Lot 3 – The half-brother Hallowed by Silvano won his first race at Clairwood on Easter Sunday by 2.50 lengths, the first time that he has gone over 2000 metres.
Lot 21 – The half-sister Ilha Bela is now Group-placed by finishing a short head second in the Group 2 Gauteng Guineas over 1600m as well as a desperately unlucky third in the Group 1 South African Fillies Classic over 1800 metres beaten only by a long neck.
Lot 44 – The half-brother by Lecture, Calanish was a fluent winner in his most recent start on the 27th March when winning the Listed Riverside Handicap over 1450 metres on the Vaal Sand track and now puts himself in line for the final field of the R600 000 Emerald Cup to be run in September.
Lot 106 – Raise the Bar, the half-sister by Goldkeeper racked up another good victory in the Listed Nkosazana Stakes over 1450 metres on the Vaal Sand track. She is now a 6-time winner.
Lot 107 – The half-sister Captain’s Lullaby won her first start in March convincingly in Cape Town and then on Easter Monday finished a creditable second in a 2 year old Listed feature at Kenilworth.
Lot 144 – The half-brother Parado won his maiden convincingly at Kenilworth at the end of March and is destined for bigger and better things down the line as he matures.
Lot 218 – Il Saggiatore, the half-brother by Galileo won his debut in Mauritius winning the first feature race of the 2012 season, the Duchess of York Cup over 1400 metres.
Lot 233 – The half-brother War Horse was an impressive winner of the Grade 3 Protea Stakes over 1100 metres at Turffontein and has tongues wagging.
Lot 235 – The half-sister Princess Of Light racked up her 5th win in a Pinnacle Plate over 2450 metres at Turffontein beating the boys and establishing herself as one of the top stayers in the country.
Lot 269 – The half-sister Tetre Noir won her debut on the 7th April at Turffontein and has potential to go all the way.
Lot 276 – The half-brother Captain Thriller is a crowd favourite in Mauritius and won his seasonal debut on the island in an easy victory over 1365 metres. He has now won 5 races.
Lot 300 – Detectorist, the half-sister won in Zimbabwe last weekend and looks set to win many more north of the Limpopo.
Lot 315 – The half-brother Albert Mooney won his maiden at his second start at Kenilworth over 1000 metres by 4.50 lengths.
Lot 328 – The full brother Zanzamar ran a brilliant third in the US$1 million Dubai Gold Cup on Dubai World Cup night over 3200 metres beaten under a length.
Lot 337 – Alessadria, the half-sister, since the catalogue went to print has won her maiden and gone on to run second in the Listed Oaks Trial in April making her a contender for the South African Oaks at the end of this month.
Lot 353 – The half-brother Always Al racked up his fourth win at Scottsville on the 3rd April.
Lot 377 – Wonderlaine, the half-brother won his first race in Mauritius on 31st March and is destined to win more on the Indian Ocean island in 2012.
Lot 395 – Wagner, the half-brother won his third race in March over 1800 metres and then subsequently ran third in the Listed Derby Trial over 2000 metres at the beginning of this month.
Lot 457 – The half-brother, Soft Falling Rain is unbeaten in three starts now, winning his most recent effort in March beating subsequent feature race winner War Horse by three-quarters of a length.
Lot 458 – Kudos, the half-brother, after earning many place cheques, went on to win his maiden at the beginning of March.
As you can see, closer inspection of pedigrees can make the world of difference in your choosing of the lot you want to buy. An added bonus this year for buyers is the great innovation by Bloodstock South Africa to introduce a lucky draw on each of the two days for prizes to the luxurious Royal Chundu Lodges near the majestic Victoria Falls. Registered buyers who have bona fide buyers’ cards will be eligible for the draws and that is another reason to be at the sales complex in Germiston on the 27th and 29th April.
For more information on this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale contact Caroline Simpson on 082 552 6525.