Flying The Flag in August 2019. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Bush Hill Stud, the breeders of such standout G1 winners as Stellite, Wolf Whistle and Zirconeum, will be bringing a quality draft of yearlings to this year’s Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Their draft includes yearlings sired by such notable stallions as Duke Of Marmalade, Futura, Gimmethegreenlight, What A Winter, as well as Bush Hill’s own blue blooded sire Flying The Flag.

The latter, a son of the world’s premier stallion Galileo, has four lots in this draft-Flying Tessa (Lot 95) is a filly out of G3 Champagne Stakes winner Countess Corlia, Sky Runner (Lot 191) is a colt out of a stakes placed daughter of Danehill’s Golden Slipper winner Catbird, while Magic Charm (Lot 350) is a filly whose dam is a half-sister to both G1 Summer Cup winner Wagner and Hong Kong G3 winner Nassa.

A full-brother to the multiple G1 winners Magical and Rhododendron, Flying The Flag is also responsible for a filly (Lot 356) whose dam is a half-sister to the G1 winners Stellite and Zirconeum.

Multiple champion sprinter What A Winter is the sire of Indigo Winter (Lot 175), a colt out of G2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas winner Go Indigo, while Imperial Crusade (Lot 357) is a Crusade half-brother to 3 winners including the very smart filly African Dream.

Tawakoni (Lot 162) is a colt by the red hot Gimmethegreenlight out of a Western Winter mare who ran third in the Gauteng Fillies Guineas, and this colt is bred on the same cross as the Gimmethegreenlight sired G3 winner Lady Of Steel and Zimbabwean Horse Of The Year Simona.

Proven classic sire Duke Of Marmalade continues to impress as a sire, and he is represented here by Lord Minver (Lot 335), a colt out of Singspiel’s East Coast Handicap winner Polzeath, whose own dam is a half-sister to dual G1 Pacific Classic winner Tinners Way.

Horse Of The Year Futura, currently one of South Africa’s leading first crop sires, has a single lot here –Vida Futura (Lot 436) is a colt out of the Jallad sired G2 The Debutante winner Tempted, herself a daughter of Lord Charles Somerset Plate victress Tempter.

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