19 February 2019

John Everett’s Narrow Creek Stud is responsible for an ever-growing list of high class stakes winners.
Among the notable horses bred and or raised at the Wolseley based farm are top sprinters Dutch Philip and Pinnacle Peak, Winter Oaks winner Whose That Girl, recent Listed Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes winner Miss Honey, and the very classy G3 Prix du Cap winner Elusive Heart.

The latter was a R100 000 buy from the 2016 Cape Yearling Sale, and Narrow Creek will be hoping that their 2019 Cape Sale draft includes another horse of this quality.

Narrow Creek’s 13 strong consignment includes yearlings by top class sires Elusive Fort, Flower Alley, Oratorio, Querari, Twice Over and What A Winter, as well as by such promising and exciting stallions as Coup De Grace, Global View, Soft Falling Rain and current Leading First Crop sire Vercingetorix.

John has a particular liking for the colt (Lot 165) by current boom sire Twice Over, saying that the colt whose dam is bred on very similar lines to champion and successful sire National Emblem is a “a very athletic son of Twice Over.”

He is also keen on Space Oddity (Lot 81), a filly from the first crop of Galileo sire Global View. John says of this filly, whose dam is a half-sister to high class filly I’m Like Hello, “She is strong and racy.”

Ma Black (Lot 123) is a “strong, well grown” daughter of Equus Champion and G1 sire What A Winter, and is a half-sister to three winners, notably talented G3 filly Indaba.

Narrow Creek has enjoyed lots of success with Oasis Dream son Querari, with that combination producing all of top sprinter Pinnacle Peak, KZN Fillies Guineas Trial winner Arianos Shadow, and eThekwini Sprint hero Procal Harum.

Querari is represented in this draft by two lots, notably Golden Years (Lot 11), a lovely filly whose dam, by outstanding broodmare sire Diesis, is a full-sister to G3 Park Stakes winner Duck Row.

Deceased Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain, whose first runners include brilliant recent debut winner Gin Fizz, has two lots in the draft both of whom are said to be “strong, speedy types.” His colt (Lot 61) is out of a winning Western Winter half-sister to speedy stakes winner Glittering Temple, while Soft Falling Rain filly Eternal Hope (Lot 72) is out of a mare by US champion sire El Prado from the immediate family of multiple US G1 winner and sire Wekiva Springs.