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Passing Of Clifton Stud’s AP Answer

AP Answer at Clifton Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick

A handsome son of AP Indy out of Pas De Reponse by Danzig, AP Answer sadly passed away yesterday at Clifton Stud after a severe colic attack, and the hard decision was made to put the horse down due to his suffering.

A horse with an unusal facial marking of a blaze that started halfway down his nose, his 16hh size was misleading – a compact stallion with mighty hindquarters which he passed onto his progeny, you could easily mistake him for being on the small side until he stood next to you – he was striking and imposing individual who threw good looking and correct foals with plenty of bone and substance, and eye catching toplines.

AP Answer at Clifton Stud. Image: Candiese Marnewick

AP Answer was a dream come true for Peter Blyth when the advert for his prospective sale arrived in Peter’s inbox – the stallion was a combination of all of his favourite stallions he had seen overseas on a trip to Kentucky in America, which included the supreme greats AP Indy, Seattle Slew, Danzig, Mr Prospector and Storm Bird – the latter is in the female line of AP Answer through his fourth dam South Ocean.

Peter Blyth has always held Danzig in very high regard and had plenty of success with Allied Flag at stud, a son of Danzig that produced Vodacom Durban July winner Classic Flag for Clifton Stud.

AP Answer’s current winners to runners percentage of 28.1% exceeds that of some of the leading sires in South Africa by popularity if you scan the current percentages available on nhra.co.za.

AP Answer pictured in May 2016. Image: Candiese Marnewick

AP Answer produced the likes of Gr1 and Gr3 placed Beckedorf (a R70 000 sales purchase), and was crowned Zimbabwe’s Champion Stallion for the season 2015/2016 (with Clifton Stud as Zimbabwe’s Champion Breeder.)

His daughters and full sisters Print The Pounds and Duffi’s Call flew the flag high north of the South African border, whilst his South African horses to impress include Stakes Placed By Jove and Cutting Edge who took home the winnings from the KZN Yearling Sale Million.

Our condolences to Peter and Jenny Blyth and manager Christine Quinn on the loss of AP Answer.

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