Juveniles sired by Lammerskraal’s late, great sire Western Winter have really made a huge impression on the turf this season.
To date, the champion son of Gone West has been represented by 10 juvenile runners, of which eight have either won or finished in the money.
Western Winter’s 2yos this season include the impressive, undefeated Miranda Frost, the high class stakes colt Bishop’s Bounty and Attenborough.
His latest juvenile winner to impress was Call Me Winter, who made it two wins from as many outings when scampering home to by two and a half lengths on Wednesday. The Mike Miller trained filly looks a potential feature race contender in the making and is yet another top class 2yo prospect for her sire this season.
Western Winter is, however, no stranger to siring high class 2yos with his past such performers including the Equus Champions Argonaut and Ice Cube, as well as G1 winners On Her Toes, Roxanne and Warm White Night.
He is currently the fifth leading sire of 2yos (by stakes) in South Africa.
The late, lamented sire, a triple champion in South Africa, has three lots on offer at the upcoming National Yearling Sale:
Lot 47 –this filly (bred on the same cross as G1 performer Kingvoldt) is out of a winning half sister to G1 performer Kilcoy Castle and highly regarded Berlinetta. She has a very interesting pedigree, being intensely inbred to her own sire, Western Winter, with the latter sire of this filly’s stakes winning second dam. Her third dam, by champion sprinter Harry Hotspur, is G2 Fillies Guineas winner She’s A Treat
Lot 101 – a half sister to 2 winners, this filly is a three parts sister to the high class performers Polar Bound, Bound To Travel and Path To Travel, and her dam is also a half sister to former champion Long Dollar
Lot 356 – a half brother to 2 winners, including highly rated G2 performer Abercrombie, this colt is out of G1 Empress Club Stakes winner Stratos –a daughter of seven times champion sire Jet Master. The reverse Jet Master/ Western Winter cross produced Equus Champion and J&B Met winner Past Master