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Lot 183 – Magnificus

“The name says it all”


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.

Oratorio – Irsh Champion Stakes


“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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