A number of leading stud farms will be represented at the 2017 March Yearling Sale, presented by CTS on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March.
Klawervlei Stud, who have already produced 145 winners this season and leads the Breeders’ Championship by almost R3-million, have 28 yearlings on offer including a single lot by Captain Al from a half-sister to Shoot The Booze; and four by Twice Over, the promising new kid on the block.
Currently fourth on the log, Highlands Farm has a draft of 15, including yearlings by Pathfork, Elusive Fort and newcomer Potala Palace. Avontuur has consigned five foals. They include three by VAR, who continues to sire wonderful racers.
A sizeable draft from Normandy Stud (24 yearlings), includes a filly by under-rated sire Count Du Bois from the family of Consensual, the dam of Cape Fillies Guineas winner, Just Sensual. Hemel ‘N’ Aarde’s 17-member consignment has a nice variety with yearlings by Gitano Hernando, Fencing Master, Pomodoro and Alado to Jay Peg, Elusive Fort and What A Winter.
Variety too, is the key for the Birch Brothers of Vogel Vlei Stud with their renewed efforts at breeding the stars they became famous for. They have nine to choose from including a Twice Over colt from a well-related mare by Captain Al.
With 20 yearlings by a number of stallions, Winterbach Stud has also gone for variety. Their draft includes two fillies by Jackson, who was popular at CPYS 2017, and a half-brother to promising sprinter Laurent Du Var by Querari.
Oldlands, in the news again last week with their graduate Sanshaawes, will bring 14 yearlings to the auction, including five by Montjeu stallion, Stagelight (IRE).
The sale starts at 6pm on 18 March and at 3pm on 19 March. Viewing commences at Durbanville on Wednesday, 15 March.
The catalogue can be viewed online, here.