The Piketberg based Moutonshoek have already produced a number of top-class gallopers, with their tally including this season’s star 3yo filly Captain’s Ransom and G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner Undercover Agent, and they will be offering a single yearling at this year’s Cape Yearling Sale, in the form of a choicely bred colt (Lot 63) called Let’s Get Together.
The latter is a member of the promising young stallion Gold Standard’s first crop, with Gold Standard himself a R725 000 purchase from the 2015 Cape Yearling Sale.
A son of champion sire Trippi, and out of a daughter of multiple champion Olympic Duel, Gold Standard was a top-class performer who downed subsequent Cape Guineas winner William Longsword when victorious in the 2016 Selangor Cup, before finishing second to William Longsword in the Guineas itself.
His son Let’s Get Together is out of the well-bred Manduro mare One Love, a dual winning half-sister to Equus Champion, and dual G1 winner Here To Win.
South Africa’s Champion 3YO Filly of 2010, Here To Win won four times in South Africa, including the 2010 G1 Garden Province Stakes, before going on to lift the G3 The Very One Handicap in North America.
Retired to stud in Japan, Here To Win has already left her mark as a broodmare, through her G2 winning daughter Satono Walkure.
One Love’s own dam, Ascot Belle, was a stakes winner in Brazil, with Ascot Belle, in turn, a half-sister to Brazilian Oaks runner up Hold Me Tight.