Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud has been enjoying a tremendous run of success this season.
Boland Stud’s star graduates this season include G2 Hawaii Stakes winner Captain Aldo, brilliant, undefeated 2yo The Merry Widow (a leading contender for the upcoming G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery), and impressive debut scorer South Side, among others.
The farm, whose past graduates include the likes of Flight Alert, Harry Hotspur and Senor Santa, will be represented by seven quality yearlings at the KZN Yearling Sale, which is set to take place at Sibaya on 30th June and 1st July.
Boland Stud, the fifth leading vendor at last year’s KZN Sale, will also be acting as agent on behalf of five other lots.
Former champion sprinter Rebel King, who is from the powerful Danzig male line, is a prolific sire of fast, precocious stock. The former G1 Cape Flying Championship winner has a host of smart winners to his credit including G3 Winter Classic hero Royal Dreamer, top class 2yo Prince Of Thieves and East Cape Champion La Rebel. He is the sire of a colt (Lot 298) out of Allez Afrique –a winning Jet Master half sister to G1 Cape Flying Championship winner O Caesour. This family has done really well when mated to National Assembly (grandsire of Rebel King), with that cross producing such champions as Enchantress and National Currency, among others.
Former G1 Travers Stakes runner up, and close relative of the great sire A P Indy, Mambo In Seattle has made a great start to his stud career –his first crop including dual G1 winning millionaire Same Jurisdiction and second crop the G3 winner, and Guineas placed, Mambo Mime. He has a colt here (Lot 300) –this half brother to 2 winners is out of a winning daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Southern Halo (an 11 time champion sire) and former South African champion Faralmond. Herself a half sister to an Argentinian G1 winner, Faralmond’s wins included a pair of triumphs in the G2 Natalia Stakes, and she was also second in both the G1 Queen’s Plate and G1 Rothman’s July.
Mambo In Seattle, who shares his sire Kingmambo with top international sires King Kamehameha, Lemon Drop Kid and King’s Best, is also the sire of a half brother (Lot 79) to recent impressive debut winner Poster Girl. This colt’s dam is a Model Man half sister to G3 performer Qui Success and this is the family as the now US based Madame Dubois, who defeated subsequent Fillies Guineas winner Heaps Of Fun and G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Juxtapose when she won the G3 Three Troikas Stakes.
The late, great Horse Chestnut (only once defeated) holds claims to being the greatest racehorse ever bred in South Africa. The former Horse Of The Year and Triple Crown winner has also made his mark at stud through such G1 winners as Chestnuts N Pearls and Lucifer’s Stone, and is also broodmare sire of this year’s G1 J&B Met winner Smart Call, as well as such international G1 winners as Cannock Chase and Suggestive Boy. He is the sire of a colt (Lot 44), whose winning siblings include a seven time winner, out of G3 Champagne Stakes winner Dancette.
The latter, by a Nijinsky II line sire, is bred on very similar lines to former Equus Champion and G1 Vodacom Durban July winner Heavy Metal, who is from this female line. Also the family of G1 winners Drum Star, For The Lads and Planetary Music.
More Than Ready’s G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winning son Gimmethegreenlight has made a bright start with his first 2yos this season and currently ranks as one of South Africa’s leading first crop sires. By the same sire as top Australian stallion Sebring, Gimmethegreenlight is the sire of a filly (Lot 77) whose six winning siblings including the G3 juvenile Qui Success. Out of a 3 time winner by champion sprinter Goldmark (damsire also of champion Big City Life and this season’s high class performer Trophy Wife), she is from the same family as the now exported filly Madame Dubois, a dual G3 winner and third in the G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.
Oasis Dream, a champion sprinter and outstanding sire, is the sire of outstanding young sire Querari. A former Italian G1 winner and champion, Querari’s small first crop has yielded such top class performers as Cosmic Light, G1 performer Melliflora and Solana. Querari is the sire of lot 35 –a filly, a half sister to a winner, who is from the same family as champions Grand Emporium, Ice Cube and Whistling Dixie, as well as such high class performers as Annie, Arezzo, Jagged Ice and former G1 winning 2yo Ndabeni (the latter, like the filly on offer, is by a Danzig line horse).
