Both Volmoed Stud and Wind River Farm will be offering quality yearlings at the upcoming Cape Yearling Sale.

Volmoed Stud will be offering a single lot at this year’s Cape Sale-Knowles Coup (Lot 162) is a colt by the well performed Tapit horse Coup De Grace. The only son of legendary stallion Tapit at stud in South Africa, Coup De Grace is well established as a prolific source of winners, and his son Knowles Coup has plenty of appeal. The colt in question is out of a winning daughter of champion sire Trippi, and he hails from the same female line as such standout G1 winners as Balisada, Harbour Law and Poet’s Word, to name but three.

Sally Bruss’ Wind River Farm will be offering a trio of classy lots at the upcoming auction, with Wind River’s draft made up of yearlings sired by all of Erupt, Vercingetorix and Willliam Longsword.

Dual G1 winner Erupt is the sire of Lashlaroo (Lot 18), a beautifully bred half-brother to three winners notably G3 Tommy Hotspur Handicap/G3 Magnolia Handicap winner True To Life. Lashlaroo is out of Mina Salaam -a multiple stakes winning, Medaglia D’Oro half-sister to G1 winner Deo Juvente, and this colt’s granddam is the G1 winning champion Circle Of Life.

Storyline (Lot 91) is a filly by promising sire and former Cape Guineas winner William Longsword, and this half-sister to five winners is out of a winning half-sister to the remarkable, globetrotting sprinter Tiza. The latter captured six group or graded races, and scored notable group/graded victories in both France and South Africa.

Current sire sensation Vercingetorix is also represented in this draft -with the champion son of Silvano responsible for Aculia (Lot 92). The latter, who hails from the same female line as recent Met winner Kommetdieding, is out of a stakes placed What A Winter half-sister to high-class stayer S’il Vous Plait, and her granddam is a winning daughter of outstanding broodmare sire Darshaan.

The 2022 Cape Yearling Sale is set to get underway at Kenilworth racecourse on February 27th, with trading set to commence at 12:30 sharp.