With the opening of breeding season on Saturday, KZN farms are welcoming new mares to the broodmare band this season, including a full sister to African Night Sky and PE Champion Beataboutthebush.
Hadlow Stud have acquired a winning full sister to African Night Sky, named Blue Rhone Sky. Her mating is still to be confirmed but Cathy and Jonathan Martin are very excited about the acquisition.
African Night Sky is a 6-time winner over 1200 – 2400m, including the Winter Guineas Gr3, Winter Classic Gr3, Winter Derby Gr3 and the Cup Trial Gr3.
Hadlow also have the three parts sister to Hawker Hunter, Book Of Verses by Master Of My Fate. Book Of Verses will visit Crusade this season who recently relocated to Clifton Stud. Her half-sister Hawker Hunter has produced 2-time winner and Gr3 2nd placed The Sun Also Rises.
Piemonte Stud have a quality broodmare band and this year they are taking Burning Mist and Sanctuary to Global View.
Burning Mist by Trippi from a family of Clifton Stud that includes Abashiri and Yard Arm, is a winner and placed seven times. Six year old Sanctuary, bred by Backworth Stud who have a number of their progeny at stud around the country, is by National Emblem out of a Fort Wood Mare. She is a 4-time winner who placed 16 times. This is the immediate family of Gleaming Sky and Glittering Temple.
Gimme Now will visit Master Of My Fate for the season. The half-sister to Comebackanddance, this is the outstanding family of Along Came Polly, Young Rake and Van Halen amongst others.
The beautifully-bred Beataboutthebush by Gimmethegreenlight raced to great success for the Scribante team. Retiring and 8-time winner, she won three Listed races including the Breeders Guineas and East Cape Paddock Stakes twice. She also placed in the East Cape Oaks and Ladies Bracelet. Beataboutthebush, a half-sister to True Master, will be visiting Soft Falling Rain for the season. This is the damline of Do It Again and Dancewiththedevil.
In other mare news, Dancewiththedevil recently foaled a Querari, whilst Vin Fizz who deserves a broodmare of the year accolade after producing Pierre Jourdan, Champagne Haze and Belle Rose is due to foal to the very well related and well bred Flying The Flag at Bush Hill Stud.
One of the most expensive mares sold at auction in SA for R2,6-million, Rathmor Stud’s Queen Of Spain (IRE) will be visiting Dynasty this year. She has a Frankel yearling and foaling to William Longsword this season.