Fillies From Barton Hall Stud

Fillies From Barton Hall Stud

Muhtafal - Lily In Pink by West Man Ken and Lynne Twort of Barton Hall Stud have had some truly spectacular foals last season, and here we have a look at a few of them. They happen to be all fillies which at the time of the photos being taken were soon to be weaned.

The first filly is a striking, very well grown chestnut by Muhtafal out of Lily In Pink by West Man. Her dam, Lily In Pink, is a half-sister to Grade 1 SA Derby winner Ravishing, who recently had his first winner in Zimbabwe, as well as 7-time winning multiple Stakes winner Red Badge. Lily In Pink placed 6 times at the track and she has produced a winner by Kahal, named Largesse. Largesse is a R450 000 2010 National Yearling Sale graduate. The colt has also placed in just three starts. Lily In Pink has an unraced two year old filly by Kahal as well as a yearling by Stronghold.

Lily In Pink descends from the wonderful “Lily” dam-line. Her second dam Run For Lily has produced bold black-type winners which include the 5-time winning Royal Messenger, Glowing Thatch, and Painted Glory. Further descendants show numerous champion racehorses, such as Geordoba, Villandry, Day Lily Delight, Bilboa, Triton, Vega, The Plunderer and Thunderflash.

A.P. Arrow - Demeter by Joshua Dancer

The third dam is the infamous Lily herself, and under her descendants appear numerous bold-black type winners such as Maico Lily, Grey Tiger, Cracker Lily, Equus Champion Male Stayer in 2005 Saddlewood, River Lodge, Golden Man, sire Prince Of War, talented sprinter Bold Thatch, Rememberance, the wonderful Fort Defiance and Strelitzia, of course this dam-line has produced a significant amount of winners that we have not mentioned here. This lovely filly certainly has future broodmare potential if her looks and pedigree are anything to go by.

The next is a very smart looking, well-grown filly, very much like her sire – she is by A.P. Arrow out of Demeter (Joshua Dancer – Wantanamera by Jallad/Golden Thatch). Demeter was a winner and she placed twice. Her first foal, a colt by Malhub named Laurence Of Lenasia has placed three times already from only seven starts, a promising start for Demeter indeed. Her dam Wantanamera is a winner herself and produced four winners from five runners, the best being a filly named Sweet Melody by London News, she had two wins and eight places.

The third dam Vin Blanc, again produced seven runners and six winners, the top performer being Miss Monique by Jamaican Music. She had four wins and placed 18 times. The dam-line continues and includes Bold-Black type winner Colour Parade, a 10-time winner of two Grade 3 races including the Bertrams VO Stakes and the Alderman Abe Bloomberg Handicap, and another Bold-Black type named Kew who was a four time winner and placed in the Breeders Champion Fillies Stakes Grade 1. She went on to be the dam of six winners, other Black Type winners from this family include Sea Shore, Tartan, Eileen Alanna (a winner of the SA Fillies Guineas Grade 1)as well as being muliple Stakes Placed.

Toreador - Shezalady by Saumerez

Shezalady, by Saumerez out of Cheval D’Etoile by All Fired Up, has a lovely bay filly by Toreador. Shezalady was a winner herself and placed nine times. Her dam didn’t place but produced two winners, including a filly by Fanatic Dane named Chiquitita – who won twice and placed four times. Third dam Stella Solaris placed five times and produced seven winners, including the winner of the Grade 1 Horse Chestnut 1600, Big Brass. He has had 11 wins in total and his other victories include the Harmony Handicap Grade 3, Racecourse Bookmakers Handicap Grade 3. He also placed in the Vodacom Durban July Grade 1.

Other Bold Black-Type descendants of this dam-line include six-time winner Stella Maris, who also adds a Grade 1 victory to her name, Mainbrace, Boston Blues, Fallon and Prototype, amongst many winners.

Miss Entrepeneur, by Red Ryder out of Wheels ‘n Deals by Northern Guest, has a well-built chestnut daughter of Admire Main, the only son of Sunday Silence on the African continent. Miss Entrepeneur is a seven-time winner in Zimbabwe, and this includes The Pinzim Merchants Listed and a place in the Gold Cup Sprint Grade 3. She has produced three foals which have all placed.

