Sprinter’s outstanding first crop on offer

Sprinter’s outstanding first crop on offer
Klawervlei’s beautifully bred, and well performed, young stallion Warm White Night is the latest in a growing number of top-class South African racehorses to represented in the sales ring.

Warm White Night, whose first crop are now yearlings, has 18 offspring on sale at this week’s March Yearling Sale.

The stallion’s lots on offer include a half-sister to Castle Tankard winner A King Is Born, and a filly out of a stakes placed half-sister to the exported Gr1 winner Zeeno.

Other interesting yearlings by Warm White Night on sale this weekend include a filly whose dam is a Tale Of The Cat half-sister to recent Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes hero Boban, and a half-sister to the well performed stakes winner, Penthouse.

Warm White Night was a superb racehorse, who raced sound from two to four. He made a winning debut in the Gr3 Protea Stakes, and went on to make it a hatrick at two when taking both the Gr2 The Nursery and Gr1 Gold Medallion.

Winner of the Gr3 Man O’ War Stakes at three, Warm White Night trained on well to land the Gr1 Cape Flying Championship at four. The Cape’s premier sprint race, the Flying Championship has been won by such outstanding performers as Sentinel, Flobayou, Cordocelli and champion sire Jet Master.

Warm White Night retired to stud, having won seven races (five graded) and over R1.6 million in prize money.

A son of triple champion sire Western Winter, Warm White Night is one of four stakes winners produced by the top-class racemare Thousand Nights. The latter a daughter of champion sire Foveros won eight races, including the prestigious Jubilee Handicap (now a Gr3 race).

Among Warm White Night’s siblings are champion Highland Night and the Gr1 performers Vogue and Night Watch, as well as Gr2 Gold Circle Derby winner Prince Asad.

Well supported and popular in his first seasons at stud, Warm White Night has all the credentials to make a successful stallion.

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