The 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale from Cape Thoroughbred Sales takes place from 20-21 January at the Cape International Convention Centre.
Amongst the star studded catalogue of yearlings by Frankel and Camelot, KZN is represented by Summerhill Stud which includes the first crop of Capetown Noir, and a single entry by Noble Tune – the latter bred and consigned by Ascot Stud.
Lot 197 named Streets Of Fire by Noble Tune, is out of Avenue Of Gold by Albert Hall. This is the mares second produce, she herself is a Gr3 winner amongst her three victories from 2200m to 3200m. This is the damline of Enchanted Garden and Dog Wood.
Noble Tune’s top selling yearling sold for R350 000 consigned by Piemonte Stud in 2017, and the young stallion bred in the purple has already had three places from four juvenile runners over 800m dashes.
South Africa’s leading breeder for ten years, Summerhill Stud, are represented by four lots – amongst them, siblings of two Gr1 winners including Love Struck and Rabada.
The other is a Capetown Noir half-sibling to Gr3 winner Royal Pleasure (Lot 125 Jinger Jack), and Lot 6 should attract plenty of attention with paddock value – a Silvano filly, out of a Fastnet Rock half-sister to former Summerhill sire, Bankable.
Lot 97 Kamadeva is a Capetown Noir half-brother to Love Struck and Fakazi. The dam Particular Passion has been another phenomenon at stud, producing eight winners from nine foals produced. She is a half-sister to 6-time winner Thandolwami, from the damline of Anytime Baby.
An outstanding foal at Summerhill who stood out from the others, Jordie’s Trippi colt will go through the ring as Lot 38, named Hurricane Harry.
A half-brother to twice Gr1 winner Rabada, the quality colt is from the damline of Naan Khataay. Jordie is also the dam of River Tyne (by Stronghold), a 4-time winner who placed in the Ladies Slipper Listed. River Tyne is currently a resident broodmare of Lee Scribante’s Piemonte Stud.
Glider Pilot, a handsome grey son of AP Arrow with half an ear missing that had to be surgically removed, almost followed in his Gr1 winning half-brothers footsteps when he placed fourth in the Gr1 Daily News 2000 behind Edict Of Nantes. He had won on debut over 2000m, and has placed from only three career starts.
With KZN only possessing 18% of the broodmare band nationally, Summerhill Stud are once again achieving outstanding results this season with 72 winners in hand, lying second on the National breeders log by Stakes Earned.
Summerhill have produced more winners this season (nine ahead of the second placed farm according to current nhra stats -3 December) than any other stud in the top 10 breeders log. There is a thought that you can predict what is to come in the future based on the past – if Summerhill’s ten year leading breeder accolades are anything to go by, their draft is to be respected.
The magnificent Capetown Noir had eight wins, including three Gr1’s – the Queen’s Plate, Cape Guineas and Cape Derby amongst them.
He also won the Gr3 Byerley Turk and Matchem Stakes. By Western Winter, who is excelling at stud with What A Winter, he is out Akinfeet by Champion broodmare sire Fort Wood and has let down into a striking stallion.
Capetown Noir was scheduled to stand for R20 000 again this season, but with the current negative economic climate Summerhill made the decision to reduce their stallion fees for the season to assist in lowering costs to Thoroughbred breeders.
The catalogue for the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale is available online at the following link.