Arc boost for Klawervlei blue blood
One of the best bred mares in South Africa recently received yet another boost to her pedigree page on Saturday. Ebiyza, who was awarded the Group 2 Prix de Royallieu, is out of a mare, whose dam is a full sister to Klawervlei broodmare, Ebaraya.
Ebaraya, one of the best bred mares in South Africa, is also half-sister to the Queen’s star mare Estimate (Monsun).
The latter won Britain’s greatest staying race recently, the G1 Ascot Gold Cup, to take her tally to tally to four victories in just seven starts. Estimate’s Gold Cup victory was the first in the Gold Cup’s history by a horse owned by the ruling monarch.
Estimate is one of four Group One winners produced by blue hen mare Ebaziya (Darshaan). Ebaziya’s other G1 winners include another Gold Cup hero in Enzeli (Kahyasi), G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Edabiya (Rainbow Quest) and Ebadiyla. The latter, a full sister to Ebaraya, won both the G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Prix Royal Oak.
Ebaraya (Sadler’s Wells) currently has a weanling filly by champion US sire Distorted Humor. This filly is bred on the same Distorted Humor/Sadler’s Wells cross which produced G1 National Stakes winner, and exciting young local sire Pathfork and G1 Prix Jean Prat hero Aesop’s Fables.
This filly’s future stud value must be astronomical!
Ebaraya is a direct descendant of one of the finest broodmares in the Stud Book – Frizette. The latter is the ancestress of such legends as Mr Prospector, Seattle Slew, Dahlia, Nedawi, Forestry, Rail Link and the mighty Tourbillon to name a few.
Ebaraya’s sire Sadler’s Wells is not only one of the greatest sires in history, but he has built up an astounding record as a broodmare sire. To date, his daughters have produced 292 stakes winners, and a remarkable 49 G1 winners.
Group/Grade One winners produced by Sadler’s Wells include such outstanding performers as Conduit, Divine Proportions, El Condor Pasa, Henrythenavigator, Peeping Fawn, Reliable Man, Sakhee, Silic, Virginia Waters and Youmzain.
Ebaraya recently foaled a magnificent Captain Al colt and is due to visit Judpot this year.