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Lot 246 – Persian Silk x Rafeef

Sales 2020 - October - Lot 246

Rafeef filly to shine at Two Year Old Sale

Eugene Freeman’s Boland Stud will be offering a blue blooded filly from the first crop of exciting young Redoute’s Choice sire Rafeef at this year’s Emperors Palace National Two Year Old Sale.

Winner of six of only ten starts, including the 2017 Gr.1 Computaform Sprint (where he beat champions Talktothestars and Carry On Alice), Rafeef has already more than made his presence felt in the sales rings across South Africa. The own-brother to Equus Champion Mustaaqeem had a first-crop yearling make R2 200 000 at the 2020 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, while Rafeef yearlings fetched up to R700 000 at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale earlier this year. The son of South African Horse Of The Year National Colour has a very well related filly in Boland’s draft. This filly is out of the winning Captain Al mare Persian Silk -a half-sister to Gr.1 Golden Horseshoe winner Forest Indigo and East Cape Derby runner up Drop Kick.

Oleksandra - Gr.1 Winner

Oleksandra – Gr.1 Winner

Granddam Albizia, a 4 time winning daughter of champion sire/broodmare sire Fort Wood is a half or full-sister to seven stakes horses including Gr.2 Golden Slipper winner Alexandra Rose-who won the Gr.3 Monrovia Handicap in North America. Alexandra Rose made headlines in 2020 when her daughter Oleksandra beat a field of high-class males to win the Gr.1 Jaipur Stakes at Belmont Park. Multiple champion sire Captain Al, the broodmare sire of this colt, is fast making a name for himself as a broodmare sire with his daughters having already produced the Gr.1 winners Eden Roc, Gunner, Potent Power, Same Jurisdiction and Vernichey-to name a few!

This filly has been bred on a similar cross to the one that produced Gr.1 winners The Autumn Sun, Simple Verse and Diamondsandrubies!

Oleksandra – Gr.1 Winner

Forest Indigo – Gr.1 Golden Horseshoe

G1 - Persian Silk
Pedigree - Lot 246
Pedigree - Rafeef


“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 National 2YO Sale.

From today, until Friday 6th November at a time suitable to you. To schedule your visit please contact Eugene Freeman on 0848163741 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 8th November, yearlings will be at the TBA Complex in Johannesburg for viewing.
BloodStock South Africa National Two Year Old Sale
Thursday 12th & Friday 13th November 2020

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