Varsfontein Stud’s resident sire Judpot enjoyed a notable double at Saturday’s Highveld Feature Season Awards ceremony.
The blue blooded son of A P Indy is the sire of both Deputy Jud (Champion Sand Specialist) and Juxtapose (Champion three year old filly) who combined to pick up a pair of awards.
Deputy Jud, bred by Jaco and Carolyn Erasmus, scored his major win in the G2 Supreme Cup –the last ever running of that R1 000 000 contest on sand. The versatile Deputy Jud (he was also second in the G1 SA Derby over 2450m), has banked over R1 300 000 for owners Adriaan and Rika Van Vuuren.
His paternal half sister, Juxtapose, a leading contender for Equus Award honours, established herself as one of the leaders of her generation with wins in both the G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic and G2 WIlgerbosdrift SA Oaks.
The Varsfontein Stud bred filly, a bargain R130 000 buy from the 2014 National Sale, has won or placed in seven of her eight starts to date and banked R1 429 125 in stakes.
Judpot, a half brother to world leading sire Kingmambo and dual French classic winner East Of The Moon, is enjoying yet another good season and is currently South African’s seventh leading sire by stakes and the country’s fifth leading sire of 3yos (by stakes).
He has 12 lots on offer at next month’s Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale:
Lot 122 –this filly (inbred to Secretariat) is out of a stakes winner of four, who finished third in the G1 SA Fillies Sprint
Lot 138 – bred on the same cross as G1 winner Forest Indigo, this filly is out of a daughter of Fort Wood and a half sister to Broodmare Of The Year Akinfeet (dam of Equus Champion and young sire Capetown Noir)
Lot 141 – out of a mare by international champion Daylami (damsire of champion Pierro), this colt is from the family of champion Circle Of Life and her G1 winning siblings African Lion and Zebra Crossing
Lot 148 – bred on the potent A P Indy/Storm Cat cross, this filly is out of a daughter of classic placed stakes winner Miss Unimac, and her third dam is the high class Australian performer Lotkas Star
Lot 183 – this colt is out of G3 Champagne Stakes winner Purple Orchid, a six time winning stakes winner and half sister to an international black type winner
Lot 209 – a half brother to a winner, he is out of a stakes placed winner of three, and second dam finished second in the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas
Lot 210 – out of a stakes placed winner of five, this well bred colt is from the great Soho Secret family and his relatives include champions London News, Kings Gambit and Breeders’ Cup hero Pluck, among many others
Lot 233 – inbred to the great mare Lassie Dear, this filly is from the same family as champion fillies Ethereal and Renounce, as well as Horse Of The Year and champion sprinter Flobayou
Lot 250 – this well bred colt is a half brother to 4 winners, including former star filly Control Freak. Out of a G1 placed mare, and from the family of this season’s top class sprinter Bull Valley, he is from the same family as champion and top class sire Model Man –damsire of Judpot’s champion daughter Along Came Polly
Lot 264 –this well related filly is from the family of Horse of The Year and successful sire Horse Chestnut, as well as outstanding fillies Cork Wood, Monyela, Sport’s Chestnut and recent graded winner Off The Mark
Lot 276 – this colt, out of an own sister to KZN champion What A Question, is out of a half sister to multiple Equus Champion, and hot young sire, What A Winter and is from the same family as breed shaping sires Big Game, Hyperion, Pharamond, Sickle and Sir Tristram
Lot 294 – out of an own sister to international stakes horse Mr Brock (and bred like Judpot’s G1 winner Forest Indigo), this colt (whose relatives including promising 2yo Miranda Frost) is from the same family as one of South Africa’s greatest equine champions –Horse Chestnut