KZN ended the 2020 / 2021 season with Summerhill Stud finishing 3rd on the National Breeders Log (including restricted stakes) and first for KZN, with 16 Black Type wins, R12,810,438 in stakes earned and a winners to runners percentage of 34.7%.
Act Of War is our leading sire with two Gr1 winners and a Triple Tiara winner, with an AEPR of an impressive R80 238 and a fantastic winners to runners percentage of 47.2%.
He is fully booked this season with 150 mares booked for cover.
Capetown Noir (Piemonte Stud) ended our season as leading 2yo sire, with 3 Black Type wins and represented by his progeny in all age groups such as Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship winner, Under Your Spell, Jaegar Moon and Bohica.
War Of Athena is KZN’s highest performer for the season, the Gr1 winner taking the Triple Tiara and finishing 4th on the national log of leading horses overall by stakes earned and may very well be crowned Equus Champion 3YO Filly at the Equus Awards, taking place 17 August.
She is followed by KZN stand outs amongst the log such as Battle Force (Summerhill), Running Brave (Summerhill), MK’s Pride (Summerhill), Under Your Spell (Summerhill), Bohica (Summerhill), Copper Mountain (Rathmor Stud) all flying the flag for KZN this past season!
KZN also welcomes two new stallions to its ranks this year and there will be more to come about them – the first is Summa Cum Laude, an unraced Vercingetorix three parts brother to Keep On Dancing and half-brother to several Black Types including In The Fast Lane and Dubai winner Light The Lights. Unraced due to an injury, he will be standing at Cathy and Jonathan Martin’s Hadlow Stud.
Mike and Tanya McHardy’s Macrath / Rathmor Stud welcome Declarationofpeace – a War Front half-brother to Gold Cup producer Noble Tune and Gr1 winning racehorse and sire, Honor Code.
A US$2,6-million purchase as a weanling, the handsome son of War Front is already full booked, and currently standing in quarantine in the Netherlands before making his final flight to South Africa.
A stallion to keep an eye on is Lance – a Jet Master Stakes Winning half-brother to Liege, he has had just two runners with Kuuma finishing a flying second in the Gr2 Epol Umkhomazi Stakes on the weekend. Both of Lance’s progeny running are both winners and Kuuma has yet to be out of the money in all 9 of his starts for trainer Sean Tarry. Lance stands at Summerhill Equestrian.
Wishing our breeders and owners and trainers all the best for the new season ahead and congratulations on a successful season!