9 April 2019

Leading Ceres farm, the Lammerskraal Stud, has produced a large number of top class athletes over the years, with past Lammerskraal Stud bred champions including the Horse Of The Year champions Celtic Grove and Yard-Arm.

The farm’s most recent star graduates include the high class fillies Redberry Lane (G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes) and Insignis (Jacaranda Handicap), and Bloodstock South Africa are delighted that this hugely successful farm will be offering 15 high quality lots at the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Lammerskraal’s National draft includes yearlings from some of the best families in the South African stud book, with their offering also including lots by such prominent and popular stallions as Silvano, Var, Querari, What A Winter, Duke Of Marmalade, Master Of My Fate and Lammerskraal’s own highly successful resident sire Visionaire.

The beautifully bred Alula (a full-sister to champion Ice Cube) is a proven producer, whose seven winners include the stakes winners Arezzo and Insignis, and she is represented at the sale by Duke Of Marmalade colt Super Duke (Lot 26).

Former G1 winner and G1 sire Visionaire, whose progeny include star filly Takingthepeace, has three in the draft, including a half-brother (Lot 36) to both G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Viva Maria and G2 Camellia Stakes winner Bichette, and a half-sister (Lot 197) to Listed Aquanaut Handicap victress Tambalang.

Champion sire Silvano, whose progeny include standout 3yo Hawwaam, is represented by Little Doe (Lot 43) a colt out of the aforementioned Bichette, while Slalom Queen (Lot 46) is a Querari filly out of Bichette’s lightning fast, stakes placed own sister Blizzard Belle.

Var, whose offspring include more than 20 G1 performers, is the sire of Austin Creed (Lot 50) a colt who is from the great sire producing family of Holy Roman Emperor, Flying Spur and Encosta De Lago, while Dubai Lights (Lot 69) is a colt by sire sensation Gimmethegreenlight out of a stakes winning daughter of Dubai Destination (also broodmare sire of dual Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow).

Another hot sire represented here is triple Equus Champion What A Winter, with the latter’s representatives including a three-parts (Lot 53) brother to the G1 winners Nania and Red Ray, and a full-sister (Lot 360) to this season’s Listed Ibhayi Stakes winner Fabian.

Rising star Master Of My Fate, whose early runners include millionaire Twist Of Fate and brilliant Ruffian Stakes winner Basadi Faith, has four in the Lammerskraal draft, including a half-sister (Lot 80) to Oaks runner up Flichity By Farr, a filly (Lot 145) whose stakes placed dam is an own sister to champion and promising sire Capetown Noir, and a filly (Lot 279) whose stakes winning dam is a full-sister to triple G1 winner Set Afire.