Boland Stud will be offering a seven strong draft at this year’s Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale, and the farm will also be offering six other yearlings as agents.
One yearling in the draft who is certainly bred to come to hand quickly is lot 298, a bay colt by former Equus Champion Sprinter Rebel King.
Not only was Rebel King an exceptional sprinter (his victories included the G1 Cape Flying Championship), but the son of National Emblem was also a superb juvenile.
Unbeaten in three outings at two, Rebel King crowned his first campaign with a fluent two and a quarter length win in the G2 The Nursery at Turffontein.
Since retiring to stud, the former sprint king has more than made his mark with a string of high class juvenile winners to his credit including G3 Champion Juvenile Cup hero Prince Of Thieves, East Cape champion La Rebel and G2 The Debutante runner up Rebel To The Fore.
Rebel King, whose offspring also include talented G3 Winter Classic winner Royal Dreamer, has another smart crop of juveniles this season include such winners as Maverick Girl and G1 contender Sporting Monarch.
Boland Stud will be offering a well related Rebel King colt in the form of lot 298 –whose winning Jet Master sired dam is a half sister to G1 Cape Flying Championship winner O Caesour. Second dam Al Damirji is a winning Al Mufti half sister to a 2yo stakes winner and this is also the family of champions National Currency and Enchantress, who between them won four Grade One races.
Tellingly, both National Currency (Equus Champion 2yo Colt, Equus Champion 3YO Male Sprinter) (and G2 winning own sister Dollar Bright) and former Equus Champion Older Female Sprinter Enchantress are all sired by the late, great National Assembly –himself grandsire of Rebel King.
Thus the colt on offer is very closely related indeed to world class sprinter National Currency and G1 winner and G1 producer Enchantress!