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Picture: Klawervlei Stud’s Lot 136 is a Gimmethegreenlight half-sister to Gr 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Vardy.

Klawervlei Stud will dispatch 24 yearlings to the Cape Racing Sales, CPYS powered by Tattersalls, to be staged on Thursday, 25 January 2024, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Klawervlei is situated just east of Bonnievale on the banks of the Breede River, where the unique climate and mineral-rich soils are an ideal environment for raising thoroughbreds. The Koster family have been running Klawervlei since the 1950s, with the third generation, John, currently at the helm, continuing the mission of breeding champion racehorses.

Lot 136 (Pictured Above The Article Headline) will generate plenty of interest, being a Gimmethegreenlight filly out of Cupid and thus a half-sister to G1 Queens Plate winner Vardy (Equus Champion miler in 2019/20) and a full sister to Universal (game 2nd when injured in the G1 Cape Derby.)

The Adam Marcus-trained Vardy wins the Queen’s Plate under Craig Zackey

Lot 65 is another Gimmethegreenlight, a colt out of Return Flight, the Equus Champion two-year-old filly in SA in 2018/18.

Lot 65

Lot 110 is also a “Gimme” filly out of Equus Champion 2-year-old All Is Secret, who swept the boards in 2011/12. This is a famous family – 2nd dam, Secret of Victoria (through G1 Alan Robertson’s heroine, All Is Secret) and 3rd dam, Mystic Spring, produced two champions in Bela Bela & Rabiya. G1 Cape Racing Guineas in 2023 was won by Snow Pilot, also heralding from this esteemed family.

Lot 110

Vercingetorix progenies are greatly prized – Lot 109 is by that sire out of Captain Al mare, Alascan Maiden. This cross has produced 7% SW to runners, including Vernichey, who has just been sold to Australia for GNS 250,000 (R5,900,000). This filly can also create a stir.

Jo’s Bond was a true speedball, winning the G2 Southern Cross Stakes and seven other dashes. Lot 33, her third foal, is by G1 Computaform Sprint king, Rafeef. By coupling speed with speed, expectations are that this bay bullet will fly.

Lot 33

Lot 53 by Captain Of All ex, G3 winner Orator’s Daughter; Lot 112 by Gimmethegreenlight ex Al Zahra (who produced the well-performed G2 winner Desert Rhythm) has the conformation of a superstar; lot 132 is a deft mix of speed (What A Winter) and stamina (dam Coby won 7 races up to 2850m.)

Lot 53

Lot 111 is a stunning Trippi filly ex-a Captain Al mare; Trippi is enjoying his best year ever late in his stallion career.

For further enquiries as the sales date approaches, contact John Koster (082 880 7943) or Tracey Nash (066 185 7197).

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