson, and this filly is also closely related to smart local galloper Black Toga. Crusade (Mr Greeley), Oratorio (Danehill), Twice Over (Observatory) and What A Winter (Western Winter) are among the country’s top first crop sires this season and all four are represented on this sale. Former G1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade has 15 lots on offer, including a colt out of G3 winner Patchouli Moon, a colt out of fellow G3 winner



Honour And Glory, and a filly out of a daughter of the brilliant filly Melting. European champion, and sire of 7 G1 winners worldwide, Oratorio has five yearlings on offer –including a colt out of G3 Magnolia Handicap winner Fair Rosalind, a half-brother to G2 Selangor Cup winner Hard Day’s Night and a colt whose third dam won the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile. Four time G1 winner and champion Twice Over is responsible for unbeaten G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion winner Sand And Sea and he has a colt out of a winning daughter of US champion sire Tapit from the same family as Derby winner and outstanding sire Roberto. Current leading first crop sire, and former champion sprinter, What A Winter has proved a smash hit with his progeny excelling both in the sales ring and on the racetrack. His nine lots here include a filly closely related to dual Guineas winner Solo Traveller, a filly from the same family as sprint stars Nobely Born and Trip Tease, and a filly from the great Queen Of Light family. Bloodstock South Africa were also delighted by how well the results of the recent National Yearling Sale stood up in what has proven an extremely tough economic climate.



A little champagne is good for the soul John Velazquez shows how to spray the crowd of winners.

Text & Photos by Michele MacDonald

AMERICAN CLASSICS ROUND UP America’s master trainers wove more of their magic during the opening of the Classic season in the United States, with the current triumvirate of dominant conditioners giving their rivals a schooling lesson while they gathered up all the gold.



Jockey John Velazquez shakes his whip in victory as he and Always Dreaming cruise to the finish of the 143rd Kentucky Derby.


n a year in which most competitors were lightly raced and 2016 juvenile champion Classic Empire was dogged by niggling ailments, Todd Pletcher stepped forward and seized the Kentucky Derby trophy with lightly raced and sometimes tempestuous Always Dreaming. But two weeks later, Chad Brown trumped that feat by upsetting the Preakness Stakes with a non-stakes winner, Cloud Computing, who was making only his fourth career start. When top-level American racing is the subject, Hall of Famer Bob Baffert is almost always in the frame. After injury sidelined his star three-year-old colt Mastery, who looked to be the potential division leader, Baffert snuck into Churchill Downs with Abel Tasman, a filly he had been training for only about two months, and snared the Kentucky Oaks. While the racing was exciting even though the horses had to slog through mud on sticky, rain-pelted surfaces for all three events, the results left a muddled picture of the American three-year-old class of both genders.

For the second consecutive year following American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown sweep in 2015, there will be three different winners of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Both Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing were removed from consideration for the 1 ½-mile Belmont, known as “The Test of a Champion,” leaving the third jewel in the Crown up for grabs and available for plunder by Japanese raider Epicharis, the plucky runner-up in the UAE Derby at Meydan. As for America’ three-year-old fillies, Abel Tasman is the new leader of the pack. While the American sophomores suffer from a lack of seasoning and were judged by their connections as unfit to contest all three Triple Crown races (or run in all three associated filly events), they did ignite lightning flashes of brilliance. In large measure, that had to be chalked up to the wily skills of Pletcher, Brown and Baffert. Prior to January 25, Always Dreaming was just a colt who did



Always Dreaming, a son of 2012 Derby runner-up Bodemeister and thus a grandson of Empire Maker and a great grandson of Derby winner Unbridled

not win in a pair of starts as a juvenile, although he did place in both those races.Transferred from trainer Dominick Schettino to Pletcher, the son of first crop of Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister was evaluated by the seven-time Eclipse Awardwinning conditioner and then rested and restarted. Remarkably, Always Dreaming marched through a maiden victory on January 25 at Tampa Bay Downs and an allowance win on March 4 at Gulfstream Park. Pletcher and the owners, including New York boyhood friends Vincent Viola and Anthony Bonomo, decided to roll the dice with only one chance to earn the necessary points to enter the Kentucky Derby, and the colt came through with an impressive five-length score in the $1 million Florida Derby. When Always Dreaming arrived in Kentucky, however, he morphed from a tractable, progressive youngster into something of a fire-breathing bronco who tried to run away with regular exercise rider Adele Bellinger.This new drama, which was severe enough to threaten his ability to run his best, proved how essential Pletcher’s keen horsemanship and high-caliber staff can be to the career of a top runner. “I think he really came in (to Churchill Downs) and he knew it was game time and he was ready to go. So, our challenge was keeping him on the ground for ten days (before the Derby),” Pletcher said. 36


Pletcher added draw reins to the colt’s equipment and substituted Nick Bush—who has traveled with and helped prepare many of his best runners for major events such as the Dubai World Cup—for Bellinger. In addition, he restricted Always Dreaming’s training to the quiet hour before sunrise to try to keep public attention and distractions to a minimum. Always Dreaming tried jumping around a little with Bush, but soon settled into his training, galloping with his neck arched and his head down as he relented to the rider and the draw reins. “Nick Bush did a heck of a job; Adele did a heck of a job galloping him all winter,” Pletcher said. “But I can tell you, I was nervous watching him gallop. Because he was so ready to go, I just felt like if he ever built up ahead of steam, he was going to go (too far, too fast). “You worry about all those things.But the most important thing is to bring the best horse to the Derby, and I think that’s what we were able to do.” On the afternoon of May 6, all the preparation and planning culminated with Always Dreaming striding confidently into the starting gate. When the bell rang and the gate sprang opened, one of the most

Christophe Soumillon hanging on to Thunder Snow soon after the start. Photo by John Stephen Hockensmith.

bizarre incidents in Kentucky Derby history occurred. Godolphin’s European Group 1 and UAE Derby winner Thunder Snow nearly dislodged jockey Christophe Soumillon before launching into a wild bucking spree.

at Santa Anita Park, fans were left uncertain about whether a champion had yet been seen.

But the Derby, run over a sealed but wet/fast track after persistent showers, hinted that Always Dreaming could be a superior Soumillion was able to stay on and pull up the colt, but neither he individual even though his resume was brief and his time in the nor trainer Saeed bin Suroor could explain what had happened; Run for the Roses was a less than sparkling 2:03.59. curiously, the son of Helmet returned to Godolphin’s base in England and went on to finish a good second to Coolmore’s top During the 14 days between the Derby and the Preakness, an almost electric sense seemed to swell, a notion that Always European three-year-old Churchill in the Irish 2000 Guineas. Dreaming could be treading in American Pharoah’s hoof prints. Always Dreaming got off to a much better beginning in the Even the typically stoic Pletcher seemed highly charged with Kentucky Derby and rated kindly for jockey John Velazquez just anticipation after uncharacteristically sending the colt straight to off the early pace of longshot State of Honor.The compact dark Pimlico to prepare for the second jewel in the Triple Crown. bay dispatched with State of Honor and skipped to a lead at the “Each gallop day has gotten progressively better. He’s showing six-furlong call that he never relinquished. us everything we hoped he would show us: good energy; good Of the first seven finishers in the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby, five appetite; he’s moving great. He keeps checking off those boxes were double-digit longshots, with Always Dreaming the lukewarm that we’re looking for. We’re really happy,” Pletcher said several favorite in the field of 20 and Classic Empire, who finished fourth days before the Preakness. “What we’re seeing out there gives us after a troubled trip, not far behind him in the betting. the same feel we were getting at Churchill. He’s on it. He’s feeling good. He’s high-energy. Eating great. All of those things.” With American colts generally racing less prior to the Classics than in the past and no standouts after the loss of Mastery, whose Arriving at Pimlico as the literal and proverbial dark horse, Cloud racing career ended when he suffered a condylar fracture in his Computing was largely overlooked as he settled into a stall on the left front leg while impressively winning the San Felipe Stakes opposite side of the stakes barn from Always Dreaming. Following INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Surging through a track still boggy from Friday’s rains, Cloud Computing extended himself under Javier Castellano to surpass 2016 juvenile champion Classic Empire in the Preakness.

the modus operandi of his late mentor, Bobby Frankel, Brown kept a low profile, but he believed in his horse despite his lack of experience. “I think he deserves a shot,” Brown said before the race. “Obviously, the Derby winner is really impressive and he’s going to be hard to beat. But we’re just looking to take our chance and hopefully he gets a good trip and it works out for him and he likes the surface at Pimlico.

Dreaming was the favorite, with Classic Empire a highly regarded second choice and Cloud Computing at 13.40 to 1. Nothing went as expected. Classic Empire and jockey Julien Leparoux hooked Always Dreaming in a speed battle early, with Always Dreaming leading through a half mile in a quick :46.81 on a tiring surface. The pace slowed through six furlongs, with the Derby winner only a head in front, and then Classic Empire spurted to a widening advantage and looked a sure winner in the upper stretch.

“He acts like he will (take a step forward),” Brown added. “He’s a lightly raced horse and that is why we skipped the Derby. We Yet Cloud Computing, who had patiently waited just behind the thought he needed a little bit more time. He’s come along fast. battling leaders under Javier Castellano, was gaining even though running greenly. Castellano corrected his mount, who had come We always thought he had a lot of talent.” in a bit when encouraged by the whip, and rode low on the Cloud Computing had not dazzled while finishing second colt’s back, surging with him as they caught Classic Empire a and third in the Gotham and Wood Memorial Stakes to sixteenth of mile from the wire and then repulsed that rival’s colts that were thrashed in the Derby, J Boys Echo and Irish efforts to regain the lead. War Cry, respectively, but when he stepped out of his stall to gallop at Pimlico he demanded respect. The elegant, dark Cloud Computing’s official margin of victory was a head and his colt possesses a commanding presence: he just looks like a time for the 1 3/16 miles was a moderate 1:55.98. But the result Classic Thoroughbred, fast but easily capable of swooping over was like a fantasy come true for owners Seth Klarman and Bill a route of ground. Lawrence. When the field of ten—five newcomers to the Triple Crown trail and five Derby veterans—gathered for the Preakness, Always 38


“It was unbelievably exciting—I grew up three blocks from here. I was a big fan of racing from the time I was a kid, and I came to the

Abel Tasman and Teo Ah Khing

Preakness many, many times. I never imagined I’d own a horse, let alone be the winner of the Preakness,” Klarman said.

Brown, however, didn’t hesitate a week later in deciding not to run Cloud Computing back in the Belmont.

The unorthodox campaign plotted for Cloud Computing is actually fairly standard for the 38-year-old Brown, who won his first Eclipse Award as America’s outstanding trainer for the 2016 season. Brown is never in a hurry and his ability to get the best out of a horse has been a key part of his success in building up his stable to include powerhouse owners such as Juddmonte Farms and Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum,as well as a cavalry of their blue-blooded steeds.

“As we try to plan his second half of the year, we just don’t feel like running in a mile and a half race just three weeks after his strong performance in the Preakness is the right thing to do for him if we want to have a horse for the rest of the year,” declared Brown, whose stable depth yielded another Belmont contender in multiple stakes winner Twisted Tom.

But there was nothing standard about the Preakness victory, a first for Brown at the Classic level with his very first starter in the Preakness—and perhaps a harbinger of what might come in the future. It also will clearly terminate what has been a persistent chatter that Brown is best at training grass runners. “I don’t take it for granted. I know I’m young, but you have to have an incredible team of people that share a common goal (to achieve Classic success),” Brown said. “And everyone has to have the same drive as me. And I feel I have that with my team—an outstanding jockey to work with like Javier and supportive owners that are patient.This horse worked hard and needed a lot of care and patience. It all came together. I feel like it was a lot of work and well deserved by everybody.”

Pletcher also opted to skip the Belmont with Always Dreaming, who faded to eighth in the Preakness after his early efforts, preferring to regroup and aim for the Travers Stakes, the race that last year launched Arrogate to superstardom. “Sometimes you just don’t know” how much the Derby takes out of a colt, even one that seemed to be doing as well as Always Dreaming was before the Preakness, he said. Meanwhile, Classic Empire was to get another chance to return to the top of the class in the Belmont. And while Baffert did not have any colts to challenge in the Belmont, he was due to be back on the scene again with Abel Tasman, who was aimed at the $700,000 Acorn Stakes for three-year-old fillies on Belmont day. There was no more delighted person at Churchill Downs during Derby weekend than Baffert when Abel Tasman and Mike Smith



Javier Castellano beams as owners lead Cloud Computing into the Preakness Stakes winner’s circle.

performed an Arrogate-like last-to-first rally through the mud to take the Kentucky Oaks. The big filly by Quality Road was like a special gift from heaven to the trainer after the loss of Mastery, particularly considering the way she came to his stable. Co-owner China Horse Club took Abel Tasman away from previous trainer Simon Callaghan when she raced earlier this year in co-owner Clearsky Farms’ silks rather than the club’s colors; following that decision, Baffert was offered the filly, who last year won the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes, and he immediately accepted.

“She’s a beautiful filly to train. She shipped beautifully and we knew we had a chance. We’ve never had a bad day with her. She is just so classy,” he added. Following the first Classic events, the feats of the masters were reflected in the seasonal statistics to date. Pletcher continues to lead all North American trainers with a historic record of nearly $340 million in purse earnings while also topping the 2017 list with over $11.2 million this season. Baffert remains the undisputed contemporary king of Classic races for colts with 12 victories to date inTriple Crown events and he owns anotherthree wins in the Kentucky Oaks. His seasonal runners, led by Arrogate, have earned over $10.8 million while the trainer has racked up a breathtaking 31% win rate.

After watching her finish second in the Santa Anita Oaks to Paradise Woods, Baffert made an adjustment and equipped Abel Tasman with small blinkers to help her focus.This decision by the Hall of Famer could have made all the difference in the Oaks, according to Smith. Currently fourth by earnings with a phenomenal 62% of his runners finishing first, second or third, Brown is aiming for the top. “She stayed focused and galloped out even better,” Smith said After Cloud Computing’s breakthrough victory, he sent Lady Eli after steering Abel Tasman past 13 other fillies in the race to to California to win the Gamely Stakes, the fourth Grade 1 win complete the 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.62. of her career, with two of those triumphs coming after her near miraculous recovery from laminitis. “It’s just exciting to win the Kentucky Oaks,” an exuberant Baffert said, adding that he loves “flying in under the radar” and winning With these master trainers at work, the second half of the year big races.“We’d like to have a horse in the Derby but I’m so happy will be a rich race to the annual finish line to see who can earn for the China Horse Club.They trusted me with the filly. And ‘Big championships and the right to chase Arrogate as he points to the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Horse of the Year title. Money’ Mike (Smith), what can you say? Incredible ride. 40



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By Mark van Deventer

CTS GRADUATES P ERFO RM WI T H D I ST I NC T I O N Detailed logistical planning, constant lobbying with breeders and bold marketing is required to put together thoroughbred auctions with catalogues attractive to potential buyers, particularly when the economy is going through a rough spell. The real test of whether the effort is worthwhile and renders a sustainable business lies in the track records of sales graduates. So, it’s truly gratifying for Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) to see their grads continually perform with such distinction in Group races around South Africa.




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or example, of six graded feature races staged at Scottsville and Kenilworth at the end of May, five fell to racehorses sold by CTS. Sand and Sea, Brave Mary and Carry On Alice were Grade 1 sprinting success stories over the Scottsville 1200, with ultrapromising freshman sire, What a Winter producing both Nursery winners in the Cape, Dutch Philip and Magical Wonderland.

down on her exceptional career when winning the Grade 1 SA Fillies Sprint. Bred by champion stud, Klawervlei, and trained by excellent strategist Sean Tarry, who is far ahead on the South African training log with a record Stakes haul, she won 11 of 29 starts, proving tough and resilient in high class sprints all around the country. Her dam, Carry on Katie died the year after giving birth to this superb speedball, so the bloodline onus now shifts onto Carry on Alice, and she is being sent abroad to extend the legacy.

Refuting witty raconteur Clement Freud’s quote that, “Owning a racehorse is probably the most expensive way of getting onto a racecourse for nothing,” Green Street Bloodstock lucked into Brave Mary for a meagre R40 000 (USD 3000) at CTS’ 2016 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.This daughter of Brave Tin Soldier out of Mary Lou upset the Allan Robertson field, her mid race move proving unmatchable.

Another CTS grad, Just Sensual finished a length adrift of Carry on Alice in the Sprint – no disgrace in that sterling try. This Fillies Guineas winner during the Cape Summer is training on smartly, and seems likely to pick up another significant prize over her optimum trip around a mile.

Sand And Sea (Twice Over ex Sea Point) was mightily impressive in the colts version, the Gold Medallion. He overcame a tardy start to sweep past the entire field and win convincingly. Bred by Drakenstein Stud at their magnificent property in the Franschoek wine region, Sand and Sea was purchased in 2016 at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale for R1 million (USD 77 000). Multiple Stakes winning mare, Carry On Alice brought the curtain

Safe Harbour, Green Plains, French Navy and Search Party were others to record second place finishes in Grade 1 contests. Safe Harbour is providing an exceptional return on investment as she sold for just R180 000 (USD 14 000) at CTS RTR and regular placings in big races are ramping up her earnings. Green Plains, bred by golfing legend Gary Player, won the Pretty Polly Stakes and SA Fillies Nursery, before succumbing to Brave Mary at Scottsville, whilst old stager French Navy ran an admirable two length second at level weights behind champion miler Legal Eagle in the Horse Chestnut Stakes. Search Party chased home Bull Valley in the



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Tsogo Sun Sprint, and this Cape Merchants winner will try exact revenge in upcoming stakes during the Natal season. Lady of the House (Dynasty ex Overarching) sold by Highlands as “lucky” Lot 13 at CPYS 2015 for R3.7 million (USD 284 615 ) received an exquisitely timed ride from Piere Strydom to win the Group 1 Woolavington over 2000m in early June. She had finished just out of the places in the Cape Fillies Guineas last term when suffering interference, and this 20/1 long-shot perhaps ought not to have been so under-appreciated by the betting market, given that she was racing over a more suitable longer route after enjoying a finely tuned prep with sharp trainer, Brett Crawford. The Winter Series in Cape Town has humble Group 3 status that understates an honours roll of numerous smart winners. African Night Sky is the latest classy thoroughbred to make an impact, winning the Guineas and Classic. Bred at Highlands and sold for 850K at CPYS, this son of Dynasty may attempt a triple sweep in the Winter Derby, but, regardless of the outcome there, will be pitched at big races towards year end by top trainer, Justin Snaith. Mike de Kock has saddled over 3000 winners in an illustrious training career and is respected when shipping horses to America, the Far East, England or Dubai. That internationally recognised expertise was yet again showcased with his astute handling of feisty front runner, Janoobi, winner of both the Gauteng and KZN Guineas. Consigned by Maine Chance and a R1.2 million (USD 92 307) buy, this son of Silvano used forcing tactics to dominate rivals in both those Grade 2, 1600m races.



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CTS graduands, Gimme Six,Ten Gun Salute and SA Oaks victress, Wind Chill are also shining. The former, bred at Hemel n Aarde Stud by outstanding new stallion, Gimmethegreenlight, used her swift turn of foot to blow away opposition in the Umzimkhulu Stakes and Grade 2 Fillies Guineas, then very nearly snuck past Lady of the House in the Woolavington. Ten Gun Salute reportedly hurt back muscles when failing to beat home the ambulance in the Drill Hall Stakes, only to rebound dramatically and win the Greyville 1900 less than two weeks later, followed in by CTS contemporary Tilbury Fort (Horse Chestnut ex Colleen). Ten Gun Salute is by Henry The Navigator, and this R1.15 million (USD 88 000) item from the 2014 Ready To Run sale will next line up in the iconic Durban July handicap. Contained within this compact three month review period are heartening successes, and alert buyers seeking the next crop of outstanding youngsters are looking forward to the upcoming CTS Ready To Run Sale, presented by Lanzerac Hotel and Spa, scheduled for November 17 at Durbanville Racecourse. Vendors will be hoping that attendees follow Wallis Simpson’s extravagant shopping principle, “If you can afford it, then there is no pleasure in buying it,” and really chase up the prices. Notable graduates mentioned in this piece range right across the price spectrum though, and the special allure of racing is that expensive picks and bargain buys compete as equals on the track. Trying to unearth those rare gems that possess superior ability is the engrossing, if somewhat elusive, quest for true lovers of thoroughbred racing.

