LAMMERSKRAAL Stud, consistently in the upper ranks of South African breeders, has a classy handful coming to next Wednesday’s 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
Lammerskraal is represented by a good cross-section of sires in Duke Of Marmalade, Querari, What A Winter and their own resident Visionaire, of whom the stud’s Sally Bruss said: “He’s still not getting the support and recognition he deserves, but when the ones raised on our farm start running things will change. He produced some serious runners from weak mares in KZN and now he’s received some quality from us in the Cape.”
The Visionaire on auction is Lot 61, Vision Of Fame (headline photo), a first foal bred from the stakes winning Jet Master mare Gathering Fame. “He’s tall and leggy with scope, a high-quality young horse,” noted Bruss.
Another first foal is Lot 38, What A Ryder, by What A Winter from Deputy Ryder, by Go Deputy, representing speed over stamina as his dam won the Listed Queen Palm stayer’s race. “He looks like What A Winter, a stunning colt, well-built and we think he will sprint, he has the looks of a sprinter.”
Lot 107 is Count Marsh, by Duke Of Marmalade, the second foal of the unraced, yet very well related Marcheline, by Western Winter. “He’s a close-coupled, muscular colt from the family of Master Mascus and Excelero.”
On to Lot 210, the first of two Querari yearlings named Travis Lite, the first produce of Travel Up Front, by Western Winter. “He’s got good size and scope and received a high score from the selection panel,” noted Bruss of this well-made colt from the family of Polar Bound, Bound To Travel and other stakes performers.
The Querari filly is named Little Persia (Lot 212), whose dam Trojan Belle (Centenary) is a prolific producer of winners, she’s already delivered eight previous runners to the track and all have won. “She’s athletic and comes from an excellent family,” Bruss commented.