Black Swan has a handsome handful at CPYS

Black Swan has a handsome handful at CPYS

January 14, 2020 / 9 days ago

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Lot 205, What A Winter filly

Walter Cowe runs prominent owner Peter De Beyer’s Black Swan Stud, located just a few km’s away from his wife’s Arran Stud in Robertson.

Black Swan, like Arran, has a five-strong draft at CPYS 2020, with two yearlings to be sold “as agent”.

Lot 7 is the first Black Swan graduate to be offered. She’s a filly by Master Of My Fate from Kalimba, a three-quarter sister to international winner Yard-Arm, and Drift Ice. “She’s a typical Master Of My Fate, well-put together,” Cowe said.

Lot 12 is Vercingetorix filly from mare by Kabool who has already produced a two-time winner by Marchfield. “She’s nice and big, has a bit of a plain head but she is a very good walker.”

Cowe believes Black Swan has the best What A Winter filly on the sale in Lot 205, an unnamed daughter of the Drakenstein stallion bred from the top mare Field Flower (Silvano). The filly is a half-sister to exported Sun Met runner-up Last Winter and is described as “a well-balanced individual with length, scope and a good shoulder.”

Cowe is also chuffed with his offering by Elusive Fort (Lot 215). She’s an unnamed second foal of Goldandsilver, a young, four-time winning Silvano mare from the family of Gr3 winners Golden Shina and Golden Braids. “She’s well-balanced, a specimen of pure quality. I hope buyers come and look at her, she’s one of the nicest Elusive Fort filly I’ve seen.”

Lot 230 completes the Black Swan handful. He’s a super-looking dark bay colt by Master Of My Fate and Iris and Ruby, by Counter Action, and comes from the family of Thunder Cat.