The late, great Captain Al left behind more than 100 stakes winners, with his tally headed by such champions All Is Secret, Carry On Alice, Captain Of All, and Horse Of The Year Captain’s Ransom. He also sired a pair of top-class sons in the form of One World and William Longsword respectively. Equus Champion, and G1 Sun Met winner, One World made his mark with yearlings from his first crop grossing R6.63 million at the 2023 National Yearling Sale, while his paternal. G1 Cape Guineas winning half-brother William Longsword has had a wonderful season in 2022-2023, with his flagbearers headed by the stakes winners Itsrainingwilliam, Lord William and Virginia Sweet to name but a few.
Rous Bros, trading as Henham Stud, will be offering two-year-olds sired by One World and William Longsword respectively at the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale. Chocolate Soldier (Lot 38), a colt by One World, is out of high-class racemare Secret Star, herself a winner of six races including the For The Ladies Stakes, and this colt is a direct descendant of the wonderful Party Time.
William Longsword, responsible for four winners on a single card in 2022-2023, is responsible for That’s All Brother (Lot 175), a half-brother to two winners whose dam is a full-sister to G1 Golden Slipper victress All Afire.
Other appealing lots in this draft include Denim Blue (Lot 66), a Heavenly Blue filly out of a five time winning half-sister to G3 Investec Cape Classic runner up Lostintranslation, and Half Sovereign (Lot 271), a colt by Selangor Cup winner Gold Standard out of a full-sister to the G2 Gold Circle Derby winner Winter Weather.
Henham Stud’s draft can be viewed from Block B at the TBA Complex in Germiston.