|2017 NYS MARKS THE END OF AN ERA!|
|20 April 2017|
The 2017 National Yearling Sale will well and truly mark the end of a magical era in South African racing history.
Himself a G1 winning half-brother to3 other G1 winners, the son of Sadler’s Wells more than lived up to expectations when retiring to stud.
A multiple champion broodmare sire (his daughters have produced such champions as Cherry On The Top and Marinaresco and the last two Cape Guineas winners Noah From Goa and William Longsword), Fort Wood is also a top class sire of sires, with his Dynasty, Elusive Fort and Horse Chestnut all siring G1 winners.
Once again on top of the broodmare sires list this season, Fort Wood has eight yearlings on offer at the National Sale:
Lot 75 –out of a half-sister to a stakes winner, this colt (whose second dam is a G2 winning daughter of Zeditave) hails from the family of champion sprinter Sacred Kingdom
Lot 77 – this colt is a half-brother to Derby winner Cape Speed and closely related to Horse Chestnut
Lot 114 –bred on the reverse cross as G1 winner Noah From Goa, this colt is a ¾ brother to Horse Of The Year and outstanding sire Dynasty
Lot 240 –out of a Cape Cross half-sister to a G3 winning 2yo, this colt is from the family of Arc winner and great sire Vaguely Noble and 2016 Horse Of The Year Minding (also by a son of Sadler’s Wells)
Lot 253 –this colt is out of Oasis Dream’s G2 winning millionaire Welwitschia
Lot 364 –this colt is out of a Dansili ½ sister to G1 winning 2yo and sire Armiger, from the family of multiple international G1 winners Al Kazeem, Diamond Shoal and Glint Of Gold
Lot 411 –this colt is out of a daughter of champion sire Trippi’s G3 winning daughter Franny
Lot 414 –this colt, whose dam is a winning ¾ sister to champion and multiple G1 winner Capetown Noir, is a brother in blood to Dubai classic placed Broodmare Of The Year Akinfeet
Thus the 2017 National Sale provides buyers with a last chance to acquire yearlings by one of the most influential stallions ever to stand at stud in Africa!