Rathmor have had a good year at the sales and on the racetracks, and our current stats according to www.nhra.co.za show that our winners to runners percentage is currently 34.8%, which puts us above some of the leading stud farms in the country.
We have had 9 wins for the season and 22 places, earning nearly R800 000 in stakes. Noble Tune has produced 8 winners for the season so far, with a decent stakes of R682 000 for the connections of his progeny.
Noble Tune was very well supported in his first few seasons at stud with full books each year, and the stats show that he has only had 34 of his progeny on the tracks to date and 11 of them are winners, giving Noble Tune a lifetime winners to runners percentage of 32%.
Paths Of Victory is now a 2-time winner, whilst White Lightning, injured in the Gr2 Dingaans after being cut into, is Stakes Placed and Play Another Tune placed 4th in a Gr1 during Champions Season.
The best from Noble Tune have yet to see a racetrack and we are very keen to watch their progress and encouraged on reports from leading trainers who have them in their yards – there is going to be much more to come from this young stallion in the future.
Linngari continues to produce the results, with his overseas stats reflecting in his local runners – currently Linngari boasts a South African winners to runners percentage of 66.7% – from just three of his first local runners, 2 have won and five places achieved between them – with average earnings per runner at an excellent R55 000.
Since 1 December, Linngari has had two winners and 7 places, four of those in second place!
His latest Stakes result came from Love And Peace (FR), who finished second in the Prix Petite Etoile Listed at Deauville over 1900m.
We have a very exciting line-up for the National in 2019, including progeny of Noble Tune (and a half-brother to Gr1 winner Lady In Black), Dynasty and Frankel amongst others from some of South Africa’s leading broodmare prospects. Inspections will be taking place in early January.