Riethuiskraal Stud, a farm whose alumni include the likes of past Summer Cup winners Flirtation and Flying Carpet, will be bringing a big draft to the upcoming August Two Year Old Sale.
This draft promises to have something for every buyer, with Riethuiskraal offering two-year-olds by a range of stallions, including Danon Platina, Lancaster Bomber, The United States and the outstanding Vercingetorix.
The latter is represented here by a half-sister (Lot 88) to five winners notably the Riethuiskraal bred G2 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge winner Vistula, and this is the family of numerous G1 winners including siblings Nania and Red Ray and former Horse Of The Year Royal Chalice.
The death of Lancaster Bomber appears to be a major setback for the South African industry and the much-missed bay is represented here by a colt (Lot 186) whose granddam won the G1 Golden Slipper and finished second in the G1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas.
Another sire to make a great start with his first two-year-olds in 2022-2023 was Danon Platina and that champion son of Deep Impact has two lots on offer in this draft. Former G3 Starling Stakes winner Success Counts has a Danon Platina colt (Lot 61) on sale, while the beautifully bred Ebtehaaj has a filly (Lot 162) by the former Japanese champion on the August Sale.
Progeny of The United States have been excelling on tracks all over South Africa, and the son of Galileo is represented here by a half-sister (Lot 234) to the useful Balalaika (a daughter of Imperial Stride), and this filly is a direct descendant of outstanding broodmare Sun Lass.
These are just a few of the appealing prospects to be found in Riethuiskraal’s draft for the August Two Year Old Sale, and this string can be found in Block B at the TBA Complex in Germiston.