Another winner for leading first crop sire
Former Equus Champion Sprinter Rebel King has made a smart start to his stud career. He was represented by his fourth individual winner from his first crop when Spritzer ran out a comfortable winner of Scottsville’s first race on Tuesday.
Interestingly, Spritzer is the first Rebel King colt to win – with the stallion’s three previous winners all fillies. Rebel King’s earlier winners include the stakes placed Letas Bonnet and the unbeaten Stylish Virginia.
A top-class juvenile, Rebel King trained on well to become an Equus Champion Sprinter at five .
His eight wins included the Gr1 Cape Flying Championship and the Gr2 Nursery (now a Gr1 contest). He earned over R2 000 000 on the track, before retiring to Klawervlei back in 2009.
Like world leading sprinter Shea Shea, Rebel King is a son of the late, great South African champion National Emblem. Out of the Badger Land mare Cousin Linda, Rebel King is a half-brother to two black type performers in Uncle Tommy and Rebel Queen respectively.
Rebel King has some well bred yearlings coming up for sale on the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Among them are a half brother to Gr1 SA Derby winner Royal Bencher, and a half-brother to Gr3 Betting World Langerman hero Cree Lodge.
His 2012 stud fee was R10,000.