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Lucky Bubbles & Hugh Bowman

Text & Photos by Liesl King


There is a new name at the top of the Longines World’s Best Jockey standings and no, it is not Joao Moreira. The Longines World’s Best Jockey Award is a joint initiative of Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, and is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group/Grade 1 international races as established each year. The scoring incorporates races from 1 December of the previous year until 30 November of the current year. Jockeys accrue 12 points for a win, 6 points for placing second, and 4 points for placing third.



Lucky Bubbles winner’s circle


he Award was established in 2014, and Ryan Moore was its inaugural winner. Since then Longines World’s Best Jockey award has mostly been passed back and forth between Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori, but Moreira, nicknamed the Magician, has been widely expected to be one of its future recipients. Yet currently a quiet, well-spoken, thirty-six year old Australian from Dunedoo, New South Wales called Hugh Bowman, occupies the number one berth by a wide margin. Bowman may have 68 Group 1 victories behind his name, but his rise to stardom has not been along a path of roses. 2002 saw a then 21-year-old Bowman suspended by Racing NSW stewards after he tested positive for cocaine. Bowman, who managed to have the original penalty of nine months reduced to six after going for counselling, was at a crossroads.



Francis Lui with Lucky Bubbles

He questioned his ability to compete with the top Sydney jockeys and his self belief was at an all time low.The enforced six-month break gave him time to think and thankfully he decided he to give it a go. Two years later he landed his first Group 1 victory aboard Defier in the Doomben Cup. It was only the start. Many Group 1’s followed yet Bowman is best known for his association with the superstar mare, Winx. Bowman partnered the Chris Waller trained Winx in a staggering 12 Group 1 victories so far, spanning two years and including two Cox Plates. Yet it wasn’t Winx alone that catapulted Bowman to the top of the standings, as Bowman has also been plying his trade internationally. In Hong Kong he has partnered Werther to great success for trainer John Moore, with victories in the G1 BMW Hong Kong Derby, the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup, the G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup and the G1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup. Therefore it came as no surprise to see Bowman carded as

the rider of Lucky Bubbles for trainer Francis Lui. It was an interesting choice of rider though, as fellow Australian Brett Prebble and the gelding had been inseparable. Prebble had ridden Lucky Bubbles in all of his 16 starts and in his most of his barrier trials, including a solid second in the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint in December 2017 behind Aerovelocity. Yet four straight defeats when starting as favourite meant that Lui decided to “try something new”. That “something new” was Bowman. Jumping from barrier three, Bowman settled the five-year-old gelding by Sebring in fourth on the rails as Peniaphobia and Neil Callan led the field into the main straight, followed by Dashing Fellow and Sam Clipperton and Not Listenin’tome and Tommy Berry. It was a risky move and turning into the home straight Bowman found himself boxed in with 400m left to go. Up front Callan and Peniaphobia led the cavalry charge for the line with Not Listenin’tome and Berry in close attendance. Fortune favours the brave though, and as Dashing Fellow weakened, a narrow gap opened and in a blink of an



Lucky Bubbles wins Chairman’s Sprint Prize

eye Bowman and Lucky Bubbles swept through. In a perfectly timed move and as if he had all the time in the world, Bowman delivered Lucky Bubbles in the lead on the line, to win by a neck from a flying Mr Stunning and Joao Moreira, with Not Listenin’tome and Berry a neck back in third. “I was a little concerned about where I would go at the top of the straight because there was no clear passage,” a laconic Bowman explain. “I did not have many options other than to wait a while. With a little bit of patience, a run presented itself and we all know the tenacity and toughness this horse has. He proved it today and he made luck for himself.” Bowman clearly delighted with the victory, returned grinning from ear to ear, while Lucky Bubbles got a kiss on the nose for a job well done. Lu, who had previously won two Group 2 races with Lucky Bubbles, celebrated his well deserved first Group 1 victory. “I still can’t believe it, this is so exciting,” an emotional Lui said post-race. “I have always known he had the talent, but it is



great to see him get that win, he deserved that. Hopefully it is not the last one for him! It has been a tough year, he’s tried so hard but he’s been a little bit unlucky, he struck trouble in a couple of his runs and so he should have won one or two more.” Lui confirmed that Lucky Bubbles would now have a rest ahead of the next season and that for the time being the gelding would not be travelling internationally. Bowman meanwhile headed back home where he is eager to get re-acquainted with Winx for a Spring campaign that is sure to include a third attempt at Cox Plate glory. Will he chase the World’s Best Jockey title seeing as he is currently in the lead? Bowman however is pragmatic. “It helps having Winx in something like that, but it is not even at the halfway stage yet,” Bowman said. “It’s not something I’m even thinking about that much.” It may not be, but with rides on the likes of Werther, Lucky Bubbles and the mighty Winx looming in the rest of the year, Bowman may just find himself on the podium as the Longines World’s Best Jockey come December. And if he does, it will be richly deserved!


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By Liesl KIng



Life is a funny old thing. As a journalist I get to meet and interview a wide spectrum of people and it’s all rather formal. Introductions are made, appointments are booked and interviews are done. Yet most of the extraordinary people that I have met along the way were all purely by chance and Radovan Duschek falls firmly into that category.




bitterly cold night, an outdoor party on a mountaintop in the Alps, in the middle of winter is not quite where you expect to be meeting the subject of your next story. Winding my way through the packed crowd in search of any form of heat, with a glass of glühwein warming up my hand and my insides, I hear a smattering of English amongst the predominantly French and German crowd. A tall jovial man is holding court around a heater. A conversation in English and a heater; I cannot resist and quickly introduce myself. In the space of the next hour I meet a most delightful man, his wife Simone, discover that he is the artist behind the beautiful ‘crystal horses’ on the official White Turf poster and procure an invitation to his exhibition in the VIP marquee at the White Turf meeting. Duschek was born in Trautenau in the former Czech Republic. At the age of seven his talent for painting was recognized and encouraged. Duschek explains: “I was promoted from my seventh year onwards. Communism also had its positive aspects.They drew attention to talents in the school and supported promotion. I went to an evening academy, where I went through a hard and very strict school of painting. In high-profile national and international competitions, I was able to prove with great success that I was on the right track.”The Czech Republic however was becoming increasingly dangerous and in 1974 Duschek and his family were forced to flee. “In 1974, at the age of 10, my parents were forced to leave former Czech Republic. My father was persecuted politically and threatened with prison because he did not want to join the communist party. In the summer of 1974, we planned - as every year - a camping holiday in former Yugoslavia. My parents had made escape plans with friends from the West and kept everything very secret, since every smallest slip in the worst case would have led to prison or worse. Many things were done in in secret by my parents in order to leave our ‘old’ life behind. I had no idea. “From the camp in Yugoslav Makarska, we drove by car to Köper and got into a PS-strong motorboat, which had been organized from Germany for our flight. I was told: ‘All the suitcases, all the toys, everything that could point to an escape must remain back in Yugoslavia, ...You can’t take it with you! It must look like a family trip!’ The people helping us had done their homework, they studied the lunchtime of the border guards to Italy exactly, and so we rushed across the sea in the direction of Italy towards Trieste. It was still a kind of adventure and fun for me. I did not realise that I would probably never see my friends and the rest of the family ever again. We raced across the Adriatic Sea and as if in a thriller, suddenly one of the two engines died. We had to land at a small island and quickly try to mend the boat.Time was running out, but then the engine started again. In Trieste, we were hidden out of sight right away.The motorboat was pulled out of the water, loaded on a trailer and we crawled under the tarpaulin covering the boat. If discovered in Italy, we would be sent straight back to the Czech Republic. “Everything had to happen very quickly, as the news had broken that 54




there were people on their way to Trieste. By nightfall we had reached the border of Italy and Austria.The mood was tense, as the border guards went around the car and the boat and inspected the occupants. We held our breath. My mother held my mouth shut. No one noticed us and thank God we were able to continue our flight through Austria towards the German border. In Bad Reichenhall we asked for asylum and were finally accepted into Germany and safe.” Starting a new life in Germany wasn’t easy and Duschek, ever determined to become an artist, had to continue his painting studies by himself. “From this point on, I gained my further knowledge and skills from self-study. In Germany, as a teenager, I worked with a number of graphic and fashion designers. In 2000, I started with professional painting.” Home these days is Constance at the edge of Lake Constance in Germany, where he has set up his studio. “My studio is in my home. I need that rare initial spark that drives me to create something.You cannot plan to paint, you have to do it when all the emotional circumstances are right”, he explains. “In my gallery, private viewings and exhibitions take place several times a year. I exhibit and also store most of my paintings here.The paintings, however, are created in my familiar surroundings at home.” While all of his paintings at the White Turf were of horses, Duschek also finds great pleasure in painting cities and



landscapes, especially New York, musicians and even sailing yachts. “My photos are mostly the basis for my paintings. Since I meet my motifs in everyday life, I can never say in the long term where my journey will go. New York, people, animals and ‘movement’ have been very inspiring for me. In my last project, I drew my inspiration from the horses running at the Swiss White Turf meeting in St. Moritz. Horses really fascinate me. They are magnificent creatures, so powerful and so sensitive at the same time.To paint them in the moment of body tension, in a fusion of man and animal is a great challenge.There are many critics being very well experienced with the anatomy of horses.They quickly show you your limitations.” The next morning I meet up with Duschek at the White Turf eager to see some of his paintings. I should have known that even an invite from the artist himself would not be enough to allow me access to the inner sanctum of the VIP marquee! Duschek however is ever resourceful and a few phone calls later and with a personal escort by the Head of Public areas and Safety, I am in. The paintings gracing the walls are incredible. Large canvasses splashed with vibrant colours, depict a variety of racing scenes, the horses frozen in motion. His White Turf ‘crystal’ horses taking pride of place. I am entranced. All too soon however my escort appears and I am ushered out of the hallowed VIP tent. I am curious though as to how Duschek came about designing the event poster.

Duschek takes up the story. “Hans-Peter Danuser, long-time curator of St. Moritz, invited a small circle of people to a reading session to the well-known Waldhotel am See.There, I met with the CEO of White Turf, Silvio Staub and after some discussions I was invited to host an exhibition at this year’s event. I was also asked to create the image of the White Turf for the promotional poster. After some briefings, Staub and I came up with the image of the blue and black crystal horses, which now adorns almost every corner of the wintry St. Moritz. “Horse racing on the frozen lake is unique, as is the scenery that surrounds this event. At sunshine, everything seems perfect.The impression is unbelievable. When you capture a moment of the race, you can see how the ice flies, how the muscles of the racehorse are tense and how the light flows between the objects. All these emotions drive me to perpetuate the moment.” A chance meeting on a mountaintop led to an incredible story, a kaleidoscope of beautiful images and a life well lived. A White Turf poster with its crystal horses graces my wall and I cannot wait to meet up with Duschek next year to see what new inspirational moments he has captured on canvas.

Radovan Duschek can be reached via http://www.galerie-duschek.de







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Champion Sire SA 2014/15. Champion Sire of 2-y-o’s for the last 8 consecutive seasons. Twice Equus Outstanding Sire. 9 South African Stallion records broken. Sire of 172 stakes horses, 14 Gr1 winners, 24 Gr1 placed (to 29th May 2017). 2017 yearling average R1,208,875. Yearlings have sold for R5,2m, R4,5m, R3,7m, R3,6m, R3,2m, etc. 2017 STUD FEE: R250,000

Winner of 8 races 1160-2450m, R4,080,125, incl Durban July G1, SA Derby G1; 2nd SA Classic G1; 3rd Champions Challenge G1, Gold Challenge G1, Queen’s Plate G1, etc. Dam by 10 x Champion Broodmare Sire SA, NORTHERN GUEST. 2017 yearling average R143,800. 2017 STUD FEE: R12,000

Captain Of All (SAF) CAPTAIN AL - SERIOUS SIDE BY FARD Equus Champion Sprinter 2015. Highest rated horse in South Africa at 126. Won 7 races, 2 - 4 years, (1000-1200m) from 12 starts in South Africa; R2,251,900. By CAPTAIN AL - Champion Sire SA 2014/15. 8 times Champion Sire of 2-y-o’s SA. Equus Outstanding Sire twice. Sire of 14 Gr1 winners. 2017 STUD FEE: R10,000



“BLUE BLOODED SPEED MACHINE” 5 wins 1200-1400m, R1,998,750. MR 117 - 3rd highest rated horse in SA (May 2017). Won The Mercury Sprint G1, Cape Classic G3; Somerset Plate L; 2nd SA Nursery G1, Cape Flying Championship G1, Golden Horse Sprint G1; 3rd Cape Guineas G1, Cape Flying Championship G1, etc. 2017 STUD FEE: R12,000

Count Dubois (GB) ZAFONIC - MADAME DUBOIS BY LEGEND OF FRANCE Equus Outstanding Sire; A leading sire - sire of EDICT OF NANTES (Gr1), FRENCH NAVY (Equus Champion 3-y-o 2015), DOOR OF DECEPTION, MADAME DUBOIS, as well as ZAITOON (Gr1), ASYLUM SEEKER (Gr1), ZEENO (G1), BIARRITZ (G2), etc. 2017 yearling average R126,667. Yearlings have sold for R2m, R1m, R775,000, R600,000, R500,000, etc. 2017 STUD FEE: R10,000

Coup De Grace (USA) TAPIT - HOME COURT BY STORM CAT (USA) Won 5 races 1200-1600m (miler) incl Amsterdam S G2, $200,000, Bay Shore S G3, $300,000, Oh Say S L, $50,250; 3rd King’s Bishop S G1, $500,000. By TAPIT - Champion sire USA 2014, 2015 and current leading sire USA 2016. Dam is by multiple Champion Sire and Champion Sire of 2yo’s, STORM CAT. 2017 STUD FEE: R50,000

Jay Peg (SAF) CAMDEN PARK - LAPTOP LADY BY AL MUFTI Equus Outstanding International Performer. Equus Champion 3-y-o Male. Timeform 126. Sire of: SHE’S A DRAGON (G1p), VICTORIOUS JAY (G2p), WOLJAYRINE (G3), PEGGY JAY (G3, G2p), FLASH DRIVE (G3), OLYMPIC OWEN (G3), HOT AFFAIR (G3), SILICONE VALLEY (G2p), EXIT HERE (G3), FLASH DRIVE (G3), etc. Yearlings have sold for R1,1m, R1m, etc. 2017 STUD FEE: R10,000

Seventh Rock (AUS) ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - RUBY CLIPPER BY RUBITON Sire of SEVENTH PLAIN (Equus Champion 2yo Colt 2015; won Gold Medallion G1, Golden Horseshoe G1, etc); GUINESS (Tsogo Sun Medallion G1), STONEHENGE (G3), THE STONE THROWER (G3), ROCK VALLEY (G2p), SEVEN GRAND, SEVENTH SYMPHONY, etc. 2017 yearling average: R98,235. 2017 STUD FEE: R8,000

Twice Over (GB) OBSERVATORY - DOUBLE CROSSED BY CAERLEON Timeform 128. Champion UK & European Racehorse. Won 12 races £2,526,584. Won Champions Stakes Gr1 (twice), Coral Eclipse Stakes Gr1, Juddmonte International Stakes Gr1. Sire of 2 winners from his frist crop incl SAND AND SEA (Gold Medallion G1). 2017 yearling average: R314,429. Yearlings sold for up to R2,1m, R1,2m, R800k, R700k. 2017 STUD FEE: R50,000



“BLUE BLOODED G1 GUINEAS WINNER”. By Champion Sire, CAPTAIN AL from the family of VICTORY MOON. Half-brother to G1 winner REAL PRINCESS. Dam by multiple Champion Broodmare Sire, FORT WOOD. 6 wins 1400-1600m, R4,123,500 incl Cape Guineas G1, The $500,000 CTS Mile, etc. 2017 STUD FEE: R25,000

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Pegasus Start

Text & Photos by Michele MacDonald


Owners and trainers around the world now have at least four million more reasons to be interested in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes.




un for the first time in January with a world record purse of $12 million, the race will be worth a mind-boggling $16 million in its second running set for January 27, 2018, at Gulfstream Park following a substantial enhancement from The Stronach Group, which owns the racetrack.

horses come to the race, agreements can be reached for multi-nation betting that that could multiply turnover markedly.

“That’s the goal,” said Stronach executive board member Mike Rogers. “The world is getting smaller and communication is getting easier, so people are definitely intrigued that follow races from around the world.”

“Getting a market like Japan, where there is a real love for the sport of horse racing, that would help the (Pegasus) handle substantially,” he added. “Australia is another key market. If we ever got a horse from Australia, that would attract the eyeballs from Australia to be looking at our race and I think would drive up interest. All that will help handle drastically.

“Just looking at past history, when Japan bet on the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, I think they bet $41 million on that race and the rest of the world bet like $38 million. Of course, the Arc is a prestigious race and it is well known in Japan and Stronach officials are hoping the incredible number of dollars that probably helped,” Rogers said. “But I think that when on the finish line will lure not only the best American runners, Japan bet on the Breeders’ Cup (Filly & Mare Turf in 2016, but horses from Japan and perhaps Hong Kong and Australia when Japanese mare Nuovo Record competed), they bet $7 million on that one race. as well.

The underlying hope is, if internationally-based, top-quality




It’s hard to predict what that number would be, but I think it could be substantial.” Of course, the quality of the runners also will spur interest and betting. The inaugural running of the Pegasus—which featured the world’s highest rated horse, Arrogate, running away with the $7 million first-place prize and the second highest-rated horse, California Chrome, finishing unplaced after incurring a slight knee injury—provided instant gravitas. Already, insider scuttlebutt has it that Arrogate’s trainer, Bob Baffert, is eager to run in the race again in 2018. Arrogate, the now four-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song owned by Juddmonte Farms, could possibly follow the blueprint set by California Chrome, who went immediately to stud following this year’s Pegasus. The huge Pegasus purse could indeed be something of a game-changer when it comes to stud plans. With so much



prizemoney, the race could keep horses running after the autumn championship events while serving as the middle link between the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and the now $10 million Dubai World Cup. Arrogate proved a horse could win all three of those events—and he banked an astounding $16.3 million in the process. That amount of money in just a trio of races was more than any other horse outside of Japan had earned in the history of racing. Yet while there is much enthusiasm for the Pegasus purse and genuine passion among sportsmen about seeing the best race against the best for big money, Stronach officials are finding it more difficult than might be imagined to gather up the needed investors for the second year of the innovative project. As with the first edition of the Pegasus, plans call for a group


of 12 investors to each contribute $1 million toward funding of the purse with each then receiving one spot in the race’s starting gate. Since all owners of Pegasus slots but Juddmonte, which bought Coolmore’s stake, and Stronach, whose homebred Shaman Ghost finished second in the initial race, lost significant funds in 2017, the stakeholders and Stronach officials were deep in intense discussions about how money would be divided in 2018.

The entire distribution of the $16 million purse has not been made clear, however, as Stronach officials and original stakeholders continued to discuss terms through May. Another aspect of the infusion of the additional $4 million is that Stronach officials would not allow as much potential revenue from sources such as sponsorships and betting to be returned to investors, as outlined in the original Pegasus plans, according to Rogers and others involved in the discussions.

Rogers said the additional $4 million was added to the purse with the idea that stakeholders would be guaranteed at least a $650,000 return for the $1 million investment, no matter where their horse finished in the race.

Rogers said he could not discuss financial details and confirmed that stakeholders had been required by Stronach officials to sign a non-disclosure agreement that prevented them from publicly revealing what has been proposed prior to any plan being finalized.

Stakeholders are allowed to either enter their own horses or lease horses for the race, or even sell their starting gate slots to others in a unique stock market scenario.

“My thinking on it is caveat emptor—let the buyer beware. I was aware of what I was getting into so I have no qualms,” said 2017 investor James McIngvale, whose Argentine import



Pegasus Trophy

Eragon was eased while crossing the finish line last, of the original investor arrangements. However, McIngvale said in May, around the time in 2016 when plans were finalized for the inaugural running, that he was uncertain whether he would get involved again.The same was true for Jack Wolf and his Starlight Racing partners. Wolf, who was hired to serve as Pegasus chief executive officer for the first running of the race, confirmed that Stronach officials decided to eliminate his role and take on the duties themselves for 2018. Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Farm and original Pegasus investor California Chrome LLC said that group also was dubious about investing again. “It really just depends on which way they take the race. If they do it so there is more sharing of (revenue) as it grows, it would be a possibility,” Taylor said. “If they take it the direction to where it’s more about just wanting to race in the race and having a good horse to put in the race…it’s



Frank Stronach

not something we would probably do.” Despite the reluctance of many to put up a $1 million bet on a Pegasus starting slot for next year, Rogers said Stronach Group officials were unconcerned as potential new investors lined up for a chance to be involved. “We actually have people already who have told us that they’re interested. We’ve had people who say ‘if you have some that drop out, we’re ready, willing and able,’ ” Rogers said. The initial stakeholders were given until July 1 to make a commitment to reinvest for 2018. Afterward, new investors were to be considered. Whoever is involved, Rogers said the long-term goal for the Pegasus remains the same. “We want it to become a race on the international calendar so that it can attract the best horses in the world and grow the handle and grow the interest,” he said.



