Fanie’s Trio – On The Market To Sell

The top horseman is always running brave!

World Sports Betting-sponsored Randjesfontein trainer Fanie Bronkhorst will be enjoying a career first as he offers three lots for auction at the CTS Mare & Mixed Sale at De Grendel Wine Estate on Thursday 20 May.

Bronkhorst is looking forward to the sale and thinks that it is a great opportunity for breeders to purchase quality mares in foal to both freshman sires and proven sires.

Fanie and his champion, Running Brave

“This sale is a nice way to upgrade the quality of broodmares within a stud!” he enthused.

Since this will be the first time Fanie has put horses up for sale at an auction, he is hoping that ‘the market is lekker!’

He tells the Sporting Post about the three mares he is offering – #8 Bated Breath, #47 Kissable and # 50 Lily Starlette.

Bated Breath #8– achieved black-type but unfortunately injured her knee before reaching her full potential. We always thought highly of her and she is by Brave Tin Soldier, same sire as our trojan Running Brave.

Kissable # 47– has bold black-type and still holds the course record for the 800m at Turffontein. She is out of a strong dam line with her third dam going back to the successful ‘Let Kiss’ family line, which has produced many top horses.

Lily Scarlette #50– is a half-sister to Snow Palace. She showed a lot of promise back in training but unfortunately a joint injury cut her career short. She was a good 2yo and would’ve trained on a better filly through age. She is in foal to new sire sensation, Act Of War!”

With these three promising lots on offer, Fanie is looking forward to the sale.

“Although for the time being, I have decided to concentrate on my training barn rather than extend my attention to breeding. ”

He is looking forward to the Vodacom Durban July where he has London News Stakes winner Running Brave entered.

“She is doing well,” he tells Sporting Post.

“Her preparation for the Durban July is underway and we are happy with her prep thus far.”

“Our current focus for her has been on the July. Thereafter we will reassess our plans for her. She is still on top of her game and in a good space. If we call it a day with racing for her, I’m yet to decide any further plans regarding stallions and so on.”

Alado colt Bronco Blitz wins on debut under Gavin Lerena (Pic- JC Photos)

Attention to detail is what sets the Bronkhorst Racing Team apart.

“Our horses are treated as individuals and benefit from their own unique feed plans, work plans and race plans. We feel that no two horses are the same and some will benefit from what others don’t.

“This philosophy is becoming evident in our current 2yo crop who are performing well. Tip Of The Spear – a colt by Act Of War- won comfortably on debut and Bronco Blitz, an Alado colt, recently won a gutsy race under Gavin Lerena at the Vaal.”

Click here to see the CTS De Grendel Mare & Mixed Sale catalogue.

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