7 March 2018

The Benmarne Stud will offer just four yearlings at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale at the end of April.
However, whatever Benmarne’s draft lacks in size, it makes up for in class and quality, with all four yearlings in the draft due to come up for offer in the Select Session.

The standout in this draft, has to be, Veratrum (Lot 87)  -the full-brother to brilliant Benmarne Stud bred recent Gr2 Gauteng Guineas and Gr2 Dingaans winner Monks Hood. One of the best members of his generation, Monks Hood  romped to a devastating five and a half length win the Guineas, stamping himself firmly as the best male of his generation, and it is surely only a matter of time before he lands a Gr1 race. Veratrum is out of the smart, stakes placed three time winner Amber Bouquet and is from the family of the multiple G1 winning champion Star Effort.

First of the farm’s yearlings on offer is Bindi (Lot 6), a bay daughter of Oasis Dream’s Gr1 winning son Querari. This filly is a full-sister to the talented filly Angel’s Trumpet and she is from an outstanding international family whose members include champion and hugely successful sire Run The Gauntlet.

Former July winner Bold Silvano (whose 2yos have been in devastating form this season) is the sire of Amber Forever (Lot 222). This filly is a half-sister to Gr1 Thekwini Stakes winner Querari Falcon –who also ran third in the Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas. Amber Forever’s dam is a half-sister to the Gr1 winner Follow The Falcon and Savannah Queen.

Railgun (Lot 229) completes the draft, and this Querari colt is a half-brother to 4 smart winners. He is out of four time stakes winner Priceless Flag and hails from the same family as Gr1 Computaform Sprint winner Welcome Guest.

Benmarne’s draft can be viewed live at