Prominent KZN farm Spring Valley Stud will be represented by high-class draft at next month’s KZN Yearling Sale.
The farm, famed for breeding the 2005 July winner Dunford as well as G1 winning siblings Count The Money and Buy And Sell, and recent 11-time winner London Call, will be offering nine lots outright and another 11 as agent.
No fewer than seven of the Spring Valley yearlings on offer are sired by the farm’s resident A P Indy sire Just As Well. Best known as the sire of G3 winner Just Cruised In and Ready To Run Cup hero Chili Con Carne, Just As Well has been enjoying a prolific run as a sire of winners this season and is a sire who represents good value for money.
His yearlings in the Spring Valley draft include a colt whose granddam is flying filly Melting (Lot 5), a filly out of a winning ½ to Cape Fillies Guineas winner Indiscreet Fantasy (Lot 65), a filly whose third dam is July winner Devon Air (Lot 148), and a filly whose dam is a daughter of Spring Valley bred SA Oaks winner Bedloe’s Island (Lot 203).
Bang in form G1 winner and G1 sire Visionaire has a trio of yearlings in the draft, with his threesome headed by a half-brother to G1 Computaform Sprint winner Noble Heir (dam of Australian G3 winner Crown Witness).
Another promising stallion, Master Of My Fate, is doubly represented in the Spring Valley draft, with his pair including a half-brother to G1 Champions Cup second Black Wing (Lot 168), and a filly whose dam is a daughter of Equus Champion National Bay (Lot 234).
Other eye catching lots in this impressive draft is the Toreador colt (Lot 119) whose four time winning dam is a half-sister to Merchants second Captain Harry, and the Querari filly (Lot 121) who was produced by seven time stakes winner Charming Lady.
Caulfield Guineas runner up Time Thief has a colt (Lot 95) out of G3 Final Fling Stakes second Aqua Star, while six time stakes winning racemare Tomorrow’s Mist is represented in the Spring Valley draft by a colt (Lot 55) by Irish Derby runner up Golden Sword.
The 2018 KZN Yearling Sale catalogue can be viewed online at www.bsa.co.za.
Images: Candiese Marnewick
*All of Spring Valley Stud’s yearlings qualify as #kznbreds, therefore eligible to compete on the KZN Breeders Race Day.