Drakenstein Stud’s red-hot sire What A Winter has had a superb season in 2018-2019 with his two-year-olds winning all over the country, and the triple Equus Champion enjoyed more juvenile success on Saturday, when responsible for two smart looking 2yo winners.
Winter Tour was the first What A Winter two-year-old to win on Saturday, with that Favour Stud bred colt scoring a facile 1.75 length win when victorious over 1200m at Scottsville.
Trained by Lucky Houdalakis, Winter Tour had caught the eye when finishing second on debut to the promising Dublin Quays, and he looks another smart two-year-old colt to represent What A Winter.
Out of the Jay Peg mare Party Peg, Winter Tour was a R225 000 buy from the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
What A Winter is also the sire of promising two-year-old gelding Arctic Drift, who made a smart winning debut at Kenilworth on Saturday when victorious for trainer Candice Bass-Robinson over 1200m. The Ridgemont Highlands bred Arctic Drift kept finding more gallantly in the closing stages and went on to score a three-parts of a length win at the first time of asking. Out of the Sportsworld mare Pacific Charm, Arctic Drift was a R650 000 buy from last year’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
What A Winter has now been responsible for 15 two-year-old winners in 2018-2019.
South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2016-2017, What A Winter’s other notable performers this season include brilliant G1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes winner Clouds Unfold and the unbeaten G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery winner Armando.
The four time G1 winning What A Winter has ten lots on offer at the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale.