THE last foal of star broodmare and former South African champion racer National Colour will be sold privately by Arrowfield Stud, Australia, who are awaiting offers.
National Colour, the 2005/6 Joint South African Horse Of The Year and 2017 New South Wales Broodmare Of The Year, died of broad ligament haemorrhage shortly after giving birth to this smart filly on 27 October 2018, when she was 17 years of age.
The filly, her eighth foal, was sired by top stallion Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice), fostered after her dam’s death. She grew into a beautiful specimen. Unnamed as yet, she was consigned to the Inglis Australian Yearling Sale scheduled for next week, but withdrawn to be offered privately.
John Koster of Klawervlei Stud commented: “National Colour was always a beacon of hope and excellence for Chris and Erich van Niekerk, Sean Tarry and Klawervlei. Let’s hope this filly will reach the same heights as her mother, or her wonderful colt foals Rafeef and Mustaqeem (own brothers by Redoute’s Choice), who both won Gr1 races on the same day in South Africa. To my knowledge that is a feat that hasn’t been achieved before.
National Colour, by National Assembly from Rainbow Cake (Mr Eats) enjoyed phenomenal racetrack success. She won eight races in SA and Dubai, and also ran second in one of Britain’s premier sprints, the Gr1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Her biggest local wins came in the Gr1 Computaform Sprint, the Gr1 Mercury Sprint and Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint.