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Lot 97 – Elisium x Red Ray

Sales 2020 - October - Lot 97

Boland Stud’s Red Ray filly bred to be anything!

Boland Stud will be offering an exceptionally well related filly at this year’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.

From the first crop of outstanding sprinter-miler Red Ray, the filly in question hails from one of the very finest families in the modern day stud book. A half-sister to four winners, including the very promising, Sophomore Sprint third place-getter Russian Rock, the filly in question is out of the Proclamation mare Elisium. The latter, a half-sister to the stakes placed dam of Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy runner up Winged Cupid, numbers the outstanding broodmare Hoity Toity as a half-sister. Hoity Toity herself produced a trio of black type horses notably champion, and Gr.1 Coronation Stakes, Gr.1 Matron Stakes winner Lillie Langtry, with the latter herself responsible for a truly outstanding filly in the form of the white-faced Minding.

Majestic Mambo


A champion at both two and three, Minding was the Cartier Horse Of The Year in 2016, with the brilliant Galileo daughter capturing seven Gr.1 races during her career including both the Investec Oaks and Qipco 1000 Guineas in 2016. Minding had a Deep Impact filly in 2020 -suggesting she can build further on her family’s tremendous success at stud. Elisium’s fourth dam is none other than Lancashire Oaks winner Noble Lassie, herself dam of outstanding racehorse and sire Vaguely Noble and other notable members of this truly exceptional family include the Gr.1 winners Casamento, French Clock and popular young sire Toronado. The filly in question is a daughter of Gr.1 winner Red Ray, who was one of the best of his generation at two, three, and five. Red Ray, who shares his multiple champion sire Western Winter with top-class stallion What A Winter, earned more than R2 000 000 during a career which saw him win or finish second in four Gr.1 races.

He scored his biggest triumph when capturing the Gr.1 Mercury Sprint (a race won previously by top-class sires Jet Master and What A Winter), where Red Ray accounted for such standout performers as Real Princess, Gulf Storm, Talktothestars, Trip To Heaven and Fly By Night.

Minding – European Horse Of The Year

Pedigree - Lot 97
Pedigree - Red Ray

Gr.1 Mercury Sprint – Red Ray

“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 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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