Suzette’s Six Smashers!

Block A @ the TBA Complex

Hopes And Dreams Stud, an exciting recent addition to the South African breeding industry, will be offering a small but select draft at this week’s National Yearling Sale.

Their six strong National Sale string is made up of yearlings sired by Act Of War, Danon Platina, Futura, Hawwaam and the hugely exciting One World.

Suzette Viljoen – excited about her first National sale under her own banner (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

The latter, currently South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire for 2023-2024, has made a cracking start with his first runners this season headed by Gr3 City Of Cape Town Cape Of Good Hope Nursery winner One Stripe and a plethora of other exciting prospects.

One World is represented here by a colt (Lot 314) out of a twice winning half-sister to dual Gr2 Merchants winner Search Party, with the latter, like One World, sired by Captain Al.

Act Of War, like Captain Al winner of the Gr1 Cape Guineas, has two lots on offer. Ivy (Lot 36), from the family of, among others, multiple Gr1 winning filly Arabian Lass, is a filly out of a half-sister to two stakes winners headed by Gr2 Colorado King Stakes winner Halve The Deficit, while Zacatoo (Lot 219) is a colt out of speedy Listed Bauhinia Handicap runner up Linear, with Linear hailing from the immediate family of 2000 Guineas winner Shadeed.

Former Equus Champion, and National Sale graduate, Hawwaam, is represented in Hopes And Dreams’ draft by a half-sister (Lot 149) to the useful Life On Mars, while champion Futura’s sole offering to be found in this string is a colt (Lot 169) out of Dubawi’s dual Gr1 winning daughter Happy Archer.

Another popular stallion represented here is Japanese champion Danon Platina, with the son of Deep Impact responsible for a filly (Lot 26) whose twice winning dam is a half-sister to Yulong Prince, a Gr1 winner in both Australia and South Africa. This filly hails from the same female line as champion siblings and influential sires Kris and Diesis among many others.

Based in Wellington, Hopes And Dreams Stud is an emerging establishment, with the farm home to a growing band of top-class broodmares.

No doubt, plenty more will be heard of Hopes And Dreams in years to come!

The aforementioned draft can be found in Block A at the TBA Complex.

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