Byword’s First Yearlings On Sale At CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale

Byword. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Byword pictured after his arrival at Middlefield Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Initially beginning his stud career at Rob and Michele Pickering’s Middlefield Stud in Mooi River, Byword transferred to Mauritzfontein and sees his first crop of yearlings go on sale in 2016 – the first being presented for sale in January at the CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale.

Byword’s female line has been made all the more stronger when Peniaphobia (by Dandy Man) ran out a facile winner of the Gr1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint, to score by half a length from Gold-Fun. Peniaphobia, who accounted for world class sprinters, shares his fourth dam Peace with Byword.

Peniaphobia, shares a fourth dam with Byword.
Runner up in the 1200m Sprint in 2014 and second in this year’s Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint, the four-year-old gelding has now earned more than £2,146, 178 in stakes with his previous wins including the HK Gr1 Centenary Sprint Cup and HK G2 Jockey Club Sprint. He may now be aimed towards some of the world’s top sprinters in 2016.
The latter, winner of the 2010 G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, was France’s Highweight Older Horse the same year of his Ascot triumph. A superb athlete, who won five stakes races, Byword also finished to triple Gr1 Breeders Cup Mile winner Goldikova in the 2010 G1 Prix d’Ispahan, when going under by half a length.

Byword has 7 lots on offer at next month’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale:

Lot 6 – a half sister to six winners, including three stakes fillies, this well related filly is from the great Enchanting family, which produced such star fillies as Enchantress, Harry’s Charm, Laverna and last season’s sensation, Siren’s Call.

Byword weanlings
Byword weanlings, clearly stamped by their sire.
Lot 38 – a half brother to three winners, this colt is out of National Assembly half sister to G3 winner Russian Pioneer. This is the legendary “E” family, responsible for such standout champions as Epoque, Eventuail, Escoleta Fitz, Elusive Fort and Horse Of The Year Empress Club.

Lot 62 – a half brother to 3 winners, this colt numbers former Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup winner and 11 time stakes winner Red Barrel as a half brother. This is also the family of champion Travel North.

Lot 119 –inbred to the legendary mare Special, this well related colt (a half brother to 2 winners including a G3 performer) is out of former G1 SA Fillies Classic winner Urabamba –a daughter of champion sire and broodmare sire Fort Wood.

Lot 182 – a half brother to smart stakes winner Pacific Breeze, this colt hails from the wonderful Soaring family, and his relatives include champions Devil’s Bag, Glorious Song and Singspiel, champion US sire Saint Ballado, and top stallions Rahy and Rakeen.
Lot 185 – out of a winning daughter of G1 Middle Park Stakes winner Ad Valorem, this colt’s dam is a half-sister to AUS$800 000 earner and G3 winner Generalife. His second dam is a stakes placed daughter of the great Australian sire Redoute’s Choice.

Lot 254 –this attractive colt is out of G1 SA Fillies Classic runner up Kalami –whose sire, champion Daylami, is also broodmare sire of Australian champion Pierro. This is the family of millionaire and multiple stakes winner Mannequin.

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