Boland Stud’s classy draft for 2014 KZN Sale
Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud enjoyed tremendous success at the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The farm sold all three of their lots offered for a gross total of R2.15 million – a total which made Boland the top vendor (3 or more lots consigned) by average at the National Sale.
Top priced Boland Stud sold lot was a Var colt, who was knocked down to Misty Meadows for R1.1 million.
The farm once again has a high-class draft on offer at the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale – set to take place at Suncoast Casino in Durban on July 3rd and 4th.
Boland Stud will offer 14 well bred yearlings at this sale, and will also act as agent for a further four lots. The Boland Stud draft includes a mix of proven and promising sires, from a number of different male lines, and there is something on offer for everyone.
First of the Boland draft to come up for sale is lot 33, a son of former Gr1 Travers Stakes runner up Mambo In Seattle. An exceptionally well bred stallion, Mambo In Seattle has made a promising start with his first 2yos this season. To date, nine of Mambo’s 2yos have either won or finished in the money.
The unnamed colt has a great pedigree and is inbred to the great mare Lassie Dear. A half-brother to three winners, he is out of a full-sister to Gr3 filly Rexana. From the mighty Soho Secret family, this colt’s relatives include legendary SA champion London News, Equus Champions Kings Gambit and Promisefrommyheart, and Breeders Cup winner, and promising young sire, Pluck – to name but a few.
World leading sire Rock of Gibraltar has an unbelievable strike rate in South Africa, and his well bred son, Rock Of Rochelle, is the sire of lot 61. A group 3 winning sprinter, Rock Of Rochelle, closely related to champion sire Dynaformer, has already proved popular, with his first yearlings fetching up to R500 000.
This bay colt is out of a winning daughter of leading broodmare sire Caesour and Gr1 winning 2yo, Silver Arc. The latter won five including the Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.
Lot 67 is another by a well performed young sire. This colt is a son of multiple Gr1 winner Warm White Night, whose first yearlings have impressed, and sold up to R800 000 this year.
This choicely bred colt is a half-brother to 5 winners, and is out of a winning full-sister to Gr1 SA Derby winner, and champion, Travel North.
This colt is out of a mare by champion broodmare sire Northern Guest, a truly great influence on the modern South African stud book. Northern Guest mares have produced such top-class performers as July winner Pomodoro, champion sprinter J J The Jet Plane and this season’s Gr1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas winner In The Fast Lane. Northern Guest is also the broodmare sire of La Massine – dam of dual Horse of the Year, and the second top rated horse in the world at the moment, Variety Club.
Boland’s first filly on offer comes in the form of lot 78. A chestnut daughter of Equus Outstanding Stallion Judpot (sire of multiple Gr1 winning filly Along Came Polly), this choicely bred filly is out of a winning daughter of top sprinter Hot Seven.
A daughter of champion sprinter and sire Harry Hotspur, Hot Seven is the granddam of 2014 Gr1 Gold Cup hopeful, Hot Ticket. This is also the family of 2014 Gr1 J&B Met winner Hill Fifty Four, and former top filly Alpha Centauri.
This beautifully bred filly is inbred to legendary sire Nureyev – a pattern which has produced such top-class racehorses as Fillies Guineas winner Amanee, Japan Cup runner up Denim and Ruby, SA Derby hero Royal Bencher, and outstanding Australian sprinter Lankan Rupee.
Kingmambo son Ashaawes is the sire of lot 80, a chestnut filly. Ashaawes has made a really smart start to his stud career, with his first small crop having produced Gr1 Dubai World Cup starter Sanshaawes as well as the Grade One filly Priceless Jewel.
This filly is out of a winning daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Southern Halo, while her second dam is Faralmond – South Africa’s Champion Older Female of 1996. A cracking racemare, Faralmond’s wins included the Gr2 Greyville 1900 and she was second in both the Gr1 Queen’s Plate and July as well.
Ashaawes (sire of impressive 2yo winner Peace Again and Gr3 Winter Classic contender Reim), is also the sire of lot 135. This bay filly is a half-sister to 2 winners, while her dam is a winning daughter of leading sire Goldkeeper (damsire of top-class fillies All Is Secret and Reflective Image) and the stakes winning mare Delta Swing.
This filly is closely inbred to the great sire, sire of sires, and broodmare sire Mr Prospector – one of the greatest stallions in history.
Lot 157 is a filly whose pedigree includes two of the best sires to have stood in South Africa – Western Winter and Fort Wood. She is by champion 2yo Argonaut (by Western Winter), whose first crop of 3yos include the high-class performers Copybook and Ernie or Else.
This filly is out of a winning Dynasty (by Fort Wood) mare, and hails from the family of numerous stakes winners, including Gr1 Champions Cup winner African Appeal.
Champion sprinter Rebel King (by National Emblem) is the sire of lot 158 – a colt from a tremendous family. Rebel King, who earned over R2 million on the track, made a smart start to his stud career, and was South Africa’s joint leading first crop sire (by winners) last season.
This bay colt is a half-brother to a four time winner – and his Jallad sired dam is an own sister to Gr1 filly Truthofthematter, and a three parts sister to Equus Champion Succesful Bidder.
Interestingly, this colt is bred on the same National Emblem/Jallad cross which produced world class Gr1 winning sprinter Shea Shea.
