Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm, long regarded as one of South Africa’s top stud farms, will be offering another top-class consignment at this year’s National Yearling Sale.

Not only does this draft include yearlings by such prominent stallions as Gimmethegreenlight, Lancaster Bomber, Master Of My Fate and Oratorio, it also includes lots from some of the best families in the South African stud book.

Avontuur’s Pippa Mickleburgh is, understandably, keen on her entire draft but rates the following as potential standouts.

Lot 139: Winter Fever f What A Winter – Viva
Smashing flashing daughter of our prolific mare Viva first for many a year we have offered one of her progeny on public auction. Paddock value in bucket loads; many of her sisters in the UK been covered by the likes of Frankel and Kingman so immense potential here.
Very precocious looking and a lot like Western Winter to me.

Lot 249: Xenophon c Vercingetorix – Dream De Ra
Super powerful strong colt from our imported mare by Oasis Dream form the female line of Val De Ra.
Imposing colt with a look of speed to me.

Lot 303: Rare Collection c Gimmethegreenlight – Hannah Gorgeous
Gimmethegreenlight colt, imposing correct big walking colt—rugged and workmanlike.
Mare has got off the ground with a winner and from the wonderful female line of exciting sire Futura.

Lot 374: October Fest f Master Of My Fate – Miss October
Tall very athletic, correct race filly…. Classy. Full sister to the Champion Tempting Fate and half-sister to both Spring Break and October Fair…great paddock value here.

Avontuur’s draft can be viewed from Block C at the TBA Complex in Germiston.