Four years ago, Golden Touch Thoroughbred Services consigned a magnificent Seventh Rock colt to the Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 2) –now the March Yearling Sale.
Named Guiness, the magnificent colt was knocked down to Mayfair Speculators for R425 000.
Guiness duly lived up to his looks (and became the first G1 winner for his sire) when landing the 2014 G1 Tsogo Sun Gold Medallion over subsequent G1 winners Carry On Alice and Harry’s Son.
Now Golden Touch will bid to repeat history when consigning another good looking Seventh Rock at the 2017 March Yearling Sale, which takes place at Durbanville racecourse next weekend.
Already named Rocky Night, the colt (catalogued as lot 82) is due to come up for sale on day one of the March Sale on Saturday week.
Bred on the famed Danehill/Sadler’s Wells cross, Rocky Night is a half-brother to 2 winners, including Mauritian star Night In Seattle.
His dam, by Sadler’s Wells’ champion son In The Wings, is a half-sister to a G3 2yo –sired by none other than champion Rock Of Gibraltar –himself also sire of Seventh Rock.
Rocky Night’s second dam is a half-sister to French classic winning champion Baiser Vole (whose wins included the French 1000 Guineas) and he is a direct descendant of the great mare Mistress Ford, whose wins included the French Oaks.
This is the same family as Kentucky Derby Giacomo and his multiple G1 winning half-brother Tiago.
In The Wings, one of Sadler’s Wells best sire sons, is an outstanding broodmare sire, whose daughter have produced such G1 winners as Ave (by Danehill Dancer), Luas Line (by Rock Of Gibraltar’s sire Danehill), Shonan Peintre, and current Singapore sensation Debt Collector.