Scott Bros’ exciting young stallion Crusade was represented by his second first crop winner when his son Brave Endeavour got off the mark on Wednesday afternoon.
Bred by the Just-In Stud, Brave Endeavour was a R90 000 buy from last year’s Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale.
He has a full brother (lot 487) on offer at this year’s National Yearling Sale, due to take place in Germiston from May 3rd-5th.
His sire, currently one of the country’s leading first crop sires, is also responsible for impressive debut winner Miss Millionaire and Crusade looks to be a young sire with a bright future!
Like outstanding sires Oasis Dream, Sharpen Up, Diesis, Bold Lad and Petingo, Crusade won the important G1 Middle Park Stakes as a two-year-old.
Not only was Crusade a top class juvenile, but he is also a well bred horse. From the same male line as multiple champion South African sire Western Winter, Crusade is one of two Gr1 winners produced by Gr3 Victory Ride Stakes winner La Traviata (herself a daughter of former G1 Middle Park Stakes winner Johannesburg).
Crusade, whose dual Oaks winning half-sister Seventh Heaven ran second in the recent G1 Dubai Sheema Classic, has a superb draft on offer at the 2017 National Sale. In 2016, Crusade’s 18 progeny sold at the National Yearling Sale for an average of R160 000 each.
His 18 strong draft includes:
– a colt out of G3 Three Troikas Stakes winner Patchouli Moon
-a half-sister to recent debut winner Cat N’ Mouse
-a half-sister to this season’s Listed Secretariat Stakes winner Matador Man
-a filly from the immediate family of Horse Of The Year Legislate
-a filly out of G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner She’s A Winner
-a half-sister to this season’s G3 2yo Celestina
-a half-brother to Equus Champion and G1 winner Wild One
-a colt out of Var’s stakes winning daughter Esterel
The full catalogue pages for all of Crusades’ yearlings can be viewed online at www.tba.co.za