Summerhill Stud and breeders around KZN are welcoming the first foal crop by triple Gr1 winner, Capetown Noir.
The son of Western Winter out of Fort Wood mare Akinfeet, was hailed by jockey Anton Marcus as the best juvenile he had sat on that season, after winning his debut by two lengths.
A R1-million yearling with a career that spanned over three years, the big dark bay colt with the unusual white blaze down his face annhilated the likes of Run For It, Sanshaawes, Love Struck and King Of Pain, Yorker and Jackson. Capetown Noir won the Gr1 Cape Premier Guineas, the Gr1 Investec Derby, the Gr3 Byerley Turk, Gr3 Matchem Stakes and Gr1 LÓrmarins Queens Plate.
His dam, Akinfeet, won in South and Dubai and has produced 11-time (and Gr3) winner Across The Ice, a full-brother to Capetown Noir.
Mick Goss stated during his introduction of Capetown Noir at the 2015 Summerhill Stallion Day: “His arrival at Summerhill marks the best South African racehorse to set foot on the property since National Emblem two decades ago. We all know what he [National Emblem] did: two Juvenile sires’ premierships and a prolonged spell among the “Big Five” was an eloquent broadside for those critics who thought he lacked the substance to make a stallion! If Capetown Noir was part of the parade, no man felt safe.”
Backworth Stud have welcomed a beautiful Capetown Noir foal out of Labeeb mare, Angel Bells. The mare has produced previously a filly that placed three times from seven starts by Judpot. Angel Bells own dam is a half-sister to the dam of Gr1 winner by Kahal, Bold Ellinore. She in turn has produced three winners including Stakes Placed Ha Lucy. Angel Bells’ broodmare sire is National Assembly, in turn out of a Home Guard (USA) mare.
This lovely colt is out of Kingmambo mare Deceptive Charm (in turn out of a mare by Sadlers Wells/Mill Reef) at Summerhill Stud – and a half-brother to Gr3 Oaks winner Witchcraft. This is the damline of top South African raced fillies Autumn Lodge and Mosszao.
The last is a colt out of Dream Model by Pissaro (in turn out of a Dolpour/Peaceable Kingdom mare), bred by Summerhill Stud. The second dam Back In The Swing placed in the Gr1 SA Fillies Guineas, and a four-time winner up to 1600m. This is the damline of recent Gr3 winner O Tamara, as well as Love Is In The Air, Silver Flyer and Putney Flyer.
Capetown Noir stands his second season at Equus Champion Breeders’ Summerhill Stud for a fee of R20 000 (R5000 nomination and R15 000 live foal) this season.