Exciting times for Sandown Stud! | Cape Breeders Club

Exciting times for Sandown Stud!

26th Mar 2019

There are few more consistent producers of high class thoroughbreds than the Sandown Stud in the Western Cape.
Just two years ago, the farm was the only breeder represented by two runners in the Vodacom Durban July, when the Sandown Stud bred G1 winners French Navy and Tilbury Fort both competed, and Sandown could well once again be doubly represented in the 2019 Vodacom Durban July, with both G1 Gbets Gauteng Summer Cup winner Tilbury Fort and G2 New Turf Carriers Stayers hero Magnificent Seven both potential contenders for South Africa’s most famous horse-race!

James and Joy Armitage

Sandown Stud, however, not only produces top class racehorses, but the farm has also produced numerous stars who have proved excellent, bargain buys.

French Navy, South Africa’s Equus Champion 3YO Gelding of 2014-2015 and a R5 million plus earner, cost just R100 000,while the very exciting Magnificent Seven (who has already earned over R840 000 in prize money) was a R140 000 yearling buy.
Yet another great example of the value to be offered by Sandown is Summer Cup hero Tilbury Fort (who has banked over R2.1 million in prize money –and counting!), with that Horse Chestnut son being a R110 000 purchase.

Sandown Stud has an exceptional draft of yearlings on offer at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, with the farm offering lots by such top class sires as Dynasty, Silvano, What A Winter and Master Of My Fate>

Tilbury Fort

This impressive draft is headed by a Silvano filly (Lot 189) who is a half-sister to both Equus Champion French Navy and the stakes placed Resolution, and the regally related Dynasty colt (Lot 212) out of Sandown’s remarkable mare So Royal. The latter has produced an impressive four stakes winners, including G3 winners Priceless Jewel and Royal Badge, and G1 filly Royal Extravagance.

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