Golden Sword’s Full Brother Gets Second Win

Golden Sword pictured at the 2015 Summerhill Stallion Day. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Summerhill’s young resident sire Golden Sword, the only son of High Chapparal at stud in South Africa, has seen his full-brother, All Body And Soul, get his second in Ireland over 2400m for trainer Tracey Collins. The 2012 gelding has had just five starts, winning twice and placing once.

The gelding out of Salse by Sitara was bred by the Pocock family and owned by Mr Herb Stanley.

Golden Sword was represented with his first runner at Greyville during the week, the very good-looking and well related filly, Belle Rose – a half-sister to Pierre Jourdan and Champagne Haze.

Belle Rose, pictured at the CTS Ready To Run Sale gallops in 2015. Image: Candiese Marnewick

She debuted for trainer Mike De Kock in the famous yellow and blue chevron silks of Al Adiyaat South Africa. The filly looked a picture going down to the start and will definitely be wanting more distance then the 1000m on debut, where she finished in fifth place in slightly soft going. Belle Rose sold to Form Bloodstock off the 2015 CTS Ready To Run Sale in Johannesburg for R475 000.

Golden Sword, a top-class racehorse himself, broke the track record at Meydan when winning over 2000m. He also won one of Britain’s major Derby preps, the G3 Chester Vase, ran second in the Irish Derby, galloping the mighty Sea The Stars to two lengths when fifth in the Epsom Derby.

He is from one the greatest families in the stud book, whose members include the classic winning fillies Alexandrova and Chicquita (both, like Golden Sword, descendants of the great Sadler’s Wells), as well as former legendary SA sire Royal Prerogative and Dolpour – the latter being the broodmare sire of The Apache.

Golden Sword stood for a fee of R20 000 in the breeding season of 2015.

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