Desert Links (Kahal) winning the Canon Gold Cup
If any proof was needed that the Ready To Run concept has really come of age, then the performances of 2008 are it.
Big winners from four consecutive Ready To Run sales made their presence felt in no uncertain way. Biggest of them all was Gr1 Canon Gold Cup winner Desert Links, who was bought in 2005 and brought his earnings to R1.2 million.
From the same sale came the filly Outcome, winner of the Gr1 Garden Province Stakes on July day, bringing her earnings to R600k. July day, incidentally, was also when Desert Links took his place in the big One, the Vodacom Durban July, where he ran the fastest 400m to finish.
From the 2006 Ready To Run sale came Umngazi. He won the Gr3 Byerly Turk Plate, after he’d earlier become the very first winner of the Emperors Palace Cup - that special race only for Ready To Run graduates, which this year is worth a sizzling R1.25million.Then there was Thekkady, graduate from last year’s sale, who won the Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes as a 2yo in 2008 and has a half sister (lot 36) at the sale this year.
Look back a little further, to the 2004 Ready To Run sale, and you’ll find Hear The Drums, the East Cape Sprint Cup winner whose earnings of just over R1 million come from 20 wins, accompanied by a 114 merit rating.
Imagine being able to lead in your horse twenty times! Imagine, indeed. After all, dreams of the Big Time are what the Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale is all about. Not to be left behind, we take a look at the pedigrees of the 160 entrants, and unearth a nugget or two. Read on………………..
Al Mufti (Roberto)
He’s not covering any more, so getting stock from the old warrior will soon be difficult. Remember, he’s a sire-of-sires, and lightning can strike again - certainly when there’s a young colt out of a mare with an international pedigree such as (14) Smart Cookie (Jallad: 1r/1w). The mare is a 3-time winning full sister to a 6-time winner, the pair inbred 2x2 to closely related sons of Red God, Blushing Groom and Red Alert. The cross with Al Mufti should suit this mare very well, linking Buckpasser to her three lines of Tom Fool/Spring Run, and making her youngster one to note.
From the first crop of this young sire - comes a colt out of 3-time winner (46) Antiqua (Jungle Warrior). The mare is from an English female line, her grandam a daughter of Red God, which is the source of the mare’s own double of close relatives Tom Fool and Spring Run, similar to that of her stakes placed half sister Russian Gal.
Gr3 pl 5-time winner (24) Swinging London (Roland Gardens: 1r/1w) is the dam of 3-time winner London Eye, full bro to the 2yo colt on offer.
Winning mare (61) Chase The Stars (Token Of Youth) has an American pedigree background. Her dam is a half sister to a host of stakes winners and dam of stakes performers, the next dam a daughter of Bold Reason. On offer a colt.
Badger’s Drift (Badger Land)
Lightly raced winning mare (119) Kasbah Queen (Al Mufti: 1r/1w) has a colt, her 2nd foal. The mare is half sister to Gr3 pl Liberty, from a productive US female line. She’s inbred 3x3 to Buckpasser, which provides a suitable link to Badger’s Drift grandam who is by Red God and a close relative of Blushing Groom. Interesting mating given Badger’s Drift’s own pedigree.
The filly out of 2-time winner (136) Mosca (Fort Wood: 2r/0w) is a first foal. The mare is half sister to 2 other multiple winners, from a highclass family which also produced Al Mufti, Sportsworld, AP Indy & others. The filly doubles 3-part brothers Nureyev and Sadler’s Wells 2x3, but probably more importantly brings Caesour’s damsire Graustark as a link for the dam of Fort Wood. It must be noted that French champion 2yo Fotitieng is a half brother by Caesour’s sire Nureyev to grandam Oak Fly. The latter was bred to Caesour without success, but the “insertion” of Fort Wood in the pedigree may make all the difference.
Stakes placed 3-time winner (149) Persuasive Reason (Rainbow Dream: 3r/1w) has produced 6 winners to date, from as many runners. She’s a daughter of highclass broodmare Izindaba, and represented by a colt, who is 3-part related to Gr3 pl Caesar’s Warrior.
Cape Cross (Green Desert)
English mare (50) Berkshire Lass (Zilzal) has an American pedigree background, and is half sister to US Gr1 winner & sire Alydeed as well as to the dam of two Graded stakes performers. On offer a colt, her second foal, imported from Aus.
Captain Al (Al Mufti)
Winning mare (150) Piety And Whit (Dancing Champ: 2r/1w) has produced five winners to date, from a variety of sires. She is from a strong Gr1 producing background. Her sire Dancing Champ has a cracking good record with Captain Al’s sire Al Mufti, making her colt one to note.
Five-time winning sprinter (47) Ask Aly (Tilden) is half sis to a Gr3 performer, their dam a Gr3 wnnr. Her colt is a 2nd foal, inbred 3x3 to very close genetic relatives Complete Warrior and Imperial Dilemma, whose pedigrees have (among others) Busanda, dam of Buckpasser who is so relevant in Captain Al’s own pedigree. Could be interesting.
Doowaley (Sadler’s Wells)
The colt out of American mare (3) Sara’s Warning (Caveat) is half bro to 2 Oaks wnnrs, and also to the dam of a Gr1 & a Gr2 winner. Classy stuff, which deserves attention.
