First mares in foal to Pomodoro
Klawervlei’s new stallion Pomodoro has made a pleasing start to his stud career, with the former Vodacom Durban July winner having had two of his first mares covered tested in foal.
A son of seven times champion South African sire Jet Master, Pomodoro was a top-class racehorse, whose eight victories netted him over R3.7 million in prize money.
Pomodoro, who won from 1160m to 2450m, scored his biggest victory in the 2012 Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, where he defeated such outstanding performers as Solo Traveller, Beach Beauty, English Garden, Pierre Jourdan, Top Seller and Jackson.
He also scored a dead heat victory in the Gr1 SA Derby, and also won or placed in such races as the Gr1 SA Classic, Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge, Gr1 Champions Challenge and Gr3 Tony Ruffel Stakes.
Well supported in his first season at stud, Pomodoro’s first mates will include the stakes placed mare Party Line, Oaks runner up Skin Tight (the dam of Gr1 winner For The Lads), Break The Branch (a Fort Wood half-sister to Jet Master), and the high-class racemare Roman Eagle.
Pomodoro, who hails from the same family as legendary sire Danzig, is one of four stakes horses produced by former Equus Broodmare Of The Year Golden Apple.
He stands for a first year fee of R20 000.