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Third Winner For Crusade!

Crusade pictured in winter of 2014. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Gr1 Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade has had his third winner at the Vaal this afternoon, with Roski-bred Onamission, a juvenile filly out of Gr2 winner Tempted, finding victory over 1200m by almost two lengths.

Owned in partnership by Matthew De Kock along with C Gordon, T Quigley, P E White, Brad & Brett Summers, Onamission sold for R120 000 at the 2016 National Yearling Sale and has a Just As Well half-brother on offer at the upcoming Nationals.

Onamission out of Gr2 winner Tempted by Jallad, pictured as a yearling. Image: Roski Stud

Crusade has in addition had 21 places from his 23 runners to race, with many of them being unlucky to finish second. The son of Mr Greeley is a half-brother to Seventh Heaven (by Galileo) – a dual Gr1 Oaks winner who also placed second in the Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic, and fourth in the Gr1 Breeders Cup.

Crusade’s previous winners include Miss Millionaire (Greyville) and Brave Endeavour (Fairview).

Crusade has the following horses consigned at the upcoming National Yearling Sale, including siblings to Gr1 Gold Cup winner Wild One, Stakes winner Matador Man, a half-sister to recent winner Royal Agree, and a half-sister to recent impressive debut winner, Cat ‘n Mouse, half-sister to Gr3 placed Celestina amongst others.

Last year at Nationals, Crusade impressed with 18 yearlings sold for an average of R160 000 each.

6 Lady Abigail f. Crusade Lady Gray C75 Spring Valley Stud
41 Greeley’s Galaxy c. Crusade Maxine F15 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
92 15patchouli Moon c. Crusade Patchouli Moon F14 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
96 15penthouse Mouse f. Crusade Penthouse Mouse C66 Bush Hill Stud
143 Buckleberry c. Crusade Royal Canton C68 Bush Hill Stud
144 15royal Promise f. Crusade Royal Promise E5 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
149 15sahara f. Crusade Sahara E6 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
156 Wreath Of Roses f. Crusade Sauna’s Rose E51 Clifton Stud Cc
170 She’s A Crusade f. Crusade She’s A Winner E50 Clifton Stud Cc
203 Noemi f. Crusade Sully’s Landing B74 Piemonte Stud
280 15angel Child c. Crusade Angel Child F11 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
342 15coastal Beauty c. Crusade Coastal Beauty F25 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
356 Jamaica Bay f. Crusade Crystal Bay C77 Spring Valley Stud (agent)
381 Sibusiso c. Crusade Emerald Crown E58 Clifton Stud Cc
382 15endangered Species c. Crusade Endangered Species F22 Scott Bros – Highdown Stud
385 Louis The Seventh c. Crusade Esterel E59 Clifton Stud Cc
433 Getaway f. Crusade Hargraves Bell G39 Backworth Stud
437 Special Force c. Crusade Hermana A41 Danika Stud (agent For Rob Knuppe)



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