Dynasty (Fort Wood)
From the first crop of the Horse of the Year - comes a filly out of winning mare (33) Tripple P (Shoe Danzig). The mare is a half sister to 4 other wnnrs; this is her 2nd foal. The mare’s damsire Golden Thatch is a close relative of Sadler’s Wells’ dam Fairy Bridge, giving a 4x3 cross in the youngster on offer.
Fan Club’s Mister (Mr Greely)
Two-time winner (89) Flaxen Fields (Badger Land), who is a half sis to Gr3 wnnr Golden Gangster, her a colt, her 1st foal. This is the potent female line of Gr1 wnnrs Have a Ball and Bush Telegraph.
Also with her 1st foal is 4-time winner (97) Gateway (Damascus Gate), whose own dam is a SW of 6 races.
The colt out of winning mare (58) Catch On (Krusenstern: 1r/1w) is full bro to a winner. The mating is interesting, as Mr Greeley’s sire Gone West is a full bro to the mare’s sire Krusenstern, making for a 3x2 cross in the youngster. Looks interesting.
(135) Montana’s Pride (N. Assembly: 1r/0w) is a daughter of 5-time winner Montana Girl. She’s represented by a filly, her 3rd foal.
Two-time winner (73) Decoder (Northern Guest: 2r/0w) has an American family background. Her colt is a 2nd foal.
NZ bred winner (1) Sale e’ Pepe (Volksraad) has had one previous foal to race, a winning half brother to the filly on offer.
Flying Spur (Danehill)
The imported 2yo colt out of NZ bred 4-time winner (55) Bon Cher (Sir Tristram) is full bro to a 4-time winner (and half brother to 7 other winners down under). The mare herself is a 3-part sister to successful sire Grosvenor, and also to the dam of new local sire Requiem. The latter is a son of Danehill, who is also sire of Flying Spur, which makes the young colt on offer a remarkably close relative to Requiem.
Galileo (Sadler’s Wells)
This world-class sire has recently come of age down under as well, siring his first Gr1 winner there. That should certainly stimulate interest in the three 2yo’s on offer here, all of them imported from Aus.
Unraced Irish mare (83) Elaine (Common Grounds) is dam of 2 winners, one a full brother to the filly on offer. The mare has a solid black-type background.
Two-time winning mare (128) Luanda Star (Danzig Connection) is half sister to two Graded SWs down under. Her colt offered is her 3rd foal Aus mare (26) Tantalum Fever (Encounter) has a black-type American background. She’s half sister to new local (Summerhill) sire Way West. The filly on offer is her third foal. Interestingly, Galileo and her grandam Prospect Fever have a great deal in common when their pedigrees are viewed (Sadler’s Wells/Nureyev, Mr Prospector, Busanda). Looks to be an interesting prospect.
Giant’s Causeway (Storm Cat)
American mare (152) Policy Issue (Moscow Ballet) is a 2-time winning half sis to two Graded SW in the US, of which one is sire Vinnie The Viper. She has had two foals to race, both multiple winners in the US, and comes with a half brother to those, also bred in the US. The youngster not only doubles close relatives Storm Bird and Nijinsky 3x3, but also has a 4x4x3 cross of close relatives Secretariat, Imsodear and Millicent (the first two appear 3x3 in Giant’s Causeway). There are other interesting links in the pedigree, going to the bottom female line, and present also in the mare’s half bro Vinnie The Viper. No doubt should be one to note.
Gold Press (Seeking The Gold)
Two-time winning mare (82) Eiger (Fort Wood) is a full sister to Holly Oak, SW of 8 races, and to Matumi, dam of Gr3 performer Mokaro. On offer is a filly, her dam’s 2nd foal.
Grey Eminence (Indian Ridge)
(165) Rouble (Northern Guest) is a winning half sister to highclass Sovereign Seas and 5 other winners. Her 2yo filly is her 3rd foal, and half sister to a winner.
Hawk Wing (Woodman)
SA Gr1 pl SW Silver Empire is half sister to the 2yo grey filly out of Aus mare (39) Vintage Silver (Marooned). The dam is herself half sister to SWs and dams of stakes winners. The youngster was bred in Aus.
Jallad (Blushing Groom)
Equus champion filly Icy Air, a Gr1 placed multiple Gr2 winner of 9 races, has a full brother on offer. Their dam (142) Nordic Air (Northern Guest: 22r/18w/2sw) is half sister to 2 other dams of Graded stakes winners, in France & SA.
Jet Master (Rakeen)
Gr1 placed SW (48) Bacio (Del Sarto) has produced 6 winners to date, two of those with black type, and all from different sires. The mare is a granddaughter of highclass matron Party Time. On offer a filly with obvious paddock potential.
Unraced Irish mare (124) Lamri(IRE) (Fort Wood) is an Irish-bred daughter of local champion racemare Arabian Lass. She has a 2yo filly here, her third foal, and half sister to a multiple winner.
