New Predator. Image: Candiese Lenferna
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New Predator Quality Third Season At Stud

Basie and Suzette Viljoen meeting New Predator in June this year.Image: Candiese Lenferna
Basie and Suzette Viljoen meeting New Predator in June this year. Warwick Render says he’s “a stallion who always loves his job and is an absolute pleasure to work with!”
Image: Candiese Lenferna

Bush Hill sprinting sire New Predator (AUS) has his first yearlings which will be heading for sales next year, and based on the top quality of the individuals, many farms have returned mares to the son of New Approach who ticks all the boxes with his physical looks and pedigree, making him an easy stallion to match for any breeder.

He is producing good-looking predominately bay foals, with good bone, quality and his stamp of a very good well muscled hindquarter.

A hardworking Warwick Render of Bush Hill Stud. Image: Candiese Lenferna

Warwick Render of Bush Hill reiterates the statement above, “He has enjoyed good support in his first two seasons and this has seen him get some quality mares and not just quantity – a vital factor in trying to get a young horse off to a good start.”

“So far this season a couple of the stand outs so far have been a smart strong half sister to Gr1 performer Neptune’s Rain, a quality racy colt out of the stakes winning Cold Cash, a big scopey filly out of stakes performer Winter Passion, a big strong colt out of the stakes winning Singspiel mare Polzeath [a mare that has produced multiple winners including the recent Lord Minver].

“We are still looking forward to foals out of mares such as Tracy’s Legacy (her first foal is “Remember When” this season’s juvenile Gr2 second placed performer), the winner of the Gr1 Garden Province Stakes – Temple Grafin, and Gr2 Fillies Guineas winner Go Indigo [dam of three winners including the recent back to back winner Varvacious] as a couple of examples. The quality of the mares he covered in the second season is largely credit to how impressive his first foals were.”

Gr1 Garden Province winner Temple Grafin will foal this season to New Predator. Image: Candiese Lenferna

“Even though he is in the notoriously difficult third season he will again get some quality mares from the stud and from the shareholders in the horse. Some of the aforementioned mares will return to him on the strength of the foals that they have thrown. New Predator has proven to have excellent fertility – he has had an exceptional conception rate of well above 90%.”

“New Predator offers so much of what we as South African breeders look for in terms of pedigree, looks and racing performance. Having been a Gr1 quality sprinter miler, that we really believe he has all the attributes of a horse with a bright future. We are looking forward to his first crop attending the National Yearling Sales next year where we expect him to be well represented at the sale.”

New Predator wins the Gr2 Drill Hall Stakes. Image: Nkosi Hlope

Trained by Johan Janse Van Vuuren during his career, his Gr1 form line was exceptional over 1200m – 1600m, having defeated in Graded Stakes races all of Vodacom Durban July winners The Conglomerate and Legislate, as well as Gr1 sprint masters Rafeef, Will Pays, Attenborough, Talktothestars and the likes of multiple Gr1 winners Abashiri, Rabada and Deo Juvente.

Warwick ends off with, “New Predator looks the picture of health with a lovely coat despite the late cold weather – he always loves his job and is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

New Predator stands for a fee of R10 000 for the season Live Foal.

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