26 March 2018

Hans and Judy Stegeman’s Digteby Stud will be represented four high quality yearlings at the 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

The Digteby quartet is headed by a lovely Vercingetorix three-parts sister (Lot 167) to the Digteby bred Equus Champion Hot Ticket.
The latter,  trained by Dean Kannemeyer, was South Africa’s Champion Stayer of 2014 and won four black type features during a career which saw Hot Ticket (sired by Silvano-the sire of Vercingetorix) earn in excess of R1 million.

This is the same family as G1 J&B Met winner Hill Fifty Four.

Second of the stud’s draft is a chestnut filly (Lot 266) sired by Equus Champion and outstanding filly sire Elusive Fort. This filly is out of a winning half-sister to the dam of the above mentioned Hot Ticket, and her second dam is lightning fast Concord Stakes winner Hot Seven.

Triple G1 winner and proven G1 sire Elusive Fort is also the sire of a colt (Lot 280), whose Jallad sired dam is a half-sister to high class G2 winning filly La Deportista (dam of East Cape champion Juan Pablo). La Deportista is also granddam of SA Fillies Nursery winner Green Plains as well as former Vodacom Durban July runner Saratoga Dancer.

Last but by no means least in the Digteby draft is a filly by red hot sire Querari, whose recent big race winners include the brilliant, exported Gauteng Guineas winner Monks Hood and Ruffian Stakes heroine Dagmar.

This Querari filly (Lot 495) is a ½ sister to 3 speedy winners, and is out of a mare who won three times up to 1600m.  Her second dam is a winning Elliodor half-sister to feature race winner Dance On Wood.