Kabool (Groom Dancer)
The filly out of (105) Honour And Glory (Hermitage) is the first foal of her Gr3 winning dam, who is a half sister to 3 other black type performers. One of the latter three is by Fort Wood, who is a half brother to the dam of Kabool. There is significance in this, as there is a close relationship between the pedigrees of Fall Aspen and the dam of Secret Prospector. There are other links in the pedigrees of the sire & dam of the 2yo filly to suggest this is a very nice mating, giving future paddock value to boot. One to note.
From an international black type female line comes winning mare (38) Vintage Event (Braashee: 4r/4w), who herself is half sister to a winner in Britain. Her only runner to date (by Personal Hope) won twice. She has a half brother to that one, inbred to close genetic relatives Coup de Folie and Sadler’s Wells. The sire x broodmare sire cross is still perfect at 4 from 4.
Argentinian bred winning mare (81) East Africa (Candy Stripes) is dam of 2 winners to date. On offer a half bro to those.
Winning mare (101) Gypsey Spirit (Coastal: 7r/5w) is dam of 5 winners from 5 runners, two of those with black type, including Gr1 placed Catmandu (by Makaarem). All are by different sires. This is the family of Epsom Derby winner Sir Percy. On offer a filly with a very nicely constructed pedigree. One to take seriously.
Winning mare (116) Juniper Berry (Fahal) comes from a highclass English female line, which also produced Count duBois. She’s a half sis to 2 dams of black type runners, and has a colt, her first foal.
Winning mare (125) License To Print (Lustra: 2r/2w) has an American pedigree background. From five previous foals, she’s had 4 winners (of which one has produced a stakes horse already). On offer a half bro to those.
English mare (44) Anoof (Marju) counts highly rated fillies in UK & Italy close up in her family. She is herself a half sister to 6 wnnrs and has a filly here, her third foal.
NZ mare (129) Maroof’s Grace (Maroof) is a winning half sis to 3 winners down under, one with black type. She’s represented here by her 2nd foal, a filly inbred to Danzig.
The only previous foal of 2-time winning mare (110) In Style (Model Man: 2r/2w) is a winner. She has her 2nd foal here, a colt. The sire x broodmare sire cross is still perfect. Also bred on that cross is the filly out of 2-time winner (134) Model K (Model Man: 2r/2w). The mare is a daughter of Gr1 placed SW Kal Sufi.
(126) Lizmay Creek (Muhtafal: 1r/1w) is a winning daughter of champion racemare Up The Creek, the latter the dam of nine winners, of which 3 are stakes horses. On offer the mare’s 2nd foal, a colt inbred 3x3 to Mr Prospector.
Internationally, the cross of Mr Prospector line sires with mares by El Gran Senor has paid big dividends. Locally, El Gran Senor’s full bro Northern Guest has the likes of Bold Ellinore from Mr P.-line sire Kahal. The match seems to be based on the compatibility of Raise a Native and Sex Appeal. There are three 2yo’s on offer with the same cross. The 7 previous runners of (86) Favoured Nation (Northern Guest: 22r/20w/2sw) are all winners, and were produced from different sires. The mare has an American pedigree background and comes with a colt. Then there is the colt out of (95) Gamalakhe (Northern Guest: 22r/20w/2sw). He’s the 2nd foal of the mare, who is a full sis to stakes pl Mercury Rising and to the dam of Gr3 wnnr Thekkady. This is a French female line. The trio is completed by a filly out of winning mare (113) Jibe (Northern Guest: 22r/20w/2sw), whose family background is Irish.
The filly out of 3-time winning mare (71) Dance On Silver (Rambo Dancer: 1r/1w) is the second foal of her dam. Interesting pedigree, with Kahal’s damsire Green Desert linking to the mare’s bottom female line elements. One to note.
Lightly raced (158) Rambo’s Gem (Rambo Dancer: 1r/1w) is a full sister to Gr2 wnnr Rambo’s Jewel, with the next dam a daughter of Northern Guest. On offer a filly, her dam’s 1st foal.
Gr2 pl multiple winner (7) Shoe Dance (Shoe Danzig: 2r/0w) is dam of three multiple winners to date (two of them fillies). She comes with a half sister to those.
Winning mare (9) Silent Manoeuvre (West Man) is a half sister to Gr1 Cape Guineas winner St John’s Wood, from a highclass female line which also produced champion sprinters Phantom Earl, Extra Cover & Scarlet Lady. On offer her 2nd foal, a filly.
Know Heights (Shirley Heights)
Brazilian mare (35) Vera Mossa (Itajara) is dam of a 2-time winning full bro to the 2yo colt on offer. The female line originally is French, but also produced Aus bred Super Sheila, a Gr1 winner in SA.
Labeeb (Lear Fan)
This American Gr1 winner made a good impression with his first crop of local juveniles, which included stakes winner Chief Blackfoot last season. He is also sire of Graded SWs in the US. The key to his pedigree appears to be Hail to Reason, to which his best American runner is inbred (also involving another close genetic relative of Hail to Reason).
Unraced mare (30) Treasure (Coastal: 1r/0w) is a daughter of US Gr2 winner Improyal, from a solid black type family. She’s represented by a colt, half bro to a 3-time winner.
The 6 previous wnnrs produced by (67) Coastal Relative (Coastal: 1r/0w) are all by different sires. They incl SW of 11 races Coastal Waltz and Gr3 pl Coastal Rock. On offer a half bro to those.
