Brave Tin Soldier

Son of Storm Cat
Bay 2004, 16HH, To Stud 2010
Stud Fee: R15,000


Brave Tin Soldier

Son of Storm Cat
Bay 2004, 16HH, To Stud 2010
Stud Fee: R15,000

Hey Boet... Get yourself a ‘Brave’


  • By a Champion sire, out of a daughter of a Champion sire, out of a daughter of a Champion sire.
  • Bought for a world record R33million, by one of history’s best judges. As a foal.
  • Flattened a line-up of Ireland’s best juveniles in the six furlong Blenheim Stakes (Listed). As a maiden.
  • Group winning miler. In record time.


  • Now he’s the Number One Freshman Sire by Percentage Winners.
  • It’s not that they’re winning, though. It’s "how" they're winning that counts.
  • You read it here. For the first time. It won't be the last.
(Percentage Winners)
Brave Tin Soldier 42%
Ideal World 29%
Elusive Fort 27%
Seventh Rock 18%
King's Apostle 17%
Mambo In Seattle 15%
A.P. Answer 11%

* As at 13 July 2014


Race Record

Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

Race Record

Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

World Class. And Beyond.

At The Races

  • 1st Blenheim Stakes (Listed), Curragh, 6 furlongs by 2½ lengths at 2 years. “Big, strong colt. Very useful performer.” Timeform
  • 1st Cliffhanger Stakes Gr 3, Meadowlands, 8 furlongs
  • 1st CBD World Mastercard Stakes, Nad Al Sheba, 8 furlongs
  • 1st Allowance Race, Monmouth Park, 8 furlongs
  • 3rd Knickerbocker Stakes Gr 3, Belmont Park, 9 furlongs
  • 4th Zabeel Mile Gr 3, Nad Al Sheba, 8 furlongs to Archipenko
    "This was strong form, coming from the rear to post the fastest final two furlongs,"
    Racing Post
  • 5th Middle Park Stakes Gr 1, Newmarket, 6 furlongs at 2 years

Race Videos


Tabulated Pedigree

Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

Tabulated Pedigree

Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

The New Zulu War Cry


B. or Br. 1983
GW 4 wins
f:1415 r:1112 w:810 SW:177
Storm Bird
B. 1978
GW 5 wins
f:679 r:511 w:354 SW:63
Northern Dancer
B. 1961

GW 14 wins
f:636 r:488 w:382 SW:147
Lady Angela14
NatalmaNative Dancer5
South Ocean
B. 1967
SW 4 wins
f:12 r:9 w:9 SW:4
New ProvidenceBull Page4
Fair Colleen9
Shining SunChop Chop2
Solar Display4
Ch. 1976
GW 7 wins
f:11 r:9 w:6 SW:2
Ch. 1970
GW 16 wins
f:653 r:488 w:328 SW:57
Bold RulerNasrullah9
Miss Disco8
Crimson Saint
Ch. 1969
GW 7 wins
f:11 r:8 w:7 SW:4
Crimson SatanSpy Song2
Bolero RoseBolero6
First Rose8
B. 1999
f:7 r:6 w:3 SW:1
Mr. Prospector
B. 1970
SW 7 wins
f:1178 r:980 w:739 SW:182
Raise a Native
Ch. 1961
GW 4 wins
f:839 r:571 w:417 SW:77
Native DancerPolynesian14
Raise YouCase Ace1
Lady Glory8
Gold Digger
B. 1962
GW 10 wins
f:12 r:7 w:7 SW:3
SequenceCount Fleet6
Miss Dogwood13
Angel Fever
B. 1990
SP 1 win
f:7 r:4 w:3 SW:1
B. 1977
Wnr 3 wins
f:1075 r:837 w:658 SW:198
Northern DancerNearctic14
Pas de NomAdmiral's Voyage4
Rowdy Angel
B. 1979
f:8 r:7 w:7 SW:2
HaloHail to Reason4
Castle Hyde8


  • APTITUDE PROFILE: 13-7-14-0-0
  • DOSAGE INDEX: 3.86
  • NEARCO (4)



Nicks & Breeding Recommendations

Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

Nicks & Breeding Recommendations

Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

His pedigree spoke of Emperors and Excellence.
Now he’s doing exactly what it said on the ‘Tin’.

