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KZN Yearling Sale

South Africa’s “Big Five”, the top five sires on this year’s general sires log are well represented at the KZN Yearling Sale. There is strength in depth with 291 yearlings, from a range of studs, with pedigrees to suit every buyer. The sale will be held at Suncoast Casino, 4 – 5 July 2013.




This sire has enjoyed a record breaking year. His offspring have earned over R16.7 million – which is a new South African record for one sire’s offspring in a season, to date.

This year Silvano has been represented by no fewer than five individual Gr1 winners – and his 3yos Vercingetorix and Do You Remember provided their sire with a remarkable Gr1 double when landing the Daily News 2000 and Woolavington Stakes respectively.

Silvano has five yearlings on offer:

Lot 32 a filly out of a winning half-sister to top overseas filly Golden Opinion, winner of the G1 Coronation Stakes. Her second dam, by legendary sire Mr Prospector, won the G2 Nassau Stakes. This is the family of Irish 1000 Guineas winner Samitar.

Lot 58 is three parts brother to July winner and champion Bold Silvano. This colt is out of the useful Al Mufti mare Saratoga Shadow (an own sister to the dam of Bold Silvano). Bred on the potent Silvano/Al Mufti cross.

Lot 115 a filly out of a winning sister to Gr2 winner Cask. This filly is bred on the same SIlvano/Fort Wood nick as G2 winner Mochachino. This is the great Australian family of Denise’s Joy and such G1 winner as Thorn Park, Tuesday Joy and More Joyous.

Lot 220 is a half-sister to 2 winners, including the G3 performer Power Lord. The filly is bred on the same Silvano/Sportsworld cross as the Gr1 performer Bulsara, and is out of a four time winning mare.

Lot 245 is a half-sister to five winners, including the G3 filly Qui Success. Her dam is a three time winner (by champion sprinter Goldmark), and this is the family of champion 2yo South Vagabunda.

Lot 249 a colt with a classic pedigree. By the sire of such classic winners as Kings Gambit, Happy Spirit, Mi Emma and Seal, the colt is out of Gr2 SA Oaks winner Haute Cuisine. He is a half-brother to 3 winners.

Jet Master

Jet Master

Jet Master

The 2013 KZN Yearling offers a rare opportunity to buy a yearling sired by the late, champion sire Jet Master. He has sired such legends as Pocket Power, Ebony Flyer, Mythical Flight, River Jetez and international superstar, J J The Jet Plane. His over 100 black type performers include 18 individual Gr1 winners, and Jet Master has accrued six sires titles. This filly will attract attention!

Lot 76 is a half-sister to a winner. Her dam, by top brood-mare sire National Assembly, is a sister to the graded filly Rexana, and this is the wonderful Soho Secret family, which has produced such star fillies as Lady Brompton, Covenant, and champion Promisefrommyheart.




The Avontuuur resident enjoyed a truly Super Saturday recently when his offspring Contador and Via Africa won the Gr1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint and Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint on the same day. The sire of Horse of the Year Variety Club has enjoyed another magnificent year with his offspring. He has 3 yearlings on sale:

Lot 13 is a filly with an eye raising pedigree. She is a three parts sister to no less than champion sprinter Val De Ra. By Var she is out of the champion’s five time stakes winning Jallad half-sister Mitra (the latter is also a half-sister to this season’s stakes winner Tevez). Bred to fly!

Lot 125 is a half-sister to four winners. Her dam is a half-sister to five stakes winners, including champion 2yo Argonaut and Gr1 SA Fillies Guineas winner Finest View. Her second dam is the outstanding broodmare Aquasarto.

Lot 181 is a half-brother to four winners, including the G1 filly Counter Ridge. His dam won six times over 1000m, and this is the family of champion sprinter National Bay. This colt should be very speedy!




One of South Africa’s best stallions, Kahal consistently produces outstanding stock of both sexes. This season, he is represented by two outstanding 3yos in Festival of Fire (KRA Guineas) and Love Struck (SA Classic). An exceptionally versatile sire, Kahal has sired G1 winners from 1000-3200 metres. He has six well bred yearlings on offer.

Lot 38 is a half-brother to a winner. Inbred to the great Mr Prospector, this colt is from the family of US superstar Lure, a dual winner of the Gr1 Breeders Cup Mile.

Lot 46 is a half-sister to seven winners, including this season’s top-class 3yo Patriotic Rebel, one of the leaders of his generation. Her dam is by top broodmare sire Qui Danzig (damsire of Via Africa) and second dam won the Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship.

Lot 52 a filly, out of a mare by the great sire and broodmare sire Royal Academy. This is an outstanding Australian family which includes the G1 performer Asian Incline.

Lot 97 is a daughter of Kahal (sire of G1 fillies Spiced Gold, Noble Heir and Chocolicious) out of a G1 placed mare. This is the family of Horse of the Year and top sire Dynasty.

Lot 111 is a three parts sister to one of Kahal’s very best performers, Gr1 Gold Cup winner Desert Links. The filly’s second dam, stakes winner Selbourne Park, is dam of Desert Links.

Lot 285 is a full sister to a multiple winner. She is out of a half-sister to the G1 performers Red Badge and Ravishing, who between them won nearly R2 000 000 in prize money. This is the prolific Lily family, whose members include Gr1 winners Bold Thatch, Vega and Villandry.