Two-time winner (160) Redruth (Coastal: 1r/0w) comes from an impressive SA black type female line. Her 2yo colt is her 3rd foal.
The only previous runner for stakes placed 3-time winner (69) Contradiction (Imperial Dilemma: 1r/0w) is a winner, and has a half bro on offer. The female line is English, and produced (among others) successful sire Mummy’s Pet.
Once-raced (54) Blushing Summer (Jallad: 1r/0w) came good at stud, where her 5 wnnrs incl Gr3 wnnr majestic Sun and Gr2 pl Brock. Her 2yo is a half bro to those.
Another lightly raced mare with ability at stud is (40) Absolute Magic (Jungle Cove). Her eight winners to date include Gr1 SA Derby runner-up Dangerous Donald. The mare herself is half sister to Gr1 winner Voodoo Charm. She has a colt. This youngster has a half sis here with a filly. That is 3-time winner (108) Idle Song (Russian Fox: 1r/1w), already dam of 3 wnnrs.
Stakes winning mare (62) Choice (Lustra) is half sister to 2 SWs and to the dam of 2 others. Her tally stands at 4 winners to date, her 2yo is a half bro to those.
(115) Jumping Jaguar (Muhtafal) is a winning half sister to Gr1 pl Gr3 wnnr Sleek Braashee, their dam Sleek Wine a Gr1 winner. The 2yo colt offered is his dam’s 1st foal.
Lightly raced (156) Qurrah (Muhtafal) is half sis to stks performers in Ireland and SA. She has a colt, her 2nd foal.
(68) Competitive Edge (National Emblem)is a winning half sister to stakes winner Skeem Team and to Gr1 pl Star of the Sea, from an American female line. The 2yo filly offered is her 3rd foal.
The two previous foals of unraced mare (22) Summersault (Northern Guest) are both multiple winners, including stakes placed Gymnast. The mare comes from one of the Aga Khan’s strong families, tracing to influential Mumtaz Mahal. On offer a colt, her third foal.
Stakes pl 5-time winner (143) Northern Singer (Northern Guest) is a full sister to Gr1 winner Travel North. She has made her mark at stud with 7 winners, one a Gr1 placed stakes winner. Her 2yo is a half sister to those.
Unraced (163) Rose North (Northern Guest) is dam of 3 winners including Gr3 runner-up Rose Window. Her female line has produced a string of champions in Europe. On offer a colt.
Gr2 & Gr3 pl 4-time winner (139) My Sweet Love (Prontisimo) is dam of 4 wnnrs, two of them with black type. The 2yo offered is a half bro to those. One of the youngster’s siblings is stakes pl 5-time winner (145) Particular Passion (Rambo Dancer), who is dam of a winner and comes with a filly here, her 3rd foal.
Kenian bred (132) Mesopotamia (Triarius) was the champion 2yo & 3yo filly in her homeland, and half sister to 2 other Champion 2yo’s, both colts. She is represented by her 1st foal here, a colt.
Aus-bred (148) Perrenial Power (Snippets) won 2 in SA, and finished 4th in the Gr1 Allan Robertson as a 2yo. Her only 2 runners to date are both winners. She comes with a half sis to those.
Gr3 winner (104) Heat Machine (Volcanic) is dam of 4 wnnrs, incl Gr3 pl 4-time winner Uzuma. On offer is a half bro.
Lavery (Royal Academy)
From the female line of Home Guard and Peaceable Kingdom comes (85) Fast Tracks (Desert Team). Her 2yo colt is half bro to a wnnr, bred on the Nijinsky x Blushing Groom cross.
Stakes placed (118) Kaminsky (Harry Hotspur: 1r/1w) is full sister to the dam of champion sprint filly Texan Summer, from a successful American family. Her colt is half brother to a winner.
Lecture (Seeking The Gold)
Three-time wnnr (11) Silver Splash (Model Man: 4r/2w) has had 3 previous foals, all wnnrs, incl Gr2 pl Glint Of Ice. The mare is a full sis to Gr1 wnnr Pacific Blue. On offer a colt, her fourth foal.
Stakes placed three-time winner (122) Laetitia Penn (Rakeen) is half sister to 2 other winners with black type, from a potent family. The colt offered is her first foal.
Unraced American mare (130) Mazoon (Affirmed) comes from one of the world’s best female lines. She’s dam of 3 winners from different sires and has a half brother to those.
Unraced Irish bred (131) Mentalite (Alhaarth) has two previous foals, both multiple winners. The filly offered is her 3rd foal.
Three-time winner (103) Hardened Sands (Coastal) has an American family background. She has two half sisters who produced stakes winners in SA, including Gr1 winner Disappear whose dam is a full sister to her. Her 2yo colt is half brother to a winner.
The dam of unraced Irish mare (102) Haifaa (Doyoun) is half sister to Gr1 winner & sire Maroof, and to the dam of another Gr1 winning sire Desert King. The mare has a filly, half sis to 2 wnnrs.
The 4 winners produced to date by winning mare (87) Fearless Goddess (Foveros: 1r/0w) include stakes placed Contradiction. The mare has a black type English family background. On offer a colt.
All three previous foals of 2-time winner (162) Roman Dream (Jallad) are winners, by different sires. The 2yo offered is a half sister to those.
