AVONTUUR Stud will offer 10 quality lots at this year’s National Sale, due to take place in Germiston from May 3rd to 5th. Their draft includes yearlings by such top sires as Dynasty, Oratorio and Var.
One of South Africa’s top thoroughbred nurseries, Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm has sold many top class performers off the National Yearling Sale.
None has been better, however, than South Africa’s reigning Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle, who was knocked down for R425 000 at the 2013 National Sale.
This has proven a great bargain buy, with Legal Eagle having gone on to earn more than R8 600 000 in prize money, with the champion having scored yet another major victory when leading all the way to win Saturday’s G1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes on Classic Day at Turffontein.
Owned by Mayfair Speculators, and trained by Sean Tarry, Legal Eagle (a triple Equus Award winner) has now won 10 of seventeen outings, with no fewer than six of his wins having come at G1 level!
The 2017 Avontuur NYS draft includes:
Lot 90 –a filly by resident sire Oratorio out of Jet Master’s six time stakes winning daughter Pan Amm
This filly is from one of the best families in the stud book, with her relatives including Irish 2000 Guineas winner Roderic O’Connor and Arc winning mother and son, Detroit and Carnegie
Lot 91 –a colt by proven G1 sire Oratorio out of a half-sister to Equus Champion and young sire The Apache, who earned more than R17 million on the track!
Lot 159 –an Oratorio half-sister to 3 winners, whose second dam is a G1 daughter of champion 2yo and world leading sire and broodmare sire Storm Bird
Lot 269 –a Var full brother to an impressive debut winner and a three parts brother to G1 filly Schiffer and Dubai winner Mastermind
Lot 298 –a Var half-brother to 3 top class stakes horses, out of ten time G3 winner Azabu Park
Lot 324 –a Var own sister to G2 2yo Vous Et Var, from the same family as multiple G1 winner Bint Pasha
Lot 327 –by outstanding sire Dynasty, this colt is a three parts brother to Dynasty’s great champion Beach Beauty, whose 17 career wins included five at G1 level!
Lot 386 –by leading sire Var, this filly is out of a stakes winning Rock Of Gibraltar half-sister to G1 winner Arlingtonboulevard, from the family of numerous international G1 winners
Lot 469 –this colt by dual Italian champion sire Oratorio is out of a winning Jet Master sister to G3 Acacia Handicap winner Off The Mark and G1 2yo Sport’s Coach, from the same family as Horse Of The Year Horse Chestnut, this colt’s second dam won the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas
Lot 490 –by European champion and four time G1 winner Twice Over, this filly is out of a winning ½ sister to a G3 winner and to the dam of champion Princess Victoria, this is the family of champions Petrava, Hoeberg and champion sire Jallad
The catalogue for the 2017 National Yearling Sale can be viewed online at www.tba.co.za