G1 WINNERS SIBLINGS HIGHLIGHT SCOTT BROS NATIONAL DRAFT
The Scott Bros’ Highdown Stud will be represented by a 13 strong draft at next week’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Perennially among the country’s leading breeders, the Scott Bros have produced a long string of champions over the years.
Among the current high class performers representing the Scott Bros is the Sean Tarry trained Matador Man.
The gelded son of Toreador, and winner of the 2017 KZN Breeders Million Mile, recently downed a high-class field to win a progress plate over 1600m at Turffontein. Matador Man, who also finished third in the 2017 G1 Champions Cup, has already banked over R1 000 000 in prize money –with the promise of more to come!
The KZN farm’s draft will include yearlings by such notable G1 winners as Crusade, Kingsbarns and Linngari, as well as their successful resident stallion Mogok.
Dune Dance (Lot 23) is the name of the Crusade half-sister to the above mentioned Matador Man. This filly, inbred to Storm Cat, is out of Mogok’s KZN Fillies Guineas runner up Sahara.
Crusade has a very strong line-up in the Scott Bros’ draft. Other interesting lots by the former G1 Middle Park Stakes winner include the filly whose dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Star Watch (Lot 234), the half-brother to smart G3 filly African Dream (Lot 241), the colt from the same family as William Longsword and Victory Moon (Lot 320), and the half-sister to dual G3 Spring Spree Stakes second Angel Power (Lot 346).
The regally bred Crusade, whose early runners include the talented filly Covered In Snow, is also sire of Matoaka (Lot 365). This filly is out of a full-sister to Equus Champion and promising young stallion The Apache, whose wins included the G1 Daily News 2000 and G1 Champions Cup.
Storm Cat son Mogok, whose best include champions The Apache and Wild One, is sire of Save The Species (Lot 143). This bay colt is a full-brother to 3 winners, notably G1 Gold Cup winning champion Wild One, and half-brother to G1 sprinter Extinct.
Mogok is also sire of Silver Stone (Lot 341), a half-brother to 4 winners including stakes performer Lady Carina, and Land Of Rubies (Lot 478). The latter is a half or full sister to 3 winners and she is out of a stakes placed daughter of outstanding broodmare sire Royal Academy.
Galileo’s G1 Racing Post Trophy winner Kingsbarns has a first South African crop colt (Lot 261) whose dam is a sister in blood to Cape Guineas second White River, while multiple G1 winner Linngari has a colt out of Brazilian G2 performer (Lot 383).
Regally bred resident sire Eightfold Path (whose champion sire Giant’s Causeway recently died) has two in the draft. They include On The Bayou (Lot 363) –a half-brother to 7 winners including G1 Champions Cup winner Orbison, and Meadow Music (Lot 483). The latter is a half-brother to seven winners, headed by G2 Emerald Cup winner Meadow Magic, and this is the same family as Horse Of The Year Irish Flame.