Gr2 pl multiple winner (117) Kamala (Kamakura) has produced five winners from a variety of sires; her current 2yo is a colt.
Five-time winner (133) Miss Wonderful (Mount Hagen) has a solid black type English family background. She’s dam of 2 winners, both fillies, incl stakes pl 4-time winner The Convent. She has another filly here. (28) The Convent (N. Emblem) is also represented; her 2yo colt is a 2nd foal.
Four-time winning mare (19) Stolen Beauty (Muhtafal: 1r/0w) has a US family background. The 2yo colt on offer is her first foal, and inbred 3x3 to Mr Prospector.
Two-time winning (140) Mythical Madam (National Assembly) is full sister to Gr2 wnnr Deliberation, half sister to Gr1 pl SW Gang related, and to the dam of stakes winners Horatio & hector. This is a potent female line. Her 2yo filly is a 2nd foal.
Zim-bred (8) Shoreline Symphony (N. Emblem) comes from a very strong Gr1 producing family. The filly on offer heralds the start of the mare’s breeding career.
Once-raced (36) Verve Cliquot (Northern Guest: 1r/0w) has produced 3 wnnrs to date, incl. Gr3 pl filly Thekkady. On offer a half sister.
The colt out of (64) Citidancer (Northern Guest: 1r/0w) comes with great credentials. He’s half bro to a stakes pl multiple wnnr, his dam is half sis to Gr1 wnnrs Record Edge & Golden Peak and to the dam of champion 2yo Warning Zone.
Unraced (76) Derniere Danse (Northern Guest: 1r/0w) has 3 previous foals, all wnnrs, 2 of them with black type, incl Gr1 runner-up Galant Gagnant. Her 2yo colt is her 4th foal.
(80) Dress Code (Northern Guest: 1r/0w) is half sis to Champion 2yo Imperial Despatch, from a black type English female line. She’s the dam of 2 multiple winners. Her 2yo is a colt.
Three-time winner (90) Fly Away Home (Rambo Dancer) is a half sis to Gr1 winner Last Watch, Gr2 pl Spring Hill and to the dam of two SWs. Her 2yo filly, a 3rd foal, is half sister to a winner.
Medaaly (Highest Honor)
Lightly raced 3-time winner (166) Royal Date (Northern Guest) is the dam of 3 wnnrs to date, and comes with a half bro to those. The mare’s a half sis to SW Whistling Prince, their dam Karate Do a Gr3 winner.
American mare (153) Porizkova (Polish Navy) produced 6 wnnrs in her home country, including a stakes winner. The mare is half sister to three dams of SWs, and comes from a sire producing female line. On offer is a colt.
Mogok (Storm Cat)
(17) Sportswear (Sports-world) is a half sister to five winners, their dam a half sister to seven winners. Her current 2yo is a filly.
Muhtafal (Mr Prospector)
Two-time winning mare (109) Ille Saint Marie (Braashee: 6r/4w) has produced two multiple winners to date, one Gr3 pl. The mare herself is half sis to a SW, from a French female line. She has a filly on offer.
The 4 (multiple) winners out of unraced mare (13) Siren Song (Coastal: 19r/12w/4sw) incl 2 SWs. One of these, Gr3 winner Mzwilili, is a full sis to the 2yo filly on offer. Muhtafal has an excellent record with Coastal as a damsire, making the youngster one to note. From the same sire x broodmare sire combination comes a filly out of unraced (100) Glitz (Coastal: 19r/12w/4sw). She, too, is full sister to a stakes winner by Muhtafal - this is Nondweni, wnnr of 3 and Gr3 pl to boot. And then there’s the dam of Glitz, winning mare (154) Queen’s Conduct (Royal Prerogative: 8r/5w), who has produced 4 wnnrs to date. She has a colt.
SW of 5 races (53) Blue Yonder (Comedy Star: 2r/1w) is a half sis to 4 black type runners and to the dam of another. Her 2yo colt is half bro to 4 wnnrs.
(32) Triple Crown (Desert Team: 2r/1w) is a half sister to six winners, which include two stakes winners by Muhtafal, Gr3 wnnrs The Waltz and Hot Reception. The latter duo is therefore 3-parts related to the colt on offer. The youngster is his dam’s 3rd foal, and is half bro to a winner.
Gr3 pl 3-time winner (114) Julia’s Choice (Jallad: 3r/2w) is the dam of 2 wnnrs from as many runners, incl stakes placed Beyond Reproach who won 4. The latter is a full sis to the 2yo filly offered.
Northern Guest as a broodmare sire has struck up a great relationship with Muhtafal. Here’s another example of the union: a filly out of (66) Claim To Fame (Northern Guest: 45r/37w/5sw), whose previous 3 foals (by different sires) are all winners. The mare is a half sis to the dam of Muhtafal’s Gr3 pl SW Nondweni. One for the notebook.
Gr2 pl Gr2 wnnr (78) Dignify (Rambo Dancer) is a 3-part sister to J&B Met winner Angus, to Gr2 pl (sire) Noble American, and to Snooty Lady (dam of Gr3 pl Lostintranslation, by Muhtafal). The filly offered is her 2nd living foal.
