Mooi River farm, Bush Hill Stud, will be offering a large, quality draft at the 2020 Emperors Palace National 2YO Sale.

This draft includes two-year-olds sired by the likes of Captain Of All, Crusade, Flying The Flag, Pathfork, The United States, Toreador and Willow Magic.

Bush Hill’s blue blooded sire Flying The Flag is responsible for seven lots in this draft, and the full-brother to outstanding racemare Magical has some very well related two-year-olds on offer indeed. His seven lots include Cherry Fizz (Lot 17), a filly whose 5 time winning dam is a half-sister to G1 filly She’s A Dragon, Call For Countdown (Lot 230), a colt from the family of champion sprinter Nhlavini, Catch The Cat (Lot244), a filly out of a half-sister to G2 Emerald Cup winner The Mouseketeer, and Maritime Flag (Lot 376). The latter is a half-brother to four winners notably to G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Neptune’s Rain.

Toreador, whose progeny include such high-class gallopers as Bull Valley, Link Man and Matador Man, is the sire of Snakebite Tequila (Lot164), a filly whose granddam is a half-sister to the Bush Hill Stud bred G1 winners Stellite and Zirconeum.

Dubawi’s G1 SA Nursery winner Willow Magic has made a pleasing start to this stud career, and he has a pair of two-year-olds in this draft -Itsa Kinda (Lot 190) is a colt from the family of G1 winning two-year-old Historic Lady, while Caproni (Lot 195) is a colt whose dam is a daughter of SA Oaks winner Daddy’s Darling.

Bush Hill Stud in the sales ring. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Champion sprinter Captain Of All has made a promising start to his stud career, and he is represented here by Puff Of Smoke (Lot 151), a filly bred on very similar lines to G2 sprinter Captain Harry, while Irish Champion Pathfork’s sole offering in this draft is Path Fairy (Lot 390) -a filly out of a stakes placed 4 time winner who is from the family of champions Enchantress, Harry’s Charm and National Currency.

The farm’s grooms program will be offering a colt (Lot170) from the first crop of Galileo’s G1 winning son The United States. This nicely bred colt is out of Perfect Promise Sprint winner Kitti Cat, and he hails from the same family as legendary broodmare Hasili -whose five G1 winning progeny include such Breeders’ Cup winners as Banks Hill and Intercontinental.

Other appealing lots in this draft include Merchant Gold (Lot 7), a Curved Ball colt from the family of Irridescence and Perfect Promise, a Coup De Grace (Lot 197) from the family of top sprinter and world leading sire Pivotal, and Cabin Pressure (Lot 220). The latter, a son of deceased G1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade, is a colt from the family of champions Gabor and Legislate.


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