Lot 97 – Leading Dame x Silvano
Classically bred Silvano filly to wow at National Sale
Champion sire Silvano, whose daughters include South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Summer Pudding, as well as the likes of Do You Remember, Field Flower, Flirtation, Happy Valentine, and Silvano’s Pride, dominated proceedings at the 2020 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Silvano was responsible for all of the top five lots sold at last year’s National Sale, with his son Celestial City making R7 000 000 to top the 2020 National Yearling Sale.
It was not the first time that the five times champion South African sire had made waves at the National Sale -Silvano colt Masaki made R9 000 000 (an all time South African record for a yearling) when he topped the National Yearling Sale in 2019. Boland Stud will be offering a filly (Lot 97) by this outstanding stallion, As Agent at this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.Out of the Jallad mare Leading Dame (and thus bred on the same Silvano/Jallad cross as Gr.1 J&B Met winner Martial Eagle), the filly in question is a half-sister to six winners including Singapore champion, and Gr.1 Daily News 2000 third, Lizarre, and Gr.3 Winter Guineas runner Lake Arthur. Leading Dame, in turn, is a full-sister to Gr.1 Premier’s Champion Stakes winner Talahatchie as well as to the dams of Gr.2 Betting World 1900 winner Solid Speed and Perfect Promise Sprint/East Cape Fillies Nursery winner The Merry Widow.
Leading Dame is a granddaughter of legendary stallion Blushing Groom -whose name is found in the pedigrees of many of Silvano’s top performers including Met winner Martial Eagle, July winner, and champion, Heavy Metal, the Gr.1 winning fillies Silvano’s Pride and Orchid Island, and Gauteng Guineas winner Tellina. One of the finest stallions to stand in South Africa in recent times, Silvano’s more than 170 stakes horses include an impressive 25 individual Gr.1 winners. Could his daughter out of Leading Dame be his 26th G1 winner?
Lizarre Champion Older Horse
Happy Valentine (by Silvano) – Allan Robertson Fillies Championship (Gr.1)
Horse Of The Year – Summer Pudding (by Silvano)
Gr.1 Winner – SILVANO’S PRIDE (by Silvano)
“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 Yearling Sale.
From today, until Tuesday 6th April at a time suitable to you. To schedule your visit please contact Eugene Freeman on 0848163741 or email him at email@example.com. 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 Friday 9th April, yearlings will be at the TBA Complex in Johannesburg for viewing. The BloodStock South Africa National Yearling Sale is taking place on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th April at the TBA Complex, cnr Van Riebeeck &, Rand Airport Rd, Gosforth Park, Germiston, 2094, South Africa.