Weekend double for Oratorio | Cape Breeders Club

Weekend double for Oratorio

15th Jan 2018

Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm’s successful resident sire Oratorio, whose 2yos have been firing on all cylinders this season, had another good double over the weekend.


The first winner this weekend for Danehill’s triple G1 winning son came in the form of Tubular Bell, who broke his maiden when victorious over a mile at Fairview on Friday for trainer Yvette Bremner.

The 3yo gelding, who was bred by Aurora Thoroughbreds, is out of the Right Approach mare Goose Valley and was a R280 000 buy from the 2016 CTS Ready To Run Sale Presented by Lanzerac Hotel & Spa.

War-King gave Oratorio, himself a dual champion sire in Italy, a quick double when he won for trainer Dennis Drier and jockey Sean Veale over 1200m at Scottsville on Sunday. War-King, who was making just his second racetrack appearance, is out of the Among Men mare Guest Among Men.

Sire of more than 40 stakes winners the world over, and currently South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs, Oratorio looks to be well represented in feature races on Sun Met day at the end of the month.

His son Opera Royal is a runner in the G1 Investec Cape Derby, while Oratorio’s unraced 2yo Quick Star is a runner in the Kuda Sprint.

Oratorio’s impressive debut winner Carlita takes her place in the Listed Summer Juvenile Stakes –as does the Oratorio colt Jephthah.

From the same family as Alydar and Plum Bold, Oratorio has ten yearlings on the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

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