Shares In A Ready-Made Stallion For Sale

BSA June Online Sale - Bidding now!

The BSA June On-line Sale will break new ground when the controlling interest in a stallion will be up for sale.

In what must surely be a unique first, a total of 50 shares will be offered in Western Winter’s accomplished son Red Ray, the sire of 2022 Gr1 SA Classic winner Red Saxon.

Red Ray: Western Winter x Nacarat (Pas De Quoi) (Pic – Jeremy Nelson)

The handsome bay stood his first season at Klawervlei Stud before relocating to the Birch Bros Vogel Vlei Stud for the second half of his second season.

Red Ray started his stallion career in the best possible way, for his first crop of foals have yielded aforementioned Red Saxon, as well as the dual Gr3 winning speedster Alula’s Star and the multiple winners Sting Ray (4), Global Glory (4) and Maquette (3).

Considering that he has just three small crops at the track, his accomplishments to date make for fascinating reading.

This season alone, he boasts an eyebrow-raising strike rate of 55% winners to runners, which places him head and shoulders above blue chip stallions Trippi (48,3%), Vercingetorix and What A Winter (45.2%), Gimmethegreenlight (43.9%) and Rafeef (36.8%).

In addition, his average earnings per runner of R63,550 sees him in exclusive company and well ahead of the likes of Master Of My Fate, Futura, Querari and Twice Over, all of whom have had access to far superior mares, both in quantity and quality.

Clearly then, as a stallion, Red Ray ticks all the boxes:

  • Together with What A Winter and Capetown Noir, he is one of three sons of champion Western Winter to have sired a Gr1 winner.
  • He was a crackerjack racehorse. In a career spanning four seasons, he mixed it up with the best at the elite level and was rewarded with Gr1 honours in the Mercury Sprint.
  • He comes from a power-packed family and is one of six stakes winners from seven black -type performers produced by Lammerskraal’s ‘blue hen’ Nacarat. A daughter of Cape Derby and Met winner Pas De Quoi, she was a regular consort of Western Winter and rightly so, for in addition to Red Ray, that coupling also yielded his Gr1 winning sister Nania, the Gr2 winners Brutal Force and Bishops Bounty, as well as the Listed winner Valor Red and Gr3-placed Vermilion.

Red Ray’s combination of looks, pedigree and race record, not to mention his achievements from limited opportunity to date, surely makes him worthy of attention.

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Bids can be made on-line on 6 and 7 June.


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