Clifton Stud produced the rare feat of not only having two half siblings in a feature race, but both horses placing for trainer Tony Rivalland.
Crusade gelding Prince Of Taranto, a five year old gelding out of Casey’s Dance by Mullins Bay, placed a fast finishing second to the winner and ran out of his skin to produce an exceptional performance under Muzi Yeni.
His handsome half brother, three year old colt Captain Casey (Captain Of All – Casey’s Dance) in the famous pink and green silks of Mrs Mary Liley finished in fourth place with Sean Veale in the irons over the mile on offer.
Clifton Stud have been enjoying a purple patch of late, with their last 13 runners bar Sikhulu, since 28 December all earning place cheques for their owners on the track.
The Blyth team from Rosetta also recently produced New Predator’s first winner at Hollywoodbets Greyville on the turf with Predator’s Feast, trained by Yadav Singh.
As an aside it is interesting to note the mare Casey’s Dance by Mullins Bay.
Mullins Bay, deceased a few years back at his Summerhill home, is excelling at stood as a broodmare sire and his unraced daughter Wyswig has proved herself at stud, producing the likes of Gr1 winner Bohica and his Gr1 runner up brother, Bartholdi and taking home the KZN Breeders Broodmare Of The Year Award. Wyswig is currently in foal to Gimmethegreenlight and resides at Bloomhill Stud.
Mullins Bay is also responsible for ExpressfromtheUS and new Black Type above, Prince Of Taranto and boasts an impressive stat of 65% winners to runners as a broodmare sire!
Casey’s Dance is related to Fov’s Dancer and Gr1 winning SA export to Hong Kong, Potent Power.
Well done to all concerned.