16 October 2020



Schalk Van Der Walts Gelykfontein Stud, a long time supporter of the National 2YO Sale, will be offering a quality draft at this years Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.

Gelykfonteins nine strong draft includes two-year-olds by such popular stallions as Captain Of All, Master Of My Fate, Pomodoro, and Wylie Hall, and the Karoo breeders will be offering youngsters from some of the best families in the South African stud book.


One lot bound to find favour with discerning buyers in this draft is Great Ecstasy (Lot 96), a colt sired by deceased Al Quoz Sprint winner Great Britain. From the famed Soho Secret family, Great Ecstasy is a half-brother to G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge runner up Sea Shadow as well as current high-class 3yo filly Ecstatic Green. Herself a R500 000 buy from the 2019 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Ecstatic Green made a big impression when romping home to land Augusts G2 Prosport International Debutante, with the filly having finished a close second in the G1 Allan Robertson Championship last season.


Great Britain, a full-brother to champion sire Cape Cross, is also represented in the draft by Greatclubqueen (Lot 301), a filly out of G3 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Sheztheclubqueen.


The impressive Master Of My Fate, whose progeny include recent G1 winners Sentbydestiny and Tempting Fate, is responsible for Master Of Change (Lot 64), a colt whose dual winning dam is a half-sister to G3 Final Fling Stakes winner Bit On The Side, while champion sprinter Captain Of All is the sire of Captains Walk (Lot 51), and this colt is out of a half-sister to G2 Gold Bowl winner Js Outsider.


July winner and promising sire Pomodoro, whose progeny include the likes of champion Return Flight and Hawaii Stakes winner Cirillo, is the sire of Pomodoro Hills (Lot 139). From the family of Dubai star Victory Moon and Met winner Imperious Sue, this colts granddam is a full-sister to G2 SA Nursery winner Hidden Beauty.


Other appealing lots in Gelykfonteins draft include Arabian Wylie (Lot 20), a Wylie Hall colt whose third dam is multiple G1 winning champion Arabian Lass, and Admirals Moon (Lot 216). The latter, a colt from the first South African crop of G1 Secretariat Stakes winner Admiral Kitten, is out of a dual winning half-sister to the stakes placed dam of the durable Racing Association Handicap winner Bondiblu.


Gelykfontein Studs draft for the National 2YO Sale can be viewed online at