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“Boland Stud, where I will find my next champion”

Boland Stud invites you to make an excursion to Boland Stud to view their impressive draft of yearlings for the BloodStock South Africa National Yearling Sale 2018. From today, until 12 April 2018 at a time suitable to you.

We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

An exceptional National Yearling Sale offering from Boland Stud.

Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud has been enjoying a tremendous run of success this season. The farm, whose past graduates include the likes of Flight Alert, Harry Hotspur and Senor Santa, will be represented by eleven quality yearlings at the National Yearling Sale, which is set to take place at the TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday 24, 25 & 26th April 2018.

Boland Stud are proud to offer a ¾ brother to a Singapore Gr.1 winner at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

This bay colt, catalogued as Lot 99, is from the very first crop of Equus Champion Vercingetorix, one of 20 Gr.1 winners sired by champion sire Silvano.

Vercingetorix, an unbeaten Gr.1 winner in South Africa, excelled when exported to Dubai. The handsome colt won both Dubai’s Gr.1 Jebel Hatta and Gr.2 Al Rashidiya and ran a storming second, behind the then world’s top rated runner Just A Way, in the 2014 Gr.1 Dubai Duty Free. Vercingetorix has already had yearlings from his first crop make up to R625 000 in 2018. Like outstanding sire Dynasty, the Mike de Kock trained Vercingetorix won both the Gr.1 Daily News 2000 and Gr.2 KZN Guineas.

His son, out of the Elliodor mare Bejewelled Spring, is a ¾ brother to two high class performers in the form of Flax and Silver Spring (both of whom were sired by Vercingetorix’s very own sire Silvano).

Flax, who raced for Newbury Racing, did South Africa proud in Singapore where he won nine races, including the Sgp1 Raffles Cup and Sgp2 Chairman’s Trophy. The classy gelding also ran third in the 2012 Gr.1 Singapore Airlines International Cup behind multiple Gr.1 winner Chinchon.

Flax’s own brother Silver Spring was also talented, winning seven races in South Africa and finishing second, to subsequent Gr.2 winner Ten Gun Salute, in the 2016 Listed Michael Roberts Handicap.

The remarkable Bejewelled Spring,a winning half-sister to Equus Champion and multiple Gr.1 winner Blossoming Fields, has a grand total of eight winners, from nine runners, to her name. Progeny of Bejewelled Spring have won a total of 33 races (at the time of writing)!

Her sire Elliodor is a superb damsire, with Elliodor featuring as the broodmare sire of over 80 stakes winners, headed by Gr.1 winners/champions Abashiri, Chestnuts N Pearls, Cordocelli, Dog Wood, Donatella, French Navy and brilliant sprinter Val De Ra. (He is also damsire of promising young stallion Master Of My Fate).

Silvano has done well when mated to Elliodor mares (the mating having produced the Sean Tarry trained multiple Gr.1 winner and champion Aslan as well as Gr.2 winner Ice Machine), and there is no reason to think that Vercingetorix won’t enjoy similar success!

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One of the nicest colts in the draft is Lot 108, a colt whose pedigree combines classic influence with precocity and speed. As yet unnamed this bay colt is by Jackson, a triple Gr.1 winning son of four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty. Himself a classic winner, Jackson banked over R2 million during a career which saw him win all of the Gr.1 Investec Cape Derby (over dual Horse Of The Year Variety Club), Gr.1 Daily News 2000 and Gr.1 Champions Cup. One of the very best horses of his generation, the impeccably bred Jackson hails from the same family as outstanding US champion sire Smart Strike.

His bay son, catalogued as lot 108 in the National Sale catalogue, is out of the very smart Captain’s Lullaby.
The latter, a speedy and precocious two-year-old who won five times, up to 1200m, and was runner up in both the Gr.3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery and Listed Perfect Promise Sprint at two.

