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

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 nine quality yearlings at the National Yearling Sale, which is set to take place at the TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Johannesburg, South Africa on the 24, 25 & 26th April 2019.

What A Winter colt looks a star in the making

Lot 100

Lot 100

What A Winter, a triple Equus Champion and four time G1 winner, was South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2016-2017 when his first runners were headed by the graded stakes winners Dutch Philip and Magical Wonderland, who, between them have earned over R5 000 000!

What A Winter, who recently was responsible for four winners on a single day, also made a great start with his second crop. This crop is headed by four time graded stakes winner Clouds Unfold (winner of, among other races, the 2019 Gr.1 Bidvest Majorca Stakes) and recent Ibhyai Stakes hero Fabian. The very classy Clouds Unfold has already banked over R1.4 million for trainer Candice Bass-Robinson and owner-breeder Drakenstein Stud. With a large and promising crop of two-year-olds having already made waves, the future looks hot for What A Winter!

Boland’s What A Winter colt (Lot 100) is out of the beautifully bred Silvano mare Hidden Silver (dam of 2 winners from just three runners), who is a winning half-sister to Gr.2 SA Fillies Nursery winner Hidden Beauty. Hidden Silver herself is bred on the same Silvano/National Assembly cross as hugely exciting sire, and former Equus Champion, Vercingetorix, as well as Team Valor owned Gr.1 winner Happy Valentine.

William Longsword

William Longsword

Hidden Silver is from an outstanding family, with her relatives including exciting young sire William Longsword, Dubai star and Gr.1 sire Victory Moon, former Dean Kannemeyer trained Gr.1 winning speedster Real Princess, and Met winning champion Imperious Sue (dam of Gr.1 Woolavington 2000 winner Imperious Star). This filly has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winner Roxanne. Boland’s Eugene Freeman is very keen on this What A Winter colt, describing him as a “beautiful, strong and athletic colt.”

For more information on this colt please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-100-hidden-silver-x-what-a-winter/

Captain Al filly one for the notebooks!

Boland Stud - Lot 152

Lot 152

Without doubt, one of the stars of Boland Stud’s quality National Sale draft will be the Captain Al filly (Lot 152) out of Monpazier. Former champion sire, and eight times champion sire of 2yos, the sadly deceased Captain Al has very few yearlings left to sell, and his popularity was there for all to see at the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

 Captain Al, whose 90 plus stakes winners include six Equus Champions, was the Top Sire by Aggregate at the 2019 Premier Sale, where his seven yearlings to sell made R11 200 000. Remarkably, Captain Al was responsible for Premier Sale’s top filly (R4 000 000) and colt (R2 200 000). Boland Stud have enjoyed great success with Captain Al, with the farm having bred the sire’s high class stakes winners Captain Aldo (Gr.2 Hawaii Stakes, Gr.2 Joburg Spring Challenge) and The Merry Widow (Perfect Promise Sprint, East Cape Fillies Nursery)–among others!

Boland Stud - Lot 152Their latest Captain Al yearling on sale is a filly out of the winning Silvano mare Monpazier –which makes the filly a full-sister to the Boland Stud bred Runaway Gal, who recently scored an effortless near five length win at Greyville for trainer Brett Crawford, owner Mario Ferreira and jockey Lyle Hewitson and who runs in Sunday’s G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes at Greyville. Monpazier, in turn, is a half-sister to five winners notably triple Gr.1 winner Captain America (by Captain Al) and Gr.3 Jacaranda Handicap winner Aquitaine (by Captain Al’s sire Al Mufti). Her Captain Al filly is thus very closely related to both Aquitaine and the Brett Crawford trained Captain America, who earned over R6.1 million during a career which established him as a firm fan favourite. The honest bay won or placed in a remarkable 30 of 35 races, with Captain America’s five graded wins including all of the Gr.1 Champions Cup, Gr.1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge and Gr.1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes.

Captain America

Captain America

Monpazier is a daughter of multiple champion sire Silvano, whose 21 Gr.1 winners include brilliant recent SA Classic hero Hawwaam.