Reigning champion sire Captain Al is one of South Africa’s elite stallions, and is on course to record his 8th consecutive 2yo sires title this year. His numerous top performers include this season’s G1 winners Carry On Alice and Cloth Of Cloud, champions All Is Secret and Captain’s Lover, and the undefeated Boland Stud bred star The Merry Widow. He is also the sire of this blue blooded filly (Lot 90), whose winning Silvano dam is a half sister to G2 SA Fillies Nursery winner Hidden Beauty, whose sire, Victory Moon, is by Al Mufti –also the sire of Captain Al!
Bred on the reverse Al Mufti/Silvano cross which has been so successful, she is from the family of Met winning champion Imperious Sue, this season’s G1 2yo Double Appeal and former Dubai champion and ill-fated sire Victory Moon himself.
The late Sail From Seattle was a top class stakes winner and a three parts brother, by Gone West, to top US sire Smart Strike. He has lived up to expectations during a brief stud career, with his runners including the G1 winners Elusive Gold and Gulf Storm, as well as this season’s promising 2yos Pacific Spirit and Seattle Singer. Sail From Seattle is the sire of this well bred filly (Lot 97) (bred on the same cross as exported Cape Guineas winner Elusive Gold) who is from the great Miss Lindeman family –responsible for such outstanding fillies as Bilateral, Little Miss Magic and champion Tara’s Touch, as well as impressive recent winner Jetano.
Boland Stud will also be offering five yearlings at the KZN Yearling Sale as agent.
Former dual champion Italian sire Oratorio has been a sales ring sensation with his first South African crop this year fetching up to R3.2 million. The sire of more than 40 stakes winners worldwide, including champions Banchee, Beethoven and Military Attack, Oratorio is also the sire of this well bred filly (Lot 198), whose winning Jet Master dam is out of SA Oaks winner Royal Prophecy. The latter is a full sister to another Oaks winner in Noble Destiny as well as to the dam of US G1 winner Gypsy’s Warning.
Former Irish Champion Pathfork was a brilliant, unbeaten G1 winner at two, when his wins included the G1 National Stakes. He has made a sensational start to his stud career with his five first crop winners, at the time of writing, including brilliant G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Red Chesnut Road. He has a colt (Lot 233) on sale, a half brother to 2 winners, whose dam is a full sister to champion and multiple G1 winner Donatella and this is the same family as this season’s top class filly and G1 performer Negroamaro as well as last season’s Gold Cup runner up Balance Sheet.
The ill-fated sire Sail From Seattle made his mark on South Africa through the likes of G1 winners Elusive Gold and Gulf Storm, as well as millionaire Tommy Gun and promising 2yos Pacific Spirit and Seattle Singer. He has a filly (Lot 19), a half sister to 2 winners, on offer whose Jallad sired dam is out of Listed Syringa Handicap winner Dot Dot Dash. She is bred on very similar lines to former dual Guineas winner Solo Traveller –also by a son of Gone West out of a Jallad mare.
Former G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile runner up and leading first crop sire Antonius Pius shares his sire Danzig with such outstanding stallions Danehill, Green Desert and War Front. A proven sire, his top offspring include graded winners Antonius Du Bois, Belong To Me, and My Sanctuary as well as East Cape champion Yoshie and top stayer Cool Chardonnay. He has a colt (Lot 206) on offer, a half brother to a winner, out of a half sister to a stakes winner. From the great Corn family, his second dam is G3 winner Flaming Corn –a daughter of great sire and broodmare sire Elliodor (damsire of recent Triple Crown winner Abashiri).
What A Winter was an outstanding racehorse, and triple Equus Award winner, whose 15 wins included 4 at G1 level. A son of triple champion sire Western Winter, and from the great Gone West male line, the champ is from the same family as breed shaping sires Big Game, Hyperion, Mossborough, Sickle and Sir Tristram. What A Winter, whose first yearlings have sold well around the country, has a filly (Lot176) on offer who traces back to the mighty mare Queen Of Light. This filly, whose dam is a half sister to a G3 performer who earned more than R800 000, is from the same family as classic winners Royal Palace, Fairy Footsteps, Light Cavalry and successful sire and broodmare sire Welsh Pageant, as well as top class local runner Captain America.