Ascot Stud, one of South Africa’s top sources of high-class racehorses for the past few decades, has enjoyed some great results at the August Two Year Old Sale in years gone by.

One of the farm’s most memorable August sales came when they sold a Lecture filly out of Drummer Girl at the 2004 Two Year Old Sale.

Subsequently named Rock Opera, the filly made a stunning start to her career, winning all four of her starts in South Africa before being crowned Equus Champion 2YO Filly of 2005.

Ascot Stud sold another star two-year-old at the 2014 Two Year Old Sale, when subsequent G1 SA Nursery Arabian Beat was knocked down to Zaki Racing Stables for R70 000.

The Parker family’s Ascot Stud will be offering another stellar draft at this year’s August Two Year Old Sale.

Ascot’s string is made up of two-year-olds sired by such proven and exciting stallions as their own resident sire Global View and the sensational Vercingetorix, as well as by such exciting new sires as Fire Away and Heavenly Blue.

One potential standout in this draft is Queen Averni (Lot 7), a Vercingetorix filly out of G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Lauderdale, while Global Reef (Lot 209) is a Global View half-brother to G1 Premiers Champions Challenge winner Coral Fever.

Ascot’s August Sale draft can be found in Block B at the TBA Complex during the days leading up to the 2022 August Two Year Old sale.