 An increasingly successful broodmare sire, Silvano is already damsire of Gr.1 performers Barahin and Last Winter, and graded stakes winners Goodtime Gal, Wonderwall and Cosmic Light. Monpazier’s stakes placed five time winning second dam is a daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Fort Wood. The Captain Al/Fort Wood cross is hugely successful and has produced not only Captain America, but Gr.1 Cape Guineas winner William Longsword, as well as such high class graded winners as Captain’s Flame, Eighth Wonder, Fragrant Al and Wheredowego. This lovely filly traces back directly in female line to 1000 Guineas winner Picture Play and even further back to great mare Absurdity, from whom numerous English classic winners are descended.

 Eugene loves this regally bred filly, and says of her, “She is powerful, graceful mover with an elastic stride and a pedigree to die for! Her full sister is now a two time winner and won her last start by almost 5 lengths! She looks very special.”

 This filly has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winners Captain America, Royal Fantasy, William Longsward and Our Rokkii.

 For more information on this filly please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-152-monpazier-x-captain-al/

Querari colt “On fire”!

Boland Stud - Lot 226

Lot 226

Among Boland Stud’s strong draft for the 2019 National Yearling Sale is a very well related colt by Querari.

The latter, a G1 winning half-brother to high class performers Quasillo and Quidura, has firmly established himself as one of South Africa’s most consistent sires of stakes performers. Querari, who had eight stakes horses in his small first crop, has already sired more 30 black type performers from his small first four crops to race.

His star performers include Gr.1 Thekwini Stakes winner Querari Falcon, millionaire Kangaroo Jack, exported Gauteng Guineas hero Monks Hood, and fellow graded stakes winners Cosmic Light, Wonderwall, Pinnacle Peak. Querari’s Sabine Plattner owned son Head Honcho currently rates as one of the better older horses in training, with the La Plaisance bred gelding having won the 2018 WSB Gr.2 Premier Trophy by 3.5 lengths before finishing a bang up third in this year’s Gr.1 Sun Met. To date, Head Honcho has earned over R1.5 million!

Boland Stud - 2019 - Sales - Lot 268 - FieldBoland’s Querari colt (Lot 226) is out of the three time winning Count Dubois mare Surefire (who won from 1200-1400m). He is thus bred on the same Querari/Count Dubois cross as top sprinter Pinnacle Peak, Gr.1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Melliflora, and Christmas Handicap second Kazaar (who earned over R500 000 in prize money).

Clearly this is a mating which works! The well-bred Surefire is a half-sister to Gr.3 Kings Cup winner Pirate’s Gold and is from the immediate family of R6 million plus earner, and triple Gr.1 winner, Captain America.

Captain America

Captain America

Further back, this is the same Queen Of Light family as major international Gr.1 winners Desert Prince (Irish 2000 Guineas), Fairy Footsteps (1000 Guineas), Light Cavalry (St Leger), Greinton (Hollywood Gold Cup), Lawman (French Derby), and Cape Blanco (Irish Derby).

Boland Stud’s Eugene Freeman has taken a strong liking to this well bred colt, and describes him as, “”He is beautifully balanced and is an absolute cracker of a colt!”.

For more information on this colt please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-226-surefire-x-querari/

Boland’s Coup De Grace filly looks quick!

Boland Stud - Lot 268

Lot 268

New stallion Coup De Grace, the only son of triple US champion sire Tapit at stud in South Africa, was a lightning fast horse in his own right. The flashy chestnut, a half-brother to US Gr.1 winner Dancing Rags, made a winning debut over six furlongs at Aqueduct before going on to win both the Gr.2 Amsterdam and Gr.3 Bay Shore Stakes to establish himself as one of the quickest members of his generation.

Also third in the Gr.1 King’s Bishop Stakes, the regally bred Coup De Grace is out of Home Court –a Gr.3 placed daughter of Storm Cat and US champion, and Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Jewel Princess.

The chestnut has already had members of his first crop fetch up to R750 000, and Coup De Grace looks an exciting addition to the local stallion ranks.

O Caesour

O Caesour

Boland Stud’s Coup De Grace filly is out of the winning Jet Master mare Allez Afrique, already dam of a pair of winners. The well-bred Allez Afrique (bred on the same Jet Master/Al Mufti cross as Gr.1 winners Yorker and Little Miss Magic) is a half-sister to Gr.1 Cape Flying Championship winner O Caesour, and her dam is a winning daughter of outstanding broodmare sire Al Mufti.

