|Gypsy Queen Foals A Fort Wood Filly|
Gypsy Queen, the dam of Grade 1 winner in South Africa and America – Gypsy’s Warning – foaled a beautiful bay filly (who bears a strong resemblance to her half-sister Gypsy’s Warning) on 24 September by Fort Wood at Rathmor Stud.
This makes the filly a full-sister to Gypsy Madonna, who sold for R1 350 000 to Varsfontein Stud at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales, with the intention that she will one day join their broodmare band with her exceptional pedigree.
Gypsy Queen, by 1988 Durban July winner Royal Chalice out of Sara’s Warning(GB) by Caveat(GB) is the dam of 6 runners and 4 winners to date including 7 time winner The Tallisman by All Fired Up, 4 time winner Bannock Burn by Among Men, Surabi and Gypsy’s Warning.
Surabi is by Wolfhound, and a 7 time winner earning R663,580 from age 2 to 5 over 1000 – 1200 metres.
She was a R140 000 yearling at the 2005 Caesar’s Palace National Yearling Sale. Her wins included the Camellia Stakes Grade 2, and the Gardenia Handicap (Listed). She placed 8 times, including seconds in the Fillies Nursery Grade 2, Pretty Polly Stakes Grade 3, Three Troikas Stakes Grade 3, and a third Acacia Handicap Grade 3.
Gypsy Queen’s most exciting daughter to date is Gypsy’s Warning by Mogok. Gypsy’s Warning sold for R170 000 at the 2007 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales, and to date she has had 5 wins in South Africa and 2 wins in USA.
From the age of 2 to 5 she has won over distances of 1200 – 1800 metres, including the SA Fillies Classic Grade 1, Thekwini Fillies Stakes Grade 1, and in America under ownership of Team Valor, she has won the Matriarch Stakes Grade 1, Acacia Handicap Grade 3, Eatontown Handicap Grade 3. She has placed 7 times – her South African placings including a third in the Golden Slipper Grade 1, the Woolavington 2000 Grade 1, Empress Club Stakes Grade 1, the Ipi Tombe Challenge Grade 2, and the Strelitzia Stakes Grade 3. In America she has placed in the Beverly D Stakes Grade 1, and the Yellow Ribbon Stakes Grade 1.
Under the ownership of Rathmor Stud, Gypsy Queen’s progeny have excelled at sales. Besides Gypsy Madonna selling for
R1 350 000 this year, her filly Queen Of All sold at the 2010 Emperor’s Palace National Yearling Sales for R310 000, and her son by Al Mufti, Leroy Brown, sold for R600 000.
Gyspy Queen is scheduled to visit Kahal this season.