Admire Main - Miss Entrepeneur by Red Ryder

Wheels ‘n Deals, by one of South Africa’s best broodmare sires in Northern Guest, was a winner herself and produced nine winners including Bold Black-Type 12-time winner Sternwheeler by Krusenstern, as well as Shee, who has produced a winner herself by Requiem. The dam-line goes on to include multiple Graded Stakes winner Gold Panner, as well as Persian Summer and Leading colt of his generation and sire, Majestic Crown. He had 11 wins which included amongst many Stakes Wins the Grade 1 Holiday Inns and Grade 2 Natal Derby, as well as Summer Guest who won the East Rand Juvenile Grade 3. Other stand-outs in this pedigree show Majestic Sun, Sun City, Blushing Moon, and the good racemare, who won the Newmarket Turf Club Stakes Grade 2 and dam of 5 winners, Vino Rosa.

Cane Sugar, by Northfields out of Montego Rose by Jamaico, has an eye-catching liver chestnut filly by Muhtafal. Brace yourself, as this is quite a dam-line. Cane Sugar is a three-time winner and has produced three winners to date, the stand-out is two-time winner by Kahal, a gelding called Caramel King who also placed four times. Second dam Montego Rose is a half-sister to Rosecut. She had five winners including Kingston Star, a four-time winner and placing six times. Third dam Red Rosette is a three-time winner and she has produced 5 winning foals, with a number of Bold-Black Type descendants which stand out, such as La Florida, Harvest Rose, Northern Rambler, and exceptional sprinter National Spirit who is a multiple Stakes Winner, Flower Design, Chili Bite, Zimbabwean-bred Hornbill Lodge – the winner of the TBA Of SA Champion Juvenile Stakes Grade 3.

Muhtafal - Cane Sugar by Northfields

Fourth dam is a Ranjit mare named Fleur, and this is where the dam-line packs its punch. A number of very good racehorses descend from here, such as St Lazare, an eight-time winner which includes three Grade 3 wins, a good broodmare named Ballad Of Reading who has produced Sharp Affair, Sharp Mistress, Olympic Lord, the brilliant daughter of Allied Flag – Olympic Flag, and Equus Champion Three Year Old filly in 2009, Lady Windermere.

Other relations include the unforgettable Vodacom Durban July winner, and now sire – again by Allied Flag – Classic Flag, and brilliant stayer Omaha Beach, Next Spring, Avila, Carolina Cherry who won the Gold Circle Oaks, Equus Champion Female Stayer in 2005 Royal Approval, Royal Fantasy and Redcarpet Style. All the horses named above are only Bold Black Type winners, and the list continues to include Divine Jury, Velvet Hue, Twin Set, Fast Eagle, Rhode Island, American-bred Broadway Silver, Man Of Property.

There is no doubt that this young filly has paddock value.

Miesque's Approval - Santa Cristina by Requiem

Santa Cristina, by Requiem out of Dancing The Blues by Rambo Dancer, has a beautifully put together dark bay filly by Miesque’s Approval, who is consistently producing winners and is an exciting stallion prospect for KZN indeed. This filly is filled with personality and character and tried at all costs to avoid being photographed!

Her dam placed twice from just five starts, and has produced four runners and three winners, including Grade 3 Caradoc Gold Cup winner Chico Azul, and four-time winner by Kahal, Boy Oh Boy. She has a two-year old unraced Miesque’s Approval colt named Classic Blues.

Third dam is Peacetime Blues, a five-time winner. She has produced eight runners and seven winners, including Zamalak by Al Mufti, a three time winner who has gone to stud and produced a winner herself. The dam-line continues to include Radio Hit, an eight-time winner whose victories include the Lonsdale Handicap and a place in the Gr 3 Chairmans Handicap, and Lagin, a muliple Gr 2 winner of seven races, including The Dingaans, Germiston Handicap, John Skeaping Trophy and Racecourse Bookmakers Handicap.

Daring Bid - Star Of Aran by Jallad

Star Of Aran (Jallad – Regal Guest by Royal Chalice) has a nicely conformed leggy bay filly by Daring Bid(USA) at foot. Star Of Aran is herself a winner and she placed six times.

Her dam, Regal Guest is a 5-time winner and she placed 10 times, including a place in the Bloodline Fillies Championship Gr 2 and the Southern Cross Stakes Gr 3. This mare produced 7 winners, including the likes of Hundredpercent, a full-brother to Star Of Aran. He had 8 wins in total, 3 of those in Mauritius and he placed 23 times including the Gr 1 Cape Flying Championship, the Matchem Stakes and Cape Classic Stakes, both Grade 3.

The third dam is an American import named Summer Friends. only produced one foal, which fortunately was Regal Guest. The mare is a three-time winner in the USA and placed 5 times. The descendants of this female line include Avie’s Gal, a six-time winner including the Gr 2 Comely Stakes, Distaff Handicap Gr 2, and she placed in the Gr 1 Roses Handicap, amongst others.

Should you wish to contact Barton Hall Stud, please contact Ken Twort on 082 629 7597 or alternatively email

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