Triple Gr1 winning sire Capetown Noir is off the mark, a very pleasing start for the Summerhill sire by Western Winter. Brandina, out of Var mare Bedouin from the family of Fair Brutus and Grand Format, won impressively on debut this afternoon in Fairview in one of the first juvenile races of the season.
Bred by Piemonte Stud and bought back for R20 000 from the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale, Lee Scribante races the filly in partnership with his brother and trainer Alan Greef. In the process, she also won the #bsa Maiden Juvenile Plate bonus of R50 000 for her connections.
Brandina won over 800m by a length.
Capetown Noir impressed at the recent BSA Ready To Run Sale and his progeny were snapped up eagerly for the top price for R500 000 to Princess Diana’s cousin in Kenya, Michael Spencer. He bought a particularly special and handsome colt – a half-brother to Gr1 winner Hero’s Honour and Gr1 2nd placed Railtrip. Overall, Capetown Noir averaged over R190 000 for 13 yearlings sold.
Their dam Grail Maiden, by Galileo, was recently crowned KZN Breeders Broodmare Of The Year.
Summerhill describe Capetown Noir as equine royalty, being out of the emperor Western Winter and in turn out of a Broodmare of the Year from a Guineas-winning daughter of the leading broodmare sire of all time – Fort Wood.
“He was the best 2YO Anton Marcus ever sat on, and became a Dual Group One Classic winner and Champion Miler at three. He won the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and defeated the likes of Gr1 performers Jackson, Yorker, King Of Pain, No Worries, Jet Explorer, Whiteline Fever and Red Ray.”
After the early loss of what has been a leading sire in Await The Dawn, it looks as if Capetown Noir may just be stepping into those shoes!
Congratulations to Piemonte and Summerhill Stud.