The Ceres based Boland Stud pulled off a notable feat when they were represented by no fewer than four runners in this season’s G1 Allan Robertson Championship.
Boland’s Allan Robertson quartet was made up of Ameena, Miss Cool, Red Roses Too and River Queraress -a tremendous testimony to the quality of horse bred and raised at Boland Stud!
Ameena won her first two starts including the G3 Strelitzia Stakes, Red Roses Too broke her maiden at just the second time of asking, River Queraress won the Listed Ruffian Stakes before finishing second in the G3 Protea Stakes, while Miss Cool, raised by Boland Stud for Mike Jolly Breeding, had downed some smart male rivals when she captured the G2 Heineken SA Nursery early this season.
Boland Stud’s success this season has not, however, been confined to South Africa, with the Boland Stud bred, and former KZN Sale graduate, Royal Agility recently winning a good race in Hong Kong.
Eugene Freeman will, once again, be bringing a top-class string to this year’s KZN Yearling Sale, and will also be acting as agent for three additional lots.
Boland’s draft for the 2022 KZN Yearling Sale consists of yearlings sired by such stallions as Danon Platina, Fire Away, Lancaster Bomber, Louis The King, Querari, Visionaire and the sensational Vercingetorix.
The latter, South Africa’s Champion Sire elect for 2021-2022, has two lots in this draft-a colt (Lot 73) bred on the same cross as impressive recent G1 Golden Horse Sprint winner Alesian Chief, and Aculia (Lot 77) a filly bred on similar lines to R800 000 plus earner S’il Vous Plait.
Boland Stud’s string can be viewed at the Suncoast Casino in Durban in Blocks D and E.