The successful partnership of Tinus Gericke and Bruce Le Roux (Chairman of the KZN Breeders Club) have purchased a share in South Africa’s champion sire Dynasty.
Bruce and Tinus have been purchasing well bred fillies from yearling sales countrywide to improve their broodmare band in KZN over the past few years, and have achieved an excellent strike rate with every single one flying past the winning post in first place so far – including two achieving Graded Stakes success – a Gr2 win with Var mare A Woman’s Way, and the unbeaten sensational filly, Hashtagyolo, who captured the Gr3 Flamboyant.
Hashtagyolo is a Varsfontein-bred daughter of Dynasty who looks to the have the Triple Crown in her sights.
Next month’s Parade Magazine will feature the story of both Bruce Le Roux and Tinus Gericke, who have purchased amongst the fillies A Woman’s Way, Marsala, Hashtagyolo, Love Theme and originally, the great Green Pepper!
Farms in KZN are standing superb mares at the moment across the board including Streetwise (the dam of Talk Of The Town), Vinn Fizz (dam of Pierre Jourdan, Champagne Haze and Belle Rose) and two of the most expensive mares to sell at CTS Premier Mare Sale in 2017 and 2018 (almost R6-million between the two mares), as well as Mystery Dame (Lady In Black) amongst many others have found their way to Nottingham Road.
Champion Breeders for over 10 years nationally, Summerhill Stud’s broodmare band have carried them to this outstanding achievement and stand the dams of two Gr1 winners in particular, and not excluding Scott Bros, who have lost track of the sheer number of Group Winners they have produced over almost 50 years, and have been in the top 10 on the National Breeders Log for many years without fail.
KZN currently stand two sons of Dynasty at stud, Act Of War (first crop are foals) and Irish Flame. Dynasty is following in the footsteps of his great sire Fort Wood, a prolific sire, sire of sires and broodmare sire.
KZN’s achievements at the tracks countrywide are quite remarkable, considering we stand less than 20% of the national broodmare band.
Some of the leading stallions and stallion prospects in the country have KZN roots – the most prolific being KZN-bred Jet Master who needs no introduction, whilst Yellow Star-born Futura, bred by Guy Murdoch is by Dynasty and off to a smart start with a crop of handsome foals. His Drakenstein-based racing and stable mate, Legislate’s dam line has KZN roots, whilst Querari’s Gr1 winning third dam was raced by Des Scott of Scott Bros. Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud is also part of Dynasty’s history as he stood Commodore Blake and sold Blake’s Affair as a young filly.
Congratulations to Bruce and Tinus and we look forward to the progeny to come from Spring Valley in the future.