Lammerskraal’s Graaff is proud of his super R2R draft

Lammerskraal’s Graaff is proud of his super R2R draft

November 24, 2020 / 1 month ago

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Lot 17 African Fate (Wayne Marks)

Three of Lammerskraal Stud’s six entries to Sunday’s CTS Ready To Run, Unbroken Two-Year-Olds and Mixed Sale completed their public gallops at Durbanville last Friday. Three other well-bred two-year-olds raised at the farm will be sold during the online auction. 

Lammerskraal’s owner Pieter Graaff is excited about his consignment, which offers its customary mix of stallion variety and exceptional broodmare lines. 

Graaff attended the gallops on Friday and told: “We had all ours on show at Durbanville and there was good interest, an encouraging sign. We’re hoping this sale yields its high expectations, we have a strong bunch entered, a good selection for buyers.”

The trio that went through their paces were prepared at Julia Pilbeam’s formidable Soetendal Estate and Graaff said: “Lot 52 is Final Stroke, by Coup De Grace. I enjoyed her gallop, she did it well.”

Pilbeam confirmed: “The Coup De Grace filly is a big specimen. She’s got a good action and she’s made marked improvement with every gallop.”

Lot 17 is one of the sale’s ‘talking horses’ and Graaff noted: “He’s African Fate, a very smart Master Of My Fate colt from  Savannah Air, he comes from a good family.”

Said Pilbeam: “African Fate is the complete package, a very well put-together colt.”

Lot 16 also impressed with her gallop, she’s Sister Light, by Visionaire, in Graaff’s view, ‘the strongest of our fillies.” He added: “She is bright and alert, a filly with a sparkle in her eye and Julia loves her.” Sister Light’s dam has already produced the useful Tambalang, and comes from the family of Split Decision and Divided Loyalty.

The unbroken trio are Lots 108, 139 and 147.

Lot 108 is Dancetildaylight, exquisitely bred – a daughter of Gimmethegreenlight and Akinfeet, by Fort Wood. Graaff said: “She’s not the biggest of fillies, but she very nice and it’s really all in the blood. She’s by a star stallion from a champion broodmare who has produced nine winners, most of them from the top drawer (they include stallion Capetown Noir, others like Across The Ice and In The Dance and also Dance Domain, the dam of current unbeaten star, Anything Goes).

Lot 139 is Lofty Spirit, a daughter of Noble Tune and Icy Spirit, by Western Winter.  She’s a nice filly from the immediate family of Fine Feather, Barbosa and Fragrant Al.

Lastly, another Visionaire in the filly Silvette (Lot 147). She’s from the mare Keyra (Western Winter), a Listed-placed half-sister to Gay Regina from the terrific family of Marinaresco and Bulsara, a depth of quality in her damline.