|King’s Chapel: First Yearlings Presented For Nationals|
King’s Chapel standing at Bush Hill Stud, has proven himself overseas with winners weekly in various countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Macau, Singapore and Hong Kong. King’s Chapel has had several Group winning and performing horses – including Gr 2 winner King’s Ransom, Gr 3 and 12-time winning King Montrose and Singapore Group performer, Boundless Glory.
King’s Chapel has his first crop of yearlings on offer at the upcoming Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale – which include a half-brother to Gr2 Emerald Cup winner Meadow Magic and 10-time (including Umngeni Listed) winner Tetelestai.
A magnificent liver chestnut that exudes strength and substance, he is a speedy son of King Of Kings (standing at Clifton Stud) – out of Lower Chapel by Sharpo.
Breeders have reported exceptional specimens being produced by King’s Chapel and he has been enthusiastically supported by breeders. Crowned New Zealand’s Horse Of The Year, King’s Chapel was also crowned Champion Three Year old and Champion Sprinter/Miler.
Warwick Render of Bush Hill Stud provides some insight: “A winner of three Gr 1 races over 1200m, 1400m and 1600m breaking the course records on all three occasions he won ten times in all. He was the second highest rated horse in the whole of Australasia after going down a short head to champion Grand Armee in the Gr 1 George Main Stakes in Australia over 1600m.
“He enjoyed fantastic support in his first season at stud here and the quality of his first South African foals born ensured this support continued into the 2012 season with him, again covering another very good book of mares. Suffice to say I believe every stud which had one of his foals born on it booked mares back to him.
“His best horses this past season have been King Montrose who recorded his eleventh win including the CJC Stewards Stakes, when competing in two Gr1 races and a Gr3 in the space of eight days.
He has also epitomised the versatility of King’ Chapel’s progeny having won over distances ranging from 1000m up to 2000m. Boundless Glory is a nine-time Group performer and winner in Singapore.”
“Simply the facts are he is a champion racehorse with an abundance of speed. A successful sire of international winners and stakes winners backed by a pedigree far better suited to the South African Broodmare band than it was to the New Zealand equivalent. King’s Chapel has had mares from every commercial stud in KZN and his future looks bright indeed.”
King Montrose continues his winning streak, taking home his 12th win in a Sprint Handicap over 1200m in New Zealand recently. Chapel Star also got her sixth win in March over 1600m.
King’s Chapel has four individuals on offer for the upcoming Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale:
Lot 240 – Oracle Kingdom (consigned by Bush Hill Stud)
(out of Count The Carats by What A Prospect)
A half-brother to 10-time winning Tetelestai (by Bezrin), a record which includes the Umngeni Handicap Listed twice and placing 16-times. The dam has already shown an affinity with King Of Kings, with winning four-year old colt Honour Melchizedek who has also placed four times.
Agape Reigns (by Bezrin) is a three year old who has won and placed three times from six starts. This is the family of Gr 3 placed Slew Per Swag and Gr 2 winner Averof’s Loot.
Lot 399 – Malak El Moolook (consigned by Bush Hill Stud)
(out of Lee Danzig by Qui Danzig)
This colt is an exciting prospect, with mare Gr 3 winning Lee Danzig, already proving that she has a strong affinity to King Of Kings – all three of her previous progeny by the son of Sadlers Wells have produced eight wins between them.
They include Reign Victorious (4 wins – 16 places), Reign As Kings (3 wins – his second win by more than five lengths and placed), and two year old Millenium Reign who has won and placed from all her starts. This is the family of Mr Auctioneer and Saddlers Prince.
Lot 421 – Magical Kingdom (consigned by Bush Hill Stud)
(out of Magical Jenna by Lecture)
This is the first produce and the only filly by King’s Chapel available at the National Yearling Sales. The mare is a winning half-sister to Scripture, a nine-time winner over 1000m – 2000m including the East Cape Nursery Listed.
This is the immediate family of Coastal News, What A Jet, Hail To Rule and White Mischief.
Lot 431 – Rhumba Magic (consigned by Scott Bros)
(out of Meadow Magic by Shoe Danzig)
Out of a two-time winning mare, this chestnut colt is a half-brother to Gr 2 Emerald Cup winner Meadow Magic (a six-time winner). Meadow Magic has won over 1000m – 1600m, and placing eight times including two Gr 2’s. This is a prolific family including the likes of Irish Flame who has begun his stud career at Bush Hill, Sugar Biscuit, Storm Crossing, Flaming Corn and Vertical Takeoff.
Visit Bush Hill Stud at F Block to view their exceptional draft of yearlings for the National Yearlings Sales.
– Images: John Lewis