The KZN-bred Rabada, a twice Gr1 winning son of Brave Tin Soldier bred by Summerhill Stud, has relocated to Bruce and Delia Le Roux’s Spring Valley Stud in Mooi River.
The very handsome stallion has his first foals on the ground, and will be yearlings in August.
Initially in training Michael Azzie and ending with Brett Crawford, Rabada retired a 5-time winner, including the Gr1 Premiers Champion Stakes as a two year old, and the Gr1 Daily News 2000, as well as the Gatecrasher Stakes (L).
He carries a pure Summerhill pedigree, being out of a Fard / Braashee mare – Jordie.
His sire Brave Tin Soldier stands at The Fort Stud – the sire of two Gr1 winners including export Brave Mary, and Gr1 runner up Running Brave.
Brave Tin Soldier was the most expensive weanling in the world at his time of sale, knocked down for a record US$3-million.
Rabada is a half-brother to the grey Glider Pilot, who also placed 4th in the Gr1 Daily News 2000 and to River Tyne, who is a 4-time winner and placed in the Listed Ladies Slipper. This is the female line of Naan Khaatay and Tomorrows Miss.
He is a stallion that has quality in abundance and stands 16.1h.
Summerhill Stud has been sold and now stands sport horses for Capital Stud and owner Henning Pretorius.
- KZN Breeders