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Lot 153 – Five Star Girl x Vercingetorix

“This is what you call an awesome colt”


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 1978and 1979 Gr.1 J&B Met.

Other notable members of this family include the great 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.

Meydan (Dubai-UAE) Jebel Hatta – Group I – Vercingetorix

DAILY NEWS 2000 (Grade 1) – Vercingetorix

“Some dreams can be bought – buy this colt 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 National Yearling Sale 2018.

From today, until Thursday 12th April 2018 at a time suitable to you. To schedule your visit please contact Eugene Freeman on 084 816 3741 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 Sunday 15th April, yearlings will be at the TBA Complex in Johannesburg for viewing.
BloodStock South Africa National Yearling Sale
Thursday 24, 25 & 26th April 2018


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