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Grand Pavilion (Lot 34) is a Futura half-brother to Winchester Mansion (BSA). 


Drakenstein Stud, South Africa’s Leading Breeders of 2022-2023, will be well represented at BSA’s August Two Year Old Sale, which starts tomorrow (Saturday) at 12H00 at the BSA Sales Complex at Gosforth Park and continues on Sunday at the same starting time. Drakenstein’s resident sires Futura, Gold Standard, One World, What A Winter and the late Lancaster Bomber all represented here, with many of the two-year-olds on sale hailing from outstanding female lines.

One clear standout in this draft is the superbly bred colt Grand Pavilion (Lot 34), a son of Drakenstein’s increasingly successful stallion Futura. Out of a mare by world leading broodmare sire Spectrum, Grand Pavilion is not only a half-brother to last season’s G1 Hollywoodbets Durban July winner Winchester Mansion but also to former G1 Gold Medallion victor Sand And Sea.

Winchester Mansion famously did not make it to the sale because he broke a vertebra in his neck shortly beforehand and he went on to win the July in Drakesnstein’s colours, while a Drakenstein-bred son of Futura, Future Pearl, won another famous Durban race last season, the World Pool Gold Cup.

There is sure to be a of interest in lot 34.

The Drakenstein draft can be viewed from Blocks A and D respectively at the BSA Sales complex at Gosforth Park.

Vercingetorix, whose recent flagbearers include unbeaten sensation Mrs Geriatrix among others, will be represented by many lots at the Sale. Included among them is Millstream Farm offering Lot 98, who is a three-parts sister to G1 Summer Cup winner Zillzaal. 

Among the Millstream draft is one of the most cleverly named lots at the sale, the Gary Player-bred Act Of War filly My Girl Viv, who is out of Mrs Player. The latter herself is a full sister to G2 Zulu Kingdom Explorer Golden Slipper winner Cockney Pride.

Millstream Farm’s August Sale draft can be found in Block B at the TBA Complex in Germiston.