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Path To The Stars For Eightfold Gelding

Prix Eclips. Image: JC Photos
Prix Eclips. Image: JC Photos

#kznbred Grade 1 winner and Equus Champion Sprinter Talktothestars half-brother by Eightfold Path broke his maiden at the Vaal yesterday.

Sold for just R80 000 at the 2017 Nationals, the gelding is in training with Lucky Houdalakis and owned by Stone Hill Stud (Nom: Mr H C W Rix). Prix Eclipse has had six runs for a win and a place.

Talktothestars (Overlord) has had 57 runs for 10 wins and 14 places and over R2-million in stakes earned, including the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and awarded Equus Champion Sprinter.

Prix Eclipse as a foal. Image: Candiese Marnewick
Prix Eclipse as a foal.
Image: Candiese Marnewick

Scott Bros held a dispersal sale last year and the weanling half-sister to the Gr1 champion named Pocketfullofstars  sold for R80 000, purchased by Coenie De Beer, the owner and trainer of Talktothestars.

Tellittothestars sold to Grant Maroun for R25 000 at the Dispersal, in foal to Crusade. The other Black Type to come out of the family is Lady Starlett, a 5-time winner who placed third in a Gr3.

Eightfold Path stands at Spring Valley Stud and currently sports a winners to runners percentage of 34%.


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