(161) Ring Of Bells (Spaceship) is a winning half sister to ten winners. One of these is stakes winner Regal Runner, by Muhtafal, which makes him a 3-part brother to the filly on offer. The youngster is the mare’s first foal.
Unraced Irish mare (137) Mutasader (Unfuwain) is full sister to a stakes winner in UK. She comes from a highclass US female line. On offer a filly.
Mull of Kintyre (Danzig)
This sire is an English 2yo Gr2 winner, who ran 4th in the Breeders Cup Juvenile.
NZ bred unraced mare (77) Diamante (Bigstone) has a colt by him, her fourth foal. The mare already has a 3-time winner in SA named Seeking the Stone.
National Assembly (Danzig)
Aus mare (10) Silky Dancer (Citidancer) is a Gr1 pl Gr3 wnnr of 5 races in SA. She’s the dam of a 3-time winner and comes with a half sister to that one.
Lightly raced American mare (12) Singing Miss Lass (Unbridled’s Song: 1r/0w) comes from the female line of champion racemare & US horse of the Year Lady’s Secret. She has her 2nd foal, a colt inbred 1x2 to N. Assembly and close genetic relative Missy Day. Looks a good mating and should be one for the notebook.
National Emblem (National Assembly)
Winning mare (56) Bound For Gold (Al Mufti: 7r/6w) hit paydirt with her very first foal Amber Bouquet, who earned black type. Another multiple winner followed, and here she has her 4th foal, a colt. Sire x broodmare sire cross looks the part, so pay attention.
Unraced mare (96) Garden Verse (Foveros: 9r/6w) kept all her prowess for a career at stud. She’s dam of 7 wnnrs, incl Gr2 wnnr Imbongi, Gr3 winner Spring Garland, Gr2 runner-up Prima Versa, and Gr3 placed Full Spectrum who is the dam of Gr3 wnnr Oracle News. All this didn’t come out of the blue, as the mare is a full sister to Gr1 performer Wild Cocktail, and half sister to the dam of Victory Moon (among others). The 2yo colt offered is a full brother to Full Spectrum. If their pedigrees are anything to go by, the sire x broodmare sire cross ought to produce a real cracker one day. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Multiple winner (6) Shimmering Sea (Model Man: 15r/9w/1sw) is a half sis to the dam of Gr1 winner Ingleside, from a top female line. The mare’s 3 runners to date are all winners. She has a half sister to those.
Six-time winner (70) Country Hideaway (Muhtafal) is a half sis to 8 wnnrs (3 with black type) out of champion racemare Up The Creek. On offer is her 1st foal, a filly.
The 3 winning half sisters to (65) Civil Affair (Northern Guest: 40r/22w/2sw) incl lightning fast Gr1 performer Got The Giggles 9dam of a Derby horse) as well as Laughalot (full sister to Civil Affair) who bred 2 Gr3 pl wnnrs. The mare herself has produced 2 winners to date. She has a colt.
Unraced (63) Choice Field (Rami) is the dam of Gr1 wnnr Pick Six and 2 other wnnrs. The mare’s a half sis to Gr1 pl Gr2 wnnr Bridal Paths, from a speed female line. On offer is a colt.
Bred on the same cross is the filly out of winning mare (120) Keepsake (Rami). The 2yo is half sis to 2 wnnrs, her dam is half sis to a Gr3 wnnr, and comes from a topclass international female line.
Among the 4 wnnrs produced by winning mare (106) How About Now (Red Ryder: 1r/1w) are a 6- and 7-time winner, produced by different sires. On offer is a half sister.
Parade Leader (Kingmambo)
Gr2 pl 4-time winner (37) Vin Fizz (Qui Danzig) has had 2 rnnrs to date, both wnnrs. The cross with a Mr Prospector line sire should suit her well. On offer is a colt, her 4th foal.
(99) Get Sporty (Sportsworld: 2r/1w) is a full sister to SW Sports Model, and half sister to Gr1 pl Gr2 wnnr Bold Cruiser. The 2yo filly at this sale is the dam’s 2nd foal.
Qui Danzig (Danzig)
From the Party Time family comes (25) Swiss Pearl (Fort Wood), who is a half sis to Gr2 pl Front Page, out of Gr3 wnnr Popular Girl. She has a filly, her first foal.
Also with her 1st foal is lightly raced (16) Space Trader (Houston Connection). The mare is a half sis to topclass Trade Enquiry, who is dam of two Gr1 wnnrs. Trade Enquiry is by Qui Danzig, whose cross with Secret Prospector is a gem. The pedigree of the 2yo colt is a variation on the theme. One to note.
Gr3 pl multiple wnnr (94) Galaxy Princess (Temptation Time) is a half sis to 3 other stks horses, 2 of them dams of multiple wnnrs. The 2yo colt on offer is her third foal.
Ransom O’War (Red Ransom)
Irish bred mare (144) Numancia (Alzao) is half sister to an English Gr2 winner and to the dam of another English SW. The family has a familiar ring in SA, as it also produced July winner Teal and influential sire Dancing Champ. On offer a colt, who is half brother to a multiple winner over a mile in UK.