Mambo In Seattle, who is out of an own sister to legendary US sire A P Indy, sports a legendary pedigree. A three parts brother to US champion, and top sire, Lemon Drop Kid, Mambo is the sire of lot 173. This well bred colt is a half-brother to six winners, including high-class stakes filly, Qui Success.
His dam is by champion sprinter Goldmark – also broodmare sire of ill-fated July winner and Equus Champion Big City Life, and this colt is from the same immediate family as seven individual Argentinian Gr1 winners.
Seeking The Gold son, Lecture, is the sire of recent Gr1 Computaform Sprint hero Copper Parade, as well as numerous other high-class performers. Lecture is also the sire of lot 186, a colt from one of the best families in the stud book.
This colt is out of a winning Al Mufti mare – and is thus bred on the same Lecture/Al Mufti cross which produced champion filly Rock Opera, as well as the above mentioned Copper Parade. This colt is related to numerous top-class performers, including Horse Of The Year Blaze Of Fire (by a son of Al Mufti), champion Tara’s Touch and the highly rated Silvano’s Jet.
Promising young sire Ashaawes is the sire of lot 225, a bay filly out of an imported daughter of champion sprinter and top broodmare sire Cadeaux Genereux. This filly, whose dam won three, is from a great family, and numbers the likes of champion sire Be My Guest and unbeaten Epsom Derby winner Golden Fleece as close relatives. This is also the family of stakes winner Robin Des Bois – sire of multiple US Gr1 winner Gentlemen.
Lot 234 is a son of exciting young sire Mambo In Seattle, whose runners include the impressive debut winner The Royal Rumba. This colt, who is out of a half-sister to G3 winner London Guest, is from a great Boland family.
Top horses bred by Boland Stud from this family include the magnificent champion Senor Santa and ill-fated Cape Guineas winner, Flight Alert.
This choicely bred colt traces back in female line to arguably the greatest broodmare in South African history – Drohsky.
Rebel King, and champion sprinter and leading first crop sire last season, is the sire of lot 246. This colt is out of a winning Saumarez half-sister to smart feature filly Margaret Court, and is from the same family as this season’s top class Gr1 winning 3yo, In The Fast Lane.
This colt’s fourth dam is Cape Fillies Guineas winner, and hugely influential broodmare, Party Time – ancestress of numerous stakes winners, including July winner Trademark.
The colt on offer is out of a mare by world leading sire Saumarez – dam sire of former Epsom Derby winner and promising sire Authorized.
Lot 260 has claims to being one of the best bred fillies on sale. She is by champion sire Captain Al, who is on track to claim his sixth consecutive 2yo sires title in 2014 – and whose daughters include the champions All Is Secret and Captain’s Lover, as well as the season’s top-class Gr1 winner, Carry On Alice. This well bred filly is a half-sister to 2 winners – and is out of the talented 2yo, Qui Success.
Lot 260’s damsire is Qui Danzig – whose daughters have excelled at stud, and whom is the broodmare sire of such Gr1 winners as Buy And Sell, Pierre Jourdan and current sprinting sensation, Via Africa. This filly could be anything!
The first lot offered by Boland as agent is lot 21. She is by Triple Crown winner Horse Chestnut, whose first SA runners include the talented performers Demitasse, Chestnut’s Rocket, and Rake’s Chestnut. Remarkably, all six of Horse Chestnut’s 2yos to have run this season have either won or finished in the money. This filly is out of a half-sister to the stakes winning Storm Crossing, and her second dam is the high-class Elliodor mare, Flaming Corn.
From the same family as Horse of the Year Irish Flame, this filly is out of a Parade Leader mare – as is 2yo sensation, and Gr3 Cape Nursery winner, Kingvoldt.
Top sprinter King’s Apostle has made a pleasing start with his first runners this season. To date, the former Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest winner has been represented by a pair of smart winners in National King and King’s World.
King’s Apostle is also the sire of lot 47, a chestnut colt whose dam is a full-sister to champion filly Donatella. The latter won seven races, including the Gr1 Garden Province Stakes and Gr1 SA Fillies Guineas.
There is no hotter sire in South Africa than Var. The former sprint champion is sire of outstanding international performer, and dual Horse of the Year, Variety Club, as well as the recent Gr1 winners Normanz and Via Africa. Var, a sire whose progeny are always popular in the sales ring, is also the sire of lot 244. This bay colt is out of a winning sister in blood to Gr1 winning sprinter O Caesour, and also numbers champion sprinters Harry’s Charm, Enchantress and National Currency as close relatives. This colt is certainly bred to fly.
Lot 259 shares his sire, Ashaawes, with the top-class Sanshaawes, who was placed in both the Gr1 Maktoum Challenge and Gr1 Investec Cape Derby. This well bred colt is out of a winning daughter of Parade Leader (also damsire of Kingvoldt), who is a half-sister to smart stayer S’il Vous Plait. His second is by le gendary broodmare sire Darshaan, damsire of the Epsom Derby winners Pour Moi and High Chaparral, to mention but two. This colt traces back directly to 1000 Guineas winner Picture Play, and this family has produced numerous classic winners and champions all over the world. This tally includes Epsom Derby hero Royal Palace, top miler Desert Prince, St Leger winner Light Cavalry and 1000 Guineas heroine Fairy Footsteps.