KLAWERVLEI Stud’s champion mare Carry On Alice has arrived safely at Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales, Australia and she will visit Arrowfield’s resident champion sire Snitzel in 2018.
Carry On Alice, one of the very best daughters of Klawervlei’s late champion sire Captain Al, was an exceptional racemare who ranked among the finest sprinters seen on the South African turf in many a year.
Trained by Sean Tarry, and raced by Chris Van Niekerk, Dr Jill Warner and Klawervlei Stud, Carry On Alice won 11 races and over R4.5 million during a career which saw the brilliant bay establish herself as one of South Africa’s most popular racemares.
Remarkably, Carry On Alice won G1 races at 2,3,4,5 and was she was honoured as both the Equus Champion Sprinter and Champion Older Filly/Mare in 2016-2017.
Among Carry On Alice’s greatest wins were the G1 South African Fillies Sprint (twice), G1 World Sports Betting Computaform Sprint, G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship and G1 SA Nursery. She won or placed in a total of 12 G1 races.
Bred on the same cross as this season’s G1 Forus Cape Guineas winner Tap O’ Noth, Carry On Alice was produced by Western Winter’s G2 The Debutante winning daughter Carry On Katie.
She will bid to follow in the footsteps of another brilliant South Africa sprinter in the form of National Colour. The latter made her mark at stud through her G1 winning sons Mustaaqeem and Rafeef (both bred by Klawervlei in partnership with Arrowfield Stud) –with the latter himself now standing at Highlands Stud.
Carry On Alice’s prospective mate Snitzel, Australian’s Champion Sire of 2016-2017, is enjoying another phenomenal season this year. The son of Redoute’s Choice is once again leading the Australian Sires List, with Snitzel’s 20 individual stakes winners (at the time of writing) this season including star sprinter Redzel (winner of the inaugural $10 000 000 The Everest) and G1 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose hero Trapeze Artist.
At the time of writing, Snitzel’s runners had already earned in excess of AUS$16 000 000 in Australia for 2017-2018.
To date Snitzel, himself winner of the G1 Oakleigh Plate over 1100 metres, has a total of 78 stakes winners to his credit- including 12 G1 winners. He is best known in South Africa as the sire of 2017 G1 SA Classic winner Heavenly Blue.