It’s A Kinda Magic!

Warwick and Karin Render of Bush Hill Stud wait with bated breath for the full sister to MK’s Pride to arrive.

Out of the Admire Main mare Ikimasu, the outstanding MK’s Pride has exceeded expectations!

His sire Willow Magic has blown many of us away, and people are only just starting to realize what he is really all about.

Willow Magic’s multiple Gr2 winning son has come out tops at seven of his starts and placed in three Gr1’s. MK’s Pride is what every breeder dreams of – a courageous, talented and sound galloper.

Willow Magic (Dubawi x La Willow) settled in at Bush Hill quickly (Pic- Candiese Lenferna)

“To gauge where your stallion fits into the big picture, one has to use the recent and current champions as a yardstick.

“When we look at the performance of his first crop, the three-year-olds of this past season, and we break down their statistics, one finds very similar representation on the track through Willow Magic’s earnings per runner and winner to runner percentages. These are probably the two most indicative stats, and his numbers show him to be on terms with Dynasty, Var and Silvano!

“What better yardstick could one use than these legends of the South African breeding industry?” asks Warwick Render.

“On current active sires, there are none that he need step back for in average earnings per runner,” he observes.

With six winners in the last three weeks, including another Gr2 victory for MK’s Pride, Warwick believes the future is very bright for the chestnut stallion.

“Willow Magic has a wonderful temperament and took the move down from Summerhill Stud very well and quickly settled into his new surroundings.

“I must say that he arrived in excellent condition, and we would like to thank all for their efforts with him thus far,” says Warwick gratefully.

He explained how the stallion quickly settled into the rhythm of the new season and is a pleasure to work with all year round.

The Bush Hill Stud team have seen several very nice Willow Magic foals this season already and the team looks forward to the arrival of the Ikimasu foal – MK’s Pride’s full sibling.

Warwick tells us how Willow Magic will continue to get a wide range of mares from the farm and most of the KZN breeding fraternity too. He has also received outstanding out-of-province support.

Willow Magic filly. (Pic- Candiese Lenferna)

“We are most grateful to all that have taken note of what he is achieving and for the support offered. On the quality of the foals the son of Dubawi has thrown, we are confident his supporters will not be disappointed!” quips Warwick.

With the arrival of the stallion at Bush Hill Stud, Warwick and his team are most appreciative of the original partnership’s gesture in facilitating the horse’s further syndication – thus allowing breeders the unique opportunity to buy shares in a stallion who is already proving himself to be successful.

“We may still be able to squeeze an extra share or two out of them if there are interested parties.

“As always, give us a call, and we will do our best to accommodate!” concludes Warwick.

Willow Magic’s service fee for 2021 remains unchanged at the value price of R12 000 live foal.

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