BSA National Yearling Sale 2019 – A Look At Our Purchases

We added another seven yearlings to our growing stable, at last weeks BSA National Yearling Sale. With a great catalogue of horses on offer,  we have managed to purchase a nice mix of speed and middle distance prospects to our exciting list of horses. See more here.

Name: YOUR HONOUR (lot 101)
Breeder: Wilgerbosdrift
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 14/10/2017
Sire: Soft Falling Rain
Mare: Honorine (AUS)
Damsire: Redoute’s Choice

Mare Credentials: The mare, HONORINE, is by champion Australian sire, Redoute’s Choice. She won 5 times in her career, including the Camelia Stakes (Gr2). Her career earnings topped R480 000. She is the dam of 1 previous foal; 1 runner; 1 winner – in the form of Protea Paradise (15c. Dynasty). 

A well built son of Soft Falling Rain. He is more than likely going to take a bit of time, but he is a classic mover who will most likely be more effective over 1600m plus. He will now spend the next few months on a spelling farm, before he is bought into full training at the end of winter.

Lot 101 – YOUR HONOUR (Soft Falling Rain x Honorine by Redoute’s Choice)

Name: MOON’S UP (lot 126)
Sex: Bay Colt
Breeder: Varsfontein Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Foaled: 17/08/2017
Sire: Var
Mare: Light The Moon
Damsire: Victory Moon

Mare Credentials: Light The Moon won 5 times in her career, earning R231 865 in the process. She is the half sister to the multiple black type winning JET AGLOW, and has produced 1 previous foal; 1 runner; 1 winner – in the form of Rule The Night (15c. Var), who has won twice already.

He was the horse we really wanted. A cracking son of Var, with a quality presence about him. He had all the angles in the right places and he moved with a huge amount of class.

Lot 126 – MOON’S UP (Var x Light The Moon by Victory Moon)

Name: SUNNEGGA (lot 197)
Sex: Bay Filly
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Unplaced at this stage
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Foaled: 29/08/2017
Sire: Visionaire
Mare: Salita
Damsire: Western Winter

Mare Credentials: The mare, Salita, is out of the Gr1 winning DIVIDED LOYALTY and a half sister to Split Decision, she has produced 4 foals, 4 runners, 3 winners – including TAMBALANG, who won the Aquanaut Handicap (L).

An awesome filly with plenty of scope, she moved like a dream and she should have loads of speed. Visionaire has produced a lot of winners recently, a few who look above average and she should also be an exciting prospect for next year.

Lot 197 – SUNNEGGA (Visionaire x Salita by Western Winter)

Name: MY RAPID LADY (lot 279)
Sex: Bay Filly
Breeder: Lammerskraal Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Foaled: 11/08/2017
Sire: Master Of My Fate
Mare: Aquila Rapax
Damsire: Western Winter

Mare Credentials: The mare, AQUILA RAPAX, won 3 times in her career, including the Ruffian Stakes (L). She is also the full sister to stakes winners: SPLENDID RED, SET AFIRE AND RUDRA. She is a real quality mare, having produced 9 previous foals, 8 runners, 7 winners – including: Atair and Rap Attack.

A high class, angular filly with a magnificent walk on her. She had a great presence about her, with all of her assets in the right places. Bred for a mile, we look forward to seeing her start her career once she has been broken in.

Lot 279 – MY RAPID LADY (Master of My Fate x Aquila Rapax by Western Winter)

Name: Unnamed (lot 538)
Sex: Bay Colt
Breeder: Beaumont Stud
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Foaled: 20/10/2017
Sire: Pomodoro
Mare: Straight To Bed
Damsire: Rakeen

Mare Credentials: Straight To Bed was a 5 time winner, earning over R220 000 in stakes during the course of her career. She has produced 7 previous foals, 6 runners, 4 winners.

A smart son of Pomodoro, he will take a bit of time being a late October foal, There was a clear element of immaturity as a result, but a keen eye could see past that and with a bit of imagination it was clear to see that he has plenty of scope.

Name: MOONLIGHT DRIVE (lot 543)
Sex: Chestnut Filly
Breeder: Beaumont Stud
Trainer: Alyson Wright
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Foaled: 31/08/2017
Sire: What A Winter
Mare: Sunset Ridge
Damsire: Tiger Ridge

Mare Credentials: She is the half-sister to the East Cape Derby (Gr3) winner ST TROPEZ, who also ran 2nd in the Greyville 1900m (Gr2). She is also the half-sister to the likes of: Sunbed, Sun Screen and Tan Can.

She was one of the best specimens on the sale. A magnificently strong, well built filly with plenty of muscle tone in the right places. An angular filly, she moved as if she was floating.

Lot 543 – MOONLIGHT DRIVE ( What A Winter x Sunset Ridge by Tiger Ridge)

Name: ONE VOICE (lot 548)
Sex: Bay Colt
Breeder: Ridgemont Highlands
Trainer: Clinton Binda
Purchased: National Yearling Sale 2019
Pedigree: Pedigree
Foaled: 29/08/2017
Sire: Coup De Grace
Mare: Sweet Aria
Damsire: Celtic Swing

Mare Credentials: The mare, Sweet Aria, won 3 times in her career and placed 13 times – including a 2nd in the Laisserfaire Stakes (L) and the Kwazulu-Natal Stakes (L) and 3rd in the Olympic Duel Stakes (L). This is her 2nd foal.

He is a well built colt, with good bone on him. An athletic sort, he moves very well and should grow into a big, strong sprinter – miler.

Lot 548 – ONE VOICE (Coup De Grace x Sweet Aria by Celtic Swing)

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