Captain’s Lullaby is herself impeccably bred being a daughter of champion sire Captain Al she is and half-sister to the Dean Kannemeyer trained Gr3 Byerley Turk hero Mambo Mime, a close second in the recent Listed Jet Master Stakes. Mambo Mime, who previously contested both the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July and Gr1 Sun Met, has already banked in excess of R720 000!

Captain’s Lullaby is also a half-sister to the smart stakes placed five time winner Muamba, herself dam of speedy Gr.2 SA Fillies Nursery third Varumba. The Jackson colt’s second dam, bred in the USA, is the beautifully bred Murmuration –a daughter of leading sire and French Gr.1 winner Miswaki and champion racemare Susurration. Miswaki, whose offspring won such races as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders’ Cup Classic and Japan Cup, is a truly exceptional broodmare sire, whose daughters have produced well over 140 stakes winners.

Same Jurisdiction

Same Jurisdiction

Among the outstanding horses produced by Miswaki mares is the world’s premier sire, and Epsom Derby winner, Galileo and the latter’s outstanding, six time Gr.1 winning half-brother Sea The Stars. Remarkably, both Galileo and Sea The Stars have sired Investec Derby winners! The classically bred Jackson is from the very same family as outstanding sire and broodmare sire Red Ransom. This colt has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winners Shadow Dancing, Heir Apparent and Athina.

Captain Al as a broodmare sire has already produced 12 stakes winners including Gr.1 winners Same Jurisdiction, Gunner and Potent Power.

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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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Among the stud’s more eye catching prospects for this year’s National Sale is Lot 153, a colt by Vercingetorix.

An Equus Champion and multiple Gr.1 winning son of multiple champion sire Silvano, Vercingetorix won all of the Gr.1 Jebel Hatta, Gr.1 Daily News 2000 , Gr.2 Al Rashidiya and Gr.2 KRA Guineas. Vercingetorix also ran second to outstanding Japanese galloper Just A Way in the 2014 Gr.1 Dubai Duty Free, where he accounted for outstanding international stars Dank, Mshawish, and The Fugue. The champion, whose first yearlings have made up to R625 000 this year, went unbeaten in four South African outings before embarking on a successful international campaign. Trained by Mike de Kock Vercingetorix was raced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum.

His bay son, lot 153, is a half-brother to a five time winner, and his dam is a full-sister to the Gr.1 winning siblings Al Nitak (Champion Sprinter) and The Sheik (SA Guineas, Cape Derby, sire). Second dam, Jessamine, was South Africa’s Broodmare Of The Year in 2002.Herself a multiple stakes winner, Jessamine’s six wining siblings included Gr.1 Mercury Sprint winner Shoe Express and this is the same family as one of South Africa’s greatest ever racehorses –Politician.

The latter was Horse Of The Year three times, with his 18 wins including the Gr.1 Durban July and the 1978 and 1979 Gr.1 J&B Met.Other notable members of this family include the gr eat champion Ragusa, winner of the Irish Derby, St Leger, Eclipse Stakes, and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

The Vercingetorix colt is bred on similar lines to Gr.1 winners Bold Silvano, Kings Gambit and Al Sahem –all of whom are sired by Silvano out of daughters of Al Mufti. Al Mufti is also broodmare sire of notable Gr.1 winners Arabian Beat, Copper Parade, Jay Peg, Elusive Gold, Little Miss Magic, O Caesour, and exported Equus Champion Yorker.

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Former European champion and triple G1 winner Oratorio, whose son, Magnificus, has been catalogued as Lot 183 in the three day sale.

A dual Champion Sire in Italy, Oratorio, whose current 2yos include the very exciting filly Carlita, is (at the time of writing) responsible for 49 stakes winners, who won have over 100 black type races. The son of Danehill’s top runners include international champions Military Attack, Banchee, Biz The Nurse and Cherry Collect, as well as G1 winners Beethoven, Manawanui, Mourinho, and Temida. To date, Oratorio progeny have banked over $59 000 000 in prize money! Remarkably, he has been represented by group/graded winners in at least ten different countries. An exceptional racehorse, when trained by Aidan O’Brien, Oratorio was a Champion at two in France, and a Champion at three in Ireland.

