The 2022-2023 racing season was a memorable one for Clifton Stud. The KZN farm ended that South African season responsible for 29 winners of 44 races last season, with Clifton’s flagbearers of 2022-2023 headed by G3 Godolphin Barb Stakes winner Cliff Hanger and the brilliant Mrs Geriatrix.
The latter, Equus Champion 2YO Filly of 2022-2023, went unbeaten in five starts at two, when Mrs Geriatrix captured all of the G1 Allan Robertson Championship, G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper, G2 World Sports Betting SA Fillies Nursery and Listed Ruffian Stakes. The daughter of Vercingetorix has since gone on to make a winning three-year-old when she captured the Bloodstock SA Sales Cup (Fillies) most recently.
Clifton Stud will be bringing a smart draft of 12 two-year-olds to the 2023 November Two Year Old Sale, with this draft including lots sired by the likes of Act Of War, Danon Platina, Fire Away, Master Of My Fate, New Predator, One World, and What A Winter.
Understandably, Peter Blyth is confident of a good showing at the upcoming BSA auction, and Peter picked out a few potential stars from his draft worth keeping an eye on.
Lot 77 Winter Miracle f By What a Winter – Covered In Snow
A really lovely racey, well balanced filly.
Lot 83 Gun Barrel c Fire Away – Daphne Garland
By Fire Away, who is really coming to the fore as a sire. He is a late foal but is developing all the while. A half brother to Jaimala, who was an acceptor to last year’s Summer Cup and on his way up, unfortunately he passed away a week before the event. This colt has a smart female line. A racey medium sized colt who will develop into a smart horse.
Lot 89 Lady Platina f Danon Platina – Duchessofmarmalade
She is a lovely filly. A good walker, by Danon, say no more!
Lot 119 c One World – Greendale
By One World who is a popular sire. This colt is out of a Captain Al mare and he was a nice looking yearling.
Clifton’s draft for the November Sale can be found in Block E at the TBA Complex in Germiston.