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Lot 137 – Cosmic Flower x Oratorio

Cosmic Flower

Buy the next Canadian Summer from Boland Stud!

Danehill’s triple Gr.1 winning son Oratorio made a big impression in South Africa last season. Already sire of more than 50 stakes winners the world over prior to 2021-2022, Oratorio ended the last South African season having supplied three more black type winners, notably the very classy Canadian Summer. The latter, subsequently named Equus Champion 2YO Filly for 2021-2022, finished first or second in each of her five starts last season, winning both the Gr.1 Thekwini Stakes and Listed Hollywoodbets Super League Devon Air Stakes, and finishing second in the Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies)

Canadian Summer

Gr.1 Winner – Canadian Summer (by Oratorio)

Canadian Summer, however, is by no means the only top-class filly sired by Oratorio, with the latter’s other notable daughters including German Gr.1 winner Temida, dual Italian classic heroine Cherry Collect, New Zealand champion Banchee and South African graded stakes winners Love Bomb, Orator’s Daughter and Snapscan. Boland Stud will be offering another daughter of Oratorio at the upcoming November Two Year Old Sale. The filly on offer hails from an exceptional filly family. She is out of four time winner Cosmic Flower, whose sire National Emblem also ranks as broodmare sire of champions Legal Eagle and Seventh Plain.

The blue blooded Cosmic Flower, in turn, is a half-sister to three black type horses notably Listed Java Handicap winner Fulcrum. Her half-sister produced one of the best Cape two-year-old fillies of last season in the form of Miss Marguerite -runner up in both the 2022 BSA Cape Yearling Sale Cup and Listed Irridescence Stakes. Cosmic Flower herself is out of the dual winning Badger Land mare Land Of Hope, a three-parts sister to Sunshine Lover -South Africa’s Broodmare Of 2011. The remarkable Sunshine Lover not only produced a pair of Gr.1 Cape Fillies Guineas winning daughters in the form of Champion Captain’s Lover and triple Gr.1 winner Ebony Flyer respectively, she also ranks as the granddam of both Gr.1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winning champion Vardy and the latter’s top-class half-brother Universal.

2020 L`Ormarins Queen`s Plate – Vardy

Captain’s Lover wins G1 Cape Fillies Guineas

Cosmic Flower

Gr.1 Winner – Canadian Summer (by Oratorio)

Oratorio – Irsh Champion Stakes

Military Attack (by Oratorio) –
Longines Jockey Club Cup

Van Halen (by Oratorio) –
Gr.1 Tsogo Sun Sprint


“Some dreams can be bought – buy this filly and the world is your oyster”

Boland Stud invites you to make an excursion to Ceres to view their impressive draft of yearlings for the BloodStock South Africa November 2YO Yearling Sale.

From today, until Saturday 19 November at a time suitable to you. To schedule your visit please contact Eugene Freeman on +27848163741 or email him at Make a day or a long weekend of your trip and come and enjoy all that the beautiful Ceres valley has to offer. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

From Monday 21 November, yearlings will be at the TBA Complex in Johannesburg for viewing. The BloodStock South Africa November 2YO Sale is taking place on Sunday 27 November 2022 at the TBA Complex, cnr Van Riebeeck &, Rand Airport Rd, Gosforth Park, Germiston, 2094, South Africa.

If you are unable to attend the sale in person please make sure you register to bid online. Online bidding registration and buyer’s card applications can be done by emailing Ashley De Klerk at or call her on +27845141723.

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