Drakenstein Stud enjoyed a truly outstanding season in 2022-2023. The farm, named both Equus Outstanding Breeder and Champion Breeder for the past season, were responsible for breeding no fewer than 20 stakes winners who won an astonishing 35 black type races between them last season. Among this tally were such G1 winning stars as Charles Dickens, Jet Dark and Hollywoodbets Durban July victor Winchester Mansion.

Drakenstein, who are again enjoying a wonderful season in 2023-2024, will be bringing a top-class consignment to this year’s National Yearling Sale. With their string including yearlings sired by the likes of Fire Away, Futura, Gimmethegreenlight, Legislate, Querari, One World, Trippi, Vercingetorix, and What A Winter, this is a draft bound to prove hugely popular at the sale. However, the following lots appear to be particuarly impressive and are a must see for any serious buyer:

162 Trip To Camelot: c Trippi -Grail Maiden, by Galileo
A half-brother to a G1 winner, he is beautiful, strapping colt with a great hind-quarter. He is a really classy animal.
281 Cardinal Point: c Vercingetorix -Point Of Sale, by Var
A son of a Listed winner and from arguably the most current family in South Africa.He is well balanced, strong, correct and walks well. He does everything nicely.
322 Spanish Verse: c Vercingetorix -Seville Orange, by Duke Of Marmalade
Lots to like about this horse, plenty of class with a great walk about him. He has a great temperament and should be really liked at the sale.
349 Pure As Snow: c Futura -Snowdance, by Captain Al
He is a very good model of his sire and dam, not an overly big horse but very correct. We think a lot of him.
372 Eric Liddell: c Futura -Supreme Vision, by Visionaire
A half-brother to See It Again, he is very much in the mode of his brother but is perhaps slightly more mature than his brother at this stage. Has a great head and does everything really easily.

This attractive draft can be viewed from Blocks A,B and D at the TBA C