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Lot 22 – Mina Salaam x Erupt

Lot 22 - Mina Salaam x Erupt

Boland Stud to offer True To Life sibling at August Sale

A half-brother (Lot 22) to one of South Africa’s fastest racemares, with this blue blooded colt hailing from a truly exceptional female line.

A son of Dubawi’s very promising sire son, and dual Gr.1 winner, Erupt, Lashlaroo is a half-brother to three smart winners including the very speedy True To Life. The latter recently accounted for eight graded stakes winners when she finished a close up second, to the outstanding Captain’s Ransom, in the 2022 Gr.1 South African Fillies Sprint. True To Life, who has banked more than R1.127 million in prize money, has long been established as one of South Africa’s top sprinters, with the mare’s eight career victories (which have come from 1000m to 1400m) including triumphs in both the 2019 Gauteng Tourism Authority Magnolia Handicap and the 2021 Gr.3 Wilgerbosdrift Tommy Hotspur Handicap.


Karangetang (by Erupt)

Among the numerous top-class performers beaten by True To Life are the Gr.1 winners Bohica, Chimichuri Run, Russet Air, Under Your Spell, and Vernichey. Her half-brother Lashlaroo looks set to be one of the star lots on offer at this year’s August Two Year Old Sale. True To Life and Lashlaroo were produced by blue blooded, triple stakes winning mare Mina Salaam, whose sire Medaglia D’Oro (one of the world’s top sires for many years) has been responsible for nearly 30 Gr.1 winners including champions Rachel Alexandra, Golden Sixty and Songbird, as well as the very exciting young sire Bolt D’Oro.

Not only is Mina Salaam the daughter of an outstanding sire, she is a half-sister to Gr.1 Premier’s Champions Challenge winner Deo Juvente, and her dam is former South African champion, and Gr.1 Garden Province Stakes heroine, Circle Of Life. The latter, in turn, is a half-sister to two other Gr.1 winners in the form of African Lion (Champions Cup) and Zebra Crossing (J&B Met) respectively. Lashlaroo’s Gr.1 Juddmonte Grand Prix De Paris/Gr.1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes winning sire Erupt has made a fine start with his early runners headed, thus far, by Gr.3 Protea Stakes/Listed Storm Bird Stakes winner Karangetang.

True To Life

Gr.1 Winner Deo Juvente

Lashlaroo - Pedigree

Bill Oppenheim – Erupt

Breeding To Win – Erupt

Karangetang (by Erupt)

Erupt - Pedigree

“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 August 2YO Sale.

From today, until Tuesday 18th August 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 Saturday 20th August, yearlings will be at the TBA Complex in Johannesburg for viewing. The BloodStock SA August 2YO Sale is taking place on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th August 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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