English Garden. Canadian Summer. Zarina. These are just a few of the top-class thoroughbreds bred by Oldlands Stud over the years. Conditions in the Hemel ‘n Aarde Valley support some of South Africa’s finest wine farms but it is the environment impact on the nurture of young horses that makes Oldlands Stud such an effective cradle for equine growth and development.
The Hemel ‘N Aarde valley based farm will be offering buyers a chance to find their own Grade One winners when Oldlands bring a five, two offered as agent, strong draft to the Cape Yearling Sale in 2024.
Three of Oldlands’ Cape Sale string were sired by Dynasty’s G3 winning son Horizon, with the remainder of the draft made up of yearlings sired by Erik The Red and Ideal World respectively.
Sail The Horizon (Lot 7), is a Horizon colt out of the prolific producer Windspiel. To date, Windspiel has been responsible for seven winners with her tally headed by Zimbabwe Guineas winner Jacky Sparrow (also sired by a son of Dynasty) and the stakes placed Tiger Play.
Horizon, whose dam is a full-sister to Silvano, is also represented here by Come To My Party (Lot 109), a filly from the immediate family of 2023 G1 World Sports Betting SA Derby winner Son Of Raj, and Opera Fan (Lot 144). The latter is a filly out of a daughter of US champion and outstanding broodmare sire Bernardini, and this filly’s granddam was sired by the mighty Nureyev.
Multiple graded stakes winner Erik The Red has his first yearlings on sale in 2024, and the son of Captain Al is represented here by Red Penny (110), a three-parts brother to this season’s smart two-year-old Whistle The Tune. Red Penny’s dam Penny Whistle is a beautifully bred daughter of Vercingetorix and multiple stakes winner Pay The Piper.
Yet another appealing sort to be found in Oldlands’ Cape Sale string is Precocious (Lot 132), a filly by Ideal World out of a winning Vercingetorix half-sister to the Oldlands bred G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Go Indigo.
This draft can be found in Block E at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.