Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud, who have enjoyed such good success in the sales ring this year, is home to an impressive crop of foals this season.

Master Of My Fate filly

Below are just some of the smart youngsters to have arrived at Boland Stud in 2018 thus far.

Jet Master son Master Of My Fate, winner of both the G2 Premier Trophy and G2 Peninsula Handicap in eight outings, ended 2017-2018 as South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire by winners and second Leading First Crop Sire by prize money.

Master Of My Fate’s early winners last season included Listed Somerset 1200 hero Twist Of Fate, G1 performer Goliath Heron, and the historic debut winner Master Keys.

The son of Equus champion Promisefrommyheart was responsible for yet another smart looking first crop winner when the beautifully bred In The Stars made a winning official debut at Scottsville on Sunday.  Understandably Master Of My Fate yearlings have proved hugely popular in 2018, with his yearlings making up to R900 000 at this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

The handsome Master Of My Fate is responsible for Boland’s lovely half-sister to the Boland Stud bred filly The Merry Widow (winner of both the Listed Perfect Promise Sprint and Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery) and four other winners. This filly’s dam is a winning own sister to G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Talahatchie and half-sister to the dam (by Jet Master) of Equus Champion Lady In Black.

This filly is also closely related to Singapore champion Lizarre (like Master Of My Fate, a son of Jet Master) and the fellow Jet Master sired G3 Winter Guineas runner up Lake Arthur.

Querari filly- Supreme vision

Boland Stud is also home to a striking Querari filly, who is a first foal of the regally bred Supreme Vision. The latter is a winning daughter of triple G3 winner Sweet Virginia, making her a half-sister to none other than 2018 G1 Vodacom Durban July and Equus Champion winner Do It Again, as well as G3 SA SA Ladies Purse winner Horse Of Fortune –who won the Listed Sophomore Sprint in South Africa as Strongman.

This filly is from an outstanding filly family, with her notable female relatives including multiple G1 winning Equus Champion Dancewiththedevil and the top class half-sisters Mill Hill and Smart As Paint.

Querari enjoyed notable success last season with his runners including the recently crowned KZN champion Monks Hood, top sprinter Pinnacle Peak, Ruffian Stakes winner Dagmar and G2 Joburg Spring Challenge victor Wonderwall.

Querari -Arcetrci Dawn colt

The regally bred son of Oasis Dream (Querari is a half-brother to recent G2 winner Quidura and promising young stallion Quasillo) is also responsible for a cracking colt out of the Australian bred mare Arcetri Dawn. The latter is a half-sister to millionaire Arcetri Pink, a six time winner whose victories included both the G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas, G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge and G3 Pretty Polly Stakes.

This colt’s second dam is a daughter of the world’s greatest sire Galileo and his fourth dam is G3 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Soda Springs.

Yet another well related foal recently born at Boland is this daughter of red hot More Than Ready sire Gimmethegreenlight. This filly, bred on the same Gimmethegreenlight/Captain Al cross as G1 Premiers Champion Stakes hero Gunner, is out of the Captain Al mare Lovely Rita –a winning half-sister to Singapore champion Lizarre.

Gimmethegreenlight-Lovely Rita filly

This is the same family as Equus Champion filly Lady In Black-winner of the 2017 G1 Thekwini Stakes and second to Horse Of The Year Oh Susanna in the 2018 G1 Paddock Stakes.