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CTS Breeding Stock Sale

South Africa thrives on imported mares, and progeny from foreign sires. New blood to feed the fire.

The mare bands at Drakenstein, Wilgerbosdrift, Mauritzfontein, Highlands provide ample evidence of this. But buying breeding stock abroad, and bringing them here in foal to highclass sires is an expensive business. Few can afford it.

Cape Thoroughbred Sales March Yearling SalesUntil now, that is…

The CTS Breeding Stock Sale provides a great chance for everyone to get a foot in the door at what might well be value-for-money prices.

There are eighteen imported mares, with foals at foot by amazing stallions (including Frankel), and in-foal to leading sires (including Silvano and Dynasty). The chance of a lifetime, also for pinhookers.

Here’s a summary of what may well contain a wealth of future headlines.


Champion 2YO and sire of Gr1 winners Haafhd, Awzaan and Phoenix Reach, he is also damsire of Oaks winner Tajmeel and fellow graded winners Via Villaggio and Taghleeb

Lot 266 – dam of two winners overseas, this mare is a half sister to four stakes horses including Gr3 winning sprinter Bonus and dam is a half-sister to Gr2 Hardwicke Stakes winner Predappio.

Has a foal colt at foot by Gr1 Zoffany. Sells in foal to Var.


A champion and five time Gr1 winning son of the world’s greatest sire Galileo

Lot 259 – this mare, inbred to Sadler’s Wells like 2017 European champion Enable, is a half-sister to the dam of a Gr3 winner and is out of a Gr3 winning daughter of champion sire (and outstanding broodmare sire) Riverman and Sadler’s Wells’ Irish Derby winning daughter Salsabil.

Sells in foal to Pomodoro.


Son of Danehill was second in the French 2000 Guineas, sire of Gr1 winners in Germany and Argentina, notably Rosenreihe and Catch The Mad, also sire of Mike de Kock’s tough Dubai campaigner Anaerobio

Lot 264 – dam of a three time winner in Germany, this mare (whose dam is top broodmare sire Top Ville) is a half-brother to Gr3 winning filly Eastern Appeal, from the same family as Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill)’s French Oaks winner Star Of Seville.

Sells with a colt foal by Camelot. In foal to Elusive Fort.


Horse Of The Year in Canada and a triple Gr1 winner, the full brother to Dansili has sired a string of high class performers headed by Gr1 winner Trip To Paris and group/graded winners Harlem, Suffused, Jack Naylor, Billesdon Brook and  Xcellence

Lot 268 – this mare is out of a half-sister to dual Gr1 winning 2yo and highly successful sire Dutch Art and French 1000 Guineas winner Up – the latter was sold for $2.2 million at the 2015 Keeneland January Sale.

Has a colt at foot by Rock Of Gibraltar. In foal to Tapit’s son Coup De Grace.


The Middle Park Stakes winner is one of the world’s rags to riches stories and was represented by a trio of very impressive Gr1 winners in 2017 headed by champion sprinter Harry Angel and Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes winner Persuasive

 Lot 265 – this mare is a half-sister to a ten time stakes winner as well as to stakes winner and Gr3 Senorita Stakes third (who is dam of Gr1 Phoenix Stakes winner Sudirman), family of top sprinter Dandy Man (sire of Gr1 winner Peniaphobia) and Queen Mary Stakes winner Anthem Alexander.

Has a filly at foot by Frankel. Sells in foal to What A Winter.


Star sprinter and multiple champion sire of more than 30 Gr1 winners, he is already broodmare sire of Australian Gr1 winner, and sire, Tivaci, Australian Gr1 winner Santa Ana Lane and multiple SA Gr2 winner New Predator

Lot 260 – this mare is a ¾ sister to 2 high class stakes winners and to the dam of Investec Derby second Cliffs Of Moher, her dam, third in both the Gr1 Irish 1000 Guineas and Gr1 French Oaks, is a Gr3 winning own sister to four time Gr1 winner and Gr1 sire Henrythenavigator, the family of Breeders’ Cup winner Magician.

Has a filly by Camelot. In foal to Dynasty.

Lot 261 – this mare, a half-sister to the dam of Melbourne Cup runner Wall Of Fire, is out of a Gr2 Cherry Hinton winner and is from the great Pretty Polly family.

Has a filly by Camelot. In foal to Trippi.

Lot 262 – this mare, closely related to 2 stakes horses,  has a winning daughter of Sadler’s Wells as a granddam – who is a full-sister to Gr1 winning 2yo Sholokhov, and her second dam is also closely related to Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune.

Has a filly by Camelot. In foal to Silvano.


