Both Marchfield (CAN) and Mambo In Seattle (USA) were shown – and both stallions looked magnificent.
Both stallions were extremely relaxed, and both had previously covered a mare that morning.
Marchfield, who is standing his first season in South Africa in 2013, has proven popular in the sales ring. A yearling colt from his first crop was the second top priced lot sold at the Canada’s Thoroughbred Horse Society’s Premier Yearling Sale.
A tough, classy horse, who raced sound from 2-5, Marchfield won the classic Breeders Stakes at two. This race is the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, and has been won by such champions as Wando, Peteski, With Approval, Runaway Groom and Breeders Cup heroes Dance Smartly and Chief Bearhart.
Marchfield, who earned over $1 000 000 during his career, was Canada’s Champion Older Male twice. He is one of 150 stakes winners sired by dual champion US sire A P Indy.
A P Indy has become a great sire of sires through sons Pulpit, Bernardini, Malibu Moon, and locally, Judpot. He is also the grandsire of promising young sire Jay Peg.
He will stand for an introductory fee of R25 000.
Stable mate, Mambo In Seattle, has also been very popular. His first yearlings fetched up to R400 000 last season, and he has covered some very high-class mares during his first seasons at stud.
A three parts brother to champion racehorse and leading US sire Lemon Drop Kid, Mambo In Seattle is one of over 70 stakes winners sired by Mr Prospector’s great son, Kingmambo.
The latter is a proven sire of sires through such sons as King Kamehameha, King’s Best and Henrythenavigator, to name a few.
Mambo In Seattle himself was an exceptional racehorse, who was beaten the shortest of short heads in the 2008 Gr1 Travers Stakes (a race won by his three parts brother, Lemon Drop Kid).
From an outstanding family, Mambo In Seattle is related to such outstanding sires as A P Indy (an own brother to his dam), Summer Squall, Honor Grades and Raja Baba. This is also the family of leading local sires Al Mufti, Tiger Ridge and Sportsworld.
Mambo In Seattle stands for a 2013 stud fee of R25 000.