Veteran trainer Corne Spies has won his fair share of G1 races and he is confident that he will be offering a G1 prospect at this year’s National Yearling Sale.

Corne Spies Racing are consigning a very well related Oratorio filly by the name of Riding The Rainbow (Lot 28) to the 2023 National Sale, and hopes are high for this filly indeed.
Corne says of his charge, “She is a precociously made filly by Oratorio and is a three-quarter sister to multiple Group 1 winning sprinter Van Halen.

Her pedigree page and striking presence make her a promising prospect on the National Yearling Sales.”

Not only does Riding The Rainbow share her sire Oratorio with champion filly Canadian Summer and eight other G1 winners, she hails from an outstanding female line. A three-parts sister to the Spies trained dual G1 winner Van Halen, Riding The Rainbow’s granddam, the G1 placed Rock Concert, is a full-sister to champion Rock Opera.

This filly can be found in Block A at the TBA Complex in Germiston.

Cornerstone Stud will also be bringing two smart looking yearlings to this year’s National Yearling Sale.

Japanese champion Danon Platina is represented here by Vhagar (Lot 58), a flashy grey colt from the family of graded stakes winners De Kock, Sharp Design and Next Edition, this colt is “a rangy athletic colt who is very balanced, with a strong hind quarter, he stands over ground.”

The underrated Skitt Skizzle has a nice sort on offer in the form of Merlin Magician (Lot 61). The latter is a colt whose four-time winning dam is a daughter of outstanding broodmare sire Spectrum and this is the family of G1 Computaform Sprint winner Noble Heir among others. “He is a short coupled horse, lovely strong sloping shoulder with a powerful hind quarter and a good length of rein. He is croup high so lots of growth potential.”

Cornerstone’s two lots can be found in Block A at the TBA Complex in Germiston.