Toreador’s outstanding sprinting son and dual Gr1 winner this season, Bull Valley bred by Ambiance Stud (and trained by Champion Sean Tarry), won the the Cape Breeders Award last night for Champion Sprinter.
A strong contender for the upcoming Equus Awards (the previous year currently held by KZN-bred Talktothestars) Bull Valley gave his Bush Hill Stud resident sire, his third career Gr1 win victory in the process.
Bull Valley held off stiff competition in both the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and Mercury Sprint, to win going away. It was the sixth career win for him, with his outstanding race record showing the four year old gelding to be only out of the money on one occasion from ten starts.
Toreador has had a fabulous season once again; his son Matador Man a winner of the KZN Breeders Million Mile and placing third in the Gr1 Champions Cup in a very strong field, after standing in the stalls and losing approximately five lengths at the start.
Both Bull Valley and Matador Man share similar ownership, with Jonathan Nassif enjoying a tremendous Champions Season with both.
Toreador will be represented by four Lots at the upcoming National 2YO Sale. The sire of numerous Graded Stakes winners, he stands for a fee of R20 000 this season at Bush Hill Stud.