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Kahal Filly Witchcraft Wins Gr3 Oaks

Witchcraft winning the Gr3 Track And Ball Oaks over 2400m at Scottsville. Image: Gold Circle

Born and bred at our current National Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud, a beautifully-bred daughter of Kahal out of a Kingmambo mare stormed to victory in the Gr3 Track And Ball Oaks over 2400m at Scottsville today, and secured her future in the breeding paddocks. The chestnut three year old filly named Witchcraft won convincingly by a length and a half from Flying Ice, Deputy Rider and Nightingale.

Kahal’s last crop of yearlings will be available at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale. Image: Candiese Marnewick

A R200 000 graduate off the National Yearling Sale in 2014, this is her fourth career win for the Sean Tarry stable and owners Messrs C J H van Niekerk, B G Gardner, M J Jooste & K P Truter.

Witchcraft is out of Irish mare Deceptive Charm, in turn out of a Sadler’s Wells/Mill Reef mare, String Quartet.

This is a female line that has proved itself successful at the highest level in South African racing, including the likes of Gr1 Gold Bowl winner Mosszao, as well as Autumn Lodge. The damline also includes four sires – Gr1 winners Le Moss and Levmoss, as well as Alleging and Visions Of Grandeur found under the second dam.

The late great Kahal has his last crop of yearlings on offer this year at the upcoming Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale on 30 June, with seven yearlings available – including a half-sibling to the deceased Clifton-bred Fort Vogue and talented Gr3 winning Jet Master filly, Whatalady.

The colt is named Prince Of Kahal and sells as Lot 272 from Clifton Stud. This is the immediate damline of Warm White Night and Highland Night, as well as Prince Asad.

To date this racing season, Graded Stakes winning KZN-breds include Rabada (Brave Tin Soldier), Arch Rival (AP Arrow), Heaps Of Fun (Visionaire), Viking Hero (Mullins Bay), Talktothestars (Overlord), Romany Prince (Kahal), Kwinta (Kahal), It Is Written (Dynasty) and Witchcraft (Kahal).

Kahal remains in the Top Five sires Nationally, with an impressive winners to runners percentage of 48.3% (as of 19 June nhra.co.za)  and as a broodmare sire, an admirable 38.3%.

Kahal recently made news in Australia when his Frankel grand-daughter sold for $610 000 as a yearling – the highest priced Frankel filly to sell in the Southern Hemisphere, out of Backworth-bred Gr1 winner, Chocolicious.

The following progeny of Kahal will be on sale at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale:

Lot Name Sex Sire Dam Stable Vendor
3 14be My Buddy f. Kahal Be My Buddy E5 Hadlow Stud
54 Desert Wanderer f. Kahal Done Roamin’ C29 Summerview Stud
78 Kahal Dancer f. Kahal Golden Dancer A32 Clifton Stud (ply) Ltd
95 Machomouse c. Kahal Imbiba E36 Bush Hill Stud
142 14mamzelle Magique f. Kahal Mamzelle Magique A12 Spring Valley Stud
265 14venetian Lady f. Kahal Venetian Lady A16 Spring Valley Stud (agent)
272 Prince Of Kahal c. Kahal Vogue A23 Clifton Stud (pty) Ltd

Witchcraft’s win in the Gr3 Oaks:


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