Cheveley Pride At Scottsville

Snaith pair could feature

The Koster family out at Cheveley Stud will be watching the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint with great interest on Saturday, having bred the full-sisters, 4yo Snowdance and 3yo Juniper Spring.

Both are trained  by Justin Snaith and are by deceased champion sire Captain Al (Al Mufti) out of the Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Spring Lilac (Joshua Dancer) – a half-sister to Equus Champions Bela-Bela and Rabiya.

Top-class Snowdance – expected to go close (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

The duo are sisters to the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes and Lady’s Pendant winner Victorian Secret.

After moving from the family farm, Klavervlei, in Beaufort-West, Wilfred and Shirley Köster started Cheveley Stud in 1980 and bred many top horses and a good few champions over the years. These include London News, National Emblem, Badger’s Drift, Goldmark, Vesta, Finest View, Divine Act, Angelina, Rabiya and Argonaut.

In 2005 Wilfred’s son, Vaughan joined his father on the farm to continue a legacy etched in the foundations of history established by his grandfather, Ralf.

Vaughan, who has bred many winners, including Gr1 Majorca Stakes winner Gluwein and multiple Gr1 winner Legislate, has taken over the reins since Wilfred’s sad passing in 2008.

Flashback to 2014 – Legislate – 3 yo Colt of the Year Award – Janine & Vaughan Koster

Cheveley Stud, nestled in the back corner of the very fertile valley of Ceres, stands resident freshman sire Wylie Hall.

The multiple Gr1 winning stallion has made a promising start and the son of legendary sire Redoute’s Choice was represented by his first stakes winner in March when his first-crop son Twilight Moon, shared honours in the Listed Storm Bird Stakes at Turffontein.

Winner of the Gr1 President’s Champions Challenge and Gr1 SA Derby, Wylie Hall is from the same female line as New Zealand Gr1 winners Yourdeel (Sistema Stakes) and Melody Belle (Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes).

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