BLUE SKY TO SHINE AT KZN YEARLING SALE


Tinus Gericke and Bruce Le Roux’s Blue Sky Thoroughbreds continue to rake in their success, with Blue Sky Thoroughbreds recently enjoying feature race success when the Blue Sky Thoroughbreds Tipsy Tarragon captured the Listed Syringa Handicap at Turffontein.

Herself a R750 000 yearling purchase, Tipsy Tarragon has won or placed in seven of 12 outings with the promise of more to come.

Blue Sky Thoroughbreds, also breeders of smart performers Coin Spinner and Get In The Q, will be offering yearlings by a host of exciting stallions at the 2023 KZN Yearling Sale, with sires represented in their draft including Act Of War, Futura, Ideal World, Last Winter, New Predator, Querari, Rabada and Talk Of The Town.

Ever reliable sire Querari is the sire of Osmium (Lot 14), a colt out of a half-sister to G1 winners Stellite and Zirconeum, while former Horse Of The Year Futura, who is having a fantastic season in 2022-2023, is the sire of a colt (Lot 7) who hails from the same female line as G1 Vosburgh Stakes winner Mining and exceptional milers Polish Precedent and Zilzal, among many others.

Dual G1 winner Rabada, a sire who has been getting his share of winners this season, has four lots on sale including a choicely bred colt (Lot 75) out of G2 SA Oaks winner Bedloe’s Island, while Bedloe’s Island’s Trippi sired daughter Island Girl has a filly (Lot 137) by Cape Guineas winner Act Of War on the KZN Sale this year. Act Of War, whose progeny include recent Listed World Sports Betting East Cape Derby winner Machete Man as well as Equus Champion War Of Athena, is also responsible for a colt (Lot 141) whose dam is a three-parts sister to Michaelmas Handicap winner King Neptune.

Met runner up Last Winter has four members of his first crop on offer here including a colt (Lot 24) out of a half-sister to G3 Final Fling Stakes winner Cat And The Moon, and a colt (Lot 65) whose five time winning dam is a half-sister to G1 SA Fillies Classic third place-getter She’s A Dragon.

Other appealing yearlings on sale include the Ideal World colt (Lot 5) whose granddam is a G2 winning half-sister to Consensual, the Hat Puntano colt (Lot 63) whose three time winning dam is a 3/4 sister to G1 WSB Fillies Guineas winner Front And Centre, and New Predator filly (Lot 102) whose dam is a half-sister to G1 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper winner Chestnuts N Pearls.

The Blue Sky Thoroughbreds draft can be viewed from Blocks B and C at the Suncoast Casino in Durban.


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