Pat Schafer’s Collingwood Stud has enjoyed plenty of success over the years. Having bred previous G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Sparkling Gem, and numerous other smart performers, Pat’s most recent eye catching winner is this season’s promising 2yo, Sea Cat.
The latter, a daughter of leading sire Var, has won two of her four starts to date, and is being aimed at some Gr1 features later in the year.
Collingwood has two yearlings, both consigned under the Winterbach Stud, on offer at the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Interestingly enough both are fillies.
Lot 282 is a daughter of Silvano, who is currently South Africa’s leading sire. Silvano is an outstanding sire, whose top daughters include Field Flower (Cape Fillies Guineas), Flirtation (Summer Cup) and Mi Emma (German 1000 Guineas).
This bay miss, named Among Saints, received a remarkable nine and a half out of ten from the pane for her conformation, and is a lovely filly.
She has the pedigree to back her looks. Her dam is a half-sister to two stakes winners, including international Gr1 winner Gypsy’s Warning. The latter won over R4 400 000 during her career including the Gr1 Matriarch Stakes. Among Saints’ second dam, by top broodmare sire Royal Chalice, is a sister to the Oaks winning sisters Royal Prophecy and Noble Destiny.
Lot 378 is a filly by multiple Gr1 winner and Gr1 sire Black Minnaloushe. The latter is the sire of this season’s high-class 3yo Black Toga, as well as the local G1 filly Felix The Cat. Other notables sired by Black Minnaloushe include Breeders Cup Sprint hero Dancing In Silks and G1 winning filly Black Mamba.
Named Shady Cat, the filly on offer is a three parts sister to the smart, stakes placed winner of three, Platinum Cat. She is out of a mare by Fort Wood, broodmare sire of this season’s outstanding performers Capetown Noir and Cherry On the Top, and this is the family of Model Man. The latter was South Africa’s first equine millionaire and a leading sire.
These two well bred fillies are to be found in Block C at the TBA’s Germiston Complex