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Son Of Vercingetorix To Stud In KZN

Keep On Dancing's victory keeps family in spotlight!

Cathy and Jonathan Martin’s Hadlow Stud will be standing the beautifully-bred Summa Cum Laude for the 2021 season.

The handsome colt by Vercingetorix (Silvano) out of the star broodmare First Arrival – the dam of two Equus Award winners – suffered a nasal injury which has prevented him from achieving a racing career, however based on the strength of his dam’s produce and the impressive physical specimen that he is, it would only have been a mere formality.

New stallion Summa Cum Laude (Pic – Cathy Martin)

He is a three parts brother to Wendy Whitehead’s star filly Keep On Dancing (Silvano), a 7-time winner including the recent Gr2 Track And Ball Oaks and Sunday’s Listed Off To Stud Stakes at Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

To add to his siblings is the Gr1 winning daughter of Jet Master who was exported, In The Fast Lane – and yet another export, Light The Lights – a Gr2 winner in South Africa who went onto win multiple times in Dubai including the Singspiel Stakes and Mubadala Global Trophy Handicap.

In The Fast Lane stands at stud in England and her son by Snitzel, Real Gone Kid (AUS), won three times for trainer Brett Crawford and owners Ridgemont Highlands.

The family doesn’t stop there though – it also includes sibling Gr1 placed Pack Leader (Philanthropist), Lets Rock ‘N Roll and Beat Patrol, both by Muhtafal.

First Arrival, a dam by Northern Guest who deserves a Broodmare Of The Year accolade, was no slouch herself at the track – born in 1996, she was Spey Bridge Champion 3YO Filly in 1999 with 6 wins in Zimbabwe and over $514 000 earned in stakes.

She is the dam of 12 foals, two Equus Award winners and seven of them are Black Type with multiple Group wins between them!

It is the family of Morisco, Trademark, Super Trouper and Clifton Queen.

Unraced stallions to make their mark in South Africa include his own broodmare sire, Champion sire and Champion Broodmare sire Northern Guest, as well as Mogok – the latter who produced two international Gr1 winners in America and Gr2 winner in Dubai, and Stakes Winners in just about every crop he produced.

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