Former July winner and Equus Champion Bold Silvano is represented by his much anticipated first crop of foals this season.
A magnificent looking specimen himself, Bold Silvano was very popular in his first year at stud, when he covered a high-class book of over 80 mares. He is throwing some lovely foals, as can be viewed here!
Pictured here is a beautifully bred colt out of Olive Wood. Bred by the Wicklow Stud, this colt’s dam is a Fort Wood sister to Gr3 winner Overbearing. Olive Wood is also a half-sister to the Gr1 winners Alpha Omega and Final Claim. Her dam, Ollies Last, was South Africa’s Broodmare of the Year in 1996.
The first son of champion sire Silvano to stand at stud in South Africa, Bold Silvano was a tremendous racehorse, who was named Equus Champion Middle Distance Horse of 2012. Not only did the handsome bay win the Vodacom Durban July, over a star studded field, but he also took top honours in one of the main preps for the Dubai World Cup – the Al Maktoum Challenge (now a Gr1 race). He defeated numerous champions during his career, including Pocket Power, River Jetez, Irish Flame and Noordhoek Flyer in South Africa, while in Dubai Bold Silvano accounted for the Gr1 winners Al Shemali (Dubai Duty Free), Gitano Hernando (Singapore Cup) and Crowded House (Racing Post Trophy).
Bold Silvano stands at the Ascot Stud for a 2013 fee of R15 000.