Red Sun (Equalize)
Aus mare (79) Distant Flame (King delaMere) is half sister to multiple Gr1 winner Trissaro and his stakes pl full bro. She has produced 2 wnnrs down under and comes with a (grey) half bro to those.
Winning mare (91) Free Trade (Al Mufti) has a colt, her 2nd foal. Given the affinities of the mare’s sire Al Mufti, she might be well suited to the pedigree of Requiem. It looks a nice mating.
Five-time winner (59) Celestial Flame (All Fired Up) has managed to conjure up four winners from a wildly varied bunch of sires. She’s here with a half sister to those. Bred on the same sire x broodmare sire cross is the colt out of (88) Fidelity Bond (All Fired Up). The mare has produced 4 winners so far, including Gr1 placed 9-time winner Fanyana.
(5) Setting Standards (Braashee: 1r/0w) is a winning half sister to the dam of stakes winner Bhekinkosi, as well as full sister to an 8-time winner. The mare comes from a highclass female line, which also produced sire Caesour. On paper the mare should be well suited to Requiem (her dam and Danehill’s dam are close genetic relatives), making her colt very much one to note. He’s a half brother to two multiple winners. Could this be the proverbial buy of the sale?
There are two 2yo fillies who are coupled on the Tote with the colt above. They come from Setting Standard’s unraced half sister (93) Full Stop (Northern Guest: 1r/0w), who is dam of 2 winners to date and has a half sister to those. And there is Full Stop’s daughter (84) Facination (Muhtafal: 1r/0w), whose filly is a second foal, and half sister to a winner. Both these 2yo fillies have the same link between the pedigree of Danehill and the bottom female line.
NZ mare (146) Passionate Love (College Chapel) has a filly, her third foal. The mare’s own dam is half sister to a host of stakes horses and dams of stakes horses in Europe & the USA.
Winning mare (31) Tribute (Desert Team) is a half sister to Guineas winner Last Watch and to the dam of two other black type winners. On offer a filly, her fourth foal.
Four-time winning mare (57) Captive Audience (Desert Team) has a black type American family background. Her 2yo colt is her 4th foal, and half bro to a wnnr.
Gr2 pl 5-time winner (92) French Braid (Formaz) continued her success at stud. She’s the dam of 5 wnnrs, incl 2 with black type. She comes with a half sister to those.
(27) Thank Heaven (French Stress) is a half sis to Gr1 pl speedster Got the Giggles (dam of a Derby placed runner) and to the dam of two stakes horses. Her 2yo colt is half bro to 3 wnnrs.
Multiple wnnr (60) Chase The Light (Golden Thatch) is a daughter of Guineas winner Flying Snowdrop, and half sis to the dam of a SW. She has produced 4 wnnrs to date and comes with a half sis to those.
The tally of winners to date produced by (112) Jamaican Summer (Harry Hotspur) stands at four, all from different sires. The mare hails from a solid black type family, and has a 2yo colt here.
Unraced (4) Saucy Thatch (Muhtafal: 1r/0w) is a half sis to 5 wnnrs which incl Gr2 winner Golden Silvino. All three of the mare’s previous foals are winners, from different sires. On offer a half brother to those.
Four-time winner (18) Spring Meeting (N. Assembly) is half sister to five other winners, their dam Gr1 pl and from a highclass female line. The mare is represented by a filly, half sister to a 3-time winner. The cross of Requiem on N. Assembly looks an interesting one.
All of the 5 rnnrs to date for winning mare (34) Valkyrie Queen (Northern Guest: 1r/0w) have found the wnnr’s box. All are by different sires. On offer is a half sister.
Five wnnrs from 5 previous foals is the tally for (52) Blue (Northern Guest: 1r/0w), the mare herself a full sis to the dam of wnnrs and half sis to 4 other winners. On offer is a colt.
(93) Full Stop (Northern Guest: 1r/0w)
Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill)
The colt out of unraced US-bred mare (121) Lady’s Light (Toolighttoquit) is the first foal of his dam. The mare is a half sis to 8 wnnrs, 3 of them with black type. Three of the mare’s half sisters have produced black type performers. The youngster was bought as a yearling in Aus (A$75k).
Royal Academy (Nijinsky)
Aus mare (151) Pitrizza (Green Line Express) comes from a famous female line down under, which produced Rose Of Kingston. The mare is the dam of 5 winners to date in Aus, one a 13-time wnnr with black type. On offer is a half brother, imported from Aus.
Irish-bred mare (74) Deemar (Lahib) is a full sister to a stakes pl 5-time wnnr in UK. Their dam is half sis to sire Maroof and to the dam of another sire, Desert King. Both previous foals produced by the mare are wnnrs, one a full sister to the colt on offer. The youngster was imported from Aus.
Second Empire (Fairy King)
Three-time winner (49) Bella Diva (Eli’s Star) is a half sis to 7 wnnrs, incl stakes placed Bel Bimbo. On offer is her third foal, a colt.
Another 3-time winner, (157) Radiant Lass (Northern Guest), has a filly, her 1st foal. The mare hails from the female line of famous matron Sun Lass.
US mare (164) Rossellini (Spinning World) is half sis to a stakes pl wnnr, their dam a half sis to Gr1 miler Among Men. The 2yo colt on offer is his dam’s 1st foal.