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Hearts Cry 70


Text & Photos by Michele MacDonald

SUNDAY SILENCE, B U R N I N G B R I G H T LY When American breeders spurned 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence nearly three decades ago, causing him to be sold to Japan, they had no way of knowing that one day his genetic influence would be so strong that it would reach around the globe.


he bay colt by Western Winter, born on the 12th of August 2010 at Lammerskraal Stud in Ceres, was the ninth offspring of his dam the Pas De Quoi mare Nacarat. With a grand dam named Tawny Red and sporting a coat with a wonderful reddish sheen, often referred to as a bright bay or blood bay, naming the beautiful colt Red Ray was pretty much a given. Evidence of the ongoing legacy of the nearly black stallion, who became a legend in Japan while his progeny amassed more than any other sire’s offspring in history with over $710 million earnings, arose with striking examples in the United States and Germany this spring. Yoshida, a colt named for the family that purchased Sunday Silence from the ownership group including Arthur Hancock Jr. that raced him to Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic victories, romped in his stakes debut in front a huge Preakness day crowd at Pimlico Race Course on May 20. Earlier that same month, Warring States prevailed after

a stretch battle in the Group 3 Bavarian Classic at Munich and seemed on his way to the Group 1 Deutsches Derby at Hamburg on July 2. The racecourse triumphs of the two colts, both purchased at the elite Japan Racing Horse Association select sale held annually in July at the Northern Horse Park on the island of Hokkaido, are a major landmark in the ascendancy of Japanese breeding. Yoshida, a son of Sunday Silence’s champion son Heart’s Cry, is a sterling example of what Japanese breeders have been able to accomplish by breeding their bold acquisitions of top racemares from around the world to sons and grandsons of Sunday Silence, who died at age 16 in August 2002 after suffering from laminitis and a leg infection. Produced by American Grade 1-winning sprinter Hilda’s Passion, by Canadian Frontier, Yoshida was bred by Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm and offered as a yearling at the 2015 JRHA sale. The rugged bay drew the attention of a number of American buyers who attended that year’s sale while also submitting bids for the stallion Empire Maker, who at the time was standing at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association’s Shizunai Stallion Station. With agent John McCormack, a veteran of bloodstock dealings in Japan, doing the bidding, the Heart’s Cry colt was acquired




by WinStar Farm for ¥94 million (about $758,065), the highest price paid for a yearling by the sire of the world’s highest rated racehorse of 2014, Dubai Duty Free winner Just a Way. “He was really a special horse,” WinStar President Elliott Walden said after buying the colt. “I became enamored with him at the barn. He looks like he has a tremendous amount of class and bone.” Walden had been intrigued for several years with the idea of bringing some of the blood of Sunday Silence back to the U.S. Heart’s Cry, who won the 2006 Dubai Sheema Classic in a romp over the likes of top European runners Ouija Board and AlexanderGoldrun, has been one of the legendary sire’s best sons at stud. “Now we’re doing it,” Walden declared at the time with the clear hope that the Heart’s Cry-Hilda’s Passion colt could become a stallion prospect.

lengths behind the leaders in the 12-horse field after the first quarter of the one-mile race on grass. But in storybook fashion, Yoshida struck after the leaders like a missile and flew down the stretch to a four-length win while ridden out by jockey Joel Rosario. The style and power of Yoshida could not be denied by anyone who saw him that day. “He’s a serious horse—serious,” Walden declared after the race of the colt co-owned with China Horse Club and SF Racing Group. Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott indicated that the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park on July 8 could be next for Yoshida.

Making only his third career start after a runner-up effort in his debut and then a powerful, front-running win on the turf at Keeneland, Yoshida demonstrated that he could be something special in the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico.

“That was very impressive,” Mott said of the Murphy score. “Joel said he was very responsive—whenever he needed him, he could put him wherever he wanted. I thought it was a very professional race….He relaxed early and finished with a big burst. He had plenty of courage; he had his ears pricked and he was doing it the right way.”

Pinched at the start, he fell back to last early, more than 20

Meanwhile, Warring States also did everything the right way



Yoshida during the Murphy Stakes

when he turned back some well-bred rivals including sons of Sea The Stars, Bernardini and Nathaniel in the 1 ¼-mile Bavarian Classic. Warring States is yet another ground-breaking colt as last October he became the first European winner bought in Japan by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Qatar Racing. In his Bavarian Classic, he proved tough and unyielding in a duel down the stretch with the Nathaniel colt Enjoy Vijay. Sheikh Fahad paid ¥46 million ($450,981) for Warring States as a foal at the 2014 JRHA sale, where the sheikh ranked as leading buyer after spending more than $8.5 million in total for nine individuals, all with Sunday Silence blood. By Dubai World Cup winner and Japanese champion Victoire Pisa, Warring States claims dual Japanese Classic winner Neo Universe, by Sunday Silence, as his grandsire and he is a half brother to multiple Japanese group stakes winner Hakusan Moon. Warring States is trained by Andreas Wohler, who already has saddled four Deutsches Derby winners including 2016 victor Isfahan as well as 2014 Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist. At this stage, both Yoshida and Warring States seem poised to

add more glory to the name of Sunday Silence. And there will be no shortage of Japanese-breds waiting for their opportunity to spread the bloodlines even further. The JRHA has catalogued 247 yearlings and 228 foals for this year’s sale, which typically features Sunday Silence blood in around 90% of the offerings. Sunday Silence’s Triple Crown winning son Deep Impact, who has risen to succeed his sire as the world’s annual leader by progeny earnings, has 24 yearlings, including a full sister to Dubai Turf winner Real Steel, a colt out of English Group 1 winner Listen and a colt out of European champion Fleeting Spirit, in the catalog. His 15 JRHA foals include a full sister to twotime Japanese Horse of the Year Gentildonna and produce of American Grade 1 winners Contested, Sky Diva and Zazu. There will be many more yearlings and foals by Victoire Pisa, Heart’s Cry, Deep Impact’s full brother and successful sire Black Tide, Sunday Silence’s Triple Crown-winning grandson Orfevre, Deep Impact’s Japanese Derby-winning son Kizuna and others. The legend of Sunday Silence lives on, a black flame burning brightly.



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THE BLUE TRAIN TO THE L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE 4-6 JANUARY 2018 Exiting the Blue Train VIP lounge at the station, the ebullient blue and yellow cachet affixed on the nose of the coach jumps out at you. This badge has become synonymous the world over, with luxury, opulence and excellence... a fitting preamble to what awaits you. Porters ferry your luggage aboard, whilst butlers escort you to your luxurious suites.






he sensory overload you experience as you board the coach is awe-inspiring... the warm varnished wood lining the walls and partitions, creates an inviting atmosphere; with soft ambient light streaming from elegant light fixtures. Marble floored suites, winged armchairs, burnished gold fittings, and professional butlers’ on-call 24/7... And you can share, brag or boast about your experience with your friends and family using the on-board Wi-Fi. Ladies and gentleman, this is 5 star living on-the-go, with unparalleled levels of quality and service. And it’s right here in our country.

untouched, feral expanse sprawled outside your window; which is nothing short of amazing.

Whilst you catch your breath, taking stock of the sheer splendour of your home en route to the Mother City; this luxury-coach-on-tracks effortlessly meanders through the scenic South African landscape. The various chill-out lounges on board allow you to witness the juxtaposition between the extravagances of your cocoon-like abode against the

Upon arrival in Cape Town on Friday 5th January 2018, a prearranged shuttle service will transport AMAANi Blue guests to their hotel. After rest and freshening up, all roads will lead to Kenilworth Race Course to attend the opening day of the most prestigious horse racing fixture on the continent... the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.



The Blue Train hospitality and service endeavours to make sure all your needs are catered to, even the ones that are not top of mind. Cordon bleu cuisine is offered in our a la carte dining car, equipped with grand embellishments of fine bone china, crystal and engraved silver cutlery. The menu boasts an array of South African dishes including Karoo lamb, Knysna oysters and crayfish. There is also a strict dress code, so remember to pack a dinner jacket or elegant evening dress; as you will not be allowed into the dining cart without the appropriate attire. Now that we have whet your appetite...This is just the prelude of an epic Blue Weekender.

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is a high-end and sophisticated event hosted over two days, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January 2018, making it the only racing festival in Africa. It is a World Class race day that showcases South Africa’s best thoroughbred horses. Access to the VIP Stud Members Club will be provided, where alfresco lunch will be served coupled with selected complimentary wines from Anthonij Rupert Wines. This event is a resplendent spectacle with pomp and fanfare to boot. Outfits are elegant with ladies being encouraged to wear hats or fascinators. Gentlemen wear dress suits or jackets and panama hats. Bring your fashion game because there are prizes on offer for the Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman on both days. Casual wear such as t-shirts, jeans, shorts and sports attire are strictly forbidden. And when the thoroughbreds have left Kenilworth, it will be your turn to take centre stage at the glamorous after party, as you dance till the wee hours of the morning. This is “The AMAANi Blue Experience.” BOOKING INFORMATION for The Blue Train to the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in January 2018: 1) The Blue Train: E: Joseph.Sono@transnet.net / T: +27 12 315 2471 / +27 12 315 2212 2) AMAANi Blue: E: amaaniblue.africa@gmail.com / T: +27 72 340 1927 / +27 71 583 9798

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Mustajeeb. Photo credit Debbie Burt



Mustajeeb. Photo credit Debbie Burt

By Candiese Marnewick

BUSH HILL WELCOME B R I T I S H S P R I N T S TA R T O S T U D Bush Hill Stud have welcomed an exciting addition to their stallion barn this coming season, a handsome chestnut Mustajeeb (GB). He is a multiple Group winning son of five-time Gr1 winner and Gr1 producing sire of sires, Nayef.


ustajeeb is the fastest horse to come out of the world champion family of Allegretta, the sire-producing outstanding family of Galileo and Sea The Stars. Retired to stud in 2016, Mustajeeb has his first crop of foals on the ground in England and is currently covering his second season before his flight out to South Africa. Warwick Render of Bush Hill Stud currently stands several young stallions by leading sires locally and internationally, and the son of Nayef owned by Shadwell Stud, makes for a very exciting prospect for South African breeding. This notion was reinforced when upon announcement that Mustajeeb was to stand in South Africa, one of the leading stud farms in the country - resident in the province of Western Cape - immediately made contact to secure places for their mares in Mustajeeb’s 2017 book. His sire Nayef is a half-brother to greats Nashwan and Unfuwain,

and carries a lifetime career winners/runners strike rate of 61%. A racehorse of the highest calibre, Nayef won five Gr1’s including the Dubai Champion Stakes, Juddmonte International Stakes at York, Prince Of Wales Stakes at Ascot and the Sheema Classic in Dubai, accumulating stakes of £2,359,840. The son of Gulch was subsequently crowned the Top rated three year old in England in 2001, as well as the Top rated older horse in the United Arab Emirates in 2002. Mustajeeb showed exceptional speed during a consistent racing career which saw him win from age two to four, including breaking a track record in the fastest ever time in the Gr3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot – Bill Oppenheim of TDN is quoted as saying when Mustajeeb retired to stud, “Sometimes it must be the toughest Gr3 [Jersey Stakes] in the world - which he duly won as 9-2 favourite.They have a genuine ‘sleeper’ in Mustajeeb!” He ran the race faster than his own great-grandfather Indian Ridge, as well as the likes of Diktat and Gr1 Nunthorpe winner, Mozart. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE


Mustajeeb. Photo credit Debbie Burt

Trained by Dermot Weld, who described the chestnut colt as: “Very powerful, very good looking and correct, a joy to train. A tough, geniune racehorse of the highest class,” Mustajeeb won his maiden by two and half a lengths under jockey Pat Smullen, who rode Mustajeeb in all of his efforts. His next start saw him entered for the “stallion making” Gr2 Futurity, racing green to finish second behind War Command in good going at the Curragh over 1400m. The run brought him on and the colt found his feet; his next race in the Gr3 Amethyst Stakes in Leopardstown saw him win by two and half lengths clear, leading clear from the 150m mark and staying on strongly over the 1600m. Mustajeeb had shown plenty of talent and his next outing was in the Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas, where he tracked the leaders Kingman and Shifting Power to challenge and finish third in the high quality race over 1600m. He was far from disgraced with the likes of Great White Eagle, Johann Strauss and Fountain Of Youth in his wake. Just under a month later, Dermot sent him to run in the Gr3 Jersey Stakes which would be an unforgettable experience. In good going on the turf at Ascot, he tracked the leaders and took to the front from the final furlong, sprinting the fastest time ever to be run in the quality Gr3 in breeze-splitting time of 1m 24.54s. The runner-up Muwaary was fourth on his last start in the Poule d’Essai Des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas), whilst the third horse 86


Giovanni Boldini had been a consistent performer and finished fourth in the Gr2 UAE Derby at Meydan. Dermot commented after spectacular performance in June that Mustajeeb “is a very genuine colt, tough and honest, and a very progressive horse. He won his Group race against older horses at Leopardstown over a mile and he came home very well - he was the only three-year-old in the field. “This colt has a future. He is very adaptable and will go on any ground but he appreciates fast ground.We thought that he would win today and he did it well.” His regular rider Pat Smullen commented after the Jersey Stakes victory: “I couldn’t believe how well it worked for us, there wasn’t a great deal of pace early and I just wanted to get him on the bridle to travel. He stayed all the way to the line, he had strong form coming into the race and showed his good speed.” September saw the grandson of Elusive Quality step onto the track in the Gr1 Boomerang Mile, in good to firm going. Mustajeeb finished second just a mere half a length off the winner Bow Creek after being held up at the start. In the process, three-time Gr1 winner Lord Gordon Byron finished one and a half-lengths off into third place. Mustajeeb defeated the multiple winning son of Byron again in the Gr2 Greenlands Stakes in good to yielding going, beating Maarek by

a length. Mustajeeb travelled mid division and moved up to fifth place two furlongs out, catching up to second with a furlong to go and powering to on to win.

Mustajeeb’s broodmare sire is Elusive Quality, a 16.2 hand son of the great Gone West that lies 10th on the broodmare sire list of leading Northern Hemisphere stallions. Elusive Quality produces 61% winners to runners and standing at Darley.

One of the horses he trounced on that particular day included the mighty Sole Power – another triple Gr1 winner of the Nunthorpe Elusive Quality has a reputation for producing fast horses including Stakes, the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan and the King’s Stands Stakes. the likes of Raven’s Pass, Smarty Jones and Sepoy – with fifty Group winners and 125 Black Type winners and counting. Elusive Mustajeeb’s extraordinary dam line has seen every colt produced Quality won two Gr3’s, including the Poker Handicap in a world under the first four dams go on to become a Gr1 producing record time of 1:31.63. stallion – amongst them his close relation and dual-Gr1 winning chestnut, Tamayuz, at Derrinstown Stud (by Nayef under the Bush Hill Stud have previously stood the likes of Kahal for owner Mustajeeb’s third dam), who has gone on to produce 23 Stakes HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum of Shadwell - the son of Machiavellian consistently in the leading top 5 of the performers from his first four crops and a sire of sires. South African sires Log and producing the likes of Gr1 winners His progeny include Champion Three year old Sprinter and Gr1 Chocolicious and Noble Heir (both broodmares in Australia), Haydock Sprint Cup winner G Force, Gr2 winning juvenile and Love Struck and Spiced Gold amongst others. leading first crop sire, Sir Prancealot, as well as this year’s Gr2 Topkapi Trophy winner Blond Me – along with Group 3 Killavullan Warwick Render ends with “having stood his first season at Stakes winner, Making Light. stud last year in the UK, we have the advantage of knowing that Mustajeeb has produced some exceptional foals in his first crop, His yearlings have sold for up to €350,000, whilst his 2016 foals that have just born. We would really like to place on record our have sold for €125,000. sincere gratitude to His Highness and Shadwell Stud for making a horse of this breed shaping calibre available to South African Other stallions to feature in the pedigree include Anabaa Blue breeders.” and King’s Best, as well as Black Sam Bellamy – the half-brother to Sea The Stars and Galileo.This is simply a pedigree one cannot Timeform Rated at an impressive 121, Mustajeeb’s service fee is just buy into. still to be announced. INTERNATIONAL RACEHORSE








A RITE OF SPRING, A RACING TRADITION The Iroquois Steeplechase has been a southern celebration for 76 years.

By Tom Ferry



Some families have retained private boxes for more than 70 years. Photo by Tom Ferry


ention Tennessee to most people and what normally comes to mind is country music. Music City, U.S.A. It is also a state known for its universities, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Andrew Jackson, and Elvis. While the state’s neighbor Kentucky to the north is known more for equine racing and breeding, there are more horses per capita in Shelby County,Tennessee than any other county in the United States. And the state has its own annual rite of spring one week after the Kentucky Derby when the Iroquois Steeplechase is run on the second Saturday of May. On this one Saturday during the past 76 years, Percy Warner Park has been the heart of the steeplechase world and holds a deserving place in the history of American horse racing.

A Racing Heritage

For the greater part of the nineteenth century, Tennessee, not Kentucky, was considered the center of horse breeding and horse racing in the United States. As a matter of fact, 25 years before he became president of the United States, Andrew Jackson was known as one of the leading horse breeders and racers in the state. He purchased an interest



Photo by Tom Ferry

in one of the state’s most important racetracks and after becoming president, took three of his horses to Washington and raced his horses in the nation’s capital. In 1839, former Confederate Civil War general and wealthy Tennessee cotton planter William Hicks Jackson inherited Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation at the age of thirtyone. The plantation’s horse farm eventually expanded to an estimated 5,400 acres and became one of the world’s renowned horse breeding operations. Belle Meade’s top stallion Iroquois became the first American-bred horse to win the English Epsom Derby in 1881 and eventually became the namesake for the Iroquois Steeplechase. And in 1872, Belle Meade acquired a stallion named Bonnie Scotland. The horse’s pedigree resulted in an honor roll of horse racing royalty including Man O’War, Seabiscuit, California Chrome and Triple Crown winners War Admiral, Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. The horse racing industry in Tennessee suffered a major blow in 1905 when the state legislature passed legislation that prohibited gambling on horse races. Two years later, lawmakers confirmed that ruling with passage of “An act to prohibit the keeping of any place for the purpose of encouraging, promoting, aiding, or assisting in any betting or

Scorpiancer captures the Iroquois. Photo by Tom Ferry

wagering upon any kind of a horse race.”This anti-betting law ended horse racing in the state for many years. The Iroquois Steeplechase was borne from the tradition of pasture races in middle Tennessee during the 1930’s. In 1941, a group of businessmen and fox hunters looked to make these races more official. The result of their efforts has led to more than seven decades of an annual celebration of horse, hats, and hounds.

Nashville’s Rite of Spring

They begin arriving at Percy Warner Park before 8am on Saturday morning. The day’s seven-race card is still more than five hours away but the competition almost feels secondary to the pageantry and the day-long party. Nearly 25,000 come from Tennessee and across the country each year wearing their fashionable Sunday best to attend the premier spring race meet in American steeple chasing. “The Iroquois Steeplechase is more than just a horse race,” says Executive Director Libby Cheek, “It is a Nashville tradition that ties so many people from our community together.” A good portion of that community congregates on the park’s infield. Tailgating is an individually-organized science here and thousands show up early to set up their tents. Even the infield has its strategic destinations and is divided into six

regions known as Centerfield, Midfield, The Stretch, Topside, The Turn and The Meadows. Walk from tent to tent and you’ll encounter the finest in southern hospitality, live music, delightful cuisine and there is plenty of Tennessee Whiskey and Honey Jack Juleps among various other libations.“We love coming out and hanging out with friends and enjoying the races,” says Prentice Richardson from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, “And there is no place like the infield where you get to mingle with the crowd and have a great time.” The Iroquois Steeplechase has run each year since 1941 with the exception of one year of hiatus during World War II. The race has been run under threatening weather conditions and even endured the Nashville Flood of 2010. Remember, we are talking about a wide-open city park here. Tents can come in handy from time to time. And large VIP groups revel in tented luxury in the high-dollar Hunt Club, Paddock Club, Hospitality Village, Tents in the Turn and the Skybox Suites. Highly desired box seats overlook the grass track and have been passed down by families through the generations. Some families have retained their seats from the race’s earliest years in the 1940’s.

