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Irish Flame at Bush Hill Stud.
Irish Flame at Bush Hill Stud.

Bush Hill Stud, perennially among KZN’s leading breeders, will, once again, be offering a high class draft at the National Two Year Old Sale this year.

The Mooi River based farm, which has produced the likes of G1 winners Wolf Whistle, Stellite and Zirconeum, offer six juveniles at the Two Year Old Sale in 2018. Their draft is dominated by resident sire and Dynasty sired Horse Of The Year Irish Flame, the sire of three of their six lots.

First of the Irish Flame sired two-year-olds from Bush Hill is King Of Tara (Lot 25), a colt whose Jallad sired dam is out of Fillies Guineas second Asmara. From the same family as recent G2 Merchants winner The Thinker, King Of Tara is bred on a similar cross to the Dynasty sired G1 winners Eyes Wide Open, It’s My Turn and Liege.

Irish Flame filly Fire Faerie (Lot 261) is out of the smart Toreador sired Flitter, whose dam is a full-sister to the stakes placed Gay Fortuna –dam of July winning champion Marinaresco, while the well related King Mouse (Lot 361) is an Irish Flame colt whose five winning siblings include G2 Emerald Cup hero The Mouseketeer and East Cape Nursery victor Lt Jerry Mouse.

Former Bush Hill Stud resident Toreador consistently sired high class performers prior to his death, with his top offspring including Equus Champion Link Man and dual G1 winner Bull Valley. Toreador is represented by two in this draft –Queen Of The Ring (Lot 353) is a filly whose dam is a half-sister to the smart, stakes performer Royal Bounty, while Toreador is also sire of a colt (Lot 412) from the same family as 11 time stakes winner Warning Sign.

Last but by no means least, Western Winter sired triple G1 winner and Equus Champion Capetown Noir is represented by a member of his first crop in the form of Bishop’s Court (Lot 323). This colt is very closely related to the Western Winter sired stakes winner She’s All That (dam of G1 performer Kilcoy Castle), and his third dam won the SA Fillies Guineas.

The 2018 National Two Year Old Sale takes place on August 16th and 17th and the catalogue is available online at www.bsa.co.za

-Sarah Whitelaw / bsa.co.za

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