Peter de Beyer’s Black Swan Stud will be offering seven lots at the upcoming National Yearling Sale.
Described as a boutique stud, the Robertson based Black Swan Stud is situated on a magnificent land that produces superior bone strength in its thoroughbreds, and astute matings over the years have combined to make it a successful quarter century for the man who started with a solitary mare in 1998.
Black Swan’s Peter de Beyer has already enjoyed plenty of success as a breeder, with his notable success stories including G1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Classic heroine Siren’s Call (herself dam of current smart filly Sound Of Warning) and Met runner up, and sire, Last Winter. Siren’s Call herself is represented at this year’s National Yearling Sale, with that Elusive Fort mare dam of a Vercingetorix colt.
Peter was also instrumental in bringing Elusive Fort back to stand at stud in South Africa following his North American campaign, and that champion son of Fort Wood has gone on to enjoy plenty of success at stud, notably through the deeds of the above mentioned Siren’s Call and recent G1 WSB Cape Town Met winner Kommetdieding.
Elusive Fort, Black Swan’s resident sire, has three lots in this draft, including a filly (Lot 81) out of a stakes winning daughter of Silvano, and a filly (Lot 400) out of a stakes winning half-sister to G1 Golden Slipper winner Chestnuts N Pearls.
Black Swan Stud’s National Sale draft also includes yearlings by Captain Of All, Master Of My Fate, Twice Over and Rafeef, with the latter responsible for a half-sister to G1 Jonsson Workwear Garden Province Stakes winner Temple Grafin.
This draft can be found in Block E at the TBA Complex.
Cornerstone Stud is another stud with a small, but select, string on offer at the 2022 National Sale.
The farm’s Anthon Hoek has been involved with racing since the late 1980s / early 1990s and was previously the assistant trainer to the talented lady trainer, Celeste Lochoff, for a number of years. Anthon has also show jumped at Open Level himself and owns & runs the very successful competition sport horse yard known as Cornerstone Equestrian Centre on the outskirts of Pretoria.
Anthon has always had an extremely keen interest in Thoroughbred pedigrees and breeding. This interest was bound to manifest itself into something serious at some stage of his life. Having the space and facilities available to him to build and grow the stud about 5 years, Anthon has worked very hard to upgrade and develop it into what it is shaping into today.
This year, Cornerstone will be offering yearlings by both Japanese champion Danon Platina and Pivotal’s high-class son Wings Of Desire at the National Sale.
Deep Impact’s G1 winning son Danon Platina is represented here by a filly (Lot 154) whose dam is a half-sister to G2 Selangor Cup winner De Kock, and this filly is said to be “a filly with loads of quality.”
The regally bred Wings Of Desire, bred on similar lines to champion St Mark’s Basilica, is the sire of a colt (Lot 359) out of a five time winning daughter of East Cape Fillies Nursery heroine Hard To Get. Cornerstone are delighted with the latter, and say of this colt, “a big, rugged colt.”
Cornerstone’s yearlings can be viewed in Block A at the TBA complex.