A Day at the Races

While many Iroquois attendees will tell you they come



The post parade. Photo by Tom Ferry

for the party, it is the thrill of steeplechase racing and the thoroughbreds that helps keeps fans at the park for the full day and coming back year after year. In the steeplechase world, these Nashville races have the largest purses of the spring season. The day is comprised of seven races for horses aged 4 and up over the three-mile turf track for $525,000 in purses, bonuses and awards. The Iroquois Steeplechase is run by a nonprofit organization and has raised more than $10 million since 1981 for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at nearby Vanderbilt University.

To commemorate 75 years in 2016, the Iroquois Steeplechase created what is known as the TVV-Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge - a transatlantic rivalry that includes two of the world’s biggest steeplechase races, the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, and the Cheltenham Festival in England. The partnership offers a $500,000 bonus challenge to any horse that can win both the Ryannair Group 1 World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and the Calvin Houghland Iroquois in May (or vice versa, within a 12-month period). The horse with a chance at capturing the bonus is 8-yearold Scorpiancer who blew away the competition in this The Iroquois course is regarded as one of the best racing year’s Iroquois when he cleared 18 fences to win by an surfaces in the country and was one of the first steeplechase incredible 16 lengths. courses to use an irrigation system, which is maintained yearround. The races on the course range in distance from 2 ¼ to “When I peeked between my legs down the backside, I was 3 miles over a series of four foot national and timber fences. amazed to see how far back they were,” said jockey Sean The race day builds and culminates with the 76th running of the McDermott. “He (Scorpiancer) was getting tired but I didn’t $200,000 Grade 1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes. think it would be this easy.” The winners of the Iroquois over the years have included a Who’s Who of some of the greatest of American steeplechase The 2017 Iroquois Steeplechase defied the forecasts for rain horses including Eclipse Award winners Flatterer, Lonesome and turned out to be a beautiful Tennessee spring day. Year Glory, Correggio, All Gong, Good Night Shirt, Divine Fortune after year, the event can best be described as a celebration. Of spring, of pageantry and of horse racing at its finest. and 2016 champion Rawnaq.









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SOUTH AFRICAN GRADE RACE RESULTS 2017 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition



H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut S, G1, Turffontein, 1 April 2017, 1600m

SA Classic, G1, 3yos, Turffontein, 1 April 2017, 1800m

1 Legal Eagle 5 g Greys Inn (USA) –Young Sensation, by National Emblem 2 French Navy 5 g Count Dubois (GB) – Redoutable, by Elliodor (FR) 3 New Predator (AUS) 4 c New Approach (IRE) –Head Over Heels (AUS), by Fastnet Rock (AUS)

1 Heavenly Blue (AUS) c Snitzel (AUS) –Simply Carina (USA), by El Prado (IRE) 2 Al Sahem c Silvano (GER) –Alderry, by Al Mufti (USA) 3 Furiosa (AUS) c Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Suitely (AUS), by Woodman (USA)

Age:5; Starts: 17; Wins: 10; Placings:5; Earnings: R8 647 875

Age: 3; Starts: 7; Wins: 3; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 618 750

Sire GREYS INN is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2017 –LEGAL EAGLE National Emblem G1, Peach Delight Muhtafal LR

Sire SNITZEL is the sire of 59 stakes winners. In 2017 HEAVENLY BLUE El Prado G1, RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Stravinsky G1, INVADER Encosta De Lago G1, TRAPEZE ARTIST Domesday G3, SUMMER PASSAGE Encosta De Lago G1, DIDDUMS Rahy G3, DARK EYES Gulch LR, SAMANTHA Tale Of The Cat LR, ELLE LOU Snippets G3, FARSON Gallo Di Ferro G2, DUCIMUS Danehill Dancer LR, TEASPOON Mister C G3, ODYSSEY MOON Arch G3,

1st dam, Young Sensation, 6 wins in South Africa, 2nd Scarlet Lady Hcp LR, 3rd Gerald Rosenberg S G2 Dam of 2 winners: 2009:WHITE WHISPER (f Var), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: LEGAL EAGLE (g Greys Inn), R425 000 NYS,10 wins in South Africa, Horse Chestnut S G1-twice, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1 -twice, SA Derby G1, Premier’s Champions Challenge G1, Green Point Stakes G2, Jubilee Hcp G3, Derby Trial LR, 2nd J&B Met G1 2nd dam FAIR MODEL, 4 wins in South Africa,Allan Robertson Fillies Championship G1, Fillies Championship G2, 2nd Argus Bloodline Guineas G1, Cape Fillies Guineas G1, Garden Province S G1 Dam of 6 winners: Young Warrior: 14 wins in Mauritius and South Africa, 2nd Selangor Cup G2 Young Sensation: See Above Broodmare sire NATIONAL EMBLEM is the sire of the dams of 9 stakes winners – LEGAL EAGLE Greys Inn G1, CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER Captain Al LR, ORACLE NEWS London News G3, SEVENTH PLAIN Seventh Rock G1, KINEMATIC COUNTESS Count Dubois G3, ONLY EMILY Captain Al LR, LADY MAGPIE Dupont G3, FOX HUNT Fard LR, ARCH RIVAL A P Arrow G2 Sir Tristram Lady Giselle Christmas Tree Great Verdict Summoned National Assembly National Emblem Title Page Model Man Fair Model Winged Princess Zabeel

Greys Inn

Young Sensation

By Sarah Whitelaw


1st dam SIMPLY CARINA, Winner in USA Dam of 1 winner: 2013: HEAVENLY BLUE (c Snitzel), 3 wins in SA, SA Classic G1, 2nd Dingaans G2, Graham Beck S G3, 3rd Gauteng Guineas G2 2nd dam ASTRA, 11 wins in USA Beverly Hills Hcp G1 –twice, Gamely Hcp G1, Santa Barbara Hcp G2 twice, Jenny Wiley S G3, 2nd Beverly D S G1 Dam of 2 winners: SIMPLY CARINA: See Above LEJADAMI: 2 wins in USA, sire Broodmare sire EL PRADO is the sire of the dams of 48 stakes winners –HEAVENLY BLUE Snitzel G1, BELIEVE YOU CAN Proud Citizen G1, HILDA’S PASSION Canadian Frontier G1, OUTSTRIP Exceed And Excel G1, BIT OF WHIMSY Distorted Humor G1, FOXPLAY Foxwedge G2, GROUND RULES Aussie Rules LR, HARLAN’S BLUE Harlan’s Holiday G3, FREE ROSE Munnings G2, CARRUMBA Bernardini G3, WHITE ROSE Tapit G3, TOM’S TRIBUTE Lion Heart G1, SUMMER FRONT War Front G2, LARAGH Tapit G1, ESSENCE HIT MAN Speightstown G3, OUTTA TUNA Jump Start G3,

STEFER Johannesburg G3, LADY DIGBY Grand Slam G3, COBALT BLUE Golden Missile G2 Redoute’s Choice Snitzel Snippets’ Lass El Prado Simply Carina Astra

Danehill Shantha’s Choice Snippets Snow Finch Sadler’s Wells Lady Capulet Theatrical Savannah Slew

Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic, G1, 3yos f, Turffontein, 1 April 2017, 1800m 1 Orchid Island f Silvano (GER) –Ilha Grande, by Tiger Ridge (USA) 2 Safe Harbour f Elusive Fort –Saint Isidore, by Rakeen (USA) 3 Bi Pot f Judpot (USA) –Alexandra Bi (IRE), by Darshaan (IRE) Age:3; Starts:6; Wins: 3; Placings:3; Earnings: R850 950 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 68 stakes winners. In 2017 ORCHID ISLAND Tiger Ridge G1, NIGHTINGALE Fort Wood G1, JANOOBI Rakeen G2, MR WINSOME Al Mufti LR, EPONA Al Mufti LR 1st dam, ILHA GRANDE, 3 wins in South Africa, Oaks Trial LR Dam of 1 winner: 2013: ORCHID ISLAND (f Silvano), 3 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Classic G1, Sea Cottage S LR, 3rd Gauteng Fillies Guineas G2 2nd dam ILHA DA VITORIA, JT Equus Horse Of The Year, Equus Champion Older Female Middle Distance Horse, 10 wins in South Africa, Horse Chestnut S G1, Summer Cup G1, GommaGomma Challenge G2, Elevation S G2,Tibouchina S G2, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2, Starling S LR, 2nd J&B Met G1, Cape Fillies Guineas G1, Paddock S G1, SA Fillies Guineas G1,Triple Tiara 1600 G1, etc Dam of 6 winners: ILHA BELA: 7 wins in South Africa, SA Oaks G2, Joburg Spring Challenge G3 ILHA GRANDE: See Above PEMBA: 4 wins in South Africa SANTA CAROLINA: 3 wins in South Africa

Broodmare sire TIGER RIDGE is the sire of the dams of 3 stakes winners –ORCHID ISLAND Silvano G1, SO CONFLATED Eskendereya LR, IRON ROB Twirling Candy LR Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Tiger Ridge Ilha Grande Ilha Da Vitoria

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Camellia S, G2, f&m, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 1160m 1 Joan Ranger 4 f Horse Chestnut – Fashion Edition, by Rambo Dancer (CAN) 2 Crystal Glamour 4 f Seventh Rock (AUS) –Eastern Glamour, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Crown Of Roses 6 m Tiger Ridge (USA) –Girolata (IRE), by Vettori (IRE) Age:4; Starts:20; Wins: 5; Placings:10; Earnings: R890 880 Sire HORSE CHESTNUT is the sire of 19 stakes winners. In 2017 JOAN RANGER Rambo Dancer G2, 1st dam, Fashion Edition, 6 wins in South Africa, 4th Jacaranda Hcp G3 Dam of 7 winners: 2004: Miss Turbulence (f Jet Master), 8 wins in South Africa, 3rd Hawaii S G2 2006: ROMAN WARRIOR (g Al Mufti), 5 wins in South Africa 2007: NITRO NORI (g National Emblem), 8 wins in South Africa 2008: FANZENE (f National Emblem), 6 wins in South Africa, Magnolia Hcp G3 2010: FORT OZORK (g Fort Wood), 4 wins in South Africa 2011: AL COUTURE (g Captain Al),Winner in South Africa 2012: JOAN RANGER (f Horse Chestnut), 5 wins in South Africa, Camellia S G2 –twice, 2nd Bauhinia Hcp LR, 3rd SA Fillies Sprint G1, Umzimkhulu S G3, Starling S G3 2nd dam SHOPPPING AROUND, 2 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: Fashion Edition: See Above Shop Wise: 4 wins in South Africa, 3rd Olympic Duel S LR

LEGAL EAGLE Broodmare sire RAMBO DANCER is the sire of the dams of 15 stakes winners –JOAN RANGER Horse Chestnut G2, LITTLE GENIE Judpot LR, CAPTAIN CHAOS Captain Al G3, NO WORRIES Kahal G2, SEAL Silvano G1, LOVE STRUCK Kahal G1, DISTINGUISHED Kahal LR, HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Jet Master G3,CHICO AZUL Shalford G3, BO JALLY Braashee LR, LA MARTINA Atraf LR, FAKAZI Albarahain LR, COZY GUY Alphabet Soup LR, FANZENE National Emblem G3, FIFTY CENTS Trippi LR Fort Wood Horse Chestnut London Wall Rambo Dancer Fashion Edition Shopping Around

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Computaform Sprint, G1, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 1000m 1 Rafeef (AUS) 4 c Redoute’s Choice –National Colour, by National Assembly (CAN) 2 Talktothestars 5 g Overlord (AUS) – Tellitothestars, by Spaceship (ARG) 3 Carry On Alice 5 m Captain Alice –Carry On Katie, by Western Winter (USA) Age:4; Starts: 10: Wins: 6; Placings:3; Earnings: R1 193 325 Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE is the sire of 146 stakes winners. In 2017 GOLD LUCK Blushing Groom G3, MUSTAAQEEM National Assembly G1, RAFEEF National Assembly G1, ARDROSSAN Iglesia LR, VERY TEMPTING More Than Ready G3, HARDHAM Nureyev G2, PARIAH Hussonet G3 1st dam NATIONAL COLOUR, Joint Horse Of The Year in South Africa, Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB, Joint Champion 3YO Filly in South Africa, 8 wins in South Africa and UAE, Computaform Sprint G1, SA Fillies Sprint G1, Mercury Sprint G1, 2nd Nunthorpe S G1 Dam of 3 winners: 2010: CIRCLE OF SPEED (f Sebring), 2 wins in South Africa

2012: RAFEEF (c Redoute’s Choice), 6 wins in South Africa, Computaform Sprint, G1, Hawaii S G2 2014: MUSTAAQEEM (c Redoute’s Choice), 2 wins in South Africa, SA Nursery G1 2nd dam RAINBOW CAKE, 7 wins in South Africa, Champagne S LR Dam of 8 winners: NATIONAL COLOUR: See Above KALEIDO: 2 wins in South Africa CAPTIVATING PARTY: 4 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire NATIONAL ASSEMBLY is the sire of the dams of 31 stakes winners - VERCINGETORIX Silvano G1, RAFEEF Redoute’s Choice G2, LAVERNA Parade Leader G1, HAPPY VALENTINE Silvano G1, TRINITY HOUSE Captain Al G3, HAPPY FOREVER Var G2, FRANNY Trippi G3, AGRA Trippi LR, CANTE LIBRE Kahal LR, PURE POWER Captain Al LR, HIDDEN BEAUTY Victory Moon G2, SWEET SANETTE Jallad G3, MADRISA Grey Eminence G3, FLOWER’S ANGEL Captain Al G3, THEREALSLIMSHADY Captain Al LR, NEVVAY Western Winter G3, MAGGIE KAY Lecture G3, BATTLESTAR EXPRESS Muhtafal LR, FAIR BRUTUS Muhtafal G2, SEALED WITH A KISS Jallad LR, NOTTAGALASHA Muhtafal LR, DARK JUSTICE Jallad G3, PURE HOKUM Winter Romance LR, TRITON West Man LR, COLD AS ICE Western Winter G2, LIVE LIFE Trippi G2 Danehill Redoute’s Choice Shantha’s Choice National Assembly National Colour Rainbow Cake

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Gerald Rosenberg S, G2, f&m, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 2000m 1 Polyphonic 4 f Judpot (USA) –Princess Polly, by Royal Chalice 2 Girl On The Run 4 f Silvano (GER) –Girl From Grenada, bty Badger Land (USA) 3 Trophy Wife 5 m Tiger Ridge (USA) –My Squeeza, by Goldmark Age:4; Starts: 15; Wins: 4; Placings:5;

Earnings: R720 850 Sire JUDPOT is the sire of 10 stakes winners. In 2017 POLYPHONIC Royal Chalice G2 1st dam PRINCESS POLLY, 6 wins in South Africa Dam of 6 winners: 2008: MASTER PLAN (g Jet Master), 6 wins in South Africa, Champions Cup G1, Betting World Derby G2, Mango 2200 G3, exported 2009: GREAT RUMPUS (g Black Minnaloushe), 5 wins in South Africa, Easter Hcp LR 2010: POLYCHROMATIC (f Black Minnaloushe),Winner in South Africa 2011: POLLY WOLLY DOODLE (f Judpot), 4 wins in South Africa 2012: POLYPHONIC (f Judpot), 4 wins in South Africa, Gerald Rosenberg S G2, Jacaranda Hcp LR, 2nd Ipi Tombe Challenge G3,Yellowwood Hcp G3 2013: MUNTAHA (g Western Winter), Winner in South Africa 2nd dam YOUNG POLLY, 6 wins in South Africa,Vaal Stayers Hcp G3 Dam of 7 winners: YOUNG RAKE: Equus Champion Male Stayer in 2011, 11 wins in South Africa, Champion S G1 –twice, Colorado King S G2, St Leger LR, 2nd Durban July G1 RUBIROSA: 5 wins in South Africa, Spook Express Hcp LR PERFECT POLLY:Winner in South Africa, dam of champion and G1W ALONG CAME POLLY Broodmare sire ROYAL CHALICE is the sire of the dams of 15 stakes winners - SPARKLING GEM Joshua Dancer G1, GYPSY’S WARNING Mogok G1, SURABI Wolfhound G2, HUNTING TOWER Fort Wood G1, SUPREME SUNSET Western Winter G3, GREAT RUMPUS Black MInnaloushe LR, MASTER PLAN Jet Master G1, NORTHERN HERITAGE Western Winter G3, ROYAL DAY Modern Day LR, AVON WOOD Whistling Wood G3, IMPERIAL ICE Western Winter LR, ROXANNE Western Winter G1, ROMANY PRINCE Kahal G3, POLYPHONIC Judpot G2, CELTIC CAPTAIN Captain Al LR,

A.p. Indy Judpot Miesque Royal Chalice Princess Polly Young Polly

Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Nureyev Pasadoble Royal Prerogative Port Wine Del Sarto Polly Peg

Premier’s Champions Challenge, G1, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 2000m 1 Deo Juvente 5 g Trippi (USA) –Circle Of Life, by Complete Warrior (USA) 2 Legal Eagle 5 g Greys Inn (USA) –Young Sensation, by National Emblem 3 Nother Russia 4 f Tiger Ridge (USA) – Mother Russia, by Windrush (USA) Age:5; Starts: 21; Wins: 5; Placings: 21; Earnings: R3 557 050 Sire TRIPPI is the sire of 65 stakes winners. In 2017 TRIP TO HEAVEN Cee’s Tizzy G2, LIVE LIFE National Assembly G2, DEO JUVENTE Complete Warrior G1, Impala Lily Western Winter G3 1st dam CIRCLE OF LIFE, Equus Champion Older Female in 1998 &1999, 10 wins in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Garden Province S G1, Premier’s Hcp G2, Castle Tankard G2, Gold Bracelet G2, Gosforth Park F&M Hcp G3, 2nd Spring Challenge G1 –twice, 3rd Rothman’s July Hcp G1, Germiston November Hcp G1, Empress Club S G2, Greyville 1900 G2, Gerald Rosenberg S G2 Dam of 6 winners: 2005: JOBURG BOY (g Johannesburg), Winner in South Africa 2006: Gracie Jones (f Smarty Jones), 7 wins in South Africa and Zimababwe, 2nd Breeders Champions Cup LR, 3rd Castle Tankard LR, 3rd Breeders Champions Cup LR 2007: MINA SALAAM (f Medaglia D’Oro), 7 wins in South Africa and Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Guineas LR, Queen Of The Sand LR, Bloodstock SA 2000 LR,3rd Three Troikas S G3 2008: GREAT WHITE (g Daylami),Winner in South Africa 2010: AFRICA BLUE (f Horse Chestnut), 2 wins in South Africa 2011: DEO JUVENTE (g Trippi), R500 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Premier’s Champions Challenge, G1 Victory Moon S



AL SAHEM G2, 2nd Summer Cup G1, Colorado King S G2, 3rd Charity Mile G2 2nd dam TECLAFIELDS,Winner in South Africa Dam of 9 winners: CIRCLE OF LIFE: See Above AFRICAN LION: 7 wins in South Africa, Champions Cup G1,Winter Guineas G3 ZEBRA CROSSING: 7 wins in Britain and South Africa, J&B Met G1, Gold Circle Derby G2 Broodmare sire COMPLETE WARRIOR is the sire of the dams of 30 stakes winners - CAPTAIN AL Al Mufti G1, SHADOW DANCING Fort Wood G1, MUSTANG MANNY Print G2, FREEDOM FORTUNE Freedom Land G2, TRIP TEASE Trippi G3, CHAVE DE OURA Jet Master G3, SPICED GOLD Kahal G1, ESCAPLOGY Jet Master G3, GEEPEE S Goldkeeper G1, MINA SALAAM Medaglia D’Oro LR, SPLASH GOLD Goldkeeper G2, CASEY COOL Casey Tibbs G2, ROMAN CHARGER Al Mufti G2, BURMESE CAT Tiger Ridge LR, TZIGANE Doowaley G3, VILLANDRY Var G1, MILLSIDE Casey Tibbs LR, DEO JUVENTE Trippi G2 End Sweep Trippi Jealous Appeal Complete Warrior Circle Of Life Teclafields

