|Yellow Star Stud Stallion Day|
Yellow Star Stud will be hosting a Stallion Day on 3 August at their farm in Mooi River at 3pm. Yellow Star will be introducing the exciting new stallion to the ranks, Kildonan, as well as Spectrum, Tropical Empire and Damage Is Done.
Grade 1 Golden Horse Sprint record-holder Kildonan will be the star attraction of the day. A son of Rich Man’s Gold out of Cathay Firth by Philipi, Kildonan won five races and was unbeaten in his first three starts at age 2. His win in the 2007 Golden Horse Sprint Grade 1 was a speedy 67.00 and has yet to be repeated since. World-class South African sprinter JJ The Jet Plane won the same race in 2008 in a time of 67.62. He added the Graham Beck Stakes Grade 3 to his wins, and placed second in his last career start in South Africa, the Champions Cup Grade 1, just 0.75 of a length behind African Appeal. He placed third in the Gold Challenge Grade 1 to Successful Bidder.
Trained throughout his career by Mike de Kock, Kildonan was sent to Dubai and went into training but was unable to race due to injury. He was subsequently sent back to South Africa, where he stood at Mary Slack’s Wilgerbosdrift Stud before arriving at Yellow Star earlier this year.
Spectrum (Rainbow Quest – River Dancer by Irish River) already has maternal grandsons at stud including Dutch Art (leading freshman sire) standing in the UK, and the recently retired Winchester – a four time Grade 1 winner in the USA and earned $1,587,098, as well as a son Golan at Coolmore. Earlier this year, Spectrum was the second leading Broodmare Sire in Uk/Ireland by stakes earned behind the great Sadler’s Wells. Spectrum is bound to leave a legacy as a formidable broodmare sire for the future.
Tropical Empire (by Second Empire – Tropical Touch by Pago Pago) arrived last season and covered his first book of mares due to foal this year. He has an impressive race record of 11 wins and 11 places and won a total of R1 185 610. His wins include the Betting World 1900 (Grade 2) over 1900m and the Drill Hall Stakes (Grade 2) over 1400m. He ran second in the Sunday Tribune Byerly Turk (Grade 3) over 1400m, the Cup Trial (Grade 3) over 1800m and Drill Hall Stakes (Grade 2) over 1400m, and a fourth in the Christmas Handicap (Grade 3) over 1600m. He has let down into an eye-catching specimen.
Damage Is Done is bred on the same lines as Jet Master, and is a multiple winning, strong, well built son of Rakeen out of a winning black type mare. His first handful of runners has produced two multiple winning fillies, including Shattered Image (3 wins, R201 600 and 6 places, inc 3rd in the Nkosazana Stakes (L)), and the second crop is not yet in training. His two year old half-brother Authenticated won at the Vaal on 24 July.
Please contact Lorraine to rsvp on 082 897 7179 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.