This is also the family of champions Enchantress, Harry’s Charm, Laverna and National Currency, as well as such Gr.1 winners as Enchanting and Siren’s Call.

Boland Stud - News - 2019 - Lot 268 FieldBroodmare sire Jet Master is fast becoming an outstanding broodmare sire, with his daughters having already produced the Equus Champions Edict Of Nantes and Lady In Black, the Gr.1 winning half-brothers Rainbow Bridge (Sun Met) and Hawwaam (SA Classic), and Gr.1 Cape Fillies Guineas runner up Silvano’s Pride.

This filly has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winners Frosted, Tapizar, Laragh and Rutherienne.

Eugene Freeman is impressed with this well-made filly, and says, “She is a stunning filly, with a lot of Jet Master about her.”

For more information on this colt please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-268-allez-afrique-x-coup-de-grace/

There is lots to like about Boland’s Futura filly!

One of the most exciting stallions to retire to stud in South Africa recently was the brilliant Futura.

Boland Stud - Lot 296

Lot 296

A son of outstanding stallion Dynasty (whose sons include fellow Horse Of The Year champions Irish Flame and Legislate), Futura was South Africa’s Horse Of The Year, Champion Older Male, and Champion Middle Distance Horse of 2014-2015.
First trained by Brett Crawford and then Justin Snaith, the brilliant bay won or placed in 16 of 18 outings, with Futura’s four Gr.1 wins coming in the 2015 G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, 2015 Gr.1 J&B Met, and Gr.1 Champions Cup (he won that race in both 2014 and 2015).

Futura’s first yearlings have already proved popular, with members of Futura’s first crop making up to R1 200 000 in 2019. Boland Stud will be offering a very classy filly (Lot 296) by this outstanding champion at the 2019 National Yearling Sale later this year.

This beautifully bred filly is a half-sister to no fewer than eight winners, most notably Singapore Gr.1 winner Flax, who earned over $1 000 000 in stakes, and the very smart stakes performer Silver Spring (who banked over R600 000 in stakes). Her dam Bejewelled Spring’s winners have won in total of 33 races, and this filly looks sure to add to this total.

Flax

Flax

A daughter of outstanding broodmare sire Elliodor, 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). Bejewelled Spring is a half-sister to four stakes performers, notably South African champion and multiple Gr.1 winner Blossoming Fields. Her dam Leaf Spring also features as the third dam of Gr.2 Bonnie Miss Stakes winner She’s All Eltish, and also the fourth dam of US Gr.3 winner Now I Know.

The Futura filly in question is bred on a similar cross to that which produced Equus Champion and Gr.1 Cape Derby winning filly Dog Wood.

This filly also is a direct descendant in female line of Epsom Oaks winner Exhibitionist –so she truly sports a classic pedigree.

Boland’s Eugene Freeman is quick to rave about this filly, saying, “An exceptionally athletic filly, who is a real eye-catcher.”

For more information on this filly please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-296-bejewelled-spring-x-futura/

Master Of My Fate filly is a top prospect

Boland Stud - Sales 2019 - Lot 299

Lot 299

Boland Stud’s 2019 National Yearling Sales draft is full of exciting and classy future prospects, and few are more so than the Master Of My Fate filly (Lot 299) out of Bermuda Sloop.

Master Of My Fate was a top performer, when trained by Dennis Drier, whose six wins, from just eight starts, included both the Gr.2 Premier Trophy and Gr.2 Peninsula Handicap.

The handsome bay, who strongly resembles his champion sire Jet Master, has made an excellent start to his stud career. South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire (by winners) in 2017-2018, Master Of My Fate’s two first crops have produced the likes of multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Twist Of Fate, Kenyan classic winner Silverstone Air, and the exciting two-year-olds Basadi Faith and Purple Persuasion –to name just a few!

Master Of My Fate

Master Of My Fate

Master Of My Fate recently enjoyed a feature race double when Basadi Faith and his talented son Gift For The Gap won the Listed Ruffian Stakes and Listed Derby Trial at Turffontein on the same day!

