Even by their own high standards, Drakenstein Stud enjoyed a superb season in 2021-2022. The farm ended last season having bred no fewer than 18 stakes winners during that period, including the Equus Champions Jet Dark, Rain In Holland and Safe Passage.

Drakenstein will be offering an outstanding draft at this year’s National Sale, with a notable feature of their string being the quality of broodmare represented. This draft includes yearlings out of both G1 winners and G1 producers, while stallions represented in this string include Futura, Gimmethegreenlight, Lancaster Bomber, One World, Trippi, Vercingetorix and their own red hot resident sire What A Winter.

Understandably, Kevin Sommerville is very upbeat about Drakenstein’s National Yearling Sale draft and he had the following comments to make about a few of the stars on offer:

Lot 49 – Father Christmas by Gimmethegreenlight ex Santa Clara
A lovely medium sized strong colt by champion sire Gimmethegreenlight out of Gr.2 KZN Guineas winner Santa Clara from the family of multiple Champion sire Silvano.

Lot 318 – Air Raid by Lancaster Bomber ex Inara
A very athletic easy moving colt by Lancaster Bomber out of five time Gr.1 winner Inara. A cross that has already produced 2 stakes horses from 8 foals.

Lot 357 – Express Yourself by Trippi ex Madonna
A tall classic looking son of Champion Sire Trippi out of a listed winning Dynasty mare Madonna, bred on the same cross as Cape Guineas winner Charles Dickens. He is a ¾ brother to Fifty Cents.

Lot 371 – Cheiftain by Vercingetorix ex Miss Katalin
A strong robust son of exciting sire Vercingetorix out of the CTS Ready To Run winning Trippi mare Miss Katalin from the family of Grade 1 winner Little Miss Magic.

This consignment can be viewed from Blocks A, B and D at the TBA Complex in Germiston.