St Helier Stud’s beautiful grey filly Velvet Dawn, who sold for R300 000 at the BSA National Yearling Sale in 2016, won for trainer Paddy Kruyer at Kenilworth yesterday in a phenomenal fashion over 1200m and owner Mrs Rathbone. [watch video here]
The grey filly, out of a full sister to Cover Look, won by 2,5 lengths whilst the third horse followed in with a nine length gap.
A small farm with a band of well-bred broodmares that had two runners on Vodacom Durban July day this year, St Helier Stud have bred amongst them the likes of Zimbabwean champion Madigan and more recently Varimax, who won his second start by almost seven lengths for trainer Mike Azzie.
Varimax is a three parts brother to another talented Azzie inmate, Riverine. Varimax’s dam is a half-sister to River Jetez and Pocket Power.
Harolds Gold, an own sister to Cover Look by Fort Wood, has produced six foals and five winners to date included Hallowed by Silvano, a four-time winner who placed 17 times.
This is Crusade’s 7th winner for the season and the third in the Cape. He stands for a fee of R20 000 at Scott Bros, and is a Gr1 winning half-brother to twice-Gr1 winner Seventh Heaven.
St Helier Stud is owned by Syd and Shirley Rosseau.