19 February 2018

fewer than six well bred and well performed young stallions will be represented by first crop yearlings at the 2018 Cape Sale, which takes place at the lavish Mistico Equestrian Centre this Sunday.

The Riverton Stud bred Captain Of All, was a triple G1 winning Equus Champion Sprinter, who was one of the world’s top rated sprinters of 2015.
Captain Of All, who beat such champions as Carry On Alice and Legislate, is one of the very best sons of deceased champion sire Captain Al –sire of this season’s G1 winning sensations Snowdance, Tap O’ Noth and Sergeant Hardy.

The champ has three members of his first crop on offer –including a colt from the family of international G1 winners Bon Hoffa, Flash Of Steel and Rosdhu Queen (Lot 51), a colt out of a winning half-sister to stakes winner Monterey Star (Lot 74) and a colt from the same family as champion sprinters En Avant and Taban (Lot 91).

Former G1 Travers Stakes winner Flower Alley is a world class stallion and the only sire to sire a Kentucky Derby winner to stand at stud in South Africa. The son of Distorted Humor made waves recently when his son Bullards Alley won the 2017 G1 Pattison Canadian International by 10.75 lengths! Flower Alley has two members of his first South African crop on sale –a filly out of a daughter of Cape Fillies Guineas winner Emerald Beauty (Lot 44), and a half-sister to 4 winners including the useful Meissa (Lot 85).

Standing alongside Flower Alley at Wilgerbosdrift is globetrotting, former Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain. The latter has already made a splash with his first yearlings making up to R1.4 million this year and he has three first crop yearlings here -

Redoute’s Choice’s G1 son Time Thief, a ¾ brother to champion sprinter Laisserfaire, left his mark in Australia through the likes of millionaire In Her Time and multiple stakes winner Volkoff. He has two yearlings from his first SA crop here –a colt from the same family as Horse Of The Year Ilha Da Vitoria (Lot 41) and a colt whose second dam was a G2 placed winner of eight (Lot 46).

Former Equus Champion and Dubai G1 winner Vercingetorix is another young sire whose first yearlings have been well received. The son of champion sire Silvano has three lots here, with Vercingetorix’s draft including a colt from the same family as G1 winning sprinter War Artist (Lot 18), a colt from the same family as champion sire Captain Al (Lot 24), and a colt out of G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Zaitoon (Lot 29).

Redoute’s Choice’s dual G1 winning son Wylie Hall, a half-brother to an outstanding sprinter, has four first crop yearlings on sale –a filly out of a winning half-sister to Selangor Cup winner Mercury Chief (Lot 22), a filly from the same family as champion filly Vesta (Lot 42), a filly whose Fort Wood sired dam is a ¾ sister to high class 3yo Sir David Baird (Lot 66), and a colt out of a winning half-sister to 2 stakes winners (Lot 67).

Viewing of the yearlings commences on Friday and interested buyers are most welcome to come out to Mistico and enjoy lunch and drinks in one of the most beautiful settings in South Africa!

The catalogue for the 2018 Cape Yearling Sale can be viewed online at