Slew The Red (Red Ransom)
Two-time winner (43) Amusing (Liloy) is a half sis to 2 dams of European Graded SWs. The mare has produced 5 wnnrs to date from a variety of sires. Her 2yo is a colt.
(42) Agency Girl (Model Man: 2r/0w) is a winning daughter of SW Harry’s Lady, from a black type family. The 2yo colt is her third foal, and half bro to a wnnr.
Winning mare (147) Penthouse Pet (My Earl) is a half sister to 8 other wnnrs, incl very smart Midnight Run. The female line is highclass black type, from an English background. The 2yo filly is half sister to 2 winners.
(45) Anouk Aimee (Northern Guest: 5r/2w) made her mark first with Gr2 pl daughter Fly To The Stars, then with the latter’s daughter Diana’s Choice. The mare comes from a productive French black type family. Her 2yo is half sister to 5 winners.
From the Party Time family comes (138) My Lady Furness (West Man), who is half sister to 6 winners. The 2yo filly on offer is her first living progeny.
Spectrum (Rainbow Quest)
Irish classic Guineas wnnr, still going strong in Europe with Gr1 performer Tartan Bearer in 2008. This is his 1st SA crop.
Aus bred (20) Striking Feature (Pentire) hails from a sire producing European family. The 2yo filly is her 2nd foal and inbred 3x4 to Spectrum’s damsire Irish River.
Three-time winner (127) Love Leah (Restructure) is a half sister to Gr1 winner Vega, from the potent Lily family. On offer a filly, her 2nd foal.
US-bred (123) Lake Snowy (Salt Lake) is a winning daughter of US Gr2 pl SW Snowy Apparition. The mare’s 1st foal is a winner, the 2yo colt on offer is her 3rd foal.
The cross of Spectrum with mares by West man looks a very nice one on paper, as Spectrum’s damsire Irish River and West man’s dam Belka are very closely related. Here the cross appears in a 2yo colt out of once-raced mare (23) Sweet Lark Sing (West Man), who is half sister to champion 2yo Forward Filly, from a strong family. The youngster is half brother to a winner.
Strike Smartly (Mr Prospector)
Gr3 pl 3-time winner (72) Dangriga (Freedom Land) is a full sister to stakes runner-up Detroit City, the pair the best of the seven winners produced by their dam. The 2yo filly is half sister to a winner and her dam’s 3rd foal. Looks a nice matingand must be one to note.
Tara’s Halls (Fairy King)
If class counts, then the colt out of (51) Best Gem (Best By Test: 17r/12w/2sw) deserves attention. He’s a full bro to Equus champion filly Tara’s Touch and to Cape champion 2yo Dance of Diamonds. When it works it works!
The Sheik (Al Mufti)
Among the 3 wnnrs produced to date by 3-time wnnr (98) Generous Jewel (Northern Guest: 3r/0w) are Gr2 wnnr Rambo’s Jewel and 5-timer Barahin’s Jewel. The mare’s a half sis to Gr1 pl SW Lothair, from an American black type female line. She has a filly, whose half sis (159) Rambo’s Jewel (Rambo Dancer: 1r/1w) is also represented, with a 2yo colt. The latter is a full bro to 2-time winner The Madji.
Aus mare (29) The Padreen (New Regent) is dam of four winners down under, all by different sires. On offer a 2yo filly, imported from Aus after being bought as a weanling when her sire’s 1st crop were yearlings.
Var (Forest Wildcat)
From the first crop of the European Gr1 winning champion sprinter - comes the first foal of Zim mare (41) Actress (Kahir Almaydan). The latter is a daughter of champion racemare Devon Air. The 2yo is a colt.
Victory Moon (Al Mufti)
First crop of the international hero.
(2) Sand Trap (Fahal) is a winning half sis to 5 other wnnrs, one a SW, another Gr3 pl. Her 2yo filly is her first living produce, and inbred 4x3 to Roberto.
Two-time winner (141) New York Folly (N. Assembly) is a full sis to 2 other wnnrs out of stakes winning mare Printemp, from an Argentinian female line. She has a filly.
Gr2 pl SW of 3 races (15) Sound Of Angels (Russian Fox) comes from the family of Horse of the Year Winter Solstice. Her 2yo colt is inbred 3x2 to close genetic relatives Dancing Champ and Russian Fox. Interesting mating, given Dancing Champ’s apparent importance in Victory Moon’s pedigree.
Windrush (Seeking The Gold)
Lightly raced (21) Summer Guest (Badger Land: 6r/4w) is a half sis to 5 wnnrs which incl Gr1 pl Hundredpercent. Their dam regal Guest is a Gr2 pl wnnr from an American family. The 2yo colt is his dam’s first foal.
Also from a US female line is (155) Qui Song (Qui Danzig), half sis to Mauritian Horse of the Year Trump and also half sister to the dam of a SW. The filly on offer is her dam’s 1st foal.
(75) Delta Dance (Lustra) has no less than 11 winning siblings, four of them with black type. The mare is represented by a colt, half brother to a winner.
Yagli (Jade Hunter)
Brazilian mare (111) Inesqueciuel Lady (Maniato) is the dam of 5 winners in her home country, two of them stakes placed. Her 2yo filly was imported from Brazil.
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