In 2022, Bush Hill Stud sold a colt called Purple Pitcher for R170 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale. The son of New Predator and the Count Dubois mare Heliantha has gone on to become one of the best horses in training, with Purple Pitcher having won all of the G1 TAB SA Derby, G1 TAB SA Classic and G2 Jonsson Workwear Dingaans this season, while taking his earnings to R2 536 250.
Bush Hill Stud will be offering buyers another opportunity to find their own Purple Pitcher when they bring three well related fillies to this year’s KZN Yearling Sale.

La Katici (Lot 109), a filly who shares her sire Lance with recent G1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Quid Pro Quo, is out of a five time winning half-sister to G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas third Frosty Friday. This filly hails from a top-class family with her G3 Champagne Stakes winning granddam Katici Princess a half-sister to former top-class KZN stallion Kahal, and further back, this is also the family of English classic winner Athens Wood.

Dubawi’s G1 winning son Willow Magic is represented here by his daughter Amphitrite (Lot 144), with this filly out of a dual winning daughter of Tiger Ridge and G1 Woolavington 2000 winner Zirconeum. The latter, who also finished runner up in the 2009 G1 Vodacom Durban July, is a half-sister to G1 Merchants winner Stellite and this is the family of high-class Australian fillies Paklani and Jersey Lily among others.

The ill-fated New Predator, whose first crop produced not only Purple Pitcher but also G2 TAB Colorado King Stakes winner Pure Predator, is the sire of a filly (Lot 198) whose four time winning granddam is a full-sister to former Horse Of The Year and outstanding producer National Colour. The latter, whose G1 Computaform Sprint winning son Rafeef is currently one of South Africa’s top sires, is the granddam of these year’s dual Australian G1 winner Celestial Legend.

These three lots can be found in Block A at the Suncoast Casino in Durban.