15 April 2019

There are few more consistent producers of high class thoroughbreds than the Sandown Stud in the Western Cape.
Just two years ago, the farm was the only breeder represented by two runners in the Vodacom Durban July, when the Sandown Stud bred G1 winners French Navy and Tilbury Fort both competed, and Sandown could well once again be doubly represented in the 2019 Vodacom Durban July, with both G1 Gbets Gauteng Summer Cup winner Tilbury Fort and G2 New Turf Carriers Stayers hero Magnificent Seven both potential contenders for South Africa’s most famous horse-race!

Sandown will be offering nine quality yearlings at this month’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, with their consignment including lots by such star sires as Silvano, Dynasty, What A Winter and rising sire star Master Of My Fate.

Multiple champion sire Silvano is represented in the Sandown draft by a filly (Lot 189) who is bred on very similar lines to Silvano sired G2 winner Miyabi Gold, and this blue blooded filly numbers none other than Equus Champion and multiple G1 winner French Navy as a half-brother.

Recently deceased outstanding sire Dynasty is the sire of a half-brother (Lot 212) to no fewer than four stakes winners, including graded winners Royal Badge and Priceless Jewel, while red hot stallion Master Of My Fate is represented here by a colt (Lot 390) whose four time winning dam is a half-sister to G1 Triple Tiara 1600 winner Kournikova as well as to the G3 winning dam of Algoa Cup hero Forest Of Dean.

Galileo’s short-lived G1 Racing Post Trophy winner Kingsbarns has a filly (Lot 291) from the same female line as international G1 winners Hayil, Shalaa and Wild Rush, while exciting new stallion Coup De Grace (the only son of Tapit at stud in South Africa) has a half-brother (Lot 304) to four winners including the dam of high class G3 Final Fling Stakes winner Brave Move.

Proven sire of G1 fillies, Elusive Fort, is the sire of a half-sister (Lot 409) to four winners, and this filly is out of a own sister to exported Equus Champion and G1 winner Battle Maiden, while Philanthropist, sire of official champions, is represented in the Sandown draft by a half-brother (Lot 491) to 3 winners including G3 Matchem Stakes winner Reim.

One of the country’s hottest stallions around, What A Winter, has a colt (Lot 285) out of the Flyng Spur G2 Fillies Guineas third Ataab,  while tragically short-lived Equus Champion Soft Falling Rain is the sire of a colt (Lot 372) whose dam is an own sister to G1 winner On Her Toes, and this colt’s third dam is none other than Broodmare Of The Year Savannah Breeze