Normandy Stud’s slogan is, “Reputations are not built on what you are going to do” and the high-achieving stud between Robertson and Ashton have a draft of 18 yearlings consigned to the 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Normandy’s Oscar Foulkes noted what he believes are the “high points” of the Normandy draft, in comments carried below:
Lot 147: “One of just nine Captain Als on the sale, from his final crop. A high quality, scopey filly from the family of Bravura, Mother Russia and Nother Russia. It’s the only family to have produced two Queen’s Plate winners.”
Two Dynasty fillies (lot 158 and 225). “They both look athletic. 158 is out of a Trippi daughter of Gold Cup winner Colonial Girl, and 225 is a half-sister to Jackson’s Grade I placed Can You Feel It.
Three Querari colts. “The most impressive looking (not that we don’t rate the others) is lot 35, an imposing colt with loads of presence in the way he carries himself. He’s big and easy to like. Lot 70 is a November foal – he’s a beautifully put together colt, but the sale is just too early for him. This half-brother to Gr SW should be on bargain hunters’ lists. Lot 196 is the most typical Querari of the three, and from a family that has done very well for us.
“Talking about top families, lot 109 is a great opportunity to get a filly from the Mother Russia family. She a very athletic filly by Tapit’s son, Coup de Grace, and therefore inbred to Storm Cat (like Nother Russia).
“We’re also fortunate to be able to offer a strapping Pomodoro colt (lot 108), a half-brother to Big Mistake.
“We’d also recommend a viewing of the five Wylie Halls we’re selling as agent – they are super-impressive walkers, and if they gallop like their sire’s first juvenile winner, they’ll be well bought.”