Multiple Equus Champion What A Winter has proved a consistently successful sire since retiring to stud in 2013. The son of multiple champion sire Western Winter was South Africa’s Leading Sire of 2YOs in 2019-2020 , and his progeny include, among others, a pair of sprint champions in the form of Russet Air and the recently exported Isivunguvungu. What A Winter is also the sire of Mid Winter Wind and Winter Greeting who recently won the G3 Byerley Turk and Listed KwaZulu-Natal Stakes on the same card, while his two-year-old son Winds Of Change ran second in this season’s G3 City Of Cape Town Cape Of Good Hope Nursery.

Beaumont Stud will be offering two colts by this inform stallion at the 2024 National Yearling Sale. Anton Shepherd is bullish that buyers will like both colts and he had the following to say about his pair.

Lot 83 c What A Winter -Casual Diamond, by Var
He is out of a feature race winning Var mare, who is from the family family of champions as well as a champion broodmare. He is a lovely scopy ,good moving colt with terrific temperament as do most of the What A Winters !
Looks like a type that will be more than just a sprinter as well, could well turn into a classic horse .

Lot 87 c What A Winter -Charge D’ Affaires, by Captain Al
He is a What A Winter colt, out of a Captain Al mare. This mare is a full sister to 2yo champion colt Always In Charge as well as UK Champion Captain Lars .
This colt is bred to fly and to do so early ! He is exactly what his pedigree suggests , 100k bonus in the bag !

These two lots can be found in Block A at the TBA Complex in Germiston.