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SA Derby, G1, 3yos, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 2450m 1 Al Sahem c Silvano (GER) –Alderry, by Al Mufti (USA) 2 Pagoda c Mogok (USA) –Pascha, by Wolfhound (USA) 3 Heavenly Blue (AUS) c Snitzel (AUS) – Simply Carina (USA), by El Prado (IRE) Age:3; Starts: 5; Wins: 3; Placings: 2; Earnings: R1 972 500 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 71 stakes winners. In 2017 ORCHID ISLAND Tiger Ridge G1, NIGHTINGALE Fort Wood G1, AL SAHEM Al Mufti G1, MARINARESCO Fort Wood G2, WIND CHILL Western Winter G2, JANOOBI


Rakeen G2, ELUSIVA SILVA Fort Wood LR, SILVER STRIPE Badger Land LR, MR WINSOME Al Mufti LR, EPONA Al Mufti LR 1st dam ALDERRY, 3 wins in South Africa, Charity Mile G2, Dam of 2 winners: 2012:BARBARIAN (g Silvano), 4 wins in Zimbabwe 2013: AL SAHEM (c Silvano), 3 wins in South Africa, SA Derby G1, 2nd SA Classic G1 2nd dam DERRY WOOD, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: ALDERRY: See Above ROYAL VINTAGE: 3 wins in South Africa and UAE, Umkhomazi S G2, Al Bastikiya LR TIRZA: Placed, dam of G3W GOODTIME GAL Broodmare sire AL MUFTI is the sire of the dams of 56 stakes winners –AL SAHEM Silvano G1 ARABIAN BEAT Black Minnaloushe G1, DE KOCK Dynasty G2, FAIRYINTHEWOODS Count Dubois G2, WINTER FANTASY Western Winter LR, YORKER Jet Master G1, LITTLE MISS MAGIC Jet Master G1, DIVINE JURY Jallad G1, JAY PEG Camden Park G1, CYBER CASE Casey Tibbs G3, KINGS GAMBIT Silvano G1, BOLD SILVANO Silvano G1, SMART BANKER Strike Smartly G1, O CAESOUR Caesour G1, COPPER PARADE Lecture G1, ROCK OPERA Lecture G1, HEIR APPARENT Fort Wood G1, VERTICAL TAKEOFF Jet Master G2, SUPPER CLUB Manshood G2, ALIMONY Alami G2, FESTIVE OCCASION Casey Tibbs G2, HIT SONG Lecture G2 THUNDERFLASH Bezrin G3, RICH STRIKE Strike Smartly G3, MAGICO Dupont G3, SHE’S A STUNNER Toreador G3, QUICKWOOD Fort Wood G3, BANKER’S GOLD Fort Wood G3, AVENUE OF GOLD Albert Hall G3, LASER FAN Fanatic Dane G3, NATIONAL BANKER Fort Wood G3, MISTER ASSEMBLY National Assembly LR, SAMMY JO Dynasty LR, TOGA Caesour LR, SOLDIER’S LASS Soldier’s Tale LR, ELUSIVE GOLD Sail From Seattle G1, SENSIBLE LOVER Good

Journey G3, DRESSED IN COTTON Jallad LR, FORTUNE FELLA Mambo In Seattle G3, GALLICA ROSE Silvano G2, BARRACK STREET Dynasty G3, NEGROAMARO Fort Wood G3, MAGICAL WONDERLAND What A Winter LR, FORTISSIMUS Mogok LR, MR WINSOME Silvano LR, EPONA Silvano LR, BALANCE SHEET Silvano G3, FORTISSIMA Fort Wood G3 Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Al Mufti Alderry Derry Wood

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SA Fillies Nursery, G2, 2yof, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 1160m 1 Green Plains f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Savannah Leigh, by Jet Master 2 Winter’s Forge f Western Winter (USA) – Forge Ahead, by Parade Leader (USA) 3 Daring Diva f King Of Kings (IRE) – Delightful Diva, by The Sheik Age:2; Starts:4; Wins: 3; Placings: 1; Earnings: R452 250 Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2017 GREEN PLAINS Jet Master G2, GIMME SIX Mujadil G2, BEATABOUTTHEBUSH Badger Land LR, GIMME THE STARS Jet Master LR 1st dam SAVANNAH LEIGH,Winner in South Africa 2014: GREEN PLAINS (f Gimmethegreenlight), R350 000CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Nursery G2, Pretty Polly S G3 2nd dam LA DEPORTISTA, 6 wins in South Africa, JB McIntosh Fillies Classic G2 Dam of 5 winners: JUAN PABLO: 13 wins in South Africa, Champion Juvenile Cup LR SAVANNAH LEIGH: See Above SUPER ELLE: Unraced, dam of G2P Saratoga Dancer WOLFISTA: 2 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire JET MASTER is the sire of the dams of 14 stakes winners –

EDICT OF NANTES Count Dubois G1, MADAME DUBOIS Count Dubois G3, EXIT HERE Jay Peg G3, SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, OMATICAYA Silvano LR, EVENTUAL ANGEL Right Approach G3, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G2, RIVARINE Var G3, GIMME THE STARS Gimmethegreenlight LR, BANKABLE TEDDY Bankable LR, EROS’S GIRL Captain Al LR, SHE’S A PIPPA Var LR, CHESTNUT’S ROCKET Horse Chestnut G3, GREEN PLAINS Gimmethegreenlight G2 More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight

Yes She Can Cancan Jet Master

Savannah Leigh La Deportista

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SA Nursery, G1, 2yos, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 1160m 1 Mustaaqeem (AUS) 2 c Redoute’s Choice (AUS) –National Colour, by National Assembly (CAN) 2 Naafer (AUS) 2 c Lonhro (AUS) –Very Discreet (AUS), by Exceed And Excel (AUS) 3 Wonderwall c Querari (GER) – Westwardly, by Silvano (GER) Age:2; Starts:2; Wins: 2; Placings: 0; Earnings: R684 375 Sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE is the sire of 146 stakes winners. In 2017 GOLD LUCK Blushing Groom G3, MUSTAAQEEM National Assembly G1, RAFEEF National Assembly G1, ARDROSSAN Iglesia LR, VERY TEMPTING More Than Ready G3, HARDHAM Nureyev G2, PARIAH Hussonet G3 1st dam NATIONAL COLOUR, Joint Horse Of The Year in South Africa, Champion Older Female Sprinter in GB, Joint Champion 3YO Filly in South Africa, 8 wins in South Africa and UAE, Computaform Sprint G1, SA Fillies Sprint G1, Mercury Sprint G1, 2nd Nunthorpe S G1 Dam of 3 winners: 2010: CIRCLE OF SPEED (f Sebring), 2 wins in South Africa


GIMME SIX 2012: RAFEEF (c Redoute’s Choice), 6 wins in South Africa, Computaform Sprint, G1, Hawaii S G2 2014: MUSTAAQEEM (c Redoute’s Choice), 2 wins in South Africa, SA Nursery G1 2nd dam RAINBOW CAKE, 7 wins in South Africa, Champagne S LR Dam of 8 winners: NATIONAL COLOUR: See Above KALEIDO: 2 wins in South Africa CAPTIVATING PARTY: 4 wins in South Africa Broodmare sire NATIONAL ASSEMBLY is the sire of the dams of 31 stakes winners - VERCINGETORIX Silvano G1, RAFEEF Redoute’s Choice G2, LAVERNA Parade Leader G1, HAPPY VALENTINE Silvano G1, TRINITY HOUSE Captain Al G3, HAPPY FOREVER Var G2, FRANNY Trippi G3, AGRA Trippi LR, CANTE LIBRE Kahal LR, PURE POWER Captain Al LR, HIDDEN BEAUTY Victory Moon G2, SWEET SANETTE Jallad G3, MADRISA Grey Eminence G3, FLOWER’S ANGEL Captain Al G3, THEREALSLIMSHADY Captain Al LR, NEVVAY Western Winter G3, MAGGIE KAY Lecture G3, BATTLESTAR EXPRESS Muhtafal LR, FAIR BRUTUS Muhtafal G2, SEALED WITH A KISS Jallad LR, NOTTAGALASHA Muhtafal LR, DARK JUSTICE Jallad G3, PURE HOKUM Winter Romance LR, TRITON West Man LR, COLD AS ICE Western Winter G2, LIVE LIFE Trippi G2 Danehill Redoute’s Choice Shantha’s Choice National Assembly National Colour Rainbow Cake

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Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks, G2, 3yof, Turffontein, 6 April 2017, 2450m 1 Wind Chill f Silvano (GER) –Windin The Willows, by Western Winter (USA) 2 Oriental Oak f Silvano (GER) – Nightingale, by Fort Wood (USA) 3 Royal Utopia f Ideal World (USA) – Queen’s Bay, by Fort Wood (USA)

Age:3; Starts: 11; Wins: 3; Placings: 5; Earnings: R826 575 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 71 stakes winners. In 2017 ORCHID ISLAND Tiger Ridge G1, NIGHTINGALE Fort Wood G1, AL SAHEM Al Mufti G1, MARINARESCO Fort Wood G2, WIND CHILL Western Winter G2, JANOOBI Rakeen G2, ELUSIVA SILVA Fort Wood LR, SILVER STRIPE Badger Land LR, MR WINSOME Al Mufti LR, EPONA Al Mufti LR 1st dam, WINDIN THE WILLOWS, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2010: WENDISH (f Silvano), 4 wins in South Africa 2013: WIND CHILL (f Silvano),R400 000CPYS 3 wins in South Africa, SA Oaks G2, 2nd Oaks Trial LR 2nd dam HASTA LUEAGO, Unplaced Dam of 7 winners: GREY ARROW: 7 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, Skeaping Trophy G2 HASTA AQUI: 4 wins in Zimbabwe, dam of SW ROSINANTE, 2nd dam of SW MAMBONICK PELIADORA: 2 wins, dam of SW PAN AMM CATWALK KATE: Winner in South Africa, granddam of SWs LE VAR, WINTER PASSION Broodmare sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of dams of 22 stakes winners –PAST MASTER Jet Master G1, HOWE GREAT Hat Trick G3, CARRY ON ALICE Captain Al G1, MAGIC SMOKE Fort Wood G2, WINTER PASSION Var LR, LE VAR Var G3, AMUR AFFAIR Tiger Ridge G3, HOUSE OF WAX Count Dubois LR, SUPER STORM Rakeen G3, POLAR MOON Victory Moon G2, STING OPERATION Captain Al LR, ROBERT THE BRUCE Jallad G3, GRANDALEA Parade Leader LR, GATHERING FAME Jet Master LR, AREZZO Go Deputy LR, LAUDERDALE Elusive Fort G1, ULTIMATE DOLLAR Jet Master G3, FLYING ICE Go Deputy LR, SINGAPORE SLING Philanthropist G2, WIND CHILL Silvano G2, BLACK ARTHUR Silvano G2

Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Windin The Willows

Western Winter Hasta Lueago

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Daisy Fillies Guineas, G2, 3yof, Greyville, 7 April 2017, 1600m 1 Gimme Six f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –District Six (IRE), by Mujadil (USA) 2 Final Judgement f Judpot (USA) –Final Claim, by Proclaim (USA) 3 Sail f Philanthropist (USA) –Cutty Sark, by Fort Wood (USA) Age:3; Starts: 9; Wins: 4; Placings: 4; Earnings: R629 913 Sire GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT is the sire of 7 stakes winners. In 2017 GREEN PLAINS Jet Master G2, GIMME SIX Mujadil G2, BEATABOUTTHEBUSH Badger Land LR, GIMME THE STARS Jet Master LR 1st dam DISTRICT SIX,Winner in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2010: SIX OF THE BEST (f Jet Master), 2 wins in South Africa 2013: GIMME SIX (f Gimmethegreenlight), R500 000CPYS, 4 wins in South Africa, Fillies Guineas G2, Umzimkhulu S G3, 3rd Prix Du Cap G3 2nd dam CIDARIS, Raced once Dam of 4 winners: CARIOCA: 2 wins in GB and ITY, Premio Seregno LR, dam of SW TUPI Irony: 7 wins in GB, 2nd Mill Reef S G2 Broodmare sire MUJADIL is the sire of the dams of 25 stakes winners-GIMME SIX Gimmethegreenlight G2, SOPRAN VERNE Approve LR, WILLIE CAZALS Aussie Rules G1, HARLEM SHAKE Moss Vale G3, ONDINA Manhattan Rain LR, JOHA Johar G1, COME TO HEEL Elnadim LR, MISS LAHAR Clodovil LR, COACH HOUSE Oasis Dream LR, CHOISIR SHADOW Choisir LR, KING TORUS Oratorio G2, GERFALCON Hawk Wing LR, DRUNKEN SAILOR Tendulkar G3, CHANDLERY Choisir

G2, TROPICAL PARADISE Verglas G3, JOANNA High Chaparral G2, YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL Tirol G2, TITUS SHADOW Titus Livius G3, ORPEN SHADOW Orpen G3, PURPLE ORCHID Dr Fong G3, STORM MOUNTAIN Montjeu LR, PASAR SILBANO Elnadim G3, PHENOMANLE Montjeu G1, FIRTH OF FIRTH Traditionally G2, GRIS TENDRE Slickly LR More Than Ready Gimmethegreenlight

Yes She Can Cancan Mujadil

District Six Cidaris

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Independent on Saturday Drill Hall S, G2, Greyville, 7 April 2017, 1400m 1 Marinaresco 4 g Silvano (GER) –Gay Fortuna, by Fort Wood (USA) 2 Victorious Jay 4 g Jay Peg –Rub A Dub Dub, by Jallad (USA) 3 Saratoga Dancer 5 g Mambo In Seattle (USA) –Super Elle, by Model Man Age:4; Starts:16; Wins: 5; Placings:9; Earnings: R2 582 300 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 71 stakes winners. In 2017 ORCHID ISLAND Tiger Ridge G1, NIGHTINGALE Fort Wood G1, AL SAHEM Al Mufti G1, MARINARESCO Fort Wood G2, WIND CHILL Western Winter G2, JANOOBI Rakeen G2, ELUSIVA SILVA Fort Wood LR, SILVER STRIPE Badger Land LR, MR WINSOME Al Mufti LR, EPONA Al Mufti LR 1st dam, Gay Fortuna, 2 wins in South Africa, 3rd Winter Oaks LR, Sun Classique Hcp LR Dam of 2 winners: 2011: WHAT FUN (f Ideal World), 2 wins in South Africa 2012: MARINARESCO (g Silvano), R1300000 NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Champions Cup G1, Drill Hall S G2, Winter Guineas G3, Winter Classic G3, 2nd Vodacom Durban July G1, Green Point S G2, 3rd Cape Derby G1 2nd dam, GAY REGINA, 6 wins in South



JANOOBI Africa, Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies S G2, Ashburton Hcp G3, 2nd SA Fillies Guineas G1 Dam of 6 winners: BULSARA: 9 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, Graham Beck 3 G3, London News S G3, Duchess Of York Cup LR, Barbe Cup LR, 2nd SA Classic G1, Champions Cup G1, Premier’s Champion S G1 Gay Fortuna: See Above Queen Of Persia: 2 wins in South Africa, dam of G3W ISPHAN, SW PERSIAN RUG Broodmare sire FORT WOOD is the sire of the dams of 57 stakes winners – NIGHTINGALE Silvano G1, CHERRY ON THE TOP Tiger Ridge G1, CAPETOWN NOIR Western Winter G1, THUNDER DANCE Jet Master G1, PLUCK More Than Ready G2, MOKARO Manaloj G1, WILLIAM LONGSWORD Captain Al G1, ROYAL FANTASY Al Mufti G1, CONTADOR Var G1, BOUQUET-GARNI Strike Smartly G1, FOREST INDIGO Judpot G1, ROYAL APROVAL Al Mufti G2, FRAGRANT AL Captain Al G2, PRESTIC Strike Smartly G2, ROYAL VINTAGE Rich Man’s Gold G2, ALDERRY Al Mufti G2, MOCHACHINO Silvano G2, WINTERINTHEWOODS Western Winter G2, MOCHA JAVA National Assembly G3, FANTASTIC MR FOX Right Approach G3, ACROSS THE ICE Western Winter G3, CHERRY ON THE CAKE Strike Smartly G3, SALUKI Dubai Destination G3, TWO STRIKES Strike Smartly G3, FRANCOIS BERNARDUS Goldkeeper G3, AQUITAINE Al Mufti G3, WHEREDOWEGO Captain Al G3, SHIPMASTER Slip Anchor G3, TIGER’S RETREAT Tiger Ridge G2, TIPPUANA MOON Victory Moon G3, ISPHAN Tiger Ridge G3, PUTNEY FLYER Miesque’s Approval LR, THREE HEARTS Hat Trick G3, CAPTAIN AMERICA Captain Al G1, EIGHTH WONDER Captain Al G3, PEEP SHOW Ideal World LR, SUNSET TRIPP Trippi LR, CAPTAIN SWAROVSKI Captain Al LR, NOAH FROM GOA Tiger Ridge G1, REAL PRINCESS Trippi G1, MARINARESCO Silvano G1, RED CHESNUT ROAD Pathfork G3, CAPTAIN SPLENDID Captain Al G3, CAPTAIN’S FLAME Captain Al G3, PERSIAN RUG Ideal World LR, ELUSIVE SILVA Silvano G3,


TEN GUN SALUTE HACK GREEN Gimmethegreenlight G2, GREEN PEPPER Gimmethegreenlight G3, IRISH PRIDE Ideal World LR, FORT WINTER What A Winter LR Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Fort Wood Gay Fortuna Gay Regina

Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Sportsworld Welsh Damsel

Daisy Guineas, 3yo, Greyville, 7 April 2017, 1600m 1 Janoobi c Silvano (GER) –Shasta Daisy, by Rakeen (USA) 2 Secret Captain c Captain Al –Mystic Spring (IRE), by Royal Academy (USA) 3 Zodiac Ruler (AUS) g Zoffany (IRE) – Sybarite (AUS), by Last Tycoon (IRE) Age:3; Starts: 11; Wins: 5; Placings:2; Earnings: R1 368 750 Sire SILVANO is the sire of 71 stakes winners. In 2017 ORCHID ISLAND Tiger Ridge G1, NIGHTINGALE Fort Wood G1, AL SAHEM Al Mufti G1, MARINARESCO Fort Wood G2, WIND CHILL Western Winter G2, JANOOBI Rakeen G2, ELUSIVA SILVA Fort Wood LR, SILVER STRIPE Badger Land LR, MR WINSOME Al Mufti LR, EPONA Al Mufti LR 1st dam SHASTA DAISY, Unraced Dam of 4 winners: 2009: SEDGE (g Silvano), 7 wins in South Africa, Champion Juvenile Cup G3, East Cape Sprint Cup LR 2010: SILVER SCOOTER (g Silvano), 5 wins in South Africa 2011: SUMMIT (c Black Minnaloushe),Winner in South Africa 2013: JANOOBI (c Silvano),R1200000 CPYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Gauteng Guineas G2, Protea S G3 2nd dam SCENTED ROYAL, ARCSA Champion 2YO Filly in South Africa, 4 wins in South Africa, Strelitzia S G3, Ascot Fillies Nursery G3, 2nd SA Fillies Sprint G1 Dam of 13 winners: SERISSA: 6 wins in South Africa, Easter Hcp LR National Balm: 12 wins in South Africa and Mauritius, 2nd Merchants Hcp LR

SCENTED SAMANTHA: 4 wins in South Africa, dam of G3Ws DARK JUSTICE, FRANNY, SWEET SANETTE) AROMATIC ANNE: Unraced, dam of G2W PHILIPPA JOHNSON (dam of G2W CHEKILLI) Broodmare sire RAKEEN is the sire of the dams of 15stakes winners - PRINCESS VICTORIA G1, FAR DE VIE Fard G1, SEDGE Silvano G3, JANOOBI Silvano G2, AL CZARINA Rabah G3, ORANGE ALERT Goldkeeper LR, CALL TO COMBAT Announce LR, ISLAND RETREAT Mogok LR, COMTESSE DUBOIS Count Dubois LR, LYCURGUS Not For Love LR, HANGOVER KID Lemon Drop Kid G2, BLUSHING B.J. Rock Slide LR, SHIMMERING GEM Dynasty G3, PRINCESS ROYAL Captain Al G2, FRANCIA Dynasty LR Lomitas Silvano Spirit Of Eagles Rakeen Shasta Daisy Scented Royal

