The Sporting Post is proud to partner with BUSH and offer our breeders and our readers the opportunity of enjoying the new generation of future stars.
Last week we asked our readers to select their personal choice from a selection of magnificent foal snaps published on these pages during the month of September.
Readers voted and commented via the www.sportingpost.co.za website and via our Facebook page.
Now, let’s have a drum roll! The first winner of the BUSH Future Stars wellness hamper is Charlmain Reeves of Cape Town who selected foal (2), Beaumont Stud’s handsome Talk Of The Town colt.
The beautiful foal received the most votes of the 15 entrants.
Charlmain said: ‘Strong bone, well put together, flashy good-looking Talk Of The Town colt.’ The lovely colt from the son of VAR’s first crop received the majority of votes from our readers.
Congratulations Charlmain – BUSH will be in touch with you! Congratulations also to Anton Shepherd and the Beaumont team!
Some other interesting comments:
Alyson Wright picked number 15, Spring Valley’s very popular New Predator filly – ‘love the look of this filly … strong, well put together and confident!’
Leonie Dillon Ermacora picked number 10, Blue Sky Thoroughbreds’ Willow Magic filly – ‘wow.. Beautiful hind quarters…strong and muscular…Has a presence about her. Long legs and that gorgeous face… Everything about her size fits proportionally.’
Lisa Humby also picked number 15, Spring Valley New Predator princess – ‘speaks to me and somehow reminds me of one of my favourite fillies I worked with, Neala!’
Chelsea Olivier was another who Spring Valley’s New Predator humdinger (15)– ‘well put together strong type and looks to be a confident sort.’
Susan Rowett thought that number 11, Avontuur’s beautifully-bred Master Of My Fate filly is ‘pure class – quality – size – strength.’
Michael Bruce Mallett sided with number 3, Avontuur’s smashing Rafeef colt – ‘the nonchalant arrogance of a champ with a brutal hindquarter to back up his claim.’
This week we have four new foals to showcase.
Our first foal of the day is a lovely filly by What A Winter out of Captain Al mare Snowdance – born on 21 September. The dual Gr1 winning mare, whose career victories include the Cape Guineas and Majorca stakes, has thrown yet another beautiful foal for Drakenstein.
Our next three foals all hail from Stellenbosch-based Winterbach Stud.
First up is the powerful filly by Danon Platina out of Jet Master mare Polar Jet. Born on 15 August, she is already greying out like her sire.
Next we have an impressive filly by One World out of Silvano mare Silver Moonlight. The stunning chestnut filly was born on 20 August and is growing into a well rounded individual.
Our last foal from Winterbach to round up today’s additions is a son Lancaster Bomber.
The colt is out of the Oratorio mare Symphony and was born on 22 August.
Thanks again to all who participated!
The competition will be run again at the end of October and Breeders are kindly requested to send us their foal pics to [email protected].
Please include the date of birth/sex/breeding/any relevant family information!
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