The Gr2 Gold Bracelet winner Flying Ice was recently acquired in the USA by private treaty from Team Valor, for export to Australia in 2020. She is in foal to Noble Mission.
This was tweeted on Sunday by Alistair Brown of Equarius Bloodstock.
Lane’s End Galileo stallion Noble Mission is a three-time Gr1-winning Champion. He is out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare Kind (Ire), making him a full brother to the magnificent multiple Gr1-winning champion Frankel (Ire)—already a leading sire in Europe.
When Anthony Delpech steered her to victory in the Gold Bracelet at Greyville in 2016, Flying Ice was the late Neil Bruss’ last winner here after 44 years before he departed for Saudi Arabia.
A R125 000 BSA National Yearling Sale purchase, the Lammerskraal Stud-bred Flying Ice is a daughter of Triple Crown-winner producing Go Deputy out of the twice winning Western Winter mare, Strawberry Ice.
A responding retweet from the SA Equine Health & Protocols said that it was wonderful to see SA bloodstock being freely traded in international markets, which should be the norm once the current onerous export protocols from here are addressed.
They added that two-way trade between South Africa and the EU will be beneficial to everyone.
The formation of the Import/Export Task team in August 2015 was in response to the need to take direct and focused action regarding the successful export of horses from South Africa.
On their website, they indicate December 2019 as the target date for conclusion of protocols with targeted non-EU countries and agreement of design of quarantine station.