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Noble Tune Relative In Demand

Sought after pedigree attracts plenty of interest

A half brother to exciting Rathmor stallion Noble Tune and Lane’s End stallion Honor Code,  sold for $1.05 million during the Thursday session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale

Noble Tune

Noble Tune – a looker and beautifully bred too

The Tapit colt was the highest-priced weanling up to that point of the auction.

Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, the dark bay colt is out of the top-producing Storm Cat mare, Serena’s Cat, whose offspring have been extemely popular in recent years.

A half sibling to the Tapit colt sold for $2.6 million at last year’s Keeneland November sale with a full sibling bringing a then-North American record weanling price of $3 million at the 2014 exercise.

See more about Noble Tune in our Sire’s Index

“That’s a very very hard pedigree to get into,” enthused buyer Chris Baccari.

Noble Tune’s acquisition was a major boon for SA breeding and he is the only son of sire-of-sires Unbridled’s Song at stud in this country.

American Pharoah wins the Belmont

American Pharoah wins the Belmont

Bred on the sire-line cross of Fappiano x Storm Cat that produced 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, Noble Tune’s sire-line is  unique to the South African studbook as Fappiano is now considered a new branch of the Mr Prospector sire-line

Noble Tune’s first yearlings will be on sale in 2017.

He stands for R25 000.

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3 comments on “Noble Tune Relative In Demand

  1. Having introduced NOBLE TUNE to South Africa, and thus particularly keen to see that any ‘press’ about him is factually correct – I would just like to point out that whilst the statement (above) “Bred on the sire-line cross of Fappiano x Storm Cat that produced 2015 Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah” IS correct – it is, actually one-generation removed from the closer cross – with both NOBLE TUNE and AMERICAN PHAROAH being bred on the UNBRIDLED (by Fappiano) x STORM CAT cross – as, indeed, are BOTH of this years winners of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1: CLASSIC EMPIRE, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1: CHAMPAGNE ROOM – both of which, in all liklihood, will head the voting for 2016 2yo Championship honors!

    Add to this that Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner, and likely 2016 Horse of the Year, ARROGATE – is bred on the UNBRIDLED SONG x MR PROSPECTOR cross – as too is NOBLE TUNE – and one can begin to realise the genetic powerhouse that is represented in Rathmor’s exciting young stallion.

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks for your interest Alistair – and this is exciting – well done

      1. My pleasure Karel – and, thanks for the “well done”.

        My original and still ongoing reason for doing what I do, was, is, and always will be, to find sire-prospects that have the potential to improve the breed here on South Africa.

        Previous introductions such as AL MUFTI, FORT WOOD, GOLDKEEPER, among others – and, more recently, IDEAL WORLD, are, I think, doing that very thing – and, with NOBLE TUNE, and this seasons ‘new boys’ GLOBAL VIEW (Ascot Stud) and COUP DE GRACE (Klawervlei / Highlands) – my hopes are incredibly hight that the trend will continue.

        I am always keeping my eyes open, and ear close to the ground, to identify likely prospects well in advance of them possibly becoming available for purchase – so, please, as they say … “watch this space!”

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