Klawervlei Stud’s well performed and exciting young sire Twice Over has some lovely first crop foals on the ground.
Pictured is a strong and attractive colt foal out of the well bred Giant’s Causeway mare Mars Star, herself a three time winner.
The colt and his dam trace back directly in female line to Spring Adieu – herself the second dam of legendary stallion Danehill.
Twice Over was an exceptional racehorse who retired to stud having won 12 races and over GBP 2.4 million in prize money. As classy as he was sound, Twice Over was unbeaten at two, and received a Timeform Rating of 128 as a 5yo, when winning or placing in no fewer than five Group 1 races.
An official European champion, Twice Over won or placed in no fewer than 14 of the world’s most prestigious Grade/Group 1 races. His victories included back to back wins in the Gp1 Champion Stakes, and Twice Over also recorded wins at the highest level in the Eclipse Stakes and Juddmonte International.
He covered an exceptional book of mares in his first season at stud, with Twice Over’s first mates including Equus Champions Escoleta Fitz and Monyela, Mamushka (dam of world class sprinter Tiza), Late Summer (dam of European classic winner Evading Tempete), Gr2 Fillies Guineas winners Gibraltar Blue and Rei Rei, and Russian Muse (dam of Equus Champion Mother Russia) – to mention just a few.
Twice Over will once again stand for a fee of R80 000 in 2014.
Picture supplied courtesy of John Freeman.