The CTS Mares, Fillies For Stud and Weanling Sale scheduled for 24 June at Kenilworth has drawn 113 quality lots, and the catalogue has been published online.
This is an auction of exceptional strength, reflected in the representation of several leading stud farms, and mares from a host of proven, high-profile broodmare sires. Among the weanlings, there are a number of impeccably bred foals which can be acquired long before they reach the yearling or two-year-old auctions.
Drakenstein Stud, Klawervlei, Maine Chance and Ridgemont Highlands are among the vendors, and the offspring of leading broodmare sires Dynasty (3 lots); Captain Al (2); Jet Master (3); Silvano (4); Var (5), Horse Chestnut (2); Kingsbarns (2); New Approach, Galileo, Exceed and Excel, Hard Spun and Dubawi (one apiece), will ensure active bidding.
Below are some of the top offerings, discussed in lot order:
Lot 14 (Drakenstein) Dark Song is a young, winning mare by Kingsbarns from an impressive female line.
Lot 16 (Sandown) Estidrjaaj (Hard Spun) has produced two good sorts from four previous runners. She was covered in the 2021 breeding season by Hawwaam.
Lot 17 (Evergreen) Field Star (Lecture) produced Gr1 sprinter Ultra Magnus (Oratorio) in 2015 and was again covered by him in 2021.
Lot 22 (Drakenstein) Happy Archer (Dubawi), the brilliant Gr1-winnning race mare, has every chance of fulfilling her potential at stud, having already thrown four winners from five runners.
Lot 29 (Klawervlei) Talented race mare Joan Ranger (Horse Chestnut) has two foals yet to race, but she is a mare that holds huge promise.
Lot 31 (Ridgemont Highlands) The speedy exploits of Kissable (Antonius Pius) will be fresh in the memory of racing fans. She has had a single – so far unraced – foal by Willow Magic, and was covered by sire sensation Rafeef in 2021.
Lot 34 (Beaumont) Madam Magnolia (Duke Of Marmalade), from the immediate family of Silver Host and Lanner Falcon, was covered in 2021, by Fire Away, her first on its way.
Lot 47 (Maine Chance) Princess Vicky (Silvano), herself a two-time winning daughter of Gr1 star Princess Victoria, was covered by Elusive Fort in 2021 and has her stud career ahead of her.
Lot 49 (Sandown) Dynasty mare Sakura Trick, from the family of Silver Host and Lanner Falcon, is in foal to freshman sire Soqrat. The mating holds promise, and the mare has a lot going for her.
Lot 51 (Klawervlei) Sing For Me is a daughter of Galileo from a Group-winning international female line. She was covered in 2021 by Captain Of All.
Lot 53 (Drakenstein) Former Cape Fillies Guineas winner, Sparkling Gem (Joshua Dancer) is one of the plum buys at this sale. She has thrown four multiple winners from four runners, including G1-placed King Of Gems and Listed winner Pink Tourmaline. She was covered in 2021 by Dynasty stallion Horizon, the highest priced yearling of his generation.
Lot 59 (Stonehill) What You Are (Captain Of All) showed huge talent on the racetrack, and was G2-placed. She has potential for any investor.
Lot 62 (Sandown) Al Haawra is a daughter of New Approach, with one winner from two foals on record. Gr2-placed on the track, she is one with much promise and was last covered by Soqrat in 2021.
Lot 66 (Drakenstein) Emerald Waves is an unraced daughter of Gimmethegreenlight out of Irish Torrent, by Giant’s Causeway. She hails from the immediate family of Sheela and White River.
Lot 70 (Drakenstein) From a female line featuring the revered race mare Ipi Tombe comes Mama Tembu (Trippi), a close relation of classic runner Zimbaba.
Lot 72 (Stephen Moffatt) Fresh off the racetrack, Rio’s Winter (Oratorio) showed pace and some stamina and was multiple Graded-placed.
Lot 77 (Klawervlei) A recent runner (and winner), is smart Gr2-placed Tropic Sun (Skitt Skizzle), herself from a mare by Captain Al, and has good relations deeper in her female line.
Lot 78 (Klawervlei) Victoria Paige, by Captain Al, could be anything as a broodmare. She is a four-time winning, multiple Graded-placed mare, with every chance of success.
Lot 85 (Klawervlei) Unnamed filly by Rafeef from the potent Golden Apple female line (Pomodoro, Golden Chariot, et al.)
Lot 88 (Normandy) An unnamed daughter of Futura and Ekaterina, herself a half-sister to the superb Mother Russia, with a rich female line.
Lot 95 (Klawervlei) Unnamed, this daughter of Vercingetorix and Larking Around is a half-sister to Graded-placed speedster, Romi’s Boy.
Lot 97 (Klawervlei) Here is an unnamed colt by exciting freshman One World from Marquesa Naranja, who herself is a half-sister to former international superstar, Alexander Goldrun.
Lot 115 (Klawervlei) A Pomodoro filly, and only the second produce of Alileo (Captain Al) from the family of Sidera.