A half-brother to former international star thoroughbred Johannesburg, now a successful stallion, has become available for syndication via Mike de Kock Racing and Form Bloodstock.
As yet unnamed, this yearling was purchased a few weeks ago at Goffs by Mike and Form Bloodstock’s Jehan Malherbe. He’s a smashing bay colt that Mike and Jehan describe as, “a well-balanced, racy individual with good legs, an excellent racing prospect with a ready-made stallion’s pedigree.” He will be shipped to South Africa to start his career.
Johannesburg (Mick Kinane) after winning the 2001 Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile at Belmont Park.
Jehan adds: “This colt is by twice recent Australian Champion Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill) from the mare Myth (Ogygian). In short, he is a half-brother to World Champion Two-Year-Old and successful sire Johannesburg, whose four Gr1 wins included the Breeders Cup Juvenile. His dam is a half sister to European Champion two-Year-Old Minardi and to leading sire Tale Of The Cat and his grandam is a full-sister to Preach, the dam of leading sire Pulpit, himself the sire of current USA Champion sire Tapit.
“This is a rare investment opportunity. The colt was bought for €107,000 which may seem a pittance to some, considering this super pedigree, but we secured him at a good price because he was sold in the Northern Hemisphere where the progeny of Fastnet Rock have not been well received, hence the great value. Had he been sold in the Southern Hemisphere, where Fastnet Rock is the best sire, he could easily have fetched in excess of $1 million.”
The colt will land in South Africa at approximately R1,8-million, which includes payable commissions and transit, and shares are now being syndicated. Interested investors can e-mail Jehan Malherbe on firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be snapped up quick, do don’t delay!
For pedigree of yearling, click below
About Johannesburg (USA), click below
About Fastnet Rock (AUS), click below
About Tales Of The Cat (USA), click below