Four very classy two-year-olds make up the Equus Outstanding Breeders Drakenstein draft for today’s sale in Johannesburg.
Resident sire, and former Horse Of The Year, Futura, has two members of his impressive first crop in this draft, and both colts look exciting prospects.
His son Cold Winter Sun (Lot 23) (inbred to Western Winter) is out of a stakes placed daughter of champion sire Western Winter, and his Gr2 placed granddam is very closely related to leading sire Kodiac. This is also the family of outstanding sire Invincible Spirit and Coolmore’s dual Gr1 winning sire Pride Of Dubai.
Excelsior (Lot 352) is a Futura colt out of a dual winning Kahal half-sister to the smart stakes placed Spring Affair, and his granddam is a half-sister to two stakes winners notably dual Gr1 winner and sire Crimson Waves.
Multiple champion sire Silvano, whose numerous high-class performers include four Vodacom Durban July winners, is represented here by Sound Of Summer (Lot 290) – a truly regally bred half-brother to five winners including Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes winner One Fine Day. This colt has a stallion’s pedigree, with his close relatives including such standout stallions as Rahy, Saint Ballado, Singspiel and Rakeen – the sire of multiple champion sire Jet Master.
Another of Drakenstein’s resident sires represented is Philanthropist, whose progeny include champions overseas as well as high-class Hong Kong campaigner Singapore Sling. Philanthropist is the sire of the well bred colt Copperfield (Lot 217) –a half-brother to three winners including Ready To Run Stakes winner Miss Katalin.
Copperfield – inbred to the great sire Roberto – is out of top-class racemare Little Miss Magic, a daughter of Jet Master whose wins included the Gr1 Empress Club Stakes.