COUNTRY’S TOP SIRES WELL REPRESENTED AT CPYS
All of the leading sires in the country are well represented at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Captain Al, who is enjoying yet another fantastic season with the likes of All is Secret (Fillies Championship) and Hill Fifty Four (Algoa Cup, Peninsula Handicap), has 31 yearlings on sale.
His yearlings include an own brother to the top-class filly Trinity House, a half-sister to multiple G1 winner and sire Russian Sage, a half-brother to the brilliant filly Franny, an own sister to Fillies Guineas runner up Tick Tock and a half-sister to the top-class performer, Whiteline Fever.
No doubt Captain Al’s yearlings will be in great demand given his consistent success as a stallion. His influence is also growing through his broodmare daughters – Captain Al is broodmare sire of last season’s G1 winning juvenile, Potent Power.
Dynasty has made a tremendous name for himself both in the sales ring and as a sire of top-class performers.
His colt out of Something of Value fetched R2 000 000 at the 2012 Cape Premier Yearling Sale – and no doubt Dynasty’s yearlings will once again command high prices.
On the race track, Dynasty is the sire of leading Met hopefuls Jackson, Beach Beauty and Run For It – and he has been enjoying yet another very successful Cape Summer Season.
Dynasty has arguably one of the sales’ standout lots in the form of Imibala. This grey colt, consigned as lot 150, is the second foal of champion, and July winner, Dancer’s Daughter.
Other notable yearlings include progeny of such well bred and performed mares as Our Table Mountain, Alignment (dam of Potala Palace), Fading Light, Make My Millennium and Distance is Done.
Fort Wood, the sire of Dynasty, is the only stallion in recent memory to have sired three offspring named Horse of the Year – Horse Chestnut, Celtic Grove and Dynasty. The former champion has four lots on sale here.
Sire of the earners of over R98 million, Fort Wood’s yearlings on offer include a colt out of the very smart G1 performer Next Spring, and a full brother to the very talented Red Fort.
Kahal is KZN’s best stallion, and one of South Africa’s very best sires. The sire of such G1 winners as Noble Heir, Chocolicious and Desert Links, Kahal has enjoyed another good season with the likes of Festival of Fire (Jburg Spring Challenge) and Love Struck (Politician Stakes).
He has two lots on sale, a colt from the family of top filly Straight Set, and a grandson of the top-class racemare, Vino Rosa.
One of South Africa’s best, and most consistent sires, is the wonderful Silvano. Every season Silvano comes up with another top-class performer, and his G1 winners include Bold Silvano, Kings Gambit, Field Flower, Flirtation and champion Aslan.
The multiple G1 winner has 20 lots on sale, and his yearlings include a sister to Punta Arenas, a colt out of G1 winner Soft Landing, a filly out of the high-class mare Golden Shina, and siblings to Romantic Moon and Mochachino.
Proven US success, Trippi, was very popular at the 2012 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, where his progeny fetched up to R1.7 million. Four Trippi yearlings fetched R1 million or more at the 2012 CPYS.
Sire of such star performers as Franny and Hammie’s Hooker, Trippi’s offspring notched up a hatrick of wins last weekend.
This year, Trippi will be represented by a host of well bred yearlings – including a colt out of the well performed National Banker, a half-brother to Guineas winner Pointing North and a colt out of the G3 winner Countess Corlia.
Variety Club’s sire, Var, has enjoyed a magnificent year, and his current runners include the reigning Horse of the Year, as well as the likes of Via Africa, Contador, Valberg and Valdivia, to name but a few.
He has 11 really nice bred youngsters on sale, and they include siblings to champion Val de Ra, the uber talented Schiffer, and August Rush.
Western Winter has had another fantastic year with his son, Capetown Noir, landing the 2012 CPYS Guineas.
This outstanding sire has sired numerous G1 winners, of both sexes, and he again should prove very popular in the sales ring.
Western Winter has 15 lots on offer, including a full brother to G1 winner Nania (this colt is also a half-brother to Saturday’s feature race winner Adobe Pink). His other lots include offspring of such notable mares as Annie (dam of Ice Cube and Jagged Ice), French Sun (dam of Chant de Nuit), champion Icy Air, and G3 winner Viva.
The catalogue is available online at www.capethoroughbredsales.co.za