Klawervlei’s outstanding new stallion, Twice Over, has settled into his new home extremely well.
Stallion manager, John Freeman, reports that the horse is now housed in the stable of the late, great National Emblem, proud sire of Shea Shea who recently broke the Meydan track record at the World Cup meeting in the Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint.
The horse, understandably, didn’t enjoy quarantine, and, like most imports, grew an imposing coat.
An outstanding racehorse, who raced sound from two to seven, Twice Over won 12 races and over 2.5 million pounds in prize money.
During his career, Twice Over won no fewer than nine feature races, including the G1 Champion Stakes (twice), the G1 Eclipse Stakes, and the G1 Juddmonte International.
A truly superb racehorse, Twice Over won from 1600m to 2000m, and joined the greats as a dual winner of the G1 Champion Stakes. This feat has been previously been achieved by such champions as Brigadier Gerard, Triptych, and Lemberg.
He beat many of the champions of his generation, including Raven’s Pass (Gr1 Breeders Cup Classic), Chinchon (Gr1 Singapore Cup), Sariska (Gr1 Epsom Oaks), Fame and Glory (Gr1 Irish Derby), Dar Re Mi (Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic), and Midday (Gr1Breeders Cup Turf), to mention a few.
Timeform rated this four time G1 winner at 128 at both five and six. He was rated 127 at four.
A great favourite of his legendary trainer Henry Cecil, Twice Over is a Mr Prospector line horse. He is from an outstanding Juddmonte family, whose members include Gr1 winners Banshee Breeze (US Champion), Passage of Time (Gr1 Criterium de Saint Cloud), Timepiece (Gr1 Falmouth Stakes), and All At Sea (Gr1 Prix Du Moulin).
This is also the family of Horse of the Year Damascus, an outstanding sire, sire of sires and broodmare sire.
Twice Over, a powerful and imposing horse, will stand his first season this year for a stud for R80,000 – R20,000 for nomination with the remainder to be paid for a live foal