Boland Stud dominated proceedings at the 2022 KZN Yearling Sale, with the farm not only selling the R1 100 000 sales topping Vercingetorix colt but also ending up as the Leading Vendor by Aggregate.
Eugene Freeman will be looking to repeat his success of last year when he brings another quality-packed draft to the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale, with Boland’s string made up of yearlings sired by the likes of Danon Platina, Futura, Gimmethegreenlight, One World, Querari, Vercingetorix and What A Winter.
Boland Stud will be offering a Querari half-brother (Lot 50) to the 2022 KZN Sale topper, and Eugene says of the well-bred colt, “He is a big strong colt, with a lot of Querari about him.”
The full brother to G2-winning millionaire African Warrior (Vercingetorix -Allez Afrique) sells as Lot 62, and Eugene is very high on him, saying, “He is a powerful, beautifully balanced, graceful mover with an elastic stride and is an absolute cracker of a colt!”. Eugene also has a soft spot for the Vercingetorix half-sister (Lot 88) to Hong Kong scorer Royal Agility, and says of the relative of this year’s G3 Splashout Prix Du Cap winner Live My Life, “an exceptionally athletic filly, who is a real eye-catcher with a pedigree to die for!”
Champion sire Gimmethegreenlight looks to have thrown something very special in the form of the filly (Lot 153) out of the well-bred Captain Al mare Lovely Rita, with this filly, “A beautiful big, strong, awesome looking filly” Hailing from the family of champion filly Lady In Black, this filly looks to have plenty of upside to her. Gimmethegreenlight has another smashing filly (Lot 30) in this draft, with Eugene describing the filly (whose dam is a half-sister to G1 SA Fillies Sprint winner Sommerlied) as, “a smashing filly who looks a lot like her sire.”
Other standouts in this draft include the “stunning” Danon Platina filly (Lot 161) whose dam is a full-sister to G3 winner Royal Pleasure, the “beautifully balanced” Futura colt (105) out of Ruffian Stakes winner Dagmar, and the “beautiful, strong and athletic” What A Winter filly (Lot 135) who hails from the same female line as this season’s high-class performers At My Command, Future Pearl and Gimme A Prince.
Boland’s draft for this year’s KZN Sale can be found in Block F at Durban’s Suncoast Casino.