Royal Mo yearlings are Stonehill’s pride

Royal Mo yearlings are Stonehill’s pride

March 12, 2021 / 1 month ago

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lOT 129, Royal Mo/Park Ridge filly

Heinrich Rix of Stonehill Stud has drafted three yearlings by his imported stallion Royal Mo (USA) to Sunday’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale. Four others will be presented by Klawervlei Stud, who stands the son of US star stallion, Uncle Mo.

These are the first Royal Mo yearlings to come on sale and Koster described them as horses with “substance, correct legs and great temperament”.

Said Rix: “We are delighted with what Royal Mo has produced, his offspring are what we expected, and more.”

Stonehill’s Lot 25 is a Royal Mo colt from the six-time winning, Listed-placed Banking April, and Rix said: “He’s well balanced, an athletic and very correct colt, a super yearling.”

Lot 74 is a Royal Mo colt out of Fastnet Rock’s daughter, Gladly (IRED) a half-sister to stakes winners in England and Australia. “He is well-related, a neat colt, correct as they come.”

Lot 129 is a Royal Mo filly from Park Ridge (Tiger Ridge), a young mare whose two foals to race have both won, including the ill-fated Byridge, who was Listed placed before his untimely death. “This mare has all the credentials to produce a top horse. Her filly walks beautifully, she is strong and has substance, she is special”

Stonehill’s fourth offering is a filly by another freshman (Lot 117), Gold Standard (Trippi), from Mars Star (Giant’s Causeway), who has already produced promising Irish Tractor, and hails from the extended family of the mighty Danehill. “She’s nice and strong too, a filly that walks well,” Rix noted.