Magnificus is out of a top class racemare in the form of Katy’s Lane. The latter won four times with her victories including both the G3 Starling Stakes and G3 Fillies Mile. Katy’s Lane, who herself earned over R500 000, reeled off four wins on the bounce culminating in a victory in the G3 Fillies Mile (over subsequent SA Oaks winner Ilha Bela). She is a half-sister to ten time stakes winner Follow The Piper and to 11 other winners.

This is the same family as graded stakes winners Beacon Beauty (G2 Woolavington Cup) and Poetic (G2 Natalia Stakes). This is a similar mating to the one that produced Gr.1 winners Fastnet Rock and Mourinho.

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Boland Stud will be offering this magnificent colt by last season’s Champion Sire of 2YO’s Var at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale at the end of April. Lot 211 is a beautifully bred chestnut colt -who hails from one of the best families in the stud book.

His Gr.1 winning sire Var appears on track to defend his title as South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2YO’s. The son of Forest Wildcat, also responsible for the first two finishers in the recent Listed Lady’s Pendant, is currently well clear on the Two-Year-Old Sires List.

Among the impressive two-year-old winners to have represented Var this season so far is Doug Campbell’s unbeaten filly Val-La-Ree (winner of both her outings to date) debut winner William The Silent (who hails from the Robbie Sage yard), and the Vaughan Marshall trained Zinedine. The latter made a stunning winning debut recently when romping home by five lengths and is considered a candidate for the Gr.1 Gold Medallion (a race won by Var’s son Villandry in 2009).

Sire of 20 Gr.1 horses to date, Var has also proved a huge hit in the sales ring, with his yearlings fetching up to R5 000 000.

Captain America

Captain America

His son, lot 211, is out of a winning Silvano half-sister to five winners, including Gr.3 Jacaranda Handicap winner Aquitaine and the remarkable Captain America. The latter, whose wins include the Gr.1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes and Gr.1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge, has banked more than R5.3 million and has won or placed in 12 Gr.1 races! Redeemer, a full-brother to Captain America, has won three in a row and looks progressive.

Second dam, Requista, (by champion sire and broodmare sire Fort Wood) won five and was second in the Listed Spook Express Handicap. Her sire Fort Wood is broodmare sire of Var’s Gr.1 winning sprinter Contador. This is the great Queen Of Light family responsible for numerous Gr.1 winners throughout the world.

This colt’s broodmare sire Silvano is fast making a name for himself as a damsire, with Silvano the maternal grandsire of high class stakes winners Wonderwall, Cosmic Light, Louisiana, Goodtime Gal and Joking. This colt has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winner Contador who is also by Var.

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Boland Stud perhaps offer one of the best bred Var’s coming in the form of Lot 226.

This unnamed bay colt is a son of Champion 2YO Sire Var (enjoying another sensational season with his juveniles), whose 20 Gr.1 horses include such champions as Variety Club, Val De Ra and Via Africa. Other notable graded stakes winners sired by Var include Gr.1 winners August Rush, Contador, Normanz and Villandry, as well as recent Gr.2 (formerly Gr.1) Golden Horseshoe hero Purple Diamond.

Var has some sensational juveniles again this season, which his potential stars including the Vaughan Marshall trained Zinedine and Doug Campbell’s unbeaten filly Val-La-Ree. To date, runners sired by Var have earned in excess of R111 000 000!

