Prominent Cape farm, Boland Stud, is really well represented at Saturday’s G1 Vodacom Durban July meeting.
Boland Stud will have runners in two of the day’s major features, namely the G2 Gold Circle Golden Slipper and KZN Yearling Sale Million, with the farm’s runners including a number of highly fancied contenders.
The farm’s two runners in the prestigious R600 000 Golden Slipper include the Boland Stud raised filly Call Me Winter (a winner of two of her only three outings) and the talented Listed Perfect Promise Sprint/Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery winner The Merry Widow, who was bred by Boland Stud. The Merry Widow’s dam, Miss Kiri, has a lovely Master Of My Fate filly foal at foot.
Boland’s trio of runners in the R1 000 000 KZN Yearling Sale Million include Ocean Drive South (who was raised at Boland), the Windrush filly Lunar Rush (also raised by Boland-whose dam has a nice Var filly at foot this year) and the Boland Stud bred Poster Girl, an impressive debut winner and among the leading fancies for Saturday’s big race.
The farm also has a powerful draft on offer at this week’s Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale, with Boland’s draft includes yearlings by such popular and promising sires as Captain Al, Gimmethegreenlight, Horse Chestnut Mambo In Seattle, Oratorio, Pathfork, Querari, Sail From Seattle, and What A Winter. Excitingly, the draft includes a Mambo In Seattle three parts brother to none other than Poster Girl (Lot 79) as well as an Antonius Pius half brother to Ocean Drive South (Lot 206).
The full details for Boland’s KZN Sale draft can be viewed online at www.tba.co.za