Klawervlei Stud’s well performed young stallion Warm White Night has made an excellent start to his stud career. The son of triple champion sire Western Winter achieved a notable landmark when his son Hard Day’s Night became his first graded winner after courageously landing Saturday’s Gr2 Selangor Cup at Kenilworth.
Bred by Tim Bootsma, Hard Day’s Night made all the running to land Saturday’s R400 000 by a head over Jay Peg colt Victorious Jay with the well bred Dynasty colt Nassa flying up late for third.
Hard Day’s Night, who stopped the clock in Saturday’s race in a time of 98.03 seconds, has now won or placed in all six of his career outings. A candidate for next year’s CTS $1 million dollar race, the colt races for owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste –who also raced Warm White Night so successfully.
The Highlands Farm bred Warm White Night, whose offspring have fetched up to R1.1 million in the sales ring, has made a bright start to his stud career. The sire, whose first crop are now three, has already had 16 individual winners, including three black type performers, while other useful first crop winners by Warm White Night include Apollo’s Gift and Executive Power.
A top class sprinter in his own right, Warm White Night won or placed in 11 of 19 outings and earned over R1.6 million in prize money. He reeled off three graded race victories in his first three starts at two, culminating in a facile win in the Gr1 Gold Medallion at Scottsville. Unlikely many brilliant two-year-olds, Warm White Night trained on well enough to become one of South Africa’s top sprinters, and his subsequent wins included both the Gr1 Cape Flying Championship and Gr3 Man O’War Stakes. He also finished a close up third, beaten less than a neck, in the 2009 Gr1 Computaform Sprint.
He is one of 19 Grade One winners sired by the late Western Winter, whose sons at stud also include the hugely popular pair of Capetown Noir and What A Winter.
Out of the outstanding Foveros mare Thousand Nights, Warm White Night is a half brother to four stakes horses including Equus Champion Highland Night and Derby winner Prince Asad.