Niniski La Colorada Beaus Eagle Big Spirit Northern Dancer Glorious Song Royal Prerogative Diorissimo

HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Empress Club S, G1, f&m, Turffontein, 22 April 2017, 1600m 1 Nother Russia 4 f Tiger Ridge (USA) –Mother Russia, by Windrush (USA) 2 Bella Sonata 4 f Silvano (GER) –Bella Cantata (GB), by Singspiel (IRE) 3 Tahini 4 f Silvano (GER) –Taomina (GER), by Langfuhr (CAN) Age:4; Starts:9; Wins: 5; Placings: 4; Earnings: R1 021 625 Sire TIGER RIDGE is the sire of 23 stakes winners. In 2016 NOTHER RUSSIA Windrush G1, Noah From Goa Fort Wood G2 1st dam MOTHER RUSSIA, Equus Champion Older Filly/Mare in 2010, 13 wins in South Africa, L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate G1, Paddock S G1, Majorca Stakes G1, Empress Club S G1, Gold Bracelet G2, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2, Fillies Championship G2, 2nd J&B Met G1 –twice Dam of 1 winner: 2012: NOTHER RUSSIA (f Tiger Ridge), R550 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa,

Empress Club S G1, Acacia Hcp G3 2nd dam RUSSIAN MUSE,Winner in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: MOTHER RUSSIA: See Above Baltic Beauty: 3 wins, 2nd Perfect Promise Sprint LR, 3rd Kenilworth Fillies Nursery G3 Broodmare sire WINDRUSH is the sire of the dams of 4 stakes winners –NOTHER RUSSIA Tiger Ridge G1, JUXTAPOSE Judpot G1, A WOMENS WAY Var G2, HASHTAG STRAT Great Britain LR Storm Cat Tiger Ridge Weekend Surprise Windrush Mother Russia Russian Muse

Storm Bird Terlingua Secretariat Lassie Dear Seeking The Gold Tempest Dancer Russian Fox Terpsichore

Betting World 1900, G2, Greyville, 19 May 2017, 1900m 1 Ten Gun Salute (AUS) 4 g Henrythenavigator (USA) –Ladybird Blue (AUS), by Bluebird (USA) 2 Tilbury Fort 3 c Horse Chestnut –Colleen, by Restructure (IRE) 3 It’s My Turn 4 g Dynasty –Jallad’s Queen, by Jallad (USA) 3 Mr Winsome 4 g Silvano (GER) –Al Shama, by Al Mufit (USA) Age:4; Starts: 16; Wins: 4; Placings: 5; Earnings: R689 275 Sire HENRYTHENAVIGATOR is the sire of 12 stakes winners. In 2017 TEN GUN SALUTE Bluebird G2 1st dam LADYBIRD BLUE, 3 wins in Australia, SAJC Centaurea Trophy LR, MVRC Great Western S LR, 2nd South Australian Oaks G1 Dam of 8 winners: 2001: RED DOVE (f Red Ransom),Winner in Australia 2002: Bella Princess (f Flying Spur), 4 wins in Australia, 3rd Mornington RC Hareeba S LR 2003: CALUMET (g Red Ransom), 6 wins in Australia 2004: OH DEHERE (f Dehere),Winner in Australia 2006: BLUE CONDOR (g Flying Spur),

CARRY ON ALICE Winner in Australia 2008: RED TYPHOON (f Hold That Tiger), 3 wins in Australia, SA Fillies Classic G2 2012: TEN GUN SALUTE (g Henrythenavigator), 4 wins in South Africa, Betting World 1900 G2, Michael Roberts Hcp LR 2nd dam BLACK TOKK,Winner in GB Dam of 5 winners: FRENCH CLOCK: 7 wins in Australia, Goodwood Hcp G1 DREAM ABOUT IT: 9 wins in Australia, Ballarat Cup LR, 2nd Tasmanian Oaks G3 LADYBIRD BLUE: See Above Broodmare sire BLUEBIRD is the sire of the dams of 58 stakes winners –PERFECT REFLECTION More Than Ready G1, TEN GUN SALUTE Henrythenavigator G2, IDEAL IMAGE More Than Ready G3, SUN ON THE RUN Whipper LR, SHE’S COMPLETE Oratorio LR, SCREAM BLUE MURDER Oratorio G3, GIBRALTAR BLUE Rock Of Gibraltar G2, MAYBE DISCREET Shamardal G1, ALPINE HEIGHTS Spartacus G3, SALON SOLDIER Soldier Hollow LR, JUST DISCREET Exceed And Excel G3, HURDY GURDY MAN Street Cry G3, STARTSMEUP Danzero G3, ELUSIVE IMAGE Elusive Quality LR, RED TYPHOON Hold That Tiger G2, WESTERN SYMBOL High Chaparral G3, METAL BENDER Danasinga G1, THE EIGHTH MAKER Clangalang LR, PANE IN THE GLASS Testa Rossa G3, ERIN COURT Durandal G1, MONBLUE Monsun LR, GOON SERPENT Reset G2, NEW IMAGE More Than Ready LR, MONTANA FLYER Flying Spur G2, LOCK IT IN EDDIE Blu Tusmani LR, LA FANTASTIQUE Fantastic Light LR, NIANGA Lomitas LR, THAT’S NOT IT Foreplay G3, NORDENEY Dai Jin G3, RIGHT FONG Dr Fong LR, POLLENATOR Motivator G2, RUSSETING Commands G1, OUR JOAN OF ARC Beautiful Crown G3, FULLY FLEDGED Align G1, LOUTKA Trempolino LR, SUNG Anabaa LR, WOPPITT Danzero LR, LACEY UNDERALL Desert Sun G2, ISTAN Gone West G3, LIM’S OBJECTIVE O’Reilly LR, INDIGO GIRL Leestown LR, UNIVERSAL QUEEN Scenic G1, MAGIC AMERICA High Yield G3, THE DUKE Danehill G1, ZOOMETRIC

SAND AND SEA Unbridled’s Song LR, STEFLARA Zabeel LR, CAYAMBE Danehill G2, TERRACE Zabeel LR, CLARE HILLS Orpen LR, ZANKEL Carnegie LR, OPPORTUNITY Redoute’s Choice LR, THORN PARK Spinning World G1, SWING WING In The Wings LR, YELL Anabaa G1, RUE LA FAYETTE Flying Spur LR, BLESS Slavic LR, ZAGALIA Zabeel G1, ROYAL SHOW Deputy Governor LR Kingmambo Henrythenavigator Sequoyah Bluebird Ladybird Blue Black Tokk

Mr Prospector Miesque Sadler’s Wells Brigid Storm Bird Ivory Dawn Blakeney Such Style

SA Fillies Sprint, G1, f&m, Scottsville, 27 May 2017, 1200m 1 Carry On Alice 5 m Captain Al –Carry On Katie, by Western Winter (USA) 2 Just Sensual 3 f Dynasty –Consensual, by Camden Park (USA) 3 The Secret Is Out 3 f Captain Al –Secret Of Victoria, by Goldkeeper (USA) Age:5; Starts: 29; Wins: 11; Placings:13; Earnings: R4 586 562 Sire CAPTAIN AL is the sire of 77 stakes winners. In 2017 CARRY ON ALICE Western Winter G1, CALL TO ACCOUNT Giant’s Causeway LR, THE SECRET IS OUT Goldkeeper G3, JO’S BOND Muhtafal LR 1st Dam CARRY ON KATIE, 4 wins in South Africa,The Debutante G2, 2nd TBA Paddock S G1, Gold Bracelet G2, Ipi Tombe Challenge G2, 3rd Fillies Nursery G2. Dam of 2 winners: 2009: CARRY ON CAPTAIN (g Captain Al), Winner in South Africa 2011: CARRY ON ALICE (f Captain Al), R475 000CPYS, 11 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Sprint G1, SA Nursery G1, City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint G1, Computaform Sprint G1, Cape Flying Championship G1, Southern Cross S G2, Man O’War Sprint G3, 2nd Tsogo Sun Medallion G1,Thekwini S G1, Gardenia Hcp LR, 3rd Cape Flying Championship G1, Ipi Tombe Challenge G1, Pretty Polly S G3.

2nd dam KATIE FIRTH,Winner in South Africa Dam of 4 winners: CARRY ON KATIE: See above KATE KARNEY:Winner in South Africa, dam of 1 winner CALISTA FIRTH:Winner in South Africa Broodmare sire WESTERN WINTER is the sire of dams of 21 stakes winners –PAST MASTER Jet Master G1, HOWE GREAT Hat Trick G3, CARRY ON ALICE Captain Al G1, MAGIC SMOKE Fort Wood G2, WINTER PASSION Var LR, LE VAR Var G3, AMUR AFFAIR Tiger Ridge G3, HOUSE OF WAX Count Dubois LR, SUPER STORM Rakeen G3, POLAR MOON Victory Moon G2, STING OPERATION Captain Al LR, ROBERT THE BRUCE Jallad G3, GRANDALEA Parade Leader LR, GATHERING FAME Jet Master LR, AREZZO Go Deputy LR, LAUDERDALE Elusive Fort G1, ULTIMATE DOLLAR Jet Master G3, FLYING ICE Go Deputy LR, SINGAPORE SLING Philanthropist G2, WIND CHILL Silvano G2, Al Mufti Captain Al Off To War Western Winter Carry On Katie Katie Firth

Roberto Lassie Dear Complete Warrior Infanta Gone West Chilly Hostess Best By Test Kyle

Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion, G1, 2yos, Scottsville, 27 May 2017, 1200m 1 Sand And Sea c Twice Over (GB) –Sea Point, by Spectrum (IRE) 2 Varallo c Var (USA) –Covenant, by Western Winter (USA) 3 Al Mariachi c Great Britain (GB) –Senorita Al, by Captain Al Age: 2; Starts: 2; Wins: 2; Placings: 0; Earnings: R519 750

2nd dam COMPASS POINT, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 5 winners: POINTING NORTH: Equus Champion 3YO Male Miler in 2008, 7 wins in SA and USA, Cape Guineas G1, Secretariat S LR Pointing East: Winner in South Africa, 3rd Strelitzia S G3 SEA POINT: See Above Broodmare sire SPECTRUM is the sire of the dams of 32 stakes winners – MOONLIGHT CLOUD Invincible Spirit G1, WINCHESTER Theatrical G1, DUTCH ART Medicean G1, SAND AND SEA Twice Over G1, DOCTOR GEOFF Fast Company LR, ZANBAGH Bernardini G2, SWIFT APPROVAL Approve LR, MACDUFF Street Cry LR, O TAMARA Argonaut G3, MIDDLEBURG Lemon Drop Kid G3, SAVOUEREUX Nadeem G3, DESSERTOFLIFE Mastercraftsman G3, TIME TO PLUNDER Holy Roman Emperor LR, FANCY FEET Fath G3, TELLINA Silvano G2, VALBCHEK Acclamation LR, BIRTHDAY PRINCE Areion LR, SANGSTER Savabeel G1, PURE EXCELLENCE LR, UP Galileo G2, MITICO Red Bishop G2, ETHIOPIA Helenus G1, STARK DANON Marchand De Sable LR, CEDARBERG Helenus G1, ELECTRIC WAVES Exceed And Excel G3, HOONESS Exceed And Excel LR, PERFECT SYMETRY Le Vei Dei Colori G1, PRINCE KAAPSTAD Kaapstad G1, CEDAR MOUNTAIN Galileo LR, RED DRESS ON Loup Solitaire LR, SHOT BLESS Daggers Drawn G3, CONILLON Acatenango LR DOUBT I’M DREAMING Not A Single Doubt LR Observatory Twice Over Double Crossed Spectrum Sea Point Compass Point

Distant View Stellaria Caerleon Quandary Rainbow Quest River Dancer Model Man Manuka

Sire TWICE OVER is the sire of 1 stakes winner. In 2017 SAND AND SEA Spectrum G1

Tsogo Sun Sprint, G1, Scottsville, 27 May 2017, 1200m

1st dam SEA POINT,Winner in South Africa Dam of 1 winner: 2014: SAND AND SEA (c Twice Over), R1000000CPYS, 2 wins in South Africa, Gold Medallion G1

1 Bull Valley 4 g Toreador (IRE) –Star Of Liberty, by Saumarez (GB) 2 Search Party 4 g Captain Al –Princess Magdelena (GB), by Pennekamp (USA) 3 Barbosa 7 g Captain Al –Fine Feather, by



BRAVE MARY Best By Test (USA) Age:4; Starts: 9; Wins: 5; Placings: 3; Earnings: R1 104 875 Sire TOREADOR is the sire of 10 stakes winners. In 2017 BULL VALLEY Saumarez G1 1st dam Star Of Liberty, 2 wins in South Africa, 2nd Umzimkhulu S G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2012: BULL VALLEY (g Toreador), R180 000NYS, 5 wins in South Africa, Tsogo Sun Sprint G1, Man O’War Sprint G3, Golden Loom Hcp LR, 2nd Merchants G2 2nd dam TOP TIMES, Placed in South Africa Dam of 8 winners: Time Control: 4 wins in South Africa, 2nd Diana S G3, dam of SW CONTROL FREAK MAJESTIC STAR: 3 wins in South Africa, dam of G1SP Star Express TIME DIGITAL: 4 wins in South Africa Broodmare SAUMAREZ is the sire of the dams of 13 stakes winners –AUTHORIZED Montjeu G1, GENTLEWAVE Monsun G1, BULL VALLEY Toreador G1, ADOREBEEL Savabeel G3, LAGO MINTO Galileo LR, LOUVRE Doowaley G2, A BOY NAMED SUE Caesour G3, LES BEAUFS Apsis G1, GO COUNTRY Country Reel LR, PRINCE FASLIYEV Fasliyev LR, MAROUSSIES WINGS In The Wings G3, INDIAN FUN Poliglote LR, HOCKNEY Zafonic LR, GRANDES ILLUSIONS Kendor LR Danzig Razyana Young Generation Purchasepaperchase Tin Goddess Rainbow Quest Saumarez Fiesta Fun Elliodor Top Times Paris Model Danehill


Star Of Liberty

Allan Robertson Championship, G1, 2yof, Scottsville, 27 May 2017, 1200m 1 Brave Mary f Brave Tin Soldier (USA) – Mary Lou, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) 2 Green Plains f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –Savannah Leigh, by Jet Master



3 Neptune’s Rain f Antonius Pius (USA) – Water Is Gold, by Rich Man’s Gold (USA) Age:2; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Placings:2; Earnings: R549 562 Sire BRAVE TIN SOLDIER is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2017 BRAVE MARY Rich Man’s Gold G1 1st dam MARY LOU, 6 wins in South Africa, Swallow S LR Dam of 1 winner: 2014: BRAVE MARY (f Brave Tin Soldier), R40 000CTSRTR, 2 wins in South Africa, Allan Robertson Championship G1 2nd dam KENTUCKY LASS, 7 wins in South Africa Dam of 8 winners: AFRICAN APPEAL:7 wins in South Africa, Champions Cup G1, Cup Trial G3 MARY LOU: See Above Broodmare sire RICH MAN’S GOLD is the sire of dams of 15 stakes winners – BRAVE MARY Brave Tin Soldier, WAGNER Tiger Ridge G1, ATHINA Fort Wood G1, LOUIS THE KING Black Minnaloushe G1, WHISTLE STOP Silvano G3, PIMM’S Tumblebrutus G2, GORDA DE LUJO Edgy Diplomat G2, NOBLE VINE Tumblebrutus G2, MISTER PRESIDENT Cruise King G3, MARKADO Midnight Foxtrot G3, CEDRO REAL Dushyantor LR, NEPTUNE’S RAIN Antonius Pius G3, FORRIES WALTZ Greys Inn G2, EASY LOVER Right Approach LR, SHOW ME THE MONEY Tumblebrutus G3 Storm Cat Brave Tin Soldier Bless Rich Man’s Gold Mary Lou Kentucky Lass

Storm Bird Terlingua Mr Prospector Angel Fever Forty Niner Honest Joy Kentucky Slew Smart Casual

Daily News 2000, G1, 3yos, Greyville, 3 June 2017, 2000m 1 Edict Of Nantes c Count Dubois (GB) –Pagan Dance, by Jet Master 2 Al Sahem c Silvano (GER) –Alderry, by Al Mufti 3 Horizon c Dynasty –Shina (GER), by

Lomitas (GB) Age:3; Starts: 12; Wins: 5; Placings: 5; Earnings: R2 171 875 Sire COUNT DUBOIS is the sire of 23 stakes winners. In 2017 EDICT OF NANTES Jet Master G1 1st dam PAGAN DANCE, 4 wins in South Africa Dam of 2 winners: 2012: DRUID’S TEMPLE (c Oracy), Winner in South Africa 2013: EDICT OF NANTES (c Count Dubois), R360000KFS, 5 wins in South Africa, Cape Derby G1, Daily News 2000 G1, 2nd Selangor Cup G2, 3rd Cape Classic G3 2nd dam WELSH PAGAN, 3 wins in South Africa Dam of 7 winners: Lightning Lecture: 7 wins, 2nd Graham Beck S G3, 3rd Gauteng Guineas G2 Welsh Emperor : 4 wins, 2nd East Cape Derby G3 PAGAN DANCE: See Above Broodmare sire JET MASTER is the sire of the dams of 14 stakes winners – EDICT OF NANTES Count Dubois G1, MADAME DUBOIS Count Dubois G3, EXIT HERE Jay Peg G3, SILVANO’S JET Silvano G2, OMATICAYA Silvano LR, EVENTUAL ANGEL Right Approach G3, HERE COMES BILLY Muhtafal G2, RIVARINE Var G3, GIMME THE STARS Gimmethegreenlight LR, BANKABLE TEDDY Bankable LR, EROS’S GIRL Captain Al LR, SHE’S A PIPPA Var LR, CHESTNUT’S ROCKET Horse Chestnut G3, GREEN PLAINS Gimmethegreenlight G2 Zafonic Count Dubois Madame Dubois Jet Master Pagan Dance Welsh Pagan

Gone West Zaizafon Legend Of France Shadywood Rakeen Jet Lightning Al Mufti Yuppie

Woolavington 2000, G1, 3yof, Greyville, 3 June 2017, 2000m 1 Lady Of The House f Dynasty – Overarching (USA), by Arch (USA)

2 Gimme Six f Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) –District Six (IRE), by Mujadil (USA) 3 Safe Harbour f Elusive Fort –Saint Isidore, by Rakeen (USA) Age: 3; Starts: 9; Wins: 3; Placings: 2; Earnings: R762 500 1st dam OVERARCHING, Equus Champion Older Female Sprint 3 times in South Africa, 11 wins in South Africa, SA Fillies Sprint G1, Horse Chestnut Stakes G1, Hawaii Stakes G2, Joburg Spring Challenge G3, Camellia S G3, Renounce S LR, Dam of 3 winners: 2007:THE BEST OVERALL (f Fort Wood), 2 wins in South Africa 2008: CAPTAIN HADDOCK (g Spectrum), 6 wins in South Africa 2013: LADY OF THE HOUSE (f Dynasty), R3700000 CPYS, 3 wins in South Africa,Woolavington 2000 G1 2nd dam LONELY FACT, 4 wins in USA, Cactus Cup Hcp LRR MISS NORTH BEACH: 5 wins in USA, April Run S LR OVERARCHING: See Above BOOGIE BEACH BLUES: Unraced dam of G1PSW STORM TREASURE Broodmare sire ARCH is the sire of the dams of 26 stakes winners –I’LL HAVE ANOTHER Flower Alley G1, UNCLE MO Indian Charlie G1, CONTESTED Ghostzapper G1, LADY OF THE HOUSE Dynasty G1, LINES OF BATTLE War Front G1, UNCAPTURED Lion Heart G2, ODYSSEY MOON Snitzel G3, LIGHTSTREAM Harlan’s Holiday G2, BENDABLE Horse Greeley LR, LANDFALL Myboycharlie G3, MOSLER War Front LR, WAR FLAG War Front G3, CHUBLICIOUS Hey Chub LR, GREAT MINDS Stroll G3, CLEARLY NOW Horse Greeley G3, CAMERON HIGHLAND Galileo LR, Fort Wood Dynasty Blakes Affair Arch Overarching Lonely Fact

Sadler’s Wells Fall Aspen Commodore Blake Joy Petite Kris S Aurora Known Fact Lonely Beach

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IDEAL WORLD... Sire of 72% winners to runners



UK GRADE RACE RESULTS 2017 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition QIPCO 2000 Guineas, G1, 3yos, Newmarket, 6 May 2017, 1600m

