A colt from the first crop of young Moutonshoek sire, Marchfield, was the second top lot sold at Tuesday’s open session of the Canada’s Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Premier Yearling Sale.
Out of Giant’s Causeway mare Good Religion, the colt was knocked down for $100 000.
The popular colt is out of a daughter of the high-class mare Guiza, who won five races including the Gr2 Palomar Handicap.
Marchfield, who is set to stand his first season at stud in South Africa this year, was an exceptional racehorse.
A smart two-year-old, Marchfield was a classic winner at three, when he won the Breeders Stakes.
Marchfield’s pedigree more than matches his race record – he was produced by a champion out of a champion!
One of over 140 stakes winners sired by the immortal champion sire A P Indy, Marchfield shares his share with sensational young sire Judpot. The latter, named last season’s Equus Outstanding Stallion, produced two individual Grade One winners in his first crop including champion Along Came Polly.
Other outstanding sires produced by A P Indy include Pulpit (sire of Tapit), Congrats, Flatter, Indygo Shiner, Camden Park (sire of promising local sire Jay Peg), Bernardini and Malibu Moon (sire of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb).
Marchfield’s dam, Pico Teneriffe (by breed shaping sire Red Ransom) was a smart race mare, who won three graded stakes and was placed in both the Gr1 Frizette Stakes and Gr1 Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap.
Later named Broodmare of the Year, Pico Teneriffe not only produced Marchfield, but also the six time stakes winner Congor Bay. Marchfield is also a three parts brother to the multiple Grade One winning filly Devil May Care (by Malibu Moon), who won three Grade One races including the Frizette Stakes.
From an outstanding family, responsible for successful sires Boldnesian, Cryptoclearance, Harlan’s Holiday and Ride The Rails (sire of the great Candy Ride), Marchfield will stand his first SA season for R25 000.