15 March 2017

Two farms well represented at Thursday’s Cape Yearling Sale are the Robertson based Millstream Farm and the Wolseley farm Narrow Creek Stud.

Situated just off the R60 near the Rooiberg Cellar, Millstream will offer four lots at Thursday’s sale, by some of South Africa’s most popular sires.
Triple G1 winner Jackson, whose first yearlings have already fetched up to R2 million, is sire of lot 8 – a colt whose winning dam is a full-sister to none other than ill-fated G1 Singapore Cup winner, and short head loser of the G1 Dubai World Cup, Lizard’s Desire.

This classically bred colt’s other notable relatives include G1 King George winner Nasram and G1 Irish Derby winner Tambourine.

Prominent young sire Elusive Fort, a former Equus Champion whose small first crops have yielded such G1 performers as Siren’s Call, Lauderdale and Safe Harbour, is sire of lots 42 and 64 respectively. The former is a daughter of a winning Jet Master mare whose dam is a sister to G3 winner Pinero, while lot 64 is a half-brother to 4 winners (one of whom won seven) out of an own sister to G3 performer Futureworld.

Last in the Millstream draft is lot 121, a colt by G1 winner and champion Querari, whose first crops have produced the likes of Kangaroo Jack and Querari Falcon. This colt is out of a Var mare from the same family as G1 Paddock Stakes winner Badger’s Gift.

John Everett’s Narrow Creek Stud, who sold a Philanthropist colt for R1.05 million last year, will offer two lots on Thursday’s auction.
They include a Elusive Fort colt whose first two dams won ten races between them (Lot2), and a filly by Zabeel’s Guineas winning son Oracy, whose winning dam is a half-sister to 3 winners and who hails from the same family as G1 winner Silver Arc and ill-fated R8 000 000 plus earner Illuminator.