We've dubbed him the "4 B's". BIGBRAVEBRILLIANT and BRED.

BRILLIANT because he levelled a quality field over 6 furlongs at Stakes level as a 2YO in class record time.

BRAVE because his racing career was severely compromised by a stress fracture suffered in the French Guineas at 3. It plagued him until the end of his 4YO career, yet under the tutelage of Mike de Kock and John McVeighBRAVE TIN SOLDIER came back to display not only his courage but his class at 5, winning 3 races in Dubai and the United States, including an "impossible-come-from-behind" victory in the Cliff Hanger Stakes (Gr 3) in the United States.

BIG and beautiful enough to command a $3million price tag as a foal.

And finally, BRED, because he's the son of the world's most expensive stallion of the modern era, out of a Mr Prospector own sister to one of the Kentucky Derby's most famous winners in history. For good measure, his second dam is by the legend Danzig, while his third dam is the daughter of the Dual American sire, Halo. They don't come much better than this. And then you have to see him walk, that would explain why YouTube was so quick to post his effort in the Cliff Hanger.

Our panel of experts are able to provide a formal mating recommendation for all of Summerhill's resident stallions, embracing an evaluation of the physical compatibility of your mare with the stallion of your choice, an appraisal of relevant elements such as soundness, durability, speed, stamina, athleticism, temperament and courage a record of duplicated ancestors (and where applicable the reasons for duplicating) and the prospective matings aptitude profile.

Should you wish to avail yourself of this comprehensive service, please contact Stallion Bookings Manager, Linda Norval.



Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat


Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat

His own exceptional talent on the racecourse, is now being franked by his progeny. In our game, there’s no higher praise.


Current Runners:

  • RABADA (12c, Fard, Braashee). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, R2,648,750, Greyville Daily News 2000 S., Gr.1, Premier's Champion S., Gr.1, Gatecrasher S., L, Turffontein Arthur Havergal Progress P., 2d Greyville KZN Guineas, Gr.2, Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Million Mile, Turffontein Ready to Run Cup.

    BRAVE MARY (14f, Rich Man's Gold, Kentucky Slew). 2 wins at 2 in 2016-17, R1,081,250, Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship, Gr.1, 2d Turffontein Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, Vaal Sophomore 1000.

    EASY STREET (11f, Shamardal, Snippets). 8 wins at 1000m, 1200m to 2016-17, R590,500, Fairview Milkwood S., L, Racing It's a Rush S., Soccer 6 S., 2d Fairview East Cape Breeders S., L, 3d Fairview East Cape Sprint Cup, L, Sunshine Sweepstake S., 4th Fairview Lady's Pendant, L.

    Hidden Agenda (12c, Malhub, Foveros). 6 wins from 1200m to 2000m to 2016-17, R534,725, Vaal Tab H., Soccer 13 Xtra H., H., 2d Turffontein Blind Rage H., Vaal H., 3d Turffontein Jubilee H., Gr.3, Camargue S., Next Race Meeting is Sunday H., Book a Table H., Vaal H., Book a Table H.

    Rosalie (11f, Rocky Marriage, Taxiarchos). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, 3d Turffontein Oaks Trial, L.

    Split the Breeze (11c, Baroon, Hard Up). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m to 2017, R616,177, Clairwood Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Juvenile P., Scottsville KZN Summer Challenge 1200 Final H., 3d Greyville Durban Dash S., 4th Greyville KZN Guineas Trial, L.

    Soldier On (14c, Southern Image, Danehill). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2017-18, R184,550, Turffontein Egoli Mile, 2d Turffontein Computaform Express 3yo H.

    Brave and Bold (11f, Complete Warrior, Rain Forest). 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2016-17, R395,900, Scottsville Kzn Breeders Series II, 2d Scottsville KZN Breeders Series I, Rugby 5 H., 3d Greyville Spirit of Elan Middle S.

