In 2019, Riethuiskraal Stud sold a Judpot colt out of the Kabool mare Zahir Shah for just R15 000 at the KZN Yearling Sale.

Knocked down to Riethaan Belegging, the colt, named Flying Carpet, has subsequently gone on to prove himself an exceptional bargain buy.

To date, Flying Carpet (who holds an entry for the 2022 G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July) has earned more than R1.622 million in prize money, with the classy four-year-old having scored a memorable triumph in this season’s G1 World Sports Betting Presents The Gauteng Summer Cup.

If Flying Carpet is anything to go by, then Riethuiskraal Stud’s draft for the 2022 KZN Yearling Sale should be taken very seriously indeed!

The Stillbaai based farm will be offering a large and impressive draft at this year’s KZN auction, with Riethuiskraal’s string including yearlings by such successful and promising stallions as Danon Platina, Duke Of Marmalade, Elusive Fort, Erupt, Flower Alley, Ideal World, Pathfork, What A Winter and the sensational Vercingetorix.

The latter, who is on track to be crowned South Africa’s Champion Sire for 2021-2022, is represented here by Algorithm (Lot 85), a filly whose dam is a winning own sister to former Zimbabwean Horse Of The Year Mathematician.

Other appealing lots on offer in the Riethuiskraal KZN draft include Flaming Sea (Lot 68), an Ideal World colt whose dam is a full-sister to the Riethuiskraal bred multiple G1 winner Crimson Palace, Fountain Of Life (Lot 140), an Erupt filly out of former Equus Champion, and G1 South African Fillies Sprint winner, Far De Vie, and Grand Navigator (Lot 150). The latter is a colt by Black Minnaloushe, whose star son Louis The King was offered for sale at the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale, out of G1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner Geepee S.

Riethuiskraal Stud’s KZN Yearling Sale draft can be viewed in Blocks E and F at the Suncoast Casino.