Captain Al

Captain Al

Captain Al

The former Guineas winner has built up a name for himself as an outstanding sire, whose progeny excel year in and year out. He has had an outstanding crop of juveniles this year, which include the 1-3 in the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion and the first three home in the Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery. The sire of over 100 stakes horses to date, Captain Al has just one yearling on offer:

Lot 11 is a colt out of a winning sister to the Gr1 winner Talahatchie (Premiers Champion Stakes) and the dam of top-class Singapore galloper Lizarre, who ran fourth in the recent Gr1 Singapore Airlines International Cup. This is also the family of Gr2 winning filly Dance With Al, and this colt is a brother in blood to that former Southern Cross Stakes winner. Jallad mares have enjoyed a magnificent year, and have produced the likes of Martial Eagle (J&B Met) and Shea Shea (Al Quoz Sprint).

A number of this year’s leading first season sires have yearlings on offer. These include the country’s leading first crop sire Antonius Pius, as well as the likes of Admire Main, Horse Chestnut, Jay Peg, Judpot, Kildonan, Rebel King, Royal Air Force, Sail From Seattle and Seul Amour.

Stallions with their first yearlings on sale include such well bred and classy performers as A P Answer, Brave Tin Soldier, Elusive Fort, Fort Beluga, Ideal World, King’s Apostle, Lateral, Mambo In Seattle, Seventh Rock and Strategic News.

The sale also offers buyers the chance to acquire siblings to proven, high-class performers. Top-class, stakes winning athletes with full or half-siblings on the KZN sale included Arbe Keseve (Judpot half-sister), D J Detzky (Announce full brother), East Beach (A P Answer half-brother), Got a Hold On Me (Fort Beluga half-sister), Hard Astern (Casey Tibbs half-sister), Indiscreet Fantasy (Fort Beluga half-brother), Jimmi Choo (A P Answer half-sister), Master of Note (Mogok half-sister), Orbison (Miesque’s Approval half-brother), Pacific Breeze (Carpocrates half-sister), Patchouli Moon (Fort Beluga half-brother), Press King (Overlord half-sister), Roman Wall (Count Dubois full sister), Scented Ash (Argonaut half-brother),  Secret Obsession (Kildonan half-brother), Splash Gold (Argonaut half-brother), Straight Set (Lateral half-brother), Tetelestai (Bezrin full brother), Tuscan Lass (Antonius Pius half-sister), and a Second Empire half-brother to this season’s RA Champion 2yo filly Virgo’s Babe.

There is also a Miesque’s Approval half-brother to the smart Big City Angel, a Trippi half-sister to promising 2yo Alascan Maiden on offer, a Kahal half-brother to promising 3yo Patriotic Rebel, a King of Kings half-sister to the G1 placed Shimmer And Shine, a Rebel King half-sister to this season’s G3 placed Sioux Shee, a Mon Sang half-brother to top stayer Mirage Drive, and a Miesque’s Approval half-sister to this season’s top-class 2yo Princess Julietta all on offer at this year’s sale.

The sale has also a number of yearlings out of stakes winning mares. The following stakes winning mares all have yearlings on sale: Bravo Bamby (Greys Inn colt), Dancing Penny (Tiger Ridge filly), Dolphin Beach (A P Answer colt), Haute Cuisine (Silvano colt), Just Do It Joey (Seul Amour colt), Linnett (Way West filly), Mitra (Var filly), Oceana (Jay Peg colt), Queen of Kiwi (Right Approach filly), Rambo’s Flirt (Seventh Rock colt), Readallaboutit (Argonaut colt), Running Wild (Jay Peg colt), Russian Nature (Fort Beluga filly), School for Chefs (Fort Beluga filly), The Seventh Star (Woodborough filly), True Tempo (Tiger Ridge filly), Victoria Bay (Fort Beluga colt), etc.

A Star Attraction

There are very few opportunities for buyers to acquire the stock of the late, great Jet Master. The greatest stallion ever bred in this country, Jet Master has been champion sire six times. His offspring include 18 Gr1 winners and over 100 black type performers.

His champions include the legendary Pocket Power, champion sprinters J J The Jet Plane and Mythical Flight, as well as such Gr1 winners as Ebony Flyer, Floatyourboat, Little Miss Magic, Past Master, Pomodoro, River Jetez, Stratos and Viva Maria. The 2013 KZN Yearling Sales offer buyers a rare opportunity to buy a filly by this legendary stallion.

Boland Stud offer lot 76, a daughter of Jet Master. Her sire has produced no fewer than 10 Gr1 winning daughters to date, while she is equally well bred on the female side. A half-sister to 3 winners, including impressive 2yo winner Just Al, her dam, by leading broodmare sire National Assembly, is a sister to the Gr3 filly Rexana.

So Chic, dam of lot 76, is also a half-sister to the dam of Vodacom Durban July placed Eton Square – who was subsequently exported. This is the great Soho Secret family, responsible for such champions as London News, Kings Gambit and the former Breeders Cup winner, and now Australian based sire, Pluck.

It is an equally successful “filly” family, with top-class members of the fairer sex including the Gr1 winners Lady Brompton, Covenant and champion Promisefrommyheart. Great paddock potential.

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