Rathmor Stud’s well performed, and blue blooded, young stallion Noble Tune is well represented in the farm’s 2018 KZN Yearling Sale draft.
The son of outstanding stallion Unbridled’s Song is the sire of 12 of Rathmor’s KZN Sale lots.
Runner up in the Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Noble Tune has made a pleasing start with his first 2yos this season including Golden Horseshoe nominee Play Another Tune and Strelitzia Stakes contender Awesomely Tuned.
Rathmor’s 12 lots by Noble Tune include a half-sister (Lot 13) to Christmas Handicap second King Jace, a filly (Lot 45) whose dam is a half-sister to Gr2 winner Royal Champ, a filly (Lot 88) out of Gr1 Thekwini Stakes third Admirals Eye, a colt (Lot 101) out of a winning half-sister to Gr1 winner The Hangman and top sprinter-miler Trip To Heaven and a filly (Lot 241) whose 3 time winning dam is from the same family as Cape Derby hero Comareen.
Itunesyou (Lot 108) is a Noble Tune colt from the family of recent Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint winner Bold Respect, while another eye catching yearling by the Unbridled’s Song son is Fall Out Boy (Lot 202) a colt whose relatives include champion Hot Ticket and Met hero Hill Fifty Four.
The potential star in this draft is Gypsy Rose (Lot 184), a filly with enormous value – both as a racehorse and as a future broodmare.
This Noble Tune daughter is a half-sister to no fewer than six winners, most notably Gr1 Matriarch Stakes winner Gypsy’s Warning.
The latter, a Gr1 winner in both South Africa and the USA, recently made headlines when her Animal Kingdom sired daughter Snakeless made a winning debut
Gypsy Rose, whose dam is an own-sister to two SA Oaks winners, is also a half-sister to the graded stakes winners Romany Prince (Gr3 London News Stakes) and Surabi (Gr2 Camellia Stakes). This is also the family of promising 3yo filly Twice As Smart, runner up in the Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes earlier in the season and millionaire Tales Of Bravery.
Other interesting lots in this impressive draft includes the Visionaire filly Bright Outlook (Lot 255) – a half-sister to classy 2yo Carnage, and out of a ½ sister to exported Gr1 winning sprinter August Rush, a Linngari filly (Lot 48) whose dam is a winning half-sister to Gr2 winning millionaire Trophy Wife, and the Linngari colt (Lot 58) whose dam is an own sister to US Gr1 winner Crimson Palace.
The KZN Yearling Sale takes place at the Sibaya Entertainment World on July 5th and 6th.