Two out of two for Rock
Klawervlei Stud’s exciting young stallion, Seventh Rock, has made a truly exceptional start to his stud career. From two runners, he has had two winners!
Following up on daughter Captain Rock’s debut win, Seventh Rock’s second runner, Seven Grand, ran out an impressive winner at Kenilworth on Saturday, on Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas day.
The Mike Bass trained filly, who was a slow starter, was sent out a 2-1 favourite for the 800m dash, and did not disappoint. Despite her tardy beginning, Seven Grand ran on powerfully to record a 1.75 debut victory.
A R625 000 buy at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale (Book 1), Seven Grand was one of three winners bred on Saturday by Highlands Farm. Owned by La Grange Syndicate (nominee Mrs Gaynor Rupert), Seven Grand is out of the very speedy Grand Slam mare, Grand Velvet Bay – who won 6 races and was second in the Gr2 Camellia Stakes. This is the family of former successful South African sire, Rich Man’s Gold.
Seventh Rock, who stands at Klawervlei for R20 000, was a high-class sprinter, who won the Gr1 Gold Medallion at two, and Gr3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap.
One of 90 stakes winners sired by Horse Of The Year Rock of Gibraltar, Seventh Rock’s first two dams (Ruby Clipper and Miss Clipper) are both G1 winners.
He has been exceptional popular in the sales ring already. A Seventh Rock filly, out of Laptop Lady, fetched R1 200 000 at the 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, while a colt by the sire was sold for R1 400 000 at the 2013 R2 Million Ready To Run Sale.