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Lot 30 – Our Fair Lady x Rafeef

Boland Stud - Lot 43
Boland Stud - Lot 43

Boland Stud to offer cracking Rafeef colt at Cape Sale

Boland Stud, as Agent, will be offering a colt (Lot 30) by one of the most exciting young stallions around at the moment in the form of Rafeef. The latter, a Redoute’s Choice full-brother to champion Mustaaqeem, was a top-class performer whose six wins from just ten starts included both the 2017 G1 Computaform Sprint and 2017 G2 Hawaii Stakes.

Trained by Mike de Kock, Rafeef made an instant impression when he retired to stud, with the Ridgemont Highlands resident crowned South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2020-2021. Rafeef, currently South Africa’s Leading Second Season Sire, made a big impression through such early runners as William Robertson (G3 Tony Ruffel Stakes), Mounia (Bloodstock South Africa Cape Yearling Sale Cup), Whafeef (2nd Secretariat Stakes), Aragosta (G3 Sea Cottage Stakes & 3rd G2 Dingaans), and the very promising Master Archie. At the time of writing, the latter had won four of his last five starts and looks a very smart sprinter indeed.


Gr.1 winner – Gunner

Rafeef’s son Nelson Bay (Lot 30) looks a very attractive prospect indeed -with this colt not only the son of a red hot stallion but also a member of a top-class female line. The colt is out of the winning Oratorio mare Our Fair Lady, a half-sister to G3 Politician Stakes runner up (to subsequent July winner Kommetdieding) Legitimate, and a daughter of the top-class racemare Bambina Stripes. The latter, a daughter of successful Argentine sire Equal Stripes, earned nearly R800 000 in stakes during a career which saw Bambina Stripes score a thrilling win in the 2012 G1 SA Fillies Classic -where her beaten rivals included the likes of Ilha Bela, Amanee, and Go Indigo.

From the immediate family of high-class North American galloper Labamta Babe and South Africa G1 winner Gunner, Bambina Stripes sports G3 winner Bambello as a half-sister. Nelson Bay is closely inbred to legendary stallion Danehill -a mating also responsible for numerous standout G1 winners including Alizee, Beat The Clock, Bivouac, Campanelle, and Irish Oaks winner Even So.

Gr.1 Premiers Champion Stakes – Gunner

Lot 30 - G1
Lot 30 - Pedigree

Gr.1 Winner Rafeef

Gr.3 Winner William Robertson (by Rafeef)

Gr.3 Winner Aragosta (by Rafeef)


“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 Cape Yearling Sale.

From today, until Tuesday 22nd February 2022 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 enjoy all that the beautiful Ceres valley has to offer. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

From Wednesday 23rd February, yearlings will be at the Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, Western Cape for viewing. The BloodStock South Africa Cape Yearling Sale is taking place on Saturday 27th February 2022 at the Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, Western Cape , 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 calling her on +27845141723.

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