The colt on offer is closely inbred to multiple champion sire Storm Cat. This pattern has previously worked successfully in such Gr.1 winners as Nother Russia, Lady Aurelia and Harmonize. He is out of a winning full-sister to Listed Easter Handicap winner Great Rumpus, and half-sister to exported Gr.1 Champions Cup winner Master Plan and Gr.2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes heroine Polyphonic. This is the same family as Equus Champions Along Came Polly, Young Rake, and Rock Opera. The latter has been in the news this year thanks to the deeds of her remarkable son Heavy Metal. The latter, who appears likely to line up on Dubai World Cup night, has won 14 races and won both the Gr.2 Al Maktoum Challenge R1 and Gr.3 Firebreak Stakes in 2018.

Other notable runners from this prolific family include Gr.2 The Nursery winner Hit Song and Gr.1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship winner Gulf Storm. Broodmare sire Black Minnaloushe has already produced the goods as a damsire –the son of Storm Cat is broodmare sire of Gr1 Thorndon Mile winner Stolen Dance. To date, daughters of the Irish 2000 Guineas have produced the earners of more than $14 million, with other group winners out of Black Minnaloushe mares including Amarula, Bangkok, Little Wonder, Sexy Cash and Trump.

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Simple Verse

Simple Verse

Boland Stud’s 11 strong Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale this year includes a half-sister, by a world leading sire, to a KZN Yearling Sale Million winner –from an outstanding family! Lot 248 is a bay filly by Cartier Champion and five time Gr.1 winner Duke Of Marmalade out of Silvano’s Gr.3 placed daughter Romantic Moon.

Duke Of Marmalade, himself a Danehill half-brother to Gr.1 Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World, is a world class stallion, whose 50 plus stakes horses have banked over $37 million in prize money. The Drakenstein Stud based Duke Of Marmalade’s top offspring includes St Leger winning champion Simple Verse, people’s hero Big Orange (whose six group wins include the Gr.1 Gold Cup), Gr.1 German Derby winning sire Nutan, French Oaks heroine Star Of Seville, and Gr.1 winner and Italian classic heroine Sound Of Freedom.

Duke Of Marmalade is also responsible for group winning fillies Diamond Made, Venus De Milo, Traffic Jam, Wannabe Better and Duchess Andorra. His daughter on offer, lot 248, is a half-sister to talented Duncan Howells trained filly Lunar Rush, whose five wins included the KZN Yearling Sale Million and who has banked just under R1 000 000 in stakes. Romantic Moon, the dam of Lot 248, was a high class racemare, who won eight races up to 1200m and ran third in the Gr.3 Poinsettia Stakes. Romantic Moon herself is a full-sister to former sales topper Racing Free –who fetched R3.25 million as a yearling.

Second dam, a winning daughter of prominent broodmare sire National Assembly, is a half-sister to Gr.1 Mercury Sprint hero All Will Be Well. This is an outstanding US family, whose members include Champion 2YO Colt and successful sire Silent Screen and Gr.1 winners Graydar, Malibu Prayer, Mujahid, Ron The Greek, and Swagger Jack. This filly’s pedigree contains both classic stamina and blistering speed –and she is a must see for any serious buyer! This filly’s broodmare sire Silvano is fast making a name for himself as a damsire, with Silvano the maternal grandsire of high class stakes winners Wonderwall, Cosmic Light, Louisiana, Goodtime Gal and Joking.

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Jet Master’s beautifully bred son Master Of My Fate, whose six wins from eight outings included both the Gr.2 Premier Trophy and Gr.2 Peninsula Handicap, has made an impressive start to his stud career.

Master Of My Fate

Master Of My Fate

The handsome bay fired off two quick winners from his first crop when Twist Of Fate made a winning debut over 1000m and Lucky Dancer winning smartly at the second time of asking.

