Brave The Day!

'His intelligence is impressive...'

The powerful son of Storm Cat enjoyed another winner on Tuesday, 31st August at the Vaal. The Brave Tin Soldier filly Princess Kesh stormed home to win by an impressive six and a half lengths. The Ashley Fortune-trained 3yo left her competition behind with Wesley Marwing in the saddle.

Brave Tin Soldier – son of Storm Cat – is ready for the season ahead (Pic- Candiese Lenferna)

The Rupert Plersch bred filly continues to bolster Brave Tin Soldier’s name as the multiple Gr1 winning racehorse proves his class.

“With the few mares he has had, he still produces winners,” says Jill Fox of The Fort Stud in Fort Nottingham KZN.

Jill is a long-time horsewoman, owning and operating The Fort Stud since 2006. The Fort has bred, backed and pre-trained numerous winners of races up to a Gr1 level both in South Africa and abroad, including racehorses in Dubai, England, France, Germany, Maurituis and Zimbabwe.

Jilly has now had the pleasure of standing top stallion Brave Tin Soldier at The Fort Stud too. She tells us how he is getting fit and strong for the coming season.

“He is being walked in hand daily. He walks out in front of the two-year olds that have just been backed.

“The youngsters really seem to enjoy following him. He has a calm and positive influence over them. His intelligence is impressive, and he knows exactly what he has to do,” Jill says with pride.

“He loves to walk out in front and show the two-year olds the way. It has been a privilege to work with such an outstanding horse, he is the perfect example of the quality thoroughbred industry can produce,” says the experienced horsewoman.

The Gr1 winning stallion is feeling fit & healthy

Jill is looking forward to Brave Tin Soldier’s foals being born on the farm. With a mare by Champion American Thoroughbred Fusaichi Pegasus due to foal soon and another two other mares with Fusaichi Pegasus in their pedigree due later in the season.

“We are very excited for their arrival as this cross is known to produce some incredible progeny.”

Jill is also looking forward to a few more of Brave Tin Soldier’s foals touching down. Mares by Crusade, Jay Peg, Fort Wood, Rebel King and Querari are due any day now.

The Fort Stud’s aim is to produce horses that are well bred and that are both mentally and physically prepared to handle the rigours of being an athlete. Jill believes the sire of Gr1 winner Rabada can offer this and more.

“I am looking forward to next year! I have two very correct and classic youngsters that I will be preparing for the yearling sales. The first is a colt out of Johannesburg mare named Storm Prospector. The second Brave Tin Soldier progeny is a filly out of a National Emblem mare.

“Both are turning into well-developed individuals, so I look forward to their day in the sales ring.

“Brave Tin Soldier has a classic pedigree and his progeny have his classic looks. What more could you ask for?” smiles Jill.

If you’re interested in sending your mare to Brave Tin Soldier- contact Jill Fox now.

Cell- 072 289 9471

Email- [email protected]

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