QIPCO 1000 Guineas, 3yosf, Newmarket, 7 May 2017, 1600m

1 Churchill (IRE) c Galileo (IRE) –Meow (USA), by Storm Cat (USA) 2 Barney Roy (GB) c Excelebration (IRE) –Alina (IRE), by Galileo (IRE) 3 Al Wukair (IRE) c Dream Ahead (USA) – Macheera (IRE), by Machiavellian (USA)

1 Winter (IRE) f Galileo (IRE) –Laddies Poker Two (IRE), by Choisir (AUS) 2 Rhododendron (IRE) Galileo (IRE) –Halfway To Heaven (IRE), by Pivotal (GB) 3 Daban (IRE) f Acclamation (GB) –Malaspina (IRE), by Whipper (USA)

Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 5; Placings: 1; Earnings: £842 744

Age:3; Starts: 5; Wins: 2; Placings: 3; Earnings: £302 488

Sire GALILEO is the sire of 238 stakes winners. In 2017 CHURCHILL Storm Cat G1, WINTER Choisir G1, SEVENTH HEAVEN Johannesburg G2, DECORATED KNIGHT Storm Cat G1, VENICE BEACH Danehill G3, DEAUVILLE Danehill G3, DOUGLAS MACARTHUR Green Desert G3, MINDING Danehill Dancer G2, ULYSSES Kingmambo G3, OBSERVATIONAL Cadeaux Genereux G3, ORDEROFTHEGARTER Pivotal LR, HYDRANGREA Pivotal G3

Sire GALILEO is the sire of 238 stakes winners. In 2017 CHURCHILL Storm Cat G1, WINTER Choisir G1, SEVENTH HEAVEN Johannesburg G2, DECORATED KNIGHT Storm Cat G1, VENICE BEACH Danehill G3, DEAUVILLE Danehill G3, DOUGLAS MACARTHUR Green Desert G3, MINDING Danehill Dancer G2, ULYSSES Kingmambo G3, OBSERVATIONAL Cadeaux Genereux G3, ORDEROFTHEGARTER Pivotal LR, HYDRANGREA Pivotal G3

1st dam MEOW, 2 wins in GB and Ireland, Grangecon Stud S LR, 2nd Queen Mary S G3 Dam of 1 winner: 2014: CHURCHILL (c Galileo), Cartier Champion 2YO Colt in 2016, 5 wins in GB and Ireland, 2000 Guineas G1, Dewhurst S G1, National S G1, Futurity S G2, Tyros S G3, Chesham S LR

1st dam LADDIES POKER TWO, 3 wins in GB, Wokingham S Dam of 1 winner: 2014: WINTER (f Galileo), 2 wins in GB and Ireland, 1000 Guineas G1, 2nd 1000 Guineas Trial G3

2nd dam AIRWAVE, 6 wins in GB and Ireland, Cheveley Park S G1,Temple S G2 Dam of 4 winners: ALOOF: 3 wins in Ireland, Denny Cordell Fillies S G3 MEOW: See Above ORATOR: 3 wins in France, Grand Prix Anjou-Bretagne LR Broodmare sire STORM CAT is the sire of the dams of 239 stakes winnersCHURCHILL Galileo G1, DECORATED KNIGHT Galileo G1, SIDNEY’S CANDY Candy Ride G1, SHARED BELIEF Candy Ride G1, SPEIGHTSTOWN Gone West G1, FOLKLORE Tiznow G1, GLENEAGLES Galileo G1, MARVELLOUS Galileo, BALLYDOYLE Galileo G1, MISTY FOR ME Galileo, CLOSE HATCHES First Defence G1, DANCING RAGS Union Rags G1,A SHIN HIKZARI Deep Impact G1, KIZUNA Deep Impact G1, REAL STEEL Deep Impact G1, DIALED IN Mineshaft G1, WEEP NO MORE Mineshaft G1, HONOR CODE A P Indy G1, LACHESIS Deep Impact G1, TRUST IN A GUST Keep The Faith G1, LORD KANALOA King Kamehameha G1, STREAMING Smart Strike G1, SAHARA SKY Pleasant Tap G1, AYUSAN Deep Impact G1, LIGHT CAT Indygo Shiner G1, IN LINGERIE Empire Maker G1, LOVE AND PRIDE A P Indy G1, BODEMEISTER Empire Maker G1, DRILL Lawyer Ron G1, HARMONIUS Dynaformer G1, KID MAMBO Lemon Drop Kid G1, NOBIZ LIKE SHOWBIZ Albert The Great G1, BUDDHA Unbridled’s Song G1, MAGNIFICENT SONG Unbridled’s Song G1, UNFURL THE FLAG Bertrando G1, Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea Storm Cat Miaow Squeak

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Storm Bird Terlingua Selkirk Santa Linda


2nd dam BREAK OF DAY, Unraced Dam of 2 winners: LADDIES POKER TWO: See Above RAKETE:Winner in Germany Broodmare sire CHOISIR is the sire of the dams of 10 stakes winners –MY DREAM BOAT Lord Shanakill G1, WINTER Galileo G1, BRAZUCA Teofilo G2, SEANIE Sebring LR, ECKSTEIN I Am Invincible LR, PERSUASIVE Dark Angel G3, MY POPPETTE Snippetson G2, FONATANELICEVale OfYork G3, PRESSING Sebring LR, MR UTOPIA Elusive Quality LR Sadler’s Wells Galileo Urban Sea Choisir Laddies Poker Two Break Of Day

Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Miswaki Allegretta Danehill Dancer Great Selection Favorite Trick Quelle Affaire

Investec Oaks, G1, 3yof, Epsom, 2 June 2017, 2400m 1 Enable f Nathaniel (IRE)-Concentric, by Sadler’s Wells (USA) 2 Rhododendron (IRE) f Galileo (IRE) –Halfway To Heaven (IRE), by Pivotal 3 Alluringly (USA) f Fastnet Rock (USA) –All For Glory (USA), by Giant’s Causeway (USA) Age:3; Starts: 4; Wins: 3; Placings: 1; Earnings: £321 978 Sire NATHANIEL is the sire of 2 stakes winners. In 2017 ENABLE Sadler’s Wells G1, NATAVIA Arazi LR 1st dam CONCENTRIC, 3 wins in France, Prix Charles Laffitte LR, 2nd Prix de la Flore G3 Dam of 3 winners: 2011:TOURNAMENT (c Oasis Dream), 3 wins in Britain and France 2012: Contribution (f Champs Elysees), 2 wins in France, 3rd Prix de Pomone G2 2014: ENABLE (f Nathaniel),3 wins in Britain, Investec Oaks G1, Cheshire Oaks LR 2nd dam APOGEE, 3 wins in France, Prix de

By Sarah Whitelaw

WINTER Royamount G3 Dam of 9 winners: APSIS: 6 wins in France, Prix Thomas Bryon G3, sire DANCE ROUTINE: 3 wins in France, Prix de Royallieu G2, 2nd Prix de Diane G1, dam of G1W FLINTSHIRE Broodmare sire SADLER’S WELLS is the broodmare sire of 334 stakes winners –SAKHEE Bahri G1, HENRYTHENAVIGATOR Kingmambo G1, ENABLE Nathaniel G1, TAGHROODA Sea The Stars G1, SILIC Sillery G1, VIRGINIA WATERS Kingmambo G1, CONDUIT Dalakhani G1, BRAVE ANNA War Front G1, RELIABLE MAN Dalakhani G1, THEWAYYOUARE Kingmambo G1, DIVINE PROPORTIONS Kingmambo G1, EL CONDOR PASA Kingmambo G1, LIZZIE L’AMOUR Zabeel G1, FLINTSHIRE Dansili G1, THE FUGUE Dansili G1, PASSAGE OF TIME Dansili G1, DARK MOONDANCER Anshan G1, BAD GIRL RUNS Western Winter G1, WORKFORCE King’s Best G1, BLAZING SPEED Dylan Thomas G1, HIT IT A BOMB War Front G1, SIMPLE VERSE Duke Of Marmalade G1, BEETHOVEN Oratorio G1, SECOND STEP Dalakhani G1, DIAMONDSANDRUBIES Fastnet Rock G1, GUST OF WIND Darci Brahma G1, OPINION Oasis Dream G1, RICH TAPESTRY Holy Roman Emperor G1, PEEPING FAWN Danehill G1, PATHFORK Distorted Humor G1, CURSORY GLANCE Distorted Humor G1 Galileo Nathaniel Magnificent Style Sadler’s Wells Concentric Apogee

Sadler’s Wells Urban Sea Silver Hawk Mia Karina Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge Shirley Heights Bourbon Girl

Investec Derby, G1, 3yos, Epsom, 3 June 2017, 2400m 1 Wings Of Eagles (FR) c Pour Moi (IRE) – Ysoldina (FR), by Kendor (FR) 2 Cliffs Of Moher (IRE) c Galileo (IRE) –Wave (IRE), by Dansili (USA) 3 Cracksman (GB) c Frankel (GB) –Rhadegunda (GB), by Pivotal (GB) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 2; Placings: 1;

Earnings: £947 236 Sire POUR MOI is the sire of 6 stakes winners. In 2017 WINGS OF EAGLES Kendor G1, HAUSSMANVolksraad LR 1st dam Ysoldina,Winner in France, 2nd Prix de la Grotte G3, 3rd French 1000 Guineas G1 Dam of 3 winners: 2010: Gyrella (f Oasis Dream), 2 wins in France, 3rd Prix Ceres LR 2013: SWEET ELECTRA (f Sea The Stars),Winner in France 2014: WINGS OF EAGLES (c Pour Moi), 2 wins in Britain and Ireland, Investec Derby G1, 2nd ChesterVase G3 2nd dam ROTINA, Placed in France Dam of 9 winners: BELLE ET CELEBRE: Winner in France, Prix Saint-Alary G1 WHORTLEBERRY: 8 wins in France Prix Jean Romanet G2, Premio Lydio Tesio G2, dam of SW STRAW HAT VALENTINO: 12 wins in France, Prix Andre Baboin G3, Prix Perth G3 Ysoldina: See Above Broodmare sire KENDOR is the sire of the dams of 43 stakes winners –WINGS OF EAGLES Pour Moi G1, AGAIN CHARLIE Medecis LR, ELLIPTIQUE New Approach G1, FRANKYFOURFINGERS Sunday Break G2, SILAS MARNER Muhtathir G3, BACCHELI Mujahid LR, AZEVILLE Shamardal LR, PAGERA Gentlewave G3, TIN HORSE Sakhee G1, MARCHAND D’OR Marchand De Sable G1, CHEETAH Tiger Hill G3, PUMP PUMP BOY Kingsalsa LR, NATIVE KHAN Azamour G3, RECITAL Montjeu G1, CORRE CAMINOS Montjeu G1, PRIVATE EYE American Post LR, VIOLON SACRE Stravinsky G3, CHARMING WOMAN Invincible Spirit G3, LADY SPRINGBANK Choisir G3, RACINGER Spectrum G3, NEVER ON SUNDAY Sunday Break G1, SERIOUS SPEED Royal Academy G1, LIGHT FANTASTIC Danehill Dancer G1, LE MIRACLE Monsun G1 Montjeu Pour Moi Gwynn Kendor Ysoldina Rotina

Sadler’s Wells Floripedes Darshaan Victoress Kenmare Belle Mecene Crystal Glitters Rudolfina




USA GRADE RACE RESULTS 2017 The Stats Pages are a regular feature from International Racehorse Magazine looking at the black Type Winners from the quarter preceding the Edition

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ALWAYS DREAMING LONGINES Kentucky Oaks, G1, 3yof, Churchill Downs 5 May 2017, 1800m 1 Abel Tasman (USA) f Quality Road (USA) –Vargas Girl (USA), by Deputy Minister (CAN) 2 Daddys Lil Darling (USA) f Scat Daddy (USA) –Miss Hot Salsa (USA), by Houston (USA) 3 Lockdown (USA) f First Defence (USA) – Rising Tornado (USA), by Storm Cat Age:3; Starts: 7; Wins: 4; Placings: 2; Earnings: $912 060 Sire QUALITY ROAD is the sire of 16 stakes winners. In 2017 ABEL TASMAN Deputy Minister G1, HIGH RIDGE ROAD Devil’s Bag G2, SALTY Dixie Union G2, LONG HAUL BAY French Deputy G3, ILLUMINANT Polish Numbers LR, GUEST SUITE Ghostzapper G3 1st dam VARGAS GIRL, Unplaced in the USA Dam of 5 winners: 2008:YES ITS JACKIE (f Yes It’s True), 7 wins in USA 2009: AUTARCH (c Gone West),Winner in USA 2010: SKY GIRL (f Sky Mesa), 3 wins in USA, Dogwood S G3 2013: MOONLIGHT SKY (Sky Mesa), Winner in USA 2014: ABEL TASMAN (f Quality Road), 4 wins in USA, Kentucky Oaks G1, Starlet S G1, 2nd Santa Anita Oaks G1, Santa Ysabel S G3 2nd dam WHEATLY WAY, 2 wins in USA Dam of 7 winners: BEVO: 6 wins in USA, Futurity S G1, Saratoga Special G2 MOONLIGHT SONATA: 2 wins in USA, Arlington-Lassie S G3, dam of G2WS BEETHOVEN, WILBURN Carson Hall: 5 wins in USA, 2nd Elkwood S G3 Broodmare sire DEPUTY MINISTER is the sire of the dams of 218 stakes winners –ABEL TASMAN Quality Road G1, SARAVA Wild Again G1, RAGS TO RICHES A P Indy G1, TELLING A P Indy G1, JAZIL Seeking The Gold G1, FROSTED Tapit G1, TAPIZAR Tapit G1,


CLOUD COMPUTING GOT LUCKY A P Indy G1, ANGELA RENEE Bernardini G1, V E DAY English Channel G1, THE BIG BEAST Yes It’s True G1, TO HONOR AND SERVE Bernardini G1, GOLDEN TICKET Speightstown G1, PERSISTENTLY Smoke Glacken G1, KANE HEKILI Fuji Kiseki G1, CURLIN Smart Strike G1, DIXIE CHATTER Dixie Union G1, BOB AND JOHN Seeking The Gold G1, MAGISTRETTI Diesis G1, BAHAMIAN PIRATE Housebuster G1, HALFBRIDLED Unbridled G1, REQUEST FOR PAROLE Judge TC G1 Elusive Quality Quality Road Kobla Deputy Minister Vargas Girl Wheatly Way

Gone West Touch Of Greatness Strawberry Road Winglet Vice Regent Mint Copy Wheatly Hall Family Way

Kentucky Derby presented by Yum Brands!, G1, 3yos, Churchill Downs 6 May 2017, 2000m 1 Always Dreaming (USA) c Bodemeister (USA) –Above Perfection (USA), by In Excess (IRE) 2 Lookin At Lee (USA) c Lookin At Lucky (USA) –Langara Lass (USA), by Langfuhr (CAN) 3 Battle Of Midway (USA) c Smart Strike – Rigoletta (USA), by Concerto (USA) Age:3; Starts: 6; Wins: 4; Placings: 2; Earnings: $2 260 000 Sire BODEMEISTER is the sire of 3 stakes winners. In 2016 ALWAYS DREAMING In Excess G1, O DIONYSUS Flatter LR 1st dam ABOVE PERFECTION, 7 wins in USA, Las Flores Hcp G3 Dam of 7 winners: 2004:YO SORO (c Giant’s Causeway), Winner in USA 2005:TALL PERFECTION (f Distorted Humor) 2 wins in USA 2006:TALE OF PERFECTION (g Tale Of The Cat), 2 wins in USA 2007: HOT DIXIE CHICK (f Dixie Union), 4 wins in USA, Spinaway S G1, Schuylerville S G3, dam of SW UNION JACKSON 2008: SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL (f Speightstown),

Winner in USA 2009:ABHAATH (g Hard Spun), 3 wins in USA 2014: ALWAYS DREAMING (c Bodemeister), 4 wins in USA, Kentucky Derby G1, Florida Derby G1 2nd dam SOMETHINGPERFECT, Unraced Dam of 6 winners: ABOVE PERFECTION: See Above MADE TO PERFECTION: 4 wins in USA, Santa Paula S LR Broodmare sire IN EXCESS is the sire of the dams of 38 stakes winners – ALWAYS DREAMING Bodemeister G1, HOT DIXIE CHICK Dixie Union G1, LIMOUSINE LIBERAL Successful Appeal G2, SIRCAT SALLY Surf Cat G3, ANN ARBOR EDDIE Square Eddie LR, WELLABLED Shackleford G3, LEXIE LOU Sligo Bay G2, GOLD RUSH DANCER Private Gold LR, A LOT Tapit LR, WALK CLOSE Tapit G3, CANDY BOY Candy Ride G2, DANCINGTOTHESTARS Good Journey LR, AMAZOMBIE Northern Afleet G1, ISMENE Tribal Rule LR, HELEONOR RUGBY Tribal Rule LR, SUGARINTHEMORNING Candy Ride LR, TALES IN EXCESSS Tale Of The Cat LR, RIDE ME FAST Candy Ride LR, STRIKE THE TIGER Tiger Ridge LR, BEAR NOW Tiznow G2, VERY VEGAS Storm Boot LR Unbridled Toussaud Storm Cat Untouched Talent Parade Queen Siberian Express In Excess Kantado Somethingfabulous Something Perfect Happening Empire Maker


Above Perfection

Preakness Stakes, G1, 3yos, Pimlico, 20 May 2017, 1900m 1 Cloud Computing (USA) c Maclean’s Music (USA) –Quick Temper (USA), by A.P. Indy (USA) 2 Classic Empire (USA) c Pioneerof The Nile (USA) –Sambuca Classica (USA), by Cat Thief (USA) 3 Senor Investment (USA) c Discreetly Mine (USA) –Plaid (USA), Deputy Commander (USA)

Age:3; Starts:4; Wins: 2; Placings:2; Earnings: $1 071 000 Sire MACLEAN’S MUSIC is the sire of 5 stakes winners. In 2017 CLOUD COMPUTING A P Indy G1, CALIFORNIA MUSIC Royal Academy G2, ROCKSHAW Trust ‘N Luck LR 1st dam Quick Temper, 4 wins in USA, 2nd Silverbulletday S G2,Arlington Matron Hcp G3 Dam of 4 winners: 2007: QUICK BREEZE (f Ghostzapper), 2 wins in USA 2011: QUICK INDIAN (g Indian Charlie), 5 wins in USA 2013: MS. SHORT FUZE (f Zensational),Winner in USA 2014: CLOUD COMPUTING (c Maclean’s Music), 2 wins in USA, Preakness S G1, 2nd Gotham S G3, 3rd Wood Memorial S G2 2nd dam HALO AMERICA, 15 wins in USA, Apple Blossom Hcp G1, Dam of 7 winners: MARINO MARINI: 3 wins in Ire and USA, Marble Hill S LR, 2nd Malibu S G1, sire Quick Temper. See Above FALMOUTH BAY: 8 wins in GB and SWE Broodmare sire A P INDY is the sire of the dams of 154 stakes winners –SUPER SAVER Maria’s Mon G1, PLUM PRETTY Medaglia D’Oro, CLOUD COMPUTING Maclean’s Music G1, JOKING Distorted Humor G1, ANY GIVEN SATURDAY Distorted Humor G1, IMAGINING Giant’s Causeway G1, BLUEGRASS CAT Storm Cat G1, DICKINSON Medaglia D’Oro G1, A P INDIAN Indian Charlie G1, LUKES ALLEY Flower Alley G1, CROWN QUEEN Smart Strike G1, ROYAL DELTA Empire Maker G1, ARTEMIS AGROTERA Roman Ruler G1, MORENO Ghostzapper G1, CENTRE COURT Smart Strike G1, MR DANY Powerscourt G1, MORNING LINE Tiznow G1, MR SIDNEY Storm Cat G1, WAIT A WHILE Maria’s Mon G1, Distorted Humor Maclean’s Music Forest Music A.p. Indy Quick Temper Halo America

Forty Niner Danzig’s Beauty Unbridled’s Song Defer West Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Waquoit Ameriangel






LEADING SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Stallion Unbridled’s Song , Unbridled, 1993 Candy Ride (ARG), Ride the Rails, 1999 Harlan’s Holiday, Harlan, 1999 Ghostzapper, Awesome Again, 2000 Tapit, Pulpit, 2001 Malibu Moon, A.P. Indy, 1997 Curlin, Smart Strike, 2004 Kitten’s Joy, El Prado, 2001 Quality Road, Elusive Quality, 2006 Uncle Mo, Indian Charlie, 2008 Into Mischief, Harlan’s Holiday, 2005

