11 April 2018

Klipdrif Stud, as agent, will once again be represented by a large and high-quality draft at this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The Klipdrif draft includes yearlings by many of South Africa’s best stallions, with all of Captain Al, Elusive Fort, Gimmethegreenlight, Querari, Silvano, Trippi and What A Winter all represented in the draft.
Their contingent also includes seven yearlings out of stakes winning racemares as well as siblings to such top class performers as In The Fast Lane, Let’s Rock ‘n Roll,  Punk Rocker, Lizarre, and G1 winner Talhatchie.
Former champion sire Captain Al has three in the draft,  a colt out of a stakes winning sister to G1 winners Red Ray and Nania (Lot 63), a filly out of Jet Master’s G3 winning daughter Bit On The Side (Lot 104), and a colt, closely related to champion Captain’s Lover, out of G2 Sceptre Stakes winner Joshlin (Lot 179).
Another champion sire represented in the draft is Silvano. The latter, who has four July winning sons to his name, is the sire of the filly Keep On Dancing (Lot 151).  The latter is a half-sister to no fewer than seven stakes horses, including Equus Champions In The Fast Lane and Let’s Rock ‘N Roll and top Dubai performer Light The Lights. Keep On Dancing is also a half-sister to this season’s G1 3yo Pack Leader.

Silvano is also sire of In Abundance (Lot 194), a colt whose dam is an own sister to Champion Sprinter and short-lived sire Cataloochee and a full-sister to exported G2 Betting World Derby winner Silvano’s Jet (Lot 49).

Champion Sire Trippi is represented by a pair of closely related colts -a full-brother to 2yo stakes winner Jane S Piddy ,G1 winner Talahatchie  and the stakes placed dam of champion Lady In Black (Lot 131) and a half-brother to Singapore champion Lizarre (Lot190).

Klipdrif’s successful resident sire Elusive Fort has a colt out of a half-sister to four stakes horses-notably champion Almah (Lot 328), and a colt whose eight time winning dam is a half-sister to champion sprinter Basic Instinct (Lot399).

Another top-class young stallion represented in the Klipdrif draft is Oasis Dream’s G1 winning son Querari. The latter, whose runners include this season’s brilliant Guineas winner Monks Hood, is the sire of a filly whose dam is a half-sister to Equus Champion and Dubai G1 winner Sun Classique (Lot 294), a filly from the same family as champion racemare Laisserfaire (Lot 445), and a half-sister to the very smart stakes placed, at two, Another Idea (Lot 470).

Other lots of interest in this sizable draft include a What A Winter half-sister to G3 winner Punker Rock and Cape Fillies Guineas third Taffety Tart (Lot 14), a Gimmethegreenlight colt out of four time stakes winner Comtesse Dubois (Lot123),  a Master Of My Fate filly from the family of Real Princess and Imperious Sue (Lot 165), and a Byword colt out of Fort Wood’s G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Urabamba (Lot 309). The last named is a half-brother to G3 performer Copiapo and promising 2yo winner Ella Va.

The online catalogue for the 2018 National Sale can be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za