Oldlands Stud is a farm which consistently produces top-class racehorses, with the farm having enjoyed particular success with horses sold at the Cape Yearling Sale.
In 2019, Oldlands sold a Master Of My Fate filly to Bass Racing for R200 000. The filly, who had been named Zarina, went on to win the 2021 G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes, beating such standout G1 winners as Princess Calla, War Of Athena and Captain’s Ransom to name but three.
Having earned more than R900 000 in prize money, Zarina has certainly proved a wonderful bargain buy.
That same year, the farm offered for sale Netta, with that daughter of Where’s That Tiger thrashing subsequent G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July winner Sparkling Water when scoring a six length win in the 2021 G2 4Racing Gerald Rosenberg Stakes.
Oldlands also sold Sanshaawes for R30 000 at an earlier sale, with that son of Ashaawes proving one of the best bargain buys in recent memory. Third in the 2013 G1 Investec Cape Derby, Sanshaawes earned more than R220 000 during his South African campaign, before going on to enjoy plenty of success in Dubai.
The farm will no doubt be hoping for more success at this year’s Cape Yearling Sale.
In 2023, Oldlands Stud will be bringing a six strong draft to the Cape Sale, with their string made up of yearlings sired by Alado, Captain Of All, Duke Of Marmalade, Elusive Fort, Potala Palace and Talk Of The Town.
Potential standouts include Play With The Wind (Lot 68), an Elusive Fort half-sister to the stakes placed Tiger Play, First In Town (Lot 71) a Talk Of The Town filly whose granddam won the G1 SA Fillies Classic, and Jinger Jam (Lot 125). The latter is a Duke Of Marmalade half-sister to the smart Gingerbread Man and she is from the immediate family of Irish Derby winner Jack Hobbs among others.
This draft will be available for viewing from Block E at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth racecourse.