Boland’s Master Of My Fate filly is out of a five time winning daughter (Bermuda Sloop) of champion sire Captain Al –whose daughters have already produced such graded stakes winners as Same Jurisdiction, Potent Power, William The Silent, Flash Drive, Hot Affair and Ghaalla. The well-bred Bermuda Sloop is a sister in blood to Gr.1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Exhilaration (by Captain Al).

Boland Stud - News - 2019 - Lot 299 FieldThis is an exceptional family, responsible for such top class gallopers as Malteme (Gr.1 Summer Cup), Power King (Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July), and champion filly Wendywood (Gr.1 Woolavington 2000). This filly, also bred on similar lines to Malteme, is bred on the same Master Of My Fate/Captain Al cross as the very smart Basadi Faith, an impressive winner of her first two starts. This filly has also been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winners Little Miss Magic, Yorker, Thunder Dance and Malteme.

Eugene says of this filly, “She is a beautiful big, strong, awesome looking filly!”

For more information on this filly please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-299-bermuda-sloop-x-master-of-my-fate/

Wylie Hall colt bred for the classics!

Boland Stud - Lot 407

Lot 407

Boland Stud’s strong draft for the 2019 National Yearling Sale in April includes a colt (Lot 407) from the second crop of exciting Redoute’s Choice sire Wylie Hall. The latter, a multiple Gr.1 winning half-brother to top class sprinter Absolute Champion, made the perfect start to his stud career when his very first runner, Wily Lass, won on debut.

Wylie Hall, who himself went unraced at two, also became the first of the first crop stallions represented by their first graded stakes winner when his promising two-year-old son Twilight Moon, who also dead-heated for first in the Listed Storm Bird Stakes, won the G3 Protea Stakes at Turffontein recently.

Wylie Hall

Wylie Hall, who shares his multiple champion sire with such star stallions as Snitzel, Stratum and Not A Single Doubt, was an outstanding racehorse whose six wins included both the 2015 Gr.1 President’s Champions Challenge and 2013 Gr.1 SA Derby, with Wylie Hall also finishing first past the post in the 2014 Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July. The handsome bay earned more than R3.6 million during his career, which saw Wylie Hall win from 1400-2450 metres.

Thundering Jet

Boland Stud offer a colt by this exciting prospect, with this colt having been produced by the regally bred Jet Master mare Jet Princess. Already dam of very smart Dancing Queen (who runs in Saturday’s G3 Sycamore Sprint) with a merit rating of 93 and winner of 4 to date, Jet Princess is an own sister to the top class Thundering Jet, winner of the Gr.3 Matchem Stakes in South Africa and Gr.2 Chairman’s Trophy in Singapore.

Jet Princess, whose other notable relatives include 2000 Guineas runner up Glory Awaits, is a direct descendant of Wokingham winner Kong –the dam of Epsom Derby winner Nimbus and hugely influential stallion Grey Sovereign. Other major international winners from this family include Galleon (Futurity Stakes), Raffindale (Epsom Hcp), and former South African star sprinter Sunera. Broodmare sire Jet Master is fast becoming an outstanding broodmare sire, with his daughters having already produced the Equus Champions Edict Of Nantes and Lady In Black, the Gr.1 winning half-brothers Rainbow Bridge (Sun Met) and Hawwaam (SA Classic), and Gr.1 Cape Fillies Guineas runner up Silvano’s Pride.

Twilight Moon

Twilight Moon

This colt has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winners LANKAN RUPEE, LUCKYGRAY, MUSIR, SNITZERLAND, THE AUTUMN SUN, KING’S ROSE, MIGHTY BOSS, RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, MASTER OF DESIGN, BONARIA, ANAMATO, QUINTESSENTIAL, INVADER, PEEPING and WANDJINA.

Eugene Freeman believes there is a lot of Jet Master about this colt, saying of him, “He is a beautifully balanced colt, who looks like a typical Jet Master!”

For more information on this colt please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-407-jet-princess-x-wylie-hall/

Blue blooded Gimmethegreenlight filly to shine at National Sale

Boland Stud - Sales 2019 - Lot 517

Lot 517

There are fewer hotter sires around South Africa at the moment than Gimmethegreenlight, and that son of More Than Ready (and South Africa’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2015-2016) is represented by a filly (Lot 517) in Boland’s National Sale consignment.

