Rosier Second In Laisserfaire Listed

Rosier Second In Laisserfaire Listed

Kildonan at Yellow Star Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Voted the Cape’s Juvenile Filly Of The Year at the Cape Racing Awards, Rosier finished second to Cold As Ice at Kenilworth on 27 December in the Laisserfaire Stakes Listed over 1100m, with Varikate and Als Bonanaza placing respectively behind the Kildonan filly.

Bred and owned by Mary Slack of Wilgebosdrift and trained by Glen Kotzen, Rosier has won three of her eight starts including The Debuntante Gr2 and East Cape Fillies Nursery Listed. Her places include fourth behind Alboran Sea in the Gr1 Allan Robertson.

Kildonan stands at Yellow Star Stud in Mooi River and has produced multiple winners such as Tribute To Kylie, Sugar Pie, Lesley Strong, Polar Palace and Wee Doch ‘n Doris.

Gr2 winning daughter of Kildonan, Rosier. Image: Gold Circle

In the 2007 Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint Kildonan set a track record that has yet to be broken, even by the international speedster JJ The Jet Plane. Kildonan set a record time of 67.00, with JJ The Jet Plane winning the same race in 2008 in a time of 67.62.

Trained by Mike de Kock, Kildonan was unbeaten in his first three starts at age 2, and went on to win five races in total.

Kildonan raced in top company from distances of 1200 – 1600 metres from age 2 to 3, and he earned R878 994 in stakes, with a merit rating of 115. His wins include the Graham Beck Stakes Grade 3, and placing second in his last career start in South Africa, the Champions Cup Grade 1 by just 0.75 of a length behind African Appeal. Kildonan placed third in the Gold Challenge Grade 1 to Successful Bidder and was voted Equus Champion Two Year old colt of his year.

He stands for a service fee of R10 000.

Other stallions standing at Yellow Star include Spectrum, Meteor Shower, Lion Tamer, Damage Is Done and Tropical Empire.

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