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Lot 79 – Massachusetts x Rafeef

Red Hot Rafeef represented in Boland’s August Draft

Blue blooded sire Rafeef has made an exceptional start to his stud career. The son of legendary sire Redoute’s Choice and South African Horse Of The Year National Colour is South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire of 2020-2021 by both individual winners and stakes earned, and Rafeef looks a hugely exciting addition to the local stallion band. A full-brother to champion Mustaaqeem, Rafeef’s first 22 runners include no fewer than 13 winners, headed by BSA Cape Yearling Sale Cup winner Mounia, as well as the likes of Aragosta, Bella Chica, Dockofthebay, Ravensthorpe, Star Of The West and William Robertson.


Gr.1 Winner – Rafeef

Boland Stud will be offering, as agent, a colt, by the name of Marquez, by this exciting young stallion at the 2021 August Two Year Old Sale. And Marquez has plenty to recommend him going forward! Not only is he a son of South Africa’s latest sire sensation, but he is a full-brother to the very promising William Robertson, who followed up a third place effort on debut with a striking maiden win over 1200m at the Vaal. Marquez, bred on the same Rafeef/Trippi cross as Dockofthebay -a smart winner of his only start, is out of the blue blooded Trippi mare Massachusetts, herself a full-sister to R8.526 million plus earner Illuminator and half-sister to Farm Sale race winner Rock The Globe.

Herself a three time winner up to 1600m, Masschusetts is herself out of the smart Pacific Lights, with the latter, in turn, a half-sister to Gr.1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship. Former Champion South African sire Trippi, the broodmare sire of Marquez, has fast established himself as a top-class broodmare sire. Not only is Trippi broodmare sire of exciting young stallions Liam’s Map (winner of both the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and Gr.1 Woodward Stakes) and Not This Time, his daughters have also produced such notable graded stakes winners as Miss Florida, Miss Sunset, Sheela, and Signalman to name a few. This is a pedigree packed full of class and speed, and Marquez looks sure to continue his family’s success on the racecourse!

William Robertson (by Rafeef)

Rafeef - Pedigree
Rafeef - 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 Yearling Sale.

From today, until Wednesday 11 August 2021 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 Friday 13th August, yearlings will be at the TBA Complex in Johannesburg viewing. The BloodStock South Africa August 2YO Sale is taking place on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st August 2021 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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