Klipdrif Stud’s exciting resident sire Elusive Fort will have a stud fee of R25 000, live foal, this season.
A past Equus Champion, and triple G1 winner, the champion son of Fort Wood has made an excellent start to his stud career.
Elusive Fort’s small first crop yielded three black type performers, including G1 SA Fillies Classic winner and R2.5 million plus earner Siren’s Call.
Star of the champion’s second crop, to date, is G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Lauderdale, and Listed Sophomore Sprint winner Ernie –third in the recent Listed In Full Flight Handicap.
His current crop of two-year-olds include Listed Somerset 1200 runner up Elevated as well as impressive debut winner Safe Harbour, and Elusive Fort looks on his way to establishing himself as the latest in a growing line of top class South African bred stallions.
One of 15 G1 winners sired by champion sire Fort Wood (also sire of the exceptional Cape sire Dynasty), Elusive Fort is out of Ever Seeking, whose sire Secret Prospector is also broodmare sire of dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club.
A half brother to G3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Easyjadeasy, Elusive Fort is from the famed “E” family, and his G1 winning second dam, Epoque, is a half sister to champions Empress Club and Ecurie.
Between them, Ecurie, Epoque and Horse Of The Year Empress Club won no fewer than 13 Grade One races!
This is also the family of multiple G1 winner Rio De La Plata (by Rahy) –currently one of the leading first crop sires in France.