Our current National Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud have foaled down the first crop of foals by triple Gr1 winner Capetown Noir, and the first South African crop from international multiple Group winner Linngari.
Capetown Noir is by Western Winter out of Akinfeet by Fort Wood has a close link to Summerhill pedigree wise, with his grand dam, Guineas winner Dance Every Dance by Northern Guest – herself the grandchild of Champion sire Jungle Cove.
After winning his debut by two lengths, Anton Marcus hailed Capetown Noir as the best juvenile he had sat on that season.
A R1-million yearling with a career that spanned over three years, the big dark bay colt with the unusual white blaze down his face annhilated the likes of Run For It, Sanshaawes, Love Struck and King Of Pain, Yorker and Jackson. Capetown Noir won the Gr1 Cape Premier Guineas, the Gr1 Investec Derby, the Gr3 Byerley Turk, Gr3 Matchem Stakes and Gr1 LÓrmarins Queens Plate.
Linngari, a son of Indian Ridge out of Lidakiya by Kahyasi and in turn out of a Doyoun mare, is an asset to KZN with his blue blooded pedigree and impressive globe trotting Group winning race record, something he has passed down to the likes of his progeny such as Mr Pommeroy and French Stakes winner Garlingari.
From ages five to six Linngari was rated 124, and earned Black Type in eight countries with 11 wins, only out of the money from four of his 29 starts. He captured two Gr1’s in the process and three Gr2’s, including finishing third in the Gr1 English Champion Stakes behind New Approach.
Linngari ranked second only to the brilliant Le Havre among French sires of Three-Year-Olds in 2014 and has produced five Stakes winners and Six Stakes horses already, as well as numbers of 4,5,6 and 8-time winners.
With 180 foals born last season at KZN’s flagship farm, seen amongst them is a magnificent Trippi foal out of grey mare Jordie by Fard – the dam of dual Gr1 winner Rabada.
See below a few of the progeny from Capetown Noir and Linngari.
(Photos taken 23 January)