More success for promising Fort
The Klipdrif Stud based Elusive Fort has made a really promising start to his stud career, and Elusive Shade provided the former Equus Champion with his second winner (from just 3 South African runners) when successful over 1000m at the Vaal on Thursday afternoon.
To date, all three of Elusive Fort’s runners have won or run in the money, and the former Gr1 SA Derby has made a bright start to his stud career.
Another of his offspring, filly Elusive Stars, ran third in the recent Listed Perfect Promise Sprint.
An Equus Champion, and three time Gr1 winning son of champion sire Fort Wood, Elusive Fort hails from the famous “E” family – responsible for such champions as Empress Club, Eventuail and Ecurie – as well as this season’s high-class Grade 3 winner, Eventual Angel.
Elusive Fort, earner of over R2 million on the track, has just two lots on next week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale – but they look bound to prove popular:
Lot 198 is a half-sister to outstanding sprinter Via Africa – whose three Gr1 wins include this season’s Gr1 Cape Flying Championship. Via Africa is set to race in next weekend’s Gr1 Computaform Sprint, where she looks tough to beat.
Lot 435 is a filly bred on the classic Sadler’s Wells/Darshaan cross. A half-sister to a stakes placed winner in Britain, this filly hails from the same family as international G1 winners Bon Hoffa, and Spark Of Life.