Trained by Dennis Drier, Master Of My Fate, who himself never raced at two, currently ranks as one of South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sires with three winners to his name, including recent debut winner Master Keys. Boland Stud are pleased to offer a colt by this exciting young sire at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Lot 357 is a bay son of Bermuda Sloop, with the latter in turn being a five time winning daughter of champion sire and emerging broodmare sire Captain Al. Captain AL daughters have already made their mark through such Gr.1 winners as Gunner, Potent Power and Same Jurisdiction, and the well bred Bermuda Sloop looks sure to provide further glory to her now deceased sire. Herself a sister in blood to Gr.1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Exhilaration (by Captain Al), Bermuda Sloop is from an exceptional South African family.

Among the high class members of this family as Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July winner Power King, short lived Equus Champion Wendywood, and Gr.1 Summer Cup hero Malteme. The latter was sired by Rakeen –himself the grandsire of Master Of My Fate, which makes Lot 357 bred on very similar lines to the millionaire Malteme indeed. This mating is similar also to the one that produced Gr.1 winners Thunder Dance and Yorker.

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Boland Stud have a number of smart looking yearlings, by well performed young stallions, in their 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale draft. One of the picks could well be Lot 395, a bay colt by Redoute’s Choice’s top class son Wylie Hall. The latter whose first crop are now yearlings was a top class athlete who finished first past the post in the 2014 Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July.

Wylie Hall’s other notable wins included the Gr.1 Champions Challenge and Gr.1 SA Derby and the son of triple champion sire Redoute’s Choice accounted for some outstanding champions during his illustrious career –including Capetown Noir, Cherry On The Top, Futura, In The Fast Lane, and Majmu (like Wylie Hall, sired by Redoute’s Choice). Trained by Weiho Marwing, and owned by Micheal Leaf, Wylie Hall won or placed in 15 of his 21 outings and banked more than R3.6 million in prize money.

A half-brother to top sprinter Absolute Champion, Wylie Hall shares his sire with outstanding Australian stallion Snitzel. His bay son on offer here( he has been named Newhaven) is a half-brother to four winners notably Gr.2 Gold Vase/Durbanville Cup winner Grey Cossack. The latter, like Wylie Hall, is by a son of Danehill. Newhaven’s dam won three and second dam is a daughter of the outstanding broodmare sire Northfields. The latter is damsire of numerous international Gr.1 winners and or champions including Arcadian Heights, Celtic Arms, St Jovite, Forbidden Apple, Denon, Kooyonga, and Paradise Creek. Newhaven is from the same family as Goldene Peitsche winner Celestial Dancer, who was leading Australian sire of winners/wins for eight years!

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Boland Stud are proud to be offering a colt from the first crop of former Equus Champion Capetown Noir at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Capetown Noir

Capetown Noir, who shares his champion sire Western Winter with Champion First Crop Sire What A Winter, was an exceptional racehorse. Himself a R1 million buy from the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Capetown Noir won eight races and earned over R2.7 million during a career which saw him establish as one the best milers seen in South African in many a year.

The handsome bay’s victories included the Gr1 Cape Guineas, Gr1 Cape Derby and Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, with Capetown Noir winning or placing in five Gr1 races. Previous winners of the Cape Guineas include champion sires Captain Al and Jet Master, while the outstanding locally bred stallion Dynasty ranks among the past Cape Derby winners. The Dean Kannemeyer Capetown Noir, South Africa’s Equus Champion Miler of 2014, has been well supported at stud and looks to be well positioned to become the next big South African bred sire sensation. Capetown Noir raced in the famous yellow and black silks of Khaya Stables.

His son Bordeaux (Lot 410) looks to have plenty of upside about him. Himself a half-brother to a winner, the colt is out of a winning National Emblem half-sister to three stakes winners, headed by Gr1 J&B Met winner Angus and Gr2 Golden Slipper winner Dignify.

Interestingly, Angus was sired by champion sire Northern Guest –who is broodmare sire of Capetown Noir’s dam Akinfeet. The colt on offer also hails from the same family as Gr1 winning 2yo Highborn. Broodmare sire National Emblem has made his mark as maternal grandsire, through dual Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle and fellow Equus Champion Seventh Plain.

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