There can be no denying the fact that former Equus Champion Vercingetorix has been the sire sensation of the 2021-2022 South African racing season.
The champion son of champion sire Silvano has dominated proceedings both on the track and in the sales ring, and Vercingetorix stands poised to be crowned South Africa’s Champion Sire for a first time come the end of the current season.
Responsible for the season’s G1 winners Astrix, Chansonette and Pomp And Power, Vercingetorix had yearlings fetch up to R3 000 000 at this year’s National Yearling Sale, where his yearlings averaged more than R617 000.
Klawervlei Stud, who bred Vercingetorix himself, will be offering two yearlings by this sensational stallion at this year’s KZN Yearling Sale. Killer Woman, a three time winning granddaughter of Galileo, has a Vercingetorix filly (Lot 4) on offer, while Vercingetorix is also represented here by a half-sister (Lot 37) to exported Equus Champion, and dual G1 winner, Edict Of Nantes.
Both these fillies can be viewed in block B at Durban’s Suncoast Casino shortly prior to this year’s KZN Yearling Sale.
Danika Stud is another farm which is no stranger to enjoying good success at the KZN Yearling Sale.
The farm pulled off a notable feat when the Danika Stud consigned (as agent for the Missing U Syndicate) Assured made R650 000 to top the 2019 KZN Yearling Sale. Remarkably, that was the only yearling sent to that sale by Danika, a further feather in the cap to the farm’s capabilities.
In 2022, Danika Stud will be doubly represented at the KZN Sale, bringing two fillies by Global View (one on behalf of the Missing U Syndicate) to the auction. Martinique (Lot 137) is out of a seven time winning half-sister to triple graded stakes winner Barahin, while Enchanted Royal (Lot 165) is a half-sister to five winners whose third dam won the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Danika Stud’s two yearlings can be found in block B at the Suncoast Casino.