Boland Stud have enjoyed plenty of success with the late champion sire Captain Al, having bred the sire’s top class son Captain Aldo, who recently pushed his earnings over the R1 million mark, and high class daughter The Merry Widow.
Boland also sold a Captain Al filly for R2 000 000 at the 2017 National Yearling Sale. The Ceres based farm will bid to build on their success with the progeny of the eight times champion sire of 2yos when they offer a filly by the great stallion at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Lot 119 shares her sire Captain Al with such outstanding fillies as champions All Is Secret, Cloth Of Cloud, Captain’s Lover and Carry On Alice, as well as current standout Snowdance. Owned by Jack Mitchell and Drakenstein Stud, Snowdance is the outstanding filly of 2017-2018, having scored facile wins in all of the Gr.1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes and Gr.2 Western Cape Fillies Championship.
At the time of writing, Captain Al had nine Gr.1 winning daughters to his credit, and, with a number of well bred youngsters still to race, this total is sure to rise in the coming seasons.
Captain Al fillies have always proven popular in the sales ring –and a filly by the former Champion Sire made R3 million earlier this year.
The filly on offer is out of a winning Windrush half-sister to seven winners, notably Horse Of The Year Irish Flame. The latter was a triple Equus Champion whose victories included a 9.25 length romp in the Gr.1 SA Derby for champion trainer Mike de Kock, and also won the Gr.1 Daily News 2000 and Gr.2 Gold Circle Derby.
Irish Flame, whose full-sister, Irish Myth, won the Listed Winter Oaks and Listed East Cape Paddock Stakes, is out of former Winter Oaks winner Clock The Rock.
This is the same family as such outstanding racemare Festive Season, champion Fearless, and Cape Guineas winner Rain Forest.
A son of outstanding broodmare sire Seeking The Gold, Windrush has already made his mark as a broodmare sire, through the Gr.1 winners Juxtapose and Nother Russia, as well as Gr.2 The Debutante winner A Womens Way, stakes winning filly Hashtag Strat, and Gr.1 Premiers Champion Stakes second Ancestry.
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