Picture: Oratorio will be well represented at the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale
Avontuur Stud is back at the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, powered by Tattersalls, on Thursday, 12 January. General Manager Pippa Mickleburgh invites buyers to view their small, powerful draft currently on the farm, or at the Cape International Convention Centre (CTICC) from Tuesday, 10 January. She provided pen pics of Avontuur’s lots on offer:
Lot 23 MUSICAL SCORE – bay colt by Oratorio ex Esteemal by Captain Al:
“A very impressive first foal for this talented and versatile race mare. He is a very good walker with one powerful engine, speedy type. This colt hails from the famous ‘E’ family that has produced numerous classic winners.
Lot 64 ICARAI – bay filly by Oratorioe ex Miss Ipanema (Aus.) by General Nadim
“A well grown and correct, scopey filly. She is out of a Graded-placed mare and is the half-sister to the 10-time stakes wining Carioca. From an international family.”
Lot 66 SET TO MUSIC – bay colt by Oratorio ex Muamba (Arg) by Pure Prize
“Here is a colt with great length and scope and he is very athletic, will need some time to fill out his frame. A beautiful type, typical of what the mare can give us. He is a half-brother to Varumba and multiple other winners including the recent easy winner at Kenilworth Live My Life and Gold Rush entrant, Typeset.”
Lot 82 VALIEVA – bay filly by Var ex Return To Power by Trippi
“The first foal of a three-time winning mare, this filly is closely related to G1 winner Rivarine and G3 winner Delta Queen, from the awesome family of Pocket Power and River Jetez. A precocious, attractive active filly, typical of her sire. The only VAR on the sale.
Lot 95 HEMISPHERE – bay colt by Vercingetorix ex Star Burst Galaxy by Var.
“Smashing colt that ticks all the boxes: by a sensational sire out of a 9-time stake wining daughter of the exciting broodmare sire VAR. Oozes quality and class.”
Lot 98 SOLARTRIP – bay colt by Querari ex Sunset Tripp by Trippi
“His dam was a fast stakes winner of 6 races and the colt is by the champion sire of two-year-olds – a speedy cross. He’s a very tall athletic and active colt.”
Lot 104 RAFA BAY – bay colt by Rafeef ex Torra Bay (Aus) by Cape Cross
“His dam is a stakes winner of 5 races and he comes from an illustrious Australian family. A big strong and imposing colt, he is a speed machine and a credit to both his sire and dam.”