Punching Above Their Weight – Black Swan

25 Years of breeding experience

How’s this flashback! Assistant Trainer Frikkie Greyling and co-owner Peter de Beyer lead champion Princess Victoria (Sean Cormack) in

Black Swan Stud is a boutique stud near Robertson in the Western Cape.

Owner Peter de Beyer has 25 years of breeding experience and established the farm in 2011.

Situated in the premier breeding area of SA, with its limestone-rich soils and proximity to the top stallions, Black Swan has consistently punched above its weight. 

Resident stallion Elusive Fort has a proud record with fillies and colts, and his best son, July and Met winner Kommetdieding, is now a sire

It has a phenomenal record of 75% winners to runners since its inception. Cape Town Met runner-up and now sire, Last Winter, and the winner of the first two legs of the Triple Tiara, Siren’s Call, head the list of stakes winners produced, which also includes Freedom Charter, Sarah, Pretty Betty, Helen’s Ideal, Major Attraction, Ernie.

Resident stallion Elusive Fort has a proud record with fillies and colts, and his best son, July and Met winner Kommetdieding, is now a sire.

The first juvenile winner of the current season, Almond Sea, was consigned by Black Swan at the 2023 Cape Premier Sale.

Peter says,” We are proud to offer four quality yearlings at the sale, and my personal favourite is the Elusive Fort colt out of Silvano mare, Step Out. However, all four have excellent conformation.”

Stud manager Walter Cowe has decades of international experience and will attend the sale.

Lot 22 Elusive Fort – Goldandsilver filly. Stabled in A31

Lot 22

Half-sister to Golden Tatjana (Trippi Stakes and Farm Sale race winner). Very speedy and precocious juvenile. Full sister to four-time winner Treasure Hunt.

Dam, 100% winners to runners. Very speedy female line, including Gr3 winners Golden Shina and Golden Braids.

The only Elusive Fort filly on the sale – and he is an outstanding sire of fillies.

Physical: Good, strong quarters and strong shoulder. It walks beautifully, with a great overstep. Very pretty, classy, and perfectly proportioned.

Lot 51 Erupt – Omaticaya colt in Stable B2

Lot 51

Colt was out of the listed Silvano mare, which won four races. Grand Dam is a three-time winning sister to Gr3 winner Jet Supreme, by promising young sire Erupt, which has done well with Silvano mares.

Physical: A good, strong colt, very much in the Dubawi mould. Short cannons, strong quarters, and a beautiful head. Well-balanced, athletic walk.

Lot 86 Elusive Fort – Step Out colt stabled in B3

Lot 86

Colt out of a winning Silvano mare from a very strong female line. Dam’s career was cut short after two wins by injury. She is a half-sister to Gr2 winner Solid Speed and from the family of Gr1 winner Lady in Black and Gr 2 winner Nexus (both by Dynasty). The cross with Elusive Fort should thus be effective.

The only colt by Elusive Fort (Sire of top colts Kommetdieding, Catch Twentytwo, etc.) on the sale.

Second foal, young dam, no runners yet.

Physical: An outstanding-looking, strong colt. Well-balanced and very correct. Walks with purpose, with a classic look.

Lot 123 Soqrat- Call of the Hunt filly. Stable A30

Lot 123

Filly is out of the winning mare Call of the Hunt, a half-sister to multiple Gr1 winner Hunting Tower, and from the family of Gr3 winner Crimson King and his full brother King Regent.

Dam, Two winners from three runners so far. Inbred 4×4 to the great Mr Prospector.

Soqrat was Equus champion 2yo and multiple Gr1 winning miler. He is an exciting sire prospect who will have his first runners this season, and his yearlings have been well received on earlier sales.

Physical: An elegant, athletic filly which stands above the ground. Good, strong shoulder and hindquarters. He walks very well and looks racy. Correct.


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