More success for promising Night
Klawervlei’s exciting first crop sire Warm White Night was represented by his second individual first crop winner at Greyville on Sunday afternoon.
The Klawervlei Stud bred Miss Nightingale gave young syndicate Green Street Bloodstock a first winner from their first starter when she landed a maiden juvenile plate over 1000m.
A R50 000 “steal” from the 2014 March Yearling Sale, Miss Nightingale is out of the Tale Of The Cat mare Catsun.
She is the second daughter of Warm White Night to win on debut, following in the footsteps of Harlem Shake.
Currently South Africa’s leading first crop sire by winners, Warm White Night was exceptionally popular in the sales ring last year. His first crop fetched up to R1.1 million in the sales ring, and, if his start is anything to go by, Warm White Night looks on track for a successful career at stud.
He certainly has plenty going for him. A magnificent yearling, Warm White Night was a R1.8 million purchase from the 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. He was a top class racehorse, who won his first three races at two – all of which came in graded wins. Warm White Night’s top performance at two came when he landed the honours in the Gr1 Gold Reef Resorts Medallion, where he defeated subsequent top Hong Kong sprinter Cerise Cherry to win easily. The Charles Laird trained colt trained on well to become one of the country’s top sprinters, with his subsequent wins including a gutsy score in the 2010 Gr1 Cape Flying Championship (a race won previously by legendary sire Jet Master).
A son of triple Champion Sire Western Winter, Warm White Night is one of four stakes horses produced by the stakes winning Foveros mare Thousand Nights, with his talented siblings including Equus champion Highland Night and Derby winner Prince Asad.
He has 20 lots on offer at next month’s March Yearling Sale- including a filly out of a half sister to Gr1 Summer Cup winner Wolf Whistle (Lot 75), a half sister to promising 2yo Seventh Plain (Lot 109), a half brother to the stakes placed Letas Bonnet (Lot 174) and a colt whose dam is an own sister to Horse Of The Year National Colour (Lot 225).