25 January 2018

David Hepburn Brown’s Hemel ‘N Aarde Stud has a large, quality draft of 16 yearlings on offer at the 2018 Cape Yearling Sale next month.
Hemel ‘N Aarde’s draft includes lots by exciting young sires Captain Of All, Fencing Master, Potala Palace, Time Thief, and Wylie Hall, as well as yearlings by champion first crop sire What A Winter, top class sire Elusive Fort, and proven resident sires Alado and Jay Peg.

Equus champion and proven sire Jay Peg has three yearlings in the draft -

- a colt out of a half-sister to 2yo stakes winner Agra (Lot 14)

-a filly from the same family as champion Welcome Boy

-a colt, from the immediate family of three Australian G1 winners, out of a four time winning Western Winter mare

Singspiel’s G1 winning son Potala Palace (whose first runner was a winner) has a filly from the great Party Time family (Lot 36), while former top sprinter Tobe Or Nottobe has a filly whose dam is a half-sister to star racemare and producer Sweet Virginia (Lot 78).

Nadeson Park’s G1 sire Time Thief, whose first SA crop are yearlings, has two in this draft -

-a colt from the family of Horse Of The Year Ilha Da Vitoria and G1 winner Orchid Island

-a colt out of a three time winning daughter of G2 racemare Ice Lily

Four time G1 winner and champion first crop sire What A Winter has two fillies in this draft. The first is from the same family as July winning champion Gondolier (Lot 5) and the second out of a winning half-sister to G1 winning two-year-old Exhilaration (Lot 28).

Redoute’s Choice’s multiple G1 winning son Wylie Hall has one yearling from his first crop on sale in this draft, and this is a colt (Lot 67)  out of a winning half-sister to 3 stakes horses including 2yo feature race winner Bob ‘N Weave.

Danzig sire Alado, responsible for G2 Selangor Cup winner Rocket Countdown, has a pair of yearlings in the draft, including a filly from the family of G3 winning fillies Fire Tread and Empress  Crown (Lot 47) and a colt whose winning dam is an own sister to SA Fillies Classic winner Caughtintheslips (Lot 64).

Oratorio’s G1 son Fencing Master is already sire of an Oaks winner and he has two lots here. One, a sister to useful winner Mount Keith, is bred on similar lines to champion Australian sire Snitzel (Lot 75) and the other is a colt from the same family as champions Let’s Rock ‘N Roll and Trademark, as well as recent Dubai winner Light The Lights (Lot 93).

Captain Al’s champion sprinter Captain Of All has a colt from the family of Australian G1 winner and sire Bon Hoffa (Lot 51), while  the draft also includes a daughter of champion and top filly sire Elusive Fort. This filly, directly descended from the mighty racemare Pretty Polly, has relatives which include champion sire Cape Cross and classic winning fillies Shadayid and Alydaress.