‘16 Stud Fee/ Farm Died 2013, Kentucky $60,000, Lane’s End, Kentucky Died 2013, Kentucky $75,000, Adena Springs Kentucky, Kentucky $300,000, Gainesway, Kentucky $75,000, Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky $150,000, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Kentucky $100,000, Ramsey Farm, Inc., Kentucky $35,000, Lane’s End, Kentucky $150,000, Ashford Stud, Kentucky $75,000, Spendthrift Farm, Kentucky

Rnrs 116 176 241 151 202 214 126 249 136 131 162

Wnrs 40 62 87 58 70 88 54 84 58 43 75

Wnrs/rnrs 34,48% 35,23% 36,10% 38,41% 34,65% 41,12% 42,86% 33,73% 42,65% 32,82% 46,30%

Rpt. Wnrs 9 17 20 14 21 19 14 25 17 11 21

Chief Earner (Earnings) Arrogate, ($13,000,000) Gun Runner, ($2,300,000) Neolithic, ($2,000,000) Shaman Ghost, ($2,380,000) Cupid, ($300,000) Gormley, ($684,000) Irish War Cry, ($616,660) Divisidero, ($329,100) Abel Tasman, ($664,200) Conquest Mo Money, ($508,900) Practical Joke, ($336,000)

17 Earnings $14,818,864 $5,526,951 $5,507,705 $5,135,717 $4,880,829 $4,520,672 $4,211,906 $4,047,376 $3,892,777 $3,591,653 $3,588,062

LEADING BROODMARE SIRES Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Stallion/ Sire, YOB Distorted Humor, Forty Niner, 1993 Sunday Silence, Halo, 1986 A.P. Indy, Seattle Slew, 1989 Storm Cat, Storm Bird, 1983 Unbridled’s Song, Unbridled, 1993 Giant’s Causeway, Storm Cat, 1997 French Deputy, Deputy Minister, 1992 Machiavellian, Mr. Prospector, 1987 Seeking the Gold, Mr. Prospector, 1985 Elusive Quality, Gone West, 1993 Galileo (IRE), Sadler’s Wells, 1998 In Excess (IRE), Siberian Express, 1987 Pivotal (GB), Polar Falcon, 1993 Sadler’s Wells, Northern Dancer, 1981 Grand Slam, Gone West, 1995

Dams 199 487 278 298 304 286 237 127 212 214 257 83 234 392 220

Rnrs 301 911 415 439 436 395 406 170 310 313 330 110 325 504 319

Wnrs 109 258 172 142 152 119 125 44 105 117 85 42 98 127 117

SWrs 4 13 14 11 9 3 5 5 10 5 9 5 7 5 6

Chief Earner, Earnings Arrogate, $13,000,000 Persian Knight, $392,244 Cloud Computing, $1,071,000 Irap, $700,000 Suave Richard, $512,506 Gun Runner, $2,300,000 Gold Dream, $404,190 Vivlos, $3,625,097 Conquest Mo Money, $508,900 Prize Money, $581,000 Chopin, $682,460 Always Dreaming, $2,260,600 Precieuse, $342,733 Enable, $411,164 Cool Cowboy, $227,500

‘17 Earnings $17,738,279 $11,205,960 $9,018,564 $7,952,451 $7,039,655 $6,816,209 $6,032,807 $5,709,104 $4,959,672 $4,482,175 $4,356,581 $4,199,276 $3,898,446 $3,888,270 $3,828,518

Cum. SWrs 53 168 154 241 106 49 71 99 144 43 52 38 59 334 41

AEI 1,76 1,64 1,67 1,7 1,49 1,5 1,65 1,6 1,65 1,26 1,43 1,27 1,32 1,55 1,15

Comp Index 1,41 1,4 1,46 1,42 1,39 1,38 1,29 1,38 1,44 1,37 1,36 1,32 1,39 1,35 1,34

Cum. Foals 1,351 4,686 2,955 4,290 2,414 2,048 1,455 1,886 2,775 1,641 1,754 1,031 1,433 7,071 1,691

INTERNATIONAL SIRES # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Stallion Deep Impact (JPN)   King Kamehameha (JPN)   Unbridled’s Song   Heart’s Cry (JPN)   Stay Gold (JPN)   Daiwa Major (JPN)   Fastnet Rock (AUS)   Neo Universe (JPN)   Snitzel (AUS)   Kurofune   Manhattan Cafe (JPN)   Gold Allure (JPN)   Street Cry (IRE)   South Vigorous   Harbinger (GB)  

North America Earnings $$$8,707,114 $92,100 $$$359,083 $$$$$$1,255,015 $$-

Country Japan Japan United States Japan Japan Japan Ireland Japan Australia Japan Japan Japan United States Japan Japan

Europe/Dubai Earnings $3,660,525 $5,403 $6,026,020 $$$$1,442,310 $120,000 $$$$400,000 $608,800 $$-

Japan/Hong Kong Earnings $22,100,532 $18,032,764 $188,915 $12,438,639 $11,616,257 $11,217,061 $3,171,366 $8,638,743 $1,057,880 $8,499,252 $8,152,009 $7,716,556 $318,838 $7,670,049 $7,446,469

International ‘17 Earnings $25,857,843 $18,043,616 $14,922,049 $12,530,739 $11,616,257 $11,217,061 $10,670,187 $8,759,632 $8,538,035 $8,499,252 $8,152,009 $8,116,556 $7,823,819 $7,670,049 $7,449,227

TOP OWNERS Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Owner Juddmonte Farms, Inc. Calumet Farm Stronach Stables Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H. Reddam Racing LLC Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. John C. Oxley MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz, Teresa Viola, St Elias, Siena Farm and West Point Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. Danny R. Caldwell End Zone Athletics, Inc. Hronis Racing LLC Godolphin Racing LLC Rockingham Ranch Starlight Racing


Starts 65 216 75 73 118 196 54 2 229 202 369 84 122 93 24

Wins 16 27 10 18 12 45 11 1 54 49 102 11 20 28 3

Places 10 33 15 16 27 39 9 40 37 52 14 10 9 2

Shows 8 27 15 8 13 27 3 35 25 45 16 17 13 5

Earnings $8,345,935 $3,182,022 $2,785,521 $2,132,760 $2,124,876 $1,667,912 $1,661,560 $1,635,800 $1,460,803 $1,404,690 $1,381,459 $1,327,581 $1,246,596 $1,240,431 $1,131,640

Win% 25% 13% 13% 25% 10% 23% 20% 50% 24% 24% 28% 13% 16% 30% 13%

WPS% 52% 40% 53% 58% 44% 57% 43% 50% 56% 55% 54% 49% 39% 54% 42%

Syndicated and Moved to Lammerskraal Stud in 2016

VISIONAIRE by Grand Slam - Scarlet Tango by French Deputy 16,1 hands



1st Dam wins at 2-at 5½f, 6f, 2d Laurel Laura Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy. 4 wins-2 Gal S., L, 4th Laurel Selima S., L.. Half-sister to DALE'S PROSPECT, OUR COMMANDER, Bumpy Road,, Untangled (dam of FULL, POLITICAL WEB, VILLETTE). ). Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:TARA'S TANGO (f by Unbridled's Song) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 8½f, US$806,004, to 2016, Santa Anita Santa Margarita S., Gr.1, Santa Maria S., Gr.2,, Del Mar Rancho Bernardo H., Gr.3, 2d Santa Anita Summertime Oaks, Gr.2,, Santa Paula S., L, Angel's Flight S., L, 3d Oaklawn Park Apple Blossom H., Gr.1 Gr.1, Santa Anita Santa Monica S., Gr.2,, 4th Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, Gr.1, Santa Anita Zenyatta S., Gr.1, Kalookan Queen S., L. VISIONAIRE (c by Grand Slam) 5 wins.. See below. SCARLET STRIKE (f by Smart Strike) 2 wins-1 wins at 2-at 1m, 9f, US$421,530, Santa Anita Providencia S., Gr.3,, 2d Santa Anita Chandelier S., Gr.1, Hollywood Park Honeymoon H., Gr.2,, Senorita S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Blue Norther S., L,, Del Mar CTT & Thoroughbred Owners of California H., L, Sacramento California Governor's Cup, L, 3d Hollywood Starlet S., Gr.1, Santa Anita Las Virgenes S., Gr.1 Gr.1, Santa Ysabel S., Gr.3, Hollywood Park Sharp Cat S., L. Wildcat Nation (c by Yes It's True) 4 wins-1 -1 at 2-at 5f, 5½f, Churchill Downs 2nd Dam -1 at 2, US$474,892, Laurel Politely SILVER TANGO, by Silver Badge . 17 wins-1 S., L, Conniver H., L, Francis Scott Key H., L-twice, -twice, Philadelphia Park Bustleton S., L, Mountain Laurel S., L,, Liberation H., L, Pimlico Jacob France H., L, Forsythia S., L, Primonetta H., L,, 2d Pimlico Oaks, Gr.3, Laurel Francis Scott Key H., L,, 3d Meadowlands Monmouth County S., L, Hydrangea S., L, Philadelphia Park Whitemarsh H., L,, Pimlico Jacob France H., L, State of Maryland Distaff H., L. Sister to Royal Silver, Silver half-sister to SENTIMENTAL TANGO (dam of MERENGUE). ). Dam of 12 foals, 9 to race, 8 winners, inc:DALE'S PROSPECT (g Pioneering) 12 wins to 6½f, US$344,864, Timonium Taking Risks S., L, 2d Delaware Park Mo Bay S., L,, Laurel Hoover S., L, 3d Laurel Dave's Friend S., L, Fire Plug S., L,, Dave's Friend S., L, 4th Delaware Park Hockessin S., L,, Pimlico Sonny Hine S., L, Timonium Taking Risks S., L. OUR COMMANDER (c Tenpins) 7 wins-3 -3 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, Laurel Maryland Juvenile Championship S., L,, 4th Laurel Private Terms S., L. Bumpy Road (g Love of Money) 4 wins-1 -1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, 2d Charles Town Tri-State Futurity (c&g), L. Scarlet Tango (f French Deputy) 4 wins. See above. Untangled. Unraced. Dam of 7 winnersPOLITICAL WEB (f Petionville) 4 wins from 6f to 1m, US$210,291, Del Mar Torrey Pines S., L,, Allowance, 3d Ruidoso Downs Desert Rose H. FULL (c Victory Speech) Champion Imported 3YO Colt in Panama in 2002. Winner in Panama, Panama Clasico Sociedad de Duenos de Caballos, L, Clasico Union de Preparadores, L,, 2d Panama Clasico Alberto de Obarri, 3d Panama Clasico Dia del Trabajo, L. VILLETTE (f Petionville) 6 wins-1 -1 at 2-from 6f to 8¼f, US$278,110, Parx Racing Foxy JG S., L, 2d Parx Racing Foxy JG S., L,, Dr Theresa Garofalo Memorial S., L, 4th Presque Isle Downs Malvern Rose S., L. Cozzen Vinny (g Cozzene) 8 wins from 5f to 8¼f, 3d Sunland Park Sunland Park H., L. No Easy Answer (g Petionville) 2 wins-1 -1 at 2-at 6f, 1m, 3d Laurel Private Terms S., L, 4th Pimlico Chick Lang S., L.

Won 5 races, 2-3 years, $465,992 in USA. Won King’s Bishop Stakes G1 1400m. Won Gotham Stakes G3 1700m. Won Allowance Race 1300m. Won Allowance Race 1600m. Won Maiden Special Weight 1600m 3rd

Risen Star Stakes G3 1700m.


Northern Dancer Stakes G3 1700m.


Blue Grass Stakes G1 1800m.

Champion First Season Sire 2014/15. Received large books of mares (100+) in 2014 & 2015. Sire of: HEAPS OF FUN (Gauteng Fillies Guineas G2, 2nd Fillies Mile G3, Swallow S L; 3rd Camellia S G2, Syringa H L; 4th Woolavington 2000 G1), AFRICA RISING (Byerley Turk G3; 2nd Ready to Run Cup; 4th Premiers Champion S G1), ROYAL PLEASURE (Strelitzia S G3), BACOPA BREEZE (Smart Halo S L), VISUALITY (2nd Three Troikas S G3; 3rd Allan Robertson Championship G1, Johannesburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge G2; 4th Golden Slipper G2, Strelitzia S G3), LALA (2nd Flamboyant S G3; 3rd Debutante H G2), OUTLOOK (2nd Cavonnier Juvenile S L; 4th Everett Nevin S L), VILAKAZI - SLEEP EDUCATION (H.K.) (3rd Winter Guineas G3), FANTASY QUEST (3rd Breeders Guineas L), etc.


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Name Klawervlei Stud Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd Highlands Farms Stud (Pty) Ltd Varsfontein Stud Ascot Stud (Pty) Ltd Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert) Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein Scott Bros Wilgerbosdrift Mr G J Armitage Mauritzfontein Stud Lammerskraal Stud Hemel`n Aarde Stud

rnrs 402 348 179 165 109 102 102 63 115 163 71 82 51 80 124

rns 2192 2200 979 914 624 608 542 328 582 1013 424 531 357 440 646

AEPR 52712 45479 70896 59467 87128 66127 65802 102628 55548 38187 78417 62563 96890 58354 36610

wns 221 169 116 103 81 75 62 33 71 62 48 60 46 53 56

wnrs 157 109 79 63 58 49 46 20 50 51 30 37 27 36 42

Wnrs/rnrs 39,10% 31,30% 44,10% 38,20% 53,20% 48,00% 45,10% 31,70% 43,50% 31,30% 42,30% 45,10% 52,90% 45,00% 33,90%

plcs 980 924 532 430 332 330 310 160 285 402 203 249 195 191 298

stks R 21 190 348,00 R 15 826 538,00 R 12 690 425,00 R 9 812 000,00 R 9 496 975,00 R 6 744 925,00 R 6 711 800,00 R 6 465 582,00 R 6 388 025,00 R 6 224 500,00 R 5 567 600,00 R 5 130 162,00 R 4 941 400,00 R 4 668 312,00 R 4 539 675,00

wnrs 114 93 78 62 78 69 24 46 46 55 44 50 42 37 36

Wnrs/rnrs 54,80% 51,10% 46,40% 42,20% 39,40% 46,00% 37,50% 56,10% 48,40% 47,40% 53,00% 40,30% 52,50% 42,50% 38,70%

plcs 694 537 483 393 529 470 175 282 287 300 293 311 234 246 265

stks R 21 055 775,00 R 15 198 388,00 R 13 144 350,00 R 10 554 938,00 R 9 672 756,00 R 9 395 968,00 R 6 352 325,00 R 6 320 475,00 R 6 318 188,00 R 6 199 388,00 R 5 841 438,00 R 5 754 762,00 R 5 523 062,00 R 5 378 525,00 R 5 170 750,00

SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name SILVANO (GER) br.s 21y 1996 CAPTAIN AL b.s 20y 1996 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 20y 1997 DYNASTY b.s 17y 1999 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 18y 1999 KAHAL (GB) b.s 23y 1994 GREYS INN (USA) dkb. or br.s 16y 2000 IDEAL WORLD (USA) b.s 12y 2005 GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) b. or br.s 8y 2008 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 ELUSIVE FORT b.h 14y 2002 SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) dkb. or br.s 12y 2003 QUERARI (GER) dk.b.s 11y 2006 TIGER RIDGE (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1996 MOGOK (USA) b.s 17y 2000

rnrs 208 182 168 147 198 150 64 82 95 116 83 124 80 87 93

rns 1188 999 929 751 1065 992 391 526 532 639 596 638 422 506 552

AEPR 101230 83508 78240 71802 48852 62640 99255 77079 66507 53443 70379 46409 69038 61822 55599

wns 183 132 108 105 103 118 37 70 70 76 64 71 61 56 50

SIRES OF 3 YEAR OLD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name SILVANO (GER) br.s 21y 1996 CAPTAIN AL b.s 20y 1996 DYNASTY b.s 17y 1999 GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) b. or br.s 8y 2008 TRIPPI (USA) b.s 20y 1997 VAR (USA) b. or br.s 18y 1999 PATHFORK (USA) b.s 9y 2008 PHILANTHROPIST (USA) ch.s 16y 2001 VISIONAIRE (USA) ch.s 12y 2005 QUERARI (GER) dk.b.s 11y 2006 SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) dkb. or br.s 12y 2003 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 GREAT BRITAIN (GB) b.s 15y 2002 ELUSIVE FORT b.h 14y 2002 KAHAL (GB) b.s 23y 1994

rnrs 81 51 58 67 53 80 44 58 45 34 53 47 35 45 45

rns 409 337 299 470 310 457 280 322 312 204 335 277 267 328 308

AEPR 121712 101763 89097 75444 83941 54427 75933 53355 63883 83734 52004 58624 78418 59301 58351

wns 72 55 53 59 50 47 48 30 34 35 33 35 27 25 32

wnrs 46 36 30 37 33 33 28 22 24 23 24 28 19 22 21

Wnrs/rnrs 56,80% 70,60% 51,70% 55,20% 62,30% 41,30% 63,60% 37,90% 53,30% 67,60% 45,30% 59,60% 54,30% 48,90% 46,70%

plcs 255 178 170 250 161 239 146 149 146 121 160 134 139 136 157

rnrs 284 260 234 208 165 196 155 111 123 125 101 85 99 77 80

rns 1701 1478 1256 1120 876 1091 907 676 721 728 563 489 596 412 489

AEPR 70014 55324 54882 46742 54275 44883 51662 71887 51142 39813 46900 54895 46916 57362 53498

wns 205 155 133 112 101 87 81 55 68 54 50 36 54 48 48

wnrs 143 105 87 78 74 67 55 38 51 42 36 25 37 31 28

Wnrs/rnrs 50,40% 40,40% 37,20% 37,50% 44,80% 34,20% 35,50% 34,20% 41,50% 33,60% 35,60% 29,40% 37,40% 40,30% 35,00%

plcs 842 706 568 464 433 472 414 289 336 310 257 208 252 201 249

stks R 9 858 700 R 5 189 888 R 5 167 625 R 5 054 763 R 4 448 875 R 4 354 188 R 3 341 050 R 3 094 575 R 2 874 750 R 2 846 962 R 2 756 212 R 2 755 325 R 2 744 625 R 2 668 525 R 2 625 806

DAM SIRES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name FORT WOOD (USA) b.s 25y 1990 WESTERN WINTER (USA) dkb. or br.s 21y 1992 AL MUFTI (USA) dkb. or br.s 26y 1985 JALLAD (USA) dkb. or br.s 29y 1988 JET MASTER b.s 22y 1994 NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (CAN) b.s 30y 1984 MODEL MAN br.s 22y 1982 NATIONAL EMBLEM ch.s 20y 1991 ELLIODOR (FR) b.s 40y 1977 CAPTAIN AL b.s 20y 1996 SILVANO (GER) br.s 21y 1996 RAKEEN (USA) b.s 20y 1987 NORTHERN GUEST (USA) b.s 24y 1977 BADGER LAND (USA) b.s 17y 1983 RAMBO DANCER (CAN) b.s 33y 1984


stks R 19 883 950,00 R 14 384 138,00 R 12 842 400,00 R 9 722 275,00 R 8 955 329,00 R 8 797 100,00 R 8 007 625,00 R 7 979 500,00 R 6 290 500,00 R 4 976 575,00 R 4 736 850,00 R 4 666 050,00 R 4 644 650,00 R 4 416 875,00 R 4 279 812,00

VERCINGETORIX S I LVA N O - N AT I O N A L V I X E N | B a y 2 0 0 9 | 1 6 , 2 H a n d s

John Köster - Breeder: “We have over 20 Vercingetorix foals on Klawervlei. The individuals are of high quality, on the leg with good depth and plenty of scope. On the whole, they have good quarters, exhibit very good balance and are correct - I am very impressed with them!”

Jehan Malherbe Bloodstock Agent: “Awesome yearling - he was the only one we purchased for the Sheik at the 2011 NYS”

Mike de Kock Trainer: “4 wins from 4 starts at 3 incl G1 and G2 in SA - very few horses can do that - best in yard in SA & Dubai”

John Kramer Yearling Inspector: “A big high-quality rangy individual with a lot more scope than his sire Silvano”

Equus Champion International G1 Winner Timeform 124 Property of a Syndicate


2017 Stud Fee R30,000

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