Based in Mooi River, leading KZN thoroughbred nursery Bush Hill Stud has been a major fixture in the South African thoroughbred industry for decades.
The farm, run by Warwick and Karin Render, has become a consistent source of high-class gallopers, with the equine stars bred or raised by Bush Hill Stud headed by G1 Summer Cup winner Wolf Whistle (victorious subsequently in the G3 Al Rashidiya in Dubai), the G1 winning half-siblings Stellite and Zirconeum, and G1 SA Derby winner Seal.
Bush Hill also bred the very talented G2 Emerald Cup winner The Mousketeer -who earned over R1 000 000 in prize money.
The stud borders on the Little Mooi River which provides water for the irrigation of the winter pastures, allowing for quality grazing all year round.
Bush Hill has also stood a number of highly successful sires over the years including Kahal and Toreador.
The farm is currently home to an exciting line up of stallions, including Dubawi’s promising son Willow Magic, prolific source of winners Flying The Flag, and New Approach’s well performed son New Predator.
The latter, a top-class racehorse who captured both the 2016 G2 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile and 2016 G2 Drill Hall Stakes during his career, has some well bred members of his first crop on offer in Bush Hill Stud’s National Yearling Sale draft.
They include a colt (Lot 32) whose dam is a daughter of G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Bambina Stripes, a colt (Lot 87) out of a three-time winning half-sister to G1 Dubai World Cup third place finisher Paris Perfect, and a filly (Lot 332) out of G3 Yellowwood Handicap runner up Cold Cash.
Bush Hill will also be offering yearlings by all of Hat Puntano, Lancaster Bomber Querari, Rafeef, William Longsword and the aforementioned Willow Magic at the 2022 National Sale, with other potential standouts including the Rafeef filly (Lot 92) whose dam is a half-sister to G2 winner The Mouseketeer, the Querari filly (Lot 215) out of G2 The Debutante winner Tempted and the Lancaster Bomber half-sister (Lot 247) to G3 Strelitzia Stakes queen Neptune’s Rain. Interested parties can view Bush Hill Stud’s string at this year’s National Sale at block E in the TBA complex in Germiston.