Lammerskraal’s latest star shines in the Cape
Lammerskraal Stud has also enjoyed tremendous success this season. The farm has been represented by the likes of Capetown Noir (Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate), Red Ray (2nd Gr1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint, Gr1 Cape Flying Championship), Adobe Pink (2nd East Coast Handicap) and Red Flame (2nd Gr3 Umzimkhulu Handicap) this season.
The latest Lammerskraal bred to shine on the race track is Kingvoldt – who has caused something of a sensation in the Western Cape.
A son of Lammerskraal’s late, great resident sire Western Winter, Kingvoldt has won three of his four outings to date for owners La Grange Racing Syndicate (nominee Mrs Gaynor Rupert).
His latest win, saw Kingvoldt romp home to a stunning 6.75 length victory in the Gr3 Cape Of Hope Nursery at Kenilworth.
He had previously won the Listed Somerset 1200m, as he liked, and Kingvoldt looks something very special in the making.
Trainer Joey Ramsden intends to run the colt once more this season – in the Gr3 Langerman Handicap, before putting him away for what promises to be an exciting 3yo campaign.
The first Gr3 Cape Nursery winner sired by Western Winter, Kingvoldt was produced by the winning Parade Leader mare Red Parade, sadly now deceased.
Interestingly enough, Kingvoldt is very closely related to another top-class colt bred by Lammerskraal – this season dual Gr1 runner up Red Ray.
Both colts are sons of triple champion sire Western Winter, and both Kingvoldt and Red Ray are grandsons of the wonderful Northfields mare Tawny Red (dam of the Grade 1 winners Set Afire and Rudra).
Kingvoldt, a R475 000 purchase at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1), looked the part – even as a foal.
Lammerskraal’s stud manager, Sally Jourdan, described the well bred colt foal as “very well balanced, athletic and smallish. He has a good length of rein, and excellent shoulder. He has a good deep girth, and stands over ground. A neat and attractive colt, he has an excellent hind leg.”
The colt’s sire, Western Winter, has had another tremendous season in 2013-2014. The son of Gone West (broodmare sire of this season’s top-class performers Carry on Alice and Magic Smoke), has been represented by eight black type performers this season. Western Winter has also been hugely popular in the sales ring this season – two yearlings by the sire fetched R2 000 000 apiece at the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. He was equally popular in the Cape – a colt out of Zaitoon was sold for R3.2 million at the 2014 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.