Bruce Le Roux’s Spring Valley Stud will be offering seven yearlings for sale at this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
The Mooi River farm will be offering yearlings by such top stallions as Gimmethegreenlight and Querari, as well as by such exciting young sires as Flying The Flag and William Longsword.
Former SA Oaks winner Bedloe’s Island, herself a half-sister to the G1 winners Buy And Sell (Daily News 2000, Champions Cup) and Count The Money (Woolavington 2000), has a smashing Gimmethegreenlight filly (Lot 43) on offer, while smart racemare Ikati (a stakes placed winner of seven) has a colt (Lot 202) sired by Redoute’s Choice’s dual G1 winning son Wylie Hall.
Querari, the Leading Sire of 2Yos in South Africa for 2018-2019, has two nicely bred fillies in Spring Valley’s draft. The first is a filly (Lot 84) whose dam is a full-sister to the very talented Youcanthurrylove, third in the recent G1 SA Classic, and the second is a daughter (Lot 459) out of a dual winning half-sister to Cape Fillies Guineas heroine Indiscreet Fantasy.
Another half-sister to Indiscreet Fantasy, Listed The Scarlet Lady winner Silver Fantasy, is also represented in Spring Valley’s National Sale draft, with that daughter of Silvano responsible for a filly (Lot 397) sired by deceased Danehill horse Toreador.
The regally bred Flying The Flag, a G3 winning own brother to multiple G1 winners Magical and Rhododendron, has a filly (Lot 56) on offer whose dam is a four time winning half-sister to G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner National Spirit, while the William Longsword colt (Lot 415) out of a 3 time winning sister to G1 winners Redberry Lane and Solo Traveller is another yearling in this draft who promises to have his share of admirers.
Well established as a leading thoroughbred nursery, Spring Valley has produced an impressive array of top-class racehorses, with its honour roll headed by Vodacom Durban July winner Dunford, Cape Fillies Guineas winner Indiscreet Fantasy and the G1 winning siblings Buy And Sell and Count The Money.