Represented by 12 Gr1 winners as a sire alone in 2017, the world’s premier sire is also an elite broodmare sire and is damsire of such Gr1 winners as Qualify, Night Of Thunder, Galileo Gold, Lea, US Navy Flag, Roly Poly and Saxon Warrior

Lot 258 – this mare, a full sister to stakes winner Circling, is out of a stakes winning daughter of Danehill (whose daughters excel when mated to Galileo) and Mr Prospector’s Gr1 daughter Golden Reef.

Has a colt at foot by Duke Of Marmalade. Covered by Silvano.

Lot 267 – this mare is a half-sister to French 2000 Guineas winner and Gr1 sire Clodovil and is out of a (now Gr1) Prix de L’Opera winning daughter of champion sire and outstanding broodmare sire Linamix.

Covered by Redoute’s Choice’s Gr1 winning son Rafeef – a full brother to champion Mustaaqeem.

Lot 270 – bred on the same cross as Gr1 winners Minding, Alice Springs and The Gurkha, this mare  is a full-sister to Gr3 Glorious Goodwood Stakes winner and sire Quest For Peace and is descended from French Oaks winner Mistress Fort.

Has a colt by Zoffany. In foal to Gimmethegreenlight.


Multiple Gr1 winning 2yo (and ¾ brother to top class broodmare sire Flying Spur), and champion sire in Hong Kong, he has over 70 stakes winners to his name including classic winners Homecoming Queen and Rollout The Carpet, broodmare sire of Gr1 winners Johannes Vermeer and Verbal Dexterity

Lot 269 – this mare is a winning ¾ brother to four time Gr1 winner and successful sire Mastercraftsman, Gr1 filly Famous and to US graded winner Genuine Devotion, family of champion sires Broad Brush and Capote.

Has a colt by Frankel. Covered by William Longsword.


Gr2 Gimcrack winning son of legendary sire Danzig, and sire of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Araafa

Lot 255 – dam of 2 winners overseas, this mare is a half-sister to the dam of an Irish 1000 Guineas winner (also by a Danzig line sire) and the dam of Gr1 2yo Shaweel  and her dam is a half-sister to Gr1 Coronation Stakes winner Golden Opinion.

Has a filly by Pomodoro. Sells in foal to Gr1 Querari (the resulting foal being closely inbred to hugely influential Danzig sire Green Desert)


An Investec Derby winning son of the great classic sire and emerging broodmare sire Montjeu, he is best known as the sire of English Derby winner Wings Of Eagles and  NZ champion Sacred Elixir

Lot 272 – this mare, a half-sister to a stakes placed winner, shares her second dam with the Montjeu sired champion and four time Gr1 winner Camelot (now a highly promising young sire), also the family of Oaks winner Polygamy


Irish 2000 Guineas winning son of Oasis Dream closely related to 2000 Guineas winner and successful sire Footstepsinthesand, New Zealand’s Leading First Crop Sire in 2016-2017

Lot 271 – out of a Gr1 2yo by top sprinter Bluebird, this mare is from the same family as Gr1 Prix Maurice De Gheest winner Bold Edge.

Has a colt by Camelot at foot. In foal to Twice Over.


Now pensioned from stud duties, the former Derby/Arc winner made his mark as sire osf Gr1 winners Youmzain, Shareta, Shawanda and Rosanara, and is damsire of Gr1 winning classic winners Flotilla, Encke and Trading Leather, as well as Sun Met winner Whisky Baron

Lot 263 – this mare, dam of 3 winners,  is a half-sister to 2 stakes winners and to the dam of Gr1 winning filly Seal Of Approval, from the same family as dual Derby winning sire Harzand, family of multiple Oaks winner Alexandrova, Melbourne Cup hero Rekindling and champion SA sire Royal Prerogative.

Has a colt foal by Frankel. Covered by Dynasty


Deceased US champion sire and broodmare sire of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, Breeders’ Cup winner Shared Account and fellow Gr1 winners Dullahan, Union Strike, Peace And War and First Dude

Lot 257 – a half-sister to Gr3 Darley Stakes winner Steel Tango, this mare is out of a ½ sister to Gr1 winner Sense Of Style and French 1000 Guineas winner Valentine Waltz, the family of champion sire Last Tycoon,  Cape Gr1 winning sire The United States, and 2017 dual Gr1 winner Hydrangea.

Has a filly foal by Uncle Mo. Covered by Querari.

This sale will be held on Sunday 21 January at approximately 18h00 – straight after the Cape Premier Yearling Sale!

See the catalogue here

– Sporting Post