The late, great Horse Chestnut was arguably the finest racehorse ever bred in Africa. Only once defeated in 10 outings, the son of champion sire Fort Wood won the South African Triple Crown by an aggregate of more than 20 lengths.
The champion also romped to victory in the 1999 G1 J&B Met, where he left Horse Of The Year Classic Flag and champion Faralmond struggling in his wake.
Exported to North America, Horse Chestnut made a stunning winning debut in the States, winning the G3 Broward Handicap, before injury forced his retirement to stud.
Horse Chestnut’s Broward Handicap win brought him rave reviews and he began his stud career at the famed Claiborne Farm, home previously to such breed shaping sires as Nasrullah, Bold Ruler, Nijinsky II, Danzig, and Mr Prospector, to name but a few.
Sadly now deceased, Horse Chestnut went on to become a highly successful sire and broodmare sire.
To date, the former Horse Of The Year has left nearly 50 stakes horses- headed by the G1 winners Chestnuts N Pearls (Golden Slipper) and Lucifer’s Stone (Garden City Breeders’ Cup).
Other graded winners sired by Horse Chestnut include Banbury, Chestnut’s Rocket, Duveen, Joan Ranger, Smart Enough, and Spanish Chestnut.
The champ is also the sire of this season’s top class 2yo Horse Guards, who won his first two outings by over seven lengths!
Horse Chestnut is also shaping up as a top class broodmare sire, with his daughters having produce such G1 winners as Cannock Chase (entered in the 2016 G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and G1 Eclipse Stakes) and Suggestive Boy, as well as 2016 G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes/ G1 J&B Met winner Smart Call.
Boland Stud are proud to offer a colt by this legendary performer at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale, which takes place on June 30th– July 1st.
Catalogued as lot 44, this colt, a half brother to seven time winner Social Master, is out of G3 Champagne Stakes winner Dancette –a half sister to the dam of talented G1 filly Joshua’s Mistress.
This is the same family as former Equus Champion, and July winner, Heavy Metal, and the G1 winners Drum Star, For The Lads and Planetary Music, as well as former Broodmare Of The Year Star Drums.