Summerhill Sales will be offering an 11 strong draft at this month’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, which takes place in Germiston on April 24th to 26th.
Remarkably, each and every yearling in the Summerhill draft was sired by a G1 winner!
Summerhill Stud’s well performed Dubawi horse Willow Magic dominates this draft, with the former G1 SA Nursery winner the sire of seven of the Summerhill Sales’ yearlings. Willow Magic’s first crop of yearlings on offer include Hot Poppi (Lot 248), a filly whose seven time winning dam is a ¾ sister to champion sprinter Mythical Flight, Look Of Eagles (Lot 341) –a colt from the family of Australian champion Faint Perfume, and Willow’s Wish (Lot 356). The latter is a colt out of the Kahal sired Fillies Guineas winner Fisani, from the same female line as Epsom Derby winners Sir Percy and Teenoso.
Willow Magic is also responsible for Willy The Wizard (Lot 374), a colt whose dam is a winning half-sister to the above mentioned Fisani, a half-brother (Lot 383) to four winners including G3 Flamboyant Stakes runner up Lala, a half-brother (Lot 426) to the very smart performer Euphoria, and a filly (Lot 461) from the immediate family of Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin.
Champion sire Trippi, whose recent notable winners include the impressive G3 Byerley Turk winner Tristful, is the sire of Rite Of Passage (Lot 530), whose G3 placed dam is a Var half-sister to G3 Scottsville Stakes winner Dazzling Heights. The blue blooded Rite Of Passage hails from one of the best families in the stud book, with his numerous high class relatives including champion US sire Exclusive Native and the international G1 winners Poet’s Voice, General Assembly, and Versailles Treaty.
Dynasty’s G1 Cape Guineas winner Act Of War has two members of his first crop on offer –a colt (Lot 301) out of a winning half-sister to G1 SA Classic hero Love Struck, and a half-sister (Lot 510) to G3 Strelitzia Stakes winner Royal Pleasure.
Another Cape Guineas winning sire represented in the Summerhill draft is Summerhill’s very promising Equus Champion Capetown Noir, whose early runners include the classy filly Brandina. The triple G1 winning Capetown Noir (himself a former National Sale graduate) is represented by a colt (Lot 545) whose stakes placed dam is from the same female line as G1 winners Shoe Express, The Sheik, Top Seller and legendary champion Politician.