26 July 2019

The Ceres based Lammerskraal Stud will be offering a very classy, nine strong draft at this year’s Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale –due to take place at the TBA complex on August 15th and 16th.
Lammerskraal’s draft consists of two-year-olds who hail from some of the very best families in the South African stud-book, making this a very attractive consignment indeed.
Resident sire Visionaire, whose progeny include the likes of Takingthepeace, The Thinker, Heaps Of Fun and Africa Rising, is responsible for seven lots in Lammerskraal draft, with leading sires Dynasty and Gimmethegreenlight also represented in this consignment.

Outstanding sire Dynasty, sadly now deceased, is the sire of Royal Grove (Lot 356), a really well bred half-brother to four winners notably exported Gold Bracelet winner Flying Ice. Royal Grove’s dam, H2 KRA Fillies Guineas runner up Strawberry Ice, is a full-sister to G1 winners  Redberry Lane and Solo Traveller and his granddam was South Africa’s Broodmare Of The Year in 2017-2018. This is the family of 2019 G1 winner Silvano’s Pride.
Vivid Jet (Lot 49) is a Visionaire filly whose dam Aquila Jet is a winning three-parts sister to Queen Palm Handicap runner up Atair, and Vivid Jet’s granddam is a stakes winning full-sister to triple G1 winner Set Afire, and half-sister to G1 Summer Cup victor Rudra.

The regally bred My Big Vision (Lot 69) is a filly bound to attract plenty of interest and attention. Not only does she share her sire Visionaire with Fillies Guineas winners Takingthepeace and Heaps Of Fun, but My Big Vision is a half-sister to two graded stakes winners, including this season’s unbeaten G3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery winner Armando.

Visionaire has yet another attractive lot here in the form of Orus Apollo (Lot115) –a half-brother to Derby Trial runner up Stebbins and to the dam of high-class filly Just Chaos, while Vision On Ice (Lot 163) is a blue blooded daughter of Visionaire and Equus Champion, and dual Oaks winner, Icy Air. The latter has been an excellent producer for Lammerskraal, with Icy Air having produced five stakes horses, to date, including exported G2 winner Icy Trail.
Red hot sire Gimmethegreenlight is the sire of Frostfire (Lot 125) –a half-sister to six winners including G3 Umzimkhulu Stakes runner up Red Flame, while Alpirod (Lot 165) is a Visionaire half-brother to three winners including East Cape champion, and Listed East Cape Oaks winner, Widow’s Lamp.

Two other attractive Visionaire fillies on offer are Celtic Vision (Lot 190) and Tinted Vision, with the former hailing from the family of champions Celtic Grove and Marinaresco, while Tinted Vision is out of a three-parts sister to the Lammerskraal Stud bred Horse Of The Year Yard-Arm.
Both days of the National 2YO Sale this year are scheduled to get underway at 11:00 AM sharp and the online catalogue can be viewed at