A filly whose pedigree suggests she is a sire strike (her dam having produced multiple winners by Warm White Night and Antonius Pius), this Gimmethegreenlight filly is out of the winning Parade Leader mare Scarlet Grits –who won up to 1400m.
The beautifully bred Scarlet Grits, whose winning siblings include August Stakes winner Storm Crossing, was produced by Gr.3 Final Fling Stakes winner Flaming Corn. The latter was sired by as Aslan, Val De Ra, Dog Wood, French Navy, and Donatella, as well as the very exciting sire Master Of My Fate.

This is the immediate family of KZN sire and Horse Of The Year Irish Flame (whose 7 wins included both the Gr.1 SA Derby and Gr.1 Daily News 2000) and November Handicap hero Swartland.

Irish Flame

Her sire Gimmethegreenlight is enjoying a superb season this year, with his runners including (already sire of Gr.1 winners Gunner and Surcharge) Yvette Bremner’s brilliant recent Gr.2 Gauteng Guineas winner National Park and the Mike de Kock trained Gr.1 SA Classic runner up Barahin. Broodmare sire Parade Leader is also quickly establishing himself as a promising broodmare sire, with his daughters having already produced the likes of SA Oaks winner Secret Potion, impressive recent debut winner Cousin Liz, Fillies Guineas winner Alexis and Marsh Shirtliff and Bryn Ressell’s recent Ibhyai Stakes hero Fabian.

More importantly, perhaps, this filly is bred on the same Gimmethegreenlight/Parade Leader cross as the Brett Crawford trained multiple graded stakes winner Gimme One Night! The latter, winner of both the Gr.3 Chairman’s Cup and Gr.3 Cape Summer Stayers, has already banked over R600 000 in stakes.

This filly is bred on a similar cross to the ones that produced Gr.1 winners Egg Tart and Funtastic.

Eugene really likes this filly, and says of her, “She is an absolutely magnificent looking filly!”.

For more information on this filly please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-517-scarlet-grits-x-gimmethegreenlight/

Noble Secret relative to impress at National Sale

Boland Stud - News - Sales - Lot 565

Lot 565

One of the likely stars in Boland Stud’s imposing 2019 National Sale draft is undoubtedly the beautifully bred Trippi filly (Lot 565) –who is from one of the best families in the South African stud book! Trippi, South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2015-2016, has been a consistently successful sire of high quality stock, with Trippi’s offspring, who have earned over $60 000 000 in prize money, numbering nearly 150 black type performers amongst them!

Trippi has enjoyed particular success with his daughters including such outstanding Gr.1 winners R Heat Lightning, Inara, Real Princess, and For The Lads, as well as Equus Champion Hammie’s Hooker, Royal Ascot queen Jealous Again, and R4.2 million plus earner Live Life.

Trippi also looks to have a very promising two-year-old daughter this year in the form of the Candice Bass-Robinson trained Vandah’s Spirit, a winner of two of only three starts.

Boland Stud offer a filly by this champion sire out of the very smart Tiger Ridge mare Twilight Tiger. A very speedy sort, Twilight Tiger won six, from 1000-1200m, and ran third in the Listed Banyana Handicap.

Her dam is Gr.3 Umzimkhulu Handicap winner Honour And Glory –a half-sister to black type performers First Honour, Gia’s Secret and Arabian Secret, with the latter having produced a high class runner herself in the form of the Mike de Kock trained Noble Secret.

The latter, third in the 2018 Gr.1 SA Derby, made it two impressive wins on the bounce, with Noble Secret taking his earnings to over R750 000 in the process.

From the same family as Gr.1 Computaform Sprint winning filly Noble Heir (dam of Australian Gr.3 winner Crown Witness), Boland’s Trippi filly is directly descended in female line from South Africa’s greatest ever broodmare –Drohsky.

(Her other notable relatives include such champion racemares as Evening Mist and Dancing Danzig, as well as the July winners Diza and Sea Cottage).

This filly has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winner Despreciado.

Eugene is in awe of this classy filly, saying, “She’s arrestingly beautiful with a strong, athletic frame.”

For more information on this filly please follow this link:
https://bolandstud.co.za/lot-565-twilight-tiger-x-trippi/

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