    Duzi Moon (12c, Braashee, Northfields). 4 wins from 1400m to 1600m to 2017-18, R346,575, Greyville 6bar Construction H., Turffontein Maslow H., 3d Vaal Racing Association H.

    If Only (13f, Pissaro, Dolpour). 3 wins at 1200m to 2017-18, R236,800, Scottsville Savera S.

    The Poet (11c, Jallad, Snippets). 3 wins at 1400m to 2016-17, R350,600, Scottsville KZN Breeders Series II, 2d Greyville Hughcor H., Scottsville KZN Breeders Series III, S., 3d Scottsville Reddy's Cartage & Tanker Services S., Follow Gold Circle on Facebook H.

    Iwo Jima (11c, Model Man, Argosy). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, 1800m, Turffontein Jo'burg Prawn Festival Apprentice H.

    King and Empire (11c, Jallad, Northern Guest). 4 wins at 1400m, 1450m to 2017-18, R392,800, 2d Greyville Tala Collection Private Game Reserve S., Turffontein Racing It's a Rush H.

    Pyramus (11g, Modern Day, Fantasy 'n Reality). 4 wins from 1600m to 2700m to 2016-17, R432,575, 2d Fairview Play Soccer 6 10 & 13 S., Turffontein People Magazine H., Racing It's a Rush H., Vaal Free Kids Entertainment August H., 3d Fairview Welcomes You S., Turffontein Kids Entertainment at the Grand Heritage H.

    Tom Fool (11c, National Emblem, Golden Thatch). 4 wins from 1200m to 1700m to 2016-17, R371,200, 2d Vaal Charity Mile Entrance Tickets at Computicket H., 3d Turffontein Racing. It's a Rush Novice P., Jo'burg Prawn Festival 28 February H., Vaal Rugby 5 H.

    Fieldmarshal Fenix (12c, Braashee, Northfields). 2 wins at 1000m, 1150m to 2016-17, R203,975, 2d Greyville Gold Circle Racing You Tube Channel Playlist H., Vaal Night Racing in Feb H.

    Aventurine (12f, Parade Leader, Cure the Blues). 2 wins at 1900m, 2000m, R212,550, 3d Greyville Spring Valley Stud Kwazulu-Natal Breeders H.

    Just One More (14f, Fort Wood, Gone West). Winner at 1400m in 2017-18, 3d Greyville White Horse Function Room H.

    The Tin Man (14c, Qui Danzig, Northern Guest). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18, R174,725, 2d Vaal Betting World H.

    Mighty Valdie (14g, National Emblem, Home Guard). Winner at 1500m in 2017-18, 3d Greyville Spring Valley Juvenile P.

    Military Award (13c, Jet Master, Waajib). Winner at 1700m in 2016-17, 3d Vaal H.

    Yankeedoodledandy (13c, Malhub, Foveros). Winner at 2, 2d Greyville Eightfold Path Kwazulu-Natal Breeders Juvenile P.

    Soldier Girl (11f, Model Man, Harry Hotspur). Winner at 1600m, R161,725, 3d Turffontein Racing. It's a Rush H., Champions Day H.

    The Real Hero (11c, Iktamal, Northern Guest). 5 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, R364,731.

    Wicked Lady Jane (13f, Model Man, Sportsworld). 4 wins at 1200m, 1300m to 2017-18, R203,800.

    Dont Waste My Time (11c, Not for Love, Bates Motel). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 8¼f.

    Celtic Heroine (11f, Centenary, Jungle Cove). 4 wins from 1600m to 2600m, R254,725.

    Pep Squad (13f, Nashwan, Machiavellian). 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m to 2017-18, R169,675.

    Daytona Charger (12c, Fort Wood, Comic Blush). 3 wins at 1800m, 2000m to 2017-18, R200,800.

    Catherine of Aragon (12f, Model Man, Wardlaw). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2016-17, R207,825.


Race Results



Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat


Brave Tin Soldier by Storm Cat