The Parker family’s Ascot Stud has been home to some top-class stallions over the years.
Among the farm’s past resident sires were former champion sire, and outstanding broodmare sire Al Mufti, whose progeny include multiple champion sire Captain Al as well as the likes of Alastor, Arabian Lass, and Dubai star Victory Moon.

Ascot Stud also stood the short-lived Sail From Seattle, whose progeny include such G1 winners as Elusive Gold, Gulf Storm, Pacific Trader and Sail South, while the Ascot based Lecture not only sired the likes of Rock Opera and Copper Parade, he is also broodmare sire of G1 winners Royal Meeting and Van Halen.

The latest stallion to retire to Ascot is the handsome Heavenly Blue -winner of the G1 SA Classic and a son of four times Australian champion sire Snitzel. Also placed in the G2 Gauteng Guineas and G2 Dingaans, Heavenly Blue’s first crop of yearlings have already proved popular and made up to R525 000 this year.

Ascot Stud will be offering Heavenly Blue colt Tambala (Lot 7) at this year’s KZN Yearling Sale, with Tambala hailing from the same family as G1 winners Arabian Beat, Arabian Lass and Smart Banker.
Fellow Ascot resident sire Global View has two lots in this draft including Global Choice (Lot 154) a filly out of a three time winning daughter of Silvano, while Explosive Bond (Lot 14), a filly from the first crop of War Front horse Fire Away, is out of a three-parts sister to G1 winner Real Princess.
Ascot Stud’s draft for this year’s KZN Yearling Sale can be viewed in Blocks D and E at the Suncoast Casino in Durban.