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Lot 187 – Swift Dancer x Futura

Boland Stud - Lot 155
Boland Stud - Lot 155 HS

Via Africa relative to star at August 2YO Sale!

Boland Stud will be offering some very well bred yearlings at this year’s August 2YO Sale, including lots by such high-profile and exciting stallions as Erupt, Futura, Gimmethegreenlight,The United States, and What A Winter. One of the stud’s most exciting prospects is the regally bred Futura colt, whose dam Swift Dancer is a half-sister to none other than Via Africa. The latter, a lightning fast daughter of Var, won ten times during her South African campaign, with Via Africa capturing six black type races including the Gr.1 Cape Flying Championship and two runnings of the Gr.1 South African Fillies Sprint.

Via Afrika

Equus Champion – Via Africa

South Africa’s Champion Sprinter of 2014, Via Africa is also shaping up as a promising broodmare, with her son Pleasant Endeavor (by Redoute’s Choice) winning two of his first four starts in Hong Kong, and her Snitzel two-year-old In The Congo recently winning a barrier trial in Australia impressively. Via Africa is one of eight winners produced by speedy three time winner Bump ‘N Grind, who is also dam of KwaZulu-Natal Stakes runner up, and seven time winner, Elusivenchantment. Swift Dancer herself is a daughter of Oratorio -the sire of more than 100 stakes horses, and broodmare sire of group winners Dolce Strega, Epona Plays, and Paquirri, to name a few.

South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2014-2015, four time Gr.1 winner Futura has made an excellent start to his stud career. The son of Dynasty’s five first crop stakes winners include Gr.2 Durban Golden Horse winner Nourbese, exciting Gr.3 World Sports Betting Variety Club Mile hero Warrior, speedy Bauhinia Handicap queen Sweet Future and Zimbabwe stars Dindingwe and Diesel And Dust. From the all conquering Sadler’s Wells male line, Futura looks to be one of the rising stars in the South African stallion band!

Gr.1 SA Fillies Sprint – Via Africa

Gr.1 Cape Flying Championship – Via Africa

G1 Swift Dancer
G1 Swift Dancer

Futura – Breeding To Win

Nourbese (by Futura) – Gr.2 Golden Horseshoe


“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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