DRAKENSTEIN TO OFFER CLASSY COLTS AT CAPE YEARLING SALE
Drakenstein Stud will be offering four quality colts at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale, set to take place at the Mistico Equestrian Centre on February 28th.
The Simondium based farm will be offering two yearlings as agent, with their quartet made up of colts sired by Duke Of Marmalade and Philanthropist.
Cartier Champion Duke Of Marmalade, whose 70 plus stakes horses include six individual G1 winners, is responsible for three lots in this draft.
Merlot Max (Lot 48) is a colt whose dam, bred on similar lines to G3 winner Tremar, is a half-sister to dual G2 winner, and millionaire Welwitschia -herself the dam of current high-class galloper Tree Tumbo. This is also the family of Claiborne’s G1 Donn Handicap winning sire Lea, as well as G1 Turf Classic hero Stroll.
Duke Of Marmalade is also responsible for an unnamed colt (Lot 51) whose twice winning dam is an own sister to G1 winner August Rush, as well as to the G3 winning dam of Equus Champion Tempting Fate, while his son Duke Of Africa (Lot 87) is out of a 4 time winning daughter of champion sire Trippi, and his stakes placed granddam is a half-sister to G1 Summer Cup heroine Flirtation.
The short-lived Philanthropist has made his mark in South Africa as the sire of Golden Ducat, Singapore Sling and She’s A Giver, to name a few, and he is represented here by Oshakati (Lot 56). The latter, bred on the same cross as She’s A Giver, is a colt whose dual winning dam is a half-sister to three black type horses, notably G3 Prix du Cap winner Croc Valley.
Drakenstein Stud’s Cape Yearling Sale draft of 2021 can be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za